Seminars 2010

Estefania Santacreu-Vasut - University of California, Berkeley (Job Market Seminar)

January 14, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Diversity and Institutions: Theory and Evidence from the Spread of Industrialization

Lunch Seminar: Emanuela Ciapanna - Bank of Italy

January 18, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Demand and Supply-side Determinants of Manager Compensation (with Eliana Viviano - Bank of Italy)

Carlos R. Lever - Stanford University (Job Market Seminar)

January 25, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

A Model of Political Campaigns, Lobbying and Marketing over Social Networks: Whom to Target?

Nicholas Trachter - University of Chicago (Job Market Seminar)

January 26, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Ladders in Post-Secondary Education

Hector Perez-Saiz - University of Chicago (Job Market Seminar)

January 29, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Building New Plants or Entering by Acquisition? Estimation of an Entry Model for the US Cement Industry

Jean-Paul L’Huillier - MIT (Job Market Seminar)

February 1, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Heterogeneous Information and Nominal Rigidities

Florian S. Peters - University of California, Berkeley (Job Market Seminar)

February 2, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Risk Premia in Executive Compensation: A Life-Cycle Perspective

Jacek Rothert - University of Minnesota (Job Market Seminar)

February 3, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Endogenous Regime Switching

Alejo Costa - University of Chicago (Job Market Seminar)

February 4, 2010
from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Sovereign Default under Model Uncertainty

Peter Hansen - Stanford University

February 4, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Realized GARCH: A Complete Model of Returns and Realized Measures of Volatility

Lunch Seminar: Alberto Giovannini - Unifortune Asset Management SGR

February 5, 2010
from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Financial Reform from First Principles

Joakim Bång - Stockholm School of Economics (Job Market Seminar)

February 5, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Tit-for-tat Compensation

Nicolas Roys - CeMMAP (Job Market Seminar)

February 8, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Estimating Labor Market Rigidities with Heterogeneous Firms

Leonardo Melosi - University of Pennsylvania (Job Market Seminar)

February 11, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

A Likelihood Analysis of Models with Information Frictions

Asier Mariscal - University of Chicago (Job Market Seminar)

February 13, 2010
from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Global Ownership Patterns

Special Lecture: David Levine - Washington University

February 15, 2010
from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Game Theory and Behavioral Economics

Andrea Vedolin - University of Lugano (Job Market Seminar)

February 15, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Uncertainty and Leveraged Lucas Trees: The Cross Section of Equilibrium Volatility Risk Premia

Sera Linardi - California Institute of Technology (Job Market Seminar)

February 17, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

No Excuses for Good Behavior: How Social Environment Affects Volunteers

Roberto Pancrazi - Duke University (Job Market Seminar)

February 18, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Who Cares About The Great Moderation?

Special Lecture: David Levine - Washington University

February 19, 2010
from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Game Theory and Behavioral Economics

Ija Trapeznikova - Northwestern University (Job Market Seminar)

February 19, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Employment Adjustment and Labor Utilization

Special Lecture: David Levine - Washington University

February 22, 2010
from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Game Theory and Behavioral Economics

Heng Chen - University of Zurich (Job Market Seminar)

February 23, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Underdevelopment of Financial Markets and Excess Consumption Volatility in Developing Countries

Special Lecture: David Levine - Washington University

February 26, 2010
from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Game Theory and Behavioral Economics

Alessio Saretto - Purdue University (Job Market Seminar)

February 26, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Union Strikes and the Impact of Non-financial Stakeholders on Capital Structure

Special Lecture: Kenneth D. West - University of Wisconsin

March 4, 2010
from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Forecast Evaluation

Rita Ginja - University College London (Job Market Seminar)

March 4, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Income Shocks and Investments in Human Capital

Special Lecture: David Levine - Washington University

March 5, 2010
from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Game Theory and Behavioral Economics

Lunch Seminar: Marco Lippi - University of Rome “La Sapienza” & EIEF

March 8, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Fundamentalness, VARs, DSGEs

Special Lecture: Kenneth D. West - University of Wisconsin

March 11, 2010
from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Forecast Evaluation

Bent Nielsen - Oxford University

March 11, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The Role of Income in Money Demand During Hyper-inflation: the Case of Yugoslavia

Joseph Altonji - Yale University

March 18, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Modeling Earnings Dynamics

Gary Charness - University of California, Santa Barbara

March 22, 2010
from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Participation

LABOUR Lectures: Janet Currie - Columbia University & NBER

March 23, 2010
from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Early Life and Human Capital Development: Human Capital Development Before Age Five

This course will provide an overview of recent literature in Economics linking early life experiences to human capital development and longer term outcomes.

