SI 2018 Labor Studies

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 and NBER

Demographics and Automation
9:20 am
Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University and NBER
Enrico Moretti, University of California, 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, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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 and NBER
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, Georgetown University
Melanie Morten, Stanford University and NBER

Border Walls
3:50 pm
Joan Monras, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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 and NBER
Winnie L. van Dijk, Yale University 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, Harvard 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, University of Notre Dame

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

Why Are Some Immigrant Groups More Successful than Others? (slides)
4:00 pm
Elizabeth Weber Handwerker, Congressional Research Service

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, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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 California, Santa Barbara and NBER
Nick Zubanov, Goethe University Frankfurt

What Do Employee Referral Programs Do?
3:10 pm
Nicola Bianchi, Northwestern University and NBER
Giulia Bovini, Banca d'Italia
Jin Li, University of Hong Kong
Matteo Paradisi, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance
Michael L. Powell, Northwestern University

Chains of Opportunity Revisited
4:00 pm
Peter Fredriksson, Uppsala University
Lena Hensvik, Uppsala University
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, Columbia 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, 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, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER (slides)
2:10 pm
Patrick M. Kline, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Raffaele D. Saggio, University of British Columbia and NBER
Mikkel Soelvsten

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, 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, Berkeley
Carlos Avenancio, University of California, San Diego

Credit-Driven Crime Cycles: The Connection Between Incarceration and Access to Credit
9:30 am
Alicia S. Modestino, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

How Do Summer Youth Employment Programs Improve Criminal Justice Outcomes, and for Whom?
10:30 am
Anna Bindler, University of Cologne
Nadine Ketel, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Scaring or Scarring? Labour Market Effects of Criminal Victimisation
11:30 am
Adjourn (Crime continues)