Social Mobility Conference

I still have a few spare spaces for my intergenerational mobility conference at ANU on Monday 30 November. The conference will now be opened by Terry Moran, the Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. So if it’s good enough for Australia’s most senior public servant…

Also, each paper will have a discussant. The full program – with discussants – appears below.

8.15-8.30am Coffee & Registration

8.30-8.45am Terry Moran AO, Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Opening Speech

8.45-9.45am Daniel Waldenström, Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Sweden
Intergenerational Top Income Mobility in Sweden – A Combination of Equal Opportunity and Capitalistic Dynasties (with Anders Björklund and Jesper Roine)
Discussant: Michael Gilding, Swinburne University of Technology

9.45-10.15am Morning Tea

10.15-11.15am Xin Meng, Australian National University
Intergenerational Income Mobility in Urban China (with Cathy Gong and Andrew Leigh)
Discussant: Michael Schneider, La Trobe University

11.15-12.15pm Guyonne Kalb, University of Melbourne
Intergenerational Correlation of Labour Market Outcomes (with Nicolas Hérault)
Discussant: Mathias Sinning, Australian National University

12.15-1.30pm Lunch

1.30-2.30pm Michael Shields, University of Melbourne
Childhood Economic Conditions and Length of Life: Evidence from the UK Boyd Orr Cohort, 1937–2005 (with Paul Frijters, Timothy Hatton and Richard Martin)
Discussant: Martine Mariotti, Australian National University

2.30-3.30pm Buly Cardak, La Trobe University
Intergenerational Earnings Mobility and Ability: Empirical Estimates for the US and Britain (with David Johnston, Vance Martin and Chris Ryan)
Discussant: Bruce Bradbury, University of NSW

3.30-4.00pm Afternoon Tea

4.00-5.00pm Deborah Cobb-Clark, Australian National University
Cultural Transition and the Intergenerational Correlation in Welfare Receipt (with Juan Barón and Nisvan Erkal)
Discussant: Joann Wilkie, Australian Treasury

Registration is $195, or $165 for four people from the same area. To encourage more research on intergenerational mobility, it’s free for academics and full-time students. The general registration form is here, and the academic one is here.

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