Labor, Development & Health Workshops Archive

Fall 2020

Date and Time

Presenter

Paper Title

9/1/2020
3:30 – 5:00
Sofia Amaral
(IFO Institute at University of Munich)
Women in Policing Teams and Domestic Violence
9/8/2020
3:30 – 5:00
Antonella Bancalari(London School of Economics) Can White Elephants Kill? Unintended Consequences of Infrastructure Development in Peru
9/11/2020
Friday Brownbag
2:00 – 3:00
Lindsey Buck
(UConn)
Understanding Behavioral Barriers to Demand for Domestic Violence Services
9/15/2020
3:30 – 5:00
TBD
9/22/2020
3:30 – 5:00
Onur Altidnay
9/29/2020
3:30 – 5:00
David Cuberes
10/2/2020
Friday Brownbag
2:00 – 3:00
David Simon
(UConn)
Financial Incentives for Permanency: Foster care in MN
10/6/2020
3:30 – 5:00
Manuela Angelucci
(University of Texas at Austin)
10/9/2020Friday Brownbag

2:00 – 3:00

Deepak Saraswat
10/13/2020
3:30 – 5:00
Hilary Hoynes
10/20/2020
3:30 – 5:00
Wei Zheng
(UConn)
The Child Tax Credit and Maternal Labor Supply
10/23/2020
Friday Brownbag
2:00 – 3:00
Heli Xu
(UConn)
The Impact of Universal Childcare on Maternal Labor Supply
10/27/2020
3:30 – 5:00
Jingwei Huang
(UConn)
11/3/2020
3:30 – 5:00
Shiyi Chen
(UConn)
Affirmative Action Policies and Interracial Marriage
11/10/2020
3:30 – 5:00
Perry Singleton
(Syracuse University)
11/13/2020Friday Brownbag

2:00 – 3:00

Miranda Mindiola Valdez(UConn)
11/17/2020
3:30 – 5:00
Girjia Borker
(World Bank)
11/24/2020 Thanks giving Recess
12/1/2020 Uta Schönberg(University College London) The Effects of Business Taxation on Local Labor Markets, Firms and Workers
12/4/2020Friday Brownbag

2:00 – 3:00

Erdal Asker(Uconn)
12/8/2020 Peter Blaire(Harvard)

Spring 2020

Date and Time

Presenter

Paper Title

1/27/2020
2:30 – 4:00
Juliana Londoño Vélez (UCLA)
Can Wealth Taxation Work in Developing Countries? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Colombia
2/17/2020
2:30 – 4:00
Johannes Haushofer
(Princeton)
2/24/2020
2:30 – 4:00
Remy Levin
(UCSD)
Adaptive Risk-Taking: Theory and Evidence from Developing Countries
3/2/2020
2:30 – 4:00Room: Gentry 144 , reception with food afterwards
Brian Jacob
(University of Michigan)
3/9/2020
2:30 – 4:00
Tim Moore
(Purdue University)
Shaping the Habits of Young Drivers
March 15th – March 21st:  Spring Recess
3/30/2020
2:30 – 4:00
Erdal Tekin
(American University)
4/6/2020
2:30 – 4:00
Perry Singleton
(Syracuse University)
4/8/2020

Brownbag

12:30 – 1:30

Erdal Asker
4/13/2020
2:30 – 4:00
Sofia Amaral
(IFO Institute at University of Munich)
4/15/2020

Brownbag

11:15-12:15

Wei Zheng
4/20/2020
2:30 – 4:00
Manuela Angelucci
(University of Texas at Austin)
4/22/2020

Brownbag
11:15 – 12:15

Pat Ukil

(Uconn)

