Luigi Minale and I are organizing the Applied Economics Reading group at UC3M. We meet Wednesdays 11.45-12.45h online, unless noted to the contrary in the calendar below. All PhD students and faculty interested in topics in Applied Economics are welcome.
Guidelines on the group’s format: UC3M ReadingGroup in Applied Economics. Tips for presenters:
- See Matthias Kredler’s advice for the Macro reading group
- John Cochrane’s useful Writing Tips for Ph. D. Students also contain advice for presenters
- Monika Piazzesi’s tips
List of presenters:
- Sep 30: Imelda presents “Clean Energy Access: Gender Disparity, Health, and Labor Supply” (joint with Anjali Verma)
- Oct 7: Marta Cardoso Lopes presents “Adoption of E-learning During COVID Times” (joint with Alaitz Ayarza and Josep A. Mestre)
- Oct 14: Mateus Nogueira Meirelles de Souza presents “Machine Learning Can Improve Benefit-Cost Analyses of Energy Efficiency Retrofits” (joint with Peter Christensen, Paul Francisco, Erica Myers, and Hansen Shao)
- Oct 21: Antonio Raiola presents “Recession and Local Labor Market Hysteresis” (by Hershbein and Stuart, 2020)
- Oct 28: Henry Antonio Redondo presents “Industry Mix, Local Labor Markets, and the Incidence of Trade Shocks” (by Steffen Müller, Jens Stegmaier, Moises Yi)
- Nov 4: Ricard Grebol presents “The Impact of Temporary Contracts on Suicide Rates”
- Nov 11: Jakob Hennig presents “The Distribution of Refugees in Germany”
- Nov 18: Juan J. Dolado presents “Labour Economics and Big Data: An Overview of Regularization Techniques in the Evaluation of Causal Effects” (Slides)
- 25 Sep: Elizaveta Pronkina presents “A Test of Supply-side Explanations of Geographic Variation in Health Care Use“, by Callison, Kaestner, Ward
- October 4: Ursula Mattioli presents “Winners and Losers from a Commodities-for-Manufacturers Trade Boom“, by Costa, Garred, and Pessoa. Article.
- October 18: Michele Rosenberg presents own work on “Economic Incentives, Cultural and Institutional Change: the evolution of slavery in the Antebellum South“
- October 28: Jaime Millan presents own work on “Liquidity constraints, opportunity cost and post-secondary education: Evidence from Colombia“. Paper.
- Nov 13 (Tuesday): Veronica Frischano presents own work on “Peer Effects and Academic Achievement: Experimental Evidence from Tracking and Bimodal Classrooms“
- Nov 15: Michele Rosenberg presents own work on “The Medieval Roots of Inclusive Institutions: From the Norman Conquest of England to the Great Reform Act“, by Angelucci, Meraglia and Voigtländer. Paper.
- Nov 29: Tomas Martinez presents own work on “Road Infrastructure and Productivity: Evidence from Mexico” (with Laura Jaramillo, Florian Misch, Christian Saborowski).
- Dec 4 (Tuesday): Jan Palguta presents own work on “Do Higher Wages Produce Career Politicians? Evidence from Two Discontinuity Designs” (with Filip Pertold). Paper.
- Dec 13: no meeting (Simposio)
- Dec 20: Michelangelo Rossi presents own work on “How Does Competition Affect Reputation Concerns? Theory and Evidence from Airbnb”
- 1 Feb: Gabriel Smagghue presents “Causal Inference and Causal Graphs“, loosely based on Pearl (2010), An Introduction to Causal Inference
- 8 Feb: Jan Stuhler presents “Causal Analysis after Haavelmo“, by Heckman and Pinto, and Pearl’s response
- 15 Feb: Jérôme Hergueux presents own work on “Learning to Win, Lose and Perform: Evidence from Online Poker“, with Gabriel Smagghue
- 22 Feb: Cluster Clinic I: Federico Curci presents “Inference with Difference-in-Differences Revisited“, by Brewer, Crossley and Joyce. Slides.
- 26 Feb (Monday): Cluster Clinic II: Maren Vairo presents “When Should You Adjust Standard Errors for Clustering?“, by Abadie, Athey, Imbens and Wooldridge. Slides.
