CERT-IZA-CLMS Workshop on Labor Markets in Transition Countries


Date: Friday, May 24, 2002
Place: Center for Labor Market Studies, Higher School of Economics, Moscow


Morning Session: 


Christoph M.Schmidt (University of Heidelberg and IZA)



09:00 - 09:15

Introductory Remarks by Vadim Radayev (Vice Rector of the HSE), Vladimir Gimpelson (CLMS and IZA) and Hartmut Lehmann (CERT, IZA and CLMS)



09:15 - 10:00

David Brown (CERT and IZA) and John Earle (Upjohn Institute, IZA and CLMS)
"Worker and Job Flows in Russian Industry"


10:00 - 10:45

Vladimir Gimpelson (CLMS and IZA) and Rostislav Kapeliushnikov (CLMS and IMEMO)
"Fear of Unemployment, Actual Unemployment and Flexibility of Wages in Russia"



10:45 - 11:00

Coffee/Tea Break



11:00 - 11:45

Hartmut Lehmann (CERT, IZA and CLMS), Kaja Philips (Tartu University) and Jonathan Wadsworth (LSE and IZA)
"The Incidence and Cost of Job Loss in Estonia"

11:45 - 12:30 Irina Denisova (NES and CEFIR)
"Staying Longer in Unemployment Registry in Russia: Lack of Education, Bad Luck, or Something Else?"



12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session:

Chair: Hartmut Lehmann (CERT, IZA, and CLMS)
13:30 - 14:15 Jochen Kluve (University of California and IZA), Hartmut Lehmann (CERT, IZA and CLMS)
and Christoph M. Schmidt (University of Heidelberg and IZA)
"Disentangling Treatment Effects of Polish Active Labor Market Policies: Evidence from Matched Samples"
14:15 - 15:00 Alexandru Voicu (IZA)
"Employment Dynamics in the Romanian Labor Market. A Markov Chain Monte Carlo Approach"
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee/Tea Break
15:30 - 16:15 Axel Heitmueller (CERT and IZA)
"Unemployment Benefits, Risk Aversion, and Migration Incentives"



16:15 - 17:00 John Earle (Upjohn Institute and IZA) and Klara Sabirianova (WDI and IZA)
"Structural Change, Mismatch and Job Mobility"



17:00 - 17:45 Boris Kuznetsov (Interdepartmental Analytical Center, Moscow), Giovanni Mangiarotti (CERT) and Mark Schaffer (CERT and IZA)
"Insider Ownership and Economic Performance: Evidence from Russia"


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