2016 conference programme

Monday 25 July 2016

10:00am to 12:00 noon

Registration and check-in

The Edge

12:30 to 1:30pm

Lunch

The Edge

1:00 to 1:40pm

Event Introduction

Karl Taylor (Sheffield, WPEG Organiser) Welcome and General Information

Laura Webster (DWP, Deputy Chief Economist) “DWP Evidence Needs and Challenges”

1:40 to 3:10pm

Session A1: FE and Vocational Education

High Tor 2

Peter Urwin (Westminster) "Further Education: Skills, Second Chances and Pathways to Social Mobility"

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Steve McIntosh (Sheffield) "Wage Returns to Vocational Qualifications in the UK"

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Giorgio Di Pietro (Westminster) "The Impact of Television Programmes on Teenage Career Aspirations: the MasterChef Effect"

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Session A2: Minimum Wages (ESRC)

High Tor 3

Lei Xu (Dundee) "The National Minimum Wage in Recession: Evidence from the UK"

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Felix Ritchie (UWE) "Measuring Compliance with Minimum Wages"

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Session A3: Personnel Economics

High Tor 4

Kerry Papps (Bath) "Spillovers and Team Incentives"

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Stan Siebert (Birmingham) "Beyond Wages: The Impact of Employment Protection on International Comparisons of Earnings"

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Rob Simmons (Lancaster) "Time To Go? Head Coach Quits and Dismissals in Professional Football"

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3:10 to 3:40pm

Tea

The Edge - Bar Area

3:40 to 4:30pm

Room check-in

The Edge

4:30 to 6:00pm

Session B1: Disability and Labour Markets

High Tor 2

Marco Ercolani (Birmingham) "Employment and Education Outcomes of Disability Legislation for Older Children with Disabilities: A Fairlie-Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition Analysis"

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Eirini-Christina Saloniki (Kent) "Younger or Older: Employment Discrimination against the Disabled in the Post-2009 Era"

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Melanie Jones (Cardiff) "Disability Onset, Disability Exit, and Welfare Benefit Receipt"

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Session B2: Minority Groups

High Tor 3

Dafni Papoutsaki (Southampton) "Job Separation Rates of Immigrants and Natives in the UK during the Great Recession"

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Yu Zhu (Dundee) "Labour Market Penalties for Foreign Degrees in the UK"

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Session B3: Gender in the Boardroom

High Tor 4

Ian Gregory-Smith (Sheffield) "Symbolic Management and the Glass Cliff. Evidence from the Boardroom Careers of Female and Male Directors"

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Knut Nygaard (Oslo) "Does Gender-balancing the Board Reduce Firm Value?"

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6:45 to 9:30pm

Conference meal

The Edge - Dining Room

9:30pm

Bar

The Edge - Bar Area

Tuesday 26 July 2016

8:00 to 9:00am

Breakfast

The Edge - Dining Room

9:30 to 11:00am

Session C1: Wages, Income and Measurement

High Tor 2

Paul Fisher (ISER, Essex) "Does Repeated Measurement Improve Income Data Quality?"

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Kevin Lee (Nottingham) "Wage Determination in the Presence of Reference Wage Effects: Evidence from a UK Dynamic Panel"

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Michael Nolan (Hull) "Relative Income, Welfare and Labour Supply: The Importance of Comparator Choice"

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Session C2: Job Satisfaction

High Tor 3

Rhys Davies (Cardiff) "What Do Unions Do In Wales? The Case of Job Satisfaction"

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John Sutherland (Strathclyde) "Job Control, Job Demands and Job Satisfaction in Britain: Trends and Inter-relationships"

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Session C3: Retirement and Unemployment

High Tor 4

Ricky Kanabar (ISER, Essex) "In or out? Poverty dynamics among older individuals in the UK"

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Elena Lisauskaite (Royal Holloway) "Matching Efficiency and Heterogeneous Workers in the UK"

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11:00 to 11:30am

Coffee

The Edge - Bar Area

11:30am to 12:30pm

Session D1: Minimum Wages (ESRC)

High Tor 2

Andrew Seltzer (Royal Holloway) "The Impact of the 1896 Factory and Shops Act on Victorian Labour Markets"

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Hilary Drew (UWE) "Non-compliance in the Hairdressing and Childcare Sectors: A Qualitative Study of Apprentice Pay"

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Session D2: Skills and Social Mobility

High Tor 3

Damon Morris (Sheffield) "Skill Shortages and Firm Response: Is the UK Heading for Low Skill Equilibrium?"

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Franz Buscha (Westminster) "Declining Social Mobility? Evidence from five linked Censuses in England and Wales 1971-2011"

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12:30 to 1:30pm

Lunch

The Edge - Bar Area

1:30 to 2:30pm

Plenary

High Tor 2

Tim Butcher (Chief Economist, Low Pay Commission) "The Challenge of the National Living Wage"

2:30 to 3:00pm

Tea

The Ridge, bar area

3:00 to 4:00pm

Session E1: Pay Gaps (ESRC)

High Tor 2

Grace Lordan (LSE) "Does Rosie Like Riveting? Male and Female Occupational Choices"

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Sofia Izquierdo Sanchez (UEA) "Hollywood Pay: The Penalty for being an Actress"

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Onyinye Ezeyi (Bath) "Twin Peaks: An Analysis of the Gender Gap in Pension Income in England"

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Session E2: Schooling

High Tor 3

Francis Green (UCL) "Females’ Private Schooling and Husbands’ Earnings"

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Emily McDool (Sheffield) "The Effect of Primary Converter Academies on Pupil Performance"

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Session E3: Executive Pay

High Tor 4

Rob Simmons (Lancaster) "Can Say On Pay Regulations Restrain CEO Pay? Evidence from Europe"

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Xiaocong Yang (Birmingham) "Ownership Structure, Acquisition and Executive Compensation: Evidence from Chinese Public Listed Companies"

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