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Visiting Scholar Archives

Name Institution Lecture Title
2020
David Deming Harvard University "Inequality in the U.S. and Around the World"
Gueorgui Kambourov University of Toronto "Hours, Occupations, and Gender Differences in Labor Market Outcomes"
Jon Kolstad University of California - Berkeley "What Simple Economics Gets Wrong: How Insights from Behavioral Economics and AI can Improve U.S. Health Policy"
Michael Mueller-Smith University of Michigan "Diversion in the Criminal Justice System"
Aysegul Sahin University of Texas - Austin "The Last Decade of the U.S. Labor Market"
Lise Vesterlund University of Pittsburgh "Gender Differences in Task Allocations: Competition and Volunteering"
Yongseok Shin Washington University in St. Louis "Technological Progress and the Changing Occupational and Industrial Structure"
2019
Helios Herrera University​​ of Warwick "Economic Populism"
Liran Einav Stanford University "Long Term Care Hospitals: A Case Study in Waste"
Stephen O'Connell Emory University "Can Employers Inform Government Job Training Programs? Evidence from Brazil"
Daniel Rees University of Colorado -- Denver "The Phenomenon of Summer Diarrhea and its Waning"
Asen Kochov University​ of Rochester "Risk Sharing, Mortgage Backed Securities, and the 2008 Financial Crisis"
​Abigail Wozniak
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
"What is the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute?"
Seth Zimmerman University​ of Chicago Booth ​​"Higher Education Finance and the Returns to College"
​Enrico Moretti
University of California -- Berkeley "The New Geography of Jobs"
Mary Cox University of Oxford "Hunger in War and Peace: Women and Children in Germany, 1914-1924"
Mike Lovenheim Cornell University "A Bad Bargain? The Role of Teachers Unions in K-12 Education"
John Coglianese Federal Reserve Board "Seasonal Work in the US Labor Market"
2018
Marie-Louise Viero Queens University ​"The Economics of Unknown Unknowns"
Chris Chambers Georgetown University ​"Economics and Revealed Preference"
Jennifer Doleac University of Virginia "The Unintended Consequences of 'Ban the Box' Policies"
Henry Farber Princeton University ​"Why Can't You Find a Taxi in the Rain? The Behavioral Critique of Neoclassical Economics"
Ben Hansen University of Oregon "The Highs and Lows of Research with Administrative Data"
​Elena Asparouhova
​University of Utah
​"The Efficient Market Hypothesis: The Experimental Evidence"
Eric Taylor Harvard University ​"Skills, Job Tasks, and Productivity in Teaching: Evidence from a Randomized Trial of Instruction Practices"
James Feigenbaum Boston University​​​ ​"A Machine Learning Approach to Historical Census Record Linkage"
Jonathan Tan University​​​ of Nottingham "Does Religion Make Us (Economically) Different?"
Yan Chen University​​​ of Michigan "Recommending Teams Promotes Pro-Social Lending in Online Microfinance"
David Card University of California -- Berkeley "The Economic Impacts of Immigration -- An Overview"
Andreas Leibbrandt Monash University​​​ "Combining Empirical Methods in Economics"
Enghin Atalay University​​​ of Wisconsin -- Madison ​"How Wide is the Firm Border?"
Henry Siu University​​​ of British Columbia ​"Recessions, Jobless Recoveries, and Disappearing Middle-Class Jobs"
2017
Laura Gee Tufts University​ "Do Beliefs About Peers Matter for Donation Matching?"
