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2012-2013 Seminars

Winter 2013

March 2013 Speaker and Title Organizer
Friday, March 1
3:30, L429
Peter Howitt (Brown)
"How Inflation Affects Macroeconomic Performance: An Agent-Based Computational Investigation"
Cireq Macro Seminar
Friday, March 15
3:30, L429
Dilip Abreu (Princeton)
"One-sided Uncertainty and Delay in Reputational Bargaining"
Montreal Economic Theory Seminar
R. Dutta
Friday, March 22
3:30, L429
Huntley Schaller (Carleton)
"Corporate Savings, the Marginal Value of Cash, and the Discount Rate: Can Persistent Financial Constraints Be Detected in Aggregate Data?"
J. Handa
April 2013 Speaker and Title Organizer
Friday, April 5
10:30, L429
Remi Jedwab (George Washington University)
"Urbanization with and without Structural Transformation"
M. Chemin
Friday, April 12
3:30, L429
Mark Weder (Adelaide)
"Payroll Taxes, Social Insurance and Business Cycles"
N. V. Long
Friday, April 19
3:30, L429
Takao Kato (Colgate)
"Dynamics of the Gender Gap in the Workplace: An Econometric Case Study of a Large Japanese Firm"
F. Lange
Friday, April 26
3:30, L429
Wolfgang Pesendorfer (Princeton)
"Behavioral Competitive Equilibrium and Extreme Prices"
Montreal Economic Theory Seminar
 J. Li
Monday, April 29
3:30, L429
Jess Benhabib (NYU)
"Uncertainty and Sentiment-Driven Equilibria"
D. Barczyk
May 2013 Speaker and Title Organizer
Friday, May 3
3:30, L429
Guiomar Martin-Herran
"Non-Linear Strategies in Differential Games: A Numerical Investigation"
Tuesday, May 21
3:30, Bronfman 178
Thierry Magnac (Univ Toulouse Capitole)
"Post schooling human capital investments and the life cycle variance of earnings"
Montreal Econometrics Seminar
Tuesday, May 28
12:00, L429
Javier Escobal
"Polarización y segregación en la distribución del ingreso en el Perú: Trayectorias desiguales"
Cireq Seminar
F. Alvarez-Cuadrado

Summer 2012

July 2012 Speaker and Title Organizer
Thursday, July 12
3:30, L429
Omar Licandro (IAE-CSIC and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)
"The Mean Life of Famous People from Hammurabi to Einstein"
M. Poschke

Fall 2012

September 2012 Speaker and Title Organizer
Friday, Sept. 14
1:30, L429
Ghazala Azmat (Queen Mary)
"The Distribution of Talent across Contests"
M. Poschke
Friday, Sept. 21
3:30, L429
Dave Donaldson (MIT)
"Who’s Getting Globalized? The Size and Nature of Intranational Trade Costs"
M. Chemin
Friday, Sept. 28
3:30, L429
Daniel Leonard (Flinders)
"Technology Transfers and Industry Closures"
N. V. Long
October 2012 Speaker and Title Organizer
Friday, Oct. 12
3:00, L429
John Haltiwanger (Maryland)
"The Slow Growth of New Plants: Learning About Demand"
Cireq Macro Seminar
M. Poschke
Monday, Oct. 15
10:00, L429
David Albouy (Michigan)
"Metropolitan Land Values and Housing Productivity"
J. Galbraith
Friday, Oct. 26
3:30, L429
Carmen Ponce (GRADE)
"Rural-urban contrasts: effects of child work on verbal and numeracy skills in late childhood".
Joint with ISID
November 2012 Speaker and Title Organizer
Friday, Nov. 9
3:30, L429
Rahul Deb (Toronto)
"Dynamic Screening with Limited Commitment"
R. Dutta
Friday, Nov. 23
1:30, L429
Jonathan Newton (Sydney)
"Tipping Points: Coalitions and Speed of Convergence to Efficient Equilibrium"
L. Xue
Monday, Nov. 26
1:00, L429
Soo Hong Chew (National U of Singapore)
"Partial Ambiguity"
Friday, Nov. 30
3:30, L429
Vikram Manjunath (UdeM)
"Fractional Matching Markets"
December 2012 Speaker and Title Organizer
Friday, Dec. 7
3:30, L429
Keith Chen (Yale)
"The Effect of Language on Economic Behavior: Evidence from Savings Rates, Health Behaviors, and Retirement Assets"
 F. Lange