Economics Seminar Series 2010

22 January 2010
Speaker: Sebastian Koehne, University of Mannheim, Germany
Title: The First-Order Approach to Moral Hazard Problems with Hidden Saving

3 February 2010
Speaker: Marie-Louise Vierø, Queens University, Ontario, Canada
Title: Academia or the Private Sector? Sorting of Agents into Institutions and an Outside Sector

16 February 2010
Speaker: Andrew Shephard, University College London, UK
Title: Equilibrium Search and Tax Credit Reform

18 February 2010
Speaker: Emanuelle Bobbio, University of Wisconsin, US
Title: Replacement Hiring And Wages

23 February 2010
Speaker: Rafael Lalive, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland (joint with ASB)
Title: How Do Employment Protection and Parental Leave Benefits Affect Mother's Post-Birth Careers?

2 March 2010
Speaker: Alejandro Donado, University of Würzburg, GE
Title: Why do unionized workers have more nonfatal occupational injuries?

9 March 2010
Speaker: Jeroen van de Ven, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Title: Can Observers Predict Trustworthiness?

16 March 2010
Speaker: Tore Ellingsen, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Title: Financial Contracting under Imperfect Enforcement

23 March 2010
Speaker: Arnaud Chevalier, Royal Holloway, University London, UK
Title: Anatomy of a Health Scare: Education, Income and the MMR

13 April 2010
Speaker: Rene Saran, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Title: Bilateral Trading with Naive Traders

28 April 2010
Speaker: Lorenz Goette, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Title: Overconfidence is a social signaling bias

4 May 2010
Speaker: Meltem Daysal, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Title: Does Uninsurance Affect the Health Outcomes of the Insured? Evidence from Heart Attack Patients in California

11 May 2010
Speaker: Michael Kosfeld, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Title: Conditional Cooperation in Forest Commons Management

18 May 2010
Speaker: Robert Østling, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden
Title: Testing Game Theory in the Field: Sweedish LUPI Lottery Games

25 May 2010
Speaker: Tom Stanley, Hendrix College, US
Title: The Meta-Regression Revolution: Correcting Misspecification and Publication Biases

1 June 2010
Speaker: Amil Petrin, University of Minnesota, US
Title: Estimating Lost Output from Allocative Ineffciency, with Application to Chile and  Firing Costs

8 June 2010
Speaker: Dennis Epple, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, US
Title: Evaluating Education Programs That Have Lotteried Admission and Selective Attrition

8 June 2010
Speaker: Ben Heijdra, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Title: Economic Growth and Longevity Risk with Adverse Selection

9 June 2010
Speaker: Victoria Prowse, University of Oxford, UK
Title: The Design of Unemployment Transfers: Evidence from a Dynamic Structural Life-cycle Model

14 June 2010
Speaker: Soohyung Lee, University of Maryland, College Park, US
Title: Education’s Role in China’s Structural Transformation

30 August 2010
Speaker: Peter Nilsson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Title: Businesses, buddies and babies: social ties and fertility at work

31 August 2010
Speaker: Ben Heijdra, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Title: The Tragedy of Annuitization

1 September 2010
Speaker: Morten Hviid, University of East Anglica, UK
Title: Buyer Power and Price Discremination: The Case of the UK Care Homes Market

7 September 2010 
Speaker: Milo Bianchi, Paris School of Economics, France
Title: Financial Constraints and Occupational Choices: Evidence from Rural Mexico

14 September 2010
Speaker: Botond Koszegi, University of California, Berkeley, US
Title: Regular Prices and Sales

20 September 2010
Speaker: Mei Dong, Bank of Canada, Ottowa, Canada
Title: Money and Price Posting under Private Information

28 September 2010
Speaker: Daniel Monte, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Title: Equilibrium Selection via Lack of Monitoring

5 October 2010
Speaker: Jonas Vlachos, Stockholm University, Sweden
Title: The intergenerational transmission of cognitive and non-cognitive abilities

11 October 2010
Speaker: John Abowd, Cornell University, US (joint with ASB)
Title: National Estimates of Gross Employment and Job Flows from the Quarterly Workforce Indicators with Demographic and Industry Detail

14 October 2010
Speaker: Michael Sattinger, University at Alberny, US
Title: Income Tax Incidence with Positive Population Growth

26 October 2010
Speaker: Magne Mogstad, University of Oslo, Norway
Title: Linearity in Instrumental Variables Estimation: Problems and Solutions

1 November 2010
Speaker: Imran Rasul, University College London, UK (joint with ASB)
Title: The Making of Modern America: Accounting for Migratory Flows in the Age of Mass Migration

9 November 2010
Speaker: Linus Siming, Bocconi University, Italy
Title: Your Former Employees Matter: Private Equity Firms and Their Financial Advisors

16 November 2010
Speaker: Fabio Padovano, University of Rome III/University of Rennes, Italy

23 November 2010
Speaker: Agatha Valentina Murgoci, Copenhagen Business School
Title: A General Theory of Markovian Time Inconsistent Stochastic Control Problems

30 November 2010
Speaker: Johannes Abeler, University of Nottingham, UK
Title: Fungibility, Labels, and Consumption

7 December 2010
Speaker: Dirk Sliwka, University of Cologne, Germany
Title: Bonus Payments and Reference Point Violation

14 December 2010
Speaker: Elena Paltseva, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Title: Non-cooperative contracting