Past Events

View past seminars and other events sponsored by the department of Economics. Events can be viewed by date or filtered by seminar series.

Date & TimeSeminar SeriesSpeaker and Title
May 23, 20194:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryHui Ren Tan (National University of Singapore): "A Different Land of Opportunity: The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the Early 20th-Century U.S."  
May 23, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied Microeconomics Chao Fu (University of Wisconsin): "Government Expenditure on the Public Education System" with Shoya Ishimaru and John Kennan
May 23, 201912:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarKohei Matsumura (Northwestern University): "Demographic transition and land prices"
May 23, 201912:15 PM - 1:15 PMTheory Bag Lunch Seminar SeriesLorenzo Stanca (Northwestern University, Kellogg MECS)
May 22, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS-EMS Theory WorkshopAndreas Kleiner (Arizona State University): "Title TBA"
May 22, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarJunyan Guan (Northwestern University): "Royalties and Firm Efforts: Evidence from North Dakota Oil Leasing and Drilling"
May 21, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Econometrics Tim Armstrong (Yale University): "Sensitivity Analysis using Approximate Moment Condition Models"
May 20, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial Organization Thomas Wollmann (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business): "How to Get Away With Merger: Stealth Consolidation and its Real Effects on US Healthcare."
May 20, 201912:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Macroeconomics Andrea Eisfeldt (University of California, Los Angelos): "Human Capitalists” joint with Antonio Falato and Mindy Xiaolan
May 20, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarBenjamin Vatter (Northwestern University): "Information spillovers in the demand for healthcare"
May 19, 20198:30 AM - 12:15 PMEconomic History Conference “Putting the Pieces Together: Promise, Programs and Pitfalls in Linking Historical and Contemporary Records”
May 18, 20198:30 AM - 5:00 PMEconomic History Conference“Putting the Pieces Together: Promise, Programs and Pitfalls in Linking Historical and Contemporary Records”
May 17, 20192:00 PM - 3:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarFrancesca Truffa (Northwestern University): "Effect of Peers on MBAs' Career Outcomes"
May 17, 201912:15 PM - 1:15 PMTheory Bag Lunch Seminar Series Anat Admati (Stanford Graduate School of Business): "The Missed Opportunity and Challenge of Capital Regulation"
May 17, 201912:00 PM - 6:00 PMEconomic History Conference“Putting the Pieces Together: Promise, Programs and Pitfalls in Linking Historical and Contemporary Records”
May 16, 20194:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryNicolas Ziebarth (Vanderbilt University): “Firm Networks in the Great Depression” with Erik Loualiche and Chris Vickers. 
May 16, 201912:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarSergio Armella (Northwestern University)
May 16, 201912:15 PM - 1:15 PMTheory Bag Lunch Seminar SeriesNemanja Antic (Northwestern University, Kellogg MEDS)
May 15, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS-EMS Theory WorkshopDavid Kreps (Stanford Graduate School of Business): "Starting Small to Screen for Mr. Good Bob"
May 15, 201912:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch Seminar Sutanoko Roy  (University of Chicago): "Countervailing impact of incentivizing the talented poor in resource poor environment: Theory and evidence from a field experiment" Abstract:There is widespread interest in policies that improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged students. Preferential policies, scholarships, and prizes, either by design or equivocally or unintendedly, can increase the incentive of targeted students to compete for rank in class. When targeted students are already intrinsically motivated to rank highly in class, any increase in incentives can decrease the motivation of non-eligible peers who are also competing for rank in class. In the presence of positive peer--effects, demotivating the non-targeted group reduces potentially beneficial spillovers and if this reduction is pronounced, then it may even reduce the learning outcomes of targeted incentivized students. We find evidence for this countervailing phenomenon in a field study of the impact of "Merit-cum-Means" intervention in India. The paper reports on the first large-scale randomized field experiment (more than 14,000 undergraduate students) involving legally-recognized minorities to examine the causal effects of providing rank based financial incentives to disadvantaged students on high stakes university test grades. When very poor students are given the opportunity to win prizes, the test scores of the both the eligible poor minority and the test scores of the relatively richer majority group fall. The paper also provides evidence of reduced cooperation among high ability peers when poor students are incentivized and the majority of the peers are excluded. We provide a theoretical framework to understand this phenomenon that extends the tournament model of McAfee-Fullerton~(1999) and utilises the approach of Eaton and Kortum~(2002), which implicitly assumes Cox proportional hazard for idiosyncratic shocks. The implication of model is that in resource poor environments where peer effects are likely large, policies that enhance in-class positive externalities may be more effective in achieving better learning outcomes for the poor than incentivizing the poor to work harder to achieve high rank in examinations.
May 15, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarCassiano Alves (Northwestern University): "Should the government take sides in couples quarrels?"
May 13, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial Organization Adam Kapor (Princeton University): "Housing Search Frictions: Evidence from Search Data and a Field Experiment"
May 13, 201912:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Macroeconomics Jessie Handbury (University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School): "Income Growth and the Distributional Effects of Urban Spatial Sorting"
May 13, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarMichael Porcellacchia (Northwestern University): "Constraining a ruler: who wins and who loses"
May 10, 20199:15 AM - 4:00 PMNemmers Prize in Economics: ConferenceNemmers Conference.  This is associated with the awarding of the Nemmers Prize in Economics to David Kreps.  Day 2 of 2.  Free registration required.
May 9, 20194:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryWilliam Collins (Vanderbilt University): "Immigrants’ Labor Market Assimilation, Early and Late in the Age of Mass Migration”
May 9, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied Microeconomics Natalie Bau (University of California, Los Angeles): "Negotiating a Better Future: How Interpersonal Skills Facilitate Inter-Generational Investment."  Abstract: Using a randomized controlled trial, we study whether a negotiation skills training can improve girls' educational outcomes in a low-income country. In so doing, we provide new evidence on the effects of increasing interpersonal skills during adolescence. We find negotiation training significantly improved educational outcomes over the next three years, and these effects did not fade out. To better understand mechanisms, we estimate the effects of two alternative treatments. Negotiation had much stronger effects than an informational treatment, which had no effect. An empowerment treatment had directionally positive but insignificant educational effects. Relative to the empowerment training, negotiation increased enrollment in higher quality schooling and had greater effects for high ability girls. These findings are consistent with a model where negotiation allows high ability girls on the margin of being enrolled in school to elicit greater educational investment by strategically cooperating with their parents, a mechanism supported by lab-in-field and midline survey evidence.    
