Mainz Workshop in Labour Economics: Theory and Empirics of an Imperfect Labour Market

April 4-5, 2011
University of Mainz Campus / Dekanatssaal
Jakob-Welder-Weg 9, 55128 Mainz

Workshop Program

(This workshop is public and open to all. This workshop is a SaM event)

Day 1: Monday, the 4th of April
12:50 - 13:00 Welcome and Introduction
Session A: Theory
13:00 - 14:00 An Equilibrium Model of Wage Dispersion and Sorting
Jesper Bagger (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Rasmus Lentz
14:00 - 15:00 Optimal Wage Policy with Endogenous Search Intensity
Christian Holzner (University of Munich)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
Session B: Structural Estimation
15:30 - 16:30 Match Efficiency and the Cyclical Behavior of Job Finding Rates
Petr Sedláček (University of Amsterdam)
16:30 - 17:30 Nonstationary Job Search with Monitoring and Sanctions: Should Long-Term Unemployed be Sanctioned?
Andrey Launov (University of Mainz), Bart Cockx, Muriel Dejemeppe and Bruno Van der Linden
18:00 Informal get-together (Baron, University Campus)
19:30 Workshop Dinner at Al Cortile
Day 2: Thuesday, the 5th of April
Session C: Theory
9:00 - 10:00 Public Wage Policy, Unemployment, and Inequality
Gabriele Cardullo (University of Genoa)
10:00 -11:00 Optimal Saving in Frictional Labour Markets
Klaus Wälde (University of Mainz) and Christian Bayer
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
Keynote Speech
11:30 - 12:30 A Tractable Equilibrium Search Model of Individual Wage Dynamics with Experience Accumulation
Fabien Postel-Vinay (University of Bristol), Jesper Bagger, François Fontaine and Jean-Marc Robin
End of the Workshop

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