LERA Winter Meeting, San Francisco, Jan. 3-5, 2016
in conjunction with ASSA 2016 conference
PARC 55, 55 Cyril Magnin St., San Francisco, CA 94102


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 Sunday, January 3, 2016

Jan 03, 2016 8:00 am, Parc 55, Davidson
"Aftermath of the Great Recession: Labor Markets in Flux"
Presiding: William Spriggs (Howard University)
  • Has the Large Firm Training Advantage Declined During the 2000s?    
    • Jeff Waddoups (University of Nevada-Las Vegas)
  • Skill Demands and Skill Mismatch in Fast-Growing Technical Occupations    
    • Andrew Weaver (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Area Economic Conditions and the Labor Market Outcomes of Americans in the Current Recovery    
    • William McKinley Rogers III (Rutgers University)
  • The Great Recession and Its Aftermath: What Role for Structural Changes?    
    • Jesse Rothstein (University of California-Berkeley)
  • Discussants:
    • Robert Valletta (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
    • David Howell (New School)
Jan 03, 2016 8:00 am, Parc 55, Balboa
Data Gold! Exploiting the Rich Research Potential of Lifetime Administrative Earnings Data Linked to the Census Bureau's Household SIPP Survey

Presiding: Jeannette Wicks-Lim (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

  • Do Tax Incentives Increase 401(K) Retirement Saving? Evidence From the Adoption of Catch-Up Contributions
    • Matthew S. Rutledge (Boston College)
    • April Yanyuan Wu (Boston College and Mathematica Policy Research)
    • Francis Vitagliano (Boston College)
  • Education, Earnings, and the Timing of Fertility   
    • Lara Shore-Sheppard (Williams College)
  • Education, Gender, and Earnings Volatility: Evidence from SIPP Linked Administrative  
    • Michael D. Carr (University of Massachusetts-Boston)
    • Emily E. Workers (University of Massachusetts-Boston)
  • Low-Wage Careers in a Changing Labor Market  
    • Jeannette Wicks-Lim (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
  • Discussants:
    • Ben Zipperer (Washington Center for Equitable Growth)
    • Lori Reeder (U.S. Census Bureau)
Jan 03, 2016 10:15 am, Parc 55, Davidson
Difference-in-Difference Analyses of the Effects of Family Policies
Presiding: Nancy Folbre (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
  • The Effects of a Short-Hour Option on Childbirth and Mothers’ Labor Supply in Japan
    • Nobuko Nagase (Ochanomizu University)
  • Do Fathers Take Family Leave in the U.S.? The Effects of California’s Paid Family Leave Program on Paternal Leave-Taking and Household Labor Supply
    • Ann Bartel (Columbia University)
    • Maya Rossin-Slater (University of California-Santa Barbara)
    • Christopher J. Ruhm (University of Virginia)
    • Jane Waldfogel (Columbia University)
    • Jenna Stearns (University of California-Santa Barbara)
  • Reserving Time for Daddy: The Short and Long-Run Consequences of Fathers' Quotas
    • Ankita Patnaik (Cornell University)
  • The Effects of Paid Maternity Leave: Evidence from Temporary Disability Insurance
    • Jenna Stearns (University of California-Santa Barbara)
  • Discussants:
    • Elaine McCrate (University of Vermont)
    • Marcus Dillender (WE Upjohn Institute for Employment Research)
Jan 03, 2016 10:15 am, Parc 55, Balboa
The New Generation of Minimum Wage Policies in California
Presiding: Jesse Rothstein (University of California-Berkeley)
  • Minimum Wages in the $12 to $15 Range in California Cities: Scope and Scale    
    • Ken Jacobs (University of California-Berkeley)
    • Annette Bernhardt (University of California-Berkeley)
  • Do Consumers Pay for Higher Minimum Wages?    
    • Sylvia Allegretto (University of California-Berkeley)
  • A Structural Model for Estimating Minimum Wage Effects at $12 and $15
    • Michael Reich (University of California-Berkeley)
  • New Directions in Compliance and Enforcement    