May 9, 201912:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarRiccardo Bianchi Vimercati (Northwestern University)
May 9, 20199:00 AM - 5:30 PMNemmers Prize in Economics: ConferenceNemmers Conference.  This is associated with the awarding of the Nemmers Prize in Economics to David Kreps.  Day 1 of 2.  Free registration required.
May 8, 20194:30 PM - 6:00 PMNemmers Prize in Economics: LectureDavid Kreps (Stanford University): "Some Dimensions of Behavior with which Economics Should Contend" (reception to follow)
May 8, 201912:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch Seminar Renate Hartwig (University of Namur): "Unblurring the market for vision correction: A willingness to pay experiment in rural Burkina Faso" Abstract:We assess the willingness to pay (WTP) for eyeglasses of an adult population in rural Burkina Faso. We elicit the WTP using the Becker-DeGroot-Marschak (BDM) approach. We combine the BDM method with a layaway scheme and a video intervention to probe to what extent liquidity and information matter. Our results show that the willingness to pay for glasses is low, amounting to 20% of the current market price. The video intervention raises the WTP for corrective glasses by 16%. The layaway scheme does not affect the willingness to pay. We test for screening effects in the sub-sample of adults that received corrective glasses and find no evidence of screening in this subgroup.
May 8, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarAaron Kirkman (Northwestern University): "Hospital Cost Shifting and the Affordable Care Act."
May 6, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial Organization Thomas Covert (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business): "Relinquishing Riches: Auctions vs Informal Negotiations in Texas Oil and Gas Leasing"
May 6, 201912:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Macroeconomics Philipp Schnabl (New York University, Sloan): "Banking on Deposits: Maturity Transformation without Interest Rate Risk"
May 6, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarDavid Stillerman (Northwestern University): "Loan Guarantees and Incentives for Information Acquisition"
May 2, 20194:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryTaisu Zhang (Yale University): “The Ideological Foundations of the Qing Fiscal State”
May 2, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied Microeconomics David Autor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "College Aid, College Completion, and the Marginal Cost of a College Degree: Evidence from a Randomized Trial."
May 2, 201912:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarGiacomo Magistretti (Northwestern University): "Fiscal Sustainability in Aging Democracies"
May 2, 201912:15 PM - 1:15 PMTheory Bag Lunch - Schwartz LectureStephen Morris (Princeton University)
May 1, 201912:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch Seminar Bruno Barsanetti (Northwestern University): "Weather, Capital in Agriculture, and Labor Markets: Evidence from the 1975 Black Frost" Abstract: Perennial plants are a capital stock that is particularly vulnerable to extreme weather events like droughts, frosts, or floods. I study the 1975 frost that destroyed coffee trees in the Brazilian state of Paraná as a shock to agricultural capital. To identify the effects of the frost, I compare -for Paraná and for control states -the evolution of local economies with different pre-frost coffee tree densities. The frost resulted in a large and persistent displacement of farm workers. Local labor markets adjusted through out-migration. The long-run effects on farm employment can be associated with the decline of the coffee industry, for which agglomeration economies are a likely explanation.  
May 1, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarMatteo Camboni (Northwestern University):" Sleeping on a Decision - a Wald Approach to Model Uncertainty"
April 30, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Econometrics Demian Pouzo (University of California, Berkeley): "Some Large Sample Results for the Method of Regularized Estimators" joint with Michael Jansson
April 29, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial Organization Koichiro Ito (University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy): "Policy Design with Advantageous Selection: Experimental Evidence from Electricity Plan Choice (with Takanori Ida and Makoto Tanaka)."
April 29, 201912:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Macroeconomics Dan Greenwald (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "Firm Debt Covenants and the Macroeconomy: The Interest Coverage Channel"
April 29, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarRiccardo Bianchi Vimercati (Northwestern University): "Micro Assignment and Macro Elasticities: Theory and Applications"
April 25, 20194:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryStefania Marcassa (Université de Cergy-Pontoise): "Marriage Strategy Among the European Nobility"  
April 25, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied Microeconomics Dina Pomeranz (University of Zurich): "Can Audits Backfire?"
April 25, 201912:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarAna Danieli (Northwestern University): "Monetary Policy and Labor Income Inequality: the Expenditure Elasticity Channel"
April 25, 201912:15 PM - 1:15 PMTheory Bag Lunch Seminar SeriesWojciech Olszewski (Northwestern University)
April 24, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS-EMS Theory WorkshopFaruk Gul (Princeton University): "Title TBA"
April 24, 201912:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch Seminar Eduardo Campillo and Jose Flor Toro (Northwestern University): "Immigration, deportation, and resettlement: A research agenda in Haiti and the Dominican Republic" Abstract:In 2013, a ruling of the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic (DR) effectively threatened citizenship for around 668,000 Dominican-born, most of them Haitian-Dominicans—about 7% of the population. Three years later, close to 100,000 people had been deported to neighboring Haiti, a country ten times poorer. In this setting, we ask three questions. First, we ask how can developing economies most efficiently accommodate large inflows of what are effectively refugees. In particular, we plan to run a field experiment to see if the positive impacts of migrants in the receiving economies’ export industry documented in the literature can be leveraged to facilitate accommodation. Second, we are interested in the labor market effects of sudden changes in the composition of labor supply due to an unexpected loss of citizenship and deportations. Finally, we take a step back and ask why a State would implement such measures. We model the political economy of such decisions focusing on public-finance and electoral motives. We provide some supporting evidence for both rationales using cross-country data on immigration policies and public finance, and sub-national Dominican data on electoral outcomes as they relate to the localized enforcement of deportations.
