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Fall 2013 Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Buy-it-now or Take-a-chance:  Price Discrimination through Randomized Auctions  (PDF)  
Greg Lewis
Harvard University

Friday, September 13, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Optimal Stopping with Private Information  (PDF)
Philipp Strack
Microsoft Research

Monday, September 16, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Marginal Tax Rates and Income:  New Time Series Evidence (PDF)
Karel Mertens
Cornell University

Friday, September 20, 2013 • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM • UTC 4.134
Stata Corporation Seminar
Programming an Estimation Command in Stata and Mata
David Drukker
STATA

Monday, September 23, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor / Public Finance / Development
Teacher Quality Policy When Supply Matters (PDF)
Jesse Rothstein
University of California, Berkeley

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization / Econometrics
Reallocation and Technology:  Evidence form the U.S. Steel Industry  (PDF)  
Allan Collard-Wexler

New York University

Friday, September 27, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk
Hotspot Economics:  Procurement of Third-Party WiFi Capacity for Mobile Data Offloading  (PDF)
Liangfei Qiu
University of Texas, Austin 

Monday, September 30, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk
Employer Learning about Noncognitive Skills  (PDF)
Melinda Petre
University of Texas, Austin

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk
Safety in Mechanism Design and Implementation Theory  (PDF)
George Shoukry
University of Texas, Austin

Friday, October 4, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk
Bank Size, Leverage, and Financial Downturns  (PDF)
Chacko George
University of Texas, Austin

Monday, October 7, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor / Public Finance / Development
Do the Laws of Tax Incidence Hold?  Point of Collection and the Pass-through of State Diesel Taxes  (PDF)
Justin Marion
University of California, Santa Cruz

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization / Econometrics
Semiparametric Estimation and Inference Using Doubly Robust Moment Conditions  (PDF)
Christoph Rothe
Columbia University

Friday, October 11, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
The Output and Welfare Effects of Fiscal Shocks over the Business Cycle  (PDF)
Eric Sims
University of Notre Dame 

Monday, October 14, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk
Waiting It Out?  Unemployment and Strategic Delay of Graduation Among College Students
Julie Pechacek
University of Texas, Austin

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk
Optimal Transmission Regulation in Restructured Electricity Markets
Tom Roderick
University of Texas, Austin

Friday, October 18, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk
Credit or Debit?  How Surcharging Affects Customers, Merchants, and the Platform
Jonathan Lhost
University of Texas, Austin

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk
The Spread of Horizontal Chains:  Efficiency or Market Power?
Brett Hollenbeck

University of Texas, Austin

Friday, October 25, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Information Design in Binary Environments
Ina Taneva
University of Texas, Austin  

Monday, October 28, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor / Public Finance / Development
The Allocation of Talent and U.S. Economic Growth  (PDF)
Erik Hurst
University of Chicago

Friday, November 1, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Time-Varying Business Volatility, Price Setting, and the Real Effects of Monetary Policy  (PDF)
Rüdigar Bachmann
RWTH Aachen University

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization / Econometrics
Credibility of Confidence Sets in Nonstandard Econometric Problems  (PDF)
Andriy Norets
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign  

Monday, November 11, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Ambiguity Aversion with Three or More Outcomes  (PDF)
Mark Machina
University of California, San Diego

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Econometrics
Priors and Posterior computation in Linear Endogenous Variable Models with Imperfect Instruments  (PDF)
Justin Tobias

Purdue University

Friday, November 15, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor / Public Finance / Development
Do Informal Referrals Lead to Better Matches?  Evidence from a Firm's Employee Referral System  (PDF)
Giorgio Topa
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Monday, November 18, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor / Public Finance / Development
Do Fixed Patent Terms Distort Innovation?  Evidence from Cancer Clinical Trials  (PDF)
Heidi Williams
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Econometrics
Sieve Quasi Likelihood Ratio Inference on Semi/Nonparametric Moment Models  (PDF)
Xiaohong Chen

Yale University

Friday, November 22, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Strategic Learning versus Strategic Teaching 
Burkhard Schipper
University of California, Davis

Monday, November 25, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor / Public Finance / Development
Experimental Impacts of the Distributional Effects of Head Start  (PDF)   
Hilary Hoynes
University of California, Berkeley

Thanksgiving Break -- Thursday, November 28, 2013 – Friday, November 29, 2014

Monday, December 2, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor / Public Finance / Development
Vehicle Scrappage and Gasoline Policy  (PDF)
Arthur Van Benthem
Wharton, University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization / Econometrics
Dynamic Inputs and Resource (Mis)Allocation  (PDF)  
John Asker   
New York University,  Stern School of Business 

Friday, December 6, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Efficient Matching under Distribution Constraints:  Theory and Applications  (PDF)  
Fuhito Kojima
Stanford University

Monday, December 9, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor / Public Finance / Development
Family Welfare Cultures  (PDF)    
Gordon Dahl
University of California, San Diego

Winter Break -- Friday, December 6, 2013 – Monday, January 13, 2014

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118  
Macroeconomics  
The Trend is the Cycle:  Job Polarization and Jobless Recoveries  (PDF)  
Henry Siu  
University of British Colombia, Vancouver School of Economics

 

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