Applied Micro Seminar

Venue: 112 Eggers Hall
Day: Wednesday
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Note: Any change to the venue, day, or time will be indicated with the date of the event.

The Applied Micro Seminar is organized by Alfonso Flores-Lagunes and Alexander Rothenberg. Topics will include theoretical and applied microeconomics, with speakers from SU and other universities. Speakers will discuss their own work or important recent contributions to microeconomics.

Meetings will be held in 112 Eggers Hall. Presentations start at 11:00 a.m.
If you plan to attend, please contact Ashley DiCarlo ( in advance.

To be added to the email list for this seminar please contact Ashley DiCarlo (

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Fall 2018

Fall 2018

Date   Speaker and Institution  Title 
 September 5

Sebastian Calonico

(University of Miami)

  "Optimal Bandwidth Choice for Robust Bias Corrected Inference in Regression Discontinuity Designs”
 October 10

 Lin Tian


October 17

Decio Coviello


"Minimum Wage and Individual Worker Productivity: Evidence from a Large US Retailer

By Decio Coviello, HEC Montreal;  Erika Deserranno, Northwestern; Nicola Persico,Northwestern."

October 24

 Chloe East

(University of Colorado)

 November 1


 David Green

(University of British Columbia)

November 7

Alexis Akira Toda

(University of California at San Diego)

 November 9


Remi Jedwab

(George Washington University)

November 14

Eleonora  Patacchini

(Cornell University)

Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Speaker and Institution  Title 
 January 16
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Kyle Mangum
(Georgia State University) 
"Capitalization as a Two-Part Tariff: The Role of Zoning" 
January 18
4:00-5:30 p.m.

Alexander Rothenberg
(RAND Corp.) 
"Improving Mobility in Developing Country Cities:
Evaluating Bus Rapid Transit and Other Transport Policies in Jakarta"
January 22
4:00-5:30 p.m. 
Juan Pablo Chauvin
(Havard University) 
"Gender-Segmented Labor Markets and the Effects of Local Demand Shocks" 
March 2
3:00-4:30 p.m. 
Andrew Friedson
(UC Denver) 
"The Affordable Care Act and Ambulance Services" 
March 28 Christian Moser
(Columbia Business School) 
"Earnings Inequality and the Minimum Wage: Evidence from Brazil"
(co-authored with Niklas Engbom)
April 11  Lorenzo Magnolfi
(University of
Wisconsin - Madison)
"Political Connections and Market Structure" 
(co-authored with Camilla Roncoroni)
April 18
4:00-5:30 p.m. 
Leah Boustan
(Princeton University) 
"The Role of Condominiums in Urban Gentrification"

(co-authored with Robert A. Margo, Matthew M. Miller and Justin Steil)

May 3
Note change in day
 Stuart Gabriel
“A Crisis of Missed Opportunities?
Foreclosure Costs and Mortgage Modification During the Great Recession”
(co-authored with Matteo Iacoviello and Chandler Lutz

Fall 2017

Fall 2017

Date Speaker and Institution

September 6
4:00-5:30 p.m. 

Steven Lehrer
(Queen's University)  
"Estimating Context-Independent Treatment Effects in Education Experiments"
(co-authored with Weili Ding) 
September 27   Isaac Sorkin
(Stanford University) 
"Bartik Instruments: What, When, Why, and How"
(co-authored with Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham and Henry Swift) 
October 18  Wilbert van der Klaauw
(Federal Reserve Bank of New York) 
“Echoes of Rising Tuition in Students’ Borrowing, Educational Attainment,
and Homeownership in Post-Recession America”
(co-authored with Zachary Bleemer, Meta Brown, Donghoon Lee and Katherine Strair) 
October 25  Shoshana Grossbard
(San Diego State University)   
"Single Motherhood and the Abolition of Coverture in the United States"
(co-authored with Hazem Alshaikhmubarak and R. Richard Geddes) 
November 1  Janis Skrastins
(Washington University
in St. Louis) 
"Unemployment Insurance, Strategic Unemployment, and Firm-Worker Collusion"
(co-authored with Bernardus Van Doornik and David Schoenherr)