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International Institute of Public Finance

IIPF Doctoral School 2016

Program and participants list (status 7 June 2016),
also available for download, in pdf format

Reading list for participants

Social Insurance Programs

Mannheim, Germany
June 15-18, 2016

Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford University
Josef Zweimüller, University of Zurich


Co-organized with:
CESifo, Munich
MaTax, ZEW Mannheim and University of Mannheim
Office of Tax Policy Research, University of Michigan
Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation

Local Organizer and contact: Philipp Dörrenberg

The topic of the School is Social insurance Programs. The School aims to discuss questions and methodology on the current frontier of research on this topic. For example:

  • What questions are important?
  • What questions are interesting?
  • How can they be addressed?
  • The state of theoretical and empirical work
  • Examples of first-class work
  • Open questions
  • Policy issues – how do we inform them with research?

In addition, students will be provided the opportunity to present their own work and/or ideas on the topic and receive valuable feedback.



Wednesday, June 15

12.00 – 01.00 Registration and Lunch

01.00 – 01.15 Introductions

01.15 – 02.45 Taxes and Labor Supply (Luigi Pistaferri)

02.45 – 03.15 Coffee Break

03.15 – 04.45 Optimal Unemployment Insurance (Josef Zweimüller)

04.45 – 05.15 Coffee Break

05.15 – 06.30 Student Presentations

Ajin Lee: How Do Hospitals Respond to Medicaid Manged Care? Evidence from Low Birht Weight Infants in New York

Emile Cammeraat: Preventing NEETS - A Panel Data Analysis of a Dutch Reform

07.00 – Dinner

Thursday, June 16

09.00 – 10.30 Disability Insurance (Luigi Pistaferri)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30 Welfare Cultures (Luigi Pistaferri)

12.30 – 2.00 Lunch

02.00 – 03.30 Micro and Macro Effects of Unemployment Insurance (Josef Zweimüller)

03.30 – 04.00 Coffee Break

04.00 – 06.30 Student Presentations

Mario Meier: Duration Dependence, Dynamic Selection and the Optimal Timing of Unemployment Benefits

Joanna Carrol: The Effects of Unemploymenbt Insurance Duration on Underemployment: Evidence from the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008

Olga Malkova: The Effect of Pension Tax Reductions on Labor Supply

Andrea Albanese: Permanent wage Cost subsidies for older workers. An effective tool for increasing working time and postponing early retirement?

Piera Bello: Old Before Their Time: The role of Employers in retirement decisions

Evening for Free Disposal

Friday, June 17

08.30 – 10.00 Welfare Reform and Economic Behavior (Luigi Pistaferri)

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break

10.30 – 12.00 Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance and Early Retirement (Josef Zweimüller)

12.00 – 12.15 Coffee Break

12.15 – 01.45 Data and Data Access at the Research Data Center of the German Federal Employment Agency at the Institute for Employment
Research (Jörg Heining, Research Data Centre of the Federal Employment Agency at the Institute for Employment Research)

01.45 – Lunch to Go and Excursion to Heidelberg

Dinner in Heidelberg

Saturday, June 18

09.00 – 11.00 Student Presentations

Ulrich Schneider: Time Preferences and Female Labor Supply

Lieke Kools: Retirement wealth and expenditure goals - before and after the crisis

Eleanor Wilking: Tax Incindence with Heterogenous Firm Evasion: Evidence from Airbnb Remittance Agreements

Jacob Bastian: The Intergenerational Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Education and Employment Outcomes

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 01.00 Pension Reforms and Retirement Behavior (Josef Zweimüller)

01.00 – 2.30 Lunch and Close


List of Participants

Abiodun Adewale Adegboye
Obafemi Awolowo University

Andrea Albanese
Ghent University

Jacob Bastian
University of Michigan

Piera Bello
Università della Svizzera Italiana

Sebastian Blesse
University of Frankfurt/ZEW

Florian Buhlmann
ZEW Mannheim

Sebastian Camarero Garcia
University of Mannheim

Emile Cammeraat
Leiden University

Joanna Carroll
Indiana University

Philip Dörrenberg
ZEW Mannheim

Johannes Kasinger
University of Frankfurt

Paula Koczara
Poznao University of Economics

Lieke Kools
Leiden University

Carla Krolage
ZEW Mannheim

Natalie Laub
University of Freiburg

Ajin Lee
Columbia University

Olga Malkova
University of Kentucky

Mario Meier
University of Mannheim

Christoph Metzger
University of Freiburg

Andreas Peichl
ZEW Mannheim

Luigi Pistaferri

Max Risch
University of Michigan

Julia Schmieder
DIW Berlin

Ulrich Schneider
DIW Berlin

Songül Tolan
DIW Berlin

Tejaswi Velayudhan
University of Michigan

Eleanor R. Wilking
University of Michigan

Christian Wittneben
ZEW Mannheim

Josef Zweimüller
University of Zurich

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