Seminar Schedule

All seminars are held in 450 Purnell Hall, Fridays 11:00-12:30 (unless otherwise noted).  Seminars are open to the public.

Spring 2018

February 16, Chris Carroll (Johns Hopkins): “Sticky Expectations and Consumption Dynamics” 

March 2, Adrienne Lucas (University of Delaware): “Adapting and Evaluating Targeted Instruction: Nationwide Experimental Evidence from Ghana”

March 9, Jeremy Tobacman (University of Delaware): “Rainy Day Credit?  Unsecured Credit and Local Employment Shocks”

March 16, Jim Berry (University of Delaware): “Pricing of Private Education in Urban India: Demand, Use, and Impact”

March 20, Vikram Maheshri (University of Houston): “Explaining Recent Trends in US School Segregation: 1988-2014” – note Tuesday seminar.

April 6, Svetlana Pashchenko (University of Georgia): “The lifetime costs of bad health”

April 20, Pam Jakiela (University of Maryland): “Gendered Language.”

April 26 (Thursday), Kevin Stange (University of Michigan): “The Effects and Costs of Undergraduate Class Size Reduction.”

May 4, Ian Burn (Stockholm University): “The More You Know, the Better You’re Paid? Evidence from Pay Secrecy Bans for Managers.”

Fall 2017

September 15, Ellen Green (Arizona State University): “The Impact of a Merit-based Payment System on Quality of Healthcare: An Artefactual Field Experiment.”

September 22, Nina Harari (Wharton): “Long-term impacts of slum upgrading: Evidence from the Kampung Improvement Program in Indonesia.”

October 6, Maria Rosales (University of California — Irvine): “The Persistent Effects of Early-Life Exposure to Air Pollution: Evidence from the Indonesian Forest Fires”

October 20,Sabrin Beg (University of Delaware): “Tools for Teaching: Leveraging Technology to improve Classroom Content Delivery.”

October 27, Adrienne Lucas (University of Delaware):  cancelled.

November 3, Seonyoung Park (University of Delaware): “Income Polarization in the United States: Evidence from County-Level Data”

November 10, Martin Hackmann (UCLA): “Patient vs. Provider Incentives in Long Term Care”

December 1, Matt White (University of Delaware): “Health Insurance Reform and the (Re-)Distribution of Welfare” (joint work with Ahmed Khwaja)

December 8, Reshma Hussam (Harvard): “Habit Formation and Rational Addiction: A Field Experiment in Handwashing”

Spring 2017

March 10, Camelia Minoiu (International Monetary Fund): “Bank lending in the knowledge economy.”

March 17, Motohiro Yogo (Princeton): “Retail Insurance of Market Risk.”

April 7, Erick Sager (Bureau of Labor Statistics): “Optimal Public Debt with Life Cycle Motives.”

April 21, Shing-Yi Wang (University of Pennsylvania):  “Property Rights, Misallocation and Agricultural Efficiency in China.”

April 28, Matt White (University of Delaware): cancelled.

May 5, Samuel Schulfer-Wohl (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago): “Inflation at the Household Level.”

May 12, Young Park (University of Delaware): TBA.

Fall 2016

September 23, Desmond Toohey (University of Delaware): “Directed Search, Occupation Switching, and Unemployment Duration.”

September 30, Fernando Aragon (Simon Fraser University): “Particulate Matter and Labor Supply: The Role of Caregiving and Non-Linearities.”

October 14, Christine DePasquale (Emory): “Labor Supply Effects of Occupational Regulation: Evidence from the Nurse Licensure Compact.”

October 28, Stephen Woodbury (Michigan State University): “Sources of Displaced Workers’ Long-Term Earnings Losses”

November 18, Qinglai Meng (Oregon State University):  “Balanced-budget rules and aggregate instability: the role of capital utilization.”


Spring 2016

February 26, Samuel Schulfer-Wohl (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis): TBA

March 11, Seonyoung Park (University of Delaware): “Two Birds with One Stone Female Labor Supply, Fertility, and Market Childcare.”

March 18, Ken Lewis and Larry Seidman (University of Delaware): “Stimulus without Debt in a Severe Recession”

April 8, Daniel Sanches (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia): “Can Currency Competition Work?”

April 22, Seth Giertz (University of Texas at Dallas): “Pricing Credit Risk for Mortgages: Credit Risk Spreads and Heterogeneity across Housing Markets”

April 29, Borgan Aruoba (University of Maryland): “Macroeconomic Dynamics Near the ZLB: A Tale of Two Countries

Fall 2015

September 18, Rakesh Vohra (Penn): Near Feasible Stable Matchings.”

