- Date: March 18-20, 2013
- Location: University of Potsdam
- Organizers: Marco Caliendo and Alexander Kritikos
- Lecturers: Sascha O. Becker (University of Warwick), Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas), Arno Riedl (Maastricht University)
- Download: Final Program [PDF]
About the Workshop
We are pleased to announce the 2nd Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics. The aim of the workshop is to give talented young researchers the opportunity to present and discuss their research and to study new developments in Empirical Economics.
The first lecture will be given by Arno Riedl on “Experimental Economics”. Riedl is Professor of Public Economics at Maastricht University. In his research he uses tools and methods of behavioural and experimental economics to investigate decision-making in a variety of social and economic situations. He has published in top journals in economics, biology, neuroscience and political science.
Sascha O. Becker will talk about “The Role of Education in Economic History”. He is Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick and Deputy Director of the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE). His research interests are in Education and Labour Economics, Public Economics and Economic History. His papers have appeared in international journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the American Economic Review.
The final lecture will be given by Daniel S. Hamermesh on “Research Advice for PhD Students”. Hamermesh is Sue Killam Professor in the Foundations of Economics at University Texas and Professor of Economics at Royal Holloway University of London. His research concentrates on time use, labour demand, discrimination and unusual applications of labour economics. He authored several seminal books and a wide array of articles in labour economics in the leading general and specialized economics journals.
The 2nd Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics is open to around 20 graduate students and post doctorates within three years after dissertation. Participants will be given the opportunity to present and discuss their own research in a poster session. We encourage all young researchers interested in Empirical Economics to apply.
Please submit your CV and a paper (or an extended abstract) by January 15, 2013 to workshopuempwifo.uni-potsdampde.
There will be no workshop fees; travel and accommodation expenses have to be covered by the participants.
List of Participants
- Alexandra Avdeenko: DIW Berlin
- Stijn Baert: Ghent University
- Sascha O. Becker: Warwick University
- Elisabeth Bublitz: Friedrich Schiller University Jena
- Marco Caliendo: University of Potsdam & IZA Bonn
- Elena Crivellaro: University of Venice
- Jan Feld: ROA Maastricht
- Lukas Fervers: University of Bremen
- Frank Fossen: FU Berlin & DIW Berlin
- Peter Haan: DIW Berlin & FU Berlin
- Daniel S. Hamermesh: University of Texas
- Lukas Kauer: University of St. Gallen
- Marlies Kimura: University of Rostock & MPI for Demographic Research
- Annabelle Krause: IZA Bonn & FU Berlin
- Alexander S. Kritikos: University of Potsdam, DIW Berlin & IZA Bonn
- Christian Loersch: University of Potsdam & IZA Bonn
- Robert Mahlstedt: IZA Bonn & University of Potsdam
- Thorsten Martin: University of Potsdam
- Miriam Reuschel: University of Potsdam
- Arno Riedl: Maastricht University
- Nils Saniter: DIW Berlin
- Simone Schüller: IZA Bonn & FU Berlin
- Christine Singer: IAB Nuremberg & University Erlangen-Nuremberg
- Thomas Siedler: University Hamburg & DIW Berlin
- Martin Weißenberger: University of Potsdam
Examples of Presented Posters
- Stijn Baert (Ghent University): Do Employers Discriminate Less If Vacancies Are Difficult to Fill? Evidence from a field experiment
- Elisabeth Bublitz (Friedrich Schiller University Jena): Matching skills of individuals and firms along the career path
- Thorsten Martin (University of Potsdam): Municipality debt in Germany: A spatial econometric approach
- Miriam Reuschel (University of Potsdam): What Explains the Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship? A New Decomposition Approach based on Personality
- Martin Weißenberger (University of Potsdam): The Evaluation of Start-Up Subsidies for the Unemployed and the Role of "Unobserved" Characteristics for Matching Estimators