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 Brian McManus (email) or Lisa Gaines (email).

  

  

Spring 2017

Date

Speaker

Paper title & link

Time & place

 

 

 

 

February 22

Quentin Brummet

US Census Bureau

Parental Valuation of School Choice:  Evidence from Boundary Discontinuities

3:30pm GA211

March 8

John Pepper

U Virginia

How Do Right-to-Carry Laws Affect Crime Rates? Coping with Ambiguity using Bounded-Variation Assumptions

3:30pm GA211

March 22

Hanming Fang

U Pennsylvania

Mothers’ Employment, Parental Absence, and Children’s Educational Gender Gap

3:30pm GA211

March 29

Joseph Hotz

Duke

** Postponed. New date to come soon. **

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April 5

Ali Yurokoglu

Sanford GSB

** Postponed to 2017-18 academic year **

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April 26

Audra Bowlus

U Western Ontario

Different Paths? Human Capital Prices, Wages and Inequality in Canada and the US

3:30pm GA211

May 3

David Lagakos

UC San Diego

The Welfare Effects of Encouraging Rural-Urban Migration

3:30pm GA211

 

 

Fall 2016

Date

Speaker

Paper title & link

Time & place

 

 

 

 

September 14

Nirav Mehta

U Western Ontario

Social interactions, mechanisms, and equilibrium: Evidence from a model of study time and academic achievement

3:30pm GA211

September 21

Michael Dinerstein

U Chicago

Consumer Price Search and Platform Design in Internet Commerce

 

October 12

John Singleton

Duke

Incentives and the Supply of Effective Charter Schools

3:30pm GA211

October 26

Anna Aizer

Brown

Lead and Juvenile Delinquency: New Evidence from Linked Birth, School, and Crime Records

3:30pm GA211

November 2

Victor Aguirregabiria

U Toronto

Solution and Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Choice Structural Models Using Euler Equations

3:30pm GA211

November 9

Joseph Hotz

Duke

Ex Ante Returns and Occupational Choice

POSTPONED TO SPRING 2017

3:30pm GA211

November 30

Igal Hendel

Northwestern

The Welfare Impact of Long-Term Health Insurance Contracts

3:30pm GA211

 

 

  

Spring 2016

Date

Speaker

Paper title & link

Time & place

 

 

 

 

March 2

Todd Stinebrickner

U Western Ontario

Job Tasks, Time Allocation, and Wages

3:30pm GA211

March 9

Gabriel Weintraub

Columbia

A Framework for Dynamic Oligopoly in Concentrated Industries

3:30pm GA211

March 23

Chao Fu

U Wisconsin

Structural Estimation of a Model of School Choices: the Boston Mechanism vs. Its Alternatives

3:30pm GA211

April 6

Valentin Verdier

UNC

Decomposing Contrasts into Two-Sided Selection, Peer Effects, and Dynamic Effects: A Panel Analysis

3:30pm GA211

April 20

Gregorio Caetano

U Rochester

Toward Causal Estimates of Children’s Time Allocation on Skill Development

3:30pm GA211

April 27

Victor Aguirregabiria

U Toronto

A Microeconometric Dynamic Structural Model of Copper Mining Decisions

3:30pm GA211

 

 

Fall 2015

Date

Speaker

Paper title & link

Time & place

 

 

 

 

September 2

Stephane Bonhomme

U Chicago

Earnings and Consumption Dynamics: A Nonlinear Panel Data Framework

3:30pm GA211

September 9

Marc Rysman

Boston U

Computing Price-Cost Margins in a Durable Costs Environment

3:30pm GA211

September 16

Julie Berry Cullen

UCSD

Political Alignment and Tax Evasion

3:30pm GA211

October 14

Jane Cooley Fruehwirth

UNC

Religion and Depression in Adolescence

3:30pm GA211

October 28

Luca Flabbi

UNC

Simultaneous Search in the Labor and Marriage Markets with Endogenous Schooling Decisions

3:30pm GA211

November 4

David Chan

Stanford U

Uncertainty, Tacit Knowledge, and Practice Variation: Evidence from Physicians in Training

3:30pm GA211

November 18

Liran Einav

Stanford U

Can Health Insurance Competition Work? Evidence from Medicare Advantage

3:30pm GA211

December 2

Gil Shapira

World Bank

Using Data from a Randomized Control Trial to Validate a Dynamic Behavioral Model of Adolescent Girls in Malawi

3:30pm GA211

December 4

David Dorn

U Zurich

The Labor Market and the Marriage Market: How Adverse Employment Shocks Affect Marriage, Fertility, and Children's Living Circumstances

3:30pm GA211

 

 

 Spring 2015

Date

Speaker

Paper title & link

Time & place

 

 

 

 

March 4th

Matt Lewis

Clemson U

Hospital Systems and Bargaining Power: Evidence from Out-Of-Market Acquisitions

3:30pm GA211

March 18th

Petra Todd

U Penn

Estimating a Coordination Game in the Classroom: Accounting for Mathematics Performance of High School Students in Mexico

3:30pm GA211

March 25th

Ben Handel

UC Berkeley

“What Does a Deductible Do? The Impact of Cost-Sharing on Health Care Prices, Quantities, and Spending Dynamics”

3:30pm GA211

April 1st

Wilbert van der Klaauw

NY Fed

Anatomy of Welfare Reform Evaluation:

Announcement and Implementation Effects”

3:30pm GA211

April 15th

Hunt Allcott

NYU

“Maximizing Money vs. Utility: Measuring the Welfare Effects of Energy Efficiency Programs"

3:30pm GA211

April 22nd

Sergio Urzua

U. Maryland

“Bullying in Teenagers, The Role of Cognitive and

Non-Cognitive Skills

3:30pm GA211

 

 

Fall 2014

Date

Speaker

Paper title & link

Time & place

 

 

 

 

September 24

(Joint with THEW)

Christina Marsh Dalton

Wake Forest U

Outsourcing and Ownership: Theory and Evidence from California General Care Hospitals

3:30pm GA211

October 1

Jane Cooley Fruehwirthy,

U. of Cambridge

How The Timing of Grade Retention affects Outcomes: Identification and Estimation of Time-Varying Treatment Effects

3:30pm GA211

October 8

Modibo Sidibe

Duke U

Job Search and Migration in a System of Cities

3:30pm GA211

October 15

Robert Moffitt

John Hopkins U

Estimating Marginal Treatment Effects of Transfer Programs on Labor Supply

3:30pm GA211

October 22

Alan Sorensen

U Wisconsin

The Role of Intermediaries in Dynamic Auction Markets (distributed by email)

3:30pm GA211

November 5

Kate Ho

Columbia U

The Impact of Consumer Inattention on Insurer Pricing in the Medicare Part D Program

3:30pm GA211

November 12

Brian McManus

UNC

Learning by Driving: Productivity Improvements by New York City Taxi Drivers

3:30pm GA211

 

 

 

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 Market

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

 

 

Last edited: January 2016