[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 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Schapiro 241.  Fiona Burlig (’12), University of Chicago, Economics Department Seminar, Out of the Darkness and Into the Light? Development Effects of Rural Electrification.

Monday, September 25, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Daniel Riera-Crichton, Bates College, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Non-linear distortion-based effects of tax changes on output: A worldwide narrative approach.

Friday, September 29, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 7.  Andrew Powell, Inter-American Development Bank, CDE and Economics Department Seminar, “Routes to Growth in a New Trade World.”

Monday, October 2, 7:30pm-9:00pm.  Griffin 6.  Paul Pierson, UC Berkeley Political Science, Political Economy Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Who Governs Now? Political Influence in an Era of High Inequality (a closely-related background reading with a different title is available here).

Thursday, October 5, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Schapiro 129.  Stephanie Miner, Mayor of Syracuse, NY, Political Economy Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, The Need for Reflection in a Hot-Take Culture.

Wednesday, October 11, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Matthew Gibson, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, (Bed)Time Inconsistency.

Thursday, October 12, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Schapiro 241.  Ishani Tewari, Curry College, Economics Department Seminar, Durable Ownership, Time Allocation and Female Labor Force Participation: Evidence from China’s ‘Home Appliances to the Countryside’ Rebate.

Friday, October 13, 12:00pm-1:00pm.  Schapiro 309.  Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown University, Economics Brown Bag Seminar, Folklore.

Tuesday, October 17, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Schapiro 241.  Martin Rotemberg (’08), New York University, Economics Department Seminar, Engines of Productivity Growth: Railroads, Reallocation, and the Rise of American Manufacturing.

Thursday, October 19, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Petra Moser, NYU Stern, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Effects of Copyrights on Science.

Monday, October 23, 7:30pm.  Paresky auditorium.  Robert Stavins, Harvard Kennedy School, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar co-hosted with Environmental Studies program, “Global Climate Change Policy in the Age of Trump:  What Can an Economist Possibly Have to Say About Climate Change?”

Friday, October 27, 12:15pm-1:15pm.  CDE building. Hank Healey, RTI International, CDE Development Dialogue,“Improving Education Systems through Purposeful Decentralization.” [Spaces are limited; please RSVP to Rachel Louis.]

Friday, November 3, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 7.  Jim Berry, University of Delaware, CDE Seminar, “Mainstreaming an Effective Intervention: Evidence from Randomized Evaluations of ‘Teaching at the Right Level’ in India.”

Thursday, November 9, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Nina Pavcnik, Dartmouth College, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Export Markets and Labor Allocation in a Low-Income Country.

Thursday, November 16, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Schapiro 241.  Bradley Hardy, American University, Economics Department Seminar, The Effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit in the District of Columbia on Poverty and Income Dynamics.

Wednesday, November 29, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Steven Nafziger, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, “The Births, Lives, and Deaths of Corporations in Late Imperial Russia.”

Spring 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Marianne Bitler, UC Davis, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Title TBA.

Tuesday, March 13, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Mary Evans, Claremont McKenna College, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Title TBA.

Thursday, April 5, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Schapiro 241.  Ben Ho, Vassar College, Economics Department Seminar, Title TBA.

Thursday, April 5-Friday, April 6, CDE Conference

Thursday, April 5, 8:00pm. Location TBA.  Keynote Address. Speaker and title TBA.

Friday, April 6, Times, locations, and sessions TBA.

Thursday, April 26, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Jim Poterba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Title TBA.


Prior year seminars