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2015-2016 Seminars, Workshops and Lectures
Applied Economics Seminar Series
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

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, all seminars are in Calhoun Hall 109 from 3:10 - 4:30 pm.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, all seminars are in Calhoun Hall 109 from 4:00 - 5:20 pm.
  • All Health Economics and Policy seminars will be held in the 6th floor Conference Board Room of the 2525 West End Ave. building from 12 - 1 pm.
  • All GPED Seminars will be held on Thursdays, in Calhoun Hall 423 from 4:00- 5:20 pm.


[Fall 2015 seminars are in the archives.]


Monday, January 18, 2016
Departmental Micro
Parkash Chander, National University of Singapore
"An Infinitely Farsighted Stable Set"


Monday, February 29, 2016
Departmental Micro
Florian Scheuer, Stanford University
"The Taxation of Superstars"


Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Econometrics Workshop
Elie Tamer, Harvard University
"MCMC Confidence Sets for Sets"

Friday, March 4, 2016
Phillip McCalman, University of Melbourne
"International Trade, Income Distribution, and Welfare"

Friday, March 11, 2016
NOTE SPECIAL TIME:  2:10-3:30, CL 109
Nina Pavcnik, Dartmouth University
"Export Markets and Labor Allocation in a Low-Income Country"

Monday, March 14, 2016
Departmental Micro
John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland
"Cyclical Reallocation of Workers by Firm Productivity, Size, and Wage"

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
McGee Public Policy Lecture

John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland
"Labor Market Fluidity & Economic Performance"
4-5:30 PM, Buttrick 101

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
James Powell, University of California, Berkeley
"Simple Estimators for Invertible Index Models"

Monday, March 21, 2016
Departmental Macro
Joseph Haslag, University of Missouri in Columbia
"A Tale of Two Correlations: Evidence and Theory Regarding the Phase Shift Between the Price Level and Output"

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Steine Lecture in Economics
Alvin Roth, Stanford University
"Who Gets What and Why--The New Economics of Matching & Market Design"
4-5:30 PM, Wilson 103

Friday, March 25, 2016
Stephen J. Redding, Princeton University
"A Unified Approach to Estimating Demand and Welfare"

Monday, March 28, 2016
Departmental Macro
Kurt Lunsford, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
"Identifying Structural VARs with a Proxy Variable and a Test for a Weak Proxy"

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Economic History
Timothy Larsen, Vanderbilt University
"The Strange Career of Jim Crow:  Confederate Deaths and Discrimination in the U.S. South"

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Jeremy Fox, Rice University
"Unobserved Heterogeneity in Matching Games with an Application to Venture Capital"


Monday, April 4, 2016
Health Economics & Policy
Robert Kaestner, University of Illinois at Chicago
"The Effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansions on Financial Well-Being"

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

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Applied Economics
Kirabo Jackson, Northwestern University

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Pedro Souza, PUC Rio

Friday, April 8, 2016
Kanda Naknoi, University of Connecticut
"Tariffs and the Expansion of the American Pig Iron Industry: 1870-1940"

Monday, April 11, 2016
Departmental Micro
Luis Corchon, University Carlos III, Madrid
"Relinquishing Power: Exploitation and Political Unemployment in Democratic Organizations"

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 
Yongmiao Hong, Cornell University
"Testing Strict Stationarity with Applications to Macroeconomic and Financial Time Series"

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Economic History
Lee Alston, Indiana University
"A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Critical Transitions: What is the Role for Leadership?"

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Health Economics and Policy
Adam Sacarny, Harvard University
"Reducing Inappropriate Prescribing in Medicare Part D: Randomized Evidence Using a Continuous Improvement Approach"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Steine Lecture in Economics

Robert Porter, Northwestern University
“Empirical Analysis and Auction Design.”
4-5:30 PM, Community Room, Central Library

Friday, April 22, 2016
Health Economics and Policy
Marcus Dillender, Upjohn Institute
"Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Employment Arrangements:  Early Evidence"

Monday, April 25, 2016
Departmental Micro
Doh-Shin Jeon, Toulouse School of Economics
"Second-Degree Price Discrimination by a Two-Sided Monopoly Platform"

Tuesday April 26, 2016
Economic History
Joshua Hausman, University of Michigan
"Supply-Side Policies in the Depression: Evidence from France"

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


For archives of earlier seminars go to:


Seminars and Research

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