SI 2017 Personnel Economics

Edward P. Lazear and Kathryn L. Shaw, Organizers

July 26-27, 2017

Skyline Rooms

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

Conference Code of Conduct

Wednesday, July 26
Afternoon joint with Labor Studies (Ballroom A)
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
3:30 pm
Hyejin Ku, University College London

Does Minimum Wage Increase Labor Productivity? Evidence from Piece Rate Workers
4:30 pm
6:00 pm
Clambake at the Royal Sonesta Hotel
Thursday, July 27
8:15 am
Coffee and Pastries
8:45 am
Zoe B. Cullen, Harvard University and NBER
Bobak Pakzad-Hurson, Brown University

Equilibrium Effects of Pay Transparency
9:30 am
Pian Shu, Harvard University

Innovating in Science and Engineering or "Cashing In" on Wall Street? Evidence on Elite STEM Talent
10:15 am
10:30 am
Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics
Stephen Hansen, University College London
Andrea Prat, Columbia University and NBER
Raffaella Sadun, Harvard University and NBER

CEO Behavior and Firm Performance
11:15 am
Kerstin Grosch, University of Goettingen
Marcela Ibanez, University of Goettingen
Angelino Viceisza, Spelman College and NBER

Competition and Prosociality: A Field Experiment in Ghana
12:00 noon
1:00 pm
Jeff B. Weaver, University of Southern California

Jobs for Sale: Corruption and Misallocation in Hiring
1:45 pm
2:00 pm
Laura K. Gee, Tufts University

The More You Know: Information Effects in Job Application Rates In A Large Field Experiment
2:45 pm
3:00 pm
Victor Lavy, University of Warwick and NBER
Adi Boiko, Hebrew University

Management Quality in Public Education: Superintendents Value-Added, Students’ Outcomes and Mechanisms
3:45 pm