Seminars and other Academic Events, Fall 2019

You can find a list of this semester's thesis defenses at the bottom of this page.

Tuesday 20 August at 13.00

Greg Kaplan, University of Chicago
Title: Markups, Labor Market Inequality and the Nature of Work (with Piotr Zoch)

Tuesday 27 August at 13.00

Torsten Persson, IIES
Title: The Dynamics of Enviromental Politics and Values (with Timothy Besley)

Thursday 29 August at 13.00

Arash Nekoei, IIES

Tuesday 3 September at 13.00

Isaac Sorkin, Stanford University
Title: Granular Search, Market Structure, and Wages (with Gregor Jarosch and Jan Sebastian Nimczik)

Thursday 5 September at 15.00

Noam Yuchtman, London School of Economics (LSE)
Title: Persistent Political Engagement: Social Interactions and the Dynamics of Protest Movements (with Leonardo Bursztyn, Davide Cantoni, David Yang and Jane Zhang)

Thursday 12 September at 15.00

Joshua Gottlieb, University of Chicago
Title: What Does Health Care Billing Cost, and Why Does it Matter? 

Tuesday 17 September at 13.00

Basile Grassi, Bocconi University
Title: Bottom-up Markup Fluctuations (with Ariel Burstein and Vasco M. Carvalho)

Thursday 19 September at 15.00

Emilien Gouin-Bonenfant, Columbia University
Title: Productivity Dispersion, Between-Firm Competition, and the Labor Share

Thursday 26 September at 10.00

Sasha Indarte, Duke University
Title: The Impact of Debt Relief Generosity and Liquid Wealth on Household Bankruptcy

Thursday 3 October at 10.00

Aysegul Sahin, UT Austin
Title: A Unified Approach to Measuring u (with Richard K. Crump, Stefano Eusepi and Marc Giannoni)

Tuesday 8 October at 13.00

Eric Zwick, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Title: Top Wealth in the United States: New Estimates and Implications for Taxing the Rich, with Matthew Smith and Owen Zidar.

Thursday 10 October at 10.00

Christina Patterson, Northwestern University / Chicago Booth
Title: The Matching Multiplier and the Amplification of Recessions

Thursday 17 October at 15.00

Has Van Vlokhoven, IIES
Title: Estimating the Cost of Capital and the Profit Share

Tuesday 22 October at 13.00

Benedetta Lerva, IIES
Title: Quantifying Externalities in Technology Adoption: Experimental Evidence from Ugandan Farmers  

Thursday 24 October at 12.00 (N.B! Time! Ca 1 hour)

Monica Gehrig-Merz, University of Vienna
Title: 'Couples' Time-Use and Aggregate Outcomes: Evidence from a Structural Model, with Almut Balleer and Tamas Papp.

Monday 5 November at 15.30-16.45 (N.B! Time and Place!)

IIES/SNS International Policy Talk @ SNS Jakobsbergsgatan 18
Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Paris School of Economics
Fake News and the Impact of Social Media on Democracy (Swedish info in link, talk will be in english)

Tuesday 5 November at 13.00

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Paris School of Economics
Title: Diffusion of Gender Norms: Evidence from Stalin's Ethnic Deportations with Alexandra Jarotschkin

Wednesday 6 November at 13.00 (N.B! Day and Time!)

Selene Ghisolfi, IIES
Title: Contribution Requirements and Redistribution Decisions: Experimental evidence from Bangladesh

Thursday 7 November at 10.00

Elliot Ash, ETH Zurich
Title: More laws, more growth? Theory and evidence from U.S. states, with Massimo Morelli, and Matia Vannoni.

Friday 8 November at 10.00 (N.B! Day and Time!)

Kasper Kragh-Sorensen, IIES
Title: Optimal property taxation

Friday 8 November at 14.00 (N.B! Day and Time!)

Markus Karlman, IIES
Title: A Quantitative Investigation of House Price Fundamentals

Monday 11 November at 13.00 (N.B! Day and Time!)

Karin Kinnerud, IIES
Title: Monetary Policy and the Mortgage Market

Tuesday 12 November at 13.00

Siwan Anderson, University of British Columbia - Vancouver School of Economics
Title: TBA

Wednesday 13 November at 14.00 (N.B! Day and Time! Ca 1 hour)

Deepak Nayyar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Title: Economic Development in Asia: Learning from a half-century of Transformations

Thursday 14 November at 10.00

Alisdair McKay, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Title: Lumpy Durable Consumption Demand and the Limited Ammunition of Monetary Policy

Tuesday 19 November at 13.00

Kjetil Storesletten, University of Oslo
Title: Business Cycle during Structural Change: Arthur Lewis' Theory from a Neoclassical Perspective

Wednesday 20 November at 14.00 (N.B! Day and Time!)

Richard Foltyn, IIES
Title: Experience-based Learning, Stock Market Participation and Portfolio Choice

Thursday 21 November at 10.00

Suresh Naidu, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
Title: Monopsony and Employer Mis-optimization Explain Why Wages Bunch at Round Numbers

Tuesday 26 November at 13.00

Anne Karing, Princeton University
Title: Social Signaling and Childhood Immunization: A Field Experiment in Sierra Leone

Thursday 28 November at 15.00 (N.B! Time)

Jerome Adda, Bocconi University
Title: TBA

Wednesday 4 December at 14.00 (N.B! Day and Time)

Imran Rasul, University College London (UCL)
Title: TBA

Monday 16 December at 13.00 (N.B! Day!)

Hannes Malmberg, University of Minnesota
Title: TBA

Thesis Defenses

Friday 23 August at 14.00, Nordenskiöldsalen, Geovetenskapens Hus

Serena Cocciolo
Title: Participatory Governance and Public Service Provision
Opponent: Michelle Brock, European Bank for Reconstrucitonand Development (EBRD)

Friday 6 September at 14.00, Nordenskiöldsalen, Geovetenskapens Hus

Matti Mitrunen
Title: Essays on the Political Economy of Development
Opponent: Noam Yuchtman, London School of Economics (LSE)

Friday 4 October at 14.00, William Olsson-salen, Geovetenskapens Hus

Jonna Olsson
Title: Work, Wealth, and Well-being: Essays on Macroeconomics
Opponent: Aysegul Sahin, UT Austin

Friday 25 October at 14.00, Nordenskiöldsalen, Geovetenskapens Hus

Saman Darougheh
Title: Search and Mismatch
Opponent: Monika Gehrig-Merz, University of Vienna