​​​​​​​​R​​2​ Research Seminar Archives​

​​​​Listed by Year


 

​2016​

Causes and Consequences of Fragmented Care Delivery: T​heory, Evidence and Public Policy
 
Brigham Frandsen
Brigham Young University
Cherry-Picking with Asymmetric Information: A Model of Wage Dispersion, Sorting and Unemployment Stigma
 
 
Lars Lefgren & Brennen Platt
Brigham Young University
The Other 1%: Class Contamination and Voting for Redistribution

 
Lars Lefgren, David Sims & ​Olga Stoddard​
Brigham Young University
“Partially Identifying the Distribution of Treatment Effects: Bounds on the Distribution of Returns to Schooling”​
Brigham Frandsen
Brigham Young University
"The Simple Geometry of Causal Regression," or, "Butler's Last Stand"


Richard Butler
Brigham Young University
 "Increasing the Number of Organ Transplants in the U.S.: The Effect of the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act of 2006" 
Mark Showalter
Brigham Young University
"Using Big Data to Measure the Economy"​


Luiz Maykot and Tyler White
Adobe
 "Polarization and Pandering in a Spatial Model of Common-value Elections"
Joey McMurray
Brigham Young University

"The BYU Record Linking Lab: Linking the Entire US Population Together"

Joe Price
Brigham Young University
​​​"Trait-Augmented Extensive Form Games"



Val Lambson
Brigham Young University

​"Rail Transit and Highway Congestion in Los Angeles"


Michael Ransom 
Brigham Young University

"The Impact of Teachers Unions on Teachers' Well-being under Different Legal Institutions: Evidence from Districts-Teachers Matched Data"​

Eunice Han
University of Utah​​

2015

Captive Finance and the Coase ​​Conjectu​re


 


Ryan Pratt
Brigham Young Un​iversity
A Test for Rank Similarity and Partial Identification of the Distribution of Treatment Effects

Brigham Frandsend, Ph.D.
& Lars Lefgren, Ph.D.
Brigham Young Un​iversity
The Effect of Teacher Pay for Performance on Adult Outcomes in the United States



Kevin Mumford, Ph. D. 
Purdue University
​​The Effects of Student Dual-Credit Enrollment on Secondary and Higher Education Outcomes: The Utah Case ... and Beyond

 
Richard Haskell
​Westminster College
Born Under a Lucky Star: The Effects of Financial Aid on Enrolled Students

Jeff Denning
Brigham Young University
Inferring Ascending Auction Participation from Observed Bidders


Brennan Platt

Brigham Young University
​The Marginal Voter's Curse


Joey McMu​rray
Brigham Young University
Life Cycle Labor Supply and the Generational Accounts Tax Burden

Christian vom Lehn
Brigham Young University​

2014

A Big Data Approach to Optimal Sales Taxation

Rick Evans, Ph.D.

Brigham Young Un​iversity

Skill Complexity and Strategic Dynamics

Val Lambson, Ph.D.
coauthored with John van den Berghe
Treatment Effects with Censoring and Endogeneity
 
Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D.
Brigham Young Un​iversity
Wages, Health Insurance Benefits, and Worker Sorting Under Asymmetric Information
 
Mark Showalter, Ph.D.
Brigham Young Un​iversity
(TITLE)
 
Eric Bettinger, Ph.D.
Standford University

Evidence of Productivity Responses to Status Awards: Evidence from NBA All-Star Selections

Joshua Pric​​​e, Ph.D.
Southern Utah University

A 50 State Database of Involuntary Commitment Laws and Their Effect on Crime

Griffin Edwards, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Entropic Discounting of Geometric Means: An Index for Lotteries and Portfolios

 
Val Lambson, Ph.D.
Richard Butler, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
State Policies and Intergenerational Economic Mobility

 
Lars Lefgren, Ph.D.
Brigham Young Un​iversity
Hidden Orders on the NASDAQ

 
Scott Condie, Ph.D.
Brigham Young Un​iversity
Escaping the Fire Sale: Post-shock Dynamics with Endogenous Price Dispersion

 
Brennan Platt, Ph.D.
Brigham Young Un​iversity
​​​

2013

Book of Mormon Words: Foundation for a Post-Modern Tradition?

