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Friday

Conference Activities  •  1/6/2017
  
8 - 10 amConcurrent Sessions
 
1.1  Employment Goals and Publicly Financed Projects (Symposium)—Gold Coast
Chair: Samuel L. Myers Jr., University of Minnesota
Presenters: Thomas Boston, Georgia Institute of TechnologyMinority Businesses and Their Relationship with Publicly Financed Projects
William Spriggs, Howard UniversityEqual Employment Opportunities on Publicly Financed Projects
William M. Rodgers III, Rutgers UniversityRacial and Gender Diversity in State Departments of Transportation
Lucy Reuben, Duke UniversityThe Essentiality of Black Business Participation in Public Projects
 
Chair: Lawrence Mishel, Economic Policy Institute
Presenters: Dale Belman, Michigan State University and Paul Wolfson, Dartmouth CollegeLow-wage Labor Market Dynamics: Evidence from the SIPP
Wendy Rayack, Wesleyan UniversityLow-wage Labor Market Dynamics: Evidence from the PSID
David Cooper, Economic Policy InstituteLow-wage Labor Market Dynamics: Evidence from Workers and Employers
Discussants: Michelle Holder, City University of New York
Katharine G. Abraham, University of Maryland
M. Anne Visser, University of California, Davis
  
10:15 ‑ 12:15 pmConcurrent Sessions
 
2.1  Financial Markets and Labor Markets (Symposium)—Columbian
Chair: Avanidhar M. Subrahmanyam, University of California, Los Angeles
Presenters: Christian E. Weller and Michele Tolson, University of Massachusetts-BostonGender, Economic and Financial Risks, and Wealth Inequality
Till M. von Wachter, University of California, Los Angeles; Antonio Falato and Leland D. Crane, Federal Reserve BoardBank Credit, Jobs, and Productivity Over the Business Cycle
Oliver Denk, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)Financial Exceptionalism? Employment, Earnings, and Inequality
Thibault Darcillon, University of Paris VincennesLabor and Financial Markets Interactions and Macroeconomic Performances: A Comparison between France and Germany
Discussants: Bruce Carruthers, Northwestern University
Gabriel Chodorow-Reich, Harvard University
 
2.2  Labor Market Effects of the Affordable Care Act (Symposium)—Gold Coast
Chair: Katherine Swartz, Harvard University
Presenters: Thomas C. Buchmueller and Helen Levy, University of Michigan and Sayeh Nikpay, Vanderbilt UniversityHealth Reform and Retirement
Robert Kaestner, University of Illinois at Chicago; Bowen Garrett, Urban Institute; Anuj Gangopadhyaya and Caitlyn Fleming, University of Illinois at ChicagoEffects of the ACA Medicaid Expansions on Health Insurance Coverage and Labor Supply
Marcus Dillender, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research; Carolyn Heinrich, Vanderbilt University; and Susan N. Houseman, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment ResearchEffects of the Affordable Care Act on Part-time Employment: Early Evidence
William E. Even, Miami University and David Macpherson, Trinity UniversityThe Affordable Care Act and the Growth of Involuntary Part-Time Employment
Discussants: Kosali Simon, Indiana University Bloomington
Matthew Notowidigdo, Northwestern University
  
12:30 ‑ 2:15 pmConcurrent Sessions
 
3.1  Inequality: Rents, Value Extraction, and Power (Symposium)—Gold Coast
Chair: Sanford M. Jacoby, University of California, Los Angeles
Presenters: Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy ResearchThe Political Economy of Combatting Rent-Based Inequality
Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts-AmherstWages of Power vs. Wages of Care
William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts-LowellShareholder-Value Ideology and Marketized Employment Relations as Sources of Increasing Income Inequality
Kim Weeden, Cornell UniversityCan Asymmetric Rent Creation and Destruction Account for the Takeoff in Income Inequality?
Discussants: Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute
Benjamin Page, Northwestern University
 
