The Texas Empirical Policy Conference (TEPC)

Thursday, March 30th from 9am to 5pm

The Texas Empirical Policy Conference (TEPC) is a forum for interdisciplinary scholarship on contemporary policy from the fields of heath economics, education reform, meta-analysis, law, etc. The prior conference (previously known as the ALI conference, which can be found here) explored the role of policies in education, finance, entrepreneurship, and energy. The 2023 conference will build on past efforts using empirical and analytic tools to understand policies and their incentives.

We encourage economists, legal scholars, business school researchers, policy researchers, as well as industry experts to attend the workshop. 


9:00am – Breakfast

10:00 am – 10:45am – Judge Glock, Manhattan Institute

Netting Out Taxes and Transfers to U.S. Households – Watch Video

11:00am – 11:45am – Carlos Esquivel, Rutgers

Underinvestment and Capital Misallocation under Sovereign Risk – Watch Video

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch

Student Research Assistants Poster Presentations

1:15pm – 2:00pm – Vladimir Smirnyagin, Yale

The Growing Importance of Universities for Patenting and Innovation – Watch Video

2:15pm – 3:00pm – David Beheshti, UTSA

What Causes Geographic Variation in Drug Prescribing? Evidence from Physician Migration – Watch Video

3:15pm – 3:45pm, Afternoon coffee break

4:00pm – 5:00pm –  Keynote: Casey Mulligan, Chicago

Prices and Policies in Opioid Markets – Watch Video