IZA - Conference Program


13th IZA/CEPR European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics (ESSLE)

Organizers: Giuseppe Bertola (EDHEC Business School), Marco Caliendo (IZA), Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich)
Location:Buch/Ammersee, Germany
Date:August 31, 2011 - September 04, 2011

Event Manager:

Elke Henn (IZA)


Wednesday, August 31:

19:00       Dinner

Thursday, September 01:

09:00 - 10:00   Eric D. Gould (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), Avi Simhon (Hebrew University)
  "Does Quality Time Produce Quality Children? Evidence on the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital using Parental Deaths"
10:00 - 11:00   Antonio Filippin (University of Milan), Marco Paccagnella (Bocconi University)
  "Family Background, Self-Confidence and Economic Outcomes"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30   Ernesto Villanueva (Bank of Spain), Aitor Lacuesta (Bank of Spain), Sergio Puente (Bank of Spain)
  "The Schooling Response to a Sustained Increase in Low-Skill Wages: Evidence from Spain, 1987-2009"
12:30 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30 - 15:30   Michele Pellizzari (Bocconi University), Michela Braga (Bocconi University), Marco Paccagnella (Bocconi University)
  "Evaluating Students’ Evaluations (of Professors)"
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
16:00 - 18:00   Poster Session A
        Ainoa Aparicio Fenoll (Collegio Carlo Alberto)
  "High-School Dropouts and Transitory Labor Market Shocks: The Case of the Spanish Housing Boom"
        Kristin J. Kleinjans (California State University, Fullerton), Karl Fritjof Krassel (AKF Denmark)
  "Explaining Gender Differences in Occupational Choice: Do Women Place Relatively Less Weight on Wages and More Weight on Social Prestige Than Men?"
        Marco Leonardi (University of Milan), Giovanni Pica (University of Salerno)
  "Who Pays for It? The Heterogeneous Wage Effects of Employment Protection Legislation"
        Anna Lo Prete (University of Turin)
  "Labor Market Institutions and Country-Level Consumption Fluctuations: OECD Evidence"
        Ola Vestad (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research)
  "Who Pays for Occupational Pensions?"
        Trudie Schils (Maastricht University), Lex Borghans (Maastricht University and IZA)
  "The Leaning Tower of PISA: Disentangling Ability and Motivation"
        Gregory Verdugo (Bank of France)
  "The Great Compression of the Wage Structure in France, 1969-2008: The Role of Supply and Demand Factors"
        Yu Aoki (University of Warwick)
  "Does Volunteering Reduce Mortality? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Japan"
        Tomaz Cajner (Pompeu Fabra University), Isabel Cairo (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  "Human Capital and Unemployment Dynamics: Why More Educated Workers Enjoy Greater Employment Stability"
19:00       Dinner

Friday, September 02:

09:00 - 10:00   Eve Caroli (University Paris Ouest-Nanterre), Andrea Bassanini (OECD and IZA), Thomas Breda (Paris School of Economics), Antoine Rebérioux (University Paris Ouest-Economix)
  "Working in Family Firms: Less Paid but More Secure? Evidence from French Matched Employer-Employee Data"
10:00 - 11:00   Julián Messina (World Bank), Mikael Carlsson (Sveriges Riksbank), Oskar Nordström Skans (IFAU and IZA)
  "Wage Adjustment and Productivity Shocks"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30   Christian Merkl (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), Thijs van Rens (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, CEPR and IZA)
  "Selective Hiring and Optimal Labor Market Policy"
12:30 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30 - 15:30   Paola Giuliano (University of California, Los Angeles), Alberto Alesina (Harvard University and CEPR), Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)
  "On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough"
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
16:00 - 18:00   Poster Session B
        Alexander M. Danzer (University of Munich), Peter J. Dolton (Royal Holloway, University of London and IZA)
  "Total Reward in the UK in the Public and Private Sectors"
        Luke Haywood (Paris School of Economics), Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences Po and IZA)
  "Looking for Jobs with Good Pay and Good Working Conditions"
        Viki Nellas (University of Bologna), Elisabetta Olivieri (Bank of Italy)
  "Job Polarization and Labor Market Institutions"
        Nishith Prakash (Cornell University), Mehtabul Azam (The World Bank and IZA), Aimee Chin (University of Houston and IZA)
  "The Returns to English-Language Skills in India"
        Cinzia Rienzo (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  "Real Wages, Wage Inequality and the Regional Cost-of-living in the UK"
        Carl Lin (Rutgers University)
  "Give Me Your Wired and Your Highly Skilled: Measuring the Impact of Immigration Policy on Employers and Shareholders"
        Stefan Staubli (University of St. Gallen), Lucas Inderbitzin (University of St. Gallen), Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich, CEPR and IZA)
  "Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance and the Early Retirement Decision"
19:00       Dinner

Saturday, September 03:

09:00 - 10:00   Francis Kramarz (CREST-INSEE), Jonathan Eaton (Pennsylvania State University), Sam Kortum (University of Chicago), Raul Sampognaro (CREST)
  "Dissecting the French Export Wage Premium"
10:00 - 11:00   David Dorn (CEMFI, Madrid), David Autor (MIT and IZA), Gordon Hanson (University of California, San Diego and IZA)
  "The China Syndrome: Local Labor Market Effects of Import Competition in the United States"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30   Luca Flabbi (Georgetown University), James Mabli (Mathematica Policy Research)
  "Cross-Sectional and Lifetime Inequality: Estimates from a Household Search Model"
12:30 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30 - 15:30   Keynote Address:
    Francine D. Blau (Cornell University), Lawrence M. Kahn (Cornell University and IZA), Albert Yung-Hsu Liu (Mathematica Policy Research), Kerry L. Papps (University of Oxford and IZA)
  "The Transmission of Women’s Fertility, Human Capital and Work Orientation across Immigrant Generations"
18:00       Barbecue

Sunday, September 04:

        Departure after breakfast


Yu Aoki (University of Warwick)
Ainhoa Aparicio-Fennol (Collegio Carlo Alberto and IZA)
Giuseppe Bertola (EDHEC Business School and CEPR)
Francine D. Blau (Cornell University and IZA)
Tomaz Cajner (Pompeu Fabra University)
Eve Caroli (University Paris Dauphine and IZA)
Alexander M. Danzer (University of Munich and IZA)
David Dorn (CEMFI and IZA)
Antonio Filippin (University of Milan and IZA)
Paola Giuliano (UCLA, CEPR and IZA)
Eric D. Gould (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, CEPR and IZA)
Luke Haywood (Paris School of Economics)
Kristin J. Kleinjans (California State University, Fullerton)
Francis Kramarz (CREST-INSEE, CEPR and IZA)
Marco Leonardi (University of Milan and IZA)
Carl Shu-Ming Lin (Rutgers University and IZA)
Anna Lo Prete (University of Turin)
Christian Merkl (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and IZA)
Julián Messina (World Bank and IZA)
Viki Nellas (University of Bologna)
Michele Pellizzari (Bocconi University and IZA)
Nishith Prakash (Cornell University and IZA)
Cinzia Rienzo (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Trudie Schils (Maastricht University)
Stefan Staubli (University of St. Gallen)
Gregory Verdugo (Bank of France and IZA)
Ola Vestad (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research)
Ernesto Villanueva (Pompeu Fabra University)
Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich, CEPR and IZA)