Duke Faculty and Students Attend and Present at Annual ASSA Conference--Online

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It's everyone's favorite time of year, the annual ASSA meeting. Like many other events in this tumultuous year, the conference has been adapted to fit an online format. This format allowed a large number of Duke faculty and graduate students to participate in the meeting, whether that be as a presenter, facilitator, or moderator. And, of course, our job market candidates will be interviewing for positions for after graduation. See below for a complete list of Duke-affiliated sessions. 


Origins of Serial Sovereign Default 

Chenzi Xu, Stanford University 

Sasha Indarte, Duke University 


Institutional Reform, Information and De Facto Access to Women's Legal Rights: Evidence from Pakistan 

Erica Field, Duke University  

Kate Vyborny, Duke University 


Corporate Flexibility in a Time of Crisis 

John Barry, Duke University 

Murillo Campello, Cornell University 

John Graham, Duke University 

Yueran Ma, University of Chicago 


Does Racial Bias Distort Neighborhood Choice? Estimating the Damages from Discriminatory Constraints in the Rental Housing Market 

Peter Christensen, University of Illinois 

Christopher Timmins, Duke University 


Automation and the Fate of Young Workers: Evidence from Telephone Operation in the Early 20th Century 

Daniel P. Gross, Duke University 

James Feigenbaum, Boston University 


Complaint-Based Enforcement of Labor Regulations 

Amanda Grittner, Duke University 

Matthew Johnson, Duke University 


Food Loss and Waste in the United States during COVID-19 

Norbert Wilson, Duke University 

Brenna Ellison, University of Illinois 

Brandon McFadden, University of Delaware 

Bradley Rickard, Cornell University 


Panel: Gender Differences in the Economics Profession 


Patrick Bayer, Duke University 

Donna Ginther, University of Kansas 

Jonathan Guryan, Northwestern University 

Jenna Stearns, University of California-Davis 


Going the Extra Mile: the Cost of Complaint Filing, Accountability, and Law Enforcement Outcomes in Chicago 

Bocar Ba, University of California-Irvine and University of Pennsylvania 


Philip J. Cook, Duke University 

Emily Owens, University of California-Irvine 


Infrastructure and Sustainable Development: Evidence from Lahore, Pakistan 

Kate Vyborny, Duke University 

Hadia Majid, Lahore University of Management Sciences 

Ammar Malik, Harvard University 


Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work: Evidence from Analysts 

Jillian Grennan, Duke University 

Roni Michaely, University of Geneva 


Momentum Turning Points 

Ashish Garg, Research Affiliates 

Christian Goulding, Research Affiliates 

Campbell Harvey, Duke University 

Michele Mazzoleni, Research Affiliates 


The Equilibrium Value of Employee Ethics 

Brendan Daley, Johns Hopkins University 

Simon Gervais, Duke University 


Inequality and Socioeconomic Outcomes 

Omer Ali, Duke University 

William Darity Jr., Duke University 

Avra Janz, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 

Marta Sánchez, University of North Carolina-Wilmington 


Who “Benefits” from Bail Reform? Evidence from Pretrial Detention and Police Misconduct 

Bocar Ba, University of California-Irvine 

Patrick Bayer, Duke University 

Nayoung Rim, United States Naval Academy 

Roman Rivera, Columbia University 


Biometric Verification in the Delivery of Cash Transfers to Low-Income Women: Evidence from Pakistan 

Muhammad Haseeb, University of Warwick 

Amen Jalal, World Bank 

Bilal Siddiqi, University of California-Berkeley 

Kate Vyborny, Duke University 


Identity-Verified Land Records and Female Access to Land and Inheritance 

Sabrin Beg, University of Delaware 

Erica Field, Duke University 

Jeremy Lebow, Duke University 

Kate Vyborny, Duke University 


Stockpiling and Avoidance of United States Solar Panel Tariffs 

Bryan Bollinger, New York University 

Todd Gerarden, Cornell University 

Kenneth Gillingham, Yale University 

Drew Vollmer, Duke University 

Daniel Yi Xu, Duke University 


Macro Finance Paper Session 


Carolin Pflueger, University of Chicago 

Matthias Kehrig, Duke University 

Bernard Herskovic, University of California-Los Angeles 

Giorgia Piacentino, Columbia University 


Armageddon and Reparations: Will The Pandemic Silence the Justice Agenda? 

