Applied Micro 2007-2008

Fall 2007 Schedule

Date Speaker Paper
September 12 Leigh Linden "Testing Alternative Approaches to Conditional Cash Transfer Programs in Education: Evidence from Colombia" (with Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Marianne Bertrand and Francisco Perez)
September 19 Kevin Milligan "Maternal employment, breastfeeding, and health: Evidence from maternity leave mandates" (with Michael Baker)
September 26 Barbara Petrongolo "What are the long-term effect of UI? Evidence from the UK JSA reform"
October 3 Jim Hines "Competition among fallible governments"
October 10 Frank Lichtenberg "Why has longevity increased faster in some states than others?"
October 17 Matthew Gentzkow "What Drives Media Slant? Evidence from U.S. Daily Newspapers" (with Jesse M. Shapiro)
October 24 Mark Duggan "The Impact of Medicare Part D on Pharmaceutical Prices and Utilization"
October 31 Emilia Simeonova "Doctors, Patients, and the Racial Mortality Gap: What are the Causes?"
November 7 Amy Finkelstein (Nov 8 w/ development) "The Welfare Cost of Asymmetric Information: Evidence from the U.K. Annuity Market" (with Liran Einav and Paul Schrimpf)
November 14 Hilary Hoynes Consumption Responses to In-Kind Transfers: Evidence from the Introduction of the Food Stamp Program (with Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach)
November 21 Thanksgiving  
November 28 Stefano DellaVigna "Does Movie Violence Increase Violent Crimes?" (with Gordon Dahl)
December 5 Steven Rivkin "School Quality and the Black-White Achievement Gap" (with Eric Hanushek)
December 12 Canice Prendergast  

Spring 2008 Schedule

Date Speaker Paper
February 6 recruiting  
February 13 recruiting  
February 20 Robert Moffitt
 Trends in Earnings Volatility in the U.S., 1970-2004
February 27 David Autor Inequality and Specialization: The Growth of Low-Skill Service Jobs in the United States (with David Dorn)
March 5 Leemore Dafny Are Health Insurance Markets Competitive?
March 12 Ed Glaeser The Greenness of Cities: Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Urban Development
March 19 Spring Break  
March 26 Enrico Moretti Identifying Agglomeration Spillovers: Evidence From Million Dollar Plants
April 2 Richard Romano Inefficiencies from Metropolitan Political and Fiscal Decentralization: Failures of Tiebout Competition (with Stephen Calabrese and Dennis Epple)
April 9 Marco Manacorda Cash Transfers to the Poor and Political Support
April 16 Nancy Qian More Women Missing, Fewer Girls Dying: The Impact of Abortion on Sex Ratios at Birth and Excess Female Mortality in Taiwan (with Ming-Jen Lin and Jin-Tan Liu)
April 23 David Figlio The Florida Heat? How Low-Performing Schools Respond To Voucher and Accountability Pressure
April 30 Phil Oreopolous Incentives and Services for College Achievement: Evidence from a Randomized Trial (with Joshua Angrist and Daniel Lang)
May 7 Jeroma Adda Labour Market Programmes and Labour Market Outcomes: A study of the Swedish Active Labour Market Interventions (with Monica Costa Dias Costas Meghir and Barbara Sianesi)
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May 21