ESSLE 2005 - European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics

Supported by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Hosted by the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Place: Buch/Ammersee, Germany

Date:  September 15-18, 2005

Organizers: Armin Falk (IZA, Bonn University and CEPR),
Steve Pischke (London School of Economics, CEPR and IZA),
Gilles Saint-Paul (Université des Sciences Sociales, Toulouse, CEPR and IZA)


(last updated: September 5)

Thursday 15 September

12:00 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:30

Session 1

Unions, Imports and Wages: Evidence from Data Matching Imports, Firms and Workers
*Francis Kramarz (CREST-INSEE, CEPR and IZA)

15:30 - 16:30

Session 2

The Economics of Prozac
*Etienne Wasmer (University of Quebec at Montreal, CEPR and IZA)

16:30 - 17:00


17:00 - 18:00

Poster Session I
*Presenters are listed at the end of the program

18:00 - 19:00

Session 3
DWP Presentation
*Mike Daly (Department for Work and Pensions)
19:00 - 20:30


Friday 16 September

9:00 - 10:00

Session 4

From Forced Busing to Free Choice in Public Schools: Individual and General Equilibrium Effects
*Victor Lavy (Hebrew University, NBER and CEPR)

10:00 - 11:00

Session 5

Politics, Markets and Schools: Quasi-Experimental Evidence on the Impact of Autonomy and Competition from a Truly Revolutionary UK Reform
*Damon Clark (University of California, Berkeley and IZA)

11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:30

Session 6

Vive La Révolution! Long Term Returns of 1968 to the Angry Students
Eric Maurin (Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques (PSE), CEPR and IZA)
*Sandra McNally (CEP and CEE, London School of Economics and IZA)

12:30 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:30

Session 7

Friendship Relations in the School Class and Adult Economic Attainment
Andrea Galeotti (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena)
*Gerrit Müller (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tinbergen Institute and IZA)

15:30 - 16:30

Session 8:

Does Immigration Affect The Long-Term Educational Outcomes of Natives? Quasi-Experimental Evidence
Eric D. Gould (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, CEPR and IZA)
Victor Lavy (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, NBER and CEPR)
*Daniele Paserman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, NBER, CEPR and IZA)

16:30 - 17:00


17:30 - 18:30

Poster Session II
*Presenters are listed at the end of the program

18:00 - 19:00

Session 9
Intergenerational Mobility and the Informative Content of Surnames
*Maia Güell (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, CEPR and IZA)
José V. Rodríguez Mora (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, CEPR and IZA)
Chris Telmer (Carnegie Mellon University)



Saturday 17 September

9:00 - 10:00

Session 10

Sorting in Experiments
*Edward P. Lazear (NBER, Stanford University, CEPR and IZA)
Ulrike Malmendier (NBER and Stanford University)
Roberto A. Weber (Carnegie Mellon University)

10:00 - 11:00

Session 11

Superstar CEOs
*Ulrike Malmendier (NBER and Stanford University)
Geoffrey Tate (University of Pennsylvania)

11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:30

Session 12

Blue Laws
*Michael Burda (Humboldt University Berlin, CEPR and IZA)
Philippe Weil (NBER, ECARES Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR)

12:30 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:30

Session 13

From Empty Pews to Empty Cradles: Fertility Decline Among European Catholics
Eli Berman (University of California, San Diego)
Laurence R. Iannaccone (George Mason University)
*Giuseppe Ragusa (University of California, San Diego)

15:30 - 16:30

Session 14

Does Parental Leave Affect Fertility and Return-to-Work? Evidence from a "True Natural Experiment"
*Rafael Lalive (University of Zurich and IZA)
Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich, CEPR and IZA)

16:30 - 17:30


17:30 - 18:30 Keynote Address

Labour Supply, Home Production and Structural Change
*Christopher Pissarides (London School of Economics, CEPR and IZA)

19:00 - 21:00

Conference Dinner

*denotes speaker

Presentations should last for up to 1 hour with questions taken throughout.

