IZA - Conference Program


IZA Workshop: Sources of Welfare and Well-Being

Organizers: Andreas Peichl (IZA), David G. Blanchflower (Dartmouth College), Andrew J. Oswald (IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:October 19, 2011 - October 21, 2011

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)

Keynote Sessions: +++ presentation: 40 minutes +++ discussion: 20 minutes +++
Paper Sessions: +++ presentation: 10 minutes +++ discussion: 30 minutes +++


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Wednesday, October 19:

19:00       Informal Dinner at Restaurant "Dreesen Gasthaus im Stiefel", Bonngasse 30, Bonn

Thursday, October 20:

08:45 - 09:15   Registration
09:15 - 09:30   Welcome Address by Andrew J. Oswald (Acting Director of Research, IZA)
        Session A: Trends and Life-Cycle
  Chair: Andrew J. Oswald (IZA)
09:40 - 09:50   Arthur van Soest (Tilburg University), Eric Bonsang (ROA, Maastricht University, Netspar)
  "Satisfaction with Life and Its Domains among Older Individuals across European Countries"
09:50 - 10:00   Eugenio Proto (University of Warwick), Aldo Rustichini (University of Minnesota)
  "The Hump-Shaped Relation between Income and Life Satisfaction"
10:00 - 10:30   Discussion
10:30 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Keynote I
  Chair: David G. Blanchflower (Dartmouth College)
11:30 - 12:30   Andrew Steptoe (University College London)
  "Well-being and Health: An Epidemiological Perspective"
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session B: Experiments
  Chair: Andreas Peichl (IZA)
14:00 - 14:10   David G. Blanchflower (Dartmouth College)
  "Evaluating the Pulse of the Nation"
14:10 - 14:20   Emilia Simeonova (Tufts University), Randall Akee (Tufts University and IZA), William Copeland (Duke University), Adrian Angold (Duke University), E. Jane Costello (Duke University)
  "Rich Dad, Poor Dad: Short- and Long-Term Effects of Quasi-Experimental Income Transfers on Children’s and Young Adult Well-being"
14:20 - 14:30   Richard Dorsett (National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)), Andrew J. Oswald (IZA)
  "Well-being and In-Work Benefits -- A Field Experiment"
14:30 - 15:00   Discussion
15:00 - 16:00   Coffee Break
        Session C: Income
  Chair: David G. Blanchflower (Dartmouth College)
16:00 - 16:10   Simon Jäger (Harvard University), Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA)
  "Stock Market Returns and Well-Being"
16:10 - 16:20   Thomas Deckers (University of Bonn), Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA), Hannah Schildberg-Hoerisch (University of Bonn)
  "Nominal or Real? The Impact of Regional Price Levels on Life Satisfaction"
16:20 - 16:40   Discussion
18:30       Dinner at Restaurant "Strandhaus", Georgstr. 28, Bonn

Friday, October 21:

        Session D: Unhappiness
  Chair: David G. Blanchflower (Dartmouth College)
09:30 - 09:40   Anne C. Gielen (IZA), Jan C. van Ours (Tilburg University and IZA)
  "Unhappiness and Job Finding"
09:40 - 09:50   Claudia Senik (Paris School of Economics)
  "Why are the French so Unhappy? The Cultural Dimension of Happiness"
09:50 - 10:00   Olga Popova (CERGE-EI), Vladimir Otrachshenko (Nova School of Business and Economics)
  "Life (Dis)satisfaction and Decision to Migrate: Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe"
10:00 - 10:30   Discussion
10:30 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Keynote II
  Chair: Andreas Peichl (IZA)
11:30 - 12:30   Erik Schokkaert (K.U. Leuven)
  "Fairness and Happiness: How to Respect Individual Preferences?"
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session E: Measurement
  Chair: Andreas Peichl (IZA)
14:00 - 14:10   Olivier Bargain (University of Aix-Marseille II), Alpaslan Akay (IZA)
  "What's Mine is Yours? Estimating Collective Models using Traditional versus Subjective Data"
14:10 - 14:20   Ori Heffetz (Cornell University), Daniel Benjamin (Cornell University), Miles Kimball (University of Michigan), Nichole Szembrot (Cornell University)
  "Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Developing a National Well-Being Index Based on Stated Preference"
14:20 - 14:30   Lex Borghans (Maastricht University), Maarten Vendrik (Maastricht University and IZA)
  "Heterogeneous Preferences, Female Labor Participation and Life Satisfaction"
14:30 - 15:00   Discussion
15:00 - 16:00   Coffee Break
        Session F: Welfare
  Chair: Andrew J. Oswald (IZA)
16:00 - 16:10   Dirk Neumann (University of Cologne), Olivier Bargain (University of Aix-Marseille II and IZA), André Decoster (K.U. Leuven), Mathias Dolls (IZA and University of Cologne), Andreas Peichl (IZA), Sebastian Siegloch (IZA)
  "Welfare, Labour Supply and Heterogeneous Preferences: Evidence for Europe and the US"
16:10 - 16:20   Koen Decancq (University of Antwerp), Francois Maniquet (CORE), Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton University)
  "Multidimensional Poverty Measurement: Should We Take Preferences Into Account?"
16:20 - 16:40   Discussion

List of Participants

Patrick Arni (IZA)
Olivier Bargain (University of Aix-Marseille II and IZA)
David G. Blanchflower (Dartmouth College and IZA)
Eric Bonsang (Maastricht University)
Lex Borghans (Maastricht University and IZA)
Koen Decancq (University of Antwerp)
Thomas Deckers (University of Bonn)
Philipp Doerrenberg (University of Cologne)
Mathias Dolls (IZA)
Richard P. Dorsett (National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR))
Vanessa Dräger (IZA)
Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA)
Carina Furnée (Maastricht University)
Anne C. Gielen (IZA)
Corrado Giulietti (IZA)
Amanda Goodall (IZA)
Martin Guzi (IZA)
Ori Heffetz (Cornell University)
Simon Jäger (Harvard University and IZA)
Annabelle Krause (IZA)
Steffen Künn (IZA)
Dirk Neumann (University of Cologne and IZA)
Andrew J. Oswald (IZA)
Andreas Peichl (IZA)
Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA)
Janneke Pieters (IZA)
Olga Popova (CERGE-EI)
Eugenio Proto (University of Warwick)
Hannah Schildberg-Hoerisch (University of Bonn)
Ricarda Schmidl (IZA)
Erik Schokkaert (K.U. Leuven)
Simone Schüller (IZA)
Claudia Senik (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
Zahra Siddique (IZA)
Sebastian Siegloch (IZA)
Emilia Simeonova (Tufts University)
Andrew Steptoe (University College London)
Bert Van Landeghem (K.U. Leuven)
Arthur van Soest (Tilburg University and IZA)
Maarten Vendrik (Maastricht University and IZA)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)