CESR hosts intriguing talks by visiting social and economic scientists from leading universities and organizations around the globe. In this way, we increase the dialogue and flow of information and invite a fertile exchange of ideas and viewpoints.

Check this calendar regularly for updates on our Brown Bag Series and our Seminars, co-hosted by the Southern California Population Research Center (SCPRC).

For more information, to confirm attendance or to meet with any of the speakers, please contact Juan Saavedra juansaav@usc.edu or Doerte U. Junghaenel  junghaen@usc.edu

* Seminar, co-hosted by SCPRC
** Brown Bag Series

Date and Time (PST)
Title of Talk
Thursday, February 14, 201912:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Enrico DiecidueEuropean Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD)
"Between-prospects comparisons: Regret Theory and Probability Dominance"**
VPD 302
Monday, February 11, 20192:00 pm – 3:30 pm
“Stigma and the Economic Impact of Mental Health Care in India”*
VPD 110
Thursday, January 24, 201912:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Henry FarberPrinceton University
"How Important are Right-to-Work Laws? Free-Riding and the Decline of Unions in the U.S."**
VPD 203
Thursday, December 13, 201812:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Han BleichrodtErasmus University Rotterdam
"Searching for the Reference Point"*https://cesr.usc.edu/documents/bleichrodt.pdf
VPD 302
Monday, December 3, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Matt NotowidigdoNorthwestern
Take-up and Targeting: Experimental Evidence from SNAP*
VPD 110
Thursday, November 29, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jacob BastianUniversity of Chicago
"Do EITC Expansions Pay for Themselves? Effects on Tax Revenue and Public Assistance Spending"**
VPD 302
Monday, November 26, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lauren RiveraNorthwestern
Lauren Rivera Talk Title TBAScaling Down Inequality: Rating Scales, Gender Bias, and the Architecture of Evaluation*
VPD 110
Thursday, November 15, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Martin O'ConnellInstitute for Fiscal Studies
Corrective tax design in oligopoly: an application to soda taxes**
VPD 302
Monday, November 12, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Helen LevyUniversity of Michigan
The Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion and Unemployment*
VPD 110
Monday, November 5, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ray FismanBoston University
Financial disclosure and political selection: Evidence from India *
VPD 110
Thursday, November 1, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Ali AbboudUSC
"Evolution of Women's Lifetime Earnings in Response to Early Fertility Shocks"**
VPD 302
Monday, October 29, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
"Borrowing to Save? The Impact of Automatic Enrollment on Debt" *
VPD 110
Thursday, October 25, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sule AlanUniversity of Essex
Belief in Hard Work and Altruism: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment**
VPD 302
Monday, October 22, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Thomas CrossleyUniversity of Essex
Consumption Spending, Housing Investments and the Role of Leverage*
VPD 110
Thursday, October 18, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Michele FiorettiUSC
Giving for Profit or Giving to Give: The Profitability of Corporate Social Responsibility**
VPD 302
Monday, October 15, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Patient vs. Provider Incentives in Long Term Care*
VPD 110
Thursday, October 11, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Serena CanaanAmerican University of Beirut
Academic Advising and the STEM Gender Gap **
VPD 203
Monday, October 8, 201812:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Scaling Psychological Insights to Help Students*
Irani Hall (RRI) 101
Monday, October 1, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Norbert SchadyInter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Experimental Estimates of Education Production Functions: Sensitive Periods and Dynamic Complementarity*
VPD 110
Thursday, September 27, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Introduction to response biases in self-reports**
VPD 302
Monday, September 24, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Roots of Health Inequality and The Value of Intra-Family Expertise*
VPD 110
Thursday, September 20, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
"Improving childbirth outcomes and reducing disparities: ongoing efforts of the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative"**
VPD 302
Monday, September 17, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Life-course Influences on Healthy Ageing: Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings Based on Life-history Data*
VPD 110
Monday, September 10, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lindsay PagePittsburgh
More than Dollars for Scholars: The Impact of the Dell Scholars Program on College Access, Persistence and Degree Attainment*
VPD 110
Monday, May 21, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
VPD 110
Monday, May 14, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
David S. PedullaStanford University
VPD 110
Thursday, May 10, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Marta LachowskaW.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
TBAHealth insurance literacy and health insurance choices: Evidence from Affordable Care Act navigator programs**
VPD 302
Monday, May 7, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Erik SnowbergVancouver School of Economics
Willingness to Pay and Willingness to Accept are Probably Less Correlated Than You Think AND Econographics: Towards a Refined Representation of Behavioral Economics*
VPD 302
Thursday, May 3, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Matthew D. ShapiroUniversity of Michigan
SeaTE: Subjective ex ante Treatment Effect of Health on Retirement**
VPD 302
