3rd Tinbergen Institute Conference, 2008

May 22-24, 2008

In recent years substantial progress has been made in developing microeconometric techniques for investigating causal effects. The use of these microeconometric techniques to deal with selectivity and endogeneity problems has become particularly popular in development, education, family, health and labor economics. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers in these areas that perform careful empirical analyses to investigate issues such as educational interventions, intergenerational mobility in health and educational outcomes, the relation between family, health and labor decisions and outcomes, the importance of early childhood conditions for outcomes during adulthood, and the impact of community level interventions in developing countries.

Organizing fellows: Jaap Abbring (VU), Hans Bloemen (VU), Gerard van den Berg (VU), Eddy van Doorslaer (EUR), Chris Elbers (VU), Pieter Gautier (VU), Jan-Willem Gunning (VU), Joop Hartog (UvA), Stefan Hochguertel (VU), Bas van der Klaauw (VU), Edwin Leuven (UvA), Maarten Lindeboom (VU), Petter Lundborg (VU), Hessel Oosterbeek (UvA), Erik Plug (UvA), Geert Ridder (USC).

Sponsored by the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis , the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Finance and the Nederlandsche Bank .

The Conference was held in the Theater Instituut Nederland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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