Applied Microeconomics Seminar

UNC Department of Economics

 

The UNC Applied Microeconomics Seminar meets on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 in Gardner 211 unless otherwise indicated.  If you have questions about the seminar, please contact Clement Joubert (email) or Lisa Gaines (email).

  

Spring 2014

Date

Speaker

Paper title & link

Time & place

 

 

 

 

March 19

John Kennan

Wisconsin U.

Immigration Restrictions and Labor Market Skills

3:30 in G211

March 26

Peter Norman

UNC

Decomposing the Sources of Racial Wage Differentials

3:30 in G211

April 2

Paul Grieco

Penn State Econ

Productivity and Quality in Health Care: Evidence from the Dialysis Industry

3:30 in G211

April 9

Victoria Prowse

Cornell U.

Optimal Unemployment Insurance and Welfare Benefits in a Life-cycle model of Family Labor Supply and Savings

3:30 in G211

April 23

Jonathan Williams

Univ. of Georgia

Usage-Based Pricing and Demand for Residential Broadband

3:30 in G211

 

 

Fall 2013

Date

Speaker

Paper title & link

Time & place

 

 

 

 

September 18

Andrew Shephard

U. Penn

Optimal Taxation in an Empirical Life-cycle Model of Labour Supply

3:30 in G211

September 25

Robin Lee

NYU

Insurer Competition and Negotiated Hospital Prices

3:30 in G211

October 9

Ken Reddix

UNC

Powering Demand: Solar Photovoltaic Subsidies in California

3:30 in G211

October 23

Maathijs Wildenbeest

Indiana University

Consumer search and prices in the automobile market

3:30 in G211

October 30

Nick Papageorge

John Hopkins U.

Why Medical Innovation is Valuable:

Health, Human Capital and the Labor Market

3:30 in G211

November 13

Chris Cronin

UNC

Insurance-Induced Moral Hazard: A Dynamic Model of Within-Year Medical Care Decision making Under Uncertainty

3:30 in G211

November 20

Tiago Pires

UNC

Longer hours, better outcomes?

3:30 in G211

 

 

Spring 2013

Date

Speaker

Paper title & link

Time & place

 

 

 

 

March 27

Hugh MaCartney

Duke University

The Dynamic Effects of Educational Accountability

3:30 in G211

April 3

Chris Taber

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Estimation of a Roy/Search/Compensating Differential Model of the Labor Markte

3:30 in G211

April 10

Arnaud Maurel

Duke University

College attrition and the dynamics of information

3:30 in G211

April 17

Meta Brown

Federal Reserve of New York

The Impact of Housing Markets on Consumer Debt: credit Report Evidence from 1999 to 2012

3:30 in G211

 

 

Fall 2012

Date

Speaker

Paper title & link

Time & place

 

 

 

 

September 5

Steven Stern

University of Virginia

Marriage, Divorce and asymmetric information

3:30 in G211

September 11

(Tuesday!)

Myrto Kalouptsidi Princeton University

Time to Build and Fluctuations in Bulk Shipping

3:30PM in SSC 111 (DUKE)

October 3

John Ham

 University of Maryland

The Role of Cognitive Ability, Personality Traits and Gender in Gift Exchange Outcomes

3:30 in G211

November 14

Jean-Francois Houde

University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School)

Price negociation in differentiated product markets: evidence from the canadian mortgage market

3:30 in G211

November 28

Eric French

Federal Reserve of Chicago

Medicaid Insurance in Old Age

3:30 in G211

December 5

Peter Savelyev

Vanderbilt University

Conscientiousness, Education, and Longevity of High Ability Individuals

3:30 in G211

 

 

 

Spring 2012

Date

Speaker

Paper title & link

Time & place

 

 

 

 

February 29

Matthew Wiswall

New York University

Evolution of Gender Differences in Post-Secondary Human Capital Investments: College Majors

3:30 in G211

March 14

Brett Gordon

Columbia University

“Political Advertising and the Electoral College.”

Background paper linked here.  Abstract for main paper is here.  Preliminary draft of main paper to be circulated via email.

3:30 in G211

March 21

Flavio Cunha

University of Pennsylvania

An Empirical Model of Parental Learning about the Technology of Skill Formation.  (Access restricted to UNC ONYEN accounts.  To get a copy by email, contact Brian McManus.)

3:30 in G211

March 28

Fabian Lange

Yale University

“Duration Dependence and Labor Market Conditions: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment.”  Paper circulated by email.  Contact Brian McManus if you need a copy of it.

3:30 in G211

April 11

James Roberts

Duke University

“Airline Mergers and the Potential Entry Defense.”  Slides circulated by email.  Contact Brian McManus if you need a copy of them.

3:30 in G211

May 2

William Pizer

Duke University

How Will Climate Change Policies Affect Domestic Manufacturing?

3:30 in G211

 

 

Fall 2011

Date

Speaker

Paper title & link

Time & place

 

 

 

 

September 19

(Monday)

Christopher Flinn

New York University

Household Choices and Child Development

1:00 in G211

September 28

Limor Golan

Carnegie-Mellon Univ.

Estimating the Returns to Parental Time Investment in Children Using a Life Cycle Dynastic Model

3:30 in G211

October 19

Robert Hammond

North Carolina State Univ.

Heterogeneity in Tournaments with Incomplete Information: An Experimental Analysis

3:30 in G211

October 26

George-Levi Gayle

Carnegie-Mellon Univ.

Identifying and Testing Models of Managerial Compensation

3:30 in G211

November 15

(Tuesday)

Barton Hamilton

Washington University

Using Expectations Data to Infer Managerial Preferences

3:30 in G211

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to view the 2010-11 seminar calendar.

 

Last edited: November 8, 2011