April 24, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarRichard Peck (Northwestern University): "Industrial Policy, Productivity and Misallocation in Venezuela, 1976-1989"    
April 23, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Econometrics Marcelo Moreira (Fundação Getúlio Vargas): "Optimal Invariant Tests in an Instrumental Variables Regression With Heteroskedastic and Autocorrelated Errors."
April 23, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMThe Center for Economic Theory - Student-Invited Yearly Seminar Faruk Gul (Princeton University):"Cognitive Limitations as Behavioral Biases:Menu Effects and the Status Quo Bias" (with Wolfgang Pesendorfer and Evgenii Safonov)      
April 22, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial Organization Paulo Somaini (Stanford Graduate School of Business): "An Empirical Framework for Sequential Assignment: The Allocation of Deceased Donor Kidneys"
April 22, 201912:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Macroeconomics Thibaut Lamadon (University of Chicago): "How Much Should we Trust Estimates of Firm Effects and Worker Sorting?" (with S. Bonhomme, K, Holzheu, E, Manresa, M. Mogstad and B. Setzler)
April 22, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarModibo Camara (Northwestern University): "Online Persuasion"
April 19, 201911:45 AM - 1:30 PMLeveraging an Economics major for the career YOU want! Learn from, and be inspired by, the journeys of NU alumnae.Leveraging an Economics major for the career YOU want!Learn from, and be inspired by, the journeys of NU alumnae:Susan Bies PhD '72 Sonya Brown '94 Amelia Chen '10 Michelle Story-Stewart ’92 Moderated by: Associate Professor Lori Beaman ’99 Co-Hosted by: The Department of Economics, the Waldron Student-Alumni Connections Program, and the Undergraduate Economic Society (UES) Friday, April 19 | Noon-1:30 pm | KGH 1410 *FREE LUNCH served at 11:45 am  
April 18, 20194:00 PM - 5:00 PMThe Susan Bies Lecture on Economics and Public PolicyThomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics, School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences): "Rising Inequality and Globalization"
April 18, 201912:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarMatthias Rottner (European University Institute): "Uncertainty, Credit Booms and Bank Runs" 
April 18, 201912:15 PM - 1:15 PMTheory Bag Lunch Seminar SeriesPawel Dziewulski (University of Sussex)
April 18, 201911:00 AM - 12:15 PMSeminar in Applied Microeconomics Julia Cagé (Sciences Po Paris): "It Takes Money to Make MPs : New Evidence from 150 Years of British Campaign Spending" (with Edgard Dewitte)."
April 17, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS-EMS Theory WorkshopDaniel Rappoport (University of Chicago Booth School of Business): "Title TBA"
April 17, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarMichael Gmeiner (Northwestern University): "Price Distortions in the New Orleans Slave Market, 1804-1862"
April 16, 20195:30 PM - 6:00 PMMeeting for Third Year Economics Graduate StudentsMandatory meeting.  Director of Graduate Studies will discuss important deadlines, degree requirements and funding availability, and will answer questions.
April 16, 20195:00 PM - 5:30 PMMeeting for Second Year Economics Graduate StudentsMandatory meeting.  Director of Graduate Studies will discuss important deadlines, degree requirements and funding availability, and will answer questions.
April 16, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Econometrics Roger Koenker (University College London): "Nonparametric maximum likelihood methods for binary response models with random coefficients"
April 15, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial Organization Nicholas Ryan (Yale University): "Contract Enforcement and Productive Efficiency: Evidence from the Bidding and Renegotiation of Power Procurement Contracts in India”
April 15, 201912:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Macroeconomics Lawrence Christiano (Northwestern University): "Discouraging Deviant Behavior in Monetary Economics"
April 15, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarAshley Wong (Northwestern University): "Occupations and Motherhood Penalty"
April 11, 20194:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryMarianne Wanamaker (University of Tennessee):"Cohort Effects of Restrictive Abortion Legislation ---Evidence from 19th Century Law variation"
April 11, 201912:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarMike Honig (Northwestern University): "Credit Shocks, Monetary Flows, and Quantitative Tightening"
April 11, 201912:15 PM - 1:15 PMTheory Bag Lunch Seminar SeriesDov Samet (Tel Aviv University)
April 10, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS-EMS Theory WorkshopChiara Margaria (Yale university): "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: Intra-Household Earning Distribution and Marriage Durability"
April 10, 201912:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch Seminar Clément Imbert (University of Warwick): "Migrants and Firms: Evidence from China" (with Marlon Seror, Yifan Zhang and Yanos Zylberberg) Abstract:This paper provides causal empirical evidence that rural-urban migration lowers urban firm productivity in developing countries. We use longitudinal data on Chinese manufacturing firms between 2001 and 2006, and exploit exogenous variation in rural-urban migration due to agricultural price shocks for identification. We find that following a migrant inflow, labor costs decline and employment grows. Within firm, labor productivity decreases sharply and remains low in the longer run. Within industry and location, it is low-productivity firms that grow the most, so that aggregate labor productivity falls even faster. Since migrants favor high-productivity destinations, migration strongly equalizes factor productivity across locations.  
April 10, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student Seminar Joris Mueller (Northwestern University): "State Planning and Development: Evidence from Villagization in Tanzania"  
April 9, 20195:00 PM - 6:00 PMOrientation for Economics Graduate Students on the Job MarketDiscussion of procedures for graduate students thinking about entering the job market next year
April 9, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Econometrics Gonzalo Vazquez-Bare (University of California, Santa Barbara): "Identification and Estimation of Spillover Effects in Randomized Experiments."
April 8, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial Organization Daniel Waldinger (New York University): "Targeting In-Kind Transfers through Market Design: A Revealed Preference Analysis of Public Housing Allocation." 
April 8, 201912:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsGabriel Chodorow-Reich (Harvard University): "Cash and the Economy: Evidence from India's Demonetization."
April 8, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarKristina Manysheva (Northwestern University): "The Impacts of Mobile Money on Village Economies: a General Equilibrium Approach."
April 6, 20199:00 AM - 5:00 PMNorthwestern Economics Tournament (NET) Northwestern Economics Tournament (NET) is an annual event for high school students passionate about economics and its applications. It is put on by the Northwestern Economics Department and a team of undergraduates.
