Past Events

Date & TimeSpeaker and Title
April 21, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Kota Murayama (Northwestern University): "Regulatory disclosure in persuasion"
April 20, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Melanie Xue (Brown University): High-Value Work and the Rise of Women: The Cotton Revolution and Gender Equality in China
April 20, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Heidi Williams (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "The More We Die, The More We Sell? A Simple Test of the Home-Market Effect"
April 20, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Vincent Crawford (University of Oxford): "Nonparamatic Analysis of Reference-Dependent Preferences"
April 19, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Vince Crawford (University of Oxford): "Modeling Strategic Communication: From Rendezvous and Reassurance to Trickery and Puffery."  Reception prior to lecture at 4:30pm.
April 19, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Johannes Horner (Yale University): "Motivational Ratings"
April 19, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Steven Franconeri (Northwestern University): "Thinking with Data Visualizations, Fast and Slow"
April 19, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lorena Keller (Northwestern University): "Capital Controls and Employment: Bank Credit Supply Channel"
April 19, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Patrick Bolton (Columbia University): "The End of the “Modern Corporation” : Deregulation and Ownership of Electric Utilities"
April 19, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Haritz Garro (Northwestern University): "States of Emergency, Counterterrorist Effort and the Selection of Politicians"
April 17, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Andrew Sweeting (University of Maryland): Dynamic Oligopoly Pricing with Asymmetric Information:Implications for Mergers
April 17, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Robin Nusslock (Northwestern University): "Your Brain on Reward: The Science of Incentive"
April 17, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Matthew Shapiro (University of Michigan):  Stimulus Effects of Investment Tax Incentives: Production versus Purchases  
April 17, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ryan Lee (Northwestern University): "An Axiomatic Approach to Measuring Mobility"
April 14, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Matthew Leisten (Northwestern University): "Prisoners of Their Own Device: Direct Booking in the Hotel Industry"
April 13, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Melissa Dell (Harvard University): "Nation Building Through Foreign Intervention: Evidence from Discontinuities in  Military Strategies"
April 13, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Allison Morantz (Stanford University): "Rejecting the Grand Bargain: What Happens when Large Companies Opt out of Workers' Compensation?"
April 13, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Nigel Wilson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "Using Automated Data Sources to Improve the Performance of Public Transport Systems: A Framework and Applications"
April 13, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Owen Zidar (The University of Chicago): "Who Profits from Patents? Rent-sharing at innovative firms"
April 13, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Josh Mollner (Northwestern University): "Equilibrium Selection in Auctions and High Stakes Games"
April 12, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Joel Sobel (University of California, San Diego): "Effective Communication and Conventions"
April 12, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
John Asker (University of California, Las Angeles): "TBA"
April 12, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jose Carreno (Northwestern University): "Competition, Market Concentration and the Transmission of Monetary Policy"
April 12, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Emmanuel Farhi (Harvard University): "A Model of the International Monetary System"
April 12, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Giacomo Magistretti (Northwestern University): "Optimal Government Spending and Debt Policies During Fiscal Crises"
April 11, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Ben Connault (University of Pennsylvania):   "Kernel Filtering"
April 11, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Sergio Rebelo (Northwestern University): "The Economics of the Oil Market" 
April 10, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Eric Budish (University of Chicago, Booth School of  Business): "Will the Market Fix the Market? A Theory of Stock Exchange Competition and  Innovation"
April 10, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Joachim Voth (University of Zurich): "Rage Against the Machines: Labor-saving Technology and Unrest in England, 1830-32"
April 10, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
John Hagan (Northwestern University): "TBA"
April 10, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
John Cochrane (Stanford University):  "Michelson-Morley, Occam and Fisher: The Radical Implications of Stable Inflation at Near-Zero Interest Rates"
April 6, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
James Feigenbaum (Harvard University): "Capital Destruction and Economic Growth: The Effects of Sherman’s March, 1850–1920"  
April 6, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Jacob Goldin (Stanford University): "Influence and Ideology in the American Judiciary: Evidence from Supreme Court Law Clerks"
April 6, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Simone Schaner (Dartmouth College): "On Her Account: Can Strengthening Women's Financial Control Boost Female Labor Supply?"
April 6, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Bruno Strulovici (Northwestern University): "A theory of investigation failures, information manipulation, and institutional collapse"
April 5, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Volker Nocke (Universitat Mannheim): "Multiproduct-Firm Oligopoly: An Aggregative Games Approach"
April 5, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Simon Board (University of California in Los Angeles): "TBA"
April 5, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Chiara Maggi (Northwestern University): "The Short-Run Impact of Business Entry Deregulation"
April 5, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Michael Roberts (University of Pennsylvania): "The History of the Cross Section of Stock Returns"
April 5, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pinchuan Ong (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
April 4, 2017
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Discussion of procedures for graduate students thinking about entering the job market next year
April 4, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Ivan Canay (Northwestern University): "Approximate Permutation Tests and Induced Order Statistics in the Regression Discontinuity Design"
April 4, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Rajkamal Vasu (Northwestern University): "Product Market Relatedness, Antitrust and Merger Decisions" 
April 3, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Elizabeth Pontikes (University of Chicago): "Construing Novelty: Category Boundaries and Venture Capital Investment in Entrepreneurs’ Recombination"
April 3, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
John Marshall (Columbia University): "Priors Rule: When Do Malfeasance Revelations Help or Hurt Incumbent Parties?"
April 3, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Mary McGrath (Northwestern University): “The Effect of Collaboration on Distributive Preferences”
April 3, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Joseph Hardwick (Northwestern University): "Causal Inference in the presence of Interactive Fixed Effects" Please note room change.
