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Minnesota Applied Micro Workshop

October 14–15, 2005
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Friday, October 14, 2005
Moderator: Zvi Eckstein
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Petra Todd and Kenneth I. Wolpin
The Production of Cognitive Achievement in Children: Home, School and Racial Test Score Gaps” [955K PDF]
  Discussant: Mike Keane
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Meta Brown and Christopher Flinn
Investment in Child Quality over Marital States” [424K PDF]
  Discussant: Hanming Fang
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Break
4:15 – 5:45 p.m. Andrew Sweeting
Coordination Games, Multiple Equilibria, and the Timing of Radio” [632K PDF]
  Discussant: Liran Einav
5:45 – 6:45 p.m. Cocktail Hour
7:00– 9:00 p.m Dinner
  Special Talk: Ed Prescott
“Micro Based Aggregate Productivity Theory: Current State and Future Directions”
Saturday, October 15, 2005 
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Moderator: Jim Schmitz
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Patrick BayerHanming Fang, and 
Robert McMillan

Separate When Equal? Racial Inequality and Residential Segregation” [1,300K PDF] 
(In presentation include some of the paper: Residential Segregation in General Equilibrium”)
  Discussant: Derek Neal
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Dennis EppleMichael Peressa, and 
Holger Sieg

Identification and Semiparametric 
Estimation of Equilibrium Models of Local Jurisdictions
” [316K PDF]
  Discussant: Antonio Merlo
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Patrick BajariHan Hong, John Krainer, andDenis Nekipelov
Estimating Static Models of Strategic Interaction” [377K PDF]
  Discussant: Phil Haile
  Refreshments Available
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Thomas Holmes
The Diffusion of Wal-Mart and Economies of Density” [590K PDF]
  Discussant: Gautam Gowrisankaran
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Jonathan EatonSam Kortum, and 
Francis Kramarz
An Anatomy of International Trade: Evidence from French Firms” [553K PDF]
  Discussant: Timothy Kehoe