Micro-Economic Policy Seminar (MEPS)

Reading China: Measuring Policy Change with Machine Learning

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Founder's Hall, #478

The Micro-Economic Policy Seminar (MEPS) is a weekly series of paper presentations on economic policy topics organized by the Center for Micro-Economic Policy Research (CMEPR). See details on the plans for this semester below.  All are welcome to attend and participate.

Other seminar schedules as well as links to the speakers’ websites and papers can be found on the CMEPR website (cmepr.gmu.edu).

Fall 2018 Seminars will be, unless otherwise indicated, every Tuesday at 11-12:15, in Founders Hall 478.

 

September 11: Weifeng Zhong (American Enterprise Institute) “Reading China: Measuring Policy Change with Machine Learning”

September 18: Lucas Nunez (George Mason University) “Partial Effects for Binary Outcome Models with Unobserved Heterogeneity”

September 25: Michael Strain (American Enterprise Institute) “Inflation-Indexed Minimum Wages”

October 2: Brad Jensen (Georgetown University) “The Geography of Consumption

October 9: Kristin McCue (Census Bureau) “Firm Performance and the Volatility of Worker Earnings”

October 16: Susan Parker (University of Maryland) “Title – TBD”

October 23: Barbara Smith (Social Security Administration) “Can Informational Interventions Be Effective Policy Tools?  The Social Security Statement”

October 30: Sergio Urzua (University of Maryland) “Title – TBD”

November 6: Kyung Min Lee (George Mason University) “Title – TBD”

November 13David McKenzie (World Bank) “Title – TBD”

November 20: Sebastian Galiani (University of Maryland) “Title – TBD”

November 27: Jessica Vistnes (AHRQ) “Changes in Health Insurance Decisions by Medium-Sized Employers after the Implementation of the Employer Mandate”

December 4Chao Wei (George Washington University) “A Tale of Two Families: Macroeconomic Analysis of Child Care and Female Labor Supply”

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