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Conference on Wages, Job Turnover and Education

04 Jun. 2011
The Banco de Portugal Labour Market Conference will be held in Porto, June 4-5, 2011. The Conference aims at bringing together economists to discuss research on Wages, Job Turnover and Education.

The Organizer Committee for the Conference is composed by Mário Centeno and Álvaro Novo.

The Conference venue is the The Yeatman Hotel located in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, on the south bank of the River Douro.
Friday, June 3
19.00 - 21.00 Dinner

Saturday, June 4 
08.30 Opening address   
08.45 - 09.45 The Causal Impact of Education on Economic Growth: Evidence from U.S.
Philippe Aghion (Harvard University)     
Leah Boustan (University of California-Los Angeles)     
Caroline M. Hoxby (Stanford University)      
Jerome Vandenbussche (International Monetary Fund)

Discussant: Manuel Bagues (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
09.45 - 10.45 Down from the Mountain: Skill Upgrading and Wages in Appalachia
Christopher Bollinger (University of Kentucky)    
Kenneth R. Troske (University of Kentucky)  
James P. Ziliak (University of Kentucky)

Discussant: Pedro Maia Gomes (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
10.45 - 11.05 Coffee
11.05 - 12.05 Quantile Selection Models
Manuel Arellano (CEMFI)     
Stéphane Bonhomme (CEMFI)

Discussant: José A. F. Machado (NOVA School of Business and Economics) 
12.05 - 13.05 Long-Term Earnings Losses due to Mass Layoffs During the 1982 Recession: An Analysis Using U.S. Administrative Data from 1974 to 2004
Joyce Manchester (Congressional Budget Office)     
Jae Song (Social Security Administration)     
Till M. von Wachter (Columbia University)

Discussant: Hugo Reis (Banco de Portugal)
13.05 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 15.30 National Estimates of Gross Employment and Job Flows from the Quarterly Workforce Indicators with Education Detail
John Maron Abowd  (Cornell University)    
Lars Vilhuber (Cornell University)

Discussants: Juan F. Jimeno (Banco de España)

15.30 - 16.30 Managers’ Mobility, Trade Status, and Wages
Giordano Mion (London School of Economics)  
Luca David Opromolla (Banco de Portugal)

Discussant: Pedro Martins (Queen Mary, University of London)
16.30 - 16.50 Coffee
16.50 - 17.50 How Local Are Labor Markets? Evidence from a Spatial Job Search Model
Alan Manning (London School of Economics)    
Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary, University of London)

Discussant: Stéphane Bonhomme (CEMFI)
19.00 - 22.00 Dinner

Sunday, June 5
08.30 - 09.30 Two-Tier Labor Markets in the Great Recession: France vs. Spain
Samuel Bentolila (CEMFI)    
Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique)    
Juan J. Dolado  (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) 
Thomas Le Barbanchon (Ecole Polytechnique)

Discussant: Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University)
09.30 - 10.30 Temporary Jobs and Job Search Effort in Europe
Lawrence M. Kahn (Cornell University)

Discussant: Samuel Bentolila (CEMFI)
10.30 - 10.50 Coffee
10.50 - 11.50 Excess Worker Turnover in Two-Tier Systems: Firm and Match Heterogeneity
Mário Centeno (Banco de Portugal)     
Álvaro A. Novo (Banco de Portugal)

Discussant: Francine D. Blau (Cornell University) 
11.50 - 12.50 Quit Behavior and Job Protection
Anne C. Gielen (IZA, Bonn)
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA, Bonn)

Discussant: Giordano Mion (London School of Economics)
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

António Antunes  (Banco de Portugal) 

Manuel Arellano  (CEMFI) 

Manuel Bagues (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Samuel Bentolila  (CEMFI) 

Francine D. Blau  (Cornell University) 

Stephane Bonhomme  (CEMFI) 

Olympia Bover  (Banco de España) 

Mário Centeno  (Banco de Portugal) 

Juan J. Dolado  (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) 

Vítor Escária  (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão) 

Pedro Maia Gomes  (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) 

Caroline M. Hoxby  (Stanford University) 

Juan F. Jimeno  (Banco de España) 

Lawrence M. Kahn  (Cornell University) 

Francisco Lima  (Instituto Superior Técnico) 

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

Pedro Martins  (Queen Mary, University of London) 

Giordano Mion  (London School of Economics) 

Álvaro A. Novo  (Banco de Portugal) 

Luca David Opromolla  (Banco de Portugal) 

Barbara Petrongolo  (London School of Economics) 

Gerard A. Pfann  (Maastricht University) 

Miguel Portela  (Universidade do Minho)

Hugo Reis  (Banco de Portugal) 

João Cerejeira da Silva  (Universidade do Minho)

Chrysostomos Tabakis  (NOVA School of Business and Economics) 

Konstantinos Tatsiramos  (IZA, Bonn) 

Lars Vilhuber  (Cornell University) 

Till M. von Wachter  (Columbia University) 

James P. Ziliak  (University of Kentucky)