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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Nebraska Labor Summit

Nebraska Labor Summit

England-Clark Conference

The University of Nebraska Department of Economics will host the 2024 Nebraska Labor Summit at the College of Business in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, May 10, 2024. The summit will focus on empirical research in labor economics and closely related fields.

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Friday, May 10, 2024
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Howard L. Hawks Hall, 730 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska

Registration is Closed

2024 Keynote Speakers

David Card
David Card
David Card
Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley

David Card is the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Card’s research interests include wage determination, education, inequality, immigration and gender-related issues. He co-authored the 1995 book Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage, co-edited eight additional titles and published over 100 journal articles and book chapters. In 1995, he received the American Economic Association John Bates Clark Prize, which is awarded to the economist under 40 whose work made the most significant contribution to the field. He was president of the AEA in 2021 and co-recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2021.

Alessandra Voena
Alessandra Voena
Alessandra Voena
Professor of Economics at Stanford University

Alessandra Voena is a professor of economics at Stanford University. She is a labor and development economist whose research interests include the economics of the family and science and innovation. Voena is an editor at the Journal of Labor Economics, foreign editor of the Review of Economic Studies and a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. She is a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, which is given to early-career researchers with the potential to revolutionize their fields, and the Carlo Alberto Medal, which is granted biennially to an Italian economist under age 40 who has made outstanding contributions to economics.


Program Committee: Rebecca Jack, Daniel Tannenbaum, Brenden Timpe

Thursday, May 9
7-9 p.m. Pre-conference Happy Hour Bin 105, 105 N 8th Street #100
Friday, May 10
8 a.m. Breakfast and Check-In
(UNL College of Business | Howard L. Hawks Hall | 730 N. 14th Street | Lincoln, Nebraska)
8:25 a.m. Welcome HLH 202
8:30 a.m. Session 1 HLH 202
30-minute presentations
  • Matthew Notowidigdo (Chicago Booth), “Lives vs. Livelihoods: The Impact of the Great Recession on Mortality and Welfare”
  • Victoria Barone (Notre Dame), “On the Design of Paid Sick Leave: A Structural Approach”
  • Emilia Brito (Brown), “The Caregiving Penalty: Caring for Sick Parents and the Gender Pay Gap”
9-minute “flash” talks
  • Emilie Jackson (Michigan State), “Effects of Unemployment Insurance for Self-Employed and Marginally-Attached Workers”
  • Daniel Tannenbaum (Nebraska), “The Effects of Eviction on Children”
10:20 a.m. Break
10:35 a.m. Session 2: HLH 0202
30-minute presentations
  • Jamie Fogel (Opportunity Insights), “What is a Labor Market? Classifying Workers and Jobs Using Network Theory”
  • Neil Cholli (Cornell), “Does ‘Welfare-to-Work’ Work? Evaluating Long-Run Effects Across a Generation of Cohorts”
9-minute “flash” talks
  • Andrew Goodman-Bacon (Minneapolis Fed), “Quantifying the Role of Bureaucratic Choices in Mid-Century Welfare Caseload Trends Using Flow Data”
  • Will Cockriel (Chicago Booth), “Machines Eatings Men: Shoemakers and their Children After the McKay Stitcher”
  • Jennifer Mayo (Missouri), “Rags to Rags: The Intergenerational Effects of the 1834 Poor Law”
12:05 p.m. Lunch
Henrickson Family Atrium
12:30 p.m. Keynote Address Henrickson Family Atrium
David Card (University of California, Berkeley), The Role of Firms in the Labor Market. Where Are We Now?
1:15 p.m. Break
1:40 p.m. Session 3: HLH 202
30-minute presentations
  • Zachary Bleemer (Princeton), “Changes in the College Mobility Pipeline Since 1900”
  • Na’ama Shenhav (San Francisco Fed), “Multigenerational Benefits of Women’s Education”
9-minute “flash” talks
  • Dmitri Koustas (Chicago Harris), “Consumption and Employment Responses to Beliefs about Student Loan Forgiveness and Repayment”
  • Michael Ricks (Nebraska), “Strategic Selection Around Policy Recommendations: The Case of Kindergarten Entry”
3 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Session 4: HLH 202
30-minute presentations
  • Francesca Truffa (Stanford GSB), “Peer Effects and the Gender Gap in Corporate Leadership: Evidence from MBA Students”
  • Olga Stoddard (Brigham Young), “Who You Gonna Call? Gender Inequality in External Demands for Parental Involvement”
9-minute “flash” talks
  • Fernanda Rojas (Wisconsin), “Who Benefits from a Maternity Leave Extension? Evidence from Chile”
  • Ariel J. Binder (Census), “The Gender Pay Gap and its Determinants across the Human Capital Distribution”
4:35 p.m. Break
4:45 p.m. Keynote Address HLH 202
Alessandra Voena (Stanford), How Are Gender Norms Perceived?
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 Accomodations


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 $122 per night if booked by Thursday, April 18.

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 to the left.

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Learn more about the Department of Economics at Nebraska



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