David Agrawal presented “Commodity Taxation with Honesty, Avoidance and Evasion: Evidence from the United States” at the National Tax Association conference, Baltimore, MD on November 11.


 The John H. Schnatter Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise held a session featuring work by Institute affiliates at the Southern Economic Association conference In Washington, DC on November 21, 2016.  Papers presented were:


John Garen (co-authored with Rex Bray) presented “Educational Test Scores and Education Spending:  A Look Across States, 1992-2013.”

Frank Scott (co-authored with David Barrus) presented “Single Bidders and Tacit Collusion in Highway Procurement Auctions.”

Frank Scott presented “Single Bidders and Tacit Collusion in Highway Procurement Auctions” (co-authored with David Barrus) at the Southern Economic Association meetings in Washington, D.C. on November 21, 2016.


Darshak Patel presented "Does “Mathiness” Matter? How Student Perceptions Create Barriers to Economics” at Southern Economic Association in Washington, DC on November 20th.

Lala Ma presented “Estimating Heterogeneous Preferences to Avoid Flood Risk and Implications for Disaster Exposure” (co-authored with Laura Bakkensen) at the Southern Economic Association Meetings, Washington D.C. on November 20th. 


Carlos Lamarche presented “A Panel Quantile Approach to Attrition Bias in Big Data: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment” at the 2016 Latin American Econometric Society Meeting in Medellin, Colombia, on November 11th. The paper is co-authored with M. Harding (University of California at Irvine).

Gail Hoyt (with Sam Allgood and KimMarie McGoldrick )presented “The Role of Teaching and Teacher Training in the Hiring and Promotion of Ph.D. Economists,” presented at the annual meetings of the Southern Economic Association in Washington, DC, November 20, 2016.


Gail Hoyt conducted the workshop “The Interactive and Engaging College Lecture,” for new faculty members and “The Effective Graduate Student Instructor,” workshop conducted for graduate student teaching assistants at San Diego State University on September 23, 2016.

Alejandro Dellachiesa (with Myint A.P., (Bates ‘14)) paper "Trade Openness and the Changing Water Polluting Intensity Patterns of ‘Dirty’ and ‘Clean’ Industrial Sectors." recently appeared in  Ecological Economics.

David Agrawal was a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from November 2 to 4.