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13th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics

Organizer: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA)
Place:Buch/Ammersee, Germany
Date:May 15, 2010 - May 21, 2010

Event Manager:

Elke Henn (IZA)


Program

Saturday, May 15:

12:00 - 14:00   Open Lunch
 
15:00 - 15:10   Welcome Address by Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA)
 
        Lecture:
 
15:10 - 16:40   Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA)
" Culture, Institutions and Labor Market Performance" - Lecture 1
 
16:40 - 17:10   Coffee Break
 
        Lecture:
 
17:10 - 18:40   Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania and IZA)
" Methods for Policy Evaluation" - Lecture 1
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Sunday, May 16:

        Lecture:
 
08:30 - 10:00   Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA)
" Culture, Institutions and Labor Market Performance" - Lecture 2
 
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
 
        Lecture:
 
10:30 - 12:00   Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania and IZA)
" Methods for Policy Evaluation" - Lecture 2
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
14:00 - 15:30   Poster Session 1:
 
        Yekaterina Chzhen (University of York), Karen Mumford (University of York and IZA)
  "Gender Gaps across the Earnings Distribution for Full-time Employees in Britain: Allowing for Sample Selection"
 
        Elisabetta De Cao (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
  "The Height Production Function from Birth to Early Adulthood"
 
        Sebastian Findeisen (University of Zurich)
  "Occupational Choice, Income Risk and Preference Heterogeneity"
 
        Steffen Künn (IZA), Marco Caliendo (IZA)
  "Start-Up Subsidies for the Unemployed: Long-Term Evidence and Effect Heterogeneity"
 
        Fabienne Llense (University of Paris 1)
  "Taxes on Severance Pay, Corporate Governance and Golden Handshakes"
 
        Sander Tuit (Tilburg University), Jan C. van Ours (Tilburg University and IZA)
  "Potential Benefit Duration in Multi-spell Unemployment"
 
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
 
        Chair: Judit Vall Castello (Maastricht University)
 
16:00 - 16:35   Yu Aoki (University of Warwick)
  "Does Schooling Reduce Juvenile Delinquency? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Japan"
  Discussant: Brendon McConnell (University College London)
 
        Chair: Jonathan James (University of Essex)
 
16:35 - 17:10   Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner (Queen Mary University of London)
  "Estimating Class Peer Effects in Brazilian Primary Schools Employing a Regression-Discontinuity Design"
  Discussant: Alfredo R. Paloyo (Ruhr Graduate School in Economics)
 
        Chair: Georgi Kocharkov (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
 
17:10 - 17:45   Cristina Lopez-Mayan (CEMFI, Madrid)
  "Demand for Post-compulsory Education: The Choice Between Academic and Vocational Tracks"
  Discussant: Hugo Reis (University College London)
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Monday, May 17:

        Lecture:
 
08:30 - 10:00   Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA)
" Culture, Institutions and Labor Market Performance" - Lecture 3
 
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
 
        Lecture:
 
10:30 - 12:00   Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA)
" Culture, Institutions and Labor Market Performance" - Lecture 4
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
14:00 - 15:30   Poster Session 2:
 
        Beatrix Brügger (University of Lausanne), Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne and IZA), Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich and IZA)
  "Does Culture Affect Unemployment? Evidence from the Röstigraben"
 
        Karina Doorley (University College Dublin), Olivier Bargain (University College Dublin and IZA)
  "Caught in the Trap? The Disincentive Effect of Social Assistance"
 
        Susanne Ek Spector (Uppsala University), Bertil Holmlund (Uppsala University and IZA)
  "Part Time Unemployment and Optimal Unemployment Insurance"
 
        Katja Görlitz (University of Bochum)
  "Continuous Training and Wages. An Empirical Analysis Using a Comparison-group Approach"
 
        Olga Nottmeyer (DIW Berlin)
  "Does Intermarriage Pay off? A Panel Data Analysis of Immigrants in Germany"
 
