Seminars

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Spring 2020

Thursday, February 20, 4:15pm.  Wege Auditorium.  Ashok Rai, Williams College, Faculty Lecture Series, “From Muslim to Christian: How Coffee Went Global”.

Friday, February 21, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Bernard Sheahan, Infrastructure Ideas, CDE Seminar, “The Changing World of Infrastructure – Some Policy Implications”.

Tuesday, February 25, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Katie Coffman, Harvard Business School, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Stereotypes and Belief Updating.

Tuesday, March 3, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Sebastian Tello-Trillo, University of Virginia, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Losing Public Health Insurance: TennCare Reform and Personal Financial Distress.

Wednesday, March 4, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Matt Chao, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Saving Face Through Preference Signaling and Obligation Avoidance.

Thursday, April 30, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Edson Severnini, Carnegie Mellon, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar (Virtual), Canary in a Coal Mine: Infant Mortality and Tradeoffs Associated with Mid-20th Century Air Pollution.

Tuesday, May 5, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Lowell Taylor, Carnegie Mellon, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar (Virtual), The Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital: Evidence from the Golden Age of Upward Mobility.

Fall 2019

Monday, September 16, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Latika Chaudhary, Naval Postgraduate School, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Culture and Colonial Legacy: Evidence from Public Goods Games.

Friday, September 20, 4:45pm-6:15pm.  Griffin 6.  Sandile Hlatshwayo, International Monetary Fund, CDE Seminar, The Measurement and Macro-Relevance of Corruption: A Big Data Approach.

Monday, September 30, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Schapiro 241.  Treb Allen, Dartmouth College, Economics Department Seminar, The Geography of Path Dependence.

Thursday, October 3, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Daniel Schydlowsky, Boston Institute for Developing Economies, CDE Seminar, “Leveraging Financial Regulation for a Greener Finance”.

Thursday, October 17, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Schapiro 241.  Jakina Debnam, Amherst, Economics Department Seminar, Peers and Persuasion Across Collegiate Social Networks.

Monday, October 21, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Michael Luca, Harvard Business School, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Survival of the Fittest: The Impact of the Minimum Wage on Firm Exit.

Wednesday, October 23, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Kenneth Kuttner, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, The Macroeconomic Effects of Inflation Shocks: Evidence from Greenbook Forecasts.

Wednesday, October 30, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Jon Bakija, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Responsiveness of Charitable Donations to Tax Incentives: Evidence from Panel Data on U.S. States in the Interwar Period.

Tuesday, November 5, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Chris Barrett, Cornell University, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars / CDE Seminar, Altruism, Insurance, and Costly Solidarity Commitments.

Wednesday, November 6, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Stephen Sheppard, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Occupant Well-Being and Housing Values.

Monday, November 11, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Anna Aizer, Brown University, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Labor Market Discrimination, the Racial Wage Gap and the Schooling Decisions of the Next Generation: Evidence from WWII.

Wednesday, November 20, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Peter Pedroni, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Title TBA.

Thursday, December 5, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Kaveh Majlesi, Lund University, Economics Department Seminar, Importing Political Polarization: The Electoral Consequences of Rising Trade Exposure.

Prior year seminars