SOCIETY OF LABOR ECONOMISTS 2014

 

Audio is available for the President's Address and the two invited talks. Just click on "Audio" next to the title.

Final Program

SESSION FORMAT:

Author’s presentation (20 minutes)
Chair’s discussion (up to 5 minutes)
Floor discussion (5 minutes, to the 30-minute paper limit)
Your chair may decide to give you a few more minutes for presentation. Be sure to ask before the session starts. .

 

Friday, May 2

7:00 – Breakfast and Registration -- Salon 4

8:00-9:30 Sessions A

1. Theory, Organizations, and Recruitment -- Salon 1
Chair: Paul Oyer

Michael Powell, Jin Li, and Rongzhu Ke: “Managing Careers in Organizations
Jed DeVaro and Oliver Gürtler: “Advertising and Labor Market Matching: A Tour Through the Times
Ori Zax and Michael Waldman: “An Exploration of the Promotion Signaling Distortion

2. Segregation in Occupations and Workplaces -- Salon 2
Chair: Christopher Jepsen

Lingwen Zheng: “Tipping Points: The Dynamics of Workplace Segregation By Race and Ethnicity
Amelie F. Constant, Simone Schueller, and Klaus Zimmermann: “Ethnic Spatial Dispersion and Immigrant Identity
Carmit Segal and Amalia Miller: “Do Female Officers Improve Law Enforcement Quality? Effects on Crime Reporting and Domestic Violence Escalation

3. Racial Discrimination in the Labor Market -- Salon 3
Chair: William Lincoln

Morgane Laouenan: “‘Can’t Get Enough’: Prejudice, Contact-jobs and the Racial Wage Gap in the US
Alan Seals, John M. Nunley, Adam Pugh, and Nicholas Romero: “Racial Discrimination in the Labor Market for Recent College Graduates: Evidence from a Field Experiment
Conrad Miller: “The Persistent Effect of Temporary Affirmative Action

4. Health, Disability, and Welfare -- Salon 5
Chair: Marianne Page

Aline Bütikofer and Meghan Skira: “Missing Work Is a Pain: The Effect of Cox-2 Inhibitors on Sickness Absence
Manudeep Bhuller, Sebastian Königs, and Christian N. Brinch: “Time Aggregation and State Dependence in Welfare Receipt
Pietro Biroli: “Genetic and Economic Interaction in the Formation of Human Capital. The Case of Obesity

5. Invited Session: Displaced Workers-- Salon 6
Chair: Bruce Fallick

Till von Wachter, Lars Vilhuber, and Max Risch: “Job Displacement in Jobless Recoveries
Pawel Michal Krolikowski: “Displaced Workers and Aggregate Labor Market Fluctuations
Lars Vilhuber and Kalyani Raghunathan: “Measuring Firm-level Displacement Events With Administrative Data

6. Business Cycles: Housing and Labor Market Interactions -- Salon 7
Chair: James Spletzer

Scott A. Imberman and Michael F. Lovenheim: “Does the Market Value Value-Added? Evidence from Housing Prices After a Public Release of School and Teacher Value-Added
Michael Insler and Kurtis Swope: “Did the Pursuit of Good Schools Contribute to the U.S. Housing Bubble?
Richard Disney and John Gathergood: “House prices, wealth effects and labor supply

7. Immigration -- Studio A
Chair: Benoit Dostie

Ruohong Cai, Mariola Pytlikova, Shuaizhang Feng , and Michael Oppenheimer: “Climate and International Migration: The Importance of the Agricultural Linkage
Todd A. Sørensen, Peter  Norlander, and Briggs Depew: “Flight of the H-1B: Inter-Firm Mobility and Return Migration Patterns for Skilled Guest Workers

Benjamin Elsner: “Let’s Be Selective about Migrant Self-Selection

8. Trade and Employment -- Studio C
Chair: Francis Kramarz

David Dorn, Daron Acemoglu, David Autor, Gordon H. Hanson, and Brendan Price: “Import Competition and the Great US Employment Sag of the 2000s”
Richard B. Freeman and Fan Liang: “Back to the Future: China’s emerging labor relations system
Andreas Lichter, Andreas Peichl and Sebastian Siegloch: “Exporting
and Labor Demand: Micro-level evidence from Germany

9:30-10:00 am: Break

10:00 am – 12:00 Noon Sessions B

1. Econometric Methods -- Salon 1
Chair: Joshua Angrist

Mathis Wagner, Cristian Bartolucci, and Claudia Villosio: “Who Migrates and Why?
Sander
Wagner: “Rusty Instruments? Revisiting the Twin Approach to Estimating the Relationship between Fertility and Maternal Labour Market Outcomes
David Slichter: “Testing Instrument Validity and Identification with Invalid Instruments
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Xuan Chen and Carlos A. Flores: “Bounds on Population Average Treatment Effects with an Instrumental Variable

