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This seminar series is jointly organized by the IFS and STICERD. They are held on Wednesdays during term time at 12:30-13:45 in the Institute for Fiscal Studies (7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE)

Entry is on a first-come first-served basis. No registration is required but places are limited. 

Seminar organisers:

Stuart Adam (IFS), Monica Costa Dias (IFS), Xavier Jaravel (LSE), Camille Landais (LSE), Attila Lindner (UCL), Joana Naritomi (LSE), Daniel Reck (LSE), Johannes Spinnewijn (LSE)

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Wednesday  01 May 2019  12:30 - 13:45

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Dmitry Taubinsky (University of California, Berkeley)

IFS, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE
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Wednesday  15 May 2019  12:30 - 13:45

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Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato (Duke University)

IFS, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE
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Wednesday  29 May 2019  12:30 - 13:45

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Florian Scheuer (University of Zurich)

IFS, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE
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Wednesday  05 June 2019  12:30 - 13:45

Anti Insurance: The Perverse Targeting of Health Insurance

Lee Lockwood (University of Virginia)

IFS, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE
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Wednesday  19 June 2019  12:30 - 13:45

Labor Demand, the Racial Wage Gap, and Investments in the Human Capital of the Next Generation: Evidence from WWII

Anna Aizer (Brown) , joint with Ryan Boone and Adriana Lleras-Muney

IFS, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE
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Wednesday  26 June 2019  12:30 - 13:45

The careers and wages of women: labour supply, sorting and human capital accumulation

Monica Costa Dias (Institute for Fiscal Studies) , joint with Agnes Norris Keiller and Fabien Postel-Vinay

The gender pay gap remains high and has ceased to fall over the last decade. Past work has shown that it is closely linked to family formation, widening over the course of life with the arrival of children and the intermittent working patterns that characterise the careers of mothers. We show that such intermittent patterns can only explain between 30 and 60 percent of the opening of the gender pay gap, depending on education attainment. We then inspect the additional hypothesis that that mothers prefer jobs located close to their home in order to minimise commuting time, and that this physically limits their opportunities in the labour market affecting occupational sorting and pay. Using the BHPS-USOC data combined with geographical information and vacancy data, we show evidence supporting this hypothesis and of its consequences for female wage levels and progression. To quantify the long term effects of these career patterns on female wages, we develop and estimate a spatial job search model of occupational sorting allowing for human capital accumulation. The model embeds a fine description of the UK tax and benefit system and is used for policy analysis.


IFS, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE