Spring 2013

Monday March 4, Maria Petrova, New Economic School
Title: "Do Political Blogs Matter? Corruption in State-Controlled Companies, Blog Postings, and DDoS Attacks"

Tuesday March 5, Ruben Enikolopov, New Economic School
Title: "Winning Hearts and Minds through Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan"

Thursday March 7, Pricila Maziero, Wharton School, Princeton University
Title: "A Theory of Political and Economic Cycles"

Tuesday March 12, Orazio Attanasio, UCL
Title: "The Design and Impact of Early Childhood Interventions: Results from Colombia"

Thursday March 14, Eric Weese, Yale University
Title: "Coalition Formation with (pseudo) Panel Data"

Thursday March 21, Martin Ljunge, IFN
Title: "Inherited Trust and Economic Success of Second Generation Immigrants"

Tuesday March 26, Kenneth Chay, Brown University
Title: "Early Life Health and Black-White Inequality in Human Capital and Earnings"

Thursday April 11, Robert Östling, IIES
Title: N/A

Tuesday April 16, Laurent Simula, Uppsala University
Title: "Tax Me If You Can: Optimal Nonlinear Income Tax between Competing Governments"

Thursday April 18, Anke Kessler, Simon Fraser University
Title: "A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed: Theory and Evidence on the (Dis)Advantages of Family Loans"

Tuesday April 23, Satyajit Chatterjee, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Title: "Evaluating the Welfare Benefits of International Bankruptcy Regimes in a
Political Economy Model"

Thursday April 25, Botond Köszegi, UC Berkeley
Title: N/A

Thursday May 2, Tom Cunningham, IIES
Title: N/A

Tuesday May 7, Pierre-André Chiappori, Columbia University
Title: "Matching with Transfers: An Economist's Toolbox"

Tuesday May 14, Rema Hanna, Harvard Kennedy School
Title: "Ordeal Mechanisms in Targeting: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia"

Thursday May 16, Masayuki Kudamatsu, IIES
Title: "Complementary Roles of Connections and Performance in Political Selection in China"

Tuesday May 21, Mikhail Golosov, Princeton University
Title: "Taxation, Redistribution, and Debt with Aggregate Shocks"

Thursday May 23, Nancy Qian, Yale University
Title: "The Effects of Democratization on Public Goods and Redistribution: Evidence from China"

Tuesday May 28, Ruben Durante, Sciences Po Paris
Title: "Politics 2.0: The Multifaceted Effect of Broadband Internet on Political Participation"

Thursday May 30, Gerard Roland, UC Berkeley
Title: "Cultures, Institutions and Democratization"

Tuesday June 4, Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, UC Berkeley
Title: "Exorbitant Privilege and Exorbitant Duty"

Wednesday June 12, Dirk Niepelt, Study Center Gerzensee and IIES
Title: "Credibility for Sale"


Fall 2013

Tuesday September 3, Flavio Cunha, University of Pennsylvania.
Title: N/A

Thursday September 5, Gerard Padró i Miquel, LSE.
Title: "The Value of Democracy: Evidence from Road Building in Kenya"

Tuesday September 10, Greg Kaplan, Princeton University.
Title: "Understanding the Long-Run Decline in Interstate Migration"

Thursday September 12, Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton University.
Title: "Critical Junctures: Independence Movements and Democracy in Africa"

Tuesday September 17, David Hemous, INSEAD.
Title: "The Rise of the Machines: Automation, Horizontal Innovation and Income Inequality"

Thursday September 19, Philip Keefer, The World Bank.
Title: "Political Budget Cycles and the Organization of Political Parties" & "Promises, Promises: Vote-buying and the Electoral Mobilization Strategies of Non-credible Politicians"

Tuesday September 24, Toshihiko Mukoyama, Federal Reserve Board.
Title: "The Cyclicality of Job-to-Job Transitions and Its Implications for Aggregate Productivity"

Thursday September 26, Dean Karlan, Yale University.
Title: "Long-Run Price Elasticities of Demand for Credit: Evidence from a Countrywide Field Experiment in Mexico" & "Win Some Lose Some? Evidence From a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco"

Tuesday October 1, Arpad Abraham, European University Institute.
Title: "Efficient Risk Sharing with Limited Commitment and Storage"

Thursday October 3, Michele Valsecchi, University of Gothenburg.
Title: N/A

Tuesday October 8, Florian Scheuer, Stanford University.
Title: "A Theory of Income Taxation under Multidimensional Skill Heterogeneity"

Thursday October 10, Davide Cantoni, Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität-München.
Title: "Curriculum and Ideology"

Tuesday October 15, Jonathan Heathcote, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
Title: "Optimal Income Taxation: Mirrlees Meets Ramsey"

Thursday October 17, Ufuk Akcigit, University of Pennsylvania.
Title: "Buy, Keep or Sell: Market for Ideas and Economic Growth"

Tuesday October 22, Ingvild Almås, Norwegian School of Economics.
Title: "The Cost of Living in China: Implications for Inequality and Poverty"

Thursday October 24, Joseph Kaboski, University of Notre Dame.
Title: "The Macroeconomics of Microfinance"

Tuesday November 5, Greg Fischer, LSE.
Title: "To Charge or Not to Charge: Evidence from a Health Products Experiment on Aid Dependence in Uganda"

Thursday November 7, Yoichi Sugita, Stockholm School of Economics.
Title: "The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Industrial Productivity"

Tuesday November 12, Ofer Setty, Tel Aviv University.
Title: "Who Cares About Unemployment Insurance?"

Thursday November 14, Bas Jacobs, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Title: "Is a Minimum Wage an Appropriate Instrument for Redistribution?"

Tuesday November 19, Tom Krebs, Universität Mannheim.
Title: "Labor Market Reform and the Cost of Business Cycles"

Thursday November 21, Motohiro Yogo, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
Title: "Shadow Insurance"

Friday November 22, Andrei Shleifer, Harvard University.
Title: "Stereotypes"

Tuesday November 26, Daniel Chen, ETH Zurich.
Title: "Priming Ideology? Electoral Cycles Without Electoral Incentives Among Elite U.S. Judges"

Thursday November 28, Diego Restuccia, University of Toronto.
Title: "Land Reform and Productivity: A Quantitative Analysis with Micro Data"

Tuesday December 3, Oeindrila Dube, New York University.
Title: "From Maize to Haze: Agricultural Shocks and the Growth of the Mexican Drug Sector"

Thursday December 5, Alex Schmitt, IIES.
Title: "Dealing with Distortions: First-best vs. Optimal Carbon Taxation"

Monday December 16, Dave Donaldson, MIT.
Title: "Who’s Getting Globalized? The Size and Nature of Intranational Trade Costs"

Tuesday December 17, Jeremy Greenwood, University of Pennsylvania.
Title: "Why Doesn't Technology Flow from Rich to Poor Countries?"

Thursday December 19, Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown University.
Title: "Ethnic Inequality"