Supported and Hosted by
the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Buch, Ammersee
1-3 September 2011

The following papers will be presented at this symposium.
Please see the Programme for further details.

An Evaluation of the International Experience of Minimum Wages in an Economic Downturn
*Chiara Rosazza Bondibene (Royal Holloway College, University of London) Peter Dolton (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Cross-Sectional and Lifetime Inequality: Estimates from a Household Search Model
*Luca Flabbi (Georgetown University and IZA) James Mabli (Mathematica Policy Research)

Does Quality Time Produce Quality Children? Evidence on the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital using Parental Deaths
*Eric D. Gould (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, CEPR and IZA) Avi Simhon (Hebrew University)

Dissecting the French Export Wage Premium
Jonathan Eaton (Penn State University) Sam Kortum (Universtiy of Chicago) *Francis Kramarz (CREST, CEPR and IZA) Raul Sampognaro (CREST)

Does Schooling Reduce Juvenile Delinquency? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Japan
*Yu Aoki (University of Warwick)

Evaluating Students' Evaluations (of Professors)
Michela Braga (Università Bocconi) Marco Paccagnella (Banca d'Italia and Bocconi University) Michele Pellizzari (IGIER, Università Bocconi and IZA)

Explaining Gender Differences in Occupational Choice: Do Women Place Relatively Less Weight on Wages and More Weight on Social Prestige Than Men?
*Kristin J. Kleinjans (California State University, Fullerton) Karl Fritjof Krassel (AKF & DPU)

Family Background, Self-Confidence and Economic Outcomes
*Antonio Filippin (University of Milan and IZA) Marco Paccagnella (Banca d'Italia and Bocconi University)

Give Me Your Wired and Your Highly Skilled: Measuring the Impact of Immigration Policy on Employers and Shareholders
*Carl Shu-Ming Lin (Rutgers University and IZA)

High-School Dropouts and Transitory Labor Market Shocks: The Case of the Spanish Housing Boom
Ainhoa Aparicio-Fennol (Collegio Carlo Alberto and IZA)

Human Capital an Unemployment Dynamics: Why More Educated Workers Enjoy Greater Employment Stability
*Isabel Cairó (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) Tomaz Cajner (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Job Polarization and Labor Market Institutions
*Viki Nellas (University of Bologna) Elisabetta Olivieri (Bank of Italy)

Labor Market Institutions, Credit, and Country-Level Consumption Fluctuations: OECD evidence
Anna Lo Prete (Università degli Studi di Torino)

Looking for jobs with good pay and good working conditions
*Luke Haywood (Paris School of Economics) Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences Po and IZA)

Real Wages, Wage Inequality and the Regional Cost-of-living in the UK
Cinzia Rienzo (Royal Holloway College, University of London)

Selective Hiring and Optimal Labor Market Policy
*Christian Merkl (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and IZA) Thijs van Rens (CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, CEPR and IZA)

Total Reward in the UK in the Public and Private Sectors
*Alexander Danzer (University of Munich and IZA) Peter J. Dolton (Royal Holloway, University of London)

The China Syndrome: Local Labor Market Effects of Import Competition in the United States
David Autor (MIT and IZA) *David Dorn (CEMFI and IZA) Gordon Hanson (University of California, San Diego and IZA)

The Great Compression of the Wage Structure in France, 1969-2008: The Role of Supply and Demand Factors
Gregory Verdugo (Banque de France and IZA)

The Leaning Tower of PISA: Disentangling Ability and Motivation
Lex Borghans (Maastricht University and IZA) *Trudie Schils (Maastricht University)

The Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough
Alberto Alesina (Harvard University and CEPR) *Paola Giuliano (UCLA, CEPR and IZA) Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)

The Returns to English-Language Skills in India
Mehtabul Azam (The World Bank and IZA) Aimee Chin (University of Houston and IZA) *Nishith Prakash (Cornell University and IZA)

The Schooling Response to a Sustained Increase in Low-Skill Wages: Evidence from Spain, 1987-2009
Aitor Lacuesta (Banco de España) Sergio Puente (Banco de España) *Ernesto Villanueva (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

The Transmission of Women's Fertility, Human Capital and Work Orientation across Immigrant Generations
*Francine Blau (Cornell University and IZA) Lawrence M. Kahn (Cornell University and IZA) Albert Yung-Hsu Liu (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.) Kerry L. Papps (University of Oxford and IZA)

Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance and the Early Retirement Decision
Lucas Inderbitzin (Universität St. Gallen) *Stefan Staubli (Universität St. Gallen) Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich, CEPR and IZA)

Wage Adjustment and Productivity ShocksMikael Carlsson (Sveriges Riksbank)
*Julián Messina (The World Bank and IZA)Oskar Nordström Skans (Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation (IFAU), UCLS, and IZA)

Who Pays for It? The Heterogeneous Wage Effects of Employment Protection Legislation
*Marco Leonardi (Università Statale di Milano and IZA) Giovanni Pica (University of Salerno)

Who Pays for Occupational Pensions?
Ola Lotherington Vestad (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research)

Working in Family Firms: Less Paid but More Secure? Evidence from French Matched Employer-Employee Data
Andrea Bassanini (OECD and IZA)Thomas Breda (Paris School of Economics) *Eve Caroli (INRA, Laboratiore d'Economie Appliquée, Paris and IZA) Antoine Rebérioux (University Paris Ouest-Economix)