Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar on Social Insurance

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar on Social Insurance

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The NBER's bi-annual Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar met in Mannheim, Germany, on June 13-15. The meeting was organized by Research Associate Roger Gordon of the University of California, San Diego, Andreas Peichl of the University of Mannheim, and NBER President James Poterba of MIT. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:

* Anna Raute, University of Mannheim, "Can Financial Incentives Reduce the Baby Gap? Evidence from a Reform in Maternity Leave Benefits"

* Itzik Fadlon, University of California, San Diego, and NBER, and Torben Heien Nielsen, University of Copenhagen, "Household Labor Supply Responses to Severe Health Shocks and the Gains from Social Insurance"

* Stefan Pichler, ETH Zurich, and Nicolas R. Ziebarth, Cornell University, "The Pros and Cons of Sick Pay Schemes: Testing for Contagious Presenteeism and Shirking Behavior"

* Matthias Dolls, Philipp Doerrenberg, Andreas Peichl, and Holger Stichnoth, ZEW (Mannheim), "Labor Market and Savings Responses to Pension Reforms--Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Germany"

* Stuart Adam, David Phillips, and Barra Roantree, Institute for Fiscal Studies (London), "35 Years of Reforms: A Panel Analysis of the Incidence of, and Employee and Employer Responses to, Social Security Contributions in the U.K."

* Bruce D. Meyer, University of Chicago and NBER, and Wallace K. …

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