Structural Empirical Microeconomic Models

June 13-14, 2012

Organizers: Joseph Altonji and Costas Meghir

8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Rafael Dix-Carneiro (University of Maryland), “Trade Liberalization and Labor Market Dynamics
10:00 Break
10:15 Robert Miller (Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business), “Life-Cycle Fertility and Human Capital Accumulation” (with George-Levi Gayle) [Slides]
11:15 Jerome Adda (European University Institute), “The Career Costs of Children”
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Alessandra Voena (Chicago University), “Yours, Mine and Ours: Do Divorce Laws Affect the Intertemporal Behavior of Married Couples?”
2:15 Break
2:30 Peter Arcidiacono (Duke University), “College Attrition and the Dynamics of Information Revelation” (with Esteban Aucejo and Arnaud Maurel)
3:30 Chao Fu (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “College-Major Choice to College-Then-Major Choice
4:30 Break
4:45 John Rust (University of Maryland), “Can the Job Market for Economists be Improved?
7:00 Dinner, Ibiza Restaurant, 39 High Street
8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Laura Turner (University of Toronto), “Social Security, Endogenous Retirement and Intrahousehold Cooperation” (with Giovanni Gallipoli)
10:00 Break
10:15 Eric French (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago), “The Effect of Disability Insurance Receipt on Labor Supply
11:15 Rasmus Lentz (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “An Empirical Model of Wage Dispersion with Sorting” (with Jesper Bagger) [Abstract]
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto), “Becker Meets Ricardo: Multisector Matching with Social and Cognitive Skills” (with Robert McCann, Xianwen Shi & Ronald Wolthoff) [Slides]
2:15 Break
2:30 Marc Rysman (Boston University), “Measuring Network Effects in a Dynamic Environment” (with Gautam Gowrisankaran and Minsoo Park)
3:30 Amit Kumar Gandhi (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Estimating Discrete Choice Models of Demand with Market Level Variation” (with Zhentong Lu and Xiaoxia Shi)
4:30 Break
5:00 Juan Pantano (Washington University in St. Louis), “Estimating Neighborhood Choice Models: Lessons from a Housing Assistance Experiment” (with Sebastian Galiani and Alvin Murphy)
Adda, Jerome
Altonji, Joseph
Ching, Andrew
Dix-Carneiro, Rafael
Fletcher, Jason
French, Eric
Fu, Chao
Dong, Gang (Nathan)
Gallipoli, Giovanni
Gandhi, Amit
Ho, Kate
Joensen, Juanna
Johnson, Terry
Kennan, John
Klevorick, Alvin K.
Lee, Soohyung
Lentz, Rasmus
Maurel, Arnaud
Meghir, Costas
Miller, Robert
Mosso, Stefano
Pantano, Juan
Rey, Patrick
Rust, John
Rysman, Marc
Shephard, Andrew
Shi, Xiaoxia
Siow, Aloysius
Stern, Steven
Taber, Christopher
Turner, Laura
Voena, Alessandra
Wiswall, Matthew
Yamaguchi, Shintaro