2017 Conference programme

Thursday 27 July 2017

10:00am to 12:00 noon

Registration and check-in

The Edge - Hub

12:30 to 1:00pm

Lunch

The Edge - Bar Arena

1:00 to 1:40pm

Event Introduction

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

Laura Webster (DWP, Deputy Chief Economist)

1:40 to 3:10pm

Session A1: Welfare State

High Tor 2

Jonathan Cribb (IFS) "Can’t Wait to get my Pension: The Effect of Raising the Female State Pension Age on
Income, Poverty and Deprivation"

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Tom Middleton (Kent) "The Effect of Pension Scheme Enrolment Automation on the Indebtedness of Those Who Would Have Enrolled Without It"

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David Finch (Resolution Foundation) “Retirement Income Adequacy”

Craig Mitchell and Tom Younger (DWP) discussion "How do we know what is ‘enough’ income for retirement?"

Session A2: Productivity

High Tor 3

Rebecca Riley (NIESR) "Health Care Provision and Employee Productivity"

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Marco Ercolani (Birmingham) "EU versus non-EU Migrant Workers and their Effect on Productivity: Industry-level Evidence for eight EU Member States"

Download "EU versus non-EU Migrant Workers and their Effect on Productivity: Industry-level Evidence for eight EU Member States" (PDF, 114KB)

Discussion Chairs: Damien Smith (DWP) and Chris Anderson (DWP)

Session A3: Labour Market Programmes

High Tor 4

Danula Gamage (Queen Mary) "“I, Daniel Blake” revisited: A micro-econometric evaluation of the UK Work Programme"

Download "'I, Daniel Blake' revisited: A micro-econometric evaluation of the UK Work Programme" (PDF, 441KB)

Rhys Davies (Cardiff) "The Effect of European Funded Labour Market Programmes on Enhancing Employment in Wales"

Download "The Effect of European Funded Labour Market Programmes on Enhancing Employment in Wales" (PDF, 523KB)

Bert Van Landeghem (Sheffield) "The Effects of Monitoring and Coaching on the Job Finding Rate"

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Adam Robinson and Amy Nash (DWP) "Policy context and challenges in measuring the impact of employment programmes"

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: Pay

High Tor 2

Michael Nolan (Hull) "Unemployment, Basic Income and Relative Income"

Download "Unemployment, Basic Income and Relative Income" (PDF, 496KB)

Panagiotis Nanos (Sheffield) "Analysing the Spillover Effects of the National Minimum Wage in the UK"

Karen Mumford (York) "Pay and Satisfaction amongst Academic Economists in the UK"

Discussion Chairs: Mark Brereton and Damien Smith (DWP)

Session B2: Firms

High Tor 3

Colin Green (Lancaster) "Employer Size Effects for Workers vs. Supervisors: British Survey Data"

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John Sutherland (Strathclyde) "Redundancy and the Great Recession"

Download "Redundancy and the Great Recession" (PDF, 1,023KB)

Swarnodeep Homroy (Lancaster) "Corporate Boards and the Value of Political Connections"

Download "Corporate Boards and the Value of Political Connections" (PDF, 357KB)

Discussion Chair: Mike Daly (DWP)

Session B3: Immigration 1

High Tor 4

Dafni Papoutsaki (Southampton) "The saving rates of UK migrants and natives: evidence from the Wealth and Assets Survey"

Download "The saving rates of UK migrants and natives: evidence from the Wealth and Assets Survey" (PDF, 14KB)

Ezgi Kaya (Cardiff) "European Union Enlargement and the Consumption Behaviour of Immigrant Households"

Download "European Union Enlargement and the Consumption Behavior of Immigrant Households" (PDF, 274KB)

Richard Mosley (DWP) "DWP and Brexit"

6:45 to 9:30pm

Conference meal

The Edge - Dining Room

9:30pm

Bar

The Edge - Bar Area

Friday 28 July 2017

8:00 to 9:00am

Breakfast

The Edge - Dining Room

9:30 to 11:00am

Session C1: Health and Retirement

High Tor 2

David Sturrock (IFS) "The causal impact of retirement on health: exploiting the increase in the state pension age for women in the UK"

Downloads "The causal impact of retirement on health: exploiting the increase in the state pension age for women in the UK" (PDF, 495KB)

Tim Pike (Pensions Policy Institute) "The Wellbeing, Health, Retirement and the Lifecourse project"

