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2015-2016 Seminars, Workshops and Lectures

Applied Economics

Departmental Seminar Series

Econometrics Workshop

Economic History Workshop

Empirical-Microeconomics Workshop

GPED Forum

Health Economics and Policy Seminar

International Economics Workshop

McGee Lecture Series

Steine Lecture Series

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, all seminars will take place in Calhoun Hall 109 from 3:10pm - 4:45pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, all seminars in Calhoun Hall 218 from 4:00pm - 5:45pm

All Health Economics and Policy seminars will be held in the 6th floor Conference Board Room of the 2525 West End Ave. Build from 12pm - 1pm

All GPED Seminars will be held on Thursdays, in Calhoun Hall 423 from 4:00pm- 5:20pm

All spring seminars will take place in location TBA. 


FALL 2015


Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Econometrics Workshop
Xu Cheng, University of Pennsylvania

Thursday,  August 27, 2015
Tim Hubbard, Colby College

Monday, August 31, 2015
Departmental Micro Seminar
Fuhito Kojima, Stanford University



Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Econometrics Workshop
Andriy Norets, Brown University

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Peter Savelyev, Vanderbilt University
"Understanding the Mechanisms Linking Cognitive Skills, Socioemotional Skills, and College Education with Longevity"

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Health Economics and Policy
Andrew Goodman-Bacon, Vanderbilt University
"The Long-Run Effects of Childhood Insurance Coverage: Medicaid Implementation, Adult Disability and Labor Market Outcomes"

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Health Economics and Policy
Marcella Alsan, Stanford University

Monday, September 14, 2015
Departmental Seminar (Micro)
Huseyin Yildirim, Duke University
"A Theory of Outsourced Fundraising: Why Dollars Turn into "Pennies for Charity"

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Stephen Ryan, University of Texas, Austin
“The Welfare Effects of Supply-Side Regulations in Medicare Part D”

Friday, September 18, 2015
Marc Melitz, Harvard University
"Product Mix and Firm Productivity Responses to Trade Competition"

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Econometrics Workshop
Azeem Shaikh, University of Chicago
"Randomization Tests under an Approximate Symmetry Assumption"

Monday, September 28, 2015
Departmental Macro
Miguel Urguiola, Columbia University
"The Big Sort: College Reputation and Labor Market Outcomes"

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Economic History Seminar
Ralf Meisenzahl, Federal Board of Governors
"Origins of Persistent Differences in Human Capital Accumulation "                                                                                                    

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tatiana Komarova, London School of Economics



Friday, October 2, 2015
Jun Ma, University of Alabama
“Explaining Exchange Rate Anomalies in a Model with Taylor-rule Fundamentals and Consistent Expectations”

Monday, October 5, 2015
Departmental Macro
Shouyong Shi, Pennsylvania State University

 Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Francis Diebold, University of Pennsylvania

Friday, October 9, 2015
Departmental Macro
Alex Richter, Auburn University

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Jiti Gao, Monash University
“Nonlinear Panel Data Models with Cross-Sectional Dependence”

Monday, October 19, 2015
Departmental Macro
Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe, Columbia University

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Economic History Seminar
Farley Grubb, University of Delaware
“Colonial Virginia Paper Money, 1755-1775: Value Decomposition and Performance”  

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Econometrics Workshop
Karim Chalak , University of Virginia  

Thursday, October 22, 2015
GPED Forum 
Devashish Mitra, Syracuse University 
"Trade, Poverty and Inequality"

Thursday, October 22, 2015
International Workshop
Georg Schaur, University of Tennessee
"Transit Trade"

Friday, October 23, 2015
International Workshop
Devashish Mitra, Syracuse University
"Trade Liberalization Labor Shares in China"

Monday, October 26, 201 5
Departmental Micro
Mattias Polborn, University of Illinois
"Political Competition in Legislative Elections"

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Economic History Seminar and Departmental Macro
Nicolas Ziebarth, University of Iowa
"Misallocation and Productivity in the Great Depression"

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Econometrics Workshop
Matias Cattaneo, University of Michigan
“Treatment Effects with Many Covariates and Heteroskedasticity”

Thursday, October 29, 2015
GPED Forum
Dimitri G. Demekas, IMF
"The Evolving Architecture for the Surveilance of the Global Financial System"

Friday, October 30, 2015
Anna Maria Mayda, Georgetown University


Monday, November 2, 2015
Departmental Micro
Scott Davis, Dallas Federal Reserve

Monday, November 2, 2015
Departmental Seminar
Chris Cotter, Vanderbilt University
"Railroad Defaults and the Panic of 1873"

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Economic History Seminar
Katherine Eriksson, UC-Davis
"The Impact of Migration on Infant Health: Evidence From the Great Migration"

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Econometrics Workshop
Ivan Fernandez-Val, Boston University 

