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Previous Seminars in Applied Economics


Previous Seminars in Applied Economics

CUNY PhD. Program in Economics

Spring 2013 Seminar Schedule

Tuesdays, 11:45  a.m.-1:45 p.m.,
Room 5383
Coordinator - Thom Thurston

29-Jan Organizational Meeting with
Professor Thurston
5-Feb Vasiliki Skreta NYU Stern Immunity                                                                                with Karthik Reddy (Harvard Law School) and Moritz Schularick (U. of Bonn)
14-Feb Thurs.
ROOM 6494
Stijn Van
NYU Stern "Firm Volatility in Granular Networks" with Bryan Kelly (Chicago Booth) and Hanno Lustig (UCLA)
19-Feb Hiroshi Morita   GC Empirical evidence of cross-country monetary transmissions: a panel factor-augmented vector autoregression analysis

  Kjell G. Salvanes
May 14, 2013

Norwegian School of
Economics and Business Administration
5-Mar   Frank Diebold
* rescheduled for May 3
U. of Pennsylvania and
On the network topology of variance decompositions: Measuring the Connectedness of Financial Firms with Kamil Yilmaz (Koҫ  University)
12-Mar Kris Jones
Sophie Mitra
Nathan Kline Institute
19-Mar Bruce Weinberg Ohio State University
Peer effects among high school students
Robert Seamans NYU Stern Responses to entry in multi-sided markets: the impact of Craigslist on local newspapers
with Feng Zhu (USC
9-Apr Tulin Erdem Stern NYU Learning Models: An Assessment of Progress, Challenges and New Developments with Andrew Ching (Toronto) and Michael Keane (Arizona State)
16-Apr Andrea Ferrero Federal Reserve Bank of New York Structural reforms in a currency union
23-Apr Max Gillman Cardiff Business School UK Deriving the Taylor Principle when the central bank supplies money
30-Apr Roc Armenter Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Everything all the time? Re-evaluating the role of new import varieties
3-May Frank Diebold U. of Pennsylvania and
On the network topology of variance decompositions: Measuring the Connectedness of Financial Firms with Kamil Yilmaz (Koҫ University)
7-May Elizabeth Klee Federal Reserve Board Target practice: Monetary policy implementation in a
post-crisis environment
14-May Kjell G. Salvanes  Norwegian School of
Economics and Business Administration
 This is only a test? Long-run impacts of prenatal exposure to radioactive fallout from nuclear weapon testing
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Fall 2012 Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Room 5383
Yochanan Shachmurove
Date Speaker Affiliation Topic
Aug 28 Samuel Lee NYU Finance "Financing from Family and Friends" co-authored with Petra Persson,
Columbia University and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Sep 4 Marcin Kacperczyk NYU Finance and NBER "Does Firm Organization Matter?" co-authored with Amit Seru,
University of Chicago and NBER
Sep 11  Boyan Joavanovich (starts at 12:45 p.m) NYU Economics and NBER "Misallocation and Growth"
Oct 2 Gabriel Natividad NYU Management and Organizations "Property Rights and Competition: A Natural Experiment" co-authored with Natarajan Balasubramanian, Syracuse University
Oct 9 Allan Collard-Wexler NYU Economics and NBER "Reallocation and Technology: Evidence from the US Steel Industry" co-authored with Jan De Loecker, Economics Princeton University, NBER and Centre for Economic Policy Research
Oct 16  Will Baumol Princeton and NYU Economics  "Why Education Cost WILL Keep Rising, and Why the Community Will be Able to Afford It"
Oct 23 Edwin Elton  NYU Finance "The Performance of Separate Accounts and Collective Investment Trusts", co-authored with Martin Gruber, NBER and NYU Finance and Christopher Blake, Fordham University Schools of Business
Nov 1 Robert Seamans Thursday, (2:30-4:00 p.m.) Room 5382 NYU Management and Organizations "Technology Shocks in Multi-Sided Markets: The Impact of Craigslist on Local Newspapers"
co-authored with Feng Zhu, University of Southern California
Nov 6 Ashwini K. Agrawal NYU Finance "Labor Unemployment Risk and Corporate Financing Decisions", co-authored with David A.Matsa,
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Nov 13 Gian Luca Clementi  NYU Economics and NBER
Fluctuationns" co-authored
with Dino Palazzo,
Boston University
Nov 20  Ed Altman  NYU Finance "Assessing Sovereign Debt Default Risk: A Bottom Up Approach", co-authored with Herbert Rijken, Finance VU University of Amsterdam
Nov 27 Milos Vulanovic Western New England University Accounting and Finance "Institutional Yield Game on the Example of SPACs"co-authored with Milan Lakicevic, University of Montenegro, and Yochanan Shachmurove
Nov 29 Jeffrey Sachs Columbia University and NBER "Fundamental Drivers of Economic Development"
Dec 4 Roy Radner NYU Operations & Management Sciences Department "A Self-Enforcing Climate-Change Treaty" current work with Prof. Prajit Dutta, Columbia University
Dec 6 Russell Winer Thursday, (2:30-4:00 p.m.) Room 5382 NYU Marketing "Does Advertising Work?"
Dec 11 Igor Sorkin


