Past Seminars

Past Seminars

Date Title Speaker Institution
May 18, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:20 pm
Measuring polarization in high-dimensional data: Method and application to Congressional speech
(joint with Public Policy and Economics)
Jesse Shapiro
Brown University
UCLA Anderson
Cornell Hall
D307
April 27, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
When Fair Isn't Fair: Sophisticated Time Inconsistency in Social Preferences James Andreoni
UC San Diego
UCLA Anderson
Cornell Hall
D307
April 20, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:20 pm
The Value of Medicaid: Evidence and Interpretation from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment
(joint with Public Policy and Economics)
Amy Finkelstein
MIT
Luskin School of Public Affairs
PA 4240, CCPR Seminar Room
April 13, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:20 pm
E-governance, Accountability, and Leakage in Public Programs: Experimental Evidence from a Financial Management Reform in India
(joint with Public Policy)
Rohini Pande
Harvard University
UCLA Anderson 
Cornell Hall 
B313 ***ROOM CHANGE
April 6, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:20 pm
Status Goods: Experimental Evidence from Platinum Credit Cards
(joint with Public Policy)
Gautam Rao
Harvard University
Luskin School of Public Affairs
PA 4371
March 23, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:20 pm
Money and Politics: Estimating the Effects of Campaign Spending Limits on Political Entry and Selection
(joint with Public Policy)
Frederico Finan
UC Berkeley
UCLA Anderson
Cornell Hall
D307
February 2, 2017 Money and Velocity During Financial Crises: From the Great Depression to the Great Recession Michael Bordo Rutgers University
January 26, 2017 All Along the Watchtower: Linear Defenses and the Introduction of Serfdom in Russia Andrea Matranga New Economic School, Moscow
January 12, 2017 East-Side Story: Historical Pollution and Persistent Neighborhood Sorting Stephan Heblich University of Bristol

November 10, 2016

Within-Chain Price Rigidity in US Retail (with Matthew Gentzkow)

