Fall 2023 Workshops

September 26

Neale Mahoney - Stanford University

October 3

Jose-Antonio Espin-Sanchez - Yale University

October 10

Corina Boar - New York University

October 17

Emily Nix - University of Southern California

October 24

Oriana Bandiera - London School of Economics

"Meritocracy" (paper not available)

October 31

Peter Blair - Harvard University

November 7

Amy Finkelstein - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

November 14

Crystal Yang - Harvard University

November 21

No Meeting - Holiday Week

November 28

Martin Fiszbein - Boston University

December 5

Peter Ganong - The University of Chicago*

* This meeting will be held in the Keller Center Sky Suite on the 4th Floor.

Winter 2023 Workshop

March 1

Philip Oreopoulos - University of Toronto*

"Teaching Teachers to Use Computer Assisted Learning for Facilitating Personalized Learning at Scale: Experimental and Non-Experimental Evidence" (PDF)

Spring 2023 Workshops

March 22

Daniel Reck - University of Maryland

"The Welfare Economics of Reference Dependence"

March 29

Benjamin Handel - University of California, Berkeley

April 5

Daniel Waldinger - New York University

April 12

Linh To - Boston University

April 19

Jamein Cunningham - Cornell University

"The Impact of Affirmative Action Litigation on Police Killings of Civilians"

April 26

Katharine Abraham - University of Maryland

May 3

Tatiana Homonoff - New York University

May 10

Francis Wong - LMU Munich

May 17

Alexandre Mas - Princeton University

"Work Hours Mismatch"

May 24

John Friedman - Brown University

"Diversifying America's Leaders: The Role of Admissions Policies at Selective Colleges"

Fall 2022 Workshops

September 28

Nicolas Gendron-Carrier - McGill University

"Local Productivity Spillovers"

October 5

Nikhil Agarwal - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

October 12

Katherine Meckel - University of California, San Diego

October 19

Mark Duggan - Stanford University

October 26

Robert Fairlie - University of California, Santa Cruz

November 2

Claudia Olivetti - Dartmouth College

"When the Kids Grow Up: Women's Employment and Earnings Across the Family Cycle"

November 9

Alisa Tazhitdinova - University of California, Santa Barbara

November 16

Juliana Londono-Velez - University of California, Los Angeles

November 23

No Workshop - Thanksgiving break

November 30

Adam Looney - University of Utah

"Falsification Tests for Identifying Assumptions: An Analysis of the EITC and Welfare Policies in the 1990s"

December 7

Jesse Shapiro - Harvard University

"Pricing Power in Advertising Markets: Theory and Evidence"

Spring 2022 Workshops

March 23

Liran Einav - Stanford University

"Targeting Precision Medicine: Evidence from Prenatal Screening"

March 30

Dmitri Koustas - Harris Public Policy/University of Chicago

April 6

Ithai Lurie - U.S. Department of the Treasury*

"Medicaid-ing Uninsurance? Reducing the Duration of Uninsurance Spells"

April 13

Marika Cabral - University of Texas, Austin*

"The Impact of Provider Payments on Health Care Utilization of Low-Income Individuals: Evidence from Medicare and Medicaid"

April 20

Yana Gallen - Harris Public Policy/University of Chicago

April 27

Daphne Skandalis - University of Copenhagen

May 4

Melissa Kearney - University of Maryland

May 11

Jesse Rothstein - University of California, Berkeley**

"Location, Location, Location"

May 18

Anna Aizer - Brown University

May 25

Janet Currie - Princeton University*

June 1

Jeffrey Wooldridge - Michigan State University

* Seminar will be held via Zoom

** Joint seminar with the Booth School of Business

Autumn 2021 Workshops

September 29

Ilyana Kuziemko - Princeton University

October 6

Amanda Agan - Rutgers University*

October 13

Arindrajit Dube - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

October 20

Martin Rotemberg - New York University

October 27

David Cutler - Harvard University

"Socioeconomic Status and the Experience of Pain: An Example from Knees"

November 3

David Chan - Stanford University*

November 10

Heather Royer - University of California, Santa Barbara*

November 17

Christopher Walters - University of California, Berkeley

"Systemic Discrimination Among Large U.S. Employers"

November 24

No Workshop - Thanksgiving Week Break

December 1

Randall Akee - University of California, Los Angeles

*Tentatively in person

Spring 2021 Workshops

April 7

Conrad Miller - University of California, Berkeley

April 14

Jonathan Gruber - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April 21

Marit Rehavi - University of British Columbia

April 28

Clement de Chaisemartin - University of California, Santa Barbara

May 5

Amitabh Chandra - Harvard University

May 12

Rebecca Diamond - Stanford University

"Where is Standard of Living the Highest? Local Prices and the Geography of Consumption"

May 19

Michael Mueller-Smith - University of Michigan

May 26

Adriana Lleras-Muney - University of California, Los Angeles

"Do Youth Employment Programs Work? Evidence from the New Deal"

June 2

Jonathan Zinman - Dartmouth College

"How (not) to Elicit Probabilistic Beliefs: Preliminary Evidence from Stock Forecasts"

Fall 2020 Workshops

October 7

Sam Norris - University of Chicago, Harris School

October 14

Fiona Burlig - University of Chicago, Harris School

"Groundwater, energy, and crop choice"

