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10th European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics (ESSLE 2008)

Organizers: Jörn-Steffen Pischke (London School of Economics and IZA), Gilles Saint-Paul (University of Toulouse I and IZA), Uwe Sunde (University of Munich and IZA)
Place:Buch, Ammersee
Date:October 08, 2008 - October 12, 2008

Event Manager:

Elke Henn (IZA)


Wednesday, October 08:

        Arrival afternoon/evening

Thursday, October 09:

09:00 - 10:00   Andrea Ichino (European University Institute and IZA), Enrico Moretti (University of California, Berkeley, CEPR and IZA), Kjell Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and IZA)
  "Intergenerational Mobility, Equity and the Efficient Allocation of Talents"
10:00 - 11:00   Randall K. Q. Akee (University of California, Los Angeles and IZA), William Copeland (Duke University), Gordon Keeler (Duke University), Adrian Angold (Duke University), E. Jane Costello (Duke University)
  "Parents' Incomes and Children's Outcomes: A Quasi-Experiment"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee
11:30 - 12:30   Francesco Drago (University of Naples Federico II and IZA), Roberto Galbiati (University of Insubria and Bocconi University)
  "Network Effects in Prison: Evidence from the Italian Collective Clemency Bill"
12:30 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30 - 15:30   Robert J. Gary-Bobo (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Thomas Brodaty (Théma, Université de Cergy-Pontoise), Ana Prieto (CNRS-Théma, Université de Cergy-Pontoise)
  "Does Speed Signal Ability? The Impact of Grade Repetitions on Employment and Wages"
15:30 - 16:30   Giovanni Gallipoli (University of British Columbia, Vancouver), Costas Meghir (University College London and CEPR), Gianluca Violante (New York University and CEPR)
  "Equilibrium Effects of Education Policies: a Quantitative Evaluation"
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee
17:00 - 18:30   Poster Session 1
        Ruby Henry (University of Toulouse I and IZA)
  "Does Racism Affect a Migrant's Choice of Destination?"
        Iwan Barankay (University of Pennsylvania and IZA), Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics and CEPR), Imran Rasul (University College London and CEPR)
  "The Effect of Tournaments on Productivity: Evidence from Personnel Data"
        Marco Manacorda (Queen Mary, University of London and IZA)
  "Cash Transfer to the Poor and Political Support"
        Bart H.H. Golsteyn (Maastricht University and IZA), Lex Borghans (Maastricht University), James Heckman (University of Chicago), Huub Meijers (Maastricht University)
  "Gender, Personality Traits and the Ellsberg Paradox"
        Giovanni Pica (University of Salerno), Federico Cingano (Bank of Italy), Marco Leonardi (University of Milan and IZA), Julian Messina (University of Girona and CSEF)
  "Employment Protection Legislation, Productivity and Investment: Evidence from Italy"
        Maia Güell (University of Edinburgh and IZA), Michele Pellizzari (IGIER-Bocconi University), Giovanni Pica (University of Salerno), Jose V. Rodriguez Mora (University of Southampton and CEPR)
  "Correlating Social Mobility and Economic Outcomes"
        Etienne Wasmer (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA)
  "Using Alsace-Moselle Local Laws to Build a Diff-in-Diff on the Employment Impact of 35h in France"
        Katrine Vellesen Loken (University of Bergen and IZA), Pedro Carneiro (University College London), Kjell G. Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)
  "A Flying Start or No Effect? Maternity Leave and Children's Long-term Outcomes"
        Irma Clots-Figueras (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and IZA), Oriol Aspachs-Bracons (LSE and FMG), Paolo Masella (EUI)
  "The Effect of Language at School on Identity and Political Outlooks"
        Tuomas Pekkarinen (Government Institute for Economic Research, Helsinki and IZA), Steve Machin (University College London and CEPR)
  "Is Boys' Educational Achievement Really Higher Variance?"
19:00       Dinner

Friday, October 10:

