Becker Applied Economics Workshop

October 2–November 27, 2018

(All day)

Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 146, 5757 S. University Ave., Chicago, IL
Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago, Department of Economics
Pietro Tebaldi, University of Chicago, Department of Economics
Michael Greenstone, Milton Friedman Professor of Economics, the College, and the Harris School; Director of the Becker Friedman Institute
Magne Mogstad, University of Chicago, Department of Economics
Kevin Murphy, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Department of Economics
Robert Topel, University of Chicago Booth School of Business


This workshop focuses on the application of core economic tools to address questions that are of interest to researchers and policymakers alike. It meets weekly on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in Saieh Hall Room 146.

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Fall 2018 Program

Tuesday, October 2 – Ali Hortacsu, University of Chicago

Title: Does Strategic Ability Affect Efficiency? Evidence from Electricity Markets

Tuesday, October 9 – Erik Hurst, University of Chicago

Title: Income Growth, Spatial Sorting and the Distributional Effects of Urban Gentrification

Tuesday, October 16 – Margaux Luflade, University of Pennsylvania

Title: The Value of Information in Centralized School Choice Systems

Tuesday, October 23 – Thomas Lemieux, University of British Columbia

Title: Labor Market Institutions and the Distribution of Wages: The Role of Spillover Effects

Tuesday, October 30 – Camille Landais, London School of Economics

Title: Subsidizing Labor Hoarding in Recessions: The Employment & Welfare Effects of Short Time Work

Tuesday, November 6 – Amy Finkelstein, MIT

Title: Place-Based Drivers of Mortality: Evidence from Migration

Tuesday, November 13 – Danielle Li, MIT

Title: Developing Novel Drugs 

Tuesday, November 20 – Jesse Shapiro, Brown University

Title: On the Informativeness of Descriptive Statistics for Structural Estimates

Tuesday, November 27 – Matt Notowidigdo, Northwestern

Title: Take-up and Targeting: Experimental Evidence from SNAP


October 2, 2018 (All day) November 27, 2018 (All day)