Sharon Traiberman Yale/NYU "The Effects of Free Trade on Workers: The Basics and Some Current Evidence"​
Matias Cattaneo University of Michigan​ "Regression Discontinuity Designs"
Chris Hansen University of Chicago Booth "Introduction to Estimation and Inference of Structural and Treatment Parameters Using Machine Learning Methods"​
Pablo Ottonello University of Michigan ​"Financial Heterogeneity and the Investment Channel of Monetary Policy"​
Jonathan Meer Texas A&M​ University "Recent Research on the Minimum Wage"
Greg Kaplan University of Chicago Booth "The Housing Boom and Bust"​
Ryan Decker Federal Reserve Board "Entrepreneurship and the U.S Economy"​
Nathan Seegert University of Utah ​​"At a Loss: The Real and Reporting Elasticity of Corporate Taxable Income"​
Barry Hirsch Tufts University "Earnings Inequality: Stylized Facts, Underlying Causes and Policy"​
Pawel Krolikowski Tufts University ​​"Job Displacement"
Gordon Dahl University of California -- San Diego "Family Violence and Football: The Effect of Unexpected Emotional Cues on Violent Behavior"​
​Martha Stinson Census ​​"Government Statistics: How Are They Created and What Can We Learn From Them?"​
2016
Martin Osborne University of Toronto "Participatory Democracy with Costly Participation: Absenteeism, Extremism, and Factions"
Brian Jacob University of Michigan "The Impact of Comprehensive School Reform: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design"
Nishith Prakash University of Connecticut "Cycling to School: Increasing Secondary School Enrollment for Girls in India"
Judd Kessler University of Pennsylvania​ "Thinking Fast and Slow: Generosity Over Time"
Sarah Goldrick-Rab University of Wisconsin -- Madison ​"Paying the Price: College Costs and the Betrayal of the American Dream"
Ben Bugsley NY Fed "Firm-Dynamics and the Macroeconomy"
Linda Tesar University of Michigan "Austerity"
Thomas Winberry University of Chicago ​​​"Firm Heterogeneity and Aggregate Dynamics"
Travis Lybbert University of California -- Davis ​​"The Economics of Hope and Poverty"
​Eliza Forsythe University of Illinois "An Economic Perspective on Career Transitions"
2015
Brigitte Madrian Harvard University "Applying Insights from Behavioral Economics to Policy Design"
Ping Wang Washington University in St. Louis "Staged Economic Development"
Nicolai Kuminoff Arizona State University ​"Improving Estimates for the Monetary Benefits of Environmental Regulations"
Prashant Bharadwaj University of California -- San Diego ​​"Mental Health Stigma"
Briggs Depew Louisiana State University "The ACA's Medical Loss Ratio: What Have We Learned in the First Three Years?"
Martha Bailey University of Michigan ​"The LIFE-M Project"
Mattias Polborn University of Illinois ​​"Political Polarization"
Matt Baird Rand Corporation "A Course Level Analysis of STEM Retention and the Distribution of Ability: Can it Explain the Racial Gap?"
Guillaume Vandenbroucke Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis "The Demographic Effects of Wars: An Economic Perspective"
Ioana Marinescu ​​University​ of Chicago Harris ​​​"The Impact of Unemployment Insurance on Unemployment"
2014
Tim Cason Purdue University​ "Economics is an Experimental Science"
Thomas Lemieux University of British Columbia "Will the Labor Market Ever Recover from the Great Recession?"​
Larry Kotlikoff Boston University​ ​"The Economics Approach to Personal Financial Planning"
David Card University of California -- Berkeley "The Growing (?) Importance of Who You Work For"
​John Gruber Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Health Reform in the US: The Past, Present & Future"​
Frank McIntyre Rutgers University ​"The Economic Value of a Law Degree"
​​Kasey Buckles Notre Dame University ​​"High-Quality Preschool: What We Know, and Directions for Future Research"
Eric O'N Fisher California Polytechnic State University​ "Does International Trade Hurt the American Worker​?"​
Kenneth L. Judd Stanford University​ "Can Economists Be More Useful, Like Engineers?"​
Justin Sydnor University of Wisconsin -- Madison ​​​"Bid Takers or Market Makers? The Effect of Auctioneers on Auction Outcomes"
Jim Albrecht & Susan Vroman Georgetown University​ "Search in the Labor Market: The Diamond-Mortensen-Pissarides Model"​