4/27/2020
2:30 – 4:00
Giovanni Peri
(UC Davis)
4/29/2020

Brownbag
11:15 – 12:15

Kevin Wood
May 1st: Last Day of Class

Fall 2019

Date and Time

Presenter

Paper Title

8/27/2019
3:30 – 5:00
 Haiyang Kong (Uconn)
Job Market Candidate
How Do Low Skilled Immigrants Adjust to Chinese Import Shocks? Evidence using English Language Proficiency
9/3/2019
3:30 – 5:00
Albert Zevelev
(Baruch College)
Does Bankruptcy Protection Affect Asset Prices?
9/10/2019
3:30 – 5:00
Pat Ukil
(UConn)Job Market Candidate
Economic Shocks & Infant Health: the Effect of Import Competition in the U.S.
9/17/2019
3:30 – 5:00
Ina Ganguli
(UMass Amherst)
Biased Beliefs and the Academic Labor Market 
9/19/2019

11:25-12:25

BROWNBAG

Patti Ritter
9/24/2019
3:30 – 5:00
Frank Schilbach
(MIT)
Sleepless in Chennai: The Consequences of Increasing Sleep among the Urban Poor
10/01/2019
3:30 – 5:00
Mica Sviatschi
(Princeton)

Gangs, labor mobility and development

10/08/2019
3:30 – 5:00
Monica Deza (CUNY)
10/15/2019
3:30 – 5:00
Quamrul Ashraf
(Williams College)
Capital-Skill Complementarity and the Emergence of Labor Emancipation
10/22/2019
3:30 – 5:00
Yunlu Shu

Job Market Candidate
(UConn)

Unilateral Divorce and Black-White Interracial Marriages
10/29/2019
3:30 – 5:00
Xizi Li (Uconn)

Job Market Candidate

11/5/2019
3:30 – 5:00
Bryce Steinberg
(Brown University)
11/12/2019
3:30 – 5:00
Kevin Wood
(UConn)
Health Insurance Reform and Retirement: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act
11/19/2019
3:30 – 5:00
Francisco Galarza
11/24 – 11/30: Thanksgiving Recess
12/3/2019
3:30 – 5:00
Joanna Lahey
(Texas A&M University)
12/6: Last Day of Class

Spring 2019

Date and Time

Presenter

Paper Title

1/23/2019
Wednesday Brown Bag Seminar
12:15 – 1:15
Deepak Saraswat
(UConn)
Gender Composition of Children and Sanitation Behavior In India
1/28/2019
2:30 – 4:00
Delia Furtado
(UConn)
Who Goes on Disability when Times are Tough? The Role of Social Costs of Take-Up among Immigrants
2/4/2019
2:30 – 4:00
Marianne Bitler
(UC Davis)
The Long-Run Effects of Food Assistance: Evidence from the Food Stamp Program
2/11/2019
2:30 – 4:00
Nuria Rodriguez Planas
(Queens College NY)
Independent Thinking and Hard Working, or Caring and Well Behaved? Short- and Long-term Impacts of Gender Identity Norms.
2/18/2019
2:30 – 4:00
Dean Lillard
(Ohio State)
Understanding the Correlation Between Alzheimer’s Disease Polygenic Risk, Wealth, and the Composition of Wealth Holdings
2/25/2019
2:30 – 4:00
Aprajit Mahajan
(UC Berkeley)
Financial Inclusion and Contract Terms: Experimental Evidence from Mexico
2/27/2019
Wednesday Brown Bag Seminar
12:15 – 1:15
Jorge Agüero
(UConn)
3/4/2019
2:30 – 4:00
Bryce Steinberg
(Brown University)
Brain vs. Brawn: Child Labor, Human Capital Investment, and the Role of Dynamic Complementarities
3/6/2019

Wednesday Brown Bag Seminar

12:15 – 1:15

Nishith Prakash Street Police Patrols and Violence Against Women in Public Spaces
3/11/2019
2:30 – 4:00
Daniel Bennett The Economic Impact of Mental Health Care in India
3/13/2019

