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June 3, 2022June 4, 2022 University of California, Berkeley







Thanks to all who joined us in a celebration of David Card’s tremendous contributions to both Economics and the lives of his students, coauthors, and colleagues!

>> Watch the livestream of the Friday, June 3 Session 
>> Watch the livestream of the Saturday, June 4 Session

Here’s a recent article about DaveFest: “A far-flung economics network celebrates Berkeley Nobel winner David Card“, by Edward Lempinen (Photo credit: Julian Meyn).

Read this recent article about David Card’s mentorship: “Learning from a Laureate: Dr. David E. Card by Florence Neymotin, PhD

Please contact econevents@berkeley.edu with any questions.


Friday, June 3

8:00am-8:30am Registration & Breakfast
8:30am-8:45am Welcome Remarks by Ann Harrison, Dean, Haas School of Business and David Lee, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
8:45am-9:30am Session 1
Robert Porter (Northwestern University)

“Location, Location, Location: On Regional differences in Earnings and Returns to Education”

David Card (University of California, Berkeley), Jesse Rothstein (University of California, Berkeley), Moises Yi (Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau)Discussant: Enrico Moretti (University of California, Berkeley)
9:30am-10:15am “Household Sorting Dynamics and Neighborhood Segregation”

Authors: Fernando Ferreira (University of Pennsylvania), Jeanna Kenney (University of Pennsylvania) and Benjamin Smith (University of Pennsylvania)

Discussant: Patrick Kline (University of California, Berkeley)

10:15am-10:45am Break
10:45am-11:30am Session 2
Abigail Payne (University of Melbourne)

“Money Matters Redux:  School Quality and the Black-White Gap in Educational Attainment
Authors: Elizabeth Cascio (Dartmouth College) and Ethan Lewis (Dartmouth College)

Joshua Angrist (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
11:30am-12:15pm “Training, Productivity and Wages: Direct Evidence from a Temporary Help Agency”

Author: Dean Hyslop (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)

Discussant: Michael Ransom (Brigham Young University)

12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch at Women’s Faculty Club
1:30pm-2:15pm Session 3
Chair: Kristin Butcher (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)“Caregiving and Labor Supply: New Evidence from Administrative Data”Authors: Nicole Maestas (Harvard University), Matthew Messel (Social Security Administration), Yulya Truskinovsky (Wayne State University)

Discussant: Carlos Dobkin (University of California, Santa Cruz)
2:15pm-3:00pm “Geographic Variation in C-Sections in the United States: Trends, Correlates and Other Interesting Facts”

Authors: Heather Royer (University of California, Santa Barbara), David Silver (Princeton University) and Sarah Robinson, University of California-Santa Barbara

Discussant: Marit Rehavi (University of British Columbia)

3:00pm-3:30pm Break
3:30pm-4:15pm Session 4
John Abowd (Cornell University)

“Growing Up in a Union Household: Impacts of Adult Union Status on Children’s Life Course”

John Budd (Carlson School of Management), Aaron Sojourner (Carlson School of Management), Tom VanHeuvelen (University of Minnesota) and Ben Zipperer (Economic Policy Institute)

Henry Farber (Princeton University)
4:15pm-5:00pm “How much do borrowers value student debt relief? Evidence from the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program”

Authors: Damon Jones (University of Chicago)

Discussant: Alexandre Mas (Princeton University)

Conference Dinner, University Club, Memorial Stadium (Invitation Only) 
Master of Ceremonies: Lowell Taylor, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
(reception held 6-6:45pm, dinner at 7pm).


Saturday, June 4

8:00am-8:30am Breakfast
8:30am-9:15am Session 5
Chair: Guido Imbens (Stanford Graduate School of Business)The Employment and Distributional Impacts of Nationwide Minimum Wage Changes

Atilla Lindner (University College London), Jonathan Cribb (Institute for Fiscal Studies), Giulia Giupponi (Bocconi University), Robert Joyce (Institute for Fiscal Studies), Tom Waters (Institute for Fiscal Studies), Thomas Wernham (Institute for Fiscal Studies), Xiaowei Xu (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

Andrea Weber (Central European University)
9:15am-10:00am “Integrating Immigrants and Refugees in the Labor Market: What Works and What Doesn’t”

Authors: Mette Foged (University of Copenhagen), Linea Hasager (University of Copenhagen), and Giovanni Peri (University of California, Davis)

Discussant: Joseph Altonji (Yale University)

10:00am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:15am Session 6
Chair: Anne Piehl (Rutgers University)“UI Benefit Generosity, Labor Supply, and Job Outcomes from 2002-2020”

Till Von Wachter (University of California, Los Angeles)

Lawrence Katz (Harvard University)
11:15am-12:00pm “The Expanding Landscape of Online Education: Who Engages and How They Fare”

Authors: Lisa Barrow (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago) and Lauren Sartain (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Discussant: David Lee (Princeton University)

12:00pm Lunch at The Faculty Club, Great Hall


Thanks to the generous support of Dean Ann Harrison:

All sessions will be held at:
Chou Hall, Haas School of Business
Spieker Forum (6th Floor)
Cheit Ln, Berkeley, CA 94720

City of Berkeley has mandated that all patrons are required to show proof of vaccination. Masks are also required. For more information, visit our Health and Safety page


Parking and Transportation


Parking Passes for participants can be reserved in advance. Contact camillefernandez@berkeley.edu to request a permit.

Visitor Parking Map


Metro BART train (downtown Berkeley station) is usually the fastest and most convenient transport option from the Oakland and SFO airports.

For additional transportation options, please visit Bart.gov or 511.org



Residence Inn by Marriott (Berkeley)
2121 Center St.
Berkeley, CA 94704

We have a special UC Berkeley hotel rate. Rooms are available from Thursday to Sunday. First come, first served.

Click here to book your hotel room



For questions regarding logistics, please contact econevent@berkeley.edu

Conference hosts

Janet Currie, jcurrie@princeton.edu
Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Thomas Lemieux, tlemieux@mail.ubc.ca
Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia

With generous sponsorship from the Princeton Industrial Relations Section and the UC Berkeley Economics department, a limited number of $500 stipends will be offered for travelers in need of support.  For inquiries, please contact the organizers directly.


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