        Felix Weinhardt (London School of Economics)
  "Moving into the Projects: Social Housing Neighbourhoods and School Performance in England"
 
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
 
        Chair: Eva Berger (DIW Berlin)
 
16:00 - 16:35   Thomas Le Barbanchon (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris), Thomas Deroyon (Dares)
  "The Effect of Potential Unemployment Benefits Duration on Unemployment Exits to Work and on Job Quality"
  Discussant: Florent Fremigacci (CREST)
 
        Chair: Julien Albertini (University of Evry)
 
16:35 - 17:10   Luke Haywood (Paris School of Economics)
  "Too Rich to Do the Dirty Work? Job Quality, Search and Wealth"
  Discussant: Thomas van Huizen (Utrecht University)
 
        Chair: Beatrice Brunner (University of Zurich)
 
17:10 - 17:45   Gerard Thomas Horvath (University of Linz), René Böheim (University of Linz and IZA), Rudolf Winter-Ebmer (University of Linz and IZA)
  "Great Expectations: Past Wages and Unemployment Durations"
  Discussant: Sander Tuit (Tilburg University)
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Tuesday, May 18:

        Invited Speech:
 
10:45 - 11:45   Nikos Askitas (IZA)
  "The International Data Service Center of IZA"
 
12:00 - 13:30   Lunch
 
13:15       Excursion
 
20:00       Dinner
 

Wednesday, May 19:

        Lecture:
 
08:30 - 10:00   Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania and IZA)
" Methods for Policy Evaluation" - Lecture 3
 
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
 
        Lecture:
 
10:30 - 12:00   Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania and IZA)
" Methods for Policy Evaluation" - Lecture 4
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
14:00 - 15:30   Poster Session 3:
 
        Julien Albertini (University of Evry)
  "Unemployment Insurance Payroll Tax, Labor Market Frictions and Business Cycle Fluctuations"
 
        Eva Berger (DIW Berlin)
  "Women's Noncognitive Skills and Transition to Employment After Childbirth"
 
        Beatrice Brunner (University of Zurich), Andreas Kuhn (University of Zurich and IZA)
  "To Shape the Future: How Labor Market Entry Conditions Affect Individuals' Long-Run Wage Profiles"
 
        Florent Fremigacci (CREST)
  "Potential Benefit Duration and Transitions out of Unemployment for Older Workers: A Regression Discontinuity Approach"
 
        Annemarie Künn-Nelen (ROA, Maastricht University), Andries De Grip (ROA, Maastricht University and IZA), Didier Fouarge (ROA, Maastricht University)
  "Is Part-time Employment Beneficial for Firm Productivity?"
 
        Alfredo R. Paloyo (Ruhr Graduate School in Economics), Thomas K. Bauer (RWI Essen and IZA), Stefan Bender (IAB), Christoph M. Schmidt (RWI Essen and IZA)
  "Do Guns Displace Books? The Impact of Compulsory Military Service on the Demand for Higher Education"
 
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
 
        Chair: Karina Doorley (University College Dublin)
 
16:00 - 16:35   Philip Schuster (University of St. Gallen)
  "Labor Market Policy Instruments and the Role of Economic Turbulence"
  Discussant: Susanne Ek Spector (Uppsala University)
 
        Chair: Olga Nottmeyer (DIW Berlin and IZA)
 
16:35 - 17:10   Michel Serafinelli (University of California, Berkeley), Francesco Giavazzi (IGIER - Bocconi University), Fabio Schiantarelli (Boston College and IZA)
  "Attitudes, Policies and Work"
  Discussant: Beatrix Brügger (University of Lausanne)
 
        Chair: Katja Görlitz (University of Bochum)
 
17:10 - 17:45   Emmanuel Valat (University of Paris 2)
  "Homophily in Social Networks and Labor Market Outcomes"
  Discussant: Fabienne Llense (University of Paris 1)
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Thursday, May 20:

        Lecture:
 
08:30 - 10:00   Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA)
" Culture, Institutions and Labor Market Performance" - Lecture 5
 
