College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agricultural & Resource Economics

AREC Seminar Series

Seminar (11:30am): Kenneth Gillingham - Yale University - Consumer Myopia in Vehicle Purchases: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Wednesday, May. 1, 11:30am
3121 Symons Hall
Abstract: A central question in the analysis of fuel economy policy is whether consumers are myopic with regards to future fuel costs. We provide the first evidence on consumer valuation of fuel economy from a natural experiment. We examine the short-run equilibrium effects of an exogenous...

Seminar (Friday*): Charles Holt - University of Virginia - Upside Versus Downside Risk: Gender, Stakes, and Skewness

Friday, Nov. 16, 3:30pm
3121 Symons Hall
Abstract: This paper investigates the effects of financial risk, both “upside” (low probability of a high payoff) and “downside” (low probability of a low payoff). Subjects in the experiment exhibit more aversion to downside risk and more attraction to risky prospects with a small chance of a high...

Seminar: Testing for what? Audit study evidence on the reliability and effectiveness of large-scale test-based accountability in India - Abhijeet Singh - Stockholm School of Economics

Wednesday, Mar. 13, 3:30pm
3121 Symons Hall
Abstract: Public education systems in developing countries are increasingly instituting large-scale regular assessments of student learning – but the reliability of such assessments, and the effectiveness of their current use, remain open questions. In this paper, I present unique audit study...


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