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Conference Activities  •  1/5/2018
8 - 10 amConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Teresa Ghilarducci (DUP), The New School
Presenters: Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable GrowthCare Work: Paying for Women's Uncompensated Work
Darrick Hamilton, The New SchoolBaby Bonds and Wealth Building for the Excluded
Richard McGahey, Institute for New Economic ThinkingUniversal Basic Income: Labor Market Floor or Welfare State Displacement
Pavlina Tcherneva, Bard College and the Levy Economics InstituteUniversal Job Guarantee: Beyond Full Employment and Toward Institutional Change
Discussants: Andrew L. Stern, Columbia University
Teresa Ghilarducci (DUP), The New School
Chair: William Spriggs, Howard University
Presenters: Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton University; Suresh Naidu, Columbia University; and Henry Farber, Princeton UniversityUnion Density, Taft Hartley and Right to Work a Long Run View from Gallup Surveys 1937-1980
James Feigenbaum, Boston University; Vanessa Williamson, Brookings Institution; and Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Columbia UniversityRight to Work and Small "d" Democracy
William M. Rodgers III, Rutgers UniversityRight to Work and Racial and Gender Wages
Kristen E. Broady, Howard University and Patrick L. Mason, Florida State UniversityRight to Work: Is Race Endogenous?
Discussants: Peter Q. Blair, Clemson University
Brad Markell, AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council
10:15 am ‑ 12:15 pmConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Alan B. Krueger, Princeton University
Presenters: Edward E. Leamer, Jerry Nickelsburg, Till M. von Wachter and Frederic Zimmerman, University of California, Los AngelesAssessing the Differential Impacts of Minimum Wage Increases in Labor Market Areas in California
Sylvia A. Allegretto, Anna Godoy and Michael Reich, University of California, BerkeleyThe New Higher Minimum Wages: Effects in Seven Cities
Mark C. Long, Robert Plotnick, Ekaterina Jardim (Roshchina), Jacob Vigdor and Hilary Wething, University of WashingtonMeasuring Minimum Wage Effects on the Entire Low-wage Job Market: Evidence From Seattle
Discussants: Jeffrey Paul Clemens, University of California, San Diego
Laura Giuliano, University of Miami
Ben Zipperer, Economic Policy Institute
Chair: Susan N. Houseman, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Presenters: Katharine G. Abraham and John C. Haltiwanger, University of Maryland; Kristin Sandusky and James R. Spletzer, U.S. Census BureauIs the Gig Economy Growing? Divergent Trends in Alternative Self-Employment Series
Emilie Jackson, Adam Looney and Shanthi Ramnath, U.S. Department of TreasuryThe Rise of Alternative Work Arrangements: Evidence and Implications for Tax Filing and Benefit Coverage
David Dorn, University of Zurich; Johannes F. Schmieder, Boston University; and James R. Spletzer, U.S. Census BureauDomestic Outsourcing of Labor Services in the United States: 1996-2015
Discussants: Arindrajit Dube, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Alexandre Mas, Princeton University
Barbara Robles, Federal Reserve Board
12:30 ‑ 2:15 pmConcurrent Sessions
3.1  Labor Policy Developments in the Trump Era (Workshop)—MPD, Independence Ballroom I
Chair: Heidi Shierholz, Economic Policy Institute
Panelists: Celine McNicholas, Economic Policy InstituteRemarks from Labor Counsel at EPI
David Weil, Brandeis UniversityRemarks from the Former Wage and Hour Administrator, US DOL
Teresa Ghilarducci (DUP), The New SchoolRemarks from Professor of Economics and Policy Analysis
Michael Strain, American Enterprise InstituteRemarks from the Director of Economic Policy Studies at AEI
Chair: Katharine G. Abraham, University of Maryland
Presenters: Ting Zhang, Western New England University and Dan Gerlowski, University of BaltimoreWelfare to Work Propensities: Administrative Record Evidence
Neha Nanda, Carolyn Corea and Bruno Gasperini, IMPAQ InternationalStartups FOR Unemployment? A Randomized Control Trial Study in Florida
Ling Li and Perry Singleton, Syracuse UniversityThe Effect of Workplace Inspections on Worker Safety
Thomas Hegland, University of MarylandPayroll Subsidies and Employment: Evidence From Nursing Homes
Discussants: Dania V. Francis, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Till M. von Wachter, University of California, Los Angeles
2:30 ‑ 4:30 pmConcurrent Sessions
4.1  Labor Market Changes and Wealth Inequality (Symposium)—PCC, 202-A
Chair: Mark Price, Keystone Research Center
Presenters: Jeffrey P. Thompson, Federal Reserve Board; Alice M. Henriques, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System; Lindsay Jacobs and Kevin Moore, Federal Reserve Board of GovernorsRetirement Adequacy and Wealth Distribution Among Early Savers
Christian E. Weller and Michele Tolson, University of Massachusetts-BostonBuilding Wealth While Balancing Paid and Unpaid Work
Jennifer Erin Brown, National Institute on Retirement SecurityThe Retirement Savings of Average Americans
David Madland and Alex Rowell, Center for American Progress and Christian E. Weller, University of Massachusetts-BostonLabor Unions and Wealth Inequality
Discussants: Teresa Ghilarducci (DUP), The New School
Kate Bahn, Center for American Progress
4:45 ‑ 5:45 pm
Chair: Harry C. Katz, Cornell UniversityIntroductions and Welcome
Presenter: Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts-AmherstThe Care Penalty and the Power Premium: Earnings Inequality in the U.S.
