2015-2016 Seminars

(The information below is subject to change. Please check back closer to the event date for more details.)

Winter 2016

February 2016 Speaker and Title Organizer
Friday, Feb. 19
3:30, L429
Nirav Mehta (University of Western Ontario)
"Social interactions, mechanisms, and equilibrium: Evidence from a model of study time and academic achievement"
 
Friday, Feb. 26
3:30, L429
John Quah (Johns Hopkins University and National University of Singapore)
"A revealed preference theory of monotone choice and strategic complementarity" (joint with Natalia Lazzati and Koji Shirai)
CIREQ Montreal Economic Theory Seminar
J. Li
March 2016 Speaker and Title Organizer
Friday, Mar. 11
3:30, L429
Michael Dickstein (NYU Stern) L. Lasio
Friday, Mar. 18
3:30, L429
Thomas Lemieux (Vancouver School of Economics)
"The Minimum Wage, Turnover, and the Shape of the Wage Distribution"
T. Papageorgiou/F. Lange
April 2016 Speaker and Title Organizer
Friday, Apr. 1
3:30, L429
Aniko Öry (Yale SOM)
“Hiring Trainees: Bargaining with Learning and Competition”
J. Li
Friday, Apr. 8
3:30, L429
John Jones (SUNY, Albany)
“The Effects of Collecting Income Taxes on Social Security Benefits”
(joint with Yue Li, University at Albany)
D. Barczyk
Friday, Apr. 15
3:30, L429
Jan Grobovsek (University of Edinburgh)
“Communal Land and Agricultural Productivity”
(joint with Charles Gottlieb)
M. Poschke
Friday, Apr. 15
3:30, BRONF 045
Jeffrey Wooldridge (Michigan State University)
"Finite Population Causal Standard Errors"
Montreal Econometrics Seminar
 
Friday, Apr. 29
3:30, L429
Nicolas Roys (Wisconsin) M. Poschke
May 2016 Speaker and Title Organizer
Friday, May 6
3:30, L429
Yingying Dong (UC Irvine)
"Testing for Rank Invariance or Similarity in Program Evaluation"
S. Chaudhuri
Friday, May 20
1:30, L738
Lorenzo Casaburi (Stanford University)
“Firm and Market Response to Saving Constraints: Evidence from the Kenyan Dairy Industry”
F. Amodio
Friday, May 27
3:30, L429
Cees Withagen (VU University) H. Benchekroun

Fall 2015

September 2015 Speaker and Title Organizer
Friday, Sep. 4
3:30, L429
David Frazier (Monash University)
"Approximate Bayesian Computation: Theory and Practice"
S. Chaudhuri
Friday, Sep. 11
3:30, L429
Roberto Samaniego (George Washington University)
"Entrepreneurship, Education and Credit: A General Equilibrium Model"
M. Poschke
Friday, Sep. 18
3:30, L429
Amanda Friedenberg (Arizona State University)
“How many levels do players reason? Observational challenges and a solution”
(joint with Adam Brandenburger and Alex Danieli)
R. Dutta
Friday, Sep. 25
3:30, L429
Tasso Adamopoulos (York University)
"Misallocation, Selection and Productivity: A Quantitative Analysis with Micro Data from China"
F. Alvarez-Cuadrado
October 2015 Speaker and Title Organizer
Friday, Oct. 9
3:30, L429
Matthew Rabin (Harvard University)
"Attentionally Stable Errors and Light-Bulb Moments"
(joint with Tristan Gagnon-Bartsch and Josh Schwartzstein)
Montreal Economic Theory Seminar
J. Li
Friday, Oct. 16
3:30, L429
Rasmus Lentz (University of Wisconsin-Mdison)
“Training and Search On the Job”
(joint with Nicolas Roys)
T. Papageorgiou
Friday, Oct. 16
3:30, BRONF 310
Kirill Evdokimov (Princeton)
“Inference in Instrumental Variable Regression Analysis with Heterogeneous Treatment Effects”
(joint with Michal Kolesar)
Montreal Econometric Seminar
M. Carrasco (UdeM) & V. Zinde-Walsh
Friday, Oct. 23
3:30, L429
Luigi Bocola (Northwestern University)
"Indeterminacy in Sovereign Debt Markets: A Quantitative Analysis"
F. Ruge-Murcia
Friday, Oct. 30
3:30, L429
Jonathan Hill (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill)
"A Smoothed P-Value Test When There is a Nuisance Parameter under the Alternative"
S. Chaudhuri
November 2015 Speaker and Title Organizer
Friday, Nov. 6
3:30, L429
Victoria Prowse (Cornell)
“Optimal Social Assistance and Unemployment Insurance in a Life-cycle Model of Family Labor Supply and Savings”
F. Lange
Friday, Nov. 6
3:30, BRONF 310
Tae-Hwy Lee (University of California at Riverside)
“Comparing Nested Predictive Regression Models with Persistent Predictors”
Montreal Econometric Seminar
M. Carrasco (UdeM) & V. Zinde-Walsh
Friday, Nov. 13
10:00, L429
Taylor Jaworski (Queen’s University)
"National Policies for Regional Development: Evidence from the Appalachian Development Highway System"
F. Lange
Friday, Nov. 20
3:30, L429
Jonas Hjort (Columbia Business School)
"Public Sector Workers, Organizations, and Policies: Disentangling the Drivers of Government Effectiveness”
F. Amodio
Friday, Nov. 27
3:30, L429
Colin Stewart (University of Toronto)
"Rational Inattention Dynamics: Inertia and Delay in Decision-Making"
(joint with Jakub Steiner and Filip Matejka)
R. Dutta
December 2015 Speaker and Title Organizer
Friday, Dec. 4
3:30, L429
Lance Lochner (University of Western Ontario)
“Understanding Earnings Dynamics: Identifying and Estimating the Changing Roles of Unobserved Ability, Permanent and Transitory Shocks”
F. Lange
Friday, Dec. 11
3:30, L429
Russell Weinstein (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
"Employer Screening Costs, Recruiting Strategies, and Labor Market Outcomes: An Equilibrium Analysis of On-Campus Recruiting"
F. Lange