Econ 251, Labor Economics Seminar

Spring 2008

Organizer: Professor E. Moretti
E-mail: moretti@econ.berkeley.edu
Office Hours: By appoinment.
* Note Change in Day, Location and Time
Seminar Room: 608-7 Evans
Schedule: Thursday, 2-4 PM

Jan 24*

Note: Time changed to 4-6 p.m.
Alexander Gelber, Harvard University

"Taxation and Family Labor Supply"
Joint with Recruitment Seminar

Jan 31*

Note: Time changed to 4-6 p.m.
Patrick Kline, Yale University

"Do Local Economic Development Programs Work? Evidence from the Federal Empowerment Zone Program"

(with Matias Busso)
Joint with Recruitment Seminar

Feb 7

Edward Miguel, University of California, Berkeley

"Spring Cleaning: A Randomized Evaluation of Source Water Quality Improvement"

(with Michael Kremer, Jessica Leino, and Alix Peterson Zwane)

Feb 14

Ulrike Malmendier, University of California, Berkeley

"With a Little Help from My (Random) Friends:

Success and Failure in Post-Business School Entrepreneurship"

(with Josh Lerner)

Feb 21

Jane Cooley, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Desegregation and the Achievement Gap: Do Diverse Peers Help?"

Feb 28

Carlos Dobkin,University of California, Santa Cruz

"The Drinking Age, Alcohol Consumption, Mortality and Crime"

(with Christopher Carpenter)

Mar 3*

Monday, 2-4 p.m., 608-7 Evans
Chris Mayer, Columbia University

"The Inefficiency of Refinancing: Why Prepayment Penalties Are Good for Risky Borrowers"

Joint with Public Finance Seminar

Mar 13

Paul Gertler, University of California, Berkeley

"Empowering Women: How Mexico's Conditional Cash Transfer Program Raised Prenatal Care Quality and Birth Weight"

(with Sarah L. Barber)

Mar 20

Rucker Johnson, University of California, Berkeley

"Health Dynamics and the Evolution of Health Inequality Over the Life Course: The Importance of Neighborhood and Family Background"

Mar 27Spring Break - No Meeting
Apr 3

Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton University

"Going Off Parole: How the Elimination of Discretionary Prison Release Affects the Social Cost of Crime"

Apr 10

Raquel Fernandez, New York University

 "Culture as Learning: The Evolution of Female Labor Force Participation over a Century"

Apr 14*Monday, 2-4 p.m., 608-7 Evans
Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute
Joint with Public Finance Seminar
Apr 24

Nick Bloom, Stanford University

The Organization of Firms Across Countries

(with Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenan)

Apr 30*Wednesday, 4-5:30 p.m., 608-7 Evans
Edward Glaeser, Harvard University
Joint with Departmental Seminar
May 5*Monday, 2-4 p.m., 608-7 Evans
Robert Margo, Boston University
Joint with Public Finance Seminar