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March 30–31, 2023

Location: University of Georgia
Terry College of Business
Stelling Study, Moore-Rooker Hall
Athens, Georgia


Thursday, March 30
11:15 a.m. Registration
11:30 Lunch
Noon Welcome and opening remarks
12:15 p.m. Session 1
City Limits: Exploring the Relationship between Employment and Minimum Wages Using Mobile-Device Location Data
Presenter: Hitanshu Pandit, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Discussant: Devon Gorry, Clemson University

Teacher Performance Pay, Coaching, and Long-Run Student Outcomes
Presenter: Orgul Ozturk, University of South Carolina
Coauthors: Sarah Cohodes, Columbia University, and Ozkan Eren, University of California, Riverside
Discussant: Scott Barkowski, Clemson University
2:05 Break
2:30 Session 2
Innovation and the Enforceability of Noncompete Agreements: Evidence from State Law Changes
Presenter: Matt Johnson, Duke University
Coauthors: Michael Lipsitz, Federal Trade Commission, and Alison Pei, Duke University
Discussant: Olga Malkova, University of Kentucky

Making Lemonade Out of Lemons?: The Effects of Unexpected Deployment Extensions on Re-enlistment
Presenter: Mike Kofoed, United States Military Academy
Coauthors: Michael Kleine, United States Military Academy, and Lucas Gebhart, United States Army
Discussant: David Ribar, Georgia State University
4:10 Break
4:30 Session 3
Do Workforce Development Programs Bridge the Skills Gap?
Presenter: Joanna Venator, Boston College
Coauthors: Eleanor W. Dillon, Microsoft Research, and Lisa B. Kahn, University of Rochester
Discussant: Stephen O'Connell, Emory University

Strategic Wage Concealment and Labor Market Power
Presenter: Len Goff, University of Calgary
Coauthors: Matt Knepper, University of Georgia, and Ian Schmutte, University of Georgia
Discussant: Michael Makowsky, Clemson University
6:15 Reception
Knox Veranda
7:30 Optional dinner (self-pay)  
Friday, March 31  
8:00 a.m. Breakfast  
8:30 Session 4
Geographical Mobility as a Bridge to Opportunity
Presenter: Ignacio González, American University
Coauthors: Julio Cáceres-Delpiano, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Antoni-Italo De Moragas, CUNEF Universidad de Madrid, Gabriel Facchini, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Discussant: Greg Caetano, University of Georgia

Making the Elite: Top Jobs, Disparities, and Solutions
Presenter: Soumitra Shukla, Federal Reserve Board
Discussant: Tom Mroz, Georgia State University
10:10 Break  
10:30 Session 5
HBCU Enrollment and Longer-Term Outcomes
Presenter: Jonathan Smith, Georgia State University
Coauthors: Ashley Edwards, The College Board, Justin Ortagus, University of Florida, Andria Smythe, Howard University
Discussant: Maria Padilla-Romo, University of Tennessee

College Majors and Earnings Growth
Presenter: Josh Kinsler, University of Georgia
Coauthors: Woosuk Choi, University of Rochester, Alexis Orellana, University of Rochester, Ronni Pavan, University of Rochester
Discussant: Julie Hotchkiss, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
12:10 p.m. Box lunches, adjournment  
Workshop Organizers: Ian M. Schmutte (host), Julie Hotchkiss, and Melinda Pitts