Economics

Iowa Alumni Workshops

2015 Alumni Workshop

Sponsored by the Clarence Tow Fund

Saturday, March 28, 2014

W401 Pappajohn Business Building

9:15–10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast, W404 PBB

10:00–11:00 a.m.Chair: Michael Choi (University of Iowa)

German Cubas (University of Houston) - Progressive Taxation and Risky Career Choices

James Feigenbaum (Utah State University) - Transition Dynamics of a Mass Deportation or Emigration

11:00–11:30 a.m.Break

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Chair: Alice Schoonbroodt (University of Iowa)

David Fuller (University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh) - A Dynamic Analysis of Sectoral Mismatch and the Wage-Tenure Profile

Michael Andrews (University of Iowa) - Product Characteristic Choice with Heterogeneous Firms

12:30–2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00–3:30 p.m.Chair: Alexandre Poirier (University of Iowa)

Anne Villamil (University of Iowa) - Entrepreneurs, Risk Aversion and Firm Dynamics

Ali Soliman (British University of Cairo, Egypt) - Islamic Finance and a Zero-Interest Economy: A Convergence?

3:30–4:00 p.m.

Break

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Chair: Nicholas Yannelis (University of Iowa)

Barry Sopher (Rutgers University) - Behavioral Economics: Constraint-based Analysis of Complex Economic Environments

Wei He (University of Iowa) - The Diffuseness of Incomplete Information Game

6 p.m.Reception/Dinner, Plaza Room at Hotel VETRO
Downtown Iowa City (next to the Sheraton Hotel)

2014 Alumni Workshop

Sponsored by the Clarence Tow Fund

Saturday, March 29, 2014

W401 Pappajohn Business Building

8:30–9:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast, W404 PBB

9:15–10:45 a.m.Chair: Alice Schoonbroodt (University of Iowa)

Nicole Simpson (Colgate University) - Single Mothers and the Earned Income Tax Credit: Insurance Without Disincentives?

Lev Lvovskiy (University of Iowa) - ART vs Abortion: Explaining Trends in Child Adoption

Linnea A. Polgreen (University of Iowa) - Do Statins Protect Against Pneumonia

10:45–11:00 p.m.Break

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Chair: Kyungmin (Teddy) Kim (University of Iowa)

Philip J. Erickson (University of Iowa) - Information Asymmetries in the Market for Training Lawyers

Barry Sopher (Rutgers University) - Laboratory Analysis of Intertemporal Planning with Temptation, or Anticipating Your Lazy, Disorganized Self

12:00–1:30 p.m. Lunch, W404 PBB

1:30–2:30 p.m.Chair: Michael Choi (University of Iowa)

Kartik Athreya (Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond) - Labor Market Upheaval, Default Regulations, and Consumer Debt

Enchuan Shao (Bank of Canada) - Understanding Demand for Currency

James Feigenbaum (Utah State University) - Optimal Decumulation of Assets in General Equilibrium

2:30–3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Chair: John Solow (University of Iowa)

Christopher J. Neely (Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis) - How Persistent are Monetary Policy Effects at the Zero Lower Bound?

Chander S. Kochar (University of Iowa) - Ramsey, Mirrlees and Consumption Taxes

6 p.m.Reception/Dinner, Carver Room at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Iowa City

2013 Alumni Workshop

Sponsored by the Clarence Tow Fund

Saturday, April 6, 2013

8:30–9:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast, W401 PBB

9:15–10:45 a.m.Chair: Alice Schoonbroodt (University of Iowa)

Latchezar Popov (University of Virginia) - The Political Economy of Entry Barriers

Larry Warren (University of Iowa) - Search Effort and Labor Force Participation in a Model of Directed Search

Cheng-Zhong Qin (University of California, Santa Barbara) - A Unification of
Solutions to the Bargaining Problem

10:45–11:00 p.m.Break

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Chair: George Neumann (University of Iowa)

Shawn Ulrick (Iowa Alum) - The Oaxaca Decomposition Generalized to a Continuous Group Variable

Dohyoung Kwon (University of Iowa) - Trends in Earnings Inequality:
A Cross-country Analysis

12:00–1:30 p.m. Lunch, W401 PBB

1:30–2:30 p.m.Chair: Kyungmin (Teddy) Kim (University of Iowa)

Barry Sopher (Rutgers University) - An Experiment on Partnership Protocols for Bilateral Trade with Incomplete Information

Husnain Ahmad (University of Iowa) - Endogenous Price Expectations as Reference Points in Auctions

2:30–3:00 p.m.Break

3:00–4:00 p.m.Chair: Alan Gelder (University of Iowa)

Gunay Hikmet (University of Manitoba) - Waiting for Signalling Quality

William Polley (Western Illinois University) - The Rhetoric of Opportunity Cost

6 p.m.Reception/Dinner, Carver Room at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Iowa City

2012 Alumni Workshop

Workshop schedule

2011 Alumni Workshop

The 2011 workshop has been canceled.

2010 Iowa Alumni Workshop

Sponsored by the Clarence Tow Fund

Saturday, April 10, 2010

W401 Pappajohn Business Building

8:30–9:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast, W401 PBB

9:15–10:45 a.m. Chair: John Hejkal (Tenaska Inc.)

