CANCELLED: Princeton’s Northeast Labor Symposium for Early Career Economists (NLS-E)

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 8:00am to Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 2:00pm
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building – Room 217

The Northeast Labor Symposium for Early Career Economists (NLS-E) brings together researchers to discuss cutting edge work on labor markets.

Our goal is to build a closer community among junior faculty based in the Northeastern United States by exchanging ideas related to ongoing projects.

The 1.5 day workshop will be hosted by the Industrial Relations Section at the Economics Department of Princeton University and will include presentations of working papers/work-in-progress related to the following topics:

  • Inequality (technical change; mobility; race, gender, ethnicity, LGBTQ; labor demand)
  • Wage setting and imperfect competition in labor markets (monopsony, bargaining, unemployment)
  • Labor supply (immigration, labor force participation)
  • Human capital (education, health, child development)
  • Labor market institutions (unions, minimum wages, regulation)
  • Other topics in labor economics (crime, program evaluation, etc.)

Conference Organizers:

Jesse Bruhn, Postdoctoral Research Associate
In Fall of 2020, I will join the Economics Department at Brown University as an Assistant Professor. My appointment there will be joint with the Annenberg Institute.

Ellora Derenoncourt, Postdoctoral Research Associate
In Fall of 2020, I will join the University of California, Berkeley, as an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and the Goldman School of Public Policy.

Felix N. Koenig, Postdoctoral Research Associate
In Fall of 2020, I will join Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College as an assistant professor.

Information for Conference Presenters:
For travel reimbursement and other important conference details related to your visit, see the Participant Information Webpage.

Please note: Attendance to the Symposium is by invitation only to affiliates of the industrial Relations Section.

7:45 a.m.
Transfer from Hotel to Conference Location
8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast and Welcome
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. “The Old Boys’ Club: Schmoozing and the Gender Gap” by Zoe Cullen and Ricardo Perez Truglia – Presented by Zoe Cullen, Harvard Business School
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. “Job Networks through College Classmates: Effects of Referrals for Men and Women” by Maria Zhu – Presented by Maria Zhu, Syracuse University
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. “The Effect of Army Service in the All Volunteer Era” by Kyle Greenberg, Matthew Gudgeon, Adam Isen, Corbin Miller, and Richard Patterson – Presented by Matthew Gudgeon, United States Military Academy
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. “Do Standardized College Admissions Exams Reflect or Create Inequality? Evidence from Brazil” by Evan Riehl – Presented by Evan Riehl, Cornell University
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. “Unemployment Insurance and Job Search Behavior” by Ioana Marinescu and Daphne Skandalis – Presented by Daphne Skandalis, NY Fed
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. “Wage Insurance for Displaced Workers" by Ben Hyman, Brian Kovak, and Adam Leive – Presented by Ben Hyman, , NY Fed
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. "Outside Options (Now) More Important than Race in Explaining Tipping Points in US Neighborhoods; The Effect of Unilateral Divorce Laws on College Educational Attainment" by Peter Blair – Presented by Peter Blair, Harvard University
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. “Incarceration of African American Men and the Impacts on Women and Children” by Sitian Liu – Presented by Sitian Liu, Queen’s University
6:30 p.m.  Dinner at [Restaurant TBD]
7:45 a.m.
Transfer from Hotel to Conference Location
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. "Mergers and Managers: Manager-Specific Wage Premiums and Rent Extraction in M&As” by Alex Xi He and Daniel le Maire – Presented by Alex Xi He, University of Maryland
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. “Earnings Inequality in Production Networks” by Federico Huneeus, Kory Kroft, Kevin Lim, and David J. Price – Presented by Kevin Lim, University of Toronto
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. “Teacher Targeting and the Big-Fish-Little-Pond Effect” by Michael Gilraine and Uros Petronijevic – Presented by Michael Gilraine, New York University (NYU)
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon “Bricks and Mortar vs Computer and Modems: The Impacts of Enrollment in K-12 Virtual Schools” by Carycruz Bueno – Presented by Carycruz Bueno, Brown University
12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m. Break & Lunch (buffet-style)
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. “Experimental Evidence on Male and Female Labor Supply” by Sydnee Caldwell and Emily Oehlsen – Presented by Sydnee Caldwell, MSR/Berkeley
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. “Beliefs and the Value of Amenities” by Linh To – Presented by Linh To, Boston University
2:00 p.m. Farewell



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