Presentation Schedule

 

2018 Presentation Schedule

Friday, April 21, 9:00 – 11:50 AM                

Paper presentations 1A in Healy Hall 104        Session Chair: Prof. Robert Cumby

  • 9:00 - 9:40 ~ David Alzate, “Poor Targeted Social Programs and Labor Informality in Latin America:  The Case of Mexico’s Progresa CCT
  • 9:40 - 10:20 ~ Ryan Mather, “Determinants of Diversification: A Study of Ecuadorian Exports
  • 10:20 - 10:30 ~ Break
  • 10:30 - 11:10 ~ Connor Regan, “Credit Ratings and the Pricing of Sovereign Default Risk: A Retreat to Moderation?
  • 11:10 - 11:50 ~ Christina Cheung, “Eliminating the Penny in Canada: An Economic Analysis of Penny-Rounding on Grocery Items

Paper presentations 1B in Healy Hall 105        Session Chair: Prof. Rodney Ludema

  • 9:00 - 9:40 ~ Duy Mai, “Lobbying Preferences and International Environmental Agreements”                   
  • 9:40 - 10:20 ~ Sebastian Senlle, “Public Capital Investment: Does Infrastructure Spur Growth?
  • 10:20 - 10:30 ~ Break
  • 10:30 - 11:10 ~ Tuyet Anh Tran, “FDI, Political Risk, and Inequality in Host Countries”

Friday, April 21, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Paper presentations 2A in Maguire 101            Session Chair: Prof. Marko Klasnja

  • 2:00 - 2:40 ~ Alex Weinberg, “The Effect of Immigration on Political Polarization: Evidence From Europe
  • 2:40 - 3:20 ~ Stephan Hobler, “Disappearing Jobs and Displaced Workers: Does Education Matter?
  • 3:20 - 4:00 ~ Aditya Pande, “Measuring Returns to Innovation: Patent Quality and Federal R&D Spending

Paper presentations 2B in Maguire 102            Session Chair: Prof. Shareen Joshi

  • 2:00 - 2:40 ~ Quan Xue, “Returns to Schooling in Indonesia: A Household Consumption Approach
  • 2:40 - 3:20 ~ Jack Thiemel, “The Health and Migration Effects of Rising Groundwater Salinity in Coastal Bangladesh
  • 3:20 - 4:00 ~ Wessam Kanes, “Returns to Education on Poverty Reduction & Labor Market Outcomes in Rural China"

Saturday, April 22, 9:00 – 11:00 AM            

Paper presentations 3A in Healy Hall 103        Session Chair: Prof. Olga Timoshenko

  • 9:00 - 9:40 ~ Arjun Krishnan, “The Effect of Aid on Transparency: IDA Threshold-Crossing as a Quasi-Experiment
  • 9:40 - 10:20 ~ Jonah Kelly, “Jewish Network Effects in Israeli Trade
  • 10:20 - 11:00 ~ Tristan Byrne, “Gentrification and Displacement

Paper presentations 3B in Healy Hall 104        Session Chair: Prof. Daniel Cao

  • 9:00 - 9:40 ~ Daniel Sanchez, “International Monetary Policy Spillover in Colombia: An SVAR Analysis
  • 9:40 - 10:20 ~ Sitong Ding, “Bounded Rationality in Rules of Price Adjustment and the Phillips Curve”
  • 10:20 - 11:00 ~ May Nguyen, “Herd Behavior Among Hedge Funds and Its Effects on Funds’ Returns and Survival Profiles"

Saturday, April 22, 1:00 – 3:00 PM  

Paper presentations 4A in Healy Hall 103        Session Chair: Prof. Christopher Griffin

  • 1:00 - 1:40 ~ Olivia Bisel,  “Do Renewable Energy Commitments Benefit Shareholders? A Quasi-Experimental Event Study
  • 1:40 - 2:20 ~ Darya Labok & Filip Drazdou, “Raspberries vs Wheat: Economic Sophistication as a New Predictor of Income Volatility
  • 2:20 - 3:00 ~ Jake Owen, “Substituting Matchday Attendance for TV Broadcasts: The Case of the English Football League

Paper presentations 4B in Healy Hall 104        Session Chair: Prof. Charles Udomsaph

  • 1:00 - 1:40 ~ Bea Garcia Quiroga, “The Effects on Social Welfare of Emergency Low Emissions Zones: An Application to Barcelona
  • 1:40 - 2:20 ~ Jonathan Kaufmann, “The Economic Impact of Psychological Distress on Former Child Soldiers
  • 2:20 - 3:00 ~ Van Anh Le, “Does Agglomeration Account for Process Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam?