Tuesday August 29 at 13:00, Virgiliu Midrigan, New York University
Title: Skill-Biased Technical Change and Development

Thursday August 31 at 15:00, David Deming, Harvard University
Title: TBA

Monday September 4 at 13:00, Rohini Pande, Harvard University
Title: On Her Account: Can Strengthening Women's Financial Control Boost Female Labor Supply?

Thesis Defense!
Tuesday September 5 at 10:00, Nathaniel Lane, IIES
Title: States of Development: Essays on the Political Economy of Development in Asia
Venue: Högbomsalen, Geovetenskapens hus
Opponent: Rohini Pande, Harvard University

Thursday September 7 at 15:00, Ben Jones, Northwestern University
Title: University Innovation and the Professor's Privilege

Tuesday September 12 at 13:00, Meredith Startz, Princeton University
Title: The Value of Face-to-Face: Search and Contracting Problems in Nigerian Trade

IIES/SNS International Policy Talks:
Thursday September 14 at 9:00, Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford University
Title: How do social media and fake news affect the political polarization?
Venue: SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18
(Registration required, sign up at  https://www.sns.se/kalender/iiessns-international-policy-talks.../)

Thursday September 14 at 15:00, Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford University
Title: Place-Specific Drivers of Mortality: Evidence from Patient Migration

Tuesday September 19 at 10:00, Chris Tonetti, Stanford University
Title: Reconciling Models of Diffusion and Innovation: A Theory of the Productivity Distribution and Technology Frontier (coauthored with Jess Benhabib and Jesse Perla)

Thursday September 21 at 15:00, Guido Imbens, Stanford University
Title: Matrix Completion Methods for Causal Panel Data Models (slides)

Tuesday September 26 at 13:00, Torsten Persson, IIES, Stockholm University
Title: Organizational Dynamics: Culture, Design, and Performance (with Tim Besley)

Thursday September 28 at 15:00, Eliana La Ferrara, Bocconi University
Title: The Entertaining Way to Behavioral Change (joint with A. Banerjee and V. Orozco)

Tuesday October 3 at 13:00, Matthias Doepke, Northwestern University
Title: Bargaining over Babies: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Implications

Thursday October 5 at 15:00, David Yanagizawa-Drott, University of Zurich
Title: Long-Range Growth: Economic Development in the Global Network of Air Links 

Thesis Defense!
Friday October 6 at 14:00, Erik Prawitz, IIES
Title: On the Move: Essays on the Economic and Political Development of Sweden
Venue: Nordenskiöldsalen, Geovetenskapens hus, Svante Arrhenius väg 12
Opponent: Davide Cantoni, LMU Munich

Tuesday October 10 at 13:00, Kyle Herkenhoff, University of Minnesota
Title: Worker Mobility and the Diffusion of Knowledge (with Jeremy Lise, Guido Menzio, and Gordon Phillips)

Thursday October 12 at 15:00, Peter Hull, Microsoft Research, M.I.T.
Title: Estimating Hospital Quality with Quasi-experimental Data

Tuesday October 17 at 13:00, Alex Rees-Jones, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Title: Why Do We Lie to Incentive-Compatible Mechanisms? Evidence from Medical Students (with Sam Skowronek)

Thursday October 19 at 15:00, Laura Veldkamp, NYU
Title: The Tail that Wags the Economy: Beliefs and Persistent Stagnation

Tuesday October 24 at 13:00, Todd Schoellman, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Title: Human Capital and Development Accounting: New Evidence from Wage Gains at Migration (with Lutz Hendricks)

IIES/SNS International Policy Talks:
Thursday October 26 at 9:00, Gabriel Zucman, Berkeley
Venue: SNS (Jakobsbergsgatan 18)
Title: On Tax Evasion and Inequality

Thursday October 26 at 15:00, Gabriel Zucman, Berkeley
Title: “Wealth Accumulation and Wealth Taxation: Theory and Evidence from Denmark” (joint with Katrine Jakobsen, Kristian Jakobsen, and Henrik Kleven)

Tuesday November 7 at 13:00, Mathias Iwanowsky, IIES, Stockholm University
Title: Property Rights, Resources and Wealth: Evidence from a large land reform in the United States

Thursday November 9 at 15:00, Florian Zimmerman, University of Zurich
Title: The Dynamics of Motivated Beliefs

Tuesday November 14 at 13:00, Moritz Lenel, Stanford University
Title: Safe Assets, Collateralized Lending and Monetary Policy

Thursday November 16 at 15:00, Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, University of Frankfurt
Title: TBA

Tuesday November 21 at 13:00, Pablo Fajgelbaum, UCLA
Title: Optimal Spatial Policies, Geography and Sorting (joint with Cecile Gauber)

Thursday November 23 at 15:00, Jonathan de Quidt, IIES, Stockholm University
Title: Land Trade and Development: A Market Design Approach (with Gharad Bryan, Tom Wilkening and Nitin Yadav)

Monday November 27 at 12:00, Sirus Dehdari, IIES, Stockholm University
Title: Economic Distress and Support for Far-right Parties -  Evidence from Sweden

Tuesday November 28 at 13:00, Nathan Hilger, Brown Univesity
Title: TBA

Thursday November 30 at 15:00, Ulrike Malmendier, Berkeley University
Title: TBA

Tuesday December 12 at 13:00, Xavier Jaravel, LSE
Title: The Unequal Gains from Product Innovations

Thursday December 14 at 15:00, Wenlan Luo, Georgetown University
Title: The Consumer Credit Channel of Monetary Policy

Tuesday December 19 at 13:00, Pol Antras, Harvard University
Title: On the Geography of Global Value Chains (with Alonso de Gortari)

Thursday December 21 at 15:00, Chenggang Xu, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Title: Political Economy of Making an Authoritarian Constitution: The Case of China (with Di Guo, Kun Jiang and Yutong Wang)