2013 conference programme

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Thursday 25 July

10:00am to 12 noon

Registration and check-in

The Edge, reception

12:30 to 1:30pm


The Edge, bar area

1:30 to 3:00pm

Session A1: Pay and Performance

High Tor 2

John Forth (NIESR)
What happens to performance pay in recession?

Ian Gregory-Smith (Sheffield)
Appointments, pay and performance in UK boardrooms by gender

Colin Green (Lancaster)
Performance pay and ethnic earnings differences in Britain

Session A2: Legislation and Labour Markets

High Tor 3

Stephen Le Roux (DWP)
An investigation into the extent of non-compliance with the national minimum wage

Martin Robson (Durham)
Does strict employment protection legislation influence the number of workplace accidents?

Chiara Rosazza Bondibene (Royal Holloway)
Identifying the employment effect of invoking and changing the minimum wage: a spatial analysis of the UK

Session A3: Retirement and Pensions

High Tor 4

Jonathan Cribb (IFS)
Incentives shocks or signals: labour supply effects of increasing the female state pension age in the UK

Ricky Kanabar (York)
To defer or not to defer?

3:00 to 3:30pm


The Edge, bar area

3:30 to 4:30pm

Room check-in

The Edge

4:30 to 5:30pm

Session B1: Individual Well-Being

High Tor 2

Daniel Gray (Sheffield)
Subjective financial situation and overall life satisfaction: a joint modelling approach

Michael Nolan (Hull)
Testing the tunnel effect: comparison, age and happiness in UK and German panels

Session B2: Mismatch in the Labour Market

High Tor 3

Philip Ball (DWP)
Seeds of change? Over-education, gender and the persistence of low-skilled employment in local labour markets

Jennifer Smith (Warwick)
Unemployment and mismatch in the UK

Session B3: Job Satisfaction

High Tor 2

Francis Green (IOE)
Skills utilisation, job quality and job-related well-being in Britain: some first findings from the Skills and Employment Survey 2012

Getinet Haile (Nottingham)
Are you unhappy having minority co-workers?

5:30 to 6:30pm

Session C1: Crime

High Tor 2

Stephen Machin (UCL)
Crime deterrence: evidence from the London 2011 riots

Tanya Wilson (Royal Holloway)
Unemployment and domestic violence: theory and evidence

Session C2: Absenteeism

High Tor 3

Robert Simmons (Lancaster)
The foregone returns to 'healthy' shift plans: evidence from a large German automobile plant

Maria Navarro Paniagua (Lancaster)
Play hard, shirk hard? The effect of bar hours regulation on worker absence

Session C3: Welfare I

High Tor 4

Sergio Salis (PSI)
Private sector-led pathways to work: net impacts on employment and benefits

Eirini-Christina Saloniki (Kent)
Disability discrimination in a new monopsony model: labour market transitions in the pre- and post-DDA period

6:30 to 7:30pm

Conference meal

The Edge, dining room



The Edge, bar area


Friday 26 July

8:00 to 9:00am


The Edge, dining room

9:30 to 11:00am

Session D1: Job Loss and Unemployment

High Tor 2

Richard Upward (Nottingham)
Coping with job loss: new evidence from household survey data

Karl Taylor (Sheffield)
Labour market expectations, reservation wages and over-education

Jonathan Wadsworth (Royal Holloway)
Immigration and unemployment dynamics

Session D2: Human Capital

High Tor 3

Peter Urwin (Westminster)
Estimating the labour market returns to qualification gained in English further education using the ILR

Joanne Lindley (Surrey)
Wage growth and human capital in the UK finance sector

Franz Buscha (Westminster)
Heterogeneous returns over the life cycle? Or nothing at all? Re-examining the returns to education in the UK

11:00 to 11:30am


The Edge, bar area

11:30am to 12:30pm

Session E1: Welfare II

High Tor 4

Richard Dorsett (NIESR)
The effect of temporary in-work support on employment retention: evidence from a field experiment

Steven Tulloch (DWP)
An evaluation of the Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) Online Digital Trailblazers (one, two and three)

Session E2: Female Labour Supply

High Tor 3

Emma Tominey (York)
Maternity leave and the responsiveness of female labour supply to household shocks

Cigdem Gedikli (UEA)
The role of social norms and culture on the labour force participation of women in Turkey

Session E3: Compensating Differentials

High Tor 4

Stanley Siebert (Birmingham)
Employment protection, productivity, wages and jobs in Europe

Peter Dolton (Royal Holloway)
Lifecycle dynamic compensating differentials and total reward

12:30 to 1:30pm


The Edge, bar area

1:30 to 2:30pm


High Tor 2

Jonathan Portes (Director, NIESR)
The future of the UK welfare state

2:30 to 3:00pm


The Edge, bar area

3:00 to 4:30pm

Session F1: Economics of Schooling

High Tor 2

Stephane Mahuteau (Flinders)
An analysis of the impact of socioeconomic disadvantage and school quality on the probability of school dropout

Giorgio Di Pietro (Westminster)
Do study abroad programmes enhance the employability of graduates?

Steven McIntosh (Sheffield)
Causes of rising graduate wage inequality: ability and occupational differences

Session F2: Matched Employer-Employee Data

High Tor 3

John Sutherland (Strathclyde)
Training incidence training intensity: some findings from WERS 2011

Sarah Brown (Sheffield)
Employee trust and workplace performance

Zsombor Cseres Gergely (Hungary)
Do old dogs teach tricks to puppies or chase them away? Evidence from Hungarian plant level data