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Sasaki  

Yuya Sasaki's paper, entitled "Semiparametric Estimation of The Canonical Permanent-Transitory Model of Earnings Dynamics," joint with Yingyao Hu and Robert Moffitt of Johns Hopkins University, was recently published in Quantitative Economics . [12/19]

Duflo  

Recently Esther Duflo , the 2019 Nobel laureate in Economics, visited Vanderbilt as the Economics Department's Steine lecturer for Fall 2019.  Here is an article about her visit. [11/19]

Sasaki  

Yuya Sasaki's paper, entitled "Uniform Confidence Bands for Nonparametric  Errors-in-Variables Regression," joint with Kengo Kata of Cornell University, was recently published in the Journal of Econometrics. [11/19]

Duflo  

Esther Duflo , who will be giving the Steine Lecture in Economics at Vanderbilt on November 14, was just awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics!  She shares the prize with two others, and she is the youngest person ever and only the second woman to win this award.  More information about her Steine Lecture talk, entitled "Good Economics for Hard Times," HERE . [10/19]

Leo  

Greg Leo's paper, "Room Composition Effects on Risk Taking by Gender," has been accepted for publication by Experimental Economics.  He recently presented another paper, "Second Order Beliefs and Gender," at Villanova University. [10/19]

Li  

A Conference on Advances in Econometrics will be held on campus Oct. 11-12, 2019. Contact Tong Li for more information. [10/19]

Crucini  

Mario Crucini presented the paper "Did the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Help Counties Most Affected by the Great Recession?" at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC on September 19th, and at the Department of Economics, Georgetown University on September 20th. The paper is coauthored with former Ph.D. student, Nam Vu , who is currently an Assistant Professor at Miami University of Ohio.  [10/19]

 Atack  

Jeremy Atack has been named to the Society of Fellows of the Economic History Association by its Board of Trustees. The Society of Fellows honors scholars who have made substantial contributions to the field of economic history.  [9/19/]

Tempesti  

Tommaso Tempesti , who earned his Ph.D. from our department in 2011, was recently promoted to associate professor with tenure at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.  We offer him our congratulations! [9/19]

Leo  

Greg Leo's article, "Let Me, or Let George? Motives of Competing Altruists" is forthcoming in the journal Games and Economic Behavior . [9/19]

Weymark  

In June, John Weymark presented “Legislative Bargaining and Partisan Delegation,” written with Thomas Choate (Graduate School of Business, Stanford University) and Alan Wiseman (Department of Political Science, Vanderbilt University), at the Society for Economic Design conference held at Corvinus University in Budapest.  In July, he presented “Demographic Issues in Formal Models of Population Axiologies” at the Oxford Workshop on Global Priorities Research held at the Global Priorities Institute, Oxford University.  Also in July, he presented “Feasible Shared Destiny Risk Distributions,” written with Thibault Gajdos (Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive, Aix-Marseille University) and Claudio Zoli (Department of Economics, University of Verona), at the Society for Economic Inequality conference held at the Paris School of Economics.  In August, he presented "Majority Rule and Selfishly Optimal Nonlinear Income Tax Schedules with Discrete Skill Levels,” written with Craig Brett (Department of Economics, Mount Allison University), at the Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance held at the University of Glasgow.  [9/19]

Sasaki  

Yuya Sasaki's paper, joint with Ph.D. candidate Harold Chiang and Yu-Chin Hsu, was published in August by the Journal of Econometrics.   The paper is entitled "Robust Uniform Inference for for Quantile Treatment Effects in Regression Discontinuity Designs." [9/19]

Wooders  

Myrna Wooders gave a keynote address at the Australasian Meetings of the Econometric Society in July, 2019.  She spoke on her research on own-experience, prejudice, and discrimination.  She has also been invited to present this research at an upcoming University of Chicago "Science of Diversity and Inclusion Initiative" workshop.  Professor Wooders also gave recent talks at the Coalition Theory Network in March and at the 20th anniversary meeting of the Public Economic Theory Meeting held in Strasbourg, France in July 2019.  APET was founded 20 years ago by John Conley, Frank Page, and Myrna Wooders. [9/19]

