Western University EconomicsWestern Social Science


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:

Directions to:

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.