Monday, April 30, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Annamaria LusardiGlobal Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC)
Financial Fragility in the US: Evidence and Implications*
VPD 110
Thursday, April 26, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Martina ViarengoGraduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
VPD 302
Monday, April 23, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Flavio CunhaRice University
Parental Beliefs and Investments in Human Capital*
VPD 110
Thursday, April 19, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Joana NaritomiLondon School of Economics
Unemployment Insurance Schemes and Consumption: Evidence from Brazil**
VPD 302
Monday, April 16, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Gautam RaoHarvard University
The Endowment Effect and Demand for Collateralized Loans*
VPD 110
Thursday, April 12, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Finnish Education System in Focus*
VPD 302
Thursday, April 5, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Rebecca MyersonThe Schaeffer Center
TBAHealth insurance literacy and health insurance choices: Evidence from Affordable Care Act navigator programs**
VPD 302
Monday, April 2, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Andrew OswaldUniversity of Warwick
The Midlife Crisis in Humans and Other Animals*
VPD 110
Thursday, March 29, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Effect of Restrictive State Policies on Undocumented Immigrants in the United States**
VPD 302
Monday, March 26, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Joe HotzDuke University
Parenthood, Family Friendly Workplaces, and the Gender Gaps in Early Work Careers*
VPD 110
Thursday, March 8, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Erik Meijer CESR, USC
An introduction to instrumental variables for non-economists**
VPD 302
Thursday, March 1, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tobias RossmannLudwig Maximilian University of Munich
Personal experiences and gasoline price expectations**
VPD 302
Monday, February 26, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Alwyn YoungLondon School of Economics
Consistency without Inference: Instrumental Variables in Practical Application*
VPD 110
Thursday, February 22, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Gretchen StevensWorld Health Organization
VPD 302
Wednesday, February 21, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
David Card UC Berkeley
Good workers or good jobs? Understanding the role of jobs in labor market inequality*
TCC Rosen Family Screening Room
Thursday, January 25, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Tom Vogl Princeton University
Escaping Malthus: Economic Growth and Fertility Change in the Developing World *
VPD 302
Monday, January 22, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Stephen SchuellerNorthwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Accelerating Towards Sustainable Digital Mental Health*
VPD 110
Thursday, January 18, 201812:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Income Volatility, Uncertainty, and Psychological Health**
VPD 203
Thursday, January 11, 20182:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Genetic Ability, Wealth, and Financial Decision-Making*
VPD 302
Monday, December 18, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Dan BelskyDuke University
Integrating Genetics and Social Science: Polygenic Score Analysis of Human Development*
VPD 110
Monday, December 11, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Susanna LoebStanford University
More than Just a Nudge: Supporting Parents of Young Children with a Sustained Text-Messaging Program*
VPD 302
Thursday, November 30, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bernadette McGuinnessQueen's University Belfast
Inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease**
VPD 302
Monday, November 27, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Zoë M. McLarenUniversity of Michigan
HIV Treatment as Economic Stimulus: Community Spillover Effects of Mass ART Provision in Rural South Africa*
VPD 302
Monday, November 13, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Katherine CaseyStanford Graduate School of Business
Institutions and Technocratic Skill in Local Economic Development*
VPD 110
Thursday, November 9, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mingming MaEcon, USC
Does Children’s Education Matter for Parents’ Health and Cognition in Old Age?**
VPD 302
Monday, November 6, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Carlos Mendes de LeonUniversity of Michigan
Mid-Life Determinants of Post-Retirement Health: A Focus on Wealth and Work*
VPD 110
Thursday, November 2, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Seungwoo ChinEcon, USC
The Heterogeneous Tracking Effects on Students’ Performance: Evidence from South Korea**
VPD 302
Monday, October 23, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Eric BettingerStanford University
What is It About Communicating With Parents?*
VPD 302
Thursday, October 19, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Recovery from early life shocks: Evidence from Indonesia**
VPD 302
Monday, October 16, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Why Do Defaults Affect Behavior? Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan*
VPD 302
Thursday, October 12, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The basics of MTurk**
VPD 302
Monday, October 2, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Tatiana HomonoffNew York University
Do FICO Scores Influence Financial Behavior? Evidence from a Field Experiment with Student Loan Borrowers*
VPD Classroom 110
Thursday, September 28, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sandra Rozo USC Marshall
How do Refugees affect Businesses in Developing Countries? The Case of Syrian Refugees in Turkey**
VPD 302
Thursday, September 21, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
David DeVaultUSC, Department of Computer Science / Anticipant Speech, Inc
Toward Fluid Conversational Interaction in Spoken Dialogue Systems**
