The 2018 Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Symposium, cosponsored by the NBER and STICERD, the Suntory-Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines at the London School of Economics (LSE) was held at the LSE on June 4-5. Research Associate Hilary W. Hoynes of the University of California, Berkeley, and Camille Landais and Johannes Spinnewijn, both of LSE, organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:
* Jenna E. Stearns, University of California, Davis, "The Long-Run Effects of Wage Replacement and Job Protection: Evidence from Two Maternity Leave Reforms in Great Britain"
* Andreas Kuhn, Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training; Stefan Staubli, University of Calgary and NBER; and Jean-Philippe Wuellrich and Josef Zweimueller, University of Zurich, "Fatal Attraction? Extended Unemployment Benefits, Labor Force Exits, and Mortality"
* Michael Graber, University of Chicago, "Labor Income Dynamics over the Business Cycle"
* Orazio Attanasio, University College London and NBER; Richard Blundell, University College London and IFS; and Gabriella Conti and Giacomo Mason, University College London, "Inequality in Noncognitive Skills: a Cross-Cohort Comparison"
* Joseph P. Ferrie, Northwestern University and NBER; Claudia Goldin, Harvard University and NBER; Quentin O. Brummet, U.S. Bureau of the Census; Claudia Olivetti, Boston College and NBER; Karen Rolf, University of Nebraska...