Empirical Economics Workshops - Spring 2013
Sponsored by Rice University Department of Economics and University of Houston Department of Economics.
Workshops are held every Tuesday (unless otherwise indicated) from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Rice (**Baker Hall Rm 116-Fall 2012**) or UH (McElhinney Hall Rm 212).
Tuesday, January 8: Job Talk @ Rice
Tuesday, January 15: Job Talk @ Rice
Tuesday, January 22: Job Talk @ Rice
Tuesday, February 26: John Strauss (USC) @ UH
"Health, Height, Height Shrinkage and SES at Older Ages: Evidence from China"
Tuesday, March 19: Peter Savelyev (Vanderbilt) @ UH
"Developmental Origins of Health: Effects of Childhood Personality and College Education on Health, Health Behaviors, and Longevity"
Tuesday, March 26: Johannes Schmieder (Boston University) @ Rice
"The Effect of Unemployment Insurance on Reemployment Wages"
Tuesday, April 2: Michael Frakes (Cornell University) @ UH
"The Failed Promise of User Fees: Empirical Evidence from the US Patent and Trademark Office"
Tuesday, April 9: Jason Abaluck (Yale University) @ Rice
"Negative Tests and the Efficiency of Medical Care: Investigating the Determinants of Imaging Overuse"
Tuesday, April 16: Justin Sydnor (University of Wisconsin) @ UH
"Incentives, Commitments and Habit Formation in Exercise: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Workers at a Fortune-500 Company"
Tuesday, April 23: Marika Cabral (UT Austin) @ Rice, Rush Conference Room
"Externalities and Taxation of Supplemental Insurance: A Study of Medicare and Medigap"
Tuesday, April 30: Bill Evans (Notre Dame) @ Rice, Rush Conference Room
"The White/Black Educational Gap, Stalled Progress, and the Long Term Consequences of the Emergence of Crack Cocaine Markets"
Tuesday, May 7: John Strauss (USC) @ UH
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If you have any questions, please email Richard Boylan or Aimee Chin for additional information.