Department of Economics Spring 2018 Seminar Series – 2/16 SEMINAR CANCELLED

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Date(s) - 02/16/2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

BSB 103, Behavioral Sciences Building

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**Please note: Due to circumstances beyond our control the 2/16/18 seminar has been cancelled.**


The Department of Economics Seminar Series for the Spring 2018 term continues on Friday, 2/16/18. The seminars are open to everyone and are held in the Behavioral Sciences building, room 103, at 3:00pm.

February 16th’s speaker is Todd Stinebrickner, full professor and Acting Chair of the Economics Department at Western Ontario University. His research focuses primarily on education. He served as an Associate Editor of The Journal of Labor Economics and The Canadian Journal of Economics in 2008-2012. More information about Dr. Stinebrickner can be found here.

Stinebrickner will talk about the Berea Panel Study (BPS), a longitudinal survey of students at Berea College (primarily from low income families) that collected extensive subjective expectations to supplement the administrative data used in many influential papers he published on top journals including AER, ReStud, JOLE, JPubE. He will be discussing the motivation, implementation, and analysis related to this unique survey project.  He will also talk about the analysis that is made possible by their survey project and describe some details of what they find.

Here is an extensive list of Stinebrickner’s published papers that use the BPS data:

  • Stinebrickner, Todd, Stinebrickner, Ralph, and Sullivan, Paul, “Job Tasks, Time Allocation, and Wages,” forthcoming, Journal of Labor Economics.
  • Stinebrickner, Todd R. and Ralph Stinebrickner. “Academic Performance and College Dropout: Using Longitudinal Expectations Data to Estimate a Learning Model,” Journal of Labor Economics, 32(3), July 2014.
  • Stinebrickner, Ralph and Todd Stinebrickner. “A Major in Science? Initial Beliefs and Final Outcomes for College Major and Dropout,” The Review of Economic Studies. 81(1) 2014, 426-472.
  • Stinebrickner, Todd R. and Ralph Stinebrickner. “Learning about Academic Ability and the College Dropout Decision,” Journal of Labor Economics, 30(4) October 2012, 707-748 (lead article).
  • Camargo, Braz, Ralph Stinebrickner and Todd Stinebrickner. “Interracial Friendships in College,” Journal of Labor Economics, 28(4) October 2010, 861-892.
  • Bound, John, Todd Stinebrickner and Tim Waidmann. “Health, Economic Resources and the Work Decisions of Older Men,” Journal of Econometrics, 156(1) May 2010, 106-129.
  • Stinebrickner, Ralph Stinebrickner and Todd R. Stinebrickner. “The Effect of Credit Constraints on the College Drop-Out Decision: A Direct Approach Using a New Panel Study,” American Economic Review, 98(5) December 2008, 2163-84.
  • Stinebrickner, Ralph Stinebrickner and Todd R. Stinebrickner. “The Causal Effect of Studying on Academic Performance,” The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 8(1) (Frontiers), 2008, Article 14, 1-53. Recipient of the Arrow Prize in Economic Analysis and Policy.
  • Stinebrickner, Ralph and Todd R. Stinebrickner. “What Can Be Learned About Peer Effects Using College Roommates? Evidence from New Survey Data and Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds,” Journal of Public Economics, 90(8-9) September 2006, 1435-1454.