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Conference on Program Evaluation, Minimum Wage, and Firms Financing and the Labour Market

15 Jun. 2013
The Banco de Portugal Labour Market Conference will be held in Praia D'El Rey, Óbidos, June 15-16, 2013. The Conference aims at bringing together economists to discuss research on Program Evaluation, Minimum Wage, and Firms Financing and the Labour Market.

The Organizer Committee for the Conference is composed by Mário Centeno and Álvaro Novo.
Friday, June 14
18.00 - 21.00 Dinner

Saturday, June 15
08.45 - 09.00 Welcome address
09.00 - 10.15 Private Equity and Employment

Steven J. Davis (University of Chicago)
John C. Haltiwanger (University of Maryland)
Ron S. Jarmin (U.S. Census Bureau)
Josh Lerner (Harvard University)
Javier Miranda (U.S. Census Bureau)

Discussant: Lars Vilhuber (Cornell University)
10.15 - 11.15 Boarding a Sinking Ship? An Investigation of Job Applications to Distressed Firms

Jennifer Brown (Northwestern University)
David A. Matsa (Northwestern University)

Discussant: Jason Faberman (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
11.15 - 11.45 Coffee
11.45 - 12.45 When Credit Dries Up: Job Losses in the Great Recession

Samuel Bentolila (CEMFI)
Marcel Jansen (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Gabriel Jiménez (Banco de España)
Sonia Ruano (Banco de España)

Discussant: Pietro Garibaldi (University of Turin)
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 15.45 Female Labour Supply, Human Capital and Welfare Reform

Richard Blundell (University College London)
Monica Costa Dias (Institute for Fiscal Studies)
Costas Meghir (Yale University)
Jonathan Shaw (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

Discussant: José A. F. Machado (NOVA School of Business and Economics)
15.45 - 16.45 Free Child Care Availability, Parental Labor Supply, and Child Development

Pedro Carneiro
(University College London)

Discussant: Joachim Wolff (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
16.45 - 17.15 Coffee
17.15 - 18.15 How to Stimulate Single Mothers to Leave Welfare for Work: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Marike Knoef (Leiden University)
Jan C. van Ours (Tilburg University)

Discussant: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Leicester)
20.00 - 22.00 Dinner

Sunday, June 16
08.30 - 09.45 Revisiting the Minimum Wage-Employment Debate: Throwing Out the Baby with the Bathwater?

David Neumark (University of California, Irvine)
J.M. Ian Salas (University of California, Irvine)
William Wascher (Federal Reserve Board)

Discussant: Juan J. Dolado (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
09.45 - 10.45 Credible Research Designs for Minimum Wage Studies

Sylvia Allegretto (University of California, Berkeley)
Arindrajit Dube (University of Massachusetts Amherst) 
Michael Reich (University of California, Berkeley)
Ben Zipperer (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Discussant: Miguel Portela (Universidade do Minho)
10.45 - 11.15 Coffee
11.15 - 12.15 The Economics of Severance Pay

Tito Boeri (Bocconi University)

Discussant: Juan F. Jimeno (Banco de España)
12.15 - 13.15 Paying for Others' Protection: Causal Evidence on Wages in a Two-Tier System

Mário Centeno (Banco de Portugal)
Álvaro A. Novo (Banco de Portugal)

Discussant: Marike Knoef (Leiden University)
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch

Samuel Bentolila  (CEMFI) 

Richard Blundell  (University College London) 

Tito Boeri  (Bocconi University) 

Diana Bonfim  (Banco de Portugal) 

Jennifer Brown  (Northwestern University) 

Pedro Carneiro  (University College London) 

Mário Centeno  (Banco de Portugal) 

Steven J. Davis  (University of Chicago) 

Juan J. Dolado  (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) 

Arindrajit Dube  (University of Massachusetts Amherst) 

Vítor Escária  (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão) 

Jason Faberman  (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago) 

Pietro Garibaldi  (University of Turin) 

Juan F. Jimeno  (Banco de España) 

Marike Knoef  (Leiden University) 

Francisco Lima  (Instituto Superior Técnico)

José A. F. Machado (NOVA School of Business and Economics) 

David Neumark  (University of California, Irvine) 

Álvaro A. Novo  (Banco de Portugal) 

Jan C. van Ours  (Tilburg University) 

Miguel Portela  (Universidade do Minho) 

Hugo Reis  (Banco de Portugal) 

Konstantinos Tatsiramos  (University of Leicester) 

José Varejão  (Universidade do Porto)

Lars Vilhuber  (Cornell University) 

Joachim Wolff  (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))