University of Houston

Empirical Microeconomics Seminar Series



Fall 2014


Tuesday, Sept 16       

Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford University)  

"Two Sides of the Same Rupee?  Comparing Demand for Microcredit and Microsaving in a Framed Field Experiment in Rural Pakistan"

Tuesday, Sept 23

Steven Durlauf (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  

"Linear Social Interaction Models"

Tuesday,  Sept 30  

Alan Barreca (Tulane University)

"It's Getting Hot in Here: The Effects of Ambient Temperature on Seasonal Birth Rates"

Tuesday, Oct 7

Melissa Kearney (University of Maryland)  

"Income Inequality, Social Mobility, and the Decision to Drop Out of High School"

Tuesday, Oct 14

Meltem Daysal (University of Southern Denmark)  

"Spillover Effects of Early-Life Medical Interventions"

Tuesday, Oct 21

Daniel Bennett (University of Chicago Harris School)  

"Learning, Hygiene and Traditional Medicine"

Tuesday, Oct 28

Andrew Haughwout (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)  

"Real Estate Investors and the Housing Market Crisis"

Tuesday, Nov 4

Matthew Notowidigdo (Northwestern University)  

"Hospitals as Insurers of Last Resort"

Tuesday, Nov 11

Willa Friedman (University of Houston)  

"What Can We Learn from Babies Born during Health-Worker Strikes?"

Tuesday, Nov 18

Ellerie Weber (University of Texas School of Public Health)  

"Provider Incentives and the Value of Electronic Medical Records (EMR): Evidence of Hospitals using EMR to Increase Outpatient Charges"

Tuesday, Nov 25

Week of Thanksgiving, no seminar scheduled

Tuesday, Dec 2

Janet Currie (Princeton University) -- CANCELLED




Archive of Previous Semesters' Workshops:

2013-14: Fall 2013 Schedule Spring 2014 Schedule
2012-13: Fall 2012 Schedule Spring 2013 Schedule
2011-12: Fall 2011 Schedule Spring 2012 Schedule
2010-11: Fall 2010 Schedule Spring 2011 Schedule
2009-10: Fall 2009 Schedule Spring 2010 Schedule
2008-09: Fall 2008 Schedule Spring 2009 Schedule
2007-08: Fall 2007 Schedule Spring 2008 Schedule
2006-07: Fall 2006 Schedule Spring 2007 Schedule

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