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Spring 2014 Seminar in Applied Economics

Tuesdays: 12:00  p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Room: 5383 (Tuesdays)
David Jaeger

Date Speaker Affiliation Topic
28 Jan Organizational Meeting
with Prof. Jaeger
30 Jan
Bill Greene Stern School of Business, New York University "Some Applications of Latent Class Modeling."

4 Feb Jan Svejnar School of International and Public Affairs,  Columbia University “When does FDI Have Positive Spillovers?  Evidence from 17 Transition Market Economies”
11 Feb Kirabo Jackson School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University and NBER “Non-Cognitive Ability, Test Scores, and Teacher Quality: Evidence from 9th Grade Teachers in North Carolina”
18 Feb Joshua Angrist Department of Economics,
"Stand and Deliver: Effects of Boston's Charter High Schools on College Preparation, Entry, and Choice"
25 Feb Onur Altindag &
Stephen O'Connell
Ph.D. Program in Economics, Graduate Center “Does Classroom Time Matter?  A Randomized Field Experiment of Hybrid and Traditional Lecture Formats in Economics”
4 Mar Kengo Yasui Faculty of Economics, Ritsumeikan University "Long-term Impacts of the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake on the Wage Distribution”
11 Mar Dirk Krueger Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and NBER “Analyzing the Effects of Insuring Health Risks:  On the Trade-off between Short Run Insurance Benefits vs. Long Run Incentive Costs”
18 Mar Lisa Kahn School of Management, Yale University "The Cyclicality of Employment and Firm Quality"
25 Mar Timothy Guinnane Department of Economics, Yale University "Regulating Fertility by Regulating Marriage: The Western European Marriage Pattern in Wuerttemberg, 1600-1914”
27 Mar
Dean Karlan Department of Economics, Yale University and NBER “To Charge or Not to Charge: Evidence from a Health Products Experiment in Uganda”
1 Apr Nathan Hendren Department of Economics, Harvard University and NBER "Where is the Land of Opportunity: The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the United States"
8 Apr Luc Marest Ph.D. Program in Economics, Graduate Center  
15 Apr No Seminar    
22 Apr No Seminar    
29 Apr Jesse Margolis Ph.D. Program in Economics, Graduate Center “Merit Pay and Intrinsic Motivation: The Persistent Effect of the New York City Teacher Bonus"
30 Apr
David Neumark UC Irvine & NBER  
6 May Iourii Manovski Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and NBER  
13 May Alberto Abadie Kennedy School, Harvard University and NBER