Chair: Omari H. Swinton, Howard University
Presenters: Valerie Wilson, Economic Policy Institute and William M. Rodgers III, Rutgers UniversityBlack-White Wage Gaps in the Age of Growing Inequality, 1979-2014
Alan Benson, University of MinnesotaRecognizing Talent in Minorities
Adam C. Wright, Western Washington UniversityTeachers' Perceptions of Students' Disruptive Behavior: The Effect of Racial Congruence and Consequences for School Suspension
Phanindra V. Wunnava, Middlebury College and Jordan Glatt, Deloitte Consulting ServicesThe Scarring Effect of Youth Unemployment: Help Not Wanted?
Discussants: Susan McElroy and Rodney Andrews, University of Texas at Dallas
Dania Francis, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  
2:30 ‑ 4:30 pmConcurrent Sessions
 
4.1  Dimensions of Inequality in the United States (Symposium)—Columbian
Chair: Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Presenters: Katie Jajtner and Sophie Mitra, Fordham UniversityTrends in Income Inequality and Disability
Randy Albelda and Michael Carr, University of Massachusetts-BostonOne Step Forward, One Step Back? Labor Supply Effects of the Minimum Wage on Single Parents with Public Supports
Liam C. Malloy, University of Rhode Island and Bret Anderson, Southern Oregon UniversityBargaining Power and Inequality in U.S. States with Globally Exposed Economies
Paul Willman, London School of Economics and Political ScienceExecutive Pay and Intra-Firm Inequality
Discussants: Arindrajit Dube, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Oliver Denk, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
 
Chair: Charles Jeszeck, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Presenters: Shilpa Grover and Laura Hoffrey, U.S. Government Accountability OfficeWill I Just Have to Work Forever? Current Retirement Savings of Older Americans and Their Consequences
Jennifer Erin Brown, National Institute of Retirement SecurityShortchanged in Retirement: Continuing Challenges to Women's Financial Future
Sarah Spell, Pew Charitable TrustsEmployer and Employee Reactions to State-Level Retirement Savings Initiatives for Private Sector Workers
Discussants: Christian E. Weller, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Heather Grob, Saint Martin's University
4:45 ‑ 5:45 pm
Chair: Katharine G. Abraham, University of Maryland
Featured Speaker: Richard B. Freeman, Harvard University
6 ‑ 7 pm
Co-Chairs: Sanford M. Jacoby, University of California, Los Angeles and Jeannette Wicks-Lim, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Saturday

Conference Activities  •  1/7/2016
  
8 ‑ 10 amConcurrent Sessions
 
Chair: Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research
Presenters: Jayne Zanglein, Western Carolina UniversityPension Fund Activism: Can Labor Maintain Its Momentum in Light of Declining Defined Benefit Funds?
Larry W. Beeferman, Harvard UniversityPensions, Politics and Power in the 1980's
Thomas Herndon, Loyola Marymount UniversityLessons for Pension Fund Activism from the Swedish Nationalization Experiment of the 1970's
Tracie Woidtke, University of TennesseePublic Pension Fund Activism and Firm Value
Discussants: Daniel Pedrotty, American Federation of Teachers
Harold Pollack, University of Chicago
 
Chair: Jeannette Wicks-Lim, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Presenters: Suresh Naidu, Columbia UniversityEconomic Equality and Non-Domination
Darrick Hamilton, The New School for Social ResearchAre We In It Together: Racial Stratification and the U.S. Economy
Josh W. Mason, City University of New YorkThe Inequality-Debt-Demand Story: A Critical Assessment
Discussants: Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
William A. Darity, Jr., Duke University
  
10:15 ‑ 12:15 pmConcurrent Sessions
 
6.1  Firms and Inequality (Symposium)—Columbian
Chair: Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley
Presenters: Ian M. Schmutte, University of Georgia and Kurt Lavetti, Ohio State UniversityEstimating Compensating Wage Differentials with Endogenous Job Mobility
James R. Spletzer, U.S. Census Bureau and John C. Haltiwanger, University of MarylandBetween-Firm Changes in Earnings Inequality: The Role of Productivity Dispersion and the Changing Composition of Firms and Workers
Deborah Goldschmidt and Johannes F. Schmieder, Boston UniversityThe Rise of Domestic Outsourcing and the Evolution of the German Wage Structure
Jae Song, U.S. Social Security Administration; David J. Price, Stanford University; Fatih Guvenen, University of Minnesota; Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University; and Till M. von Wachter, University of California, Los AngelesFirming Up Inequality
Discussants: Johannes F. Schmieder, Boston University
Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley
 
