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Economics Spring Ceremony 2014

Upcoming Events

Fall 2014 Classes
Fall classes began Monday, August 25.
You can check out other important dates on the Academic Calendar.

Seminar Series 2014-15
Friday, September 19, IBS 155A, 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Vic Tremblay, Oregon State—A Reappraisal of Strategic Trade Policy. See the Seminar Schedule for future seminars.

Department Highlights

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
Keith Maskus: Named College of Arts and Sciences Professor of Distinction, 2012
Yongmin Chen: One of Two New managing editors of the International Journal of Industrial Organization
Kathleen Cooper (PhD '80): Elected Chair
of NBER Board of Directors

Ann Carlos: Winner of the Jonathan Hughes Prize
Piya Sorcar (Bus, Econ, Jour '01): TeachAIDS founder recognized as top innovator


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Publication Showcase

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.

Boys’ Cognitive Skill Formation and Physical Growth: Long-term Experimental Evidence on Critical Ages and Early Childhood  Interventions, (with Karen Macours and John Maluccio) American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), 103(3), 467-71, 2013.

Development Effects of Electrification: Evidence from the Topographic Placement of Hydropower Plants in Brazil, (with Molly Lipscomb and Mushfiq Mobarak), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(2): 200-231, April 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, forthcoming 2013.

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.

Yongmin Chen
Profitability of Product Bundling (with Michael Riordan), International Economic Review, 54(1): 35-57, February 2013.

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.

Murat Iyigun
Social Organizations, Risk-Sharing Institutions and Industrialization (with Avner Greif and Diego Sasson) American Economic Review, P & P, May 2013.

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, forthcoming.

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, Forthcoming.

Wolfgang Keller
The Gravity of Knowledge (with Stephen Yeaple), American Economic Review, forthcoming.

James Markusen
Expansion of Trade at the Extensive Margin: A General Gains-from-Trade Result and Illustrative Examples, Journal of International Economics, 89(1): 262-270, January 2013.

Putting Per-Capita Income back into Trade Theory, Journal of International Economics 90 (2013): 255-265, July 2013.

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, forthcoming.

Complete List of Faculty's Recent Publications