First IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists

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Place: Buch/ Ammersee
Date: June 6-9, 2002
Organizers: Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA) and Gerard A. Pfann (IZA)

The organizers wish to thank Ronald G. Ehrenberg, President of the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) and IZA Research Fellow, for his cooperation in organizing this event.

The IZA/SOLE TransAtlantic Meetings are a joint initiative of IZA and the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) to underline the prominent role of international labor market research in Europe as well as the US.

The meetings are meant to stimulate international discussion and cooperation among labor economists. Today's developments in labor market research go so fast, are so exciting, and mushroom in so many places of this world, that having joint meetings every half decade does not serve the needs of our community.

Our idea is to provide an annual forum for economists worldwide who are involved in labor market research. This forum discusses many different aspects of problems that modern labor markets currently face. We thus hope to enhance our knowledge of basic labor market parameters and to improve our ability to predict the effects of changes in labor market policies.

The first meeting took place from June 6th till June 8th, 2002 in Ammersee in the south of Germany. For this year's meeting we certainly have not been disappointed: 110 papers were submitted of which only 22 could be chosen. (Acceptance rate: 20%). The selection criteria that we used were quite simple: the best papers and equal division between the two continents.

The program existed of three afternoon sessions, two morning and two evening sessions. The morning sessions covered the topics of "Labor Mobility" and "Labor Supply and International Standards". The afternoon sessions covered topics on "Wage Differentials, and Technology," "Schooling and the Labor Market" and "Reservation Wages and Unemployment Policy". The evening sessions were single paper presentations on "The Value of Life" by Orley Ashenfelter from Princeton University, and on "Support Programs and Program Evaluation", presented by Petra Todd from the University of Pennsylvania. All papers presenters were offered 45 minutes for their presentation followed by a general discussion from the floor of at least 15 minutes.

The Second IZA/SOLE TransAtlantic Meeting of Labor Economists will also take place in Ammersee from June 5-8, 2003.


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Final Program 2002

Thursday, June 6

Chair:

Thomas Bauer (IZA)

  

WAGE DIFFERENTIALS, MOBILITY AND TECHNOLOGY

15:00 - 16:00

Winfried Koeniger (IZA)
"Defensive Innovations"

   

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee

  

  

16:30 - 17:30

Francis Kramarz (CREST-INSEE and IZA), John M. Abowd (Cornell University, US Census Bureau, CREST, and NBER), Sebastian Roux (CREST-INSEE)
"Wages, job mobility, and firm performance"

17:30 - 18:30

Andrew Clark (CRNS, DELTA)
"Looking for market rents with subjective data"

   
19:00 Dinner
Chair: Gerard A. Pfann (IZA and Maastricht University)
  THE VALUES OF LIFE
    
20:30 - 21:30 Orley Ashenfelter (Princeton University and IZA), Michael Greenstone (University of Chicago)
"Using Mandated Speed Limits to Measure the Value of a Statistical Life"
   
 

Friday, June 7

Chair:

Gerard Pfann (IZA and Maastricht University)

 

LABOR MOBILITY

08:30 - 09:30

Lilo Locher (Bonn Graduate School of Economics and IZA)
"Determining the shape of a migration wave"

09:30 - 10:30

Ira Gang (Rutgers University and IZA), Thomas Bauer (IZA), Gil S. Epstein (Bar Ilan University and IZA)
"Herd effects or migration networks: location choices of Mexican immigrants in the US"

   

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee

   

11:00 - 12:00

Lars Vilhuber (York University Canada and US Census Bureau), Audra Bowlus (University of Western Ontrario)
"Displaced workers, early leavers, and re-employment wages"

12:00 - 13:00

Wolter Hassink (Utrecht University), Cees Gorter (Free University of Amsterdam), Giovanni Russo (Utrecht University)
"Hiring and Labour Market Tightness"

 

 

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

  

  

Chair:

Winfried Koeniger (IZA)

  

SCHOOLING AND THE LABOR MARKET

14:00 - 15:00

Vincent Hogan (University College Dublin), Ian Walker (University of Warwick)
"Education choices under uncertainty"

15:00 - 16:00

Robert A. Miller (Carnegie Mellon University)
"Life-cycle fertility and human capital accumulation"

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee

  

  

16:30 - 17:30

Peter Dolton (University of Newcastle), Gerry Makepeace (University of Newcastle)
"Computer literacy, labour market destinations and earnings"

17:30 - 18:30

Coen N. Teulings (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tinbergen Institute), Robert A. J. Dur (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
"Education and efficient redistribution"

19:00

Dinner

     
Chair: Christoph M. Schmidt (University of Heidelberg and IZA)

  

SCHOOLING AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS

20:30 - 21:30 Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania and IZA), Kenneth I. Wolpin (University of Pennsylvania)
"Using experimental data to validate a dynamic behavioral model of child schooling assessing the impact of a school subsidy program in Mexico"
   
  

Saturday, June 8

Chair:

Hielke Buddelmeyer (IZA)

 

 LABOR SUPPLY AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

08:30 - 09:30

Astrid Kunze (IZA), Mette Ejrnaest (University of Copenhagen)
"Wage dips and drops around first birth"

09:30 - 10:30

Richard Burkhauser (Cornell University), Mary C. Daly (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco), Andrew J. Houtenville (School of Industrial and Labor Relations), Nigar Nargis (Cornell University)
"Employment of working-age people with disabilities in the 1980s and 1990s"

   

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee

   

11:00 - 12:00

Jochen Kluve (University of California, Berkeley and IZA), Almudena Blanco (University of California, Berkeley and Universidad del Pais Vasco Bilbao)
"Why not stay at home? Nest-leaving behavior in Western Europe"

12:00 - 13:00

Robert Flanagan (Standford University)
"Labor Standards and International Competitive Advantage"

 

 

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

  

  

Chair:

Holger Bonin (IZA)

  

RESERVATION WAGES & UNEMPLOYMENT POLICY

14:00 - 15:00

Miles Corak (Statistics Canada, Carleton University and IZA), Wen-Hao Chen (Family and Labour Studies Division and Michigan State University)
"Firms, industries, and unemployment insurance"

15:00 - 16:00

Michael Lechner (University of St. Gallen and IZA), Michael Gerfin (University of Bern), Heidi Steiger (University of St. Gallen)
"Does subsidized employment get the unemployed back to work?"

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee

  

  

16:30 - 17:30

Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto), Tricia Gladden (University of Missouri-Columbia)
"Wealth, reservation wages, and labor market transitions in the US"

17:30 - 18:30

Peter Mueser (University of Missouri), Carolyn J. Heinrich (University of North Carolina-Chapell Hill), (University of Missouri-Columbia)
"Welfare to temporary work: implications for labor market outcomes"

   
19:15 Conference Dinner

  

  

 

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