Tuesday August 18, Jim Snyder, MIT
"The Returns to Political Office in the U.S., 1845 - 1875"

Thursday August 20, Kristoffer Nimark, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
"Dynamic Higher Order Expectations"

Tuesday September 1, Lars Lefgren, Brigham Young University
"The Persistence of Teacher-Induced Learning" (196 Kb)

Thursday September 3, Andrew Eggers, Harvard University
"Proportional Representation and the Number of Parties: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in French Municipalities"

Tuesday September 8, Joseph Zeira, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Globalization and Divergence" (160 Kb)

Thursday September 10, Tarek Hassan, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
"Country Size, Currency Unions, and International Asset Returns" (517 Kb)

Tuesday September 15, Conny Olovsson, IIES
"Energy-Saving Technical Change"

Wednesday September 23, Rohini Pande, Harvard
"Building Social Capital through Microfinance"

Thursday September 24, Karin Edmark, IIES
"Math and Money. The causal effects of high school math on labor market outcomes"

Tuesday September 29, Tessa Bold, IIES
"Contract Design in Insurance Groups"

Thursday October 1, Jan Klingelhöfer, IIES
"The Swing Voters' Blessing"

Tuesday October 6, Christian Gollier, University Toulouse
"Socially efficient discounting under ambiguity aversion" (280 Kb)

Thursday October 8, Jason Shogren, University of Wyoming
"Preference elicitation under oath"

Tuesday October 13, Antonio Merlo, University of Pennsylvania
"The Labor Market of Italian Politicians"

Thursday October 15, David Yanagizawa, IIES
"Propaganda and Conflict: Theory and Evidence From the Rwandan Genocide"

Tuesday October 20, Eliana La Ferrara, Bocconi
"A test of racial bias in capital sentencing"

Thursday October 22, Bernardo Guimaraes, London School of Economics
"A Theory of Equilibrium Government"

Thursday November 5, Marek Kapicka, University of California Santa Barbara
"The Dynamics of Optimal Taxation when Human Capital is Endogenous"

Tuesday November 10, Joachim Voth, Pompeu Fabra
"How the West ’Invented’ Fertility Restriction"

Thursday November 12, Olle Folke, IIES
Shades of Brown and Green: Party Effects in Proportional Election Systems (997 Kb)

Tuesday November 17, Matti Sarvimäki, London School of Economics
"Self-Reinforcing Shocks: Evidence from a Resettlement Policy"

Thursday November 19, Marc Meredith, University of Pennsylvania
"The Effect of Convenience Voting on Election Outcomes: Implications for Public Policy and the Study of Momentum in Campaigns"

Tuesday November 24, Guido Sandleris, Johns Hopkins University
"The Cost of Emerging Market Financial Crises: Output, Productivity and Welfare"

Thursday November 26, Roberto Billi, Rederal Reserve Kansas City
"Price-Level Targeting and Risk Management in a Low-Inflation Economy"

Tuesday December 1, John Hassler, IIES
"Optimal taxes on fossil fuel in general equilibrium"

CANCELLED! Thursday December 3, Elena Paltseva, Copenhagen University

Tuesday December 15, Erik Meyersson, IIES
"Islamic Rule and the Emancipation of the Poor and Pious"

Thursday December 17, Lena Edlund, Columbia
"Son Preference, Sex Selection and Economic Development: Theory and Evidence from South Korea"