Exploring the Breadth of Labor Economics - A Conference in Honor of Dan Hamermesh

  • April 2024

    IZA/OECD Workshop: Applications with Linked Employer-Employee Data


    The workshop seeks to bring together researchers who share an interest in using linked employer-employee data for innovative and policy-relevant research. The workshop will take place on April 10 and be preceded by a policy seminar with a keynote speaker on April 9. The workshop is organized in the context of the OECDs LinkEED v 2.0 project that seeks to enhance our understanding of the role of policies in inclusive growth through cross-country analytical work based on linked employer-employee data from different OECD countries. We welcome submissions of applied papers using linked employer-employee data in all areas.

    2nd IZA/OECD Workshop: Climate Change and the Labor Market


    The IZA/OECD workshops aim to increase synergies between researchers and OECD experts to promote the societal impact of academic research and the relevance of expertise. These workshops are organized twice a year and focus on topics of particular importance to the economy and society. They bring together researchers from the IZA network, OECD experts and policymakers. They take place by videoconference, over half a day, with presentations by experts, researchers and discussions with policymakers.

Exploring the Breadth of Labor Economics - A Conference in Honor of Dan Hamermesh
May 31, 2019 - June 01, 2019

+++ presentation: 25 minutes +++ floor discussion: 20 minutes +++

Friday, May 31:
08:15 - 08:40   Registration and Coffee
08:40 - 09:00   Welcome by
David A. Jaeger (CUNY Graduate Center and IZA) 
Hilmar Schneider (IZA)
        (Im)migration I
  Chair: Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna and IZA)
09:00 - 09:45   Stephen Trejo (University of Texas at Austin and IZA), Brian Duncan (University of Colorado Denver), Jeffrey Grogger (University of Chicago and IZA), Ana Sofia Leon (Community Representative at American Cancer Society)
  "New Evidence of Generational Progress for Mexican Americans"
09:45 - 10:30   Alexandra Spitz-Oener (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA), Sandra E. Black (University of Texas at Austin and IZA), Hannah Liepmann (ILO Geneva), Camille Remigereau (DIW Berlin)
  "Refugee-Specific Government Aid and Child Refugees Success Later in Life"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        (Im)migration II
  Chair: Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Sydney and IZA)
11:00 - 11:45   Raymond Robertson (Texas A&M University and IZA)
  "Are Mexican and U.S. Workers Complements or Substitutes?"
11:45 - 12:30   George J. Borjas (Harvard University and IZA), Jason Anastasopoulos (University of Georgia), Gavin G. Cook (Princeton University), Michael Lachanski (Princeton University)
  "Job Vacancies and Immigration: Evidence from Pre- and Post-Mariel Miami"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
        Time Use I
  Chair: Núria Rodríguez-Planas (Queens College, CUNY and IZA)
13:30 - 14:15   Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA)
  "Cyclical Nonwork at Work when Labor is Hoarded"
14:15 - 15:00   Andrew Seltzer (Royal Holloway, University of London and IZA), Jonathan Wadsworth (Royal Holloway, University of London and IZA), Jessica Bean (Denison University)
  "The Impact of Commuting and Mass Transport on the London Labor Market: Evidence from the New Survey of London Life and Labor"
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee Break
        Time Use II
  Chair: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
15:30 - 16:15   Elena G. F. Stancanelli (Paris Jourdan Sciences Economiques and IZA), Arie Kapteyn (University of Southern California and IZA)
  "A Tale of Hours Worked for Pay from Home During the Great Recession"
16:15 - 17:00   Andrew J. Oswald (University of Warwick and IZA), Osea Giuntella (University of Pittsburgh and IZA)
  "Midlife Distress and the Curved Life-Cycle of Sleep in Humans"
18:30       Dinner
Saturday, June 01:
08:30 - 09:00   Coffee
        Labor Demand I
  Chair: Arnaud Chevalier (Royal Holloway, University of London and IZA)
09:00 - 09:45   Jennifer Hunt (Rutgers University and IZA), Ryan Nunn (The Brookings Institution)
  "Is Employment Polarization Informative About Wage Inequality and Is Employment Really Polarizing?"
09:45 - 10:30   Wolter Hassink (Utrecht University and IZA), Jordy Meekes (University of Melbourne and IZA ), Erik Volkers (Randstad Groep Nederland)
  "The Dutch Market for Temporary Agency Work"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Labor Demand II
  Chair: Jungmin Lee (Seoul National University and IZA)
11:00 - 11:45   Peter J. Kuhn (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA), Lizi Yu (UC Santa Barbara)
  "How Costly is Turnover?: Evidence from Retail"
11:45 - 12:30   Richard B. Freeman (Harvard University and IZA)
  "The Return of Demand and Institutions"
12:30 - 12:45   Closing Remarks
David A. Jaeger (CUNY Graduate Center and IZA)
Daniel S. Hamermesh (Barnard College and IZA)
12:45 - 13:45   Lunch
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