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2014-2015 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 109 Calhoun Hall from 3:10-4:30 pm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, all seminars will be in 109 Calhoun Hall from 4:00-5:20pm.
All Health Economics and Policy seminars will take place in the Board Conference Room on the 6th floor of 2525 West End Avenue from 12-1pm (unless otherwise noted). 

All GPED Seminars will be held on Thursdays from 4:00-5:20 pm in 101 Buttrick Hall unless otherwise noted. 
All spring seminars will take place in 109 Calhoun Hall. 


 

SPRING 2015


January

Monday, January 12, 2015
Departmental Seminar (Macro)
William Dupor, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"The 2009 Recovery Act: Stimulus at the Extensive and Intensive Labor Margins" with M. Saif Mehkari

February

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Applied Economics 
Kirabo Jackson, Northwestern University
"The Effects of School Spending on Educational and Economic Outcomes: Evidence from School Finance Reforms"

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Econometrics Workshop                  
Brantly Callaway, Vanderbilt University
"Quantile Treatment Effects in Difference-in-Differences Models with Panel Data"

Monday, February 23, 2015
Departmental Seminar (Macro)
Kai Zhao, University of Connecticut
"Employment-Based Health Insurance, Uncertain Medical Expenses, and Aggregate Labor Supply"

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Economic History Workshop                      
Melissa Dell, Harvard University
"State Capacity, Local Governance, and Economic Development in Vietnam"

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Empirical-Microeconomics Workshop
Robert Hammond, North Carolina State University 
"Identifying Sincere and Sophisticated Students in School Assignment: Direct Evidence from Application Data" with Umut Dur and Thayer Morrill


March

Monday, March 9, 2015
Departmental Seminar (Micro)
François Maniquet, Université catholique de Louvain
"Fairness and Well-Being Measurement", a joint paper with Marc Fleurbaey, Princeton University

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Economic History
Alex Whalley, University of California, Merced
"The Space Race:  Innovation and Productivity in U.S. Cities"

Thursday, March 12, 2015
McGee Public Policy Lecture Series
Robert J. Shiller, Yale University
"Irrational Exuberance Revisited"
Central  Library, Community Room
4-5:30, with a reception to immediately follow

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Health Economics and Policy Seminar
Carrie Colla, Dartmouth University
"First National Survey of ACOs Finds That Physicians Are Playing Strong Leadership And Ownership Roles" with Valerie A. Lewis, Stephen M. Shortell and Elliott S. Fisher

Monday, March 16, 2015
Departmental Seminar (Micro)
M. Utku Ünver, Boston College
"Enhancing the Efficiency of and Equity in Transplant Organ Allocation via Incentivized Exchange" with Tayfun Sonmez

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 
Economic History Workshop                
Kris Mitchener, Santa Clara University
"Shadowy Banks"

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Econometrics Workshop
Brendan Kline, University of Texas, Austin

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Health Economics and Policy Seminar
David Frisvold, University of Iowa
"The Impact of the School Breakfast Program on Childhood Obesity"

Monday, March 23, 2015
Departmental Seminar (Micro)
Kyle Bagwell, Stanford University

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Steine Lecture Series 
Kyle Bagwell, Stanford University
"The WTO: Purpose, Design and Challenges"
Central Library Community Room
4:00-5:30 pm, reception to immediately follow

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Empirical-Microeconomics Workshop
Jorge Balat, Johns Hopkins University 

Friday, March 27, 2015
International Economics Workshop
Alexander W. Richter, Auburn University
"The Zero Lower Bound and Endogenous Uncertainty"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015                  
Applied Economics
Sarah Turner, University of Virginia
Calhoun 209 12-1:30pm

April

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Econometrics Workshop
Donggyu Sul, University of Texas, Dallas 

Friday, April 3, 2015
International Economics Workshop
Scott Swisher, University of Cambridge
"Reassessing Railroads and Growth: Accounting for Transport Network Endogenity

Monday, April 6, 2015
Departmental Seminar (Micro)
Rabah Amir, University of Iowa

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Economic History Workshop                  
Shawn Kantor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"Research Proximity and Productivity: Long-Term Evidence from Agriculture"

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Departmental Seminar (Macro)
Olivier Coibion, University Texas at Austin

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Empirical-Microeconomics Workshop
Federico Zincenko, University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, April 9, 2015          
Applied Economics        
Scot Imberman, Michigan State University
"The Effects of Targeted Recruitment and Comprehensive Supports for Low-Income High Achievers at Elite Universities: Evidence from Texas Flagships"
Calhoun 209 12-1pm

Friday, April 10, 2015
International Economics Workshop
Constantinos Syropoulos, Drexel University

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Econometrics Workshop 
Nikolay Gospodinov, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Health Economics and Policy Seminar
Maya Rossin-Slater, University of California - Santa Barbara
*Cancelled, will be rescheduled in a future semester

Friday, April 17, 2015
International Economics Workshop
Dave Donaldson Stanford University

Monday, April 20, 2015
Departmental Seminar (Macro)
Jeff Campbell, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Tuesday, April 21, 2015                  
Applied Economics
Seth Zimmerman, Princeton/ Chicago

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Empirical- Microeconomics Workshop
Matt Gentry, London School of Economics

Friday, April 24, 2015
Health Economics and Policy Seminar
Kosali Simon, Indiana University

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Health Economics and Policy Seminar
Jean Mitchell, Georgetown University

May 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Economic History Workshop
Taylor Jaworski, Queen's University

May 18-19, 2015
VEAM-FEST - Vanderbilt Empirical Applied Microeconomics Festival
Coordinator: Kitt Carpenter, Vanderbilt University

 



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