Price Theory Summer Camp 2017

July 9–13, 2017

(All day)

Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Speakers

Price Theory Summer Camp

During this intensive summer program, students heard lectures from UChicago price theory faculty and experienced a series of “Chicago-style” seminars where speakers presented their research in progress. Participants also worked on problem sets in workshops and had opportunities to discuss their own work with some of the world's leading economists. Participating faculty included UChicago economists Kevin Murphy, Steven Levitt, and John List, as well as Jesse Shapiro of Brown University

Generous support for this program that covers travel, accommodations, and meals for participants was provided by MarrGwen and Stuart Townsend.

 

Sunday, July 9

2:00–3:00 p.m. Registration at Campus North Residential Commons
 
5:00–8:00 p.m. Meet and Greet and Bowling
 

Monday, July 10

8:40–9:00 a.m.

Opening Announcements
Attendance is mandatory

9:00–10:20 a.m.

The Basic Tools of Price Theory – Kevin Murphy

10:20–10:30 a.m.

Break
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Demand Theory in Practice – Kevin Murphy
 
1:30–2:50 p.m. Steve Levitt lecture (joint session with Summer Institute on Field Experiments)
 
2:50–3:00 p.m. Break
 
3–4:30 p.m. Thought Questions

 

Tuesday, July 11

9:00–10:20 a.m.

Steve Levitt Lecture

10:20–10:30 a.m. Break
 
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m Optimization as an Empirical Tool – Jesse Shapiro
 
1:30–2:50 p.m. Economic Dynamics in Panel Data – Jesse Shapiro
(joint session with Summer Institute on Field Experiments)
 
2:50–3:00 p.m. Break
 
3:00–4:30 p.m. Thought Questions
 

Wednesday, July 12

9:00–10:20 a.m. Combining Field Experiments and Structural Modeling  – 
John List and Brent Hickman
 
10:20–10:30 a.m. Break
 
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Capital Goods and Investment – Kevin Murphy
 
1:30–2:50 p.m. Using Field Experiments in Economics – John List
(joint session with Summer Institute on Field Experiments)
 
2:50–3:00 p.m. Break
 
3–4:30 p.m. Thought Questions

 

Thursday, July 13

9:00–10:20 a.m.

Steve Levitt lecture

10:20–10:30 a.m. Break
 
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Further Applications of Price Theory (Human Capital and other applications)
Kevin Murphy
 
12:00–1:30 p.m. Lunch and Survey
 

 

July 9, 2017 (All day) July 13, 2017 (All day)