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Economics Seminar Schedule - Fall 2018

Seminars are scheduled from 11:45-1:15 p.m. in RAWLS 2058 unless otherwise indicated. 


Presenter/Paper Topic

September 7 Maria Arbatskara, Emory
Liability or Labeling
September 12 Jonathan Smith, Georgia State
Take Two! SAT Retaking and College Enrollment Gaps
September 18 Clint Harris, PhD Student
Estimating the Perceived Returns to College
September 19 Rodney Strachan
Reducing Dimensions in a Large TVP-VAR
September 25 Pritha Chaudhuri, PhD student
Optimal Monetary Policy with Skill Heterogeneity and Wage Rigidity
October 3 Somnath Das, PhD student
Effect of Merger on Market Price and Product Quality: American and US Airways
October 4 Andrew Compton, PhD student
Decomposing the Societal Opportunity Costs of Property Crime
October 5 Greg Leo
Second-Order Beliefs and Gender
October 10 Tingmingke Lu, PhD student
Response of New Car Buyers to Alternative Energy Policies: The Role of Vehicle -Use Heterogeneity
October 11 Ben Raymond, PhD student
The Stabilizing Effect of Referral-Networks on the Labor Market
October 12  Mark Huggett
Taxing Top Earners: A Human Capital Perspective
October 15 Jiatong Zhong, PhD student
Reputation of Quality in International Trade: Evidence from Consumer Product Recalls
October 16 Glen Waddell, University of Oregon
Dispersion-Weighted Synthetic Controls
October 17 Myongjin Kim, Oklahoma
The Value of Relational Contracts in Outsourcing: Evidence from the 2008 shock to the US airline industry
October 19 Eliza Forsthye, University of Illinois
Occupational Job Ladders and the efficient Reallocation of Displaced Workers
October 22 Chris Conlon, New York University
The Rise of Common Ownership Incentives & Common Ownership and Competition in the Ready-to-Eat Cereal Industry
October 23 Torsten Santavirta, Uppsala University
The Informative Content of Names - Intergenerational Evidence from the Longitudinal Veteran Database
October 24 Stanton Hudja, PhD student
Voting for Experimentation: A Continuous Time Analysis
November 2 Mark Borgschulte, Illinois University
Schooling and Political Activism in the Early Civil Rights Era
November 5 Ben Brook, University of Chicago
Revenue Guarantee Equivalence
November 8 John Lazarev, NYU 
Quantifying Delay Propagation in Airline Networks
November 9 Jonathan Skinner, Dartmouth College
Misperception and Technology Adoption
November 14 Magne Mgostad, Chicago University
Imperfect Competition and Rent Sharing in the US Labor Market
November 15 Peter Wagner, PhD student
I Think That You Think? AN Experimental Analysis of Level-K Reasoning in Repeated Mixed Strategy Games
November 26 Haiqing Zhao, PhD student
Factor-Augmented Forecasting with Model Averaging
November 29 Wumian Zhao, PhD student
Liquidity, Collective Moral Hazard and Government Bailouts
December 3 Jiangtao Li, Northwestern University
Strategically Simple Mechanisms
December 4 Fatemeh Momeni, University of Chicago
Are Measures of Early Education Program too Pessimistic? Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment
December 6 Simon Board, UCLA
Learning Dynamics in Social Networks
December 13 Joe Altonji, Yale
Marriage Dynamics, Earnings Dynamics, and Lifetime Family Income