Seminars

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Spring 2017

Thursday, February 23, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Caitlin Knowles Myers, Middlebury College, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, “The Economic Analysis of Abortion Policy”.

Wednesday, March 1, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Ashok Rai, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Designing Price Insurance for Commodity Farmers.

Monday, March 13, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Trevon Logan, Ohio State University, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Do Black Politicians Matter?

Wednesday, April 5, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Yabin Wang, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, How Do Emerging Markets Respond to Macroeconomic Shocks? Dynamic Panel Evidence on the Effects of Disasters.

Friday, April 7, 12:10pm-1:05pm.  CDE dining room.  Rajeev Dehejia, NYU Wagner, CDE Development Dialogue, “From Local to Global: A Case Study in External Validity.”  [Note: for Development Dialogues only, reservations are required due to limited seating and provision of lunch. RSVPs to [email protected] are required by Thursday, April 6 by 11am.]

Friday, April 7, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Rajeev Dehejia, NYU Wagner, CDE Seminar, The Effect of Fertility on Mothers’ Labor Supply Over the Last Two Centuries.

Saturday April 8, Women in Economic Research Conference

Thursday, April 13-Friday, April 14, CDE Conference, Climate Change and Development Policy.

Tuesday, April 18, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Schapiro 129.  Kevin Shih, RPI, Political Economy Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Foreign Peer Effects and STEM Major Choice.

Monday, April 24, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Mark Watson, Princeton, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, The Disappointing Recovery of Output after 2009.

Wednesday, April 26, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Greg Phelan, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Dimensionality and Disagreement: Asymptotic belief divergence in response to common information [based on joint work with Isaac Loh (’15)]

Wednesday, May 3, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Tara Watson, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Promoting Preventative Health Care: The Impact of Incentives and Trust.

Thursday, May 4, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6.  Christopher (Kitt) Carpenter, Vanderbilt University, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Direct and Spillover Effects of Middle School Vaccination Requirements.

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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.”

 

Prior year seminars