Hitotsubashi Summer Institute on Labor Economics

HSI on Labor Economics has been sucessfully closed.

August 1 and 2, 2015

Hitotsubashi University, Kunitachi Campus
7th floor, Adminisitration Building (Map #4)

Hosted by Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study
Sponsored by Institute for Statistical Research and Japan Center for Economic Research


Each session consists of 40 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion by a formal discussant, 10 minutes open discussion.

8:30- Reception desk opens

::::::::August 1::::::::

9:00-9:10 Opening remarks by Koichi Tadenuma (President of Hitotsubashi University)

Method (Chair: Daiji Kawaguchi)
Dan Black “Simple Tests for Selection Bias: Learning More from Instrumental Variables” (with Joonhwi Joo, Robert LaLonde, Jeffrey Smith, and Evan Taylor)
Discussant: Kohei Kawaguchi

10:10-10:40 Coffee break

Social aspects of employment (Chair: Ryo Kambayashi)
Ayako Kondo “Peer Effects in Employment Status: Evidence from Housing Lotteries for Forced Evacuees in Fukushima” (with Masahiro Shoji)
Discussant: Daniel Hamermesh

Izumi Yokoyama “Estimating the causal impact of alcohol consumption on earnings using genotype as the instrumental variable” (with Daiji Kawaguchi and Jungmin Lee)
Discussant: Jan van Ours

12:40-13:40 Lunch

Maternal Employment (Chair: Daniel Hamermesh)
Jungmin Lee “No School, No Work”
Discussant: Hyelim Son

Shintaro Yamaguchi “Crowding-Out Effect of Publicly Provided Childcare: Why Maternal Employment Did Not Increase” (with Ryo Kambayashi and Yukiko Asai)
Discussant: Junsen Zhang

15:40-16:10 Coffee break

Labor market adjustment (Chair: Jungmin Lee)
Emiko Usui “Employer Learning, Job Changes, and Wage Dynamics” (with Seik Kim)
Discussant: Dan Black

Daiji Kawaguchi “The Effect of Exchange Rate Fluctuations on Employment -Empirical Analysis Using Firm-level Panel Data” (with Izumi Yokoyama and Kazuhito Higa)
Discussant: Takao Kato

18:30- Group dinner

::::::::August 2::::::::

Labor market adjustment (Chair: Jungmin Lee)
Ryo Kambayashi “The Importance of Vertical Communication Gap in the High-Performance Work System: Evidence from Japan,” (with Takao Kato)
Discussant: Hideo Owan

9:45-10:15 Coffee Break

Family (Chair: Jungmin Lee)
Junsen Zhang “Hard to get: The scarcity of women and the competition for high income men in Chinese cities” (with David Ong and Yu (Alan) Yang)
Discussant: Jessica Pan

Jessica Pan “Social Norms, Labor Market Opportunities, and the Marriage Market Penalty for Skilled Women” (with Marianne Bertrand, Patricia Cortes and Claudia Olivetti)
Discussant: Shintaro Yamaguchi

12:15-13:15 Lunch

Work hours (Chair: Daiji Kawaguchi)
Yukiko Asai “Overtime premium and hours of work: Lessons from the mandatory increase in the overtime premium,” (with Naomi Kodama)
Discussant: Jungmin Lee

Daniel Hamermesh “Not working at work: Loafing, unemployment and labor productivity
Discussant: Ryo Kambayashi

15:15-15:45 Coffee break

Education (Chair: Ryo Kambayashi)

Hyelim Son “Human capital investment when sheepskin effects matter: Evidence from income shocks in Indonesia”
Discussant: Daiji Kawaguchi

Jan C. van Ours “Educational Consequences of Language for Young Children” (with Yuxin Yao, Asako Ohinata)
Discussant: Stacey Chen

17:45 Adjourn