2011 conference programme

19 July 2011

From 1:00pm

Registration and check-in

1:45 to 2:00pm

Welcome

Plenary 1: Professor Richard Disney (Nottingham)

“Police remuneration: Structure and reform”

3:30 to 4:30pm

Session A1: Experience in the workplace

Helen Bewley (NIESR) “Vulnerability and adverse treatment in the workplace”

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Melanie Jones (Swansea) “Job anxiety, work-related psychological illness and workplace performance”

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Session A2: Housing and credit

Anita Ratcliffe (Bristol) “House prices and consumption in Great Britain”

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Evangelia Papapetrou (Bank of Greece) “Housing credit and female labour supply: Assessing the evidence from Greece”

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Session A3: Minimum wages

Panagiotis Nanos (Southampton) “The minimum wage and distribution of wages: Analysing the spillover effects of the National Minimum Wage in the UK”

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Chiara Rosazza Bondibene (Royal Holloway) “The international experience of minimum wages in an economic downturn”

4:45 to 6:15pm

Session B1: Worker flows

Jonathan Wadsworth (Royal Holloway) “The role of worker flows in the dynamics and distribution of UK unemployment”

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Richard Upward (Nottingham) “Job and worker turnover in German establishments”

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Andrew Sutton (York) “Gross worker flows in the United Kingdom: An anatomical analysis of the 2008-09 recession”

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Session B2: Apprenticeships

Lynn Gambin (IER, Warwick) “Maximising apprentice completion rates in England”

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Augustin de Coulon (Kings College) “The long-term effects of the UK 80’s liberalisation of vocational education”

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Steven McIntosh (Sheffield) “Investigating the causes and consequences of employer engagement with apprenticeships in England”

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Session B3: Labour market policy and reforms

Ana Rincon-Aznar (NIESR) “The impacts of Jobcentre Plus on employment: Evidence from local labour market flows”

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Paul Fisher (Essex) “British tax credit reform: Labour market outcomes and beyond”

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Matt Oakley (Policy Exchange) “The impact of increased conditionality for out of work lone parents: Evidence from the UK Labour Force Survey”

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6:30

Conference meal

Wednesday 20 July 2011

7:30 to 8:30am

Breakfast

9:30 to 10:30am

Session C1: Immigration and labour market outcomes

Anthony Rafferty (Manchester) “The under employment and over education of ethnic minority and immigrant workers in Great Britain during growth and recession”

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Robert Simmons (Lancaster) “Why are migrants paid more?”

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Rukhsana Kauser (Surrey) “Earnings differences between immigrants in the UK: How do refugees and asylum seekers fair?”

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Session C2: Education and labour markets

Charley Greenwood (IOE) “Cross sectional modelling of returns to UK qualifications by time since acquisition”

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Giorgio Di Pietro (Westminster) “The impact of degree class on the first destinations of graduates: A regression discontinuity approach”

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Geraint Johnes (Lancaster) “Education and labour market outcomes: Evidence from Brazil”

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Session C3: Health and wellbeing

Michael Nolan (Hull) “Health, happiness and parental education”

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Anita Staneva (Swansea) “Work-related health in Europe: Are older workers more at risk?”

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Paul Latreille (Swansea) “Attitudes to health and safety at work: Evidence from the British Social Attitudes Survey”

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11:00 to 11:30am

Plenary 2: Mike Daly (DWP)

Coffee

11:30am to 1:00pm

Session D1: Cognitive development

Gurleen Popli (Sheffield) “Persistent poverty and children’s cognitive development: Evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study”

Andrew Jenkins (IOE) “Numeracy skills and the transition to retirement in England”

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Marcello Sartarelli (IOE) “Do performance targets affect behaviour? Evidence from discontinuities in test scores in England”

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Session D2: Education and labour markets

Rhys Davies (Cardiff) “The impact of student debt upon early careers of UK graduates”

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Maria Gutiérrez-Domènech (Barcelona) “Labour market prospects for school dropouts in Spain”

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Franz Buscha (Westminster) “The causal effect of schooling on social mobility: Findings from a natural experiment”

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Session D3: Wage differentials

Cinzia Rienzo (Royal Holloway) “Real wages, wage inequality and the regional cost of living in the UK”

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Francis Kiraly (Newcastle) “Wage dispersion and outside offers”

Joanne Lindley (Surrey) “Rising wage inequality and postgraduate education”

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1:00 to 2:00pm

Lunch

Plenary 3: Professor Heather Joshi (Institute of Education)

“The changing compatibility of childbearing and employment: Evidence from the cohort studies”

3:00 to 4:00pm

Session E1: Education policy

Stephen Machin (UCL) “Changing school autonomy: Academy schools and their introduction to England’s education”

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Mike Brewer (IFS, ISER) “Starting school and leaving welfare: The impact of public education on lone parent’s welfare”

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Session E2: Job satisfaction

Karen Mumford (York) “Gender, job satisfaction and relative wages”

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Colin Green (Lancaster) “Unions, dissatisfied workers and sorting”

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Session E3: Teachers

Maria Navarro Paniagua (Lancaster) “Does raising the school leaving age reduce teacher effort? Evidence from a policy experiment”

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Rebecca Allen (IOE) “Teacher turnover in England: Evidence from the pilot SWC”

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7:00pm

Conference Dinner

Thursday 21 July 2011

Text 1

Plenary 4: Professor Peter Dolton (Royal Holloway)

“Two tribes go to war: Identifying the impact of the minimum wage”

Text 3

Coffee

Session F1: HRM practices

Stanley Siebert (Birmingham) “HRM practices and performance of family-run workplaces: Evidence from 2004 WERS”

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Pekka Ilmakunnas (Aalto) “Does high involvement management improve worker wellbeing?”

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Alex Bryson (NIESR) “How does share ownership affect employee behaviour? Evidence from a multinational corporation”

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Session F2: Educational choice

Aurora Ortiz-Nunez (Sheffield) “Educational loans and attitudes towards risk”

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Joanna Swaffield (York) “The relative importance of local labour market conditions and pupil attainment on post – compulsory schooling decisions”

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Stijn Broecke (Royal Holloway) “University rankings: Do they matter in the United Kingdom?”

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Session F3: Labour market rigidities and cyclicality

Jan Fidrmuc (Brunel) “The impact of the National Minimum Wage on the labour-market outcomes of young workers”

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Renato Faccini (Bank of England) “Labour market institutions and cyclical unemployment volatility: Evidence from OECD countries”

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Fei Peng (Birmingham) “Real wage cyclicality in Germany and Britain: New results using panel data”

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