If you have any questions regarding the seminars, please contact IIES Seminar Series Administrator, Ulrika Gålnander, at ulrika.galnander@iies.su.se.

For Zoom links for each IIES seminar we refer you to our Events Calendar on our homepage.

Click here for a list of our regular seminars.

Click here for a list of IIES/SNS International Policy Talks.

Job Talks in the IIES Seminar Series

(Assar Lindbeck Fellowship)

Monday January 25 at 3pm (NB! Time)

Nitya Pandalai-Nayar, University of Texas Austin
The Long and Short (Run) of Trade Elasticities (with Christoph E. Boehm and Anderi A. Levchencko)

Wednesday January 27 at 10 am (NB! Time!)

Sebastian Ottinger, UCLA 
Immigrants, Industries, and Path Dependence

Friday, January 29 at 10 am (NB! Time!)

Elisa Macchi, University of Zurich 
Worth Your Weight: Experimental Evidence on the Benefits of Obesity in Low-Income Countries

Tuesday February 2 at 3 pm (NB! Time!)

Masao Fukui, MIT
A Theory of Wage Rigidity and Unemployment Fluctuations with On-the-Job Search

Wednesday February 3 at 3pm (NB! Time!)

Maxwell Kellogg, University of Chicago
Household Self-Insurance and the Value of Disability Insurance in the United States

Thursday February 4 at 3pm (NB! Time!)

Bence Bardoczy, Northwestern University
Spousal Insurance and the Amplification of Business Cycles

Monday February 8 at 3 pm (NB! Time!)

Lukasz Rachel, LSE
Leisure-Enhancing Technological Change

Wednesday February 10 at 3 pm (NB! Time!)

Jane Olmstead-Rumsey, Northwestern University
Market Concentration and the Productivity Slowdown

Thursday February 11 at 3 pm (NB! Time!)

Allan Hsiao, MIT
Coordination and Commitment in International Climate Action: Evidence from Palm Oil

Monday February 22 at 3 pm (NB! Time!)

Gustavo de Souza, University of Chicago
The Labor Market Consequences of Appropriate Technology


Other Seminars in the IIES Seminar Series


The IIES Seminars take place on Zoom at 13.00 if nothing else is stated. They run for 75 min, including questions.

Thursday 21 January

Audinga Baltrunaite, Bank of Italy
Trainspotting: Board Appointments in Private Firms (with Egle Karmaziene)

Thursday 11 March

Ola Andersson, Uppsala University
The Individual Welfare Costs of Stay-at-Home Policies

Thursday 18 March

Oriana Bandiera, LSE
The Misallocation of Women’s Talent Across Countries: Evidence from Personnel Data

Tuesday 23 March

Muly San, NYU
Who Works Where and Why? Parental Networks and the Labor Market

Thursday 25 March N.B TIME! 16.00!

Christina Brown, UC Berkeley
Inducing Positive Sorting through Performance Pay: Experimental Evidence from Pakistani Schools

Thursday 15 April N.B TIME! 14.00!

Sarah Ridout, Harvard & Vanderbilt
Title: A model of Justification

Thursday 22 April N.B TIME! 14.00!

Pietro Ortoleva, Princeton University
Title: Caution and Reference Effects, joint with Simone Cerreia-Vioglio and David Dillenberger

Thursday 29 April N.B TIME! 15.00!

Augustin Bergeron, Harvard University
Title: The State Capacity Ceiling on Tax Rates: Evidence from Randomized Tax Abatements in the DRC

Thursday 6 May

Gilat Levy, LSE
Title:“Misspecified politics and the recurrence of populism with Ronny Razin and Alwyn Young

Tuesday 11 May

Yanos Zylberberg, University of Bristol
Title: TBA

IIES/SNS International Policy Talks

Please visit the SNS Website for more information and to register for each talk.

Friday 29 January 15.00-16.00

Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton)
On Job Polarization and Geographical Redistribution
Comments by Kerstin Enflo, Professor of Economic History at Lund University. Moderator Louise Lorentzon, Research Director at SNS.

Wednesday 3 February 14.00-15.00

Economic responses and optimal restrictions to mitigate COVID-19
Kurt Mitman and Tessa Bold, IIES and Erika Färnstrand Damsgaard, Head of Marcoeconomic Research at National Institute of Economic Research (Konjunkturinstitutet). Moderator Ilinca Benson, Deputy CEO at SNS.

Monday 15 February 13.00-14.00

Ola Andersson, Uppsala University. In Swedish.

Monday 12 April 15.00-16.00

Silvana Tenreryo, LSE on Economic Shocks and trade.


Rikard Forslid, Professor of Economics at Stockholm University

Karin Karlsbro, Member of the European Parliament from the Swedish Liberal Party

The webinar will be led by the IIES own Professor Per Krusell.