UM-MSU-UWO Labour Day Conference 2024

May 15, 2024
London Hall (Room 100), Western University
1140 Western Rd, London, ON N6G 0A3

Sponsored by

The Department of Economics &
Centre for Human Capital and Productivity

Conference Location

  • London Hall (First floor, Room 100), 1140 Western Rd, London, ON N6G 0A3
    Western University 

  • Parking
    • Huron Flats Lot - First come to London Hall lot - circled in green, to pick up parking pass. Then drive to Huron Flats lot (blue line), place parking pass in windshield, take footpath to London Hall (purple line). (See the map for details.)

Conference Dinner:

Toboggan Brewing Co.,
585 Richmond Street (519-433-2337)
(See detailed map.)


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


9:30 am Coffee and Donuts
10:00 am  Anastasiia Suvorova (University of Western Ontario)
"(Mis)Perceptions About Children
11:00 am  Ana Reynoso (University of Michigan)
"Families' Career Investments and Firms' Promotion Decisions" (with Frederik Almar, Benjamin Friedrich, Bastina Schulz, and Rune Vejlin)
12:00 pm Lunch (Sponsored by CHCP Centre)
1:00 pm  James Reeves (University of Michigan)
"Performance Expectations and Police Officer Behavior"
2:00 pm  Emilie Jackson (Michigan State University)
"Effects of Unemployment Insurance for Self-Employed and Marginally-Attached Worker"
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm  Wenjia Cao (Michigan State University)
"Machine vs. Muscle, Bot vs. Brain: The Differential Effects of Artificial Intelligence on Heterogeneous Skill Groups"
4:30 pm  Nirav Mehta (University of Western Ontario)
"A Quantitative Theory of Teacher Quality: Evidence from a Dynamic Structural Model Estimated Using an Incentive Pay Experiment"
5:30 pm End of Conference - Dinner at Toboggan Brewing Co., 585 Richmond Street

*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.