IZA - Conference Program


IZA Workshop: Intergenerational Transmission of Socioeconomic Outcomes: Identifying the Underlying Mechanism

Organizers: Uwe Sunde (University of Munich and IZA), Øivind Anti Nilsen (Norwegian School of Economics and IZA), Kjell Vaage (University of Bergen)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:October 05, 2007 - October 06, 2007

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)



Friday, October 05:

09:00 - 09:15   Official Welcome and Announcements
09:15 - 10:15   Anders Björklund (SOFI, Stockholm University and IZA*))
  "Family Background and Income during the Rise of the Welfare State: Brother Correlations in Income for Swedish Cohorts born 1932-1968"
10:15 - 10:30   Coffee/Tea Break
10:30 - 11:20   Miles Corak (CUNY Graduate Center and IZA*)), Abdurrahman Aydemir (Sabanci University), Wen-Hao Chen (Statistics Canada)
  "Intergenerational Education Mobility among the Children of Canadian Immigrants"
11:20 - 12:10   Nathan D. Grawe (Carleton College*))
  "Primary and Secondary School Class Size and Intergenerational Earnings Mobility"
12:10 - 13:00   Matthew J. Lindquist (SOFI, Stockholm University*)), Randi Hjalmarsson (University of Maryland)
  "Like Godfather, Like Son: Explaining the Intergenerational Nature of Crime"
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 14:50   Bhashkar Mazumder (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago*)), Debopam Bhattacharya (Dartmouth College)
  "Nonparametric Analysis of Intergenerational Income Mobility with Application to the United States"
14:50 - 15:40   Emilia Del Bono (ISER, University of Essex and IZA*)), John Ermisch (University of Essex and IZA), Marco Francesconi (University of Essex and IZA)
  "The Impacts of Maternal Behaviour on Birthweight"
15:40 - 16:00   Coffee/Tea Break
16:00 - 16:50   Uwe Sunde (University of Munich and IZA*)), Thomas Dohmen (IZA), Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA), David Huffman (IZA)
  "Intergenerational Transmission of Risk and Trust Attitudes"
16:50 - 17:40   Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale University*)), Matthias Döpke (University of California, Los Angeles and IZA)
  "Occupational Choice and the Spirit of Capitalism"
19:30       Conference Dinner

Saturday, October 06:

09:00 - 09:50   Øivind Anti Nilsen (Norwegian School of Economics and IZA*)), Kjell Vaage (University of Bergen), Arild Aakvik (University of Bergen), Karl Åge Jacobsen (Statistics Norway)
  "Sources of Measurement Errors in Earnings Data: New Estimates of Intergenerational Elasticities"
09:50 - 10:40   Stephen Machin (London School of Economics and IZA*)), Jo Blanden (London School of Economics)
  "Early Age Test Scores and Recent Changes in Intergenerational Mobility"
10:40 - 11:00   Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 - 11:50   Oddbjørn Raaum (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research and IZA*)), Bernt Bratsberg, Knut Røed, Eva Ôsterbacka, Markus Jäntti, Tor Eriksson, Robin Naylor
  "Marital Sorting, Household Labor Supply and Intergenerational Earnings Mobility across Countries"
11:50 - 12:40   Erik Plug (University of Amsterdam and IZA*)), Monique de Haan (University of Amsterdam)
  "Estimates of the Effect of Parents' Schooling on Children's Schooling using censored and uncensored Samples"
12:40       Lunch

*) current affiliation


Anders Björklund (SOFI, Stockholm University)
Miles Corak (University of Ottawa)
Emilia Del Bono (ISER, University of Essex)
Nathan D. Grawe (Carleton College)
Matthew J. Lindquist (Stockholm University)
Stephen Machin (University College London)
Bhashkar Mazumder (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
Oivind Anti Nilsen (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)
Erik Plug (University of Amsterdam)
Oddbjorn Raaum (Ragnar Frisch Centre of Economic Research)
Uwe Sunde (IZA)
Kjell Vaage (University of Bergen)
Fabrizio Zilibotti (University of Zurich)