Annual Washington Area Labor Economics Symposium (WALES)

The 1st Annual Washington Area Labor Economics Symposium (WALES) will be held held on:

Friday, March 29, 2019
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

The Washington Area Labor Economics Symposium (WALES) is a one-day labor economics conference that brings together researchers from several DC institutions. The goal is to provide an outlet to share work in progress and get to know other researchers. Researchers from George Washington University, American University, the Census Bureau, the Federal Reserve Board, Georgetown University, the University of Maryland, the Urban Institute and the World Bank will be participating in the symposium.

Contact with any questions. Please note that WALES is open to the public but registration is required.

WALES Schedule

Friday, March 29, 2019

Elliott School of International Affairs

1957 E Street NW


Light breakfast 

8:50-9:00 Opening remarks
9:00-9:40 Tomas Monarrez (Urban Institute). “The Effect of Charter Schools on School Segregation”
9:40-10:20 Nolan Pope (Maryland). “Timing is Everything: Evidence from College Major Decisions”
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break
10:40-11:20  Claire Brunel (American). “Climate Change and Internal Migration in Brazil: The Role of Geography and Road Infrastructure” (with Yuanyuan Maggie Liu)
11:20-12:00 Mary Ann Bronson (Georgetown).“The Wage Growth and Within-Firm Mobility of Men and Women: New Evidence and Theory” (with Peter Skogman)
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:40 John Coglianese (Federal Reserve). “Household Adaption to Seasonal Earnings Losses” (with Brendan Price)
1:40-2:20 Ana Fernandes and Joana Silva (World Bank). “Transmission of Foreign Business Cycles and Financial Shocks through the Lens of Individual Firms and Workers”
2:20-2:30   Coffee Break
2:30-3:10   Bryan Stuart (The George Washington University). “Recessions and Local Labor Markets” (with Brad Hershbein)
3:10-3:50 James Spletzer (Census). “The Gig Economy and the Future of Work” (with Katharine Abraham, John Haltiwanger, and Kristin Sandusky)
3:50-4:00  Mini coffee break
4:00-4:15    Remi Jedwab (The George Washington University). “Returns to Experience and Economic Growth” (with Asif Islam and Paul Romer)
4:15-4:30   Xavier Gine (World Bank). “Breaking the Glass Ceiling? Evidence from Female Mobile Money Agents in Bangladesh”
4:30-4:45   Austin Davis (American). “Missing Skills and Mobility Frictions: An Experiment in Urbanizing India”
4:45-5:00  Fredric Blavin (Urban Institute).“The Long-Term Effects of Childhood Exposure to the Earned Income Tax Crediton Health Outcomes”