Demographic Economics Conference — May 23-24, 2014

Sponsored by the Clarence W. Tow Lectureship Fund
Department of Economics, Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa

Launching the new Journal of Demographic Economics.


Friday, May 23, 2014

W401 Pappajohn Business Building

8:30-9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast, W401 PBB
9:00-9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks: David de la Croix
9:15-11:15 a.m.

Chair: David de la Croix (Catholic University of Louvain)

Matthias Doepke (Northwestern University) - Bargaining over Babies: Theory and Application to Fertility in Europe
With Fabian Kindermann

Robert Tamura (Clemson University) - Black and White Fertility, Differential Baby Booms: The Value of Equal Education Opportunity
With Curtis Simon and Kevin M. Murphy

11:15-11:30 p.m. Break
11:30-12:30 p.m. Pierre-André Chiappori (Columbia University) - The Becker-Coase Theorem Reconsidered
With Murat Iyigun and Yoram Weiss
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Lunch, Poster Session I

Xiying Liu (Iowa State University) - Poverty and the Optimality of Family Planning Programs
With Juan Cordoba

Paula Gobbi (Paris School of Economics) - Inequality and Childlessness in Developing Countries
With Thomas Baudin and David de la Croix

Thomas Tregouet (University of Cergy-Pontoise) - Marriage Strategy Among European Nobility
With Jerome Pouyet and Stefania Marcassa

Christian Siegel (University of Exeter) - Female Employment and Fertility - The Effects of Rising Female Wages

2:30-4:30 p.m.

Chair: Murat Iyigun (University of Colorado at Boulder)

Jeanne Lafortune (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile) - Who comes and Why? Determinants of Immigrants Skill Level in early XXth century US.
With Jose Tessada and Andres Gazmuri

Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago) - Prenuptial Contracts, Labor Supply and Household Investments
With Denrick Bayot

4:30-5:00 p.m.
5:00-6:00 p.m.

Claudia Olivetti (Boston University) - Intergenerational Mobility Across Three Generations in the 19th Century: Evidence from the US Census
With Daniele Paserman and Laura Salisbury

6:15 p.m. Happy Hour at Joe’s
7:30 p.m. Reception/Dinner, Orchard Green Restaurant

Saturday, May 24, 2014    

W401 Pappajohn Business Building

8:30-9:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast, W401 PBB
9:15-11:15 a.m.

Chair: Murat Iyigun (University of Colorado at Boulder)

Maurizio Mazzocco (UCLA) - Cohort Size and the Marriage Market: Explaining Nearly a Century of Changes in U.S. Marriage Rates
With Mary Ann Bronson

Guillaume Vandenbroucke (University of Southern California) - Dynamic squeezing: marriage and fertility in France after World War I
With John Knowles

11:15-11:30 p.m. Break
11:30-12:30 p.m. Larry Jones (University of Minnesota) - Is There "Too Much" Inequality in Health Spending Across Income Groups?
With Laurence Ales and Roozbeh Hosseini
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Lunch, Poster Session II

Lev Lvovskiy (The University of Iowa) - ART vs Abortion: Explaining Trends in Child Adoption

Laurie S. M. Reijnders (University of Groningen)- Child care subsidies with endogenous education and fertility

Bastien Chabe-Ferret (Paris School of Economics) - Do Cultural Norms Matter at All Costs? Evidence from Fertility Decisions of Second Generation Migrants to France

Fabian Kindermann (University of Wuerzburg) - Household Formation, Female Labor Supply and Savings
With Hans Fehr and Manuel Kallweit

2:30-4:30 p.m.

Chair: Alice Schoonbroodt (University of Iowa)

Michèle Tertilt (University of Mannheim) - Does Female Empowerment Promote Economic Development?
With Matthias Doepke

Hippolyte d’Albis (Paris School of Economics) - Ambiguous Life Expectancy and the Demand for Annuities
With Emmanuel Thibault

4:30-5:00 p.m. Break
5:00-6:00 p.m. Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto) - Gary Becker and the Art of Economics
With Robert McCann, Xianwen Shi and Ronald Wolthoff
6:15 p.m. Adjourn and Happy Hour at Joe’s