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In this workshop, new applied economics research and applied economics research papers, as well as related topics, are presented by Booth faculty and PhD students, as well as by invited speakers.

In accordance with university guidance, and out of concern for our community and guest speakers, we will continue hosting our Winter Spring 2021 speaker series virtually.

The health and well-being of the UChicago community and our guests is our top priority, and we appreciate your understanding as we take steps to minimize the risk to the university community. We will post updated information to this page as it becomes available. Please note that the Zoom links for each week will be sent out via the listserv. See below for further information.

Please contact Andres Villatoro, workshop administrator, if you would like to be added to the listserv for weekly updates with Zoom Links.

When possible, links to the workshop papers are posted to this page for printing. Occasionally, speakers opt not to circulate their papers. Therefore, the link will be unavailable.

Spring 2021


Date Time Topic Speaker Institution
March 31 1:20–2:50 p.m. On the Economic Origins of Restrictions on Women's Sexuality Anke Becker Harvard Business School
April 7 1:20–2:50 p.m

The Lasting Legacy of Seasonal Influenza: In-utero Exposure and Labor Market Outcomes

Hannes Schwandt Northwestern
April 14 1:20–2:50 p.m. It Ain't Where You're From, it's Where You're At: Hiring Origins, Firm Heterogeneity, and Wages. Raffaele Saggio University of British Columbia
April 21 1:20–2:50 p.m. CANCELLED
April 28 1:20–2:50 p.m. Monopsony and Employer Mis-Optimization Explain Why Wages Bunch at Round Numbers Arin Dube UMass Amherst
May 5 1:20–2:50 p.m. Making the Most of Limited Government Capacity: Theory and Experiment Sylvain Chassang Princeton
May 12 1:20–2:50 p.m. Search Frictions and Product Design in the Municipal Bond Market
Giulia Brancaccio Cornell
May 19 1:20–2:50 p.m. TBA Nathan Nunn Harvard
May 26
1:20–2:50 p.m. TBA Kory Kroft U Toronto
June 5 1:20–2:50 p.m. TBA Chris Walters Berkeley