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Workshop on “Global health, environment and labour”

Workshop on “Global health, environment and labour”

  • Date13 June 2022

June 30th to July 1st 2022 at Royal Holloway, University of London Conference venue: Shilling seminar room

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Please note that presentations should be timed to last 25 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion (overall speaker time budget: 35 minutes)

Presentations in the young economists sessions should aim for 10-15 minutes followed by 5-10 minutes discussion (overall speaker time budget: 20 minutes)

 

Thursday, June 30th

9.30-10.00: Coffee and welcome

10.00-12.20: 
Session 1 - Subjective expectations, norms and health behaviour

10.00-10.35
For Better or Worse? Subjective Expectations and Cost-Benefit Trade-Offs in Health Behaviour: An Application to Lockdown Compliance in the UK
Gabriella Conti*, Pamela Giustinelli

10.35-11.10
Subjective expectations and the demand for contraception
Grant Miller, Aureo de Paula, Christine Valente

11.10-11.45
Breastfeeding norms and public health recommendations
Bastien Chabe Ferret, Emilia del Bono, Birgitta Rabe

11.45-12.20
Equal before luck? Well-being consequences of personal deprivation in planned and free-market economies
Joan Costa-Font , Anna Nicinska, Melcior Rossello-Roig

12.20-13.20: Lunch

13.20-15.40: Session 2 – Labour markets and development

13.20-13.55
The interaction of public and private sector employment in least developed countries
Juan Pablo Rud, Ija Trapeznikova          

13.55-14.30
Wildfires, Smoky Days and Labor Supply
Ron Chan, Martino Pelli, Veronica Vienne Arancibia

14.30-15.05
The contemporaneous economic benefits of community-wide health interventions: Evidence using administrative data from sugarcane fields in Southern Mozambique
Laia Cirera, Francisco Saute, Elisa Sicuri, Ranjeeta Thomas

15.05-15.40
Resource Windfalls and local labor markets: Evidence from Peru
Antonella Bancalari, Juan Pablo Rud

15.40-16.15: Coffee break

16.15-18.00: Session 3 – Early Life Health Environments

16.15-16.50
Long-Run Health and Mortality Effects of Exposure to Universal Health Care in Infancy
Melanie Luhrmann, Tanya Wilson         

16.50-17.25
The Long-term Effects of Hospital Deliveries
Martin Fischer, Martin Karlsson, Nicolaos Prodromidis

17.25-18.00
Saving Neonatal Lives for a Quarter
Christine Valente, Hans H. Sievertsen, Mahesh C. Puri

18.15
Departure outside of conference venue to dinner at Piccolino’s, Virginia Water
(We will be dining on the all-weather terrace, so maybe bring a cardigan just in case)


Friday, July 1st - morning

9.30-10.30: Young Economists session 1

9.30-9.50 
Parental Beliefs, Perceived Health Risks and Time Investment in Children During Covid 19
Gabriella Conti, Michele Giannola, Alessandro Toppeta

9.50-10.10 
Assortative Preferences and informal Care: Intergenerational transmission of Caregiving?
Joan Costa-Font, Nilesh Raut, Chiara Orsini

10.10-10.30 
Uncovering Sources of Heterogeneity in the Effects of Maternal Smoking on Infants’ Health at Birth
Johanna Zenzes

10.30-10.45: Coffee

10.45-13.05: Session 4 – Health and Environment

10.45-11.20 
The Long-term Effects of Early-Life Pollution Exposure: Evidence from the London Smog
Stephanie von Hinke, Emil Sorensen

11.20-11.55
Urban Air pollution and Sick Leaves: Evidence from Social Security Data
Felix Holub, Laura Hospido, Ulrich J. Wagner

11.55-12.30
Public service delivery and Free Riding: Experimental Evidence from India
Alex Armand, Britta Augsburg, Antonella Bancalari

12.30-13.05
Labour Market and Welfare dependency Effects of Endemics: The Case of Dengue Fever
Sonia Bhalotra, Gabriel Facchini, Aline Menezes, Rudi Rocha      

13.05-14.10: Lunch



Friday, July 1st – afternoon

14.10-15.10: Young Economists session 2

14.10-14.30 
The Impact of Lead Pollution on Human Capital Formation: Dose Matters
Anthony Higney, Nicholas Hanley, Mirko Moro, Anne Gasteen

14.30-14.50
The Effects of Weather Shocks on Early Childhood Health in Guyana
Nichola Williams, Smiriti Sharma, Sara Maioli

14.50-15.10
The Impact of a Community Water Supply Program on Access to Safe Drinking Water
Daim Syukriyah

15.10-15.30: Coffee

15.30-17.15: Session 5 – Maternal and Childrens’ Mental Health

15.30–16.05
Does early school exposure protect children with maternal mental health issues?
Catia Nicodemo, Cheti Nicoletti, Joaquim Vidiella-Martin

16.05-16.40
Antidepressant use and academic achievement: Evidence from Danish administrative data
Sonia Bhalotra, Meltem Daysal, Nils Vestergard Lydikse, Mircea Trandafir

16.40-17.15
Economic Distress and Children’s Mental Health: Evidence from the Brazilian High Risk Cohort Study for Mental Conditions
Luiz Felipe Fontes*, Matias Mrejen, Beatriz Rache, Rudi Rocha

* Video presentations

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