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Econometrics Workshop


Coordinators:
Fall 2017 - Norman Swanson and Roger Klein
Spring 2018
- Yuan Liao and Xiye Yang

  • All seminars will be held in the New Jersey Hall 3rd Floor Library on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
  • Papers can be downloaded from the Department's website when available in advance.
  • Schedule of Dates and Speakers may change.

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Fall 2017

September 14
Yixiao (Ethan) Jiang, Rutgers University (Graduate Studen)
"The Profits and Perils of Rapport: Pass-throughs and Conflicts of Interest in Credit Ratings"


October 5
Hiroaki Kaido, Boston University


Friday, November 3 (*Note change in day)
Simon Lee, Columbia University
"IDENTIFYING THE EFFECT OF PERSUASION" with Sung Jae Jun

Abstract: In this paper, we set up an econometric model of persuasion, point out the key parameters of interest, and study identification of these parameters. We employ the potential outcome framework to define the persuasion rate and characterize identification of the impacts of persuasion under various data scenarios. We illustrate our findings by applying them to two strands of the literature: the effects of media on voting and door-to-door fund raising. Our empirical results show that the heterogeneous effect of persuasion is ubiquitous among all of our applications and that the estimates of the persuasive effects can be compared across different studies under weak conditions on underlying economic and econometric models.


November 9 - CANCELLED
Weiqi Xiong, Rutgers University (Graduate Student)


November 16
Mingmian Cheng, Rutgers University (Graduate Student)


November 30
Bruce Hansen, University of Wisconsin


December 7
Sungkyung Lee, Rutgers University (Graduate Student)




Spring 2018

March 1
Frank Schorfheide, University of Pennsylvania


April 12
Francis Vella, Georgetown University


Contact Us

New Jersey Hall, Room 202
75 Hamilton Street, (CAC)
New Brunswick, NJ
08901-1248
P  (848) 932-7363 (undergraduate)
P  (848) 932-7451 (graduate)
F  (732) 932-7416
Thomas Prusa - Department Chair
Donna Ghilino - Senior Department Administrator
Barry Sopher - Undergraduate Program Director
Hilary Sigman - Graduate Program Director
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Graduate Advisor