2. Education and Gender -- Salon 2
Chair: Kristin McCue

Laurent Bossavie and Ohto Kanninen: “The Gender Gap Reversal in Education: An Explanation Based on Gender Differences in Test Score Dispersion
Tuomas Pekkarinen, Sari Pekkala Kerr, Matti Sarvimaki, and Roope Uusitalo: Educational choice and information on labour market prospects: Evidence from a randomised field experiment
Rania Gihleb and Osnat Lifshitz: “Dynamics Effects of Educational Assortative Mating on Labor Supply
Drew Griffen: “Evaluating the Effects of Child Care Policies on Children’s Cognitive Development and Female Labor Supply

3. Education and Career Outcomes -- Salon 3
Chair: Christopher Taber

Pian Shu: “Career Choice and Skill Development of MIT Graduates: Are the ‘Best and Brightest’ Going into Finance?
Amanda Agan: “Starting at Community College: Heterogeneity in Outcomes
Amanda L. Griffith and Kevin N. Rask: “The Effect of Institutional Expenditures on Employment Outcomes and Wages
Anders Stenberg and Bart H.H. Golsteyn: “Comparing Long Term Earnings Trajectories of Individuals with General and Specific Education

4. Work Practices and Health -- Salon 5
Chair: Jeffrey Smith

Bastian Ravesteijn, Hans van Kippersluis, and Eddy van Doorslaer: “The Wear and Tear on Health: What Is the Role of Occupation?”
Robert J. Willis: “The Cognitive Demands of Work and the Length of Working Life: The Case of Computerization
Nicolas R. Ziebarth and José R. Guardado: “A Model of Worker Investment in Safety and Its Effects on Accidents and Wages
Vincent Pohl, Christopher Neilson, and Francisco Parro: “The Effect of Health Shocks on Employment: Evidence From Accidents in Chile

5. Internal Labor Markets -- Salon 6
Chair: Katharine Abraham

Masaki Nakabayashi: “Career Experiences Replaced: Emergence of Japanese Internal Labor Markets
Alex Bryson, John Forth, and Lucy Stokes: “Are Firms Paying More for Performance?
Mitchell Hoffman and Elizabeth Lyons: “Do Higher Salaries Lead to Higher Performance? Evidence from State Politicians
Guillaume Vermeylen, Benoît Mahy, and François Rycx: “Educational Mismatch and Firm Productivity: Does the Working Environment Matter?

6. Invited Session: Networks in Labor Markets -- Salon 7
Chair: Derek Neal

Francis Kramarz: “Worker Social Networks and Firm-Level Job Creation
Ian Schmutte: “Free to Move? A Network Analytic Approach for Learning the Limits to Job Mobility
Jeanne Tschopp: “Wage Bargaining as a Social Interaction Problem: An Application to Germany
Franziska Hawranek and Norbert Schanne: “Your very private job agency: Job referrals based on residential location networks

7. (Im)migration and Assimilation -- Studio A
Chair: Richard Freeman

Nicole Rae Baerg, Julie L. Hotchkiss, and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli: “Threatening to Defect: The Impact of Undocumented Workers on Support for the Democrats
Deniz Gevrek, Z. Eylem Gevrek, and Cahit Guven “Benefits of Education at the Intensive Margin: Childhood Academic Performance and Adult Outcomes among American Immigrants
Costanza Biavaschi, Corrado Giulietti, and Zahra Siddique: “The Americanization of Migrants’ Names and its Economic Payoff
Donna Feir: “The Long Term Effects of Forcible Assimilation Policy: The Case of Indian Boarding Schools

8. Labor Demand -- Studio C
Chair: John Kennan

Raicho Bojilov: “Incentives to Work or Incentives to Quit?
Dario Pozzoli, Pierpaolo Parrotta, and Davide Sala, “Labor Diversity and Firm Export
Sarah Kroeger: “The Contribution of Offshoring to the Convexification of the U.S. Wage Distribution
Elke Jahn, Boris Hirsch, and Claus Schnabel: “The cyclical behaviour of employers’ monopsony power and workers’ wages

12:00-1:30 Lunch -- Salon 4
Al Rees lecture

John Abowd: Introduction of the Speaker
Henry Farber: “Why You Can’t  Find a Taxi in the Rain and Other Labor-Supply Lessons from Cab DriversAudio

1:30 – 3:00 – Poster Sessions
Graphic cloud depiction of the poster topics submitted thanks to Lars Vilhuber.

Your poster number tells your board position, e.g., the first poster is I.A.1.

I. Education -- Studio D

A. Others in Education

1. Louis-Philippe Beland: “The Effect of High School Shootings on Schools and Student Performance
2. Elena Crivellaro: “College Wage Premium Over Time: Trends in Europe in the Last 15 Years
3. Andrew Greenland: “The Good News About Disappearing Jobs: U.S. High School Dropout Rates and Import Exposure
4. Natalia Kyui: “Education, Professional Choice and Labour Market Outcomes: Influence of Preferences, Parental Background and Labour Market Tightness
5. Grace Li: “A Monte Carlo Study of Migration and Child Educational Production: Aggregated vs. Disaggregated Resource Modeling
6. Marc Luppino: “Partial Compliance with Affirmative Action Bans: Evidence from University of California Admissions
7. Giuseppe Migali: “University Dropouts: An Evaluation of the Effects of the Tuition Fee Reform in the UK
8. Jeffrey Penney: “Racial Interaction Effects and Student Achievement
9. Fraser Summerfield: “Labor Market Conditions, Skill Requirements and Education Mismatch

