IZA - Conference Program


IZA-EUI Workshop: Firm Dynamics, Labor Markets and Growth

Organizers: Pierre Cahuc (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA), Winfried Koeniger (University of St. Gallen and IZA), Omar Licandro (European University Institute)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:July 02, 2007


Monday, July 02:

09:00       Session 1: Firm Dynamics and Efficiency
09:00 - 10:00   Florin O. Bilbiie (Nuffield College, Oxford*)), Fabio Ghironi (Boston College), Marc J. Melitz (Princeton University)
  "Monopoly Power and Endogenous Variety in Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium: Distortions and Remedies"
  Discussant: Giammario Impullitti (University of Nottingham)
10:00 - 11:00   Hugo Hopenhayn (University of California, Los Angeles*))
  "Knowledge, Diffusion and Reallocation"
  Discussant: Winfried Koeniger (University of St. Gallen and IZA)
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee Break
11:15       Session 2: Firm Dynamics and Growth
11:15 - 12:15   Dale T. Mortensen (Northwestern University and IZA*)), Rasmus Lentz (University of Wisconsin-Madison and CAM)
  "An Empirical Model of Growth Through Product Innovation"
  Discussant: Matthias Kredler (New York University)
12:15 - 13:15   Omar Licandro (European University Institute*)), Alain Gabler (European University Institute)
  "Endogenous Growth through Selection and Imitation"
  Discussant: Roberto M. Samaniego (George Washington University)
13:15 - 14:15   Lunch
14:15 - 15:15   Roberto M. Samaniego (George Washington University*))
  "Entry, Exit and the Rate of Technical Change"
  Discussant: Alain Gabler (European University Institute)
15:15 - 16:15   Markus Poschke (McGill University and IZA*))
  "Employment protection, firm selection, and growth"
  Discussant: Franck Malherbet (CREST (ENSAE) and IZA)
16:15 - 16:45   Coffee Break
16:45       Session 3: Firm Dynamics and Human Capital
16:45 - 17:45   Matthias Kredler (New York University*))
  "Experience vs. Obsolescence: A Vintage-Human-Capital Model"
17:45 - 18:45   Hodaka Morita (University of New South Wales*))
  "Firm Dynamics, Labor Mobility, and Specific Human Capital"
  Discussant: Markus Poschke (McGill University and IZA)
19:45       Dinner at the Restaurant 'Schänzchen'

*) current affiliation