2011-2012 GEM Seminar Schedule

 


Spring 2012

Date

Room

Speaker

Institution

Presentation

Apr. 2

C303

Ariell Reshef

University of Virginia

Skill biased heterogeneous Â…firms, trade liberalization,
and the skill premium

Apr. 5

C303

James Kung

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

A Malthusian Quagmire? Maize and Population
Growth in China, 1550-1910

Apr. 19

C303

Fabian Waldinger

University of Warwick

Bombs, Brains, and Science

May 3

C303

Nancy Quian

Yale University

Aiding Conflict:
The Impact of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War

May 10

C303

Dean Karlan

Yale University

Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints


Winter 2012

Date

Room

Speaker

Institution

Presentation

Feb. 23

D313

Farid Toubal

University of Angers, Paris

Native language, spoken language, translation and trade

Mar. 8

D313

Chad Jones

Stanford University

The Allocation of Talent and U.S. Economic Growth


Fall 2011

Date

Room

Speaker

Institution

Presentation Title

Sept. 29

D307

Ted Miguel

UC Berkeley

Reshaping Institutions: Evidence on External Aid and Local Collective Action

Oct. 11

B301

Justin Wolfers

University of Pennsylvania

Forecasting Elections: Voter Intentions Versus Expectations

Oct. 20

D307

Till Von Wachter

Columbia University

The Effects of Extended Unemployment Insurance Over the Business Cycle

Oct. 27

D307

Tommaso Nannicinni

Bocconi University

Tying Your Enemy's Hands in Close Races: The Politics of Federal Transfers in Brazil

Nov. 3

D307

Claudio Ferraz

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

Does Oil Make Leaders Unaccountable?Evidence from Brazil's offshore oil boom

Dec. 1

D307

Ben Jones

Northwestern University

The Knowledge Trap: Human Capital and
Development Reconsidered

Dec. 8

D307

Pol Antras

Harvard University

Organizing the Global Value Chain

 

2011-2012 GEM Seminar Schedule