March 30, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Wei Chen (Northwestern University): "Multidimensional Network Analysis of Customer Preferences in Engineering Design"
March 30, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Amanda Pallais (Harvard University): "Valuing Alternative Work Arrangements"
March 30, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Grant Clayton (Northwestern University): "Vertical Price Agreements: Implications for Value and Capital Structure"
March 29, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Michihiro Kandori (University of Tokyo): "Cooperation and Dynamic Network Formation: A Game Theoretic Case Study"
March 29, 2017
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Sasha Indarte (Northwestern University): "Big Banks, Big Risks? The Effects of Bank Consolidation on Lending Standards"
March 29, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Ricardo Lagos (New York University): "Turnover Liquidity and the Transmission of Monetary Policy "
March 29, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Loren Fryxell (Northwestern University): "Belief-Free Efficient Mechanism Design"
March 28, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Michael Jansson (University of California, Berkeley): "Kernel-Based Semiparametric Estimators: Small Bandwidth Asymptotics and Bootstrap Consistency"
March 27, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Costas Arkolakis (Yale University): "Combinatorial Discrete Choice"  
March 27, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sandra Waxman (Northwestern University): "Moving Beyond the “Word Gap”: Thinking Critically About Language and Cognition in Infancy”
March 27, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Anastasios Karantounias (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta): "Optimal fiscal policy with recursive preferences"
March 16, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Zachary Liscow (Yale University): "Do Court Mandates Change the Distribution of Taxes and Spending? Evidence from School Finance Litigation"
March 15, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Titan Alon (Northwestern University): "The start-up deficit and aggregate productivity"
March 13, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Andrew Atkeson (University of California, Los Angeles): "The Aggregate Implications of Innovative Investment in the Garcia-Macia, Hsieh, and Klenow Model"
March 9, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Oren Bar-Gill (Harvard University): "Disclosure Rules in Contract Law"
March 9, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Ian Savage (Northwestern University): "Anticipatory Pricing to Manage 'Flow Breakdown'"
March 8, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Adam Guren (Boston University): "Mortgage Design in an Equilibrium Model of the Housing Market"
March 7, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Alice Jun (Northwestern University): "Small Banks Financing Small Firms"
March 6, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Lorenzo Magnolfi (University of Wisconsin): "Estimation of Discrete Games with Weak Assumptions on Information"
March 6, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Niklas Potrafke (LMU): "TBA"
March 6, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Laurie Zoloth (Northwestern University): "May We Make the World? Gene Drives and the Radical Ethics of Malaria Eradication"
March 6, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cagri Akkoyun (Northwestern University): "How does finance affect innovation? Historical evidence from Blue Sky Laws."
March 2, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Santiago Perez (Stanford University):  "Railroads and the Rural to Urban Transition: Evidence from 19th-Century Argentina"
February 27, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
David Figlio, Paola Sapienza, and Morton Schapiro (Northwestern University): "Student Course Performance and Future Course-taking: Differences by Gender, Race, and Ethnicity"
February 23, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Geoffrey Miller (New York University): "An Economic Analysis of Effective Compliance Programs"
February 23, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Giovanni Circella (Georgia Tech University): "Exploring Millennials' Adoption of Shared Mobility & Attitudes Towards Vehicle Ownership in California"
February 22, 2017
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Presentation by Associate Chair Ian Savage on the logistics of the move.  This is primarily for graduate students in years two and above.
February 22, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Susan Fiske (Princeton University): "Ambivalent Stereotyping: Inequality & Conflict - or Peace"
February 22, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Enrico Berkes (Northwestern University): "Urban Segregation and Rise of the Knowledge Economy"
February 20, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Destiny Peery (Northwestern University): “In the Eye of the Beholder: When Race Perception Clashes with Anti-Discrimination Law”
February 17, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Emily Williams (London Business School): "Monetary Policy and the Funding Structure of Banks"
February 16, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kathryn Edin (Johns Hopkins University): "Beyond $2 a Day: Solutions for Breaking the Cycle of Extreme Poverty"
February 16, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Elliott Ash (Princeton Woodrow Wilson School): "The Impact of Legal Schools of Thought"
February 15, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Iftikhar Hussain (University of Sussex): "Consumer Response to School Quality Information Shocks: Evidence From the Housing Market and Parents’ School Choices"
February 15, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Leslie Marx (Duke University): "A Mechanism Design Approach to Merger Review"
February 13, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Joseph Feinglass (Northwestern University): "The Affordable Care Act and Emergency Room Use in Illinois"
February 9, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jason Cao (University of Minnesota): "Effects of the Light Rail Transit Development & Neighborhood Design on Travel Behavior"
February 8, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Meredith Startz (Yale University): "The value of face-to-face: Search and contracting frictions in Nigerian trade"
February 8, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Jonah Rockoff (Columbia University) : "Teacher Applicant Hiring and Teacher Performance: Evidence from DC Public Schools"
February 8, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Michael Wooley (Northwestern University): "Monetary Policy in an Economy With Production Networks"
February 8, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Aaron Pancost (University of Chicago): "Do Financial Factors Drive Aggregate Productivity? Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Establishments"
February 6, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Piotr Dworczak (Stanford University): "Mechanism Design with Aftermarkets: Cutoff Mechanisms"
February 6, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tabitha Bonilla (Northwestern University): "The Evolution of Human Trafficking Policy"
February 3, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Mara Squicciarini (Northwestern University): "Devotion and Development: Religiosity, Education, and Economic Progress in 19th-century France"
February 3, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Neele Balke (University College London): "The Employment Costs of Sovereign Default"
February 2, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Elisabeth Kempf (University of Chicago): "The Job Rating Game: The Effects of Revolving Doors on Analyst Incentives"
February 1, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
John Humphries (University of Chicago): "The Causes and Consequences of Self-Employment over the Life Cycle"
February 1, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Juan Ortner (Boston University): "Progressive Learning"
February 1, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Sigal Barsade (University of Pennsylvania): "No Employee an Island: Workplace Loneliness and Job Performance"
February 1, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Husnu Dalgic (Northwestern University): "Dollar Debt in Emerging Markets, Theory and Evidence from Turkey"
February 1, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Yan Ji (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "Job Search under Debt: Aggregate Implications of Student Loans"
January 30, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Eric John Auerbach (Stanford University): "Identification and Estimation of Models with Endogenous Network Formation"
January 30, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Benjamin Jones (Northwestern University): "The Dual Frontier: Patentable Inventions and Prior Scientific Advance"
January 30, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Moritz Lenel (Stanford University): "Safe Assets, Collateralized Lending and Monetary Policy"
January 27, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Michael Best (Stanford University): "Individuals and Organizations as Sources of State Effectiveness, and Consequences for Policy Design"
January 25, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Jacopo Perego (New York University): "Searching For Information and the Diffusion of Knowledge"
January 25, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
David Silver (University of California, Berkeley): “Haste or Waste? Peer Pressure and the Distribution of Marginal Returns to Health Care"
January 25, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hubert Kempf  (Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan): "Public debt sustainability and defaults"
January 25, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Chaojun Wang (Stanford University): "Core-Periphery Trading Networks"
