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SI 2016 Personnel Economics 

Edward P. Lazear, Kathryn L. Shaw, and David Card, Organizers 

July 27-28, 2016 

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Skyline Rooms
40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard
Cambridge, Massachusetts



Wednesday, July 27 – Joint with Labor Studies

1:00 pm

Eleanor Wiske Dillon, Arizona State University
Christopher T. Stanton, Harvard University and NBER
Self-Employment Dynamics and the Returns to Entrepreneurship

1:45 pm

Alexandre Mas, Princeton University and NBER

Amanda Pallais, Harvard University and NBER

Valuing Alternative Work Arrangements

2:30 pm


2:45 pm

Derek Neal, University of Chicago and NBER
Gadi Barlevy, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Allocating Effort and Talent in Professional Labor Markets

3:30 pm

Bo Cowgill, Columbia University
Automation of Subjective Judgments: Theory and Evidence from Resume Screening

4:15 pm


4:30 pm

Martin Feldstein Lecture

6:00 pm

Clambake, Royal Sonesta Hotel

Thursday, July 28

8:15 am

Coffee and pastries

8:45 am

David J. Deming, Harvard University and NBER
The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market

9:30 am

Anders Frederiksen, Aarhus University
Lisa B. Kahn, Yale University and NBER
Fabian Lange, McGill University
Supervisors and Performance Management Systems

10:15 am


10:30 am

Mark L. Egan, University of Minnesota
Gregor Matvos, University of Chicago and NBER
Amit Seru, University of Chicago and NBER
The Market for Financial Adviser Misconduct

11:15 am

Elizabeth Forsythe, University of Illinois-Urbana
Downward Occupational Mobility within Firms

12:00 n


1:00 pm

Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University and NBER
Erik Brynjolfsson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Lucia Foster, Bureau of the Census
Ron S. Jarmin, Bureau of the Census
Megha Patnaik, Stanford University
Itay Saporta Eksten, Tel Aviv University
John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and NBER
What Drives Differences in Management?

1:45 pm


2:00 pm

Stefano DellaVigna, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
John A. List, University of Chicago and NBER
Ulrike Malmendier, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Gautam Rao, Harvard University and NBER
Estimating Social Preferences and Gift Exchange at Work

2:45 pm


3:00 pm

Adnan Khan, London School of Economics
Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Harvard University and NBER
Benjamin A. Olken, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Transfers

3:45 pm