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8th IZA Conference on Labor Market Policy Evaluation

Organizers: Patrick Arni (IZA), Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA), Monica Costa Dias (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London and IZA), Barbara Sianesi (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Mannheim and IZA)
Location:London, United Kingdom
Date:October 18, 2013 - October 19, 2013

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


Program

+++ presentation: 20 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes +++

Friday, October 18:

 
08:45 - 09:15   Registration
 
09:15 - 09:30   Introduction

Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
Barbara Sianesi (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
 
 
        Session A: Education
  Chair: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
 
09:30 - 10:00   Rosa Sanchis-Guarner (London School of Economics), Ben Faber (London School of Economics), Felix Weinhardt (London School of Economics)
  "ICT and Education: Evidence from Student Home Addresses"
 
10:00 - 10:30   Jeffrey A. Smith (University of Michigan and IZA), Alexander Whalley (University of California at Merced), Nathaniel Wilcox (Chapman University)
  "Are Participants Good Evaluators?"
 
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session B: Methods
  Chair: Barbara Sianesi (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
 
11:00 - 11:30   Robert Joyce (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London), Mike Brewer (ISER, University of Essex and IZA), Thomas Crossley (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
  "Inference with Difference-in-Differences Revisited"
 
11:30 - 12:00   Matias Cattaneo (University of Michigan), Sebastian Calonico (University of Michigan), Rocio Titiunik (University of Michigan)
  "Robust Nonparametric Confidence Intervals for Regression-Discontinuity Designs"
 
12:00 - 12:30   Thierry Magnac (University of Toulouse I and IZA), Laurent Gobillon (INED, France and IZA)
  "Regional Policy Evaluation: Interactive Fixed Effects and Synthetic Controls"
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
 
14:00 - 15:30   Keynote Address
  Chair: Monica Costa Dias (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London and IZA)
 
    Costas Meghir (Yale University and IZA), Orazio Attanasio (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London), Sarah Cattan (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London), Emla Fitzsimmons (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London), Marta Rubio-Codina (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
  "Understanding Early Childhood Development Interventions: Experimental Results and Production Functions"
 
 
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session C: Labor Market and Welfare Policy Instruments
  Chair: Patrick Arni (IZA)
 
16:00 - 16:30   Nadine Ketel (VU University Amsterdam), Jonneke Bolhaar (VU University Amsterdam), Bas van der Klaauw (VU University Amsterdam and IZA)
  "Effectiveness of Different Welfare to Work Methods, Evidence from a Field Experiment"
 
16:30 - 17:00   Nitika Bagaria (London School of Economics), John Van Reenen (CEP, London School of Economics and IZA), Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University and IZA)
  "Incentives, Disruption and Jobs: Evidence from Public Employment Service Reforms"
 
17:00 - 17:30   Sashka Dimova (Aarhus University), Michael Rosholm (Aarhus University and IZA), Sofie Brodersen (Aarhus University)
  "Analyzing how ALMPs Affect the Demand Side of the Labor Market-Estimating the Effect of Meetings between Case Workers and Unemployed Workers on Vacancy Duration"
 
19:00       Dinner (by invitation only)
 
 

Saturday, October 19:

 
        Session D: Unemployment Insurance
  Chair: Jeffrey A. Smith (University of Michigan and IZA)
 
09:30 - 10:00   Marcus Hagedorn (University of Oslo), Fatih Karahan (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Iourii Manovskii (University of Pennsylvania and IZA), Kurt Mitman (University of Pennsylvania)
  "Unemployment Benefits and Unemployment in the Great Recession: The Role of Macro Effects"
 
10:00 - 10:30   Andreas Fagereng (Statistics Norway), Christoph Basten (ETH Zurich), Kjetil Telle (Statistics Norway)
  "Cash-on-Hand and the Duration of Job Search: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Norway"
 
10:30 - 11:00   Robert Mahlstedt (IZA), Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA), Steffen Künn (IZA)
  "The Return to Labor Market Mobility: An Evaluation of Relocation Assistance for the Unemployed"
 
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session E: Various Topics
  Chair: Monica Costa Dias (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London and IZA)
 
11:30 - 12:00   Manuela Angelucci (University of Michigan and IZA), Dean Karlan (Yale University), Jon Zinman (Dartmouth College)
  "Win Some Lose Some? Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco"
 
12:00 - 12:30   Supreet Kaur (Columbia University)
  "Nominal Wage Rigidity in Village Labor Markets"
 
 
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
 
13:30 - 14:00   Richard Blundell (University College London and IZA), Monica Costa Dias (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London and IZA), Costas Meghir (Yale University and IZA), Jonathan Shaw (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
  "Female Labour Supply, Human Capital and Welfare Reform"
 
14:00 - 14:30   Patrick Arni (IZA), Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne and IZA), Gerard van den Berg (University of Mannheim and IZA)
  "Carrots & Sticks – How Do Policies and Programs Affect Job Seekers?"
 
14:30 - 14:45   Closing Remarks
 




Participants

Michihito Ando (Uppsala University)
Manuela Angelucci (University of Michigan and IZA)
Patrick Arni (IZA)
Nitika Bagaria (London School of Economics)
Anna Louisa Bindler (University College London)
Richard Blundell (University College London and IZA)
Jonneke Bolhaar (VU University Amsterdam)
Mike Brewer (ISER, University of Essex and IZA)
Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
Francesca Carta (Bank of Italy)
Matias Cattaneo (University of Michigan)
Jayen Chua Jia’En (Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry)
Monica Costa Dias (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London and IZA)
Mariacristina De Nardi (University College London)
Lorraine Dearden (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London and IZA)
Sashka Dimova (Aarhus University)
Andreas Fagereng (Statistics Norway)
Ellen Greaves (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
David A. Green (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
Ran Gu (University College London)
Marcus Hagedorn (University of Oslo)
Ines Helm (University College London)
Seiro Ito (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Wenchao Jin (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
Robert Joyce (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
Supreet Kaur (Columbia University)
Nadine Ketel (VU University Amsterdam)
Warn N. Lekfuangfu (University College London)
Louise Lund Rants (Damvad)
Thierry Magnac (University of Toulouse I and IZA)
Robert Mahlstedt (IZA)
Jonas Maibom Pedersen (University College London)
Pedro S. Martins (Queen Mary, University of London and IZA)
Giacomo Mason (University College London)
Costas Meghir (Yale University and IZA)
Greta Morando (University of Essex)
Florian Oswald (University College London)
Francesca Parodi (University College London)
Cathy Redmond (University College London)
Barra Rowntree (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
Rosa Sanchis-Guarner (London School of Economics)
Amelie Schiprowski (IZA)
Barbara Sianesi (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
Jeffrey A. Smith (University of Michigan and IZA)
Jan Stuhler (University College London and IZA)
Sofie Theilade Nyland Brodersen (Aarhus University)





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