Workshop Schedule

Fall 2013/Spring 2014 Schedule

(Last Updated 4/01/14)

Looking for schedules from previous years? See the Workshop Archives.

Please note new standard time for seminars: 1:30 – 2:30 pm!

 8/23/13  Title: Discussion of The Oregon Experiment: Effects of Medicaid on Clinical Outcomes (by Katherine Baicker and colleagues)
Location/Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm, 211 Gardner Hall, UNC Economics
Link to paper
 9/6 Brett Matsumoto (PhD Candidate, UNC Econ)
Title: Review of Rational Addiction Models
Location/Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm, 09 Gardner Hall (Basement), UNC Economics
9/20 Forrest Spence (PhD Candidate, UNC Econ)
Title:
Peer Effects: discussion of ‘Estimating the Effects of Friendship Networks on Health Behaviors of Adolescents’ (by Jason Fletcher and Stephen Ross)
Location/Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm, 09 Gardner Hall (Basement), UNC Economics
Link to paper
9/25 Robin Lee (NYU)
Title:
Insurer Competition and Negotiated Hospital Prices
Location/Time:
3:30 – 5:00 pm, 211 Gardner Hall, UNC Economics
Link to paper
10/4 No session – Econometrics Conference at UNC
Conference Schedule
10/18 No seminar, UNC Fall Break
10/30 Nick Papageorge (Johns Hopkins)
Title:
Why Medical Innovation is Valuable: Health, Human Capital and the Labor Market
Location/Time:
3:30- 5:00 pm, 211 Gardner Hall, UNC Economics
Link to paper
11/1 Riha Vaidya (PhD Candidate, UNC Econ)
Title:
Demand for Health: An Empirical Model of Health Production in China
Location/Time: 
1:30 – 2:30 pm, 1101F McGavran-Greenberg Hall, Health Policy and Management, UNC
Link to paper
11/5  Jonathan Kolstad (Wharton)
Title:
Health Insurance for “Humans”: Information Frictions, Plan Choice, and Consumer Welfare
Location/Time:
3:30 – 5:00 pm, 111 Social Sciences, Duke Economics
Please note: Session is on a Tuesday
Link to paper
11/12  Mark Duggan(Wharton)
Title: TBA
Location/Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm, 111 Social Sciences, Duke Economics
Please note: Session is on a Tuesday
11/13 Chris Cronin (PhD Candidate, UNC Econ)
Title:
TBA
Location/Time:
3:30 – 5:00 pm, 211 Gardner Hall, UNC Economics
12/6 Didem Pekkurnaz (PhD Candidate, UNC Econ)
Title: The Effects of Maternal Employment and Non-Parental Child Care on Early Childhood Development
Location/Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm, 1101F McGavran-Greenberg Hall, Health Policy and Management, UNC
Link to paper
2/06/2014
(Thursday)
Heather Royer (Applied Microeconomics, UCSB)
Title: The Impact of Education on Family Formation: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the UK (with Damon Clark and Michael Geruso)
Location/Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm, 211 Gardner Hall, UNC Economics
Link to paper
2/20
(Thursday)
Katherine Baicker (Harvard School of Public Health)
Title:
The Costs and Benefits of Expanding Medicaid: Evidence from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment
Location/Time:
4:00 – 5:00 pm, 133 Rosenau Hall, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC
3/19 Heidi Williams (MIT)
Title: How do patents affect follow-on innovation? Evidence from the assignment of patent applications to examiners
Location/Time:
1:15 – 2:45 pm, Lilly Classroom, Fuqua School of Business, Duke
Please note: Session is on a Wednesday
4/11 Joseph Newhouse (Harvard)
Title: TBA
Location/Time: 1o:00 – 11:00 am, 1301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall, UNC

Workshop format and locations

Workshops are on Fridays unless indicated otherwise. Workshops are from several different series, so  please note different times and locations.

Parking and Maps

The UNC Sheps Center is at 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (formerly Airport Rd.); parking permits can be obtained from the second floor receptionist.

Information on other visitor parking at UNC is at http://www.dps.unc.edu/Parking/visitor/visitorlotlocations/visitorlotlocations.cfm.

A campus visitor parking map is available at http://www.dps.unc.edu/maps/visitor/Visitor.pdf

Maps and directions to the Fuqua School of Business can be found here: http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/documents/programs/campus_map.pdf

Note: Information on the time and location of seminars at Duke should be confirmed by going to: http://faculty.fuqua.duke.edu/~dbr1/health/seminar.html

Directions to RTI:

Directions from I-40 towards RTP: Exit on Davis Drive and go north to Cornwallis (If you get to M54 you are going South).  Turn left on Cornwallis; the next traffic light is at the entrance to RTI’s main campus on your left. Turn left at the light onto Institute Drive.  Go past your first opportunity to turn into a parking lot on your left, and park somewhere in the next large lot on your left. Facing the buildings you see uphill from the lot, Cox is the middle one in the array from left to right. Check in at the Cox security desk at the main entrance facing the parking lot, and obtain visitor badges. RTI staff will
escort you to the conference room.

Directions from Southbound on Durham Freeway: Take the Cornwallis road exit and at the top of the ramp turn left. At the next light turn right onto Institute drive and into RTI’s main campus. Go past your first opportunity to turn into a parking lot on your left, and park somewhere in the next large lot on your left. Facing the buildings you see uphill from the lot, Cox is the middle one in the array from left to right. Check in at the Cox security desk at the main entrance facing the parking lot, and obtain  visitor badges. RTI staff will escort you to the conference room.

HPM 815

Doctoral students may register for the workshop for one credit hour, with permission of the instructor Marisa Domino. Students must attend each session and participate in the discussion of the papers. Economics 710 is a prerequisite.

For more information

To be added to the e-mail announcement and paper distribution list, send an email with “Subscribe  THEW” in the body of the text to listserv@unc.edu. For other information contact Marisa Domino  (mdomino@email.unc.edu, 919-966-3891) or Donna Gilleskie (donna_gilleskie@unc.edu). For schedule updates see http://www.unc.edu/the.

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