B. Returns to Education
1. Benjamin C. Anderson and Michael Sinkey: “Like Mike or Like LeBron: Do the Most Able Need College to Signal?
2. Bethlehem Asres Argaw: “The Effect of Female Education on Health Knowledge and Fertility Behavior: Evidence from Primary Schooling Reform in Ethiopia
3. Youjin Hahn: “Do Greater School Autonomy and Accountability Make a Difference? Evidence from the Random Assignment of Students into Private and Public High Schools in Seoul
4. Andrew Hill: “The Costs of Failure: Negative Externalities in High School Course Repetition
5. Verena Lauber: “Quantity or Quality? Rethinking the Education Gradient in Parental Childcare Based on the German Case
6. Sophie-Charlotte Meyer: “Do Occupational Demands Explain the Educational Gradient in Health?
7. Julie Moschion: “The Impact of Family Size on School Achievement: Test Scores and Subjective Assessments by Teachers and Parents
8. Teresa Foy Romano: “Assessing the Effect of School Days and Absences on Test Score Performance
9. Anthony Strittmatter: “Have It Your Way: Demand Side Effects of Course Choices on the Return to Training
10. Douglas Webber: “The Lifetime Earnings Premia of Different Majors: Correcting for Selection Based on Cognitive, Noncognitive, and Unobserved Factors

II. Health & Family -- Studio D

A. Health
1. Taehyun Ahn: “Reduction of Working Time: Does It Lead to a Healthy Lifestyle?”
2. Simona Bejenariu: “Austerity Measures and Infant Health. Lessons from an Unexpected Wage Cut Policy
3. Mohamed Ali Ben Halima: “The Effects of the Generosity of the Sickness Insurance System on Sick Leave Duration: Approach Based on Collective Bargaining Agreements
4. YoonKyung Chung: “Chronic Health Conditions and Economic Outcomes
5. Claudio  Deiana: “Health Shocks and Labour Market Transitions in Europe
6. Eleni Kalfa: “Immigrants’ Educational Mismatch and the Penalty of Over-education
7. Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia: “The Effects of the Great Recession on Teenagers’ Risky Health Behaviors and Time Use
8. Bénédicte Rouland: “Activating Sick-listed Workers: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
9. Catherine Maclean: “The Lasting Effects of Leaving School in An Economic Downturn on Alcohol Use

B. Other Family Topics
1. Serafima Chirkova: “Do Pro-natalist Policies Reverse Depopulation in Russia?
2. Christina Gathmann: “Returns to Citizenship: Evidence from Germany’s Immigration Reform
3. Luise Görges: “The Power of Love – Subtle Driving-Force for Unegalitarian Labour Division?
4. Kristiina Huttunen: “Job Loss, Family Ties and Regional Mobility
5. Olga Malkova: “The Effect of Paid Parental Leave and a Child Benefit on Fertility
6. Nico Pestel: “Marriage Markets on the Campus: University Education and Assortative Mating in Germany, 1952-2012

C. Gender Topics
1. Karsten Albæk: “Decomposing wage distributions on a large data set – a quantile regression approach
2. Kerry L. Papps: “Female Labor Supply and Marital Instability
3. Pierpaolo Parrotta: “Female-led firms: Performance and risk attitudes
4. Doreen Triebe: “Wo(men) at Work? The Impact of Cohabiting And Married Partner Earnings on Women’s Work Hours

III. Methods, Immigration, & Networks -- Studio E

A. Various
1. Sofie J. Cabus: “Are Health Professionals Better Off in Foreign Industries? On Inter-Industry Wage Differentials and Job-Related Ability
2. Nathan Dong: “The Relation of Social Networks and Health Service Demand
3. Colin Green: “Play Hard, Shirk Hard? The Effect of Bar Hours Regulation on Worker Absence
4. Xin Jin: “Lateral Moves, Promotions, and Task-specific Human Capital: Theory and Evidence
5. Matthew S. Johnson: “Does Publicizing Enforcement Deter Future Crime? Evidence from Press Releases on Workplace Safety Compliance
6. Joseph Marchand: “Skills, Tasks, and Energy Booms
7. Neel Rao: “The Impact of Macroeconomic Conditions in Childhood on Adult Labor Market Outcomes
8. Martin Schonger: “Social Preferences or Sacred Values? Theory and Evidence of Deontological Motivations
9. Shruti Sharma: “Imported Intermediate Inputs and Workforce Composition: Evidence from India’s Tariff Liberalization
10. Tymon Słoczyński: “Mostly Harmless Simulations? On the Internal Validity of Empirical Monte Carlo Studies

B. Immigration
1.Wifag Adnan: “The Impact of Labor Mobility Restrictions on Social & Economic Welfare: the Case of the Blockade on Gaza
2. Benjamin Elsner: “Let’s Be Selective about Migrant Self-Selection
3. Kayuna Nakajima: “Immigrant Wage Assimilation, Selective Emigration, and the Welfare State
4. Andrew W. Nutting: “Political Environment and Domestic Migration