January 23, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Michael Gilraine (University of Toronto): "School Accountability and the Dynamics of Human Capital Formation"
January 20, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Chiara Margaria (Yale University): "Queueing to learn"
January 20, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Ye Li (Columbia University): "Procyclical Finance: The Money View"
January 18, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hugh Montag (Northwestern): "Entrepots and Economic Geography"
January 11, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Felipe Shalders (Northwestern): "Minimum Wage Effects on Layoffs and Experimentation"  
January 10, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Vivek Bhattacharya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "An Empirical Model of R&D Procurement Contests: An Analysis of the DOD SBIR Program"
January 4, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jordan Norris (Northwestern University): "The Home Market Effect in Many Locations"
December 8, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tom Nicholas (Harvard Business School): "The Birth of American Ingenuity: Innovation and Inventors of the Golden Age"  (please note later start time)
December 8, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ted Miguel (University of California, Berkeley): "Reevaluating Agricultural Productivity Gaps with Longitudinal Microdata"
December 8, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Alice Jun (Northwestern University): “Small Bank Financing to Small Firms"
December 7, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Chris Kalisiak (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
December 7, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University): "A Simpler Theory of Optimal Capital Taxation"
December 6, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Frank DiTraglia (University of Pennsylvania): "Estimating the Effect of a Mis-measured, Binary, Endogenous Regressor"
December 6, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Anthony DeFusco (Northwestern University): "Regulating Household Leverage"
December 6, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Johnny Chan (Northwestern University): "Product Differentiation Under Search and Competition: Evidence from the Home Improvement Industry"
December 5, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Ryan Kellogg (University of Chicago): "Asymmetric Information, Drilling Distortions, and Oil and Gas Leases"
December 5, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Elena Afanasyeva (Goethe University):  "Bank Market Power and the Risk Channel of Monetary Policy"
December 5, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Matthew Leisten (Northwestern University): "Capacity Constraints and Pricing in the Chicago Lodging Market"
December 2, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ryan Lee (Northwestern University): "Cross-Validation in the Synthetic Control Method" 
December 1, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Luigi Pascali (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): "Religion, Division of Labor and Conflict: Anti-Semitism in German Regions over 600 years"
December 1, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Kermit Wies (Northwestern University): "An Overview of Regional Transportation Planning in Chicago"
December 1, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ben Friedrich (Northwestern University):  "Internal labor markets and the competition for talent”
December 1, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Sridhar Srinivasan (Northwestern University) "Patents vs. Innovation: Evidence from Public Firms"
December 1, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Adrien Verdelhan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "Deviations from Covered Interest Rate Parity"
November 30, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Alex Lee (University of Southern California Gould School of Law): "Settlement and Selection with Correlated Two-Sided Asymmetric Information"
November 30, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sylvain Chassang (Princeton University): “Collusion in Auctions with Constrained Bids: Theory and Evidence from Public Procurement”  
November 30, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Husnu Dalgic (Northwestern University): "Effects of Household Dollarization"
November 30, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Simon Gilchrist (Boston University): "Financial Heterogeneity and Monetary Union"
November 30, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Michael Wooley (Northwestern University): "Monetary Policy and the Predictability of Nominal Exchange Rates"
November 29, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Frank Schorfhiede (University of Pennsylvania): "Sequential Monte Carlo Methods for the Estimation of DSGE Models"
November 29, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Lorena Keller (Northwestern University): "The Unintended Consequences of Smoothing Capital Flows"
November 29, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Philip Marx (Northwestern University): "Learning and Bias"
November 28, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Natalia Fabra (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid): "Product Choice and Price Discrimination in Markets with Search Costs"
November 28, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Simone Ispa-Landa (Northwestern University): "Family, School, and Gender: Comparing Enrolled vs. Waitlisted Black Students for Urban-to-Suburban Busing Program"
November 28, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Martin Eichenbaum (Northwestern University): "Monetary Policy and the Predictability of Nominal Exchange Rates"
November 28, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Alex Theisen (Northwestern University): "Cultural Diversity, Formal and Informal Contract Enforcement, and Institutional Variation: A Game Theoretic Model"
November 23, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Gideon Bornstein (Northwestern University): "The Economics of Oil Markets" 
November 23, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sergio Armella Olazabal (Northwestern University): “Holdout Creditors and Sovereign Debt Renegotiation”
November 22, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Rodrigo Pinto (University of California, Los Angeles): "Learning from Noncompliance: Incentives, Choice and Identification"
November 21, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tobias Salz (Columbia University): "Intermediation and Competition in Search Markets: An Empirical Case Study"
November 21, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Daniel Rodriguez (Northwestern University Law School): "Local Governance and the New Political Economy"
November 21, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Fabrizio Perri (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis): "Exchange Rate Policies at the Zero Lower Bound"
November 21, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Yutaro Izumi (Northwestern University): "The Role of Local Identity in Economic Development: Historical Evidence from Japan"
November 18, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Joseph Hardwick (Northwestern University): "Causal inference in the presence of interactive fixed effects"
November 18, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard)  
November 17, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Anne Ruderman (Harvard University): "The Changing Use and Importance of Slave-Ship Captains in the Royal African Company"
November 17, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Yanfeng Oyang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): "Planning Service Facilities Under Continuous Traffic Equilibrium"
November 17, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Daniel Hemel (University of Chicago Law School): "Federalism and Inequality"
November 17, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale University): "Effects of Emigration on Rural Labor Markets”
November 17, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Nicola Persico (Northwestern University): "Communication Among Investors"
November 17, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Neale Mahoney (University of Chicago): "Provider Incentives and Health Care Costs: Evidence from Long-Term Care Hospitals"
November 16, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Alexander Wolitzky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "Bounding Equilibrium Payoffs in Repeated Games with Private Monitoring: Theory and an Application to Collusion"  
November 16, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Enrico Berkes (Northwestern University):"Rise of Knowledge Economy and Segregation in U.S. Cities"
November 16, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gabriel Ziegler (Northwestern University): "Correlated Rational Expectations Equilibrium, Informative Prices, and the Hirshleifer Effect"
November 15, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Andreas Hagemann (University of Michigan): "Placebo inference on treatment effects when the number of clusters is small"
November 15, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Grant Clayton (Northwestern University): "Unions, Shareholdres, and the Choice of Bargining Power"
November 14, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Simon Loertscher (University of Melbourne): "Prior-free Asymptotically Optimal Clock Auctions"
November 14, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Rohini Pande (Harvard Kennedy School): "E-governance, Accountability, and Leakage in Public Programs: Experimental Evidence from a Financial Managemet Reform in India"
November 14, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Chris Tonetti (Stanford University): "The Growth Dynamics of Innovation, Diffusion, and the Technology Frontier"
November 10, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Joseph Manning (Yale University): "Climate change and the ancient economy"
November 10, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Chris Walters (University of California, Berkeley): "Leveraging Lotteries for School Value-added: Testing and Estimation”
