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Annual UC Davis Economics Alumni Research Conference nurtures new ideas

The annual Economics Alumni Research Conference drew researchers from all over the country with common roots in their training at UC Davis. The conference, spearheaded by Professor Giovanni Peri, provides a forum for alumni to discuss new research, as well as provide opportunities to network and create collaborative relationships with current and future UC Davis Ph.D students.

The conference offers a lively reunion for alumni. Andrew Foote (2015 Davis PhD) remarked on the proceedings, "It made me remember how much fun I had in grad school working with people to come up with research ideas, and how collegial the department is."

It also enriches the experiences of our current Economics students. Current student Annie Hines said, "The conference was a great opportunity to meet alumni working on a variety of topics at different institutions and see the early stages of their current research. Besides being an opportunity to connect over shared research interests, the job market panel gave current students a chance to hear the perspective of people working in government or liberal arts colleges in addition to research-focused universities and hear their advice on seeking similar jobs."

The following papers were presented by our former Ph.D. students:

Lester Lusher Pocket Aces: Commitment and Incentives Against Smartphones for Students

Jason Lindo How Violent Media Content Can Reduce Violent Crime: First Estimates of the Long-term Effects of Media Violence

Ahmed Rahman Herding - A Theory and Some Evidence from College Major Selections

Melanie Guldi Changes in the Air Ambulance Market and Effects on Individual Level Outcomes

Brock Smith The Long Run Effects of Oil Discoveries and the Role of Amenity Value

Alan Barreca Can Energy Policy Help Low-Income Families Cope with Hot Weather?

Greg Wright A Rising Tide? The Local Incidence of the Second Wave of Globalization

Shahar Sansani Gender Differences in Risk-Taking: Evidence from an Exogenous Change in Student Grading

Akira Sasahara The Impact of Global Warming on Rural-Urban Migrations: Evidence from Global Big Data

Matt Larsen Effect of Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility on Academic Achievement and the Achievement Gap

Chad Sparber Estimating the Determinants of Remittances Originating from U.S. Households using CPS Data

Xiaohan Zhang Moving to Better Opportunities? Housing Market Responses to the Top X%

Vasco Yasenov Does Halting Refugee Resettlement Reduce Crime? Evidence from the United States Refugee Ban

David Simon The Lasting Impacts of Childhood Exposure to Parental Job Loss and Divorce

Andrew Foote You’re Going to Miss Me When I’m Gone: Assessing the Bias from Only Using In-State Earnings

Additionally former faculty member Doug Miller presented Dynamic Treatment Effects for Empirical Microeconomists: Local Projections and Quasi-Experimental Research Designs