C. Peer/Network
1. Cédric Gorinas: “Deal Drugs Once, Deal Drugs Twice: Reinforcing Peer Effects in Prison on Recidivism
2. Getinet  Haile: “Are You Unhappy Having Minority Co-workers?
3. Camille Hémet: “Diversity and Employment Prospects: Do Neighbors Matter?
4. Ulf Zölitz: “Bad Apples and Blinding Lights - On the Nature of Peer Effects in Academic Achievement

IV. Supply, Demand, & Wages -- Studio E

A. Labor Supply
1. Rebecca Chenevert: “Changing Levels of Spousal Education and Labor Force Supply
2. Sarah Hamersma: “Food Security and Teenage Labor Supply
3. Benjamin Cerf Harris: “The Transgender Wage and Employment Gap: Evidence from Federal Administrative Records and the American Community Survey
4. Max Löffler: “Discrete Choice Labor Supply Models and Wage Exogeneity

B. Unemployment
1. Lorenzo Corsini: “Finite mixture modeling of unemployment duration
2. Kilian Niedermayer: “How Short-Time Work Stabilizes Employment In Times Of Crisis
3. Donna S. Rothstein: “An Analysis of Long-term Unemployment
4. Sonja G. Schatz: “Prediction Errors: Re-employment Expectations and Realizations

C. Wages
1. C. Adam Bee: “An Evaluation of Retirement Income in the CPS ASEC Using Form 1099-R Microdata
2. Andriana Bellou: “Occupations after WWII: The Legacy of Rosie the Riveter
3. Evan N. Buntrock: “Relative Income and Job Search: Information or Irritation?
4. Romina Giuliano: “Productivity, Wages, and Profits among Belgian Firms: Do Fixed-Term Contracts Matter?
5. Seik Kim: “Employer Learning, Job Changes, and Wage Dynamics
6. Stephanie Vincent Lyk-Jensen: “Opportunity Cost and the Incidence of a Draft Lottery
7. Amanda M Michaud: “An Information Theory of Worker Flows and Wage Dispersion
8. Anna Sjögren: “How Long and How Much? Learning About the Design of Wage Subsidies from Policy Discontinuities
9. Jens Stephani: “Locus of Control and Low-Wage Mobility
10. Heiko Stüber: “Downward Real Wage Rigidity and Equal Treatment Wage Contracts: Evidence from Germany
11. Tatu Westling: “Internal Labor Market Flows and Wages: Evidence Across the Hierarchy”

 

Coffee Break Will Be Served between 2:30-3:00 Outside the Poster Rooms

3:00-5:00  Sessions C

1. Wage Differentials -- Salon 1
Chair: Lars Vilhuber

Paul Sullivan and Ted To: “Job Dispersion and Compensating Wage Differentials
Álvaro A. Novo and Mário Centeno: “Paying for others’ protection: Causal evidence on wages in a two-tier system
Peter Brummund: “Impact of Firing Restrictions on Establishment Performance: Evidence from Indonesia
Alison Weingarden: “A Signaling Model of Mass Layoffs and Workers’ Incentives” 
 

2. Intergenerational Parenting and Gender Effects -- Salon 2
Chair: Lawrence Katz

Kjell G. Salvanes, Pedro Carneiro, Italo Lopez Garcia, and Emma Tominey: “Intergenerational Mobility and the Timing of Parental Income
Olga Nottmeyer, Tanika Chakraborty, Simone Schüller, and Klaus F. Zimmermann: “Beyond The Average: Peer Heterogeneity and Intergenerational Transmission of Education
Sandra E. Black, Paul J. Devereux, and Kjell G. Salvanes: “Does Grief Transfer Across Generations? In-Utero Deaths and Child Outcomes
Lorenzo Cappellari and Paul Bingley: “Correlations of Brothers’ Earnings and Intergenerational Transmission

3. Teacher Quality -- Salon 3
Chair: David Autor

Richard Mansfield and Jason Cook: “Task-Specific Experience and Task-Specific Talent: Decomposing the Productivity of High School Teachers
Celia Patricia Vera: “Career Mobility Patterns of Public School Teachers
Mehtabul Azam and Geeta Gandhi Kingdon: “Assessing Teacher Quality in India
Joshua Angrist, Erich Battistin, and Daniela Vuri: “In a Small Moment: Cheating and Class Size in Italian Primary Schools

4. Disability Insurance -- Salon 5
Chair: Janet Currie

Seonghoon Kim: “The Labor Supply and Welfare Effects of Early Access to Medicare through Social Security Disability Insurance
Stefan Staubli and Philippe Ruh: “Intensive and Extensive Labor Supply Responses of Disability Insurance Recipients
Eva Deuchert, Lukas Kauer, Helge Liebert, and Carl Wuppermann: “No disabled student left behind? Evidence from a social field experiment
Nicholas Lawson: “The Welfare Implications of Fiscal Interactions Between Social Programs

