Brown-bag Seminar Archive


Spring 2016

February 17

Zack Miller
Time Series Analysis of Global Temperature Distributions: Identifying and Estimating Persistent Features in Temperature Anomalies

April 6

David Kaplan
Thoughts on Comparing Latent Distributions with Ordinal Data


Fall 2015

September 9

Ron Harstad
Cooling-off Periods

September 23

Saku Aura
On Estimating the Effects of Local Sales Tax Increases


Spring 2015

January 28

Joe Haslag
Inflation Dynamics and Inflation Uncertainty

February 4

Chris Otrok
Estimating Macroeconomic Models of Financial Crises: An Endogenous Regime Switching Approach

March 11

Aaron Hedlund
Housing Interventions during the Great Recession

March 18

Xinghe Wang
A Model of Partial Sequential Search

April 1

David Kaplan
Testing Sign Equality

April 15

Ron Harstad
When Auction Modeling Gets Computationally Complicated: Working to Understand Theory, or Real-World Issues


Fall 2014

October 8

Hank Foley, Tim Wolfe
Economic Analysis and University Decisions

October 22

Oksana Loginova
Two Clicks or Two Flights of Stairs? What Does it Take for a Consumer to Choose your Restaurant?

November 19

Ron Harstad
Understanding the Single Transferable Vote


Spring 2014

February 19

Joe Haslag
The Cyclical Behavior of the Price Level and Inflation: A Probabilistic Approach (with Buz Brock)

March 5

Ron Harstad
Hurricane Evacuation and Arrival Planning

April 16

Gabriele Camera
Money is not Memory: An Experiment

April 23

Tetyana Beregovska
Economic Growth in Spatio-Temporal Models

April 30

Raj Darolia (Truman School)
Income-tested College Financial Aid and Labor Disincentives


Fall 2013

September 11

Brady Deaton
Economic Impact of MU on the Missouri Economy

September 12

Romain Houssa
Developing Macroeconomic Stabilization Policies for Low-Income Economies

September 25

Bernur Acikgoz
Incentives to Provide Global Public Goods

October 2

Ron Harstad
The Exposure Problem in Auctions and Paying for Order

October 16

Mike Podgursky
Teacher Pension Incentives and Workforce Quality

October 23

Robert Duncan
The Economic Impact of a University on its State or Local Region

October 30

David Kaplan
Exact Inference on Distributions


Spring 2013

March 6

Brady Deaton
Economic Thinking and Chancellor Decisions

March 13

Ron Harstad
Complete Arrow-Debreu Securities Markets in the Lab, and the Economic Efficiency of Derivative Instruments

March 20

Randy Wright
Markets, Marriage and Money: A Coasian Theory of Household Formation

April 10

Oksana Loginova
Pricing Strategies in Advance Selling: Should a Retailer Offer Pre-order Price Guarantee?

April 17

Zack Miller
A Panel Analysis of Income Elasticity of Electricity Demand

April 24

Peter Mueser
Temporary Help Work: Earnings, Wages and Multiple Job Holding


Fall 2012

August 24

Jeff Milyo
Public Corruption Conviction

August 29

B. Ravikumar (St. Louis Fed)
Unemployment Insurance Fraud and Optimal Monitoring

September 5

Chao Gu
On the Co-essentiality of Money and Credit

September 12

Shawn Ni
A Multivariate Approach to Measurement of Business Cycles and Long-Term Trends

September 26

Ron Harstad
Bounded-Rationality Models: Tasks to Become Intellectually Competitive

October 12

Dave Mandy
Second-Order Conditions

October 10

Mike O'Brien
I'll Have What She's Having: Mapping Social Behavior


Spring 2012

January 25

Zack Miller
Costs (and Benefits?) of Ignoring High-Frequency Data in Cointegration Rank Testing

February 8

Joe Haslag
On the Price-Output and Inflation-Output Relationships at Business Cycle Frequencies

February 22

Shali Luo
A Spatial Origin-Destination Model of Correlates of World War II in Europe

March 7

Yu-Chin Hsu
Testing the Unconfoundedness Assumption via Inverse Probability Weighted Estimators of (L)ATT

