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Workshop on Labor Economics

Workshop on Labor Economics
20 jun. 2022 a 21 jun. 2022
09.30 - 18.00
The Banco de Portugal and Banco de España Workshop on Labor Economics will be held in Tavira, June 20-21, 2022. The workshop aims at bringing together economists to discuss research on Human Capital and Labour Market Institutions.

Attendance is by invitation only.

The workshop venue is the Pousada de Nossa Senhora da Graça, a renovated 16th century convent, located in the historic centre of Tavira, a city situated in the east coast of Algarve (South of Portugal).

The Organizer Committee for the workshop is composed by Fernando Martins, Pedro Portugal and Hugo Reis (Banco de Portugal) and Cristina Barcelo, Henrique Basso, Mario Izquierdo, and Laura Hospido (Banco de España).
Questions about arrangements should be addressed to Maria Soledade Sartóris (
Monday, June 20, 2022
9.00 - 9.15Welcome – António Antunes (Banco de Portugal) and Carlos Thomas (Banco de España)
Session 1
9.15 - 10.15

Firm Heterogeneity and the Impact of Payroll Taxes
Attila Lindner (University College London)

Discussant: Ana Rute Cardoso (Instituto Ciências Sociais)

10.15 – 11.15

Friday Morning Fever. Evidence from a Randomized Experiment on Sick Leave Monitoring in the Public Sector
Tito Boeri (Bocconi University)

Discussant: Pedro Martins (NOVA SBE)

11.15 – 11.30Coffee Break
Session 2
11.30 – 12.30

Unemployment benefit generosity, Labor supply, and Job Outcomes from 2002-2021
Till von Wachter (UCLA)

Discussant: António Antunes (Banco de Portugal)

12.30 - 14.10Lunch
Session 3
14.10 - 15.10

High-Education Sorting and Social Mobility
Mónica Costa Dias (University of Bristol)

Discussant: Hugo Reis (Banco de Portugal)

15.10 - 16.10

The wage elasticity of recruitment
Alan Manning (London School of Economics)

Discussant: José António Ferreira Machado (NOVA SBE)

16.10 - 16.30Coffee Break
Session 4
16.30 - 17.30

Location, Location, Location
David Card (University of California, Berkeley)


Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Session 5
9.30 - 10.30

Dual Returns to Experience
Laura Hospido (Banco de España)

Discussant: Paulo Rodrigues (Banco de Portugal)

10.30 – 11.30

What lies behind returns to schooling: The role of worker sorting and peer quality
Pedro Portugal (Banco de Portugal)

Discussant: Juan Jimeno (Banco de España)

11.30 – 11.50Coffee Break
Session 6
11.50 – 12.50

Knowledge Spillover, Tournaments and Individual Careers
Christian Dustmann (University College London)

Discussant: Paulo Guimarães (Banco de Portugal)




António Antunes (Banco de Portugal) 

Tito Boeri (Bocconi University)

David Card (University of Berkeley)

Ana Rute Cardoso (ICS)

Mónica Costa Dias (University of Bristol)

Christian Dustmann (University College London)

Paulo Guimarães (Banco de Portugal)

Attila Gyetvai (Banco de Portugal)

Laura Hospido (Banco de España)

Juan Jimeno (Banco de Espanã)

Attila Lindner (University College London)

José António Machado (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Alan Manning (London School of Economics)

Fernando Martins (Banco de Portugal)

Pedro Martins (NOVA SBE)

Pedro Portugal (Banco de Portugal)

Hugo Reis (Banco de Portugal)

Paulo Rodrigues (Banco de Portugal)

Carlos Thomas (Banco de España)

Till Von Watcher (UCLA)