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Winter 2007

Our seminars are joint with CIREQ


Tuesday, January 16, 12:00 noon, Purvis Hall, 1020 Pine Ave.W., Room 25, Andreea Balan Cohen [.pdf] (Harvard) Healthy, Wealthy and Wise? The Impact of the Old Age Assistance Program on Elderly Mortality in the United States, 1931-1955 [.pdf] Joint with Faculty of Medicine [Job talk]

Thursday, January 25, 12:00 noon, Leacock 429, Aditi Mehta [.pdf] (Boston) Spatial Competition and Market Definition in the Nursing Home Industry [.pdf] Joint with Faculty of Medicine [Job talk]

Monday, January 29, 11:30pm, Leacock 429, Karel Mertens (European University Institute, Florence, Italy) How the Removal of Deposit Rate Ceilings Has Changed Monetary Transmission in the US: Theory and Evidence [.pdf] [Job talk]

Tuesday, January 30, 12:00 noon, Purvis Hall, Rm. 25, Wanchuan Lin [.pdf] (UCLA) Why Has Health Inequality Among Infants Declined? Accounting for the Shrinking Gap [.pdf] Joint with Faculty of Medicine [Job talk]

Wednesday, January 31, 3:30pm, Leacock 429, Markus Poschke (European University Institute, Florence, Italy) Employment Protection, Firm Selection, and Growth [.pdf] [Job talk]

Thursday, February 1, 12:00 noon, Leacock 429, Erin Strumpf [.pdf] (Harvard) Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Early Retirees: Impacts on Retirement, Health, and Health Care [.pdf] Joint with Faculty of Medicine [Job talk]

Friday, February 2, 3:30 p.m., Leacock 429, Robert Nuscheler [.pdf] (UCLA) Gatekeeping in Health Care [.pdf] Joint with Faculty of Medicine [Job talk]

Wednesday, February 14, 11:30 a.m., Leacock 429, Olga Gorbachev [.pdf] (Columbia University) Did Household Consumption Become More Volatile? [.pdf] [Job talk]

Friday, February 16, 2:30 p.m., Arts 160, Stefano Gnocchi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) Optimal Simple Monetary Policy Rules and Non-Atomistic Wage Setters in a New-Keynesian Framework [.pdf] [Job talk]

Friday, March 9, 3:30pm, Leacock 429, Doug Staiger [.pdf] (Dartmouth) TBA

Thursday, March 15, 3:30pm, Leacock 429, Sukkoo Kim (Washington University, St. Louis) Immigration, Industrial Revolution and Urban Growth in the United States, 1820-1920: Factor Endowments, Technology and Geography [.pdf]

Friday, March 23, 3:30pm, Leacock 429, Eric Verhoogen (Columbia) Class Size and Sorting in Market Equilibrium: Theory and Evidence [.pdf]

Friday March 30, 3:30pm, Leacock 429, Francisco Gonzalez (Calgary) Distributional Conflict and the Welfare State [.pdf]

Wednesday, April 11, 3:30pm, Leacock 429 Alex Field (Santa Clara) Procyclical TFP and the Cyclicality of Growth in Output per Hour, 1890-2004 [.pdf]

Friday, April 13, 3:30 pm, Leacock 429, Massimiliano De Santis (Dartmouth) Individual Consumption Risk and the Welfare Cost of Business Cycles [.pdf]

Friday, April 20, 3:30pm, Leacock 429, Brian Knight (Brown) The Causes of Political Integration: An Application to School Districts [.pdf]

Friday, April 27, 3:30pm, Leacock 429, Tymon Tatur (Princeton) Long-Run Behavior of a simple Imitation Dynamic with a Public Randomization Device and Local Interactions [.pdf]

Friday, May 4, 3:30pm, Leacock 429, Seungjin Han (McMaster), "Strongly Robust Equilibrium in Common Agency"

Friday, May 18, 3:30pm, Leacock 429, Antoine Soubeyran (University of Aix-Marseille, France), Worthwhile to Move: Setting Intermediate Goals to Overcome Inertia and Routinization [.pdf]

Friday, May 25, 3:30pm, Leacock 429, Jo Voola (University of Western Australia), "Technical Change, Cournot Competition and Industry Dynamics"

Tuesday, May 29, 3:30pm, Bronfman Building, 1001 Sherbrooke St., Room 179, Peter Hall (ANU) "Bootstrap Aggregation For Cross-Validation and Inference under Constraints", Montreal Econometrics Seminar


