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IZA/Volkswagen Foundation Workshop: Genes, Brains, and the Labor Market

Organizers: Steffen Altmann (IZA), Armin Falk (University of Bonn), Paul Heidhues (University of Bonn), Martin Reuter (University of Bonn)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:November 06, 2009 - November 07, 2009

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)


+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ floor discussion: 15 minutes +++

Thursday, November 5: Arrival and Get Together

Friday, November 06:

09:00 - 09:15   Welcome Address
09:15 - 10:00   Armin Falk (University of Bonn), Martin Diessel (University of Bonn), Knut Schnell (University of Bonn), Susanne Erk (University of Bonn), Henrik Walter (University of Bonn)
  "Neural Correlates of Being Trusted"
10:00 - 10:45   Martin Reuter (University of Bonn), Christian Montag (University of Bonn), Steffen Altmann (IZA), Fabian Bendlow (University Hospital of Bonn), Christian Elger (University Hospital of Bonn and Life & Brain Center Bonn), Peter Kirsch (Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim and University of Heidelberg), Albert J. Becker (University Hospital of Bonn), Susanne Schoch (University Hospital of Bonn), Matthias Simon (University Hospital of Bonn), Bernd Weber (University Hospital of Bonn and Life & Brain Center Bonn), Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA)
"Genetically Determinded Differences in Human Trust Behavior: The Role of the Oxytocin Receptor Gene"
10:45 - 11:15   Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00   Salomon Israel (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), Mathias Riebold (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Idan Shalev (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Ariel Knafo (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Gary Bornstein (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Richard Ebstein (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  "The Oxytocin Receptor (OXTR) Contributes to Prosocial Fund Allocations in the Dictator Game and the Social Value Orientations Task"
12:00 - 12:45   Bernd Weber (University Hospital Bonn), Jürgen Schupp (Life & Brain Center Bonn), Martin Reuter (University of Bonn), Christian Montag (University of Bonn), Nico Siegel (TNS Infratest Social Research, Munich), Thomas Dohmen (ROA, Maastricht University and IZA), Uwe Sunde (University of St. Gallen and IZA), David Huffman (Swarthmore College and IZA), Gert Wagner (DIW Berlin and IZA), Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA)
  "Analysis of Gene-Behaviour Relationships in a Longitudinal Panel Design"
12:45 - 14:15   Lunch
14:15 - 15:00   Peter Kirsch (Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim), Alex Strobel (University of Dresden), Leila Haddad (Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim), Martin Reuter (University of Bonn), Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich and IZA), Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg (Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim)
  "The Neurobiology of Decision Making during Interpersonal Interactions: Insights from Imaging, Genetics and Psychopathology"
15:00 - 15:45   Arno Riedl (Maastricht University), Sanae Okamoto-Barth (Maastricht University), Martin Strobel (Maastricht University), Hester Breman (Maastricht University), Armin Heinecke (Maastricht University), Rainer Goebel (Maastricht University)
  "Double Asymmetry of Reciprocity: Behavioral Evidence and Neuronal Correlates"
15:45 - 16:15   Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:00   David G. Blanchflower (Dartmouth College), Nicholas A. Christakis (Harvard Medical School), Andrew J. Oswald (University of Warwick and IZA)
  "Biomarkers, Well-being, and Income"
19:00       Dinner

Saturday, November 07:

10:00 - 10:45   Daniel J. Benjamin (Cornell University), David Laibson (Harvard University), Edward Glaeser (Harvard University), Christopher Chabris (Union College), Albert Vernon Smith (Icelandic Heart Association), Vilmundur Gudnason (Icelandic Heart Association), Shaun Purcell (Massachussetts General Hospital and Broad Institute)
  "Genetic Influences on Economic Behavior"
10:45 - 11:15   Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00   David Cesarini (MIT), Magnus Johannesson (Stockholm School of Economics), Paul Lichtenstein (Karolinska Institutet), Örjan Sandewall (London School of Economics), Björn Wallace (Stockholm School of Economics)
  "Genetic Variation in Financial Decision Making"
12:00 - 12:45   Steven Lehrer (Queen's University)
  "Reinvestigating Adolescent Smoking Decisions: The Importance of Genetic Markers, Risk Attitudes and Their Interactions"
12:45 - 14:15   Lunch
14:15 - 15:00   Camelia M. Kuhnen (Northwestern University), Agnieszka Tymula (Bocconi University)
  "Rank Expectations, Feedback and Social Hierarchies"
15:00 - 15:45   Emil P. Iantchev (Syracuse University), Alberto Bisin (New York University and IZA)
  "Evolutionary Selection of Modular Decision Architectures"
15:45 - 16:15   Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:00   Jonathan Beauchamp (Harvard University), David Cesarini (MIT), Nicholas A. Christakis (Harvard University), James H. Fowler (University of California, San Diego), J. Niels Rosenquist (Harvard Medical School)
  "A Genome Wide Association Study of Educational Attainment"
17:00 - 17:45   Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Mannheim), Bitte Modin (Stockholm University)
  "Ability, Economic Conditions Early in Life, Family Background, and Cardiovascular Mortality Later in Life"


Alpaslan Akay (IZA)
Konstanze Albrecht (University of Bonn)
Steffen Altmann (IZA)
Nikos Askitas (IZA)
Jonathan Beauchamp (Harvard University)
Daniel Benjamin (Cornell University)
David Blanchflower (Dartmouth College)
Marco Caliendo (IZA)
David Cesarini (MIT)
Neil Davies (University of Bristol)
Armin Falk (University of Bonn)
Orsola Garofalo (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
Martin Guzi (IZA)
Paul Heidhues (University of Bonn)
Emil Iantchev (Syracuse University)
Salomon Israel (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Peter Kirsch (Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim)
Sebastian Kube (University of Bonn)
Camelia Kuhnen (Northwestern University)
Steven Lehrer (Queen's University)
Sebastian Markett (University of Bonn)
Vanessa Mertins (Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Community)
Christian Montag (University of Bonn)
Hans Christian Müller (Handelsblatt)
Juliane Parys (University of Bonn)
Pia Pinger (University of Mannheim)
Philip Plickert (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
Eva Ranehill (University of Zurich)
Martin Reuter (University of Bonn)
Arno Riedl (Maastricht University)
Sebastian Siegloch (IZA)
Nora Szech (University of Bonn)
Eva Sladek (IZA)
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA)
Gerard van den Berg (University of Mannheim)
Emma von Essen (Stockholm University)
Gert Wagner (DIW Berlin)
Nora Walter (University of Bonn)
Bernd Weber (University of Bonn)
Matthias Wibral (University of Bonn)
Eva Wölbert (Maastricht University)
Florian Zimmermann (University of Bonn)