November 9, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Takako Fujiwara-Greve (Keio University): "Diverse Behavior Patterns in a Symmetric Society with Voluntary Partnerships"  
November 9, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Titan Alon (Northwestern University): "Human Capital, Inequality, and the Division of Labor"
November 8, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Ivana Komunjer (University of California, San Diego): "A Perturbation Approach to Nonlinear Filtering"
November 7, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Andrey Fradkin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): “Market Structure with the Entry of Peer-to-Peer Platforms: the Case of Hotels and Airbnb”
November 7, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Nobu Kiyotaki (Princeton University): "Monetary and Financial Policies in Emerging Markets"
November 7, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kota Murayama (Northwestern University): "Information Sharing in Groups"
November 3, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Mara Squicciarini (Northwestern University): “Devotion and Development: Religiosity, Education, and Economic Progress in 19th-Century France”
November 3, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Scott Hemphill (New York University School of Law):"Strength, Scope, and Competition in Trademark Law"
November 3, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Joe Kaboski (University of Notre Dame): "Growth Policy, Agglomeration, and (the Lack of) Competition”
November 3, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Ian Dew-Becker (Northwestern University): "Directed attention and nonparametric learning"  
November 2, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Xavier Vives (University of Navarra):"Market Power and Welfare in Asymmetric Divisible Good Auctions”        
November 2, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Paul Oyer (Stanford University):"The Roles of Nature and Nurture in Entrepreneurial Success"    
November 2, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Stephanie Johnson (Northwestern University): "What are the Costs of Ability-to-Repay Rules? Effects on Entrepreneurship and the Self-employed"
November 2, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Lauren Cohen (Harvard Business School):"Lazy Prices"    
November 2, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Laia Navarro-Sola (Northwestern University): "The effect of school discipline on academic achievement: evidence from North Carolina"
November 1, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Stefan Wager (Stanford University): "Solving Heterogeneous Estimating Equations with Gradient Forests"
November 1, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Nicola Persico (Northwestern University): "Communication Among Shareholders"  
November 1, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Rainer Widmann (Northwestern University): "The Effect of Government Research Grants on Firm Innovation: Theory and Evidence from Austria"  
October 31, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Soheil Ghili (Northwestern University): "Network Formation and Bargaining in Vertical Markets: The Case of Narrow Networks in Health Insurance"
October 31, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Per Krusell (Institute for International Economic Studies): "Labor Supply in the Future: Who Will Work?"
October 31, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bruno Barsanetti (Northwestern University): "A Hypothesis on Sectoral Productivity Growth Rates"
October 30, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 1 of 2
October 29, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 1 of 2
October 28, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Victoria Marone (Northwestern University): "Bending the Cost Curve the Wrong Way? Evaluation of Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Regulation in the Health Insurance Industry"
October 27, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Andrei Markevich (New Economic School): "The Economic Effects of the Abolition of Serfdom: Evidence from the Russian Empire"
October 27, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Amy Wagner (Northwestern University): "Effect of physician-hospital financial integration on health outcomes and spending”
October 27, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Mitchell Petersen (Northwestern University): "Understanding Precautionary Cash at Home and Abroad"  
October 27, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Rohit Lamba (Penn State): "Dynamic Contracting under Financial Constraints"
October 26, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Andrew Cherlin (Johns Hopkins University): "The Economy, the Family, and Working-Class Discontent" Registration required at: www.ipr.northwestern.edu/events/cherlin.html
October 26, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Anqi Li (Washington University, St Louis): "Optimal Incentive Contract with Costly and Flexible Monitoring"  
October 26, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
David Miller (University of Michigan): "Relational Contracting with External Enforcement"  
October 26, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Sena Coskun (Northwestern University): "Young, Educated, Unemployed"
October 26, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Kate Kellogg (MIT Sloan School of Management): "Subordinate Activation Tactics: Using Informal Influence for Reform Implementation and Micro-Institutional Change in Professional Organizations"    
October 26, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh (New York University):"Identifying the Benefits from Home Ownership: A Swedish Experiment"    
October 26, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Nico Voigtlaender (UCLA)  
October 25, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Daniel Wilhelm (University College London): "A Nonparametric Test for the Presence of Measurement Error"
October 25, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Rajkamal Vasu (Northwestern University):"Optimal M&A Advisory Contracts"
October 25, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Soheil Ghili (Northwestern University):"Network Formation and Bargaining in Vertical Markets: The Case of Narrow Networks in Health Insurance"  
October 24, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Amanda Starc (Northwestern University): "Externalities and Benefit Design in HealthInsurance"
October 24, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Raul Sanchez de la Sierra (University of California Berkeley): "Title TBA"
October 24, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lori Beaman (Northwestern Univeristy): “Improving the Productivity of Subsistence Farmers: Policy Lessons from Mali”  
October 24, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Huseyin Cagri Akkoyun (Northwestern University): "Agency Problem in Private Companies"
October 21, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Loren Fryxell (Northwestern University): "Optimal Dominant-Strategy Collusion within Homogeneous-Goods Pivot Mechanisms"
October 20, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
David Jacks (Simon Fraser University): "Infant Mortality and the Repeal of Federal Prohibition"
October 20, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Richard Arnott (University of California, Riverside): "Some Parking Economics"
October 20, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cecilia Peluffo (Northwestern University): "Social Safety Nets for the Elderly and Women’s Empowerment”
October 20, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Ronen Gradwohl (Northwestern University):"Privacy in Online Social Networks"  
October 19, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Christopher Chambers (University of California, San Diego):"On Multiple Discount Rates"
October 19, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Uri Simonsohn (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania): "Two-Lines: The First Valid Test of U-Shaped Relationships”  
October 19, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Lisa Kahn (Yale University): "Do Recessions Accelerate Routine-Biased Technological Change?  Evidence from Vacancy Postings"
October 19, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Sasha Indarte (Northwestern University): "TBA"
October 19, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Haoxiang Zhu (MIT): "Size Discovery"
October 19, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mackenzie Endress (Northwestern University): "Constraining Prospective Dictators: Comparative Institutional Analysis in a Dynamic Persuasion Framework"
October 19, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Ulrich Mueller (Princeton)  
October 18, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sergey Gitlin (Northwestern University): "Efficient estimation with smooth penalization"
October 18, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Hao Sun (Northwestern University): "Counterparty Risk"  
October 18, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Paolina Medina (Northwestern University):"Selective Attention in Consumer Finance: Evidence from an RCT in the Credit Card Market"
October 17, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Germán Bet (Northwestern University): "The Productivity Effects of Corporate Diversification"
October 17, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Adam Meirowitz (Princeton University):"Information Sharing and Moral Hazard in Team Production of Public Goods"  
October 17, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Erik Vogt (Federal Reserve Bank of New York):"Global Variance Term Premia and Intermediary Risk Appetite" Note: Location change and this is on a Monday
October 17, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wesley G. Skogan (Northwestern University): "Stop and Frisk and Police Legitimacy in Chicago"  
October 17, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Larry Christiano (Northwestern University): "Does the New Keynesian Model Have a Uniqueness Problem?"