April 3, 201912:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarApoorv Gupta (Northwestern University): "Technology Adoption and Access to Credit Via Mobile Phones"  Abstract:We study the effect of mobile phone coverage on technology adoption and access to credit by Indian farmers. Our units of observation are 10 X 10 km cells for which we observe the evolution of mobile phone coverage, land use and agricultural inputs between 1997 and 2012. Our empirical strategy exploits variation in the construction of mobile-phone towers under a large government program aimed at increasing mobile coverage in rural areas. In particular, we compare cells covered by new towers with similar cells where new towers were proposed but eventually not realized. We find that areas receiving mobile phone coverage experience faster adoption of high-yielding varieties of seeds, and higher increase in access to credit by small farmers. To explore how mobile phones can reduce farmers' information gap on new technologies and facilitate access to credit we analyze the content of 1.4 million geo-localized calls to a major call center for agricultural advice.
April 3, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarMatteo Magnaricotte (Northwestern University): "Local Specialization and Growth: The Italian Land Reform"
April 2, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsBulat Gafarov (University of California, Davis): "Inference in high-dimensional set-identified affine models"
April 1, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationMark Satterthwaite (Northwestern University, Kellogg): "Internal versus External Growth in Industries with Scale Economies: A Computational Model of Optimal Merger Policy.” with Ben Mermelstein, Volker Nocke and Michael Whinston
April 1, 201912:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsSilvia Miranda-Agrippino (The Bank of England): "When Creativity Strikes: News Shocks and Business Cycle Fluctuations''
April 1, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarBrendon Andrews (Northwestern University): "Medical Education Reform and the Gatekeepers of Medical Knowledge in Early Twentieth Century North America."
March 19, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsEric Auerbach (Northwestern University): "Measuring Differences in Stochastic Network Structure.''
March 14, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsAndrew Newman (Boston University): "The Top-Ten Way to Integrate High Schools" 
March 13, 201912:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarYutaro Izumi (Northwestern University):"Title TBA"
March 7, 20194:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryYannay Spitzer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): "Entrepreneurship and Communal Tax Liability: The Political Economy of the Early Modern Jewish-Polish Symbiosis"
March 7, 201912:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarEgor Kozlov (Northwestern University): "Kids First or Marriage First? Unplanned Pregnancies, Household Bargaining and Marriage Selection.”
March 6, 201912:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarSera Young (Northwestern - Anthropology & Global Health, IPR): "A cross-culturally equivalent measure of household water security: experiences in scale development and implementation from 30 sites worldwide"  
March 5, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsJoel Horowitz (Northwestern University): "Non-Asymptotic Inference in Instrumental Variables Estimation"
February 28, 20194:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryRiccardo Marchingiglio (Northwestern University): "Idleness, skill decay, and labor market outcomes: the case of prison labor in the 1920-40 U.S."
February 28, 201912:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarJose Carreno (Northwestern University):  "Housing Booms and the US Productivity Puzzle"  
February 27, 201912:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarRicardo Dahis (Northwestern University): "The Political Consequences of Public Policy: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon"      
February 26, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsIvan Canay (Northwestern University): "Testing Continuity of a Density via g-order statistics in the Regression Discontinuity Design∗"
February 20, 201912:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarAndrea Tesei (Queen Mary University): "Liberation Technology: Mobile Phones and Political Mobilization in Africa" (with M. Manacorda) Abstract:Can digital information and communication technology (ICT) foster mass political mobilization? We use a novel geo-referenced dataset for the entire African continent between 1998 and 2012 on the coverage of mobile phone signal together with geo-referenced data from multiple sources on the occurrence of protests and on individual participation in protests to bring this argument to empirical scrutiny. We find that mobile phones are instrumental to mass mobilization but this only happens during economic downturns, when reasons for grievance emerge and the cost of participation falls. The results are in line with insights from a network model with imperfect information and strategic complementarities in protest occurrence. Mobile phones make individuals more responsive to both changes in economic conditions - a mechanism that we ascribe to enhanced information - and to their neighbors’ participation - a mechanism that we ascribe to enhanced coordination. Empirically both effects are at play, highlighting the channels through which digital ICT can alleviate the collective action problem.
February 12, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMEconomics Junior Recruiting SeminarWinnie van Dijk (University of Chicago): "The socio-economic consequences of housing assistance"
February 11, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMEconomics Junior Recruiting SeminarAnthony Zhang (Stanford University): "Competition and Manipulation in Derivative Contract Markets"
February 5, 20193:45 PM - 5:15 PMEconomics Junior Recruiting SeminarWeijie Zhong (Columbia University):"Optimal Dynamic Information Acquisition"
February 1, 20194:00 PM - 5:00 PMDale Mortensen Nobel Prize DedicationInvitation only
February 1, 201911:00 AM - 12:30 PMEconomics Junior Recruiting SeminarJose Ignacio Cuesta (University of Chicago): "Price Regulation in Credit Markets: A Trade-off Between Consumer Protection and Credit Access"
January 28, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PMInstitute for Policy Research: Fay Lomax Cook Monday ColloquiumSeema Jayachandran (Northwestern): "Son Preference and Fertility in India"   Abstract: In India, the eldest son is responsible for supporting his parents in old age, and he plays important roles in Hindu funeral rites. Having a son to fulfill these roles is very important to couples, and parents tend to favor their eldest son over their other children. This talk will discuss how eldest-son preference strongly shapes couples’ fertility decisions and their investments in their children in India, with important implications for child health.
