Applied Economics Workshop


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


Harper Center 3B

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.

Spring 2017

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
March 29 "The Spillover Effects of Top Income Inequality" Morten Olsen, IESE
April 5 TBD Emily Breza, Harvard
April 12 "Zone Pricing in Retail Oligopoly" Kevin Williams, Yale
April 19 "Earnings Risk and the Returns to Schooling" Magne Mogstad, University of Chicago
April 26 TBD John Morduch, NYU
May 3 TBD Kei Kewai, Berkeley
May 10 TBD Imran Rasul, University College London
May 17 "Price Rigidity in US Retail" Matt Gentzkow, Stanford
May 24 TBD Chris Stanton, Harvard Business School
May 31 TBD Aviv Nevo, University of Pennsylvania
June 7 "How Are SNAP Benefits Spent? Evidence from a Retail Panel" Jesse Shapiro, Brown

Winter 2017

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
January 18 "The value of face-to-face: Search and contracting problems in Nigerian trade" Meredith Startz, Yale
January 19 "Designing Incentives for Academic Research" Nathan Yoder, University of Wisconsin-Madison
January 23 "Searching for Information and the Diffusion of Knowledge" Jacopo Perego, NYU
January 25 "The Costs of Patronage: Evidence from the British Empire" Guo Xu, London School of Economics
January 26 "Assortative Matching and Complementarity in College Markets" Evan Riehl, Columbia
January 30 "The Modern Wholesaler: Global Sourcing, Domestic Distribution, and Scale Economies" Sharat Ganapati, Yale
February 1 "The Unequal Gains from Product Innovations: Evidence from the US Retail Sector" Xavier Jaravel, Harvard
February 2 "Estimating Hospital Quality with Quasi-experimental Data" Peter Hull, MIT
February 6 "The Causes and Consequences of Self-Employment over the Life Cycle" John Eric Humphries, Chicago Econ
February 8 "How to measure disagreement?" Enrico Zanardo, Columbia
February 9 "Mechanism Design with Aftermarkets: Cutoff Mechanisms" Piotr Dworczak, Stanford

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