09:00 - 10:00   Steffen Altmann (IZA), Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA), David Huffman (Swarthmore College and IZA)
  "Contract Enforcement, Fairness and Involuntary Unemployment"
10:00 - 11:00   Pietro Garibaldi (University of Turin and IZA), Espen Moen (Norwegian School of Management and CEPR)
  "Industry Dynamics and Labour Market Search"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee
11:30 - 12:30   Michael Elsby (University of Edinburgh), Ryan Michaels (University of Michigan)
  "Marginal Jobs, Heterogeneous Firms & Unemployment Flows"
12:30 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30 - 15:30   James B. Rebitzer (Boston University and IZA), Randall Cebul (Case Western Reserve University), Lowell Taylor (Carnegie Mellon University), Mark Votruba (Case Western Reserve University)
  "Unhealthy Insurance Markets: Search Frictions and the Market for Employer Based Health Insurance"
15:30 - 16:30   Alexandre Mas (Princeton University and IZA), David Lee (Princeton University)
  "Long-Run Impacts of Unions on Firms: New Evidence from Financial Markets, 1961-1999"
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee
17:00 - 18:30   Poster Session 2
        Claire Crawford (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London), Pedro Carneiro (University College London), Alissa Goodman (Institute of Fiscal Studies)
  "The Impact or Early Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills on Later Outcomes"
        Christina Gathmann (Heidelberg University and IZA), Uta Schoenberg (University of Rochester)
  "How General is Human Capital? A Task-Based Approach"
        Damon Clark (University of California, Irvine and IZA), Heather Royer (Case Western University)
  "The Effect of Education on Adult Mortality and Health: Evidence from the United Kingdom"
        Alexander Gelber (University of Pennsylvania)
  "Taxation and Family Labor Supply"
        Guy Michaels (London School of Economics), Xiaojia Zhi (CEP, London School of Economics)
  "Freedom Fries"
        Mutlu Yuksel (Dalhousie University and IZA), Adriana Kugler (University of Houston, CEPR and IZA)
  "The Impact of Less Skilled Immigration on U.S. Natives: Evidence from Hurricane Mitch"
        Claudio Michelacci (CEMFI, Madrid), Josep Pijoan-Mas
  "The Effects of Labor Market Conditions on Working Time: the US-EU experience"
        Stefano Gagliarducci (University of Rome Tor Vergata and IZA), Daniele Paserman (Boston University)
  "Gender Differences in Cooperative Environments: Evidence from the Duration in Office of Italian Mayors"
        Ioana E. Marinescu (Harris School, University of Chicago and IZA)
  "Labor Market Shocks and Marriage Duration"
19:00       Dinner

Saturday, October 11:

09:00 - 10:00   Fabian Waldinger (University of Warwick)
  "Peer Effects in Science - Evidence from the Dismissal of Scientists in Nazi Germany"
10:00 - 11:00   Eleonora Patacchini (Syracuse University and IZA), Yves Zenou (Stockholm University and CEPR)
  "Juvenile Delinquency and Conformism"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee
11:30 - 12:30   Juan J. Dolado (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and IZA), Sara de la Rica (Universidad del Pais Vasco and IZA), Cecilia Garcia-Penalosa (CNRS and GREQAM)
  "On Gender Gaps and Self-Fulfilling Expectations: Theory, Policies and Some Empirical Evidence"
12:30 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30 - 15:30   Tommaso Nannicini (Bocconi University and IZA), Stefano Gagliarducci (CEMFI and IZA)
  "Do Better-Paid Politicians Perform Better? Disentangling Incentives from Selection"
15:30 - 16:30   Kathryn Shaw (Stanford University and IZA)
  "What Do Bosses Do?"
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee
17:00 - 18:30   Marianne Bertrand (University of Chicago and IZA)
  "Keynote Address: CEOs"
19:00       Dinner

Sunday, October 12:

        Departure after breakfast

List of Participants

Randall K.Q. Akee (IZA)
Steffen Altmann (IZA)
Iwan Barankay (University of Pennsylvania)
Marianne Bertrand (University of Chicago)
Damon Clark (University of Florida)
Irma Clots Figueras (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid)
Claire Crawford (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
Vivian Davies (CEPR)
Juan José Dolado (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid)
Francesco Drago (University of Naples, Parthenope)
Michael Elsby (University of Michigan)
Stefano Gagliarducci (CEMFI, Madrid)
Giovanni Gallipoli (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
Pietro Garibaldi (University of Turin)
Robert J. Gary-Bobo (University of Paris I)
Christina Gathmann (Stanford University)
Alexander Gelber (National Bureau of Economic Research)
Bart Golsteyn (Maastricht University)
Maia Güell (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Ruby Henry (MPSE University of Toulouse)
Andrea Ichino (University of Bologna)
Katrine Loken (University of Bergen)
Marco Manacorda (CEP - London School of Economics)
Ioana Marinescu (Harris School, University of Chicago)
Alexandre Mas (University of California, Berkeley)
Guy Michaels (CEP - London School of Economics)
Claudio Michelacci (CEMFI, Madrid)
Tommaso Nannicini (Bocconi University)
Eleonora Patacchini (University of Rome "La Sapienza")
Tuomas Pekkarinen (Helsinki School of Economics)
Giovanni Pica (University of Salerno)
Jörn-Steffen Pischke (London School of Economics)
James B. Rebitzer (Case Western Reserve University)
Gilles Saint-Paul (University of Toulouse I)
Kathryn Shaw (Stanford University)
Uwe Sunde (University of St. Gallen)
Fabian Waldinger (CEP - London School of Economics)
Etienne Wasmer (Science Po, Paris)
Mutlu Yuksel (IZA)

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