January 28, 201911:00 AM - 12:30 PMEconomics Junior Recruiting SeminarWayne Yuan Gao (Yale): "Robust Semiparametric Estimation in Panel Multinomial Choice Models"
January 24, 20193:45 PM - 5:15 PMEconomics Junior Recruiting SeminarClare Balboni (London School of Economics): "In Harm's Way? Infrastructure Investments and the Persistence of Coastal Cities"
January 23, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMEconomics Junior Recruiting SeminarDaniel Haanwinckel (University of California, Berkeley):"Supply, Demand, Institutions, and Firms: A Theory of Labor Market Sorting and the Wage Distribution"
January 16, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMWorkshop in Global HistoryJoel Mokyr (Northwestern University): Culture, Growth, and Economic Thought
January 15, 20193:45 PM - 5:15 PMEconomics Junior Recruiting SeminarAnne Karing (University of California, Berkeley): "Social Signaling and Childhood Immunization: A Field Experiment in Sierra Leone"
January 14, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMEconomics Junior Recruiting SeminarFelix Koenig (London School of Economics): "Superstar Earners and Market Size: Evidence from the Roll-Out of TV"
January 11, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMEconomics Junior Recruiting SeminarEllora Derenoncourt (Harvard): "Can you move to opportunity? Evidence from the Great Migration "
January 9, 20193:30 PM - 5:00 PMEconomics Senior Recruiting Seminar Rebecca Diamond (Stanford): "The Effects of Rent Control Expansion on Tenants, Landlords, and Inequality: Evidence from San Francisco" 
January 1, 2019University ClosedNorthwestern will be closed December 22 through January 1.  The main office will re-open on January 2.
December 31, 2018University ClosedNorthwestern will be closed December 22 through January 1.  The main office will re-open on January 2.
December 30, 2018University ClosedNorthwestern will be closed December 22 through January 1.  The main office will re-open on January 2.
December 29, 2018University ClosedNorthwestern will be closed December 22 through January 1.  The main office will re-open on January 2.
December 28, 2018University ClosedNorthwestern will be closed December 22 through January 1.  The main office will re-open on January 2.
December 27, 2018University ClosedNorthwestern will be closed December 22 through January 1.  The main office will re-open on January 2.
December 26, 2018University ClosedNorthwestern will be closed December 22 through January 1.  The main office will re-open on January 2.
December 25, 2018University ClosedNorthwestern will be closed December 22 through January 1.  The main office will re-open on January 2.
December 24, 2018University ClosedNorthwestern will be closed December 22 through January 1.  The main office will re-open on January 2.
December 23, 2018University ClosedNorthwestern will be closed December 22 through January 1.  The main office will re-open on January 2.
December 22, 2018University ClosedNorthwestern will be closed December 22 through January 1.  The main office will re-open on January 2.
December 12, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarBrendon Andrews (Northwestern University): "American Medical Education Reform in the Early Twentieth Century."
December 11, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMEconomics Senior Recruiting Seminar Will Dobbie (Princeton): "Measuring Bias in Consumer Lending"
December 10, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarJiachen Ma (Northwestern University) "Auction with Budget-Constrained Business Insiders and Deep-Pocket Outside Investors”    
December 6, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic History Aniket Panjwani (Northwestern University): "News in Chains: The Effects of Newspaper Consolidation on News Content, 1950 - 1980"
December 6, 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarGiacomo Magistretti (Northwestern University) "Aging, Politics, and Fiscal Sustainability"
December 5, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS - EMS Theory WorkshopTymofiy Mylovanov (University of Pittsburgh): “Optimal Design of Blockchain”
December 5, 201812:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarLaia Navarro-Sola (Northwestern University): "Secondary school expansion through televised lessons: The labor market returns of the Mexican telesecundaria" Abstract:This study investigates the long-run effects of the telesecundaria, a Mexican junior secondary school program that provides all lessons through television broadcastings in a classroom setting, and that served 19.2% of all junior secondary students in 2014. I exploit geographical and timing variation in telesecundaria's introduction to estimate the program effects using an instrumented differences-in-differences (IV-DiD) empirical approach. The main results indicate that a telesecundaria construction raises by 0.2-0.5 the average years of education and significantly increases the labor market participation of cohorts with the opportunity to attend them. I estimate a 10-13.5% hourly wage return from an additional year of education for the subgroup affected by the telesecundaria construction. In work in progress, I investigate the returns' sensitivity to the educational opportunities available: I first examine how they vary depending on the presence of brick-and-mortar secondary schools, outlining a method to separately identify the effects on individuals that would have otherwise worked versus those who would have attended a brick-and-mortar school. I then provide suggestive evidence that the estimated returns could be a combination of the returns of attending a telesecundaria (direct effect) and the returns of attending education levels available after completing telesecundaria (continuation effect), and discuss potential ways to separate both effects.
December 5, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarKristina Manysheva (Northwestern University): "World Innovation: Evidence from 100 years of Patent Data"
December 4, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsZhuan Pei (Cornell University): "Further Education During Unemployment"
December 3, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Macroeconomics Loukas Karabarbounis (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis): "Inferring Inequality with Home Production"
December 3, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarMatteo Camboni (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
November 29, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic History Deirdre McCloskey (University of Illinois at Chicago): "How Growth Happens: Liberalism, Innovism, and the Great Enrichment"
November 29, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsJing Cai (University of Maryland): "Direct and Indirect Effects of Financial Access on SMEs"
November 29, 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarBence Bardoczy (Northwestern University) "Unemployment Risk, Wage Bargaining, and the Macro Implications of Inequality"
November 28, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS - EMS Theory WorkshopQingmin Liu (Columbia University): “Title TBA”
November 28, 201812:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarAlexey Makarin (Northwestern University): "Trading with the Enemy: The Impact of Conflict on Trade Transactions in Non-Conflict Areas (with Vasily Korovkin)" Abstract:This study presents novel evidence on the effects of conflict on trade in non-conflict areas. We examine the context of the ongoing Russian military intervention in Ukraine. In a difference-in-differences framework, we leverage a newly compiled firm-level panel with the universe of Ukrainian trade transactions from 2013 through 2016 and exploit substantial spatial variation in the ethnolinguistic composition of Ukrainian counties. The estimates suggest that Ukrainian firms from counties with fewer ethnic Russians experienced a deeper decline in trade with Russia. We argue that this result stems from increased inter-ethnic tensions and a differential rise in negative attitudes and beliefs about Russia. Evidence indicates that possible mechanisms include consumer boycotts of Russian products, reputational concerns of Ukrainian firms, and a breakdown of trust in contract enforcement. In contrast, we find no evidence for individual-level animosity between firms’ key decision makers or discrimination at the border. We also rule out that the differential decline in trade only arises from economic spillovers, such as refugee flows and destruction of supply chains with conflict areas.
