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Economics Winter Ceremony 2014

Upcoming Events

Economics Spring 2015 Commencement
The Department of Economics Spring 2015 Commencement will be Friday, May 8, 2015, 4:30–6:00 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University Memorial Center. The commencement address will be by Amanda Thomas. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

Summer 2015 Classes
Summer classes begin May 11 for Maymester, June 1 for Terms A, C, & D, July 7 for Term B, and August 3 for Augmester. You can check out other important dates on the Academic Calendar.

Department Highlights

Economics BFA Excellence Award Winners: Yongmin Chen, Research, Scholarly and Creative Work & Nicholas Flores, Leadership and Service
Jeffrey Zax:
Featured in WalletHub's recent study examining 2015's Best & Worst Run Cities in America.
Robert McNown:
Campus Global Citizen of the Year 2014
Economics alum leaves $3.7 million to endow chair

Daniel Kaffine:
No evidence that California cellphone ban decreased accidents, says CU-Boulder researcher
Daniel Kaffine: The value of 'second-best solutions' to global warming
Francisca Antman: Working women have more influence at home, says CU-Boulder study
Bartlett Internships for Economics
: Thanks to a generous donation from CU Economics alumnus James Bartlett, the Department of Economics is accepting applications for Bartlett Internships for Economics. 

Brian Cadena: Economics researcher explores relationships between poverty, immigration, labor market
Yongmin Chen: Received a Boulder Faculty Assembly Recognition Award
Edward Kosack: Friday First Place 2013 Fall Research Conference Poster Winner at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference in Washington D.C
Murat Iyigun: Co-editor of New Journal


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Publication Showcase

Oleg Baranov
Market Design and the Evolution of the Combinatorial Clock Auction, (with Lawrence Ausubel) American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 104(5): 446-451, May 2014

Tania Barham
Living Longer: The Effect of the Mexican Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Elderly Mortality, (with Jacob Rowberry) Journal of Development Economics, Volume 105: 226-236, November 2013.

Staying for Benefits? The Effect of a Health and Family Planning Program on Out-Migration Patterns in Bangladesh (with Randall Kuhn), Journal of Human Resources, Volume 49 (4), Fall 2014.

Brian Cadena
Native Competition and Low-Skilled Immigrant Inflows, Journal of Human Resources, 48(4): 910-944, Fall 2013.

Can Self-Control Explain Avoiding Free Money? Evidence from Interest-Free Student Loans, (with Benjamin J. Keys) Review of Economics and Statistics, 95(4): 1117-1129, October 2013.

Recent Immigrants as Labor Market Arbitrageurs: Evidence from the Minimum Wage,Journal of Urban Economics, 80: 1-12, March 2014.

Human Capital and the Lifetime Costs of Impatience, (with Benjamin J. Keys) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy,, forthcoming.

Yongmin Chen
Differential Pricing When Costs Differ: A Welfare Analysis, (with M. Schwarz) RAND Journal of Economics forthcoming.

Jonathan Hughes
Carpooling and Driver Responses to Fuel Price Changes: Evidence from Traffic Flows in Los Angeles (with Antonio Bento and Daniel Kaffine), Journal of Urban Economics, 77:41-56, September 2013.

Some Inconvenient Truths about Climate Change Policy: The Distributional Impacts of Transportation Policies (with Stephen Holland, Christopher Knittel and Nathan Parker), The Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.

Daniel Kaffine
The Effects of Regulation in the Presence of Multiple Unpriced Externalities: Evidence from the Transportation Sector, (with Antonio Bento, Kevin Roth and Matt Zaragoza) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Volume 6(3), August 2014

Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Waste and Recycling Policy, (with Kaylee Acuff) Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 65(1): 74-86, 2013.

Carpooling and Driver Responses to Fuel Price Changes: Evidence from Traffic Flows in Los Angeles (with Antonio Bento and Jonathan Hughes), Journal of Urban Economics, 77:41-56, September 2013.

Can Decentralized Planning Really Achieve First-best in the Presence of Environmental Spillovers? (with Harrison Fell), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, July 2014.

Jin-Hyuk Kim
Screening Incentives and Privacy Protection in Financial Markets: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis (with Liad Wagman), RAND Journal of Economics, forthcoming .

Xiadong Liu
Endogenous Network Production Functions with Selectivity (with William Horace and Eleonora Patacchini), Journal of Econometrics forthcoming.

James Markusen
International Trade Puzzles: a Solution Linking Production and Preferences (with Justin Caron and Thibault Fally), Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming 2014.

Terra McKinnish
Who Marries Differently-Aged Spouses? Education, Occupation, Earnings, Ability and Appearance, (with Hani Mansour), Review of Economics and Statistics, Volume 96(3) 577-580, July 2014.

Carol Shiue
Endogenous Formation of Free Trade Agreements: Evidence from the Zollverein's Impact on Market Integration (with Wolfgang Keller), Journal of Economic History, forthcoming 2014.

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