UM-MSU-UWO Labour Day Conference 2017

May 10, 2017
Dr. David S.H.  Chu International Student Centre
International and Graduate Affairs Building (2nd Floor, Room 2N05) -- Front Entrance (Flags)
Western University

Sponsored by

Centre for Human Capital and Productivity (CHCP)

Directions to:

  • Western University (Required documentation for land borders.)

  • Parking
    • Weldon Lot D (Paid parking is available at Weldon Lot (D) off of Lambton Drive. (See the map for details.)

  • Dr. David S.H. Chu International Student Centre, International and Graduate Affairs Building, Second Floor, Room 2N05. (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:

  • 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 Maria Antonella Mancino (University of Western Ontario)
"Transitions Between the Criminal and Legal Labour Sectors"
11:00 am Mike Mueller-Smith (University of Michigan)
"Avoiding Convictions: Regression Discontinuity Evidence on Court Deferrals for First-Time Drug Offenders"
(with Kevin T. Schnepel)
12:00 pm Lunch (Sponsored by CHCP Centre)
1:00 pm Nicholas Morales (University of Michigan)
"The IT Boom and Other Unintended Consequences of Chasing the American Dream"
(with Gaurav Khanna, UCSD and Center for Global Development)
2:00 pm Kyong Hyun Koo (Michigan State University)
"The Effects of Job Displacement on Family Expenditures"
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Hanzhe Zhang (Michigan State University)
"A Marriage-Market Perspective of Career Choices"
4:30 pm Joseph Mullins (University of Western Ontario)
"Firm Choices of Wage-Setting Protocols in the Presence of Minimum Wages"
(with Christopher Flinn and James Mabli)
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.