Spring 2015

Thursday January 8, Victor Rios-Rull, University of Minnesota.
Title: "Tightening Financial Frictions on Households, Recessions, and Price Reallocations"

Tuesday March 3, Jonas Hjort, Columbia Business School.
Title: "Firm's Response and Unintended Health Consequences of Industrial Regulations"

Thursday March 5, Joseph Altonji, Yale University.
Title: "Cashier or Consultant? Entry Labor Market Conditions, Field of Study, and Career Success"

Thursday March 12, Ariell Reshef, University of Virginia.
Title: "The March of the Techies: Technology, Trade and Job Polarization in France, 1994-2007"

Tuesday March 17, Richard Blundell, UCL.
Title: "Female Labour Supply, Human Capital and Tax Reform"

Thursday March 19, Rachel Ngai, LSE.
Title: "Moving House"

Tuesday March 24, Claudia Steinwender, Princeton University.
Title: "Information Frictions and the Law of One Price: When the States and the Kingdom Became United"

Thursday March 26, Emily Breza, Columbia Business School.
Title: "Do Credit Constraints Limit Entrepreneurship? Heterogeneity in the Returns to Microfinance"

Wednesday April 1, Juliane Begenau, Harvard Business School.
Title: "Capital Requirements, Risk Choice, and Liquidity Provision in a Business Cycle"

Thursday April 16, Raphael Schoenle, Brandeis International Business School.
Title: "YOLO: Can Subjective Life-Expectancies Explain Household Investment Puzzles?"

Tuesday April 21, David Berger, Northwestern University.
Title: "Missing Aggregate Dynamics: On the Slow Convergence of Lumpy Adjustment Models"

Thursday April 23, Ian Crawford, University of Oxford.
Title: "Nonparametric Analysis of Reference-Dependence"

Tuesday April 28, Manuel Bagues, Aalto University.
Title: "What You Know Can’t Hurt You: a Field Experiment on Relative Performance Feedback Information"

Tuesday May 5, Philippe Aghion, Harvard University and IIES.
Title: "Innovation and Top Income Inequality"

Friday May 8 at 14:00, David Card*, University of California, Berkeley.
Title: "Bargaining, Sorting, and the Gender Wage Gap: Quantifying the Impact of Firms on the Relative Pay of Women"
Venue: Ahlmannsalen, Geovetenskapens Hus.

Tuesday May 12, Pete Klenow, Stanford University.
Title: "How Destructive is Innovation?"

Wednesday May 13, Dirk Krueger, University of Pennsylvania.
Title: "High Marginal Tax Rates on the Top 1%? Lessons from a Life Cycle Model with Idiosyncratic Income Risk"

Wednesday May 20, Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University.
Title: "The I Theory of Money"

Thursday May 21, David Strömberg, IIES.
Title: "Social Media in China"

Thursday May 28 at 15:00, Mark Gertler*, NYU.
Title: "Banking, Liquidity and Bank Runs in an Infinite Horizon Economy"
Venue: William-Olssonsalen, Geovetenskapens Hus.

Tuesday June 2, Karam Kang, Carnegie Mellon University.
Title: "Winning by Default: Why is There so Little Competition in Government Procurement?"

Thursday June 4, Tavneet Suri, MIT.
Title: "Diversity and Team Performance in a Kenyan Organization"

Tuesday June 9, Melissa Dell, Harvard University.
Title: "State Capacity, Local Governance, and Economic Development in Vietnam"

Thursday June 11, Nick Bloom, Stanford University.
Title: "Management as a Technology"


Fall 2015

Tuesday September 1 at 13:00, Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe, Columbia University
Title: "A Model of the Twin Ds: Optimal Default and Devaluation"

Thursday September 3 at 15:00, Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University
Title: "Comparing Real Wages over Time and Space"

Thursday September 10 at 15:00, Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard University
Title: "Knowledge of Future Job Loss and Implications for Unemployment Insurance"