VPD 302
Monday, September 18, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Redefine Statistical Significance*
VPD 110
Thursday, September 14, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Overcoming informational and behavioral obstacles in access to tertiary education**
VPD 302
Thursday, August 31, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Monica Perez JollesUSC School of Social Work
Addressing Heterogeneity in the Evaluation of Healthcare Delivery Interventions: Patient-Centered Medical Home as a Complex Intervention**
VPD 302
Monday, August 14, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Cures are Coming: How Urgently Do We Need Alternative Payment Models for Restorative Treatment?*
VPD Classroom LL101
Thursday, June 1, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dan Bennett CESR, USC
Socioeconomic Status and the Impact of Mental Health Care**
VPD 302
Thursday, May 25, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Measuring the Effects of Employment Protection Policies: Theory and Evidence from the Americans with Disabilities Act**
VPD 302
Monday, May 15, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Basit ZafarFederal Reserve Bank of New York
Preference for the Workplace, Investment in Human Capital, and Gender*
VPD 302
Thursday, May 11, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Welmoed van DeenSchaeffer CenterClinical Fellow, USC
The development of a preference-weighted symptom score for cost-effectiveness comparisons in a quality collaborative for inflammatory bowel diseases**
VPD 302
Thursday, May 4, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Using Cyberphysical Systems and Virtual Humans for Just-In-Time, Adaptive Health Interventions**
VPD 302
Wednesday, May 3, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Alex Rees-JonesThe University of Pennsylvania
Strategic Sophistication in Strategy-Proof Matching Environments: Evidence from Large-Scale Surveys of Medical Students**
VPD 302
Thursday, April 27, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Is Obesity Contagious? Evidence from a Natural Experiment**
VPD 302
Monday, April 24, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Shoshana GrossbardSan Diego State University
Obesity and women's labor supply. Is there a marriage market effect?*
VPD 302
Thursday, April 20, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sarah AxeenSchaeffer Center, USC
Mental Health Transfers from the Emergency Department: The Impact of State Emergency Hold Laws on Rates of Discharge, Transfer, and Hospitalization**
VPD 302
Wednesday, April 19, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Peter LevineTufts University
The Hollowing Out of US Democracy*
VPD 302
Tuesday, April 11, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Matthew KellerUniversity of Colorado, Boulder
Evolution and the genetic architecture of schizophrenia*
VPD 302
Monday, April 10, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Dina PomeranzUniversity of Zurich and Harvard Business School
Can Audits Backfire? Evidence from Public Procurement in Chile*
VPD 302
Monday, April 10, 201710:00 am – 11:30 am
Omer Van den BerghUniversity of Leuven
Symptoms and the Body: An experimental inquiry into their relationship*
VPD 302
Thursday, April 6, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dr. T. V. Sekher International Institute for Population Sciences
Addressing Gender Disparities through Conditional Cash Transfers: Assessment of Girl Child Programs in India**
VPD 302
Sunday, April 2, 20172:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Andrew OswaldUniversity of Warwick
VPD 302
Monday, March 27, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
What is the Added Value of Preschool? Long-Term Impacts and Interactions with a Health Intervention*
VPD 302
Sunday, March 26, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Joe HotzDuke University
VPD 302
Thursday, March 23, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Extracting response styles from self-report scales**
VPD 302
Monday, March 20, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Chris TonettiStanford University
Late-in-Life Risks and the Under-Insurance Puzzle*http://ebp-projects.isr.umich.edu/VRI/papers/VRI-LTC-I.pdf
VPD 302
Thursday, March 9, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lucrecia SantibañezClaremont Graduate University
Effects of a Private Comprehensive Schooling Model on Low-income Children: Experimental Evidence from Mexico**
VPD 203
Monday, March 6, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Heeju SohnUCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Leaving the Nest with Golden Parachutes: Demographic Divergence in Parental Safety-Nets*
VPD 302
Thursday, March 2, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Social Lobbying**
VPD 302
Monday, February 27, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Alison GemmillUC Berkeley
From some to none? Fertility expectation dynamics of permanently childless women*
VPD 302
Thursday, February 23, 201712:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Narayan SastryUniversity of Michigan
Effects on Survey Attrition from Increased Respondent Burden: Evidence from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics*
VPD 302
Wednesday, February 8, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Accelerating Expansion of the Digital Universe + Proper Analytics (often innovative, tuned) = Reproducible Quantitative Science *
VPD 403
Monday, February 6, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ARUN S. HENDIDuke University Population Research Institute (DuPRI)
Sources of Change in American First Marriages, 1960-2010*
VPD 302
Thursday, February 2, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Rebecca Mary MyersonSchaeffer Center, USC
Medicaid Expansions and Initiation of Treatment for Diabetes and Hypertension**
VPD 302
Wednesday, February 1, 20174:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Michael KremerHarvard University
The Impact of Free Secondary Education: Experimental Evidence from Ghana *
