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 the Kolkata Brothels.

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-4:45pm.  Griffin 3.  CDE Conference on Historical Persistence in Comparative Development.

9:00am-9:45am.  William Maloney, World Bank and Universidad de los Andes, Engineers, Innovative Capacity, 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 the Poor Megacity

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.  Ross Levine, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, The European Origins of Comparative Development

2:15pm-3:00pm.  Nico Voigtlaender, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Bowling for Fascism: Social Capital and the Rise of the Nazi Party

3:15pm-4:00pm.  Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown University, The Long-Run Effects of the Scramble for Africa

4:00pm-4:45pm.  Noam Yuchtman, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, The Political Economy of Educational Content and Development: Lessons from History

Wednesday, October 22, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 7.  Jessica Leight, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Title TBD.

Thursday, October 23, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Michael Klein, Tufts University, Economics Department Seminar, Title TBD.

Monday, October 27, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Paul Cheshire, London School of Economics, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Title TBD.

Wednesday, October 29, Time and Location TBD.  Gary Kleiman, World Bank, CDE Seminar, Title TBD.

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

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, Title TBD.

 

Prior year seminars