International Workshop
"Education and Training: Markets and Institutions"


Friday 18 March 2005


13:00 – 14:00

David Card

"Racial Segregation and the Black-White Test Score Gap"

14:00 – 14:45

Nicole Fortin

"Higher Education Policies and the College Wage Premium Cross State Evidence from the 1990s"

14:45 – 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:30

Josef Fersterer/Jörn-Steffen Pischke, Rudolf Winter-Ebmer

"Returns to Apprenticeship Training in Austria: Evidence from Failed Firms"

Christian Belzil

"Education and Training over the Lifecycle: The Causal Effect of Accumulated Human Capital on Training Opportunities"

16:30 – 16:45

Coffee Break

16:45 – 18:15

Christian Dustmann/Uta Schönberg

"Training and Union Wages"

Thomas Lemieux/David A. Green

"The Impact of Unionization on the Incidence of and Sources of Payment for Training in Canada: A Study based on the Adult Education and Training Survey"




Conference Dinner Rheinterrassen


Saturday 19 March 2005






09:00 – 10:30

Rita Almeida/Pedro Carneiro

"On-the-Job Training: Estimating Returns Using Firm Level Data"

 Jerome Adda, Christian Dustmann, C. Meghir, J.-M. Robin

"Career Progression and Formal versus on the Job Training"

Leigh Linden, Abhijit Banerjee, Shwan Cole, Esther Duflo

"Remedying Education: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments in India"

Pedro Martins/Ian Walker

"University Classes and Student Achievement"

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15

Eric Maurin/Sandra McNally

"Vive la Révolution! Long term returns of 1968 to the angry students"

Eric Hanushek, Ludger Wößmann

"Does Educational Tracking Affect Performance and Inequality? Differences-in-Differences Evidence across Countries"

Daniele Checchi/Giorgio Brunello

"School Vouchers Italian Style"

Lorenzo Cappellari/Giorgio Brunello

"Does Alma Mater matter? Evidence from Italy"

12:15 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00

Stephen Machin/Patrick A. Puhani

"The Contribution of Degree Subject to the Gender Wage Gap for Graduates. A Comparison of Britain, France and Germany"

Tuomas Pekkarinen

"Gender differences in secondary education choices: Does the age at which you decide matter?"

Paul Ryan

"Apprentice strikes in twentieth century UK Engineering and Shipbuilding"

 Nicole Schneeweis/Rudolf Winter-Ebmer

"Peer Effects in Austrian Schools"

15:00 – 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:45

Oscar Mitnik

"How Do Training Programs Assign Participants to Training? Characterizing the Optimal Assignment Rules of Government Agencies for Welfare-to-Work-Programs in California"

 Bernd Fitzenberger/Stefan Speckesser

"Employment Effects of the Provision of Specific Professional Skills and Techniques as Part of Active Labor Market Policy in Germany"

Edwin Leuven/Hessel Oosterbeek

"The effect of taxation on human capital investment: Direct evidence from a panel of individual tax returns"

 Philpp Bauer/Regina Riphahn

"Heterogeneity in the Intergenerational Transmission of Educational Attainment: Evidence from Switzerland on Natives and Second Generation Immigrants"

16:45 – 17:00


17:00 – 18:00

Eric Hanushek

"Understanding Student Achievement: The Value of Administrative Data"