KAP 319
Monday, January 30, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Nicole BonoffUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
Traditional Authority in the State: Chiefs, Elections and Taxation in Ghana*
VPD 302
Thursday, January 26, 201712:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Nadia ChernyakBoston University
Socio-cognitive mechanisms of prosocial behavior*
VPD 203
Thursday, January 19, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Simone SchanerDartmouth College
The Persistent Power of Behavioral Change: Long-Run Impacts of Temporary Savings Subsidies for the Poor*
VPD 302
Tuesday, January 17, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Silvia PrinaCase University
The Effects of Health Risk Assessments on Cafeteria Purchases: Do New Information and Health Training Matter?*
VPD 203
Monday, January 9, 20172:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Jim Berry Cornell University
The Impact of Maternal Literacy and Participation Programs: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in India*
Monday, December 12, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Jonathan P. BeauchampUniversity of Toronto
Controlling for the Compromise Effect Debiases Estimates of Risk Preference Parameters*http://scholar.harvard.edu/jonathanpbeauchamp/publications/how-malleable-are-risk-preferences
Thursday, December 8, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Douglas Barthold Schaeffer Center, USC
Disparities in Alzheimer’s disease drug therapy initiation, and associated effects on disease progression **
VPD 302
Monday, December 5, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Building Credit for All? A Randomized Evaluation of a Credit Building Loan Product*
Thursday, December 1, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Kyla ThomasCESR, USC
Intersections of Race- and Class-Based Discrimination in the U.S. Labor Market**
VPD 302
Monday, November 28, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
José TessadaPontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Personalized Information as a Tool to Improve Pension Savings: Results from a Randomized Control Trial in Chile*
Monday, November 21, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Megan RobbinsUC Riverside
Using the EAR to Examine Couples’ Everyday Conversations*
Thursday, November 17, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Heterogeneous effects of retirement on cognitive decline by occupation**
VPD 302
Monday, November 14, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ying LiuWestEd
Identifying and Predicting Unobserved Pathways in Change of States: Introduction to Latent Class Progression Analysis with Covariates*
Thursday, November 10, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gwyn PauleySchaeffer Center, USC
Lifetime Individual and Population Consequences of Early-life Access to Health Insurance with Étienne Gaudette & Julie Zissimopoulos**
VPD 302
Monday, November 7, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Simone G. SchanerDartmouth College
An Account of One's Own: Can Targeting Benefits Payments Address Social Constraints to Female Labor Force Participation*https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-p3exE7U7m1SnNsX21YdG4wclE/view
Thursday, November 3, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Anya Samek CESR, USC
Towards an Understanding of What Works in Preschool Education**
VPD 302
Monday, October 31, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Will S. DobbiePrinceton University
The Effects of Pre-Trial Detention on Conviction, Future Crime, and Employment: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges*
Tuesday, October 25, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gema ZamarroUniversity of Arkansas
The Potential of Survey-Effort Measures to Proxy for Relevant Character Skills: Findings from the Understanding America Study**
VPD 302
Monday, October 24, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Effect of Pension Income on Elderly Earnings: Evidence from Social Security and Full Population Data*
Thursday, October 20, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dan Bennett CESR, USC
The Marriage Market for Lemons: HIV Testing and Marriage in Rural Malawi**http://dornsife.usc.edu/assets/sites/1018/docs/marriage.pdf
VPD 302
Monday, October 17, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Labor Market Effects of opening the border: Evidence from Switzerland*
Thursday, October 13, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Reversing the Gender Gap in Life Satisfaction**
VPD 302
Monday, October 10, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Pamela Jakiela* University of Maryland
A Firm of One's Own: Experimental Evidence on Credit Constraints and Occupational Choice*
Thursday, October 6, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Teresa Molina USC, Economics
Pollution, Ability, and Gender-Specific Investment Responses to Shocks**
VPD 302
Monday, October 3, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Robert KaestnerUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Effects of ACA Medicaid Expansions on Health Insurance Coverage and Labor Supply*
Thursday, September 29, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Song-Hee KimUSC, Marshall School of Business
Refining Workload Measure in Hospital Units: From Census to Acuity-Adjusted Census in Intensive Care Units**
VPD 302
Monday, September 26, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Daniel Barth Affiliated Faculty with CESR
Why do people make different financial decisions? The role of genetic diversity*
Thursday, September 22, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jill Darling CESR, USC
The USC Dornsife / Los Angeles Times 2016 Election “Daybreak” Poll**
VPD 302
Monday, September 19, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Kirabo JacksonNorthwestern University
What Do Test Scores Miss? The Importance of Teacher Effects on Non-Test Score Outcomes*
Thursday, September 15, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eunhae ShinSchaeffer Health Economics Pre doctoral Fellow