Reading:
Almond, Douglas and Janet Currie. “Human Capital Development Before Age 5,” forthcoming in Handbook of Labor Economics, Orley Ashenfelter and David E. Card (eds.), North Holland, 2011.

LABOUR Lectures: Janet Currie - Columbia University & NBER

March 24, 2010
from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Early Life and Human Capital Development: Evidence Regarding the Causal Relationship Between Child Health, Parental SES, and Human Capital Development

Reading:
Currie, Janet, Mark Stabile, Phongsack Manivong, Leslie L. Roos. “Child Health and Young Adult Outcomes,“ forthcoming Journal of Human Resources, Summer 2010.
Currie, Janet. “Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise? Socioeconomic Status, Poor Health in Childhood, and Human Capital Development,” Journal of Economic Literature, 47 #1, March 2009, 87-122.
“Air Pollution and Infant Health: Lessons from New Jersey,” Journal of Health Economics, 28 #3, May 2009, 688-703, with Matthew Neidell and Johannes Schmeider.(NIHMSID 96893)

LABOUR Lectures: Janet Currie - Columbia University & NBER

March 25, 2010
from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Early Life and Human Capital Development: Evidence Regarding the Effectiveness of Remediation

Reading:
Almond, Douglas and Janet Currie. “Human Capital Development Before Age 5,” forthcoming in Handbook of Labor Economics, Orley Ashenfelter and David E. Card (eds.), North Holland, 2011.
Currie, Janet and Firouz Gahvari. “Transfers in Cash and In-Kind: Theory Meets the Data,” Journal of Economic Literature, 46 #2, June 2008, 333-383.

Janet Currie - Columbia University & NBER

March 25, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Traffic Congestion and Infant Health: Evidence from E-ZPass

Lunch Seminar: Liam Graham - University College London

March 29, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Learning from Prices

W. Bentley MacLeod - Columbia University

March 29, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Anti-Lemons: School Reputation and Educational Quality

Kjell G. Salvanes - Norges Handelshøyskole

April 8, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

A Flying Start? Long Term Consequences of Time Investments in Infants in their First Year of Life

Special Lecture: Antonio Forcina - University of Perugia

April 9, 2010
from 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Introduction to Causal Inference without Counterfactuals

Fabrizio Zilibotti - Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich

April 12, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Growing like China

Lunch Seminar: Russell Cooper - EUI

April 13, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Costly Portfolio Adjustment

Mark Steel - Warwick University

April 15, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Time-Dependent Stick-Breaking Processes

Abstract: This paper considers the problem of defining a time-dependent nonparametric prior. A recursive construction allows the definition of priors whose marginals have a general stick-breaking form. The processes with Poisson-Dirichlet and Dirichlet process marginals have interesting interpretations that are further investigated. We develop a general conditional Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method for inference in the wide subclass of these models where the parameters of the stick-breaking process form increasing sequences. We derive a P´olya urn scheme type representation of the Dirichlet process construction, which allows us to develop a marginal MCMC method for this case. The results section shows the relative performance of the two MCMC schemes for the Dirichlet process case and contains three real data examples.

Special Lecture: Antonio Forcina - University of Perugia

April 16, 2010
from 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Introduction to Causal Inference without Counterfactuals

Roman Inderst - University of Frankfurt and London School of Economics

April 26, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Cancellation Terms and Consumer Protection (with Marco Ottaviani - Northwestern/Kellogg)

Patrick Gagliardini - University of Lugano & Swiss Finance Institute

April 29, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Efficiency in Large Dynamic Panel Models with Common Factors

Lunch Seminar: Andrea Pozzi - EIEF

May 3, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Online Crowding Out

Massimo Marinacci - Università di Torino

May 3, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Social Decision Theory: Choosing Within and Between Groups

Rainer Dahlhaus - Heidelberg University

May 6, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Particle Filter-Based On-Line Estimation of Spot Volatility with Nonlinear Market Microstructure Noise Models

Joachim Voth - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

May 10, 2010
from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

The Three Horsemen of Riches: Plague, War, and Urbanization in Early Modern Europe

Stephen Wright (Birkbeck University of London)

