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Fall 2012 Seminar Schedule

Friday, August 31, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics
The White/Black Educational Gap, Stalled Progress, and the Long Term Consequences of the Crack Epidemic
William Evans
University of Notre Dame

Wed, September 5, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
SIX DECADES OF TOP ECONOMICS PUBLISHING: WHO AND HOW?
(A "gossip" paper, with a discussion of results and causes-a relaxing start to the year.)
Dan Hamermesh 
UT

Friday, September 7, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics
The war on poverty's experiment in public medicine: community health centers and the mortality of older Americans
Martha Bailey
University of Michigan

Mon, September 10, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization - Katja Seim
Complexity, Efficiency, and Fairness in Multiproduct Liquor Pricing
Katja Seim

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School Business

Wed, September 12, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
The Effects of Extending Health Insurance to Young Adults on Education and Wages
Marcus Dillender
UT

Wed, September 12, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Tuition Exchange
Umut Dur
UT

Friday, September 14, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics 
The Effect of Poor Neonatal Health on Cognitive Development: Evidence from a Large New Population of Twins
(joint with David Figlio, Krzysztof Karbownik, and Jeffrey Roth)
Jon Guryan
Northwestern University

Monday, September 17, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
The Cyclicality of Sales, Regular and Effective Prices: Business Cycle and Policy Implications
Yuriy Gorodnichenko
University of California, Berkeley

Wed, September 19, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
It's Not About Prom Royalty: Centrality And Health Behavior Within School Networks
H. Shelton Brown
UT


Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics
On the Asymptotic Distribution of the Transaction Price in a Clock Model of a Multi-Unit, Oral, Ascending-Price Auction within the Common-Value Paradigm
Han Hong
Stanford University

Friday, September 21, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics
The Transitional Costs of Sectoral Reallocation: Evidence from the Clean Air Act and the Workforce
Reed Walker
University of California at Berkeley 

Monday, September 24, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Managing Markets for Toxic Assets
Chris House
University of Michigan

Friday, September 28, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics
TBA
Amitabh Chandra
Harvard University

Monday, October 1, 2012 • 3:30 PM 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Reallocation and the Changing Nature of Economic Fluctuations
Eric Sims
University of Notre Dame

Wed, October 3, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
Achieving Academic Excellence After-School? An Evaluation of the Higher Achievement Program
Leigh Linden
UT

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Strategically Valuable Information
Joshua Cherry
Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Friday, October 5, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics
On the asymptotic sizes of subset Anderson-Rubin and Lagrange multiplier tests in linear instrumental variables
regression

On the Asymptotic Size of Subvector Tests in the Linear Instrumental Variables Model
Patrik Guggenberger
University of California, San Diego

Mon, October 8, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization
Identification in Differentiated Products Markets
Philip Haile
Yale University

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory

Bargaining Under Strategic Uncertainty

Amanda Friedenberg

Arizona State University

Friday, October 12, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics

Doubling Up: Intensive Math Instruction and Educational Attainment

Kalena Cortes
Texas A&M University

Wed, October 17, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar

Explaining Trends in Body Mass Index Using Demographic Counterfactuals

Brendan Kline
UT

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory

Agency Models with Frequent Actions

Tomasz Sadzik

University of California, Los Angeles

Friday, October 19, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics

Job Security and Severance Pay Lenience in Recession

Gerard Pfann

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Mon, October 22, 2012 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM • BRB 1.102
Econometrics Lunch Seminar
Testing for Causal Effects in a Generalized Regression Model with Endogenous Regressors
Yumin Li
UT 

Monday, October 22, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics 
The Macroeconomics of Microfinance
Yongseok Shin

Washington University in St. Louis

Wed,  October 24, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
Waiting It Out: Strategic Delay and Additional Training Among College Students
Julie Pechacek
UT

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Stochastic Games in Continuous Time: Persistent Actions in Long-Run Relationships
Aislinn Bohren 
University of Pennsylvania

Friday, October 26, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics

Asymptotically Efficient Estimation of Models Defined by Convex Moment Inequalities

Hiroaki Kaido

Boston University  

Mon, October 29, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization

Ascending Auctions with Costly Monitoring

Joachim Groegar

Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University 

Mon, November 5, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization
What Do Consumers Believe About Future Gasoline Prices?
Ryan Kellogg

University of Michigan  

Wed, November 7, 2012  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM  •  BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
Effect of payment reform on quality of primary care for coronary heart disease, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease in the United Kingdom
Sam Richardson
UT 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory

Expanding 'Choice' in School Choice
Atila Abdulkadiroglu
Duke University

Friday, November 9, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics

Multiscale Inference on Conditional Moment Inequalities
Tim Armstrong

Yale University

Monday, November 12, 2012 • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM • BRB 1.102
Econometrics Lunch Seminar
A New Estimation Approach for the Multiple Discrete-Continuous Probit (MDCP) Choice Model
Chandra Bhat

UT, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Mon, November 12, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization
Health Insurance for Humans: Information Frictions, Plan Choice, and Consumer Welfare
Ben Handel

University of California, Berkeley

Wed, November 14, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • BRB 1.118Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
Losing Heart?  The Effect of Job Displacement on Health

Sandy Black

UT


Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Price distortions in high-frequency markets
Colin Stewart
University of Toronto

Mon, November 19, 2012 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM • BRB 1.102
Econometrics Lunch Seminar
Identification with Instrumental Variables
Brendan Kline
UT

Mon, November 19, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization
What does Medicare D share with LIBOR and procurement auctions? The distortionary effects of the Low Income Subsidy
Francesco Decarolis                      
Boston University

Mon, November 26, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics  
Inflation Expectations and Readiness to Spend: Cross-sectional Evidence
Rudi Bachmann  
RWTH Aachen University, visiting Harvard University

Wed, November 28, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
Wage Flexibility in Recession and Recovery: Evidence from the Temporary Help Industry
Carolyn Heinrich
UT

Wed, November 28, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
News in Dynamic Trading Environments
Brendan Daley
Duke University

Friday, November 30, 2012  to  Saturday, December 1, 2012 • 12:00 PM • AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
STATA/Texas Empirical Micro Conference 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
TBA
Jeff Ely
Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Mon, December 3, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization
Exclusionary Minimum Resale Price Maintenance
John Asker
New York University

Wed, December 5, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar

TBA
Liangfei Qiu
UT

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