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September 30, 2016 - 12:00am

7th Annual Postdoctoral Fellows Conference

7th Annual Postdoctoral Fellows Conference

SIEPR Gunn Building
Koret-Taube Conference Center
366 Galvez St.
Stanford University

By Invitation Only

Ellen Moore
(650) 724-9278

September 30, 2016

8:30am to 9:00am
9:00am to 9:10am
Welcome and Introductions
Presenter(s) : 
Mark Duggan, Stanford University
Gopi Shah Goda, Stanford University
9:10am to 10:00am
Morning Session I
Risk-Based Selection and the Optimal Design of Unemployment Insurance
Presenter(s) : 

Presenter: Camille Landais, London School of Economics

Coauthors: Arash Nekoei, Peter Nilsson, David Seim and Johannes Spinnewijn

Discussant: Florian Scheuer, Stanford University
10:00am to 10:15am
10:15am to 11:05am
Morning Session II
Notching R&D Investment with Corporate Income Tax Cuts in China
Presenter(s) : 

Presenter: Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato, Duke University

Coauthors: Zhao Chen, Zhikuo Liu and Daniel Yi Xu

Discussant: Dan Wilson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


11:05am to 11:20am
11:20am to 12:10pm
Morning Session III
The Unequal Gains from Product Innovations
Presenter(s) : 
Presenter: Xavier Jaravel, Stanford University
Discussant: Michael Boskin, Stanford University
12:10pm to 1:30pm
1:30pm to 2:20pm
Afternoon Session I
Sources of Variation in State Effectiveness and Consequences for Policy Design
Presenter(s) : 

Presenter: Michael Best, Stanford University

Coauthors: Jonas Hjort and David Szakonyi

Discussant: Brad Larsen, Stanford University


2:20pm to 2:35pm
2:35pm to 3:25pm
Afternoon Session II
Is Public Provision of Natural Disaster Response Efficient? Evidence from Wildland Firefighting
Presenter(s) : 

Presenter: Judson Boomhower, Stanford University

Coauthor: Patrick Baylis

Discussant: Marshall Burke, Stanford University


3:25pm to 3:40pm
3:40pm to 4:30pm
Afternoon Session III
Long Run Effects of Pollution: Evidence from the US Acid Rain Program
Presenter(s) : 
Presenter: Nicholas Sanders, Cornell University
Coauthors: Alan Barreca and Matthew Neidell
Discussant: Michael Anderson, University of California, Berkeley
4:30pm to 7:30pm
Reception and Dinner