Oct
4
Thu 3:00 PM

Applied Microeconomics Seminar

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When: Thursday, October 4, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM  
Where: Donald P. Jacobs Center, 3245
2001 Sheridan Road  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Jaye Stapleton   (847) 467-2550
Group: Department of Economics: Workshop in Applied Microeconomics
Category: Academic

Danielle Li (Northwestern University):

"Information, Bias, and Efficiency in Expert Evaluation: Evidence from the NIH"

 

Copies of the paper can be found in the Economics Department front office.


Oct
11
Thu 3:00 PM

Applied Microeconomics Seminar - Joint with IPR

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When: Thursday, October 11, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM  
Where: Donald P. Jacobs Center, 3245
2001 Sheridan Road  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Jaye Stapleton   (847) 467-2550
Group: Department of Economics: Workshop in Applied Microeconomics
Co-sponsor(s): Institute For Policy Research
Category: Academic
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Emily Oster (University of Chicago):

"Limited Life Expectancy, Human Capital and Health Investments"

This event it hosted jointly with IPR as part of IPR's Labor & Education Policy Seminar Series.


Abstract: Human capital theory predicts that life expectancy will impact human capital attainment. Oster and her colleagues estimate this relationship using variation in life expectancy driven by Huntington disease (HD), an inherited neurological disorder. They compare investments for individuals who have ex-ante identical risks of HD but differ in disease realization. Individuals with the HD mutation complete less education and job training. The elasticity of demand for college attendance with respect to life expectancy is around 1.0. They relate this to cross-country and over-time differences in education. The researchers use smoking and cancer screening data to test the corollary that health capital responds to life expectancy.


Oct
18
Thu 3:00 PM

Applied Microeconomics Seminar - Joint with IPR

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When: Thursday, October 18, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM  
Where: Donald P. Jacobs Center, 3245
2001 Sheridan Road  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Jaye Stapleton   (847) 467-2550
Group: Department of Economics: Workshop in Applied Microeconomics
Co-sponsor(s): Institute For Policy Research
Category: Academic
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Ebonya Washington (Yale University):

"Valuing the Vote: The Redistribution of Voting Rights and State Funds Following the Voting Rights Act of 1965"

This event it hosted jointly with IPR as part of IPR's Labor & Education Policy Seminar Series.


Oct
25
Thu 3:00 PM

Applied Microeconomics Seminar - Joint with IPR

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When: Thursday, October 25, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM  
Where: Donald P. Jacobs Center, 3245
2001 Sheridan Road  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Jaye Stapleton   (847) 467-2550
Group: Department of Economics: Workshop in Applied Microeconomics
Co-sponsor(s): Institute For Policy Research
Category: Academic
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Rema Hanna (Harvard University): 

"The Effect of Pollution on Labor Supply: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Mexico City"

This event is hosted jointly with IPR as part of IPR's Labor & Education Policy Seminar Series.


Nov
8
Thu 3:00 PM

Applied Microeconomics Seminar - Joint with IPR

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When: Thursday, November 8, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM  
Where: Donald P. Jacobs Center, 3245
2001 Sheridan Road  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Jaye Stapleton   (847) 467-2550
Group: Department of Economics: Workshop in Applied Microeconomics
Co-sponsor(s): Institute For Policy Research
Category: Academic

Kehinde Ajayi (Boston University):

"School Choice and Educational Mobility: Lessons from Secondary School Applications in Ghana"

This event it hosted jointly with IPR as part of IPR's Labor & Education Policy Seminar Series.  Hard copies of the paper can be found in the Economics Department front office, Room 302.

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