Second IZA Prize Conference - Frontiers in Labor Economics

Organizer: Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA)
Location:Berlin, Germany
Date:October 23, 2005 - October 24, 2005

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)


Sunday, October 23:

09:30       Welcome address by Armin Falk (IZA and University of Bonn)
09:30 - 10:30   James J. Heckman (University of Chicago and IZA*)), Jora Stixrud (University of Chicago), Sergio Urzua (University of Chicago)
  "The Effects of Cognitive and Noncognitive Abilities on Labor Outcomes and Social Behavior"
10:30 - 11:30   Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Groningen and IZA*))
  "An Economic Analysis of Exclusion Restrictions for Instrumental Variable Estimation"
11:30 - 11:45   Coffee Break +++ Coffee Break +++
11:45 - 12:45   Hartmut Lehmann (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) and IZA*)), Norberto Pignatti (University of Bologna and IZA), Jonathan Wadsworth (University of London and IZA)
  "The Incidence and Cost of Job Loss in the Ukrainian Labor Market"
12:45 - 13:45   Lunch Break +++ Lunch Break +++
13:45 - 14:45   Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA*)), Thomas Dohmen (IZA)
  "Sorting, Incentives and Performance"
14:45 - 16:15   Poster Session +++ Coffee Break +++ Poster Session

Holger Bonin (IZA)
"Is the Labor Demand Curve Downward-Sloping?"

Thomas Dohmen (IZA), Armin Falk (IZA), David Huffman (IZA), Uwe Sunde (IZA), Jürgen Schupp (DIW Berlin), Gert.G. Wagner (DIW Berlin)
"Individual Risk Attitudes: New Evidence from a Large, Representative, Experimentally-Validated Survey"

David Huffman (IZA), Lorenz Goette (University of Zurich and IZA) and Stephan Meier (Federal Reserve Bank; Boston)
"The Impact of Social Interaction on Cooperation, Trust, and Norm Enforcement: Evidence from a (Battle-)Field Experiment with Swiss Army Officers"

Winfried Koeniger (IZA) "Labor Hoarding and Product Market Regulation"

Uwe Sunde (IZA), Armin Falk (IZA) and David Huffman (IZA)
"Do I have what it takes? The Consequences of Uncertainty about One's Type for Search Behavior"
16:15 - 17:15   Dale T. Mortensen (Northwestern University and IZA*)), Eva Nagypal (Northwestern University)
  "More on Unemployment and Vacancy Fluctuations"
18:30 - 20:15   Guided Tour Deutscher Reichstag
20:30       Conference Dinner

Monday, October 24:

10:00 - 11:00   Christopher A. Pissarides (London School of Economics and IZA*)), L. Rachel Ngai (London School of Economics)
  "Trends in Labour Supply and Economic Growth"
11:00 - 12:00   Pierre Cahuc (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA*)), Yann Algan (University of Marne la Vallée and IZA)
  "Civic Attitudes and the Design of Labor Market Institutions: Which Countries can implement the Danish Model?"
12:00 - 13:00   Tito Boeri (Bocconi University and IZA*)), Pietro Garibaldi (University of Turin and IZA), Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA)
  "Tinkering in the Dark with the Mortensen and Pissarides Model"
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch Break +++ Lunch Break +++
14:15       Lunch Speech by Richard B. Freeman (Harvard University)
"The Future of the Unions"
19:00       IZA Prize Award Ceremony

*) current affiliation