First IZA Prize Conference: Frontiers in Labor Economics

Organizer: Armin Falk (briq, University of Bonn and IZA)
Date:October 24, 2004 - October 25, 2004

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)


presentation: 30 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes +++ general discussion: 5 minutes

Sunday, October 24:

09:25       Welcome address by Armin Falk (IZA)
09:30       Session 1
09:30 - 10:15   Joshua Angrist (MIT and IZA*)), Victor Chernozhukov (MIT), Ivan Fernandez-Val (MIT)
  "Quantile Regression under Misspecification, with an Application to the U.S. Wage Structure"
  Discussant: Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne and IZA)
10:15 - 11:00   Jörn-Steffen Pischke (London School of Economics and IZA*)), Till von Wachter (Columbia University and IZA)
  "The Effect of Compulsory Schooling in Germany"
  Discussant: Holger Bonin (IZA)
11:00 - 11:45   Francis Kramarz (CREST (ENSAE) and IZA*)), Magali Beffy (CREST-INSEE), Moshe Buchinsky (UCLA), Denis Fougere (CNRS and IZA), Thierry Kamionka (CNRS)
  "The Returns to Seniority in France (and Why they are Lower than in the United States)"
  Discussant: Alexandru Voicu (CUNY - College of Staten Island and IZA)
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch Break +++ Lunch Break +++ Lunch Break +++ Lunch Break
13:00       Session 2
13:00 - 13:45   Armin Falk (briq, University of Bonn and IZA*)), Michael Kosfeld (University of Zurich)
  "Distrust - The Hidden Costs of Control"
  Discussant: Georg Weizsäcker (DIW Berlin)
13:45 - 14:30   Andrea Ichino (European University Institute and IZA*)), Fabian Bornhorst (European University Institute), Karl Schlag (European University Institute), Eyal Winter (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  "Trust and Trustworthiness among Europeans: South - North Comparison"
  Discussant: David B. Huffman (University of Pittsburgh and IZA)
14:30 - 15:15   Edward Lazear (Stanford University and IZA*))
  "Speeding, Tax Fraud, and Teaching to the Test"
  Discussant: Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA)
15:15 - 15:45   Coffee Break +++ Coffee Break +++ Coffee Break +++ Coffee Break
15:45       Session 3
15:45 - 16:30   Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich and IZA*)), Andreas Kuhn (University of Zurich), Rafael Lalive (University of Zurich and IZA)
  "Does Unemployment Make You Sick?"
  Discussant: Lorenz Götte (University of Bonn and IZA)
16:30 - 17:15   Arthur van Soest (Tilburg University and IZA*)), James Banks (Institute for Fiscal Studies), Arie Kapteyn (RAND Corporation and IZA), James P. Smith (RAND Corporation and IZA)
  "International Comparisons of Work Disability"
  Discussant: Martin Schellhorn (University of Kiel)
18:00 - 20:00   Guided Tour Jewish Museum Berlin
20:30       Dinner at Restaurant Lutter & Wegner, Gendarmenmarkt

Monday, October 25:

09:30       Session 4
09:30 - 10:15   Barry R. Chiswick (George Washington University and IZA*)), Paul W. Miller (University of Western Australia and IZA)
  "Do Enclaves Matter in Immigrant Adjustments?"
  Discussant: Atanas Christev (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and IZA)
10:15 - 11:00   Hartmut Lehmann (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) and IZA*)), Jochen Kluve ( RWI Essen and IZA), Christoph M. Schmidt ( RWI Essen and IZA)
  "Disentangling Treatment Effects of Active Labor Market Policies: The Role of Employment Histories"
  Discussant: Winfried Koeniger (University of St. Gallen and IZA)
11:00 - 11:45   Jan C. van Ours (Erasmus University Rotterdam and IZA*)), Milan Vodopivec (World Bank and IZA)
  "How Changes in Benefits Entitlement Affect Job-Finding: Lessons from the Slovenian "Experiment""
  Discussant: Olivier Bargain (Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV and IZA)
12:00 - 13:30   Lunch +++ Lunch +++ Lunch +++ Lunch
18:00       IZA Prize Award Ceremony at the Communication Museum

*) current affiliation