Hospital Responses to Price Shocks under Bundled Payment**
VPD 302
Monday, September 12, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Kevin Edward ThomNew York University
Genes, Education, and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study*
Thursday, September 8, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Happier people are less likely to be unemployed: Evidence from longitudinal data in the United States and Germany**
VPD 302
Thursday, September 1, 20161:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ron Harstad University of Missouri
Efficiency Measurement via Revealed Thresholds, Without Knowing Valuations**
VPD 302
Thursday, September 1, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bo ZhouSchaeffer Post doctoral Fellow
Low Income Subsidy recipients in Medicare **
VPD 302
Monday, August 29, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Judd Benjamin KesslerUniversity of Pennsylvania
Thinking Fast and Slow: Generosity Over Time*
Tuesday, July 19, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Heterogeneous Effects of Education on Health**
VPD 302
Friday, July 15, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Ritu SadanaWorld Health Organization
A model for Healthy Aging and Health Equity – determinants, pathways, and what can be done**
VPD 302
Thursday, June 23, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Coen van de KraatsVU University Amsterdam / Tinbergen Institute
Mental health disparities by socioeconomic status over the life cycle**
VPD 302
Thursday, June 16, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Optimized allocation of Ebola intervention resources using a geospatial epidemic model**
VPD 302
Thursday, May 12, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Children of the Mortality Revolution – Infectious Disease and Long Run Outcomes**
VPD 302
Thursday, May 5, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Duke HanKeck School of Medicine of USC
Neural Correlates of Impaired Financial and Healthcare Decision Making in Old Age**
VPD 302
Thursday, April 28, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Amal HarratiStanford University School of Medicine
Characterizing work, disability and health in work and retirement: A multi-state approach*
VPD 302
Thursday, April 21, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Georgios EffraimidisUSC, Economics and University of Southern Denmark
Measuring the Effect of Polygenic Risk Score on the Aging Rate**
VPD 302
Monday, April 18, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Insurance Status and Access to High Quality Cancer Care: An Audit Study Proposal*
Thursday, April 7, 201612:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Kyla ThomasPrinceton University
The Hidden Value of Highbrow Taste: How Cultural Signals of Class Shape U.S. Labor Market Outcomes*
Wednesday, April 6, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dan BelskyDuke University School of Medicine and the Social Science Research Institute and Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow (2016-2018)
[PRC] A developmental approach to analysis of genetic data in population science: How DNA sequence variation shapes health, social, and economic outcomes across the human life course**
VPD 302
Monday, April 4, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Nutrition, fasting , longevity and diseases*
Thursday, March 31, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Anastasia DrivaUCLA Visiting Scholar
Compulsory Health Insurance and Mortality **
VPD 302
Wednesday, March 30, 20164:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Edward MiguelUC Berkeley
Experimental evidence on the demand for and costs of rural electrification*
Kaprilian Hall (KAP) 319
Thursday, March 24, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Juliana Londono-VelezUniversity of California, Berkeley
Diversity and Redistributive Preferences: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Colombia**
VPD 302
Monday, March 21, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Patrick TurleyHarvard University, Harvard-MIT Broad Institution, and SSGAC
Heterogeneity in the Health Impacts of Education in the UK*
Thursday, March 10, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Unintended Fertility in sub-Saharan Africa: A Discussion of Measurement Shortfalls and Challenges**
VPD 302
Monday, March 7, 20164:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Jeffrey NaeckerWesleyan University
When Fair Isn’t Fair: Sophisticated Time Inconsistency in Social Preferences*
Kaprielian Hall (KAP) 319
Thursday, March 3, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Inbal Nahum-ShaniUniversity of Michigan
Adaptive Interventions for Health Behavior Change: What, Why and How?*
Wednesday, March 2, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Ben DomingueStanford Graduate School of Education
[PRC] Genetics & educational attainment: A current perspective**
VPD 302
Monday, February 29, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Frank SchilbachMIT Economics
Alcohol and Self-Control: A Field Experiment in India*http://economics.mit.edu/files/10649.pdf
Thursday, February 25, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jared RubinChapman University
Incentivizing Quantity and Quality of Output:An Experimental Investigation of the Quantity-Quality Trade-off**
VPD 302
Monday, February 22, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ragan PetrieGeorge Mason University
Love Thy Neighbor: Built environment effects on social interactions*
Thursday, February 18, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Does Medicare Enhance the Productive Lives of the Elderly?**
VPD 302
Monday, February 8, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Amanda KowalskiYale University
Marginal Treatment Effects and the External Validity of the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment*http://www.econ.yale.edu/~ak669/mte.latest.draft.pdf
Thursday, February 4, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hongming WangUSC
