This workshop meets on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Room 140C, 1155 E. 60th St. in Chicago. The faculty organizers are Anjali Adukia and Koichiro Ito. To receive regular updates about the workshops, please email Cobina Gibson (

Spring 2017 Workshops

Apr 5 Chris Blattman (University of Chicago)
Apr 12 Martha Bailey (University of Michigan)
"The Economic Impact of a Very High National Minimum Wage: Evidence from the 1966 Amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act" (Martha J. Bailey, John DiNardo, and Bryan Stuart)
Apr 19 Ioana Marinescu (University of Chicago)
"The Labor Market Impacts of Universal and Permanent Cash Transfers: Evidence from the Alaska Permanent Fund" (Ioana Marinescu and Damon Jones)
Apr 26 Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)
"Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change"
May 3 Jeffrey Grogger (University of Chicago)
"The Generational Progress of Mexican Americans"
May 10 Ray Fisman (Boston University)
"The Changing Preferences of Americans, and the 2016 Election"
May 17 Christopher Walters (University of California, Berkeley)
"Do Parents Value School Effectiveness?"
May 24 Joe Altonji (Yale University)
"Quantifying Family, School, and Location Effects in the Presence of Complementarities and Sorting"
May 31 Mark Duggan (Stanford University)
"The Effects of the Affordable Health Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage and Labor Market Outcomes"
Jun 7 Janet Currie (Princeton University)
"Trends in inequality in mortality: why things are not as bad as you think"