Public Seminar

Important note:

All Spring 2021 seminars will be hosted on a virtual platform.
Zoom link for Public Seminars: (Password to be entered on prompt)

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

**Please note that a few of the talks will on different days for speakers in very different time zones.

Speaker: Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia
Presentation Title: “Accounting for Business Income in Measuring Top Income Shares: Integrated Accrual Approach Using Individual and Firm Data from Norway“, with Annette Alstadsaeter, Martin Jacob, and Kjetil Telle

Speaker: Erzo Luttmer, Dartmouth
Presentation Title: “What Behavioral Biases Limit Retirement Security? Experimental Evidence”

Speaker: Ilyana Kuziemko,  Princeton
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3/22 (Please Note: This seminar is on Monday)
Speaker: Jérôme Adda, Bocconi
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Speaker: Michael Keane, University of New South Wales
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Speaker: Rory McGee, University of Western Ontario
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4/19 (Please Note: This seminar is on Monday)
Speaker: Gabriella Conti, University College London
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4/26 (Please Note: This seminar is on Monday)
Speaker: Helena Skyt Nielsen, Aarhus University
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09/15: Joshua Hyman, Amherst College
Presentation Title: “School District Revenue Shocks, Resource Allocations, and Student Achievement: Evidence from the Universe of U.S. Wind Energy Installations

09/29: Jonathan Skinner, Dartmouth College
Presentation Title: “Hospital Productivity and the Misallocation of Healthcare Inputs

10/06: Maria Polyakova, Stanford University
Presentation Title: “Subsidy Targeting with Market Power”

10/13: Md Moshi Ul Alam, UW-Madison
Presentation Title: “Employee-Side Discrimination: Beliefs and Preferences”

10/20: Alan Yang, UW-Madison
Presentation Title: “Place-Based College Admission, Migration and the Spatial Distribution of Human Capital: Evidence from China”

10/27: Laura Kawano, University of Michigan
Presentation Title: “You Can’t Handle the Truth: The Effects of the GI Bill on Higher Education and Earnings”

11/03: John Singleton, University of Rochester
Presentation Title: “Valuing School Choice: Using a Randomized Experiment to Validate Welfare Evaluation of Private School Vouchers

11/09: Hamish Low, University of Oxford (Please note : This seminar will be at noon, on Monday)
Presentation Title: “Disability Insurance: Error Rates and Gender Differences” with Luigi Pistaferri

11/17: Ellora Derenoncourt, UC-Berkeley
Presentation Title: “Spillovers from voluntary employer minimum wages” (joint with Clemens Noelke and David Weil)

11/23: Johannes Spinnewijn, LSE (Please note : This seminar will be at noon, on Monday)
Presentation Title: “The Social Determinants of Choice Quality: Evidence from Health Insurance in the Netherlands” (joint with Ben Handel, Jon Kolstad, and Thomas Minten)

12/07: Anne Gielen, Erasmus University Rotterdam (Please note : This seminar will be at noon, on Monday)
Presentation Title: “Unexpected colonial returns – Mass migration and the persistence of inequality over multiple generations
Joint work with Dinand Webbink

Spring 2020

3/10: Sarah Miller, University of Michigan – “The Economic Consequences of Being Denied an Abortion”

3/24: Jim Hines, University of Michigan – “Corporate Taxation and the Distribution of Income”

3/31: John Singleton, University of Rochester – “Valuing School Choice: Using a Randomized Experiment to Validate Welfare Evaluation of Private School Vouchers”

4/7: Ami Ko, Georgetown University

4/14: Evan Taylor, University of Arizona

4/21: Ellora Drenoncourt, Harvard University

4/28: Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford University

5/5: Maurizio Mazzocco, UCLA

Fall 2019

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 – “Income Growth and the Distributional Effect of Urban Spatial Sorting”

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”