IZA - Conference Program


3rd Joint IZA/IFAU Conference on Labor Market Policy Evaluation

Organizers: Gerard J. van den Berg (VU University Amsterdam and IZA), Marco Caliendo (IZA), Erik Mellander (IFAU)
Location:Uppsala, Sweden
Date:October 01, 2010 - October 02, 2010

Event Manager:

Elke Henn (IZA)


- Preliminary -

Thursday, September 30:

19:00 Welcome Dinner at Clarion Hotel Gillet

Friday, October 01:

09:25 - 09:30   Introduction
09:29       Session: Gender
09:30 - 10:15   Jeffrey A. Smith (University of Michigan and IZA), Sebastian Calonico (University of Michigan)
  "The Women of the National Supported Work Demonstration"
10:15 - 11:00   Pal Schone (Institute for Social Research, Oslo), Inés Hardoy (Institute for Social Research, Oslo)
  "Higher and Higher? Can Cheaper Day Care Spur Female Labour Supply, when Supply is Already High?"
11:00 - 11:15   Break
11:14       Session: Evaluation and Social Interactions
11:15 - 12:00   Ari Kang (Carnegie Mellon University)
  "Parental Choices and the Labor Market Outcome of Children"
12:00 - 12:45   Debopam Bhattacharya (University of Oxford)
  "Treatment Misallocation"
12:45 - 14:00   Lunch
13:59       Session: Age-Specific Labor Market Policies
14:00 - 14:45   Ricarda Schmidl (IZA and IZA), Caliendo, Marco (IZA), Künn, Steffen (IZA)
  "Fighting Youth Unemployment: The Effects of Active Labor Market Policies"
14:45 - 15:30   Patrick Arni (University of Lausanne)
  "How to Improve Labor Market Programs for Older Job-Seekers? Evidence from a Social Experiment"
15:30 - 15:45   Break
15:44       Session: Contracting
15:45 - 16:30   Erik Grönqvist (IFAU), Helge Bennmarker (IFAU), Björn Öckert (IFAU)
  "Effects of Contracting Out Employment Services: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment"
16:30 - 17:15   Pierre Koning (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and IZA), Carolyn J. Heinrich (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  "Cream-skimming, Parking and other Intended and Unintended Effects of Performance-Based Contracting in Social Welfare Services"
19:00       Conference Dinner at Villa Anna

Saturday, October 02:

09:29       Session: Structural Estimation
09:30 - 10:15   Stephen Kastoryano (University of Amsterdam), Bas van der Klaauw (Free University Amsterdam and IZA)
  "Dynamic Evaluation of Job Search Training"
10:15 - 11:00   Todd Pugatch (University of Michigan), James Levinsohn (Yale University)
  "The Role of Reservation Wages in Youth Unemployment in Cape Town, South Africa: A Structural Approach"
11:00 - 11:15   Break
11:14       Session: Identification
11:15 - 12:00   Francis Vella (Georgetown University and IZA), Roger Klein (Rutgers University), Chan Shen (Georgetown University)
  " Triangular Semiparametric Models Featuring Two Dependent Endogenous Binary Outcomes"
12:00 - 12:45   Per Johansson (IFAU and IZA), Xavier de Luna (Umea University)
  "Testing for Nonparametric Identification of Treatment Effects in the Presence of an Instrument"
12:45 - 14:00   Lunch
12:45       Session: Policy Evaluation
14:00 - 14:45   Oana Calavrezo (DARES French Ministry of Labour), Richard Duhautois (CEE), Emmanuelle Walkowiak (University of Paris 12)
  "Short-Time Compensation and Establishment Exit: An Empirical Analysis with French Data"
14:45 - 15:30   Anne C. Gielen (IZA), Lex Borghans (Maastricht University and IZA), Erzo Luttmer (Harvard Kennedy School and IZA)
  "Social Support Shopping: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity in Disability Insurance Reform"
15:30 - 15:45   Break
15:44       Session: Matching Estimators
15:45 - 16:30   Xavier de Luna (Umeå University), Per Johansson (Uppsala University, IFAU and IZA), Sara Sjöstedt-de Luna (Umeå University)
  "Bootstrap Inference for K-nearest Neighbour Matching Estimators"

Patrick Arni (University of Lausanne)
Debopam Bhattacharya (Oxford University)
Oana Calavrezo (French Ministry of Labour - DARES)
Marco Caliendo (IZA)
Xavier de Luna (Umea University)
Anne Gielen (IZA)
Erik Grönqvist (IFAU)
Per Johansson (IFAU)
Ari Kang (University of North Dakota)
Stephen Kastoryano (University of Amsterdam)
Pierre Koning (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis)
Erik Mellander (IFAU)
Todd Pugatch (University of Michigan)
Ricarda Schmidl (IZA)
Pal Schone (Institute for Social Research)
Jeffrey Smith (University of Michigan)
Gerard van den Berg (University of Mannheim)
Francis Vella (Georgetown University)