Tuesday September 4, Paul Segerstrom, SSE
"Trade Liberalization and Productivity Growth"

Tuesday September 11, Torsten Persson, IIES
"The origins of state capacity: Property rights, taxation, and politics" (with Tim Besley)

Thursday September 13, Masayuki Kudamatsu, IIES
"Ethnic Favoritism: Micro Evidence from Guinea"

Tuesday September 18, Rocco Macchiavello, Oxford
"The Organization of Exports in a Growing Industry: Chilean Wine in the UK"

Cancelled! Thursday September 20, Tito Boeri, Bocconi
"Do Unemployment Benefits Promote or Hinder Structural Change?"

Defence! Friday September 21, at 10:00, in Södra Huset B3, Mirco Tonin will defend his thesis
"Essays on Labour Market Structure and Policies"

Tuesday September 25, Jon Faust, Johns Hopkins University
"Comparing Greenbook and Reduced Form Forecasts using a Large Realtime Dataset"

Defence! Wednesday September 26, at 10:00, in Södra Huset B3, Virginia Queijo von Heideken will defend her thesis
"Essays on Monetary Policy and Asset Markets"

Thursday September 27, Rebecca Morton, New York University
"The Effects of Identities, Incentives, and Information on Voting"

Thursday October 4, Martin Flodén, SSE
"Vintage Capital and Expectations Driven Business Cycles"

Tuesday October 9, Jörgen Weibull, SSE
"Incentives for Informative Voting" (with Jean-Francois Laslier, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)

Thursday October 11, Wouter Den Haan, University of Amsterdam
"Ancipated Growth and Business Cycles in Matching Models" (with Georg Kaltenbrunner, London Business School)

Defence! Friday October 12, at 09:00, in Södra Huset D8, Daria Finocchiaro will defend her thesis
"Essays on Macroeconomics"
Wouter Denhaan, University of Amsterdam, will be the discussant

Tuesday October 16, Juuso Välimäki, Helsinki School of Economics
"Dynamic Marginal Contribution Mechanism" (with Dirk Bergemann, Yale University)

Thursday October 25, Jeremy Lise, UCL
"Matching, Sorting and Wages" (with Costas Meghir and Jean-Marc Robin)

Thursday November 8, Francesco Caselli, LSE
"On the Theory of Ethnic Conflict"

Tuesday November 13, Niku Määttänen, ETLA
"The optimal tax treatment of housing capital in the neoclassical growth model"

Tuesday November 20, Victor Lavy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Mechanisms and Impacts of Gender Peer Effects at School" (with Analia Schlosser)

Wednesday November 21, at 10:00, Alberto Alesina, Harvard University
"Gender Based Taxation and the Division of Family Chores" (with Andrea Ichino and Loukas Karabarbounis)

Tuesday November 27, Pavel Pelikan, Prague University of Economics
"Allocation of Scarce Resources when Rationality is one of them: Some Consequences of Cognitive Inequalities for Theory and Policy"

Tuesday December 4, Per Pettersson-Lidbom, Stockholm University
"The Policy Consequences of Direct versus Representative Democracy: A Regression Discontinuity Approach" (with Björn Tyrefors)

Tuesday December 11, Aleh Tsyvinski, Harvard University
"Political Economy and Structure of Taxation"

Thursday December 20, Kaj Thomsson, Yale University
"A model of the regional distributon of new deal funds" (with Alessandro Bonatti)