SI 2017 Labor Studies

David Card and Caroline M. Hoxby, Organizers

July 24-28, 2017

Ballroom A

Royal Sonesta Hotel

Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 24
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
8:30 am
Roland G. Fryer, Jr, Harvard University
Ashley C. Craig, Australian National University

An Analysis of Two-Sided Statistical Discrimination
9:20 am
Raj Chetty, Harvard University and NBER
John N. Friedman, Brown University and NBER
Emmanuel Saez, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Nicholas Turner, Federal Reserve Board
Danny Yagan, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility
10:10 am
Break
10:30 am
Patrick M. Kline, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Neviana Petkova, Department of the Treasury
Heidi L. Williams, Dartmouth College and NBER
Owen M. Zidar, Princeton University and NBER

Who Profits from Patents? Rent-sharing at Innovative Firms
11:20 am
Magne Mogstad, University of Chicago and NBER
Thibaut Lamadon, University of Chicago and NBER
Bradley Setzler, Pennsylvania State University and NBER

Rent Sharing, Earnings Dynamics and Transmission of Firm and Market Level Shocks
12:10 pm
Ballroom B
Lunch
1:00 pm
Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Pascual Restrepo, Yale University and NBER

Robots and Jobs: Evidence from US Labor Markets
1:50 pm
Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Yale University and NBER
Isaac Sorkin, Stanford University and NBER

Bartik Instruments: What, When, Why, and How
2:40 pm
Break
3:00 pm
David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
David Dorn, University of Zurich
Gordon H. Hanson, Harvard University and NBER

When Work Disappears: Manufacturing Decline and the Falling Marriage-Market Value of Men
3:50 pm
Jennifer Hunt, Rutgers University and NBER
Ryan D. Nunn, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Why Are Fewer Workers Earning Middle Wages and Is It a Bad Thing?
4:40 pm
Alan B. Krueger, Princeton University
Orley C. Ashenfelter, Princeton University and NBER

Theory and Evidence on Employer Collusion in the Franchise Sector
5:30 pm
Adjourn
Tuesday, July 25
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
Morning joint with Public Economics
8:30 am
Justine S. Hastings, University of Washington
Jesse M. Shapiro, Harvard University and NBER

How Are SNAP Benefits Spent? Evidence from a Retail Panel
9:20 am
Matthew Smith, Department of the Treasury
Danny Yagan, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Owen M. Zidar, Princeton University and NBER
Eric Zwick, University of Chicago and NBER

Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century
10:10 am
Break
10:30 am
Emmanuel Saez, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
David G. Seim, Stockholm University
Benjamin Schoefer, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Firm Behavior and Payroll Taxes: Evidence from a Young Workers Tax Cut in Sweden
11:20 am
Youssef Benzarti, University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER
Dorian Carloni, Congressional Budget Office
Jarkko Harju, Tampere University and FIT
Tuomas Kosonen, VATT Institute for Economic Research

What Goes Up May Not Come Down: Asymmetric Incidence of Value-Added Taxes.
12:10 pm
Lunch
1:10 pm
Lars H. Andersen, Rockwool Foundation Research Unit
Christian Dustmann, University College London
Rasmus Landersø, Rockwool Foundation

Lowering Welfare Benefits: Intended and Unintended Consequences for Migrants and their Families
2:00 pm
Michael Clemens, George Mason University
Ethan G. Lewis, Dartmouth College and NBER
Hannah M. Postel, Stanford University

Immigration Restrictions as Active Labor Market Policy: Evidence from the Mexican Bracero Exclusion
2:50 pm
Break
3:10 pm
Marta Lachowska, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Alexandre Mas, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Stephen A. Woodbury, Michigan State University

Sources of Displaced Workers' Long-Term Earnings Losses
4:00 pm
Joshua Angrist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Sydnee Caldwell, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Jonathan Hall, Uber

Uber vs. Taxi: A Driver's Eye View
4:50 pm
Adjourn
5:00 pm
Methods Lecture, Jon Schwabish, Urban Institute
Improving Data Presentation
Ballroom B
Wednesday, July 26
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
Morning joint with Economics of Education
8:30 am
Victor Lavy, University of Warwick and NBER
Rigissa Megalokonomou, Monash University

Persistency in Teachers' Grading Biases and Effect on Longer Term Outcomes: University Admission Exams and Choice of Field of Study
9:20 am
Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago and NBER
Thomas Fujiwara, Princeton University and NBER
Amanda Pallais, Harvard University and NBER

