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  • 2013 International Symposium on Contemporary Labor Economics

    Big Data, Search and Matching in Labor Economics

    2013 December 7-8 (Sat-Sun), Xiamen

    Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE)

    Xiamen University, China

  • 2013 International Symposium on Contemporary Labor Economics

    CONTENTS

    目录

    Conference Guide ................................................................................. 3

    Program ................................................................................................ 6

    Abstract ................................................................................................. 12

    List of Participants ................................................................................ 25

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  • 2013 International Symposium on Contemporary Labor Economics

    WISE Labor 2013

    “Big Data”, Search and Matching in Labor Economics Conference Guide

    1. Reception The Conference Committee has arranged transportations for faculty/professional presenters at the airport upon request; this requires the presenters to provide accurate arrival information to Xiamen. At the arrival, please pay attention to the “LABOR 2013” signboard or your name to get the proper transportation arrangement. If you would like to take a Taxi, please see the information on page 5 and show that information to Taxi driver. For the departure, you can book the taxi from the hotel.

    2. Accommodation and Registration For faculty/professional presenters, accommodation is provided by Xiamen City Hotel. For student presenters, accommodation is provided by Xiamen Egret Hotel. The registration time is on Dec 6 from 10:00 to 21:30 and the venue is at the lobby of Xiamen City Hotel, Xiamen. Those who arrive late can get the material from the reception desk at the lobby. There is an onsite registration fee of $180 (1100RMB) for general faculty/professional presenters and 600 RMB for those whose primary affiliation is a domestic Chinese institution. For all student presenters, the registration fees will be waived. The receipt or invoice will be provided.

    3. Meals Dec 06 Supper 18:00-21:0

    Xiamen City Hotel / Xiamen Egret Hotel Dec 07 Breakfast 7:00-7:50 Xiamen City Hotel/ Xiamen Egret Hotel Lunch 12:05 Yifu Restaurant Supper 18:50 Dafengyuan Restaurant Dec 08 Breakfast 7:00-8:05 Xiamen City Hotel/ Xiamen Egret Hotel Lunch 12:05 Nanputuo Restaurant

    Supper 18:45 Yifu Restaurant Dec 09 Breakfast 8:00 Xiamen City Hotel/ Xiamen Egret Hotel

    4. Transportation during the conference Dec 07 08:00 Leave from Xiamen City Hotel to XMU 20:30 Back to Xiamen City Hotel from Dafengyuan

    Dec 08 08:15 Leave from Xiamen City Hotel to XMU 20:30 Back to Xiamen City Hotel from the restaurant Dec 09 08:30 Leave from Xiamen City Hotel

    5. Chief Organizers’ contact information in the Conference Committee Academic affairs: Kailing SHEN 18959285721 Publicity: Jingjing DENG

    18959282387

    Reception: Aileen YU 18959218827 Jia LIN 18959281776 Transportation Daisy XU 18959281003 Technical Support Zhiqiang RAO 2186275 Treasury: Iris Hong ZHANG 18959287878

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    http://www.wise.xmu.edu.cn/loadpage.asp?id=50

  • 2013 International Symposium on Contemporary Labor Economics

    6. Booking Tickets Ticket Office in XMU: 0592-2183083 (For aviation and bus ticket, please book in advance) Xiamen Airlines Hotline: 0592-2226666 (Free delivery of tickets within the Island ) Consulting Agency at the Xiamen Airport: 0592-6020033/ 6028940 Ticket Office at the Airport: 0592-5738816

    Major airlines’ contact telephone numbers:

    MF: 2226666 CZ:5117777,6022936-7558 FM: 2210600 MU:5732401 CA:5084383,5084375 SC:5555555,5562377 KA:5117702 CX:00852-27471888 MH:2106088,2106188 PR:2394729,2394730 MI:2053275,2037127 KA:2680140,2680141 SQ:2053275 NH:2052317,5732888

    7. A half-day campus and city tour will be specially offered on 9th Dec by the committee which will guide our guests around XMU Campus, Nanputuo Temple and the Ring Road. For those guests who are interested in this trip, please double confirm it during your registration. For those who signed up then, please gather at 8:30am, 9th Dec at Lobby of Xiamen City Hotel; It will last from 8:30am to 12:00pm, simple lunch is included.

    8. We will offer a Conference Pass for you. Please present your pass when you enter XMU campus or have lunch and supper at the appointed restaurants.

