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

​​​​Listed by Year

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​​​2018​

"Loopholes: Optimal Income Taxes with Tax Avoidance"


Daniel Moncayo, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Meritocracy in Academic Pay: Evidence from Three Fields"


Michael Ransom, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Equal Sacrifice Taxation"


 ​
Jo​​hn Stovall, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
For-Profit Higher Education Responsiveness to Price Shocks: An Investigation of Changes in Post 9-11 GI Bill Allowed Maximum Tuitions”​

Michael Kofoed, Ph.D.
United States Military Academy West Point


2017​

"Causes and Consequences of Fragmented Care Delivery: Theory, Evidence and Public Policy"​

Jeff Denning, Ph.D. / Devon Gorry
Brigham Young University
​ / Utah State
"Cherry-Picking with Asymmetric Information: A Mode​l of Wage Dispersion, Sorting and Unemployment Stigma"
 
Scott Condie, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"The Other 1%: Class Contamination and Voting for Redistribution"


Joseph Price, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
​"Comparative Advantage in Manufacturing versus Services"


Scott Bradford, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"The Long-Run Consequences of Occupation Destruction"


Joseph Price, Ph.D.
Brigham Young Unversity​
"Meritocracy in Academic Labor Markets: A Comparison of Three Fields"


​Michael Ransom, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
“Partially Identifying the Distribution of Treatment Effects: Bounds on the Distribution of Returns to Schooling”​

Richard Butler, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Foreign Peer Effects and STEM Major Choice"



Jim Kearl, Ph.D. / Kevin Williams
Brigham Young University / University of Utah
“Comparative Advantage in Manufacturing versus Services” 


Scott Bradford, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University​ 
​"Utility Maximization with Sensory Limitations: Theory and Evidence” 


Lars Lefgren, Olga Stoddard, & John Stovall, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University 

​2016​

"Causes and Consequences of Fragmented Care Delivery: T​heory, Evidence and Public Policy"

Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Cherry-Picking with Asymmetric Information: A Model of Wage Dispersion, Sorting and Unemployment Stigma"​

Lars Lefgren & Brennan Platt, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"The Other 1%: Class Contamination and Voting for Redistribution"

 
Lars Lefgren, David Sims, & ​Olga Stoddard​, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
“Partially Identifying the Distribution of Treatment Effects: Bounds on the Distribution of Returns to Schooling”​

Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"The Simple Geometry of Causal Regression," or, "Butler's Last Stand"


Richard Butler, Ph.D.
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, Ph.D.
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"


Joseph McMurray, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"The BYU Record Linking Lab: Linking the Entire US Population Together"


Joseph Price, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
​​​"Trait-Augmented Extensive Form Games"



Val Lambson, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
​"Rail Transit and Highway Congestion in Los Angeles"


Michael Ransom, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"The Impact of Teachers Unions on Teachers' Well-being under Different Legal Institutions: Evidence from Districts-Teachers Matched Data"​
Eunice Han, Ph.D.
University of Utah​​

2015

"Captive Finance and the Coase ​​Conjectu​re"


 
Ryan Pratt

"A Test for Rank Similarity and Partial Identification of the Distribution of Treatment Effects"

Brigham Frandsen & 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, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"​Inferring Ascending Auction Participation from Observed Bidders"


Brennan Platt, Ph.D.

Brigham Young University
"​The Marginal Voter's Curse"



Joseph McMu​rray, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Life Cycle Labor Supply and the Generational Accounts Tax Burden"


Christian vom Lehn, Ph.D.
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.
Brigham Young Un​iversity
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 University
(Title)



Eric Bettinger, Ph.D.
Stanford University
"Evidence of Productivity Responses to Status Awards: Evidence from NBA All-Star Selections"

Joshua Price, 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 Brimingham
"Entropic Discounting of Geometric Means: An Index for Lotteries and Portfolios"


Val Lambson & Richard Butler, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University​​​
"​Escaping the Fire Sale: Post-shock Dynamics with Endogenuous Price Dispersion"


Brennan Platt, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University​
​"State Policies and Intergenerational Economic Mobility"


Lars Lefgren, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Hidden Orders on the NASDAQ"



Scott Condie, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University

2013

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


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


Brennan Platt, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Heideggerian Temporality and the Demand for Insurance"

 
Richard Butler, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
Evaluating Higher Education's Two Body Problem”​


Jared Woolstenhulme, Ph.D.
Washington State University
"Moral Hazard in Physician Teams: The Case of ACOs"


Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
 "Death of the American Dream?


