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Program: Applied Microeconomics

McGill University
Arts Building, Room Arts 160
Lundi 29 septembre / Monday, September 29, 2003

Sous la direction de / Organized by
Jennifer Hunt (Université de Montréal, CIREQ), Daniel Parent (McGill University, CIRPÉE)

8:30 – 8:45


8:45 – 9:30

Olivier Deschênes, Kelly Bedard (University of California, Santa Barbara)
The Long-Term Impact of Military Service on Health: Evidence from World War II Veterans

9:30 – 10:15

Kenneth Y. Chay, Douglas Almond (University of California, Berkeley)
The Long-Run and Impact of Poor Infant Health: Evidence from Cohorts Born During the Civil Rights Era

10:15 – 10:45

Pause / Break

10:45 – 11:30

Barry Hirsch, Edward J. Schumacher (Trinity University, Texas)
Match Bias in Wage Gap Estimates Due to Earnings Imputation

11:30 – 12:15

Kevin F. Hallock, (University of Illinois, NBER), Farzad Mashayekhi (Moody’s K.M.V., San Francisco)
Are Formal Corporate News Announcements Still Newsworthy? Evidence from Three Decades of Us Data on Earnings, Splits, and Dividends

12:15 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:15

David Green (University of British Columbia), Christopher Worswick (Carleton University)
Immigrant Earnings Profiles in the Presence of Human Capital Investment: Measuring Cohort and Macro Effects

14:15 – 15:00

John Ham, Xianghong Li, Patricia B. Reagan (Ohio State University)
Propensity Score Matching, a Distance-Based Measure of Migration, and the Wages of Young Men

15:00 – 15:30

Pause / Break

15:30 – 16:15

Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee, Shawn Cole, Leigh Linden (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Remedying Education: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments in India

16:15 – 17:00

Paul Beaudry, David Green (University of British Columbia), Fabrice Collard (GREMAQ, CNRS, IDEI)
Changes in the World Distribution of Output-per-worker 1960-98: How a Standard Decomposition Tells an Unorthodox Story

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