Tuesday August 30, Daniel Benjamin, Cornell
"What Do You Think Would Make You Happier? What Do You Think You Would Choose?"

Thursday September 1, Peter Nilsson, IIES
"Businesses, Buddies, and Babies: Fertility and Social Interactions at Work"

Wednesday September 7, Christian Hellwig, Toulouse
"A theory of asset prices based on heterogeneous investor beliefs and
limits to arbitrage"

Thursday September 8, Dominic Rohner, Zurich
"Seeds of Distrust? Conflict in Uganda"

Monday September 12, Robert Shimer, Chicago
"Job Search, Labor Force Participation, and Wage Rigidities"

Thursday September 15, Michael Reiter, IHS Vienna
"What do Participation Fluctuations Tell Us About Labor Supply Elasticities?"

Tuesday September 20, Jenny Simon, EUI
"Financial Markets as a Commitment Device for the Government"

Thursday September 22, Xavier Ragot, PSE
"Precautionary Saving over the Business Cycle" (300 Kb)

Tuesday September 27, Daniel Spiro, IIES
"Resource extraction, capital accumulation and time horizon"

Thursday September 29, Shing-Yi Wang, NYU
"Marriage Networks, Nepotism and Labor Market Outcomes in China" (347 Kb)

Tuesday October 4, Frederico Finan, Berkeley
"Strengthening State Capabilities: The Role of Financial Incentives in the Call to Public Service"

Thursday October 6, Marco Battaglini, Princeton
"Fiscal Policy and Unemployment"

Tuesday October 11, Nicola Gennaioli, CREI
"A Model of Shadow Banking"

Thursday October 13, Fabian Waldinger, Warwick
"Bombs, Brains, and Science - The Role of Human and Physical Capital for the Creation of Scientific Knowledge"

Tuesday October 18, Sjak Smulders, Tilburg
"How Intergenerational Disagreement Constrains Government Intervention"

Thursday October 20, Xavier Vives, IESE
"Strategic Complementarity, Fragility, and Regulation" (563 Kb)

Tuesday October 25, Rocco Macchiavello, University of Warwick
"The Value of Relationships: Evidence from a Supply Shock to Kenyan Flower Exports" (499 Kb)

Thursday October 27, Kelly Ragan, SSE
"Sex and the Single Girl: The Role of Culture in Contraception Demand"

Tuesday November 15, Lutz Kilian, University of Michigan
"The Role of Inventories and Speculative Trading in the Global Market for Crude Oil"

Thursday November 17, Måns Söderbom, University of Gothenburg
"Uncertainty and Long-Run Capital Accumulation"

Tuesday November 22, Ettore Panetti, IIES
"A Theory of Bank Illiquidity and Default with Hidden Trades"

Thursday November 24, Hakki Yaziki, Istanbul
"Optimal Bequest Taxation and Capital Subsidies over the Lifecycle" (372 Kb)

Tuesday November 29, Morten Olsen, IESE
"The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Special Fabric Provisions" (638 Kb)

Thursday December 1, Santosh Anagol, Wharton
"Understanding the Incentives of Commissions Motivated Agents..." (333 Kb) Theory and Evidence from the Indian Life Insurance Market"

Tuesday December 13, Moritz Kuhn, University of Bonn

Wednesday December 14, Yinan Li, IIES
"China's Political Business Cycle"