Applied Micro 2011-2012

Fall 2011 Schedule

Date Speaker Paper
September 7th Wilbert Van Der Klaauw
(NY Federal Reserve)
Anatomy of Welfare Reform: Announcement and Implementation Effects (with Richard Blundell and Marco Francesconi)
September 14th Reed Walker The Transitional Costs of Sectoral Reallocation: Evidence From the Clean Air Act and the Workforce
September 21st Wil Lim Long-Term Care Reimbursement, Formal Versus Informal Care, Medical Expenditures, and Health
September 28th Hitoshi Shigeoka The Effect of Patient Cost-Sharing on Utilization, Health and Risk Reduction: Evidence from Japan
October 5th Arindrajit Dube (UMass - Amherst) Do Frictions Matter in the Labor Market? Accessions, Separations and Minimum Wage Effects
October 12th James Sallee (Chicago- Harris School) Car Notches: Strategic Automaker Responses to Fuel Economy Policy (with Joel Slemrod)
October 19th Kerwin Charles (Chicago- Harris School) Employment, Wages and Voter Turnout (with Melvin Stephens)
October 26th John Friedman (Harvard KSG) The Long-Term Impacts of Teachers: Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood
November 2nd Ilyana Kuziemko (Princeton) Will risk-adjustment decrease health care costs? New evidence from the Medicare Advantage Program (with  Jason Brown, Mark Duggan, and William Woolston)
November 9th Justin Wolfers (U. of Pennsylvania) Forecasting Elections: Voting Intentions versus Expectations
November 16th Brigitte Madrian (Harvard KSG) The Demand for Commitment: Evidence from a Savings Experiment (with John Beshears, James Choi, David Laibson, and Jung Sakong)
November 30th Claus Kreiner (Copenhagen) Consumer Responses to Fiscal Stimulus Policy: Household Interest Rates and the Propensity to Consume (with David Dreyer Lassen and Soren Leth Petersen)
December 7th Parag Pathak (MIT) Housing Market Spillovers: Evidence from the End of Rent Control in Cambridge Massachusetts (with David H. Autory and Christopher J. Palmer)

Spring 2012 Schedule

Date Speaker Paper
January 18th Job Market Candidate  
January 25th Job Market Candidate  
February 1st Job Market Candidate  
February 8th Job Market Candidate  
February 15th Job Market Candidate  
February 22nd Job Market Candidate  
February 29th Mario Macis Rewarding Altruism? A Natural Field Experiment  (with Nicola Lacetera and Robert Slonim)
March 7th    
March 21st Jennifer Brown Selecting the Best? Spillover and Shadows in Elimination Tournaments (with Dylan Minor)
March 28th No Seminar  
April 4th Jesse Shapiro Mental Accounting and Consumer Choice: Evidence from Commodity Price Shocks (with Justine Hastings)
April 11th Day Manoli Why are Bene…ts Left on the Table? Assessing the Role of Information, Complexity, and Stigma on Take-up with an IRS Field Experiment (with Saurabh Bhargava)
April 18th  Nick Bloom Does Working From Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment (with James Liang, John Roberts and Zhichun Jenny Ying)
April 25th  Doug Staiger Expertise, Underuse, and Overuse in Healthcare (with Amitabh Chandra)
May 2nd    
May 9th  Alex Gelber Individual Earnings Adjustment to Policy: Evidence from the Social Security Earnings Test