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Economics Seminar Schedule - Fall 2019

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


Presenter/Paper Topic

September 11 Dan Black, University of Chicago
Simple Tests for Selection Bias
September 13 John & Katie Lopresti, William and Mary College
Using Equity Market Reactions to Infer Exposure to Trade Liberalization
September 16 Andrew Steckley, PhD student
Netflix and Crime
September 19 Anijit Chakraborty, UC Davis
Cooperation in Finitely Repeated Prisoner's Dillema
September 20 Juan Carrillo, USC
Steps of reasoning in children and adolescents
September 27 Svetlana Beilfuss, PhD student
Pharmaceutical Opioid Marketing and Physician Prescribing Behavior
October 1 Kosali Simon, Indiana University
Can Policy Affect Initiation of Addictive Substance Use? Evidence from Opioid Prescribing
October 9 Mary Kate Bastistich, PhD student
Skill Biased Technical Change and Employment in Manufacturing
October 14 Stanton Hudja, PhD student
Behavioral Bandits: Examining How Individuals Resolve the Exploration versus Exploitation Trade-Off
October 15 Haiqing Zhao, PhD student
FECM Averaging in Predictive Regressions
October 16 Emily Nix, University of Southern California
What Causes the Child Penalty and How Can It Be Reduced? Evidence from Same-sex Couples and Policy Reforms
October 22 Scott Imberman, Michigan State
The Returns to College Major Choice: Mean Effects, Career Trajectories, and Earnings Volatility
October 28 Ben Zhou, Michigan State University
Industrialization from Scratch: The “Construction of Third Front” and Local Economic Development in China’s Hinterland
October 29 Gabriele Gratton, University of South Wales
Political Capital
November 5 Ian Schmutte, University of Georgia
Estimating Compensating Wage Differentials with Endogenous Job Mobility
November 6 Costas Arkolakis, Yale
General Equilibrium Indirect Effects in Space: Theory and Measurement 
November 12 Joshua Gottlieb, University of Chicago
The Cost of Payment Uncertainty in Healthcare Markets
November 13 Natalie Bau, UCLA
Affirmative Action and Pre-College Human Capital
November 18 Sebastian Sotelo, University of Michigan 
Migration, Specialization and Trade: Evidence from Brazil's March to the West
November 20 Juan Vargas, Universidad Del Rosario
The Rise and Persistence of Illegal Crops: Evidence from a Naive Policy Announcement
November 21 Chang-Jin-Kim, University of Washington
Markov-switching Models with Unknown Error Distributions: Identification and Inference within the Bayesian Framework
November 22 Chad Kendall, USC
Herding and Contrarianism: A Matter of Preference?
December 3 Brandon Norton
Pharmaceutical Pricing and Bargaining
December 10 Sergi Yuksel, University of California, Santa Barbara