5. Household Decision-Making -- Salon 6
Chair: Joseph Altonji

Marion Goussé: “Marriage Market and Intra Household Allocation
Ines Berniell, Dolores de la Mata, and Matilde P. Machado: “The Impact of a Permanent Income Shock on the Situation of Women in the Household: the Case of a Pension Reform in Argentina
Arna Vardardottir and Tomas Thörnqvist: “Bargaining Over Risk: The Impact of Decision Power on Household Portfolios
Jan Kabátek, Henk-Wim de Boer, and Egbert L.W. Jongen: “Comparing the Effectiveness of Fiscal Stimuli for Working Parents

6. Business Cycles and Employment I -- Salon 7
Chair: John Haltiwanger

Mário Centeno and Álvaro A. Novo: “Worker churning during the financial crisis: the role of firm quality
James R. Spletzer and Henry R. Hyatt: “The Recent Decline in Short Duration Jobs
Rafael Lalive, Camille Landais, and Josef Zweimüller: “Market Externalities of Large Unemployment Insurance Extension Programs
Barry Hirsch and Muhammad M. Husain: “Multiple Job Holding, Local Labor Markets, and the Business Cycle

7.  Immigration and Labor Market Outcomes -- Studio A
Chair: Nicole Baerg

Ahmed Tritah, Eva Moreno-Galbis, and Fabio Mariani: “Effects of Immigration in Frictional Labor Markets: Theory and Empirical Evidence from EU Countries
Çaglar Özden and Mathis Wagner: “Immigrants Versus Natives? Displacement and Job Creation
Mehtap Akgüç: “Do Visas Matter? Labor Market Outcomes of Immigrants in France by Visa Classes at Entry
Rebecca Lessem and Carl Sanders: “Decomposing the Native-Immigrant Wage Gap in the United States

8. Job Polarization -- Studio C
Chair: David Dorn

Matias Cortes, Nir Jaimovich, Christopher J. Nekarda, and Henry E. Siu: “The Micro and Macro of Job Polarization
Joanne Lindley and Stephen Machin: “Labour Market Polarization, Urbanization and Skill-Biased Consumption
Nellie L. Zhao: “Firm Hiring Behavior in a Polarizing Labor Market
Hee-Seung Yang and Myungkyu Shim: “Incentives and Dynamics: Job Polarization as Market Responses to Interindustry Wage Differentials

 

5:30 – Salon 4
Presentations and Awards
Chair: President Lawrence Katz
Presentation of Sherwin Rosen Prize -- David Autor
Presentation of H. Gregg Lewis Prize -- William Lincoln
Introduction of New Fellows
SOLE Executive Board Announcements
Presidential Address: John M. Abowd
: Where Have All the (Good) Jobs Gone? Audio

7:00 COCKTAIL RECEPTION -- Prefunction Space

 

Saturday, May 3

7:00 – Breakfast

8:00-9:30 Sessions D

1. Family Formation -- Salon 1
Chair: Fidan Ana Kurtulus

Mutlu Yuksel, Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel, and Melanie Khamis: “For Better or for Worse: The Long-Term Effects of Postwar Mobilization on Family Formation
Hitoshi Shigeoka: “School Entry Cutoff Date and the Timing of Births
Biagio Speciale and Abdul G. Noury: “Women and Radical Religious Rule: Evidence from Afghanistan

2. Gender Wage Gap -- Salon 2
Chair: Amelie Constant

Osborne Jackson and Ian Burn: “Valuable Vows?  Same-Sex Marriage Legalization and An Examination of the Marriage Premium
Sarah Cattan: “Psychological Traits and the Gender Wage Gap
Holly Monti, Lori Reeder, and Martha Stinson: “How Long Do Early Career Decisions follow Women? The Impact of Industry and Firm size History on the Middle-age Gender Wage Gap

3. School Quality -- Salon 3
Chair: Michael Strain

Kehinde Ajayi: “Does School Quality Improve Student Performance? New Evidence from Ghana
Osea Giuntella and Rania Gihleb: “Nuns and the Effects of Catholic Schools. Evidence from Vatican II
Christopher Jepsen and Todd Elder: “Are Catholic Primary Schools More Effective Than Public Primary Schools?

4. Mandated Insurance -- Salon 5
Chair: Thomas DeLeire

James Bailey: “Health Insurance and the Supply of Entrepreneurs: New Evidence from the Affordable Care Act's Dependent Coverage Mandate
Allison Marier and Andrew Friedson: “The Effect of Mandated Health Insurance on Physician Reimbursement: Evidence from the Massachusetts Health Reform
Silvia Helena Barcellos and Mireille Jacobson: “The Effects of Medicare on Medical Expenditure Risk and Financial Strain

5. Displacement II -- Salon 6
Chair: Till von Wachter

Simon Wiederhold, Ljubica Nedelkoska, and Frank Neffke: “The Impact of Skill Mismatch on Earnings Losses after Job Displacement
Anne E. Polivka, Mark J. Kutzbach, and Jeffrey A. Groen: “Storms and Jobs: The Effect of Hurricanes on Individuals’ Employment and Earnings over the Long Term”
Sachiko Kazekami: “The Geography of Trade and Agglomeration in Japan

