The American Economic Challenges Symposium  October 11, 2019 (More details)


Robert Town, Powell Centennial Professor of American Economic Principles, Population Research Center, University of Texas-Austin
“Health care: Benefit Design in Health Insurance”

Jan Hatzius, Chief Economist at Goldman Sachs
“The Economic Outlook”

Eric Rosengren, President & CEO, The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Keynote address- “Monetary Policy and Interest Rates”

Rebecca Blank, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin – Madison
“Higher Education: A Solution to Income Inequality”

Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow, Yale University’s Jackson Policy Institute and Former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia
“US-China Conflict: Trade War or Cold War?

Juli Plant Grainger Emerging Scholars Conference  August 26, 2019

Adrien Auclert, Stanford University
“Demographics, Wealth, and Interest Rates in the 21st Century”

Eduardo Davila, Yale University
“Optimal Financial Transaction Taxes”

Diego Perez, NYU
“Global Banks and Systemic Debt Crises”

Pooya Molavi, MIT
“Macroeconomics with Learning and Misspecification: A General Theory and Applications”

Matthew Rognlie, Northwestern University
“Micro Jumps, Macro Humps: Monetary Policy and Business Cycles in an Estimated HANK Model”

Arlene Wong, Princeton University
“State Dependent Effects of Monetary Policy: The refinancing channel”

Juli Plant Grainger Alumni Conference  April 6, 2019

John Jones, Richmond FRB
“An Estimated Structural Model of Entrepreneurial Behavior”

Andros Kourtellos, visiting the University of Chicago
“Genes and Socioeconomic Outcomes”

Limor Golan, Washington University – St. Louis
“What Explains the Racial Gaps in Task Assignment and Pay Over the Life-Cycle?” (joint with Jonathan James and Carl Sanders)

Atsuko Tanaka, Calgary University
“College Loans and Post-schooling Skill Accumulation” (joint with Chao Fu & Hsuan-Chih Lin)

Cher Li, Colorado State University
“Ask and You Shall Receive? Gender Difference in Regrades in College”

Lindsay Jacobs, UW-Madison, La Follette
“Labor Force Transitions at Older Ages: Burnout, Recovery, and Reverse Retirement” (joint with Suphanit Piyapromdee)

Nathan Yoder, University of Georgia
“Matching with Complementary Contracts” (joint with Marzena Rostek)

Fran Flanagan, Wake Forest University
 “Canceling Out the Cross Section: The Effect of Peremptory Challenges on Jury Composition, Evidence from the U.S. South”

Midwest Econometrics Group Conference  October 26 & 27, 2018 (More details)

Charles Manski, Northwestern University
Keynote Address- “Treatment Choice with Trial Data: Statistical Decision Theory Should Supplant Hypothesis Testing”

Juli Plant Grainger Emerging Scholars Conference August 31, 2018

Jack Mountjoy, University of Chicago
“Community Colleges and Upward Mobility”

Heather Sarsons, Harvard University
“Interpreting Signals: Evidence from Medical Referrals”

Jack Willis, Columbia University
“Time vs. State in Insurance” (joint with Lorenzo Casaburi)

Gabriel Kreindler, University of Chicago
“The Welfare Efect of Road Congestion Pricing: Experimental Evidence and Equilibrium Implications”

David Yang, Stanford University
“The Impact of Media Sensorship: 1984 or a Brave New World?”

Juli Plant Grainger Summer Conference  June 22 & 23, 2018

Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University
“The Geography of Consumption Inequality” (joint with Enrico Moretti)

Ariel Burstein, UCLA
Tradability and the Labor-Market impact of Immigration: Theory and Evidence from the U.S.” (joint with Jonathan Vogel, Gordon Hanson and Lin Tian)

Mark Colas, University of Oregon
“Dynamic Responses to Immigration”

Rafael Dix Carneiro, Duke University
“Trade and Informality in the Presence of Labor Market Frictions and Regulations” (joint with Penny Goldberg and Costas Meghir)

George Borjas, Harvard University
Job Vacancies and Immigration: Evidence from Pre- and Post-Mariel Miami” (joint with Jason Anastasopoulos, Gavin Cook, and Michael Lachanksi)

Lorenzo Caliendo, Yale University
Goods and Factor Market Integration: A Quantitative Assessment of the EU Enlargement” (joint with Luca Opromolla, Fenando Parro, and Alessandro Sforza)

Juli Plant Grainger Alumni Conference  April 7, 2018

Ivan Canay, Northwestern University
Testing Continuity of a Density via g-order statistics in the Regression Discontinuity Design” (joint with Federico A. Bungi)

Jing Tao, University of Washington
“Inference for High Dimensional Instrumental Variables Regression with an Application to Demand Estimation”

Ying Ying Lee, University of California – Irvine
“Regression Discontinuity Designs with a Continuous Treatment”

Yu Zhu, Bank of Canada
“Robust Inference in First-Price Auctions: Experimental Findings As Identifying Restrictions” (joint with Serafin Grundl)

Kurt Lunsford, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
“Understanding the Aspects of Federal Reserve Forward Guidance”

Woan Foong Wong, University of Oregon
“New Export Opportunities and Firm Performance in the Presence of Large State Sector” (joint with Brian McCaig and Nina Pavcnik)

Kyle Dempsey, Ohio State University
“Macroprudential Capital Requirements with Non-Bank Finance”

Juli Plant Grainger Alumni Conference April 1, 2017

Peter Arcidiacono, Duke University
“Ex Ante Returns and Occupational Choice” (joint with Joe Hotz, Arnaud Maurel, and Teresa Romano)

 Carly Urban, Montana State University
“The Effects of Financial Education on Student Financial Aid Choices” (joint with Christiana Stoddard)

Kevin Hutchinson,
“Heterogeneous Workers and Federal Income Taxes in a Spatial Equilibrium” (joint with Mark Colas)

Rebecca Lessem, Carnegie Mellon University
“Skill specialization and economic success: Networks and human capital in short term labor markets”

Kathryn Edwards, RAND Corporation
“The Work, Consumption, and Savings Behavior of Parents with an Unemployed Child”

Michael Choi, University of California – Irvine
“Consumer Search and Price Competition” (joint with Teddy Kim and Anovia Dai)

Yuya Takahashi, University of Washington
“Competition in a Differentiated Product Market with Individual Pricing”