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2023 Conference on Labor & Public Economics

Monday & Tuesday, June 5-6, 2023

Organizers: Costas Meghir and Chris Neilson


* Speaker

Monday, June 5
Time Title Presented by
8:00 - 9:15 AM Registration and Breakfast  
9:15 - 10:00 AM “Targeting Precision Medicine: Evidence from Prenatal Screening” Peter Conner (Karolinska Institute), Liran Einav (Stanford University), Amy Finkelstein (MIT), Petra Persson* (Stanford University), Heidi Williams (Stanford University)
10:00 - 10:30 AM Coffee Break  
10:30 - 11:15 AM “Racial Discrimination in Child Protection” E. Jason Baron* (Duke University), Joseph J. Doyle, Jr. (MIT), Natalia Emanuel (Harvard University), Peter Hull* (Brown University), Joseph Ryan (University of Michigan)
11:15 - 12:00 PM “Quantifying Racial Disparities Using Consecutive Employment Spells” Isaac Sorkin* (Stanford University)
12:00 - 1:15 PM Lunch  
1:15 - 2:00 PM Why do Wages Grow Faster for Educated Workers? David Deming* (Harvard University)
2:00 - 2:45 PM “Labor Market Returns to Personality” Christopher Flinn (NYU), Petra E. Todd* (University of Pennsylvania), Weilong Zhang* (University of Cambridge)
2:45 - 3:00 PM Coffee Break  
3:00 - 3:45 PM “The Anatomy of Sorting – Evidence from Danish Data” Rasmus Lentz* (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Suphanit Piyapromdee (University College London), Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences Po)
3:45 - 4:30 PM “Estimating a Life-Cycle Generalized Roy Model of Pay and Task Assignment” Limor Golan* (Washington University in St. Louis), Jonathan James (California Polytechnic State University), Carl Sanders (Washington University in St. Louis)
4:30 - 4:45 PM Coffee Break  
4:45 - 5:30 PM Structural Analysis of Xenophobia Huan Deng (Johns Hopkins University), Yujung Hwang* (Johns Hopkins University)
6:30 PM Dinner - High George at The Blake Hotel, 9 High Street  
Tuesday, June 6
Time Title Presented by
8:00 - 9:15 AM Breakfast  
9:15 - 10:00 AM Interactions as Investments: The Microdynamics and Measurement of Early Childhood Learning Jin Zhou* (University of Chicago), James Heckman (University of Chicago)
10:00 - 10:30 AM Coffee Break  
10:30 - 11:15 AM “Families’ Investments and Firms’ Promotion Decisions” Benjamin Friedrich* (Northwestern University), Ana Reynoso (University of Michigan)
11:15 - 12:00 PM “Families as Drivers of Inequality: Experimental Evidence from an Early Childhood Intervention” Pedro Carneiro (University College London), Imran Rasul* (University College London), Francesca Salvati (University of Essex)
12:00 - 1:15 PM Lunch  
1:15 - 2:00 PM “The Power of Proximity” Natalia Emanuel* (Harvard University), Emma Harrington (University of Iowa), Amanda Pallais (Harvard University)
2:00 - 2:45 PM “How Disability Benefits in Early Life Affect Adult Outcomes” Alessandra Voena* (Stanford University), Manasi Deshpande (University of Chicago), Jason Weitze (NYU)
2:45 - 3:00 PM Coffee Break  
3:00 - 3:45 PM “Screening with Multitasking: Theory and Empirical Evidence from Teacher Tenure Reform” Michael Dinerstein* (University of Chicago), Isaac M. Opper (RAND Corporation)
3:45 - 4:30 PM Perceived Ability and School Choices: Experimental Evidence and Scale-up Effects Matteo Bobba* (Toulouse School of Economics), Veronica Frisancho (CAF – Development Bank of Latin America), Marco Pariguana (Tulane University)
4:30 - 4:45 PM Coffee Break  
4:45 - 5:30 PM “Student Choices and the Return to College Major and Selectivity” Justine Hastings (Amazon), Chris Neilson* (Yale University),  Karl Schulze (Princeton University), Seth Zimmerman (Yale University)
5:30 PM Adjourn  


Amanda Agan
(Rutgers University)

Joseph Altonji
(Yale University)

Federica Ambrosio
(Yale University)

Peter Arcidiacono
(Duke University)

Orazio Attanasio
(Yale University)

E. Jason Baron
(Duke University)

Zachary Bleemer
(Yale University)

Matteo Bobba
(Toulouse School of Economics)

Christopher Campos
(University of Chicago)

Guillermo Carranza Jordan
(Yale University)

Judith Chevalier
(Yale University)

Zara Contractor
(Yale University)

Crossan Cooper
(Yale University)

Alvaro Esteban Cox Lescano
(Yale University)

Jingyi Cui
(Yale University)

Zoe Cullen
(Harvard Business School)

David Deming
(Harvard University)

Huan Deng
(Johns Hopkins University)

Michael Dinerstein
(University of Chicago)

Joseph Doyle
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Tim Ederer
(Toulouse School of Economics)

Natalia Emanuel
(Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

Lucas Finamor
(Yale University)

Benjamin Friedrich
(Northwestern University)

