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IZA Workshop on the Future of Labor: The Effects of the Economic Crisis on the Labor Market, Unemployment and Income Distribution

Organizers: Andreas Peichl (IZA), David G. Blanchflower (Dartmouth College)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:February 21, 2013 - February 22, 2013

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


+++ presentation: 20 minutes +++ general discussion: 10 minutes +++

Thursday, February 21:

08:45 - 09:15   Coffee and Registration
09:15 - 09:30   Welcoming Remarks
        Session A
09:30 - 10:00   Stephen Machin (University College London), Paul Gregg (University of Bath)
  "Real Wages and Unemployment in the Big Squeeze"
10:00 - 10:30   Damon Morris (University of Sheffield), Andy Dickerson (University of Sheffield), Peter Wright (University of Sheffield)
  "The Effects of the Financial Crisis on UK Wage Inequality and Hours"
10:30 - 11:00   Alberto Tumino (ISER, University of Essex), Mark Taylor (ISER, University of Essex)
  "The Impact of Local Labour Market Conditions on School Leaving Decisions"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30   Keynote 1
    Bertil Holmlund (Uppsala University)
  "Labor Market Inequalities, Taxes and Transfers in the Welfare State: The Swedish Experience"
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session B
14:00 - 14:30   Alari Paulus (ISER, University of Essex), Francesco Figari (University of Insubria), Manos Matsaganis (Athens University of Economics and Business), Holly Sutherland (ISER, University of Essex)
  "The Design and Distributional Effects of Fiscal Consolidation Measures in the European Union"
14:30 - 15:00   Tim Callan (ESRI, Dublin), Brian Nolan (University College Dublin), Claire Keane (ESRI, Dublin), Michael Savage (ESRI, Dublin), John R. Walsh (ESRI, Dublin)
  "Crisis, Response and Distributional Impact: The Case of Ireland"
15:00 - 15:30   Robert Joyce (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London), Mike Brewer (University of Essex and IZA), James Browne (Institute for Fiscal Studies), Luke Sibieta (Institute for Fiscal Studies)
  "The Short and Longer Term Impacts of the Recession on the UK Income Distribution"
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
        Session C
16:00 - 16:30   Paola Giuliano (University of California, Los Angeles), Antonio Spilimbergo (International Monetary Fund)
  "Growing Up in a Recession"
16:30 - 17:00   Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University), Myrthe Frenk (Maastricht University)
  "Job Security and Severance Pay Exemption in Recession"
18:30       Dinner at Restaurant "Im Stiefel"

Friday, February 22:

        Session D
09:30 - 10:00   David Neumark (University of California, Irvine), Diego Grijalva (University of California, Irvine)
  "The Employment Effects of State Hiring Credits During the Great Recession"
10:00 - 10:30   Howard Chernick (Hunter College/CUNY), Cordelia Reimers (Hunter College/CUNY), Jennifer Tennant (Ithaca College)
  "Revenue Volatility, Tax Progressivity, and Income Inequality: The Impact of the Great Recession on State Tax Revenues in the U.S."
10:30 - 11:00   Mathias Dolls (IZA), Olivier Bargain (University of Aix-Marseille II and IZA), Herwig Immervoll (World Bank and IZA), Dirk Neumann, Andreas Peichl, Nico Pestel, Sebastian Siegloch (IZA)
  "Partisan Tax Policy and Income Inequality in the U.S., 1979-2007"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session E
11:30 - 12:00   David G. Blanchflower (Dartmouth College), Andrew Oswald (University of Warwick and IZA)
  "US Unemployment and the Housing Market"
12:00 - 12:30   Guido Matias Cortes (University of Manchester), Nir Jaimovich (Duke University), Christopher J. Nekarda (Federal Reserve Board), Henry Siu (University of British Columbia)
  "The Micro and Macro of Job Polarization"
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session F
14:00 - 14:30   Samuel Freije-Rodriguez (World Bank), Gabriel Facchini (World Bank)
  "Understanding the Poverty Impact of the Global Financial Crisis in LAC: Part I: Poverty and Labor Impact"
14:30 - 15:00   Margaret Grosh (World Bank), Anna Fruttero (World Bank), Maria Laura Oliveri (World Bank)
  "Understanding the Poverty Impact of the Global Financial Crisis in LAC: Part II The Role of Social Protection"
15:00 - 15:30   Ira N. Gang (Rutgers University), Ralitza Dimova (University of Manchester and IZA), Monnet B.P. Gbakou (University of Cocody-Abidjan), Daniel Hoffman (Rutgers University)
  "The Impact of Food and Economic Crises on Diet and Nutrition"
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00   Group Discussion: "How to End the Slump?"
  Chair: David G. Blanchflower (Dartmouth College)

List of Participants

Mehtap Akgüc (IZA)
Lutz Bellmann (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
David G. Blanchflower (Dartmouth College and IZA)
Tim Callan (ESRI, Dublin and IZA)
Howard Chernick (Hunter College/CUNY)
Guido Cortes (University of Manchester)
Michael Cox (IZA)
Mathias Dolls (IZA)
Karina Doorley (IZA)
Benjamin Elsner (IZA)
Samuel Freije-Rodriguez (World Bank)
Ira N. Gang (Rutgers University and IZA)
Paola Giuliano (University of California, Los Angeles and IZA)
Margaret Grosh (World Bank)
Bertil Holmlund (Uppsala University and IZA)
Robert Joyce (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
Annabelle Krause (IZA)
Max Loeffler (IZA)
Stephen Machin (University College London and IZA)
Damon Morris (University of Sheffield)
David Neumark (University of California, Irvine and IZA)
Alari Paulus (ISER, University of Essex)
Andreas Peichl (IZA)
Nico Pestel (IZA)
Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA)
Janneke Pieters (IZA)
Jo Ritzen (Maastricht University and IZA)
Ricarda Schmidl (IZA)
Simone Schüller (IZA)
Sebastian Siegloch (IZA)
Eric Sommer (IZA)
Alberto Tumino (ISER, University of Essex)
Christian Wittneben (IZA)