Applied Micro Workshop, Spring 2010

Effective March 29, we are meeting every Monday at 12:30-2pm in Hanson 4-190. See you then!

(All dates and names in this table are confirmed.)

 

Date

Presenter

Paper title / link / slides

Jan 19

Hyunchul Kim

Improving the Numerical Performance of BLP Static and Dynamic Discrete Choice Random Coefficients Demand Estimation, by Dube, Fox, and Su (slides)

Lydia Cheung

Student research sketch

Jan 26

Tom Longwell

Dynamic Determinants of Mergers and Product Characteristics in the Radio Industry (Stanford JMP), by Przemyslaw Jeziorski (slides)

Minjung Kim

Student research sketch

Feb 2

Maryam

Bargaining Ability and Competitive Advantage: Empirical Evidence from Medical Devices (NYU JMP), by Matthew Grennan (slides)

Hyunchul Kim

Student research sketch

Feb 9

Konstantin

Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: Evidence from the Human Genome (Harvard JMP), by Heidi Williams (slides)

Thomas Youle

Student research

Feb 16

Jing Fang

Adverse Selection and Switching Costs in Health Insurance Markets: When Nudging Hurts (Northwestern JMP), by Benjamin Handel (slides)

Maryam

Student research

Feb 23

Lydia Cheung

A Dynamic Model of Costs and Margins in the LCD TV Industry (Yale JMP), by Christopher Conlon (slides)

Konstantin

Student research

March 2

Brian Adams

Competition among Spatially Differentiated Firms: An Empirical Model with an Application to Cement, by Nathan Miller and Matthew Osborne (slides)

Jing Fang

Student research

March 9

Hyunchul Kim

A Structural Model of Sponsored Search Advertising Auctions, by Susan Athey and Denis Nekipelov (slides)

Brian Adams

Student research

March 16

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March 23

Minjung Kim

Distribution-Valued Solution Concepts, by David Wolpert and James Bono (slides)

Tom Longwell

Student research

March 29

Tom Longwell

Measuring Welfare Losses from Adverse Selection and Imperfect Competition in Privatized Medicare, by Josh Lustig (Boston University)

Lydia Cheung

Student research

April 5

Thomas Youle

Entry Games with Continuous Choice Variables, by Goeree and Stern

Tom Longwell

Student research (redux)

April 12

Lydia Cheung

Quantifying the Impacts of Limited Supply: The Case of Nursing Homes, by Andrew Ching & Fumiko Hayashi (slides)

Minjung Kim

Student research

April 19

Yihui Pan

Student research

Hyunchul Kim

Student research

April 26

Andrea Szabo

Family Financing and Productivity Among Small Manufacturing Firms in Ghana, by Andrea Szabo

May 3

Maryam Saeedi

Student Research Presentation (1.5 hrs)

 

Link to Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics: Structural Microeconomics Summer Conference

June 9-10, 2010. Available papers that we’ve not presented:

1.       Higher Education Subsidies and Human Capital mobility, by Kennan

2.       How does Life Settlement Affect the Primary Life Insurance Market?, by Fang and Kung

3.       Aggregate Matchings, by Echenique, Lee, and Shum

 

Applied Micro Workshop, Fall 2009

Effective September 22, we are meeting every Tuesday at 12 noon – 1:30pm in Carlson L-122. See you then!
(All dates and names in this table are confirmed.)

 

Date

Presenter

Paper title / link / slides

September 14

Yihui Pan

The Determinants and Impact of Executive-Firm Matches  (paper) (slides)

September 22

Tina Marsh

Elasticity in Health Insurance and Medicare’s “Doughnut Hole” (Job Market Paper) (paper) (summary)

September 29

Andrea Szabo

The Value of Free Water – Analyzing South Africa’s Free Basic Water Policy (Job Market Paper) (paper) (summary)

October 6

Aldo Rustichini

Reputation Theory and Experimental Tests

October 13

Thomas Youle

Conditional Moment Restrictions and Triangular Simultaneous Equations,

by Jinyong Hahn and Geert Ridder

Thomas Youle

Student research

October 20

Maryam

Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Games when Players’ Beliefs are not in Equilibrium, by Victor Aguirregabiria and Pedro Mira

(slides)

Konstantin

Student research

October 27

Lydia

The Identification Power of Equilibrium in Simple Games,

by Andres Aradillas-Lopez and Elie Tamer (slides)

Maryam

Student research

November 3

Konstantin

Insurer-Provider Networks in the Medical Care Market,

by Katherine Ho (slides)

November 10

Guihong Chen

Heterogeneous Effects of Walmart on Small Pharmacy Business (Job Market Paper)

November 17

Brian Adams

Market Structure and Multiple Equilibria in Airline Markets,

by Federico Ciliberto and Elie Tamer (slides)

Jing Fang

Student research

November 24

Jing Fang

Tracing the Woes: An Empirical Analysis of the Airline Industry, by Steven Berry and Panle Jia (slides)

Tom Longwell

Student research sketch

December 1

Minjung Kim

Identification of Discrete Choice Demand from Market Level Data, by Steven Berry and Philip Haile (slides)

Brian Adams

Student research sketch

December 8

Aaron Sojourner

Partial Identification of Willingness-to-Pay in Hedonic Models with an Application to the Value of a Statistical Life

Tina Marsh

Mock Job Market Interview

December 15

Melissa Tartari

TBA

Andrea Szabo

Mock Job Market Interview

 

List of suggested papers:

Paper title

Claimed by…

Location and Competition in Retail Banking,

by Katherine Ho and Joy Ishii (suggested by Brian)

 

Stuck in the Adoption Funnel: The Effect of Delays in the Adoption Process on Ultimate Adoption, by Anja Lambrecht, Katja Seim, and Catherine  Tucker (suggested by Lydia)

Nonparametric Estimation of Nonadditive Random Functions,

by Rosa L. Matzkin (Econometrica 71(5), 1339-75, September2003) (suggested by Tina)

A Method for Implementing Counterfactual Experiments in Models with Multiple Equilibria, by Victor Aguirregabiria (suggested by Amil)