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

Date & Time Title Presenter Location
Thursday, February 28, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Mina Kim Johns Hopkins Import Exposure and Skill Content: Plant-Level Evidence from the U.S.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Owen Nie University, Michigan, Ann Arbor
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Incentives and the Allocations of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics and Political Science Collins Hall, A301
Thursday, April 11, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Andrea Ichino, European University Institute
Thursday, April 18, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
The Strength of Weak Ties: Indirect Exposure to Colonial Education and Intergenerational Mobility in Benin Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton University PAB 4371
Thursday, May 2, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
From Weber to Kafka: Political Instability and the Overproduction of Law Massimo Morelli, Bocconi University Gold Hall B313
Thursday, May 16, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Does Workplace Competition Increase Labor Supply? Evidence from a Field Experiment Amalia Miller, University of Virginia Gold Hall, B313
Thursday, May 23, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University

Thursday, June 6, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Carola Frydman, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
June 7, 2018 Social Norms, Labor Market Opportunities, and the Marriage Gap for Skilled Women (joint with Public Policy and Social Sciences) Claudia Olivetti
Boston College
May 31, 2018 Social Structure and Conflict: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (joint with Public Policy and Social Sciences) James Robinson
University of Chicago
May 17, 2018 Gender Difference in the Choice of Major: The Importance of Female Role Models Danilla Serra
Southern Methodist University
May 16, 2018 Trade Shocks and the Provision of Local Public Goods (joint with Forecast) Leo Feler
Boston Consulting Group
May 10, 2018 Worker History and Labor Markets: The Role of Costly Information (joint with Forecast) Irina Zotova
UCLA Anderson School of Management
May 3, 2018 Gender Differnces in Politican Persistence (joint with Public Policy and Social Sciences) Melanie Wasserman
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Apr. 11, 2018 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
March 15, 2018 Kinship Systems, Cooperation, and the Evolution of Culture (joint with Behavioral Decision Making Group) Ben Enke
Harvard University
March 8, 2018 Long-Lasting Effects of Propaganda on Financial Risk-Taking (joint with UCLA Anderson Finance and Behavioral Decision Making) Ulrike Malmendier
UC Berkeley
March 1, 2018 The Mommy Effect: Do Women Anticipate the Effect of Motherhood on Employment and Preferences? Jessica Pan
National University of Singapore
Feb. 8, 2018 Tax-Exempt Lobbying (with Marianne Bertrand, Raymond Fisman, and Francesco Trebbi) Matilde Bombardini
University of British Columbia
Feb. 1, 2018 Regressive Sin Taxes, with an Application to the Optimal Soda Tax Hunt Allcott
New York University
Jan. 18, 2018 The Impact of Mandated Maternity Benefits on the Gender Differential in Promotions: Examining the Role of Adverse Selection Mallika Thomas
Cornell University
Dec. 7, 2017 Serenity Now, Save Later? New Field Evidence on Retirement Savings Puzzles Saurabh Bhargava
Canegie Mellon University
Nov. 30, 2017 Swords into Bank Shares: Finance, Conflict, and Political Reform in Meiji Japan Kris Mitchener
Santa Clara University
Nov. 9, 2017 The Entertaining Way to Behavioral Change Eliana La Ferrara
Bocconi University
Oct. 26, 2017 Making Policies Matter: Voter Responses to Campaign Promises Francesco Trebbi
University of British Columbia
Oct. 19, 2017 How Much Does Your Boss Make? The Incentive Effects of Horizontal and Vertical Inequality Zoe Cullen
Harvard University
Oct. 12, 2017 Austerity and the Rise of the Nazi Party Chris Meissner
UC Davis
Oct. 5, 2017 Commuting, Migration and Local Employment Elasticities Ferdinando Monte
Georgetown University
Sept. 28, 2017 Bombs, Broadcasts, and High Treason: Opposition to the Nazi Regime in Germany during World War II Joachim Voth
University of Zurich