Thursday, November 5, 2015
GPED Forum
Michele Ruta, World Bank 
"The Global Trade Slowdown"
Background paper 1: "The Global Trade Slowdown: Cyclical or Structural?"
Background paper 2: "The Global Trade Slowdown: A New Normal?" (Chapter 2)

Monday, November 9, 2015
Departmental Seminar
Kai Hong, Vanderbilt University
"Linking Capital Expenditure with Student Achievement: Extrapolation and Decomposition in the Regression Discontinuity Design" 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Departmental Seminar
Brant Callaway, Vanderbilt University
"Tight Bounds on the Joint Distribution of Potential Outcomes Using Panel Data"

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Econometrics Workshop
Timothy Christensen, New York University 
"Nonparametric Stochastic Discount Factor Decomposition" 

Thursday, November 12, 2015
GPED Forum
Sanjaya Panth, IMF
"The Crisis and Economic Adjustment: A tale of two IMF-supported Programs" 

Friday, November 13, 2015
Departmental/International Seminar
Siraj Bawa, Vanderbilt University
"Optimal Corporate Taxation in the Open Economy without Pareto"

Monday, November 16, 2015
Departmental Macro
Enghin Atalay, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Accounting for the Sources of Macroeconomic Tail Risks"

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 
Applied Economics
Eric Chyn, University of Michigan
"Moved to Opportunity: The Long-Run Effect of Public Housing Demolition on Labor Market Outcomes of Children"

Thursday, November 19, 2015
GPED Forum
David Tarr, World Bank
"The Eurasian Economic Union among Russian, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic: it scceed where its predecessor failed?"

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Health Economics and Policy
Emily Lawler, Vanderbilt University
"Effects of Vaccination Recommendations versus Mandates: Evidence from the hepatitis A vaccine"

Friday, November 20, 2015
International Seminar
Martin Berka, University of Auckland
"Real Exchange Rates and Sectoral Productivity in the Eurozone"

Monday, November 30, 2015
Departmental Seminar (Micro)
David Reiley, Pandora Media, Inc., and UC Berkeley
"Online Ads and Offline Sales: Measuring the Effects of Online Advertising via a Controlled Experiment on Yahoo!"
"When Less is More: Data and Power in Advertising Experiments"


Tuesday, December 1, 2015
GPED Forum
Walter Park, American University
"Economics of Global Copyright Policies"

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Departmental Seminar
D. Sebastian Tello Trillo, Vanderbilt University
"The Effects of Losing Public Health Insurance on Health Care Access, Utilization of Care and Self-Assessed Health: Evidence from the TennCare Disenrollment"

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Carlos Lamarche, University of Kentucky

Thursday, December 3, 2015
GPED Forum
Amit Khandelwal, Columbia University
"Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan"

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Health Economics and Policy
Sebastian Tello, Vanderbilt University
“Effects of Losing Public Health Insurance on Health Care Access, Preventive Care, Self-Assessed Health, and Inpatient Care: Evidence from the TennCare Disenrollment”

Friday, December 4, 2015
International Workshop
Amit Khandelwal, Columbia University
"Exporting and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Trial"

Monday, December 7, 2015
Departmental Seminar
Difei Geng, Vanderbilt University
"International Agreements on Product Standards in an Asymmetric World"

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Departmental Seminar
Michael Q. Moody, Vanderbilt University
"The Gender Wage Gap, Human Capital, and Monopsony: Historical Evidence from High School Teachers"

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Chris Walters, UC Berkeley

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Departmental Seminar
Carlos (Charlie) A. Manzanares, Vanderbilt University
"Predatory Incentives and Mergers in Network Industries: Evidence from U.S. Airlines" 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Kim Huynh, Bank of Canada






Monday, February 22, 2016
Departmental Macro
Marie Cristina De Nardi

Monday, February 29, 2016
Departmental Micro
Florian Scheuer, Stanford University


Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Econometrics Workshop
Elie Tamer, Harvard University

Monday, March 14, 2016
Departmental Micro
John Haltiwagner, University of Maryland

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Jame Powel, University of California, Berkeley

Monday, March 21, 2016
Departmental Macro
Joe Haslag, University of Missouri in Columbia

Monday, March 28, 2016
Departmental Macro
Kurt Lunsford, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Jeremy Fox, Rice University


Monday, April 4, 2016
Health Economics & Policy
Robert Kaestner, University of Illinois at Chicago

Monday, April 4, 2016
Departmental Micro
Fabian Lange, McGill University 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Pedro Souza, PUC Rio

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 
Yongmiao Hong, Cornell University

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Economic History
Lee Alston, Indiana University

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Departmental Micro *Steine Lecture*
Robert Porter, Northwestern University
“Empirical Analysis and Auction Design.”

Monday, April 25, 2016
Departmental Micro
Doh-Shin Jeon, Toulouse School of Economics

Tuesday April 24, 2016
Economic History
Joshua Hausman, University of Michigan

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Empirical Micro/Econometrics
Stephane Bonhomme, University of Chicago


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