Labor/Public Economics Workshop

Organized by:  Joe Altonji and Jason Abaluck

All graduate students and faculty are invited to attend the weekly workshop. Graduate students who anticipate undertaking dissertation research in microeconomics or labor, household consumption and savings, development and demography are expected to attend the workshop and register at least once for credit. Graduate students with a thesis prospectus and/or report on dissertation research should discuss it in advance with her/his faculty advisor and then sign up for a workshop presentation.

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Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 pm, 28 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 106 (*unless otherwise noted)

Schedule maintained by Becca Stevens (203-432-3560)

Events/Seminars

September 1, 2016
4:00pm Elena Manresa, MIT/Cowles Visitor
"“Estimating the Structure of Social Interactions Using Panel Data”"

28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
September 8, 2016
4:00pm Maria Polyakova, Stanford University
""The Welfare Effects of Supply-Side Regulation in Medicare Part D" (with Francesco Decarolis and Stephen Ryan)"
[Paper]

28 Hillhouse Ave, Tobin Lounge

Joint lecture with ISPS Health Policy Seminar and Industrial Organization Seminar
Location:  Tobin Lounge

Signup Request
September 15, 2016
4:00pm James Thomas, Yale University Postdoc
""What Do Classroom Spending Patterns Reveal About University Preferences?""
[Paper]

28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
September 22, 2016
4:00pm Mariacristina De Nardi, UCL
""The Implications of Richer Earnings Dynamics for Consumption and Wealth" (joint with Giulio Fella and Gonzalo Paz Pardo)"
[Paper]

28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
Signup Request
September 29, 2016
4:00pm Norbert Schady, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
"“Teachers, Peers, and Learning Outcomes: Evidence from Multiple Years of Random Assignment of Children to Classrooms”"

28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
Signup Request
October 4, 2016
2:30pm Kosali Simon, Indiana University
"Strategic Formulary Design in Medicare Part D Plans" (joint with Kurt Lavetti)
[Paper]

SOM, Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave, #2220 Jones Classroom

Joint lecture with ISPS Health Policy Seminar and Labor/Public Economics Workshop

Signup Request
October 6, 2016
4:00pm NO WORKSHOP
"see joint lecture on 10/4"
October 13, 2016
4:00pm Nathan Hendren, Harvard University
""Knowledge of Future Job Loss and Implications for Unemployment Insurance""
[Paper]

28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
Signup Request
October 20, 2016
4:00pm NO WORKSHOP
"October Break"
October 27, 2016
4:00pm Ana Reynoso, Yale University Ph.D.
""Marriage, Marital Investments, and Divorce" (JOB TALK)"

28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
November 3, 2016
4:00pm NO WORKSHOP
"Cancelled"
Room 106 See map
28 Hillhouse Avenue
November 10, 2016
4:00pm Amy Finkelstein, MIT
""Provider Incentives and Health Care Costs: Evidence from Long-Term Care Hospitals" (with Liran Einav and Neale Mahoney)"
[Paper]

28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
Signup Request
November 17, 2016
4:00pm Danny Yagan, UC Berkeley
""Is the Great Recession Really Over? Longitudinal Evidence of Enduring Employment Impacts""
[Paper]

28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
Signup Request
November 24, 2016
4:00pm NO WORKSHOP
"November Break"
December 1, 2016
4:10pm Roland Fryer, Harvard University
""An Empirical Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of Force""
[Paper]

Yale Law School, 127 Wall St, Faculty Lounge, 2nd Floor

Joint lecture with Legal Theory Workshop
Location:  Yale Law School, 127 Wall Street, 2nd Floor Faculty Lounge

 

Note about format:  everyone who attends the workshop reads the paper in advance.  Accordingly, the speaker does not “present” the paper or give an initial talk of any kind.  Instead, the workshop begins with question-and-answer.  The moderator will ask the first question and will then keep a queue of people who would like to ask further questions.

December 8, 2016
4:00pm Ricardo Perez-Truglia, UCLA
""The Effects of Income Transparency on Well-Being: Evidence from a Natural Experiment" "
[Link to Paper]

28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
Signup Request
February 23, 2017
4:00pm Jesse Gregory, University of Wisconsin - Madison
""Neighborhood Choices, Neighborhood Effects, and Housing Vouchers" (joint with Morris Davis, Dan Hartley, and Kegon Tan)"
[Paper]
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
March 2, 2017
4:00pm Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University/Cowles Visitor
"Heterogeneous Labor Supply Response to a Classic Transfer Program"
[Paper]
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
Signup Request
March 9, 2017
4:00pm CANCELLED - Amitabh Chandra, Harvard University
"Identifying Sources of Inefficiency in Healthcare" (joint with Douglas Staiger)
[Paper]
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
Signup Request
March 16, 2017
4:00pm NO WORKSHOP
"Spring Break"
March 23, 2017
4:00pm NO WORKSHOP
"Spring Break"
March 30, 2017
4:00pm Christian Dustmann, UCL
"Lowering Welfare Benefits: Intended and Unintended Consequences for Individuals and their Families " (joint with Lars Højsgaard Andersen & Rasmus Landersø)
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
Signup Request
April 6, 2017
4:00pm Francis Kramarz, CREST/Cowles Visitor
"Insurance Between Firms: The Role of Internal Labor Markets" (joint with Giacinta Cestone, Chiara Fumagalli, and Giovanni Pica)
[Paper]
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
Signup Request
April 13, 2017
4:10pm Lisa Khan, Yale University
"Impacts of the Minimum Wage on Skill Requirements: Evidence from Job Postings" (joint with Jeff Clemens and Jonathan Meer)
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
April 20, 2017
4:00pm Jeff Clemens, University of California, San Diego
"The Minimum Wage and the Great Recession" (joint with Michael Wither, University of California, San Diego Ph.D.)
[Paper]
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
Signup Request
April 27, 2017
4:00pm Conrad Miller, University of California, Berkeley
"Firm Matching and the Returns to Attending an Elite College" joint with Crisotbal Huneeus (MinTrab), Federico Huneeus (Princeton), Christopher Neilson (Princeton) & Seth Zimmerman (University of Chicago)
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
Signup Request
May 4, 2017
4:00pm Adriana Kugler, Georgetown University
"Impacts of Public Health Insurance on Occupational Upgrading" (joint with Ammar Farooq, Georgetown University)
[Paper]
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
Signup Request