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"