William Darity Jr., Duke University 


Inventing the Endless Frontier: The Effects of the World War II Research Effort on Post-war Innovation 

Daniel P. Gross, Duke University 

Bhaven Sampat, Columbia University 


Too Much Data: Prices and Inefficiencies in Data Markets 

Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Ali Makhdoumi, Duke University 

Azarakhsh Malekian, University of Toronto 

Asu Ozdaglar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 


Common Ownership and Startup Growth 

Jillian Grennan, Duke University 

Katherine Waldock, Georgetown University 

Ofer Eldar, Duke University 


Financing Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

Paper Session 


Richard R. Townsend, University of California-San Diego 

Anusha Chari, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 

Manuel Adelino, Duke University 

Constantine Yannelis, University of Chicago 


Crowding: Evidence from Fund Managerial Structure 

Campbell Harvey, Duke University 

Yan Liu, Purdue University 

Eric Tan, University of Queensland 

Min Zhu, University of Queensland 


A Theory of Liquidity in Private Equity 

Vincent Maurin, Stockholm School of Economics 

David Robinson, Duke University 

Per Strömberg, Stockholm School of Economics 


Private Equity and Financial Stability: Evidence from Failed Bank Resolution in the Crisis 

Emily Johnston-Ross, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 

Song Ma, Yale University 

Manju Puri, Duke University and NBER 


Income Changes and Intimate Partner Violence: Theory and Evidence from Unconditional Cash Transfers in Kenya 

Johannes Haushofer, Princeton University 

Charlotte Ringdal, University of Amsterdam 

Jeremy Shapiro, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics 

Xiao Yu Wang, Duke University 


Migration and Housing 

Paper Session 


Patrick Bayer, Duke University 

Stephan Heblich, University of Toronto 

Milena Almagro, New York University 

Joan Monras, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona GSE and CEPR 


History of African Americans in the Economics Profession: Post-Civil Rights and the Political Economy of Black Power 

Panel Session 

Panelist:   Patrick Mason, Florida State University 

Topic: African Americans from MIT/Harvard: Samuel Myers, Jr., William Darity, Jr., Ronald Mincy, Ron Ferguson, Darius Mans, David Swinton, Gary Anderson 


Does Government Play Favorites? Evidence from Opportunity Zones 

Ofer Eldar, Duke University 

Chelsea Garber, Duke University 


The Rise of American Corporate Science, 1925-1940 

Ashish Arora, Duke University 

Sharon Belenzon, Duke University 

Konstantin Kosenko, Bank of Israel 

Yishay Yafeh, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

JK Suh, Duke University 


AFA Lecture - The Effects of Automation on Wages, Inequality and the Future of Work 

Special Session 


Chair: John Graham, Duke University 


Gender and Finance 

Paper Session 


Chair: Manju Puri, Duke University and NBER 


The Role of Government and Private Institutions in Credit Cycles in the U.S. Mortgage Market 

Manuel Adelino, Duke University 

William Ben McCartney, Purdue University 

Antoinette Schoar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 


The Associate Editors of Econometrica: Promising Directions in Economic Theory Panel Session 


Todd Sarver, Duke University 

Topic: Decision Theory and Behavioral Economics 


Monetary Policymakers’ Uncertainty 

Anna Cieslak, Duke University 

Stephen Hansen, Imperial College London 

Michael McMahon, University of Oxford 

Song Xiao, London School of Economics 


Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Primary Care Use and the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Laurence C. Baker, Stanford University and NBER 

