Faculty, Grad Students Share Research at 2017 AEA Conference

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Duke Department of Economics faculty and graduate students will be attending the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association (AEA) on Jan. 6-8, and presenting or participating as chairs, co-authors, discussants, or panelists in more than 35 events. Additionally, Duke Economics Ph.D. job market candidates have interviews scheduled throughout the three-day conference in Chicago, Ill.

The following is a list of work to be presented at the meeting that have been authored or co-authored by our faculty and students:

Child Health After a Natural Disaster
DUNCAN THOMAS (Duke University)

Credit Constraints, Discounting and Investment in Health: Evidence from Micopayments for Clean Water in Dhaka
RAYMOND P. GUITERAS (North Carolina State University)
DAVID I. LEVINE (University of California-Berkeley)
THOMAS POLLEY (Duke University)
BRIAN QUISTORFF (University of Maryland)

Estimating the Value of Higher Education in Financial Aid: Evidence from a Field Experiment
CHRISTIAN BELZIL (Ecole Polytechnique and CREST)
ARNAUD MAUREL (Duke University)
​MODIBO SIDIBE (Duke University) 

Ex Ante Returns and Occupational Choice
V. JOSEPH HOTZ (Duke University)
​ARNAUD MAUREL (Duke University)
TERESA ROMANO (Goucher College)

Groupy Versus Non-Groupy Social Preferences: Personality, Region, and Politics
RACHEL KRANTON (Duke University)
SETH SANDERS (Duke University)

Growth, Slowdowns, and Recoveries
FRANCESCO BIANCHI (Duke University/Cornell University)
HOWARD KUNG (London Business School)
GONZALO MORALES (University of Alberta)

Informal Risk Sharing with Local Information
ATTILA AMBRUS (Duke University)
WAYNE Y. GAO (Yale University)
PAUL MILAN (Autonoma Barcelona) 

Macro Announcement Premium and Risk Preferences
​HENGJIE AI (University of Minnesota)
RAVI BANSAL (Duke University)

The Matter of Forty Acres and a Mule
WILLIAM A. DARITY, JR. (Duke University) 

Notching R&D Investment with Corporate Income Tax Cuts in China
ZHAO CHEN (Fudan University)
​ZHIKUO LIU (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
DANIEL YI XU (Duke University) 

Personality Traits and Performance Contracts: Evidence from a Field Experiment Among Maternity Care Providers in India
KATHERINE DONATO (Harvard University)
GRANT MILLER (Stanford University)
​MANOJ MOHANAN (Duke University)
​YULYA TRUSKINOVSKY (Harvard University)
MARCOS VERA-HERNANDEZ (University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies)

Politics in the Courtroom: Political Ideology and Jury Decision Making
​SHAMENA ANWAR (Carnegie Mellon University)
PATRICK BAYER (Duke University)
RANDI HJALMARSSON (University of Gothenburg/Queen Mary University of London) 

Regression Discontinuity in Serial Dictatorship: Evaluating Exam Schools in Chicago
JOSHUA ANGRIST (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
​PARAG PATHAK (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Risk Management in Financial Institutions
​ADRIANO RAMPINI (Duke University)
S. VISWANATHAN (Duke University)

Selective Migration, Occupational Choice, and the Wage Returns to College Majors
TYLER RANSOM (Duke University) 

Socially Responsible Investing: Good is Good, Bad is Bad
RAVI BANSAL (Duke University)
DI (ANDRE) WU (University of Pennsylvania)
AMIR YARON (University of Pennsylvania) 

Who Runs the AEA? Leadership Hierarchy in American Economics
KEVIN HOOVER (Duke University)
​ANDREJ SVORENČÍK (University of Mannheim)

Would You Choose to Be Happy? Tradeoffs Between Happiness and the Other Dimensions of Life in a Large Population Survey
MATTHEW ADLER (Duke University)
PAUL DOLAN (London School of Economics and Political Science)
​GEORGIOS KAVETSOS (Queen Mary University of London)

Awards & Honors

Kate Maxwell Koegel will be receiving the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Award at a reception hosted by the Kauffman Foundation.

Marjorie McElroy, who recently completed a five-year term as chair of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession (CSWEP), will be recognized at the CSWEP Annual Business Meeting for her work supporting and promoting women economists in academia, government agencies, and elsewhere. The event is open to all economists and takes place Jan. 7 at 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Regency B. Learn more about CSWEP.