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R​​²​ Research Seminar Archives

Name Lecture Title Institution
2019
Christian vom Lehn​, Ph.D. "The Returns to Hours Worked Within and Across Occupations" Brigham Young University​​
Brennan Platt, Ph.D "Secular and Transitory Declines in Econ 110 Enrollment" Brigham Young University​​
Riley Wilson, Ph.D. "Publicly Provided Preschool and Maternal Labor Supply: Evidence from Three Head Start Natural Experiments" Brigham Young University​​
Christian vom Lehn, Ph.D. "Reconciling Occupational Mobility in the Current Population Survey" Brigham Young University​​
Elena Patel, Ph.D. "The Long-Term Effects of California's 2004 Paid Family Leave Act on Women's Careers: Evidence from U.S. Tax Data" University of Utah
Jeff Denning, Ph.D. "Winners and Losers? The Effect of Gaining and Losing Access to Selective Colleges on Education and Labor Market Outcomes" Brigham Young University
Christian vom Lehn, Ph.D. "The Investment Network, Sectoral Comovement, and the Changing U.S. Business Cycle" Brigham Young University
2018
Daniel Moncayo, Ph.D. "Loopholes: Optimal Income Taxes with Tax Avoidance" Brigham Young University​
Michael Ransom, Ph.D. "Meritocracy in Academic Pay: Evidence from Three Fields" Brigham Young University​
Jo​​hn Stovall, Ph.D. ​​"Equal Sacrifice Taxation" Brigham Young University​
Michael Kofoed, Ph.D. "For-Profit Higher Education Responsiveness to Price Shocks: An Investigation of Changes in Post 9-11 GI Bill Allowed Maximum Tuitions" United States Military Academy West Point
Eric Eide & Jeff Denning, Ph.D. "Why Have College Completion Rates Increased?" Brigham Young University​​
2017
Jeff Denning, Ph.D. & Devon Gorry "Causes and Consequences of Fragmented Care Delivery: Theory, Evidence and Public Policy" Brigham Young University​ & Utah State University
Scott Condie, Ph.D. ​"Cherry-Picking with Asymmetric Information: A Model of Wage Dispersion, Sorting and Unemployment Stigma" Brigham Young University​
Joseph Price, Ph.D. "The Other 1%: Class Contamination and Voting for Redistribution" Brigham Young University​
Scott Bradford, Ph.D. "Comparative Advantage in Manufacturing versus Services" Brigham Young University​
Joseph Price, Ph.D. "The Long-Run Consequences of Occupation Destruction" Brigham Young University​
Michael Ransom, Ph.D. "Meritocracy in Academic Labor Markets: A Comparison of Three Fields" Brigham Young University​
Richard Butler, Ph.D. "Partially Identifying the Distribution of Treatment Effects: Bounds on the Distribution of Returns to Schooling" Brigham Young University​
Jim Kearl, Ph.D. & Kevin Williams "Foreign Peer Effects and STEM Major Choice" Brigham Young University​ & University of Utah
Scott Bradford, Ph.D. "Comparative Advantage in Manufacturing versus Services" Brigham Young University​
Lars Lefgren, Olga Stoddard, & John Stovall, Ph.D. "Utility Maximization with Sensory Limitations: Theory and Evidence" Brigham Young University​
2016
Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D. “Partially Identifying the Distribution of Treatment Effects: Bounds on the Distribution of Returns to Schooling”​​ Brigham Young University
Richard Butler, Ph.D. "The Simple Geometry of Causal Regression," or "Butler's Last Stand" Brigham Young University
Mark Showalter, Ph.D. "Increasing the Number of Organ Transplants in the U.S.: The Effect of the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act of 2006" Brigham Young University
Val Lambson, Ph.D. "Trait-Augmented Extensive Form Games" Brigham Young University
Michael Ransom, Ph.D. "Rail Transit and Highway Congestion in Los Angeles" Brigham Young University
Eunice Han, Ph.D. ​"The Impact of Teachers Unions on Teachers' Well-being under Different Legal Institutions: Evidence from Districts-Teachers Matched Data"​ University of Utah​​