6. Pot Pourri -- Salon 7
Chair: Lawrence Kahn

Justin Wolfers, Daniel W. Sacks, and Betsey Stevenson: “Growth in Income and Subjective Well-Being Over Time
Claus Pörtner, Michael Toomim, and Nail Hassairi: “Testing the Theory of Equalizing Differences Using Online Labor Market Experiments”
Josh Kinsler, Peter Arcidiacono, and Joseph Price: “Productivity Spillovers in Team Production: Evidence from Professional Basketball

7. Household Structure, Divorce -- Studio A
Chair: Henry Hyatt

Ho-Po Crystal Wong: “When Homemakers Are Compensated: A Study of the Effects of Homemaking Provision in Property Division Following Divorce
Jennifer Milosch: “House Price Shocks and Individual Divorce Risk In the United States
Melissa Ruby Banzhaf: “When It Rains, It Pours:  Under What Circumstances Does Job Loss Lead to Divorce?

8. Educational Attainment -- Studio C
Chair: Douglas Webber

Nolan Noble: Childhood Health & Education The Impact of Influenza at Different Ages on Education
Olmo Silva, Steve Gibbons, and Felix Weinhardt: “I (Don’t) Like the Way You Move: The Disruptive Effects of Residential Turnover on Student Attainment
Andreas Steinmayr: “When a Random Sample Is Not Random. Bounds on the Effect of Migration on Children Left Behind

9:30-10:00 Break

10:00-12:00 Noon Sessions E

1. Household Structure and Retirement -- Salon 1
Chair: Robert Willis

Elena Stancanelli: “Divorcing Upon Retirement: A Regression Discontinuity Study”
Erik Meijer, Marco Angrisani, Michael D. Hurd, Andrew M. Parker, and Susann Rohwedder: “Labor Force Transitions at Older Ages: The Roles of Work Environment and Personality
Emanuele Ciani: “Retirement, Pension Eligibility and Home Production
Luca Stella: “Living Arrangements in Europe: Whether and Why Paternal Retirement Matters?

2. Gender, Productivity and Labor Supply -- Salon 2
Chair: Francine Blau

Clément Bosquet, Pierre-Philippe Combes, and Cecilia García-Peñalosa: “Gender and Competition: Evidence from Academic Promotions in France
Fidan Ana Kurtulus: “The Impact of Eliminating Affirmative Action on Minority and Female Employment: A Natural Experiment Approach Using State-Level Affirmative Action Laws and EEO-4 Data
Rebecca Edwards: “Women’s Labor Supply - Motherhood and Work Schedule Flexibility
Matthias Krapf, Heinrich W. Ursprung, and Christian Zimmermann: “Parenthood and Productivity of Highly Skilled Labor: Evidence from the Groves of Academe

3. College Entry & Exit -- Salon 3
Chair: Dan Black

Stephen Gibbons, Eric Neumayer, and Richard Perkins: “Student satisfaction, league tables and university applications
Jonathan Smith, Joshua Goodman and Michael Hurwitz: “The Impact of Test Score Thresholds on Test Taking, Two-Year College Undermatch and Four-Year College Completion
Nicolas Pistolesi: “The Effect of Advising Students at College Entrance”
Peter McHenry, Bob Archibald, and David Feldman: “A Quality-Preserving Increase in Four-Year College Attendance: Evidence from NLS-72 and ELS:2002

4. Health Outcomes -- Salon 5
Chair: Sandra Black

Juan Contreras, Elena Patel, and Ignez Tristao, “Production Factors, Productivity Dynamics and Quality Gains as Determinants of Healthcare Spending Growth in US Hospitals
André Richter and Per Olof Robling: “Multigenerational Effects of the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic in Sweden
Jenny Jans, Per Johansson, and J Peter Nilsson: “Economic Status, Air Quality and Childhood Health: Evidence from Inversion Episodes
Steven Bednar, Achyuta Adhvaryu, Teresa Molina, Quynh Nguyen, and Anant Nyshadham: “Salt Iodization and the Enfranchisement of the American Worker

5. Local Labor Market -- Salon 6
Chair: Alex Bryson

Michel Serafinelli: “Good Firms, Worker Flows and Productivity
Ben Zou: “The Local Labor Market Spillover Effects of Military Personnel Contractions
Karina Córdova: “Collective Remittances and the 3x1 Program in Mexico: Local Labor Market Effects
Daniel F. Heuermann and Johannes Schmieder: “Warping Space: High-Speed Rail and Returns to Scale in Local Labor Markets

6. Experimental -- Salon 7
Chair: Justin Wolfers

Yan Lau: “Tournament Structure and Effort in an Experimental Setting
Patrick Arni: “What’s in the Blackbox? The Effect of Labor Market Policy on Search Behavior and Beliefs. A Field Experiment
Thomas van Huizen: “Risk Aversion and Turnover
Li Yu and Fanzheng Yang: “With or without Siblings: Sorting into Competition in Experimental Chinese Labor Market

