Applied Micro Seminar

Venue: Eggers 112
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 Alexander Rothenberg and Maria Zhu. 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.

All fall seminars will be held in person. This page will be updated regularly with the seminar links if they are moved to Zoom. Presentations start at 11:00 a.m.  

To be added to the email list for this seminar please contact the department.

Spring 2022 - Tentative

Fall 2021

Date  Speaker and Institution Title 
February 23

 Analisa Packham

(Vanderbilt University)

 March 9

Manasi Deshpande

(University of Chicago)

April 6

Panle Barwick

(Cornell University)

  April 13

Joshua Goodman

(Boston University)

April 20

Kalena Cortes

(Texas A & M)

Fall 2021

Fall 2021

Date  Speaker and Institution Title 
 September 8

 Steve Billings

(University of Colorado-Boulder)

“Partisan Residential Sorting on Climate Change Risk”

 September 15

 Yao Wang

(Syracuse University)

 “Linguistic Difference, Migration, and Welfare: Evidence from Indonesia"
 October 6

Joanne Song McLaughlin

 (University at Buffalo)

 October 13

Rachel Jarrold-Grapes

(Syracuse University) 

October 27

Kristian Behrens


"Prime Locations" 

(joint with Gabriel Ahlfeldt and Thilo Albers)

November 10

Matthew Turner

(Brown University)

 November 17

 Stephanie Coffey

(Syracuse University)


Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Date Speaker and Institution Title

 March 3

 Simon Burgess

(University of Bristol)

 March 10

Celeste Carruthers

(University of Tennessee, Knoxville) 

 March 24

Jennifer Doleac

(Texas A&M University) 


April 7

 Elizabeth Setren

(Tufts University)

April 21

Adam Storeygard

(Tufts University)

Fall 2020

Fall 2020

Date Speaker and Institution Title

 August 26

 Woan Foong Wong

(University of Oregon)

"Entrepot: Hubs, Scale, and Trade Costs" 

 September 9

Jonathan Dingel

(Chicago Booth) 

"Spatial Economics for Granular Settings"

 September 23

Gerard Padro-i-Miquel

(Yale University) 


October 7

 Nina Harari


October 21

Robert Fairlie

(UC Santa Cruz)

"Isolating the 'Tech' from EdTech: Experimental Evidence on Computer Assisted Learning in China" 

 October 28

Rebecca Diamond

(Stanford GSB)

                                           "The Effect of Foreclosures on Homeowners, Tenants, and Landlords" 

 November 4

Seth Sanders

(Cornell University)

                  "Using Response Time to Model Cognition, Cognitive Decline and Mortality and Health in Social Science                                                                                                                                           Surveys" 

November 18 

 Juan Carlos Suarez Seratto

(Cornell University)

                                            "Taxing Property in Developing Countries: Theory and Evidence from Mexico"

Fall 2019

Fall 2019

Date Speaker and Institution Title

August 28

 Dan Black

(University of Chicago)

“Simple Tests for Selection Bias”

October 2

  Sergio Urzua

(University of Maryland)

"Shooting stars? Firms and Education as Mediators of the Returns to Skills" 

 October 16

 Renata Narita

(University of São Paulo)

 "The Value of Health Insurance: A Household Job Search Approach"

October 23

Eleonora Patacchini


"Information, Mobile Communication, and Referral Effect"

October 30

Bruce Sacerdote


"You Can't Handle the Truth: The Effects of the GI Bill on Higher Education and Earnings" 

November 13

Xiuming (Audrey) Dong

(Syracuse University)

"The Effect of Recreational Marijuana Sales Legalization on Workplace Injuries: Evidence from Oregon"

 November 20

Evan Riehl


"Isolating Peer Effects in the Returns to College Selectivity"

 December 4

 Elizabeth Willoughby

(Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City)

 Holding a seminar and workshop on writing in Economics

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)

 "The Long-Run Effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Women's Earnings"
April 17

Arindrajit Dube

(University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

"Monopsony and Employer Mis-optimization Explain Why Wages Bunch at Round Numbers”

April 24

Gary Solon

 "How Prevalent Is Downward Rigidity in Nominal Wages?"

"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)