Emily Johnson
Graduate Center, CUNY

Spring 2012 Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Room 5383
Merih Uctum and Simone Wegge


Date Speaker Affiliation Topic
Jan 31 Org meeting/ Xu Wang CUNY Graduate Center "Examining the Effect of Special Supplement Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children on Breastfeeding"
Feb 7 John Landon Lane Rutgers University "The US Banking Panics in the 1930's: Lessons for Today" with Michael Bordo
Feb 14 Vikesh Amin SUNY Binghamton University "Mothers do matter: New Evidence on the Effect of Parent Schooling on Children's Schooling Using Swedish Twin Data"
Feb 21 No Seminar Monday schedule  
Feb 28 Ruoding Tan CUNY Graduate Center "The Impact of Abortion on Young Women's Marriage Decisions"
March 6 Kohei Fukawa CUNY Graduate Center "Estimation of Empirical FAVAR Model and DSGE Model for Evaluation of Government Spending Effects in Japan"
March 13 Ricardo Reis Columbia University "Evaluating fiscal policy in 2007-09: looking in the right places"
March 20 Chu-Ping Vijverberg Wichita State University "The Exogeneity (at best) of the Optimum Currency Area Criteria for the Euro Zone"
March 27 Jim Lothian Fordham University "Exchange rates and prices over the last century" with Jon Devereux
April 3 Jess Benhabib New York University "Learning, Large Deviations and Rare Events"by Jess Benhabib and Chetan Davez
April 10 No Seminar Spring Break  
April 17 No Seminar    
April 24 Alan Blinder Princeton University "What If 'Unconventional' Monetary Policy Becomes Conventional?"
May 1 Linda Goldberg Federal Reserve Bank of New York "Liquidity management of US Global Banks: Internal Capital Markets in the Great Recession"
May 8 David Weiman Barnard College, Columbia University "Banking Panics, the "Derangement" of the Domestic Exchanges, and the Origins of Central Banking in the United States, 1893 to 1914"
May 15 Jim Kahn Yeshiva University "Durable Goods Production and Inventory Dynamics:
An Application to the Automobile Industry"



Fall 2011 Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Room 5383
David Jaeger

Date Speaker Affiliation Topic
Aug 30 Organizational Meeting CUNY Graduate Center  
Sept 6 David Jaeger Rutgers University "Immigrants and Innovation"
Sept 13 Jenny Hunt CUNY Graduate Center "The Impact of Immigration on the Educational
Attainment of Natives"
Sept 20 Su Huang CUNY Graduate Center "What Does the Financial Crisis Tell Us About the Determinants of Municipal Bonds Yields?"
Sept 27 Wim Vijverberg CUNY Graduate Center "Pregibit: A Family of Discrete Choice Models"
Oct 4 No Seminar    
Oct 11 Cassie Lau and Leigh Ann Leung CUNY Graduate Center "The Effect of Mortgage Debt on Health"
Oct 18 Anne Morrison Piehl Rutgers University "Assimilation of Immigrants and Incarceration, 1900-1930"
Oct 25 Christina Fuentes-Albergo Rutgers University "Financial Frictions, Financial Shocks, and Aggregate Volatility"
Nov 1 Bilesha Weeranatne CUNY Graduate Center "A Microdata Based Approach to Identify
Unauthorized Immigrants in USA"
Nov 8 Zahra Siddique IZA, Bonn "Consumption and Social Identity: Evidence from India"
Nov 15 Francesc Ortega Queens College "Immigration and Housing Booms:
Evidence from Spain"
Nov 22 No Seminar    
Nov 29 Takuya Hasebe CUNY Graduate Center "The Structure of Adjustment Costs of Factors of Production: the Evidence from Indonesian Manufacturing Plants"
Dec 6 Sewin Chan New York University  
Dec 13 Maria Guadalupe Columbia University "Functional Centralization and the Division of Labor in Management"



Spring 2011 Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Room 5383
Ryan Edwards

Date Speaker Affiliation Topic
Feb 1 Till von Wachter Columbia University The Effects of Extended Unemployment Insurance Over the Business Cycle: Evidence from Regression Discontinuity Estimates over Twenty Years
Feb 8 Efraim Berkovich

Manhattanville College

SPX Options trading, the VIX, and collateral
Feb 15 Tom Piskula CUNY Graduate Center Governance and Merger Activity in Banking
Feb 22 Lauren Nicholas Michigan State University Is More Care Better? Economic Returns to Elective Surgery
Mar 1 Kevin E. Thom New York University Migration Experience and Earnings in the Mexican Labor Market
Mar 8 Emiko Fukase CUNY Graduate Center Export Liberalization, Job Creation and the Skill Premium: Evidence from the U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA)
Mar 15 Jennifer Roff Queens College Child Support Policy and the Underground Economy
Mar 22 Shing-Yi Wang New York University Marriage Networks, Nepotism and Labor Market Outcomes in China
(Paper available upon request)
Mar 29 Jorge Medina CUNY Graduate Center Smoking, Drinking, and Binge Drinking: An Empirical Study of The Role of Price on Consumption Among High School Seniors
Apr 5

