Workshop April 5, 2019

Using Administrative Data to Inform Public Policy

The Research Group on Human Capital will hold its fifth workshop on Friday, April 5, 2019, at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Six academic researchers from the fields of Economics and Sociology will present recent work. The presentations primarily feature empirical research using microeconometric models, with a particular emphasis on questions of identification of causal effects. The workshop is intended to promote discussion and exchanges on the theme of the use of administrative data to inform public policy, broadly speaking, with a special interest in the role of public policies and interventions and their potential to equalize opportunities. Topics covered in this workshop include replicability, access and use of microdata, public policies, and social inequalities. The workshop is open not only to academics (professors, researchers, graduate students), but also to administrators and policymakers as well as to officials from governmental institutions with an interest in the topic.

The workshop will take place at the University of Quebec in Montreal, building Président-Kennedy, 201 Président-Kennedy Avenue (Place-des-Arts metro station), room PK-1140, from 9:25 AM to 4:30 PM.

Registration is now closed.

Workshop schedule

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9:00 AM to 9:25 AM — Registration, coffee and pastries served

9:25 AM to 9:30 AM — Opening remarks: Catherine Haeck and Marie Connolly, ESG UQAM

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM — Mélanie Fontaine, ESG UQAM, Can Family-Friendly Policies Close The Family Gap?

10:15 AM to 11:00 AM — Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, McGill University, History of Income Support and Health in Adulthood

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM — Coffee break

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM — Benoit Dostie, HEC Montréal, Immigrant Careers and Networks

12:15 PM to 1:30 PM — Lunch

1:30 PM to 2:15 PM — David Green, Vancouver School of Economics, UBC, Immigrant Entrepreneurs: The Entry of Immigrants into Firm Ownership

2:15 PM to 3:00 PMMichael Stepner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  The Long-Term Externalities of Short-Term Disability Insurance

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM — Coffee break

3:30 PM to 4:15 PM— Lars Vilhuber, Cornell University and AEA Data Editor, Replication and Reproducibility in Social Sciences and Statistics: Context, Concerns, and Concrete Measures

4:15 PM to 4:30 PM— General discussion and closing remarks: Philip Merrigan, ESG UQAM

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM — Cocktail

6:00 PM— Conference dinner (by invitation only)

The organizers wish to thank the SSHRCFRQSCESG UQAM, CRDCN, QICSS, and CIRANO for their support.

Workshop participants are encouraged to stay at the hotel Delta Montreal, 475 Président-Kennedy Avenue.