AEA Sessions from the 2021 ASSA Annual Meeting

January 03 — 05

Enjoy our library of recorded videos from the 2021 ASSA Annual Meeting.

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Sessions found: 166

Causes of Differential Health Outcomes

Ashley Hodgson
The Cost of Task Switching: Evidence from the Emergency Department —
Yige Duan
, Yiwen Jin
, Yichuan Ding
, Mahesh Nagarajan
, and Garth Hunte
Can Informal Health Providers Help Improve Health? Evidence from an RCT in Nigeria —
Michell Dong
, Pedro Carneiro
, Marcus Holmlund
, and Sanghmitra Gautam
Overcoming Peer Pressure to Drink —
Manuel Hoffmann
, Bernd Leisen
, and Vanessa Mertins
Nutrition, Labor Supply, and Productivity: Evidence from Ramadan in Indonesia —
Zihan Hu
and Zhiwen Wang
The Effect of Mass Migration on Malaria Incidence: Evidence from the Venezuelan Refugee Crisis —
Alicia Veronica Barriga
Local Water Quality, Diarrheal Disease, and the Unintended Consequences of Soda Taxes —
Adrian Rubli
and Emilio Gutierrez

Choice Frictions in Health Insurance Markets

Timothy Layton
Managing Intelligence: Skilled Experts and AI in Markets for Complex Products —
Benjamin Handel
, Nianyi Hong
, and Jonathan Kolstad
Endogenous Information and Simplifying Insurance Choice —
Zach Y. Brown
and Jihye Jeon
The Effect of Clarifying Risk Consequences on Insurance Choice —
Anya Samek
and Justin Sydnor
The Behavioral Foundations of Default Effects: Theory and Evidence from Medicare Part D —
Zarek Brot-Goldberg
, Timothy Layton
, Boris Vabson
, and Adelina Yanyue Wang

Comparing the Pandemic Recession to the Great Recession

Erik Hurst
John C. Haltiwanger
John Grigsby
Steven J. Davis
, and
Ryan Decker


Sam Allgood
Dynamic Competition in Negotiated Price Markets —
Jason Allen
and Shaoteng Li
Competition and Reputational Barriers to Entry —
Jack Fanning
and Joyee Deb
Smaller Slices of a Growing Pie: The Effects of Entry in Platform Markets —
Oren Reshef
Do Managerial Incentives Facilitate Collusion? —
Anja Roesner
and Marek Giebel
Motivating Collusion —
Sangeun Ha
, Fangyuan Ma
, and Alminas Zaldokas
Endogenous Maverick Behavior: A Model —
John E. Kwoka
, Birzhan Batkeyev
, and David Hummel

Competition and Pricing in the Retail Pharmacy Market

Neale Mahoney
Pharmaceutical prices, rebates, and spending in the U.S.: evidence from medicines sold in retail pharmacies —
Pragya Kakani
, Michael Chernew
, and Amitabh Chandra
Markups on Drop-Downs: Prominence in Pharmaceutical Markets —
Anders Munk-Nielsen
and Frederik Plum Hauschultz
How Do Opioid Prescribing Restrictions Affect Pharmaceutical Promotion? Lessons from the Mandatory Access Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs —
Thuy D. Nguyen
, David Bradford
, and Kosali Simon
Retail Pharmacies and Drug Diversion during the Opioid Epidemic —
Aljoscha Janssen
and Xuan Zhang

Consumer Spending during a Pandemic: International Evidence from Transaction-Level Data

Sinem Hacioglu
Tracking the COVID-19 Crisis with High-Resolution Transaction Data —
Vasco M. Carvalho
, Juan R. Garcia
, Stephen Hansen
, Álvaro Ortiz
, and Tomasa Rodrigo
Income, Liquidity, and the Consumption Response to the 2020 Economic Stimulus Payments —
Scott R. Baker
, Michaela Pagel
, R. A. Farrokhnia
, Constantine Yannelis
, and Steffen Meyer
The Distributional Impact of the Pandemic —
Sinem Hacioglu Hoke
, Diego R. Kaenzig
, and Paolo Surico
Consumer Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic —
Noah Williams

Consumption and Sectoral Shocks in a Pandemic

Yuriy Gorodnichenko
Macroeconomic Implications of COVID-19: Can Negative Supply Shocks Cause Demand Shortages? —
Veronica Guerrieri
, Guido Lorenzoni
, Ludwig Straub
, and Iván Werning
The Great Lockdown and the Big Stimulus: Tracing the Pandemic Possibility Frontier for the US —
Greg Kaplan
, Gianluca Violante
, and Benjamin Moll
Consumer Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis: Evidence from Bank Account Transaction Data —
Asger Lau Andersen
, Emil Toft Hansen
, Niels Johannesen
, and Adam Sheridan
Income and Consumption Linkages in the COVID Crisis —
Natalie Bachas
, Peter Ganong
, Pascal Noel
, Joseph Vavra
, and Arlene Wong

Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Policy

Ufuk Akcigit
Fencing Off Silicon Valley: Cross-Border Venture Capital and Technology Spillovers —
Ufuk Akcigit
, Sina T. Ates
, Josh Lerner
, Richard R. Townsend
, and Yulia Zhestkova
Opening Up Military Innovation: An Evaluation of Reforms to the United States Air Force SBIR Program —
Sabrina T. Howell
, Jason Rathje
, John Van Reenen
, and Jun Wong
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your High-Skilled Labor: H-1B Lottery Outcomes and Entrepreneurial Success —
Stephen G. Dimmock
, Jiekun Huang
, and Scott J. Weisbenner
How Are Small Businesses Adjusting to COVID-19? Early Evidence from a Survey —
Alexander W. Bartik
, Marianne Bertrand
, Zoe Cullen
, Edward Glaeser
, Michael Luca
, and Christopher Stanton

COVID-19 and Supply Chains

Pol Antràs
Global Supply Chains in a Pandemic —
Nitya Pandalai-Nayar
, Barthélémy Bonadio
, Zhen Huo
, and Andrei A. Levchenko
Cutting Global Value Chains To Safeguard Against Foreign Shocks? —
Peter Eppinger
, Gabriel Felbermayr
, Oliver Krebs
, and Bohdan Kukharskyy
Sectoral Effects of Social Distancing —
Basile Grassi
, Jean-Noël Barrot
, and Julien Sauvagnat
Supply Chain Bottlenecks in a Pandemic —
Vasco M. Carvalho
, Matthew Elliott
, and John Spray

COVID-19: Measurement, Measures, and Effects

Tarek Alexander Hassan
The Role of Testing in Recovering from an Epidemic —
Martin Eichenbaum
, Sergio Rebelo
, and Mathias Trabandt
COVID-Induced Economic Uncertainty —
David Altig
, Nicholas Bloom
, Jose Barrero
, Steven J. Davis
, Brent Meyer
, Emil Mihaylov
, and Nicholas Parker
Optimal Mitigation Policies in a Pandemic: Social Distancing and Working from Home —
Callum Jones
, Thomas Philippon
, and Venky Venkateswaran
Firm-Level Exposure to Epidemic Diseases: COVID-19, SARS and H1N1 —
Tarek Alexander Hassan
, Stephan Hollander
, Laurence van Lent
, and Ahmed Tahoun

Credit Markets

Matthew Botsch
Credit Supply Driven Boom-Bust Cycles —
Bulent Guler
International Financial Frictions, Bank Lending and Firm Level Activity —
Artashes Karapetyan
, Filippo Ippolito
, Ragnar Juelsrud
, Jose-Luis Peydro
, and Olav Syrstad
Islamic Banking and Firm Performance: Costs, Benefits, and Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis —
Robert Chirinko
, Ozgur Arslan-Ayaydin
, and Mahir Binici
Aggregate Implications of Credit Relationship Flows: A Tale of Two Margins —
Yasser Boualam
and Clement Mazet-Sonilhac
A Macroeconomic Model with Heterogeneous Banks —
Rustam Jamilov
Nonlinear Effects of Financial Development on Consumption —
Joshua Duarte
, João Sousa Andrade
, and Pedro Bação


Graciela Laura Kaminsky
Sovereign Risk and Financial Risk —
Vivian Yue
, Simon Gilchrist
, Egon Zakrajsek
, and Bin Wei
Origins of Serial Sovereign Default —
Chenzi Xu
and Sasha Indarte
Two Hundred Years of Rare Disasters: Financial Center Crises, Social Unrest, and Pandemics —
Graciela Laura Kaminsky
and Pablo Vega-Garcia
Answering the Queen: Machine Learning and Financial Crises —
Hélène Rey
, Jérémy Fouliard
, and Michael Howell

CSMGEP Dissertation Session

Renee Bowen
Desegregation and Impact Aid: Does Military Presence Influence School Composition? —
Chantal D. Smith
Petroleum Extraction, Agriculture, and the Local Communities in the Niger Delta. A Case of Ilaje Community —
Adedayo Ladelokun
Nowcasting Waterborne Commerce: A Bayesian Model Averaging Approach —
Brett Garcia
, Jeremy Piger
, and Wesley W. Wilson
Financial Inclusion: A Policy Impact Assessment —
Noimot Bakare-Ayoub
Work Half-Time, Receive Full-Time Pay: Effect of Novel Family Policy on Female Labor Market Outcomes —
Luciana Etcheverry

