SI 2020 Labor Studies

David Autor, Patrick M. Kline, and Alexandre Mas, Organizers

July 20-23, 2020

on Zoom.us

Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 20
12:00 pm
David J. Deming, Harvard University and NBER
Ben Weidmann, Harvard University

Team Players: How Social Skills Improve Group Performance
Moderator: Alexandre Mas, Princeton University and NBER
1:00 pm
Danielle Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Lindsey R. Raymond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peter Bergman, University of Texas at Austin and NBER

Hiring as Exploration
Moderator: Lisa Kahn, University of Rochester and NBER
2:00 pm
Nina Roussille, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Central Role of the Ask Gap in Gender Pay Inequality
Moderator: Amanda Pallais, Harvard University and NBER
3:00 pm
Ellora Derenoncourt, Princeton University and NBER
Clemens Noelke, Brandeis University
David Weil, Brown University and NBER

Spillover Effects From Voluntary Employer Minimum Wages
Moderator: Arindrajit Dube, University of Massachusetts Amherst and NBER
4:00 pm
Raj Chetty, Harvard University and NBER
Nathaniel Hendren, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Matthew O. Jackson, Stanford University
Theresa Kuchler, New York University and NBER
Johannes Stroebel, New York University and NBER
Robert Fluegge, Harvard University
Federico Gonzalez, Harvard University
Matthew Jacob
Martin Koenen, Harvard University
Eduardo Laguna-Müggenburg, Stanford University
Wilbur Townsend, Harvard University
Ruby Zhang, Harvard University
Michael Bailey, Facebook
Pablo Barbera, Facebook
Monica Bhole, Facebook
Facebook Core Data Science Team

New Indices of Social Capital: Measurement, Determinants, and Applications to Economic Mobility
(this paper will not be livestreamed)
Moderator: Kerwin Charles, Yale University and NBER
5:00 pm
Adjourn
Tuesday, July 21
12:00 pm
Philippe Aghion, London School of Economics
Céline Antonin, Sciences Po
Simon P. Bunel, Banque de France
Xavier Jaravel, London School of Economics

What Are the Labor and Product Market Effects of Automation? New Evidence from France
Moderator: Lawrence Katz, Harvard University and NBER
1:00 pm
Martin Fiszbein, Boston University and NBER
Jeanne Lafortune, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Ethan G. Lewis, Dartmouth College and NBER
José Tessada, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Electrifying? How New Technologies Impact Productivity and Jobs
Moderator: Martha Bailey, University of Michigan and NBER
2:00 pm
Kory Kroft, University of Toronto and NBER
Yao Luo, University of Toronto
Magne Mogstad, University of Chicago and NBER
Bradley Setzler, Pennsylvania State University and NBER

Imperfect Competition and Rents in Labor and Product Markets: The Case of the Construction Industry
Moderator: John Van Reenen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
3:00 pm
Jiwon Choi, Princeton University
Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton University and NBER
Ebonya L. Washington, Columbia University and NBER
Gavin Wright, Stanford University

Local Employment and Political Effects of Trade Deals: Evidence from NAFTA (slides)
Moderator: David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
4:00 pm
Kyle Greenberg, United States Military Academy at West Point
Matthew Gudgeon, Tufts University
Adam Isen, Department of the Treasury
Corbin Miller, Internal Revenue Service
Richard W. Patterson, Brigham Young University

Army Service in the All-Volunteer Era
Moderator: Joshua Angrist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
5:00 pm
Adjourn
Wednesday, July 22
Methods Session in Labor Studies
10:00 am
David Arnold, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Will S. Dobbie, Harvard University and NBER
Peter Hull, Brown University and NBER

Measuring Racial Discrimination in Bail Decisions (slides)
Discussant: Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford University and NBER (slides)
11:00 am
Rachael Meager, London School of Economics

Aggregating Distributional Treatment Effects: A Bayesian Hierarchical Analysis of the Microcredit Literature
Discussant: Michal Kolesár, Princeton University (slides)
12:00 pm
Isaiah Andrews, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Jesse M. Shapiro, Harvard University and NBER

A Model of Scientific Communication (slides)
Discussant: James J. Heckman, University of Chicago and NBER (slides)
1:00 pm
Adjourn
Thursday, July 23
10:00 am
Patricia Cortés, Boston University and NBER
Jessica Pan, National University of Singapore
Laura Pilossoph, Duke University
Basit Zafar, University of Michigan and NBER

Gender Differences in Job Search and the Earnings Gap: Evidence from Business Majors
Moderator: Sandra Black, Columbia University and NBER
11:00 am
Shalise Ayromloo, U.S. Census Bureau
Benjamin Feigenberg, University of Illinois at Chicago
Darren Lubotsky, University of Illinois at Chicago and NBER

Employment Eligibility Verification Requirements and Local Labor Market Outcomes
Moderator: Leah Boustan, Princeton University and NBER
12:00 pm
Stefano DellaVigna, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Jörg Heining, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
Johannes F. Schmieder, Boston University and NBER
Simon Trenkle, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), IAB

Evidence on Job Search Models from a Survey of Unemployed Workers in Germany
Moderator: Till von Wachter, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
1:00 pm
Adjourn