Econometrics Workshop

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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Spring 2018

March 22
Frank Schorfheide, University of Pennsylvania

April 12
Francis Vella, Georgetown University

Fall 2018

September 20
Adam Rosen, Duke University

November 1
Federico Bandi, Johns Hopkins University

 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

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
“The Exact Distribution of the t-Ratio with Robust and Clustered Standard Errors”

Abstract: This paper derives a computable form for the exact distribution of the White and cluster-robust t-ratio in the linear regression model, under the assumption of i.i.d. normal errors. The exact distribution can be quite different from the conventional normal and t approximations when the regression design is highly leveraged. The exact distribution eliminates this distortion.

December 6 - (Note day and time change Wednesday,  4:15 - 5:45pm)
Sungkyung Lee, Rutgers University (Graduate Student)

December 13 (Note change in day and time Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:30pm)
Mingmian Cheng


Upcoming Events

Fri Oct 19 @ 2:00PM - 03:30PM
Empirical Microeconomics
No Seminar
Mon Oct 22 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
Macroeconomic Theory , Money, History and Finance
Sir Paul Tucker, Harvard University (*Monday)
Wed Oct 24 @ 3:45PM - 05:15PM
Micro Theory/Experimental Seminar
Tomas Sjostrom, Rutgers University
Thu Oct 25 @ 1:15PM - 03:30PM
Yixiao (Ethan) Jiang, Rutgers University (Graduate Student)
Fri Oct 26 @ 2:00PM - 03:30PM
Empirical Microeconomics
Alexander Eble, Columbia University
Tue Oct 30 @ 2:50PM - 04:50PM
Macroeconomic Theory
Ryuichiro Izumi, Rutgers University (graduate student)
Wed Oct 31 @ 3:45PM - 05:15PM
Micro Theory/Experimental Seminar
Juan Pablo Xandri, Princeton University
Thu Nov 01 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Federico Bandi, Johns Hopkins University
Fri Nov 02 @ 2:00PM - 03:30PM
Empirical Microeconomics
Doug Kruse, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor
Mon Nov 05 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
Money, History and Finance
Gustavo Del Angelo, CIDE Mexico City
Tue Nov 06 @ 2:50PM - 04:20PM
Macroeconomic Theory
Laura Veldkamp, Columbia University
Wed Nov 07 @ 3:45PM - 05:15PM
Micro Theory/Experimental Seminar
Guillaume Frechette, New York University
Thu Nov 08 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Mehmet Caner, Ohio State University
Fri Nov 09 @ 2:00PM - 03:30PM
Empirical Microeconomics
Julia Bredtmann, RWI Essen
Mon Nov 12 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
Money, History and Finance
Greg Clark, University of California - Davis