Seminars

[Note: when a paper is available, we link to a PDF copy of the paper in the title, but we sometimes set it up so the links only work for those accessing the Internet from a Williams College IP address or VPN, in case the author is not ready to circulate the paper more widely yet.]

 

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.

Wednesday, February 24, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Sarah Jacobson, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, (Im)patience by Proxy: Making Intertemporal Decisions for Others.

Thursday, March 3, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Amanda Bayer, Swarthmore College, Economics Department Seminar, Title TBA.

Tuesday, March 8, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Schapiro 129. Jennifer Doleac, University of Virginia, Political Economy Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Title TBA.

Wednesday, March 16, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. John Parman, The College of William & Mary and NBER, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Title TBA.

Monday, April 11, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Tatiana Homonoff, Cornell University, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Title TBA.

Wednesday, April 20, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Lara Shore-Sheppard, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Title TBA.

 

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