Bridging Towards Medicare: Evidence from Massachusetts **
VPD 302
Thursday, January 28, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Preparing students for college, career and citizenship: A personalized approach**
VPD 302
Monday, January 25, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Peter Savelyev Vanderbilt University
Understanding the Mechanisms Linking Cognitive Skills, Socioemotional Skills, and College Education with Longevity*
Thursday, January 21, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Raymond GuiterasUniversity of Maryland
Credit Constraints, Discounting and Investment in Health: Evidence from Micropayments for Clean Water in Dhaka**
Tuesday, January 19, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Consumption Smoothing, Frequency of Benefit Payments, and Effectiveness of Social Programs*
Thursday, January 14, 201612:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Climate Change Adaptation: Contrasting Predictions Based on Behavioral vs. Neo-Classical Economics**
VPD 302
Monday, January 11, 20162:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Arna VardardottirCopenhagen Business School
The Liquid Hand-To-Mouth*
Thursday, December 17, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Willingness to Pay for Nursing Home Quality**
VPD 302
Thursday, December 10, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Ulf-Dietrich ReipsUniversity of Konstanz
Tools and methods in crowdsourcing and Internet-based experimenting**
VPD 302
Wednesday, December 9, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Technology adoption under uncertainty: Take up and subsequent investment in Zambia*
Monday, December 7, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Marianne PageUC Davis
The Effects of Aggregate and Gender-Specific Labor Demand Shocks on Children’s Health*
Thursday, December 3, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Maria Fernanda Rosales-RuedaUniversity of California, Irvine
Impact of Early-Life Shocks on Human Capital Formation: Evidence from El Niño Floods in Ecuador**
VPD 302
Monday, November 23, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ned AugenblickHaas School of Business University of California, Berkeley
Movement and Uncertainty Resolution in Beliefs*
Thursday, November 19, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Inas R. KellyQueens College, CUNY
The Shock of Falling Among the Elderly**
Monday, November 16, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Katja Maria KaufmannUniversity of Mannheim
Elite Higher Education, the Marriage Market and the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital*
Thursday, November 12, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Isabelle BrocasUniversity of Southern California
How long is a minute**
VPD 302
Monday, November 9, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Devin G. Pope University of Chicago Booth
Attribution Bias in Economic Decision Making*
Thursday, November 5, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Is China's Pollution the Culprit for the Choking of South Korea? Evidence from the Asian Dust**
Wednesday, October 28, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
David CesariniNew York University
Wealth and Financial Decision Making*
Thursday, October 22, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nazmul AhsanUSC
Do Parents Selectively Time Birth Relative to Ramadam? Evidence from Matlab, Bangladesh**
VPD 302
Thursday, October 15, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Pablo PeñaUniversity of Chicago
Creating winners and losers: date of birth, relative age in school, and outcomes in childhood and adulthood**
VPD 302
Monday, October 12, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Tom ChangUSC Marshall School of Business
The Effect of Pollution on Office Workers: Evidence from Call Centers in China*
Thursday, October 1, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Robson MorganUniversity of Southern California
The Impact of Social Assistance Programs on Subjective Well-being: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from a Cash Transfer Program in Colombia**
VPD 302
Monday, September 28, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Overconfidence, Theory of Mind, and Social Signals among Disadvantaged Children*
Thursday, September 24, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jinkook LeeUSC, CESR
Wellbeing of the elderly in East Asia**
VPD 302
Thursday, September 17, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dr. Ken CatchpoleCedars-Sinai Medical Center
Human behavior, patient safety, and systems design**
VPD 302
Monday, September 14, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Paul Niehaus University of California, San Diego
Building State Capacity *
Thursday, June 18, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Arie Kapteyn USC, CESR
Consumption Smoothing and the Effects of Social Programs with Different Frequencies of Payment: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Social Security Programs for Older Populations**
VPD 302
Tuesday, June 16, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Daniel Bennett University of Chicago
Learning, Hygiene, and Traditional Medicine*http://home.uchicago.edu/~dmbennett/ml.pdf
Monday, June 15, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Dan BenjaminUSC, CESR
Children's Self Control and their Adult Economic Outcomes*
Thursday, June 11, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Complexity and Sophistication**
VPD 302
Monday, June 1, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Gordon DahlUC, San Diego
Doctor Switching Costs in Health Insurance*
Thursday, May 28, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Joshua TasoffClaremont Graduate University
The Role of Exponential-Growth Bias and Present Bias in Retirement Saving Decisions**
VPD 302
Monday, May 18, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Keith ChenAnderson School, UCLA
The Uber Surge System: Real Time Dynamic Pricing in the Ridesharing Market *
