The workshop starts on Thursday (the 26th of May) with Guido Alfani (Bocconi) talking about Epidemics, Inequality and Poverty. Erica Charters (Oxford) in the afternoon will talk about How Epidemics End. On Friday morning (the 27th) Maarten Lindeboom (Vrije) will talk about The Health Effects of Early Life Stressors. Lots of interesting contributions in between. The workshop ends with a roundtable on Friday afternoon.
Friday 6th May 2022 – 3.30pm – Lecture Theatre (and Zoom)
Timothy Moore (Purdue University)
Title: “Shaping the Habits of Teen Drivers”
Abstract: We show that a targeted law can have broad and persistent effects on teens’ risky behavior. An Australian law banned first-year drivers from carrying multiple passengers between 11:00pm and 4:59am, which had represented 3% of their accidents and 18% of their fatalities. We find the reform more than halved targeted crashes, casualties and deaths, while also improving crash outcomes earlier in the evening. These effects persist for more than three years, delivering gains comparable to harsher driving restrictions. We consider potential explanations for this persistence, and find results consistent with habit formation aided by the expressive value of the law.
The school choice workshop takes place next Monday-Tuesday at QMS lecture theatre. There are talks for all audiences: some theory, some empirics. There is also a panel with policy makers on Monday at 5.30 pm on integrated education in Northern Ireland, and a keynote lecture on Tuesday on the redesign of University Admissions in the UK.
Queen’s Management School is making an open call for full-time 3-year PhD scholarship applications, commencing October 2022. The deadline for applications is 06 May 2022. Visit https://qu-charms.co.uk/school-phd-scholarships/ for more information.
The updated program for the School Choice Workshop on the 25th and 26th of April is now available (https://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/AHSS/filestore/Filetoupload,1293467,en.pdf). Great line up.
PhD opportunities at the CHARMS. Positions are fully funded by the Queen’s Management School. Further information available at https://qu-charms.co.uk/funding-opportunities/
This Friday at 15:30 (UK) Nathan Nunn (Harvard) will present his paper “Transhumant Pastoralism, Climate Change and Conflict in Africa” (with Eoin F. McGuirk). Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/3309613459?pwd=NXdiVkZzRG43bXpMbWl5NFZLcy9Sdz09. (Password: 111111)
The deadline for submission of extended abstracts for The Economics and History of Health Crises Workshop is extended to Friday 4 March 2022