SaM Program

First CREST-THEMA Search and Matching (SaM) Workshop


Organizers: Olivier Charlot (THEMA-Université de Cergy-Pontoise), François Fontaine (BETA – U. de Lorraine and CREST) and Franck Malherbet (CREST)

Place:Paris-Malakoff, France
Date:April 26, 2012 and April 27, 2012


Thursday April 26th

+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes +++ floor discussion: 5 minutes +++

13h30-14h30 : Keynote lecture by Dale Mortensen (Northwestern University): Equilibrium, Turnover, FirmGrowth, and Unemployment [Slides]


Coffee Break


15h00-15h45 : Optimal Labor Market Policy in Recessions

Presenter : Philip Jung (University of Mannheim) [Slides]

Discussant : Pierre Cahuc (CREST and Ecole-Polytechnique) [Discussion]


15h45-16h30 : Unemployment and Endogenous Reallocation over the Business Cycle

Presenter : Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Essex) [Slides]

Discussant : Ija Trapeznikova (Royal Holloway College, University of London) [Discussion]


 Coffee Break


17h00-17h45 : Does Dual Employment Protection  Affect TFP ?:Evidence from Spanish Manufacturing Firms

Presenter : Juan Dolado (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) [Slides]

Discussant : Thomas Le Barbanchon (CREST) [Discussion]


17h45-18h30 : Ex-ante and ex-post evaluationof the 1989 French welfare reform using a natural experiment : the 1908 sociallaws in Alsace-Moselle

Presenter : Etienne Wasmer (Science-Po, Paris) [Slides]

Discussant : Gregory Jolivet (University of Bristol) [Discussion]


20h00 : Gala dinner at “Ambassade d’Auvergne

Friday April 27th

+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes +++ floor discussion: 5 minutes +++ 

9h-10h :  Keynote lecture by Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences-Po, Paris and University College London): Matching, Sorting, Firm Output and Wages [Slides]


Coffee Break


10h30-11h15 : Estimating Equilibrium Effectsof Job Search Assistance

Presenter : Paul Muller (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) [Slides]

Discussant : Sylvie Blasco (CREST and GAINS-Université du Maine) [Discussion]


11h15-12h00 : Monitoring, Sanctions and Front-Loading of Job Search in a Non-Stationary Model

Presenter : Andrey Launov (University of Mainz) [Slides]

Discussant : Thierry Kamionka (CREST) [Discussion]


12h00-12h45: Joint Determination of Labor and Product Market Policies in a Model of Rent Creation and Division

Presenter : Alain Delacroix (UQAM) [Slides]

Discussant : Olivier L’Haridon (Greg-HEC and CREM-Université de Rennes) [Discussion]


Lunch at “Timbre Poste


14h15-15h00: Assortative Matching, Search and Discrimination

Presenter : Jake Bradley (University of Bristol) [Slides]

Discussant : Leo Kaas (University of Konstanz) [Discussion]


15h00-15h45: An Empirical Model of Wage Dispersion with Sorting

Presenter : Jesper Bagger (Royal Holloway College, University of London) [Slides]

Discussant : Cristian Bartolucci (Collegio Carlo Alberto) [Discussion]


Coffee Break


16h15-17h00: Retirement and Aggregate Labor Market Conditions

Presenter : Pedro Gomes (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) [Slides]

Discussant : Eva Moreno-Galbis (GRANEM-Université d’Angers) [Discussion]


17h00-17h45: Simultaneous Search and Network Efficiency

Presenter : Peter Gautier (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) [Slides]

Discussant : Bruno Decreuse (GREQAM-Aix-Marseille Université) [Discussion]


The conference will be hosted by CREST. It is funded by CREST, THEMA and the foundation of the University of Cergy-Pontoise, with the participation of the University of Rouen and BETA (Universities of Lorraine and Strasbourg).