October 17, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pinchuan Ong (Northwestern University): "The Effect of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on Local Area Economic Outcomes: Evidence from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act"
October 14, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Stephanie Toper (Northwestern University):"Performing Intraday Portfolio Analysis and Optimization with High Frequency Market Data"
October 13, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Guillaume Daudin (Universite de Dauphine): "The rise of Europe and Atlantic trade: did national institutions do it?"
October 13, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Martin Rossi (Universidad de San Andres): "Subsidized home-ownership programs, transaction costs, and domestic violence”
October 13, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Louis Simpson (Northwestern University):"The Differences Between How Boards Function Today Versus the Past" Note: Location change and this is on a Thursday
October 13, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Jeffrey Mensch (Northwestern University): "On the Existence of Monotone Pure-Strategy Perfect Bayesian Equilibrium in Games with Complementarities"  
October 12, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Christian Ewerhart (University of Zurich): "Title TBA" A reception will follow the presentation at 5pm in Room 531 (Faculty Lounge)  
October 12, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
James Kim (Harvard University): “Strategic Replication: A Method for Scaling Evidence-Based LiteracyInterventions”  
October 12, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Alberto Galasso (University of Toronto): "Title TBA"
October 12, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Bastian Schulz (Ifo Institute): "'Wage Rigidity and Labor Market Dynamics with Sorting'"
October 12, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Thomas Winberry (University of Chicago): ""Lumpy Investment, Business Cycles, and Stimulus Policy"  
October 11, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sofya Budanova (Northwestern University): "Penalized maximum likelihood estimation of finite mixture models with unknown number of components"
October 11, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Ron Haskins (Brookings Institute): "Will Evidence-Based Policy Improve the Nation’s Social Programs?"      
October 11, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Ian Dew-Becker (Northwestern University):"Directed Attention and Nonparametric Learning"
October 11, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tom Hamami (Northwestern University): "Networking Effects, Bargaining Power and Product Review Bias: Theory and Evidence"
October 10, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Tiberiu Dragu (New York University): "The Dynamic Foundations of Terrorism and Counterterrorism"
October 10, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Thomas Ogorzalek (Northwestern University): “Antiracism Without Antiracists: City Representation and Racial Realignment,1933-63”  
October 10, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Cosmin Ilut (Duke University): "Learning, Confidence, and Business Cycles"
October 10, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jose Carreno-Garcia (Northwestern University): "Untangling and Understanding Unobserved Total Factor Productivity"
October 9, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Welcome reception for new Economics faculty, staff and graduate students.  Presentation of Distinguished Teaching Assistant awards.  All Economics faculty, staff, graduate students and their families / partners invited.  By invitation only, RSVP by noon on Monday October 3.
October 7, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Christian Conrad (University of Heidelberg):"Testing for an Omitted Long-Term Component in Multiplicative GARCH Models"
October 6, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Hoyt Bleakley (University of Michigan): "Longevity, Education, and Income: How Large is the Triangle?”
October 6, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Hoyt Bleakley (University of Michigan): "Longevity, Education, and Income: How Large is the Triangle?” Please note different start time
October 6, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
George Georgiadis (Northwestern University):"Risk-Taking and Simple Contracts"
October 6, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
David Rodina (Northwestern University):"Information Design and Career Concerns"
October 5, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Leeat Yariv (California Institute of Technology): "Optimal Dynamic Matching"
October 5, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Reed Walker (UC, Berkeley): "Energy Prices, Pass-Through, and Incidence in U.S. Manufacturing"
October 5, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Evan Apfelbaum (MIT Sloan School of Management): "Beyond One-Size-Fits-All: Tailoring Diversity Approaches to the Representation of Social Groups"
October 5, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Yuta Takahashi (Northwestern University): "Winners and Losers in Trade : A Quantification"
October 5, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Allan Timmermann (University of California, San Diego):"Transparency, Investor Information Acquisition, and Money Market Fund Risk Rebalancing during the 2011-12 Eurozone Crisis" Note: Only hard-copies of paper available in room 401
October 5, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Michiel De Jong (Northwestern University): "Are We Underestimating Growth? The Role of Fixed and Marginal Costs in the Severity of the New Product Bias"
October 4, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Ravi Jagannathan (Northwestern University): "Tail Risk in Momentum Strategy Returns"
October 4, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Can Urgun (Northwestern University):"Contract Manufacturing Relationships"
October 3, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Robin Lee (Harvard University): "Equilibrium Insurer-Provider Networks: Exclusion, Tiering and Steering"
October 3, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Pedro Dal Bo (Brown University): "The Demand for Bad Policy when Voters Underappreciate Equilibrium Effects"
October 3, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Leslie McCall (Northwestern University):  "The Opportunity Model of Beliefs about Inequality and Redistribution"  
October 3, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Emi Nakamura (Columbia University): "The Elusive Costs of Inflation:Price Dispersion during the U.S. Great Inflation"
October 2, 2016
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
A two-day student-run conference for PhD students interested in applied topics and empirical methods in Economics. The conference includes a selection of papers that address challenging empirical questions using interesting methodological approaches, including creative reduced-form strategies, original structural estimation frameworks and novel datasets.
October 1, 2016
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
A two-day student-run conference for PhD students interested in applied topics and empirical methods in Economics. The conference includes a selection of papers that address challenging empirical questions using interesting methodological approaches, including creative reduced-form strategies, original structural estimation frameworks and novel datasets.
