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Friday, September 27, Noon. CDE. Development Dialogue. Stijn Claessens, International Monetary Fund. The IMF’s Role in Crisis Management. [Note: for Development Dialogues only, reservations are required due to limited seating and provision of lunch. If you are interested in attending, please email Karima Barrow at Karima.E.Barrow@williams.edu and she will let you know if there is room for you.]
Friday, September 27, 4:30pm – 6:00pm. Griffin 6. CDE Seminar. Stijn Claessens, International Monetary Fund. Macroprudential Policies to Mitigate Financial System Vulnerabilities.
Wednesday, October 2, 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Griffin 6. Economics Department Seminar. Jessica Leight, Williams College. Grain into Gold? The Impact of Agricultural Income Shocks on Rural Investment and Industrialization in China.
Wednesday, October 2, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Thompson Biology Room 112. Panel Discussion. Ashok Rai (Williams College Economics Department), Todd Holland (Zilkha Center) and Zoe Grueskin (student). Williams and Fossil Fuels: Consumption and Investment.
Thursday, October 3, 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Griffin 6. Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar. Luca Ricci, International Monetary Fund. International Capital Flows and Development: Financial Openness Matters.
Saturday, October 5, 11:00am – noon. Griffin 3. CDE Seminar. David Cole, economist with long experience working with Korea and former Harvard Professor. Korea Transformed: 1952-2012.
Wednesday, October 16, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Hollander 241. History and Economics Seminar. Tirthankar Roy, London School of Economics. The Merchant Firm in Indian History.
Thursday, October 17, 8:00pm, ’62 Center. Gilles Duranton, University of Pennsylvania. Questions for Policy and Understanding of Urban Systems: the Case of Colombia.
Friday, October 18, 9:00am, Griffin 3. Lakshmi Iyer, Harvard University. Urbanization, Property Rights and Entrepreneurship.
Friday, October 18, 10:00am, Griffin 3. Harris Selod, The World Bank. Land Markets, Property Rights, and City Structure in West African Cities.
Friday, October 18, 11:00am, Griffin 3. Stephen Malpezzi, University of Wisconsin. The Spatial Distribution of Population in 54 World Cities: The Role of Markets, Planning, and Topography.
Friday, October 18, 1:15pm, Griffin 3. Solomon Hsiang, Princeton University/UC Berkeley. Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict.
Friday, October 18, 2:15pm, Griffin 3. Adam Storeygard, Tufts University. Climate Change and Urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Friday, October 18, 3:15pm, Griffin 3. Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Brown University. Transportation and Urban Growth in Chinese Cities.
Friday, October 18, 4:30pm, Griffin 3. Panel Discussion and Wrap-Up. Gilles Duranton, University of Pennsylvania; Yannis Ioannides, Tufts University; Stephen Sheppard, Williams College; moderated by Yong Suk Lee, Williams College.
Friday, October 25, 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Schapiro 309. Economics Department Brown Bag Lunch. Matt Jaremski, Colgate University. American Banking and the Transportation Revolution Before the Civil War.
Monday, October 28, 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Griffin 6. Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar. James X. Sullivan, University of Notre Dame. Consumption and Income Inequality in the U.S. Since the 1960s.
Wednesday, October 30, 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Griffin 6. Economics Department Seminar. Yong Lee, Williams College. Entrepreneurship, Small Businesses, and Urban Growth.
Friday, November 8, Noon. CDE. Development Dialogue. Mike Samson, Williams College and Economic Policy Research Institute. The Role of Independent Research Institutes in the Policy Process in Developing Countries . [Note: for Development Dialogues only, reservations are required due to limited seating and provision of lunch. If you are interested in attending, please email Karima Barrow at Karima.E.Barrow@williams.edu and she will let you know if there is room for you.]
Monday, November 18, 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Griffin 6. Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar. Christopher Foote, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Why Did So Many People Make So Many Ex Post Bad Decisions: The Causes of the Foreclosure Crisis.
Wednesday, November 20, 12:30pm-1:30pm. Hollander 317. Economics Department “Brown Bag Lunch.” Yong Lee, Williams College. Sanctions and North Korean Development.
Thursday, November 21, time TBA. Griffin 3. History and Economics Public Lecture. Harold James, Princeton University. The Euro and its Flaws.
Wednesday, December 4, 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Griffin 6. Economics Department Seminar. Lucie Schmidt and David Love, Williams College. Immigrants, Social Security, and the Adequacy of Wealth.
Friday, December 6, Noon-1:00pm, Schaprio 309. Economics Brown Bag Lunch. Tara Watson, Williams College. Protocols for Replicability of Student Empirical Projects.