Tuesday September 15 at 13:00, Johannes Haushofer, Princeton University
Title: "The Cost of Keeping Track"

Thursday September 17 at 13:00, Robert Shimer, University of Chicago
Title: "The Proportional Hazard Model: Estimation and Testing using Price Change and Labor Market Data"

Monday September 21 at 12:00, Audinga Baltrunaite, IIES
Title: "Political Finance Reform and Public Procurement: Evidence from Lithuania"

Tuesday September 22 at 13:00, Loukas Karabarbounis, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Title: "Capital Allocation and Productivity in South Europe"

Thursday September 24 at 15:00, Colin Camerer, Californa Institute of Technology
Title: "Two Causal Effects of Hormones on Strategic Behavior and Cognition"

Tuesday September 29 at 13:00, Supreet Kaur, Columbia University
Title: "Nominal Wage Rigidity in Village Labor Markets"

Thursday October 1 at 10:00, Mounir Karadja, IIES
Title: "Emigration and Political Change: Evidence from Sweden’s Mass Migration to the US"

Tuesday October 6 at 15:00, Rafael Lalive, University of Lausanne
Title: "Financial Incentives Matter for a Non-Profit Organization: Private vs Public Placement of Long-term Unemployed Job Seekers"

Thursday October 8 at 15:00, Johannes Spinnewijn, London School of Economics
Title: "The Optimal Timing of Unemployment Benefits: Theory and Evidence from Sweden"

Tuesday October 13 at 13:00, Jonathan Robinson, UC Santa Cruz
Title: "The Daily Grind: Cash Needs, Labor Supply and Self-Control"

Thursday October 15 at 15:00, Francisco Gomes, London Business School
Title: "Background Expenditure Risk: Implications for Household Finances and Psychological Well-being"

Tuesday October 20 at 13:00, Katrine Løken, University of Bergen
Title: "Long-Term Consequences of Access to Well-child Visits"

Thursday October 22 at 15:00, Ingvild Almås, IIES and Norwegian School of Economics
Title: "Measuring and Changing Control: Women's Empowerment and Targeted Transfers"

Tuesday November 3 at 13:00, Shuhei Kitamura, IIES
Title: "Tillers of Prosperity: Land Ownership, Mechanization, and Structural Transformation in Postwar Japan"

Thursday November 5 at 15:00, Claudio Michelacci, CEMFI
Title: N/A

Tuesday November 10 at 13:00, Randi Hjalmarsson, University of Gothenburg
Title: "A Jury of Her Peers: The Impact of the First Female Jurors on Criminal Verdicts"

Thursday November 12 at 15:00, Josef Zweimüller, University of Zurich
Title: "Excess Early Retirement: Evidence from the 2011 Norwegian Pension Reform"

Tuesday November 17 at 13:00, Tommy Andersson, Lund University
Title: "Transferring Ownership of Public Housing to Existing Tenants: A Market Design Approach"

Thursday November 19 at 15:00, Amy Finkelstein*, MIT
Title: "Welfare Analysis of Health Insurance"
Venue: William-Olssonsalen, Geovetenskapens hus.

Tuesday November 24 at 13:00, Miri Stryjan, IIES
Title: "Electoral Rules and Leader Selection: Experimental Evidence from Ugandan Community Groups"

Thursday November 26 at 15:00, Niels-Jakob Harbo Hansen, IIES
Title: "Mis-Measuring Job-Openings"

Tuesday December 1 at 13:00, Sergei Guriev, Sciences Po
Title: "How Modern Dictators Survive: Co-optation, Censorship, Propaganda, and Repression"

Tuesday December 15 at 13:00, Per Strömberg, Stockholm School of Economics
Title: ""Since you’re so rich, you must be really smart": Talent and the Finance Wage Premium"

Thursday December 17 at 15:00, Andreas Müller, Columbia University
Title: "Wage Dispersion and Search Behavior"