- 8 March: Cluster Clinic III: Hasin Yousaf presents “The Wild Bootstrap for Few (Treated) Cluster“, by MacKinnon and Webb
- 15 March: Alejandro Fiorito presents own work on Synthetic Control Methods and the Mariel Boatlift
- 22 March: No meeting
- 5 April: No meeting
- 12 April: Minghai Mao presents “Regional Policy Evaluation: Interactive Fixed Effects and Synthetic Controls“, by Gobillon and Magnac
- 19 April: No meeting
- 26 April: Michele Rosenberg presents own work on “Economic Incentives, Cultural and Institutional Change: the evolution of slavery in the Antebellum South”
- 3 May: No meeting
- 11 May (Friday): Luigi Minale presents own work on “(The Struggle for) Refugee Integration into the Labour Market: Evidence from Europe“
- 16 May: Michele Rosenberg on “Machine Learning, Text as Data“
- 23 May: Michelangelo Rossi on “Sentiment Analysis“
- 31 May: Tugba Somuncu presents “Valuing public goods using happiness data: The case of air quality“, by Levinson
- 7 June: Julio Caceres presents own research
- 15 June: Matteo Sestito presents “The “Out of Africa” Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development“, by Ashraf and Galor
- 5 Oct: Francisco Javier Rodríguez Román presents The Economic Impact of Syrian Refugees on Host Countries: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Turkey, by Tumen, and The Impact of Syrian Refugees on the Turkish Labor Market, by Del Carpio and Wagner
- 11 Oct: no meeting
- 19 Oct: Federico Curci presents parts of his own work on “Flight from Urban Blight: Lead Poisoning, Crime and Suburbanization“
- 26 Oct: Michele Rosenberg presents Industrial Development and Long-Run Prosperity, by Raphaël Franck and Oded Galor
- 2 Nov: Jaime Millan presents “Reducing credit constraints to post-secondary technical education in developing countries. Evidence from Colombia“
- 9 Nov: Hasin Yousaf presents Selection on Observables, based on “Assessing the Effectiveness of Catholic Schools” by Altonji, Elder, and Taber, “War and local collective action in Sierra Leone” by Bellows and Miguel, and “Unobservable Selection and Coefficient Stability: Theory and Evidence” by Oster
- 16 Nov: Jan Stuhler presents Impact of a Confounding Variable on a Regression Coefficient, by Kenneth Frank
- 23 Nov: Ursula Mattioli presents own work
- 30 Nov: no meeting (JM mock seminar)
- 7 Dec: no meeting (holiday)
- 14 Dec: Michelangelo Rossi presents own work on “”Reputation for What? Moral Hazard, Adverse Selection in the Airbnb Review System“
- 20 Jan: Eduardo Melero presents own research on “The Effect of Patent Grants on Inventor Mobility“, with Neus Palomeras and David Wehrheim
- 27 Jan: Ursula Mattioli presents “From LATE to MTE: Alternative Methods for the Evaluation of Policy Interventions“, by Cornelissen, Dustmann, Raute, and Schoenberg
- 3 Feb: Michelangelo Rossi presents own research on “Reputation for What? The Impact of Online Review in Airbnb“
- 10 Feb: no meeting
- 17 Feb: Jan Stuhler presents own research on “Can Public Spending Stimulate the Local Labor Market? Evidence from the German Census“
- 24 Feb: Federico Curci, Federico Masera and Tomas Martinez, “Python for applied practitioners“, Example codes.
