2014 Best Article Award Winners Announced
REPUTATION EFFECTS IN THE MARKET OF CERTIFIERS: EVIDENCE FROM THE AUDIT INDUSTRY
Economic Inqury, Volume 52, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages: 505–517
Áron Tóth, University of Bath
RIGHT ON TARGET: EXPLORING THE FACTORS LEADING TO INFLATION TARGETING ADOPTION
Contemporary Economic Policy, Volume 32, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages: 372–389
Anna Samarina, University of Groningen, and Jakob De Haan, University of Groningen
90th Annual Conference | June 28- July 2, 2015
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki
Keynote addresses include Christian Dustmann, University College London, Director of the Centre for Research and Analysis on Migration, and Scientific Director of the NORFACE Research Programme on Migration; and WEAI President John Pencavel, Stanford University.
Volunteer sessions are being assembled now and all sessions will be scheduled shortly. Program participants: Watch your email in mid-March for session summaries showing scheduled days and times. There is still room for volunteer discussants and chairs. Confirmation emails went out to volunteer participants in mid-February.
Housing in Waikiki will be at a premium so make your reservations early!
Save the Date! 12th International Conference | January 7-10, 2016
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Mark your calendar and plan to join us in Singapore for next year's International Conference! Keynote addresses just announced -- Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recipient of the 2010 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel; and Sir James Mirrlees, Chinese University of Hong Kong, recipient of the 1996 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
Online submission will open shortly. Consider organizing your own session, selecting and inviting papers and discussants of your choice.
Opportunities for Economists
- Department Chair, Economics, National Cheng Kung University
- Non-tenure track faculty position, any specialty, National Cheng Kung University
- Teaching and Research Positions, National Chengchi University
- Full-time, Associate or Full Professor, health economics, San Francisco State University
- WEAI, headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, is seeking nominations for the position of Executive Director. Send nominations by May 15, 2015, to Darwin Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) or David Card (email@example.com).
Economic Inquiry Editors in the News
EI Editor, Wes Wilson, received an award as a “Distinguished Member of the Transportation and Public Utilities Group” for significant contributions to the field over his career. Previous award winners have been Nobel Laureates William Vickrey and Daniel McFadden with a host of others over its long history.
- Tim Brennan (co-editor since 2007) has been appointed Chief Economist for the Federal Communications Commission. He will continue as EI co-editor in a limited capacity during the time period of his appointment. Congratulations, Tim!
2015 Graduate Student Dissertation Workshop Students Selected
WEAI thanks the fifty-two highly-qualified applicants who were reviewed and ranked by this year's selection committee. The top sixteen students who will be participating in the 2015 Graduate Student Dissertation Workshops at the upcoming 90th Annual Conference include:
Nazmul Ahsan, University of Southern California, Department of Economics
Do Parents Selectively Time Birth Relative to Ramadan? Evidence from Matlab, Bangladesh
Diane Alexander, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs
Do Doctors Engage in Risk Selection? Unintended Consequences of Paying Doctors to Reduce Costs
Joseph Briggs, New York University, Department of Economics
Wealth and Portfolio Risk: Evidence from Swedish Lotteries
Ricardo Espinoza, University of Maryland, Department of Economics
Quality Information Disclosure and College Choice Decision: Evidence from an Accreditation Program
Robert M. Gonzalez, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Economics
Social Monitoring and Electoral Fraud: Evidence from a Spatial Regression Discontinuity Design in Afghanistan
Michel Z. Grosz, University of California, Davis, Department of Economics
The Returns to Community College Health Programs: Evidence from California
Sarah A. G. Komisarow, The University of Chicago, Department of Economics
Are Schools Faking It Instead of Making It?: Test Exemptions and the Distribution of Performance Ratings Under Test-Based Accountability
Aine Seitz McCarthy, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics
His and Her Fertility Preferences: An Experimental Evaluation of Differential Information in Family Planning
Ellen McCullough, Cornell University, School of Applied Economics and Management
Understanding Agricultural Labor Exits in Sub-Saharan Africa
Jennifer E. Muz, University of California, Irvine, Department of Economics
The Impact of the Business Cycle on Fertility Decisions among Dual Earner Couples
Obie C. Porteous, University of California, Berkeley, College of Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
High Trade Costs and Their Consequences: An Estimated Model of African Agricultural Storage and Trade
Na'ama Shenhav, University of California, Davis, Department of Economics
The Power of the Purse: Linking Changes in the Wage Structure, the Gender Gap and Family Outcomes
Jenna E. Stearns, University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Economics
The Effects of Paid Maternity Leave: Evidence from Temporary Disability Insurance
Michael J. Thacker, University of Oregon, Department of Economics
A Bayesian Estimator of State-Space Time-Varying-Parameter Logit Models: An Evolutionary Model of Telephony Demand
Benjamin David Ukert, Georgia State University, Department of Economics
The Effect of Smoking Cessation on Alcohol Consumption: Evidence from a Randomized Trial
Ariell Zimran, Northwestern University, Department of Economics
Does Sample-Selection Bias Explain the Industrialization Puzzle? Evidence from Military Enlistment in the Nineteenth-Century United States