May 10, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Known Knowns, Known Unknowns, and Unknown Unknowns. What Fundamental and Nonfundamental Time Series Representations Can and Cannot Tell Us About Structural Models and Predictability

The professor will draw on a few of his recent papers:

Information, Heterogeneity and Market Incompleteness (with Liam Graham, JME March 2010)

Invertible and Non-Invertible Information Sets in Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (with Brad Baxter and Liam Graham)

The Limits to Stock Return Predictability (with Donald Robertson)

Predictability in Predictive Systems (with Donald Robertson)

Andrew Chesher - University College London

May 13, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Sharp Identified Sets for Discrete Variable IV Models

Lunch Seminar: Raoul Minetti - Michigan State University

May 17, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Ownership Structure, Governance, and Innovation: Evidence from Italy

Nobuhiro Kiyotaki - Princeton University

May 17, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Financial Intermediation and Credit Policy in Business Cycle Analysis

Stephane Gregoir - EDHEC

May 20, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Testing in Vector Autoregressions with the Possibly Seasonally and Non-Seasonally (Co-)Integrated Processes

Lunch Seminar: Guido Ascari (University of Pavia)

May 21, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Calvo vs. Rotemberg in a Trend Inflation World: An Empirical Investigation

Lunch Seminar: Ana Babus (Cambridge University)

May 24, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Financial Connections and Systemic Risk

Randall D. Wright - Wisconsin University

May 24, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Sticky Prices:

New Monetarist Economics: Methods

New Monetarist Economics: Models

Lunch Seminar: Facundo Piguillem (EIEF)

May 25, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Coordination, Time Inconsistency and Benevolent Planners

Lunch Seminar: Michele Boldrin - Washington University in St. Louis

May 26, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Monetary Policy and Assets Evaluation

Xavier Giné - The World Bank

May 27, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Barriers to Household Risk Management: Evidence from India

Lunch Seminar: Angus Deaton - Princeton University

May 31, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

What Can We Learn from Randomized Controlled Trials

LABOUR Lectures: Anne Case - Princeton University

May 31, 2010
from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Lecture 1. A Discussion of Techniques and Issues in Development Economics: Intra-household Decision-making and Labor Market Outcomes

Steven Ongena - Tilburg University

May 31, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Credit Supply: Identifying Balance-Sheet Channels with Loan Applications and Granted Loans

Lunch Seminar: Aleh Tsyvinski (Yale University)

June 1, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Optimal Dynamic Taxes

LABOUR Lectures: Anne Case - Princeton University

June 1, 2010
from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Lecture 2. A Discussion of Techniques and Issues in Development Economics: The AIDS Crises in Africa. Part 1. Orphanhood.

LABOUR Lectures: Anne Case - Princeton University

June 3, 2010
from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Lecture 3. A Discussion of Techniques and Issues in Development Economics: The AIDS Crises in Africa. Part 2. The Impact of the AIDS Pandemic on Health Services and Household Functioning

Anne Case - Princeton University

June 3, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The long reach of childhood health and circumstance: Evidence from the Whitehall II Study

Lunch Seminar: Federico Ravenna - HEC Montreal

June 4, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Loan Securitization and the Monetary Transmission Mechanism

Lunch Seminar: Nancy Qian - Yale University

June 7, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The Institutional Causes of China’s Great Famine, 1959-61

Michael Lechner - University of St. Gallen

June 10, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The Performance of Different Propensity Score Matching Estimators in a Realistic Monte Carlo Study

Lunch Seminar: Luigi Guiso - EUI & EIEF

June 14, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Understanding the Size Distribution of Firms. The Role of a Biological Factor

Jordi Brandts - Institute for Economic Analysis (CSIC)

June 14, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Pivotal Suppliers and Market Power in Experimental Supply Function Competition

John Duffy - University of Pittsburgh

June 15, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

A Dynamic General Equilibrium Approach to Asset Pricing Experiments

CEPR European Reasearch Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT)

June 16, 2010
from 9:15 am to 5:30 pm

Full Program

Hylke Vandenbussche, Université Catholique de Louvain and CEPR
Antidumping Hurts Exporters: Firm-level Evidence from France (with Jozef Konings)

Shang-Jin Wei, Columbia University and CEPR
The Comparative Advantage of Multinational Firms in a Comparatively Weak Financial Environment: Evidence from Firm-Product-Destination Level Data on Exports (with Kalina Manova and Zhiwei Zhang)

