Empirical Micro Lunch

Fall 2020

Location: Zoom
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm

* Contact Kathleen Hui for the Zoom link

Date Speaker Paper Title
September 29, 2020 Ruizhi Ma Omitted Variable Bias from Unobserved Demographics in Random Coefficient Logit Model of Demand: Symptoms and Treatments with Micro Data
October 6, 2020 Alejandro Sanchez Homophily and Selection: The Network Propensity Score
October 13, 2020 Charu Gupta Imperfect intellectual property rights in the pharmaceutical industry
October 20, 2020 Emilio Borghesan The Marginal Returns of Distance Education on Achievement
October 27, 2020 Michal Hodor Gig Workers and Performance Pay: A Dynamic Equilibrium Analysis of an On-Demand Industry
November 10, 2020 Gabrielle Vasey How Child Labor Impacts School Enrollment, Student Effort and Achievement in Mexican Middle Schools
November 17, 2020 Jianhong Xin TBA
December 1, 2020 Xincheng Qiu TBA
December 8, 2020 Nitin Krishnan TBA

 

Spring 2020

Location: PCPSE 101
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm

Date Speaker Paper Title
March 3, 2020 Tomas Larroucau Centralized assignment mechanisms and their impact on students' welfare
March 17, 2020 Michal Hodor Gig Workers and Performance-Pay: A Dynamic Equilibrium Analysis of an On-Demand Industry
March 24, 2020 Gorkem Bostanci Changing Jobs to Fight Inflation: Labor Market Reaction to Inflation Shocks
March 24, 2020 Gabrielle Vasey The Impact of Distance Education Schools on Enrollment Choices of Students in Rural Mexico
March 31, 2020 Jianhong Xin Firm Effect or Peer Effect: Evidence from Denmark
April 7, 2020 Joao Granja TBA
April 14, 2020 Emilio Borghesan and Charu Gupta Imperfect intellectual property rights in the pharmaceutical industry (Gupta)
April 21, 2020 Xuequan Peng TBA
April 28, 2020 Andrew Arnold and Lucie L’Heudé,  Jungsoo Yoo  TBA
May 5, 2020 Minji Bang TBA
May 12, 2020 Isaac Rabbani TBA
May 19, 2020 Tomas Larroucau Centralized assignment mechanisms and their impact on students' welfare

Fall 2019

Location: PCPSE 100
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm

Date Speaker Paper Title
September 3, 2019 Zhenqi Liu "The Impact of Market Structure on Regulatory Enforcement: Evidence from Online Censorship in China"
September 24, 2019 Zvi Eckstein "Child Care, Population Growth and Occupational Choice:  Insights from Jewish History in Central and Eastern Europe, 1500–1930"
October 8, 2019 Xian Gu "The Interbank Market Puzzle"
October 15, 2019 Ming Li "Information and Corruption: Evidence from China's Land Auctions"
October 22, 2019 Mallick Hossain "Bulk Buying and Inequality"
October 29, 2019 Kian Samaee "Inaction, Search Costs and Market Power in the US Mortgage Market"
November 5, 2019 Charu Gupta "Intellectual Property in the Pharmaceutical Industry"
November 19, 2019 Wu Zhu "Networks, Local vs. Global Information, and Stock Market Returns"
December 3, 2019 Gabrielle Vasey and Tomas Larroucau "The Impact of Distance Education Schools on Enrollment Choices of Students in Rural Mexico" (Vasey) and "Centralized assignment mechanisms and their impact on students' welfare" (Larroucau)

Spring 2019

Location: PCPSE 203
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm

Date Speaker Paper Title
February 19, 2019 Gabrielle Vasey "Estimating Peer Effects: Mexico's Prospera Program"
February 26, 2019    
March 5, 2019 Spring Break  
March 12, 2019 n/a No Meeting, Department External Review
March 19, 2019    
March 26, 2019 Ming Li "Information and Corruption: Evidence from China’s Land Market Auctions"
April 2, 2019 Elena Capatina "Health Shocks and the Evolution of Consumption and Income over the Life-Cycle"
April 9, 2019 Joao Granja "Coverage Requirements and the Timing of Adoption of New Mobile Technologies"
April 16, 2019 Michal Hodor "Rethinking About the Firm’s Labor Decision: The Trade-Off Between Labor Effort and Quantity"
April 23, 2019 Sarah George "Understanding price effects in the Kraft Heinz merger"
April 30, 2019 Shunyi Zhao "Vertical vs Horizontal Efficiency: A Study of Distributorship in Movie Industry"
May 7, 2019 Minji Bang "Self-Employment Decisions and Household Risk Sharing"
May 14, 2019 Kian Samaee "Inaction and Search Costs in Credit Markets: Evidence from Mortgage Refinance Market in the U.S."

 

Fall 2018

Location: PCPSE 202
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm

Date Speaker Paper Title
September 4, 2018 n/a  
September 11, 2018 No Meeting, Dept Event  
September 18, 2018 n/a  
September 25, 2018 n/a  
October 2, 2018 n/a  
October 9, 2018 Tomás Larroucau "Do "Short-List" Students Report Truthfully? Strategic Behavior in the Chilean College Admissions Problem"
October 16, 2018    
October 23, 2018 Brian Collopy "Optimal Cancer Screening"
October 30, 2018 Qi Pan "The Pricing Dynamics of Airbnb: Evidence and Analysis"
November 6, 2018 Gorkem Bostanci "Intellectual Property Rights, Professional Business Services and Wage Inequality"
November 13, 2018 Mallick Hossain "Bulk Buying and Inequality"
November 20, 2018 Yiran Chen "A Structural Analysis of Job Referrals and Social Networks: The Case of the Corporate Executives Market"
November 27, 2018 Hanna Wang "Fertility and Family Leave Policies in Germany: Optimal Policy Design in a Dynamic Framework"
December 4, 2018 David Cesar Heymann "Social Distance in Deceptive Behavior: Experimental Evidence from Malawi"
December 11, 2018 Nitin Krishnan TBD