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 2018

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
March 28 "An Empirical Model of R&D Procurement Contests: An Analysis of the DOD SBIR Program" Vivek Bhattachary, Northwestern
April 4 "What do Consumers Consider Before They Choose? Identification from Asymmetric Demand Responses" Abigail Adams, Oxford
April 11 "Allocative Efficiency in K-12 Education" Michael Dinerstein, Chicago
April 25 "Frictions in a Competitive, Regulated Market Evidence from Taxis" Tobias Salz, Columbia
May 9 "Tax Evasion and Inequality" Gabriel Zucman, UC Berkeley
May 16 "Scabs: The Social Suppression of Labor Suppy" Supreet Kaur, UC Berkeley
May 23 "Common Ownership and Competition in the Ready-To-Eat Cereal Industry" Matt Backus, Columbia
May 30 "The Intergenerational Effects of a Large Wealth Shock: White Southerners after the Civil War" Leah Boustan, Princeton
June 6 "Incentives and the Allocation of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats" Andrea Prat, Columbia

Fall 2017

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
September 27 TBA Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton
October 4 "The Value of Flexible Work: Evidence from Uber Drivers" Judy Chevalier,Yale
October 11 "The Gift of Moving: Intergenerational Consequences of Mobility Shock" Emi Nakamura, Columbia
October 18 "Minimum Wage Increase, Wages,and Low-Wage Employment: Evidence from Seattle" Jake Vigdor, University of Washington
October 25 "What Would You Do With $500? Spending Responses to Gains, Losses, News and Loans" Greg Kaplan, University of Chicago Economics
November 1 "The Fall of the Labor Share and the Rise of Superstar Firms" Larry Katz, Harvard
November 8 "Monopoly Without a Monopolist: An Economic Analysis of the Bitcoin Payment System" Jacob Leshno, Columbia
November 15 "The Impact of Price Caps and Spending Cuts on U.S. Postsecondary Attainment" David Deming, Harvard
November 22 "Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change Accounting for Adaptation Costs and Benefits" Amir Jina, University of Chicago Harris School
November 29 "The Rise of the Market Power and the Macroeconomic Implications" Jan Eeckhout, University Pompeu Fabra
December 6 "Equilibrium Provider Networks: Bargaining and Exclusion in Health Care Markets" Robin Lee, Harvard
December 13 "Home Price Expectations and Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Information Experiment" Basit Zafar, New York Fed

Spring 2017

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
March 29 "The Spillover Effects of Top Income Inequality" Morten Olsen, IESE
April 5 "Measuring the Equilibrium Impacts of Credit: Evidence from the Indian Microfinance Crisis" 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 "Poverty and Migration in the Digital Age: Experimental Evidence on Mobile Banking in Bangladesh" John Morduch, NYU
May 3 "Collusion in Scoring Auctions" Kei Kawai, Berkeley
May 10 "Hispanic-White Sentencing Differentials in the Federal Criminal Justice System" Imran Rasul, University College London
May 17 "Price Rigidity in US Retail" Matt Gentzkow, Stanford
May 24 "Information Frictions and Observable Experience: The New Employer Price Premium in an Online Market" Chris Stanton, Harvard Business School
May 31 "The Tragedy of the Last Mile: Economic Solutions to Congestion in Broadband Networks" Aviv Nevo, University of Pennsylvania
June 7 "How Are SNAP Benefits Spent? Evidence from a Retail Panel" Jesse Shapiro, Brown

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