Labor Day Conference
May 18th, 2011
University of Western Ontario
**Note room change now in Economics Department
Room 4161, SSC, UWO
Registration for Western Participants
Please e-mail Leslie Kostal (Subject Line: Labor Day Conference) to provide the following information:
- Confirmation for attendance at lunch (Sponsored by CIBC)
- Confirmation for attendance at dinner (Honest Lawyer, 228 Dundas Street, Downtown London)
(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.)
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. visitor.)
- Windermere Manor - located just north of the UWO campus
- Western Bed and Breakfast - located in Elgin Hall on the UWO Campus (basic, most economical)
- Delta London Armouries -- located in downtown London (For a special conference rate, identify yourself as a U.W.O. visitor.)
|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)
|3:30 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.