IZA Workshop: The Nature of Discrimination

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Organizer: Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
Place: IZA, Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 7-9, Bonn, Germany
Date: June 1, 2004
Deadline: January 15, 2004


Aim of the Workshop:

This is a workshop, not a conference. It seeks to provide a forum for people working within a fairly narrow topic to exchange ideas by presenting papers that are at the stage of early drafts.
We seek studies that consider why apparently discriminatory earnings differentials arise; whether in fact such differentials merely represent the returns to productive characteristics; and, more generally, what we mean by discrimination.
The topic can also be described as what it is not: It is not the measurement of yet another wage differential between one group or another. In short, all papers presented offer something new in this area.


Program:

last update: May 21

The Workshop will be run "NBER style": A "first discussant" will present the paper, taking 20 minutes, of which 5 can be comments; a "second discussant" will comment for 15 minutes; and the author will have 5-10 minutes to make clarifying comments. The remaining 15 minutes will be taken up by comments/suggestions from the entire group.

bold = presenting author
1) = first discussant
2) = second discussant

Tuesday, June 1:

8:40 - 8:45 Welcome by Dan Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA)

8:45 - 9:45 Derek Neal (University of Chicago and IZA):
Black-White Skill Convergence
1. David Jaeger (College of William and Mary and IZA)
2. Thomas Dohmen (IZA)

9:45 - 10:45

Ghazala Azmat (London School of Economics), Maia Guell (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and IZA) and Alan Manning (London School of Economics):
Gender Gaps in Unemployment Rates in OECD Countries
1. Astrid Kunze (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and IZA)
2. Gulcin Gumus (IZA)

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee

11:00 - 12:00

Tuomas Pekkarinen (Nuffield College and IZA) and Juhana Vartiainen (University of Helsinki):
Gender Differences in Job Assignment and Promotion on a Complexity Ladder of Jobs
1. Kate Antonovics (University of California, San Diego)
2. Roland Fryer (Harvard University)

12:00 - 13:00

Michael Ransom (Brigham Young University and IZA) and Ronald Oaxaca (University of Arizona and IZA):
New Market Power Models and Sex Differences in Pay
1. Dan Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
2. Alois Stutzer (University of Zurich and IZA)

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch
14:00 - 15:00

Sandra Black (University of California, Los Angeles and IZA), Astrid Kunze (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and IZA) and Kjell Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and IZA):
Risk Aversion or Discrimination? Understanding the Gender Pay Gap Using Matched Data

1. Michael Ransom (Brigham Young University and IZA)
2. Ana Rute Cardoso (IZA)

15:00 - 16:00

Rafael Lalive (University of Zurich and IZA) and Alois Stutzer (University of Zurich and IZA):
Approval of Equal Rights and
Gender Differences in Well-Being
1. Tuomas Pekkarinen (Nuffield College and IZA)
2. Audrey Light (Ohio State University)

16:00 - 16:15

Coffee
16:15 - 17:15

Roland Fryer (Harvard University) and Matthew Jackson (California Institute of Technology):
Distinguishing Cognitive Effects from Other Causes of Observed Discrimination
1. Derek Neal (University of Chicago and IZA)
2. David Huffman (IZA)

17:15 - 18:15

Kate Antonovics (University of California, San Diego) and Brian Knight (Brown University):
A New Look at Racial Profiling: Evidence from the Boston Police Department

1. Maia Guell (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and IZA)
2. Winfried Koeniger (IZA)

20:00

Conference Dinner


Finance:

We will cover inexpensive air fares, two nights of lodging and 1-1/2 days of meals according to IZA standard guidelines.

 

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