November 28, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarBenjamin Vatter (Northwestern University): "Vertical Integrations between Hospitals and Insurers"
November 27, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsHyunseung Kang (University of Wisconsin): "Testing Endogeneity with High Dimensional Covariates"
November 26, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationAdam Kapor (Princeton University): SEMINAR CANCELLED "Housing Search Frictions: Evidence from Detailed Search Data and a Field Experiment”
November 26, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Macroeconomics Veronica Guerrieri (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business): ""The End of the American Dream? Inequality and Segregation in US cities" (with Alessandra Fogli)
November 26, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarMichael Gmeiner (Northwestern University): "Regulation Enforcement"
November 21, 201812:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarAaron Kirkman (Northwestern University): "Radio Broadcasting and Political Activity" Abstract: This paper studies the effects of the spread of commercial radio on political participation and political competition in the United States during the 1920s. A simple differences-in-differences analysis finds that the introduction of radio broadcasts to a county is strongly correlated with a rise in voter turnout and electoral competition among political parties, possibly due to government regulation which mandated that broadcasts serve the public interest. The instrumental variables strategy exploits the fact that geographical characteristics like elevation and average groundwave conductivity affect an area's value as a site for a radio station.
November 21, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarDavid Stillerman (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
November 20, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsMax Kasy (Harvard University): "Which findings get published? Which findings should be published?"
November 19, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationKate Ho (Princeton University): "Health Insurance Menu Design: Managing the Spending-Coverage Tradeoff"
November 19, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Macroeconomics Niklas Engbom (New York University Stern School of Business and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis): "Firm and Worker Dynamics in an Aging Labor Market."
November 19, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarMatteo Magnaricotte (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
November 16, 20182:00 PM - 3:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarJeff Xu (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
November 15, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic History Melanie Xue (Northwestern University): "Folklore" 
November 15, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsShing-Yi Wang (University of Pennsylvania): "The Labor Market Consequences of Having a Boy" Abstract:Combining eight years of panel data with an event study approach, we show that rural Chinese womens' labor supply falls for one year following the birth of a daughter before returning to their pre-birth levels. The negative impact of the birth of a son is much larger in magnitude and persists for four years. We find that households reduce their consumption of cigarettes. Furthermore, there is an increase the probability of being in school and time spent on leisure for mothers following the birth of boys but not daughters. Together, these results are consistent with two mechanisms. First, mothers are rewarded for giving birth to boys, leading them to consume more leisure and work less. Second, households' returns to investment are higher for boys than girls, leading mothers to invest more effort in them.
November 15, 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarSergio Armella (Northwestern University): "Sovereign risk, international reserves and self-fulfilling crisis”
November 14, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS - EMS Theory WorkshopLarry Samuelson (Yale University): "The Wisdom of a Confused Crowd: Model-Based Inference"
November 14, 201812:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarAshley Wong & Francesca Truffa (Northwestern University) "Effect of Beliefs and Gender Roles on Girls’ Math Education" Abstract:In Ghana, a large gender gap in participation exists across fields of study in senior secondary school; in home economics, 89.6% of students are girls while in general science, only 34% are girls (Ministry of Education, 2013). Recent research shows that parents in developing countries are often misinformed about children's performance and educational returns. At the same time, there can exist gender norms that associate to girls lower innate math ability and future roles that may have lower returns to math education.The goal of this research is to investigate how information frictions and societal beliefs can lead to gender differences in investments and aspirations in math-related fields. We conduct an RCT in Ghana to investigate whether providing information can change beliefs about girls’ innate math ability and their aspirations in math education.
November 14, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarAshley Wong (Northwestern University): “Gender Diversity and Scientific Research”
November 13, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsAngelo Mele (Johns Hopkins University): "A Structural Model of Homophily and Clustering in Social Networks"
November 12, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationPietro Tebaldi (University of Chicago): "Nonparametric Estimates of Demand in the California Health Insurance Exchange"
November 12, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Macroeconomics Ethan Ilzetzki (London School of Economics): "The Effect of House Prices on Household Borrowing: A New Approach"
November 12, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarMichael Porcellacchia (Northwestern University): “Belief Formation Among Early Stage Entrepreneurs: a Field Experiment”
November 9, 2018The Quarterly CS+Econ WorkshopThe Quarterly CS+Econ Workshop brings in three or four experts at the interface between computer science and economics to present their perspective and research on a common theme. Chicago area researchers with interest in theoretical computer science are invited to attend. The technical program is in the morning and includes coffee and lunch. The afternoon of the workshop will allow for continued discussion between attendees and the speakers. The workshop series is organized by Ronen Gradwohl (Kellogg, MEDS), Jason Hartline (Computer Science), and Marciano Siniscalchi (Economics). Funding for the series is provided by the Shaw Family Supporting Organization CS+X Fund.
November 8, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic History Jonathan Schulz (Harvard University): "The Catholic Church, Kin Networks and Institutional Development"
November 8, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsRebecca Dizon-Ross (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business): "Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time Preferences"
November 8, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarLorena Keller (Northwestern University): "Capital Controls and Risk Misallocation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment"
November 7, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS - EMS Theory WorkshopPaolo Piacquaido (University of Oslo): "The Measurement of Individual and Social Deprivation"
November 7, 201812:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarApoorv Gupta (Kellogg): "Pouring of Discounts: Rainfall-Induced Demand Shocks and Producer Prices"  
November 7, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarHonn Tai Lam (Northwestern University): "Zero Search Frictions for Homogeneous Goods on Online Market Platforms"
November 6, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsHyungsik Roger Moon (University of Southern California): "Nuclear Norm Regularized Estimation of Panel Regression Models"
November 5, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationJimmy Roberts (Duke University): "Tax Advantages and Imperfect Competition in Auctions for Municipal Bonds"
November 5, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Macroeconomics Virgiliu Midrigan (New York University): "How Costly Are Markups?"
