Public Seminar

Fall 2019

The Public Economics Seminar meets Tuesdays at 3:45 pm in Room 8417 Social Sciences


9/10: Caroline Weber, University of Washington – “The Welfare Costs of Gross Receipts Taxes”

9/17: George Gayle, Washington University STL – “What Accounts for the Racial Gap in Time Allocation and Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital?”

9/24: Levon Barseghyan, Cornell – “Discrete Choice under Risk with Limited Consideration”

10/1: Tim McQuade, Stanford – “The Contribution of High-Skilled Immigrants to Innovation in the United States”

10/8: Gordon Dahl, UCSD – “Field of Study in High School and Career Outcomes”

10/15: Amrita Kulka, UW-Madison – “Sorting into Neighborhoods: The Role of Minimum lot Sizes”

10/22: Matthew Turner, Brown University – “Subways and Urban Air Pollution”

10/29: Manasi Deshpande, University of Chicago – “Beyond Health: The Welfare Effects of Disability Insurance”

11/5: Kevin Thom, UW-Milwaukee – “Genetic Endowments, Income Dynamics, and Wealth Accumulation Over the Life-Cycle”

11/12: Lars Skipper, Aarhus University – “Discontinuity in Care: Practice Closures among Primary Care Providers and Patient Health”

11/19: Andrew Goodman-Bacon, Vanderbilt – “Who Benefits from Federal Welfare Spending? Evidence from the Introduction of Progressive Cost Sharing”

12/3: Victor Couture, UC- Berkeley

Spring 2019

3/5: Karen Pence, Federal Reserve Bank – “Do Consumer Beliefs about Credit Conditions Predict Car Purchases?”

4/9: Christopher Timmins, Duke – “Housing Discrimination and the Pollution Exposure Gap in the United States”

4/16: Susan Dynarski, University of Michigan – “Closing the Gap: The Effect of a Targeted, Tuition-Free Promise on College Choices of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students”

4/23: Kory Kroft, University of Toronto – “An Empirical Framework for Matching with Imperfect Competition”

4/30: Parag Mahajan, University of Michigan – “Firm-Level Responses to Immigration: the Extensive Margin”