"Structural Estimation of Behavioral Models: A Conference in Honor of Kenneth I. Wolpin"


PIER Conference
University of Pennsylvania

Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Wharton Complex, 3620 Locust Walk SHDH 215

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

Organizers: Petra Todd and Christopher Ferrall


Penn Institute for Economic Research
James L. McCabe Empirical Micro Workshop

The John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic PolicyThe John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy


Structural Estimate of Behavioral Models:
A Conference in Honor of Kenneth I. Wolpin
University of Pennsylvania
September 21-22, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Session I
Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania) 
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Steven Stern (University of Virginia), “Will You Still Want Me Tomorrow? The Dynamics of Families and LongTerm Care Arrangements”
11:15 - 12:00 p.m. Robert Sauer (University of Bristol) "Does it Pay for Women to Volunteer?"
12 to 1:00 p.m.  Lunch Buffet 
Session II
Donna Gileskie (University of North Carolina)
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Nirav Mehta (University of Western Ontario), "Competition in Public School Districts: Charter School Entry, Student Sorting, and School Input Determination"
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Chao Fu (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “College-Major Choice to College-Then- Major Choice”
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Coffee Break
Session III
Zvi Eckstein (Tel Aviv University)  
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Robert Miller (Carnegie Mellon University), “Life Cycle Fertility and Human Capital Accumulation”
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Clement Joubert (University of North Carolina), “The Value of Remarriage”
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.  Coffee Break 
4:30 – 5:15 p.m. James Heckman (University of Chicago), “Understanding the Mechanisms Through Which an Influential Early Childhood Program Boosted Adult Outcomes”
Saturday, September 22, 2012
8:00 – 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Session IV
Hailey Hayeon Joo (Sogang University)
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Pedro Mira (CEMFI), “Structural Estimation and Counterfactual Experiments in Games when the Data Come from Multiple Equilibria”
9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Andrea Moro (Vanderbilt University), “The Empirical Content of Multiple Equilibria in Models of Social Interaction”
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break 
Session V
Füsun Gönül (Slippery Rock University)
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Elena Pastorino (Minneapolis Federal Reserve), “Nonlinear Pricing of Food in Village Economies”
11:30 – 12:15 John Rust (Georgetown University), “How to Sell Your House: Theory and Evidence”
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch Buffet
Session VI
Michael P. Keane (University of New South Wales)
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Silvio Rendon (SUNY Stony Brook), “Family Job Search and Consumption”
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Charles Manksi (Northwestern University), “Identification of Income-Leisure Preferences and Evaluation of Income Tax Policy”
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Coffee Break
Session VII
Christopher Flinn (New York University) 
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Hanming Fang (University of Pennsylvania), “Equilibrium Labor Market Search and Health Insurance Reform”
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Marco Cosconati (Bank of Italy), “Skill Formation and Parenting Styles: Evidence from a Dynamic Supermodular Game with Multiple Equilbria" 


List of Participants 


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