6 ‑ 7 pm
LERA Welcome Reception—PCC, 204-B
Co-Chairs: Jeannette Wicks-Lim, University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Susan N. Houseman, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research


Conference Activities  •  1/6/2018
8 ‑ 10 amConcurrent Sessions
5.1  Potential Biases in Measurement of Wage Inequality (Symposium)—PCC, 203-A
Chair: Samuel L. Myers Jr., University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Presenters: Michael S. Gideon, Misty L. Heggeness and Marta Murray-Close, U.S. Census Bureau and Samuel L. Myers Jr., University of Minnesota Twin CitiesExamining the Black-White Earnings Differential with Administrative Records
William A. Darity, Jr., Duke University; Darrick Hamilton, The New School; Samuel L. Myers Jr., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Gregory N. Price, Morehouse College; and Man Xu, University of Minnesota Twin CitiesAre Blacks Lazy?
John M. Abowd, U.S. Census Bureau and Cornell University and Kevin L. McKinney, University of California, Los AngelesEarnings Inequality and the Role of the Firm
Discussants: William Spriggs, Howard University
Charles M. Hokayem, Centre College
Bradley L. Hardy, American University
5.2  Race and Gender in Employment and Education (Symposium)—PCC, 203-B
Chair: Susan N. Houseman, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Presenters: Jorge M. Aguero, University of Connecticut; Mindy Marks, Northeastern University; and Neha Raykar, Public Health Foundation of IndiaThe Wage Penalty for Motherhood in Developing Countries
Todd Elder, Michigan State University and Yuqing Zhou, University of California, Los AngelesBlack-White Gaps in Noncognitive Skills
Natalia Nollenberger, IE University and Nuria Rodriguez-Planas, Queens College, City University of New YorkLet the Girls Learn! It Is Not Only About Math ... It's About Gender Social Norms
Tymon Sloczynski, Brandeis UniversityAverage Gaps and Oaxaca-Blinder Decompositions
Discussants: Brantly Callaway, Temple University
Ina Ganguli, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
10:15 am ‑ 12:15 pmConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Brad Markell, AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council
Presenters: Valerie Wilson and Janelle Jones, Economic Policy InstituteA Demographic Analysis of Trends in Work Hours, Unemployment and Labor Market Disconnection
Robert Pollin, Heidi Garrett-Peltier and Jeannette Wicks-Lim, University of Massachusetts-AmherstClean Energy Investments for New York State: An Economic Framework for Promoting Climate Stabilization and Expanding Good Job Opportunities
Mark Paul and William A. Darity, Jr., Duke University and Darrick Hamilton, The New SchoolFull Employment and An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century
Discussants: Randy Albelda, University of Massachusetts-Boston
William Spriggs, Howard University
Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Brian Callaci, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
6.2  The Role of the Employer in the Labor Market (Symposium)—PCC, 203-B
Chair: Susan N. Houseman, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Presenters: Ekaterina Jardim (Roshchina) and Emma van Inwegen, University of WashingtonHow Do Firms Respond to a Minimum Wage Hike?
