Applied Economics Workshop


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Wednesday, 1:20-2:50 p.m. unless otherwise stated


Harper Center HC3B unless otherwise stated

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 2016

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
September 28 "Displacement and Development: Long Term Impacts of the Partition of India" Prashant Bharadwaj, UC San Diego
October 5 "Provider Incentives and Health Care Costs: Evidence from Long-Term Care Hospitals" Neale Mahoney, Chicago Booth
October 12 "Ask Your Doctor? Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Pharmaceuticals" Michael Sinkinson, Wharton
October 19 "Myopia and Discounting" David Laibson, Harvard University
October 26 "Monopsony Power in Migrant Labor Markets: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates" Suresh Naidu, Columbia University
November 2 "The Evolution of Culture and Institutions: Evidence from the Kuba Kingdom" Nathan Nunn, Harvard University
November 9 "Bounding Outcomes in Counterfactual Analysis" Mar Reguant, Northwestern University
November 16 "Effects of Migration on Rural Labor Markets" Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University
November 30 "Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Postings" Asim Khwaja, Harvard University
December 7 "Is the Great Recession Really Over? Longitudinal Evidence of Enduring Employment Impacts" Danny Yagan, UC Berkeley

Spring 2016

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
March 30 "Skill Transferability, Migration, and Development: Evidence from Population Resettlement in Indonesia" Sam Bazzi, Boston University
April 6 "Do Recessions Accelerate Routine-Biased Technological Change? Evidence from Vacancy Postings"
Lisa Kahn, Yale SOM
April 13 "Upcoding or Selection? Evidence from Medicare on Squishy Risk Adjustment"
Mike Geruso, UT Austin
April 20 "Cash for Carbon: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Deforestation"
Seema Jayachandran, Northwestern
April 27 "The Price Ain't Right? Hospital Prices and Health Spending on the Privately Insured" Zack Cooper, Yale SPH
May 4 "Financial Disclosure and Political Selection: Evidence from India" Ray Fisman, Boston University
May 11 "The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market" David Deming, Harvard GSE
May 18 "Classification Trees and Heterogeneous Moment-Based Models" Stephen Ryan, UT Austin
May 25 "Production Function Estimation with Measurement Error in Inputs" Allan Collard-Wexler, Duke
June 1 "Firming Up Inequality" Nick Bloom, Stanford
June 8 "Notching R&D Investment with Corporate Income Tax Cuts in China" Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato, Duke

Winter 2016

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
January 13 "Optimal Project Termination with an Informed Agent" Erik Madsen, Stanford
January 20 "Internal Labor Markets and the Competition for Managerial Talent" Ben Friedrich, Yale
Thursday, January 21 1:30-3:00 HC C08 "Gatekeeping Under Asymmetric Information"

Michele Muller-Itten, UC Berkeley
Monday, January 25 1:20-2:50 HC 3B "Obviously Strategy-Proof Mechanisms" Shengwu, Li, Stanford
January 27 "Intergenerational Mobility During the Great Depression"
James Feigenbaum, Harvard
Thursday, January 28    1:30-3:00 HC C08 "Sequential Auctions with Synergy"
Yunmi Kong, NYU
Monday, February 1 1:20-2:50 HC 3B "Melons as Lemons: Asymmetric Information, Consumer Learning, and Seller Reputation" Jie Bae, MIT
February 3 "How Substitutable are Workers? Evidence from Worker Deaths" Simon Jäger, Harvard
Thursday, February 4     1:30-3:00 HC C08 "Long-Term Care Insurance and the Family" Corina Mommaerts, Yale
Monday, February 8 1:20-2:50 HC 3B "Haste or Waste? Peer Pressure and the Distribution of Marginal Returns to Health Care" David Silver, UC Berkeley
Monday, February 15 1:20-2:50 HC 3B "Preemption and Forecast Accuracy: A Structural Approach" Fanny Camara, Goethe University of Frankfurt



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