 Viscusi  

Kip Viscusi, who has a joint appointment in Law, Economics, and Management, was awarded the Earl Sutherland Prize by Vanderbilt at a recent faculty assembly. Often referred to as "Vanderbilt's Nobel," the Sutherland Prize honors achievement in research. [8/19]

 Anderson  

Kathryn Anderson's article,  Can immigrants ever earn as much as native workers?  was a featured article for the IZA World of Labor.  [8/19]

 

Daughety Reinganum  

Andrew Daughety and Jennifer Reinganum were visiting scholars for May at Columbia Law School and for the second half of June at the Paris Center for Law and Economics (CRED, University of Paris 2).  [8/19]

Li   Tong Li was one of twelve keynote speakers at the 2019 China Meeting of the Econometric Society held in Guangzhou, China, on June 18-20. The title of his keynote speech was “Efficacy of a Bidder Training Program in Procurement Auctions with Selection and Entry,” and it is based on the joint work with Dakshina De Silva (Lancaster University) and Jun Zhao (Ph.D. candidate at Vanderbilt). [7/19] 

Turner
Beach Hu Packham Quincy

 

We are pleased to welcome 5 new faculty members to the department!  Lesley J. Turner, Brian Beach, Malin Hu, Analisa Packham, and Sarah Quincy will join us in Fall 2019.  Read more about them HERE. [7/19]

Zimran  

Ariell Zimran  has been awarded a Research Scholar Grant by Vanderbilt for his project, "Like an Ink Blot on Paper: Testing the Diffusion Hypothesis of Mass Migration, Italy 1875-1920."  [6/19]

Sasaki  

Yuya Sasaki, along with Ph.D. candidate Harold Chiang , has published an article entitled, "Causal Inference by Quantile Regression Kink Designs" in the June issue of the Journal of Econometrics. [6/19]

Marcus  

Michelle Marcus recently presented her work at two conferences. On May 17th, she presented her paper, "Aerobic Capacity and Pollution at Schools," at the Midwest Health Economics Conference (MHEC) in Ann Arbor, MI. On May 30th, she presented "Testing the Water: Drinking Water Quality, Public Notification, and School Outcomes," at the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) conference in Lake Tahoe, NV. [6/1]

Zimran  

Ariell Zimran has been named a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and the William C. Bark National Fellow at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University, for the 2019-20 academic year. [6/19]

Crucini  

Mario Crucini gave a Commodore Lecture to Vanderbilt Alumni in Knoxville in April entitled, "Brexit:  In the Context of Broader Historical Tariff Disputes." [5/19]

Pedro  

Pedro Sant'Anna has had a paper published in The Journal of Econometrics.  Entitled "Specification Tests for the Propensity Score," the piece will appear in the June 2019 issue. [5/19]

Yellen  

Janet Yellen, former Chair of the Federal Reserve, was the Spring 2019 Steine Lecturer.  She participated in a wide-ranging conversation with department chair  Peter Rousseau about her time as Fed chair and other issues of economic interest to the University community on April 4, 2019.  She was also kind enough to meet with our graduate students. [1/10]

In June, John Weymark presented “Legislative Bargaining and Partisan Delegation,” written with Thomas Choate (Graduate School of Business, Stanford University) and Alan Wiseman (Department of Political Science, Vanderbilt University), at the Society for Economic Design conference held at Corvinus University in Budapest.  In July, he presented “Demographic Issues in Formal Models of Population Axiologies” at the Oxford Workshop on Global Priorities Research held at the Global Priorities Institute, Oxford University.  Also in July, he presented “Feasible Shared Destiny Risk Distributions,” written with Thibault Gajdos (Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive, Aix-Marseille University) and Claudio Zoli (Department of Economics, University of Verona), at the Society for Economic Inequality conference held at the Paris School of Economics.  In August, he presented "Majority Rule and Selfishly Optimal Nonlinear Income Tax Schedules with Discrete Skill Levels,” written with Craig Brett (Department of Economics, Mount Allison University), at the Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance held at the University of Glasgow.