Thursday, May 14, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Childhood Medicaid Coverage and Later Life Health Care Utilization**
VPD 302
Thursday, May 7, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Vitor PereiraPontifical Catholic University of Rio
Paying Students to Graduate from High School: Evidence from Program "Renda Melhor Jovem" **
VPD 302
Monday, May 4, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Gautam GowrisankaranUniversity of Arizona
Myopia and Complex Dynamic Incentives: Evidence from Medicare Part D*http://www.u.arizona.edu/~gowrisan/pdf_papers/PartD_myopia.pdf
Thursday, April 23, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jay Greene University of Arkansas
The Play’s the Thing: What Students Learn from Live Theater**
VPD 302
Monday, April 20, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Life-Cycle Consumption Patterns at Older Ages in the US and UK*
Thursday, April 16, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Kai LudwigsRuut Veenhoven
Happiness Analyser**
VPD 302
Monday, April 13, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Rachel GriffithThe University of Manchester
Gluttony and Sloth*
Thursday, April 9, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Alice ChenThe Schaeffer Center, USC
Saving Lives or Saving Money? Understanding the Dual Nature of Physician Preferences**
VPD 302
Monday, April 6, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Sheila MurphyAnnenberg School, USC
Telling stories, saving lives: Comparing the Relative Efficacy of Narrative Versus Non-narrative Health Messages in Reducing Health Disparities Using a Randomized Trial*
Saturday, April 4, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Thursday, April 2, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nathanael VellekoopGoethe University Frankfurt and SAFE
Inflation Expectations, Saving Plans, and Household Savings - Evidence from Panel Data**
VPD 203
Thursday, March 26, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mark FontanaUniversity of Michigan
What Lies Behind Risk Aversion: Distinguishing Cognitive Biases from Underlying Preferences**
VPD 302
Monday, March 23, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Duncan ThomasDuke University
Child Health After a Disaster*
Monday, March 16, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ian WalkerPrinceton University and Lancaster University Management School
Rational Addiction in Lotto Play*
Tuesday, March 10, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Moritz SupplietDüsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich Heine University
The Welfare Impact of Parallel Imports: A Structural Approach Applied to the German Market for Oral Anti-diabetics**
VPD 203
Thursday, March 5, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lucrecia SantibanezClaremont Graduate University
VPD 302
Monday, March 2, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Adriana Lleras-MuneyUCLA
Party on: The Returns to Social Skills in the Labor Market*
Thursday, February 26, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Philipp KoellingerUniversity of Amsterdam
VPD 302
Wednesday, February 25, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jared RubinChapman University
Monday, February 23, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Dean LillardThe Ohio State University
A New Measure of the Stock and Flow of Information and How it Affects Economic Behavior*
Sunday, February 22, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ragan PetrieGeorge Mason University
Thursday, February 19, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Anya SamekUniversity of Wisconsin
A University-Wide Field Experiment on Gender Differences in Job Entry Decisions**
VPD 302
Friday, February 13, 201512:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Matthew D. ShapiroUniversity of Michigan
Consumer Responses to a Temporary Drop in Income: Evidence from the 2013 Government Shutdown Using Account Data*
Tuesday, February 10, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Valentina DuqueColumbia Population Research Center
Early-Life Conditions, Parental Investments, and Child Development: Evidence from a Violent Conflict*
Monday, February 9, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Rodrigo PintoUniversity of Chicago
Selection Bias in a Controlled Experiment: The Case of Moving to Opportunity*
Monday, January 26, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Kevin ThomNew York University
Smoking, Genes, and Health*
Wednesday, January 21, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Opportunity by Design comprehensive school design; Preliminary results**
VPD 302
Tuesday, January 20, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Kathleen MullenRAND
Disability Insurance and the Great Recession*
Thursday, January 15, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Kevin P. WeinfurtDuke University
Some Challenges for Interpreting Self-Reported Measurements in Bioethics Research*
Monday, January 12, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Inequality at Home: The Role of Parenting in the Diverging Destinies of Rich and Poor Children**
Monday, January 12, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ariel KalilHarris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago
Inequality at Home: The Role of Parenting in the Diverging Destinies of Rich and Poor Children**
Monday, January 12, 20152:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ariel KalilUniversity of Chicago
The Role of Parenting in the Diverging Destinies of Rich and Poor Children *
Thursday, January 8, 201512:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eleanor ChoiHanyang University
Child Gender and Parental Inputs: No More Son Preference in Korea?**
VPD 302
Thursday, December 18, 201412:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bo ZhouUniversity of Southern California, Schaeffer Center
Active-Deciders and Default-Deciders in Medicare Part D**
VPD 203
Thursday, December 11, 201412:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jen MalinWellPoint, Inc.
