IZA - Conference Program


Structural Econometric Analysis of Labor Market Policy

Organizers: Holger Bonin (IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna and IZA), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Groningen and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:November 12, 2005 - November 12, 2005

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)


50 minutes session +++ 40 minutes presentation +++ 10 minutes general discussion

Saturday, November 12:

09:00       Session 1: Calibration
09:30 - 10:20   Bruno Van der Linden (IRES, Université catholique de Louvain and IZA*)), Gabriele Cardullo (Catholic University of Louvain)
  "Employment Subsidies and Substitutable Skills: An Equilibrium Matching Approach"
10:20 - 11:10   Susan Vroman (Georgetown University and IZA*)), James Albrecht (Georgetown University and IZA), Gerard J. van den Berg (Free University of Amsterdam and IZA)
  "The Knowledge Lift: The Swedish Adult Education Program that aimed to eliminate Low Worker Skill Levels"
11:10 - 11:40   Coffee / Tea Break
11:40       Session 2: Active Labor Market Programs
11:40 - 12:30   Denis Fougère (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA*)), Thomas Brodaty (Université de Cergy-Pontoise and THEMA), Muriel Roger (INRA)
  "The Structural Effects of Active Labor Market Programmes on the Transition from Unemployment to Employment"
12:30 - 13:20   Monica Costa Dias (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London and IZA*)), Costas Meghir (University College London and IZA), Barbara Sianesi (Institute for Fiscal Studies), Jerome Adda (Univerity College London)
  "Evaluating Dynamic Treatment: The Swedish Active Labour Market Programmes"
13:20 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30       Session 3: Policy Reforms
14:30 - 15:20   Shannon Seitz (Queen's University*)), Jeremy Lise (Queen's University), Jeffrey A, Smith (University of Michigan and IZA)
  "Equilibrium Policy Experiments and the Evaluation of Social Programs"
15:20 - 16:10   James Albrecht (Georgetown University and IZA*)), Lucas Navarro (Queen Mary), Susan Vroman (Georgetown University and IZA)
  "Modeling the Effects of Labor Market Reforms in a Developing Economy"
16:10 - 16:40   Coffee / Tea Break
16:40       Session 4: Monitoring
16:40 - 17:30   Christian Belzil (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA*)), Vanessa di Paola (Université d'Aix Marseille and LEST), Stephanie Moullet (CEREQ)
  "Schooling, Search, Employment Contracts, Training and Promotions"
17:30 - 18:20   Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Groningen and IZA*)), Bas van der Klaauw (Free University of Amsterdam and IZA)
  "Structural Analysis of Monitoring and Search Efforts"
20:00       Conference Dinner at Restaurant Roses

*) current affiliation

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