Spring 2012

Seminars in Economics

Unless it is indicated, all seminars will be held in the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business Administration, Room N110 from 2:00-3:30pm.

Spring 2012 Seminars Schedule

January 25, 2012

Josh Robinson, Emory University
“The Effects of Asymmetric and Symmetric Fetal Growth Restriction on Human Capital Development”

January 27, 2012

Kengo Kato, EHiroshima University-Japan
“Estimation in Functional Linear Quantile Regression”

January 30, 2012

Karen Mulliga, University of Texas-Austin
“Contraception and Fertility: The Role of Insurance Mandates”

February 10, 2012

Johannes Paha, Johns Hopkins University and University of Giessen
“Cartel Formation”

February 14, 2012

Suhui Li, Lehigh University
“The Welfare Effect of Free Entry: Evidence from Pennsylvania Cardiac Care Market”

February 16, 2012

Sarah Miller, University of Illinois
“The Effects of Insurance on Emergency Room Visits: An Analysis of 2006 Massachusetts Healthh Reform”

February 17, 2012

Eamon Molloy, Cornell University
“This Ad’s for You: Targeting and the Effect of Alcohol Advertising on Youth Drinking”

February 24, 2012

Xiaoxia Shi, UW-Madison
“Specification Test for Moment Inequality Models”

March 2, 2012

Ehsan Soofi, UW-Milwaukee
“Information about Dependence in the Basence and Presence of a Probable Cause”

March 9, 2012

Bruce Hansen, UW-Madison
“Generalized Shrinkage Estimation”

March 16, 2012


March 30, 2012

Sebastian Buhaii, Northwester University
“Job Hazard Premia and Worker Risk Preferences”

April 6, 2012

Laura Grant, UW-Milwaukee
“Strategic Responses to Third-Party Ratings: Theory and Evidence from Charities”

April 13, 2012

Elie Tamer, Northwestern University
“Inference in a Semiparametric Likelihood Model”

April 20, 2012

Kamran Bilir, UUW-Madison
“Patent Laws, Product Lifecycle Length and Global Sourcing Decisions of the U.S. Multinationals”

April 27, 2012

Justin Pierce, Board of Governers of the Federal Reserve
“The Surprising Swift Decline of U.S. Manufacturing Employment”

May 4, 2012

Greg Whitten, University of Pittsburgh
“Would a Currency union by any Other Name be as Integrated?”

May 11, 2012

Evan Koenig, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
“Like a Good Neighbor: Monetary Policy, Financial Stability, and the Distribution of Risk”