7. Unions & Minimum Wages -- Studio A
Chair: Henry Farber

Tobias Brändle and Laszlo Goerke: “The One Constant: a Causal Effect of Collective Bargaining on Employment Growth
Stephan Kampelmann, Andrea Garnero and François Rycx: “Sharp Teeth or Empty Mouths? Revisiting the Minimum Wage Bite with Sectoral Data
Constantine Yannelis: “The Minimum Wage and Employment Dynamics: Evidence from an Age Based Reform in Greece
Emin Dinlersoz, Jeremy Greenwood, Henry Hyatt: “Who Do Unions Target? Unionization over the Life-Cycle of U.S. Businesses

8. Search Models -- Studio C
Chair: Michael Waldman

Seung-Gyu Sim: “Wage Dynamics with Private Learning-by-Doing and On-the-Job Search
Benoit Schmutz and Modibo Sidibé: “Job Search and Migration in a system of cities
Sarah Le Duigou: “Wage Progression Over the Life Cycle in France
Semih Tumen: “Racial Differences in Match Qualities”

12:00 – 1:30: Lunch -- Salon 4
Fellows Lecture
John Abowd: Introduction of the Fellows Lecture Series
Erica Groshen: Introduction of the Speaker
Katharine Abraham
: Diagnosing and Treating Structural Unemployment” (audio)

1:30-3:30 Sessions F

1. Retirement Behavior & Finances -- Salon 1
Chair: Klaus Zimmerman

Lisa Laun: “The Effect of Age-Targeted Tax Credits on Retirement Behavior
Kadir Atalay and Garry Barrett: “New Evidence on Pension Incentives and the Retirement Decisions of Couples
Marco Angrisani, Michael D. Hurd, and Erik Meijer: “Investment Decisions in Retirement: the Role of Subjective Expectations
Matthew S. Rutledge: “Point of No Return: How Do Financial Resources Affect the Timing of Retirement after a Job Separation?

2. Fathers -- Salon 2
Chair: Kjell Salvanes

Aaron Albert: “The Dual Demands of Single Fathers
Herdis Steingrimsdottir and Arna Vardardottir: “Domestic Equality and Marital Stability - Does More Equal Sharing of Childcare Affect Divorce Risk?
Martha Stinson and Christopher Wignall: “Fathers, Sons, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Employers
Ankita Patnaik: “Making Leave Easier: Better Compensation and Daddy-only Entitlements

3. Peers -- Salon 3
Chair: Kevin McKinney

Margarita Pivovarova: “Peer Effects in the Classroom: Evidence from New Peers
Ozkan Eren, Heather Antecol, and Serkan Ozbeklik: “Peer Effects in Disadvantaged Primary Schools: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
Juanna Schrøter Joensen and Helena Skyt Nielsen: “Peer Effects in Math and Science
Jan Bietenbeck: “Classroom Peer Effects in Elementary School: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment

4. General Labor Market -- Salon 5
Chair: Erika McEntarfer

Kathrin Degen and Rafael Lalive: “How Do Reductions in Potential Benefit Duration Affect Medium-Run Earnings and Employment?
Charles Hokayem, Christopher Bollinger, Barry Hirsch, and James Ziliak: “Trouble in the Tails? Earnings Nonresponse and Response Bias across the Distribution Using Matched Household and Administrative Data
Philip Armour, Richard V. Burkhauser, and Jeff Larrimore: “Using the Pareto Distribution to Improve Estimates of Topcoded Earnings”
François Rycx, Andrea Garnero, and Stephan Kampelmann: “Part-time Work, Wages and Productivity: Evidence from Belgian Matched Panel Data

5. Business Cycles and Employment II -- Salon 6
Chair: Erica Groshen

Henry R. Hyatt, John Haltiwanger, Erika McEntarfer, and Liliana Sousa: “Cyclical Reallocation of Workers Across Large and Small Employers
Etienne Lalé: “Understanding Fluctuations in the Ins and Outs of the Labor Force
Oskar Nordström Skans, Julián Messina, and Mikael Carlssony: “Firm-Level Shocks and Labor Adjustments
Isabel Cairó: “The Slowdown in Business Employment Dynamics: The Role of Changing Skill Demands

6. Informal Labor Markets -- Salon 7
Chair: Peter Brummund

Rodrigo Ceni Gonzalez: “Informality and Government Enforcement in Latin America
Sarra Ben Yahmed: “Gender Wage Gaps in Formal and Informal Jobs, evidence from Brazil”
Leigh Wedenoja: “The Employment and Wage Effects of Minimum Wages in a Context of Informality and Non-Compliance: Evidence from Chile
Cindy Zoghi and Robert D. Mohr: “Micro-Economies: The Economics of Informal Micro-Jobs

7.  Human Capital -- Studio A
Chair: Rafael Lalive

George-Levi Gayle, Limor Golan, and Mehmet A. Soytas: “What Accounts for the Racial Gap in Time Allocation and Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital?
Christopher Taber, Xiaodong Fan, and Ananth Seshadri: “An Empirical Model of Endogenous Human Capital, Labor Supply, and Retirement
Maria Rosales-Rueda: “Impact of Early-life Shocks on Human Capital Formation: Evidence from El Niño Floods in Ecuador
Alissa L. Dubnicki: “Human Capital Complementarities in Wealth Production