 
Richard Butler, Ph.D.
E-bay or Amazon? Time-Sensitive Retail Purchases via Auctions

 
Brennan Platt, Ph.D.
Heideggerian Temporality and the Demand for Insurance

 
Richard Butler, Ph.D.

Evaluating Higher Education's Two Body Problem

Jared Woolstenhulme, Ph.D.

Moral Hazard in Physician Teams: The Case of ACOs

Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D.

Death of the American Dream?

 
Lars Lefgren, Ph.D.
Walmart and Housing Prices

 
Jaren Pope, Ph.D.

Partisan Bias in Union Representation Elections: Testing for Manipulation in the Regression Discontinuity Design When the Running Variable is Discrete

Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D.

Competiton and Collusion among Gas Stations: A Toy Model and a Picture

 
Lars Lefgren, Ph.D. and Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D.
Productivity Spillovers in Team Production: Evidence from Professional Basketball

 
Joe Price, Ph.D.
Luck, Entitlement, and Redistribution: Experimental Evidence

 
Olga Bogach, Ph.D.
State-dependent Monetary Policy

 
Rick Evans, Ph.D.​

 


2012

A 2-Phase Labeling and Choice Architecture Intervention to Improve Healthy Food and Beverage Choices

 
Jason Riis, Ph.D.
Harvard Business School
Using Behavioral Economics to Encourage Fruit and Vegetable Consumption during School Lunch

 
Joe Price, Ph.D.​
Age Determinants of Marital Search Decisions

 
Brennan Platt, Ph.D.​
Utah State Pension System

 
Kerk Philips, Ph.D. and Rick Evans, Ph.D.
What Good is a Good Fit? The Value of Religious Matching in Education

 
Catherine Pakaluk
Ave Maria University
Personal Income Tax Salience

 
Kevin Mumford
University of Purdue
Exact Inference for a Weak Instrument, Small Sample, or Extreme Quatiles

 
Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D.​
Protection and Skills: Is Trade Policy 'Progressive'?

 
Scott Bradford, Ph.D.​
The Political Economy of Foreign Exchange Market Intervention

 
Shinji Takagi, Ph.D.​
The Yield Curve and the Business Cycle

 
Rick Evans, Ph.D.​
Why the Political World is Flat: An Endogenous 'Left' and 'Right' in Multidimensional Political Competition

 
Joseph McMurray, Ph.D.
Outcome Based Accountability: Theory and Evidence

 
Lars Lefgren, Ph.D.​
Information Inertia

 
Scott Condie, Ph.D.
Stimulus and Monetary Policy: A Tale of Two Agencies with Conflicting Objectives

 
Val Lambson, Ph.D.​​​

2011​

The Gender Gap in Mathematics: Evidence and Analysis​

 
Dave Hansen, Ph.D.
The Global Welfare and Poverty Effects of Rich Nation Immigration Barriers

 
Scott Bradford, Ph.D.
Fame and Fortune 
in Economics Departments—
How Research Influence Determines Pay and Position

 
Michael Ransom, Ph.D.
Experimental and Conceptual Innovators in the Sciences: The Cases of Darwin and Einstein

 
Clayne Pope, Ph.D.
Sticking with What 
(Barely) Worked

 
Brennan Platt (with Lars Lefgren and Joe Price), Ph.D.

National Evidence on the Non-Market Economy

Jaren Pope, Ph.D.

Market Bubbles and Crashes 
as an Expression of Tension Between Social and 
Individual Rationality

 
Elena Asparouhova, Ph.D.
University of Utah
Is U.S. Patent 
Protection too Strong?

 
Jeff Thurk, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame
Air Pollution, Death, and the Shape of the Marginal Cost Curve

 
Arden Pope, Ph.D.
Union Wage Setting and the Distribution of Employees Earnings: Evidence from Certification Elections
Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology​ ​

2010

Motivated Buyers: Real Estate Prices over the Search Spell

 
Brennan Platt, Ph.D.
To Choose or Not to Choose Multiple Choice Answers: Measuring Risk Aversion in an Educational Setting

 
Matthew Butler, Ph.D.
Value-Added

 
Lars Lefgren, Ph.D.,
David Sims, Ph.D., and
Scott Condie, Ph.D.
Incentives, Default Options, and Choices: Which Small Changes Work in Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption During School Lunch?

