College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Micro-Economic Policy Seminar: Customer-Employee Substitution: Evidence from Gasoline Stations (Emek Basker / Census Bureau)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Founder's Hall, #478


organized by the Center for Micro-Economic Policy Research (CMEPR)

joint organizers:  John Earle (Public Policy) and Thomas Stratmann (Economics)

Spring 2017 Seminars will be, unless otherwise indicated, every Tuesday at 11-12:15, in Founders Hall 478.

January 24: No Seminar

January 31 (3:00pm): Scott Cunningham (Baylor University) “Vertical differentiation or offsetting behaviors: screening in commercial sex markets”

February 10: John Abowd (Cornell University and Census Bureau) “Revisiting the Economics of Privacy

February 14: Annamaria Lusardi (George Washington University) “Entrepreneurship among Baby Boomers: Recent Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study”

February 21: Geoffrey Paulin (BLS) Three Separate Mini-Talks about Consumer Expenditure Survey
(1) Arcenis Rojas (BLS): “Trade-offs in Parental Spending on Children: Apparel vs Education”
(2) Taylor Wilson (BLS): “Mortgages and Risk Preference: Evidence from the Consumer Expenditure Survey”
(3) Geoffrey Paulin (BLS): “After Graduation: How Student Loan Debt Relates to Income, Expenditures, Asset Accumulation, and Other Debt.”

February 28: Ethan Kaplan (University of Maryland) “Unemployment Insurance Generosity and Aggregate Employment

March 7: Len Nichols (George Mason University) – TBA

March 14: No Seminar (Spring Break)

March 21: Miriam Bruhn (World Bank) – TBA

March 28: Alison Cuellar (George Mason University) “Consumers’  Response to a Price Transparency Tool”

April 4: Alice Henriques (Federal Reserve Board) “Retirement Adequacy and Wealth Distribution Among Early Savers”

April 11: Anh Pham (George Mason University) – TBA

April 18: Emek Basker (Census Bureau) “Customer-Employee Substitution: Evidence from Gasoline Stations”

April 25: Darwyyn Deyo (George Mason University) – “Does Increasing the Minimum Wage Increase Commercial Crime? A Study Using Local City Arrest Data”

May 2: Anna Scherbina (UC Davis) “Do personal characteristics influence career outcomes? Evidence from the mutual fund industry”

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