SI 2021 Personnel Economics

Mitchell Hoffman and Kathryn L. Shaw, Organizers

July 28-29, 2021

on Zoom.us

Conference Code of Conduct

Wednesday, July 28
Format: 35 minutes presentation, 5 minutes Q&A, 5 minutes break
1:00 pm
Linh T. Tô, Boston University

The Signaling Role of Parental Leave
Moderator: Kathryn Shaw, Stanford University and NBER
1:45 pm
Gordon Dahl, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Matthew M. Knepper, University of Georgia

Why is Workplace Sexual Harassment Underreported?: The Value of Unemployment Amid the Threat of Retaliation
Moderator: Kathryn Shaw, Stanford University and NBER
2:30 pm
Canice Prendergast, University of Chicago

"Drive and Wave": The Response to LAPD Police Reforms After Rampart
Moderator: Kathryn Shaw, Stanford University and NBER
3:15 pm
Break
3:30 pm
Braz Camargo, Sao Paulo School of Economics
Fabian Lange, McGill University and NBER
Elena Pastorino, Stanford University and NBER

On the Role of Learning, Human Capital, and Performance Incentives for Wages
Moderator: Lisa Kahn, University of Rochester and NBER
4:15 pm
Costas Cavounidis, University of Warwick
Vittoria Dicandia, Boston University
Kevin Lang, Boston University and NBER
Raghav Malhotra, University of Warwick

The Evolution of Skill Use Within and Between Jobs
Moderator: Lisa Kahn, University of Rochester and NBER
5:00 pm
Adjourn
Thursday, July 29
Format: 30 minutes presentation, 5 minutes Q&A, 5 minutes break
10:00 am
Alessandra Fenizia, George Washington University

Managers and Productivity in the Public Sector
Moderator: Daniele Paserman. Boston University and NBER
10:40 am
Diana Moreira, University of California, Davis and NBER
Santiago Pérez, University of California, Davis and NBER

Civil Service Reform and Organizational Practices: Evidence from the Pendleton Act
Moderator: Daniele Paserman. Boston University and NBER
11:20 am
Gianmarco Leon-Ciliotta, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Erika Deserranno, Northwestern University
Philipp M. Kastrau, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Promotions and Productivity: The Role of Meritocracy and Pay Progression in the Public Sector
Moderator: Charles Brown, University of Michigan and NBER
12:00 pm
Johannes Abeler, University of Oxford
David B. Huffman, University of Pittsburgh
Collin Raymond, Purdue University

Incentive Complexity, Bounded Rationality and Effort Provision
Moderator: Charles Brown, University of Michigan and NBER
12:40 pm
Break
1:20 pm
Conrad Miller, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Ian M. Schmutte, University of Georgia

The Dynamics of Referral Hiring and Racial Inequality: Evidence from Brazil
Moderator: Iwan Barankay, University of Pennsylvania
2:00 pm
Miguel Espinosa, Bocconi University
Christopher T. Stanton, Harvard University and NBER

Worker Skills and Organizational Spillovers: Evidence from Linked Training and Communications Data
Moderator: Iwan Barankay, University of Pennsylvania
2:40 pm
Break
3:00 pm
Cagatay Bircan, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Guido Friebel, Goethe University Frankfurt
Tristan Stahl, Goethe University Frankfurt

Knowledge Teams, Careers and Gender
Moderator: Ghazala Azmat, Sciences Po
3:40 pm
Alan M. Benson, University of Minnesota
Danielle Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Kelly Shue, Yale University and NBER

"Potential" and the Gender Promotion Gap
Moderator: Ghazala Azmat, Sciences Po
4:20 pm
Zoe B. Cullen, Harvard University and NBER
Ricardo Perez-Truglia, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

The Old Boys' Club: Schmoozing and the Gender Gap
Moderator: Ghazala Azmat, Sciences Po
5:00 pm
Adjourn followed by a virtual happy hour including brief remarks in honor of Edward Lazear (Stanford memorial service)