The Economics Department

Dayanand Manoli


Assistant ProfessorPh.D., University of California, Berkeley

Dayanand Manoli

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Biography


Day Manoli is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Manoli’s research focuses on empirical analyses to document and improve the impacts of government policies. His research interests include social security and retirement policy, income tax policy and education policy.

In current and previous research projects, Professor Manoli has worked closely with private companies and government agencies to analyze data, test economic models and implement large-scale field experiments.

Courses


ECO 420K • Microeconomic Theory

33510-33517 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm CLA 0.126

A SURVEY OF NEOCLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY THEORIES OF THE PRINCIPAL DETERMINANTS OF PRICES AND OF THE ROLE OF PRICES IN ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION. REQUIRED OF STUDENTS MAJORING IN ECONOMICS.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K AND 304L WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C- IN EACH, AND MATHEMATICS 408C AND 408D, OR MATHEMATICS 408K AND 408L, WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C- IN EACH.

The primary objective of the course is to study contemporary theories of the principal determinants of prices and the role of prices in economic organization. The course will emphasize the fundamental concepts of microeconomics and provide concrete examples of their application. The course will cover the demand and supply theories for competitive markets, some instances of market power, basics of the game theory, choice under uncertainty, and equilibrium in an exchange and production economy.

ECO 420K • Microeconomic Theory

34715-34720 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm WAG 214

A SURVEY OF NEOCLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY THEORIES OF THE PRINCIPAL DETERMINANTS OF PRICES AND OF THE ROLE OF PRICES IN ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION. REQUIRED OF STUDENTS MAJORING IN ECONOMICS.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K AND 304L WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C- IN EACH, AND MATHEMATICS 408C AND 408D, OR MATHEMATICS 408K AND 408L, WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C- IN EACH.

The primary objective of the course is to study contemporary theories of the principal determinants of prices and the role of prices in economic organization. The course will emphasize the fundamental concepts of microeconomics and provide concrete examples of their application. The course will cover the demand and supply theories for competitive markets, some instances of market power, basics of the game theory, choice under uncertainty, and equilibrium in an exchange and production economy.

Papers


“Nonparametric Evidence on the Effects of Financial Incentives on Retirement Decisions” with Andrea Weber 


“Why Are Benefits Left on the Table? Assessing the Role of Information, Complexity, and Stigma on Take-up with an IRS Field Experiment” with Saurabh Bhargava, (revise and resubmit at American Economic Review)


“Policy Variation, Labor Supply Elasticities and a Structural Model of Retirement” with Kathleen Mullen and Mathis Wagner (revise and resubmit at Journal of Applied Econometrics)


“Are Micro and Macro Labor Supply Elasticities Consistent? A Review of Evidence on the Intensive and Extensive Margins” with Raj Chetty, Adam Guren and Andrea Weber, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 101: 471-75, 2011


“Does Indivisible Labor Explain the Difference between Micro and Macro Elasticities? A Meta-Analysis of Extensive Margin Elasticities” with Raj Chetty, Adam Guren and Andrea Weber, NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2012


 Benefits

Psychological Frictions and Incomplete Take-up

Authors: Saurabh Bhargava, Day Manoli

Forthcoming, American Economic Review

This paper analyzes a field experiment conducted in collaboration with the IRS to examine response rates to different taxpayer notifications.

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Nudges and Learning: Evidence from Informational Interventions for Low-Income Taxpayers

Authors: Day Manoli, Nick Turner

Manoli, Dayanand S., and Nick Turner. Nudges and Learning: Evidence from Informational Interventions for Low-Income Taxpayers No. w20718. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2014.

This paper examines the extent to which notices for low-income taxpayers have persistent impacts on tax filing and claiming of EITC benefits.

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Nonparametric

Effects of Financial Incentives on Retirement Decisions

Authors: Day Manoli, Andrea Weber

Manoli, Dayanand S., and Andrea Weber. Nonparametric evidence on the effects of financial incentives on retirement decisions.No. w17320. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2011.

This paper examines how long individuals are willing to delay their retirements in response to anticipated increases in retirement benefits.

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PolicyVariation

Cash-on-Hand & College Enrollment

Authors: Day Manoli, Nick Turner

Manoli, Dayanand S., and Nicholas Turner. Cash-on-Hand & College Enrollment: Evidence from Population Tax Data and Policy Nonlinearities No. w19836. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2014.

This paper examines how cash-on-hand from tax refunds in the high school senior year affects college enrollment.

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Lowincome

Are there Returns to Experience at Low-Skill Jobs?

Authors: Adam Looney, Day Manoli

This paper examines wage growth for single mothers before and after welfare reforms and EITC expansions in the 1990s.

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RetirementDecisions

Labor Market Effects of the Early Retirement Age

Authors: Day Manoli, Andrea Weber

This paper examines the effects of increasing the Early Retirement Age on older individuals’ decisions to exit their jobs and retire.

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Metaanalysis

Does Indivisible Labor Explain the Difference between Micro and Macro Elasticities?

Authors: Raj Chetty, Adam Guren, Day Manoli, Andrea Weber

Chetty, Raj, Adam Guren, Day Manoli, and Andrea Weber. “Does Indivisible Labor Explain the Difference between Micro and Macro Elasticities? A Meta-Analysis of Extensive Margin Elasticities.” NBER Macroeconomics Annual (2012).

This paper reviews microeconometric evidence on labor supply elasticities and presents calibrations of macroeconomic models to quasi-experimental studies.

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MacroMicro

Are Micro and Macro Labor Supply Elasticities Consistent?

Authors: Raj Chetty, Adam Guren, Day Manoli, Andrea Weber

Chetty, Raj, Adam Guren, Day Manoli, and Andrea Weber. “Are micro and macro labor supply elasticities consistent? A review of evidence on the intensive and extensive margins.” The American Economic Review 101, no. 3 (2011): 471-475.

This paper compares microeconometric evidence on labor supply elasticities to evidence from macroeconomic models.

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Benefits

Why Are Benefits Left on the Table?

Authors: Saurabh Bhargava, Day Manoli

This paper analyzes a field experiment conducted in collaboration with the IRS to examine response rates to different taxpayer notifications.

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