IZA - Conference Program


Employment Protection and Labor Markets

Organizers: Pierre Cahuc (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA), Winfried Koeniger (University of St. Gallen and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:December 02, 2005 - December 03, 2005

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)


Friday, December 02:

13:00       Session: Determinants of EPL
13:30 - 14:30   Björn Brügemann (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and IZA*))
  "Employment Protection: Tough to Scrap or Tough to Get"
  Discussant: Winfried Koeniger (University of St. Gallen and IZA)
14:30 - 15:30   Julien Prat (CREST and IZA*)), Winfried Koeniger (IZA)
  "Employment Protection, Product Market Regulation and Firm Selection"
  Discussant: Pietro Garibaldi (Collegio Carlo Alberto and IZA)
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee/Tea Break
16:00       Session: EPL and Employment Dynamics
16:00 - 17:00   Pietro Garibaldi (Collegio Carlo Alberto and IZA*)), Tito Boeri (Bocconi University and IZA)
  "Two Tier Reforms of Employment Protection: A Honeymoon Effect?"
  Discussant: Marco Leonardi (University of Milan and IZA)
17:00 - 18:00   Julián Messina (Universidad de Alicante and IZA*)), Giovanna Vallanti (London School of Economics)
  "Job Flow Dynamics and Firing Restrictions: Evidence from Europe"
  Discussant: Uwe Sunde (University of Munich and IZA)
19:00       Conference Dinner at Brewery Bönnsch

Saturday, December 03:

09:30       Session: EPL and Temporary Contracts
09:30 - 10:30   Marloes De Graaf-Zijl (UWV Netherlands Social Security Institute and IZA*))
  "The Attractiveness of Temporary Employment to reduce Adjustment Costs: A Conjoint Analysis"
  Discussant: Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA)
10:30 - 11:30   Lawrence M. Kahn (Cornell University and IZA*))
  "The Impact of Employment Protection Mandates on Demographic Temporary Employment Patterns: International Microeconomic Evidence"
  Discussant: Řivind Anti Nilsen (Norwegian School of Economics and IZA)
11:30 - 12:00   Coffee/Tea Break
12:00       Session: EPL and Optimal Contracts
12:00 - 13:00   Giulio Fella (Queen Mary, University of London*))
  "Optimal Severance Pay in a Matching Model"
  Discussant: Julien Prat (CREST and IZA)
13:00 - 14:15   Lunch
14:15       Session: Unemployment Insurance and EPL
14:15 - 15:15   Yann Algan (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA*)), Pierre Cahuc (University of Paris and IZA)
  "Civic Attitudes and the Design of Labor Market Institutions"
  Discussant: Giuseppe Bertola (EDHEC Business School)
15:15 - 16:15   Michael Neugart (Darmstadt University of Technology*))
  "The Choice of Insurance in the Labor Market"
  Discussant: Julián Messina (Universidad de Alicante and IZA)
16:15 - 16:45   Coffee/Tea Break
16:45       Session: The Effect of EPL in Quasi-Natural Experiments
16:45 - 17:45   William Kerr (Harvard Business School*)), David Autor (MIT), Adriana Kugler (University of Houston and IZA)
  "Do Employment Protections Reduce Productivity? Evidence from U.S. States"
  Discussant: Björn Brügemann (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and IZA)
17:45 - 18:45   Voraprapa Nakavachara (University of Southern California*)), Bentley MacLeod (Columbia University and IZA)
  "Default Rules: The Case of Wrongful Discharge Laws"
  Discussant: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg and IZA)

*) current affiliation