Tuesday January 18, Dina Pomeranz, Harvard University
"No Taxation Without Information: Deterrence and Self-Enforcement in the Value Added Tax" (1017 Kb)

Thursday January 20, Yanhui Wu, London School of Economics
"Authority, Incentives and Performance: Theory and Evidence from a Chinese Newspaper" (786 Kb)

Tuesday January 25, Konrad B. Burchardi, London School of Economics
"The Economic Impact of Social Ties: Evidence from German Reunification" (849 Kb)

Thursday January 27, Vincent Sterk, Amsterdam School of Economics
"Home equity, Mobility and Macroeconomic Fluctuations" (463 Kb)

Monday January 31, Katherine Casey, Brown University
"Crossing Party Lines: The Effects of Information on Redistributive Politics" (1122 Kb)

Thursday February 3, Thomas Sampson, Harvard University
"Assignment Reversals: Trade, Skill Allocation and Wage Inequality" (588 Kb)

Friday February 4 at 14.00 Christian Dippel, University of Toronto
"Forced Coexistence and Economic Development – Evidence from Native American Reservations" (838 Kb)

Tuesday February 8, Anna Dreber Almenberg, SIFR
"Gender Differences in Competitiveness and Risk Taking" (798 Kb)

Wednesday February 9, Mathieu Taschereau-Dumouchel, Princeton University
"The Union Threat" (629 Kb)

Thursday February 10, Thomas Fujiwara, University of British Columbia
"Voting Technology, Political Responsiveness, and Infant Health: Evidence from Brazil" (1259 Kb)

Monday February 14, Camilo Garcia-Jimeno, MIT
"The Political Economy of Moral Conflict: An Empirical Study of Learning and Law Enforcement under Prohibition" (2207 Kb)

Wednesday February 16, Leopoldo Fergusson, MIT
"Media Markets, Special Interests, and Voters" (581 Kb)


Tuesday March 8, Raj Chetty, Harvard University
Bounds on Elasticities with Optimization Frictions: A Synthesis of Micro and Macro Evidence on Labor Supply

Thursday March 10, Chris Udry, Yale University
"Examining Underinvestment in Agriculture: Financial Markets in Northern Ghana"

Tuesday March 15, Nicola Pavoni, Bocconi
"Ramsey Asset Taxation Under Asymmetric Information"

Thursday March 17, Filipe Campante, Harvard University
"Media and Polarization"

Tuesday March 22, Thierry Mayer, Sciences-Po
"The geography of conflicts and regional trade agreements"

Thursday March 24, Håkan Nordström, Kommerskollegium
"The Political Economy of EU Anti-dumping Policy: Decoding Member States Votes"

Tuesday March 29, Vasco Carvalho, CREI
The Great Diversification and its Undoing

Thursday March 31, Yves Zenou, Stockholm University
Criminal Networks: Who is the Key Player? (646 Kb)

Tuesday April 5, Simeon Alder, Notre Dame
"Deceptive Redistribution" (240 Kb)

Thursday April 7, Emilia Simeonova, IIES
"Education and Health: Is More Always Better?" (500 Kb)

Tuesday April 12, Almuth Scholl, University of Konstanz
"Debt Relief for Poor Countries: Effectiveness and Conditionality" (284 Kb)

Friday April 15, Richard Hornbeck, Harvard University
"Farming in the Ogallala Aquifer: Short-run and Long-run Impacts of Groundwater Access" (1850 Kb)

Tuesday April 26, Maria Petrova, New Economic School
"Unintended Media Effects in a Conflict Environment: Serbian Radio and Croatian Nationalism"

Thursday April 28, Ruben Enikolopov, New Economic School
"Elite Capture of Local Institutions: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan"

Tuesday May 3, Garance Genicot, Georgetown University
"Suicide and Property Rights in India"

Thursday May 5, Klaus Adam, University of Mannheim
"House Price Booms and the Current Account" (389 Kb)

Tuesday May 10, Ellen McGrattan, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
"Capital Taxation and the US Great Depression"

Thursday May 12, John Friedman, Harvard University
"How Does Your Kindergarten Classroom Affect Your Earnings? Evidence from Project STAR"

Tuesday May 17, Nancy Qian, Yale University
"Aiding Conflict: The Unintended Consequences of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War" (920 Kb)

Thursday May 19, Sebastian Koehne, IIES
"Optimal Income Taxation with Asset Accumulation"

Tuesday May 24, Ricardo Lagos, New York University
"Trade Dynamics in the Market for Federal Funds"

Thursday May 26, Giancarlo Corsetti, Cambridge
"Ma…fia and Public Spending: Evidence on the Fiscal Multiplier from a

Tuesday May 31, Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday June 7, Claudio Ferraz, PUC-Rio
"Does Oil Make Leaders Unaccountable? Evidence from Brazil's Offshore Oil Boom"

Thursday June 9, Xavier Gabaix, New York University
"A Sparsity-Based Model of Bounded Rationality"

Wednesday June 15, Leonardo Bursztyn, UCLA
"Electoral Incentives and Public Education Spending: Evidence from Brazil"