Monday, April 30, 2012

2nd RHUL – UCD Joint Workshop

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to the second round of the UCD-RHUL Workshop which is taking place next Thursday and Friday on May 3rd-4th 2012 in the UCD Geary Institute seminar room.

This workshop is a joint initiative between Geary/UCD School of Economics and the Department of Economics at Royal Holloway. The focus is applied micro with an emphasis on education and health.

2nd RHUL – UCD Joint Workshop
UCD Geary Institute, University College Dublin
May 3rd-4th, 2012

Thursday 3rd May 2012
10.00-10.15 Introduction & Coffee
10.15-11.00 Alan Fernihough (UCD) – “Human Capital and the Quantity-Quality Trade-Off during the Demographic Transition”
11.00-11.45 Tanya Wilson (RHUL) – “Compulsory Education and Teenage Motherhood”
11.45-12.30 Matt Dickson (UCD) – “Education, Preferences and Well-being”
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-2.15 Arnaud Chevalier (RHUL) – “Schooling and Voter Turnout: Is there an American Exception?”
2.15-3.00 John Regan (UCD) – “The Effects of Direct Mail on Voter Turnout: A Field Experiment”
3.00-3.15 Coffee
3.15-4.00 Eleftherios Giovanis (RHUL) – “Valuing Air Pollution in Britain”
4.00-4.45 Eric Maurin (EHESS) – “Getting Parents Involved: a Field Experiment in Deprived Schools”

Friday 4th May 2012
9.30-10.15 Kanika Kapur (UCD) – “Job Lock: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design”
10.15-11.00 Ija Trapeznikova (RHUL) - “Employment Adjustment and Labor Utilization"
11.00-11.15 Coffee
11.15-12.00 Frank Walsh (UCD) – “The Formal Sector Wage Premium and Firm Size for Self-employed Workers”
12.00-1.00 Lunch
1.00-1.45 Dan Anderberg (RHUL) - “Domestic Abuse: Instrumental Violence and Economic Incentives”
1.45-2.30 Olive Sweetman – TBA

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