Third IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists

+++ Supported by a grant of the German Science Foundation/Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) +++

June 3-6, 2004, Buch am Ammersee, Germany

(last update: June 1)

presentation: 30 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes

Thursday, June 3
  Session I: Labor Supply
Chair: Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA)

15:00 - 15:40 Leslie S. Stratton (Virginia Commonwealth University and IZA)
Specialization in Household Activities within Cohabiting versus Married Households

15:40 - 16:20 Maureen Paul (University of Warwick)
Does the Fairness of the Distribution of Wealth Affect Individual Labour Supply?

16:20 - 16:50 Coffee Break

16:50 - 17:30 Lorenz Goette (University of Zurich and IZA) and David Huffmann (IZA)
Reference-Dependent Preferences and the Allocation of Effort Over Time: Evidence from Natural Experiments with Bike Messengers

17:30 - 18:10 Regina T. Riphahn (University of Basel and IZA) and Axel Engellandt (University of Basel)
Incentive Effects of Bonus Payments: Evidence from a Multinational Company

19:30 Dinner

Friday, June 4
  Session II: Human Capital
Chair: Melvyn Coles (IAE Barcelona and IZA)

8:30 - 9:10 Julian R. Betts (University of California, San Diego) and Andrew Zau (Public Policy Institute
of California)
Peer Groups and Academic Achievement: Panel Evidence from Administrative Data

9:10 - 9:50 Eric Maurin (CREST-INSEE) and Theodora Xenogiani (CREST)
Demand for Education and Labour Market Outcomes: Lessons from the Abolition of Compulsory Conscription in France

9:50 - 10:30 Wim Vijverberg (University of Texas at Dallas and IZA)
Early Human Capital Skills and Labor Market Entry

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

  Session III: Search and Unemployment
Chair: Gülcin Gümüs (IZA)

11:00 - 11:40 Jim Albrecht (Georgetown University and IZA), Pieter A. Gautier (Erasmus University and IZA) and Susan Vroman (Georgetown University and IZA)
Equilibrium Directed Search with Multiple Applications

11:40 - 12:20 Bart Cockx (Catholic University of Louvain and IZA) and Jean Ries (Catholic University of Louvain)
The Exhaustion of Unemployment Benefits in Belgium. Does it Enhance the Probability of Employment?

12:20 - 13:00 Pieter A. Gautier (Erasmus University and IZA) and José L. Moraga-González (Erasmus University)
Strategic Wage Setting and Coordination Frictions with Multiple Applications

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

  Session IV: Internal Labor Markets
Chair: Susan Vroman (Georgetown University and IZA)

14:30 - 15:10 Rita Almeida (World Bank and IZA) and Pedro Carneiro (University College London and IZA)
On-the-Job Training: Estimating Costs and Returns Using Firm Level Data

15:10 - 15:50 Pedro Martins (University of St. Andrews)
Firm-Level Social Returns to Education

15:50 - 16:30 Uwe Sunde (IZA)
Potential, Prizes and Performance: Testing Tournament Theory with Professional Tennis Data

19:00 Dinner

Saturday, June 5
  Session V: Development and Transition
Chair: Joe Stone (University of Oregon)

9:15 - 9:55 Thomas Bauer (Ruhr University Bochum and IZA) and David A. Jaeger (College of William and Mary and IZA)
Local Labor Markets and East-West Migration in Germany

9:55 - 10:35 Peter F. Orazem (Iowa State University and IZA) and Milan Vodopivec (World Bank and IZA)
Do Market Pressures Induce Economic Efficiency? The Case of Slovenian Manufacturing, 1994-2001

10:35 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:40 Christina Gathmann (University of Chicago and IZA)
Are Older Cohorts the Winners of East Germany's Transition? The Effect of Investment, Selection and Institutions on Relative Wages

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

  Session VI: Children and Health
Chair: Sher Verick (IZA)

13:30 - 14:10 Alison L. Booth (Australian National University and IZA) and Melvyn Coles (IAE Barcelona and IZA)
Part-time Employment Traps and Childcare Policy

14:10 - 14:50 Rajeev H. Dehejia (Columbia University) and Adriana Lleras-Muney (Princeton University)
Booms, Busts, and Babies' Health

14:50 - 15:30 Andreas Kuhn (University of Zurich), Rafael Lalive (University of Zurich and IZA) and Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich and IZA)
Does Unemployment Make You Sick?

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break

18:30 Conference Dinner