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Workshop on Skills, Tasks and Human Capital

October 12, 2012
4161 Social Science Centre
Fourth Floor

9:00-9:30Welcome and Introduction
9:30-10:30 "The Specificity of General Human Capital: Evidence from College Major Choice"
Ronni Pavan, University of Rochester
10:30-10:45Break
10:45-11:45 "Occupations, Field of Study, and Substitution Across Skill Groups"
Thomas Lemieux, University of British Columbia
11:45-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 "Skill Uncertainty, Skill Accumulation and Occupational Choice"
Carl Sanders, Washington University at St. Louis
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:45 "Untangling Trade and Technology: Evidence from Local Labor Markets"
David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(with David Dorn and Gordon Hanson)
3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-5:00 "Changes in Returns to Task-Specific Skills and Gender Wage Gap"
Shintaro Yamaguchi, McMaster University
5:30-7:30 Drinks at Grad Bar
7:45 Dinner at Kantina (349 Talbot Street - 519-672-5862)

List of Participants

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