SI 2018 Labor Studies

Authors Please upload your paper and slides here. Discussants Please upload your slides here.

David Autor and Alexandre Mas, Organizers

July 23-27, 2018

Ballroom A

Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 23
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
8:30 am
Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Pascual Restrepo, Boston University
Demographics and Automation
9:20 am
Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University and NBER
Enrico Moretti, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
The Geography of Consumption Inequality
10:10 am
10:30 am
Doruk Cengiz, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Arindrajit Dube, University of Massachusetts Amherst and NBER
Attila S. Lindner, University College London
Ben Zipperer, Economic Policy Institute
The Effect of Minimum Wages on Low-Wage Jobs: Evidence from the United States Using a Bunching Estimator
11:20 am
John Horton, New York University and NBER
Price Floors and Employer Preferences: Evidence from a Minimum Wage Experiment
12:10 pm
1:00 pm
Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago and NBER
Alessandra L. Gonzalez, University of Chicago
David H. Yanagizawa-Drott, University of Zurich
Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia
1:50 pm
Judd B. Kessler, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Corinne Low, University of Pennsylvania
Colin Sullivan, University of Pennsylvania
An Audit Alternative: Measuring Employer Preferences and Beliefs without Deception (slides)
2:40 pm
3:00 pm
Treb Allen, Dartmouth College and NBER
Caue de Castro Dobbin, Personal Website:
Melanie Morten, Stanford University and NBER
Border Walls
3:50 pm
Joan Monras, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Javier Vazquez, University of Barcelona
Ferran Elias Moreno, Columbia University
Understanding the Effects of Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants
4:40 pm
Jean-William P. Laliberté, University of Calgary
Long-term Contextual Effects in Education: Schools and Neighborhoods
5:30 pm
Tuesday, July 24
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
Morning joint with Public Economics
8:30 am
Raj Chetty, Harvard University and NBER
Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard University and NBER
Maggie R. Jones, U.S. Census Bureau
Sonya Porter, U.S. Census Bureau
Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States: An Intergenerational Perspective (slides)
9:20 am
Daniel I. Tannenbaum, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
John Eric Humphries, Yale University
Winnie L. van Dijk, University of Chicago and NBER
Nicholas S. Mader, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
Does Eviction Cause Poverty? Quasi-Experimental Evidence From Cook County, IL
10:10 am
10:30 am
Simon Freyaldenhoven, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Christian Hansen, University of Chicago
Jesse M. Shapiro, Brown University and NBER
Pre-event Trends in the Panel Event-study Design
11:20 am
Bernadus Doornik, Banco Central do Brasil
David Schoenherr, Princeton University
Janis Skrastins, Washington University in St. Louis
Unemployment Insurance, Strategic Unemployment, and Firm-Worker Collusion
12:10 pm
1:10 pm
Henry S. Farber, Princeton University and NBER
Dan Herbst, University of Arizona
Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton University and NBER
Suresh Naidu, Columbia University and NBER
Unions and Inequality Over the Twentieth Century: New Evidence from Survey Data
2:00 pm
Timothy N. Bond, Purdue University
Mary K. Batistich, Purdue University
Symptoms Before the Syndrome? Stalled Racial Progress and Japanese Trade in the 1970s and 1980s
2:50 pm
3:10 pm
Edward P. Lazear, Stanford University and NBER
Why Are Some Immigrant Groups More Successful than Others? (slides)
4:00 pm
Elizabeth Weber Handwerker, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Increased Concentration of Occupations, Outsourcing, and Growing Wage Inequality in the United States
4:50 pm
Wednesday, July 25
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
Morning joint with Education
8:30 am
Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Duke University and NBER