March 21

Emek Basker
You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Chains

April 11

Chao Gu
Efficient Dynamic Credit Arrangement

April 25

Vitor Trindade
The Center of Gravity


Fall 2011

September 7

Chao Gu
Unconventional Monetary Policy

September 21

Yu-Chin Hsu
Consistent Tests for Conditional Treatment Effects

November 30

Gunjan Sharma
Determinants of Industrial Clusters in India

December 7

Dara Lee
The Impact of Childhood Health on Educational Attainment: Evidence from Mandatory School Vaccination Laws


Spring 2011

February 17

Pon Harstad
Political Economy Field Experiments Become Possible

March 9

Yu-Chin Hsu
Consistent Tests for Conditional Stochastic Dominance

March 16

Cory Koedel
Teacher Pension Systems and labor Market for School Principals

April 6

Zack Miller
A Stochastic Trend Runs Through It

April 27

Jeff Rouder
Bayes Factor as a Measure of Evidence in Behavioral Research

May 4

Inga Heiland
Heterogeneous Workers, Trade, and Migration


Fall 2010

September 8

Yu-Chin Hsu
Conditional Average Treatment Effects

October 6

X. Henry Wang
Entry Biases

November 3

Zack Miller
CoMiDaS or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Nonstationarity


Spring 2010

April 7

Oksana Loginova
Brand Loyalty and Customization

April 21

Saku Aura
Fixed Effect

April 28

Emek Basker
Thoughts on Barcode Adoption


Fall 2009

August 26

Ron Harstad
Two Examples of Why I've Worked with Mike Rothkopf

September 9

Jeff Milyo
The Political Economics of Campaign Finance: 'Citizens United' as an Agenda for Research

September 23

Cory Koedel
A Non-Experimental Evaluation of Curricular Effectiveness in Math

October 7

Emek Basker
Why Did Wal-Mart Launch its $4 Drug Plan?

November 4

Zack Miller
Endogenous Oil Price Shocks


Spring 2009

January 29

Zack Miller
Chi-squared Rank Tests Using Nonlinear IV

February 12

Chao Gu
Pairwise Meeting, Trading Protocol, and Asset Prices

March 11

Cory Koedel
The Importance of Post-Secondary Education Structure as a Determinant of Educational and Labor-Market Outcomes

April 1

Peter Mueser
Assessing the Impact of On-line Application on Florida's Food Stamp Caseload

April 15

Oksana Loginova
Brand Familiarity and Product Knowledge in Customization

April 30

Johannes Moenius
Anatomy of a Housing Crash: The Case of the California Inland Empire


Fall 2008

September 3

Emek Basker
Shopping for Votes, Voting for Shops

September 17

Mike Podgursky
Teacher Retirement Benefits Systems: Sustainability and Labor Market Effects

September 23

Peter Mueser
At the Intersection of Academics and Policy: Estimating the Impact of the Workforce Investment Act

October 1

Dave Mandy
Pricing Inputs to Induce Efficient Make-or-Buy Decisions

October 16

Carlos Martins-Filho
Nonparametric Stochastic Frontier Estimation

October 29

Ron Harstad
Normative Evaluation of Experimental Markets: Reprise

November 12

Jeff Milyo
The Voter ID Mess

December 5

Shawn Ni
Estimating Price to Rent Ratios of Owner-Occupied Housing


Spring 2008

February 20

Oksana Loginova
Mass Customization with Vertically Differentiated Products

March 6

Saku Aura
A Simple Positive Theory of Government Land Policy

March 20

Joe Haslag
Notes on Payment Systems with Capital

April 2

Zack Miller
Testing the Bounds: Empirical Behavior of Target Zone Fundamentals

April 17

Peter Mueser
The Impact of Expected UI Payments on Job Search: An Application of Regression Discontinuity Methods to Noisy Data

April 30

Cory Koedel
Production Efficiency and the Fractionalization of Post-Secondary Education


Fall 2007

September 5

Jeff Milyo
The Effects of Newspaper Cross-Ownership on Local Television News Content and Slant

September 19

Shawn Ni
Thoughts on Dynamic Panel Data Models

October 3

Emek Basker
Thoughts on Spatial Competition and Product Differentiation

October 31

Vitor Trindade
Demand and Supply Effects in the Factor Content of Trade

November 7
Gunjan Sharma

Becker versus Heckscher-Ohlin: What happened in India?


