Western University EconomicsWestern Social Science

UM-MSU-UWO Labour Day Conference

May 9, 2014
Western Student Services Building, Room 2130
Dr. David S. Chu International Student Centre
Western University

Sponsored by

CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity

Directions to:

Conference Dinner:

Crossings Pub & Grill
1269 Hyde Park Road


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


9:30 am Coffee and Donuts
10:00 am Jin Zhou (University of Western Ontario)
"Internal Migration with Social Networks in China"
11:00 am Jeffrey Smith (University of Michigan)
"Does Federally Funded Job Training Work? Nonexperimental Estimates of WIA Training Impacts Using Longitudinal Data on Workers and Firms"
(with Fredrik Andersson, Harry J. Holzer, Julia I. Lane and David Rosenblum)
12:00 pm Lunch (Sponsored by CIBC Centre)
1:00 pm Pawel Krolikowski (University of Michigan)
"Displaced Workers and Aggregate Labor Market Fluctuations"
2:00 pm Scott Imberman (Michigan State University)
"Does the Market Value Value-Added? Evidence from Housing Prices After a Public Release of School and Teacher Value-Added"
(with Michael F. Lovenheim)
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Michael Bates (Michigan State University)
"Public and Private Learning in the Market for Teachers: Evidence from the Adoption of Value-Added Measures"
4:30 pm Nirav Mehta (University of Western Ontario)
"Ability Tracking, School and Parental Effort, and Student Achievement: A Structural Model and Estimation"
(with Chao Fu)
5:30 pm End of Conference Dinner at Crossings (1269 Hyde Park Road)

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

Papers will be posted as they become available.