2014 conference programme

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Monday 28 July 2014

10:00am to 12 noon

Registration and check-in

The Ridge, reception

12:30 to 1:30pm

Lunch

The Ridge, bar area

1:30 to 3:00pm

Session A1: Firms and Workers

Dovedale

Swarnodeep HomRoy (Lancaster) "Does Pay Increase Motivate CEOs in Undertaking Acquisitions? Evidence of Survivor Bias in the Acquisition Premium in CEO Pay"

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Jo Swaffield (York) "What’s in it for the Firms? Living Wage Adoption as Signal of Ethical Practice"

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Michael Koelle (Oxford) "Firm Dynamics and Selection in the Labour Market: Evidence from Colombia"

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Session A2: Fertility

Monsal Dale

Cevat Giray Aksoy (Royal Holloway) "Are Fertility Responses to Local Unemployment Homogenous Across Social Strata? Evidence from England, 1994 to 2010"

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Timo Hener (ifo Munich) "Children of a (Policy) Revolution: The Introduction of Universal Child Care and its Effect on Fertility"

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Tanya Wilson (Royal Holloway) "Paying Teens to Stay in School - Does Fertility Behavior Change?"

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Session A3: Productivity

Chee Dale

Ana Nuevo-Chiqueroz (Sheffield) "Do Personality Traits Affect Productivity? Evidence from the Lab"

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Rebecca Riley (NIESR) "Productivity Dynamics in the Great Stagnation: Evidence from British Businesses"

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3:00 to 3:30pm

Tea

The Ridge - Bar Area

3:30 to 4:30pm

Room check-in

The Ridge

4:30 to 6:00pm

Session B1: Welfare I

Monsal Dale

James Browne (IFS) "Do the UK Government’s Welfare Reforms Make Work Pay?"

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Vahé Nafilyan (Institute for Employment Studies) "Estimating the Long-Term Social Benefits of a Programme Aiming to Re-engage NEETs in Education"

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Session B2: Education

Dovedale

Emily McDool (Sheffield) "Neighbourhood Effects on Educational Attainment: Does Family Background Influence the Relationship?"

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Martyn Andrews (Manchester) "Estimating the Effects of the Education Maintenance Allowance on the Staying-on Rate in England: A Regression Discontinuity Approach"

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Jake Anders (Institute of Education) "The Influence of Socio-Economic Status on Young People’s Expectations of Applying to University"

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Session B3: Wellbeing

Chee Dale

John Sutherland (Strathclyde) "Employee Well-Being: A Perspective on the Role of Workplace Policy and Practice"

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Daniel Gray (Sheffield) "Household Finances, Financial Satisfaction and Subjective Prosperity: An Empirical Analysis of Comparison Effects"

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Michael Nolan (Hull) "Does Growth make us Happier? A New Look at the Easterlin Paradox"

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6.30pm

Bus to meal at INOX (Students' Union)

6:45 to 9:30pm

Conference meal

INOX conference suite

9.30pm

Bus back to The Ridge

9:30pm

Bar

The Ridge, bar area

 

Tuesday 29 July 2014

8:00 to 9:00am

Breakfast

The Ridge - Bar Area

9:30 to 11:00am

Session C1: The Graduate Labour Market

Dovedale

Ray Bachan (Brighton) "Grade Inflation in UK Higher Education"

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Francis Green (Institute of Education) "The Changing Graduate Labour Market: Analysis Using a New Indicator of Graduate Jobs"

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Daniel Roland (Kent) "Higher Education and the Impact on Health Outcomes and Behaviour: Does the Degree Choice Matter?"

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Session C2: Unemployment, Job Polarisation and Mobility

Monsal Dale

Alberto Tumino (ISER) "The Scarring Effect of Unemployment from the Early’90s to the Great Recession"

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Franz Buscha (Westminster) "Inter-cohort Trends in Intergenerational Mobility in England and Wales: Income, Status, and Class"

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Steven McIntosh (Sheffield) "Job Polarisation and Progression from Entry Level Jobs"

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Session C3: Earnings

Chee Dale

Peter Urwin (Westminster) "How Robust are estimates of NVQ2 and NVQ3 Earnings Returns gained from Comparison of Achievers and Non-Achievers using Matched ILR-WPLS Administrative Data?"

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Melanie Jones (Swansea) "The UK Gender Pay Gap 1998-2013: What is the Role of the Public Sector?"

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Barbone Lucia Maria (Milan) "Key Players? High School Networking Effects on Earnings"

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11:00 to 11:30am

Coffee

The Ridge, bar area

11:30am to 12:30pm

Session D1: Personnel Economics

Chee Dale

Robert Simmons (Lancaster) "Rank-order Tournaments, Probability of Winning and Investing in Talent: Evidence from Champions League Qualifying Rules"

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Stanley Siebert (Birmingham) "The Consequences of a Piece Rate on Quantity and Quality"

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Session D2: Trade and Technological Change

Dovedale

Joanne Lindley (Kings) "The UK Labour Market Effects of Imports from China"

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Richard Upward (Nottingham) "Off the Waterfront: The Long-Run Impact of Technological Change on Dock Workers"

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Session D3: Minimum Wages

Monsal Dale

Chiara Rosazza Bondibene (NIESR) "The impact of the National Minimum Wage on UK Businesses"

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Andrew Aitken (Royal Holloway) "Did the Minimum Wage Change Consumption Behaviour?"

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12:30 to 1:30pm

Lunch

The Ridge, bar area

1:30 to 2:30pm

Plenary

Dovedale

Professor Stephen Machin (UCL, LSE CEP) "Falling Real Wages"

2:30 to 3:00pm

Tea

The Ridge, bar area

3:00 to 4:30pm

Session E1: The Cost of Higher Education

Chee Dale

Marco Ercolani (Birmingham) "The Lifetime Cost of Borrowing to Invest in a Medical Degree for English Students"

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Xiaoxuan (Jessie) Jia (Royal Holloway) "Increase in University Tuition Fees and Students’ Expected future Incomes: Evidence from Surveys of First Year Economics Students at Royal Holloway"

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Session E2: Behaviour of Firms

Monsal Dale

Colin Green (Lancaster) "Do Dominant Firms Provide More Training?"

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Michele Bernini (Sheffield) "Interlocking Directorships and Patenting Coordination"

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Session E3: Welfare II

Dovedale

Rowena Crawford (IFS) "Retirement Sorted? The Adequacy and Optimality of Wealth Among the Near-Retired"

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Stuart Adam (IFS) "Evaluating the Labour Market Impacts of Universal Credit: A Feasibility Study"