Wednesday Brown Bag Seminar

12:15 – 1:15

Patti Ritter
3/17 – 3/23:  Spring Break
4/1/2019
2:30 – 4:00
Matthew Ross
(Wagner School of Public Service)
The Impact of Network Structure on the Quality and Quantity of Innovation
4/8/2019
2:30 – 4:00
Michela Carlana
(Harvard Kennedy School)
Revealing Stereotypes: Evidence from Immigrants in Schools
4/10/2019
Wednesday  Seminar3:30 – 4:30
Reception to Follow!
Caroline Hoxby
(Stanford University)
NOTE: this seminar will be located in Konover Auditorium 
4/15/2019
2:30 – 4:00
Phil DeCicca
(Ball State)
4/17/2019
Wednesday Brown Bag Seminar
12:15 – 1:15
Patralekha Ukil
(UConn)
4/22/2019
2:30 – 4:00
Oded Galor
(Brown University)
4/24/2019
Wednesday Brown Bag Seminar
12:15 – 1:15
David Simon
(UConn)
4/29/2019
3:00 – 4:30

Reception to Follow!
Phil Oreopoulos
(University of Toronto)
NOTE: this seminar will be located in Gentry 144
5/6: Final Exam Week

Fall 2018

Date and Time

Presenter

Paper Title

8/28/2018
3:30 – 5:00
Jennifer Hunt

(Rutgers University)

Why Are Fewer Workers Earning Middle Wages and Is It a Bad Thing?
9/4/2018
3:30 – 5:00
Patralekha Ukil
(UConn)
Parental Economic Conditions and Infant Health
9/11/2018
3:30 – 5:00
Andrew Ju
(UConn)
Teachers’ Unions During the Great Recession and its Impact on School District Finance and Student Achievement
9/25/2018
3:30 – 5:00Reception to Follow!
Kirabo Jackson

(Northwestern University)

NOTE: this seminar will be located in Gentry 142

Reducing Inequality Through Dynamic Complementarity: Evidence from Head Start and Public School Spending
10/2/2018
3:30 – 5:00
Michael Kremer The Endowment Effect and Collateralized Loans.
10/9/2018
3:30 – 5:00
Haiyang Kong
(UConn)
Foreign Trade Policy as Education Policy? The Impact of Import Competition on K-12 Public Education Expenditures
10/16/2018
3:30 – 5:00
Yunlu Shu
(UConn)
Unilateral Divorce and Black-white Interracial Marriages
10/23/2018
3:30 – 5:00
Rossella Calvi
(Rice University)
Sharing the Pie: Undernutrition, Intra-household Allocation, and Poverty
10/25/2018
Thursday Seminar
12:25 – 1:55
Kevin Wood
(UConn)
Early Retirement and the Affordable Care Act
10/30/2018
3:30 – 5:00
Samantha Trajkovski
(UConn)
 California Paid Family Leave and Parental Time Use
11/1/2018
Thursday Seminar
12:25 – 1:55
Jan Ondrich
(Syracuse University)
The Effects of Civil Conflict on Women’s Labor Force Participation:
A Causal Mechanism Approach
11/2/2018
Friday Seminar
12:20 – 1:50
Zeljko Bogetic
(World Bank)
11/6/2018
3:30 – 5:00
Heather Royer
(University of California Santa Barbara)
11/13/2018
3:30 – 5:00
Mike Grossman

(City University of New York Graduate Center, National Bureau of Economic Research, and IZA)

Does E-Cigarette Advertising Encourage Adult Smokers to Quit?
11/15/2018
Thursday Seminar
12:25 – 1:55
Mark McInerney
(UConn)
Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Mortality
11/20/2018
Thanksgiving Break
11/27/2018
3:30 – 5:00
Kathleen Mullen

The Value of Working Conditions in the United States and Implications for the Structure of Wages

12/4/2018
3:30 – 5:00
Janet Currie
Physician
Decision Making: The
Case of Depression

