Skip to Content


Vanderbilt Empirical Applied Microeconomics Festival [VEAM FEST]
May 18-19, 2015

 

Sponsors:
College of Arts and Science, Department of Economics, Vanderbilt Law School, Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics

Location: Bennett Miller Room, 2nd floor of Vanderbilt Law School

The conference is free and open to all, but RSVP is required for lunches and dinner to Kitt Carpenter.

Program:

Monday, May 18, 2015

11:45-12:45        Registration and lunch – Bennett Miller Room, Vanderbilt Law School

 

12:45-1:00          Welcome and Introductions – Bennett Miller Room, Vanderbilt Law School

 

Session 1: Behavioral Responses to Natural Experiments in Insurance and Taxes [Chair: Kip Viscusi]


1:00-2:00             Aaron Yelowitz and Timothy F. Harris (University of Kentucky)

                              “A Bad Nudge? Inertia vs. Crowd-Out in the Life Insurance Market

2:00-3:00             Jason DeBacker (Middle Tennessee State University)

                              “Once Bitten, Twice Shy? The Lasting Impact of IRS Audits on Individual Tax Reporting”

 

3:00-3:30             Break

 

Session 2: Economics of Education [Chair: Kathy Anderson]


3:30-4:30             Celeste Carruthers and Jill Welch (University of Tennessee)

                              “Not Whether, but Where: Pell Grants and College Choices”

4:30-5:30             Andrew Dustan (Vanderbilt University)

                              “Do Children Benefit When an Older Sibling Attends a Better School?”

 

5:30-6:30             Free time

 

 

6:30                      Group Dinner, Amerigo West End – 1920 West End Avenue

 


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

7:30-8:00             Continental breakfast – Bennett Miller Room, Vanderbilt Law School

 

Session 3: Health Economics [Chair: Kitt Carpenter]


8:00-9:00             Jose Fernandez and Josh Pinkston (University of Louisville)

                              “Breaking Bad? Are Meth Labs Justified in Dry Counties?”

9:00-10:00          Griffin Edwards (University of Alabama – Birmingham)

                              “Alcohol Prohibition and Infant Mortality”

 

10:00-10:30        Break

 

Session 4: Economic History [Chair: Bill Collins]


10:30-11:30        Taylor Jaworski (Queen’s University)

                              “World War II and the Industrialization of the American South”

11:30-12:30        Bill Collins (Vanderbilt) and Marianne Wanamaker (University of Tennessee)

                              “Intergenerational Mobility in the Shadow of Jim Crow”

 

12:30                    Lunch