6.2  Union Effects on Wages and the Workplace (Symposium)—Gold Coast
Chair: Barry Hirsch, Georgia State University
Presenters: John Addison, University of South Carolina; Pedro Portugal and Hugo Vilares, Bank of PortugalSources of the Union Wage Gap: Results from High-Dimensional Fixed Effects Regression Models
Barry Hirsch and Abhir Kulkarni, Georgia State UniversityRevisiting Union Wage Effects Using the Displaced Worker Surveys
Jake Rosenfeld, Washington University of St. Louis; Jennifer Laird and Patrick Denice, University of WashingtonUnion Decline and the Wages of Nonunion Workers
Discussants: Brigham R. Frandsen, Brigham Young University
Henry Farber, Princeton University
John W. Budd, University of Minnesota
12:30 ‑ 2:15 pm
Chair: William Spriggs, Howard University
Panelists: Ronald Bird, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Aparna Mathur, American Enterprise Institute
William M. Rodgers III, Rutgers University
Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
  
2:30 ‑ 4:30 pmConcurrent Sessions
 
Chair: William Spriggs, Howard University
Presenters: Michael Brooks, Newcastle UniversityThe U.K.'s Employment Regulation - Labour Productivity Conundrum
Jason Heyes and Thomas Hastings, University of SheffieldVarieties of Labour Market Liberalisation in the EU: Causes, Consequences and Implications for the Future
Martin Myant, European Trade Union InstituteNew Work Assessing the Efficacy of the OECD Employment Protection Index: An Overview
Vassilis Monastiriotis, London School of Economics and Political ScienceCrisis, Adjustment and Resilience in the Greek Labour Market: An Unemployment Decomposition Approach
Discussant: Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO
 
8.2  Firms And Wages (Symposium)—Gold Coast
Chair: Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley
Presenters: David Deming, Harvard University and Lisa Kahn, Yale UniversityFirm Heterogeneity in Skill Demands
Ian M. Schmutte and Chris Cornwell, University of Georgia and Daniela Scur, University of OxfordCompensation Practices, Worker Mobility, and Wage Dispersion: Evidence from Brazilian Employer-Employee Matched Data
John C. Haltiwanger, University of Maryland; Henry R. Hyatt and Erika McEntarfer, U.S. Census BureauCyclical Reallocation of Workers Across Employers by Firm Size and Firm Wage
Isaac Sorkin, Stanford UniversityRanking Firms by Revealed Preference
Discussants: Chris Stanton, Harvard Business School
Lisa Kahn, Yale University

Sunday

Conference Activities  •  1/8/2017
  
8 ‑ 10 amConcurrent Sessions
 
9.1  Training and Skill Acquisition on the Job (Symposium)—Gold Coast
Chair: Colleen F. Manchester, University of Minnesota
Presenters: Andrew Weaver, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignThe Incidence and Predictors of Training Across Three Technical Occupations
Colleen F. Manchester, University of Minnesota and Qianyun Xie, Chinese Academy of Social SciencesLearning Through the Lens of Your Job: Acquisition of Non-Transferable Human Capital by Employees
Joseph Ritter, University of MinnesotaJob Changes and the Return to Seniority
Craig Olson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Deena Ackerman, U.S. Department of the TreasuryHigh School Inputs and Labor Market Outcomes over a Career: New Data and Estimates from Wisconsin
Discussants: Jeffrey Waddoups, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mitchell Hoffman, University of Toronto
Eliza Forsythe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
9.2  The Economics of Prevailing Wage Laws (Symposium)—Columbian
Chair: Kevin Duncan, Colorado State University-Pueblo
Presenters: Kevin Duncan, Colorado State University-PuebloPrevailing Wage Regulations, Contractor Bid Behavior, and School Construction Costs in Maryland: Evidence from Side-By-Side Bids.
Peter Philips and David Blatter, University of UtahTwo Roads Diverge: Hidden Costs of the Low Wage Approach to Construction
Robert Bruno, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Frank Manzo, Illinois Economic Policy InstituteThe Education and Economic Impacts of Apprenticeship Programs in Illinois
Scott Littlehale, Smart Cities PrevailThe Fissured Construction Jobsite: Evaluating Labor Standards Regimes through an Organizational Resource Dependence Lens
Discussants: Barry Hirsch, Georgia State University
Dale Belman, Michigan State University