    • Miranda Dietz (University of California-Berkeley)
  • Discussants:
    • Arindrajit Dube (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
    • Ben Zipperer (Washington Center for Equitable Growth)
Jan 03, 2016 12:30 pm, Parc 55, Balboa
Cities, Equity, and Labor Market Policies
Presiding: Rick McGahey (New School)
  • Workforce Intermediaries, Regional Economic Resilience, and Just Growth    
    • Chris Benner (University of California-Davis)
    • Manuel Pastor (University of Southern California)
  • Cities on Their Own: Using Labor Market Policies to Increase Equity    
    • Rick McGahey (New School)
  • Improving Labor Standards in the Restaurant Industry: A Comparative Study    
    • T. William Lester (University of North Carolina)
  • The Impact of City Minimum Wage Laws    
    • Annette Bernhardt (University of California-Berkeley)
    • Ken Jacobs (University of California-Berkeley)
  • Discussants:
    • William M. Rodgers III (Rutgers University)
    • Sylvia Allegretto (University of California-Berkeley)
Jan 03, 2016 12:30 pm, Parc 55, Davidson
Inequality in Japan
Presiding: Arthur Sakamoto (Texas A&M University)
  • Trends in Social Mobility in Postwar Japan
    • Hiroshi Ishida (University of Tokyo)
  • Good Jobs and Bad Jobs in Japan: 1982-2007    
    • Takao Kato (Colgate University)
    • Ryo Kambayashi (Hitotsubashi University)
  • Top Income Shares in Japan, 1886-2012    
    • Chiaki Moriguchi (Hitotsubashi University)
  • Social Inequality in the Rapidly Aging Society of Japan    
    • Sawako Shirahase (University of Tokyo)
  • Discussants:
    • David Autor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    • Arthur Sakamoto (Texas A&M University)
Jan 03, 2016 2:30 pm, Parc 55, Davidson
Public Higher Education under Stress: Toward New Social Coalitions Amidst Changing Employment Relations?
Presiding: Gregory Saltzman (Albion College)
  • Higher Education between Financialization and Pro-Public Coalitions    
    • Charlie Eaton (University of California-Berkeley)
  • Diverging Lines of Conflict in the Politics of Higher Education    
    • Tobias Schulze-Cleven (Rutgers University)
  • The Interests of Internal and External Stakeholders: At Odds or in Line?    
    • Henry Brady (University of California-Berkeley)
  • Discussants:
    • Robert Shireman (Century Foundation)
    • Kathryn Lybarger (California Labor Federation)
Jan 03, 2016 2:30 pm, Parc 55, Balboa
Whatever Happened to Incomes Policy? In Honor of the Late Lloyd Ulman 
Presiding: Sanford Jacoby (University of California-Los Angeles)
  • Neocorporatism and Incomes Policy in Europe: Past, Present and Future    
    • Barry Eichengreen (University of California-Berkeley)
  • Whatever Happened to U.S. Incomes Policy?    
    • Robert J. Flanagan (Stanford University)
  • Incomes Policy in Germany: From Concerted Action to Decentralization of Collective Bargaining    
    • Knut Gerlach (University of Hannover)
  • Wage and Price Inflation in the 1990s: Perspectives from the Council of Economic Advisers    
    • Laura Tyson (University of California-Berkeley)
  • Discussants:
    • Clair Brown (University of California-Berkeley)
    • Paola Giuliano (University of California-Los Angeles)

Jan 03, 2016 4:45 pm, Parc 55, Cyril Magnin II
Featured Plenary: The Changing Job Market: What to Expect
Presiding: Jesse Rothstein (University of California-Berkeley)

  • Betsey Stevenson (University of Michigan) - "Five Challenges the Labor Market Faces and the Implications for Economic Growth"

  • Alan Krueger (Princeton University) - "Work in the Sharing Economy"

Jan 03, 2016, 6 - 7 pm, Parc 55, Cyril Magnin III
LERA Welcome Reception (Sponsored by Economic Policy Institute)
Please join us for conversation, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Jan 04, 2016 8:00 am, Parc 55, Davidson
Down But Not Out: Global Perspectives on Labor Unions
Presiding: John Budd (University of Minnesota)