Kate Bundorf, Duke University 

Maya Rossin-Slater, Stanford University and NBER 


Caregiving, Work, and Social Programs 

Paper Session 


Chair: V. Joseph Hotz, Duke University 


Air Pollution Challenges in Developing Countries Paper Session 


Marcos Rangel, Duke University 

Eric Zou, University of Oregon and NBER 

Arthur A. van Benthem, University of Pennsylvania and NBER 

Teevrat Garg, University of California-San Diego and IZA 


Beliefs and Education Paper Session 


Michael Thaler, Princeton University 

Arnaud Maurel, Duke University 

Heather Sarsons, University of Chicago 

Joseph Altonji, Yale University 


Biases and Conflicts of Interest in Research 

Paper Session 


Liran Einav, Stanford University 

Pierre Azoulay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago 

Campbell Harvey, Duke University 


O-Ring Production Networks 

Banu Demir, Bilkent University 

Ana Cecilia Fieler, Yale University 

Daniel Yi Xu, Duke University 

Kelly Kaili Yang, Duke University 


The Economics of Crisis Innovation Policy: A Historical Perspective 

Daniel P. Gross, Duke University 

Bhaven Sampat, Columbia University 


The Political Economy of Anger 

Omer Ali, Duke University 

Klaus Desmet, Southern Methodist University 

Romain Wacziarg, University of California-Los Angeles 


Bank Syndicates and Liquidity Provision 

Joao Santos, Federal Reserve Bank of New York 

S. Viswanathan, Duke University 


Contracts and Incentives Paper Session 


Chair: Simon Gervais, Duke University 


Corporate Sustainability Paper Session 


Chair: Jillian Grennan, Duke University 


Are Power Plant Closures a Breath of Fresh Air? Air Pollution, Absences, and Achievement 

Emily Pakhtigian, Duke University 

Sarah Komisarow, Duke University 


Beliefs, Learning, and the Macroeconomy Paper Session 


Cosmin Ilut, Duke University 

Jonathan Parker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Christopher Sims, Princeton University 

Niccola Gennaioli, Bocconi University 

Belief Distortions and Macroeconomic Fluctuations 

Francesco Bianchi, Duke University 

Sydney C. Ludvigson, New York University 

Sai Ma, Federal Reserve Board 


Maternal Depression and Child Development: Evidence from a Psychotherapy RCT and Stress Biomarkers from Hair 

Pietro Biroli, University of Zurich 

Victoria Baranov, University of Melbourne 

Joanna Maselko, Duke University 

Ashley Hagaman, Yale University 

Sonia Balhotra, University of Essex 


Fairness in Priority-Based Matching Paper Session 



Bond Yields and the Government Paper Session 


Ryan Lewis, University of Colorado Boulder 

Manuel Adelino, Duke University 

Adi Sunderam, Harvard Business School 


Cool Cities: The Value of Green Infrastructure 

Lu Han, University of Toronto 

Stephan Heblich, University of Toronto 

Christopher Timmins, Duke University 

Yanos Zylberberg, University of Bristol 


Air Quality and Behaviors Paper Session 


Catie Hausman, University of Michigan 

Jose Sanchez, U.S. Forest Service 

Emily Pakhtigian, Duke University 

Fernando Aragon, Simon Frasier University 


Bargaining in Securities 

Isaias Chaves, Northwestern University 

Felipe Varas, Duke University 


An SEIR Infectious Disease Model with Testing and Conditional Quarantine 

David Berger, Duke University 

Kyle F. Herkenhoff, University of Minnesota 

Simon Mongey, University of Chicago 


Workers’ Beliefs about Attributes of Prospective Jobs Paper Session 


Matthew Johnson, Duke University 

David Powell, RAND Corporation 

Aaron Sojourner, University of Minnesota 


Energy Regulation: Leakage, Emissions, and Spillovers 

Paper Session 


Chair: Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, Duke University 


Regulating Conglomerates in China: Evidence from an Energy Conservation Program 

Joy Chen, Fudan University 

Zhao Chen, Fudan University 

Zhikuo Liu, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics 

Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, Duke University 

Daniel Yi Xu, Duke University 


Job Search and Matching with Two-Sided Limited Information about Workseekers’ Skills 

Eliana Carranza, World Bank 

Robert Garlick, Duke University 

Kate Orkin, University of Oxford 

Neil Rankin, University of Stellenbosch 


The Islamic Waqf: Instrument of Personal Security, Worldly and Otherworldly 

Serkant Adıgüzel, Duke University 

Timur Kuran, Duke University 


Health and Environment Paper Session 


Nicolai V. Kuminoff, Arizona State University 

Christopher Timmins, Duke University 

Anna Alberini, University of Maryland 

Alan Barreca, University of California-Los Angeles 


Financial Aspects of Operational Hedging 

Paper Session 


Adriano Rampini, Duke University 

Dalida Kadyrzhanova, Federal Reserve Board 

Sudheer Chava, Georgia Institute of Technology