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Ludovico Carrino (Kings College) "Health Effects of Higher State Pension Age in the United Kingdom"

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Discussion Chair: Fiona Thom (DWP)

Session C2: Labour Markets

High Tor 3

Uzma Ahmad (Sheffield) "Measuring the Nature and Nurture Effects in Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital in England"

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Dan Anderberg (Royal Holloway) "The Dynamics of Domestic Violence: Learning about the Match"

Download "The Dynamics of Domestic Violence: Learning about the Match" (PDF, 318KB)

Discussion Chair: Andrew Parfitt (DWP)

Session C3: Worker Flows

High Tor 4

Michael Simmons (Royal Holloway) "Job-to-Job Flows and Labour Market Dynamics"

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Carl Singleton (Edinburugh) "Long-term Unemployment and the Great Recession: Evidence from UK Stocks and Flows"

Download "Long-term unemployment and the Great Recession: Evidence from the UK Stocks and Flows" (PDF, 792KB)

Stephen Clarke (Resolution Foundation) "High-tech Industries, Multipliers and Living Standards in Britain"

Download "High-tech Industries, Multipliers and Living Standards in Britain" (PDF, 799KB)

Discussion Chair: Jacob Macdonald (DWP)

11:00 to 11:30am

Coffee

The Edge - Bar Area

11:30am to 12:30pm

Session D1: Training and Apprenticeships

High Tor 2

Andrew Henley (Cardiff) "Training and Transitions into Self-Employment"

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Peter Urwin (Westminster) "Evaluation of Training for the Unemployed with Detailed Educational Information"

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Steven McIntosh (Sheffield) "Participation and Outcomes of Recent Apprentices in England"

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Discussion Chair: Becca Thompson (DWP)

Session D2: Skills and Occupations

High Tor 3

Damon Morris (Sheffield) "The Changing Patterns of Skills Demand in the UK"

Download "The Changing Patterns of Skills Demand in the UK" (PDF, 374KB)

Vahagn Jerbashian (Barcelona) "Automation and Job Polarization: On the Decline of Middling Occupations in Europe"

Download "Automation and Job Polarization: On the Decline of Middling Occupations in Europe" (PDF, 459KB)

Discussion Chair: Laura Webster (DWP)

Session D3: Ethnicity and Labour Markets

High Tor 4

Ricky Kanabar (ISER, Essex) "Low Income Dynamics Among Ethnic Minorities in GB"

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Emily McDool (Sheffield) "Ethnic Identity and Young People's Outcomes"

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Natasha Codiroli McMaster (DWP/Institute of Education) "BME Population in the UK – How are they Faring? Exploratory Analysis Understanding the Understanding Society data"

12:30 to 1:30pm

Lunch

The Edge - Bar Area

1:30 to 2:30pm

Plenary

High Tor 2

Professor Thomas Crossley (Essex, IFS) "Leverage, Re-leveraging and Household Spending"

2:30 to 3:00pm

Tea

The Ridge, bar area

3:00 to 4:00pm

Session E1: Education

High Tor 2

Lei Xu (Dundee) "Quantitative Effects of Higher Education Expansion on the Returns: Evidence from the UK"

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li Dai (Queen Mary) "The Return to Education in China - Evidence from Regional Disparities in School Supply"

Download "The Return to Education in China – Evidence from Regional Disparities in School Supply" (PDF, 414KB)

Jake Anders (UCL, IOE) "Subject Choice at Age 14: Does Incentivising Specific Combinations of Subjects Make any Difference to University Entry?"

Download "Subject Choice at Age 14: Does Incentivising Specific Combination of Subjects Make and Difference to University Entry" (PDF, 254KB)

Discussion Chair: Joy Thompson (DWP)

Session E2: Immigration 2

High Tor 3

Stephen Drinkwater (Roehampton) "EU Migration and the Transformation of the UK Labour Market in the Twenty-First Century"

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Sofia Poni (DWP) “Immigration & the UK Labour Market"

Session E3: Labour Market Disadvantage

High Tor 4

Natasha Codiroli McMaster (DWP/IoE) "Workless Families in the UK: The Role of Multiple Disadvantages"

Jack Davison (DWP) "Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families"

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Francesco Arzilli (DWP) "The Role of Inter-Parental Relationships in Predicting Family and Children Outcomes: An Empirical Analysis based on UK Survey data"

Discussion Chair: Andrew Parfitt (DWP)