Chao Fu
(University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Giovanni Gallipoli
(University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

John Geanakoplos
(Yale University)

Daniel Giraldo-Paez
(Yale University)

Limor Golan
(Washington University in St. Louis)

Sukjin Han
(University of Bristol)

Emma Harrington
(University of Virginia)

Peter Hull
(Brown University)

John Eric Humphries
(Yale University)

Yujung Hwang
(Johns Hopkins University)

Sid Kankanala
(Yale University)

Adam Kapor
(Princeton University)

Al Klevorick
(Yale University)

Gizem Kosar
(Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

Andreas Kostol
(Arizona State University)

Amanda Kowalski
(University of Michigan)

Antonio Henrique Labate Notarangeli
(Yale University)

Kyungho Lee
(Yale University)

Rasmus Lentz
(University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Rosie Li
(Yale University)

Ilse Lindenlaub
(Yale University)

Jeremy Lise
(University of Minnesota)

Costas Meghir
(Yale University)

Corina Mommaerts
(University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Yusuke Narita
(Yale University)

Derek Neal
(University of Chicago)

Christopher Neilson
(Yale University)

Cormac O'Dea
(Yale University)

Marco Pariguana
(Tulane University)

Petra Persson
(Stanford University)

Imran Rasul
(University College London and IFS)

Joseph Ryan
(University of Michigan)

Francesca Salvati
(University of Essex)

Carl Sanders

Deniz Sanin
(Yale University)

Dana Scott
(Yale University)

Mehdi Shadmehr
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Soumitra Shukla
(Federal Reserve)

John Singleton
(University of Rochester)

Jintaek Song
(Yale University)

Isaac Sorkin
(Stanford University)

Christopher Taber
(University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Linh Tô
(Boston University)

Petra Todd
(University of Pennsylvania)

Pamela Torola
(Yale University)

Alessandra Voena
(Stanford University)

Edward Vytlacil
(Yale University)

Daniel Waldinger
(New York University)

Zhichun Wang
(Yale University)

Angela Wyse
(University of Chicago)

Wei Xiang
(Yale University)

Seung Yong Yoo
(Yale University)

Xilin Yuan
(Yale University)

Weilong Zhang
(University of Cambridge)

Jin Zhou
(University of Chicago)

Seth Zimmerman
(Yale University)

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I connect to the Yale Wi-Fi network while attending a conference?

Yale provides visitors two Wi-Fi network options:

  • YaleGuest
  • Eduroam

YaleGuest is a public, insecure wireless network available for anyone’s use, but has limited network access. Due to security reasons, certain programs and functionality may not be accessible via the YaleGuest network, e.g., Dropbox, Skype, and Box.

If possible, we recommended you use the Eduroam wireless network. Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, world-wide roaming access service that allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campuses when visiting other participating institutions.

If your institution is a partner, access the Eduroam network by selecting Eduroam from the Wi-Fi list on your mobile device and sign-in using your home institution’s credentials*. View Eduroam’s complete listing of U.S. participating schools; International visitors can look for institutional listings on this country page.

For additional details, please contact your institution’s IT department or search your institution’s support page.

*Credential format is typically, e.g., or

How do I get to the conference location from the Blake Hotel?

The conference will be held at the Yale School of Management (SOM), Evans Hall located at 165 Whitney Ave and is about a 20 minute walk from the Blake Hotel. The easiest route to SOM from the Blake Hotel is to go south-east on George Street and turn left on Temple St. Temaple will merge into Whitney Avenue. SOM will be on the right side of the street across from the Peabody Museum (see map below).

How do I get to the conference location from the Omni Hotel?

The conference will be held at the Yale School of Management (SOM), Evans Hall located at 165 Whitney Ave and is about a 15 minute walk from the Omni Hotel. The easiest route to SOM from the Omni Hotel is to go north on Temple St. which merges into Whitney Avenue. SOM will be on the right side of the street across from the Peabody Museum (see map below).

Is reimbursement offered for my travel expenses?

Yes. Please refer to the Conference Travel Reimbursement page for more information.


    Is there a building map of the conference venue?

    Building maps - including session locations and restrooms - will be provided once a venue is finalized.

    What can I do in New Haven during my stay?

    Yale and New Haven offer many attractions to bide your time while in the Elm City. Below is a list of a few:

    Yale Attractions

    New Haven Attractions

    Performing Arts


    Where can I find a campus map?

    The Cowles Foundation is located in the heart of Yale’s campus at 30 Hillhouse Avenue. Use the Yale campus map to help find your way around.

    Who do I contact for assistance with Omni Hotel room reservations?

    If you need assistance with an Omni Hotel room reservation, please contact Alyson Perri, Convention Services Manager, Omni Hotels.

    Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

    In cases of emergency, contact the appropriate department listed below:

    You can also report a crime or send an anonymous text tip through our Bulldog Mobile (LiveSafe) app. (To register for Bulldog Mobile please visit the Yale LiveSafe page)

    For addtional emergency information, visit the Yale Emergency Management website.

    Will transportation be provided in case of inclement weather?

    Yes, a shuttle bus will be arranged to drive between the hotel and conference location. Typically, an announcement will be sent out from Darlene Smith the day before with additional information.