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, Yana Gallen, and Koichiro Ito. To receive regular updates about the workshops, please email Cobina Gibson ([email protected]).

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"