November 5, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarModibo Camara (Northwestern University): "Partial Choice under Uncertainty"
November 1, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic History Carolyn Moehling (Rutgers University): "Shut Down and Shut Out: Women Physicians in the Era of Medical Education Reform"
November 1, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsRachael Meager (London School of Economics): "Aggregating Distributional Treatment Effects: A Bayesian Hierarchical Analysis of the Microcredit Literature"
November 1, 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarApoorv Gupta (Kellogg): "Pouring of Discounts: Rainfall-Induced Demand Shocks and Producer Prices"
October 31, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS - EMS Theory WorkshopEduardo Azevedo (University of Pennsylvania): "A/B Testing for Black Swans"
October 31, 201812:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarMelanie Meng Xue (Northwestern University): "Autocratic Rule and Social Capital: Evidence from Imperial China" This paper explores the impact of autocratic rule on social capital---defined as the attitudes, beliefs, norms, and perceptions that support cooperation. Political repression is a distinguishing characteristic of autocratic regimes. Between 1661--1788, individuals in imperial China were persecuted if they were suspected of holding subversive attitudes towards the state. A difference-in-differences approach suggests that in an average prefecture, exposure to political repression led to a decline of 38% in local charities---a key proxy of social capital. In line with the historical panel results, individuals have lower levels of generalized trust today in affected prefectures. Taking advantage of institutional variation in 20th century China, and using two instrumental variables, we provide further evidence that political repression permanently reduced social capital. Moreover, individuals in prefectures with a legacy of literary inquisitions are more politically apathetic. More suggestively, there appears to be a self-reinforcing cycle in which autocratic rule becomes entrenched through causing a permanent decline in social capital.
October 31, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarJunyan Guan  (Northwestern University): "Automobile Replacement and Government Subsidy: Evidence from the CARS Program"
October 30, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsIsmael Mourifie (University of Toronto): "Sharp bounds and testability of a Roy model of STEM major choices"
October 29, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationJF Houde (University of Wisconsin, Madison): "Economies of Density in E-Commerce: A Study of Amazon’s Fulfillment Center Network"
October 29, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Macroeconomics Saroj Bhattarai (University of Texas at Austin): "A Unified Model of International Business Cycles and Trade”
October 29, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarRiccardo Bianchi Vimercati (Northwestern University): " 'Firms' pricing decisions and the reaction to future shocks: does the nature of the friction matter?'
October 25, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic History Noam Yuchtman (University of California, Berkeley): "The Analysis of Natural Experiments in Economic History"
October 25, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarGabriela Cugat (Northwestern University): "Emerging markets, household heterogeneity, and exchange rate policy"
October 25, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarChiara Maggi (Northwestern University): "What is the Short-Run Impact of Increased Business Competition?"
October 24, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS - EMS Theory WorkshopNicolas Lambert (Stanford Graduate School of Business): “Title TBA”
October 24, 201812:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarMiguel Talamas (Northwestern University): "Mommy, where is grandma? A Mechanism Explaining Mothers' Departure from the Mexican Labour Market"
October 24, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarYunus Topbas (Northwestern University): "Asset Correlation, Coordination and Transparency of Information"
October 23, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsHidehiko Ichimura (University of Arizona): "Locally Robust Semiparametric Estimation"
October 22, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationMatias Escudero (Northwestern University): "Rules-of-thumb Pricing: Retail Cannabis in Washington State"
October 22, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Macroeconomics Sara Moreira (Kellogg): How do Firms Grow? The Life Cycle of Products Matters"
October 22, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarRichard Peck (Northwestern University): "Demonstration Externalities in Ethiopian Floriculture"
October 18, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic History Heyu Xiong (Northwestern University): "Displacement in the Criminal Labor Market: Evidence from Legalization Policies"
October 18, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsJonathan Guryan (Northwestern University): "The Effects of Sexism on American Women: The Role of Norms vs. Discrimination"
October 18, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarChris Kalisiak (Northwestern University)
October 17, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS - EMS Theory WorkshopGeorge-Marios Angeletos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): “Myopia and Anchoring"
October 17, 201812:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarNate Barker (Yale): Income Processes and Risk-Sharing Networks"
October 17, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarAaron Kirkman (Northwestern University): "Radio Broadcasting and Political Activity"
October 16, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EcnometricsIvan Fernandez - Val (Boston University): "Distribution Regression with Sample Selection, with an Application to Wage Decompositions in the UK”
October 15, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationAniket Panjwani (Northwestern University): "News in Chains: The Effects of Newspaper Consolidation on News Content, 1950-1980"
October 15, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Macroeconomics Gauti Eggertsson (Brown University): “Kaldor and Piketty’s Facts: The Rise of Monopoly Power in the United States”
October 15, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarJoris Muller (Northwestern University): "Spillovers from Imperfect Property Rights: Evidence from Cambodia"
October 13, 20189:00 AM - 5:00 PMEmpirics and Methods in Economics Conference (EMCON) EMCON is a two-day student-run conference for PhD students interested in applied topics and empirical methods in Economics. The conference offers students an excellent opportunity to present their work, exchange ideas with their peers and receive feedback from a discussant and a diverse audience.
October 12, 20189:00 AM - 5:00 PMEmpirics and Methods in Economics Conference (EMCON) EMCON is a two-day student-run conference for PhD students interested in applied topics and empirical methods in Economics. The conference offers students an excellent opportunity to present their work, exchange ideas with their peers and receive feedback from a discussant and a diverse audience.
October 11, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic History Anne McCants (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "Social Entropy and Economic Development"
October 11, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsAlexey Makarin (Northwestern University): "Trading with the Enemy: The Impact of Conflict on Trade Transactions in Non-Conflict Areas?"
