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

  • 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.

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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