Maggie Chen, George Washington University
The Global Network of Multinational Firms (with Laura Alfaro)

Ariell Reshef, University of Virginia
Skill-biased Heterogeneous Firms and Trade (with James Harrigan)

Ana Maria Santacreu, INSEAD
Innovation, Diffusion and Trade: Theory and Measurement

Giordano Mion, London School of Economics and CEPR
Managers’ Mobility, Trade Status and Wages (with Luca David Opromolla)

Special Lecture: FRANCIS VELLA - Georgetown University

June 17, 2010
from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Control Functions in Microeconometric Models

Hashem Pesaran - Cambridge University

June 17, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Limits to Rational Expectations and Market Efficiency

Special Lecture: FRANCIS VELLA - Georgetown University

June 18, 2010
from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Control Functions in Microeconometric Models

S. Boragan Aruoba - University of Maryland

June 21, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Informal Sector, Government Policy and Institutions

Lunch Seminar: Nico Voigtländer - UCLA, Anderson School of Management

June 23, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

How the West ’Invented’ Fertility Restriction

Marco Bassetto - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago & NBER

June 24, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Public Investment and Budget Rules for State vs. Local Governments

Lunch Seminar: Jeffrey V. Butler - EIEF

June 25, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Trust and Cheating in the Trust Game

Lunch Seminar: Marco Battaglini - Princeton University

June 28, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The Political Economy of Public Debt: A General Equilibrium Approach

Roland J. Benabou - Princeton University

June 28, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Laws and Norms (with Jean Tirole)

Abstract:
We develop a model of how private decisions and public policies are shaped by personal and societal preferences (“values”), material or other explicit incentives (“laws”), and social sanctions or rewards (“norms”). It is applicable to both contracts in organizations and public-goods settings and allows to study a wide variety of questions, such as: (i) when incentives undermine or strengthen social norms; (ii) welfare analysis and optimal taxation in the presence of honor and stigma; (iii) norms-based interventions; (iv) societal values and the expressive function of law.

MOOD 2010 - 10th Doctoral Workshop in Economic Theory and Econometrics: June 30 - July 2, 2010 (Part I)

June 30, 2010
from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

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MOOD 2010 - 10th Doctoral Workshop in Economic Theory and Econometrics: June 30 - July 2, 2010 (Part II)

July 1, 2010
from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

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MOOD 2010 - 10th Doctoral Workshop in Economic Theory and Econometrics: June 30 - July 2, 2010 (Part III)

July 2, 2010
from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

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Pietro Veronesi - University of Chicago Booth School of Business

July 5, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Uncertainty about Government Policy and Stock Prices (with Lubos Pastor)

Lunch Seminar: Mario Macis - University of Michigan

July 6, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Will There Be Blood? Incentives and Substitution Effects in Pro-Social Behavior

Giuseppe Moscarini - Yale University

July 9, 2010
from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Large Employers Are More Cyclically Sensitive

Lunch Seminar: Aleh Tsyvinski - Yale University

July 20, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Information Aggregation and Investment Decisions

Lunch Seminar: Nicholas Trachter - EIEF

July 21, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Period Length and the Set of Dynamic Equilibria with Commodity Money

Lunch Seminar: Alexander Rodnyansky

July 22, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Persistent Anti-Market Culture: A Legacy of the Pale of Settlement and the Holocaust

Lunch Seminar: Stephen Morris - Princeton University

July 23, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Illiquidity Component of Credit Risk

Lunch Seminar: John Karl Scholz - University of Wisconsin-Madison

July 26, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

A New Test of Borrowing Constraints for Education (with Meta Brown and Ananth Seshadri)

Lunch Seminar: Mirko Wiederholt - Northwestern University

July 27, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Imperfect Information and Optimal Monetary Policy

Lunch Seminar: Sascha Becker - Stirling University

July 28, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The Empire Is Dead, Long Live the Empire! Values and Human Interactions 90 Years after the Fall of the Habsburg Empire (with Katrin Boeckh, Christa Hainz, Ludger Woessmann)

 

Abstract:

 

Do empires affect human values and behavior long after their demise? We hypothesize that the Habsburg Empire, which was characterized by a localized and well-respected administration, increased people’s trust in local state services. In several Eastern European countries, communities on both sides of the long-gone Habsburg border have been sharing common formal institutions for 90 years now. In border specifications that restrict identification to individuals living inside a restricted band around the former border, we find that historical Habsburg affiliation increases current trust and reduces corruption in local public services.
There is some indication that the Habsburg effect is also transmitted in person-state interactions more generally, but not in interpersonal interactions. Past formal institutions can leave a legacy through cultural norms even after generations of common statehood.

