University of Houston

Empirical Microeconomics Seminar Series



Spring 2017



Tuesday, Feb 7      

Raymond Fisman (Boston University)  

"Financial disclosure and political selection: Evidence from India"

Tuesday, Feb 14

Rossella Calvi (Rice University)  

"Why are older women missing in India?  The age profile of bargaining power and poverty"

Tuesday, Feb 21       

Jeffrey Clemens (UCSD)  

"Employment through boom and bust: Labor market institutions and the magnitude of employment-reducing rigidities" [no electronic version]

Tuesday, Feb 28

Jacob Vigdor (University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance)  

"Immediate Impacts of the City of Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance"

Tuesday, Mar 7

Matthew Wiswall (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  

"Estimating the Technology of Children's Skill Formation"

Tuesday, Mar 14

Spring break, no seminar scheduled

Tuesday, Mar 21

Fernando Ferreira (University of Pennsylvania Wharton School)

"Do House Prices Matter for Public School Finances? Evidence from Local Housing Cycles" [no paper will be available before the seminar]

Tuesday, Mar 28

Brian Kovak (Carnegie Mellon University)  

"The Labor Market Effects of Offshoring by U.S. Multinational Firms: Evidence from Changes in Global Tax Policies"

Tuesday,  April 4

Catherine Eckel (Texas A&M University)  

"Deconstructing Nepotism" [no paper will be available before the seminar]

Tuesday,  April 11

William Skimmyhorn (US Military Academy)  

"Peer Effects in Financial Decision-Making: Social Spending but Private Saving"

Tuesday, April 18

Rema Hanna (Harvard Kennedy School of Government)  

"The Role of Competition in Effective Outsourcing: Subsidized Food Distribution in Indonesia"

Tuesday, April 25

Jonah Rockoff (Columbia Business School)  

"The Causes and Consequences of Test Score Manipulation: Evidence from the New York Regents Examination"




Archive of Previous Semesters' Workshops:

2015-16: Fall 2016 Schedule
2015-16: Fall 2015 Schedule Spring 2016 Schedule
2014-15: Fall 2014 Schedule Spring 2015 Schedule
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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