 
Joseph Price, Ph.D.
Chapter 11: Bankruptcy and Industry Turnover

 
Richard Evans, Ph.D.
Coaches on the Hot Seat: Testing Models of Moral Hazard and Screening

 
Lars Lefgren, Ph.D. and Brennan Platt, Ph.D.
The Economics and Perplexing Law of Prejudgment Interest

 
Jim Kearl, Ph.D.
Sunk Costs and Uncertainty

 
Val Lambson, Ph.D.
Occupational Choice and Learning in a Stochastic Dynamic Programming Framework: Preliminary Motivation and Model

 
Matthew Baird, Ph.D. Candidate
(University of California, Los Angeles)
Peace, Conflict, and the Shadow of the Future

 
Michael McBride, Ph.D. Candidate
(University of California, Irvine)
Long Term Stagnation Among the Bankrupt

 
Daniel Sullivan and
Frank McIntyre, Ph.D.
Home Prices and Household Balance Sheets Through the Bubble

 
Lars Lefgren, Ph.D.
Linearization About the Current State: A Computational Method for Approximating Nonlinear Policy Functions

 
Kerk Phillips, Ph.D.
A Spatial Model of Common-Value Elections: Electoral Mandates, Minor-Party Candidate, and the Signaling Voter's Curse

 
Joseph McMurray, Ph.D.
Bailouts vs. Regulation

 
Richard Evans, Ph.D. and Scott Condie, Ph.D.
Running Out of Time: Limited Unemployment Benefits and Wage Dispersion

 
Brennan Platt, Ph.D.
​​Workplace Benefits Overlap, Claimant Learning, and Benefit-Expenditure Concentration

 
Richard Butler, Ph.D.​ ​ ​​

2​009​

The Effect of the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform on the Income Distribution of Filers

 
Frank McIntyre, Ph.D.
Entertainment Shopping

 
Jim Kearl, Ph.D.
NCAA Bowl Finance Dynamics: A Structural Estimation of the Effect of Playoffs

 
Richard Evans, Ph.D.
Savings and Wage Dispersion

 
Brennan Platt, Ph.D.​
A Simple Financial Model of Maize Storage and an Assessment of External Threat

 
Kerk Phillips, Ph.D.
Rich Dad, Smart Dad: Decomposing the Integenerational Transmission of Income

 
David Sims, Ph.D.
The Impact of Multiperil Crop Insurance on Farm Survival

 
Barrett Kirwan, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
Trains and Traffic on Utah's Highways

 
Michael Ransom, Ph.D.
Monitoring Costs

 
Scott Condie, Ph.D.
State-Depende Optimal Monetary Policy

 
Richard Evans, Ph.D.
Marriage and Infant Health

 
Joseph Price, Ph.D.
Pay-to-Bid Auctions

 
Brennan Platt, Ph.D.
Measuring Disparities and Their Impact: Examples from Health Care

 
Richard Butler, Ph.D.​
Intertemporal Sleep Choice

 
Mark Showalter, Ph.D. ​

2008

The Dynamics of Partially-Revealing Rational Expectations Equilibria

 
Scott Condie, Ph.D.
Cash Flow and Agricultural Investment: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

 
Barrett Kirwan, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
The Persistence of Teacher-Induced Learning Grants

 
Lars Lefgren, Ph.D.
Simulating Open Economy Multisectoral Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models: Theory and Hints at Applications

 
Kerk Phillips, Ph.D.
Debt Collection on the Frontier

 
Heather Howard, Ph.D.​
Productivity Revolutions and Science Driven Growth

 
Phillip Garner, Ph.D.

 

2007

Ambiguity and Partially-Revealing Expectations Equilibria

 
Scott Condie, Ph.D.
Time vs. Money: Which Resources Matter More for Children?

 
Joseph Price, Ph.D.
The Home Boy Bias: Evidence for and Determinants of

 
Grant McQueen, Ph.D.
Search, Moral Hazard, and Price Dispersion

 
Brennan Platt, Ph.D.
Temptation and Self-Control as Duals

 
​John Stovall, Ph.D.
California State University, Bakersfield
The Impact of Research Grant Funding on Scientific Productivity

 
Lars Lefgren, Ph.D.
Regression Decomposition: Welfare Implications Using Stochastic Dominance

 
Richard Butler, Ph.D
Medical Cost Adjustments Using Regression

 
Richard Butler, Ph.D.​​