    9. Please turn your cell phone into silence or vibration mode when the conference is in progress.

    10. WIFI will be provided at all conference rooms. You can link to ”wise-soe” without any password.

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  • 2013 International Symposium on Contemporary Labor Economics

    For faculty/professional presenter, please show this to Taxi driver 酒店 Hotel:厦门宾馆 l 酒店地点 Hotel Address:厦门虎园路 16 号 路线:成功大道——植物园隧道出口——厦门宾馆 8 号楼

    For student presenter, please show this to Taxi driver 酒店 Hotel:厦门白鹭宾馆 l 酒店地点 Hotel Address:厦门虎园路 6 号 路线:成功大道——植物园隧道出口——厦门白鹭宾馆

    Campus Map

    Hotels Map

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  • 2013 International Symposium on Contemporary Labor Economics

    WISE Labor 2013 “Big Data”, Search and Matching in Labor Economics

    December 7-8 (Sat-Sun) 2013 Program

    Day 1 Day 2 8:30-8:40 10 minutes Opening Remarks 8:40-10:10 1.5 hours Keynote Keynote 10:10-10:35 25 minutes Group Photo & Coffee Coffee 10:35-12:05 1.5 hours Session: 1A, 1A2, 1A3 Session: 2A, 2A2, 2A3

    12:05-13:35 1.5 hours Lunch Lunch 13:35-15:05 1.5 hours Keynote Keynote 15:05-15:30 25 minutes Coffee Coffee 15:30-17:00 1.5 hours Session: 1B, 1B2, 1B3 Round Table 17:10-18:40 1.5 hours Session: 1C, 1C2, 1C3 Session: 2B (data), 2B2

    Note: (1) Each paper/talk is given a unique id number for easy of reference. It is included here in the square bracket before the title of paper. (2) The discussants are listed in the last line of each session. The sequence shows the correspondence.

    Day 1, Saturday, 7 December 2013

    8:30-8:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks (N303)

    Chair: Kailing Shen, WISE, Xiamen University

    Welcoming speech by Yongmiao Hong, Cornell University and Xiamen University

    8:40-10:10 Keynote Session 1 (N303)

    Chair: Min Qiang (Kent) Zhao, WISE, Xiamen University [K06] “Is Internet Job Search Still Ineffective?”

    Peter J. Kuhn, University of California at Santa Barbara [K10] “Leverage Big Data in Recruitment to Help Client Get to the BIG ANSWERS”

    Abdel Tefridj, Carrerbuilder.com [K11] “Simultaneous Search and Network Efficiency”

    Pieter Gautier, VU University Amsterdam

    10:10-10:35 Group Photo and Coffee Break

    10:35-12:05 Parallel Sessions: 1A, 1A2, 1A3

    1A: Search Theories (1) (N303)

    Chair: Mouhua Liao, WISE, Xiamen University [2] “Informative Advertising in Directed Search Models”

    Chengsi Wang, University of Mannheim [24] “Mismatch Frictions”

    Xi Weng, Peking University

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  • 2013 International Symposium on Contemporary Labor Economics

    [XM03] “Employment Agents in the Labor Market” Mouhua Liao, WISE, Xiamen University

    Discussants: Mouhua Liao, Chengsi Wang, Xi Weng

    1A2: Migration (N118)

    Chair: Haiyuan Wan, Institute of Social Studies, National Development & Reform Committee, China

    [13] “The Agricultural Tax Abolishment Program and On-farm Labour Time in Rural China” Haiyuan Wan, Institute of Social Studies, National Development & Reform Committee,

    China [44] “Can the Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme Reduce Short-Term Migration: Evidence

    from West Bengal, India” Upasak Das, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai

    [60] “Telecommunications Externality on Migration: Evidence from Chinese Villages” Huihua Xie, National University of Singapore

    [XM05] “Joint Migration Decisions of Married Couples in Rural China” Min Qiang (Kent) Zhao, WISE, Xiamen University

    Discussants: Huihua Xie, Min Qiang (Kent) Zhao, Haiyuan Wan, Upasak Das

    1A3: Search and Social Network (N308)

    Chair: Yuanyuan Chen, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics [10] “Occupational Mismatch and Social Networks”

    Gergely Horvath, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics [101] “Inequality and City Size: Evidence from China”

    Dan Liu, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics [27] “Does the Social Network Lead to a Good Job? -- An Empirical Study in Urban China”

    Yuanyuan Chen, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics [34] “The Impact of Social Capital on the Wage of Rural Migrants in China”

    Chunchao Wang, School of Economics, Jinan University, Guangzhou Discussants: Yuanyuan Chen, Chunchao Wang, Gergely Horvath, Liu Dan

    12:05-13:35 Lunch 1

    13:35-15:05 Keynote Session 2 (N303)

    Chair: Mouhua Liao, Xiamen University [K04] “What Can We Learn from Online Labor Markets?”

    John J. Horton, New York University, Stern School of Business & oDesk Research [K08] “Understanding Search and Matching Using Data from the Online Job Board

    CareerBuilder.com” Ioana Mar

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