Perspectives on (Un-) Employment - 10th Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Workshop

hosted by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Congress Centre of the Federal Employment Agency (BA)

Start: 18 Jan 2018

End: 19 Jan 2018

  • Programme (updated: 15 January 2018)

    THURSDAY, 18 January 2018

    8:30 a.m.


    9:00 a.m.

    Welcome Address

    Professor Joachim Möller, Director of IAB

    9:15 a.m.

    Keynote Speech: Gender-Specific Job Preferences and the Pay Gap

    Professor Thomas Hinz, University of Konstanz

    10:15 a.m.

    Coffee break

    10:30 a.m.

    Session I: Regional Labour Markets

    Chair: Professor Uwe Blien, IAB, Head of Research Department Regional Labour Markets



    Offshoring and the Labor Market - Estimating the Heterogeneous Effects of Task Trade on Wages in Germany

    Konstantin Körner, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and University of Regensburg



    Does Unemployment Insurance Affect Geographical Labour Mobility? Evidence from Micro Data

    Tania Fernández-Navia, University of Barcelona



    Decomposing the Returns to Regional Mobility

    Rebecca Fehn, Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (RWI ) and Ruhr-Universität Bochum

    12:00 p.m.

    Lunch break

    1:00 p.m.

    Session II: Family

    Chair: Dana Müller, IAB, Head of Research Department Research Data Centre (FDZ)



    Who Earns the Money? The Impact of Job Loss on Couples' Career

    Cathrin Ingensiep, Universität Hamburg



    Does outsourcing of domestic work promote women´s employment?

    Katharina Diener, Institute for Employment Research



    Public Childcare and Mothers' Employment Participation in East and West Germany - Do All Mothers Benefit from Increased Childcare Provision?

    Gundula Zoch, LIfBi Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories

    2:30 p.m.

    Coffee break

    2:45 p.m.

    Poster Session



    The Returns to Personality Traits across the Wage Distribution

    Matthias Collischon, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg



    Dropouts’ Early Career Development: The Moderating Role of Training Firms and Occupations

    Alexander Patzina, Institute for Employment Research



    Can Labor Market Institutions Mitigate the China Syndrome? Evidence from Regional Labor Markets in Western Europe

    Jan-Luca Hennig, Trinity College Dublin



    Childlessness and Inter-Temporal Fertility Choice in Germany

    Fabian Siuda, Ifo Institute for Economic Research and University of Munich

    3:45 p.m.

    Coffee break

    4:00 p.m.

    Session III: Wages

    Chair: Dr Mario Bossler, IAB, Head of Working Group Minimum Wage



    The Short-Run Employment Effects of the German Minimum Wage Reform

    Linda Wittbrodt, University of Potsdam



    “What's your Wage?” - Comparing Survey and Administrative Data to Validate Income Measures

    Britta Gauly, GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences Mannheim

    5:00 p.m.

    Data Session



    Sample of Integrated Labour Market Biographies (SIAB)

    Dr Matthias Umkehrer, Institute for Employment Research



    IAB Establishment Panel

    Dr Philipp Grunau, Institute for Employment Research



    Panel Study Labour Market and Social Security (PASS)

    Dr Sebastian Bähr, Institute for Employment Research



    The German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)

    Basha Vicari, Institute for Employment Research

    6:15 p.m.

    End of the first conference day

    7:00 p.m.

    Conference dinner at restaurant “Zum Spießgesellen”, Rathausplatz 4, 90403 Nuremberg



    FRIDAY, 19 January 2018

    9:00 a.m.

    Keynote Speech: Labour Supply and Human Capital

    Professor Richard Blundell, University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies

    10:00 a.m.

    Coffee break

    10:15 a.m.

    Session IV: Labour Supply and Institutions

    Chair: Professor Nicole Gürtzgen, IAB, Head of Research Department Labour Market Processes and Institutions



    No Role for the Hartz Reforms? Demand and Supply Factors in the German Labor Market, 1993-2014

    Stefanie Seele, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin



    The Effect of Extended Unemployment Benefit Duration on Earnings, Employment, and Job Quality of Displaced Workers

    Eva Hank, Halle Institute for Economic Research



    Does Higher Unemployment Increase Income Inequality? Evidence from European Labour Markets Using a Discrete Choice Model

    Dora Tuda, Trinity College Dublin

    11:45 p.m.

    Coffee break

    12:00 p.m.

    Session V: Job Search

    Chair: Professor Gesine Stephan, IAB, Head of Research Department Active Labour Market Policies and Integration



    Scarred by Unemployment: Role of Skill Level and Search Channels in Workers' Unemployment Losses

    Patryk Bronka, University of Essex



    Does the Internet Help Unemployed Job Seekers Find a Job? Evidence from the Broadband Internet Expansion in Germany

    Laura Pohlan, Institute for Employment Research and ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research

    1:00 p.m.

    Lunch break

    2:00 p.m.

    Session VI: Job Search Continued

    Chair: PD Dr Joachim Wolff, IAB, Head of Research Department Basic Income Support and Activation



    Generosity versus Duration Trade-Off and the Optimization Ability of the Unemployed

    Laura Khoury, Paris School of Economics



    The Long-Term Effects of Start-Up Subsidies for the Unemployed - New Evidence from Germany

    Stefan Tübbicke, University of Potsdam

    3:00 p.m.

    Coffee break

    3:15 p.m.

    Session VII: Business Cycle

    Chair: Professor Christian Merkl, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Chair of Macroeconomics



    Multi-Dimensional Skill Reallocation Over the Business Cycle: Evidence for the UK

    Aspasia Bizopoulou, University of Edinburgh



    Understanding the Short, Medium and Long Term Consequences of Recessions on Occupations

    Eman Abdulla, University of Manchester



    Does Short-Time Work Prevent Unemployment?

    Daniel Kopp, ETH Zurich

    4:45 p.m.

    Concluding Remarks and Farewell

    5:00 p.m.

    End of the conference


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