Fall 2015 Seminars

September 8, 2015
Michael Gechter – Pennsylvania State University
Generalizing the Results from Social Experiments: Theory and Evidence from Mexico and India

September 16, 2015
Nathan Miller – Georgetown University
Merger Facilitate Tacit Collusion: Empirical Evidence from the U.S. Brewing Industry

October 13, 2015
Xu Cheng – University of Pennsylvania
Shrinkage Estimation of High-Dimensional Factor Models with Structural Instabilities

October 20, 2015
Yuya Sasaki – Johns Hopkins University
A Fixed Point Approach to Infinite Mixture Models and Direct Counterfactual Analysis

October 27, 2015
Juan Rubio-Ramirez – Emory University
Inference based on SVARs Identified with Sign and Zero Restrictions: Theory and Applications

November 3, 2015
Marco Del Negro – Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Dynamic Prediction Pools: An Investigation of Financial Frictions and Forecasting Performance

November 10, 2015
Flavio Cunha – Rice University
Eliciting Maternal Subjective Expectations about the Technology of Cognitive Skill Formation

November 17, 2015
Christopher Carroll – Johns Hopkins University
The Distribution of Wealth and the Marginal Propensity to Consume

December 1, 2015
Joe Altonji – Yale University
Unobservables When Estimating Group Treatment Effects: The Case of School and Neighborhood Effects