Poster Session I - Presentations

Making Sense of Bolkestein-Bashing: Trade Liberalization under Segmented Labor Markets
*Gilles Saint-Paul (Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse, CEPR and IZA)

Incentives, Sorting and Performance
*Thomas Dohmen (IZA)
Armin Falk (IZA, University of Bonn and CEPR)

Six Facts about Risk Attitudes: Evidence from a Large Representative, Experimentally-Validated Survey
Thomas Dohmen (IZA)
Armin Falk (IZA, University of Bonn and CEPR)
David Huffman (IZA)
*Uwe Sunde (IZA)
Jürgen Schupp (DIW Berlin and IZA)
Gert G. Wagner (DIW Berlin and IZA)

Why So Many Local Entrepreneurs?
Claudio Michelacci (CEMFI)
*Olmo Silva (CEP, London School of Economics)

Long-Term Effects from a Bad Start? An Analysis of College Graduates using Matched Employer-Employee Data
Phil Oreopoulos (University of Toronto and NBER)
*Till von Wachter (Columbia University and IZA)

Career Dynamics Under Uncertainty: Estimating the Value of Firm Experimentation
*Elena Pastorino (University of Pennsylvania)

Incentives in Competitive Search Equilibrium and Wage Rigidity
*Espen R. Moen (Norwegian School of Management and CEPR)
Åsa Rosen (University of Stockholm)

Early Retirement Behavior in the Netherlands: Evidence from a Policy Reform | [Poster]
*Rob Euwals (CPB, The Hague, IZA and CEPR)
Daniel van Vuuren (CPB, The Hague and Free University Amdterdam)
Ronald Wolthoff (Tinbergen Institute and Free University Amsterdam)

Redistributive Labor-Income Taxation and Bankruptcy in US States
Charles Grant (University of Reading)
*Winfried Koeniger (IZA)

What Accounts for Recent Declines in Welfare Caseloads in the U.S.? The Role of Time Limits
*Francesca Mazzolari (University of California, San Diego)

Poster Session II – Presentations

Returns to Apprenticeship Training in Austria: Evidence from Failed Firms
Josef Fersterer (University of Linz and Landesstatistischer Dienst Salzburg)
Jörn-Steffen Pischke (London School of Economics, CEPR and IZA)
*Rudolf Winter-Ebmer (University of Linz, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna and IZA)

Child Labor and the Labor Supply of Other Household Members
*Marco Manacorda (London School of Economics)

What Fields Do Women-Economists Choose?
Miguel Almunia
*Juan José Dolado (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, CEPR and IZA)

Absenteeism, Gender and Biological Differences | [Slides]
*Andrea Ichino (European University Institute, CEPR and IZA)
Enrico Moretti (University of California, Berkeley and CEPR)

The Impact of Parental Income and Education on the Schooling of their Children
*Arnaud Chevalier (University of Kent and IZA)
Colm Harmon (University College Dublin, CEPR and IZA)
Vincent O’Sullivan (University of Warwick)
Ian Walker (University of Warwick and IZA)

Parental Divorce and Students’ Performance: Evidence from Longitudinal Data
Anna Sanz de Galdeano (CSEF, University of Salerno)
*Daniela Vuri (European University Institute, Florence, CHILD and IZA)

Marriage and the City
*Pieter Gautier (Free University Amsterdam and IZA)
Michael Svarer (University of Aarhus)
Coen Teulings (University of Amsterdam and IZA)

Public Childcare Provision and Mothers' Labor Supply
*Samuel Berlinski (University College London)
Marco Manacorda (London School of Economics)

Maternal Employment and Adolescent Development
*Christopher J. Ruhm (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NBER and IZA)

The Earnings of Prostitutes
*Lex Borghans (Maastricht University)

Gender Differences in Educational Attainment: Evidence on the Role of the Tracking Age from a Finnish Quasi-Experiment
*Tuomas Pekkarinen (Nuffield College, Oxford and IZA)

Poster Sessions – Details

All presenters must provide their own posters. These should be 1 meter x 1 (till 1,5) meter in size. They will be attached to panels or walls using tape or pins (provided by the conference center).
Each presenter stays at his/her own wall giving short presentations and answering questions for each group of participants.