Marta Lachowska, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research; Alexandre Mas, Princeton University; and Stephen A. Woodbury, Michigan State UniversitySources of Displaced Workers' Long-term Earnings Losses
Constanca Esteves-Sorenson, Yale University; R. Vincent Pohl, University of Georgia; and Ernesto Freitas, Nova University of LisbonWage Premiums, Shirking Deterrence, Gift Exchange, and Employee Quality: Firm Evidence
Felipe Benguria, University of KentuckyFirms and the Gender Wage Gap: Evidence from Brazil
Discussants: Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley
Alexandre Mas, Princeton University
12:30 ‑ 2:15 pmConcurrent Sessions
Chair: William Spriggs, Howard University
Panelists: Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO
Brad Markell, AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council
Daniel Marschall, Working for America
Lawrence Mishel, Economic Policy Institute
Chair: Susan J. Schurman, Rutgers University
Presenters: Robert Lerman, Urban InstituteNew Developments in United States Apprenticeship
Matthew T. Hora and Ross Benbow, University of Wisconsin-MadisonHow Educator-employer Social Networks and Cross-sector Partnerships Impact the Teaching and Training of Non-cognitive Skills
Sara Haviland and Michelle Van Noy, Rutgers UniversityThe Great Balancing Act: Community Colleges Serving Students' and Employers' Needs at the Intersection of the Employment Relationship
Jennifer Craft Morgan, Georgia State UniversityEmployer and Education Institution Partnerships to Improve Jobs for Frontline Workers Summary
Discussants: James Jacobs, Macomb Community College
Cheryl Feldman, District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund
2:30 ‑ 4:30 pmConcurrent Sessions
8.1  Dimensions of Wealth Inequality (Symposium)—PCC, 203-A
Chair: Harry C. Katz, Cornell University
Presenters: Jonathan Fisher, Stanford University; David Johnson, University of Michigan; Timothy Smeeding, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Jeffrey P. Thompson, Federal Reserve BoardInequality in 3-D: Income, Consumption, and Wealth
Richard A. Benton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Lisa A. Keister, Duke UniversityThe Lasting Effect of Intergenerational Wealth Transfers: Human Capital, Family Formation, and Wealth
Jesper Roine, Stockholm School of Economics and Daniel Waldenström, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Paris School of EconomicsLong Run Developments of Income and Wealth Inequality: Do They Move Together?
Edward Nathan Wolff, New York UniversityHas Middle Class Wealth Recovered?
Discussants: Salvatore Morelli, City University of New York
Alice M. Henriques, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System


Conference Activities  •  1/7/2018
8 ‑ 10 amConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Eugenia Vazquez Correa, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Presenters: Ipshita Pal, Columbia UniversityEffect of New Jersey's Paid Family Leave Policy of 2009 on Maternal Health and Well-Being
Liwen Chen, University of South CarolinaBreaking the Glass-Ceiling? Supervisor-worker Gender Match, Organizational Gender Composition and Gender Wage Disparity
Rebecca Lillian Lehrman, Duke UniversityWhose Career Comes First? Evaluating Attitudes Toward Traditional Career Prioritization Among Medical Couples
Yana Rodgers, Rutgers University and Nidhiya Menon, Brandeis UniversityWomen's Empowerment in the Labor Market: Why is it Smart Economics?
Discussants: Alicia Giron, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Eileen Appelbaum, Center for Economic and Policy Research
1 ‑ 3 pmConcurrent Sessions
Chair: Lonnie Golden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: David G. Blanchflower, Dartmouth UniversityHow to Measure Underemployment and Some of its Consequences?
Stuart Glosser, University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterFlows into and out of Part-time for Economic Reasons
Etienne Lalé, University of Quebec in MontrealThe Rise of Part-time Employment
Jaeseung Kim, University of Chicago and Lonnie Golden, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignIrregular Work Scheduling and its Consequences
Discussants: David Howell, The New School
Ryan Finnigan, University of California, Davis
Chair: Susan N. Houseman, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Presenters: Peter Schott, Yale University; Cristina Tello-Trillo, U.S. Census Bureau; and Justin Pierce, Federal Reserve BoardDirect and Spillover Effects of a Large Labor Market Shock: Evidence From U.S. Matched Employer-Employee Data
Douglas L. Campbell, New Economic SchoolRelative Prices, Hysteresis and the Decline of American Manufacturing
Daron Acemoglu, David Autor and Christina Patterson, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyWhat's the Holdup? Productivity Bottlenecks and the Productivity Puzzle
Discussants: Brian K. Kovak, Carnegie Mellon University
J. Bradford DeLong, University of California, Berkeley