Data Privacy and Data Markets

Daron Acemoglu
Too Much Data: Prices and Inefficiencies in Data Markets —
Daron Acemoglu
, Ali Makhdoumi
, Azarakhsh Malekian
, and Asu Ozdaglar
The Economic Consequences of Data Privacy Regulation: Empirical Evidence from GDPR —
Guy Aridor
, Yeon-Koo Che
, and Tobias Salz
From Mad Men to Maths Men: Concentration and Buyer Power in Online Advertising —
Francesco Decarolis
and Gabriele Rovigatti
The Economics of Social Data —
Dirk Bergemann
, Alessandro Bonatti
, and Tan Gan

Data Quality and Measurement of Earnings, Poverty, and Inequality

Darren Lubotsky
The Poverty Reduction and Targeting of the United States Safety Net —
Bruce D. Meyer
, Derek Wu
, Grace Finley
, and Carla Medalia
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Measurement Error, Nonresponse and Administrative Mismatch in the CPS —
Chris Bollinger
, Barry T. Hirsch
, Charles M. Hokayem
, and James P. Ziliak
Addressing SNAP Under-Reporting to Evaluate Poverty —
Liana Fox
, Jonathan L. Rothbaum
, and Kathryn Shantz
Partisanship and Survey Refusal —
Mark Borgschulte
, Heepyung Cho
, and Darren Lubotsky

Depression (Un)treatment: Health and Economic Consequences

Fabrizio Mazzonna
Happy Pills? Mental Health Effects of the Dramatic Increase in Antidepressant Use —
Fabrizio Mazzonna
, Giuliano Masiero
, and Sandro Steinbach
Maternal Depression and Child Development: Evidence from a Psychotherapy RCT and Stress Biomarkers from Hair —
Pietro Biroli
, Victoria Baranov
, Joanna Maselko
, Ashley Hagaman
, and Sonia Balhotra
Mental Health and Creativity —
Barbara Biasi
, Michael Dahl
, and Petra Moser

Determinants of Girls' Childhood Outcomes in Developing Countries

Eric Edmonds
Reshaping Adolescents' Gender Attitudes: Evidence from a School-Based Experiment in India —
Diva Dhar
, Seema Jayachandran
, and Tarun Jain
Advancing the Agency of Adolescent Girls —
Benjamin Zachary Feigenberg
, Eric Edmonds
, and Jessica Leight
Human Capital Investment in the Presence of Child Labor —
Natalie Bau
, Martin Rotemberg
, Bryce Steinberg
, and Manisha Shah
A Stepping Stone Approach to Understanding Harmful Norms: Theory and Evidence from Somalia —
Selim Gulesci
, Eliana La Ferrara
, David Smerdon
, and Munshi Sulaiman

Digital Credit in Developing Countries

Jonathan Robinson
Manipulation-Proof Machine Learning —
Daniel Bjorkegren
, Joshua Blumenstock
, and Samsun Knight
Gender-Differentiated Digital Credit Algorithms Using Machine Learning —
Paul Gertler
and Sean Higgins
Too Fast, Too Furious? Digital Credit Speed and Repayment Rates —
Alfredo Burlando
, Michael Kuhn
, and Silvia Prina
Filling a Hole or Digging a Hole? Evidence from Malawi on the Impacts of Digital Credit —
Valentina Brailovskaya
, Pascaline Dupas
, and Jonathan Robinson

Digital Currencies

Markus Brunnermeier
Central Bank Digital Currency in a Nominal World —
Jesús Fernández-Villaverde
, Daniel R. Sanches
, Linda Schilling
, and Harald Uhlig
Should Central Banks Issue Digital Currency? —
Todd Keister
and Daniel R. Sanches
Digital Money, Credit, and Platforms —
Markus Brunnermeier
and Jonathan Payne

Diversity in the Labor Market

Eva Sierminska
Gender Differences in Field of Specialization and Placement Outcomes among Ph.D. in Economics —
Nicole Fortin
, Thomas Lemieux
, and Marit Rehavi
Does Mentoring Increase the Collaboration Networks Of Female Economists? An Evaluation of the CeMENT Randomized Trial —
Donna Ginther
and Rina Na
Field Specializations among Beginning Economists: Are There Gender Differences? —
Eva Sierminska
and Ronald L. Oaxaca