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:

  • Western University (Required documentation for land borders.)

  • Social Science Centre
    • Parking (The parking attendant behind the Social Science building off Elgin Drive will provide free parking to Labor Day Conference participants who registered for a parking pass. For detailed instructions, click on the "Clickable Map": Social Science Lot.)

    • Room 2130, Western Student Services Building in the Dr. David S. Chu International Student Centre
      (From first floor Reception, left up the stairs to the second floor; elevators to the right of the stairs). Follow signs from the side entrance of the University Community Centre from the parking lot (see map).

Conference Dinner:

Crossings Pub & Grill
1269 Hyde Park Road


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 Western University visitor.)

  • Windermere Manor - located just north of the Western University campus

  • Western Bed and Breakfast - located in Elgin Hall on the Western University Campus (basic, most economical)

  • Delta London Armouries -- located in downtown London (For a special conference rate, identify yourself as a Western University visitor.)


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.