- 3 March: Workshop on Python and QGIS
- 10 March: Elizaveta Pronkina presents”Economic Status and Health in Childhood: The Origins of the Gradient“, by Anne Case, Darren Lubotsky, Christina Paxson
- 17 March: no meeting
- 24 March: Hasin and Federico present early stage research on the bus
- 31 March: Ursula presents “Free to Choose: Can School Choice Reduce Student Achievement?“, by Abdulkadiroğlu, Pathak, Walters
- 7 April: no meeting
- 21 April: Fabrizio Leone presents “Immigration, Offshoring, and American Jobs” by Ottaviano, Peri and Wright (discussion: Elizaveta Pronkina)
- 28 April: Elizaveta Pronkina presents “Why Do Skilled Immigrants Struggle in the Labor Market? A Field Experiment with Thirteen Thousand Resumes“, by Oreopoulos (discussion: )
- 5 May: Federico Curci and Federico Masera present own early stage research on [secret topic]
- 12 May: Maria Bro Munoz presents “Emigration and wages: The EU enlargement experiment“, by Benjamin Elsner (discussion: Yufei Deng)
- 22 May (Monday): Ursula Mattioli and Michele Rosenberg present own research
- 2 June: Gabriel Smagghue presents own research on “Learning and Decision-making with Noisy Feedback: How Luck Creates Skill in Poker“
- 9 June: no meeting
- 16 June: Efi Adamopoulou (Bank of Italy) presents own research on “European Union Enlargement and the Consumption Behavior of Immigrant Households“
- 23 June: Carlos Sanz (Banco de España) presents own research on “Increasing Women’s Representation in Politics: The Importance of the Electoral System“
- 29 June (Thursday): Nicolas Motz presents own research on “Bureaucrats versus Politicians? Estimating a Model of Legislative Bargaining in the European Union“
- 5 July (Wednesday): Jaime Millan presents own research on “Reducing credit constraints to post-secondary education in developing countries. Evidence from the program “Jóvenes en Acción” in Colombia“
- 16 Sep: Sebastian Panthöfer presents “What are we weighting for?“, by Gary Solon, Steven Haider and Jeff Wooldridge.
- 23 Sep: Jesus Fernandez-Huertas Moraga presents “Distortions in the International Migrant Labor Market: Evidence from Filipino Migration and Wage Responses to Destination Country Economic Shocks” by McKenzie, Theoharides, and Yang, and his research on “The Elasticity of the Migrant Labor Supply: Evidence from Temporary Filipino Migrants“, joint with Simone Bertoli and Sekou Keita.
- 30 Sep: no meeting
- 7 Oct: Federico Masera presents “The Global Spatial Distribution of Economic Activity: Nature, History, and the Role of Trade“, by Vernon Henderson, Tim Squires, Adam Storeygard, David Weil
- 14 Oct: Michele Rosenberg presents “How is Power Shared in Africa?“, by P. Francois, I. Rainer and F. Trebbi
- 21 Oct: Ursula Mattioli presents “Going to a Better School: Effects and Behavioral Responses“, by Cristian Pop-Eleches and Miguel Urquiola
- 28 Oct: Jaime Millan presents own research: Impact Evaluation Bahamas, baseline results
- 4 Nov: Federico Curci presents own research on “Vertical and horizontal cities: in which direction should cities grow?“
- 11 Nov: no meeting (A&E seminar)
- 18 Nov: Sebastian Panthöfer presents own research on “Tort Reform and the Length of Physician Office Visits“
- 25 Nov: Julio Caceres presents own research on “Starting off on the right foot: Impact of better elementary school“
- 2 Dec: no meeting
- 9 Dec: Michele Rosenberg presents “The persistent effects of Peru’s Mining Mita“, by Melissa Dell
- 16 Dec: Federico Curci presents “The State of Applied Econometrics – Causality and Policy Evaluation“, by Susan Athey and Guido Imbens
- 27 Jan: Sebastian Panthöfer presents “Medicaid and Intergenerational Economic Mobility“, by Rourke O’Brien and Cassandra Robertson. Paper.
- 3 Feb: Georges Siotis presents own research on .
- 10 Feb: Ursula Mattioli presents “Rescuing Low-Income High Ability Students: University Access, Mismatch and Validity“, by Sebastián Gallegos. Paper.
- 17 Feb: Federico Masera presents “History, Path Dependence and Development: Evidence from Colonial Railroads, Settlers and Cities in Kenya“, by Remi Jedwab, Edward Kerby, and Alexander Moradi. Paper.
- 24 Feb: Ismael Galvez Iniesta presents “The Fiscal Effects of Immigration to the UK“, by Dustmann and Frattini. Paper.
- 2 March: no meeting
- 10 March (Thursday): Hasin Yousaf presents “The Determinants and Welfare Implications of US Workers’ Diverging Location Choices by Skill: 1980-2000“, by Rebecca Diamond. Paper.
