Spring 2010

Thursday January 14, Tobias Broer, IIES
Title: "Stationary Equilibrium Distributions in Economies With Limited Commitment"

Thursday January 21, Per Pettersson Lidbom and Mårten Palme, Stockholm University
Title: N/A

Tuesday March 9, Andreas Madestam, Bocconi University and IIES
Title: "Who Benefits from Reduced Cost of Schooling? Evidence from a Policy Experiment in Cambodia"

Thursday March 11, Ethan Ilzetzki, London School of Economics
Title: "Kosher Pork"

Tuesday March 16, Andrew Zeitlin, Oxford
Title: "Producer Networks and Technology Adoption in Ghana"

Thursday March 18, Tony Smith, Yale
Title: "Inferring Labor Income Risk from Economic Choices: An Indirect Inference Approach"

Tuesday March 23, Paola Giuliano, UCLA
Title: "Family Values and the Regulation of Labor"

Thursday March 25, Guillermo Ordonez, Yale
Title: "Optimal Regulation in the Presence of Reputation Concerns"

Tuesday March 30, Ina Simonovska, UC Davis
Title: "Income Differences and Prices of Tradables"

Thursday April 1, David Myatt, Oxford
Title: "Dynamic Government Performance: Honeymoons and Crises of Confidence"

Tuesday April 13, Gueorgui Kambourov, University of Toronto
Title: "The Heterogeneity and Dynamics of Individual Labor Supply over the Life-Cycle: Facts and Theory"

Thursday April 15, Jordi Galí, CREI
Title: "The Return of the Wage Phillips Curve"

Tuesday April 20, Philippe Aghion, Harvard University and IIES
Title: "Subgame-Perfect Implementation Under Value Perturbations and the Hold-Up Problem"

Thursday April 29, Emilia Simeonova, IIES
Title: "Squeezing Through the Eye of the Needle: The Effects of Income on Childhood Obesity"

Tuesday May 4, Silvana Tenreyro, London School of Economics
Title: "Technological Diversification"

Thursday May 6, Rebecca Thornton, University of Michigan
Title: "Sanitary Technology in Nepal: Menstrual Cup Adoption and Effects on Education"

Tuesday May 11, Toshihiko Mukoyama, University of Virginia
Title: "Understanding the Welfare Effects of Unemployment Insurance Policy in General Equilibrium"

Thursday May 20, Donald Green, Yale University
Title: "Social Pressure and Voter Turnout: Results from Large Scale Field Experiments"

Tuesday May 25, Justin Sandefur, University of Oxford
Title: "Microfinance and "Growth""

Thursday May 27, Abhijit Banerjee, MIT
Title: "Marry for What: Caste and Mate Selection in Modern India"

Tuesday June 1, Tobias Klein
Title: N/A

Thursday June 3 at17:00, Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University
Title: "Current Efforts to Understand Social Ecological Systems"
Venue: William-Olssonsalen, Geovetenskapens Hus.

Tuesday June 8, Thijs van Rens, CREI
Title: "Wage Rigidity and Job Creation"

Thursday June 10, Philippe Martin, Sciences-Po
Title: "How Do Different Exporters React to Exchange Rate Changes? Theory, Empirics and Aggregate Implications"

Tuesday June 15, Julien Prat, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Title: "Dynamic Incentive Contracts Under Parameter Uncertainty"

Thursday June 17, Mirko Wiederholt, Northwestern University
Title: "Business Cycle Dynamics Under Rational Inattention"


Fall 2010

Thursday August 26, Ephraim Kleiman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Title: "Israeli and Palestinian Economic Relations - Past, Present and Future"

Tuesday August 31, Emily Oster, Chicago Booth
Title: "Do Call Centers Promote School Enrollment? Evidence from India"

Thursday September 2, Jesse Shapiro, Chicago Booth
Title: "Ideological Segregation Online and Offline"

Tuesday September 7, Ernesto Pasten, Toulouse School of Economics
Title: "Collective Moral Hazard, Liquidity Evaporation and Time-Consistent Bailouts

Thursday September 9, Johannes Spinnewijn, London School of Economics
Title: "Unemployed but Optimistic: Optimal Insurance Design with Biased Beliefs"

Tuesday September 14, Robert Jensen, UCLA
Title: "Economic Opportunities and Gender Differences in Human Capital: Experimental Evidence for India"

Thursday September 16, Johanna Wallenius, Stockholm School of Economics
Title: "Fixed Costs, Retirement and the Elasticity of Labor Supply"

Tuesday September 21, Ruediger Bachmann, Michigan
Title: "Government Purchases over the Business Cycle"

Thursday September 23, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Harvard
Title: "Report Cards: The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Educational Markets"

Tuesday September 28, Giammario Impulitti, Cambridge University
Title: "Global Innovation Races, Offshoring, and Wage Inequality"

Thursday September 30 at 10.00 Christian Schultz, Copenhagen University
Title: "Arm's Length Delegation of Public Services"

Tuesday October 5, Kohei Kawamura, University of Edinburgh
Title: "Eliciting Information from a Large Population"

Tuesday October 12, Valerie Ramey, University of California San Diego
Title: "The Cyclical Behaviour of the Price-Cost Mark-up"

Thursday Octobber 14, Seema Jayachandran, Stanford
Title: "The Price Effects of Cash Versus In-Kind Transfers "

Tuesday October 19, Ferre De Graeve, Sveriges Riksbank
Title: "Stylized (Arte)Facts on Sectoral Price Inflation"

Thursday October 21, Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, London School of Economics
Title: "Psychological Pressure in Competitive Environments"

Tuesday October 26, Akos Valentinyi, Magyar Nemzeti Bank
Title: "The Long-Lived Effects of Historic Climate on the Wealth of Nations"

Thursday October 28, Mikhail Drugov, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Title: "Bias, Noise and Litigation"

Tuesday November 9, Matthew Jackson, Stanford
Title: "Network Patterns of Favor Exchange"

Thursday November 11, Pontus Rendahl, Paris School of Economics
Title: "Equilibrium Contracts and Firm-Sponsored Training"

Tuesday November 16, Tore Ellingsen, Stockholm School of Economics
Title: "Bilateral Bargaining with Durable Commitment"

Thursday November 18, Andreas Müller, IIES
Title: "Separations, Sorting and Cyclical Unemployment"

Tuesday November 23, Claudio Michelacchi, CEMFI
Title: "Optimal Life Cycle Unemployment Insurance"

Thursday November 25, Russel Cooper, EUI
Title: "Dynamic Labor Demand in China"

Tuesday November 30, Leena Rudanko, Boston University
Title: N/A

Thursday December 2, Francesco Caselli, London School of Economics
Title: "Diversification through Trade"

Tuesday December 14, Jonathan Heathcote, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Title: "From Wages to Welfare: Decomposing Gains and Losses from Rising Inequality"