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Maxwell / Department of Economics

Applied Micro Seminar

Venue: 112 Eggers Hall
Day: Wednesday
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 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 Hugo Jales. 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 12:00 p.m. Please arrive at 11:30 a.m. for lunch.
If you plan to attend, please contact Matthew O'Keefe ( in advance.

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Revised 10/17

Fall 2017 Applied Micro Seminar Schedule     

 Date Speaker and Institution  Title

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 1Janis Skrastins
(Washington University
in St. Louis)
"Unemployment Insurance, Strategic Unemployment, and Firm-Worker Collusion"
(co-authored with Bernardus Van Doornik and David Schoenherr)

Spring 2017 Applied Micro Seminar Schedule     

DateSpeaker and InstitutionTitle
March 2Amanda Ross 
(University of Alabama)
"The Impact of the Cost of Car Ownership on the Housing Price Gradient in Singapore"
March 8Christopher Flinn
(New York University)
"Actors in the Child Development Process.”
March 29Klaus Zimmermann
(Visiting Professor,
Princeton University)
"Arsenic Contamination of Drinking Water and Mental Health" 
April 12Marco Gonzalez-Navarro
(University of Toronto)
"Subways and Urban Air Pollution" 
(co-authored with Nicolas Gendron-Carrier, Stefano Polloni and Matt Turner)  
April 19Brigham Frandsen
(Brigham Young University)
"The Surprising Impacts of Unionization: Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data" 
April 26Seth Richards-Shubik
(Lehigh University)
 "Identifying Preferences in Networks with Bounded Degree" 
(co-authored with Aureo de Paula and Elie Tamer)

Fall 2016 Applied Micro Seminar Schedule

Speaker and Institution
September 21
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Jeffrey Smith
(University of Michigan)
"Does Federally-Funded Job Training Work?
Nonexperimental Estimates Of WIA Training Impacts
Using Longitudinal Data On Workers And Firms"

October 12
Chinhui Juhn
(University of Houston)

October 19
David Slichter
(SUNY Binghamton)
"The Employment Effects of the Minimum Wage:
A Selection Ratio Approach to Measuring Treatment Effects"
October 26
Steven Lehrer
(Queens University)
November 2
Xirui(Sherry) Zhang
(Syracuse University)
“Marriage Versus Employment: The Impact of Dual-Thin Markets on Employment Outcomes for Single Ph.D. Workers.”