October 11, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch Seminar Sasha Indarte (Northwestern University)
October 10, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS - EMS Theory WorkshopGilat Levy (London School of Economics and Political Science): “Title TBA”
October 10, 201812:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarHannah Trachtman (Yale University) "Nudges in Equilibrium"
October 8, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationSibo Wang (Northwestern University): "Competitive Effects of Rival's Quality: Evidence from U.S. Airline Industry"  
October 8, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Macroeconomics Maryam Farboodi (MIT Sloan School of Management): "Heterogeneous Global Cycles" (joint with Peter Kondor)
October 5, 20182:00 PM - 3:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarDjulustan Nikiforov (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
October 4, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic History Tymon Sloczynski (Brandeis University): Landscape Change and Trade in Ancient Greece: Evidence from Pollen Data
October 4, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMMacroeconomics Lunch Seminar Jordan Norris (Northwestern University)
October 4, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsLuca Bittarello (Northwestern University): "Organizing Collective Action: Labor Strife in the U.S. in the 1880s"
October 4, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch Seminar Gideon Bornstein (Northwestern University)
October 3, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS - EMS Theory WorkshopStephan Lauermann (Bonn University): “Title TBA”  
October 3, 201812:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarKaivan Munshi (University of Cambridge): "Economic Development, the Nutrition Trap, and Noncommunicable Disease" jointly with Anu Alexander, Nancy Luke, and Swapnil Singh
October 3, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarCassiano Machado Alves (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
October 2, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsAzeem Shaikh (University of Chicago) "Inference under Covariate-Adaptive Randomization"
October 1, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationNicky Vreugdenhil (Northwestern University): "Booms, Busts, and Matching in Capital Markets: Evidence from the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry"
October 1, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Macroeconomics Xavier Vives (IESE Business School): “Oligopoly, Macroeconomic Performance, and Competition Policy” jointly with J. Azar (IESE Business School)
October 1, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarFrancesca Truffa  (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
September 27, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryJhacova Williams (Clemson University): "Historical Lynchings and the Contemporary Voting Behavior of Blacks"
September 27, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsWill Dobbie (Princeton University): "Measuring Bias in Consumer Lending"
September 27, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarStephanie Johnson (Northwestern University):  
September 26, 20185:00 PM - 6:00 PMOrientation for Economics Graduate Students on the Job MarketDiscussion of procedures for graduate students entering the job market
September 26, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS - EMS Theory WorkshopMira Frick (Yale University): "Title TBA"
September 25, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsMax Tabord-Meehan (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
September 24, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationGiulio Federico (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics): "Horizontal Mergers and Product Innovation "
September 24, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsMarco Bassetto (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago): "Is Inflation Default? The Role of Information in Debt Crises" jointly with Carlo Galli (University College London)
September 22, 20189:00 AM - 4:00 PMInteractions: Bringing Together Econometrics and Applied Microeconometrics ConferenceDay 2 of 2
September 21, 20189:45 AM - 5:00 PMInteractions: Bringing Together Econometrics and Applied Microeconometrics ConferenceDay 1 of 2
September 20, 20189:00 AM - 4:00 PMNew Teaching Assistant ConferenceMandatory training for all students serving as Teaching Assistants for the first time. Organized by the Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching
July 9, 201812:30 PM - 1:45 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsFrancesco Lippi (EIEF & University of Sassari): “The Analytic Theory of a Monetary Shock”
June 14, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarKris Kalisiak (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
June 11, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsFabrice Tourre (Northwestern University): "Comparative Valuation Dynamics in Models with Financial Restrictions"
June 7, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryGregory Niemesh (Miami University of Ohio): "Marriage and the Intergenerational Mobility of Women: Evidence from Marriage Certificates 1850-1910"
June 7, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsNick Bloom (Stanford University): "What Drives Differences in Management Practices?
June 7, 20181:00 PM - 2:00 PMApplied Micro LunchSam Norris (Northwestern University): "The Sibling and Intergenerational Effects of Parental Incarceration"
June 7, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarStephanie Johnson (Northwestern University): "Controlling the House Price Cycle with Mortgage Policies"
June 6, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS - EMS Theory WorkshopArchishman Chakraborty (Yeshiva University): "Title TBA"
June 6, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMDevelopment Lunch SeminarMarti Mestieri (Northwestern University): "The Natural Rate of Structural Change"
June 5, 20185:00 PM - 6:00 PMMarcoeconomics Lunch SeminarJordan Norris (Northwestern University): "Fiscal Shocks in Integrated Local Labor Markets"
June 5, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsDenis Nekipelov (University of Virginia): "Plug-in Regularized Estimation of High-Dimensional Parameters in Nonlinear Semiparametric Models"
June 4, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationRob Porter (Northwestern University): "Testing Competition in US Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Auctions" 
June 4, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarAna Daneili (Northwestern Univeristy): "Expenditure Elasticity and the Distributional Effect of Monetary Policy"
June 4, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarUtsav Manjeer (Northwestern University): "Mothers Bearing the Cost of Daughters: Evidence from Ghana"
May 31, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryNatalya Naumenko (Northwestern University): "The causes of 1933 famine in the Soviet Union"
May 31, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsDouglas Webber (Temple Univeristy): "Institution or Major, Which Matters More in the Labor Market? Evidence from Administrative Data"
May 31, 20181:00 PM - 2:00 PMApplied Micro LunchJamie Daubenspeck (Northwestern Univeristy): "Yankee Migration Before the Civil War"
May 31, 201812:15 PM - 1:15 PMTheory Bag LunchNemanja Antic (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
May 31, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarSasha Indarte (Northwestern University): "Wall Street vs. Main Street: Optimal Household Debt Relief"
May 30, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS - EMS Theory WorkshopRann Smorodinsky (Israel Institute of Technology): "Title TBA"
May 30, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMDevelopment Lunch SeminarWilliam Pariente (Northwestern University): "Evaluating the Impacts of Entrepreneurship Edutainment in Egypt: An Experimental Approach with Peer Effects"
May 30, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarJoe Long (Northwestern University): Title TBA
May 29, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsTakuya Ura (University of California): "Inference for moments of ratios with robustness against large trimming bias and unknown convergence rate” 
May 24, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryRichard Hornbeck (University of Chicago): "Engines of Growth: Railroads, Reallocation, and the Rise of American Manufacturing"
May 24, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsGautam Rao (Harvard University): "The Endowment Effect and Collateralized Loans"
May 24, 20181:00 PM - 2:00 PMApplied Micro LunchHeyu Xiong (Northwestern University): "Short-Run Effects of Disruptions to Human Capital"
May 24, 201812:15 PM - 1:15 PMTheory Bag LunchJoshua Mollner (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
May 24, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarJoao Guerreiro (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"