Mainz Workshop in Labour Economics: Search, Matching and Unemployment

 30 April 2012
University of Mainz Campus / Dekanatssaal (room 03-150)
Jakob-Welder-Weg 9, 55128 Mainz

Workshop Program

Keynote speech: Melvyn Coles

(University of Essex)

The workshop is public and open to all. Those who want to attend without presenting should send an email to the . We would then inform you of the hotel where all guests are staying and would make a booking for the conference dinner (if of interest). For organizational reasons, we would like to ask those who attend without presenting to make their own accommodation arrangements.


08:50 - 09:00 Welcome and Introduction

Session A:
09:00 - 09:45 A Structural Model of the Unemployment Insurance Take-up
Sylvie Blasco (Université du Maine) and François Fontaine
09:45 - 10:30 Estimating Incentive and Welfare Effects of Non-Stationary Unemployment Benefits
Klaus Wälde (University of Mainz) and Andrey Launov
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

Session B:
11:00 - 11:45 Optimal Labor-Market Policy in Recessions
Philip Jung (University of Mannheim) and Keith Kuester
11:45 - 12:30 Consumption Inequality: The Role of Labour Market Frictions
Michael Graber (University College London) and Jeremy Lise
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch at Baron, University Campus

Session C:
14:00 - 14:45 Wage Inequality, Firm Dynamics, and International Trade
Julien Prat (Institute for Economic Analysis, Barcelona)
14:45 - 15:30 Knowledge Spillovers in Competitive Search Equilibrium
Edgar Preugschat (Norwegian School of Management), Tom-Reiel Heggedal and Espen Moen
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
  Session D:
16:00 - 16:45 Looking for Jobs with Good Pay and Good Working Conditions
Luke Haywood (Paris School of Economics) and Jean-Marc Robin
16:45 - 17:00 Tiny break

Keynote Speech
17:00 - 18:30 Equilibrium Labor Turnover, Firm Growth and Unemployment
Melvyn Coles (University of Essex) and Dale Mortensen
  End of the Workshop
thereafter Workshop dinner at Al Cortile

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