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Spring 2014 Seminar Schedule

Monday, January 27, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory / General Interest
The Ratchet Effect Re-examined:  A Learning Perspective  (PDF)  
V. Bhaskar

University College London

Monday, February 17, 2014 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM • BRB 2.136
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
Benefits from Delay?  The effect of Abortion Availability on Young Women  
Sandy Black
University of Texas, Austin

Monday, February 24, 2014 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM • BRB 2.136
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
Saved by the Pell?  Grant Money and Student Outcomes
Jeff Denning
University of Texas, Austin

Monday, February 24, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Mandatory Disclosure and Financial Contagion  (PDF)  
Gadi Barlevy
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Thursday, February 27, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Time Consistency and the Duration of Government Debt:  A Signalling Theory of Quantitative Easing  (PDF)
Saroj Bhattarai

Pennsylvania State University

Friday, February 28, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization
Competition and Interdependent Costs in Highway Procurement  (PDF)  
Paulo Somaini
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Monday, March 3, 2014 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM • BRB 2.136
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
The Complexity of Immigrant Generations:  Implications for Assessing the Socioeconomic Integration of Hispanics and Asians
Steve Trejo
University of Texas, Austin

Monday, March 3, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • SAC Auditorium (SAC 1.402)
Arlitt Lecture
Where is the Land of Opportunity?  The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the U.S.  (PDF)  
Raj Chetty  
Bloomberg Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory / General Interest
Bargaining in Supply Chains  (PDF)  
Stephen Leider
University of Michigan

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor / Public Finance / Development
Incentives, Commitments and Habit Formation in Exercise:  Evidence from a Field Experiment with Workers at a Fortune-500 Company  (PDF)  
Heather Royer
University of California, Santa Barbara

Monday, March 17, 2014 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM • BRB 2.136
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
TBD
Ozan Senturk

University of Texas, Austin

Monday, March 17, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Consumption Inequality and Family Labor Supply (PDF)  
Luigi Pistaferri

Stanford University

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory / General Interest
Optimal Design for Social Learning  (PDF)  
Yeon-Koo Che
Columbia University

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor / Public Finance / Development
Does Delay Cause Decay?  The Effect of Administrative Decision Time on the Labor Force Participation and Earnings of Disability  (PDF)  
Nicole Maestas   
Rand Corporation

Monday, March 24, 2014 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM • BRB 2.136
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
Peer Effects, Educational Attainment and School Desegregation:  Evidence from Randomized Lotteries
Peter Bergman
Teachers College, Columbia University

Monday, March 24, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory / General Interest
Competition in Persuasion  (PDF)  
Emir Kamenica
University of Chicago. Booth

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
The Role of Automatic Stabilizers in the U.S. Business Cycle  (PDF)  
Ricardo Reis

Columbia University

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor / Public Finance / Development
The Parcel Tax as a Source of Local Revenue for California Public Schools  (PDF)  
Jon Sonstelie

University of California, Santa Barbara

Friday, March 28, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Econometrics
Bonferroni-Based Size-Correction for Nonstandard Testing Problems  (PDF)  
Adam McCloskey 

Brown University

Monday, March 31, 2014 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM • BRB 2.136
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
TBD
Mike Geruso

University of Texas, Austin

Monday, March 31, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
The Cyclicality of the Opportunity Cost of Employment  (PDF)  
Loukas Karabarbounis

University of Chicago, Booth

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory  / General Interest
Divide and Compromise
Rodrigo Valez

Texas A&M

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor / Public Finance / Development
Adverse Selection and an Individual Mandate:  When Theory Meets Practice  (PDF)  
Jonathan Kolstad

Wharton, University of Pennsylvania

Monday, April 7, 2014 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM • BRB 2.136
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
TBD
George Shoukry

University of Texas, Austin

Monday, April 7, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory / General Interest
Contests for Experimentation
Navin Kartik

Columbia University

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Optimal Income Taxation: Mirrlees Meets Ramsey 
Jonathan Heathcote

Federal Reserve Bank, Minneapolis

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor / Public Finance / Development
Intergenerational Mobility in the United States, 1850-1930  (PDF)   AND  In the Name of the Son (and the Daughter): Intergenerational Mobility in the United States, 1850-1930  (PDF)  
Daniele Paserman

Boston University

Thursday, April 11, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Econometrics
Testing LATE Assumptions
Ismael Mourifie
University of Toronto

Monday, April 14, 2014 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM • BRB 2.136
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
Training Program Impacts and the Onset of the Great Recession
Carolyn Heinrich
University of Texas, Austin

Monday, April 14, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory  / General Interest
Premuneration Values and Investments in Matching Markets  (PDF)  
George Mailath

University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor / Public Finance / Development
Juvenile Incarceration, Human Capital and Future Crime:  Evidence from Randomly-Assigned Judges  (PDF)  
Joe Doyle

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan

Friday, April 18, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization
Equilibria in Health Exchanges:  Adverse Selection vs Reclassification Risk  (PDF)    
Igal Hendel

Northwestern University

Monday, April 21, 2014 • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM • BRB 2.136
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
TBD
Qian Lu

University of Texas, Austin

Monday, April 21, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory / General Interest
What Do Managers Do?  Exploring Persistent Performance Difference among Seemingly Similar Enterprises  (PDF)  
Robert Gibbons
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor / Public Finance / Development
Income Inequality, Social Mobility, and the Decision to Drop Out of High School  
Melissa Kearney
University of Maryland

Friday, April 25, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Econometrics
Power Improvements to Three Tests of Concavity  (PDF)  
Brendan Beare

University of California, San Diego

Monday, April 28, 2014 • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM • BRB 2.136
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
TBD
Megan Thomas
University of Texas, Austin

Monday, April 28, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
TBD
Nicolas Roys

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory / General Interest
Optimal Bundling Prices under Correlated Valuations  
Bo Chen

Southern Methodist University

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor / Public Finance / Development
Have We Identified Effective Teachers?  Validating Measures of Effective Teaching Using Random Assignment (PDF)  
Doug Staiger

Dartmouth College

Friday, May 2, 2014 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization
Efficient Provision of Experience Goods: Evidence from Antidepressant Choice  (PDF)  
Michael Dickstein

Stanford University

Monday, May 5, 2014 • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM • BRB 2.136
Applied Micro Lunch Seminar
TBD
Marika Cabral

University of Texas, Austin

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