Skip to main content

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

FALL 2017

AUGUST

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Econometrics
Michal Kolesar, Princeton University
"Finite-Sample Optimal Estimation and Inference on Average Treatment Effects Under Unconfoundedness”

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Applied Economics
Pablo Pena, Microanalitica LLC
“Date of Birth and Educational Opportunities: Age-at-test Effects among High School Bound Students.”

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Econometrics
Irene Botosaru, Simon Fraser University
“Binarization for Panel Models with Fixed Effects”

SEPTEMBER

Monday, September 4, 2017
Departmental Macro
Christopher Tonetti. Stanford University School of Business
“Reconciling Models of Diffusion and Innovation: A Theory of the Productivity Distribution and Technology Frontier.” 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Economic History
Karen Clay, Carnegie Mellon University
"When Are Natural Resources Curses and Blessings? Evidence from the United States 1936-2015"

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Econometrics
Ulrich Mueller, Princeton University

Monday, September 11, 2017
Departmental Micro
Navin Kartik, Columbia University

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Political Economy
Tiberiu Dragu, New York University

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Econometrics
Graham Elliott, UC-San Diego
"Testing for a Trend with Persistent Errors" 

Friday, September 15, 2017
International
Jason Campbell, Vanderbilt University

Monday, September 18, 2017
Departmental Macro
Morris Davis, Rutgers University
"Neighborhood Choices, Neighborhood Effects, and Housing Vouchers"

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Empirical Micro
Francesco Decarolis, Boston University

Friday, September 22, 2017
International
James Harrison, Vanderbilt University

Monday, September 25, 2017
Departmental Maco
Eric Sims, Notre Dame University

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Econometrics
Simon Lee (Columbia University

OCTOBER

Monday, October 2, 2017
Departmental Micro
Russell Golman, Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Econometrics
Jack Porter, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Friday, October 6, 2017
International
Joel Rodrigue, Vanderbilt University

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Econometrics
Yuhong Yang, University of Minnesota
"Cross-Validation for Optimal and Reproducible Statistical Learning"

Monday, October 16, 2017
Departmental Micro
Donna Ginther, University of Kansas

Tuesday October 17, 2017
Economic History
Trevon Logan, Ohio State University
"Do Black Politicians Matter?"

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Econometrics
Andres Santos, UC-Los Angeles
"Using Instrumental Variables for Inference About Policy Relevant Treatment Effects"

Monday, October 23, 2017
(12:00 PM-1:30 PM-location TBA)
Econometrics
Katsumi Shimotsu, University of Tokyo
"Testing the Number of Regimes in Markov Regime Switching Models"

Monday, October 23, 2017
Departmental Macro
Anton Braun, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
"Old, Frail,and Uninsured: Accounting for Puzzles in the U.S. Long-term Care Insurance Market"

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Economic History
Martin Fiszbein, Boston University
"Frontier Culture: The Roots and Persistence of 'Rugged Individualism' in the United States"

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Econometrics
Max Farrell, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

Friday, October 27, 2017
Departmental
Ying Zheng, Vanderbilt University
"Structural Analysis of Information Disclosure Discounts in Takeover Auctions"

Monday, October 30, 2017
Micro Theory
Ping Wang, Washington University
"A Tale of Two Cities: Cross-Border Casino Competiton Between Detroit and Windsor"

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Departmental
James Harrision, Vanderbilt University
"Time-Varying Trade Frictions and Their Economic Implications: Lessons from the Antebellum United States"

NOVEMBER

Friday, November 3, 2017
International
Ebehi Iyoha and Matthew Chambers, Vanderbilt University

Monday, November 6, 2017
Emerging Scholars Lecture Series (College of Arts and Science)

4-5:30 pm, Buttrick Hall 102 (reception follows)
Manasi Deshpande, University of Chicago
"Who Is Screened Out? Application Costs and the Targeting of Disability Programs"

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Health Economics and Policy
Calhoun 109, 4-5:20 pm
Pinar Karaca-Mandic, University of Minnesota