Winter 2007

March 1

Zack Miller
Estimating a Cointegrating Regression with Missing Data

March 8

Saku Aura
Optimal Housing Policy and Redistribution in a Closed City

March 22

Doug Miller
A Conditional Markov Model of Firm-Specific Credit Ratings

April 12

Mike Podgursky
The Missouri School Finance "Adequacy" Lawsuit

April 25

Peter Mueser
The Impact of Welfare Reform on Leaver Characteristics, Employment and Recidivism: An Analysis of Maryland and Missouri


Fall 2006

August 30

Emek Basker
Supersize It: The Growth of Retail Chains and the Rise of the "Big Box" Retail Format

September 13

Joe Haslag
Cyclical Fluctuations in Output, Prices and Inflation...

October 18

Gunjan Sharma
Vertical Spillovers from Industrial Deregulation

November 1

Shawn Ni
A Bayesian Analysis of Heterogeneity in Household Consumption

November 29

Jeff Milyo
Campaign Contributions and Access to Legislators: A Field Experiment


Winter 2006

February 21

Robert J. Strom
Kauffman Foundation

March 23

Zack Miller
A Random Coefficients Autoregressive Model With Exogenously-Driven Stochastic Unit Roots

April 6

Peter Mueser
Ideas on Consumption-Based Determinants of Immigrant Residential Choice with a Focus on Remittances and Cost of Living

April 19

David Mandy
A Model of Health Services Markets

May 3

Oksana Loginova
Peer-to-Peer Networks: A Mechanism Design Approach


Fall 2005

September 29

Doug Miller
Penalized Binary Choice Estimators with Improved Predictive Fit

October 13

Oksana Loginova
Real and Virtual Competition

November 10

Vitor Trindade
Trade and Wages: an Empirical Investigation

November 30

Michael Sykuta
CORI


Winter 2005

February 3

Lea-Rachel Kosnik
Evidence in Support of a Directional Confirmatory Bias Effect

March 3

Saku Aura
Taxation of Land and Structures

March 16

Emek Basker
Thoughts on Wal-Mart

March 30

Ron Ratti
Firm-Level Foreign Direct Investment and Investor's Information

April 27

Ken Troske
Comparative Advantage or Discrimination? Studying Male-Female Wage Differentials Using Displaced Workers in the United States and Germany


Fall 2004

August 25

Ron Harstad
Normative Evaluation of Experimental Markets

September 8

Dave Mandy
Exact Asymptotic Properties of Econometric Estimators When Unobservables Have a Finite Moving Average Component

September 23

Jeff Milyo
Causes and Consequences of Social Capital

October 5

Joe Haslag
Deviations from the Friedman Rule: Some Equivalence Results

October 20

Xinghe Wang
A Few Notes on Bertrand and Cournot Models

November 3

Mike McCracken
Thoughts on Forecast Rationality

November 17

Mike Podgursky
Thoughts

December 1

Peter Mueser
The Impact of a Temporary Help Job: An Analysis of Outcomes for Participants in Three Missouri Programs


Winter 2004

January 21

Emek Basker
Thoughts on Equilibrium Price Dispersion

February 19

Ken Troske
Thoughts on Labor Supply and Fertility

March 3

Ron Ratti
Inflation Contracts, Inflation and Exchange Rate Targets, and Uncertain Central Bank Preferences

March 17

Eric Parsons
Population Movements in the Presence of Agglomeration and Congestion Effects: Local Policy and the Social Optimum

March 31

Mike Podgursky
Effects of Charter Schools on Kansas City Housing Prices

April 14

Tricia Gladden
Thoughts on Family Migration

April 30

Shawn Ni
Bayesian Model Selection of VARs


Fall 2003

September 10

Ken Troske
The Effects of Welfare-to-Work Program Activities on Labor Market Outcomes

September 24

Joe Haslag
Thoughts on the Friedman Rule

October 8

Mike McCracken
Mind your p's and q's: Evaluating the Predictability of Exchange Rates using Long Horizon Regressions

October 22

Emek Basker
A Further Look at Distance

November 5

Linda Luebbering
Missouri State Budget

November 19

Xinghe Wang
Thoughts on Horizontal Mergers

December 3

Saku Aura
Optimal Taxation of Married Couples: Joint vs. Individual