IZA/University of Sheffield/ECONtribute Workshop: Evaluation of Labor Market Policies: New Data and New Approaches

  • October 2024

    IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education


    The 8th IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education will convene international scholars focusing on the development of skills within both formal and informal educational contexts and their valuation in the labor market. The conference will feature a select group of presenters, alongside a poster session for local researchers from the host institutions. Presentations and the keynote speech will be accessible via Zoom to an external audience.

IZA/University of Sheffield/ECONtribute Workshop: Evaluation of Labor Market Policies: New Data and New Approaches
September 01, 2022 - September 02, 2022
Organizers: Steffen Altmann (IZA and University of Copenhagen), Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA), Bert van Landeghem (University of Sheffield and IZA), Panagiotis Nanos (University of Sheffield), Mark L. Bryan (University of Sheffield), Peter Wright (University of Sheffield)

Event Manager: Dominik Spitza

The workshop is supported by the University of Sheffield, the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA, Bonn), and the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute.


All times stated in British Summer Time BST (GMT+1).
Please carefully check your time zone.

Thursday, September 01

09:00 - 09:20 Coffee and Registration

09:20 - 09:30 Welcome and Housekeeping Matters by the Organizers


Session 1

Chair: Sarah Brown (University of Sheffield and IZA)

09:30 - 10:15 Bart Cockx (Ghent University and IZA), Andrea Albanese (LISER and IZA), Muriel Dejemeppe (UCLouvain) "Long-Term Effects of Hiring Subsidies for Unemployed Youth—Beware of Spillovers"

10:15 - 11:00 Julia Lang (IAB), Eva Kleifgen (Maastricht University) "Should I Train or Should I Go? Estimating Treatment Effects of Retraining on Regional and Occupational Mobility"

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break


Session 2

Chair: Peter Wright (University of Sheffield)

11:30 - 12:00 Van Phan (University of the West of England) "The Wage and Employment Dynamics Project"

12:00 - 12:30 Daniel Woodell (DWP) "Universal Credit and Earnings Progression: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design"

12:30 - 13:45 Lunch


Session 3

Chair: Amy Morgan (DWP)

13:45 - 14:30 Patrick Arni (University of Bristol and IZA) "Job Search Strategy: Which Are Successful Channels and Where Are Potentials for Improvements?"

14:30 - 15:15 Simon Trenkle (IZA), Julian Budde (University of Oxford), Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA), Simon Jäger (IZA and MIT) "Worker Representation"

15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break


Session 4

Chair: Mark L. Bryan (University of Sheffield)

15:45 - 16:15 Andrew Ward (DWP) "Challenges in UK Labor Market Policy-Making"

16:15 - 16:45 Bert van Landeghem (University of Sheffield and IZA), Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA), Arne Risa Hole (Universitat Jaume I), Heidi Knipprath (Flemish Employment Office) "What Do People Value in Jobs? Some First Evidence of Choice Experimental Data Linked with Admin Data."

16:45 - 17:00 Coffee Break


Session 5

Chair: Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA)

17:00 - 17:45 Sandra Phlippen (ABN AMRO Bank), Michèle Belot (Cornell University and IZA), Bart de Koning (Maastricht University), Didier Fouarge (ROA, Maastricht University and IZA), Philipp Kircher (Cornell University and IZA), Paul Muller (VU Amsterdam and IZA) "Broaden Your Horizon: Stimulating Occupational Mobility among Unemployed Job Seekers"

Friday, September 02


Session 6

Chair: Sandra Phlippen (ABN AMRO Bank)

09:00 - 09:45 Michele Pellizzari (University of Geneva and IZA), Gaetano Basso (Bank of Italy), Eleonora Brandimarti (University of Geneva), Giovanni Pica (Università della Svizzera Italiana) "Quality and Selection in Regulated Professions"

09:45 - 10:30 Lukas Lehner (University of Oxford), Maximilian Kasy (University of Oxford) "Employing the Unemployed of Marienthal: Evaluation of a Guaranteed Job Program"

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break


Session 7

Chair: Richard Dorsett (University of Westminster)

11:00 - 11:30 Luke Barclay (DWP) "The Employment Data Lab"

11:30 - 12:00 Maximilian Schiele (IAB), Joachim Wolff (IAB), Cordula Zabel (IAB), Mustafa Coban (IAB), Zein Kasrin (IAB), Claudia Wenzig (IAB) "Combining Administrative Data with Survey Data for a Two-Phase Matching Procedure"

12:00 - 12:15 Coffee Break


Session 8

Chair: Panagiotis Nanos (University of Sheffield)

12:15 - 13:00 Anne Lauringson (OECD), Matija Vodopivec (OECD), Sofia Dromundo Mokrani (OECD), Stewart Butler (OECD), Theodora Xenogiani (OECD and IZA) "Strengthening Evidence-Informed ALMP Design and Implementation"

13:00 - 14:15 Lunch

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