'Informal' Micro Workshop (Labor Lunch)

We hold a workshop for those interested in micro topics and encourage the presentation of research in its early stage. The style is informal and perfect for grad students to present initial findings from their dissertation research. Workshops are held from 12:30-1:30pm on Wednesdays (typically) in the Melvin Lurie Seminar Room, Bolton 812B. Those interested in presenting should contact Prof. John Heywood.

2015-2016 Schedule

  • Mehrnoush Motamedi, UWM, “Child Spacing and Children’s Labor Market Outcomes," September 16, 2015.
  • Gabe Courey, UWM, "Gender and Racial Wage Differentials for Hospital Workers in the Nonprofit and For-profit Sectors," October 14, 2015.
  • Nolan Kopkin, UWM, "TBA," December 2, 2015.

2014-2015 Schedule

  • Darin Ullman, UWM, "Seat Belt use Before and After Medical Marijuana," October 21, 2014.
  • Mona Khadem Sameni, UWM, "The Relationship between Nonstandard Work Schedules and Substance Use: New Evidence from the NLSY97," December 3, 2014.
  • Owen Thompson, UWM, "The Transmission of Education across Three Generations of American Women," December 10, 2014.
  • Laura Grant, UWM, "Carrot or Stick: Motivating Energy Conservation through Rebates and Fees," December 17, 2014
  • Medhi Barati, UWM, "The Effect of Right to Carry a Concealed Weapon Laws on the Crime Rate," January 28, 2015
  • Chad Cotti, UW-Oshkosh, "One More Saturday Night: Food Stamp Timing and Monthly Consumption Patterns," Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
  • Linh Pham, UWM, "Can capital-energy substitution foster economic growth," Wednesday, March 11, 2015
  • Ben Van Kammen, Purdue University, “The Effect of Occupational Licensure Laws on Occupational Choice: a Multinomial Choice Model,” Wednesday March 18, 2015.
  • Jennifer Milosch, Cal State-Sacramento, "House Price Shocks and Individual Divorce Risk in the United States," Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
  • John Heywood, UWM, "Traffic Accidents and the London Congestion Charge," Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

2013-2014 Schedule

  • Maria Navarro Paniagua, Lancaster University,  "The Impact of Teenage Motherhood on the Education and Fertility of their Children: Evidence for Europe," Thursday, Sept 19, 2013.
  • Bryan Weber, UWM, "Do Safe Ride Programs Reduce Crime?" Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
  • Kristen Roche, Mt. Mary University, "Have the Determinants of the Gender Wage Gap Changed Over Time?  A Cross-Cohort Comparison of Young Workers Born in the 1960s and 1980s," Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
  • Sarah Kroeger, UWM, "Assisted Reproductive Technology and Women’s Choice to Pursue Professional Degrees," February 5, 2014
  • Phillip Oberg, UWM, "The Influence of Earnings Risk on Mortgage Terms and Performance," Wednesday, February 12, 2014
  • Ali Moghtaderi, UWM, "School Mandates or Education for Parents? The Effect of State Policies on Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Coverage," Wednesday, February 26, 2014
  • Nicholas Jolly, Marquette University, “Geographic Migration and the Costs of Job Loss," Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Owen Thompson, UWM, "Gene-Environment Interaction in the Intergenerational Transmission of Health: The Case of Asthma," April 2, 2014
  • Jeffrey Traczynski, University of Hawaii, "Moral Hazard, Personal Bankruptcy, and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Tenancy by the Entirety Laws," April 30, 2014
  • Keith Bender, University of Aberdeen, "The Unintended Consequences of Flexicurity:The Health Consequences of Flexible Employment," June 6, 2014

2011-2012 Schedule

  • Chris Fletcher, UWM, "The Effect of Arizona's Anti-Immigration Legislation on Housing Prices," Wed, May 2, 2012.
  • Anton Parlow, UWM, "Armed Conflict and Children's Health - Exploring New Directions:  The Case of Kashmir," Wed, April 18, 2012.
  • John Heywood, UWM, ""Don't Forget the Gravy! Are Bonuses and Time Rates Complements?" Wed, March 14, 2012.
  • Linda Nøstbakken, Alberta School of Business, "Formal and Informal Quota Enforcement," Wed, Dec 21, 2011.
  • Suyong Song, UWM, "Endogeneity Bias Modeling Using Observables," Wed, Dec 7, 2011.
  • Ben Van Kammen, UWM, "Compensating Wage Differentials for Paid Sick Leave," Wed, Oct 26, 2011.
  • Richard Steinberg, IUPUI, "Competition, Public Policy and Nonprofit Mission," Wed, Oct 19, 2011.
  • Anton Parlow, UWM, "Education and Conflict: The Kashmir Insurgency in the 90s," Wed, Sept 28, 2011.
  • Colin Green, University of Lancaster, "Play hard, Shirk Hard? The Effect of Bar Hours Regulation on Absence," Thursday, Sept 22, 2011 (3:30-4:30)