Seminar: Suresh Naidu (Columbia University)

Hemmerdinger Screening Room, Hunter College Library Room East 706 115 E 68th Street, New York, NY

Find the paper here. Title: Power and Dignity in the Low-Wage Labor Market: Theory and Evidence from Wal-Mart Workers Abstract: We present a survey-based methodology for estimating employer market power and worker valuations of job amenities. We discuss a simple model of a monopsonistic employer choosing wages jointly with non-wage Read more…

Seminar: Matt Baker and Jonathan Conning (Hunter College)

Hemmerdinger Screening Room, Hunter College Library Room East 706 115 E 68th Street, New York, NY

Find the paper here. Title: A Model of Enclosures: Coordination, Conflict, and Efficiency in the Transformation of Land Property Rights Abstract: We study a simple general equilibrium model of the transformation of customary, informal property rights to land into exclusive ownership. We characterize the transformation in property rights - the Read more…

Seminar: Jacob Bastian (Rutgers)

Hemmerdinger Screening Room, Hunter College Library Room East 706 115 E 68th Street, New York, NY

Find the paper here. Title: Overcoming Financial Constraints and Migrating Out of Rural and Distressed America Abstract: There is a strong and growing interest in helping families move to areas with higher economic opportunity. We exploit variation in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to examine how relaxing budget constraints Read more…

Seminar: Guillaume Haeringer (Baruch)

Hemmerdinger Screening Room, Hunter College Library Room East 706 115 E 68th Street, New York, NY

Title: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Tokens, Smart Contracts Please join us for Guillaume Haeringer's talk on Wednesday, April 13th. For a related paper on some of his previous work in the field of cryptocurrencies, please click here.

Seminar: John Bound (University of Michigan)

Hemmerdinger Screening Room, Hunter College Library Room East 706 115 E 68th Street, New York, NY

Find a related paper by Dr. John Bound here. Title: Economic Distress and Growing Educational Disparities in Life Expectancy Abstract: Independent researchers have used various data sources and methodologies to document two disturbing trends: a halt to universal gains in life expectancy (LE) across US subpopulations, and a subsequent rise Read more…

Seminar: Matt Neidell (Columbia University)

Hemmerdinger Screening Room, Hunter College Library Room East 706 115 E 68th Street, New York, NY

Find the paper here. Title: Where Externalities Collide: Influenza and Pollution Abstract: Influenza and air pollution each pose significant public health risks with global economic consequences. The common pathways through which each harms health presents a case of compounding risk via interacting externalities. Using instrumental variables based on changing wind Read more…

Seminar: Jesse Schreger (Columbia University)

Hemmerdinger Screening Room, Hunter College Library Room East 706 115 E 68th Street, New York, NY

Find the paper here Title: Internationalizing Like China Abstract: We empirically characterize how China is internationalizing the Renminbi by selectively opening up its domestic bond market to foreign investors and propose a dynamic reputation model to explain this internationalization strategy. The Chinese government deliberately controlled the entry of foreign investors into Read more…

Seminar: Thanh Lu (Weill Cornell)

Hemmerdinger Screening Room, Hunter College Library Room East 706 115 E 68th Street, New York, NY

Find the paper here Title: Safety-net Primary Care Clinics and Psychiatric Emergency Department Visits Abstract: In this paper, I examine whether expanding access to safety-net primary care clinics (SNPCCs) has an impact on psychiatric emergency department (ED) utilization – defined as mental illness and substance use disorders, in California. Primary Read more…

Seminar: Utteeyo Dasgupta (Fordham University)

Hemmerdinger Screening Room, Hunter College Library Room East 706 115 E 68th Street, New York, NY

Title: Games of Prejudice – Experiments at the Extensive and Intensive Margin Abstract: We design a framed experiment to investigate labor market discrimination at the extensive margin (hiring stage) and the intensive margin (job offer stage). Our lab-in-the-field experiment, implemented in Slovakia, exogenously varies employer information and elicits employers’ beliefs Read more…

Seminar: Lara Shore-Sheppard (Williams, visiting RSF)

Hemmerdinger Screening Room, Hunter College Library Room East 706 115 E 68th Street, New York, NY

Title: The Impact of Expanding Public Health Insurance on Safety Net Program Participation: Evidence from the ACA Medicaid Expansion Find the paper here.