Labor and Finance Group Conference

Preliminary Schedule



Labor and Finance Group Conference

Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

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



Coffee Break



Early Idea Session #1


Does Antitrust Enforcement Affect Competition?

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



Lunch Break


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



Coffee Break



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



Coffee Break




Early Idea Session #2


How Does Firm Adoption of Artificial Intelligence Technologies Affect Labor Markets?

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 |