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

  • October 2023

    IZA/FCDO G²LM|LIC - Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries


    The IZA/FCDO Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation, which started as the Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM|LIC) programme in 2011. The extension aims at building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets to help shape gender and labour market policies in low-income countries. Collaboration with researchers from low-income countries is strongly encouraged.

    18th IZA & 5th IZA/CREST Conference: Labor Market Policy Evaluation

    Paris, Palaiseau

    The 18th IZA & 5th IZA/CREST Conference will be on the topic of Labor Market Policy Evaluation. This conference is an initiative of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn in cooperation with CREST. The Program Committee invites submissions for about 12 presentations from academic researchers doing program evaluation research on policy issues related to the labor market. Papers that include innovative approaches or methodological contributions are of particular interest.

    IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education

    Bonn, Germany

    The 7th IZA Workshop on the Economics of Education will be helf on October 19 – 20, 2023, in person at IZA Bonn, Germany. The conference will combine invited presentations with an additional poster session aimed at local researchers. Presentations and keynote are available via Zoom for an external audience.

    Labor Markets and Innovation during Times of War and Reconstruction


    The Russian aggression against Ukraine has brought incredible destruction in Ukraine and suffering for the Ukrainian population. In the first two months after February 24th, 2022, economic activities came to a standstill for most Ukrainian workers and firms. However, as time passed, the Ukrainian population has shown its resilience and tremendous courage as economic activity slowly but steadily recovered. Like in many prior conflicts, labor markets and economic production have continued to exist in Ukraine.

  • November 2023

    1st IZA/OECD Workshop: Labor Market Monopsony and Its Regulation


    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.

  • December 2023

    G²LM|LIC & BREAD Conference on Development Economics

    Nairobi, Kenya

    The IZA/FCDO Gender, Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries Programme (G²LM|LIC) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) are pleased to announce a joint Conference on Development Economics .The conference will consist of presentations of advanced stage research by senior or junior researchers, and presentations of early stage research by junior researchers.

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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