September 30, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Jean Tirole (Toulouse School of Economics): "On some social determinants of behavior and institutions" Lecture 4 of 4
September 29, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Joachim Voth (University of Zurich): "Killer Incentives: Awards, Status Competition, and Pilot Performance during World War II"
September 29, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Marta Gonzalez (MIT): "Big Data to Tackle Urban Mobility Challenges" 
September 29, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Jeff Ely (Northwestern University): "Dynamic Information Design: Two Examples"  
September 29, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Shamika Ravi (Brookings India): "The Impact of Electronic Voting Machines on Electoral Frauds, Democracy and Development"Note: This is on a Thursday
September 28, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Erik Madsen (Madsen Consulting Engineering): "Optimal Project Termination with an Informed Agent" A reception will follow the presentation at 5pm in Room 531 (Faculty Lounge)  
September 28, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Navin Kartik (Columbia Univeristy):"Single-Crossing Differences on Distributions"
September 28, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Andreas Kropf (Northwestern University): "TBA"
September 28, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Daniel Paravisini (London School of Economics): "Adverse Selection on Maturity: Evidence from Online Consumer Credit"
September 28, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Haritz Garro (Northwestern University): "Economic Activity and Political Polarization: Evidence from US State Legislatures"
September 27, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Amanda Kowalski (Yale University): "Doing More When You're Running Late:Applying Marginal Treatment Effect Methods to Examine Treatment Effect Heterogeneity in Experiments" (please note different day and time)
September 27, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Amanda Kowalski (Yale University): "Doing More When You're Running Late:Applying Marginal Treatment Effect Methods to Examine Treatment Effect Heterogeneity in Experiments"
September 27, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Orla Doyle (Geary Institute, University College, Dublin): "Intervening Early to Promote School Readiness: An RCT of the Preparing for Life Program"  
September 27, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Paolina del Carmen Medina Palma (Northwestern University): "Selective Attention in Consumer Finance: Evidence from a Randomized Intervention in the Credit Card Market"
September 27, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jeffrey Mensch (Northwestern University): "On the Existence of Monotone Pure-Strategy Perfect Bayesian Equilibrium in Games with Complementarities" 
September 26, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Jean Tirole (Toulouse School of Economics): "On some social determinants of behavior and institutions" Lecture 3 of 4
September 26, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Jean Tirole (Toulouse School of Economics): "On some social determinants of behavior and institutions" Lecture 3 of 4
September 26, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Filipe Campante (Harvard University): "Development and Political Conflict in the Global Network of Air Links"  
September 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Emmanuel Farhi (Harvard University): "Optimal Taxation with Behavioral Agents"
September 26, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chiara Maggi (Northwestern University): "The Macroeconomic Impact of Product-Market Liberalization"
September 23, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Jean Tirole (Toulouse School of Economics): "On some social determinants of behavior and institutions" Lecture 2 of 4
September 22, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Anthony Wray (Hitotsubashi University): "Long-run Consequences of Exposure to Natural Disasters"
September 22, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Can Urgun (Northwestern University):"Contract Manufacturing Relationships"
September 21, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Discussion of procedures for graduate students entering the job market
September 21, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Jean Tirole (Toulouse School of Economics): "Cognitive Games and Cognitive Traps"   A reception will follow the presentation at 5pm in Room 531 (Faculty Lounge)  
September 21, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Emir Kamenica (University of Chicago): "Competition in Persuasion"  
September 21, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Victor Luo (Northwestern University): "Discriminating Between Asset Pricing Models Using Nominal Bond Yields"
September 21, 2016
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Jacopo Ponticelli (University of Chicago): "Capital Allocation across Regions, Sectors and Firms: Evidence from a Commodity Boom in Brazil"  
September 21, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Giacomo Magistretti (Northwestern University): "Economic Integration, Learning, and Democracy"
September 20, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Brendan Beare (University of California, San Diego): "An improved bootstrap test of density ratio ordering"
September 20, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Filippo Mezzanotti (Northwestern University): "Private Equity, Financial Strategy, and the Crisis"
September 19, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Jean Tirole (Toulouse School of Economics): "On some social determinants of behavior and institutions" Lecture 1 of 4
September 19, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Jean Tirole (Toulouse School of Economics): "On some social determinants of behavior and institutions" Lecture 1 of 4
September 19, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
David Brockman (Stanford University): "Asymmetric Misperceptions of Public Opinion Among Political Elites"
September 8, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Viktor Todorov (Northwestern Univeristy): "Unified Inference for Nonlinear Factor Models from Panels with Fixed and Large Time Span" Note: This is on a Thursday
July 21, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Alex Chinco (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): "Title TBA"
July 19, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Asaf Bernstein (University of Colorado Boulder): "Household Debt Overhang and Labor Supply"
June 17, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Buffet lunch for graduating Economics seniors and their families.  To be held under a tent in the sorority quadrangle behind Scott Hall.  RSVP to EconBA@northwestern.edu by June 13th.
June 10, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Cisil Sarisoy (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
June 9, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Joseph Ferrie (Northwestern University): "Economic Mobility in the U.S., 1850-2015" 
June 8, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Sridhar Srinivasan (Northwestern University): "Patents v/s Innovation: Evidence from Public Firms."
June 8, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Krzysztof Kalisiak (Northwestern University): "Title TBA" **PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE TO 619**
June 7, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Jorge Nocedal & Andreas Waechter (Northwestern University): "Optimization Methods and Software for Practitioners"
June 7, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Lorenz Kueng (Northwestern University): "Retail Response to Anticipated Demand Shocks."
June 7, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Johnny Chan (Northwestern University): "Product Differentiation in the Digital Economy: Evidence from Tagging"
June 6, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Seema Jayachandran (Northwwestern University): "Cash for Carbon: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Deforestation"    
June 6, 2016
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Moran Cerf (Northwestern University): "The Blockchain Technology."
June 3, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Masato Ubukata (Kushiro Public University of Economics): "Title TBA"  
June 2, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Peter Lindert (University of California, Davis) and Jeff Williamson (Harvard University and University of Wisconsin): "Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality since 1700"
June 2, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago): "Marriage, Social Insurance and Labor Supply."
June 2, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago): "Marriage, Social Insurance and Labor Supply"
June 2, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago): "Marriage, Social Insurance and Labor Supply."
June 2, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Tai-Wei Hu (Northwestern University): "Optimal Banking and Banking Regulations with Delegated Monitoring."  