Luiz Maykot and Tyler White "Using Big Data to Measure the Economy" Adobe
Joseph McMurray, Ph.D. "Polarization and Pandering in a Spatial Model of Common-Value Elections" Brigham Young University
Joseph Price, Ph.D. ​​"The BYU Record Linking Lab: Linking the Entire U.S. Population Together" Brigham Young University
2015
Ryan Pratt "Captive Finance and the Coase ​​Conjecture​"
Brigham Frandsen & Lars Lefgren, Ph.D. "A Test for Rank Similarity and Partial Identification of the Distribution of Treatment Effects" Brigham Young University
Kevin Mumford, Ph.D. ​"The Effect of Teacher Pay for Performance on Adult Outcomes in the United States" Purdue University
Joseph McMu​rray, Ph.D.​ "​The Marginal Voter's Curse" Brigham Young University
Christian vom Lehn, Ph.D. "Life Cycle Labor Supply and the Generational Accounts Tax Burden" Brigham Young University​
Richard Haskell "The Effects of Student Dual-Credit Enrollment on Secondary and Higher Education Outcomes: The Utah Case ... and Beyond" Westminster College
Jeff Denning, Ph.D. ​"Born Under a Lucky Star: The Effects of Financial Aid on Enrolled Students" Brigham Young University​
Brennan Platt, Ph.D. "Inferring Ascending Auction Participation from Observed Bidders" Brigham Young University​
2014
Mark Showalter, Ph.D. "​​Wages, Health Insurance Benefits, and Worker Sorting Under Asymmetric Information" Brigham Young University​
Eric Bettinger​, Ph.D. ​(Title) Stanford University​
Joshua Price, Ph.D. "Evidence of Productivity Responses to Status Awards: Evidence from NBA All-Star Selections" ​Southern Utah University​
Lars Lefgren, Ph.D. "State Policies and Intergenerational Economic Mobility" Brigham Young University​
Scott Condie, Ph.D. "Hidden Orders on the NASDAQ" Brigham Young University​
Richard Evans, Ph.D. "A Big Data Approach to Optimal Sales Taxation" Brigham Young University​
Val Lambson, Ph.D. coauthored with John van den Berghe "Skill Complexity and Strategic Dynamics" Brigham Young University​
Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D. "Treatment Effects with Censoring and Endogeneity" Brigham Young University​
Griffin Edwards, Ph.D. "A 50 State Database of Involuntary Commitment Laws and Their Effect on Crime" University​ of Alabama at Birmingham
Val Lambson & Richard Butler, Ph.D. "Entropic Discounting of Geometric Means: An Index for Lotteries and Portfolios" Brigham Young University​
Brennan Platt, Ph.D. "Escaping the Fire Sale: Post-Shock Dynamics with Endogenous Price Dispersion" Brigham Young University​
2013
Jared Woolstenhulme, Ph.D. “Evaluating Higher Education's Two Body Problem”​​ Washington State University
Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D. ​​"Moral Hazard in Physician Teams: The Case of ACOs" Brigham Young University
Lars Lefgren, Ph.D. "Death of the American Dream?" Brigham Young University
Joseph Price, Ph.D. ​​​​"Productivity Spillovers in Team Production: Evidence from Professional Basketball" Brigham Young University
Olga Bogach, Ph.D. "Luck, Entitlement, and Redistribution: Experimental Evidence" Brigham Young University
Richard Evans, Ph.D. ​"State-Dependent Monetary Policy​"​ Brigham Young University
Richard Butler, Ph.D. "Book of Mormon Words: Foundation for a Post-Modern Tradition?" Brigham Young University
Brennan Platt, Ph.D. ​​​​​"E-bay or Amazon? Time-Sensitive Retail Purchases via Auctions" Brigham Young University
Richard Butler, Ph.D. "Heideggerian Temporality and the Demand for Insurance" Brigham Young University
Jaren Pope, Ph.D. "Walmart and Housing Prices" Brigham Young University
Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D. "Partisan Bias in Union Representation Elections: Testing for Manipulation in the Regression Discontinuity Design when the Running Variable is Discrete" Brigham Young University
Lars Lefgren & Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D. ​"Competition and Collusion Among Gas Stations: A Toy Model and a Picture" Brigham Young University