- 16 March: Felix Wellschmied presents own research on “Labour income profiles are not heterogeneous: evidence from German administrative data“
- 30 March: Sebastian Gallegos presents own research on “Using Behavioral Insights to Increase Parental Engagement: The Parents and Children Together (PACT) Intervention“
- 6 April: Federico Masera presents own research on “War Comes Home: The Effects on Crime of the Militarization of the US Police”
- 13 April: no meeting
- 20 April: Ismael Galvez Iniesta presents “The Labor Market Effects of Immigration and Emigration in OECD Countries“. Paper.
- 28 April (Thursday): Michelangelo Rossi presents “Residential Location, Work Location, and Labor Market Outcomes of Immigrants in Israel, by Buchinsky, Gotlibovski and Lifshitz. Paper.
- May 4: no meeting
- May 11: Ursula Mattioli presents “Does affirmative action enhance or undercut investment incentives? Evidence from quotas in Brazilian public universities“, by Assuncao and Ferman. Paper.
- May 22 (Monday): Ursula Mattioli and Michele Rosenberg present own research
- June 2: Gabriel Smagghue presents own research on “Learning and Decision-making with Noisy Feedback: How Luck Creates Skill in Poker“
- June 9: no meeting
- June 16: Efi Adamopoulou (Bank of Italy) presents own research on “European Union Enlargement and the Consumption Behavior of Immigrant Households“
- June 23: Carlos Sanz (Banco de España) presents own research on “Increasing Women’s Representation in Politics: The Importance of the Electoral System“
- June 29 (Thursday): Nicolas Motz presents own research on “Bureaucrats versus Politicians? Estimating a Model of Legislative Bargaining in the European Union“
- July 5 (Wednesday): Jaime Millan presents own research ontba
We meet Wednesdays 12.00-13.00h in aula 4.1.5, unless noted to the contrary in the calendar above. All PhD students and faculty interested in topics in Applied Economics are welcome. List of presenters:
- 16 Sep: Federico Curci presents ”Cities in Bad Shape: Urban Geometry in India”, by Mariaflavia Harari. Paper. Slides.
- 23 Sep: Federico Masera presents “State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach“, by Acemoglu, García-Jimeno, and Robinson. Paper.
- 30 Sep: Sebastian Panthöfer presents “The Value of Medicaid: Interpreting Results form the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment“, by Finkelstein, Hendren and Luttmer. Paper.
- 14 Oct: Hasin Yousaf presents “Radio and the Rise of the Nazis in Prewar Germany“, by Adena, Enikolopov, Petrova, Santarosa and Zhuravskaya. Paper.
- 21 Oct: Ursula Matteo presents “Household Response to Income Changes: Evidence from an Unconditional Cash Transfer Program in Kenya“, by Johannes Haushofer and Jeremy Shapiro. Paper. Tomás Martinez presents “Instruments, Randomization, and Learning about Development“, by Angust Deaton. Paper.
- 28 Oct: Federico Masera presents “Panic on the Streets of London: Police, Crime, and the July 2005 Terror Attacks“, by Mirko Draca, Stephen Machin and Robert Witt. Paper.
- 11 Nov: Lucía Gorjón presents “The Impact of Family Friendly Policies in Spain and Their Use Over the Business Cycle“, by Sara De La Rica and Lucía Gorjón.
- 18 Nov: Federico Curci and Ismael Galvez Iniesta present “Sufficient Statistics for Welfare Analysis: A Bridge Between Structural and Reduced-Form Methods” and “A general formula for the optimal level of social insurance“, by Raj Chetty. Paper 1, Paper 2.
- 26 Nov: Luigi Minale presents tba
- 2 Dec: Iliana Reggio presents tba
- 9 Dec: Ricardo Mora presents tba
- 16 Dec: Julio Caceres Delpiano presents tba
We meet Wednesdays 12.15-13.00h in aula 15.1.43, unless noted to the contrary in the calendar above. All PhD students and faculty interested in topics in Applied Economics are welcome. List of presenters:
- 28. Jan: Cristina Caballero presents ”How daughters affect their legislator fathers’ Voting on Women’s Issues”, by Ebonya Washington. Paper, slides.
- 11. Feb: Javier Sánchez-Álvarez presents “Institutions Do Not Rule: Reassessing the Driving Forces of Economic Development”, by Yi Wen and Jingfeng Luo. Paper, slides.
