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.]

 

Fall 2016

Friday, September 16, 12:00pm-1:00pm. CDE dining room. Kate Ambler, International Food Policy Research Institute, CDE Development Dialogue, “Economics of the Family in Developing Countries.” [Note: for Development Dialogues only, reservations are required due to limited seating and provision of lunch.  RSVPs to RLouis@williams.edu are required by Thursday, September 15 at 11:00am.]

Friday, September 16, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Kate Ambler, International Food Policy Research Institute, CDE Seminar, “Cash Transfers and Crop Production in Senegal.”

Tuesday, September 27, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Heidi Williams, MIT, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, How Do Patents Affect Follow-on Innovation? Evidence from the Human Genome (co-written with Bhaven Sampat, Columbia University).

Friday, September 30, 12:10pm-1:00pm. CDE dining room. Rob Jensen, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, CDE Development Dialogue, “Is Image Everything? Peer Social Concerns and Economic Development.”  [Note: for Development Dialogues only, reservations are required due to limited seating and provision of lunch. RSVPs to RLouis@williams.edu are required by Thursday, September 29 at 11:00am.]

Friday, September 30, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Rob Jensen, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, CDE Seminar, “Information, Demand and the Growth of Firms.”

Wednesday, October 5, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Will Olney, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Globalization and Executive Compensation.

Tuesday, October 18, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Bruce Sacerdote, Dartmouth, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Why Do College Going Interventions Work?

Wednesday, October 26, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Steven Nafziger, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Long-Run Consequences of Labor Coercion: Evidence from Russian Serfdom.

Friday, October 28, 4:00pm-5:30pm. CDE classroom. Andrew Powell, Inter-American Development Bank. CDE Seminar,  “The low growth, increasing debt conundrum: should developing countries “adjust” and if so, how?”

Tuesday, November 1, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Rachel Kranton, Duke, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Groupy and Non-Groupy Behavior: Deconstructing Bias in Social Preferences.

Monday, November 7, 12:15pm-1:10pm. CDE dining room. Asim Khwaja, Harvard Kennedy School of Government. CDE Development Dialogue, Smart Policy Design & Implementation  [Note: for Development Dialogues only, reservations are required due to limited seating and provision of lunch. RSVPs to RLouis@williams.edu are required by Friday Nov. 4 by 4pm.]

Monday, November 7, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Asim Khwaja, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, CDE Seminar, Upping the Ante: The Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools.

Wednesday, November 9, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Quamrul Ashraf, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, The Nature of Conflict.

Tuesday, November 15, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Ethan Lewis, Dartmouth, Economics Department Seminar, How Much Does Amnesty Stretch the Safety Net?  Evidence from the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Tuesday, November 29, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Christopher Hanes, Binghamton University, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Quantitative Easing in the 1930s.

Wednesday, December 7, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Peter Pedroni, Williams College and Diala Al Masri, CDE alum, Economics Department Seminar, “Nonlinearities in Financial Development: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful.”

Spring 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Tara Watson, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Title TBA.

Monday, March 13, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Trevon Logan, Ohio State University, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Title TBA.

Wednesday, April 5, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Ashok Rai, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Title TBA.

Thursday, April 13-Friday, April 14, Times and locations TBA. CDE Conference, Climate Change and Economic Policy in the Developing World, Speakers and titles TBA.

Wednesday, April 19, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Yabin Wang, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Title TBA.

Monday, April 24, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Mark Watson, Princeton, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Title TBA.

Wednesday, April 26, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Sarah Jacobson, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Title TBA.

Thursday, May 4, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Christopher (Kitt) Carpenter, Vanderbilt University, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Title TBA.

 

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