Lunch Seminar: Jean-Paul L’Huillier - EIEF

July 29, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Consumers’ Imperfect Information and Nominal Rigidities

Lunch Seminar: Francesco Decarolis - The University of Wisconsin Madison

September 2, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Collusion in Average Bid Auctions (with Timothy Conley)

Pietro Veronesi - University of Chicago Booth School of Business

September 6, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

What Ties Return Volatilities to Price Valuations and Fundamentals?

Lunch Seminar: Andrzej Skrzypacz - Stanford University

September 9, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Optimal Dynamic Auctions for Durable Goods: Posted Prices and Fire-sales

Lunch Seminar: Elisabetta Iossa - University of Rome “Tor Vergata” & Brunel University

September 14, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Building Reputation for Contract Renewal: Implications for Performance Dynamics and Contract Duration (with Patrick Rey)

Lunch Seminar: Marco Casari - University of Bologna

September 15, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cooperative Strategies in Groups of Strangers: An Experiment

Transparency, Disclosure and Market Disciplines in Banking Regulation: September 16-17, 2010 (Part I)

September 16, 2010
from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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Transparency, Disclosure and Market Disciplines in Banking Regulation: September 16-17, 2010 (Part II)

September 17, 2010
from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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Hugo Hopenhayn - UCLA

September 20, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Equilibrium Default

Peter Pedroni - Williams College

September 23, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Nonparametric Rank Tests for Non-stationary Panels

Lunch Seminar: Francesco Lippi (University of Sassari & EIEF)

September 24, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Corporate Control and Executive Selection (with Fabiano Schivardi - University of Cagliari & EIEF)

Tor Jacobson - Sveriges Riksbank

September 27, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Firm Default and Aggregate Fluctuations

Lunch Seminar: Yves Zenou - Stockholm University

September 29, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Crime Networks: Who is the Key Player?

Conference on “The Future of Monetary Policy”: September 30 – October 1, 2010 (Part I)

September 30, 2010
from 8:15 am to 6:15 pm

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Conference on “The Future of Monetary Policy”: September 30 – October 1, 2010 (Part II)

October 1, 2010
from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm

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Lunch Seminar: Giancarlo Spagnolo- University of Rome “Tor Vergata” & EIEF

October 4, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Relational Contracts and Competitive Screening

Per Krusell - IIES, Stockholm University

October 4, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Energy-Saving Technical Change

Carlo Favero - Bocconi University

October 7, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Demographics and the Term Structure of Stock Market Risk

Seventh Annual Wien Macroeconomics Workshop, October 8-9, 2010 (Part I)

October 8, 2010
from 9:15 am to 6:00 pm

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Seventh Annual Wien Macroeconomics Workshop, October 8-9, 2010 (Part II)

October 9, 2010
from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

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Wouter J. Den Haan - University of Amsterdam

October 11, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Inefficient Employment Decisions, Entry Costs, and the Cost of Fluctuations

Katja Maria Kaufmann - University of Bocconi

October 14, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Educational Choices and Subjective Expectations of Returns: Evidence on Intra-Household Decisions and Gender Differences

Lunch Seminar: Luca De Benedictis - University of Macerata

October 18, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The World Trade Network

Andrea Prat - LSE Economics

October 18, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Screening with an Approximate Type Space

Christoph Rothe - Toulouse School of Economics

October 21, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Partial Distributional Policy Effects

CEPR-EIEF Economic Policy Panel: October 22-23, 2010 (Part I)

October 22, 2010
from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

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CEPR-EIEF Economic Policy Panel: October 22-23, 2010 (Part II)

October 23, 2010
from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

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Lunch seminar: Gaia Narciso - Trinity Dublin College

October 25, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Refugees and Illegal Arms Flows

Abstract:

Millions of people are killed or wounded by small arms each year. The aim of this study is to enhance our understanding of illegal arms flows across countries. We proceed in two steps. First, we measure the extent of illegal arms flows on the basis of official trade statistics. We construct a measure of illegal arms flows based on the discrepancy between the value of arms exports reported by the exporting country and the value of arms imports recorded by the importing country. Second, we uncover the link between refugee movements and illegal arms flows. Refugee flows, by reducing the ability of the receiving country to patrol its borders and its customs, are found to be correlated with arms smuggling across the border into the importing country.

