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CEP-STICERD Applications Seminar


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The Applications Seminar brings together research at the frontier of applied microeconomics in the fields of labour and development economics, public finance and social policy

These seminars are held on Mondays at 12:00-13:30 in room 32L 1.04 (1st floor, 32 Lincolns Inn Fields, London), unless specified otherwise.

For further information please contact Rhoda Frith, either by email: r.m.frith@lse.ac.uk or telephone: +44(0)-7955-6674.

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Monday  21 May 2018  12:00 - 13:30

The Efficient Deployment of Police Resources- Theory and New Evidence from a Randomized Drunk Driving Crackdown in India

Abhijit Banerjee (MIT) , joint with Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, Esther Duflo, Daniel Keniston, and Nina Singh

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  14 May 2018  12:00 - 13:30

Changes in Social Network Structure in Response to Exposure to Formal Credit Markets

Esther Duflo (MIT) , joint with Abhijit Banerjee, Arun Chandrasekhar, and Matthew O. Jackson

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Tuesday  08 May 2018  12:00 - 13:30

The unintended consequences of “ban the box”: Statistical discrimination and employment outcomes when criminal histories are hidden.

Jennifer Doleac (University of Virginia)

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32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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Monday  30 April 2018  12:00 - 13:30

Seasonal liquidity, rural labour markets and agricultural production

Kelsey Jack (Tufts University) , joint with Günther Fink and Felix Masiye

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  23 April 2018  12:00 - 13:30

Estimating Hospital Quality with Quasi-experimental Data

Peter Hull (Becker Friedman Institute)

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  19 March 2018  12:00 - 13:30

Heterogeneity and Persistence in Returns to Wealth

Luigi Pistaferri (Stanford University) , joint with Andreas Fagereng, Luigi Guiso and Davide Malacrino

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  12 March 2018  12:00 - 13:30

Poor Little Rich Kids? The Determinants of the Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth

Sandra Black (The University of Texas at Austin) , joint with Paul Devereux, Petter Lundborg, and Kaveh Majlesi

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  05 March 2018  12:00 - 13:30

Experimental Evidence on the Economics of Rural Electrification

Edward Miguel (Berkeley)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  26 February 2018  12:00 - 13:30

The Impact of Free Secondary Education: Experimental Evidence from Ghana

Pascaline Dupas (Stanford University) , joint with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer

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Monday  19 February 2018  12:00 - 13:30

The Impact of State Budget Cuts on U.S. Postsecondary Attainment

David Deming (Harvard Kennedy School & Harvard Graduate School of Education)

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Monday  12 February 2018  12:00 - 13:30

Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change Accounting for Adaptation Costs and Benefits

Michael Greenstone (University of Chicago)

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  05 February 2018  12:00 - 13:30

Information Frictions and Policy

Arun Chandrasekhar (Stanford University)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  04 December 2017  12:00 - 13:30

Statistical Discrimination and Duration Dependence in the Job Finding Rate

Gregor Jarosch (Princeton University) , joint with Laura Pilossoph

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  27 November 2017  12:00 - 13:30

What Do Consumers Consider before They Choose? Identification from Asymmetric Demand Responses (joint with Jason Abaluck)

Abi Adams (University of Oxford)

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Monday  20 November 2017  12:00 - 13:30

Consistency without Inference: Instrumental Variables in Practical Application

Alwyn Young (LSE)

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  13 November 2017  12:00 - 13:30

Atkinson Memorial Lecture

Media and behaviour change: Unpacking social effects

Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  06 November 2017  12:00 - 13:30

The Incidence of Carbon Taxes in U.S. Manufacturing: Lessons from Energy Cost Pass-Through

Reed Walker (Berkeley Haas)

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  30 October 2017  12:00 - 13:30

Children, Time Allocation and Consumption Insurance

Richard Blundell (University College London and IFS)

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Monday  23 October 2017  12:00 - 13:30

Alternative Work Arrangements, Labor Supply, and the Value of Non-Work Time

Amanda Pallais (Harvard)

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Monday  16 October 2017  12:00 - 13:30

Economic Applications of Machine Learning

Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard University)

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH