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IZA/University of Amsterdam Workshop Schooling and Risk

Organizers: Joop Hartog (University of Amsterdam and IZA), Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:April 07, 2006 - April 08, 2006

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)

Program

- preliminary version -

+++ presentation 40 minutes +++ discussion 10 minutes +++ floor discussion 10 minutes

Friday, April 07:

12:45 - 13:00   Welcome Address by Joop Hartog (University of Amsterdam and IZA) and Thomas Dohmen (IZA)
 
13:00       Session 1
  Chair: Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA)
 
13:00 - 14:00   Vincent Hogan (University College Dublin*)), Ian Walker (University of Warwick and IZA)
  "Education Choice under Uncertainty: Implications for Public Policy"
  Discussant: Marco Leonardi (University of Milan and IZA)
 
14:00 - 15:00   Bas Jacobs (Erasmus University Rotterdam*))
  "Real Options and Human Capital Investment"
  Discussant: Vincent Hogan (University College Dublin)
 
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee Break
 
15:30       Session 2
  Chair: Uwe Sunde (University of Munich and IZA)
 
15:30 - 16:30   Robert J. Gary-Bobo (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne*)), Thomas Brodaty (Université de Cergy Pontoise, THEMA), Ana Prieto (THEMA-CNRS)
  "Risk Aversion and Human Capital Investment: A Structural Econometric Model"
  Discussant: Winfried F. X. Pohlmeier (University of Konstanz)
 
16:30 - 17:30   Giorgio Brunello (University of Padova and IZA*)), Kenn Ariga (Kyoto Institute of Economic Research), Roki Iwahashi (University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa), Lorenzo Rocco (University of Padova)
  "Why is the Timing of School Tracking so Heterogeneous?"
  Discussant: Anja Kuckulenz (ZEW Mannheim)
 
19:30       Conference Dinner
 

Saturday, April 08:

09:00       Session 3
  Chair: Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA)
 
09:00 - 10:00   Holger Bonin (IZA*)), Thomas Dohmen (IZA), Armin Falk (IZA and University of Bonn), David Huffman (IZA), Uwe Sunde (IZA)
  "Cross-Sectional Earnings Risk and Occupational Sorting: The Role of Risk Attitudes"
  Discussant: René Fahr (University of Paderborn and IZA)
 
10:00 - 11:00   Christian Belzil (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA*)), Marco Leonardi (University of Milan and IZA)
  "Can Risk Aversion Explain Schooling Attainments?"
  Discussant: Martin Kahanec (Central European University)
 
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
 
11:30 - 12:30   Ignacio Palacios-Huerta (Brown University*))
  "The Human Capital Premium Puzzle"
  Discussant: Uwe Sunde (University of Munich and IZA)
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
14:00       Session 4
  Chair: Christian Belzil (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA)
 
14:00 - 15:00   Juanna Schrøter Joensen (University of Chicago and IZA*)), Charlotte Christiansen (Aarhus School of Business), Helena Skyt Nielsen (University of Aarhus and IZA)
  "The Risk-return Trade-off in Human Capital Investment"
  Discussant: Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA)
 
15:00 - 16:00   Wim P. Vijverberg (CUNY Graduate Center and IZA*)), Joop Hartog (University of Amsterdam and IZA)
  "On Compensation for Risk Aversion and Skewness Affection in Wages"
  Discussant: Winfried Koeniger (University of St. Gallen and IZA)
 
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break
 
16:30 - 17:30   Flavio Cunha (University of Pennsylvania*)), James J. Heckman (University of Chicago, American Bar Foundation, and IZA)
  "Identifying and Estimating the Distributions of Ex Ante and Ex Post Returns to Schooling: A Survey of Recent Developments"
  Discussant: Christian Belzil (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA)
 



*) current affiliation