Fall 2006


Monday, Sept. 11, 3:30pm, Leacock 429 Costas Arkolakis (University of Minnesota) Market Access Costs and the New Consumers Margin in International Trade [.pdf]

Friday, Sept. 15, 3:30pm, Leacock 429 Mark Rosenzweig (Yale University) Sharing the Burden of Disease:Gender, the Household Division of Labor and the Health Effects of IndoorAir Pollution in Bangladesh and India [.pdf]

Friday, Sept. 22, 3:30pm, Leacock 429 Diego Restuccia (University of Toronto), On the Aggregate and Distributional Implications of Productivity Differences Across Countries [.pdf]

Friday, Sept. 29, 3:30pm, Leacock 429 Dan Ackerberg (UCLA) Estimating Price Elasticities in Differentiated Product Demand Models with Endogenous Characteristics [.pdf]

Friday, Oct. 6, 3:30pm, Leacock 429 Rohini Pande (Harvard) "Parochial Politics: Ethnicity, Competition and Political Corruption in India"

Friday, Oct. 13, 3:30pm, Leacock 429 Daniel Leonard (Flinders, visiting McGill) A Simple Model of Performance-enhancing Goals [.pdf]

Friday, Oct. 20, 3:30pm, Leacock 429 Julian di Giovanni [.pdf] (IMF) The Risk Content of Exports [.pdf]

Thursday, Oct. 26, 3:30pm, Leacock 429 B. Zorina Khan (Bowdoin College) Of Patents and Prizes: Great Inventors and the Evolution of Useful Knowledge in Britain and the United States, 1750-1930 [.pdf]

Friday, Oct. 27, 2:30pm, Leacock 541 Dean Yang (University of Michigan) Under the Weather: Health, Schooling, and Socioeconomic Consequences of Early-Life Rainfall [.pdf]

Friday, Nov. 3, 11:00am, Leacock 429 Martin Boileau [.pdf] Martin Boileau (University of Colorado) Dynamics of the Current Account and Interest Differentials [.pdf] [Job talk]

Friday, Nov. 3, 3:30pm, Leacock 429 Steven Trejo (University of Texas, Austin) Intermarriage and the Intergenerational Transmission of Ethnic Identity and Human Capital for Mexican Americans [.pdf]

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, 10:30am, Leacock 429, Jean-Marie Dufour [.pdf] , (Universite de Montreal), "Weak Identification and Finite-Sample Econometric Methods in Macroeconomics and Finance: Trade and Growth, New Keysesian Phillips Curves, and Capital Asset Pricing Models" [Job talk]

Friday, Nov. 10, 3:30pm, Leacock 429 Trevon Logan (Ohio State) Economies of Scale in the Household: Evidence and Implications from the American Past [.pdf]

Friday, Nov. 17, 3:30pm, Leacock 429 Allan Collard-Wexler (NYU) Productivity Dispersion and Plant Selection in the Ready-Mix Concrete Industry [.pdf]

Friday, Nov. 17, 3:30pm, Arts 160 Yuichi Kitamura (Yale) Nonparametric Likelihood: Efficiency and Robustness [.pdf]
Joint Montreal Econometrics Seminar

Friday, Nov. 24, 3:30pm, Bronfman 204 Olivier Gossner (CNRS, visiting Northwestern) When is the Reservation Value in a Repeated Game Equal to the Minmax Payoff? [.pdf]

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 11:30am, McLennan Library, Rm. M5-37A Garret Jones [.pdf] (Southern Illinois University) IQ in the Production Function: Evidence from Immigrant Earnings [.pdf] [Job talk]

Friday, Dec. 1, 2:30pm., Leacock 541 Mark Jaccard (SFU) Sustainable Fossil Fuels: The Unusual Suspect in the Quest for Clean and Enduring Energy [.pdf]

Thursday, Dec. 7, 3:30pm, Leacock 324B Bob Margo (Boston University) The Economic Aftermath of the 1960s Riots: Evidence From PropertyValues [.pdf]

Friday, Dec. 8, 3:30pm, Leacock 429 Raven Saks (Federal Reserve Board) Is Migration Procyclical? New Evidence on Fluctuations in Internal Migration Over the Business Cycle [.pdf]

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 3:30pm, Leacock 429 Maxwell Pak (Queen's University) Decentralized Price Adjustment in 2 x 2 Replica Economies [.pdf]