The 2nd annual Applied Economics Summer Conference at Montana State University is scheduled for June 20-21, 2023, organized by faculty members of the MSU DAEE Mariana Carrera, Diane Charlton, Justin Gallagher, and Isaac Swensen. This will be a small conference bringing together researchers in varied areas of applied micro including labor, health, environmental, development, public, and agricultural economics. In addition to the presentation sessions, participants will have opportunities to explore Bozeman's beautiful surroundings.

Tuesday, June 20

9:00 - 9:30                                                          Ben Hansen University of Oregon In-Person Schooling and Youth Suicide: Evidence from School Calendars and Pandemic School Closures
9:30 - 10:00 Melanie Wasserman            UCLA The Summer Drop in Female Employment
10:10 - 10:40          Benjamin Ukert Texas A&M Opioid Use and Employment Outcomes: Evidence from the U.S. Military
10:40 - 11:10 Steven Mello Dartmouth Police Training and Racial Disparities in Policing
11:20 - 11:50 Brianna Felegi Virginia Tech Supply-Side Responses in School Choice
12:00 Lunch at MSU Dining Hall
1:15 - 1:45 Brian Cadena
University of Colorado                         Transitioning from Subsidized Job to Sustained Success: The Effects and Key Mechanism of a Supported Work Program
1:45 - 1:55 Becca Brough UC Davis High Schools Tailored to Adults Can Help Them Complete a Traditional Diploma and Excel in the Labor Market
1:55 - 2:05 Carlos Schmidt-Padilla                                       University of  Pennsylvania                                   Opportunities and Entrepreneurship: Evidence on Advanced Labor Market Experience
2:05 - 2:15 Evan Bennett Stanford University The Golden Ticket: Examining the Impact of Winning the Western States Endurance Run Lottery on Subsequent Ultramarathon Performance and Travel Decisions
2:30 Depart Hike the "M" trail (Optional)

5:45 Depart Conference BBQ Dinner @ Centennial Pavilion, Glen Lake Rotary Park

Wednesday, June 21

9:00 - 9:30 Andreas Ferrara University of Pittsburgh                      The Confederate Diaspora
9:30 - 10:00       Dan Jones University of Pittsburgh Reconstruction-Era Education and Long-Run Black-White Inequality

10:00 - 10:30                           

Rosie Mueller Whitman College Discovery of Unregulated Contaminants in Drinking Water: Evidence from PFAS and Housing Prices
10:40 - 11:10 Nick Haggerty Montana State University                                   Industrial Water Pollution and Agricultural Production in India
11:10 - 11:20 Jimmy Shr National Taiwan University The Effect of Air Quality on Citizens' Preferences for Low-Carbon Energy
11:20 - 11:30 Mariana Carrera                 Montana State University Biased Expectations, Memory and Overconfidence in Higher Education
11:30 - 12:00 Justin Gallagher Montana State University The Impact of Urban Growth Boundaries on the Location and Density of Development
12:00 Boxed Lunch

Depart for Hikes in Hyalite Canyon (Transportation Provided)