Labor and Finance Group Conference




Labor and Finance Group Conference

Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)


The conference will take place through Zoom, sessions are denoted in Stockholm time (CEST)

The conference is run seminar style. Full paper presenters have 40 minutes, early idea presenters 20 minutes (inclusive of Q&A). Zoom invitations will be sent out to participants the week before the conference starts.



Monday 17th of August 2020



Welcome Remarks



Full paper Session #1


Private Equity Buyouts and Employee Health

Pilar Garcia-Gomez, Ernst Maug, and Stefan Obernberger


Are Executives in Short Supply? Evidence from Deaths’ Events

Julien Sauvagnat and Fabiano Schivardi







Early Idea Session #1


Does Antitrust Enforcement Affect Industry Dynamics? Evidence from 40 Years of US DOJ Lawsuits

Tania Babina, Simcha Barkai, Jessica Jeffers, Ezra Karger, and Ekaterina Volkova


Which workers suffer (or benefit) from firm-level uncertainty shocks?

Andrea Caggese and Vicente Cunat and Daniel Metzger


How Does Worker Representation on Company Boards Affect Firms and Workers? Evidence from a Reform in Finland

Jarkko Harju, Simon Jäger and Benjamin Schoefer


Student Debt in the United States

John Heilbron, Sylvain Catherine and Constantine Yannelis






Tuesday 18th of August 2020



Full paper Session #2


Ownership, Control and Careers

Marco Pagano and Luca Picariello


Almost Famous: How Wealth Shocks Impact Career Choices

Jacelly Cespedes, Zack Liu, and Carlos Parra






Full paper Session #3


Workplace Automation and Corporate Financial Policy

Thomas W. Bates, Fangfang Du, and Jessie Jiaxu Wang


Dream Chasers: House Price Booms and the Misallocation of Human Capital

Taylor A. Begley, Peter Haslag, and Daniel Weagley








Early Idea Session #2


Artificial Intelligence, Firm Growth, and Industry Concentration

Tania Babina, Anastassia Fedyk, Alex He, and James Hodson


House Price Growth, Commuting Times, and Productivity

Geraldo Cerqueiro, Isaac Hacamo, and Pedro Raposo


Leading Research Environment

IFN at the top


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The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, IFN, is a private and independent foundation devoted to pursuing highly relevant research for trade and industry.

The researchers at IFN are united in their belief that economic methods offer a powerful tool for understanding society.

The main research programs are:

  1. economics of entrepreneurship
  2. globalization and corporate restructuring
  3. economics of the service sector
  4. economics of the electricity markets
  5. economics of institutions and culture.

Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Grevgatan 34 - 2 fl, Box 55665, SE-102 15 Stockholm, Sweden | Phone: +46-(0)8-665 45 00 |