IZA - Conference Program


11th IZA/CEPR European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics (ESSLE 2009)

Organizers: Giuseppe Bertola (University of Turin), Marco Caliendo (IZA), Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich)
Date:September 16, 2009 - September 19, 2009

Event Manager:

Elke Henn (IZA)


Wednesday, September 16:

19:00       Dinner

Thursday, September 17:

09:00 - 10:00   Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University), Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
  "Markets for Reputation: Evidence on Quality and Quantity in Academe"
10:00 - 11:00   Michael Elsby (University of Michigan), Matthew Shapiro (University of Michigan)
  "Stepping Off the Wage Escalator: The Effects of Wage Growth on Equilibrium Employment"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30   Coen Teulings (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis), Sebastian Buhai (Aarhus University), Miguel Portela (University of Minho and IZA), Aico van Vuuren (Free University Amsterdam)
  "Return to Tenure or Seniority"
12:30 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30 - 15:30   Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne), Patrick Arni (University of Lausanne), Jan C. van Ours (Tilburg University)
  "How Effective Are Unemployment Benefit Sanctions? Looking Beyond Unemployment Exit"
15:30 - 16:30   Timothy J. Hatton (University of Essex), Richard Martin (University of Bristol)
  "Fertility Decline and the Heights of Children in Britain, 1886-1938"
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:30   Poster Session 1
        Winfried Koeniger (Queen Mary, University of London), Giuseppe Bertola (University of Turin and CEPR)
  "Public and Private Insurance: Theory and Cross-country Facts"
        Lex Borghans (Maastricht University), Anne Gielen (Maastricht University and IZA), Erzo Luttmer (Harvard University and IZA)
  "Moral Hazard in Dutch Disability Receipt; Evidence from an Age Discontinuity in Disability Eligibility Reviews"
        Bart H.H. Golsteyn (Maastricht University), Lex Borghans (Maastricht University and IZA), James Heckman (University of Chicago and IZA)
  "IQ, Achievement and Personality"
        Tairi Room (Bank of Estonia), Jan Babecky (Czech National Bank), Philip Du Caju (National Bank of Belgium), Theodora Kosma (Bank of Greece), Martina Lawless (Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland), Julian Messina (University of Girona and IZA)
  "Wage Costs and Alternative Margins of Adjustment: Survey Evidence from European Firms"
        Andreas Peichl (IZA), Matthias Dolls (University of Cologne and IZA), Clemens Fuest (University of Oxford and IZA)
  "Automatic Stabilizers and Economic Crisis: US vs. Europe"
        Jens Fredrik Skogstrøm (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research), Helge Berglann (Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute), Espen Moen (Norwegian School of Management), Knut Roed (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research and IZA)
  "Entrepreneurship: Origins and Returns"
        Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel (University of Houston)
  "Children of War: The Long-Run Effects of Large-Scale Physical Destruction and Warfare on Children"
19:00       Dinner

Friday, September 18:

09:00 - 10:00   Paul J. Devereux (University College Dublin), Sandra Black (UCLA and IZA), Kjell Salvanes (NHH Bergen and IZA)
  "Long After They're Gone? The Effect of Peers on Outcomes of Young Adults"
10:00 - 11:00   Steinar Holden (University of Oslo), Asa Rosen (University of Stockholm)
  "Discrimination and Employment Protection"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30   Francis Kramarz (CREST), Henri Fraisse (Bank of France), Corinne Prost (CREST-INSEE)
  "Labor Court Inputs, Judicial Cases Outcomes and Labor Flows: Identifying Real EPL"
12:30 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30 - 15:30   Paola Giuliano (University of California, Los Angeles), Antonio Spilimbergo (International Monetary Fund and CEPR)
  "Growing Up in a Recession: Beliefs and the Macroeconomy"
15:30 - 16:30   Till von Wachter (Columbia University), Jae Song (Social Security Administration), Joyce Manchester (Congressional Budget Office)
  "Long-Term Earnings Losses Due to Mass Layoffs During the 1982 Recession: An Analysis Using U.S. Administrative Data from 1974 to 2004"
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:30   Poster Session 2
        Ghazala Azmat (University Pompeu Fabra), Nagore Iriberri (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  "The Importance of Relative Performance Feedback Information: Evidence from a Natural Experiment Using High School Students"
        Olmo Silva (London School of Economics), Victor Lavy (Hebrew University Jerusalem, CEPR and IZA), Felix Weinhardt (London School of Economics)
  "The Good, the Bad and the Average: Evidence on the Scale and Nature of Ability Peer Effects in Schools"
        Cristian Bartolucci (CEMFI, Madrid)
  "Understanding the Native-Immigrant Wage Gap Using Matched Employer-Employee Data: Evidence from Germany"
        Lídia Farré (University of Alicante), Libertad Gonzalez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and IZA), Francesc Ortega (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and IZA)
  "Immigration, Family Responsibilities and the Labor Supply of Skilled Native Women"
        Alexander M. Danzer (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  "Labor Supply, Welfare and Human Capital. Effects of a Generous Pension Reform. Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Ukraine"
        Christina Gathmann (Stanford University), Latika Chaudhary (Stanford University)
  "Evaluating the US Welfare Reform: Endogeneity and Multidimensionality of Welfare Policy"
        Anna Lo Prete (University of Turin), Giuseppe Bertola (University of Turin and CEPR)
  "Reforms, Finance, and Current Accounts"
        Anzelika Zaiceva (IZA and University of Bologna), Riccardo Rovelli (University of Bologna and IZA)
  "Transition Fatigue? Cross-Country Evidence From Micro Data"
19:00       Dinner

Saturday, September 19:

09:00 - 10:00   Miklos Koren (Central European University, Budapest), Marton Csillag (K.U. Leuven University, Belgium)
  "Machines and Machinists: The Effect of Imported Capital on Wage Inequality"
10:00 - 11:00   Marco Leonardi (University of Milan)
  "Product Demand Shifts and Wage Inequality"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30   Stephen Shore (John Hopkins University, Baltimore), Shane T. Jensen (University of Pennsylvania)
  "Changes in the Distribution of Income Volatility"
12:30 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30 - 15:30   Luigi Pistaferri (Stanford University), Hamish Low (Cambridge University)
  "Keynote Address: Disability Risk, Disability Insurance, and Life Cycle Behavior"
18:00       Barbecue


Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel (University of Houston)
Ghazala Azmat (Universidad Pompeu Fabra)
Cristian Bartolucci (CEMFI)
Giuseppe Bertola (University of Turin)
Lex Borghans (Maastricht University)
Alexander Danzer (Royal Holloway University of London)
Marco Caliendo (IZA)
Vivian Davies (CEPR)
Paul Devereux (University College Dublin)
Michael Elsby (University of Michigan)
Lidia Farré (University of Alicante)
Christina Gathmann (Stanford University)
Paola Giuliano (UCLA)
Bart Golsteyn (University of Maastricht)
Timothy Hatton (Australian National University)
Steinar Holden (University of Oslo)
Winfried Koeniger (Queen Mary University of London)
Miklos Koren (Central European University)
Francis Kramarz (CREST)
Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne)
Marco Leonardi (University of Milan)
Anna Lo Prete (University of Turin)
Andreas Peichl (IZA)
Gerard A. Pfann (University of Maastricht)
Luigi Pistaferri (Stanford University)
Tairi Room (Bank of Estonia)
Stephen Shore (John Hopkins University)
Olmo Silva (London School of Economics)
Jens Fredrik Skogstrom (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research)
Coen Teulings (Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB))
Till von Wachter (Columbia University)
Anzelika Zaiceva (IZA and University of Bologna)
Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich)