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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Spring 2019

Spring 2019

Date Speaker and Institution Title

 January 14


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 Maria Zhu


 "Job Networks through College Classmates: Effects of Referrals for Men and Women"

 January 15


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 Jesse Bruhn

(Boston University)

 "The Consequences of Sorting for Understanding School Quality"

 January 22


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 Xuan Li


 "The Costs of Workplace Favoritism: Evidence from Promotions in Chinese High Schools"

 January 23


11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

 Carolina Arteaga


 "The Cost of Bad Parents: Evidence from the Effects of Parental Incarceration on Children’s Educational"

 January 25


11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 Audrey Guo


 "The Effects of Unemployment Insurance Taxation on Multi-Establishment Firms"
 February 27 

Michael Gilraine

(New York University)

 "Horizontal Differentiation and the Policy Effect of Charter Schools"
 March 6

Gabriel Kreindler

(University of Chicago and

Harvard University)

 "The Welfare Effect of Road Congestion Pricing: Experimental Evidence and Equilibrium Implications"
 March 20

 Ricardo Aliouchkin

 (Syracuse University)

 "The Cross-Section of Expected Housing Returns"

 March 22


3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 Andrew Hanson

(Marquette University)

 “Taxes and Borrower Behavior: Evidence from the Mortgage Interest Deductibility Limit”
April 3

Erich Battistin

(University of Maryland)

"School Performance, Score Inflation and Neighborhood Development"

April 10

David Neumark

(University California at Irvine)

April 17

Arindrajit Dube

(University of Massachusetts-Amherst)


April 24

Gary Solon  "How Prevalent Is Downward Rigidity in Nominal Wages?"

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 3

 Judith Liu

(Syracuse University)

 "The Long-Term Impact of Work-Hour Regulations on Physician Labor Supply." 
 October 10

 Lin Tian


 "Division of Labor and Productivity Advantages of Cities: Theory and Evidence from Brazil"
October 17

Decio Coviello


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

(Co-authored with Erika Deserranno and Nicola Perisco)

October 24

(Joint with CPR)

 Chloe East

(University of Colorado)

“The Labor Market Effects of Immigration Enforcement”

 October 26


3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 Tianran Dai

(Shanghai University)

  "The Impact of Young Cohort Size on Adult Educational Upgrading: Evidence from Family Planning Policies in China"

 October 31

 Krieg Tidemann

(Syracuse University)

 "Minimum Wages, Spatial Equilibrium, and Housing Rents"

 November 1


 David Green

(University of British Columbia)

 “Immigrant Entrepreneurs: The Entry of  Immigrants into Firm Ownership”
November 7

Alexis Akira Toda

(University of California at San Diego)

"Geometrically Stopped Markovian Random Growth Processes and Pareto Tails"

 November 9


12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Remi Jedwab

(George Washington University)

 "Returns to Experience and the Misallocation of Labor"

 (co-authored with Asif Islam (World Bank), Paul Romer (NYU) and Daniel Pereira (GWU))Jedwab Paper

November 14


Eleonora  Patacchini

(Cornell University)

"Information Mobile Communication Patterns, and Social Referrals"

(co-authored with Panle Jia Barwich, Yanyan Liu & Qi Wu)

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)