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Departmental Seminar Series

The seminar series is supported by the generosity of Vanderbilt alumni K. Terry Dornbush (BA ’55), Joe L. Roby (BA ’61), and Douglas Grey (BE ’83).

Department seminar coordinators for 2017-18 are John Conley (micro) and Mario Crucini (macro).

All seminars will take place in 109 Calhoun Hall.  MWF seminar take place from 3:30-4:50 pm; TR seminars take place from 4:00-5:20 pm (unless otherwise noted).

NOTE: Papers, when available, will be posted at the All Seminars page.

FALL 2017

[Previous years' seminars are in the archives.]  


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.” 

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

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

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


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

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

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"

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

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


Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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
Jason Campbell, Vanderbilt University
"Are All Imports Created Equal? The Link Between Imported Intermediate Sources and Export Success for Chinese Firms"

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
Dong Cheng, Vanderbilt University
"Housing Boom and Household Spending in China, 2002-2009"

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

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


Monday, December 4, 2017
Departmental Micro
Matt Turner, Brown University
"Subways and Urban Air Pollution"

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

Monday, December 11, 2017
Salama Freed, Vanderbilt University
 "Insurance Take-Up Among the Near-Elderly in the Age of the Affordable Care Act"