Applied Economics Seminars Winter 2015

Mondays, 4:10-5:30 pm (unless otherwise specified)
Sproul 2206

Questions? Contact Steven Helfand.

When available, the papers may be downloaded as pdf files, which can be read or printed using the Acrobat Reader.

1/5/2015 No Seminar No Seminar
1/9/2015* Lakshmi Iyer, Harvard Business School

*NOTE: (Please note that this is a Friday)

Path-Breakers? Women’s Electoral Success And Future Political Participation
1/12/2015 Jenny Aker, Tufts Fletcher School Of Law & Diplomacy Can Mobile Phones Improve Learning? Short And Long-Term Impacts From An Experiment In Niger
1/19/2015 No Seminar, M.L. King Holiday No Seminar
1/20/2015* Tobias Pfutze, Oberlin College

*NOTE: (Please note, this is a Tuesday & seminar will be held from 4:10-5:30 in HUM 1500)

Land Titles And Violent Conflict In Rural Mexico
1/21/2015* Qian Lu, University of Texas at Austin

*NOTE: (Please note, this is an Applied Economics seminar)

The End Of Polarization? Technological Change And Employment In The U.S. Labor Market
1/23/2015* Michael Bates, Michigan State University

*NOTE: (Please note, this is a Friday, but is an Applied Econ seminar)

Public And Private Learning In The Market For Teachers
1/26/2015 Michael Kottelenberg, Queens University Heterogeneity In Child Development: Universal Child Care And Parental Investments
1/27/2015* Michael Muller-Smith, Columbia University

*NOTE: (Please note, this is a Tuesday, but is an Applied Econ seminar and will be held in Spr 2206)

The Criminal And Labor Market Impacts Of Incarceration
1/28/2015* Jillian Carr, Texas A&M University

*NOTE: (Please note, this is a Wednesday, but is an Applied Econ seminar)

The Effect Of Housing Vouchers On Crime: Evidence From A Lottery
2/2/2015 TBA TBA
2/9/2015* Robert Kaestner

*NOTE: (Please note, this is a joint seminar with School of Public Policy)

Effects of Prescription Drug Insurance on Hospitalization and Mortality: Evidence from Medicare Part D
2/16/2015 No Seminar, Presidents Day Holiday No Seminar
3/2/2015* Daniel Rees

*NOTE: (Please note, this is a joint seminar with School of Public Policy; rescheduled from 2/23/15) 

Emotional Cues and Low Birth Weight: Evidence from the Super Bowl
3/2/2015* Boris Bravo-Ureta, University of Connecticut

*NOTE: 1:10pm to 2:30pm

A Meta Analysis of the Agricultural Frontier Literature with a Focus on Water Studies
3/9/2015* Mike McCraken, Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis

*NOTE: (Please note that this is an Econometrics seminar)

Evaluating Conditional Forecasts from Vector Autoregressions
3/20/2015 Tim Squires, Brown University The Impact of Access to Electricity on Education: Evidence from Honduras