Seminar Archive

 

Link to past brown-bag seminars

 

Spring 2016

Date/Time/Place Speaker Topic
Friday, Jan. 29
3:30 pm
212 Middlebush
Carlos Lamarche, University of Kentucky Sparsity-Based Estimation of a Panel Quantile Count Data Model with Applications to Big Data
Friday, Feb. 5
3:30 pm
212 Middlebush
Kyle Herkenhoff, University of Minnesota The Impact of Credit Constraints on Employment, Earnings, and Entrepreneurship
Friday, Feb. 12
3:30 pm
212 Middlebush
David Berger, Northwestern University "House Prices and Consumer Spending"
Friday, Feb. 19
3:30 pm
212 Middlebush
Victor Rios-Rull, University of Pennsylvania Financial Frictions, Asset Prices, and the Great Recession
Friday, Mar. 4
3:30 pm
212 Middlebush
Kristine Brown, Economist with Rand Corporation "Retirement Benefits and Teacher Retention: A Structural Modeling Approach"
Friday, Mar. 11
3:30 pm
212 Middlebush
Kurt Mitman, Stockholm University Labor Market Implications of Unemployment Benefit Extensions
Friday, Apr. 22
3:30 pm
212 Middlebush
James MacKinnon, Queen's University, Ont. Canada "Difference-in-differences inference with few treated clusters"

Fall 2015

Date/Time/Place Speaker Topic
Friday, Aug. 28
3:30 pm
212 Middlebush
David Jacho-Chavez, Emory University Functional Principal Component Analysis of Density Families with Complex Survey Data on UK Prices
Friday, Sept. 11
3:30 pm
212 Middlebush
Zongwu Cai, University of Kansas A New Semiparametric Quantile Panel Data Model: Theory and Applications
Friday, Sept. 25
3:30 pm
212 Middlebush
Tim Landvoigt, University of Texas/Austin Phasing Out the GSEs
Friday, Oct. 2
3:30 pm
212 Middlebush
Baojun Jiang, Washington University in St. Louis Signaling through Price and Quality to Consumers with Fairness Concerns
Friday, Oct. 30
3:30 pm
212 Middlebush
Robert Reed, University of Alabama Banking Concentration, Capital Accumulation, and Monetary Policy
Friday, Nov. 6
3:30 pm
212 Middlebush
Liang Wang
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Job Search Over the Life Cycle
Friday, Nov. 13
3:30 pm
212 Middlebush
Thomas Winberry Lumpy Investment, Business Cycles, and Stimulus Policy
Friday, Dec. 4
3:30 pm
212 Middlebush
David Wiczer Network Search: Climbing the Job Ladder Faster
Friday, Dec. 11
3:30 pm
212 Middlebush
Stephen Terry
Boston University
The Macro Impact of Short-Termism

Spring 2015

Date/Time/Place Speaker Topic
Friday Feb. 6
3:30 p.m.
Cornell 206
Szu-Chi Huang, Stanford University What Drives You? A Dynamic Analysis
of Motivation in Different Stages of
Goal Pursuit.
Friday, Feb 27
3:30 p.m.
Cornell 206
Harris Schlesinger, University of Alabama "Higher-Order Ambiguity Attitudes"
Friday, March 6
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Robert de Jong,Ohio State University The Econometrics of the
Hodrick-Prescott Filter
Friday, March 13
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Roger Koenker, University of Illinois Unobserved Heterogeneity in Income Dynamics: An Empirical Bayes Perspective
Friday, March 20
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Jim West, Baylor University The Impact of Intergroup Contact on Racial Attitudes and Revealed Preferences
Friday, April 10
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Unemployment Crises"
Friday, April 17
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Aimee Chin, University of Houston Impact of Bank Accounts on Migrant Savings and Remittances: Evidence from a Field Experiment
Friday, May 1
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Eric Hanushek, Stanford University The Evolution of Charter School Quality
Friday, May 8
1:20 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Tom Holmes, University of Minnesota "Competition for Land in a Market for Control with Economies of Density"

