ECON 3810CHFRA: The Labor Economics Workshop

ECON 3810CHFRA: The Labor Economics Workshop

113625 – Section 001
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department: Economics
Faculty: Lawrence Katz, Roland Fryer, and Amanda Pallais
Spring 2016-2017
Day and Time: Weds., 4:00pm - 5:30pm 
Credit Level: 
Outside speakers present research concerning the operation of labor markets. Students must complete both parts of this course (parts A and B) within the same academic year in order to receive credit.
Exam Group: 
Textbook Information: 
Currently no textbook information is available for this course. Please check back or visit the Harvard Coop.
Cross Registration: 
Eligible for cross-registration with permission of instructor/subject to availability.

For a printable schedule, see the syllabus page.  All workshops meet in Littauer M-16, North Yard, Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30pm unless noted. Papers are posted 1-2 weeks before the presentation. If you cannot access a paper on the website, please email:

Last updated on January 17, 2017

Spring 2017 Schedule of Speakers


Speaker Title

February 8

Ufuk Akcigit
(University of Chicago)

"The Rise of American Ingenuity: Innovation and Inventors of the Golden Age"
with John Grigsby (Univ of Chicago) & Tom Nicholas (HBS)

February 15

Rafael Lalive
(University of Lausanne)

 "How do Pension Wealth Shocks affect Working and Claiming?"
with Stefan Staubli (Univ of Calgary)

February 22

Amanda Agan
(Rutgers University)
"Ban the Box, Criminal Records, and Statistical Discrimination: A Field Experiment"
with Sonja Starr (Univ of Michigan)

Joint with Public Finance
February 27, Monday

Janet Currie
(Princeton University)
"Medicaid Managed Care and Exploding ADHD and Asthma Caseloads"

March 1

No Meeting

Joint with Public Finance
March 6, Monday

Neale Mahoney
(University of Chicago, Booth)
"Provider Incentives and Healthcare Costs: Evidence from Long-Term Care Hospitals" (with Liran Einav and Amy Finkelstein)

March 8

No Meeting

March 16

Spring Break

Joint with Public Finance
March 20, Monday

Heidi Williams

"The More We Die, The More We Sell? A Simple Test of the Home-Market Effect"
with Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson, and Margaret Kyle

March 22

No Meeting

March 29

No Meeting Department Seminar Week

April 5

Josh Angrist

"Uber vs Taxi: A Driver's Eye View"

Joint with Public Finance 
April 12

Michael Greenstone
(University of Chicago)

Joint with Public Finance
April 17, Monday

Kyle Herkenhoff
(University of Minnesota)

April 19

No Meeting

Joint with Public Finance
April 26

Daron Acemoglu

"Robots and Jobs: Evidence from US Labor Markets"




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