Ariel Kalil University of Chicago Harris "Closing the Parenting Gap: Insights from Behavioral Economics and Neuroscience"​
​John Morgan Berkeley Haas School of Business "Voting and Utilitarianism"​
John Gruber Harvard University "Synthetic Controls for Policy Evaluation"​
2013
Travis Lybbert University of California -- Davis​ "Cell Phones and the Economic Development​"
Gary Charness University of California -- Santa Barbara "​​Cheap Talk About Cheap Talk"
Roger Myerson Chicago University "Moral Hazard and Macroeconomics"
Andy Skrzypacz Stanford University ​"Auctions, Revelation Principle, and Revenue Equivalence Theorem"
Marco Battaglini​ Princeton University​ "Fiscal Policy and Unemployment"
Philip Oreopoulos University of Toronto ​"Behavioral Economics and Education: Some Puzzles, Progress, and Possibilities"
Ben Hans​en University of Oregon "Benefit Generosity and Injury Duration: Evidence from Regression Kink"
Adam Meirowitz Princeton University ​"​Problems with Doing the Right Thing: Voting, Deliberation and Equilibrium"
Rick Gregory Provo Police Chief "​Economics of Crime"
Jay Coggins University of Minnesota "A History of the Clean Air Act and Human Health"
Brent Hickman University of Chicago "A Brief Tour of the Wide World of Structural Methods in Microeconomics"
​​ David Figlio ​​​​Northwestern University ​"The Promise and Pitfalls of Market-Based Education Reform" 
2012
Amir Kia Utah Valley University​ "The Impact of Monetary Policy Transparency on Risk and Volatility of Interest Rates: Evidence from the United States"
Hector Chade Arizona State University "College Applications and College Admissions"​
Jesse Rothstein University of California -- Berkeley "Unemployment Insurance and Job Search in the Great Recession"
Steven Callander Stanford University ​"Modeling Uncertainty in a Complicated World"
Melody Lo University of Hong Kong "Why Does New Hampshire Matter - Simultaneous vs. Sequential Election with Multiple Candidates"
Christopher Stanton University of Utah "The Labor Market Consequences of Forced CEO Turnover"
Ben Cowan Washington State University ​"Testing for Educational Credit Constraints using Heterogeneity in Individual Time Preferences"​
Matt Holt University​ of Alabama "Global Hemispheric Temperature Trends and Co-Trending: A Shifting Mean Vector Autoregressive​ Analysis"​
Kenneth L. Judd Stanford University "Can Economists Be More Useful, Like Engineers?"
D. Nathan Sheets Citigroup "Global Economic Outlook"
Susan Chen University of Alabama "Spousal Labor Supply Responses to Government Programs: Evidence from the Disability Insurance Program"
Jason DeBacker Middle Tennessee State University "Corporate Taxation: Economics and Policy"
Kevin Huang Vanderbilt University "China's Macroeconomics Development: Retrospect and Prospect"
Zhuan Pei W.E. Upjohn Institute "Using Discontinuities/Kink in Program Rules to Measure Casual Effects"
2011
Larry Kotlikoff Boston University "America is Bankrupt and We Don’t Even Know It"
Russel Cooper European University Institute "​Coordination Failures"
Kyoungwon Seo Northwestern University​ "​An Application of Statistics to Business Decision Making"
Chris Phelan University of Minnesota "​Interest Rates Run"
Brian Aitken International Monetary Fund "Made in China: The Origin and Implications of China’s Economic Revolution"
Glenn Stanton Focus on the Family ​"The Emerging Science on Cohabitation"
Paul Heaton RAND Institute for Civil Justice "Correlation and Causation"
Sandra Black ​University of Texas -- Austin "Recent Developments in Intergenerational Mobility"
Meghan Busse Northwestern University "'The Best Price You'll Never Get': The 2005 Employee Discount Pricing Promotions in the U.S. Automobile Industry"
Joe Altonji Yale University "Identifying Sibling Influence on Teenage Substance Use"
Henry S. Farber Princeton University "Job Loss and Unemployment in the Great Recession"
​Peter Arcidiacono Duke University "Beliefs about Expected Earnings and the Choice of College Major"
Whitney Newey
​Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Panel Data and Treatment Effects"
Lant Pritchett Harvard University "The Rebirth of Modern Education"
Randall Lewis Yahoo! "Econinformatics: Economics and Big Data"