IZA - Conference Program


IZA Workshop: Unemployment Insurance in the Recession

Organizers: Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:June 27, 2011 - June 28, 2011

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)

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+++ presentation: 40 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++

Monday, June 27:

08:45 - 09:00   Welcome Address
Pierre Cahuc
(Ecole Polytechnique and IZA)
        Session A: Unemployment Insurance Extensions in Recessions (I)
09:00 - 10:00   David Grubb (OECD)
  "Assessing the Impact of Recent Unemployment Insurance Extensions in the United States"
  Discussant: Henry S Farber (Princeton University)
10:00 - 11:00   Pascal Michaillat (London School of Economics), Camille Landais (Stanford University), Emmanuel Saez (University of California, Berkeley and IZA)
  "Optimal Unemployment Insurance over the Business Cycle"
  Discussant: David M. Gray (University of Ottawa)
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session B: Unemployment Insurance Extensions in Recessions (II)
11:30 - 12:30   Stanislav Rabinovich (University of Pennsylvania), Kurt Mitman (University of Pennsylvania)
  "Pro-cyclical Unemployment Benefits? Optimal Policy in an Equilibrium Business Cycle Model"
  Discussant: Björn Brügemann (Yale University)
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 15:00   Stefan Bender (Institute for Employment Research), Johannes F. Schmieder (Boston University and IZA), Till von Wachter (Columbia University and IZA)
  "The Effects of Extended Unemployment Insurance Over the Business Cycle: Evidence from Regression Discontinuity Estimates over Twenty Years"
  Discussant: Robert G. Valletta (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:30   Robert G. Valletta (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco), Henry S. Farber (Princeton University and IZA)
  "Extended Unemployment Insurance and Unemployment Duration in The Great Recession: The U.S. Experience"
  Discussant: Andreas Peichl (IZA)
16:30 - 17:30   Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich), Lukas Inderbitzin (University of St. Gallen), Stefan Staubli (University of St. Gallen)
  "Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance and the Early-Retirement Decision"
  Discussant: Christoph Basten (European University Institute)
19:30       Dinner at Restaurant "Le Bistrot/Ratatouille", Kaiser Karl Hotel, Vorgebirgsstrasse 50, 53119 Bonn

Tuesday, June 28:

        Session C: Short Time Work Compensation
09:00 - 10:00   Björn Brügemann (Yale University), Helge Braun (University of Cologne), Klaudia Michalek (University of Cologne)
  "Welfare Effects of Short-Time Compensation"
  Discussant: Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)
10:00 - 11:00   Tito Boeri (Bocconi University), Herbert Brücker (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg and IZA)
  "Short-time Work Benefits Revisited: Some Lessons from the Great Recession"
  Discussant: David Grubb (OECD)
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30   Alexander Hijzen (OECD), Danielle Venn (OECD, Paris)
  "The Role of Short-time Work Schemes during the 2008-09 Recession"
  Discussant: Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich)
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session D: Macroeconomic Impact of Social Insurance
14:00 - 15:00   Andreas Peichl (IZA), Matthias Dolls (University of Cologne and IZA), Clemens Fuest (University of Oxford and IZA)
  "Automatic Stabilizers and Economic Crisis: US vs. Europe"
  Discussant: Stanislav Rabinovich (University of Pennsylvania)
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:30   Sebastian Siegloch (IZA), Olivier Bargain (University College Dublin and IZA), Herwig Immervoll (OECD and IZA), Andreas Peichl (IZA)
  "Distributional Consequences of Labor-demand Shocks: The 2008-09 Recession in Germany"
  Discussant: Alexander Hijzen (OECD)
16:30 - 17:30   Christoph Basten (European University Institute), Andreas Fagereng (European University Institute and Statistics Norway), Kjetil Telle (Statistics Norway)
  "Cash-on-Hand and the Duration of Job Search: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Norway"
  Discussant: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA)

List of Participants

Christoph Basten (European University Institute)
Stefan Bender (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
Tito Boeri (Bocconi University and IZA)
Helge Braun (University of Cologne)
Björn Brügemann (Yale University and IZA)
Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA)
Mathias Dolls (University of Cologne and IZA)
Henry Farber (Princeton University and IZA)
Anne Gielen (IZA)
David Gray (University of Ottawa)
David Grubb (OECD)
Alexander Hijzen (OECD)
Mark Kristoffersen (University of Aarhus)
Pascal Michaillat (London School of Economics)
Klaudia Michalek (University of Cologne)
Andreas Peichl (IZA)
Stanislav Rabinovich (University of Pennsylvania)
Sebastian Siegloch (IZA)
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA)
Rob Valletta (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and IZA)
Yang Yumei (IZA)
Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich and IZA)