University of Wisconsin–Madison

Fall 2018 Schedule

Department Seminar


Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)

Does Being a “Top 10” Worst Polluter Affect Environmental Releases? Evidence from the U.S. Toxic Release Inventory

We use the 1998 expansion of the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) that required newly regu- lated industry sectors to report facility releases to obtain exogenous changes in a facility’s relative ranking within a state to test whether being labeled a “Top 10” worst polluter affects a...[more]

Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)

Agriculture and the New Deal

Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)

Split-Sample Strategies for Avoiding False Discoveries

Preanalysis plans (PAPs) have become an important tool for limiting false discoveries in field experiments. We evaluate the properties of an alternate approach which splits the data into two samples: An exploratory sample and a confirmation sample. When hypotheses are homogeneous, we describe an...[more]

Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)

Reducing the Cost of Remoteness: Community Health Workers, Fertility Choices and Child Health Investments

Lack of primary health care use can increase preventable maternal and child deaths in low-income countries. Community health workers can be an alternative supply to deficient formal healthcare provision among underserved poor populations, but the empirical evidence on their impact on health...[more]

Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)

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Laura Schechter
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