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Fall 2014 Seminar Schedule

Monday, September 1, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor Day    
 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory

Making Collusion Hard:  Asymmetric Information as a Counter-Corruption Measure  (PDF) 
Sylvain Chassang
Princeton University

Friday, September 5, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk - Labor
The Effects of Employee Benefits on Startups' Productivity
Ozan Senturk
University of Texas

Monday, September 8, 2014 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
The Psychic Cost of Children
Dan Hamermesh
University of Texas

Monday, September 8, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization   
Ain't it "Suite"?  Bundling in the PC Office Software Market 
Neil Gandal
University of Tel Aviv

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk
- Theory
Minimum Participation Clauses and Exclusion in Public Good Agreements
Anna Klis
University of Texas

Friday, September 12, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Development
Women's Status and Children's Height in India:  Evidence From Joint Rural Households
Dean Spears
Delhi School of Economics

Monday, September 15, 2014 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
There are "Free Lunches":  Evidence from Mid-Day Meal Program in India
Randeep Kaur
University of Texas

Monday, September 15, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Econometrics    
Existence and Characterization of Conditional Density Projections  (PDF)
Ivana Komunjer
University of California, San Diego

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk

A Generalized Model of Affiliate Marketing Contracts
Neal Ghosh
University of Texas

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory

Robustness and Linear Contracts  (PDF)
Robust Incentives for Information Acquisition  (PDF)
Gabriel Carroll
Stanford University

Thursday, September 18, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics

Monetary Policy and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics in Sticky-Price Models  (PDF)
Fernanda Nechio
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Friday, September 19, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Public Finance
Should Schools Recognize or Award Achievement  (PDF)
How Does Peer Pressure Affect Educational Investments  (PDF)
Robert Jensen
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton

Monday, September 22, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Public Finance
The Prison Boom and the Lack of Black Progress after Smith and Welch
Derek Neal
University of Chicago

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory

Dynamic Bidding  (PDF)  
David McAdams
Duke University, Fuqua

Friday, September 26, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk
TAKS-ing Students?  Evaluating Exit Exam Effects on Student Capital Formation in Texas 
Chet Polson
University of Texas

Monday, September 29, 2014 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
Trade Unions in the Age of Litigation  (PDF)  
Richard Murphy
University of Texas

Monday, September 29, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization   
Regulated and Unregulated Almost-Perfect Substitutes:  Aversion Effects from a Selective Ethanol Mandate  (PDF)   
Michael Noel
Texas Tech University

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory

Learning and Fundamentals in a Stationary Environment   
Eran Shmaya
Northwestern University / Tel Aviv University

Friday, October 3, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk - Labor
The End of Polarization?  Technological Change and the Employment of the U.S. Labor Market
Qian Lu
University of Texas

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk
 
Aggregate Implications of Capacity Constraints under Demand Shocks 
Florian Kuhn
University of Texas

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk

Bounded Memory, Reputation, and Impatience 
Ben Sperisen
University of Texas

Friday, October 10, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk
College on the Cheap:  Costs and Benefits of Community College
Jeff Denning
University of Texas

Monday, October 13, 2014 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
Damming the Commons:  An Empirical Analysis of International Cooperative
Sheila Olmstead
University of Texas

Monday, October 13, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Econometrics
Confidence Sets for Continuous and Discontinuous Functions of Parameters 
Tiemen Woutersen
University of Arizona

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk

Relational Contracts and the Value of Information
Sunjoo Hwang
University of Texas

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory

Experimenting Through Consumption: Learning the Krepsian State
Roee Teper
University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, October 16, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk

Income Inequality, Income Mobility, and the Supply of Credit
Rostislav Bogoslovskiy
University of Pittsburgh

Monday, October 20, 2014 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
The Potential Effects of Federal Health Insurance Reforms on Employment
Carolyn Heinrich
University of Texas

Monday, October 20, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk
Exclusive Dealing, Market Outcome, and Welfare in a Two-sided Market
Lei Shao
University of Texas

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Practice Job Talk
Does an Expansion of Public Health Insurance Increase Entrepreneurship? 
Ricki Dolan
University of Texas

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics

The Joint Dynamics of Capital and Employment at the Plant Level 
Ryan Michaels
University of Rochester

Friday, October 24, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Public Finance
Hospitals as Insurers of Last Resort 
Tal Gross
Columbia University

Monday, October 27, 2014 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
The Impact of Tracking:  A Regression Discontinuity Approach
Ziwei He
University of Texas

Friday, October 31, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Broad Matching and the Market for Search Platforms  (PDF) 
Kfir Eliaz
Tel Aviv University

Monday, November 3, 2014 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
School Entry Cutoff Date and the Timing of Births  
Hitoshi Shigeoka
Simon Fraser University

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics

Title of Paper - TBD 
Fabrizio Perri
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 2.136
Labor

Title of Paper - TBD 
Michael Chernew
Harvard University

Monday, November 10, 2014 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
TBD
Dayanand Manoli
University of Texas

Monday, November 10, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization   
Title of Paper - TBD   
Nikhil Agarwal
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics  
Household Debt and the Dynamic Effects of Tax Changes  (PDF)  
James Cloyne
Bank of England

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory

Title of Paper - TBD 
Takuo Sugaya
Stanford University

Friday, November 14, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor
Title of Paper - TBD   
Daniele Paserman
Boston University

Monday, November 17, 2014 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
Financial Incentives to Promote Teacher Retention:  An Exploratory Study
Li Feng
Texas State University

Monday, November 17, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Econometrics   
Title of Paper - TBD
Yanqin Fan
University of Washington

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory

Title of Paper - TBD 
Andrew Ellis
London School of Economics

Thursday, November 20, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Development
Procrastination, Present-Biased Preferences, and Financial Behaviors 
Jeff Brown
University of Illinois

Friday, November 21, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
2014 Labor Economics Conference

Monday, November 24, 2014 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
TBD
Matthew Farber
University of Texas

Monday, November 24, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Econometrics    
Title of Paper - TBD
Nese Yildiz
University of Rochester

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics

Title of Paper - TBD 
Alex Monge-Naranjo
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Monday, December 1, 2014 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
TBD
Brian Richter
University of Texas

Monday, December 1, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization   
Title of Paper - TBD 
Bob Town
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory

Mechanism Design with Maxmin Agents:  Theory and an Application to Bilateral Trade  (PDF)     
Alexander Wolitzky
Stanford University

Friday, December 5, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor
Title of Paper - TBD
Aline Butikofer
Norwegian School of Economics

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