“Wage Growth and Mobility:
 Micro-, Macro- and intergenerational Evidence “



Friday, 24 March 2006






Registration starting 10:30

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch (ZEW Euro Bistro)

13:15 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:30

Thomas E. MaCurdy

14:30 – 14:50

Coffee Break

14:50 – 16:10

Tuomas Pekkarinen

Intergenerational income correlation and the expansion of secondary education: Evidence from the Finnish comprehensive school reform


Eva Österbacka

Mechanisms Behind Intergenerational Earnings. Correlation in Finland 1985-2000.

Peter Gottschalk

Impact of Measurement Error on Earnings Mobility and Inequality




Daniel Fernandez Kranz

Why Has Wage Inequality Increased More in the U.S. than in Europe? An Empirical Investigation of the Demand and Supply of Skills

16:10 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:30

Bernd Fitzenberger

Vocational Training and Gender: Wages and Occupational Mobility among young Workers


Uta Schoenberg

How General is Specific Human Capital? Using Mobility Patterns to Analyze Skill Transferability in the Labor Market


Bob Hart

Real wage cyclicality of job stayers, within-company job movers, and between-company job movers

Bashkar Mazumder

Intergenerational Economic Mobility in the U.S., 1940 to 2000



Bernt Bratsberg

American exceptionalism in a new light: a comparison of intergenerational earnings mobility in the Nordic countries, the United Kingdom and the United States


Cheti Nicoletti

Intergenerational earnings mobility: Changes across cohorts in Britain


Conference Dinner (Rheinterrassen)




Saturday, 25 March 2006






09:00 – 10:00

Thomas Lemieux

10:00 – 10:15

Coffee Break

10:15 – 12:15

Bashkar Mazumder

The Changing Pattern of Wage Growth for Low Skilled Workers



Karsten Kohn

The German Wage Structure, 1992-2001: Lessons from Censored Quantile Regressions


Florian Lehmer

The Rural/Urban Wage Premium, Backwater and Firm-Size Effects - A Microdata Cohort Analysis for Germany

Christian Dustmann

Intergenerational Mobility and Return Migration: Comparing sons of foreign and native born fathers


Thorsten Vogel

Reassessing intergenerational mobility in Germany: some new estimation methods and a comparison of natives and immigrants


Manuel Toledo

On the Intergenerational Persistence of Work Hours

12:15 – 13:40

Lunch Break

13:40 – 15:00

Marco Leonardi

Earnings Instability and Tenure




Tobias Klein

Returns to Type or Tenure? Job Matching Processes of the Well-Educated

Pedro S. Martins

Inter-Firm Employee Mobility, Displacement, and Foreign Direct Investment Spillovers


Holger Alda

Wage Structure and Labour Mobility in the West German Private Sector 1993-2000

15:00 – 15:20

Coffee Break

15:20 – 16:40

Arnaud Dupuy

Educational self-selection, tasks assignment and rising wage inequality


Till von Wachter

In the Right Place at the Wrong Time - The Role of Firms and Luck in Young Works' Careers

Andrew Leigh

Intergenerational Mobility in Australia



Gordon Anderson

Intergenerational Educational Attainment Mobility and Family Structure

16:40 – 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:00

Gary Solon

Intergenerational Income Mobility: What
Have We Learned, and What Do We Still Need to Find Out?