Past VERB Seminars

Spring 2021 Schedule

Date Presenter Title Institution Paper Title

Manisha Shah
Manisha Shah

Professor University of California, Los Angeles

Regulating Sex Markets: Lessons Learned and Policy Implications
View Prof. Shah's Recording Here
View Prof. Shah's PowerPoint slides

2020-02-08 Ben Harrell
Ben Harrell
Ph.D. candidate Georgia State Public Health Insurance and Prescription Medications for Sexually Transmitted Infections
2021-02-15 Karen Ugarte Bravo
Karen Ugarte Bravo
Ph.D. candidate McMaster University The Impact of Mandatory Universal Pharmaceutical Insurance on Prescription Opioid Use: Evidence from Canada
2021-02-22 Cass Sunstein
Cass Sunstein
Robert Walmsley University Professor Harvard Law School

FEAST: A Framework for Behavioral Change
View Prof. Sunstein's Recording Here

2021-03-01 Nano Barahona
Nano Barahona
Ph.D. candidate Stanford University Equilibrium Effects of Food Labeling Policies
2021-03-08 Catherine Maclean
Catherine Maclean
Associate Professor Temple University

Economic Studies on the Opioid Crisis: A Review
View Prof. Maclean's Recording Here
View Prof. Maclean's PowerPoint slides Here

2021-03-15 Alexander Ahammer
Alexander Ahammer
Assistant Professor Johannes Kepler University Minimum Legal Drinking Age and the Social Gradient in Binge Drinking
2021-03-22 David Dragone
Davide Dragone
Associate Professor University of Bologna Theoretical models of risky health behaviors
View Prof. Dragone's Recording Here
View Prof. Dragone's Slides Here

Melissa Spence
Melissa Spencer

Ph.D. candidate University of Virginia Safer Sex? The Effect of AIDS Risk on Birth Rates
2021-04-05 Paul Gertler
Paul Gertler
Professor University of California at Berkeley

The Sweet Life: Long Term Consequences of a Sugar Rich Diet in Early Childhood
View Prof. Gertler's Recording Here


Christopher Ruhm
Christopher J. Ruhm

Professor University of Virginia Understanding 21st Century Mortality Trends in the United States
View Prof. Ruhm's Recording Here
View Prof. Ruhm's Slides Here
2021-04-19 Jody Sindelar
Jody Sindelar
Professor Yale University Assessment of vaping control policies in the US
View Prof. Sindelar's Recording Here
2021-04-26 Rhys Thomas
Rhys Thomas
Postdoctoral fellow University of Southampton

The direct and spillover effects of diabetes diagnosis on health-related behaviours

2021-05-03 Anandi Mani
Anandi Mani
Professor Oxford University Stigma, Discrimination and Self-Image: Evidence from Kolkata Brothels
2021-05-10 Emilio Gutierrez
Emilio Gutierrez
Professor ITAM Taxing to Reduce Obesity
2021-05-17 Ariel Zucker
Ariel Zucker
Postdoctoral fellow University of California at Berkeley Can price discrimination incentivize behavioral change? Evidence from a randomized field experiment
2021-05-24 Stephanie von Hinke
Stephanie von Hinke
Professor University of Bristol Genetic data and risky health behaviors
View Prof von Hinke's Recording Here
2021-05-31 Tom Zohar
Tom Zohar
Ph.D. candidate Stanford University Out of Labor and into the Labor Force? The Role of Abortion Access, Social Stigma, and Financial

  Fall 2020 Schedule

Date Presenter Institution Paper Title

Pietro Biroli
Pietro Biroli

University of Zurich Genes, Pubs, and Drinks: Gene-environment interplay and alcohol licensing policy in the United Kingdom
2020-09-21 Eva Rye Johnsen
Eva Rye Johansen
Aarhus University Relative Age for Grade and Adolescent Risky Health Behavior: Evidence on Abortions and Alcohol Poisonings
2020-09-28 Patricia Ritter
Patricia Ritter
University of Connecticut The Effect of Piped Water at Home on Childhood Overweight Rate. Experimental Evidence from Urban Morocco
2020-10-05 Mariana Gerstenbluth
Mariana Gerstenbluth
Universidad de la República Repugnant Warnings, Addiction, and Rational Choice
2020-10-12 Anne Burton
Anne Burton
Cornell University The Impact of Smoking Bans in Bars and Restaurants on Alcohol Consumption, Smoking, and Social Welfare
2020-10-19 Augustine Denteh
Augustine Denteh
Tulane University The Effect of SNAP on Obesity in the Presence of Endogenous Misreporting
2020-10-26 Mirjam Reutter
Mirjam Reutter
European University Institute (EUI) The Morning After: Prescription-Free Access to Emergency Contraceptive Pills
2020-11-02 Claudio Headshot
Claudio Deiana 
University of Cagliari Opium Price Shocks and Prescription Opioids in the US

Abby Headshot
Abby Alpert

University of Pennsylvania Origins of the Opioid Crisis and Its Enduring Impacts
2020-11-16 FP Headshot
Francesco Principe
Erasmus School of Economics

Health's Kitchen: TV, Edutainment and Nutrition


Eleonora Patacchini
Eleonora Patacchini 

Cornell University Dynamic Social Interactions and Health Risk Behavior
2020-11-30 Pablo Celhay
Pablo Celhay
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile When a Strike Strikes Twice: Massive Student Mobilizations and Teenage Pregnancy in Chile
2020-12-7 Monica Deza
Monica Deza
Hunter College, City University of New York

The Intergenerational Effects of the Vietnam Draft on Risky Behaviors

2020-12-14 Federico Crudu
Federico Crudu
University of Siena Family Ties and Child Obesity in Italy