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2017-2018 Seminars, Workshops and Lectures

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, all seminars are in Calhoun Hall 109 from 3:30 - 4:50 pm.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, all seminars are in Calhoun Hall 109 from 4:00 - 5:20 pm.
  • Health Economics and Policy seminars take place either in Calhoun 109 from 4-5:20 pm or in 6th floor Board Conference Room of 2525 West End Avenue from 12 - 1 pm.
  • GPED Seminars will be held on Thursdays 4:00- 5:20 pm.  Location noted in each entry.
  • All Political Economy Seminars will be held on Wednesdays in Calhoun Hall 209 from 3:30-4:50 pm. 
For archives of earlier seminars go to: /econ/seminars-and-research

 

SPRING 2018

JANUARY

Monday, January 29, 2018
STEINE LECTURE IN ECONOMICS
4-5:30 pm, Wilson Hall 103
Oliver Hart, Harvard University
"Does Serving Shareholders Mean Putting Profit Above All Else?"

FEBRUARY

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Departmental Macro
Steve Kamin, Federal Reserve Board
"International Spillovers from Conventional and Unconventional Monetary Policy"

Friday, February 9, 2018
Health
1:00-2:30 pm, Calhoun 109
Chris Ruhm, University of Virginia
"Deaths of Despair or Drug Problems?"

Monday, February 12, 2018
Departmental Micro
Shige Serizawa, Osaka University
"Strategy-Proof Multi-Object Allocation: Ex-Poste Revenue Maximization with no Wastage"

Thursday, February 15, 2018
GPED Forum
Claudio de Moura Castro, Universidade Positivo

Monday, February 19, 2018
Departmental Macro
Gregory Huffman, Vanderbilt University
"An Analysis of the Importance of Both Destruction and Creation to Economic Growth"

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Political Economy
John Weymark, Vanderbilt University
"Partisan Strength and Legislative Bargaining"

Friday, February 23, 2018
Departmental Micro
Shane Greenstein, Harvard Business School
"Ideological Segregation Among Online Collaborators: Evidence from Wikipedians"

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Economic History
Yannay Spitzer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Pale in Comparison: The Economic Ecology of the Jews as a Rural Service Minority"

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Econometrics
Sebastian Calonico, University of Miami
"Multivalued Treatments and Decomposition Analysis:  An Application to the WIA Program"

MARCH

Monday, March 12, 2018
Departmental Macro
Michael Waugh, New York University
"Redistributing the Gains from Trade Through Progressive Taxation"

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
STEINE LECTURE IN ECONOMICS
Ben Bernanke, former Chair of the Federal Reserve
"A Conversation with Ben Bernanke"
4-5:30 PM, Location TBA
NOTE: SOLD OUT. TICKETS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.  See webpage for more info.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Econometrics
Anna Mikusheva, MIT
"Factor Models with Many Assets: Strong Factors, Weak Factors, and the Two-Pass Procedure"

Friday, March 16, 2018
Graduate Research Day
8:30 am - 3:15 pm
121 Garland Hall

Monday, March 19, 2018
Departmental Macro
Ben Eden, Vanderbilt University

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Economic History
Abhay Aneja, UC-Berkeley/Stanford University
"The Labor Market Effects of the Voting Rights Act"

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Econometrics
Kaspar Wuthrich, UC-San Diego
"An Exact and Robust Conformal Inference Method for Counterfactual and Synthetic Controls"

Friday, March 23, 2018
International
Mario J. Crucini, Vanderbilt University
"The Proximate Causes of Heterogeneous Diffusion of the Automobile Across U.S. States and Nations of the World, 1913 to 1940"

Monday, March 26, 2018
McGEE PUBLIC POLICY LECTURE
Alan Kruger, Princeton University
Topic:  ROCKONOMICS: The Economics of Popular Music
4-5:30 PM, Buttrick 102

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Empirical Micro
Yingying Dong, UC-Irvine
"Regression Discontinuity Designs with a Continuous Treatment"

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Political Economy
Adam Meirowitz, University of Utah
"Voter Engagement and Platform Divergence"

APRIL

Monday, April 2, 2018
Departmental Macro
Vivian Yue, Emory University
“Structural Adjustments and International Trade: Theory and Evidence from China”

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Health
Michael Grossman, City University of New York
"Does E-Cigarette Advertising Encourage Adult Smokers to Quit?"

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Econometrics
Zongwu Cai, University of Kansas
"Methods on Testing Predictability of Asset Returns"

Friday, April 6, 2018
International
Matthew Grant, Princeton University
Why Special Economic Zones? Using Trade Policy to Discriminate Across Importers"

Monday, April 9, 2018
Hideo Konishi, Boston College
Departmental Micro
"Incentivizing Team Production by Indivisible Prizes"

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Applied Economics
Matthew Neidell, Columbia University
“Incentivizing Learning-By-Doing: The Role of Compensation Schemes”

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
CEGS Alumni Lecture
Nam Vu, Miami University
"Housing Wealth Reallocation Between Subprime and Prime Borrowers During Recessions"

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Political Economy
David Austen-Smith, Northwestern University

Friday, April 13, 2018
International
Eduardo Morales, Princeton University
"Venting Out: Exports During a Domestic Slump"

Monday, April 16, 2018
Departmental Macro
Kaiji Chen, Emory University
"The Nexus of Monetary Policy and Shadow Banking in China"

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Health
Michael Anderson, University of California-Berkeley
"School Lunch Quality and Academic Performance"

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Econometrics
Alex Belloni, Duke University

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
International/Empirical Micro
Francis Ratsimbazafy, Vanderbilt University
“Strategic Interaction Between Big Countries in Free Trade Agreement Formation”

Friday, April 27, 2018
International
Yoto Yotov, Drexel University
“Growth and Trade with Frictions: A Structural Estimation Framework”

 


For archives of earlier seminars go to: /econ/seminars-and-research