October 21

Damon Jones - University of Chicago, Harris School

"Wealth, Race, and Consumption Smoothing of Typical Income Shocks"

October 28

Soren Leth-Petersen - Copenhagen University

"Estimating Marginal Treatment Effects with Survey Instruments"

November 4

No Seminar

November 11

Youssef Benzarti - University of California, Santa Barbara


November 18

Thomas Fujiwara - Princeton University

November 25

Will Dobbie - Harvard University

December 2

Luigi Pistaferri - Stanford University

Fall 2019 Workshops

Oct 2

Adam Kapor (Princeton University)

"Housing Search Frictions: Evidence from Detailed Search Data and a Field Experiment"

Oct 9

Benjamin Faber (University of California-Berkeley)

"Scaling Up Agricultural Policy Interventions: Theory and Evidence from Uganda"

Oct 16

Danny Yagan (University of California-Berkeley)

"Place-Based Redistribution"

Oct 23

Till von Wachter (University of California-Los Angeles)

"The Costs of Job Displacement over the Business Cycle and Its Sources: Evidence from Germany"

Oct 30

Maria Polyakova (Stanford University)

"Subsidy Targeting with Market Power"

Nov 6

Katrine Loken (Norwegian School of Economics)

"Building Bridges and Widening Gaps: Efficiency Gains and Equity Concerns of Labor Market Expansions"

Nov 13

Kirabo Jackson (Northwestern University)

"What is a Good School, and Can Parents Tell? Evidence on the Multidimensionality of School Output"

Nov 20

Louis Kaplow (Harvard University)

"Market Power and Income Taxation"

Dec 4

Reed Walker (University of California-Berkeley)

"The Causes and Consequences of Racial Convergence in Pollution Exposure in the United States"

Dec 11

Barbara Biasi (Yale University)

"Higher Salaries or Higher Pensions? Inferring Preferences from Teachers' Retirement Behavior

Spring 2019 Workshops

Apr 3

Attila Lindner (University College London)

"Reallocation and the Minimum Wage - Evidence from Germany"

Apr 10

Richard Blundell (University College London)

Apr 17

V. Joseph Hotz (Duke University)

Apr 24

Amanda Pallais (Harvard University)

May 1

Nicholas Sanders(Cornell University)

May 8

Fabian Lange (McGill University)

May 15

Emi Nakamura (University of California-Berkeley)

"Housing Wealth Effects: The Long View"

May 22

Henrik Kleven (Princeton University)

"The EITC and the Extensive Margin:  A Reappraisal"

May 29

Robert Moffitt (Johns Hopkins University)


Jun 5

Patrick Kline (University of California-Berkeley)


Jun 12

David Atkin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

"How Do We Choose Our Identity?  A Revealed Preference Approach Using Food Consumption"


Autumn 2018 Workshops

Oct 3

Atif Mian (Princeton University)

"Credit Supply and Housing Speculation"

Oct 10

Jacob Bastian (University of Chicago)

"The Cost of the EITC in Equilibrium:  Accounting for Changes in Tax Revenue and Public Assistance Spending"

Oct 17

Justine Hastings (Brown University)

"The Social Value of Targeting Interventions:  Evidence From Reemployment Services"

Oct 24

Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)

Oct 31

Jessica Pan(National University of Singapore)

"The Mommy Effect:  Do Women Anticipate the Employment Effects of Motherhood?"

Nov 7

Amy Finkelstein (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

"Long-Term Care Hospitals:  A Case Study in Waste"

Nov 14

Mel Stephens (University of Michigan)

"Correcting for Misclassified Binary Regressors Using Instrumental Variables"

Nov 28

Judy Hellerstein(University of Maryland)

"Have the Returns to Cognitive Ability Really Declined?"

Dec 5

Lint Barrage (Brown University)

Dec 12

Ben Hyman (Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics)

"Can Displaced Labor Be Retrained? Evidence from Quasi-Random Assignment to Trade Adjustment Assistance"

Spring 2018 Workshops

Mar 28

Jon Guryan (Northwestern University)

"The Economics of Scale-Up."

Apr 4

Chris Taber (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

"Skills, Prices, Occupations and Changes in the Wage Structure for Low Skilled Men"

Apr 11

Basit Zafar (W.P. Carey School of Business)

"Labor Market Search with Imperfect Information and Learning"

Apr 18

Gaston Illanes (Northwestern University)

"Competition, Asymmetric Information, and the Annuity Puzzle: Evidence from a Government-run Exchange in Chile"


Apr 25

Sandra Black(University of Texas - Austin) - Special Seminar time of 12-1:20pm

"Poor Little Rich Kids? The Determinants of the Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth"

May 2

Josh Graff Zivin(UC - San Diego)

"Incentivizing Learning-By-Doing: The Role of Compensation Schemes"


May 9

Benjamin Feigenberg(University of Illinois - Chicago)

"Racial Divisions and Criminal Justice: Evidence from Southern State Courts."


May 16

Claudia Goldin(Harvard)

"A Long Road: The Quest for Career and Family"


May 23

David Autor (MIT)

"Foreign Competition and Domestic Innovation: Evidence from U.S. Patents"


May 30

Timothy Bond (Purdue University)

"Symptoms Before the Syndrome? Stalled Racial Progress and Japanese Trade in the 1970s and 1980s."

Jun 6

Stefano Dellavigna (UC-Berkeley)

"Uniform Pricing in US Retail Chains"