Spring 2018

Date

Time

Presenter

Paper Title

Host

1/22/2018 2:30 – 4:00   Mark McInerney The Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Expansion, and Opioid Overdose Mortality
1/29/2018 2:30 – 4:00  Stelios Michalopoulos Folklore  Nishith Prakash
2/5/2018 2:30 – 4:00  Kevin Lang The Determinants of Teachers’ Occupational Choice
2/12/2018 2:30 – 4:00  Nicole Maestas The Effect of Economic Conditions on the Disability Insurance Program:  Evidence from the Great Recession Ken Couch
2/19/2018 2:30 – 4:00  Delia Furtado Do Immigrant Inflows Improve Quality of Care in Nursing Homes?
2/26/2018 2:30 – 4:00  Matthew Steinberg Shaun Dougherty
3/5/2018 2:30 – 4:00  Michael Anderson Effectiveness of the Influenza Vaccine David Simon
3/12/2018 SPRING BREAK
3/19/2018 No Seminar Due to AGES Distinguished Lecture
3/26/2018 2:30 – 4:00  Doug Staiger School District Reform in Newark: Within- and Between-School Changes in Achievement Growth
3/30/2017 12:30 – 2:00  Justine Hastings Ken Couch
4/2/2018 2:30 – 4:00  Sheetal Sekhri Repelling Rape: Foreign Direct Investment Empowers Women Patricia Ritter
4/9/2018 2:30 – 4:00  Thomas Fujiwara Nishith Prakash
4/16/2018 2:30 – 4:00  Doug Miller Selection into Identication in Fixed Eects Models
with Application to Head Start
 David Simon
4/23/2018 2:30 – 4:00  Nishith Prakash Labor Market Effects of High School Science Majors in a High Stem Economy

Fall 2017

Date Time Presenter
Paper Title Host
8/29/2017 3:30 – 5:00
9/5/2017 3:30 – 5:00 Mike Dinardi
(UConn)
Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansions and the Impact on Nurses.pdf
9/12/2017 3:30 – 5:00 Anjali Adukia
(University of Chicago – Harris School of Public Policy)
“Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road Construction”.pdf Steve Ross
9/19/2017 3:30 – 5:00 Caroline Theoharides
(Amherst College)
 The Impact of Healthcare Worker Migration on Sending Country Human Capital: Evidence from Filipino Nurse Migration. Jorge Aguero and Josh Hyman
9/26/2017 3:30 – 5:00 Chris Ruhm
(University of Virginia)
Fatal Overdoses: Deaths of Despair or Drug Problems? David Simon
10/3/2017 3:30 – 5:00 Xiupeng (Jeff) Wang
(UConn)
 Labor Market Polarization In Britain and Germany: A Cross-national Comparison Using Longitudinal Household Data
10/10/2017 3:30 – 5:00 Sarah Turner
(University of Virginia)
 Measuring Opportunity in U.S. Higher Education Steve Ross
10/17/2017 3:30 – 5:00 Asim Khwaja
(Harvard – Kennedy School)
 Crossing Boundaries: Experimental Evidence on Access Constraints for Women Nishith Prakash
10/24/2017 3:30 – 5:00 Nathan Nunn
(Harvard)
“Social Structure and Conflict: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa”.pdf Metin Coşgel
10/31/2017 3:30 – 5:00 Jonathan Gruber
(MIT)
Defensive Medicine: Evidence from military Immunity David Simon
11/7/2017 3:30 – 5:00 Sungoh Kwon
(UConn)
 The Effects of Affirmative Action Bans on Low-Income College Access, Upward Mobility, and College Quality
11/14/2017 3:30 – 5:00 Chris Blattman
(University of Chicago – Harris School of Public Policy)
Pushing crime around the corner? Estimating experimental impacts of large-scale security interventions.pdf Nishith Prakash
11/21/2017  THANKSGIVING BREAK
11/28/2017 3:30 – 5:00 Hannes Schwandt
(University of Zurich)
Delia Furtado
12/5/2017 3:30 – 5:00 Lucie Schmidt
(Williams College)
 Supplemental Security Income and Child Outcomes:  Evidence From Birth Weight Eligibility Cutoffs Ken Couch

