IZA - Conference Program


IZA Workshop on Research in Economics: Rewards, Evaluation and Funding

Organizers: Ana Rute Cardoso (Universidade de Lisboa and IZA), Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA), Klaus F. Zimmermann (University of Bonn)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:May 26, 2008 - May 27, 2008

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)


Monday, May 26:

09:00 - 09:15   Introduction and Welcome by Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
09:15 - 10:15   Christian Zimmermann (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and IZA*))
  "Academic Rankings with RePEc"
10:15 - 10:45   Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA*))
  "Getting Ahead in Academe: Very Preliminary Results on the Dimensions of Quality"
10:45 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00   Frédéric Warzynski (Aarhus School of Business*)), Valérie Smeets (Aarhus School of Business), Tom Coupé (EERC-EROC and KIE, Kyiv)
  "Incentive vs. Sorting: The Wage Policy of U.S. Economics Departments"
12:00 - 13:00   Paulo Guimaraes (Banco de Portugal and IZA*)), Ana Rute Cardoso (IZA), Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA, University of Bonn and DIW Berlin)
  "Comparing the Early Research Performance of PhD Graduates in Labor Economics in Europe and the USA"
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 15:00   Sjoerd Hardeman (Utrecht University*)), Koen Frenken (Utrecht University), Roerik Ponds (Utrecht University)
  "Science, Nature and the Changing Nature of Science"
15:00 - 16:00   Bruce A. Weinberg (Ohio State University and IZA*))
  "They Don't Make Economics (or Economists!) Like they Used To"
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30   Rolf Ketzler (GDV*)), Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA, University of Bonn and DIW Berlin)
  "Publications: German Economic Research Institutes on Track"
17:30       Departure Social Event
19:30       Dinner

Tuesday, May 27:

09:00 - 10:00   Mette Verner (Danish School of Media and Journalism*))
  "Gender Differences in Rank within the Academic Profession: The Case of Denmark"
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30   David Colander (Middlebury College*))
  "Can European Economics Compete with U.S. Economics? And Should It?"
11:30 - 12:30   Bruno S. Frey (University of Zurich*)), Margit Osterloh (University of Zurich)
  "Evaluations: Hidden Costs, Questionable Benefits, and Superior Alternatives"
12:30       Lunch

*) current affiliation

List of Participants

Ana Rute Cardoso (IZA)
David Colander (Middlebury College)
Bruno S. Frey (University of Zurich)
Paulo Guimaraes (University of South Carolina)
Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin)
Sjoerd Hardemann (Utrecht University)
Rolf Ketzler (DIW Berlin)
Margit Osterloh (University of Zurich)
Martin Steininger (Munich University of Technology)
Olaf Storbeck (Handelsblatt GmbH)
Dorothea Sturn (University of Vienna)
Heinrich W. Ursprung (University of Konstanz)
Mette Verner (Aarhus School of Business)
Frederic Warzynski (Aarhus School of Business)
Bruce A. Weinberg (Ohio State University)
Christian Zimmermann (University of Connecticut)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and DIW Berlin)