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Employment and Education - September 29-30, 2011

September 29–30, 2011
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

The Atlanta Fed's Center for Human Capital Studies will host its second annual conference September 29–30, 2011. The theme is "Employment and Education" with a focus on the role that education can play in the current employment environment.

Thursday, September 29, 2011
12:15 p.m. Luncheon
1:00 Welcome and opening remarks
Dennis P. Lockhart, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Melinda Pitts*, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  Session 1
Moderator
Melinda Pitts*,
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1:15 "Occupational Tasks and Changes in the Wage Structure" pdf icon
Thomas Lemieux, University of British Columbia

Coauthors
Sergio Firpo, São Paulo School of Economics, FGV
Nicole M. Fortin, University of British Columbia

Discussant
Barry Hirsch, Georgia State University
2:15 "Measuring Mismatch in the U.S. Labor Market" pdf icon
Giovanni Violante, New York University

Coauthors
Ayşegül Şahin, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Joseph Song, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Giorgio Topa, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and IZA

Discussant
Marianna Kudlyak, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
3:15 Break
3:35 "The For-Profit Postsecondary School Sector: Nimble Critters or Agile Predators?" pdf icon
David Deming, Harvard University

Coauthors
Claudia Goldin, Harvard University
Larry Katz, Harvard University

Discussant
Chris Foote, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
4:35 "The Impact of Postsecondary Remediation using a Regression Discontinuity Approach: Addressing Endogenous Sorting and Noncompliance" pdf icon
Bridget Terry Long, Harvard University

Coauthor
Juan Carlos Calcagno, Community College Research Center (CCRC), Teachers College, Columbia University

Discussant
Larry Singell, Indiana University
5:45 Reception
6:15 Dinner

Speaker
"On the Value of Post-secondary Education"
Cecilia Rouse, Princeton University
Friday, September 30, 2011
8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
  Session 2
Moderator
David Frisvold*, Emory University
8:30 "The Impact of the Great Migration on the Mortality of African Americans: Evidence from the Deep South" pdf icon
Dan Black, University of Chicago

Coauthors
Seth G. Sanders, Duke University
Evan J. Taylor, University of Michigan
Lowell J. Taylor, Carnegie Mellon and NORC

Discussant
Tim Sass, Georgia State University
9:30 "Experimental Evidence on the Effect of Childhood Investments on Postsecondary Attainment and Degree Completion" pdf icon
Susan Dynarski, University of Michigan

Coauthors
Joshua Hyman, University of Michigan
Diane Whitmore, Northwestern University

Discussant
Lisa Kahn, Yale University
10:30 Break
10:50 "The Labor Market Returns to a Private Two-Year College Education" pdf icon
Stephanie Cellini, George Washington University

Coauthor
Latika Chaudhary, Scripps College

Discussant
Rob Valetta, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Noon Lunch

Speaker
"Community Colleges during Periods of Economic Crisis: Miami Dade College a Case in Point"
Rolando Montoya, College Provost, Miami Dade College
[Presentation] Powerpoint logo
1:30 p.m. "Heterogeneity in Human Capital Investments: High School Curriculum, College Major, and Careers" pdf icon
Joseph Altonji, Yale University

Coauthors
Erica Blum, Yale University
Costis Meghir, Yale University

Discussant
Bob Triest, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
2:30 p.m. Roundtable discussion

Moderator
Richard Rogerson*, Princeton University
3:30 p.m. Adjournment
 
*Conference organizers