Spring 2017

Date Time Presenter
Paper Title Host
1/30/2017 2:30 – 4:00 Matt Ross
(Ohio State University)
Transformative Science and the Age Composition of Fields in Biomedical Research
2/6/2017 2:30 – 4:00 Subha Mani
(Fordham University)
Cognitive, Socio-emotional and Behavioral Returns to College Quality: Evidence from India Jorge Aguero
2/13/2017 2:30-4:00 Hannes Schwadt
(University of Zurich)
Due to Weather Postponed until next semester Delia Furtado
2/15/2017 2:30-4:00 Tianxu Chen
(Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
Health Insurance Coverage and Marriage Behavior: Is There Evidence of Marriage Lock?
2/20/2017 2:30 – 4:00 Emily Oster
(Brown University)
Nishith Parkash
2/27/2017 2:30 – 4:00 Kaspar Wuthrich
(UC San Diego)
Jungbin Hwang
3/6/2017 2:30 – 4:00 Bill Evans
(University of Notre Dame)
David Simon
3/13/2017 SPRING BREAK
3/24/2017 2:30 – 4:00 Rodrigo Soares (Columbia)
NOTE: this seminar will be located in Oak 268
Jorge Aguero (Note: This is a Friday presentation)
3/27/2017 2:30 – 4:00

 

Reception to Follow!

Susanna Loeb

(Stanford University)
NOTE: this seminar will be located in Gentry 144

One Step at a Time: The Effects of an Early Literacy Text Messaging Program for Parents of Preschoolers Philip E. Austin Research Seminar in Education Policy

(Stephen Ross)

4/3/2017 2:30 – 4:00 Felipe Barrera-Osorio
(Harvard University)
Jorge Aguero
4/10/2017 2:30 – 4:00 Ray Fisman
(Boston University)
4/17/2017 2:30 – 4:00 Kevin Shih, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Delia Furtado and David Simon
4/24/2017 2:30 – 4:00 Kitt Carpenter
(Vanderbilt University)
David Simon
5/1/2017 2:30 – 4:00 Byoung Park
(Albany)
Jungbin Hwang

Fall 2016

Date Time Presenter
Paper Title Host
8/30/2016 3:30 – 5:00 Christopher Udry (Yale) External Validity in a Stochastic World Nishith Parkash
9/06/2016 3:30 – 5:00 Andy Foster (Brown) Household Recombination, Retrospective Evaluation, and Educational Mobility over 40 Years Nishith Parkash
 9/13/2016 3:30 – 5:00 Adriana Lleras-Muney (UCLA) The Shape of Mortality: Implications for
Economic Analysis
Nishith Parkash
 9/20/2016 3:30 – 5:00 Jere Behrman (University of Pennsylvania) Jorge Aguero
9/27/2016 3:30 – 5:00 Erica Field (Duke) Loss in the Time of Cholera: Long-run Impact of a Disease Epidemic on the Urban Landscape Nishith Parkash
10/04/2016 3:30 – 5:00 Tian Lou (UConn)  Ethnic Segregation, Education, and Immigrants’ Labor Market Outcomes
10/11/2016 3:30 – 5:00 Sungoh Kwon (UConn)
 10/18/2016 3:30 – 5:00 Rajeev Dehejia (NYU) The Effect of Fertility on Labor Supply over the Last Two Centuries Nishith Parkash
 10/25/2016 3:00 – 4:30

Reception to Follow!