8. Active Labor Market Policies -- Studio C
Chair: Mário Centeno

Conny Wunsch, Michael Lechner and Patrycja Scioch: “Do Firms Benefit from Active Labour Market Policies?
John S. Earle and J. David Brown: “Do SBA Loans Create Jobs?
Annabelle Doerr and Anthony Strittmatter: “Assignment Mechanisms, Selection Criteria, and the Effectiveness of Training Programs
Sofie T. N. Brodersen, Sashka Dimova, and Michael Rosholm: “Analyzing how ALMPs Affect the Demand Side of the Labor Market

 

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00-5:30 Sessions G

1. Old Age and Labor Supply -- Salon 1
Chair: Erik Meijer

Julie Riise, Julie R. Kolstad,  Katrine V. Løken, and Shelly Lundberg: “Lifting the Burden: State Care of the Elderly and the Location and Labor Supply of Adult Children
Gemma Tetlow, Jonathan Cribb and Carl Emmerson: “How Does Increasing the Early Retirement Age for Women Affect the Labour Supply of Women and their Husbands?
Terry Gregory and Melanie Arntz: “Does Demographic Aging Contribute to the Innovation Divide Across German Labour Markets?

2. Racial and Gender Discrimination in the Labor Market -- Salon 2
Chair: Cindy Zoghi

Emilia Simeonova and Andreas Madestam: “Gender Empowerment in 19th Century Sweden: Women’s Economic Empowerment and the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital”
Linas Tarasonis, Daniel Borowczyk-Martins, and Jake Bradley: “Racial Discrimination in the U.S. Labor Market: Employment and Wage Differentials by Skill
Owen Thompson: “Discrimination and Racial Differences in Parenting Practices: Evidence from the Civil Rights Movement

3. The Price of Education -- Salon 3
Chair: Amanda Griffith

Robert Garlick: “How Price Sensitive Is Primary and Secondary School Enrollment? Evidence from Nationwide Tuition Fee Reforms in South Africa
Mathias Sinning and Tim Higgins: “Modeling Income Dynamics for Public Policy Design: An Application to Income Contingent Student Loans
Isaac M. Mbiti, Joan Hamory Hicks, Michael Kremer, and Edward Miguel: “Vocational Education in Kenya: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation Among Youth

4. Mandated Health Insurance -- Salon 5
Chair: Silvia Barcellos

Thomas DeLeire, Laura Dague and Lindsey Leininger: “The Effect of Public Insurance Coverage for Childless Adults on Labor Supply
Sean Lyons: “Mandated Incentives: The Impact of Firm Size Thresholds for Employer Mandates In Massachusetts
Rita Ginja and Gabriella Conti: “Evaluating a Universal Health Insurance Program: Evidence from Mexico”

5. Networks in Education -- Salon 6
Chair: Ian Schmutte

Son Thierry Ly and Arnaud Riegert: “Persistent Classmates: How Familiarity with Peers Protects from Disruptive School Transitions
Tarun Jain and Nishtha Langer: “Does Who You Know Matter? Unraveling The Influence of Student Networks on Academic Performance
Stephan L. Thomsen and Katrin John: “School-Track Environment or Endowment: What determines different other-regarding Behavior acros Peer-Groups?

6. Labor Market Structure -- Salon 7
Chair: John Earle

Lena Hensvik, Oskar Nordstrom Skans, and Peter Fredriksson: “Mismatch of Talent? Evidence on Match Quality, Job Mobility, and Entry Wages
Matthias Umkehrer: “Youth Employment Instability, True State Dependence and Adult Wage Inequality
Erika McEntarfer, Andre Kurmann, and James R. Spletzer: “The Nature of Wage Adjustment in the U.S.: New Evidence from Linked Worker‐Firm Data

7. Invited Session: IZA World of Labor -- Studio A
Chair: John Abowd

Richard Freeman: “Who Owns the Robots Rules the World
Klaus F. Zimmermann: “Circular migration: Why restricting labor mobility can be counterproductive
Alex Bryson: “Union wage effects: What are the economic implications of union wage bargaining for workers, firms, and society?
Robert Lerman: “Do firms benefit from apprenticeship investments?

8. Entrepreneurs and CEOs -- Studio C
Chair: Kathryn Shaw

Nicholas W. Papageorge, Barton H. Hamilton, and Nidhi Pande: “The Right Stuff? Personality and Entrepreneurship
Mario Macis, Andrea Moro, Luca Flabbi, and Fabiano Schivardi: “Do Female Executives Make a Difference? The Impact of Female Leadership on Firm Performance and Gender Gaps in Wages and Promotions
Jin-Hyuk Kim, Jed DeVaro, and Nick Vikander: “Evidence for Relational Contracts in CEO Bonus Compensation

The conference ends at 5:30. There are no closing events.