Seminars

Lunch Seminar: Fabiano Schivardi (LUISS & EIEF)

July 14, 2017
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Are They All Like Bill, Mark and Steve? The Education Premium of Entrepreneurs

Lunch Seminar: Carolin E. Pflueger - Sauder School of Business UBC

June 15, 2017
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Sovereign Debt Portfolios, Bond Risks, and the Credibility of Monetary Policy

Lunch Seminar: Paul Beaudry - Vancouver School of Economics, UBC

May 26, 2017
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

In Search of Labor Demand (David Green and Benjamin Sand)

Abstract:
This paper explores the estimation of an aggregate elasticity of labor demand when both the presence of search frictions and the role of entrepreneurs in new firm creation are taken into account. Using city-industry variation over four decades, we estimate a (long run) wage elasticity of employment demand to be close to -1 at the industry-city level and -0.3 at the city level. Our estimates highlight the importance of treating entrepreneurship as a scarce factor in the determination of labor demand. We use our estimates to evaluate the impact of large changes in the minimum wage on employment.

Lunch Seminar: Pietro Veronesi - University of Chicago

July 6, 2017
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Political Cycles and Stock Returns

Lunch Seminar: Christian Moser - Columbia Business School

June 8, 2017
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Optimal Paternalistic Savings Policies

Diego Restuccia - University of Toronto

March 19, 2018
4:45 pmto6:00 pm

TBA

Lunch Seminar: Giorgia Piacentino - Washington University in St. Louis

May 24, 2017
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Money Runs

Lunch Seminar: Jason R. Donaldson - Washington university in St. Louis

May 10, 2017
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Netting

Lunch Seminar: Stefano Gagliarducci - Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, EIEF

July 11, 2017
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Hurricanes, Climate Change and Electoral Accountability with M. Daniele Paserman, Eleonora Patacchini

Abstract:
This paper attempts to understand how elected politicians and voters respond to new information on the threats of climate change. In particular, we study how members of the U.S. House of Representatives change their support for bills aimed at contrasting climate change in the aftermath of a hurricane. Exploiting the quasi-random trajectory of hurricanes within states for identification, we document that Congress members from districts hit by a hurricane are substantially more likely to support green bills in the year after the disaster.

Peter Klenow - Stanford University

April 16, 2018
4:45 pmto6:00 pm

TBA