4th Annual PNW Labor Day

Pacific Northwest Labor Day Workshop

Friday, September 13, 2018

PCMF 2044

Oregon State University Portland Center

Portland, OR


8:45-9:00 Coffee and Welcome
9:00-9:50 Why is Aging Associated with Lower Adoption of New Technologies? Evidence from Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (Nicholas Wilson, Reed College)
9:55-10:45 Firm Behavior and the Incidence of Sin Taxes: Evidence from Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax  (Melissa Knox, U. of Washington)
10:45-10:55 Break
11:00-11:50 Teacher Labor Markets in Developing Countries (Todd Pugatch, Oregon State U.)
noon-1:40 Lunch
1:45-2:35 Does a Day Off Equal Dollars Saved? The Effects of Four-Day School Weeks on School District Financial Behavior (Paul N. Thompson, Oregon State U.)
2:35-2:45 Break
2:50-3:40 Spillover Effects of Natural Disasters: Evidence from Siblings of Earthquake Victims (Jayash Paudel, Boise State U.)


Only if You Pay Me More: Using Field Experiments to Derive Willingness-to-pay for Job Characteristics (Claus Portner, Seattle U.)
4:45-6:45 Dinner (not hosted)