Labor Day Conference

May 18th, 2011
University of Western Ontario
**Note room change now in Economics Department
Room 4161, SSC, UWO

Sponsored by

CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity

Registration for Western Participants

Please e-mail Leslie Kostal (Subject Line: Labor Day Conference) to provide the following information:

  • Name

  • 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:


9:30 am Continental Breakfast
10:00 am Masashi Miyairi (University of Western Ontario)
"Immigrant Job Search Behavior and Wage Assimilation in Canada"
11:00 am Melvin Stephens (University of Michigan)
"Schooling Laws, School Quality and the Returns to Schooling"
(with Dou-Yan Yang) (slides)
12:00 pm Lunch (Sponsored by CIBC)
1:00 pm Jesse Gregory (University of Michigan)
"The Impact of Grants and Wage Subsidies on the Resettlement Choices of Hurricane Katrina Victims"
2:00 pm Stephen Woodbury (Michigan State University)
"Long-Term Effects of the Work Test and Job Search Assistance: Reexamining the Washington Alternative Work Search Experiment" (with Merve Cebi)
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Elizabeth Quin (Michigan State University)
"Guaranteed Transfer Policies and Post-Secondary Outcomes"
4:30 pm Youngki Shin (University of Western Ontario)
"Testing for Distributional Treatment Effects: A Set Identification Approach" (with Sung Jae Jun and Yoonseok Lee)
5:30 pm End of Conference: Dinner (Honest Lawyer: 228 Dundas Street, Downtown London)

*The conference is open to faculty, post-docs 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.