June 2, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
John Mondragon (Northwestern University): “Substitution between Parents’ Home Equity and Students’ Borrowing: Evidence from the Housing Boom and Bust”
June 1, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Shengwu Li (Stanford University): "Obviously Strategy-Proof Mechanisms"
June 1, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Lee Branstetter (Carnegie Mellon University): "Title TBA"  
June 1, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Yuta Takahashi (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
June 1, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Juan Serpa (Indiana University): "The Impact of Supply Chains on Firm-Level Productivity."
June 1, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Svetlana Bryzgalova (Stanford University):"The Consumption Risk of Bonds and Stocks"  
May 31, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Lorenz Kueng (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"  
May 31, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Rainer Widmann (Northwestern University): "The Effect of Government Research Grants on the Ambition and Direction of Industrial R&D: Theory and Evidence from the Austrian Research Fund Agency FFG."
May 30, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Kym Ardison (Northwestern University): "High Frequency Tail Risk"  
May 27, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sasha Indarte (Northwestern University): "Contagion via Financial Intermediaries in Pre-1914 Sovereign Debt Markets."
May 27, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Rasmus Varneskov (Northwestern University): "Medium Band Least Squares Estimation of Fractional Cointegration in the Presence of Low-Frequency Contamination"  
May 26, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Nicolas Ziebarth (University of Iowa): "Earnings Inequality in the Great Depression"
May 26, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Paul Waddell (University of California, Berkeley): "Simulating and Visualizing Planning for Sustainable Development"
May 26, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Neale Mahoney (University of Chicago): "Does Privatized Health Insurance Benefit Patients or Producers? Evidence from Medicare Advantage"  
May 26, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Georgy Egorov (Northwestern University): "Cool to Be Smart or Smart to Be Cool: Understanding Peer Pressure in Education"
May 26, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Raj Vasu (Northwestern University): "Shareholder Rights and Permanent Capital in the First Corporations: How the English and Dutch East India Companies Navigated the Stormy Seas"  
May 25, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Bart Lipman (Boston University): "Evidence and Commitment in Allocation Mechanisms"
May 25, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Canice Prendergast (University of California, Los Angeles): "Title TBA"
May 25, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Husnu Dalgic (Northwestern University): "title tba"
May 25, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Andrew Patton (Duke University): "Modeling and Forecasting (Un)Reliable Realized Covariances for More Reliable Financial Decisions"  
May 25, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sam Norris (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
May 24, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Brian Melzer (Northwestern University): "The Misguided Beliefs of Financial Advisors"
May 24, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Wouter Dessein (Northwestern University): "Models of Management"
May 23, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Mike Abito (University of Pennsylvania): "Technological Choice in Response to Environmental Regulation: Electricity Markets and the Clean Power Plan"
May 23, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Elizabeth Gerber (Northwestern University): "The Future of Collective Innovation"    
May 23, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
David Berger and Ian Dew-Becker (Northwestern University): "Contractionary volatility or volatile contractions?"
May 23, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chiara Maggi (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
May 20, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Stephanie Johnson (Northwestern University): "Ability-to-Repay Rules: What are the Costs?"
May 19, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Kris Inwood (University of Guelph): "'Tall, active, and well made'? Māori stature and health in New Zealand"
May 19, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
John Lazarev (New York University): "Simulating the Dynamic Effects of Horizontal Mergers: U.S. Airlines"
May 19, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Joseph Altonji (Yale University): "Group-Average Observables as Controls for Sorting on Unobservables When Estimating Group Treatment Effects: the Case of School and Neighborhood Effects."  
May 19, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Joe Altonji (Yale University): "Group-Average Observables as Controls for Sorting on Unobservables When Estimating Group Treatment Effects: the Case of School and Neighborhood Effects"
May 19, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
George Georgiadis (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"  
May 18, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Lars Stole (Chicago Booth): Menu Auctions and Influence Games with Private Information.”      
May 18, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
David Martimort (Paris School of Economics): "Title TBA"
May 18, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Jeffrey Clemens (University of California, San Diego): "The Minimum Age and the Great Recession"  
May 18, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Cheryl Kaiser (University of Washington): "Organizational Diversity Initiatives and Perceptions of Fairness"
May 18, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Abdoulaye Ndiaye (Northwestern University): "Optimal Taxation, Social Security and Retirement Behavior"
May 18, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Gerard Cachon (University of Pennsylvania):"The Role of Surge Pricing on a Service Platform with Self-Scheduling Capacity"
May 18, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Nicolae Garleanu (University of California, Berkeley):"Impediments to Financial Trade: Theory and Measurement"
May 18, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Susan Ou (Northwestern University): "Linguistic Barriers to Ideology: Evidence from the Cultural Revolution."
May 17, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Bruce Hansen (University of Wisconsin): "A Unified Asymptotic Distribution Theory for Parametric and Non-Parametric Least Squares"
May 17, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Sridhar Srinivasan (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"  
May 17, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Soheil Ghili (Northwestern University): "Hospital Networks, Price Negotiation, and Premiums in the Health Insurance Industry."
May 16, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Ali Hortacsu (University of Chicago): "Deposit Competition and Financial Fragility: Evidence from the U.S. Banking Sector"
May 16, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Adam Meirowitz (University of Utah): "TBA" 
May 16, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Hideyuki Takamizawa (Hitotsubashi University): "An Equilibrium Model of the Term Structures of Bonds and Equities."
May 16, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Thomas D. Cook (Northwestern University): "Evidence About Evidence-Based Social Policy"
May 16, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Michael Woodford (Columbia University): "Quantitative Easing and Financial Stability"
May 16, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vishal Kamat (Northwestern University): "Approximate Permutation Tests and Induced Order Statistics in the Regression Discontinuity Design"
May 13, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Aniket Panjwani (Northwestern University): "The Effect of Media Consolidation on Product Variety and Local Politics"
May 12, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Amanda Gregg (Middlebury College): "Factory Productivity and the Concession System of Incorporation in Late Imperial Russia, 1894-1908"
May 12, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Arnaud Costinot (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "Micro to Macro: Optimal Trade Policy with Firm Heterogeneity"
May 12, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Peter Klibanoff (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"  
May 11, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Ettore Damiano (University of Toronto): "Title TBA"
May 11, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Leila Agha (Boston University): "Expert Discretion and Guidelines: Evidence from Warfarin Administration"  
May 11, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sasha Indarte (Northwestern University): "Financial Crises and the Transmission of Monetary Policy to Consumer Credit Markets"
May 11, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Amir Kermani (University of California-Berkeley): "Unconventional Monetary Policy and the Allocation of Credit" 
May 11, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nicolas Inostroza (Northwestern University): "Optimal Information Disclosure in Games of Regime Change"
May 10, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Dimitris Papanikolaou (Northwestern University): "In Search of Ideas: Technological Innovation and Executive Pay Inequality"
May 10, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tom Hamami (Northwestern University):"Expert Product Reviews and Conflict-of-Interest: The Case of Game Informer"
May 9, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Joseph Cullen (Washington University at St. Louis): "Welfare Analysis of Equilibria With and Without Early Termination Fees in the U.S. Wireless Industry"
May 9, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jolie Matthews (Northwestern University): "Polarity in Social Media Spaces: Do Online Discussions Lead to Changed Opinions?"