Fall 2014

Date/Time/Place Speaker Topic
Friday, September 5
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Peter Cramton,
University of Maryland
The High-Frequency Trading Arms Race: Frequent Batch Auctions as a Market Design Response
Wed, September 10
10:00 a.m.
N206 Memorial Union
Lisa George, City University of New York Local News Online: Aggregators, Geo-Targeting and the Market for Local News
Friday, September 12
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Ryan Oprea,
University of California, Santa Barbara
Testing the Theory of
Continuous Time Games
Friday, September 19
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Simone Schaner, Dartmouth College The Persistent Power of Behavioral Change: Long-Run Impacts of Temporary Savings Subsidies for the Poor
Friday, September 26
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Robert Porter*, Northwestern University Testing Competition in U.S. Offshore Oil
and Gas Lease Bidding
Friday, October 3
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Brent Hickman, University of Chicago Affirmative Action and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from a
Randomized Field Experiment
Friday, October 10
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Silke Forbes,
Case Western Reserve University
Doctor Switching Costs in Health Insurance
Friday, October 17
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Ariel Rubinstein*,
Tel Aviv University
/New York University
Complex Questionnaires
Friday, October 24
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Brian Rogers, Washington University in St. Louis Cooperation, Punishment and Immigration
Friday, October 31
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Limor Golan, Washington University in St. Louis What Accounts for the Racial Gap in Time Allocation and Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital?
Friday, November 7
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Cary Deck,
University of Arkansas
Do Prediction Markets Aid Defenders in a Weak-Link Contest?
Friday, November 14
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Daniela Puzzello,
Indiana University, Bloomington
Trading Institutions in Experimental Asset Markets: Theory and Evidence
Friday, November 21
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Michael Jetter, Universidad EAFIT, Medellín (Colombia) Terrorism and the Media
Friday, December 5
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Marcelle Chauvet, University of California, Riverside Fear and Loathing in the Housing Market: Evidence from Search Query Data
Friday, December 12
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Rebecca Thornton, University of Michigan The Demand for Medical Male Circumcision

Spring 2013

Date/Time/Place Speaker Topic
Friday, Jan. 17
3:30 p.m.
309 Middlebush
Aaron Hedlund, Baylor University The Cyclical Dynamics of Illiquid Housing,
Debt, and Foreclosures
Tuesday, Jan. 21
2:00 p.m.
S203 Memorial Union
Paul Sullivan, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Implications of U.S. Tax Policy for House Prices, Rents and Homeownership
Friday, Jan. 24
9:00 a.m.
2205 A&B
Student Center
Brent Bundick, Boston College Forward Guidance Under Uncertainty
Monday, Jan. 27
3:45 p.m.
S016 Memorial Union
Felix Wellschmied, University of Bonn The Adverse Effects of Asset Means-Testing Income Support
Friday, March 14
3:30 p.m.
211 Middlebush
Mo Xiao, University of Arizona Losing to Win: Reputation Management of Online Sellers
Friday, April 4
3:30 p.m.
211 Middlebush
Li Hao, University of Arkansas Analysis of Dynamic Games with Biased Beliefs: An Experimental Study
Friday, April 11
3:30 p.m.
211 Middlebush
Thomas DeLeire, Georgetown University The Effect of Public Insurance Coverage for Childless Adults on Labor Supply
Friday, April 18
3:30 p.m.
211 Middlebush
Yoosoon Chang, Indiana University, Bloomington Nonstationarity in Time Series of State Densities
Thursday, April 24
12:30 pm
217 Mumford
Marianne Bitler, University of California, Irvine The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: The Safety Net, Living Arrangements, and Poverty in the Great Recession
Friday, April 25
3:30 p.m.
211 Middlebush
Espen Henricksen, UC-Davis TBA

Fall 2013

Date/Time/Place Topic
Friday, August 23
3:30 p.m.
309 Middlebush
A Quantitative Theory of Credit Scoring
Friday, September 6
3:30 p.m.
309 Middlebush
Is the World Getting Smaller After All? On the Measurement of International Relative to Intranational Trade Costs in Gravity Equations
Friday, September 13
3:30 p.m.
309 Middlebush
Choices, Values and Neurons
Monday, Sept. 16, 5:00 pm
Allen Auditorium
The Economy Today from the Perspective of the Great Depression, and the Great Depression from the Perspective of the Economy of Today
Wed., Sept. 18
7:00 pm,
Student Center 2501 (Leadership Auditorium)
Stand Up Economics
Friday, September 27
3:30 p.m.
309 Middlebush
Inference on Treatment Effects after Selection Amongst High-Dimensional Controls
Friday, October 4
3:30 p.m.
309 Middlebush
The Role of Selection Bias in Estimated Racial Healthcare Disparities: Evidence from Travelers
Friday, October 11
3:30 p.m.
309 Middlebush
If financial development matters, then how? National banks in the United States 1870–1900
Friday, October 18
3:30 p.m.
309 Middlebush
Experimental Evidence of Bank Runs as Coordination Failures: Do Sunspots Matter?
Monday, October 28
10:00 a.m.
S203 Memorial Union
Testing for Multiple Bubbles
Testing for Multiple Bubbles 1: Historical Episodes of Exuberance and Collapse in the S&P 500
Testing for Multiple Bubbles 2: Limit Theory of Real Time Detectors
Friday, November 1
3:30 p.m.
309 Middlebush
Analyzing Emergent Phenomena with Synthetic Control: An Application to a Social Media-Inspired Boycott
Friday, November 8
3:30 p.m.
309 Middlebush
Inference Based on SVARs Identified with Sign and Zero Restrictions:
Theory and Applications
Friday, November 15
3:30 p.m.
309 Middlebush
The Reverse Matthew Effect: Catastrophe and Consequence in Scientific Teams

