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Seminar Series

Seminar Series

Spring 2022

Manisha Padi, Berkeley Law

Paper: "Fiduciary Duty and the Market for Financial Advice"
February 25 | 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Location: HLH 204

Patricia Cortes, Boston University

Paper: Automation and Gender: Implications for Occupational Segregation and the Gender Skill Gap
March 4 | 10-11 a.m.
Location: Zoom

Conrad Miller, Berkeley

Paper: The Dynamics of Referral Hiring and Racial Inequality: Evidence from Brazil
March 25 | 10-11:15 a.m.
Location: HLH 204

Janet Currie, Princeton

Paper: "The Effects of Legal Representation on Tenant Outcomes in Housing Court: Evidence from New York City's Universal Access Program"
April 1 | 1-2 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Heather Sarsons, University of Chicago

Paper: National Wages
April 15 | 10-11:15 a.m.
Location: HLH 211

David Novgorodsky, University of Chicago

Paper: How Americans Respond to Idiosyncratic and Exogenous Changes in Household Wealth and Unearned Income
April 22 | 10-11:15 a.m.
Location: HLH 215

Heather Royer, UCSB

Paper: "Is Parental Leave Costly for Firms and Coworkers?"
April 25 | 10-11:15 a.m.
Location: HLH 204

Fall 2021

Arnaud Maurel, Duke University

Paper: "Conditional Choice Probability Estimation of Continuous-Time Job Search Models” (joint with P. Arcidiacono, A. Gyetvai and E. Jardim)
September 10 | 10-11 a.m.
Location: Zoom

Thomas Prusa, Rutgers University

Paper: The Impact of PTAs on the Duration of Antidumping Protection
September 24 | 10-11 a.m.
Location: HLH 204

Donna Ginther, University of Kansas

Paper: TBA
October 15 | 10-11 a.m.
Location: HLH 204

Matthew Gentry, Florida State University

Paper: TBA
October 28 | 3:30-5 p.m.
Location: HLH 204

Daniel Greenwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Paper: TBA
November 5 | 10-11 a.m.
Location: Zoom

Andrii Parkhomenko, University of Southern California

Paper: TBA
November 19 | 10-11 a.m.
Location: HLH 204

Spring 2021

David Deming, Harvard Kennedy School

Paper: Decision-Making as Human Capital
February 12 | 10-11 a.m.
Location: Zoom

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Pengpeng Xiao, Duke University

Paper: Wage and Employment Discrimination by Gender in Labor Market Equilibrium
February 19 | 10-11 a.m.
Location: Zoom

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Basit Zafar, University of Michigan

Paper: Gender Differences in Job Search and the Earnings Gap
March 5 | 10-11 a.m.
Location: Zoom

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Uta Schoenberg, University College London

Paper: Wind of Change? Cultural Determinants of Maternal Labor Supply*
March 12 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom

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Melanie Wasserman, UCLA

Paper: Informed Choices: Gender Gaps in Career Advice∗
April 2 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Zoom

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Katharine Abraham, Maryland

Paper: Driving the Gig Economy
April 16 | 10-11 a.m.
Location: Zoom

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Fall 2020

Nathalie Gimenes, Pontifical Catholic University (PUC)

Semiparametric Quantile Models for Ascending Auctions with Asymmetric Bidders
August 28 | 10-11 a.m.

Mike Zabek, Federal Reserve Board

Paper: Local Ties in Spatial Equilibrium
September 18 | 10-11 a.m.

Hannes Schwandt, Northwestern University

Paper: Socioeconomic Decline and Death: Midlife Impacts of Graduating in a Recession
September 25 | 10-11 a.m.

Carol Caetano, University of Georgia

Paper: Correcting Endogeneity in Models with Bunching
October 2 | 10-11 a.m.

Manasi Deshpande, University of Chicago

Paper: Beyond Health: Non-Health Risk and the Value of Disability Insurance
October 9 | 10-11 a.m.

Chloe East, UC-Denver

Paper: Income Around Job Loss: Efficacy of the Public and Private Safety Nets
October 23 | 10-11 a.m.

Sarah Bana, Standford Digital Economy Lab

Paper: job2vec: Learning the Representation of Jobs
November 13 | 10-11 a.m.

Spring 2020

Pat Bayer, Duke

Paper: Speculative Fever: Investor Contagion in the Housing Bubble
Thursday, March 5 | 3:30-5:00 p.m. | HLH032

Heather Royer, UCSB

Paper: Is Parental Leave Costly for Firms and Coworkers?
Cancelled – Rescheduled for Fall 2020

Conrad Miller, Berkeley

Paper: Profiling in Motor Vehicle Searches: Is There An Equity-Efficiency Tradeoff?
Cancelled – Rescheduled for Fall 2020

Jonathan Davis, U Oregon

Paper: TBA
Cancelled – Rescheduled for Fall 2020

Fall 2019

Peter Blair, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Paper: Is Spending on Schools Efficient? A National Study of the Capitalization of School Spending and Local Taxes
Thursday, September 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | HLH 032

Maya Rossin-Slater, Stanford

Paper: When Dad Can Stay Home: Fathers' Workplace Flexibility and Maternal Health
Thursday, October 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | HLH 032

Julie Cullen, UCSD

Paper: Performance Information and Personnel Decisions in the Public Sector: The Case of School Principals
Friday, November 1 | 10:30 a.m.-noon | HLH 032