Joshua Angrist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Yusuke Narita, Yale University
Parag A. Pathak, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Breaking Ties: Regression Discontinuity Design Meets Market Design
9:20 am
Charlie Eaton, University of California, Merced
Sabrina T. Howell, New York University and NBER
Constantine N. Yannelis, University of Chicago and NBER
When Investor Incentives and Consumer Interests Diverge: Private Equity in Higher Education
10:10 am
10:30 am
Darwin Choi, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dong Lou, London School of Economics
Abhiroop Mukherjee, HKUST
The Effect of Superstar Firms on College Major Choice (slides)
11:20 am
Owen Thompson, Williams College and NBER
School Desegregation and Black Teacher Employment
12:10 pm
Afternoon joint with Personnel
1:10 pm
Lucia Del Carpio, INSEAD
Maria Guadalupe, INSEAD
More Women in Tech? Evidence from a Field Experiment Addressing Social Identity
2:00 pm
Guido Friebel, Goethe University Frankfurt
Matthias Heinz, University of Cologne
Mitchell Hoffman, University of Toronto and NBER
Nick Zubanov, Goethe University Frankfurt
What Do Employee Referral Programs Do?
3:10 pm
Nicola Bianchi, Northwestern University and NBER
Giulia Bovini, London School of Economics
Jin Li, London School of Economics
Matteo Paradisi, Harvard University
Michael L. Powell, Northwestern University
Chains of Opportunity Revisited
4:00 pm
Peter Fredriksson, Stockholm University
Lena Hensvik, IFAU
Oskar Nordström Skans, Uppsala University
Mismatch of Talent - Evidence on Match Quality, Entry Wages, and Job Mobility
4:50 pm
6:00 pm
Clambake at the Royal Sonesta Hotel
Thursday, July 26
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
Morning joint with Children
8:30 am
Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton University and NBER
Jessica Pan, National University of Singapore
Jenny Shen, Princeton University
Ebonya L. Washington, Yale University and NBER
The Mommy Effect: Do Women Anticipate the Employment Effects of Motherhood?
9:20 am
Anna Aizer, Brown University and NBER
Shari Eli, University of Toronto and NBER
Adriana Lleras-Muney, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
Holding out for Mr Right: Women’s Income, Marital Status and Child Well-Being
10:10 am
10:30 am
Jonathan M.V. Davis, University of Oregon
Sara Heller, University of Michigan and NBER
Rethinking the Benefits of Youth Employment Programs: The Heterogeneous Effects of Summer Jobs
11:20 am
Petra Persson, Stanford University and NBER
Maya Rossin-Slater, Stanford University and NBER
When Dad Stays Home: Paternity Leave and Maternal Health
12:10 pm
Authors will have 45 minutes and discussants will have 15 minutes
1:10 pm
Jan Sebastian Nimczik, ESMT Berlin
Job Mobility Networks and Endogenous Labor Markets (slides)
Discussant: Isaiah Andrews, Harvard University and NBER (slides)
2:10 pm
Patrick M. Kline, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Raffaele D. Saggio, University of British Columbia
Mikkel Soelvsten, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Leave-Out Estimation of Variance Components (slides)
Discussant: Anna Mikusheva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (slides)
3:10 pm
3:30 pm
Angelo Mele, Johns Hopkins University
A Structural Model of Homophily and Clustering in Social Networks (slides)
Discussant: Elie Tamer, Harvard University
4:30 pm
Eric J. Auerbach, Northwestern University
Identification and Estimation of a Partially Linear Regression Model using Network Data (slides)
Discussant: Christopher R. Walters, University of California at Berkeley and NBER (slides)
5:30 pm
Friday, July 27
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
Morning joint with Crime
8:30 am
Abhay Aneja, University of California at Berkeley
Carlos Avenancio, Indiana University
Credit-Driven Crime Cycles: The Connection Between Incarceration and Access to Credit
9:30 am
Alicia S. Modestino, Northeastern University
How Do Summer Youth Employment Programs Improve Criminal Justice Outcomes, and for Whom?
10:30 am
Anna Bindler, University of Gothenburg
Nadine Ketel, University of Gothenburg
Scaring or Scarring? Labour Market Effects of Criminal Victimisation
11:30 am
Adjourn (Crime continues)
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