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10th IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists

Organizers: Marco Caliendo (IZA), Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin)
Location:Buch/Ammersee, Germany
Date:May 26, 2011 - May 29, 2011

Event Manager:

Elke Henn (IZA)


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

Thursday, May 26:

12:00 - 14:00   Open Lunch
        Session A: Wages and Related Issues
  Chair: Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University)
14:30 - 15:10   Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Melbourne), Stefanie Schurer (Victoria University of Wellington)
  "An Economists Perspective on the Stability of Locus of Control"
15:10 - 15:50   Magne Mogstad (Statistics Norway), Kjell Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics and IZA), Manudeep Bhuller (Statistics Norway)
  "Life-Cycle Bias and the Returns to Schooling in Current and Lifetime Earnings"
15:50 - 16:30   Gesine Stephan (Institute for Imployment Research (IAB)), Gerhard Krug (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
  "Is Contracting-out Intensified Placement Services More Effective Than In-house Production? Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment"
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee Break
17:00 - 17:40   Jos van Ommeren (Free University Amsterdam), Ismir Mulalic (Technical University of Denmark), Ninette Pilegaard (Technical University of Denmark)
  "Wages and Commuting: Quasi-natural Experiments' Evidence from Firms that Relocate"
17:40 - 18:20   Louis-Philippe Morin (University of Ottawa)
  "The Effect of Cohort Size on Youth Earnings"
19:00       Dinner

Friday, May 27:

        Session B: Time and Timing
  Chair: Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin)
09:10 - 09:50   Giulio Zanella (University of Bologna), Peter Rupert (University of California, Santa Barbara)
09:50 - 10:30   Leslie S. Stratton (Virginia Commonwealth University), Elena Stancanelli (Cergy-Pontoise University)
  "Her Time, His Time, or the Maid’s Time: An Analysis of the Demand for Domestic Work"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Session C: Macro Issues
  Chair: Leslie S. Stratton (Virginia Commonwealth University)
11:00 - 11:40   Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin), Mark Weder (University of Adelaide)
  "Payroll Taxes, Social Insurance and Business Cycles"
11:40 - 12:20   Daniel D. Santos (IBMEC Business School), Carlos Corseuil (IPEA, Brazil), Rodrigo Dias (IBRE, Brazil), Miguel Foguel (IPEA, Brazil)
  "Disentangling Stigma from Firm Effect on Wage Losses for Laid-off Workers"
12:20 - 13:00   Kory Kroft (Yale University), Matthew J. Notowodigdo (University of Chicago)
  "Should Unemployment Insurance Vary With the Local Unemployment Rate: Theory and Evidence"
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
        Session D: Biological and Non-Cognitive Issues
  Chair: Corrado Giulietti (IZA)
14:30 - 15:10   Solomon Polachek (Binghamton University, New York), Xu Zhang (State University of New York at Farmingdale), Xing Zhou (Nankai University)
  "A Biological Basis for the Gender Wage Gap: Fecundity and Age and Educational Hypogamy"
15:10 - 15:50   Corrado Giulietti (IZA), Christian Schluter (University of Southampton (UK)), Jackline Wahba (University of Southampton (UK) and IZA)
  "Migrants and Social Networks: Old Ideas, Lasting Myths and New Findings"
15:50 - 16:30   Shing-Yi Wang (New York University)
  "Statistical Discrimination, Productivity and the Height of Immigrants"
        Session E: Migration
  Chair: Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Melbourne)
19:00       Dinner

Saturday, May 28:

        Session F: Peer Effects
  Chair: Alexander Muravyev (IZA)
09:00 - 09:40   Albrecht Glitz (Pompeu Fabra University)
  "Coworker Networks in the Labour Market"
09:40 - 10:20   Anna Laura Mancini (ZEW Mannheim), Chiara Monfardini (University of Bologna and IZA), Silvia Pasqua (University of Turin)
  "On Intergenerational Transmission of Reading Habits in Italiy: Is a Good Example the Best Sermon?"
10:20 - 10:50   Coffee Break
        Session G: Sickness and Absenteeism
  Chair: Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin)
10:50 - 11:30   René Böheim (University of Linz), Thomas Leoni (Austrian Institute of Economic Research)
  "Firms' Moral Hazard in Sickness Absences"
11:30 - 12:10   Martin Ljunge (University of Copenhagen)
  "Sick of Taxes? Sick Leave, Effort, and Taxes"
12:20 - 13:20   Lunch
        Session H: Education and Human Capital
  Chair: Solomon Polachek (Binghamton University, New York)
13:20 - 14:00   Emma Tominey (University of York), Pedro Carneiro (University College London and IZA), Kjell Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics and IZA)
  "Better Late than Never? The Timing of Income and Human Capital Investments in Children."
14:00 - 14:40   Matt Dickson (University of Bristol), Sarah Smith (University of Bristol)
  "What Determines The Return to Education: An Extra Year or a Hurdle Cleared?"
15:00 - 18:30   Excursion to Andechs Monastery
19:30       Conference Dinner

Sunday, May 29:

        Departure after Breakfast

List of Participants

René Böheim (University of Linz and IZA)
Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA)
Deborah Cobb-Clark (University of Melbourne and IZA)
Matt Dickson (University of Bristol and IZA)
Giulietti Corrado (IZA)
Albrecht Glitz (Pompeu Fabra University and IZA)
Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
Kory Kroft (Yale University)
Martin Ljunge (University of Copenhagen)
Anna Laura Mancini (ZEW Mannheim)
Magne Mogstad (Statistics Norway and IZA)
Louis-Philippe Morin (University of Ottawa)
Alexander Muravyev (IZA)
Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA)
Solomon Polachek (State University of New York at Binghamton and IZA)
Daniel D. Santos (IBMEC Business School, Brazil)
Gesine Stephan (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg and IZA)
Leslie Stratton (Virginia Commonwealth University and IZA)
Emma Tominey (University of York and IZA)
Jos van Ommeren (Free University Amsterdam and IZA)
Shing-Yi Wang (New York University)
Giulio Zanella (University of Bologna)