'Acting Wife': Marriage Market Incentives and Labor Market Investments
10:10 am
Break
10:30 am
Clement de Chaisemartin, University of California, Santa Barbara
Luc Behaghel, Paris School of Economics

Next Please! Estimating the Effect of Treatments Allocated By Randomized Waiting Lists
11:20 am
Elizabeth Ananat, Columbia University and NBER
Molly A. Martin, Pennsylvania State University

Effects of Increased Income on Children's Academic Achievement: Evidence from an Emerging Natural Experiment
12:10 pm
Lunch
Afternoon joint with Personnel
1:00 pm
Xin Jin, University of South Florida
Michael Waldman, Cornell University

Lateral Moves, Promotions, and Task-Specific Human Capital: Theory and Evidence
2:00 pm
Jonathan Hall, Uber
Jason Hicks, University of Minnesota
Morris M. Kleiner, University of Minnesota and NBER

Occupational Licensing of Uber Drivers
3:00 pm
Break
3:30 pm
Hyejin Ku, University College London

Does Minimum Wage Increase Labor Productivity? Evidence from Piece Rate Workers
4:30 pm
Adjourn
6:00 pm
Reception and Dinner Honoring David Card
MIT Samberg Conference Center, 50 Memorial Drive, 7th floor
Thursday, July 27
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
Morning joint with Children
8:30 am
Bruce Sacerdote, Dartmouth College and NBER
Laura Kawano, University of Michigan
Bill Skimmyhorn, College of William and Mary
Michael Stevens, Department of the Treasury

On the Determinants of Young Adult Outcomes: An Examination of Random Shocks to Children in Military Families
9:20 am
Sandra Black, Columbia University and NBER
Sanni N. Breining, Aarhus University
David N. Figlio, University of Rochester and NBER
Jonathan Guryan, Northwestern University and NBER
Krzysztof Karbownik, Emory University and NBER
Helena Skyt Nielsen, Aarhus University
Jeffrey Roth, University of Florida
Marianne Simonsen, Aarhus University

Sibling Spillovers
10:10 am
Break
10:30 am
Sarah Bana, Stanford University
Kelly Bedard, University of California at Santa Barbara
Maya Rossin-Slater, Stanford University and NBER

The Impacts of Paid Family Leave Benefits: Regression Kink Evidence from California Administrative Data
11:20 am
Douglas L. Miller, Cornell University and NBER
Na'ama Shenhav, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Michel Grosz, U.S. Department of Education

Long-term Effects of Head Start: New Evidence from the PSID
12:10 am
Lunch
1:10 pm
Alberto Abadie, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Maximilian Kasy, University of Oxford

The Risk of Machine Learning
2:00 pm
Guido Imbens, Stanford University and NBER
Susan Athey, Stanford University and NBER
Nikolay Doudchenko, Stanford University

Matrix Completion Methods for Causal Panel Data Models
2:50 pm
Break
3:10 pm
Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford University and NBER
Jesse M. Shapiro, Harvard University and NBER
Matt Taddy, Amazon

Measuring Polarization in High-Dimensional Data: Method and Application to Congressional Speech
4:00 pm
Victor Chernozhukov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Denis Chetverikov, University of California at Los Angeles
Mert Demirer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Esther Duflo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Christian Hansen, University of Chicago
Whitney K. Newey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

Double/Debiased Machine Learning for Treatment and Structural Parameters
4:50 pm
Adjourn
Friday, July 28
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
Morning joint with Crime
8:30 am
Rafael Dix-Carneiro, Duke University and NBER
Rodrigo R. Soares, Institue of Labor Economics
Gabriel Ulyssea, University College London

Economic Shocks and Crime: Evidence from the Brazilian Trade Liberalization
9:30 am
Will S. Dobbie, Harvard University and NBER
Hans Grönqvist, Linnaeus University
Susan Niknami, Stockholm University
Mårten Palme, Stockholm University
Mikael Priks, Stockholm University

The Intergenerational Effects of Parental Incarceration
10:30 am
Break
11:00 am
Felipe M. Gonçalves
Steven Mello, Dartmouth College and NBER

A Few Bad Apples? Racial Bias in Policing
12:00 noon
Lunch and return to the Longfellow Room for the afternoon Crime session