May 9, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Nicola Fuchs-Schundeln (Goethe University): "Taxation and Labor Supply of Married Women across Countries: A Macroeconomic Analysis"
May 9, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gideon Bornstein (Northwestern University): "Monetary Policy Effectiveness with Negative Interest Rates: Theory and Evidence From the Legal Cannabis Industry"
May 6, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sibo Wang (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
May 6, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Karin Loch (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
May 6, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:45 PM
Mar Reguant (Northwestern University): Energy Fest 2016
May 5, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Randy Walsh (University of Pittsburgh): "Zoning and the Economic Geography of Cities"
May 5, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Nebiyou Tilahun (University of Illinois at Chicago): "Transit Accessibility, Last Mile Issues & Equity: Assessment using Chicago as a Case Study"
May 5, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thibault Fally (University of California, Berkeley): "Firm Heterogeneity in Consumption Baskets: Evidence from Home and Store Scanner Data"
May 5, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Jason Hartline (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
May 5, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Kent Daniel (Columbia University):"Liquidity and Return Reversals”
May 4, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Yeon-Koo Che (Columbia University): "Optimal Sequential Decision with Limited Attention"
May 4, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Adam Isen (Office of Tax Analysis, U.S. Department of the Treasury): "Un-Fortunate Sons: Effects of the Vietnam Draft Lottery on the Next Generation's Labor Market"
May 4, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Andreas Kropf (Northwestern University): CANCELLED
May 4, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Madan Pillutla (London Business School): "Gender Differences in Perceptions of and Reactions to Competition."
May 4, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Robert Bray (Northwestern University):"Ergodicity and the Estimation of Markov Decision Processes"
May 4, 2016
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Giorgia Piacentino (Washington University, St. Louis):"Warehouse Banking"
May 4, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Alexey Makarin (Northwestern University): "Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia"
May 3, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Pietro Ortoleva (Columbia): "Econographics"
May 3, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Hao Sun (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
May 3, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Colin Shopp (Northwestern University):"Deadlines"
May 2, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Myrto Kalouptsidi (Princeton University): "Detection and Impact of Industrial Subsidies: The Case of World Shipbuilding"
May 2, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Thomas Fujiwara (Princeton University): "Votes, Seats, and Bargaining in Government Formation"
May 2, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Stephanie Edgerly (Northwestern University): "New Media for New Voters: Youth News Exposure in an Age of Media Choice"
May 2, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Daniel Greenwald (New York University): "The Mortgage Credit Channel of Macroeconomic Transmission"
May 2, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 Luca Bittarello (Northwestern University): "Holding the Picket Line: Do Strikes Signal the Strength of Worker Coalitions?"
April 29, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gabriela Cugat (Northwestern University): "Consumer Heterogeneity and Exchange Rate Devaluation"
April 29, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Cisil Sarisoy (Northwestern University):"Linear Factor Models and the Estimation of Expected Returns"
April 28, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thomas Stapleford (University of Notre Dame): "Government by Numbers: Federal Statistics and American Politics, 1787 – 2000"
April 28, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ethan Ligon (University of California, Berkeley): "Measuring households' marginal utilities using data on disaggregate expenditures"
April 28, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Sylvain Sorin (Université Pierre et Marie Curie): "Finite Composite Games: Equilibria and Dynamics"
April 27, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Robert Gordon (Northwestern University) and Joel Mokyr (Northwestern University) Clash of the Intellectual Titans: "Resolved: America's best years of economic growth are behind us" Presented by: Northwestern Political Union
April 27, 2016
5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
Mandatory meeting.  Director of Graduate Studies will discuss important deadlines, degree requirements and funding availability, and will answer questions.
April 27, 2016
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Mandatory meeting.  Director of Graduate Studies will discuss important deadlines, degree requirements and funding availability, and will answer questions.
April 27, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Ignacio Esponda (Washington University): "Equilibrium in Misspecified Markov Decision Problems"
April 27, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Dilip Mookherjee (Boston University): "Ex Ante Collusion and Organizational Design"  
April 27, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Kathleen Eisenhardt (Stanford University): "Origins and Outcomes of Cooperation and Competition in Nascent Ecosystems"
April 27, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Victor Luo (Northwestern University): "Firm Heterogeneity and Debt Denomination: Theory and Evidence From Turkey"
April 27, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Nikos Trichakis (Harvard Business School): "“Data-driven Optimization Approaches to Improve the U.S. Kidney Allocation SystemBA"  
April 27, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Zhiguo He (University of Chicago):"Intermediary Asset Pricing: New Evidence from Many Asset Classes"
April 27, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Max Tabord-Meehan (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
April 26, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Federico Bugni (Duke University): "Inference Under Covariate Adaptive Randomization with Expensive Treatments"
April 26, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Grant Clayton (Northwestern University): "Agency and Crisis: Evidence from Mutual Fund Voting"
April 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Linyi Zhang (Northwestern University): "Knowledge Spillovers of Manufacturing Firms" 
April 25, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Ben S. Bernanke  (Brookings Institution):In Conversation with Professor Janice Eberly Registration is not required. 
April 25, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Igal Hendel (Northwestern University): "The Welfare Impact of Long Term Contracts: Health Insurance"
April 25, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Luis Corchon Diaz (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid): "Relinquishing Power, Exploitation and Political Unemployment in Democratic Organizations"  
April 25, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Melissa Simon (Northwestern University): “Architecture 101: Why This Matters for Population Health”  
April 25, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Dimitris Papanikolaou (Northwestern University): CANCELLED
April 25, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jordan Norris (Northwestern University): "Agglomeration and Geographic Scale of Taxation"