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T.A.S.K.S (Technology, Assets, Skills, Knowledge, Specialisation)

Programm

Sunday, 16th May 2010

Time (CET) Programm
7:00 p.m. Get together
Gutmann Biergarten am Dutzendteich, Bayernstraße 150, 90478 Nürnberg (Südöstliche Außenstadt)

Monday, 17th May 2010

Time (CET) Programm
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Registration

9:30 - 9:45

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:45 - 10:45 

Keynote David Autor (MIT, Department of Economics)
Skills, Tasks and Technologies: Integrating Facts an Theory

10:45 - 11:00  Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00  Session I: Job Tasks and Wages
Chair: Bernd Fitzenberger (University Freiburg)
 
  • Wage effects from changes in local human capital in Britain
    Ioannis Kaplanis (Spatial Economics Research Centre, London School of Economics) 
  • Gale/Shapley und der Arbeitsmarkt
    Reinhard Schüssler, Christian Seide
    Paper

11:00 - 12:00  Session II: Job Tasks and Mismatching
Chair: Francis Green (University of Kent, School of Economics)
 
  • Mismatching and job tasks in Germany - rising overqualification through polarization?
    Daniela Rohrbach-Schmidt, Michael Tiemann (Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung, BIBB) 
    Presentation

  • Occupational choice of young graduates
    Stijn Rocher (Department of Economics, Universiteit Antwerpen) 
    Paper

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Session III: Job Tasks and Wages
Chair: David Autor (MIT, Department of Economics)
 
  • Polarization and Rising Wage Inequality
    Dirk Antonczyk (University Freiburg), Thomas DeLeire (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Bernd Fitzenberger
    (University Freiburg)
    Abstract
  • Occupational Tasks and Changes in Wage Structure
    Nicole M. Fortin (CIFAR Research Fellow), Sergio Firpo (São Paulo School of Economics, FGV), Thomas Lemieux (Department of Economics The University of British Columbia Vancouver)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Session IV: Job Tasks and Skill Demand Change
Chair: Uta Schönberg (UCL, Department of Economics)
 
  • Occupational Mobility Within and Between Skill Clusters: An Empirical Analysis Based on the Skill-Weights Approach.
    Regula Geel, Uschi Backes-Gellner (University Zürich)
    Abstract
  • Movements upwards and downwards the occupational complexity: human capital destruction, over-qualification and human capital shortage
    Ljubica Nedelkoska (Friedrich-Schiller University Jena), Frank Neffke (Erasmus School of Economics, Rotterdam)
    Paper
1:00 - 2:00  Lunch
2:00 - 3:00 Session V: Job Tasks and Wages
Chair: Maarten Goos (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
 
  • Wage Inequality and the Changing Organization of Work
    Dennis Göhrlich, Dennis J. Snower (The Kiel Institute for the World Economy) 
    Abstract

  • Changing Payoff to Skills: What’s Behind the Inequality Takeoff?
    Yujia Liu (Department of Sociology, Stanford University) 
    Paper

2:00 - 3:00 Session VI: Job Tasks and Skill Demand Change
Chair: Corinna Kleinert (IAB)
 
  • Production processes, tasks and skill requirements and their influence on the costs of apprenticeship training
    Renate Neubäumer (University Koblenz-Landau), Harald Pfeifer, Günter Walden, Felix Wenzelmann
    (BIBB)
    Abstract

    Presentation

  • Skill Obsolescence, Vintage Effects and Changing Tasks
    Uschi Backes-Gellner, Simon Janßen (University Zürich)

    Abstract

3:00 - 4:00 Session VII: Polarization and Offshoring
Chair: Olaf Stuck (University Bamberg)
 
  • Routinization, Globalization and Rising Job Polarization: A Simple Model with Heterogeneous Agents
    Jaewon Jung (RWTH Aachen University), Jean Mercenier (ERMES, Université Panthéon-Assas)
     
    Abstract

  • Job Polarization and Highly Educated Workers in the Low-Wage Sector
    Julia Schneider, Holger Seibert, Martin Wrobel (IAB)
    Abstract

3:00 - 4:00 Session VIII: Job Tasks and Trade
Chair: Joachim Möller (IAB)
 
  • Tasks, technology and trade
    I. Semi Akcomak, Lex Borghans, Baas ter Weel (Department of International Economics, CPB Netherlands)
    Abstract

    Presentation

  • The Task Composition of Offshoring by U.S. Multinationals
    Lindsay Oldenski (International Business Diplomacy, School for Foreign Service, Georgetown University)
    Paper
4:00 - 4:15 Coffee break
4:15 - 6:15

Data and Measurement of Tasks
Chair: Daniela Rohrbach-Schmidt (BIBB)
Presentation

 
  • Survey of Skills, Technology and Management Practices (STAMP) and O*net data
    Michael Handel (Northeastern University)
  • Swedish Level of Living Survey (LNU) and European Social Survey (ESS) skill modules
    Michael Tåhlin (Stockholm University)
  • BIBB/IAB-BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey
    Michael Tiemann (BIBB)
     
  • UK Skills Survey
    Francis Green (University of Kent)
7:00 Conference Dinner

Tuesday, 18th May, 2010

Time (CET) Program
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Keynote Christian Dustmann
10:15 - 10:25 Coffee break
10:25 - 11:25 

Session IX: Job Tasks and Skill Demand Change
Chair: Alexandra Spitz-Oener (Humboldt University Berlin)

 
  • Inequality and Specialization: The Growth of Low-Skill Service Jobs in the United States
    David Dorn (CEMFI Madrid),  David Autor (MIT, Department of Economics)

    Paper

  • Employee involvement, technology, job tasks and required education
    Francis Green (University of Kent, School of Economics)
     
11:25 - 11:40 Coffee break
11:40 - 12:40

Session X: Polarization and Offshoring
Chair: Michael Pflüger (University Passau)

 
  • Offshoring and routinization: How vulnerable are jobs in Germany?
    Christian Hutter (University Regensburg), Joachim Möller (IAB) 
    Abstract

  • Technology outsourcing and the demand for heterogenous skills: exploring the industry dimension.
    Ljubica Nedelkoska, Simon Wiederhold (Friedrich-Schiller University Jena) 
    Abstract

12:40 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 End-Note Maarten Goos (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Explaining Job Polarization in Europe: The Roles of Technology and Globalization
  Goodbye and Farewell until T.A.S.K. 2

 

 

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