2012
Jason Riis, Ph.D. "A 2-Phase Labeling and Choice Architecture Intervention to Improve Healthy Food and Beverage Choices" Harvard Business School
Joseph Price, Ph.D. "Using Behavioral Economics to Encourage Fruit and Vegetable Consumption during School Lunch"​ Brigham Young University​
Brennan Platt, Ph.D. "Age Determinants of Marital Search Decisions" Brigham Young University​
Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D. "Exact Inference for a Weak Instrument, Small Sample, or Extreme Quartiles"​ Brigham Young University
Scott Bradford, Ph.D. "Protection and Skills: Is Trade Policy 'Progressive'?" Brigham Young University
Shinji Takagi, Ph.D. ​"The Political Economy of Foreign Exchange Market Intervention"
Scott Condie, Ph.D. "Information Inertia" Brigham Young University​
Val Lambson, Ph.D. "Stimulus and Monetary Policy: A Tale of Two Agencies with Conflicting Objectives" Brigham Young University​
Kerk Phillips & Richard Evans, Ph.D. "Utah State Pension System" Brigham Young University​
Catherine Pakaluk, Ph.D. "What Good is a Good Fit? The Value of Religious Matching in Education" Ave Maria University
Kevin Mumford, Ph.D. "Personal Income Tax Salience" University​ of Purdue
Richard Evans, Ph.D. "The Yield Curve and the Business Cycle" Brigham Young University​
Joseph McMurray, Ph.D. "Why the Political World is Flat: An Endogenous 'Left' and 'Right' in Multidimensional Political Competition" Brigham Young University​
Lars Lefgren, Ph.D. "Outcome Based Accountability: Theory and Evidence" Brigham Young University​
2011
Clayne Pope, Ph.D. “Experimental and Conceptual Innovators in the Sciences: The Cases of Darwin and Einstein”​​ Brigham Young University
Brennan Platt, Lars Lefgren, & Joseph Price, Ph.D. "Sticking with What (Barely) Worked" Brigham Young University
Jaren Pope, Ph.D. "National Evidence on the Non-Market Economy​" Brigham Young University
Brigham Frandsen, Ph.D. ​​​​"Union Wage Setting and the Distribution of Employees Earnings: Evidence from Certification Elections" Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Richard Butler, Ph.D.​ "Workplace Benefits Overlap, Claimant Learning, and Benefit-Expenditure Concentration" Brigham Young University​
Brennan Platt, Ph.D.​ "Running Out of Time: Limited Unemployment Benefits and Wage Dispersion" Brigham Young University​
Dave Hansen, Ph.D. ​"The Gender Gap in Mathematics: Evidence and Analysis"
Scott Bradford, Ph.D.​ "The Global Welfare and Poverty Effects of Rich Nation Immigration Barriers" Brigham Young University​
Michael Ransom, Ph.D.​ "Fame and Fortune in Economics Departments -- How Research Influence Determines Pay and Position" Brigham Young University​
Elena Asparouhova, Ph.D.​ "Market Bubbles and Crashes as an Expression of Tension Between Social and Individual Rationality" University​ of Utah
​Jeff Thurk, Ph.D.​ "Is U.S. Patent Protection Too Strong?" University​ of Notre Dame
Arden Pope, Ph.D.​ ​"Air Pollution, Death, and the Shape of the Marginal Cost Curve" Brigham Young University
2010
Brennan Platt, Ph.D. "Motivated Buyers: Real Estate Prices over the Search Spell" Brigham Young University​
Matthew Butler, Ph.D. "To Choose or Not to Choose Multiple Choice Answers: Measuring Risk Aversion in an Educational Setting"​
Lars Lefgren, David Sims, & Scott Condie, Ph.D. "Value Added" Brigham Young University​
Jim Kearl, Ph.D. "The Economics and Perplexing Law of Prejudgment Interest"​ Brigham Young University
Val Lambson, Ph.D. "Sunk Costs and Uncertainty" Brigham Young University
Matthew Baird, Ph.D. Candidate "Occupational Choice and Learning in a Stochastic Dynamic Programming Framework: Preliminary Motivation and Model" University of California -- Los Angeles
Kerk Phillips, Ph.D. "Linearization About the Current State: A Computational Method for Approximating Nonlinear Policy Functions" Brigham Young University
