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Minnesota Applied Micro Workshop

October 13–14, 2006
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Friday, October 13, 2006
Moderator: Zvi Eckstein
1:00–2:15 p.m. James Heckman and Flavio Cunha 
The Evolution of Labor Earnings Risk in the U.S. Economy” [3,404K PDF]
  Discussant: Ken Wolpin
2:15–3:30 p.m. Raquel Bernal and Michael Keane
Quasi-structural Estimation of a Model of Child Care Choices and Child Cognitive Ability Production” [418K PDF]
  Discussant: Melissa Tartari
3:30–4:00 p.m. Break
4:00–4:30 p.m. Michael Anderson
Multiple Inference and Gender Differences in the Effects of Preschool: A Reevaluation of the Abecedarian, Perry Preschool, and Early Training Projects” [190K PDF]
4:30-6:00 p.m. Maurizio Mazzocco and 
Shintaro Yamaguchi

Labor Supply, Wealth Dynamics, and Marriage Decisions” [407K PDF]
  Discussant: Richard Rogerson
6:00–7:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour
7:00–9:00 p.m. Dinner
  Special Talk: James Heckman
Understanding Instrumental Variables in Models with Essential Heterogeneity
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Moderator: Tom Holmes
9:00–9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:30–10:45 a.m. Ben BridgmanShi Qi, and Jim Schmitz
Does Regulation Reduce Productivity? Evidence From Regulation of the U.S. Beet-Sugar Manufacturing Industry During the Sugar Acts, 1934-74” [395K PDF]
  Discussant: Sam Kortum
10:45–11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m–12:15 p.m.

Rasmus Lentz and Dale Mortensen
An Empirical Model of Growth through Product Innovation” [411K PDF] 

  Discussant: Jonathan Eaton
12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15–2:30 p.m. Stephen Ryan
Diversification and the Dynamics of Technology Adoption” [281K PDF]
  Discussant: Dan Ackerberg
2:30–3:45 p.m. Jonathan Levin and Steve Tadelis
Contracting for Government Services: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Cities” [284K PDF]
  Discussant: Igal Hendel