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.

Fall 2018

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
October 3 "Killer Acquisitions" Florian Ederer, Yale
October 10 "What Do Workplace Wellness Programs Do? Evidence from the Illinois Workplace Wellness Study" Damon Jones, Chicago
October 17 "Linking Social and Personal Preferences" Shachar Kariv, Berkeley
October 24 "The Effects of Rent Control Expansion on Tenants, Landlords, and Inequality: Evidence from San Francisco" Rebecca Diamond, Stanford
October 31 "A New Engel on Measuring Prices Indices and Welfare" David Atkin, MIT
November 7 "Of Mice and Merchants: Trade and Growth in the Iron Age" Ferdinand Rauch, Oxford
November 14 "Randomizing Religion: The Impact of Protestant Evangelism on Economic Outcomes" Dean Karlan, Northwestern
November 21 NO WORKSHOP  
November 28 "Information, Market Access and Risk: Addressing Constraints to Agricultural Transformation in Northern Ghana" Chris Udry, Northwestern
December 5 "The Roots of Health Inequality and The Value of Intra-Family Expertise" Petra Persson, Stanford


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

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