  • State-Sponsored Unionization: The Development of Firm Level Labor Institution in China    
    • Wang Jie (National University of Singapore)
  • When Bargaining Leads to Inequalities: Examination of Collective Labour Agreements in Canada    
    • Melanie Laroche (University of Montreal)
    • Patrice Jalette (University of Montreal)
    • Frédéric Lauzon Duguay (University of Montreal)
  • Strategy, Structure and Resourcing in UK Unions    
    • Paul Willman (London School of Economics)
    • Alex Bryson (NIESR)
    • John Forth (NIESR)
  • Unionism and Employee Benefits in China's Workplaces    
    • Mengjie Lu (Peking University)
    • Dinghong Yi (Renmin University of China)
  • Discussants:
    • John Budd (University of Minnesota)
    • Robert Flanagan (Stanford University)
Jan 04, 2016 8:00 am, Parc 55, Balboa
Skilled Worker Immigration and the H1B Program
Presiding: Katharine G. Abraham (University of Maryland)
  • The Top H1B Employers: Characteristics of Their H1B Workers    
    • Ron Hira (Howard University)
  • The Effect of High-Skilled Immigration on Patenting and Employment: Evidence from H1B Visa Lotteries    
    • Kirk B. Doran (University of Notre Dame)
    • Alexander Gelber (University of California-Berkeley)
    • Adam Isen (U.S. Department of the Treasury)
  • The Impact of Skilled Foreign Workers on Firms: An Investigation of Publicly Traded U.S. Firms    
    • Anna Mayda (Georgetown University)
    • Anirban Ghosh (Georgetown University)
    • Francesca Ortega (Queens College)
  • STEM Workers, H1B Visas and Productivity in U.S. Cities    
    • Giovanni Peri (University of California-Davis)
    • Kevin Shih (University of California-Davis)
    • Chad Sparber (Colgate University)
  • Discussant:
    • William Kerr (Harvard Business School)
Jan 04, 2016 10:15 am, Parc 55, Balboa
Assessing the Impact of the Minimum Wage
Presiding: Sylvia Allegretto (University of California-Berkeley)
  • Early Evidence on the Impact of Seattle's Minimum Wage Ordinance    
    • Jacob Vigdor (University of Washington)
  • Credible Research Designs for Minimum Wage Studies: A Response to Neumark, Salas and Wascher   
    • Sylvia Allegretto (University of California, Berkeley)
    • Arindrajit Dube (University of Massachusetts Amherst and IZA)
    • Michael Reich (University of California, Berkeley)
    • Ben Zipperer (Washington Center for Equitable Growth)
  • The Feasibility of a $12.50 Federal Minimum Wage    
    • Lawrence Mishel (Economic Policy Institute)
    • John Schmitt (Center for Economic and Policy Research)
  • Discussants:
    • William Spriggs (Howard University)
    • Sylvia Allegretto (University of California-Berkeley)
Jan 04, 2016 10:15 am, Parc 55, Davidson
Income and Wealth Inequality: Recent Empirical Research
Presiding: Kevin Hallock (Cornell University)
  • Household Wealth Trends in the United States, 1962-2013: What Happened over the Great Recession?    
    • Edward Nathan Wolff (New York University)
  • Winner Take All in Baseball? The Effects of Career Interruptions    
    • David Cameron Phillips (Hope College)
    • Brennan Mange (Hope College)
  • Cyclicality in Top Incomes: The Rise of the High-Beta Rich Reconsidered    
    • Kevin W. Capehart (American University-Paris)
  • Union Power and Inequality    
    • Florence Jaumotte (International Monetary Fund)
    • Carolina Osorio (International Monetary Fund)
  • Discussants:
    • David Card (University of California-Berkeley)
    • Kevin Hallock (Cornell University)
Jan 04, 2016 12:30 pm, Parc 55, Balboa
Broken Promises or a Lifeline to the Future: Perspectives on the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014  
Presiding: Charles Jeszeck (United States Government Accountability Office)
  • The Long Road to Here: Recent Trends in the Multiemployer Plan System    
    • Eli Greenblum (Segal Consulting)
