Young Economists' Meeting in Brno
June 10-11, 2019

Conference schedule

Full Conference Program

Monday, June 10

Venue: Kabaret Špaček, Kopečná 46, Brno

16:30 - 17:00  Registration
17:00 - 18:15

 Keynote lecture by Eyal Winter: Game Theory and Emotions

"Feeling Smart"  is the title of Eyal Winter's book that appeared in 2015  with Perseus Books Group. The book deals with the relationship between our emotional being and our rational one, and the implications of this relationship to areas such as economics, business, romance, and social interactions. We shall address the following questions: Are emotions and rationality two separate systems? Can we synthesize emotions?  What is the difference between autonomous and interactive emotions? What is the role of altruism in promoting self‐interest? We shall also mention recent research findings on the "love hormone" Oxytocin, and in particular the implications for economic and social interactions. Finally, if time permits, we shall discuss how regret and our fear of regret shape our financial behavior.

18:15 - 22:30  Dinner


Tuesday,  June 11

Venue: Faculty of Economics and Administration, Lipová 41a, Brno

from 8:00  Registration  
8:30 - 9:30

Behavioral and Experimental Economics 1.I

  • Darya Korlyakova: Learning about Ethnic Discrimination
  • Katarína Cellárová: Distinguishing Reciprocity from the Joy of Destruction: An Anatomy of Money Burning Game
  • Jana Cahliková: Scapegoating: Experimental Evidence

Behavioral and Experimental Economics 1.II

  • Vladimír Novák: Status Quo and Beliefs Polarization of Inattentive Agents
  • James Tremewan: Ambiguous Policy Platforms

Labor Economics 1

  • Sekou Keita: Say It Like Goethe: Language Learning Services Abroad and the Self-Selection of Immigrants

  • Jarmila Oslejová: Employment and Wage Returns to Citizenship for Immigrants Across Two Naturalization Regimes in Belgium

  • Davit Adunts: Seasonal Migration and Education of Children Left Behind: Evidence from Armenia

9:30 - 10:00  Coffee break  
10:00 - 11:00

Behavioral and Experimental Economics 2.I

  • Zahra Murad: Fighting Alone or Fighting for a Team: An Experiment on Multiple Pairwise Contests
  • Victor Gonzalez-Jimenez: The Dark Side of Monetary Bonuses: Theory and Experimental Evidence
  • Thi Thanh Tam Vu: Pro-sociality and Contract Design: a Lab Experiment

Behavioral and Experimental Economics 2.II

  • Diya Elizabeth Abraham: The Effects of Feeling (Un)trusted on Exploration in an Ambidextrous Decision Task
  • Katharina Pfeil: Notches All Around - The Effect of Tax Discontinuities on Individual Tax Evasion
  • Christine Grimm: Strategic Manipulation of Contribution Information in Public Good Games With Punishment

Labor Economics 2

  • Jonas Feld: Are Minimum Wages Affecting Immigration Rates? Evidence from EU Countries
  • Jan Wickerath: Rush Hours and Urbanization
  • Štepán Mikula: Air Pollution and Migration: Exploiting a Natural Experiment from the Czech Republic
11:00 - 11:20  Coffee break  
11:20 - 12:20

 Behavioral and Experimental Economics 3

  • Sven Hartmann: Television and Family Stereotypes: Evidence from East Germany
  • Brecht Neyt: Education Level and Mating Success– Undercover on Tinder
  • Rostislav Staněk: Do Richer People Give More to Charity? Lab-in-the-Field Experiments With Participants of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Labor Economics 3

  • Lorenzo Neri: The More, the Merrier? The Impact of Gentri1cation on Student Achievement
  • Gilabert Paulino Font: Taking Cover: Human Capital Accumulation in the Presence of Shocks and Health Insurance
  • Simon Amez: Smartphone Use and Academic Performance: Correlation or Causal Relationship?
12:20 - 13:15  Lunch  
13:15 - 14:30

Keynote lecture by Catia Nicodemo: Migration, Health, and Well-Being

Foreign-born individuals come with different health needs and different level of vulnerability. In the public debate today, immigration is often viewed as a threat to the access and the quality of health care services. The health needs of immigrants and refugees pose new challenges to health care systems. We discuss the main findings of the effects of immigration on demand and supply of health care in host countries. Moreover, immigrant inflows could have large effects on labour markets which can in turn affect natives’ health and their demand for health care. Understanding the health trajectories of immigrants are paramount to provide a correct assessment of the costs and benefits of migration.

14:30 - 15:30

 Behavioral and Experimental Economics 4

  • Sonkurt Sen: Skills Accumulation With Malleable Ability: Evidence from a Growth Mindset Intervention
  • Pol Campos-Mercade: Incentivized Goals and Academic Performance
  • Tommaso Reggiani: Residential Discrimination and Trustworthiness

Labor Economics 4

  • Ekaterina Travova: Under Pressure? Performance Evaluation of Police OZcers as an Incentive to Cheat: Evidence from Drug Crimes In Russia
  • Martin Guzi: Driven By History: The Czech Presidential Elections
  • Ondřej Krčál: Made For The Job Or By The Job? A Lab-In-The-Field Experiment With Firefighters
15:30 - 16:00  Coffee break  
16:00 - 17:00

 Behavioral and Experimental Economics 5

  • Joo Young Jeon: Eye-image in Experiments: Social Cue or Experimenter Demand Effect?
  • Marianne Stephanides: The Economics of Colors
  • Eugenio Levi: An Experimental Test of Keynes’ ’Animal Spirits’

 Labor Economics 5

  • Audrey Au Yong Lyn: Prohibition Without Protection: Marriageable Age Law Reforms and Adolescent Girls’ Fertility in Mexico
  • Kristína Hrehová: Long Commutes and Relationship Stability: Evidence from Germany.
  • Geghetsik Afunts: Who Divorces Who: Educational Homogamy and Changes in Marital Stability


Venue:  Restaurant Mitrowski

19:00 - 22:30 Good-bye dinner