SI 2023 Labor Studies

David Autor, Rebecca Diamond, Patrick M. Kline, Brian K. Kovak, Alexandre Mas, Melvin Stephens Jr., Lowell Taylor, and Winnie van Dijk, Organizers

July 24-27, 2023

Ballroom A

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

Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 24
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Emma Harrington, University of Virginia
Natalia Emanuel, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Amanda Pallais, Harvard University and NBER

The Power of Proximity to Coworkers: Training for Tomorrow or Productivity Today?
Discussant: Emily E. Nix, University of Southern California
9:55 am
Yana Gallen, University of Chicago
Juanna Joensen, University of Chicago
Eva Rye. Johansen, Aarhus University
Gregory Veramendi, Royal Holloway, University of London

The Labor Market Returns to Delaying Pregnancy (slides)
Discussant: Martha J. Bailey, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
10:50 am
Break
11:05 am
Isaac Sorkin, Stanford University and NBER

Quantifying Racial Disparities Using Consecutive Employment Spells
Discussant: Peter Hull, Brown University and NBER
12:00 pm
Lunch
12:55 pm
Raj Chetty, Harvard University and NBER
David J. Deming, Harvard University and NBER
John N. Friedman, Brown University and NBER

Diversifying Society’s Leaders: The Causal Effects of Admission to Highly Selective Private Colleges
Discussant: Seth D. Zimmerman, Yale University and NBER
1:50 pm
Linh T. Tô, Boston University
Hannah E. Illing, University of Bonn
Hanna M. Schwank, University of Bonn

Hiring and the Dynamics of the Gender Gap
Discussant: Nina Roussille, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2:45 pm
Break
3:00 pm
Thomas Le Barbanchon, Bocconi University
Lena E. Hensvik, Uppsala University
Roland Rathelot, ENSAE, Institut Polytechnique de Paris and CREST

How can AI Improve Search and Matching? Evidence from 59 Million Personalized Job Recommendations
Discussant: Andreas R. Kostøl, Arizona State University and NBER (slides)
3:55 pm
Terry Moon, University of British Columbia
David Arnold, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Kevin S. Milligan, University of British Columbia and NBER
Amirhossein Tavakoli, University of British Columbia

Job Transitions and Employee Earnings After Acquisitions: Linking Corporate and Worker Outcomes
Discussant: José A. Azar, IESE Business School
4:50 pm
Adjourn
Tuesday, July 25
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Seema Jayachandran, Princeton University and NBER
Lea Nassal, University of Duisburg-Essen
Matthew J. Notowidigdo, University of Chicago and NBER
Marie Paul, University of Duisburg-Essen
Heather Sarsons, University of British Columbia and NBER
Elin Sundberg, Uppsala University

Moving to Opportunity, Together
Discussant: Eric Chyn, University of Texas at Austin and NBER
9:55 am
Yulia Evsyukova, University of Mannheim
Wladislaw Mill, University of Mannheim
Felix Rusche, University of Mannheim

LinkedOut! Discrimination in Job Network Formation
Discussant: Zoe B. Cullen, Harvard University and NBER (slides)
10:50 am
Break
11:10 am
Jeremiah Dittmar, London School of Economics
Jens Aurich, IISG

The Political Economy of Innovation in the Industrial Revolution: Labor Market Conflict and Technical Change
Discussant: Walker Hanlon, Northwestern University and NBER
12:00 pm
Lunch
12:55 pm
Jonathan Vogel, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER

The Race Between Education, Technology, and the Minimum Wage
Discussant: Thomas Lemieux, University of British Columbia and NBER
1:50 pm
Steven J. Davis, Stanford University and NBER
Pawel M. Krolikowski, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Sticky Wages on the Layoff Margin (slides)
Discussant: Benjamin Schoefer, University of California, Berkeley and NBER (slides)
2:45 pm
Break
3:00 pm
Eliana Carranza, The World Bank
Aletheia Donald, The World Bank
Florian Grosset, Columbia University
Supreet Kaur, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

