Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Economic Research

Applied Micro Summer Conference Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco July 14-16, 2010

July 14 - July 16, 2010

Wednesday, July 14

Session I: Race and Discrimination

9 – 10 a.m. The Obama Effect on Economic Outcomes: Evidence from Event Studies
Stefano DellaVigna (UC Berkeley)
10 – 11 a.m. The Visible Hand: Race and Online Market Outcomes
Jennifer Doleac (Stanford), Luke Stein (Stanford)
11 – 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Detecting Discrimination in Audit and Correspondence Studies
David Neumark (UC Irvine)
12:30 – 2 p.m. Lunch

Session II: Crime and Malfeasance

2 – 3 p.m. Thieves, Thugs, and Neighborhood Poverty
David Bjerk (Claremont-McKenna)
3 – 4 p.m. Drawn into Violence: Evidence on ‘What Makes a Criminal’ from the Vietnam Draft Lotteries
Jason Lindo (U. of Oregon), Charles Stoecker
4 – 4:30 p.m. Break
4:30 – 5:30 pm.. The Prevalence and Impact of Misstated Incomes on Mortgage Loan Applications
McKinley Blackburn (U. of South Carolina), Todd Vermilyea
 

Thursday, July 15

Session III: Immigration

9 – 10 a.m. Cracks in the Melting Pot: Immigration, School Choice, and Segregation
Ethan Lewis (Dartmouth), Elizabeth Cascio
10 – 11 a.m. Rethinking the Area Approach in an Open Economy: Immigrants in California, 1960-2005
Giovanni Peri (UC Davis and FRBSF)
11 – 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. What Are the Effects of State Level Legislation Against the Hiring of Unauthorized Immigrants?
Sara Bohn (PPIC), Magnus Lofstrom, Steven Raphael
12:30 – 2 p.m. Lunch

Session IV: Urban issues

2 – 3 p.m. Job Location, Neighborhood Change, and Gentrification
Jed Kolko (PPIC)
3 – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. The Impact of Residential Density on Vehicle Usage and Fuel Consumption
David Brownstone (UC Irvine), Jinwon Kim

Special session: Wine Economics

4:30 – 5 p.m. Do Expert Ratings Measure Quality? The Case of Restaurant Wine Lists
Orley Ashenfelter (Princeton), Craig Riddell (U. of British Columbia)
5 – 6:30 p.m. Reception
 

Friday, July 16

Session V: Behavioral questions

9 – 10 a.m. Book Translations as Idea Flows: The Effects of the Collapse of Communism on the Diffusion of Knowledge
Isabelle Sin (Stanford), Ran Abramitzky
10 – 11 a.m. Positive Affect and Overconfidence
Homa Zarghamee (Santa Clara), John Ifcher
11 – 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Liquidity Constraints, Household Wealth, and Self-Employment: The Case of Older Workers (graphs)
Julie Zissimopoulos (Rand Corp.), Qian Gu, Lynn Karoly
12:30 – 2 p.m. Lunch

Session VI: Program Evaluation

2 – 3 p.m. Testing Paternalism: Cash vs. In-kind Transfers in Rural Mexico
Jesse Cunha (Stanford)
3 – 4 p.m. Model Specification Tests and the Estimation of Treatment Effects: An Application with Random and Non-Random Administrative Records
Ken Couch (U. of Connecticut)
, Tao Chen
Authors in bold will be presenters.

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