Spring 2013

Date/Time/Place Speaker Topic
Friday, January 18
3:30 p.m.
S110 Memorial Union
Pau S. Pujolas, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Trade Patterns, Income Differences and Gains from Trade
Tuesday, January 22
3:30 p.m.
S110 Memorial Union
David Kaplan,
UC San Diego
IDEAL Inference on Conditional Quantiles via Interpolated Duals of Exact Analytic L-statistics
Thursday, January 24
3:30 p.m.
S16 Memorial Union
Minkee Song, Columbia University Asymptotic Theory for Dynamic Heterogeneous Panels with
Cross-Sectional Dependence and Its Applications
Friday, January 25
9:30 a.m.
S110 Memorial Union
Yoonseok Lee, University of Michigan Model Selection in the Presence of Incidental Parameters
, January 31
3:30 p.m.
S110 Memorial Union
Jose Asturias, University of Minnesota Endogenous Transportation Costs
Friday, February 1
3:30 p.m.
210 Middlebush
Nathan Converse, London School of Economics Uncertainty, Capital Flows, and
Maturity Mismatch
Friday, March 1
3:30 p.m.
210 Middlebush
Jiandong Ju, University of Oklahoma Industrial Dynamics, Endowment Structure,And Economic Growth
Friday, March 8
3:30 p.m.
210 Middlebush
Marius Schwartz, Georgetown University Monopoly Differential Pricing and Welfare
Friday, March 15
3:30 p.m.
210 Middlebush
Daniel Sanches, Philadelphia Fed On the Inherent Instability of Private Money
Friday, April 5
3:30 p.m.
210 Middlebush
John Elder,
Colorado State University
Jumps in Oil Prices:
The Role of Economic News
Friday, April 12
3:30 p.m.
210 Middlebush
Maria Fitzpatrick, Cornell University Higher Education, Merit-Based Scholarships and Post-Baccalaureate Migration
Friday, April 19
3:30 p.m.
210 Middlebush
Carmen Astorne-Figari,
University of Memphis
The Bunny and the Batteries: Advertising to Consumers with Limited Attention
Friday, April 26
3:30 p.m.
210 Middlebush
Tim Sass,
Georgia State University
Certification Requirements and Teacher Quality: A Comparison of Alternative Routes to Teaching

Fall 2012

Date/Time/Place Speaker Topic
Friday, August 31
3:30 p.m. 212 Middlebush
Amy Farmer,
University of Arkansas
Competitive Markets When Customers
Anticipate Stockouts
Friday, September 28
3:30 p.m. 212 Middlebush
William Evans, University of Notre Dame The White/Black Educational Gap, Stalled
Progress, and the Long Term onsequences
of Crack Cocaine Markets
Friday, October 12
3:30 p.m. 212 Middlebush
Sarah Turner, University of Virginia "Down and Enrolled: The Impact of the Great Recession on Investments in Post-Secondary Education"
Friday,October 19
3:30 p.m. 212 Middlebush
William Brock, University of Wisconsin/University of Missouri Animal Spirits, Heterogeneous Expectations and the Amplification and Duration of Crisis
Friday, November 2
3:30 p.m. 212 Middlebush
Zheng Michael Song, University of Chicago "Sharing High Growth Across Generations: Pensions and Demographic Transition in China"
Thursday, November 8
3:30 p.m.
Memorial Union, N222/223 (Joplin/Boone)
Kelly Ragan, Stockholm School of Economics Sex and the Single Girl: Cultural
Persistence and the Pill
Friday, November 9
3:30 p.m. 212 Middlebush
Mariagiovanna Baccara,
Washington University in St. Louis
"Child-Adoption Matching: Preferences for Gender and Race"
Friday, November 30
3:30 p.m. 212 Middlebush
Kevin Huang, Vanderbilt University

“Sectoral Interactions and Monetary Policy Under Costly Price Adjustments”

Friday, December 7 3:30 p.m. 212 Middlesbush Georgia Kosmopoulou, University of Oklahoma Limiting Price Uncertainty in Procurement Contracting: Policy Effects on Bidding Behavior and Firm Survival

Spring 2012

Date/Time/Place Speaker Topic
Friday, January 20
3:30 p.m.
133 Middlebush
Cyril Monnet,
University of Bern
Why Rent When You Can Buy? A Theory of Repurchase Agreements
Friday, February 3
3:30 p.m.
133 Middlebush
John Mayo,
Georgretown University
Demand in a Portfolio-Choice Environment:
The Evolution of Telecommunications
Friday, February 10
3:30 p.m.
133 Middlebush
Ryan Lampe,
DePaul University
"This Paper is Not Yet Rated"
Friday, February 17
3:30 p.m.
133 Middlebush
Guangjian Xu
Renmin University of China
Why Has China's Final Consumption Rate Declined Since 1978?
Causes and Implications
Friday,February 24
3:30 p.m.
133 Middlebush
Emily Owens,
Cornell University
"The Birth of the Organized Crime?
The American Temperance Movement and
Market-Based Violence"
Friday, March 9
3:30 p.m.
133 Middlebush
Jonah Rockoff,
Columbia University
"The Long-Term Impacts of Teachers: Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood"
Friday, March 16
3:30 p.m.
133 Middlebush
Matti Sarvimaki,
Aalto University and MIT
"Why People Stay in Rural Areas? Evidence from a Resettlement Policy"
Friday, April 6
3:30 p.m.
133 Middlebush
Joon Park, University of Indiana

High Frequency Regressions with
Persistent Volatilities

1. Evaluating Factor Pricing Models
Using High Frequency Panels
2. Martingale Regressions for Conditional Mean Models in Continuous Time
3. A Reexamination of Stock Return Predictability

Friday, April 13
3:30 p.m.
133 Middlebush
Greg Huffman,
Vanderbilt University
"Unemployment and Welfare Implications of the Current US Tax Treatment of Employer-Provided Medical Insurance"
Thursday, April 19
3:30 p.m.
133 Middlebush
Gabriele Camera,
Purdue University
"The Coordination Value of Monetary
Exchange: Experimental Evidence"
Friday, April 20
3:30 p.m.
133 Middlebush
Kei Hirano, University of Arizona "Identification of Time and Risk
Preferences in Buy Price Auctions
"

Fall 2011


Date/Time/Place Speaker Topic
Friday, Sept. 2
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Joon Park,
Indiana University
POSTPONED
Tuesday, Sept. 6
3:30 p.m.
2501 MSC (MU Student Center)
Chambers Aud
Henry Schneider,
Cornell University
Do Bidders on Ebay Exhibit Nonstandard Behavior?
Friday, Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Brian Jacob,
University of Michigan
The Effect of Employment Protection on Worker Effort: Evidence from Public Schooling
Friday., Sept. 23
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Karen Clay,
Carnegie Mellon University
How History and State Legislatures Shaped State Courts
Friday., Sept. 30
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Hwansik Choi,
Purdue University
Ambiguity and Asymmetric Information in Securities Markets
Friday, October 7
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Mark Hoekstra, University of Pittsburgh Finance and Growth: A Counter-Example from the Origins of Banking in Russia
Friday,October 28
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Charles Thomas,
Clemson University
Equilibrium Behavior in a Model of Multilateral Negotiations
Friday, November 11
3:30 p.m.
212 Middlebush
Zhu Wang,
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
The Determinants of Geographic Concentration of Industry: A Quantitative Analysis

Spring 2011


Date/Time/Place Speaker Topic
Friday, January 21
3:30 p.m.
211 Middlebush
Dara Lee,
Boston University
"The Digital Scarlet Letter: The Effect of Online Criminal Records on Crime"
Monday, January 24
10:15 a.m.
2212 A&B MSC
Richard Mansfield,
Yale University
"Teacher Quality and Student Inequality"
Wed., January 26
10:00 a.m.
N201-202
Memorial Union
Genevieve Pham-Kanter,
Princeton University
"The Gender Weight Gap: Sons, Daughters, and Maternal Weight"
Friday, February 25
3:30 p.m.
211 Middlebush
Tom Garrett,
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Local Price Variation and the Tax Incidence of State Lotteries
Friday, March, 11
3:30 p.m.
211 Middlebush
Jason Abrevaya, University of Texas at Austin A GMM approach for dealing with missing data on regressors and instruments
Friday, March, 18
3:30 p.m.
211 Middlebush
Qihong Liu,
University of Oklahoma
Tacit Collusion with Low-Price Guarantees
Friday, April, 8
3:30 p.m.
211 Middlebush
Phillip Dybvig,
Washington University
Screening of Possibly Incompetent Agents and Welfare Analysis without Common Priors
Friday, April, 15
3:30 p.m.
211 Middlebush
William Brock, University of Wisconsin, Madison "Energy Balance Climate Models and the Economics of Climate Change"
Friday, April, 29
3:30 p.m.
211 Middlebush
Pol Antras,
Harvard University
"Poultry in Motion: A Study of International Trade Finance Practices"
Friday, May, 6
3:30 p.m.
132 Middlebush
Eduardo Melero, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid How Dead is the Renaissance Man?
The Various Origins of Knowledge Variety
in Teams of Inventors