Amy Schwartz
(Syracuse University)NOTE: this seminar will be located in Gentry 144
Let Them Eat Lunch: The Impact of Universal Free Meals on Student Outcomes Austin Chair and CEPA Economics of Education Seminar

(Stephen Ross)

11/1/2016 3:30 – 5:00 Tao Song (UConn) “Honey, Robots Shrunk My Wage! Native-Immigrant Wage Gaps and Skill Biased Technological Change”
11/8/2016 3:30 – 5:00 Chinhui Juhn
(University of Houston)
The Quantity-Quality Trade-off and the Formation of Cognitive and non-cognitive Skills Delia Furtado
 11/15/2016 3:30 – 5:00 Xiupeng (Jeff) Wang (UConn)
Thanksgiving Recess
11/29/2016 3:30 – 5:00 Raji Chakrabarti (NY Fed) How Does For-profit College Attendance Affect Student Loans, Defaults and Earnings? Steve Ross

 

Spring 2016

Date Time Presenter / Host Paper Title
1/20/2016 3:30 – 5:00 Byunghoon Kang / Job Market Talk (Econometrics)
1/22/2016 3:30 – 5:00 Yichong Zhang / Job Market Talk (Econometrics)
1/25/2016 2:30-4:00 Aaron Cooke (UConn)
2/1/2016 2:30 – 4:00 Josh Hyman (UConn) Framing, Timing, and Take-Up of Online College Application Assistance: Evidence From a Statewide Experiment in Michigan
2/8/2016 TBA Sara Moreira / Job Market Candidate
2/15/2016 2:30 – 4:00 Blige Erten
2/22/2016 2:30 – 4:00 Hyun Lee, University of Chicago Job Market Talk
2/29/2016 2:30 – 4:00 Shaun Dougherty (UConn)
3/7/2016 2:30-4:00 Peter Hinrichs (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)
3/14/2016 Spring Break
3/21/2016 2:30-4:00 Nathaniel Hilger (Brown University) / hosted by Delia Furtado Intergenerational Mobility and Discrimination: the Case of Asian-Americans
3/28/2016  2:30 – 4:00 Aaron Cooke (UConn) Those Who Can: Teacher Quality and the Labor Market
4/4/2016 2:30- 4:00 Leshui He
4/11/2016  2:30-4:00
4/18/2016 2:30 – 4:00 Tarun Jain (Indian School of Business) / hosted by Nishith Prakash
4/22/2016 3:30 – 5:00
 4/25/2016 2:30 – 4:00 David Figlio (Northwestern)/ hosted by David Simon
 5/02/2016 2:30 – 4:00 Hoyt Bleakley (University of Michigan) / hosted by Nishith Prakash

 

Fall 2014

Date Time Presenter
Tues., Aug. 26 3:30 p.m. Shaun Dougherty, UConn
Tues., Sept. 2 3:30 p.m. Delia Furtado, UConn
Tues., Sept. 9 3:30 p.m. Talia Bar, UConn
Fri, Sept. 12 3:30 p.m Russell Toth, Sydney/Yale FRIDAY DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR LED BY NISHITH“Environmental Spillovers of the Take-up of Index-Based Livestock Insurance”
Fri., Sept. 19 2:30 p.m. Sean Nicholson, Cornell University
Tues., Sept. 23 3:30 p.m. Don Vandegrift, TCNJ
Tues., Sept. 30 3:30 p.m. Resul Cesur, UConn
Fri, Oct 3rd 2:30 PM Chris Barrett, Cornell FRIDAY DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR LED BY NISHITH
Fri., Oct. 10 2:30 p.m. Joseph Doyle, MIT
Tues., Oct. 14 3:30 p.m. Matthew Ross, UConn
Tues., Oct. 21 3:30 p.m. Gautam Rao, Harvard University
Tues., Oct. 28 3:30 pm. Joshua Hyman
Tues., Nov. 4 3:30 p.m. Damien Sheehan, Wesleyan University
Tues., Nov. 11 3:30 p.m. Lakshmi Lyer, Harvard University
Fri, Nov. 14th 2:30 PM Ameet Morjaria, Harvard FRIDAY DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR LED BY NISHITH.
Tues., Nov. 18 3:30 p.m. Dhaval Dave, Bentley University
Fri, Nov, 21 2:30 pm Claudia Olivetti, Boston University JOINT WITH MACRO
Tues., Dec. 2 3:30 p.m. Mathew Kraft, Brown University
Tues., Dec. 9 3:30 p.m. Will Olney, Williams College