Pallavi Govil

CUNY Graduate Center Impact of Fiscal Decentralization on Social Outcomes: A case study
Apr 12 Matthew Wiswall New York University The Dynamics of Teacher Quality
Apr 19 No Seminar Spring Break  
Apr 26 No Seminar Spring Break  
May 3 Leigh Linden Columbia University The Effect of Village-Based Schools: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Afghanistan
May 10 Sagiri Kitao

Selahattin Imrohoroglu
Federal Reserve Bank of New York Social Security Reforms: Benefit Claiming, Labor Force Participation and Long-run Sustainability
May 17 Zhen Ma CUNY Graduate Center Increases in Cigarette Prices after the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) and Drinking Behavior: Applications of Dynamic Panel Data Models



Fall 2010 Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Room 5383
Micahel Grossman

Date Speaker Affiliation Topic
Aug 31 Naci Mocan Louisiana State University and National Bureau of Economic Research  "The Impact of Education on Health Knowledge"
Sept 7 No Seminar    
Sept 14 No Seminar    
Sept 21 Michael Grossman CUNY Graduate Center and National Bureau of Economic Research "It's Better to be the First or One of the First, Even if You're Wrong"
Sept 28 Priya Nagaraj CUNY Graduate Center "Financial Constraints and Export Participation"
Oct 5 Matthew Neidell Columbia University and National Bureau of Economic Research "The Impact of Environmental Conditions on Worker Productivity"
Oct 12 Sangeeta Pratap Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center "Financial Frictions and Total Factor Productivity"
Oct 19 Jason Fletcher Yale University "The Causal Effects of Alcohol Access and Use on Risky Behaviors: Regression Discontinuity Evidence"
Oct 26 Todd Keister Federal Reserve Bank of New York "Bailouts and Financial Fragility"
Nov 2 Susan Averett Lafayette College "Effects of Overweight on Risky Sexual Behavior of Adolescent Girls"
Nov 9 Cristian (Kiki) Pop-Eleches Columbia University "Going to a Better School: Effects and Behavioral Responses"
Nov 16 Ce Shang CUNY Graduate Center "Demand for Cigarettes by Teenagers and Young Adults and Their Smoking Transitions"
Nov 23 Duygu Zirek CUNY Graduate Center "Aggregate Earnings and Expected Stock Returns in Emerging Markets"
Nov 30 Minchul Kim CUNY Graduate Center "Analysis of Adult Obesity Based on New Measures of Fatness"
Dec 2
(2 to 4pm in room C205)
Aditya Goenka NU Singapore and Cornell University Infectious Diseases and Economic Growth
Dec 7 Linda Edwards CUNY Graduate Center "The Relationship between the Education and Marriage Decisions of Japanese Women and the Role of the Japanese Equal Employment Opportunity Law"



Spring 2010 Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Room 5383
Tim Goodspeed

Date Speaker Affiliation Topic
Feb 2 Organizational Meeting    
Feb 5 Gerhard Glomm University of Indiana "Why Do Education Vouchers Fail?"
Feb 9 No Seminar    
Feb 16 Partha Deb Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center Dynamic Cost-offsets of Prescription Drug Expenditures: Panel Data Analysis Using a Copula-based Hurdle Model"
Feb 23 Wojciech Kopczuk Columbia University "Polish Business Flat Tax and its Effect on Reported Income"
Mar 2 Alessandro Lizzeri New York University

"Sequential Deliberation

Mar 9 Howard Chernick Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center "Using Littered Pack Data to Estimate Cigarette Tax Avoidance in NYC"
Mar 16 Harry Grubert U.S. Treasury Department "Foreign Taxes, Domestic Income, and the Jump in the Share of Multinational Company Income Abroad: Sales Aren't Being Globalized, Only Profits"
Mar 23 Shang-Jin Wei Columbia University Business School "Why Do the Asians Save So Much? A Theory of Competitive Savings Due to a Sex Ratio Imbalance"
Mar 24 Harvey Rosen Princeton University "The ABCs of Charitable Solicitation"
Mar 30 No Seminar Spring Break  
Apr 13 Ryan Conrad CUNY Graduate Center "The Effects of Palivizumab on RSV-Related Health and Economic Outcomes in California"
Apr 20 David Frame Baruch College "Savings and the city: Urban Land Rents in an Intertemporal Environment"
Apr 27 Andrew Haughwout Federal Reserve Bank of New York "Second Chances: Subprime Mortgage Modification and Re-Default" and "The Homeownership Gap"
May 4 Yuxiu Zhang CUNY Graduate Center "Less Marginal Children, Less Teen Moms: The Impact of Legalized Abortion and the Pill on Teenage Childbearing"
May 11 Iliana Dimitrova CUNY Graduate Center "Sarbanes-Oxley and Managerial Ownership as Alternative Governance Mechanisms: An Evaluation Using Dual-Class Shares"