SI 2022 Public Economics

Michael C. Best, Eric Chyn, Peter Ganong, Dmitry Taubinsky, and Winnie van Dijk, Organizers

July 26-27, 2022

Longfellow Room

Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA and

Conference Code of Conduct

Tuesday, July 26
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:30 am
Silvia Vannutelli, Northwestern University and NBER

From Lapdogs to Watchdogs: Random Auditor Assignment and Municipal Fiscal Performance (slides)
10:10 am
Felipe M. Gonçalves, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Steven Mello, Dartmouth College and NBER

Should the Punishment Fit the Crime? Deterrence and Retribution in Law Enforcement
10:50 am
11:10 am
David Silver, University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER
Jonathan Zhang, McMaster University

Impacts of Basic Income on Health and Economic Well-Being: Evidence from the VA’s Disability Compensation Program
11:50 am
1:00 pm
Ashley C. Craig, Australian National University
Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan and NBER

Tax Knowledge and Tax Manipulation: A Unifying Model
1:40 pm
Steve Cicala, Tufts University and NBER
David Hemous, University of Zurich
Morten G. Olsen, University of Copenhagen

Adverse Selection as a Policy Instrument: Unraveling Climate Change
2:20 pm
2:40 pm
Derek Wu, University of Virginia
Bruce D. Meyer, University of Chicago and NBER

Certification and Recertification in Welfare Programs: What Happens When Automation Goes Wrong?
3:20 pm
Katherine Meckel, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Jessie Handbury, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Erik C. James, University of Pennsylvania
Xiao Dong, Economic Research Service, USDA
Anne T. Byrne, Economic Research Service, USDA

Effects of Retailer SNAP Adoption on Households and Food Stores (slides)
4:00 pm
4:20 pm
Taha Choukhmane, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Lucas Goodman, Department of the Treasury
Cormac O'Dea, Yale University and NBER

Efficiency in Household Decision Making: Evidence from the Retirement Savings of US Couples (slides)
5:00 pm
Wednesday, July 27
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
Morning session joint with Labor Studies (Ballroom B)
9:30 am
Henrik Kleven, Princeton University and NBER

The Geography of Child Penalties and Gender Norms: Evidence from the United States
10:10 am
Manasi Deshpande, University of Chicago and NBER
Rebecca Dizon-Ross, University of Chicago and NBER

The (Lack of) Anticipatory Effects of the Social Safety Net on Human Capital Investment
10:50 am
11:10 am
Anikó Bíró, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies
Reka Branyiczki, Central European University
Attila S. Lindner, University College London
Lili Márk, Central European University
Daniel Prinz, World Bank

Firm Heterogeneity and the Impact of Payroll Taxes
11:50 am
Adjourn and Lunch