Stefano DellaVigna  UC Berkeley
October 27, 2016 Long-Range Growth: Economic Development in the Global Network of Air Links Filipe Campante  Harvard University
September 29, 2016 Migrants, Ancestors, and Foreign Investments Tarek Hassan  University of Chicago
Date Title Speaker Institution
May 12, 2016 TBA Claudio Ferraz MIT
April 28, 2016 Cereals, Appropriability, and Hierarchy Omar Moav University of Warwick POSTPONED
April 13, 2016 Render unto Caesar: Welfare, Charity, and Political Islam Pauline Grosjean  University of New South Wales
March 10, 2016 TBA Gianmarco Leon Universitat Pompeu Fabra
March 3, 2016 TBA Erik Hornung  Max-Planck Institue, Munich
February 12, 2016 Competition, Financial Constraints and Misallocation: Plant-Level Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Simon Galle UC Berkeley
February 9, 2016 Shaming Tax Delinquents Ricardo Perez-Truglia  Microsoft Research New England
February 2, 2016 The Long-Term Effects of Management and Technology Transfer: Evidence from the US Productivity Program Michela Giorcelli  Stanford University
January 29, 2016 Hours Constraints, Occupational Choice and Fertility: Evidence from Medical Residents Melanie Wasserman MIT
January 28, 2016 Using Preference Estimates to Customize Incentives: An Application to Polio Vaccination Drives in Pakistan Michael Callen Harvard University
January 27, 2016 Correlation Neglect in Belief Formation Bejamin Enke University of Bonn
January 25, 2016 Equal Pay for Equal Work? Evidence from the Renegotiation of Short-Term Contracts Online Zoe Cullen Stanford University
January 21, 2016 Industry Mix, Local Labor Markets, and the Incidence of Trade Shocks Moises Yi UC Berkeley
January 14, 2016 Dodging Robin Hood: Responses to France and Italy's Financial Transaction Taxes Maria Coelho UC Berekeley
December 3, 2015 TBA David Yanagizawa-Drott Harvard University
November 5, 2015 Studying the Increment in the Minimum Wage in the City of Los Angeles Edward Leamer UCLA
October 29, 2015 Trade and Labor Market Dynamics Lorenzo Caliendo Yale University
October 15, 2015 Nonparametric Counterfactual Predictions in Neoclassical Models of International Trade Dave Donaldson Stanford University
October 1, 2015 The Transmission of Monetary Policy Within Banks: Evidence from India Prachi Mishra International Monetary Fund
Date Title Speaker Institution
May 28, 2015 Religion, Economics, and the Electoral Success of the Nazis Jorg Spenkuch Northwestern University
May 21, 2015 Task Completion: Evidence from New York City Parking-Ticket Recipients Ori Heffetz Cornell University
May 14, 2015 The Surprisingly Swift Decline of U.S. Manufacturing Employment Peter Schott Yale University
May 7, 2015 Attack When the World Is Not Watching? International Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Ruben Durante Sciences Po
April 30, 2015 Sovereign Risk and Bank Lending: Evidence from 1999 Turkish Earthquake Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan University of Maryland
April 23, 2015 Identifying Ideology: Experimental Evidence on Anti-Americanism in Pakistan Noam Yuchtman UC Berkeley
April 16, 2015 Copyright and Creativity: Evidence from Italian Operas   Petra Moser Stanford University
April 2, 2015 Social Origins of Dictatorships: Elite Networks and Political Transitions in Haiti Suresh Naidu Columbia University
March 19, 2015 Tariff Incidence: Evidence from U.S. Sugar Duties, 1890-1930 Douglas A. Irwin Dartmouth College
February 26, 2015 CANCELED   Noam Yuchtman UC Berkeley
January 15, 2015 Going Global: Promoting the Internationalization of Small and Mid-Size Enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean Kati Souminen UCLA Anderson
December 4, 2014 Human Capital and Income Differences across States: Development Accounting for the U.S. Ludger Woessmann University of Munich
October 24, 2014 Does Economic Growth Reduce Corruption? Theory and Evidence from Vietnam SeemaJayachandran Northwestern University
October 23, 2014 Clicking on Heaven's Door: The Effect of Immigrant Legalization on Crime Paolo Pinotti BocconiUniversity
October 9, 2014 The Institutional Causes of China's Great Famine, 1959-1961   Nancy Qian Yale University
October 3, 2014 Are some degrees worth more than others? Evidence from college admission cutoffs in Chile Justine Hastings Brown University
Date Title Speaker Institution
April 10, 2014 S‐values: Conventional measures of the sturdiness of regression coefficients Ed Leamer UCLA
April 17, 2014 Healthcare Exceptionalism? Productivity and Allocation in the U.S. Healthcare Sector Chad Syverson University of Chicago
April 24, 2014 The Rise of the Machines: Automation, Horizontal Technology and Income Inequality David Hemous INSEAD
April 28, 2014 Birthplace Diversity and Economic Prosperity Alberto Alesina Harvard University
May 8, 2014 Trade Adjustment: Worker Level Evidence David Dorn CEMFI
May 22, 2014 Estimating Habit Formation in Voting Thomas Fujiwara Princeton University
May 29, 2014 TBA Abhijit V. Banerjee MIT
January 30, 2014 The Dynamics of Comparative Advantage Gordon Hanson UC San Diego
February 11, 2014 One Fundamental and Two Taxes: When Does a Tobin Tax (Not) Reduce Financial Price Volatility? Shang-Jin Wei Columbia University
February 20, 2014 The Demand for Bad Policy When Voters Underappreciate Equilibrium Effects Ernesto Dal Bó UC Berkeley
February 27, 2014 Curriculum and Ideology Davide Cantoni Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
March 6, 2014 The Social Costs of Political Connections Ray Fisman Columbia University
March 13, 2014 TBA Cancelled Ruben Durante Sciences Po (visiting Yale University)
October 3, 2013 Up from Poverty? The 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery and the Long-run Distribution of Wealth Hoyt Bleakley University of Chicago
October 10, 2013 The Political Economy of Public Employee Absence: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan Michael Callen UCLA
October 17, 2013 The Evolution of Comparative Advantage Andrei Levchenko University of Michigan
October 24, 2013 Coordination and Culture Jean-Paul Carvalho UC Irvine
October 31, 2013 The Big Sort: College Reputation and Labor Market Outcomes Miguel Urquiola Columbia University
November 7, 2013 Trading Off Flexibility in Health Insurance Tim Van Zandt INSEAD
November 21, 2013 Does Religion Affect Economic Growth and Happiness? Evidence from Ramadan Filipe Campante Harvard University
December 5, 2013 City Growth and Aggregate Growth Enrico Moretti UC Berkeley
Date Title Speaker Institution
May 30, 2013 Gender identity and relative income within households Marianne Bertrand University of Chicago
May 23, 2013 CANCELLED Miguel Urquiola Columbia University
May 21, 2013 CANCELLED Michael Callen UCLA
May 16, 2013 Heterogeneous Mark-Ups and Endogenous Misallocation Michael Peters Yale University
May 9, 2013 Business Literacy and Development: Evidence from Rural Mexico Giacomo De Giorgi Stanford University
May 2, 2013 Tax Farming Redux:  Experimental Evidence on Incentive Pay for Tax Collectors Asim Khwaja Harvard University
April 25, 2013 Political Pathologies and Local Economic Development Fred Finan University of Califonia, Berkeley
April 18, 2013 Optimal Capital versus Labor Taxation With Innovation-Led Growth Philippe Aghion Harvard University
April 4, 2013 Do Elected Councils Improve Governance Outcomes Ruben Enikolopov New Economic School
January 25, 2013 The Effect of the TseTse Fly on African Development Marcella Alsan Harvard University
January 18, 2013 Health Insurance Reduces Search and Search ReducesPrices: Evidence from a Price Information Firm Ethan Lieber University of Chicago
January 8, 2013 The Stock of External Sovereign Debt: Can We Take The Data At "Face Value"? Daniel Dias University of Illinois
November 29, 2012 Do Political Blogs Matter? Maria Petrova New Economic School
November 8, 2012 The Eurozone Crisis and the Tragedy-of-the-Commons Aaron Tornell UCLA Economics
November 1, 2012 CANCELED Peter Schott Yale University
October 25, 2012 Really Uncertain Business Cycles Nicholas Bloom Stanford University
October 11, 2012 Roads, Railroads and Decentralization of Chinese Cities Vernon Henderson Brown University
October 4, 2012 Capabilities,Wealth and Trade Daniel Trefler University of Toronto
September 27, 2012 Importers, Exporters, and Exchange Rate Disconnect Mary Amiti Federal Reserve Bank of New York