ESSLE 2004 - European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics


Supported by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Hosted by the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Place: Buch/Ammersee, Germany

Date:  September 15-18, 2004

Organizers: Armin Falk (IZA, Bonn University and CEPR),
Steve Pischke (London School of Economics, CEPR and IZA),
Gilles Saint-Paul (Université des Sciences Sociales, Toulouse, CEPR and IZA)

Program


+++ presentation: 40 minutes +++ discussant: 10 minutes +++ general discussion: 10 minutes +++

(last updated: September 14)

Wednesday 15 September

12:00 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 15:30

Session 1


Do Financial Markets Discriminate?
Justin Wolfers (University of Pennsylvania)


Discussant: Alessandra Fogli (New York University)

15:30 - 16:30

Session 2


Firm Heterogeneity in Capital Labor Ratios and Wage Inequality
Marco Leonardi (University of Milan, CEPR and IZA)


Discussant: Juan J. Dolado (Universidad Carlos III, CEPR and IZA)

16:30 - 17:30

Coffee

17:30 - 18:30

Session 3


Product Market Competition, Returns to Skill and Wage Inequality
Maria Guadalupe (Columbia University, CEPR and IZA)



Discussant: Eric Maurin (CREST-INSEE and CEPR)

19:00 - 20:15


Dinner


Thursday 16 September

9:00 - 10:00

Session 4


Job Security and Job Protection
Fabien Postel-Vinay (INRA-LEA, CREST-INSEE, CEPR and IZA)



Discussant: Regina T. Riphahn (University of Basel and IZA)

10:00 - 11:00

Session 5


How Changes in Financial Incentives Affect the Duration of Unemployment
Rafael Lalive (University of Zurich and IZA)
Jan C. van Ours (CentER, Tilburg University, CEPR and IZA)
* Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich, CEPR and IZA)



Discussant: Regina T. Riphahn (University of Basel and IZA)

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee

11:30 - 12:30

Session 6


Endogenous Labour Market Rigidities and Family Trees
Alessandra Fogli (New York University)



Discussant: Anna Sjögren (IUI, Stockholm)

12:30 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 15:30

Session 7: DWP SPECIAL SESSION


Dismissal Protection and Worker Flows in Small Establishments
* Thomas Bauer (University of Bochum, CEPR and IZA)
Stefan Bender (IAB)
Holger Bonin (IZA)



Discussant: Maria Guadalupe (Columbia University, CEPR and IZA)

15:30 - 16:30

Session 8: DWP SPECIAL SESSION


The Long Run Effect of Temporary Employment on Consumption Behaviors
Stefano Gagliarducci (European University Institute)



Discussant: Claudia Olivetti (Boston University)

16:30 - 17:30

Coffee

17:30 - 18:30

Session 9: DWP Roundtable Discussion
Chair: TBA

Full Employment in Every Region
Bill Wells (Department for Work and Pensions)



Discussant: Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich, CEPR and IZA)

19:00


Dinner


Friday 17 September

9:00 - 10:00

Session 10


Demand for Education and Labour Market Outcomes: Lessons from the Abolition of Compulsory Conscription in France
* Eric Maurin (CREST-INSEE and CEPR)
Theodora Xenogiani (CREST-INSEE)



Discussant: Fabien Postel-Vinay (INRA-LEA, CREST-INSEE, CEPR and IZA)

10:00 - 11:00

Session 11


Social Returns to Human Capital and the Spatial Distribution of Human Capital Amongst British Firms
Fernando Galindo-Rueda (London School of Economics and IZA)



Discussant: Enrico Moretti (University of California, Berkeley and CEPR)

11:00 - 11:30


Coffee


11:30 - 12:30

Session 12


Unilingual Versus Bilingual Education System: A Political Economy Analysis
* Javier Ortega (University of Toulouse)
Thomas Tangeras (IUI, Stockholm)



Discussant: Etienne Wasmer (University of Quebec at Montreal, CEPR and IZA)

12:30 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 15:30

Session 13

Discussant:


Entrepreneurial Choice: Can the Jack of All Trades Attitude Be Trained?
Olmo Silva (European University Institute)

15:30 - 16:30

Session 14


The More the Merrier? The Effects of Family Composition on Children's Outcomes
Sandra Black (University of California, Los Angeles and IZA)
* Paul Devereux (University of California, Los Angeles and IZA)
Kjell G. Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, CEPR and IZA)



Discussant: Adeline Delavande (University of Lisbon)

16:30 - 17:30

Coffee

17:30 - 18:30 Session 15


Labor Market Frictions, Job Insecurity and the Flexibility of the Employment Relationship
* Niko Matouschek (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and CEPR)
Paolo Ramezzana (University of Virginia)
Frederic Robert-Nicoud (University of Geneva and CEPR)



Discussant: Maia GŁell (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, CEPR and IZA)

19:00


Dinner


Saturday 18 September

9:00 - 10:00

Session 16


Bidding for Industrial Plants: Does Winning a "Million Dollar Plant" Increase Welfare?
* Enrico Moretti (University of California, Berkeley and CEPR)
Michael Greenstone (MIT)



Discussant: Francis Kramarz (CREST-INSEE, CEPR and IZA)

10:00 - 11:00

Session 17


Politically Connected CEO's and Real Firm Outcomes: Evidence from France
* Marianne Bertrand (University of Chicago and CEPR)
Francis Kramarz (CREST-INSEE, CEPR and IZA)
Antoinette Schoar (MIT and CEPR)
David Thesmar (CREST-INSEE and CEPR)


Discussant: Justin Wolfers (University of Pennsylvania)

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee

11:30 - 12:30

Session 18


Evaluating the Economic Significance of Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity
Mike Elsby (London School of Economics)


Discussant: Juan J. Dolado (Universidad Carlos III, CEPR and IZA)

12:30 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 15:30

Session 19


Does a Five-Fold Higher Unemployment Rate Make a Difference? Wage Growth and Job Mobility of Young Workers in France and Germany
* Till von Wachter (Columbia University and IZA)
Paola Giuliano (International Monetary Fund)



Discussant: Francis Kramarz (CREST-INSEE, CEPR and IZA)

15:30 - 16:30

Session 20


How Often Should You Open the Door? Optimal Monitoring to Screen Heterogeneous Agents
* Gerd Muehlheusser (University of Bern and IZA)
Andrea Ichino (European University Institute, CEPR and IZA)



Discussant: Asa Rosen (Stockholm University)

16:30 - 17:30

Coffee

17:30 - 18:30

Session 21


Internet Job Search and Worker Flows
Betsey Stevenson (University of Pennsylvania)



Discussant: Barbara Petrongolo (London School of Economics, CEPR and IZA)

19:00

Dinner


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