Seminars & Events

 

GEM Seminar Series

The UCLA Anderson Global Economics and Management Area seminars are held on Thursdays at 12:00 pm to 1:30 p.m. at the UCLA Anderson School of Management (unless otherwise noted) . Below is the calendar of upcoming events, a copy of the paper being presented (if available to the public) and a link to the speaker's website when you click on their name. If you have any questions about upcoming events or would like more information about schedule availability of a speaker please e-mail gem.admin@anderson.ucla.edu

Seminars

Date and Time Title Speaker Location
Thurs. April 19, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Poor Little Rich Kids? The Determinants of Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth (joint with Public Policy and Social Sciences)
Sandy Black
University of Texas at Austin
UCLA Anderson 
Cornell Hall 
D-313
Thurs. May 3, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Gender Differnces in Politican Persistence (joint with Public Policy and Social Sciences) Melanie Wasserman
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Luskin School of Public Affairs
Public Affairs Building
Room 5391
Thurs. May 10, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Worker History and Labor Markets: The Role of Costly Information (joint with Forecast) Irina Zotova
UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson 
Cornell Hall 
D-313
Wed. May 16, 2018
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Trade Shocks and the Provision of Local Public Goods (joint with Forecast) Leo Feler
Boston Consulting Group
UCLA Anderson 
Entrepreneurs Hall
C-301
Thurs. May 17, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Gender Difference in the Choice of Major: The Importance of Female Role Models Danilla Serra
Southern Methodist University
UCLA Anderson 
Cornell Hall 
D-313
Thurs. May 31, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Social Structure and Conflict: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (joint with Public Policy and Social Sciences) James Robinson
University of Chicago
UCLA Anderson 
Cornell Hall 
D-313
Thurs. June 7, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Social Norms, Labor Market Opportunities, and the Marriage Gap for Skilled Women (joint with Public Policy and Social Sciences) Claudia Olivetti
Boston College
Luskin School of Public Affairs
Public Affairs Building
Room 5391
Date Title Speaker Location
Wed. April 11, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Inequality Around the World: Evidence and Implications (joint with Economics, Public Policy and Social Sciences and California Center for Population Research) Emmanuel Saez
UC Berkeley
Luskin School of Public Affairs
Public Affairs Building
CCPR Seminar Room 4240
March 15, 2018
11:15 am to 12:45 pm
Kinship Systems, Cooperation, and the Evolution of Culture (joint with Behavioral Decision Making Group) Ben Enke
Harvard University
UCLA Anderson 
Gold Hall 
B117
March 8, 2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Long-Lasting Effects of Propaganda on Financial Risk-Taking (joint with UCLA Anderson Finance and Behavioral Decision Making) Ulrike Malmendier
UC Berkeley
UCLA Anderson 
Collins Hall 
A-202
March 1, 2018
11:15 am to 12:45 pm
The Mommy Effect: Do Women Anticipate the Effect of Motherhood on Employment and Preferences? Jessica Pan
National University of Singapore
UCLA Anderson 
Gold Hall 
B117
February 8, 2018
11:15 am to 12:45 pm
Tax-Exempt Lobbying (with Marianne Bertrand, Raymond Fisman, and Francesco Trebbi) Matilde Bombardini
University of British Columbia
UCLA Anderson 
Gold Hall 
B117
February 1, 2018
11:15 am to 12:45 pm
Regressive Sin Taxes, with an Application to the Optimal Soda Tax Hunt Allcott
New York University
UCLA Anderson 
Gold Hall 
B117
January 18, 2018
11:15 am to 12:45 pm
The Impact of Mandated Maternity Benefits on the Gender Differential in Promotions: Examining the Role of Adverse Selection Mallika Thomas
Cornell University
UCLA Anderson 
Gold Hall 
B117
December 7, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Serenity Now, Save Later? New Field Evidence on Retirement Savings Puzzles Saurabh Bhargava
Canegie Mellon University
UCLA Anderson 
Cornell Hall 
D307
November 30, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Swords into Bank Shares: Finance, Conflict, and Political Reform in Meiji Japan Kris Mitchener
Santa Clara University
UCLA Anderson 
Cornell Hall 
D307
November 9, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
The Entertaining Way to Behavioral Change Eliana La Ferrara
Bocconi University
UCLA Anderson 
Cornell Hall 
D307
October 26, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Making Policies Matter: Voter Responses to Campaign Promises Francesco Trebbi
University of British Columbia
UCLA Anderson 
Cornell Hall 
D307
October 19, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
How Much Does Your Boss Make? The Incentive Effects of Horizontal and Vertical Inequality Zoe Cullen
Harvard University
UCLA Anderson 
Cornell Hall 
D307
October 12, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Austerity and the Rise of the Nazi Party Chris Meissner
UC Davis
UCLA Anderson 
Cornell Hall 
D307
October 5, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Commuting, Migration and Local Employment Elasticities Ferdinando Monte
Georgetown University
UCLA Anderson 
Cornell Hall 
D307
September 28, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Bombs, Broadcasts, and High Treason: Opposition to the Nazi Regime in Germany during World War II Joachim Voth
University of Zurich
UCLA Anderson
Cornell Hall
D307

Previous Years Seminars

 
2016/2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2015/2016
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
2014/2015
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
2013/2014
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
2013/2012
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