IZA Workshop

The Older Worker in the Labor Market: Work Time and Work Incentives

May 16 - 17, 2005
D. Maria I Pousada Queluz, Lisbon, Portugal

+++ presentation: 35 minutes +++ discussion: 15 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++


Sunday, May 15

18:00 Arrival Greeting
Monday, May 16

8:40 - 8:45 Welcome by Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
8:45 - 9:45 Richard Disney (University of Nottingham)
"Saving, Employment and the Design of Public Pension Programmes" [download slides]

Discussant: Guglielmo Weber (University of Padua)
9:45 - 10:45 Axel Boersch-Supan (University of Mannheim)
"Labor Market Effects of Population Aging"

Discussant: Stephen Haider (Michigan State University)
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:15 John Rust (University of Maryland), Varadarajan V. Chari (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis), Hugo Hopenhayn (University of California, Los Angeles)
"Design of Efficient Social Insurance Institutions" [download slides]

Discussant: Li Gan (University of Texas)
12:15 - 13:15 Sergi Jimenez-Martin (University Pompeu Fabra) and Alfonso R. Sanchez Martin (CentrA, Sevilla)
"An Evaluation of the Life-Cycle Effects of Minimum Pensions on Retirement Behavior

Discussant: Alain Jousten" (University of Liège and IZA)
13:15 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 15:15 James Banks (University College London) and Meena Kumari (University College London)
"Health and Retirement of Older Workers in Britain: Evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing"

Discussant: Susan Rohwedder (Rand Corporation)
15:15 - 16:15 Michael Hurd (Rand Corporation)
"The Effect of Large Capital Gains or Losses on Retirement"

Discussant: Guglielmo Weber (University of Padua)
16:15 - 16:45 Coffee Break
16:45 - 17:45 Agar Brugiavini (University of Venice), Tito Boeri (Bocconi University, Milan)
"Pension Reforms and Women at Work"

Discussant: Stephen Haider (Michigan State University)
20:00 Conference Dinner
Tuesday, May 17

8:30 - 9:30 Ana Llena Nozal (Free University Amsterdam) and Maarten Lindeboom (Free University Amsterdam and IZA), Bas van der Klaauw (Free University Amsterdam and IZA)
"The Interrelation between Disability and Work and the Role of Health Shocks"

Discussant: Ana Rute Cardoso (IZA)
9:30 - 10:30 Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
"Why Not Retire? The Time and Timing Costs of Market Work"

Discussant: Alain Jousten (University of Liège and IZA)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 John Abowd (Cornell University and IZA)
"The Demand for Older Workers: The Role of Technology and Skill" [download slides]

Discussant: Juan Francisco Jimeno (University of Alcalá de Henares and IZA)
12:00 - 13:00 Frederic Vermeulen (CentER, Tilburg University), Pierre-Carl Michaud (CentER, Tilburg University and IZA)
"A Collective Retirement Model: Identification and Estimation in the Presence of Externalities"

Discussant: Li Gan (University of Texas at Austin)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:30 - 23:00 Field Trip (Sintra and Cascais Area)
  • Pena Palace in Sintra
  • Historical tram from Sintra to Colares
  • Get together at the Colares wine cellars
  • Cape of Roca, the most western point in the European continent
  • Dinner at restaurant by the sea at Guincho beach
  • Cascais
  • Return to Pousada de Queluz

© IZA  Impressum  Last updated: 2005-02-03  webmaster@iza.org