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IZA/CERESS Workshop Empirical Personnel Economics: Investigating the Organization of Labor within Firms

Organizers: Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA), René Fahr (University of Paderborn and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:November 19, 2004 - November 20, 2004

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)

We wish to thank the Center for Empirical Research in the Economic and Social Sciences (CERESS) at the University of Cologne for financial support.


Thursday, November 18:

17:30-19:00 Edward Lazear (Stanford University and IZA)
"Wage and Turnover Structure: Theory and New Data In Personnel Economics"

Place: Bonn University, Juridicum, Room K (about 100 meters from IZA)

Friday, November 19:

09:00 - 09:10   Welcome
09:10 - 10:10   Christian Belzil (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA*)), Michael Bognanno (Temple University and IZA)
  "The Promotion Dynamics of American Executives"
10:10 - 11:10   Tim Barmby (University of Aberdeen*)), Barbara Eberth (University of Aberdeen)
  "Evolution of Earnings in an Internal Labor Market: A Counterfactual Analysis"
  Discussant: Ben Kriechel (Economix Research & Consulting and IZA)
11:10 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30   Niels C. Westergård-Nielsen (Copenhagen Business School and IZA*)), Paul Bingley (University of Aarhus)
  "Tenure, Career Making and Pay over the Life Cycle"
  Discussant: Barbara Eberth (University of Aberdeen)
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 14:30   Tor Eriksson (Aarhus School of Business*)), Marie-Claire Villeval (University of Lyon 2 and IZA)
  "Other-Regarding Preferences and Performance Pay: An Experiment on Incentives and Sorting"
  Discussant: Tom McKenzie (City University London)
14:30 - 15:30   Simon Gächter (University of Nottingham and IZA*)), Esther Kessler (University of St. Gallen), Manfred Königstein (University of Erfurt and IZA)
  "Performance Incentives and the Dynamics of Voluntary Cooperation"
  Discussant: Kathrin Manthei (RFH Koeln)
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30   Poster Session
17:30 - 18:30   Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA*)), Michael Kosfeld (University of Zurich)
  "Distrust - The Hidden Cost of Control"

Saturday, November 20:

09:15 - 10:15   Kathryn Shaw (Stanford University and IZA*)), Casey Ichniowski (Columbia University)
  "Connective Capital: Building Problem-Solving Networks Within Firms"
  Discussant: W. Bentley MacLeod (Princeton University)
10:15 - 11:15   Dirk Sliwka (University of Cologne and IZA*))
  "On the Hidden Costs of Incentive Schemes"
  Discussant: Wendelin Schnedler (University of Paderborn and IZA)
11:15 - 11:45   Coffee Break
11:45 - 12:45   Steffen Huck (University College London*)), Andrew Seltzer (Royal Holloway), Brian Wallace (Royal Holloway)
  "Deferred compensation and gift exchange: An investigation into multi-period labour markets"
  Discussant: Alwine Mohnen (Munich University of Technology and IZA)
12:45 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 15:00   Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA*)), Ben Kriechel (University of Maastricht and IZA)
  "Workplace Reorganization Induced Earnings Inequality"
  Discussant: Uwe Sunde (University of Munich and IZA)
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:30   Bernd Irlenbusch (University of Cologne and IZA*)), Christine Harbring (Towers Perrin)
  "Sabotage and the Endogenous Design of Tournaments"
  Discussant: David B. Huffman (University of Pittsburgh and IZA)
16:30 - 17:30   Joop Hartog (University of Amsterdam and IZA*))
  "Schools, Skills and Risk"
  Discussant: René Fahr (University of Paderborn and IZA)
20:00       Conference Dinner

*) current affiliation

Poster Presenters

Thomas Dohmen (IZA)
Barbara Eberth (University of Aberdeen)
René Fahr (University of Cologne and IZA)
Christian Grund (University of Bonn and IZA)
David Huffman (IZA)
Ben Kriechel (University of Maastricht and IZA)
Kathrin Manthei (University of Cologne) [paper]
Alwine Mohnen (University of Cologne)
Wendelin Schnedler (University of Trier and IZA)
Uwe Sunde (IZA)