Policy Applications of Structural Microeconomics

June 14-15, 2007

Organizer: Steven Berry

8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome
9:15 Andrew Sweeting, “The Costs of Product Repositioning: The Case of Format Switching in the Commercial Radio Industry
10:30 Break
10:45 Justine Hastings,”Preferences and Heterogeneous Treatment Effects in a Public School Choice Lottery” (with Thomas Kane and Douglas Staiger)
12:00 Lunch
1:30 James Heckman and Flavio Cunha, “The Identification and Economic Content of Ordered Choice Models with Stochastic Thresholds”
2:45 Break
3:00 Melissa Tartari, “Divorce and the Cognitive Achievement of Children
4:15 Break
4:45 Ariel Pakes, “An Experimental Component Index for the CPI: From Annual Computer Data to Monthly Data on Other Goods” (with Tim Erickson)
7:00 Dinner, Barcelona, 155 Temple Street
8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:30 Pat Bajari, “A Semiparametric Analysis of Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard in Health Insurance Contracts” (with Ahmed Khwaja and Han Hong)
9:45 Break
10:00 Michael Keane, “The Career Decisions of Young Women” (with Ken Wolpin)
11:15 Break
11:30 Elena Krasnokutskaya, “Bid Preference Programs and Participation in Highway Procurement Auctions” (with Katja Seim)
12:45 Lunch
1:45 Liran Einav, “The Welfare Cost of Asymmetric Information: Evidence from the U.K. Annuity Market” (with Amy Finkelstein and Paul Schrimpf)


Victor Aguirregabiria (University of Toronto)
Peter Arcidiacono (Duke University)
Patrick Bajari (University of Minnesota)
Patrick Bayer (Duke University)
Flavio Cunha (University of Chicago)
Zvi Eckstein (Tel Aviv Univ. & Univ of Minnesota)
Liran Einav (Stanford University)
Maria Ferreyra (Carnegie Mellon University)
Jeremy Fox (University of Chicago)
George Levi Gale (Carnegie Mellon University)
Limor Golan (Carnegie Mellon University)
Gautam Gowrisankaran (Washington Univ. St. Louis)
Justine Hastings (Yale University)
James Heckman (University of Chicago)
Katherine Ho (Columbia University)
Ali Hortacsu (University of Chicago)
Panle Jia (MIT)
Michael Keane (University of Technology, Sydney)
Ahmed Khwaja (Duke University)
Elena Krasnokutskaya (University of Pennsylvania)
Robert Miller (Carnegie Mellon University)
Aviv Nevo (Northwestern University)
Ariel Pakes (Harvard University)
Amil Petrin (University of Chicago)
John Rust (Unversity of Maryland)
Stephen Ryan (MIT)
Herbert Scarf (Yale University)
Andrew Sweeting (Northwestern University)
Chad Syverson (University of Chicago)
Christopher Taber (Northwestern University)
Melissa Tartari (Yale University)
Ebonya Washington (Yale University)