Microeconomics Workshop

Organizer

Molly Clear (Molly.Clear@ChicagoBooth.edu)

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Schedule

Tuesday's 12:15-1:15pm

Location

Harper Center - C07

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

Autumn 2014

 
Date
Speaker/Topic Institution
September 30
Bruce Meyer, "Welfare Programs and Survey Misreporting: Implications for Income, Poverty, and Disconnectedness." The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
October 7
Samuel Hartzmark, "Juicing the Dividend Yield: Mutual Funds and the Demand for Dividends." The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
October 21
Jacopo Ponticelli, "Agricultural Productivity and Structural Transformation: Evidence from Brazil." The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
October 28
Damon Jones, "The Social Security Earnings Test and Retirement: Evidence and Implications." The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
November 4
Felix Tintelnot, "The Margins of Global Sourcing: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Firms." The University of Chicago Department of Economics
November 11
Neale Mahoney, "Does Privatized Health Insurance Benefit Patients or Producers? Evidence from Medicare Advantage." The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
November 18
Ali Hortacsu, "Advertising, Consumer Awareness and Choice: Evidence from the U.S. Banking Industry." -with Elisabeth Honka (UT Dallas) and Maria Ana Vitorino (U of Minnesota) The University of Chicago Department of Economics
November 25
Michael Weber, "Distrust in Finance Lingers: Jewish Persecution and Households' Investments." The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
December 2
Benjamin Brooks, "Insult versus Accident: Caste Culture and the Efficiency of Coordination." The University of Chicago Becker Friedman Institute for Research Economics
   

Spring 2014

Date/Time Topic Speaker, Institution
     

April 8, HC07

12:15-1:15pm

Imperfect Competition in Selection Markets Glen Weyl, University of Chicago Department of Economics

April 15, HC07

12:15-1:15pm

House Price Gains and U.S. Household Spending from 2002-2006 Amir Sufi, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

April 22, HC07

12:15-1:15pm

Learning-by-Doing in Solar Photovoltaic Installations Kenneth Gillingham, Yale University

April 29, HC07

12:15-1:15pm

Do Elections Select for Better Representatives? Anthony Fowler, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

May 6, HC07

12:15-1:15pm

Muddled Information Alex Frankel, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with Navin Kartik of Columbia University

May 13, HC07

12:15-1:15pm

The Economics of Attribute-Based Regulation: Theory and Evidence from Fuel-Economy Standards James Sallee, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

May 20, HC07

12:15-1:15pm

Deposit Competition and Financial Fragility: Evidence from the U.S. Banking Sector Ali Hortacsu, University of Chicago Department of Economics (with Mark Egan, also of the U of C Dept of Economics)

May 27, HC07

12:15-1:15pm

Mismatch Unemployment and the Geography of Job Search Ioana Marinescu, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, with Roland Rathelot of CREST, Paris.

June 3, HC07

12:15-1:15pm

The Financial Consequences of Poor Health: Evidence from Hospitalizations Matt Notowidigdo, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with Carlos Dobkin of UC Santa Cruz, Amy Finkelstein of MIT, and Ray Kluender of MIT

June 10, HC07

12:15-1:15pm

Very Long-Run Discount Rates Stefano Giglio, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
 

Winter 2014

Date/Time Topic Speaker, Institution

Jan 10, HC09

11:45am-1:15pm

"The Competitive Effects of Transmission Infrastructure in the Indian Electricity Market "

Nicholas Ryan of MIT

Jan 13, HC3B

1:20-2:50pm

"Capital Tax Reform and the Real Economy: The Effects of the 2003 Dividend Tax Cut" Danny Yagan of Harvard

Jan 15, HC3B

1:20-2:50pm

"Reputational Bargaining and Deadlines" Jack Fanning of NYU

Jan 17, HC09

11:45am-1:15pm

"Social Incentives in Contributions: Field Experiment Evidence from the 2012 U.S. Presidential Campaigns" Ricardo Perez-Truglia of Harvard

Jan 22, HC3B

1:20-2:50pm

Making Top Managers: The Role of Elite Universities and Elite Peers Seth Zimmerman of Yale

Jan 24, HC09

11:45am-1:15pm

Experiential and Social Learning in Firms: The Case of Hydraulic Fracturing in the Bakken Shale Thomas Covert of Harvard

Jan 27, HC3B

1:20-2:50pm

Motivating Information Acquisition Through Risky Decision-Making Charles Angelucci of Toulouse School of Economics

Jan 29, HC3B

1:20-2:50pm

Dynamic Delegation of Experimentation Yingni Guo of Yale

Jan 31, HC09

11:45am-1:15pm

On the Origin of States: Stationary Bandits and Taxation in Eastern Congo Raul Sanchez de la Sierra of Columbia

Feb 3, HC3B

1:20-2:50pm

Familiarity Does Not Breed Contempt: Diversity, Discrimination and Generosity in Delhi Schools Gautam Rao of UC Berkeley

Feb 5, HC3B

1:20-2:50pm

Who Benefits from State Corporate Tax Cuts? A Local Labor Markets Approach with Heterogeneous Firms Owen Zidar of UC Berkeley

Feb 10, HC3B

1:20-2:50pm

Targeted Vouchers, Competition Among Schools, and the Academic Achievement of Poor Students Christopher Neilson of Yale

Feb 12, HC3B

1:20-2:50pm

Innovation Adoption by Forward-Looking Social Learners Yuhta Ishii of Harvard

Feb 14, HC09

11:45am-1:15pm

Surveying and Selling: Belief and Surplus Extraction in Auctions Benjamin Brooks of Princeton
 
 

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