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2016-2017 Seminars, Workshops and Lectures

  • 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.
  • 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 3:10-4:30 pm. 
For archives of earlier seminars go to: http://as.vanderbilt.edu/econ/seminars-and-research

SPRING 2017

FEBRUARY

Monday, February 20, 2017
Departmental Micro
Jun Zhang, University of Technology, Sydney
"Optimal Mechanism Design with Aftermarket Competitions"

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Econometrics
Elena Manresa, Sloan School of Management, MIT
"A Distributional Framework for Matched Employer-Employee Data"

MARCH

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Econometrics
Christian Hansen, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
"Estimation and Inference for Dense Functionals of Sparse High-Dimensional Parameters"

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Political Economy
Qiang Fu, National University of Singapore (visiting at Berkeley)
"On the Paradox of Mediocracy"

Monday, March 13, 2017
Departmental Micro
Bruce Wydick, University of San Francisco
"How Many Babies Did Nestle Really Kill? An Empirical Investigation of the Infant Formula Controversy"

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Applied Economics
Bhash Mazumder, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
"The Short- and Long-Run Effects of the 1930s HOLC 'Redlining' Maps"

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Political Economy
Justin Fox, Washington University
"Delay, Delegation, and Obfuscation: The Politics of  'No-Win' Situations"

Friday, March 17, 2017
Graduate Student Research Day
Location TBA

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Applied Economics
Owen Thompson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"Childhood Economic Conditions and Educational Outcomes: Evidence from Tribal Casino Openings"

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Political Economy
Aram Grigoryan, University of Illinois
"Insecure Property Rights and the Missing Middle"

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Empirical
Yonghong An, Texas A&M
"Who Pays for WIC's Formula? A Structural Analysis of the U.S. Infant Formula Market"

Friday, March 24, 2017
International
Jee-Hyeong Park, Seoul National University
"Imperfect Monitoring and Settlement"

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Econometrics
Antonio Galvao, University of Iowa
"Dynamic Quantile Models of Rational Behavior"

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Political Economy
Alexander Hirsch, Caltech
"The Lobbyist's Dilemma: Gatekeeping and the Profit Motive"

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Steine Lecture Series
Olivier Blanchard, Peterson Institute for International Economics (formerly with the IMF)
"Questioning the Natural Rate Hypothesis"

APRIL

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Economic History
Edson Severnini, Carnegie Mellon University
"Short- and Long-Run Impacts of Rural Electrifcation: Evidence from the Historical Rollout of the U.S.  Power Grid"

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Econometrics
Jushan Bai, Columbia University
"Estimation and Inference of Structural Changes in High Dimensional Factor Models"

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Political Economy
Nicola Persico, Northwestern University (Kellogg School)
"Communication Among Shareholders"

Friday, April 7, 2017
International
Anson Soderbery, Purdue University
"Trade Elasticities, Heterogeneity, and Optimal Tariffs"

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Econometrics
Geert Ridder,  University of Southern California
"Estimation of Large Network Formation Games"

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Political Economy
Pablo Montagnes, Emory University
"Mass Purges: Top-down Accountability in Autocracy"

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Health Economics and Policy
12 pm, 2525 West End
Nicole Maestas,  Harvard University
"Disability Insurance and the Great Recession"

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Empirical Micro
Steven Durlauf, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Friday, April 14, 2017
International
Giovanni Maggi, Yale University
"Choked by Red Tape? The Political Economy of Wasteful Trade Barriers"

Friday, April 14, 2017
Mini-symposium on Experimental Economics
James Cox, Georgia State University: “Experimental Economics:  Deep Theoretical Implications to Practical Applications”
Kristine Koutout and Martin van der Linden, Vanderbilt University: “Playing Games of School Choice:  Is Strategic Advising Enough?”
Zeeshan Samad, Vanderbilt University: “Trust and Treachery”
3-5pm, Buttrick 101

Monday, April 17, 2017
Departmental Micro
James Schummer, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
"Influencing Waiting Lists"

Monday, April 17, 2017
Health Economics and Policy
12:00 PM, 2525 West End Avenue
Hiroaki Matsurra, Shoin University
"Constitutional Social and Environmental Human Rights and Child Health Outcomes in Latin American Countries"

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Economic History
Price Fishback, University of Arizona
"The New Deal and Agricultural Investment in Machinery and Work Animals: Cotton Farms During the Great Depression"

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Econometrics
Joel Horowitz, Northwestern University
"A Bootstrap Method for Constructing Pointwise and Uniform Confidence Bands for Conditional Quantile Functions"

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Political Economy
Ken Shotts, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
"Family Size, Investment in Daughters, and the Politics of Gender Equity"

Friday, April 21, 2017
International
Tarek Hassan, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
"Currency Manipulation"

Monday, April 24, 2017
Departmental Macro
John Leahy, University of Michigan

Friday, May 5, 2017
Departmental Micro
413B Calhoun
Chew Soo Hong, National University of Singapore
“Haze and Decision Making: A Natural laboratory Experiment”

 

 


For archives of earlier seminars go to: http://as.vanderbilt.edu/econ/seminars-and-research

Seminars and Research

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