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"