Lisa Kahn, Rochester

Paper: Dropouts Need Not Apply? The Minimum Wage and Skill Upgrading
Friday, November 8 | 10:30 a.m.-noon | HLH 032

Mike Belsky, UChicago Harris

Paper: An Overview of the Municipal Bond Market and Some Contemporary Issues
Friday, November 15 | 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | HLH 032

Spring 2019

Philip I. Levy, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

Paper: Pressing Trade Questions and the Research Disconnect
Wednesday, January 9 | 1:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - HLH 231

Russell H. Hillberry, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

Paper: Trade Effects of Customs Reform: Evidence from Albania
Friday, January 18, 2019 | 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m. - HLH 215

Tilman Börgers, University of Michigan

Paper: Strategically Simple Mechanisms
Friday, March 1 | 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - HLH 215

Jeffrey Ely, Northwestern University

Presentation: Coordinated Equilibrium
Thursday, April 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. - HLH 204

Sukjin Han, University of Texas-Austin

Paper: Optimal Dynamic Treatment Regimes with Imperfect Compliance
Friday, April 26 | 10-11:30 a.m. – HLH 219

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Fall 2018

Jesse Shapiro, Brown University

Paper: The Effect of SNAP on the Composition of Purchased Foods: Evidence and Implications
Friday, September 28 | 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Location TBA
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Karam Kang, Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business

Paper: Understanding Disparities in Punishment: Regulator Preferences and Expertise
Friday, October 5 | 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - HLH 215

Damon Jones, University of Chicago Harris School

Paper: What Do Workplace Wellness Programs Do? Evidence from the Illinois Workplace Wellness Study
Friday, October 12 | 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - HLH 215

Jeffrey Grogger, University of Chicago Harris School

Paper: The Wage Penalty of Regional Accents
Friday, October 26 | 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - HLH 215

Byung-Cheol Kim, University of Alabama

Paper: The Impact of Uber and Lyft on Taxi Service Quality: Evidence from New York City
Friday, November 2 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - HLH 215

Sandeep Baliga, Northwestern University Kellogg School

Paper: The Strategy and Technology of Conflict
Friday, November 30 | 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. - HLH 215

Spring 2018

William N. Evans, University of Notre Dame

Paper: Guns and Violence: The Enduring Legacy of Crack Cocaine Markets
February 23, 2018 | 10-11:30 a.m. - CoB 111

Kristy Buzard, Syracuse University

Paper: Endogenous Politics and the Design of Trade Institutions
March 2, 2018 | 10-11:30 a.m. - CoB 111

Lars A. Stole, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Paper: Menu Auctions and Influence Games with Private Information
April 6, 2018 | 10:30-noon - CoB 231

Stefano Carattini, Yale University

Paper: Social Interactions and the Adoption of Solar PV: Evidence from Cultural Borders
April 13, 2018 | 10-11:30 a.m. - CoB 215

Bernhard Ganglmair, University of Texas at Dallas

Paper: Learning When to Quit: An Empirical Model of Experimentation
April 20, 2018 | 10:30-12 p.m. - CoB 215

Fall 2017

Alexander Frankel, University of Chicago

Paper: Selecting Applicants
August 25, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - CoB 231

Dean Karlan, Yale University

Paper: Randomizing Religion
September 15, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - CoB 111

Wolfgang Keller, University of Colorado at Boulder

Paper: Globalization and Executive Compensation
September 21, 2017 | 3:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - CoB 231

Hugh Macartney, Duke University

Paper: Incentive Design in Education: An Empirical Approach
September 29, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - CoB 231

Carol Shiue, University of Colorado Boulder

Paper: Social Mobility in the Long-Run: An Analysis with Five Linked Generations in China, 1300-1900
October 5, 2017 | 3:30–5 p.m. - CoB 202

Bruce Meyer, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Paper: Using Linked Survey and Administrative Data to Better Measure Income: Implications for Poverty, Program Effectiveness and Holes in the Safety Net
October 20, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - CoB 231

Richard van Weelden, University of Pittsburgh

Paper: Crashing the Party? Elites, Outsiders, and Elections
October 27, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - CoB 231

Sally Hudson, University of Virginia

Paper: Evaluating Post-Secondary Aid: Enrollment, Persistence, and Projected Completion Effects
November 10, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - CoB 231

Georg Schaur, University of Tennessee

Paper: Border Processing, Trade Costs and New Trade Policy
December 12, 2017 | 10:30-12 pm | CoB 231

Spring 2017

Sebastian Sotelo, University of Michigan

Paper: Trade-Induced Structural Change and the Skill Premium (joint with Javier Cravino)
February 9, 2017 | 9:30-11 a.m. in CBA 222

Hanzhe Zhang, Michigan State University

Paper: Pre-Matching Gambles
March 2, 2017 | 9:30-11 a.m. in CBA 222

Shafiun Shimul, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Paper: Uneven Obstacles for the Mid-Size Firms and the Missing Middles in the Developing Countries: Can Corruption and Tax Regulation explain it?
March 30, 2017 | 11:30a.m.-1:00p.m. in CBA 222

Richard van Weelden, University of Chicago

Paper: Crashing the Party? Elites, Outsiders, and Elections (joint with Peter Buisseret)
April 13, 2017 | 9:30-11 a.m. in CBA 222

Jeffrey Lin, Philadelphia Federal Reserve

Paper: Freeway Revolts!
April 27, 2017 | 9:30-11 a.m. in CBA 222