Labor Day Conference

May 16th, 2008
University of Western Ontario
Room 9420, SSC, UWO

Sponsored by the CIBC Human Capital and Productivity Project


Registration:  Please contact Jennifer Johnstone indicating:

  • Name and affiliation
  • Confirmation for attendance at lunch (Sponsored by CIBC)
  • Confirmation for attendance at dinner (Honest Lawyer 228 Dundas Street, Downtown London)

Directions to:

  • UWO (Required documentation for land borders.)

  • Social Science Centre

    • Parking (The parking attendant behind the Social Science building will provide free parking to Labor Day Conference participants. For detailed instructions, click on the "Clickable Map": Social Science Lot.)

    • Room 9420 (Follow the ramp to the back doors of the building.  Use the elevators on the left to the 9th floor.  Signs will direct you to Room 9420.)

  • Conference Dinner (Honest Lawyer)


For conference participants in need of accommodation, the following options are available:

  • Station Park Inn - located in downtown London  (For a special conference rate,  identify yourself as a U.W.O. Labor Conference participant.)
  • Windermere Manor - located just north of the UWO campus
  • Western Bed and Breakfast - located in Elgin Hall on the UWO Campus (basic, most economical)


9:30 am Continental Breakfast
10:00 am Huju Liu (University of Western Ontario)
"Life Cycle Human Capital Formation, Search Intensity, and Earnings Dynamics"
11:00 am Yi Zhu (Michigan State University)
"Do Higher Subsidies Attract More Foster Families? The Effects of Economics Incentives on Foster Care Placement"
12:00 pm Lunch (Sponsored by CIBC)
1:00 pm Brian Kovak (University of Michigan)
"Trade Liberalization and Internal Migration in Brazil"
2:00 pm Todd Elder (Michigan State University)
"New Methods for Using Selection on Observables to Assess Selection on Unobservables"
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Mario Macis (University of Michigan)
"Wage Dynamics and Insurance"
4:30 pm Lance Lochner (University of Western Ontario)
"Estimating Nonlinear Models by Instrumental Variables Under Linearity
Assumptions" with Enrico Moretti
5:30 pm End of Conference: Dinner (Honest Lawyer: 228 Dundas Street, Downtown London)

*The conference is open to faculty and graduate students at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

Papers (and accommodation information) will be posted as they become available.