The Social Tax: Redistributive Pressure and Labor Supply
Discussant: Corinne Low, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
3:55 pm
Adjourn
Wednesday, July 26
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
Morning joint with Public Economics
8:30 am
Emmanuel Saez, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Benjamin Schoefer, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
David G. Seim, Stockholm University

The Limited Effects of Eliminating Employment Protection (slides)
9:15 am
Break
9:30 am
Eric Chyn, University of Texas at Austin and NBER
Robert Collinson, University of Notre Dame
Danielle Sandler, U.S. Census Bureau

The Long-Run Effects of Residential Racial Desegregation Programs: Evidence from Gautreaux
10:15 am
Andrew Garin, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
Emilie Jackson, Michigan State University
Dmitri K. Koustas, University of Chicago

Unemployment Insurance Incentives of Self-Employed and Marginally-Attached Workers
11:00 am
Break
11:25 am
Anders Humlum, University of Chicago
Jakob Munch, University of Copenhagen
Pernille Plato, University of Copenhagen

Changing Tracks: Human Capital Investment after Loss of Ability
12:10 pm
Lunch and Adjourn
Afternoon joint with Education
1:20 pm
Michael Dinerstein, University of Chicago and NBER
Isaac M. Opper, RAND Corporation

Screening with Multitasking: Theory and Empirical Evidence from Teacher Tenure Reform
2:10 pm
Juliana Londoño-Vélez, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Fabio Sanchez, Universidad de los Andes
Catherine Rodriguez, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Luis E. Alvarez, Departamento Nacional de Planeación

Financial Aid and Social Mobility: Evidence from Colombia’s Ser Pilo Paga
3:00 pm
Break
3:20 pm
Christopher Campos, University of Chicago and NBER

Social Interactions and Preferences for Schools: Experimental Evidence from Los Angeles (slides)
4:10 pm
Adjourn
Thursday, July 27
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Amanda Y. Agan, Rutgers University and NBER
Diag Davenport, Princeton University
Jens Ludwig, University of Chicago and NBER
Sendhil Mullainathan, University of Chicago and NBER

Automating Automaticity: How the Context of Human Choice Affects the Extent of Algorithmic Bias
Discussant: David Card, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
9:50 am
Victoria Angelova, Harvard University
Will S. Dobbie, Harvard University and NBER
Crystal Yang, Harvard University and NBER

Algorithmic Recommendations and Human Discretion
Discussant: Jack Mountjoy, University of Chicago and NBER
10:40 am
Break
10:50 am
Talia Gillis, Columbia University
Bryce McLaughlin, Stanford University
Jann Spiess, Stanford University

On the Fairness of Machine-Assisted Human Decisions: Theory and Experimental Evidence
Discussant: Amanda Pallais, Harvard University and NBER
11:40 am
Keyon Vafa, Harvard University
David M. Blei, Columbia University
Susan Athey, Stanford University and NBER

Decomposing Changes in the Gender Wage Gap over Worker Careers (slides)
Discussant: Christopher R. Walters, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
12:30 pm
Lunch
Afternoon joint with Personnel Economics
1:15 pm
Sydnee Caldwell, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Ingrid Haegele, LMU Munich
Jörg Heining, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Bargaining in the Labor Market
2:00 pm
Jonathan M.V. Davis, University of Oregon
Kyle Greenberg, West Point
Damon Jones, University of Chicago and NBER

An Experimental Evaluation of Deferred Acceptance
2:45 pm
Guido Friebel, Goethe University Frankfurt
Matthias Heinz, University of Cologne
Mitchell Hoffman, University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER
Tobias Kretschmer, LMU Munich
Nick Zubanov, Goethe University Frankfurt

Is This Really Kneaded? Identifying and Eliminating Potentially Harmful Forms of Workplace Control
3:25 pm
Adjourn