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2nd IZA@DC Young Scholar Program

Organizers: Steffen Künn (IZA), Francis Vella (Georgetown University and IZA)
Place:Washington DC, USA
Date:September 23, 2013 - September 27, 2013

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)



Program

+++ presentation by students: 40 minutes +++ discussion: 20 minutes +++

Monday, September 23:

 
09:00 - 12:00   Individual Meetings with IZA Research Fellows
 
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
Meeting point: In front of seminar room
Tine Louise Mundbjerg Eriksen and Mizuki Komura join the lunch with Janet Currie and Francis Vella. Other students have lunch together.
 
 
        Session A: Job and Worker Flows, Search and Matching
  Chair: John C. Haltiwanger (University of Maryland and IZA)
 
13:00 - 14:00   Felix Wellschmied (University of Bonn and IZA), Rüdiger Bachmann (RWTH Aachen), Christian Bayer (University of Bonn), Stefan Seth (IAB)
  "Cyclicality of Job and Worker Flows: New Data and a New Set of Stylized Facts"
 
14:00 - 15:00   Isabel Cairo (Pompeu Fabra University)
  "The Slowdown in Business Dynamics: The Role of Changing Skill Demands"
 
15:00 - 16:00   Collective Meeting
with Janet Currie (Princeton University and IZA)
 
 
        GU Faculty Seminar
 
16:00 - 18:00   Janet Currie (Princeton University and IZA), W. Bentley MacLeod (Columbia University and IZA)
  "Diagnosis and Unnecessary Procedure Use: Evidence from C-sections"
 

Tuesday, September 24:

 
09:00 - 12:00   Individual Meetings with IZA Research Fellows
 
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
Meeting point: In front of seminar room
Felix Wellschmied and Nadine Ketel join the lunch with Martin Ravallion and Francis Vella. Other students have lunch together.
 
 
        Session B: Applied Microeconometrics I
  Chair: James Albrecht (Georgetown University and IZA)
 
13:00 - 14:00   Shan Aman Rana (University of Cambridge)
  "The Economic Causes of Terror: Evidence from Rainfall Variation and Terrorist Attacks in Pakistan"
 
14:00 - 15:00   Tine Louise Mundbjerg Eriksen (Aarhus University and IZA), Helena Skyt Nielsen (Aarhus University), Marianne Simonsen (Aarhus University)
  "Bullying in Elementary School"
 
15:00 - 16:00   Collective Meeting
with Martin Ravallion (Georgetown University)
 
 
        GU Faculty Seminar
 
16:00 - 18:00   Martin Ravallion (Georgetown University), Dominique van de Walle (World Bank), Puja Dutta (World Bank), Rinku Murgai (World Bank)
  "Try Telling People Their Rights? On Making India’s Largest Antipoverty Program Work in India’s Poorest State"
 

Wednesday, September 25:

 
09:00 - 12:00   Individual Meetings with IZA Research Fellows
 
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
Meeting point: In front of seminar room
Jonas Maibom Pedersen and Shan Aman Rana join the lunch with Joseph G. Altonji and Francis Vella. Other students have lunch together.
 
 
        Session C: Development Economics
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University and IZA)
 
13:00 - 14:00   Dieter von Fintel (Stellenbosch University and IZA)
  "The Inability of Small Firms to Generate Employment in a High Wage Regime: Revisiting the South African Wage Curve"
 
14:00 - 15:00   Mariana Viollaz (CEDLAS-UNLP)
  "Trade Liberalization and Labor Informality: Inspecting the Mechanisms"
 
15:00 - 16:00   Collective Meeting
with Joseph G. Altonji (Yale University and IZA)
 
 
        GU Faculty Seminar
 
16:00 - 18:00   Joseph G. Altonji (Yale University and IZA), Lisa B. Kahn (Yale University and IZA), Jamin Speer (Yale University)
  "Cashier or Consultant? Entry Labor Market Conditions, Field of Study, and Career Success"
 

Thursday, September 26:

 
        Session D: Applied Microeconometrics II
  Chair: James Albrecht (Georgetown University and IZA)
 
10:00 - 11:00   Jonas Maibom Pedersen (Aarhus University), Michael Rosholm (Aarhus University and IZA), Michael Svarer (Aarhus University and IZA)
  "Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Early Meetings and Activation"
 
11:00 - 12:00   Nadine Ketel (VU University Amsterdam), Edwin Leuven (University of Oslo and IZA), Hessel Oosterbeek (University of Amsterdam), Bas van der Klaauw (VU University Amsterdam and IZA)
  "The Returns to Medical School in a Regulated Labor Market: Evidence from Admission Lotteries"
 
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
Meeting point: In front of seminar room
Isabel Cairo and Mariana Viollaz join the lunch with David Autor and Francis Vella. Other students have lunch together.
 
 
        Session E: Public Policy
  Chair: Eric D. Gould (Hebrew University, Jerusalem and IZA)
 
13:00 - 14:00   Nicolas Lepage-Saucier (Sciences Po, Paris)
  "Flex Time or Flex Work? Can Employment Protection Account for Hours Variability?"
 
14:00 - 15:00   Mizuki Komura (Nagoya University), Hikaru Ogawa (Nagoya University)
  "Pension and the Family"
 
15:00 - 16:00   Collective Meeting
with David Autor (MIT and IZA)
 
 
        GU Faculty Seminar
 
16:00 - 18:00   David Autor (MIT and IZA), Nicole Maestas (RAND), Kathleen Mullen (RAND), Alexander Strand (Social Security Administration)
  "Does Delay Cause Decay? The Effect of Administrative Decision Time on the Labor Force Participation and Earnings of Disability Applicants"
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Friday, September 27:

 
        GU Faculty Seminar
 
11:00 - 12:30   George J. Borjas (Harvard University and IZA)
  "The Slowdown in the Economic Assimilation of Immigrants: Aging and Cohort Effects Revisited Again"
 
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
Meeting point: In front of seminar room
Dieter von Fintel and Nicolas Lepage-Saucier join the lunch with George J. Borjas and Francis Vella. Other students have lunch together.
 
 
13:30 - 14:30   Collective Meeting
with George J. Borjas (Harvard University and IZA)
 




Participants

James Albrecht (Georgetown University and IZA)
Joseph G. Altonji (Yale University and IZA)
Shan Aman Rana (University of Cambridge)
David Autor (MIT and IZA)
George J. Borjas (Harvard University and IZA)
Isabel Cairo (Pompeu Fabra University)
Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University and IZA)
Janet Currie (Princeton University and IZA)
Tine Louise Mundbjerg Eriksen (Aarhus University)
Eric D. Gould (Hebrew University and IZA)
John C. Haltiwanger (University of Maryland and IZA)
Nadine Ketel (VU University Amsterdam)
Mizuki Komura (Nagoya University)
Annabelle Krause (IZA)
Nicolas Lepage-Saucier (Sciences Po, Paris)
Jonas Maibom Pedersen (Aarhus University)
Martin Ravallion (Georgetown University)
Francis Vella (Georgetown University and IZA)
Mariana Viollaz (CEDLAS-UNLP)
Dieter Von Fintel (Stellenbosch University)
Felix Wellschmied (University of Bonn and IZA)

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