Conferences & workshop

Workshop on Economics of Discrimination

The workshop brings together leading scholars and young researchers interested in the economics of discrimination in its various forms (e.g. race, ethnicity, gender, age) and in different contexts (e.g. among consumers, employees, public officials). The program will encompass both theoretical contributions as well as empirical research using field/laboratory experiments and survey data.

Areas of interest include but are not restricted to research on:
– Economic theories of discrimination
– Discrimination in the labor market
– Discrimination in other markets (education, credit, services)
– Discrimination and Public Policy

The workshop will be held at the Conference Center of the University of Naples and is
organized with the Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF) and the
Economics Department, University of Southampton, with the support of UniCredit &
Universities Foundation and the Royal Economic Society.

Keynote speakers: Uri Gneezy (University of California, San Diego) and Peter Kuhn (University of California, Santa Barbara).

The organizers are
Annalisa Scognamiglio, Mirco Tonin, and Michael Vlassopoulos

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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

13:00 – 13:15 Registration & Coffee
13:15 – 13:30 Welcome Addresses and Award ceremony

13:30 – 14:15 Vojtech Bartos (CERGE-EI)
“Attention Discrimination: Theory and Field Experiments” (with Michal Bauer, Julie Chytilova and Filip Matejka)
14:15 – 15:00 Silvia Saccardo (UCSD)
“Discrimination in Disguise” (with Anastasia Danilov)

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee

15:30 – 16:30 Keynote Lecture: Peter Kuhn (UCSB)
“Age and Gender Profiling in the Chinese and Mexican Labor Markets: Evidence from Four Job Boards”

16:30 – 16:45 Coffee

16:45 – 17:30 Redzo Mujcic (University of Queensland)
“Still Not Allowed on the Bus: It Matters If You’re Black or White!” (with Paul Frijters)
17:30 – 18:15 Arnaud Chevalier (IZA)
“Employers’ network effects and discrimination – Evidence from the Fantasy Football League”

19:30 Dinner

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

9:15 – 10:00 Mirco Tonin (University of Southampton)
“Racial Discrimination in Local Public Services: A Field Experiment in the US” (with Corrado Giulietti and Michael Vlassopoulos)
10:00 – 10:45 Christina Fong (CMU)
“An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks” (with Alessandro Acquisti)

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee

11:00 – 11:45 Esteban Aucejo (LSE)
“University Differences in the Graduation of Minorities in STEM Fields: Evidence from California” (with Peter Arcidiacono and Joe Hotz)
11:45 – 12:30 Jonathan Guryan (Northwestern)
“A Woman’s Place?: Sexist Beliefs and Women’s Outcomes” (with Kerwin Charles and Jessica Pan)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Keynote Lecture: Uri Gneezy (UCSD) “TBA”

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee

15:30 – 16:15 Carmit Segal (University of Zurich)
“Do Female Officers Improve Law Enforcement Quality? Effects on Crime Reporting and Domestic Violence Escalation” (with Amalia Miller)