Workshop on Unemployment and Labor Market Policies (April 20-21, 2017)

The Workshop will take place on April 20 and 21, 2017, at the Universitat de Barcelona (Avinguda Diagonal 690, Sala de Graus). To attend the workshop please register at the following link.

Thursday, April 20:

10:00-11:00 Session 1
Chair: Lídia Farré

“The Value of a Vacancy: Evidence from a randomized evaluation with French Employment Agencies”  (with Yann Algan and Dylan Glover)

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:45 Session 2
Joan Lull (UAB&MOVE)

- Samuel Bentolila (CEMFI)
“Are the Spanish Long-Term Unemployed Unemployable?” (with J.I. García Pérez and Marcel Jansen)

- Arne Uhlendorff (CREST)
“Peer Effects of Job Search Assistance Group Treatments. Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment among Disadvantaged Youths” (with Gerard van den Berg, Sylvie Blasco, Bruno Crépon, and Daphné Skandalis)

- Alexandre Mas (Princeton)
“Potential Unemployment Insurance Duration and Labor Supply: The Individual and Market-Level Response to a Benefit Cut” (with Andrew Johnston)

13:45-15:30 Lunch

15:30-17:00 Session 3
Susana Iranzo (UrV)

Michael Lechner (University of St. Gallen)
“Detecting Effect Heterogeneity: Evidence from Swiss job search programmes”(with Michael Knaus and Anthony Strittmatter)

Marco Caliendo
 (Potsdam University)
“Start-Up Subsidies for the Unemployed: A New Evaluation Approach”

20:30 Workshop Diner

Friday, April 21:

9:00-11:15 Session 4
Libertad González (UPF)

Barbara Petrongolo
 (Queen Mary University London)
“Economic incentives and gender identity “ (with Andrea Ichino, Martin Olsson and Peter Skogman Thoursie)

-Sara de la Rica (Universidad del País Vasco)
“Evaluation of a Minimum Income Provision Policy: The Basque Country Case”

Pieter Gautier (Vrije Universiteit)
“Estimating Equilibrium Effects of Job Search Assistance” (with Paul Muller, Bas van der Klaauw, Michael Rosholm and Michael Svarer)

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-13:15 Session 5
Laura Hospido (Banco de España)

Philipp Kircher (European University Institute)
“How wage announcements affect job search behavior: an experimental investigation” (Michele Belot and Paul Muller)

- Andrea Weber (Vienna University)
“What Works? A Meta Analysis of Recent Active Labor Market Program Evaluations” (with David Card and Jochen Kluve)

13:15-15:00 Lunch


Workshop organizers:

Daniel Albalate (UB)
Germà Bel (UB)
Lídia Farré (UB & IAE-CSIC)
Raul Ramos (UB)

Workshop program here

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