Lars Lefgren, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Walmart and Housing Prices"​



Jaren Pope, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
 "Partisan Bias in Union Representation Elections: Testing for Manipulation in the Regression Discontinuity Design When the Running Variable is Discrete"
Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Competiton and Collusion among Gas Stations: A Toy Model and a Picture"


Lars Lefgren & Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
​​​"Productivity Spillovers in Team Production: Evidence from Professional Basketball"


Joseph Price, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
​"Luck, Entitlement, and Redistribution: Experimental Evidence"


Olga Bogach, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"State-dependent Monetary Policy​"​



Richard Evans, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University

  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"​

Joseph Price, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Age Determinants of Marital Search Decisions"


Brennan Platt, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
“Utah State Pension System”​



Kerk Phillips & Richard Evans, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"What Good is a Good Fit? The Value of Religious Matching in Education"


Catherine Pakaluk, Ph.D.
Ave Maria University
 "Personal Income Tax Salience


Kevin Mumford, Ph.D.
University of Purdue
"Exact Inference for a Weak Instrument, Small Sample, or Extreme Quartiles"​


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


Scott Bradford, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"The Political Economy of Foreign Exchange Market Intervention"


Shinji Takagi, Ph.D.

​​​"The Yield Curve and the Business Cycle"



Richard Evans, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
​"Why the Political World is Flat: An Endogenous 'Left' and 'Right' in Multidimensional Political Competition"

Joseph McMurray, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Outcome Based Accountability: Theory and Evidence"​


Lars Lefgren, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Information Inertia"



​Scott Condie, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Stimulus and Monetary Policy: A Tale of Two Agencies with Conflicting Objectives"


​Val Lambson, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University

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.
Brigham Young University
"Fame and Fortune in Economics Departments-How Research Influence Determines Pay and Position"

Michael Ransom, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
Experimental and Conceptual Innovators in the Sciences: The Cases of Darwin and Einstein”​

Clayne Pope, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Sticking with What (Barely) Worked"



Brennan Platt, Lars Lefgren, & Joesph Price, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
 "National Evidence on the Non-Market Economy
​​

Jaren Pope, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"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.
Brigham Young University
​​​"Union Wage Setting and the Distribution of Employees Earnings: Evidence from Certification Elections"

Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Workplace Benefits Overlap, Claimant Learning, and Benefit-Expenditure Concentration"


​Richard Butler, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
​​"Running Out of Time: Limited Unemployment Benefits and Wage Dispersion"


​Brennan Platt, Ph.D.​
Brigham Young University​

2010

"Motivated Buyers: Real Estate Prices over the Search Spell"


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

Matthew Butler, Ph.D.

"Value Added"



Lars Lefgren, David Sims, & Scott Condie, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
Incentives, Default Options, and Choices: Which Small Changes Work in Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption During School Lunch?”​
Joseph Price, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Chapter 11: Bankruptcy and Industry Turnover"


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

Lars Lefgren & Brennan Platt, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"The Economics and Perplexing Law of Prejudgment Interest"​


Jim Kearl, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
 "Sunk Costs and Uncertainty"



Val Lambson, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"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 & Frank McIntyre, Ph.D.
"Home Prices and Household Balance Sheets Through the Bubble"​


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

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

​Joseph McMurray, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
​​"Bailouts vs. Regulation"​



​Richard Evans & Scott Condie, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University

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.
Brigham Young University
"NCAA Bowl Finance Dynamics: A Structural Estimation of the Effect of Playoffs"


Richard Evans, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
Savings and Wage Dispersion”​



Brennan Platt, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"A Simple Financial Model of Maize Storage and an Assessment of External Threat"


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

David Sims, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"The Impact of Multiperil Crop Insurance on Farm Survival"​


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



Micahel Ransom, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Monitoring Costs"



Scott Condie, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
​​​"State-Dependent Optimal Monetary Policy"



Richard Evans, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
​"Marriage and Infant Health"



Joseph Price, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Pay-to-Bid Auctions"​



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


​Richard Butler, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Intertemporal Sleep Choice"



​Mark Showalter, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University

2008

"The Dynamics of Partially-Revealing Rational Expectations Equilibria"
 

Scott Condie, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"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.
Brigham Young University
​"Simulating Open Economy Multisectoral Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models: Theory and Hints at Applications"

Kerk Phillips, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"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.
Brigham Young University
"Time vs. Money: Which Resources Matter More for Children?"
 

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


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



Brennan Platt, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Temptation and Self-Control as Duals"



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


​Lars Lefgren, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
Regression Decomposition: Welfare Implications Using Stochastic Dominance”​


Richard Butler, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
"Medical Cost Adjustments Using Regression"



Richard Butler, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
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