The Danish National Centre for Social Research and The Danish Graduate School for Integration, Production and Welfare


present
 
Workshop on Applied Micro Economics and Program Evaluation, May 25-26, 2009
 
The Danish National Centre for Social Research
Herluf Trolles Gade 11, 1052 Copenhagen K
 
Keynote Speakers:
Professor Sandra E. Black, University of California Los Angeles
Senior Lecturer Arnaud Chevalier, University of London
 
Announcement - Call for papers
Micro economics has moved in the direction of identifying causal structures by applying modern econometric evaluation techniques like instrumental variable strategy, difference-in-differences estimation, regression discontinuity and matching. This two day workshop focus on econometric ideas and empirical modeling strategies which are especially useful for applied economic work.
 
We invite papers or research ideas presenting empirical evidence within applied micro economics and program evaluation. Relevant topics include (but are not restricted to): returns to education; the effects of welfare reforms; the efficacy of job training programs; social security and the effect on health; rising inequality and the economic consequences of changes in the family.
 
The workshop is organized and financed by the Danish National Centre for Social Research and the Danish Graduate School for Integration, Production and Welfare. The workshop is free and includes registration, lunches, coffee and one workshop dinner, while transportation and accommodation are covered by the participants.
 
If interested in participating, an abstract (max 200 words in PDF) should be sent to Vibeke Myrup Jensen (vmj@sfi.dk), by 1st of April 2009. Acceptance will be communicated latest 5th of April. Presenters and other participants should register no later than 15th of April also to Vibeke Myrup Jensen. Workshop program, accommodation assistance etc. will be posted on the webpage, please keep yourself updated.  
 
The workshop is directed to all Danish and international Ph.D. students, post-docs, and other researchers. Participation is limited to 20. Priority is given to presenters and Ph.D. students.
Hope to see you all in Copenhagen. 

                      Vibeke Myrup Jensen (local organizer).

Workshop financed and presented by The Danish National Centre for Social Research and The Danish Graduate School for Integration, Production and Welfare