  • Grabbing the Lifeline: A Look at How Plans Have Responded to the New Tools under the MPRA    
    • Randy DeFrehn (National Coordinating Committee on Multiemployer Plans)
  • Reducing Earned Retirement Benefits: A Grim Precedent with Ominous Implications    
    • Norman Stein (Drexel University)
  • The Fraying Safety Net: PBGC’s Endangered Insurance Program    
    • Michael Hartnett (United States Government Accountability Office)
    • Sharon Hermes (United States Government Accountability Office)
  • Discussants:
    • Teresa Ghilarducci (New School)
    • Heather Grob (Saint Martin's University)
Jan 04, 2016 12:30 pm, Parc 55, Davidson
Mass Incarceration of African Americans and Its Economic Consequences
Presiding: Jeannette Wicks-Lim (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
  • Racial Disparities and the Criminal Justice System: What Have We Learned?    
    • Samuel Myers (University of Minnesota)
  • Civil Rights Legislation and Legalized Exclusion: Mass Incarceration and the Masking of Inequality    
    • Becky Pettit (University of Texas-Austin)
  • The Effect of Incarceration on Health Over the Life Course    
    • Robynn Cox (Spelman College)
  • Old-Age Security? Private Pensions, Social Security and Ex-Offenders    
    • Ngina Chiteji (New York University)
  • Discussants:
    • William A. Darity, Jr. (Duke University)
    • Patrick Mason (Florida State University)
Jan 04, 2016 2:30 pm, Parc 55, Davidson
Confronting Stagnant Compensation
Presiding: Teresa Ghilarducci (New School)
  • Will 21 Million Older Americans Lower Your Wages
    • Teresa Ghilarducci (New School)
  • Rigging the Rules Explains Wage Stagnation
    • Lawrence Mishel (Economic Policy Institute)
  • Institutions and Decent Jobs: The U.S. in International Perspective
    • David Howell (New School)
  • Natural Rate of Unemployment is not Full Employment
    • John Komlos (University of Munich)
  • Discussants:
    • Alexandre Mas (Princeton University)
    • Mary Daly (Federal Reserve Board-San Francisco)
Jan 04, 2016 2:30 pm, Parc 55, Balboa
Precarious Work: Women in Germany, Japan, and Korea
Presiding: Elaine McCrate (University of Vermont)
  • The Actual Situation of Labor and Organization of the Female Irregular Workers in the Service Industries in Japan as the Process of Globalization Continues    
    • Masako Mitsuyama (Doshisha University)
    • Sachi Kotani (Nihon University)
  • How Working Conditions of the Female Irregular Workers in the Service Industries in Germany are Regulated in Workplace?    
    • Yoko Tanaka (Tsukuba University)
    • Uta Meier-Graewe (University of Giessen)
  • The Actual Situation of Labor and Organization of the Female Irregular Workers in the Service Industries in Korea    
    • Nobuko Yokota (Yamaguchi University)
    • Sung Hee Kim (Korea University)
  • Discussant:
    • Sanford Jacoby (University of California-Los Angeles)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Jan 05, 2016 8:00 am, Parc 55, Balboa
Work Schedules: New Options, New Problems for Workers
Presiding: Eileen Appelbaum (Center for Economic Policy Research)
  • The Impact of Full-day Kindergarten Reform on Maternal Labour Supply    
    • Tingting Zhang (University of Toronto)
    • Elizabeth Dhuey (University of Toronto)
    • Jessie Lamontagne (University of Toronto)
  • Work Schedule Instability and Underemployment in Canada    
    • Elaine McCrate (University of Vermont)
    • Susan J. Lambert (University of Chicago)
    • Julia R. Henly (University of Chicago)
  • Free to Flex? Work Practices and Career Consequences in an IT Workplace    
    • Erin Kelly (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    • Anne Kaduk (University of Minnesota)
    • Katie Genadek (University of Minnesota)
    • Phyllis Moen (University of Minnesota)
  • Discussant:
    • Clair Brown (University of California-Berkeley)
    • Susan Houseman (WE Upjohn Institute for Employment Research)