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Nebraska Labor Summit

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The University of Nebraska Department of Economics will host the 2023 Nebraska Labor Summit at the College of Business in Lincoln, Nebraska, on April 14, 2023. The summit will focus on empirical research in labor economics and closely related fields.

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April 14, 2023
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Howard L. Hawks Hall, 730 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska

Registration is Closed

Keynote Speakers

Anna Aizer
Anna Aizer
Anna Aizer
Maurice R. Greenberg Professor of Economics at Brown University

Anna Aizer is the Maurice R. Greenberg Professor of Economics at Brown University. She is a labor and health economist with interests in the area of child health and well-being. She is also co-director of the NBER's program on Children and the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Human Resources. Her current work considers the mechanisms behind the intergenerational transmission of poverty. In particular, she focuses on the roles played by health insurance and access to medical care, domestic violence, exposure to environmental toxins, the role of stress, discrimination in the labor market, job training and poor children's greater interaction with the juvenile justice system in explaining why the children of poor mothers are more likely to grow up to be poor themselves.

Christopher Walters
Christopher Walters
Christopher Walters
Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley

Christopher Walters is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Faculty Affiliate at the MIT School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative (SEII), an affiliate of J-PAL North America, and a co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and associate editor of the Journal of Political Economy. His research focuses on the topics in labor economics and the economics of education, including early childhood programs, school effectiveness, and labor market discrimination.


Thursday, April 13
7-9 p.m. Pre-conference Reception
Bin 105 | 105 N 18th Street | Lincoln, Nebraska
Friday, April 14
8 a.m. Breakfast and Check-In
(UNL College of Business | Howard L. Hawks Hall | 730 N. 14th Street | Lincoln, Nebraska)
8:30 a.m. Welcome HLH 018
8:40 a.m. Keynote Address HLH 018
Anna Aizer (Brown University), “Health and the Intergenerational Transmission of Economic Status”
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Session I: HLH 018
30-Minute Presentations
  • Amelia Hawkins (Brandeis University), “The Long-Term Effects of Income for At-Risk Infants: Evidence from Supplemental Security Income”
  • Bryan Stuart (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia), “The Effects of Racial Segregation on Intergenerational Mobility: Evidence from Historical Railroad Placement”
  • Briana Ballis (University of California, Merced), “Does Poor Health Widen Racial Disparities in Childhood and Adulthood?”
8-Minute "Flash" Talks
  • Rebecca Jack (University of Nebraska–Lincoln), “The Parenthood Gap: Firms and Earnings Inequality After Kids”
  • Eric Nielsen (Federal Reserve Board), “The Effect of Maternal Labor Supply on Children: Evidence from Bunching”
  • So Yoon Ahn (University of Illinois at Chicago), “Spousal Bargaining Power and Consumption of Married Couples in the US: Evidence from Scanner Data”
11:45 a.m. Lunch
Box lunches in Atrium
12:10 p.m. Keynote Address In Atrium
Christopher Walters (University of California, Berkeley), “Using Correspondence Experiments to Measure Employer-Specific Discrimination”
1 p.m. Break
1:15 p.m. Session II: HLH 018
30-Minute Presentations
  • Yotam Shem-Tov (UCLA), “How Replaceable is a Low-Wage Job?”
  • Joanna Venator (Boston College), “Dual-Earner Migration Decisions, Earnings, and Unemployment Insurance”
  • Garrett Anstreicher (University of Wisconsin), “To Grandmother’s House We Go: Childcare Time Transfers and Female Labor Mobility”
8-Minute "Flash" Talks
  • Elena Falcettoni (Federal Reserve Board), “The Determinants of Physicians’ Location Choice: Understanding the Rural Shortage”
  • Jacob Bastian (Rutgers University), “Does Working Cause Women to Vote Less and Become More Politically Conservative?”
  • Matthew Staiger (Opportunity Insights, Harvard University), “The Intergenerational Transmission of Employers and the Earnings of Young Workers”
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Session III: HLH 018
30-Minute Presentations
  • Elizabeth Luh (University of Michigan), “Criminal Court Fees, Earnings, and Expenditures: A Multi-state RD Analysis of Survey and Administrative Data”
  • Andrew Simon (University of Chicago), “Skills, Majors, and Jobs: Does Higher Education Respond?”
  • Andrew Garin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), “The Long-Run Impacts of Public Industrial Investment on Regional Development and Economic Mobility: Evidence from World War II”
8-Minute "Flash" Talks
  • Samuel Young (Census Bureau/Arizona State University), “Unionization, Employer Opposition, and Establishment Closure”
  • Tania Barham (CU Boulder), “The Benefits of Subsidized Employment: How and for Whom?”
  • Yifan Gong (University of Nebraska–Lincoln), “The Role of Non-Pecuniary Considerations: Location Decisions of College Graduates from Low Income Backgrounds”
5:30 p.m. Conclude, Depart for Reception at the Sheldon Museum of Art
UNL Campus | 12th and R Streets | Lincoln, Nebraska
Heavy hors d’oeuvres | Hosted bar with beer and wine

Travel Acccomodations


Lincoln offers a variety of hotels within walking distance of the College of Business. The closest hotels are in the Haymarket district or downtown Lincoln. The Courtyard by Marriott has set aside a block of rooms for Nebraska Labor Summit participants. The group rate is $132 per night if booked by Thursday, March 23.

Book the group rate at the Courtyard by Marriott Here

Air Travel

Destination: Lincoln Municipal Airport (LNK)

Destination: Omaha Municipal Airport (OMA)
About 65 miles from campus or around an hour drive. Here are some options for getting from OMA to your visit in Lincoln:

  • Car Rental
  • OMALiNK: Arrange for a shuttle van to pick you up when you arrive at the airport and take you directly to campus. Prices vary.


When you drive to Lincoln, you'll have many options for parking near campus. See the nearby garages in the map below. (embed this parking map from this page?)

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Tannenbaum, Daniel
Assistant Professor of Economics
HLH 525 S
P.O. Box 880489
Lincoln, NE 68588-0489


Timpe, Brenden
Assistant Professor of Economics
HLH 525 W
P.O. Box 880489
Lincoln, NE 68588-0489