2015 conference programme

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Monday 27 July 2015

10:00am to 12:00 noon

Registration and check-in

The Edge

12:30 to 1:30pm

Lunch

The Edge

1:30 to 3:00pm

Session A1: Labour Markets I

Dovedale

Mark Bryan (ISER, Essex) "Working Hours, Work Identity and Subjective Wellbeing"

Stuart Campbell (Sheffield) "How Important are the Original Motives for Migration? Self-selection, the Labour Market, and National Identity"

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Session A2: Education

Monsal Dale

Xiaoxuan Jia (Anglia Ruskin) "Price Sensitivity of Non-EU Students to British Higher Education"

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Marco Ercolani (Birmingham) "Wanting to and Getting to Study Business Studies or Economics at School"

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Ian Gregory Smith (Sheffield) "The impact of Athena SWAN in UK Medical Schools"

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Session A3: Firms

Chee Dale

Shantanu Banerjee (Lancaster) "Why do Some Firms Invest more in CSR? The Effect of Corporate Holding Stucture on CSR"

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John Sutherland (Strathclyde) "Who Commits? Who Engages? Opening the Black Boxes of Commitment and Engagement"

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Alex Bryson (NIESR) "Health and Safety Risks in Britain's Workplaces: Where are They and Who Controls Them?"

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3:10 to 3:40pm

Tea

The Ridge - Bar Area

3:40 to 4:30pm

Room check-in

The Ridge

4:30 to 6:00pm

Session B1: Firm Performance

Monsal Dale

Damon Morris (Sheffield) "The Impact of `A-day' on Executive Pensions and Pay for Performance"

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Swarnodeep Homroy (Lancaster) "From Symbolism to Integration: New Evidence on Female Directors and Firm Performance"

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Session B2: Retirement

Dovedale

Irina Merkurieva (St Andrews) "Coordinating the Household Retirement Decision"

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Kamil Zawadzki (Nicolaus Copernicus) "Threat of Long-term Unemployment of the Elderly in the Context of Raising the Retirement Age"

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Jonathan Cribb (IFS) "Workplace Pensions and Remuneration in the Public and Private Sectors in the UK"

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Session B3: Personnel Economics

Chee Dale

Rob Simmons (Lancaster) "Timing Matters. Workers Absenteeism in a Weekly Backward Rotating Shift Model"

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Xiaocong Yang (Birmingham) "Acquisition Premiums of Executive Compensation in China: a Matching View"

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Lucy Stokes (NIESR) "Who Fared Better? The Fortunes of Performance-pay and Fixed-pay Workers through Recession"

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6:45 to 9:30pm

Conference meal

The Edge - Dining Room

9:30pm

Bar

The Edge - Bar Area

Tuesday 28 July 2015

8:00 to 9:00am

Breakfast

The Ridge - Bar Area

9:30 to 11:00am

Session C1: Wellbeing

Chee Dale

James Oswald (Sheffield) "Permanent Scars: Does being Bullied as a Child reduce Adult Wellbeing?"

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Melanie Jones (Sheffield) "The Dynamic effect of Disability on Work and Subjective Well-being in Australia"

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Session C2: Policy Reforms and Interventions

Monsal Dale

Dan Gray (Sheffield) "Does Education improve Financial Outcomes? Quasi-experimental Evidence from Britain"

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Robert Joyce (IFS) "The Incidence of Targeted Housing Subsidies: Evidence from Reforms to UK Housing Benefit"

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Session C3: Wages

Dovedale

Kerry Papps (Bath) "Career Wage Profiles and the Minimum Wage"

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Cinzia Rienzo (NIESR) "The Impact of Unionization on the Wage of Hispanic Workers"

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Cevat Aksoy (Royal Holloway) "New Evidence on Sexual Orientation and Earnings in the UK"

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11:00 to 11:30am

Coffee

The Ridge, bar area

11:30am to 12:30pm

Session D1: Pay and Quality

Chee Dale

Golo Henseke (UCL, IOE) "Good Jobs, Good Pay, Good Health?"

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Rowena Crawford (IFS) "Wage Regulation and the Quality of Police Officer Recruits"

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Session D2: Returns to Education and Skills

Dovedale

Guido Matias Cortes (Manchester) "Changes in the Return to Skills and the Variance of Unobserved Ability"

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Matteo Sandi (Sussex) "Returning to Returns: Revisiting the British Education Evidence"

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Session D3: Labour Markets II

Monsal Dale

Lu Yin (Sheffield) "Educational Mismatch, Skill Mismatch and Job Satisfaction"

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Tanya Wilson (Royal Holloway) "The Rise of Female Entrepreneurs: New Evidence on Gender Differences in Liquidity Constraints"

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12:30 to 1:30pm

Lunch

The Ridge, bar area

1:30 to 2:30pm

Plenary

Dovedale

Professor Jonathan Wadsworth (Royal Holloway, CEP LSE) "Twenty Years of Workless Households"

2:30 to 3:00pm

Tea

The Ridge, bar area

3:00 to 4:00pm

Session E1: Social Networks

Chee Dale

Jake Anders (NIESR) "Does socioeconomic Background affect Pay Growth among early Entrants to High-status Jobs?"

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Francis Green (UCL, IOE) "Dreaming Big: Self-Evaluations, Aspirations, High-Valued Social Networks, and the Private-School Earnings Premium"

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Session E2: Job Search

Monsal Dale

Simonetta Longhi (ISER Essex) "Do the Unemployed Accept Jobs too Quickly? A Comparison with Employed Job Seekers"

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Jingcheng Fu (Nottingham) "Do You Want to Meet? New Evidence on Marketplace Search in the Labour Market"

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Session E3: Unemployment

Dovedale

Bert Van Landeghem (Sheffield) "Is There a Rationale to Coach the Unemployed Right from the Start? Evidence from a Field Experiment"

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Peter Urwin (Westminster) "Does Literacy and Numeracy Learning Help the Unemployed find a Job during the Great Recession? Evidence from England using ILS-WPLS Admin Data"

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