Seminars

& Events

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Fall 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  William Olney, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, The Composition of Exports and Human Capital Acquisition.

Friday, September 12, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Albert Saiz, MIT Department of Urban Studies & Planning, Economics Department Seminar, Immigrant Locations and Native Residential Preferences in Spain: New Ghettos.

Monday, September 29, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Prachi Mishra, International Monetary Fund, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Beggar-thy-Neighbor Effects of Exchange Rates? A Study of the Renminbi.

Tuesday, September 30,  12:30pm-1:30pm.  CDE Dining Room.  Prachi Mishra, International Monetary Fund, Development Dialogue, Monetary Transmission 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 keb1@williams.edu and she will let you know if there is room for you.]

Wednesday, October 1, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 7.  Ashok Rai, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Sorting Through Affirmative Action: Three Field Experiments from Colombia.

Thursday, October 9, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Anandi Mani, University of Warwick, Economics Department Seminar, Sex Workers, Stigma and Self-Belief: Evidence from a Psychological Training Program in India.

Friday, October 17, 2:30pm-5:15pm.  Griffin 3.  CDE Conference on Historical Persistence in Comparative Development.

2:45pm-3:30pm.  Enrico Spolaore, Tufts University, How Deep are the Roots of Economic Development?Fertility and Modernity

3:30pm-4:15pm.  Christian Dippel, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Forced Coexistence and Economic Development: Evidence from Native American Reservations

4:30pm-5:15pm.  James Fenske, Oxford University, Climate and the Slave Trade

Friday, October 17, 8:00pm.  Griffin 3.  CDE Conference on Historical Persistence in Comparative Development.   David Weil, Brown University, Conference Keynote Address:  The Global Spatial Distribution of Population and Economic Activity: Effects of Nature, History, and Agglomeration.

Saturday, October 18, 9:00am-4:00pm.  Griffin 3.  CDE Conference on Historical Persistence in Comparative Development.

9:00am-9:45am.  William Maloney, World Bank and Universidad de los Andes, Engineers, Entrepreneurs, and Development in the Americas

9:45am-10:30am.  Marcella Alsan, Stanford Medical School, The Effect of the TseTse Fly on African Development

10:45am-11:30am.  Dietrich Vollrath, University of Houston, Malthusian Dynamics and the Rise of Poor Megacities

11:30am-12:15pm.  Saumitra Jha, Stanford Graduate School of Business, “Unfinished Business”:  Historic Complementarities, Political Competition, and Ethnic Violence in Gujarat

1:30pm-2:15pm.  Nico Voigtlaender, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Bowling for Fascism: Social Capital and the Rise of the Nazi Party

2:15pm-3:00pm.  Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown University, The Long-Run Effects of the Scramble for Africa

3:15pm-4:00pm.  Noam Yuchtman, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Intergenerational Mobility and Institutional Change in 20th Century China

Wednesday, October 22, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 7.  Jessica Leight, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Maternal Bargaining Power, Parental Compensation and Non-cognitive Skills in Rural China.

Thursday, October 23, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Michael Klein, Tufts University, Economics Department Seminar, Rounding the Corners of the Policy Trilemma: Sources of monetary policy autonomy.

Monday, October 27, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Paul Cheshire, London School of Economics, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Land Use Regulation and Productivity – Land Matters: Evidence From a UK Supermarket Chain.

Wednesday, October 29, 8:00pm.  Griffin 3.  Gary Kleiman, World Bank, CDE Seminar, Climate-Smart Development: Adding up the benefits of actions that help build prosperity, end poverty and combat climate change.

Wednesday, November 5, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Greg Phelan, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Financial Innovation and Global Imbalances.

Friday, November 7, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Dave Evans, World Bank, joint CDE-Economics Department Seminar, The Permanent Input Hypothesis: The Case of Textbooks and (No) Student Learning in Sierra Leone.

Wednesday, November 12, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Peter Pedroni, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Title TBD.

Thursday, November 20, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Jim Hines, University of Michigan, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Tax-exempt Debt Arbitrage.

 

Prior year seminars