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Speaking Up: Empowering Change in the Next Generation Through Arts Education and Policy
Date/Time: Feb 23, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Location: HBH 1204

Description: A MAM Speaker Series Event feat. Jeff Poulin, Americans for the Arts

The Inclusive University: A Deliberative Forum
Date/Time: Feb 26, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Location: Cohon University Center: Rangos Ballroom

Description: A conversation about how we see ourselves and each other through multiple perspectives during the course of our daily lives on campus. Help us see and understand the challenges you face and how the resources that our campus provides can help you address some of these challenges. This is an inclusive, global discussion encompassing the richness and vitality of our entire campus. Hosted by the Program for Deliberative Democracy and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs.

Mini III Faculty Course Evaluations
Date/Time: Feb 27, 2017 to Mar 03, 2017 - This is an all day, multi-day event.
Location: Carnegie Mellon University

Description: No Description

Karthik Kannan - How Q&A capabilities shape online review platforms
Date/Time: Feb 27, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Location: Hamburg Hall 1002 (Pittsburgh Campus)

Description: This paper uses data from two online shopping platforms to investigate the economic implications of the Q&A system. This research problem becomes increasingly important as many websites start to adopt the Q&A system. Yet, its economic implications have not been discussed in the previous literature. We employ the difference-in-differences analysis to examine the effect of Q&A elements on product sales. We find that question elements negatively affect sales while answer elements have a positive impact. Also, an increase in the number of question is positively correlated with the number of reviews. Meanwhile, an increase in the number of answers reduces the average length of reviews. Our findings suggest that incorporating the Q&A system could be a potential approach to drive sales. However, it is crucially important for managers to develop appropriate policies to gather necessary answers to questions asked on the platform in order to capitalize on such system.

THANK A DONOR
Date/Time: Feb 28, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM
Feb 28, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location: Hamburg Hall Foyer

Description: Thank a Heinz College Donor who is making a difference on your CMU experience.

The Modern Immigration Wave
Date/Time: Mar 02, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Location: HBH A301

Description: Fifty years after passage of the landmark law that rewrote U.S. immigration policy, nearly 59 million immigrants have arrived in the United States, pushing the country's foreign-born share to a near record 14% and reshaping its racial and ethnic composition. For the U.S. public, however, views of immigrants and immigration policy are mixed. Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research at the Pew Research Center, will discuss his research on these changing demographics as part of the Public Policy Lecture

Workshop on Housing Development and Project Financing: Practitioner's Edge Series
Date/Time: Mar 04, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Mar 04, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Location: TBD

Description: Jessica Smith Perry, Assistant Director of the Housing Division of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh will lead a brief workshop on housing. Sponsored by the Center for Economic Development for Heinz students.

Last Day of Mini III classes - Evening Mini III classes may give final exams
Date/Time: Mar 06, 2017 - This is an all day event.
Location: Carnegie Mellon University

Description: No Description

David E. Weinstein - Big Data and the Measurement or Real Economic Activity
Date/Time: Mar 06, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Location: Hamburg Hall 1002 (Pittsburgh Campus)

Description: Much of our understanding of welfare depends on the construction of "real" variables that are based on nominal variables divided by a price index. For example, our notions of well being like real wages, real GDP, and income inequality are based on the idea that we know how to deflate nominal variables. Moreover, much of the US economy—e.g., social security benefits, tax brackets, wage contracts—is linked to the consumer price index. One might hope that the measurement of these aggregate prices is a settled issue. This is not true. The measurement of price changes, economic welfare, real output is currently based on three disjoint approaches: macroeconomics, microeconomics, and official measures that differ from either approach. The inconsistencies run so deep that the same assumptions that form the foundation of demand-system estimation can be used to prove that standard price indexes are incorrect, and the assumptions underlying standard exact and superlative price indexes invalidate demand-system estimation. In other words, extant micro and macro welfare estimates are mutually inconsistent, and neither is consistent with the data. It is possible, however, to develop a unified approach to demand and price measurement that exactly rationalizes observed micro data on prices and expenditure shares while permitting exact aggregation and meaningful macro comparisons of welfare over time. In particular, the capacity of statistical agencies to access bar-code data can transform economic measurement and create a better, faster, and cheaper methodology.

Mini III Exams, Semester Classes Meet as Scheduled
Date/Time: Mar 07, 2017 to Mar 09, 2017 - This is an all day, multi-day event.
Location: Carnegie Mellon University

Description: No Description

Alumni Gathering with Dean Krishnan
Date/Time: Mar 07, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Mar 08, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Location: San Francisco

Description: Heinz College Dean Ramayya Krishnan will be hosting a gathering for Heinz alumni in the Silicon Valley and San Fransisco area. This will give you the opportunity to connect with your fellow alumni and with Dean Krishnan.

Mid Semester Break - No Classes
Date/Time: Mar 10, 2017 - This is an all day event.
Location: Carnegie Mellon University

Description: No Description

Spring Break - No Classes
Date/Time: Mar 13, 2017 to Mar 17, 2017 - This is an all day, multi-day event.
Location: Carnegie Mellon University

Description: No Description

Mid Semester Grades Due by 4pm
Date/Time: Mar 13, 2017 - This is an all day event.
Location: Carnegie Mellon University

Description: No Description

Mini III Grades Due by 4pm
Date/Time: Mar 15, 2017 - This is an all day event.
Location: Carnegie Mellon University

Description: No Description

Mini IV Classes Begin
Date/Time: Mar 20, 2017 - This is an all day event.
Location: Carnegie Mellon University

Description: No Description

Ariel Dora Stern - Software Growth and Innovation: the Digital Transformation of Medical Technology
Date/Time: Mar 20, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Location: Hamburg Hall 1002 (Pittsburgh Campus)

Description: There is a longstanding debate about whether technological innovation enables the rise of new entrants, or reinforces incumbent advantages. The ongoing digital transformation of medicine represents a unique opportunity to revisit this debate in the context of health care, an industry that represents nearly 18% of the U.S. economy. Medical technology has become increasingly digitized, as software and networking capability are embedded in new devices. In 2015, nearly 600 medical devices containing software were cleared for marketing by the FDA – almost double the number approved a decade earlier, in 2005. What patterns can be seen in the digital transformation of this industry? Has the digitization of medical devices enabled or deterred the entry of small firms? And has the geographic locus of medical innovation changed to favor areas with a stronger presence in digital business? We use novel data on the contents of new devices, recovered through automated text scraping, to study digital innovation in the medical device industry. Analyzing descriptions of over 30,000 medical devices in the eight most common specialty areas over fourteen years, we first document the growth of software and networking capabilities in medical technology. We find significant heterogeneities across medical specialty areas, where representation of incumbent firms in new product innovation has historically varied across medical specialty areas due to different regulatory requirements. We then use detailed firm data to better understand the characteristics of the firms bringing digital technologies to market.

Summer 2017 Registration Begins
Date/Time: Mar 22, 2017 - This is an all day event.
Location: Carnegie Mellon University

Description: No Description

Deadline to Add/Drop/Audit/Pass/Fail Mini IV Courses
Date/Time: Mar 24, 2017 - This is an all day event.
Location: Carnegie Mellon University

Description: No Description

Public Policy Lecture Series
Date/Time: Mar 30, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Location: HBH 1206

Description: Christine Fox of JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

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