16th Labour Econometrics Workshop (LEW2013)

Friday 9 and Saturday 10 August 2013 at the University of Melbourne

Day One, Friday 9 August 2013
8.30 - 9.10am Coffee and Registration
9.10 - 10.40am Session 1
  Chair: Deborah Cobb-Clark, The University of Melbourne

Child Disability, Welfare Payment, Marital Status and Mothers' Labor Supply [paper]

Presenter: Zen Lu, University of South Australia

Discussant: Alfredo Paloyo, RWI


Employment hysteresis among mothers with young children? [paper]

Presenter: Anna Zhu, University of New South Wales

Discussant: Rebecca Edwards, University of New South Wales

10.40 - 11.10am Morning Tea
11.10am - 12.40pm Session 2
  Chair: Steven Stillman, University of Otago

Women’s economic opportunities and the intra-household production of child human capital [paper]

Presenter: Marianne Bruins, Yale University

Discussant: Kevin Schnepel, The University of Sydney


Early Bird Catches the Worm: The Causal Impact of Pre-school Participation and Teacher Qualifications on Year 3 National NAPLAN Cognitive Tests [no paper available]

Presenter: Diana Warren, The University of Melbourne

Discussant: Myra Yazbeck, The University of Queensland

12.40 - 1.40pm Lunch
1.40 - 3.10pm Session 3
  Chair: Jenny Williams, The University of Melbourne

The Long-Term Effects of a Cash Transfer Program in Sub-Saharan Africa [no paper available]

Presenter: Sarah Baird, University of Otago

Discussant: Lisa Cameron, Monash University


Admission is Free Only if Your Dad is Rich! Distributional Effects of Corruption in Schools in Developing Countries [paper]

Presenter: Asadul Islam, Monash University

Discussant: Debayan Pakrashi, The University of Queensland

3.10 - 3.40pm Afternoon Tea
3.40 - 5.00pm Keynote
  Chair: Bruce Bradbury, University of New South Wales

Designing Useful Field Experiments

Presenter: Berk Ozler, University of Otago

7.00pm Workshop Dinner, Metropolitan Hotel, 36 Courtney Street, North Melbourne
Day Two, Saturday 10 August 2013
9.00 - 9.30am Coffee
9.30 - 11.00am Session 4
  Chair: Peter Sivey, La Trobe University

Air Pollution and Infant Mortality: Evidence from the Expansion of Natural Gas Infrastructure [paper]

Presenter: Aydogan Ulker, Deakin University

Discussant: Ted McDonald, University of New Brunswick


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Food Insecurity [paper]

Presenter: David Ribar, University of Carolina, Greenboro

Discussant: Steven Stillman, University of Otago

11.00 - 11.30am Morning Tea
11.30am - 1.00pm Session 5
  Chair: David Johnston, Monash University

Monotonically Hopeless? Monotonicity in IV and fuzzy RD designs [paper]

Presenter: Katrien Stevens, The University of Sydney

Discussant: Robert Breunig, The Australian National University


A Difference De-convolution Kernel Estimator and Its Application to Estimating the Impact of Tax Policy on the Demand for Private Health [paper]

Presenter: Xiaodong Gong, The University of Canberra

Discussant: Tue Gorgens, The Australian National University

1.00 - 2.00pm Lunch
2.00 - 3.30pm Session 6
  Chair: John Haisken-DeNew, The University of Melbourne

Retiring Cold Turkey [paper]

Presenter: Xiaodong Fan, The University of New South Wales

Discussant: Cain Polidano, The University of Melbourne


Financing Crime? Evidence on the Unintended Effects of Payday Lending [paper]

Presenter: Harold Cuffe, Victoria University of Wellington

Discussant: Domenico Tabasso, The University of Melbourne

3.30pm Conclusion