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 2014

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
October 1 "Growth in Cities and Countries" Enrico Moretti, Berkeley
October 8 "The Early Impact of the Affordable Care Act State-By-State" Amanda Kowalski, Yale
October 15 "A Reputational Theory of Firm Dynamics" Simon Board, UCLA
October 22 "Creative Destruction: Barriers to Urban Growth and the Great Boston Fire of 1872" Rick Hornbeck, visiting Booth
October 29 "The Insurance-Incentive Trade-Off in Disability Screening" Magne Mogstad, Chicago Econ
November 5 "Patent Trolls: Evidence from Targeted Firms" Scott Kominers, Harvard
November 12 "Overconfidence in Political Behavior" Pietro Ortoleva, Columbia
November 19 "Economic and Non-economic Factors in Violence: Evidence from Drug Cartels, Suicides and Climate in Mexico" Ted Miguel, Berkeley
November 26 Thanksgiving Holiday No speaker
December 3 "Estimating the Incidence of Government Spending" Juan Carlos Serrato, Duke
December 10 "Consumer Heterogeneity and Medical Care Price Responsiveness: Evidence and Implications for Optimal Insurance Design" Ben Handel, Berkeley


Spring 2014

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
April 2 "Selling Cookies" Alessandro Bonatti, MIT Sloan
April 9 "Neuroeconomic Foundations of Economic Choice-Recent Advances" and "Visual Fixations and the Computation and Comparison of Value in Simple Choice" Antonio Rangel, Caltech
April 16 "Dead Poet's Property" Petra Moser, Stanford
April 23 "Can Healthcare Competition Work?: The US Medicare Advantage Program" Jon Levin, Stanford
April 23 "The High-Frequency Trading Arms Race: Frequent Batch Auctions as a Market Design Response" Lunch Series- C03 12-1:15 pm Eric Budish, Chicago Booth
April 30 "Clientelism in Indian Villages" Patrick Francois, University of British Columbia
May 7 "The Value of a Statistical Life: Evidence from Military Retention Incentives and Occupation-Specific Mortality Hazards" Michael Greentstone, MIT
May 14 "Public R&D Investments and Private Sector Patenting" Danielle Li, NU Kellogg
May 21 "The Long-Term Impact of Social Skills Training at School Entry: A Randomized Controlled Trial" Yann Algan, SciencesPo
May 28 "Forecasting Profitability" Chris Udry, Yale
June 4 "The Secular Decline of Business Dynamism" John Haltiwanger, Unversity of Maryland
June 11 "Adverse Selection and an Individual Mandate: When Theory Meets Practice" Jonathan Kolstad, UPenn Wharton


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