Microecomomics Workshop


Karen Pinc (karen.pinc@ChicagoBooth.edu)


Tuesday, 12:15p.m.-1:15 p.m.


Harper Center C07

Please refer to the weekly announcement for up to date room or time changes.

Autumn 2012

Date Topic Speaker
October 2 "On the Extent of Strategic Voting" Jorg Spenkuch, Chicago Booth
October 16 "Foreign Education and The Earnings Gap Between Immigrants and Canadian-born Workers" Prof. Lemieux and Prof. Fortin (Visiting), Vancouver School of Economics
October 23 "Wages, Applications, and Skills" Prof. Ioana Marinescu, UOC Harris School of Public Policy
October 30 “Healthcare Exceptionalism? Productivity and Allocation in the U.S. Healthcare Sector” Prof. Chad Syverson, Chicago Booth
November 6 "Manufacturing Busts, Housing Booms, and Declining Employment" (joint with Kerwin Charles and Erik Hurst) Prof. Matthew Notowidigdo, Chicago Booth
November 13 "Individual Earnings Adjustment to Policy: Evidence from the Social Security Earnings Test” Damon Jones, UOC Harris School of Public Policy
November 20 “Selection in Medicine: Validation and Application” Prof. Emily Oster, Chicago Booth
November 27 “Liquidity Flooding, Asset Prices and the Real Economy” Prof. Alexander Bleck, Chicago Booth
December 4 “Gender Identity and Relative Income within Households” with joint authors Marianne Bertrand and Jessica Pan” Prof. Emir Kamenica, Chicago Booth
December 11 “Dynamic merger analysis and the price of tea in China” Prof. Jesse Shapiro, Chicago Booth

Spring 2012

Date Topic Speaker
March 27 "Why is Family Composition Related to Work Hours Change During the Great Recession?" Casey Mulligan (Chicago)
April 3 "Primary-Market Auctions for Event Tickets: Eliminating Rent-Seeking by “Bob the Broker”" Eric Budish (Chicago Booth)
April 10 "Do Expiring Budgets Lead to Wasteful Year-End Spending? Evidence from Federal Procurement"
(with Jeffrey B. Liebman)
Neale Mahoney (Harvard)
April 17 “The Formation and Persistence of Automobile Brand Preferences” Ryan Kellogg (University of Michigan)
May 1 "Are Economists Captured? " Luigi Zingales (Chicago Booth)
May 8 "Minimum Wage Spillovers in a Hierarchical Assignment Model" Rafael Lopes de Melo (Chicago) **IN ROOM CO8** 
May 15 "Quadratic Vote Buying" Glen Weyl (Chicago)
May 22 "Tort Liability in a Complex Economy"  Anup Malani (Chiago)
May 29 "A Theory of Informal Justice" Sylvain Chassang (Chicago Booth)
Winter 2012


Date Topic Speaker
January 17 "Measuring Poverty: Income, Consumption and the New U.S. Poverty Measure" Bruce Meyer (Chicago) **CANCELED**
January 24 "Measuring Poverty: Income, Consumption and the New U.S. Poverty Measure" Bruce Meyer (Chicago)
January 31 "The Economics of Wild Goose Chases" Canice Prendergast (Chicago Booth)
February 7 "Online job search and unemployment insurance during the Great Recession" Ioana Marinescu (Chicago)
March 6 "Quality Externalities in Platform Markets" Chris Nosko (Chicago Booth)

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