Spring 2018

January 26, 2018
Désiré Kédagni, Penn State
“Identifying Treatment Effects in the Presence of Confounded Types”

January 30, 2018
Cynthia Yang, University of Southern California
“Common Factors and Spatial Dependence: An Application to US House  Prices”

February 2, 2018
Ethan Jiang Rutgers University
“The Profits and Perils of Rapport: Pass-throughs and Conflicts of interest in Credit Ratings”

February 6, 2018
Jangsu Yoon, UW-Madison
“Inference in Game Theoretic Models of Incomplete Information with Random Coefficients”

February 23, 2018
Kevin Thom,  New York University
“Genetic Ability, Wealth, and Financial Decision-Making”

March 2, 2018
Andros Kourtellos, University of Cyprus
“Barriers to Price Convergence”

March 9, 2018
Naoki Aizawa, UW-Madison
“Local Market Equilibrium and the Design of Public Health Insurance System”

March 30, 2018
Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi, Northwestern University
““Information Aggregation in Heterogeneous Markets”

April 6, 2018
Po Yin Wong, Norwegian School of Economics
“Incentives for Collective Conservation: Evidence from Brazil.”

April 13, 2018
Elliot Lipnowski, University of Chicago
“Credibility in Communication”

April 20, 2018
Thibaut Lamadon, University of Chicago
“Imperfect Competition and Rent Sharing in the U.S. Labor Market”

April 27, 2018
Gabriel Courey, UW-Milwaukee
“Nonprofit Status Choice in a Duopoly”

May 4, 2018
Vivian Lei, UW-Milwaukee
“Voluntary Separation as a Discipline Device for Long-Term Cooperation: Reconciling Theory with Evidence”