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Political Economy
Calhoun 209, 3-4:30 pm
Gregory Martin, Emory University
"Election Coverage and Slant in Television News"

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Departmental
Calhoun 109, 3:10-4:30 pm
Alper Arslan, Vanderbilt University
"An Empirical Study of College Admissions with Endogenous Admission Scores"

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Departmental
Jason Campbell, Vanderbilt University
"Are All Imports Created Equal? The Link Between Imported Intermediate Sources and Export Success for Chinese Firms"

Friday, November 10, 2017
International
Trang Hoang and Magnus Buus, Vanderbilt University

Monday, November 13, 2017
Departmental Macro
Marianna Kudlyak, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
"Estimating Matching Efficiency with Variable Search Effort"

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Departmental
Dong Cheng, Vanderbilt University
"Housing Boom and Household Spending in China, 2002-2009"

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Econometrics
Ivan Canay, Northwestern University
"Approximate Permutation Tests and Induced Order Statistics in the Regression Dicontinuity Design"

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Steine Lecture in Economics
4-5:30 pm, Buttrick Hall 102 (reception follows)
Pinelopi Goldberg, Yale University
“Trade Policy in an Era of Growing Inequality”

Friday, November 17, 2017
12-1:30 pm, Wilson Hall 115
International
Pinelopi Goldberg, Yale University

Monday, November 27, 2017
Departmental Micro
Jacob LaRiviere, Microsoft
"Transmission Constraints, Intermittent Renewables, and Welfare"

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Lunch seminar: Lounge, 4th Floor Calhoun, 12:00-2:00 pm
Econometrics
Qiying Wang, University of Sydney
"Current Developments in Nonlinear Co-Integrating Regression"

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Departmental
Jonah Yuen, Vanderbilt University
"A Penny Saved: Quantifying the Value of Search"

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Empirical Micro
Aureo de Paula, University College London
"Recovering Social Networks from Outcome Data: Identification and an Application to Tax Competition"

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Experimental Economics
Jason Shachat, Durham University
"Measuring Tastes fro Equity and Aggregate Wealth Behind the Veil of Ignorance"

DECEMBER

Friday, December 1, 2017
International
Kim Ruhl, Pennsylvania State University
"Offshore Profit Shifting and Domestic Productivity Measurement"

Monday, December 4, 2017
Departmental Micro
Matthew Turner, Brown University

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Health
Calhoun 109, 4-5:20 pm
Philip DeCicca, Ball State University
"Cowboys and Indians: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Brand Loyalty"

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Political Economy
Ernesto Dal Bo, UC-Berkeley

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Econometrics
Federico Bugni, Duke University

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Departmental Micro
Alejandro Molnar
"The Marginal Congestion of a Taxi in New York City"

Monday, December 11, 2017
Departmental
Salama Freed, Vanderbilt University
"Spillover Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Medicare Utilization"

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Location:  Calhoun 209

Economic History
John Wallis, University of Maryland

 

SPRING 2018

JANUARY

Monday, January 29, 2018
STEINE LECTURE IN ECONOMICS
4-5:30 pm, Wilson Hall 103
Oliver Hart, Harvard University

FEBRUARY

Monday, January 29, 2018
STEINE LECTURE IN ECONOMICS
4-5:30 pm, Wilson Hall 103
Oliver Hart, Harvard University

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Economic History
Yannay Spitzer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Econometrics
Sebastian Caonico, University of Miami

MARCH

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Econometrics
Anna Mikusheva, MIT

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Economic History
Abhor Aneja, UC-Berkeley/Stanford University

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Econometrics
Kaspar Wuthrich, UC-San Diego

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Empirical Micro
Yingying Dong, UC-Irvine

Friday, March 30, 2018
International
Vivian Yue, Emory University

APRIL

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Econometrics
Zongwu Cai, University of Kansas

Friday, April 6, 2018
International
Matthew Grant, Princeton University

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Applied Economics
Matthew Neidel, Columbia University

Friday, April 13, 2018
International
Eduardo Morales, Princeton University

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


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