The University of Western Ontario
Department of Economics

Economics Alumni Workshop
September 24, 2005
Social Science Centre, Room 9420

Program

9:00 am SESSION I:  Beliefs That Matter
Chair: Al Slivinski (University of Western Ontario)
  “Gift Exchange with Belief-Dependent Payoffs: An Experimental Investigation”
Philippe Gregoire (Lakehead University), John Spraggon and Darren Weng
  “Moral Hazard and Repeated Insurance Contracts”
Bingyong Zheng (University of Western Ontario)
10:30 am COFFEE BREAK
10:45 am SESSION II: Housing Markets Need to be Estimated, Too
Chair: Tilman Klumpp (Indiana University)
  “A Model Selection Test for Bivariate Failure-TIme Data”
Yanqin Fan (Vanderbilt University) and Xiaohong Chen
  “The Selling Process: If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try, Try Again”
Paul Anglin (University of Guelph)
12:15 pm LUNCH
1:45 pm SESSION III: Money and Savings
Chair: Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
  “Identifying the Monetary Transmission Mechanism Using Structural Bias”
Roger Farmer (UCLA) and Andreas Beyer
  “Life Cycle Portfolio Choice in Taxable and Tax-Deferred Accounts”
Jie Zhou (University of Western Ontario)
3:15 pm COFFEE BREAK
3:30 pm SESSION IV: Trends in Marriage and Matching
Chair: Chris Robinson (University of Western Ontario)
  “Lots of Heterogeneity in a Matching Model”
John Kennes (University of Copenhagen)
  “The Demographic Transition and Long-Term Marriage Trends”
Jose-Victor Rios-Rull and Shannon Seitz (Queen’s University)
 
6:30 pm DINNER: THE GRAD CLUB
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