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IZA Workshop on Discrimination and Ethnicity: A Cross-Disciplinary Look at New Methodological Advances

Organizers: Zahra Siddique (IZA), Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:October 31, 2011 - November 01, 2011

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)

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+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes +++ floor discussion: 5 minutes

Monday, October 31:

09:45 - 10:15   Registration
10:15 - 10:45   Welcome Address by
Klaus F. Zimmermann
(IZA and University of Bonn)
        Session A: Statistical Discrimination, Prejudice and Bias
  Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
10:45 - 11:30   Joseph Price (Brigham Young University), Devin Pope (University of Chicago), Justin Wolfers (University of Pennsylvania and IZA)
  "Awareness Reduces Racial Bias"
  Discussant: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Leicester)
11:30 - 12:15   Liang Choon Wang (Monash University), Michael Ewens (Carnegie Mellon University), Bryan Tomlin (Loyola University)
  "Statistical Discrimination or Prejudice? A Large Sample Field Experiment"
  Discussant: Martin Bog (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
12:15 - 13:15   Lunch
        Keynote Address
  Chair: Andrew J. Oswald (IZA)
13:15 - 14:15   David Neumark (University of California, Irvine)
  "Detecting Discrimination in Audit and Correspondence Studies"
14:15 - 14:30   Coffee Break
        Session B: Discrimination in Hiring
  Chair: David Neumark (University of California, Irvine)
14:30 - 15:15   Dan-Olof Rooth (Linneaus University)
  "Automatic Associations and Discrimination in Hiring - Real World Evidence"
  Discussant: Ulf Rinne (IZA)
15:15 - 16:00   Ulf Rinne (IZA), Annabelle Krause (IZA), Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
  "A Little Less Discrimination? Anonymous Job Applications of Fresh Ph.D. Economists"
  Discussant: Thomas Le Barbanchon (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)
16:00 - 16:15   Coffee Break
        Session C: Discrimination and Identity 1
  Chair: Michèle Belot (Nuffield College, Oxford)
16:15 - 17:00   Marie-Anne Valfort (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Claire L. Adida (University of California, San Diego), David D. Laitin (Stanford University and IZA)
  "'One Muslim is Enough' Evidence from a Field Experiment in France"
  Discussant: Simone Schüller (IZA)
17:00 - 17:45   Basit Zafar (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Adeline Delavande (RAND)
  "Gender Discrimination and Social Identity: Experimental Evidence from Urban Pakistan"
  Discussant: Michèle Belot (Nuffield College, Oxford)
18:30       Dinner at Restaurant "Roses", Martinsplatz 2a, Bonn

Tuesday, November 01:

        Session D: Discrimination and Identity 2
  Chair: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Leicester)
09:30 - 10:15   Brian Rubineau (Cornell University), Yoon Kang (Weill Cornell Medical College)
  "Bias in White: A Longitudinal Natural Experiment Measuring Changes in Discrimination"
  Discussant: Costanza Biavaschi (IZA)
10:15 - 11:00   Ruth Ditlmann (Yale University), Paul Lagunes (Yale University), Brian Levin (Yale University)
  "Do Municipal-issued ID Cards Buffer Against Biased Treatment? A Field Experiment in Retail Stores"
  Discussant: Annabelle Krause-Pilatus (IZA)
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee Break
        Session E: Trust and Interethnic Interactions
  Chair: Zahra Siddique (IZA)
11:15 - 12:00   Michèle Belot (Nuffield College, Oxford)
  "Remembering Faces and Remembering Whom to Trust"
  Discussant: Hilary Bergsieker (Princeton University)
12:00 - 12:45   Hilary Bergsieker (Princeton University), J. Nicole Shelton (Princeton University), Jennifer A. Richeson (Northwestern University)
  "Asymmetries in Trust and Goals During Interethnic Interactions"
  Discussant: Zahra Siddique (IZA)
12:45       Closing Remarks

List of Participants

Michèle Belot (Nuffield College, Oxford)
Hilary Bergsieker (Princeton University)
Costanza Biavaschi (IZA)
Martin Bog (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Horst-Wolfgang Bremke (DOC TV Programm GmbH)
Ruth Ditlmann (Yale University)
Amanda H. Goodall (IZA)
Annabelle Krause (IZA)
Thomas Le Barbanchon (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)
David Neumark (University of California, Irvine and IZA)
Andrew J. Oswald (IZA)
Joseph Price (Brigham Young University and IZA)
Ulf Rinne (IZA)
Dan-Olof Rooth (Linneaus University and IZA)
Brian Rubineau (Cornell University)
Simone Schüller (IZA)
Zahra Siddique (IZA)
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Leicester and IZA)
Marie-Anne Valfort (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Liang Wang (Monash University)
Basit Zafar (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)