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Seminars

All seminars are in room 201 Stockbridge Hall unless otherwise indicated. For more information contact Emily Wang (emilywang "at" resecon.umass.edu, 545-5741).

Spring 2014
Friday, February 28
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Shanjun Li
Assistant Professor
Dyson School of Management, Cornell University

Better Lucky Than Rich? Welfare Analysis of Automobile License Allocations in Beijing and Shanghai >>pdf

Friday, March 7
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Ujjayant Chakravorty
Professor of Economics
Tufts University

The Long Run Impact of Biofuels on Food Prices >>pdf

Food for Fuel: The Effect of U.S. Energy Policy on Indian Poverty

Friday, April 4
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Jeff Prince
Associate Professor of Economics
Kelly School of Business, Indiana University

Are There Heterogeneous Effects of Electronic Medical Record Adoption on Patient Health Outcomes? >>pdf

Friday, April 18
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Jura Liaukonyte
Assistant Professor
Dyson School of Management, Cornell University

TBA

Fall 2013
Friday, November 8
3:15 - 5:00 PM
David Miller
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Michigan

A theory of disagreement in repeated games with bargaining >>pdf

Friday, November 15
3:15 - 5:00 PM
Beia Spiller
Economist
Environmental Defense Fund

TBA

Friday, October 18
3:15 - 5:00 PM
Gregory DeAngelo
Assistant Professor
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Using Extremes to Test Theories of Risk, Inequality and Gender >>pdf

Friday, November 1
3:15 - 5:00 PM
Stephen Burks
Associate Professor of Economics and Management
University of Minnesota, Morris

Social Preferences in the Lab and in the Field: Evidence from Students, Townspeople, and Truckers

Paper Links:

"Cognitive skills affect economic preferences, strategic behavior, and job attachment," PNAS (2009).
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2009/04/23/0812360106

"Toward the Integration of Personality Theory and Decision Theory in the Explanation of Economic and Health Behavior" IZA DP#6750, July 2012.
http://ftp.iza.org/dp6750.pdf

Spring 2013
Friday, May 3
3:30 - 4:45 PM
Ginger Z. Jin
Professor of Economics
University of Maryland

More Trusting, Less Trust? An Investigation of Early E-commerce in China >>pdf

Friday, April 26
3:30 - 4:45 PM

Sera Linardi
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Department of Economics
University of Pittsburgh

Wallflowers: Experimental Evidence of Reputation Avoidance >>pdf (draft)

Converse Hall, Amherst College*
Friday, April 5
3:30 pm
Steve Puller
Associate Professor
Department of Economics
Texas A&M University

The Impact of Increased Fuel Economy on Driving: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design

* Converse Hall is the Amherst College building at the corner of Pleasant and Route 9, the building with the faux marble columns near the PVTA bus stop and Town Common.

Friday, March 29
3:30 - 4:45 PM
Paul B. Ellickson
Associate Professor of Economics and Marketing
University of Rochester
Simon School of Business

Pharmaceutical Followers >>pdf

We estimate a model of drug demand and supply that incorporates insurance, advertising, and competition between branded and generic drugs within and across therapeutic classes. We use data on ulcer and re ux drugs from 1991 to 2010. Our simulations show generics and \me- too" drugs each increased welfare more than $100 million in 2010. However, insurance payments rose by over $7 billion due to me-too drugs and fell by over $1 billion due to generics.

Friday, March 8
3:30 - 4:45 PM
Alberto Salvo
Assistant Professor of Management & Strategy
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

Fuel Mix and Air Quality during the 2009-2011 Natural Experiments in the São Paulo Metropolitan Area