IZA - Conference Program


IZA/CEPR European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics (ESSLE 2006)

Organizers: Armin Falk (briq, University of Bonn and IZA), Jörn-Steffen Pischke (London School of Economics and IZA), Gilles Saint-Paul (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
Date:September 14, 2006 - September 16, 2006


Presentations should last for up to 1 hour with questions taken throughout.

Thursday, September 14:

09:00       Session One:
09:00 - 10:00   Francis Kramarz (CREST (ENSAE) and IZA*))
  "Nepotism at Work? Family Networks and Youth Labor Market Entry"
10:00       Session Two:
10:00 - 11:00   Iwan Barankay (University of Pennsylvania and IZA*)), Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR), Imran Rasul (UCL and CEPR)
  "Social Connections and Incentives in the Workplace: Evidence from"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee
11:30       Session Three:
11:30 - 12:30   Michele Pellizzari (University of Geneva and IZA*)), Giacomo De Giorgi (Stanford University), Silvia Redaelli (Universitŕ Bocconi)
  "Be as Careful of The Books You Read as of The Company You Keep:"
12:30 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30       Session Four:
14:30 - 15:30   Guy Michaels (London School of Economics and IZA*))
  "The Division of Labor, Coordination, and the Demand for Information"
15:30       Session Five:
15:30 - 16:30   Kathryn Shaw (Stanford University and IZA*)), Matthew Freedman (University of Maryland), John Haltiwanger (University of Maryland and NBER), Julia Lane (National Science Foundation)
  "Reaching for the Stars: Who Pays for Talent in Innovative Industries?"
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee
17:00       Posters 1:
17:00 - 18:30   Ulrike Malmendier (University of California, Berkeley and IZA*)), Hanh Lee (Stanford University)
  "The Bidder’s Curse"
        Pieter A. Gautier (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and IZA*)), Ronald P. Wolthoff (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute)
  "Simultaneous Search with Heterogeneous Firms and Ex Post Competition"
        Giacomo De Giorgi (University of Geneva*)), Manuela Angelucci (University of Arizona)
  "Indirect Effects of an Aid Program: How Do Liquidity Injections Affect Non-Eligibles'"
        Frederico S. Finan (University of California, Berkeley and IZA*)), Claudio Ferraz (University of California, Berkeley)
  "Exposing Corrupt Politicians: The Effect of Brazil's Publicly Released Audits on Electoral"
        Andrea Ichino (European University Institute and IZA*)), Pietro Garibaldi (Universitŕ di Torino, Collegio Carlo Alberto and CEPR), Francesco Giavazzi (Universitŕ Bocconi, MIT, NBER and CEPR), Enrico Rettore (Universitŕ degli Studi di Padova)
  "College Cost and Students' Performance: Evidence from Tuition Discontinuities"
        Enisse Kharroubi (Bank of France*))
  "Labor Market Flexibility and Growth"
        M. Daniele Paserman (Boston University and IZA*))
  "Gender Differences in Performance in Competitive Environments: Field Evidence from"
        Zhong Zhao (Renmin University of China and IZA*))
  "Has the Family Planning Policy Improved the Quality of the Chinese New Generation?"
        Lori Beaman (Northwestern University*))
  "Refugee Resettlement: The Role of Social Networks and Job Information Flows in the Labor"
        Judith A. Frias (Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS)*))
  "The Role of Labor Unions in Wages: The Case of Mexico"
19:00 - 20:30   Dinner

Friday, September 15:

09:00       Session Six:
09:00 - 10:00   Stephen J. Nickell (Nuffield College, Oxford and IZA*)), Giulia Faggio (LSE)
  "Patterns of Work Across the OECD"
10:00       Session Seven:
10:00 - 11:00   Armin Falk (briq, University of Bonn and IZA*)), Thomas Dohmen (IZA), David Huffman (IZA)
  "Assortative Mating and Intergenerational Transmission of Trust and Risk Attitudes"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee
11:30       Session Eight:
11:30 - 12:30   Maria Guadalupe (INSEAD and IZA*)), Vicente Cunat (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  "Globalization and the Provision of Incentives Inside the Firm: The Impact of"
12:30 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30 - 16:30   Policy Roundtable
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee
17:00       Posters 2:
17:00 - 18:30   Pietro Garibaldi (University of Turin and IZA*))
  "Hiring Freeze and Bankruptcy in Unemployment Dynamics"
        Tuomas Pekkarinen (VATT, Helsinki and IZA*)), Sari Pekkala (Government Institute for Economic Research, Finland), Roope Uusitalo (Labour Institute for Economic Research)
  "Educational Policy and Intergenerational Income Mobility: Evidence from the Finnish"
        David B. Huffman (University of Pittsburgh and IZA*))
  "Incentives and the Allocation of Effort Within the Workday"
        Nils Gottfries (Uppsala University and IZA*)), Mikael Carlsson (Sveriges Riksbank), Stefan Eriksson (Uppsala University)
  "Testing Theories of Job Creation: Does Supply Create Its Own Demand?"
        Alexander Whalley (University of California, Merced*)), Jeffrey Smith (University of Michigan, UWO, IFS, NBER, IZA and PSI), Nathaniel Wilcox (University of Houston)
  "Are Program Participants Good Evaluators?"
        Johannes Abeler (University of Oxford and IZA*)), Steffen Altmann (IZA), Sebastian Kube (University of Karlsruhe), Matthias Wibral (IZA)
  "When Equality is Unfair - Social Norms Between and Within Levels of a Hierarchy"
        Charles G. Ackah (University of Nottingham*)), Simon Appleton (University of Nottingham), Oliver Morrissey (University of Nottingham)
  "Who Gained from Trade Liberalisation in Ghana: Unskilled vs. Skilled Households?"
        Germana Giombini (University of Urbino*)), Giorgio Calcagnini (Universitŕ di Urbino)
  "How Does Employment Protection Legislation Affect Firm Investment? : The European Case"
19:00 - 20:30   Dinner

Saturday, September 16:

09:00       Session Nine:
09:00 - 10:00   Oliver Hart (Harvard University*)), John Moore (Edinburgh University and LSE)
  "Contracts as Reference Points"
10:00       Session Ten:
10:00 - 11:00   Espen R. Moen (Norwegian Business School (BI)*)), Guido Menzio (University of Pennsylvania)
  "Incomplete Self-Enforcing Labor Contracts"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee
11:30       Session Eleven:
11:30 - 12:30   Benjamin J. Daniel (Harvard University*))
  "Fairness and Efficiency"
12:30 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30       Session Twelve:
14:30 - 15:30   Michael Elsby (University of Edinburgh*)), Ryan Michaels (University of Michigan), Gary Solon (University of Michigan)
  "Reassessing the Ins and Outs of Unemployment Again: Everyone’s a Winner"
15:30       Session Thirteen:
15:30 - 16:30   Dale T. Mortensen (Northwestern University and IZA*)), Éva Nagypál (Northwestern University)
  "More on Unemployment and Vacancy Fluctuations"
16:30 - 17:00   Coffe
17:00       Keynote Address:
17:00 - 18:30   Jean Tirole (IDEI*)), Roland Bénabou (Princeton University and CEPR)
  "Economic Incentives, Self Motivation and Social Pressure"
19:00 - 21:00   Conference Dinner
        Armin Falk (IZA, University of Bonn and CEPR)
Jörn-Steffen Pischke (LSE, IZA and CEPR)
Gilles Saint-Paul (Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse, IZA and CEPR)

*) current affiliation

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