Yaping Shan (University of Iowa)—Repeated Moral Hazard in Multistage R&D

Cheng-Zhong Qin (UC Santa Barbara)—An Explicit Approach to Modeling Finite-
Order Beliefs and Applications

James Chapman (Bank of Canada)—Bounding Best-Response Violations in
Discriminatory Auctions with Private Values
(coauthors: David McAdams and Harry
Paarsch)

11 a.m.–Noon Chair: Bill Polley (Western Illinois)

Michael Sposi (University of Iowa)—Trade Barriers, Relative Prices and Productivity

David Fuller (Concordia)—Efficient Labor Force Participation with Search and Bargaining (coauthor: Bryan Engelhardt)

Noon–1:30 p.m. Lunch, W401 PBB

1:30–3 p.m. Chair: Bryce Kanago (University of Northern Iowa)

Martin Lopez-Daneri (University of Iowa)—The Macroeconomic Effects of a
Negative Income tax

Latchezar Popov (University of Virginia)—Capital Accumulation and Distribution in an Economy with Private Information (coauthors: B. Ravikumar and Aubhik Khan)

Enchuan Shao (Bank of Canada)—Counterfeit Quality and Verification in a Monetary Exchange (coauthor: Ben S.C. Fung)

3–3:30 p.m. Coffee Break, W401 PBB

3:30–4:30 p.m. Chair: Hari Govindan (University of Iowa)

Wenbiao Cai (University of Iowa)—A Quantitative Investigation of Agricultural
Productivity Across Countries

Necati Tekatli (U Autonoma de Barcelona), Comovements in Corporate Waves
(coauthor: Gonul Colak)

6 p.m. Reception and Dinner at HOTEL VETRO

2009 Iowa Alumni Workshop

Sponsored by the Clarence Tow Fund

Saturday, April 4, 2009

W401 Pappajohn Business Building

8:30–9:15 a.m.Continental Breakfast, W401 PBB

9:15–10:45 a.m.Chair: Dan Kovenock (University of Iowa)

Gagan Ghosh (University of Iowa)—Efficiency in a Class of Multi-Unit Auctions

Hikmet Gunay (University of Manitoba)—Exposure Problem in Multi-Unit Auctions

Abdullah Yavas (Pennsylvania State University)—Boom and Bust Periods in Real Estate versus Financial Markets: An Experimental Study (coauthor: Nuriddin Ikromov)

11 a.m.–NoonChair: Shawn Ulrick (Federal Trade Commission)

Piyusha Mutreja (University of Iowa)—Capital Composition, International Trade and Cross-Country Income Differences

Michael Waugh (NYU Stern and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)—Specialization, Economic Development and Aggregate Productivity Differences (coauthor: David Lagakos)

Noon–1:30 p.m.MLunch, W401 PBB

1:30–3 p.m.Chair: Bryce Kanago (University of Northern Iowa)

Todd Walker (Indiana University)—Fiscal Foresight and Information Flows (coauthors: Eric Leeper and Shu-Chun Yang)

James Chapman (Bank of Canada)—Central Bank Haircut Policy (coauthors: Jonathan Chiu and Miguel Molico)

James Feigenbaum (University of Pittsburgh)—Optimal Irrational Behavior (coauthors: James Feigenbaum, Frank Caliendo, and Emin Gahramanov)

3–3:30 p.m.Coffee Break, W401 PBB

3:30–4:30 p.m.Chair: Dave DeJong (University of Pittsburgh)

Ahmet Akyol (York University)—Consumption and Credit in a Life-Cycle Model with Limited Commitment (coauthor: Kartik Athreya)

Nicole Simpson (Colgate University)—The Market for Private School Loans: The Intergenerational Transmission of Credit Scores (coauthor: Felicia Ionescu)

6 p.m.Reception and Dinner at Hotel Vetro

2008 Iowa Alumni Workshop

Sponsored by the Clarence Tow Fund

Saturday, March 29, 2008

W401 Pappajohn Business Building

8:30–9:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast, W401 PBB

9:30–10:30 a.m.Chair: Hari Govindan (University of Iowa)

Brent Hickman (University of Iowa)—Electronic Auctions

Andriy Norets (Princeton University)—Bayesian Estimation of Heterogeneous Preferences in Simple Game-theoretic Models

10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.Chair: Christopher Otrok (University of Virginia)

Young Sik Kim (Seoul National University)—Quantitative Implications of Liquidity Constraints for Asset Prices and Monetary Policy (coauthor: Won Jun Nah)

Christopher J. Neely (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)—The Dynamic Interaction of Order Flows and the CAD/USD Exchange Rate (coauthor: Nikola Gradojevic)

Bryce Kanago (University of Northern Iowa)—The Natural Rate of Unemployment: A Dynamic Panel Analysis of Cross-State Data (coauthor: George Davis)

12:15–1:30 p.m.Lunch, W401 PBB

1:30–2:30 p.m.Chair: Pedro Silos (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)

John Hejkal (University of Iowa) — Diffusion and Long-Run Mortality Decline

German Cubas (University of Iowa) — Accounting for Cross-Country Income Differences with Public Capital

2:30–3:30 p.m.Chair: Linda Wong (SUNY Binghamton)

Felicia Ionescu (Colgate University) and Linnea Polgreen (University of Iowa) — Brain Drain and Public Funding for Higher Education in the U.S.

Kartik Athreya (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond), A Quantitative Theory of Information and Unsecured Credit (coauthors: Xuan Tam and Eric Young)

3–4 p.m.Coffee Break, W401 PBB

4–4:30 p.m.Chair: Dwight Steward (Econ One Research)

Thomas Rietz (University of Iowa), Product Market Efficiency: The Bright Side of Myopic, Uninformed, and Passive External Finance (coauthors: Thomas H. Noe and Michael J. Rebello)

6 p.m.Reception and Dinner at Hotel Vetro