IZA - Conference Program


4th IZA Prize Conference: Frontiers in Labor Economics

Organizer: Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA)
Date:November 04, 2007 - November 05, 2007

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)


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Sunday, November 04:

09:29 - 09:30   Welcome Address by Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA)
09:30 - 10:00   Richard B. Freeman (Harvard University and IZA*)), Douglas Kruse (Rutgers University), Joseph Blasi (Rutgers University)
  "Worker Responses To Shirking"
10:00 - 10:30   W. Bentley MacLeod (Princeton University*)), Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA), David Huffman (IZA)
  "Institutions and Contract Enforcement"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30   Susan Vroman (Georgetown University and IZA*)), James Albrecht (Georgetown University and IZA), Axel Anderson (Georgetown University)
  "Search by Committee"
11:30 - 12:00   Ronald Schettkat (University of Wuppertal*))
  "Babies, babies, babies. Work, Fertility and Demand"
12:00 - 12:30   Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Groningen and IZA*)), Gabriele Doblhammer (Rostock University), Kaare Christensen (University of Southern Denmark)
  "Being Born in a Recession Leads to a Higher Cardiovascular Mortality Rate Later in Life"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 14:00   David G. Blanchflower (Dartmouth College and IZA*)), Andrew Oswald (University of Warwick and IZA)
  "Is Well-Being U-Shaped over the Life Cycle"
14:00 - 16:00   Poster Session +++ Coffee Break +++ Poster Session +++ Coffee Break
        Randall K. Q. Akee (University of California, Los Angeles and IZA*)), William Copeland (Duke University Medical Center), E. Jane Costello (Duke University Medical Center)
  "Educational Attainment, Drug Use and Casino Payments: Long Run Child Outcomes from a Quasi-Experiment in Indian Country"
        Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA*)), Hans Baumgartner
  "Turning Unemployment into Self-Employment: Effectiveness and Efficiency of Two Start-Up Programmes"
        Ana Rute Cardoso (IAE Barcelona (CSIC) and IZA*))
  "Big Fish in Small Pond or Small Fish in Big Pond? Money and Status in the Labor Market"
        Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA*)), Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA), David Huffman (IZA), Uwe Sunde (IZA), Jürgen Schupp (DIW Berlin and IZA), Gert G. Wagner (DIW Berlin and IZA)
  "The Measurement and Stability of Risk Preferences"
        David B. Huffman (University of Pittsburgh and IZA*)), Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA), Johannes Abeler (Bonn Graduate School of Economics and IZA), Lorenz Goette (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and IZA)
  "Reference Points as Expectations: A Real Effort Experiment"
        Martin Kahanec (Central European University*)), Mariapia Mendola (University of Milan, Bicocca)
  "Social Determinants of Labor Market Status of Ethnic Minorities in Britain"
        Douglas J. Krupka (University of Michigan and IZA*))
  "City Air or City Markets: Productivity Gains in Urban Areas"
        Uwe Sunde (University of Munich and IZA*)), Thomas Dohmen (IZA), Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA), David Huffman (IZA)
  "Do Seemingly Irrelevant Events Affect Economic Perceptions and Expectations? The FIFA World Cup 2006 as a Natural Experiment"
        Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg and IZA*))
  "The Effect of Job Displacement on the Transitions to Employment and Early Retirement for Older Workers in Four European Countries"
        Zhong Zhao (Renmin University of China and IZA*)), Olivier Bargain (University College Dublin and IZA), Sumon Kumar Bhaumik (Brunel University and IZA), Manisha Chakrabarty (Indian Institute of Management)
  "Earnings Differences between Chinese and Indian Wage Earners, 1987-2004: Trends and the Impact of Education"
16:00 - 16:30   Rainer Winkelmann (University of Zurich and IZA*)), Simon Luechinger (University of Zurich), Alois Stutzer (University of Basel and IZA)
  "The Happiness Gains From Sorting and Matching in the Labor Market"
16:30 - 17:00   Alex Bryson (University College London and IZA*)), David G. Blanchflower (Dartmouth College and IZA)
  "The Wage Impact of Unions in the UK Public and Private Sectors"
17:00 - 17:30   Robert Willis (University of Michigan*)), Daniel Hill (University of Michigan), Michael Perry (University of Michigan)
  "Estimating Knightian Uncertainty from Survival Probability Questions on the HRS"
19:30       Conference Dinner

Monday, November 05:

09:00 - 09:30   Bernard M. S. van Praag (University of Amsterdam and IZA*)), Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell (IAE-CSIC, Barcelona)
  "Job Satisfaction as a Component of Happiness"
09:30 - 10:00   Bob Gregory (Australian National University and IZA*))
  "Evolutions and Big Bangs: The Impact of the State on the Changing Economic Outcomes of Women"
10:00 - 10:30   Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA*)), Klaus Fliessbach (University of Bonn), Bernd Weber (University of Bonn), Peter Trautner (University of Bonn), Christian Elger (University of Bonn), Thomas Dohmen, Uwe Sunde (IZA)
  "Social Comparison Affects Reward-Related Brain Activity in the Human Ventral Striatum"
10:30 - 10:45   Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:15   Orley Ashenfelter (Princeton University and IZA*)), Stepan Jurajda (CERGE-EI and IZA)
  "McWages: Cross-Country Comparisons of Wage Levels and Their Growth, 2000-2007"
11:15 - 11:45   James Albrecht (Georgetown University and IZA*)), Aico van Vuuren (Free University of Amsterdam), Susan Vroman (Georgetown University and IZA)
  "Counterfactual Distributions with Sample Selection Adjustments: Econometric Theory and an Application to the Netherlands”"
12:00 - 13:30   Lunch
17:30       Official IZA Prize Award

*) current affiliation

List of Participants

Randall Akee (IZA)
James Albrecht (Georgetown University)
Orley Ashenfelter (Princeton University)
David Blanchflower (Bank of England)
Alex Bryson (Policy Studies Institiute, London)
Marco Caliendo (IZA)
Ana Cardoso (IZA)
Thomas Dohmen (IZA)
Armin Falk (University of Bonn)
Richard Freeman (Harvard University)
Bob Gregory (Australian National University)
David Huffman (IZA)
Martin Kahanec (IZA)
Douglas Krupka (IZA)
Bentley MacLeod (Columbia University)
Ronald Schettkat (University of Wuppertal)
Uwe Sunde (IZA)
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA)
Bernard van Praag (University of Amsterdam)
Gerard van den Berg (Free University of Amsterdam)
Susan Vroman (Georgetown University)
Robert Willis (University of Michigan)
Rainer Winkelmann (University of Zurich)
Zhong Zhao (IZA)