- 18. Feb: Cluster Clinic I: Hasin Yousaf presents chapters I-IV of “A Practitioner’s Guide to Cluster-Robust Inference”, by Cameron and Miller. Paper, slides.
- 25. Feb: Jaime Millan on working with geodata in Stata (geocoding, travel time, maps, etc)
- 4. March: Cluster Clinic II: Federico Curci presents chapters V-… of “A Practitioner’s Guide to Cluster-Robust Inference”, by Cameron and Miller. Paper, slides.
- 12 March (Thursday): Federico Masera presents “The Gender Wage Gap and Domestic Violence”, by Anna Aizer. Paper.
- 18 March: Ursula Mattioli presents “Is the United States Still a Land of Opportunity? Recent Trends in Intergenerational Mobility”, by Chetty, Hendren, Kline, Saez and Turner. Paper.
- 25 March: Sebastian Panthöfer presents “Heterogeneous Peer Effects and Rank Concerns: Theory and Evidence”, by Michela Tincani. Paper.
- 15 April: Federico Curci present “The China Syndrome: Local Labor Market Effects of Import Competition in the United States”, by Autor and Dorn, 2013, AER. Paper, slides.
- 22 April (11.15h in aula 15.0.05): Gabriel Smagghue presents “Trade Theory with Numbers: Quantifying the Consequences of Globalization”, by Costinot and Rodríguez-Clare. Paper.
- 28 April (11.20h in aula 15.1.41): Federico Masera presents “The Informational Content of Surnames, the Evolution of Intergenerational Mobility, and Assortative Mating”, by Güell, Rodríguez Mora, and Telmer. Paper.
- 6 May: Sophie Thiébaut presents early-stage research.
- 12 May (Tuesday): Pedro Sant’Anna and Andres Garcia present early-stage research.
We meet Tuesdays 12.15-13.00h in aula 14.0.8., unless noted to the contrary in the calendar above. All PhD students and faculty interested in topics in Applied Economics are welcome. List of presenters:
- 23. Sep: Federico Masera presents “Trafficking Networks and the Mexican Drug War“, by Melissa Dell. Link to paper, slides. Link to the paper by Blundell and Costa Dias on the interpretation of RD design estimates that I mentioned.
- 30. Sep: Federico Curci presents “Is terrorism eroding agglomeration economies in Central Business Districts? Lessons from the office real estate market in downtown Chicago“, by Alberto Abadie and Sofia Dermisi. Link to paper, slides.
- 7 Oct: Hasin Yousaf presents “The Social Effects of Ethnic Diversity at the Local Level: A Natural Experiment with Exogenous Residential Allocation“, by Yann Algan, Camille Hémet, and David Laitin. Link to paper. Slides. Papers (1 and 2) mentioned by Federico, on the functional form of the relationship between diversity and outcomes. The paper by Angrist on the “Perils of Peer Effects”, mentioned by Matilde.
- 14 Oct: early-stage research, Julio Cáceres Delpiano, “The Impact of age of entry on academic progression“
- 21 Oct: early-stage research, Bruno Merlevede, “Foreign firms and productivity spillovers“. Slides.
- 28 Oct: Federico Curci presents “Do Extended Unemployment Benefits Lengthen Unemployment Spells? Evidence from Recent Cycles in the U.S. Labor Market.” Link to paper. Slides.
- 5 Nov: Andrés García presents “The Effects of Reducing the Entitlement Period to Unemployment Insurance Benefits”, by de Groot and van der Klaauw. Link to paper.
- 11 Nov: No Meeting
- 18 Nov: Federico Masera presents “Education and Crime over the Life Cycle“, by Giulio Fella and Giovanni Gallipoli. Paper.
- 25 Nov: early-stage research, Pedro Gomes presents “Evaluating 3 decades of the European Capital of Culture programme” (with A. Cano). Slides.
- 2 Dec: early-stage research, Matilde Machado, “Hide and seek: Asymmetric Information in the Chilean Private Health Insurance Market“
- 9 Dec: early-stage research, Federico Masera and Hasin Yousaf, “Evidence from Two Natural Disasters on the Determinants of Taliban Support“
- 16 Dec: Kai Strohmeyer presents “The Diffusion of Microfinance“, by Banerjee et al.