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1st CIER/IZA Annual Workshop: Research in Labor Economics

Organizers: Xiangquan Zeng (Renmin University of China), Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA, DIW Berlin and Bonn University), Melanie Khamis (IZA), Zhong Zhao (Renmin University of China)
Location:Renmin University of China, Beijing
Date:September 18, 2009 - September 19, 2009

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)


Thursday, September 17:

18:00 Welcome Dinner at Yanshan Hotel

Friday, September 18:

08:30 - 08:40   Welcoming Remarks
Xiangquan Zeng (Director of CIER, Dean of School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China and IZA)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (Director of IZA, Bonn University and DIW Berlin, Germany)
08:40       Keynotes: Labor Market Policy in Germany and China
  Chair: Weiguo Yang (Renmin University of China)
08:40 - 09:40   Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA, DIW Berlin and Bonn University), Werner Eichhorst (IZA)
"Lessons from German Labor Market Policy"
09:40 - 10:00   Coffee Break
10:00 - 11:00   Xiangquan Zeng (Renmin University of China)
  "Chinese Labor Market: Employment Situation and Strategies"
11:00 - 12:00   Faming Yu (Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security)
  "Employment Promotion in China: Lessons and Challenges"
12:00 - 12:30   Discussion
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00       Session I: Labor Market in Transition Countries
  Chair: Xin Meng (Australian National University)
14:00 - 14:45   Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna)
  "The Evolution of Labor Relations inside a Russian Firm during Transition: Evidence from Personnel Data"
14:45 - 15:30   Melanie Khamis (IZA), Thomas Dohmen (Maastricht University and IZA), Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna and IZA)
  "Risk Attitudes, Time Preferences and the Incidence of Informality among Workers: Evidence from a Transition Country"
15:30 - 15:50   Coffee Break
15:50       Session II: Migration in China
  Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA, DIW Berlin and Bonn University)
15:50 - 16:35   Shi Li (Beijing Normal University), Quheng Deng (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
  "Wage Structures and Inequality among Local and Migrant Workers in Urban China"
16:35 - 17:20   Zhong Zhao (Renmin University of China), Zhaopeng Qu (Nanjing University)
  "Evolution of Chinese Rural-Urban Migrants Labor Market from 2002 to 2007"
19:00       Conference Dinner

Saturday, September 19:

09:00       Session III: New Developments in EU and Chinese Labor Markets
  Chair: Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna)
09:00 - 09:45   Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA, DIW Berlin and Bonn University)
"EU Labor Markets after Post-Enlargement Migration"
Paper 1 and Paper 2
09:45 - 10:30   Kuang Tang (Renmin University of China), Meiying Wu (Guangzhou Digital Media Group of China), Haihui Qu (Renmin University of China)
  "Study on the Factors that Influence the Satisfaction of Private Enterprisesí Labor Relations in the Context of China's New Labor Contract Law"
10:30 - 10:50   Coffee Break
10:50       Session IV: Immigration around the World
  Chair: Zhong Zhao (Renmin University of China)
10:50 - 11:35   Alpaslan Akay (IZA)
  "Dynamics of the Employment Assimilation of First-Generation Immigrant Men in Sweden - Comparing Dynamic and Static Assimilation Models with Longitudinal Data"
11:35 - 12:20   Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC and George Washington University), Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA, DIW Berlin and Bonn University), Guillermina Jasso (New York University and IZA)
  "What Do New U.S. Immigrants Know about the Labor Markets in the U.S. and Their Home Countries? Perceptions of Earnings in Selected Occupations"
12:20 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00       Session V: Education, Health and Labor Market
  Chair: Melanie Khamis (IZA)
14:00 - 14:45   Xin Meng (Australian National University), Kailing Shen (Xiamen University and IZA), Sen Xue (Xiamen University)
  "Economic Reform, Education Expansion, and Earnings Inequality for Urban Males in China, 1988-2007"
14:45 - 15:30   Chunbing Xing (Beijing Normal University), Shi Li (Beijing Normal University and IZA)
  "Higher Education Expansion and its Labor Market Consequences"
15:30 - 15:50   Coffee Break
15:50 - 16:35   Paul Frijters (Queensland University of Technology), David W. Johnston (Queensland University of Technology), Xin Meng (Australian National University and IZA)
  "The Mental Health Cost of long Working Hours: The Case of Rural Chinese Migrants"
16:35 - 17:20   Zhongxing Su (Renmin University of China), Xiangquan Zeng (Renmin University of China and IZA)
  "China's National Vocational Qualifications and Their Impact on Technical Workers' Skill Level, Job Performance and Earnings: Evidence from Six Enterprises in the Manufacturing Industry"
19:00       Conference Dinner


Alpaslan Akay (IZA)
Marcel Bongard (German Embassy Beijing)
Yanyuan Cheng (Renmin University of China)
Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC and George Washington University)
Dajian Ding (Renmin University of China)
Paul Frijters (Queensland University of Technology)
Yuhao Ge (Renmin University of China)
Lin Geng (Renmin University of China)
Melanie Khamis (IZA)
Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna)
Lilin Li (Renmin University of China)
Shi Li (Beijing Normal University)
Yuhui Li (Renmin University of China)
Xia Li (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
Erduo Liu (Renmin University of China)
Xin Meng (Australian National University)
Ulf Rinne (IZA)
Zhongxing Su (Renmin University of China)
Michael Sunnus (German Embassy Beijing)
Kuang Tang (Renmin University of China)
Chunbing Xing (Beijing Normal University)
Weigou Yang (Renmin University of China)
Yuqun Yao (Renmin University of China)
Faming Yu (Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security)
Xiangquan Zeng (Renmin University of China)
Zhong Zhao (Renmin University of China)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA, Bonn University and DIW Berlin)