Methods and Policy Applications in Structural Microeconomics

June 12-13, 2008

Organizers: Philip Haile & Steve Berry

8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Moshe Buchinsky (UCLA), “Residential Location, Work Location, and Labor Market Outcomes of Immigrants In Israel” (with Chemi Gotlibovski)
11:00 Break
11:30 John Rust (University of Maryland), “The Home Selling Problem: Theory and Evidence” (with Antonio Merlo and Françcois Ortalo-Magné)
12:30 Lunch
1:45 Elena Krasnokutskaya (University of Pennsylvania), “Choice of Product under Government Regulation: The Case of Chile Pension System” (with Petra Todd and Ludwig Ressner)
2:45 Break
3:15 Jaap Abbring (VU University Amsterdam), “Better Safe Than Sorry? Ex Ante and Ex Post Moral Hazard in Dynamic Insurance Data” (with Pierre-André Chiappori and Tibor Zavadil)
6:00 Dinner, Union League Cafe, 1032 Chapel Street
8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Isabelle Perrigne (Penn State University), “Nonlinear Pricing in Yellow Pages” (with Yao Huang and Quang Vuong)
10:00 Kate Ho (Columbia University), “The Effects of Full-Line Forcing Contracts” (with Justin Ho and Julie Holland Mortimer)
11:00 Break
11:30 Bernard Salanié (Columbia University), “You Are What You Bet: Eliciting Risk Attitudes from Horse Racing” (with Pierre-André Chiappori, Amit Gandhi, and Francois Salanié)
12:30 Lunch
1:45 James Heckman (University of Chicago), “Estimating the Option Value of Schooling: A Discrete Dynamic Programming Approach” (with Sergio Urzua)
2:45 Break
3:15 Amil Petrin (University of Minnesota), “Measuring Aggregate Productivity Growth Using Plant-Level Date” (with James Levinsohn)
6:00 Dinner, Ibiza, 39 High Street, New Haven


Jaap Abring (University of Amsterdam)
Daniel Ackerberg (University of CA-Los Angeles)
John Asker (Stern school of Business, NYU)
Patrick Bayer (Duke University)
Lanier Benkard (Stanford University)
Moshe Bushinsky CREST)
Andrew Chesher (University College London)
Jan De Loecker (New York University)
Aureo de Paula (University of Pennsylvania)
Philippe Fevrier (CREST)
Jeremy Fox (University of Chicago)
Amit Gandhi (University of WI-Madison)
Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Arizona)
Hidehiko Ichimura (Institute of Fiscal Studies)
Kate Ho (Columbia University)
Julie Holland Mortimer (Harvard University)
Panle Jia (MIT)
Jakub Kastl (Stanford University)
Michael Keane (New York University)
John Kennan (University of Wisconsin)
Elena Krasnokutskaya (University of Pennsylvania)
Jonathan Levin (Stanford University)
Jeremy Lise (University College London)
Rosa Matzkin (Northwestern University)
Costas Meghir (University College London)
Antonio Merlo (University of Pennsylvania)
Julie Mortimer (Harvard University)
Ariel Pakes (Harvard University)
Isabelle Perringe (Penn State)
Amil Petrin (University of Minnesota)
Peter Reiss (Stanford University)
Jean Marc Robin (Universite de Paris 1)
John Rust (University of Maryland)
Stephen Ryan (MIT)
Bernard Salanie (Columbia University)
Katja Seim (Wharton University of Pennsylvania)
Azeem Shaikh (University of Chicago)
Matthew Shum (Johns Hopkins University)
Sergio Urzua (Northwestern University)