Segment 7

Family Behavior and the Aggregate Economy

August 6 - 8, 2007

Organizers: Michèle Tertilt from Department of Economics at Stanford University, Jeremy Greenwood from University of Pennsylvania and Larry E. Jones from the University of Minnesota
 

 

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Monday, August 6; Determinants and Consequences of Household Bargaining

8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 Modes of Spousal Interaction and the Labor Market Environment presented by Christopher J. Flinn, New York University and co-authored with Daniela Del Boca, Universita di Torino

10:15 - 10:45 Coffee

10:45 - 12:00 Family Migration and Labor Market Outcomes presented by Ahu Gemici, University of Pennsylvania

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:45 Women's Liberation: What Was in it for Men? presented by Matthias Doepke, University of California, Los Angeles and co-authored with Michèle Tertilt, Stanford University

2:45 - 3:15 Coffee

3:15 - 4:30 What Women Want: Suffrage, Gender Gaps in Voter Preferences and Government Expenditures presented by Christina Gathmann, Hoover Institution and co-authored with Patricia Funk, Stockholm Institute for Transition Economics (SITE)

7:00 Dinner

 

Tuesday, August 7; Female Labor Force Participation

8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 Accounting for Labor Force Participation of Married Women: The Case of the U.S. since 1959 presented by Oksana Leukhina, University of North Carolina and co-authored with Michael Bar, San Francisco State University

10:15 - 10:45 Coffee

10:45 - 12:00 Estimating a Dynamic Adverse-Selection Model: Labor Force Experience and the Changing Gender Earnings Gap 1968 - 1993 presented by Limor Golan, Stanford University and co-authored with George-Levi Gayle, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:45 Quasi-Structural Estimation of a Model of Child Care Choices and Child Cognitive Ability Production presented by Raquel Bernal, Northwestern University and co-authored with Michael P. Keane, University of Technology, Sydney and Arizona State University

2:45 - 3:15 Coffee

3:15 - 4:30 Nature or Nurture? Learning and Female Labor Force Dynamics presented by Alessandra Fogli, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, New York University and CEPR, and co-authored with Laura Veldkamp, Stern School of Business, New York University

4:30 - 5:45 Culture as Learning: The Evolution of Female Labor Force Participation over a Century by Raquel Fernández, New York University

5:45 BBQ

 

Wednesday, August 8; Fertility

8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 Gender Roles and Technological Progress presented by Stefania Albanesi, Columbia University and co-authored with Claudia Olivetti, Boston University

10:15 - 10:45 Coffee

10:45 - 12:00 Trends in Fertility and the Intertemporal Elasticity of Substitution in Dynastic Models presented by Alice Schoonbroodt, University of Southampton and co-authored with Larry E. Jones, University of Minnesota

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:45 High-Powered Jobs: Can Contraception Technology Explain Trends in Women's Occupational Choice? by John Knowles, University of Pennsylvania

2:45 - 3:15 Coffee

3:15 - 4:30 The Labor Market and Female Crime presented by Peter Rupert, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and co-authored with Bryan Engelhardt, University of Iowa and Guillaume Rocheteau, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

7:00 Dinner

SITE is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). SITE receives additional financial support from the Department of Economics at Stanford University, which also houses its offices.