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
 
        Lecture:
 
10:30 - 12:00   Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania and IZA)
" Methods for Policy Evaluation" - Lecture 5
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
14:00 - 15:30   Poster Session 4:
 
        Jonathan James (University of Essex), Michčle Belot (University of Oxford)
  "Healthy School Meals and Educational Outcomes"
 
        Georgi Kocharkov (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  "Abortions, Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility: A Quantitative Evaluation"
 
        Brendon McConnell (University College London)
  "Ethnicity, Sentencing and 9/11"
 
        Hugo Reis (University College London), Pedro Carneiro (University College London and IZA), Jishnu Das (World Bank)
  "Estimating The Demand for School Attributes in Pakistan"
 
        Judit Vall-Castello (Maastricht University), Olivier Marie (ROA, Maastricht University)
  "The Employment Effect of Increasing Disability Benefits: A Regression Discontinuity Approach"
 
        Thomas van Huizen (Utrecht University)
  "On-the-Job Search, Work Effort and Hyperbolic Discounting"
 
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
 
        Chair: Yekaterina Chzhen (University of York)
 
16:00 - 16:35   Anna Blank (Boston College)
  "The Role of Occupational Structure in Changes of Permanent and Transitory Variance"
  Discussant: Sebastian Findeisen (University of Zurich)
 
        Chair: Annemarie Nelen (Maastricht University)
 
16:35 - 17:10   Robert Scholte (University of Amsterdam), Gerard van den Berg (University of Mannheim and IZA), Maarten Lindeboom (VU University Amsterdam and IZA)
  "The Long-term Consequences of Exposure to Famines Early in Life: The Health and Socioeconomic Effects of the Dutch 1944-1945 Hungerwinter."
  Discussant: Felix Weinhardt (London School of Economics)
 
        Chair: Elisabetta De Cao (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
 
17:10 - 17:45   Katrin Sommerfeld (University of Freiburg), Bernd Fitzenberger (Freiburg University and IZA), Susanne Steffes (ZEW)
  "Age Effects on Female Employment after First Birth – A Timing of Events Approach"
  Discussant: Steffen Künn (IZA)
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Friday, May 21:

        Departure after breakfast
 




Participants

Julien Albertini (University of Evry)
Yu Aoki (University of Warwick)
Eva Berger (DIW Berlin)
Anna Blank (Boston College)
Beatrix Brügger (University of Lausanne)
Beatrice Brunner (IUniversity of Zurich)
Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)
Yekaterina Chzhen (University of York)
Nabanita Datta Gupta (Aarhus School of Business)
Elisabetta De Cao (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Karina Doorley (University College Dublin)
Susanne Ek (Uppsala University)
Sebastian Findeisen (University of Zurich)
Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner (Queen Mary University of London)
Florent Fremigacci (CREST)
Anne Gielen (IZA)
Katja Görlitz (University of Bochum)
Luke Haywood (Paris School of Economics)
Gerard Thomas Horvath (University of Linz)
Jonathan James (University of Essex)
Georgi Kocharkov (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Steffen Künn (IZA)
Thomas Le Barbanchon (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)
Fabienne Llense (University of Paris 1)
Christina Lopez-Mayan (CEMFI, Madrid)
Brendon McConell (University College London)
Annemarie Nelen (ROA, Maastricht University)
Olga Nottmeyer (DIW Berlin)
Alfredo Paloyo (Ruhr Graduate School in Economics)
Hugo Reis (University College London)
Robert Scholte (Free University Amsterdam)
Philip Schuster (University of St. Gallen)
Michel Serafinelli (University of California, Berkley)
Karin Sommerfeld (University of Freiburg)
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA)
Petra E. Todd (University of Pennsylvania)
Sander Tuit (Tilburg University)
Emmanuel Valat (University of Paris 2)
Judith Vall Castello (Maastricht University)
Thomas van Huizen (Utrecht University)
Felix Weinhardt (London School of Economics)
Rudolf Winter-Ebmer (University of Linz)

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