CANCELLED!! Thursday August 16, Torsten Persson, IIES

Thursday August 23, Francisco Buera, UCLA
"Idea Flows, Economic Growth, and Trade" (475 Kb)

Tuesday September 11, Matt Notowidigdo, Chicago Booth
"Duration Dependence and Labor Market Conditions: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment"

Thursday September 13, David Cesarini, NYU
"The Genetic Architecture of Economic and Political Preferences"

CANCELLED!! Tuesday September 18, Orazio Attanasio, UCL

Tuesday September 18, Olle Folke, Columbia University
"Forced to Succeed Quotas, Competition and Competence"

Thursday September 20, Tessa Bold, IIES
"Interventions and Institutions: Experimental Evidence on Scaling up Education Reforms in Kenya" (1073 Kb)

Tuesday September 25, Tim Besley, LSE
"The Welfare Cost of Lawlessness: Evidence from Somali Piracy"

Thesis Defense
Wednesday September 26, Jinfeng Ge
"Essays on Macroeconomics and Political Economy"
Opponent: Espen Moen, Norwegian Business School.

CANCELLED!! Thursday September 27, Ruixue Jia, IIES
"Pollution for Promotion"

Monday October 1, Raquel Fernandez, NYU
"The Disappearing Gender Gap: The Impact of Divorce, Wages, and Preferences on
Education Choices and Women's Work"

Tuesday October 2, Ruixue Jia, IIES
"Pollution for Promotion"

CANCELLED!! Tuesday October 2, Richard Tol, University of Sussex

Thursday October 4, Pamela Campa, IIES
"Press Leaks and Toxic Leaks: How Newspapers Make Firms Accountable"

Tuesday October 9, Maitreesh Ghatak, LSE
"Market Structure and Borrower Welfare in Micro finance"

Thursday October 11, Petra Persson, Columbia University
"Marriage as Insurance Take-Up: Social Security Design and Couples' Long-term Financial Planning"

Tuesday October 16, Juanna Joensen, Stockholm School of Economics
"Student Aid, Academic Achievement, and Labor Market Behavior: Grants or Loans?"

CANCELLED!! Tuesday October 16, Laurent Simula, Uppsala University

Thursday October 18, Christopher Woodruff, University of Warwick
"Business Training and Female Enterprise Start-up, Growth, and Dynamics: Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka" PDF (835 Kb)

Tuesday October 23, Jesper Linde, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
"Fiscal Consolidation in a Currency Union: Spending Cuts Vs. Tax Hikes" (582 Kb)

Thursday October 25, Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University
"Seasonal Migration and Risk Aversion"

Tuesday November 6, Maria Cheung, Stockholm University
"Edutainment Radio, Women's Status and Primary School Participation: Evidence from Cambodia"

Thursday November 8, Susanne Forstner, European University Institute and IIES
"The Eff ect of Moral Hazard on Wage Inequality with On-the-Job Search and Employer Competition"

Tuesday November 13, Alex Whalley, University of California
"Hierarchical Accountability in Government: Theory and Evidence"

Thursday November 15, David Seim, IIES
"Smart Enough to Evade? On the Incidence of a Wealth Tax"

Tuesday November 20, Diego Ubfal, Bocconi University
"How General are Time Preferences: Eliciting Good Specific Discount Rates"

Thursday November 22, Abdulaziz Shifa, IIES
"Trade in Human Capital and Economic Growth"

Tuesday November 27, Michael Peters, Yale University and LSE
"Heterogeneous Mark-Ups and Endogenous Misallocation" (843 Kb)

Thursday November 29, Karna Basu, City University of New York
"Time-Inconsistency, Renegotiation, and Firm Ownership"

Tuesday December 4, Gianluca Violante, NYU

Thursday December 13, Bei Qin, IIES

Tuesday December 18, Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University
"Price Subsidies, Diagnostic Tests, and Targeting of Malaria Treatment"