Stata Texas Empirical Microeconomics Conference 2013

 

September 27 and 28, 2013

Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion

M.D. Anderson Library

University of Houston

 

Conference Program

Friday, September 27

11:00am

Welcome Remarks

11:15-Noon

Keynote Speaker: Christopher Knittel (MIT Sloan), "The Welfare Impact of Indirect Pigouvian Taxation: Evidence from Transportation"

Noon-1:30pm

Lunch 

1:30-2:15

Steve Puller (Texas A&M), "Behavioral Responses to Increased Household Fuel Economy: Regression Discontinuity Evidence"

2:15-3:00

Andrea Szabo (UH), “The Value of Free Water: Analyzing South Africa’s Free Basic Water Policy

3:00-3:45

Break / Graduate Student Poster Session

3:45-4:30

Isaac Mbiti (SMU), “Vocational Education in Kenya: Evidence from A Randomized Evaluation Among Youth

4:30-5:15

Pia Orrenius (Dallas Fed), “Does Immigration Affect whether U.S. Natives Major in Science and Engineering?

Hotel check-in for out-of-town guests

 

6:30

Dinner (for faculty, and for student poster presenters)

Saturday, September 28

8:30-9:00am

Coffee and Pastries

9:00-9:45

Day Manoli (UT-Austin), “Family Income and College Enrollment: Evidence from Population Tax Data and Policy Nonlinearities”

9:45-10:30

Vikram Maheshri (UH), Do ‘Broken Windows’ Matter? Identifying Dynamic Spillovers in Criminal Behavior

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-11:45

Laura Dague (Texas A&M Bush School), The Effect of Public Insurance Coverage for Childless Adults on Labor Supply

11:45

Adjourn