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The Waterloo Laurier Labour (WALL) Seminar

What is The WALL?

The WALL (WAterloo Laurier Labour) seminar workshop is a group of faculty members and PhD students who are interested in labour economics. Originally conceived as a reading group, this term it will resemble more a place to bounce ideas and get feedback for initial research work.

You will find on this page information regarding schedule and articles. Everyone is welcome. If you have questions or requests, contact Ana Ferrer (UW) or Tammy Schirle (WLU).

The WALL Schedule (Fall 2017)

Meets on Wednesdays in room HH235 from 11:30 to 12:30 on alternate weeks, starting on September 20

Date Speaker


Sept. 20

Andres Arcila-Vasquez

Autor, D., S. Houseman and S. Kerr (2016) “The Effect of Work First Job Placements on the Distribution of Earnings: An Instrumental Variable Quantile Regression Approach”, JOLE 35(1) pp.149

Oct. 4 Iuliia Nesterova

Kerwin Kofi Charles, Erik Hurst, Nikolai Roussanov; Conspicuous Consumption and Race, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 124, Issue 2, 1 May 2009, Pages 425–467,

Oct. 18 Virginia Hernanz TBA
Nov. 1 Tammy Schirle TBA
Nov. 15 Ana Ferrer

Hartley, R.P. and Lamarche, C. (2017) “Behavioral Responses and Welfare Reform: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment” IZA DP 10905

Nov. 28 Tao Chen TBA

The WALL Schedule (Winter 2017)

Meets on Fridays in room HH235 from 10:00 to 11:30 on alternate weeks, starting on January 27.

Date Speaker


January 27

Yazhuo Pan (Annie)

“Household Bargaining and Female Labour Supply”

February 10 Thomas Parker TBD
March 3 Chris Riddell “Inside the black box of firm provided training: Evidence from the performance management records of four firms”
March 17 Andres Arcila Vasquez “Constructing a Job quality index”
March 31 Mikal Skuterud “The Relative Labour Market Performance of Former International Students
April 14 Pierre Chausse TBD