IZA - Conference Program


IZA/CEPR European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics (ESSLE 2007)

Organizers: Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA), Gilles Saint-Paul (Paris School of Economics and IZA), Jörn-Steffen Pischke (London School of Economics and IZA)
Location:Buch am Ammersee
Date:September 12, 2007 - September 16, 2007


Wednesday, September 12:

        Arrival Day

Thursday, September 13:

09:00 - 10:00   Frederico S. Finan (University of California, Berkeley and IZA*)), Claudio Ferraz (IPEA)
  "Electoral Accountability and Corruption in Local Governments: Evidence from Audit Reports"
10:00 - 11:00   Stefano Gagliarducci (University of Rome Tor Vergata and IZA*)), Tommaso Nannicini (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Paolo Naticchioni (University of Rome)
  "Outside Income and Moral Hazard: The Elusive Quest for Good Politicians"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30   Anna Maria Mayda (Georgetown University and IZA*)), Giovanni Facchini (University of Illinois and CEPR), Prachi Mishra (International Monetary Fund)
  "Do Interest Groups Affect Immigration?"
12:30 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30 - 15:30   Stefano DellaVigna (University of California, Berkeley*)), Gordon Dahl (UC San Diego and NBER)
  "Does Movie Violence Increase Violent Crime"
15:30 - 16:30   Radha Iyengar (London School of Economics*))
  "I'd rather be Hanged for a Sheep than a Lamb: The Unintended Consequences of California's Three Strikes Law"
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:30   Poster Session:

Performance Measurement, Incentives, Sorting, and Productivity
Pascal Courty (European University Institute and CEPR)
*Gerald Marschke (State University of New York)

Am I missing something? The effects of absence from class on student performance
*Wiji Arulampalam (University of Warwick)
Robin A. Naylor (University of Warwick)
Jeremy Smith (University of Warwick)

Local social capital, geographical mobility and unemployment in Europe
Alexandre Janiak

Spillovers from High-Skill Consumption to Low-Skill Labor Markets
*Francesca Mazzolari (University of California at Irvine and IZA)
Giuseppe Ragusa, University of California at Irvine

The Peter Principle Revisited
Alexander K. Koch (Royal Holloway, University of London and IZA)
*Julia Nafziger (ECARES and Solvay Business School, Universite Libre de Bruxelles)

School tracking and development of cognitive skills
Sari Pekkala (Charles River Associates International)
*Tuomas Pekkarinen (IFAU, Uppsala University)
Roope Uusitalo (Helsinki School of Economics)

The Spatial Diffusion of Female Labor Force Participation: Evidence from US Counties
Alessandra Fogli (New York University, Minneapolis Fed, CEPR)
*Stefania Marcassa (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Fed)
Laura Veldkamp (New York University)

Language assimilation in bilingual countries
*Javier Ortega (Toulouse School of Economics (GREMAQ, IDEI),CEP(LSE), IZA and CEPR)
Gregory Verdugo (Toulouse School of Economics (GREMAQ))

Social Incentives: The Causes and Consequences of Social Networks in the Workplace
Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics and CEPR)
*Iwan Barankay (University of Warwick and CEPR)
Imran Rasul (University College London and CEPR)

The Flattening Firm and Product Market Competition: The Effect of Trade Costs and Trade Liberalization
*Maria Guadalupe (Columbia University and CEPR)
Julie Wulf (Wharton School)
19:00       Dinner

Friday, September 14:

09:00 - 10:00   Uwe Sunde (University of Munich and IZA*)), Armin Falk (University of Bonn, IZA and CEPR), David Huffman (IZA)
  "Do I Have What it Takes? Equilibrium Search With Type Uncertainty and Non-Participation"
10:00 - 11:00   Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto and IZA*)), Alessandro Barbarino (Federal Reserve Board)
  "The Incapacitation Effect of Incarceration: Evidence From Several Italian Collective Pardons"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30   Alexandre Mas (UC Berkeley and IZA*)), David Card (University of California - Berkeley), Jesse Rothstein (University of California - Berkeley)
  "Tipping and the Dynamics of Segregation"
12:30 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30 - 15:30   Christian Haefke (New York University, Abu Dhabi and IZA*)), Thijs van Rens (CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and CEPR)
  "Wage Rigidity and Job Creation"
15:30 - 16:30   Rudolf Winter-Ebmer (University of Linz and IZA*)), Emilia del Bono (University of Essex), Andrea Weber (University of California, Berkeley)
  "The Effect of Unexpected Job Loss on Fertility Decisions: Evidence from Firm-Closures."
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee Break
19:00       Dinner

Saturday, September 15:

09:00 - 10:00   Reto Foellmi (University of Zurich*)), Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich and CEPR)
  "Mass consumption, exclusion, and unemployment Gradstein Mark Reversal of Fortune"
10:00 - 11:00   Mark Gradstein (Ben Gurion University and IZA*))
  "Reversal of Fortune"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30   Joseph G. Altonji (Yale University and IZA*)), Prashant Bharadwaj (Yale University), Fabian Lange (Yale University)
  "Changes in the Characteristics of American Youth: Implications for Adult Outcomes"
12:30 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30 - 15:30   Michèle Belot (Cornell University and IZA*)), V. Bhaskar (University College London and CEPR), Jeroen van de Ven (University of Amsterdam)
  "Insidious Discrimination? Disentangling the Beauty"
15:30 - 16:30   Andrea Ichino (European University Institute and IZA*)), Alberto Alesina (Harvard University and CEPR)
  "Gender Based Taxation and the Organization of the Family"
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee Break
17:00       Keynote Address:
17:00 - 18:30   Sendhil Mullainathan (University of Chicago and IZA*))
  "Psychology in the Field: What Field Experiments can teach us about Psychology and Economics"
19:00       Conference Dinner

Sunday, September 16:

        Departure after Breakfast

*) current affiliation