Seminars

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Spring 2016

Thursday, February 11, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Erin Mansur, Dartmouth College and NBER, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Are There Environmental Benefits from Driving Electric Vehicles? The Importance of Local Factors.

Wednesday, February 17, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Greg Phelan, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Correlated Default and Financial Intermediation.

Tuesday, March 8, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Schapiro 129. Jennifer Doleac, University of Virginia, Political Economy Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Keep the Kids Inside? Juvenile Curfews and Urban Gun Violence.

Wednesday, March 16, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. John Parman, The College of William & Mary and NBER, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Gender and Intergenerational Mobility: Using Health Outcomes to Compare Intergenerational Mobility Across Gender and Over Time.

Wednesday, April 6, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Sarah Jacobson, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, (Im)patience by Proxy: Making Intertemporal Decisions for Others.

Thursday, April 7, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center.  Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University and Earth Institute (opening presentation);  Angus Deaton, Princeton University; John Hoddinott, Cornell University; Susan Godlonton, Williams College; Oliver Babson, Gates Foundation (panel discussion), CDE Global Poverty Conference, “Tackling Global Poverty:  evaluation technologies.”

Thursday, April 7, 8:00pm.  Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center.  Angus Deaton, Nobel Laureate, Keynote Address of CDE Global Poverty Conference:  “Tackling Global Poverty.”

Friday, April 8, 9:00am-4:00pm.  Griffin 3.  CDE Global Poverty Conference:  “Tackling Global Poverty.”

9:00am-10:30am.  Fred Ssewamala, Columbia University;  Jessica Leight, Williams College;  Oliver Babson, Gates Foundation;  Diego Angemi, UNICEF, “Tackling Global Poverty: Innovative Approaches”

11:00am-12:30pm.  John Hoddinott, Cornell University;  Lucie Cluver, Oxford University (videoconference);  Frank De Giovanni, Ford Foundation;  Susan Godlonton, Williams College, “Tackling Global Poverty: evidence-building technologies”

2:00pm-4:00pm.  Angus Deaton, Princeton University;  Frank De Giovanni, Ford Foundation;  Fred Ssewamala, Columbia University;  Jessica Leight, Williams College;  Jason Wolfe, USAID;  Tara Watson, Williams College and US Treasury, “Tackling Global Poverty: building better evidence for the future”

Monday, April 11, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Tatiana Homonoff, Cornell University, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Is there an Nth of the Month Effect? The Timing of SNAP Issuance, Food Expenditures, and Grocery Prices.

Wednesday, April 27, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 7.  Laura Kawano, U.S. Department of Treasury, Economics Department Seminar, The Long Term Effects of Financial Aid: Evidence from the Cal Grant.

 

Fall 2015

Thursday, September 24, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  CDE classroom.  Ralph Chami, International Monetary Fund, CDE Seminar, What’s it like to work on a Fragile State?

Friday, September 25, 12:30pm-1:30pm.  CDE building.  Ralph Chami, International Monetary Fund, Development Dialogue, “Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances”.   [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.]

Thursday, October 1, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Russell Weinstein, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Economics Department Seminar, Employer Screening Costs, Recruiting Strategies, and Labor Market Outcomes: An Equilibrium Analysis of On-Campus Recruiting.

Tuesday, October 6, 12:30pm-1:30pm.  CDE building.  Tavneet Suri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Development Dialogue, “Innovation in Africa: The Case of Mobile Money.”  [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.]

Tuesday, October 6, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Tavneet Suri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics Department Seminar, The Perils of Building Democracy in Africa.

Tuesday, October 20, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Linda Tesar, University of Michigan, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, “Austerity in the aftermath of the Great Recession.”

Tuesday, October 27, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Erick Gong, Middlebury College, Economics Department Seminar, Mental Accounting and Mobile Banking: Can labeling an MPESA account increase savings?

Thursday, October 29, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  CDE classroom.  Brian Levy, Johns Hopkins SAIS, CDE Seminar, Governance and Economic Development: Working with the Grain.

Tuesday, November 3, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Morris Davis, Rutgers Business School, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Neighborhood Choices and Neighborhood Effects.

Thursday, November 12, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Ted O’Donoghue, Cornell University, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, “Bracketing and Risk Preferences: Identification and Estimation in Field Data.”

Thursday, November 19, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  CDE classroom.  Ernesto Stein, Inter-American Development Bank, CDE Seminar, Rethinking Productive Development.

Friday, November 20, 12:30pm-1:30pm.  CDE building.  Margaret Miller, World Bank, Development Dialogue, “Entertainment Education – Why the spread of TV to nearly 2 billion households may not be a bad thing.”  [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.]

Tuesday, December 1, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Michael Levere, University of California, San Diego, Economics Department Seminar, The Labor Market Consequences of Receiving Disability Benefits During Childhood.

Thursday, December 3, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Ina Ganguli, UMass Amherst, Economics Department Seminar, Saving Soviet Science: The Impact of Grants When Government R&D Funding Disappears.

 

Prior year seminars