Albert Family Fund Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

Schedule for Fall 2016

Seminars are held on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in Bunche Hall 9383, unless otherwise noted.

The Kevin Albert Family Fund supports research in applied microeconomics. Researchers affiliated with the Fund engage in research addressing a wide variety of important issues including: Changes in the "returns" to education, the effects of economic crises in developing countries; the effects of welfare reform; the efficacy of job training programs and early intervention programs for disadvantaged children; the reasons for rising health insurance costs; effects of government regulation in the market for services; social security reform; rising inequality and the economic consequences of changes in the family. The Fund also supports speaker series and special events of interest to applied microeconomists.

Fund Director: Kathleen McGarry

Affiliated Faculty: Leah Boustan, Moshe Buchinsky, Dora Costa, Adriana Lleras-Muney, Maurizio Mazzocco and Till von Wachter

Sep 27
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Xue Hu  (UCLA (Job Market Practice Talk)) : "TBA"
Oct 4
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Rongzhang Wang  (UCLA (Job Market Practice Talk)) "TBA"
Oct 11
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Matt Miller  (UCLA (Job Market Practice Talk)) : "TBA"
Oct 18
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Chad Stecher  (UCLA (Job Market Practice Talk)) "TBA"
Nov 1
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Magne Mogstad  (University of Chicago) : "Using Instrumental Variables for Inference about Policy Relevant Treatment Parameters"
Nov 3
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Stephen Morris  (Princeton) "Departmental seminar: "Crises: Equilibrium Shifts under Model Uncertainty" (joint work with Muhamet Yildiz)."
Nov 4
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Henrik Kleven  (LSE) : "The Effect of House Prices on Household Borrowing: A New Approach"
Note: 2:00-3:30pm in Bunche Hall 9383
Nov 8
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Katherine Meckel  (UT A&M) "TBA"
Nov 9
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Enrico Moretti  (UC Berkeley) : "The Effect of State Taxes on the Geographical Location of Top Earners: Evidence from Star Scientists"
Note: 12:00pm - 1:30pm in 4240 Public Affairs Bldg
Nov 15
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Esteban Aucejo  (Arizona State University) "The Path to College Education: Are Verbal Skills More Important than Math Skills?"
Nov 29
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Patrick Kline  (UC Berkeley) : "Evaluating Public Programs with Close Substitutes: The Case of Head Start"
Dec 6
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Nicola Bianchi  (Northwestern) "The Indirect Effects of Educational Expansions: Evidence from a Large Enrollment Increase in STEM Majors"

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