Applied Microeconomics Workshops - Economics Policy Interventions and Behaviour

15 June 2017, 9.00 AM - 16 June 2017, 5.00 PM

35 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol

1st Bristol Workshop on Economic Policy Interventions and Behaviour


Thursday 15th June 2017

09:30 --- Reception, Coffee

10:15-12:15 --- Session 1

Christian Traxler (Hertie School Berlin)
Compliance Behaviour in Networks: Evidence from a Field Experiment

David Seim (U Stockholm)
Firm Behaviour and Payroll Taxes: Evidence from a Young Workers Tax Cut in Sweden

Gesine Stephan (IAB and FAU, Nuremberg)
Do Mandatory Integration Agreements Improve Job Search Outcomes of the Unemployed? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Experiment

12:15-13:15 --- Lunch

13:15-14:45 --- Keynote

Fabian Lange (McGill University, Montreal)
The Great Congealing? Duration Dependence in Labour Flows

14:45-15:10 --- Juice & Coffee

15:10-16:30 --- Session 2

Sarah Smith (U Bristol)
Goal Setting: Evidence from Fundraising

Matthias Heinz (U Cologne)
You Are Fired! Employees’ Response to Work Norm Violations

16:30-16:45 --- Coffee

16:45-18:05 --- Session 3

Paul Muller (U Gothenburg)
How Wage Announcements Affect Job Search Behaviour - a Field Experimental Investigation

Patrick Arni (U Bristol)
Are Weak Ties More Effective Than Other Job Search Channels? A Field Experiment

19:00 --- Conference Dinner – Bordeaux Quay


Friday 16th June 2017

9:00-11:00 --- Session 4

Hanno Foerster (U Mannheim)
The Impact of Post-Marital Maintenance on Dynamic Choices and Welfare of Couples

Pia Homrighausen (IAB, Nuremberg)
The Effects of Additional Information on Training Subsidies for Employees: Results from a Randomized Field Experiment

Sylvie Blasco (U Le Mans)
Peer Effects of Job Search Assistance Group Treatments. Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment among Disadvantaged Youths

11:00-11:30 --- Coffee

11:30-12:50 --- Session 5

Nicolas Ziebarth (Cornell U)
Unhealthy Overconfidence? Health Overconfidence and Risky Health Behaviours

Pia Pinger (U Bonn)
(In)Equality of Opportunity, Mentoring, and Critical Educational Decisions

12:50-14:00 --- Lunch & End of conference

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