Joseph McMurray, Ph.D. "A Spatial Model of Common-Value Elections: Electoral Mandates, Minor-Party Candidate, and the Signaling Voter's Curse" Brigham Young University
Richard Evans & Scott Condie, Ph.D. "Bailouts vs. Regulation​"​ Brigham Young University
Joseph Price, Ph.D. "Incentives, Default Options, and Choices: Which Small Changes Work in Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption During School Lunch?" Brigham Young University
Richard Evans, Ph.D. ​​"Chapter 11: Bankruptcy and Industry Turnover"​ Brigham Young University
Lars Lefgren & Brennan Platt, Ph.D. "Coaches on the Hot Seat: Testing Models of Moral Hazard and Screening"​ Brigham Young University
Michael McBride, Ph.D. Candidate "Peace, Conflict, and the Shadow of the Future"​ University of California -- Irvine
Daniel Sullivan & Frank McIntyre, Ph.D. ​​"Long Term Stagnation Among the Bankrupt"​
Lars Lefgren, Ph.D. ​"Home Prices and Household Balance Sheets Through the Bubble"​ Brigham Young University
2009
Frank McIntyre, Ph.D. "The Effect of the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform on the Income Distribution of Filers"
Jim Kearl, Ph.D. "Entertainment Shopping" Brigham Young University​
Richard Evans, Ph.D. "NCAA Bowl Finance Dynamics: A Structural Estimation of the Effect of Playoffs" Brigham Young University​
Barret Kirwan, Ph.D. "The Impact of Multiperil Crop Insurance on Farm Survival"​ University of Maryland
Michael Ransom, Ph.D. "Trains and Traffic on Utah's Highways" Brigham Young University
Scott Condie, Ph.D. ​"Monitoring Costs" Brigham Young University
Richard Butler, Ph.D. "Measuring Disparities and Their Impact: Examples from Health Care" Brigham Young University
Mark Showalter, Ph.D. "Intertemporal Sleep Choice" Brigham Young University
​Brennan Platt, Ph.D. "Savings and Wage Dispersion" Brigham Young University​
​Kerk Phillips, Ph.D. ​"A Simple Financial Model of Maize Storage and an Assessment of External Threat" Brigham Young University
David Sims, Ph.D. "Rich Dad, Smart Dad: Decomposing the Intergenerational Transmission of Income" Brigham Young University
Richard Evans, Ph.D. ​"State-Dependent Optimal Monetary Policy" Brigham Young University
​Joseph Price, Ph.D. "Marriage and Infant Health" Brigham Young University
Brennan Platt, Ph.D. "Pay-to-Bid Auctions" Brigham Young University
2008
Kerk Phillips, Ph.D. "Simulating Open Economy Multisectoral Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models: Theory and Hints at Applications" Brigham Young University
Heather Howard, Ph.D. "Debt Collection on the Frontier"
Phillip Garner, Ph.D. "Productivity Revolutions and Science Driven Growth​"
Scott Condie, Ph.D. "The Dynamics of Partially-Revealing Rational Expectations Equilibria" Brigham Young University
Barrett Kirwan, Ph.D. "Cash Flow and Agricultural Investment: Evidence from a Natural Experiment" University of Maryland
Lars Lefgren, Ph.D. "The Persistence of Teacher-Induced Learning Grants" Brigham Young University
2007
Brennan Platt, Ph.D. "Search, Moral Hazard, and Price Dispersion" Brigham Young University
John Stovall, Ph.D. "Temptation and Self-Control as Duals" California Sate University -- Bakersfield
​Lars Lefgren, Ph.D. "The Impact of Research Grant Funding on Scientific Productivity" Brigham Young University​​
Scott Condie, Ph.D. "Ambiguity and Partially-Revealing Expectations Equilibria" Brigham Young University​​
​Joseph Price, Ph.D. ​​"Time vs. Money: Which Resources Matter More for Children?" Brigham Young University​​
Grant McQueen, Ph.D. ​"The Home Boy Bias: Evidence for and Determinants of"
Richard Butler, Ph.D. "Regression Decomposition: Welfare Implications Using Stochastic Dominance" Brigham Young University
Richard Butler, Ph.D. "Medical Cost Adjustments Using Regression" Brigham Young University​​