Spring 2008

Thursday January 10, Paul Segerstrom, SSE
Title: "North-South Trade with Multinational Firms and Increasing Product Variety"

Tuesday March 4, Mikael Priks, Stockholm University
Title: "Do Surveillance Cameras Affect Unruly Behavior? A Close Look at Grandstands"

Thursday March 13, Yves Zenou, Stockholm University
Title: "Friendship Formation, Oppositional Identity, and Segregation"

Tuesday March 18, Rema Hanna, New York University
Title: "Discrimination and Corruption"

Tuesday April 1, Marianne Bertrand, Chicago Graduate School of Business
Title: "Affirmative Action in Education: Evidence from Engineering College Admissions in India"
(with Rema Hanna and Sendhil Mullainathan)

Thursday April 3, Jonas Vlachos, Stockholm University and Erik Grönqvist, IFAU
Title: "One Size Fits All? The Effects of Teacher Cognitive and Non-cognitive Abilities on Student Achievement"

Tuesday April 8, Chris Blattman, Yale
Title: "From Violence to Voting: War and Political Participation in Uganda"

Thursday April 10, James Robinson, Harvard University
Title: "Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution as a Natural Experiment"

Tuesday April 15, Paola Giuliano, Harvard University
Title: "Growing Up in Bad Time: Macroeconomic Volatility and the Formation of Beliefs"

Thursday April 17, James Levinsohn, University of Michigan
Title: "HIV Status and Labor Market Participation in South Africa"

Tuesday April 22, Daniel Waldenström, IFN
Title:"The Long-run Determinants of Inequality: What Can We Learn From Top Income Data?"

Thursday April 24, Torsten Persson, IIES
Title: "Uncertainty, Climate Change and the Global Economy"
(with David von Below)

Tuesday April 29, Nils Gottfries, Uppsala Universtiy
Title: "Do Sticky Prices Make Sense?"
(with Johan Söderberg)

Tuesday May 6, Josep Pijoan-Mas, CEMFI
Title: "The Effects of Labor Market Conditions on Working Time: the US-EU Experience"

Thursday May 8, Alwyn Young, London School of Economics
Title: "In Sorrow to Bring Forth Children: Fertility amidst the Plague of HIV"

Monday May 12, Douglas Almond, Columbia University
Title: "The Effects of Maternal Fasting During Ramadan on Birth and Adult Outcomes"
(with Bhashkar Mazumder)

Tuesday May 13, Martin Gonzalez-Eiras, Universidad de San Andres
Title: "Quotas and Voting Shares in the IMF: Theory"

Thursday May 15, Erik Snowberg, Stanford
Title: "Explaining the Favorite-Longshot Bias: Is it Risk-Love or Misperceptions?"

Tuesday May 20, Justin Wolfers,University of Pennsylvania
Title: "The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness"

Thursday May 22, Skander Van den Heuvel, Univeristy of Pennsylvania
Title: "Temporal Risk Aversion and Asset Prices"

Thursday May 29, Betsey Stevenson, University of Pennsylvania
Title: "Economic Growth and Subjective Well-Being: Reassessing the Easterlin Paradox"

Tuesday June 3, Seema Jayachandran, Stanford
Title: "Life Expectancy and Human Capital Investments: Evidence from Maternal Mortality Declines"

Thursday June 5, Anton Korinek, University of Maryland
Title: "Financial Accelerator Effects, Systemic Risk-Taking and Crises"

Thursday June 12, Nick Bloom, Stanford University
Title: "The Organization of Firms Across Countries"

Tuesday June 17, Ebonya Washington, Yale
Title: "The First of the Month Effect: Consumer Behavior and Store Responses"


Fall 2008

Tuesday August 19, Paul Klein, University of Western Ontario
Title: "Should Daycare be Subsidized?"
(with David Domeij)

Thursday August 21, Leena Rudanko, Boston University
Title: "Labor Market Dynamics under Long Term Wage Contracting"

Tuesday September 2, Anne Krueger, Johns Hopkins University
Title: "Notes of Indian Economic Disequilibrium 1985 -1992"

Tuesday September 9, Fernando Ferreira, Wharton School
Title: "The Value of School Facilities: Evidence from a Dynamic Regression Discontinuity Design"

Thursday September 11, Per Krusell, IIES
Title: "Indivisible Labor, Incomplete Markets, and Frictions"
(with Toshihiko Mukoyama, Richard Rogerson, and Aysegul Sahin)

Tuesday September 16, Matilde Bombardini, University of British Columbia
Title: "Competition is No Cure for Corruption"

Wednesday September 17, Francesco Trebbi, Chicago Graduate School of Business
Title: "The Political Economy of the U.S. Mortgage Default Crisis"

Tuesday September 23, Magnus Johannesson, SSE
Title: "Is Financial Risk-Taking Behavior Genetically Transmitted?"

Thursday September 25, Marie Thursby, Georgia Tech
Title: "Inventor Moral Hazard in University Licensing: The Role of Contracts"

Tuesday September 30 at 16:30, Marvin Goodfriend, Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business
Title: "The Great Inflation Drift"

Thursday October 2, Ben Olken, MIT
Title: "Climate Change and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Last Half Century"

Tuesday October 7, Emilia Simeonova, IIES
Title: "What Happens When Charity Care Requirements Expire? Evidence from Hill-Burton Hospitals in Florida"
(with Janet Currie and Douglas Almond)

Tuesday October 14, Franck Portier, Toulouse School of Economics
Title: "The International Transmission of News Shocks"

Thursday October 16, Robert Östling, IIES
Title: "Strategic Uncertainty and Bounded Rationality in Blame Games"

Tuesday October 21, Ethan Kaplan, IIES
Title: "Industrial Policy: Information and Coordination in Economic Development"
(with Fabrizio Zilibotti)

Thursday October 23, Anders Fredriksson, IIES
Title: "Dispatchers"

Thursday, November 6, Masayuki Kudamatsu, IIES
Title: "Accountability in Autocracy and Democracy"

Thursday, November 13, Eric Hanushek, Stanford
Title: "Do Better Schools Lead to More Growth?"

Thursday, November 20, Enrico Perrotti, Amsterdam Business School
Title: "Political allocation of Finance"

Tuesday, November 25, Ethan Kaplan, IIES
Title: "Coups, Corporations and Classified Information"

Tuesday, December 2, Maria Petrova, New Economic School
Title: "Media and Political Persuasion: Evidence from Russia"

Thursday, December 18, Pedro Teles, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Title: "On the Relevance of Exchange Rate Policy for Stabilization Policy"