Conferences & workshop

Conference on Finance, Labor and Inequality















Friday, 21 June 2024

8:30-8:55 Registration

8:55-9:00 Welcome address

Session 1: Labor Market Polarization

Chair: Marco Pagano (University of Naples Federico II)

9:00-9:45 Elena Loutskina (University of Virginia)
Labor Market Polarization and Student Debt (joint with Sanket Korgaonkar and Constantine Yannelis)
Discussant: David Sovich (University of Kentucky)

9:45-10:30 Radoslawa Nikolowa (Queen Mary University of London)
Polarization, Purpose and Profit (joint with Daniel Ferreira)
Discussant: Paolo Fulghieri (University of North Carolina)

10:30-11:00 Coffee break


Session 2: Wage Discovery and Arbitrage

Chair: Isil Erel (Ohio State University)

11:00-11:45  Minrui Gong (University of Mannheim)
Arbitraging Labor Markets (joint with Ernst Maug and Christoph Schneider)
Discussant: Gordon Phillips (Dartmouth College)

11:45-12:30 Michal Zator (Notre Dame University)
Price Discovery in Labor Markets: Why Do Firms Say They Cannot Find Workers? (joint with Benjamin U. Friedrich)
Discussant: Ankit Kalda (Indiana University)

12:30-13:30 Lunch


Session 3: Entrepreneurship

Chair:  Annalisa Scognamiglio (University of Naples Federico II)

13:30-14:15 Valentina Rutigliano (University of British Columbia)
Minding Your Business or Minding Your Child? Motherhood and the Entrepreneurship Gap
Discussant: Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe (London School of Economics)

14:15-15:00 Kevin A. Roberts (Stanford University)
Firm Pay Policy and the Personal Labor Market Experiences of Business Owners 
Discussant: Constantine Yannelis (University of Chicago)

15:00-15:30 Coffee break


Session 4: Workers and Firm Investments

Chair: Gilles Chemla (Imperial College London)

15:30-16:15 Shan Ge (New York University)
How Do Health Insurance Costs Affect Firm Labor Composition and Technology Investment?”(joint with Janet Gao, Lawrence D. W. Schmidt, and Cristina Tello-Tril)
Discussant: Roberto Pinto (Lancaster University)

16:15-17:00 Liu Yang (University of Maryland)
 What Do Unions Do? Incentives and Investments (joint with Vojislav Maksimovic)
Discussant: Spyridon Lagaras (University of Pittsburgh)

20:00 Dinner


Saturday, 22 June 2024

Session 5: Non-Wage Incentives in Labor Markets

Chair: Andrew Ellul (Indiana University)

9:00-9:45 Raffaele Saggio (University of British Columbia)
Careers and Wages in Family Firms: Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data (joint with Edoardo Di Porto, Marco Pagano, Vincenzo Pezone and Fabiano Schivardi)
Discussant: Isaac Hacamo (Indiana University)

9:45-10:30 Wenting Ma (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Access to Financing and Racial Pay Gap Inside Firms (joint with Janet Gao and Qiping Xu)
Discussant: Jessica Jeffers (HEC Paris)

10:30-11:00 Coffee break


Session 6: Job Creation and Destruction

Chair: Paolo Fulghieri (University of North Carolina)

11:00-11:45 Isil Erel (Ohio State University)
When Protectionism Kills Critical Talent (joint with Mehmet Canayaz and Umit G. Gurun)
Discussant: Tania Babina (Columbia University)

11:45-12:30 Cláudia Custódio (Imperial College Business School)
Decomposing Employment Effects of a Government Support Program: Hires, Exits and Reallocation (joint with Diana Bonfim, Matthijs Oosterveen and Clara Raposo)
Discussant: Camille Hebert (University of Toronto)

12:30-13:30 Lunch


Allocated time:

Author: 25 minutes
Discussant: 10 minutes
Floor discussion: 10 minutes

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