October 2, Ahmed Khwaja (Yale): “Firm Expansion, Size Spillovers and Market Dominance in Retail Chain Dynamics.”

October 9, Dmytro Hryshko (University of Alberta): “Reassessing Consumption Responses to Income Shocks in U.S. Data.”

October 16, Sabrin Beg (University of Delaware): “Are Gains from a Simple Intervention Sustained? A Follow-up on Agricultural Outcomes in Bangladesh.”

October 23, Kevin Lang (Boston University): Does Competition Eliminate Discrimination? Evidence from the Commercial Sex Market in Singapore.”

October 30, Joe Daniel (University of Delaware): The Problem of Transaction Costs.”

November 6, Natalie Bau (University of Toronto): “The Misallocation of Pay and Productivity in the Public Sector: Evidence from the Labor Market for Teachers.”

November 13, Lee Lockwood (Northwestern): Government Old-Age Support and Labor Supply: Evidence from the Old Age Assistance Program.’

November 20, Dimitrios Diamantaras (Temple): “Platform Competition as Network Contestability.”

December 4, Matt White (University of Delaware): The Distribution of Wealth and the Marginal Propensity to Consume.”

December 11, Boragan Aruoba (University of Maryland): Macroeconomic Dynamics Near the ZLB: A Tale of Two Countries.

Spring, 2015

March 13, Vasia Panousi (Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System): “A Risky Venture: Income Dynamics within the Non-Corporate Private Business Sector”

March 20, Benjamin Keys (University of Chicago): “Mortgage Rates, Household Balance Sheets, and the Real Economy”

April 10, Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis (Washington University in St. Louis): “Partial Insurance and Aggregate Welfare in China, 1989-2009”

April17, Scott Fulford (Boston College): “Does It Matter Where You Came From? Ancestry Composition and Economic Performance of U.S. Counties, 1850 – 2010”

April 24, Victor Li (Villanova University): “Search, Financial Market Frictions, and Monetary Transmission.”

May 1, Young Park (University of Delaware): TBA.

May 7, Hutchinson Lecture, Mark Flannery (Directory & Chief Economist
Securities & Exchange Commission, Division of Economic & Risk Analysis) TBA

May 8, Evan Starr (University of Illinois): “Noncompetes in the US Labor Force.”

May 15, Ahmed Khwaja (Yale): “Firm Expansion, Size Spillovers and Market Dominance in Retail Chain Dynamics.”

Fall, 2014

September 12, Rob Jensen (Wharton): “How Does Peer Pressure Affect Educational Investments?”

October 10, Gary Solon (Michigan State University): “Wage Adjustment in the Great Recession and Other Downturns: Evidence from the United States and Great Britain.”

October 17, Josepa Miquel-Florensa (Toulouse School of Economics): “Religious Belief as a Costly Signal of Trustworthiness: evidence from Haiti (with E. Auriol, D. Delisant, M. Fourati, and P. Seabright)”

October 24, Felicia Ionescu (Federal Reserve Board): “The Interplay Between Student Loans and Credit Card Debt: Implications for Default in the Great Recession”

October 31, Lorenzo Forni (IMF): “Fiscal policy in open economies: estimates for the Euro area.”

November 7, Michael Grossman (City University of New York Graduate Center): “Moral Hazard and Less Invasive Medical Treatment for Coronary Artery Disease: An Analysis of Smoking in the National Health Interview Survey.”

November 21, Daniel Waggoner (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta): “Inference Based on SVARs Identified with Sign and Zero Restrictions: Theory and Applications”

December 4, Jonah Rockoff (Columbia): “Teacher Applicant Hiring and Teacher Performance: Evidence from DC Public Schools”

Spring, 2014

March 14, Zhijie Xiao (Boston College): TBA, Joint with Finance at 10:00, Lerner 302

March 21, Sunny Jardine (University of Delaware, College of Marine Science & Policy): “Fishermen, markets, and population diversity”

April 11, Matt Jaremski (Colgate University): “The (Dis)Advantages of Clearinghouses Before the Fed

April 18, Farley Grubb (University of Delaware): “A New Approach to Explaining the Value of Colonial Money: Evidence from New Jersey”

May 9, Susan Averett (Lafayette College): “The Effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Children’s Health, Quality of Home Environment, and Non-Cognitive Skills”

May 16, Matt White (University of Delaware): “Fast Solution of Multi-continuous-state Dynamic Programming Problems”

(Date to be rescheduled): Ken Lewis and Larry Seidman (University of Delaware): “Stimulus without Debt in a Severe Recession.”

(Date to be rescheduled in the spring): Vasia Panousi (Federal Resever Board)