Applied Economics Workshop


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Wednesday, 1:20-2:50 p.m.


Harper Center HC3B

When possible, links to the workshop papers are posted to this page for printing. Occassionally, speakers opt not to circulate their papers and the link is unavailable.

Autumn 2015

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
September 30 "Exporting and Plant-Level Efficiency Gains: It's in the Measure" Nico Voigtlaender, UCLA
October 7 "Quality and Accountability in Healthcare Delivery: Audit-Study Evidence from Primary Care in India" Karthik Muralidharan, UCSD
October 14 "Insurer Competition in Health Care Markets" Kate Ho, Columbia University
October 21 "Anti-Competitive Effects of Common Ownership" Martin Schmalz, University of Michigan
October 28 "Tacit Learning and Influence behind Practice Variation: Evidence from Physicians in Training" David Chan, Stanford
November 4 "The Welfare Effect of Nudges: A Case Study of Energy Use Social Comparisons" Hunt Allcott, NYU
November 11 "Price Perception and Electricity Demand with Nonlinear Tariffs" Shaun McRae, University of Michigan
November 18 "The Dictator's Inner Circle" Francesco Trebbi, University of British Columbia
November 25 No Seminar  
December 2 "How Does Peer Pressure Affect Educational Investments?" Leonardo Bursztyn, UCLA
December 9 "CEO Behavior and Firm Performance" Andrea Prat, Columbia Univeristy


Spring 2015

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
April 1 "Profit with Purpose? A Theory of Social Enterprise" Maitreesh Ghatak, London School of Economics
April 8 "Consumer Bankruptcy and Financial Health" Will Dobbie, Princeton University
April 15 "Why you Can't Find a Taxi in the Rain and Other Labor Supply Lessons from Cab Drivers" Henry Farber, Princeton University
April 22 "The Value of Medicaid: Interpreting Results from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment" Amy Finkelstein, MIT
April 29 "In-Kind Taxes, Behavior, and Comparative Advantage" Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago
May 6 "Trade Reform and Regional Dynamics: Evidence from 25 Years of Brazilian Matched Employer-Emloyee Data" Brian Kovak, Carnegie Mellon University
May 13 "Prices, Markups and Trade Reform" Jan de Loecker, Princeton University
May 20 "Evidence-Based Editorial Decisions" (with David Card) Stefano Dellavigna, UC Berkeley
May 27 "The Effect of Wealth on Individual and Household Labor Supply: Evidence from Swedish Lotteries" Matt Notowidigdo, Northwestern University
June 3 "The Causal Effects of Education on Earnings and Health" Jim Heckman, University of Chicago
June 10 "Hotelling Under Pressure" Ryan Kellogg, University of Michigan



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