December 2008, Globalization and Labor Market Workshop

Program

Workshop on "Testing Trade Models with Labor Market Heterogeneity"
 

  

 Updated December 4, 2008
The program is preliminary and will be updated continuously

 

--- Friday December 5 ---

 

10.00

Coffee

10.15

Welcome
Steven Matusz – Michigan State University

Chair: Peter Wright

10.30–11.30

Session I: Testing Trade Models

1.

Carl Davidson – Michigan State University 
"Labor Market Adjustment to Globalization with Heterogeneous Agents"

2.

Susan Zhu – Michigan State University
"Labor Market Adjustment to Globalization with Heterogeneous Agents – Data and Empirical Specifications"

11.30–12.30

Session II: Empirical Studies 1

1.

Fredrik Sjöholm – Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
"Multinational Firms and Job Tasks"

2.

Alexander Hijzen – OECD
"Do Multinational Firms Provide Better Working Conditions than Their Domestic Counterparts? A Comparative Analysis"

12.30–13.30 Lunch

 

 Chair: Fredrik Sjöholm

13.30–14.30

Session III: Theoretical Developments 1

1.

Devashish Mitra – Syracuse University, and Priya Ranjan – University of California, Irvine
"Offshoring, Firm Heterogeneity and the Labor Market: Some Testable Implications"

2.

Udo Kreickemeier – Nottingham University
"Fairness, Trade, and Inequality"

14.30–15.00

Coffee

15.00–16.00

Session IV: Theoretical Developments 2

1.

Nicholas Sly – Michigan State University
"International Trade, Wages and Unemployment with Endogenous Firm Scope"

2.

Stephen Redding – Yale University
"Inequality and Unemployment in a Global Economy"

16.00–17.00

Session V: Matched Worker-Firm Data 1

Chair: Carl Davidson

1.

Pedro Martins – Queen Mary
"Brazilian and Portuguese Data"

2.

 Peter Wright – University of Nottingham 
"UK Data"

3.

Thorsten Schank – University of Nurnberg
"German Data"

19.00 Conference Dinner at Villa Källhagen 
 

 


--- Saturday December 6 ---

 

 Chair: Carl Davidson

09.00–10.00

Session VI: Empirical Studies 2

1.

Fredrik Heyman – Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
"FDI and Wages"

2.

 Richard Upward – University of Nottingham
"Estimating Worker and Firm Heterogeneity using Linked Employer-Employee Data

10.00

Coffee

Chair: Steven Matusz

10.20–11.20
 

Session VII: Theoretical Developments 3

1.

Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Lars Persson – Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
"Privatization, Investment and Ownership Efficiency"

2.

Gabriel Felbermayr – University of Hohenheim
"Unemployment in an Interdependent World"

11.20–12.20
 

Session VIII: Matched Worker-Firm Data 2 

1.

Anders Åkerman – Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
"Swedish Data"

2.

Katariina Nilsson Hakkala – Helsinki School of Economics
"Finnish Data"

3.

Fabrice Defever – University of Nottingham
"French Data"

12.20–12.30
 
Summarizing of the Conference
12.30 Lunch
 

  

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