Realigning Reimbursement Policies for Quality and Value in Cancer Care**
VPD 302
Thursday, December 4, 201412:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hernan BejaranoEconomic Science Institute, Chapman University
Do Cab Drivers Charge for Congestion? A Field Experiment in Lima, Peru**
VPD 203
Thursday, November 20, 201412:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Italo Lopez GarciaRAND
Intergenerational Transmission and the Timing of Parental Income**
LAW 114
Thursday, November 13, 201412:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Leandro CarvalhoUniversity of Southern California, CESR
VPD 203
Thursday, November 6, 201412:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sandra RozoUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Estimating the Welfare and Inequality Consequences of Violence**
VPD 203
Thursday, October 30, 201412:00 pm – 1:00 pm
D. Steven FoxUSC, Keck School of Medicine
Allocating Scarce Resources for Healthcare: Ask the Right Question to Get the Right Answer**
VPD 203
Thursday, October 23, 201412:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Salar JahediRAND
The Role of Information in Explaining Decoy Effects**
Thursday, October 16, 201412:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Carol GrahamUniversity of Maryland
Thursday, October 2, 201412:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Maria PradosUniversity of Southern California, Schaeffer Center
Slowing Women's Labor Force Participation: The Role of Rising Income Inequality**
VPD 302
Thursday, September 11, 201412:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gale LucasUniversity of Southern California, ICT
It's Only a Computer: Using Virtual Humans to Increase Honest Reporting**
VPD 203
Thursday, June 19, 201412:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Juergen MaurerUniversity of Lausanne
Age, old-age disability and subjective well-being in low- and middle-income countries: Evidence from SAGE**
Monday, June 2, 201410:45 am – 12:15 pm
Sergio UrzuaUniversity of Maryland
One Size Does Not Fit All: Multiple Dimensions of Ability, College Attendance and Wages (with Mara Prada)*
Monday, May 19, 201410:45 am – 12:15 pm
Catalina Amuedo-DorantesSDSU
The Labor Market Returns to Authorization for Undocumented Immigrants: Evidence from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program*
Tuesday, May 13, 201410:45 am – 12:15 pm
Frauke KreuterUniversity of Maryland
Motivated Misreporting in Surveys*
Thursday, May 8, 201412:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pete KhooshabehArmy Research Lab, Human Research and Engineering Directorate
Uncertainty during interpersonal negotiations: perceptual and physiological ramifications **
Monday, April 28, 201410:45 am – 12:15 pm
Karthik MuralidharanUCSD
Quality and Accountability in Healthcare Delivery: Audit Evidence from Primary Care Providers in India*
Thursday, April 17, 201412:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Maria Jose PradosUSC
Health and Earnings Inequality Over the Life Cycle: The Redistributive Potential Of Health Policies**
Thursday, April 3, 201412:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Gabriella ContiUniversity College London
The Health Effects of Early Childhood Interventions**
Wednesday, April 2, 201412:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Laura SpierdijkUniversity of Groningen
Health, Lifestyle and Disability Outcomes of Dutch Self-Employed**
Monday, March 31, 201410:45 am – 12:15 pm
Anant NyshadhamUniversity of Southern California
Recovering from Early Life Trauma: Evidence on the Dynamic Substitution between Child Endowments and Investments*
Thursday, March 20, 201410:45 am – 12:15 pm
Paco MartorellRAND
Do Employers Prefer Workers Who Attended For-Profit Colleges? Evidence From a Field Experiment*
Monday, March 3, 201410:45 am – 12:15 pm
Rob McConnellUniversity of Southern California
Urban Air Pollution: Children's Health, Burden of Disease and Economic Cost*
Monday, February 24, 201410:45 am – 12:15 pm
Elena StancanelliParis School of Economics
Divorcing Upon Retirement: A Regression Discontinuity Study*
Thursday, February 20, 201410:45 am – 12:15 pm
Tom VoglPrinceton University
Intergenerational Dynamics and the Fertility Transition*
Tuesday, February 18, 201410:45 am – 12:15 pm
Heather RoyerUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
The Impact of Education on Family Formation Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the UK  *
Wednesday, February 5, 201412:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Manel BaucellsCESR
Satiation Preferences: Theory and Experiments**
Thursday, January 30, 201412:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Gema ZamarroCESR
The Effect of Dual-Language Immersion on Student Achievement**
Thursday, January 23, 201412:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Donna Spruijt-MetzCESR
Mobile and Connected Approaches to Understanding and Changing Health-Related Behavior in Real Time**
Thursday, January 16, 201412:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Sarah-Jeanne SalvyUSC
Social Environment and Social Norms: Implications for Obesity**
Thursday, January 9, 201410:45 am – 12:15 pm
Ron ZimmerVanderbilt University
Charter High Schools' Effects on Long-Term Attainment and Earnings  *
Monday, December 16, 201312:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Hanka VonkovaCharles University in Prague
Anchoring Vignettes and Response Consistency**
Monday, December 2, 201310:45 am – 12:15 pm
Suzanne ShuUC Los Angeles
Measuring Preferences for Consumers' Retirement Income Decisions*
Thursday, November 21, 201312:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Michael KuhnUC San Diego
Curing the Calorie Crunch: The Effect of EBT on Household Present Bias**
Thursday, November 14, 201312:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Titus GalamaCESR
Joint Investment in Education and Health: A Unified Theory of Human Capital Formation**
Friday, November 8, 201312:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Dan BenjaminCornell University
Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Toward Well-Being Indices Based on Stated Preference *
Monday, October 28, 201312:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Colm HarmonUniversity of Sydney
Measuring Investment in Human Capital Formation: An Experimental Analysis of Early Life Outcomes *
Monday, October 14, 201310:45 am – 12:15 pm
Norma CoeUniversity of Washington
Protecting the Vulnerable when Increasing Social Security's Early Entitlement Age: SSI at 62*
Thursday, October 3, 201312:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Juan Esteban SaavedraCESR
Choice Architecture and Social Mobility: Evidence from a Conditional Cash Transfer Experiment in Colombia**
Monday, September 16, 201310:45 am – 12:15 pm
Hans van Kippersluis Erasmus University
Education and Health: The Role of Cognitive Ability *
Friday, August 23, 201312:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Arthur StoneStony Brook University
Measuring People's Daily Experiences: A Smorgasbord of Topics**