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Spring 2012 Seminar Schedule

Tue, January 17, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Junior Recruitment Seminar
Econometrics
Identification and Estimation of Nonparametric Panel Data Regressions with Measurement Error
Daniel Wilhelm
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Wed, January 18, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Junior Recruitment Seminar
Industrial Organization
Creative Destruction Among Grocery Stores
Nan Yang
Tilburg University, The Nederlands

Fri, January 20, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Public Finance
Nonparametric Evidence on the Effects of Financial Incentives on Retirement Decisions
Does Indivisible Labor Explain the Difference between Micro and Macro Elasticities? A Meta-Analysis of Extensive Margin Elasticities

Day Manoli
UCLA

Mon, January 23, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor
A Nation of Immigrants:
Assimilation and Economic Outcomes in the Age of Mass Migration

Leah Platt Boustan
University of California, Los Angeles

Tue, January 24, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Junior Recruitment Seminar
Industrial Organization
Competition Among Spatially Differentiated Firms: An Estimator With an Application to Cement
Matthew Osborne
Bureau of Economic Analysis

Wed, January 25, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Junior Recruitment Seminar
International
Credit Market Frictions and Trade Liberalization
Wyatt Brooks

University of Minnesota

Thu, January 26, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Junior Recruitment Seminar
Public
Selection in Employer Health Plans: Homogeneous Prices and Heterogeneous Preferences
Michael Geruso
Princeton University

Mon, January 30, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Junior Recruitment Seminar
Econometrics
Heterogeneity and Selection in Dynamic Panel Data
Yuya Sasaki
Brown University

Tue, January 31, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Junior Recruitment Seminar
Theory/Experimental
Rank Efficiency: Investigating a Widespread Ordinal Welfare Criterion
Clayton Featherstone
Stanford University

Wed, February 1, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Junior Recruitment Seminar
Econometrics
Nonparametric Triangular Simultaneous Equations Models with Weak Instruments
Sukjin Han
Yale University

Mon, February 6, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Junior Recruitment Seminar
Econometrics
Identification of semiparametric binary games on networks with application to social interactions
Brendan Kline

Northwestern University

Wed, February 8, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Junior Recruitment Seminar
Public
Estimating the Incidence of Government Spending
Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato
University of California, Berkeley

Wed, February 22, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Junior Recruitment Seminar
Labor
Why Have Divorce Rates Fallen? The Role of Women's Age at Marriage
Dana Rotz

Harvard University

Wed, March 7, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Career Concerns with Coarse Information
Alessandro Bonatti
MIT Sloan School of Management

Fri, March 9, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
An Information Theory of Worker Flows and Wage Dispersion
Amanda Michaud 
University of Minnesota

Mon, March 19, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Econometrics
Nonparametric Series Quantile Regression: Modeling, Estimation and Inference
Ivan Fernandez-Val
Boston University

Wed, March 21, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Verifiability and Group Formation in Markets
Chris Shannon
UC, Berkeley

Fri, March 23, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • BRB 1.120
Applied Micro Brown Bag Seminar - Yaroslav Rosokha
Yaroslav Rosokha
UT

Mon, March 26, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics  
Using Incentives to Encourage Healthy Eating in Children
Joseph Price
Brigham Young University 

Wed, March 28, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Cooperation in Anonymous Dynamic Social Networks
Brian Rogers
Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management 

Fri, March 30, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • BRB 1.120
Applied Micro Brown Bag Seminar
Sandra Black
UT

Fri, March 30, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
TFP During a Credit Crunch
Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau

Carnegie Mellon University 

Mon, April 2, 2012 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Department Seminar - Industrial Organization
The Design of Advertising Exchanges
Preston McAfee
Vice President and Research Fellow at Yahoo! Research

Mon, April 2, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics
Mandate Based Health Reform and the Labor Market: Evidence from the Massachusetts Reform
Amanda Kowalski
Yale University

Tue, April 3, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Student Activity Center
2012 Arlitt Lecture
Economics in Action
Preston McAfee 
Vice President and Research Fellow at Yahoo! Research

Wed, April 4, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Collusion with Asymmetric Firms in Bertrand Competition
Ichiro Obara
UCLA

Fri, April 6, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • BRB 1.120
Applied Micro Brown Bag Seminar
Jocelyn Wikle
UT

Fri, April 6, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Credit Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations in an Economy with Production
Heterogeneity

Aubhik Khan
Ohio State University

Mon, April 9, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Development
Finance and Growth: A Counter-Example from the Origins of Banking in Russia
Mark Hoekstra

Texas A&M

Wed, April 11, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Efficiency in Games with Markovian Private Information
Juuso Toikka
MIT Department of Economics

Fri, April 13, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • BRB 1.120 
Applied Micro Brown Bag Seminar
Did decriminalization of indoor prostitution reduce rape and gonorrhea? Evidence from Rhode Island's natural experiment
Scott Cunningham
Baylor University 

Fri, April 13, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Real Wage Growth over the Business Cycle: Contractual vs. Spot Wages
Baris Kaymak
University of Montreal

Wed, April 18, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Delay and Information Agregation in Stopping Games
Juuso Valimaki
Aalto School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland

Fri, April 20, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • BRB 1.120
Applied Micro Brown Bag Seminar
Jeff Denning
UT 

Fri, April 20, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Fixed Adjustment Costs and Aggregate Fluctuations
Ryan Michaels
University of Rochester 

Wed, April 25, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Analogy in Decision Making
Massimiliano Amarante
University of Montreal 

Thu, April 26, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Empirical Policy Functions as Benchmarks for Evaluation of Dynamic Capital Structure Models
Santiago Bazdresch
Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota  

Fri, April 27, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • BRB 1.120 
Applied Micro Brown Bag Seminar
Melinda Petre
UT

Mon, April 30, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics
College and Labor Market Effects of Vouchers for Private Secondary Schooling in Colombia: Evidence from a Randomized Policy Experiment
Eric Bettinger
Stanford University

Wed, May 2, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Strategic Ambiguity in Games
Frank Riedel
Institute of Mathematical Economics at Bielefeld University

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