Robert Sandy Economics Seminar (2019-2020)

meets on Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:45pm in the seminar room (438) of Cavanaugh Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Organizer: Vidhura S B W Tennekoon (

  • Aug 29, Joe Terza (IUPUI), Regression-Based Causal Analysis from the Potential Outcomes Perspective
  • Sep 5, Joe Terza (IUPUI), Specification and Estimation of Causal Effects in Empirical Health Economics: Two-Stage Residual Inclusion Modeling from the Potential Outcomes Perspective
  • Sep 19, Myoung-Jin Keay (South Dakota State University), The Effect of Extended Medicaid on the Emergency Department Visits: An analysis of the 2008 Oregon Health Program
  • Oct 17, Ruli Xiao (Indiana University), Identification of Dynamic Games with Multiple Equilibria and Unobserved Heterogeneity with Application to Fast Food Chains in China
  • Oct 24, Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm (IUPUI), Impure Impact Giving: Theory and Evidence
  • Nov 7, Ian M. Schmutte (University of Georgia), Estimating Compensating Wage Differentials with Endogenous Job Mobility
  • Nov 14, Kadri Männasoo (Tallinn University of Technology), Wage and Working hours: Gender perspective
  • Nov 21, Sumedha Gupta (IUPUI), How do Providers Respond to Restrictions on Opioid Prescribing? Lessons from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)'s 2014 Rescheduling of Tramadol​
  • eb 20, Minh Nguyen (Ball State University), The Spreading Power of the Pill: The Effect of Oral Contraceptives on Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Mar 5, Ruiqi Liu (Department of Mathematical Sciences, IUPUI), Statistical Inference on Partially Linear Panel Model under Unobserved Linearity
  • Mar 11 (Wed), Taylor symposium
  • Mar 11 (Wed, 4:15pm), Donald Kenkel (Cornell University and the Chief Economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisors), Vaping and Tobacco Control Regulation
  • Apr 9, Tong Li (Vanderbilt University), TBD


Health Economics Seminar (2019-2020)

meets on Friday from 11:30am to 1:00pm in Room 347 of Cavanaugh Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Organizer: Henry Mak (

  • Sept 6, Ian McCarthy (Emory University), Owning the Agent: Hospital Influence on Physician Behaviors
  • Sept 20, Joe Terza (IUPUI), Estimating Nonlinear Models with Endogenous Regressors: Explicit and Implicit Control Function Methods
  • Oct 3 (Thursday), Johabed Olvera (IUB SPEA), Physician Home Visits Improve Maternal and Infant Health
  • Oct 4, Oindrila Bhattacharyya (IUPUI), TBA
  • Oct 11, Taul Cheong (IUPUI), Estimating the Average Incremental Effect of a Two-Part Count-Valued Endogenous Regressor on an Non-Negative Continuous Outcome: Exercise Frequency and BMI​
  • Oct 25, Daniel Asfaw (IUPUI), TBA
  • Oct 31 (Thursday), Satabdi Adhikary (IUPUI), Determinants of sleep difficulty among US adolescents
  • Nov 1, Hailemichael Shone (IUPUI), The economic cost of an epidemic: Evidence from the 2014 Ebola outbreak
  • Nov 8, Zachary Sheff (IUPUI), The Effect of Care Coordination on ICU Transfers.
  • Nov 15, Abbey Zhang (IUPUI), Spillover effect or Ratchet effect? – Evaluating the unintended consequences of hospital value-based purchasing program
  • Nov 22, Apurva Bendre (IUPUI), Role of Dental and Vet practices in sustaining Substance Use Disorder​s
  • Dec 5, Oindrila Bhattacharyya (IUPUI), Effect of 2014 Medicaid Expansion on the Economic Well-being (Job-lock, OOP Expenses and Uninsurance) of Individuals with Chronic Physical and Mental Illness
  • Dec 6, Golnoush Kazeminezhad (IUPUI), The Impact of Legalizing Recreational Marijuana on Physical Violence Among Adolescents
  • Mar 27, Daniel Asfaw (IUPUI), Partially Qualitative Regression and Causal Inference from The Potential Outcomes Perspective: Avoiding Bad Control
  • Apr 17, Satabdi Adhikary (IUPUI), Long term effects of bullying during adolescence
  • Apr 24, Hailemichael Shone (IUPUI), Maternal stress and birthweight: Evidence from the 2014 Ebola outbreak
  • May 1, Abbey Zhang (IUPUI), Bivariate Count Model Regressions with Flexible Cross-Equation Correlation

Economic Theory Workshop (2019-2020)

meets on Friday from 9:00am to 10:15am in Room 211 of Cavanaugh Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Organizer: Subir Chakrabarti (

  • Oct 4, Kyle Anderson and Patrick Meister (IUPUI), When Uber has Incentive to Lyft the Bird ...
  • Oct 25, Jyoti Sarkar (Mathematics, IUPUI), Rules, Resolutions, Randomness and Reward: Lessons from a Game
  • Nov 1, Subir Chakrabarti (IUPUI), Equilibrium Contracts under Advese Selection in the Infinite Horizon
  • Nov 8, Henry Mak (IUPUI), Price and Information Discrimination