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Second Joint IZA/IFAU Conference on Labor Market Policy Evaluation

Organizers: Gerard J. van den Berg (Free University of Amsterdam, IFAU and IZA), Marco Caliendo (IZA), Per Johansson (IFAU), Erik Mellander (IFAU)
Place:IZA, Bonn
Date:October 10, 2008 - October 11, 2008

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+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes +++

Friday, October 10:

09:20 - 09:25   Welcome by Daniel Hamermesh (IZA Director of Research and University of Texas at Austin)
09:25 - 09:30   Welcome - Introduction Gerard van den Berg (Free University of Amsterdam, IFAU and IZA)
09:30 - 10:10   Markus Frölich (University of Mannheim and IZA)
  "Regression Discontinuity Design with Covariates"
10:10 - 10:50   Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg, LISER and IZA), Marco Caliendo (IZA), Arne Uhlendorff (IZA)
  "Benefit Duration, Unemployment Duration and Employment Stability: A Regression Discontinuity Approach"
10:50 - 11:05   Coffee Break
11:05 - 11:45   Oscar A. Mitnik (Inter-American Development Bank and IZA), Carlos A. Flores (University of Miami)
  "Evaluating Nonexperimental Estimators for Multiple Treatments: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment"
11:45 - 12:25   Grégory Jolivet (University of Bristol), Marc Ferracci (University Marne-la-Vallée), Gerard van den Berg (Free University of Amsterdam, IFAU and IZA)
  "Joint Evaluation of Treatment Effects at the Individual and Population Levels"
12:25 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 14:40   Ingeborg Waernbaum (Umeå University), Xavier de Luna (Umeå University), Thomas S. Richardson (University of Washington, Seattle)
  "Covariate Selection for the Non-Parametric Estimation of an Average Treatment Effect"
14:40 - 15:20   Olof Aslund (Uppsala University and IZA), Oskar Nordström Skans (IFAU)
  "Do Anonymous Job Application Procedures Level the Playing Field?"
15:20 - 15:35   Coffee Break
15:35 - 16:15   Eva Mörk (Uppsala University and IZA), Matz Dahlberg (IFAU), Kajsa Johansson (Uppsala University)
  "On Mandatory Activation of Welfare Receivers"
16:15 - 16:55   Fernando A. Lozano (Pomona College and IZA), Todd A. Sorensen (University of California, Riverside)
  "The Labor Market Value to Legal Status"
16:55 - 17:35   Erik Mellander (IFAU), Helge Bennmarker (IFAU), Björn Öckert (IFAU)
  "Do Regional Payroll Tax Reductions Boost Employment?"
19:00       Conference Dinner

Saturday, October 11:

09:30 - 10:45   Keynote Lecture:
Guido Imbens
(Harvard University)
"The Evaluation of Social Programs: Some Practical Advice"
10:45 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:40   Arne Uhlendorff (CREST and IZA), Marco Caliendo (IZA), Gerard van den Berg (Free University of Amsterdam, IFAU and IZA)
  "Matching or Duration Models? A Monte Carlo Study"
11:40 - 12:20   Michael F. Maier (ZEW Mannheim)
  "Quantile Treatment Effect Estimators for Durations under the Conditional Independence Assumption"
12:20 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 14:40   Nicolas R. Ziebarth (Cornell University and IZA)
  "Long-Term Absenteeism and Moral Hazard-Evidence from a Natural Experiment"
14:40 - 15:20   Laura Hartman (IFAU), Erik Grönqvist (IFAU), Jonas Lagerström (Åbo Akademi University)
  "Selection of the Fittest: Coinsurance Payments and Worker Selection"
15:20 - 15:35   Coffee Break
15:35 - 16:15   Knut Røed (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research and IZA), Simen Gaure (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research), Lars Westlie (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research)
  "The Impacts of Labor Market Policies on Job Search Behavior and Post-Unemployment Job Quality"
16:15 - 16:55   Andrey Launov (University of Kent and IZA), Irene Schumm (University of Würzburg), Klaus Wälde (University of Glasgow)
  "Estimating Insurance and Incentive Effects of Labour Market Reforms"
16:55 - 17:35   Anne Bucher (GAINS, Université du Maine)
  "Impacts of Hiring Wage Subsidies Targeted to the Long-term Unemployed on the Low-skilled Labour Market: The French Experience"

List of Participants

Olof Aslund (IFAU)
Anne Bucher (GAINS, Université du Maine)
Marco Caliendo (IZA)
Markus Frölich (University of Mannheim)
Laura Hartman (IFAU)
Guido W. Imbens (Harvard University)
Per Johansson (IFAU)
Grégory Jolivet (University of Bristol)
Andrey Launov (University of Würzburg)
Fernando A. Lozano (University of Michigan)
Michael Maier (University of Mannheim)
Erik Mellander (IFAU)
Oscar A. Mitnik (University of Miami)
Eva Mörk (IFAU)
Oskar Nordström Skans (IFAU)
Knut Roed (The Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research)
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA)
Arne Uhlendorff (IZA)
Gerard J. van den Berg (Free University of Amsterdam)
Ingeborg Waernbaum (Umea University)
Nicolas Robert Ziebarth (DIW Berlin)

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