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7th IZA Conference on Labor Market Policy Evaluation

Organizers: Alberto Abadie (Harvard University), Marco Caliendo (IZA), Guido W. Imbens (Harvard University), Gary King (Harvard University), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Mannheim)
Location:Harvard University, Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS)
Date:October 07, 2011 - October 08, 2011

Event Manager:

Elke Henn (IZA)


Friday, October 07:

08:55 - 09:00   Introduction
        Session A
  Chair: Gary King (Harvard University)
09:00 - 09:30   Joseph G. Altonji (Yale University), Timothy Conley (University of Western Ontario), Todd E. Elder (Michigan State University), Christopher R. Taber (University of Wisconsin-Madison and IZA)
  "Methods for Using Selection on Observed Variables to Address Selection on Unobserved Variables"
09:30 - 10:00   Michael Lechner (University of St. Gallen), Conny Wunsch (University of St. Gallen and IZA)
  "Sensitivity of Matching-based Program Evaluations to the Availability of Control Variables"
10:00 - 10:30   John C. Ham (University of Maryland), Xianghong Li (York University)
  "Assessing the Ability of Matching to Address Attrition Bias in Health Expenditure Data Using the Rand Health Experiment"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Session B
  Chair: Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Mannheim)
11:00 - 11:30   Martin Huber (University of St. Gallen), Giovanni Mellace (University of St. Gallen)
  "Testing Instrument Validity for LATE Identification Based on Inequality Moment Constraints"
11:30 - 12:00   Carlos A. Flores (University of Miami), Alfonso Flores-Lagunes (University of Florida and IZA)
  "Partial Identification of Local Average Treatment Effects with an Invalid Instrument"
12:00 - 12:30   Fabrizia Mealli (University of Florence), Barbara Pacini (University of Pisa)
  "Using Secondary Outcomes and Covariates to Sharpen Inference in Instrumental Variable Settings"
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session C
  Chair: Alberto Abadie (Harvard University)
14:00 - 14:30   Jinhyun Lee (University of St. Andrews)
  "Sharp Bounds on Heterogeneous Individual Treatment Responses"
14:30 - 15:00   Marianne P. Bitler (University of California, Irvine and IZA), Jonah B. Gelbach (Yale University), Hilary W. Hoynes (University of California, Davis and IZA)
  "Can Variation in Subgroups' Average Treatment Effects Explain Treatment Effect Heterogeneity? Evidence from a Social Experiment"
15:00 - 15:30   Patrick Arni (IZA), Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne and IZA), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Mannheim and IZA)
  "Carrots & Sticks – Do Public Employment Service Policy Mixes Matter for Job Seekers’ Earnings?"
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30   Keynote Address :
        Donald B. Rubin (Harvard University)
  "Evaluation of Job Training when Faced with: Noncompliance with Randomized Assignment, Differential Dropout, and Censoring of Wages when Not Employed"
19:00       Conference Dinner

Saturday, October 08:

        Session D
  Chair: Donald B. Rubin (Harvard University)
09:00 - 09:30   Wilbert van der Klaauw (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Richard Blundell (University College London and IZA), Marco Francesconi (University of Essex and IZA)
  "Anatomy of Welfare Reform Evaluation: Announcement and Implementation Effects"
09:30 - 10:00   Bruno Crépon (CREST-INSEE), Esther Duflo (MIT), Marc Gurgand (Paris School of Economics), Roland Rathelot (CREST), Philippe Zamora (CREST)
  "Do Labor Market Policies Have Displacement Effect? Evidence from a Clustered Randomized Experiment"
10:00 - 10:30   Jeffrey A. Smith (University of Michigan), Brian Jacob (University of Michigan), Jens Ludwig (University of Chicago and IZA)
  "Estimating Neighborhood Effects on Low-Income Youth"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Session E
  Chair: Guido W. Imbens (Harvard University)
11:00 - 11:30   Stefan Hoderlein (Boston College), Yuya Sasaki (Brown University)
  "Continuous Treatments"
11:30 - 12:00   Clement de Chaisemartin (Paris School of Economics), Xavier d'Haultofeuille (Crest / Insee)
  "Fuzzy Change in Change"
12:00 - 12:30   Petyo Bonev (University of Mannheim), Gerard van den Berg (University of Mannheim and IZA), Enno Mammen (University of Mannheim)
  "Nonparametric Instrumental Variable Methods for Treatment Evaluation among Survivors"
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session F
  Chair: Marco Caliendo (IZA)
14:00 - 14:30   Victor Lavy (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), Ran Abramitzky (Stanford University)
  "How Responsive is Investment in Schooling to Changes in Redistribution Policies and in Returns"
14:30 - 15:00   Robert W. Fairlie (University of California, Santa Cruz), Dean Karlan (Yale University), Jonathan Zinman (Dartmouth College)
  "Gate Opens, Gate Shuts: Short- and Long-Term Effects of Entrepreneurship Training in a Randomized Evaluation"
15:00 - 15:30   Blaise Melly (Brown University), Martin Huber (University of St. Gallen)
  "Nonseparable Sample Selection Models"


Alberto Abadie (Harvard University and IZA)
Joseph G. Altonji (Yale University and IZA)
Patrick Arni (IZA)
Marianne P. Bitler (University of California, Irvine and IZA)
Petyo Bonev (University of Mannheim)
Marco Caliendo (IZA)
Bruno Crepon (CREST-INSEE and IZA)
Guillermo Cruces (CEDLAS-UNLP and IZA)
Clement de Chaisemartin (Paris School of Economics)
Susana Cordeiro Guerra (Harvard Kennedy School)
Robert Fairlie (University of California, Santa Cruz and IZA)
Carlos A. Flores (University of Miami)
Jonah B. Gelbach (Yale University)
John C. Ham (University of Maryland and IZA)
Stefan Hoderlein (Boston College)
Martin Huber (University of St. Gallen)
Guido W. Imbens (Harvard University and IZA)
Gary King (Harvard University and IZA)
Victor Lavy (Hebrew University and IZA)
Michael Lechner (University of St. Gallen and IZA)
Jinhyun Lee (University of St. Andrews)
Fabrizia Mealli (University of Florence)
Giovanni Mellace (Universtiy of St. Gallen)
Blaise Melly (Brown University)
Oscar Mitnik (University of Miami and IZA)
Manfra Pellegrino (City University of New York)
Donald B. Rubin (Harvard University)
Olmo Silva (Harvard Kennedy School and IZA)
Jeffrey A. Smith (University of Michigan and IZA)
Wilbert van der Klaauw (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and IZA)