Marko Terviö - Aalto University School of Economics

October 25, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Income Distribution and Housing Prices: An Assignment Model Approach

Gregory Crawford - University of Warwick

October 28, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The Welfare Effects of Bundling in Multichannel Television Markets

Lunch Seminar: Lars Persson - Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Stockholm

October 29, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Buying to Sell: Private Equity Buyouts and Industrial Restructuring

The European Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society: November 4-5, 2010 (Part I)

November 4, 2010
from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

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The European Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society: November 4-5, 2010 (Part II)

November 5, 2010
from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

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Vito Gala - London Business School

November 8, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Social Value of Information in a Levered Economy

Lunch Seminar: Efraim Benmelech - Harvard University

November 10, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Finance and Unemployment

Luca Fanelli - University of Bologna

November 11, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Determinacy, Indeterminacy and Dynamic Misspecification in Linear Rational Expectations Models

Lunch Seminar: Paolo Pinotti - Bank of Italy

November 12, 2010
from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Migration Restrictions and Criminal Behavior: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Thijs van Rens - CREI and Universitat Pompeu Fabra

November 15, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

The Vanishing Procyclicality of Labor Productivity (with Jordi Gali)

Bart Bronnenberg - Tilburg University

November 18, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The Evolution of Brand Preferences: Evidence from Consumer Migration

Andrew Ellul - Indiana University

November 22, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Control Motivations and Capital Structure Decisions

Lunch Seminar: Diego Comin - Harvard Business School

November 24, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Dynamics of Growth and Technology Adoption: 1800-2000 (with Marti Mestieri)

Edward Vytlacil - Yale University

November 25, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Nonparametric Identification and Estimation of a Binary Choice Model of Loan Approval Using Only Approved Loans

Lunch Seminar: Sandro Trento - University of Trento

November 29, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Job Flows in Italian SMEs: A Longitudinal Analysis of Growth, Size and Age

Michele Pellizzari - Bocconi University

November 29, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Evaluating Students’ Evaluations

Lunch Seminar: Tommaso Nannicini - Bocconi University

December 1, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Tying Your Enemy’s Hands in Close Races: The Politics of Federal Transfers in Brazil

Stéphane Bonhomme - CEMFI

December 2, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Quantile Selection Models (joint with Manuel Arellano)

Lunch Seminar: Marek Kapicka - University of California Santa Barbara

December 6, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Consumption Risk Sharing Under Private Information When Earnings Are Persistent

Pablo Kurlat - Stanford University

December 6, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Lemons, Market Shutdowns and Learning

Luca Gambetti - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

December 9, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Fiscal Foresight and the Effects of Government Spending

Second Edition Carlo Giannini Seminar: Macroeconometrics

December 10, 2010
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Lunch Seminar: Giammario Impullitti - Cambridge University

December 13, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Trade, Firm Selection, and Innovation: the Competition Channel (with Omar Licandro)

Howard Smith - Oxford University

December 13, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Using Market Structure to Measure Efficiencies from Merger: the Case of the Commercial Radio Market

Lunch Seminar: Alain Quiamzade - University of Geneva

December 16, 2010
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

European Religions: A Structured Pattern of Behaviour ? Catholics’ Submission to Authority and Protestants’ Internalisation of Norms

Abstract:

Several studies show differences between catholics and protestants in beliefs or behavior. This presentation will aim to show that some of these differences may rely on how people integrate, follow, or violate norms according to one key factor: social control from an authority. The main idea stipulates that catholics internalize norms less and therefore are more sensitive to contextual social control when deciding to follow or violate a particular norm, whereas protestants internalize norms more and are therefore less sensitive to such control. First, the presentation will show that cross-country correlational data suggests this difference. Second, by manipulating social control in a laboratory setting, experimental data will show that social control is indeed a factor explaining differences when following or violating norms.

Alain Hecq - Maastricht University

December 16, 2010
from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Common Intraday Periodicity

9th Workshop on Macroeconomic Dynamics: Theory and Applications

December 20, 2010
from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

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Erik Snowberg - California Institute of Technology

December 21, 2010
from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Selective Trials: A Principal-Agent Approach to Randomized Controlled Experiments