SoCCAM – Friday, April 19, 2019

Keynote Address: “Marriage Dynamics, Earnings Dynamics, and Lifetime Family Income”
Joseph G. Altonji, Thomas DeWitt Cuyler Professor of Economics, Yale University

SoCCAM is a one-day conference held each year at the Claremont Colleges located in Claremont, California.  The conference is sponsored by the Lowe Institute of Political Economy at Claremont McKenna College.  All Session of SoCCAM 2019 will be held in the Freeberg Forum in the Kravis Center at Claremont McKenna College. Paper presenters and discussants will be paid an honorarium of $300 to cover travel expenses.

8:00 am – 8:40 am Registration and Breakfast, in the courtyard outside of Freeberg Forum
8:40-8:45 am Welcome
8:50 – 10:10 am       Session I – Crime                               Chair: Emily Owens, UC Irvine
Paper Presenter Discussant
Formal Employment and Organized Crime: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Colombia Gaurav Khanna (UCSD) Ozkan Eren (UCR)
Neighborhood Quality of Life Dynamics During Extreme Heat:  Implications for the Distributional Effects of Climate Change Kilian Heilmann  (USC) Emily Weisburst (UCLA)
10:10 – 10:25 am Break and refreshments
10:25 – 11:45 am     Session II –Social Networks        Chair: John Romley, USC
Party On:  The Labor Market Returns to Social Networks and Socializing Veronica Sovero (SFSU) Hao Teng (SDSU)
Leadership in Social Networks: Evidence from the Forty-Eighters in the Civil War Christian Dippel  (UCLA) Dan Bennett (USC)
12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch and Keynote – Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at CMC
Joseph Altonji, Professor of Economics, Yale University

“Marriage Dynamics, Earnings Dynamics, and Lifetime Family Income”

1:30 – 2:50 pm     Session III –Public                                        Chair: Monica Singhal, UC Davis
Paper Presenter Discussant
Are Taxes Turning Humans Into Machines? Using Payroll Tax Variation to Estimate the Capital-Labor Elasticity of Substitution Youssef Benzarti (UCSB) Monica Singhal, (UC Davis)
Increasing Hours Worked: Moonlighting Responses to a Large Tax Reform Alisa Tazhitdinova (UCSB) Michael Bates (UCR)
2:50-3:00 pm Break and refreshments
3:00-4:20 pm    Session IV: Health                                        Chair: Wes Yin, UCLA
Paper Presenter Discussant
Does Medicare Coverage Improve Cancer Detection and Mortality Outcomes? Rebecca Myerson (USC) Jessamyn Schaller (U Arizona and CMC)
Smoking, Taxes, and Suicides


Katherine Meckel (UCSD) Sarah Reber (UCLA)
4:20-4:30 pm Break and refreshments
4:30-5:50 pm    Session V: Education                                         Chair: Prashant Bharadwaj, UCSD
Paper Presenter Discussant
The Long-Run Impacts of Special Education      Briana Ballis (UC Davis) Michela Giorcelli (UCLA)
Reporting Peers’ Misbehavior: Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan Stefano Fiorin (UCSD) Victoria Baranov (U Melbourne, visiting UCSD)
6:00-7:30 pm Dinner al fresco at the home of David Bjerk

SoCCAM 2019 Organizing Committee:
Serkan Ozbeklik (Chair) CMC
John Romley – USC
Wes Yin – UCLA
Emily Owens – UC Irvine
Monica Singhal –  UC Davis
Prashant Bharadwaj – UCSD