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
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 26, 201812:30 PM - 3:00 PMOrientation for Second Year Economics Graduate StudentsInformation on degree goals in years 2 and 3, and presentations on each field of study
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, 201812:15 PM - 1:15 PMTheory Bag LunchTBA
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"
May 23, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS - EMS Theory WorkshopLaurent Mathevet (New York University): "Title TBA"
May 23, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMDevelopment Lunch SeminarEva Raiber (Northwestern University): "Expected Fertility and Educational Investment: Evidence from the One-Child Policy in China"
May 23, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarQuitze Valenzuela-Stookey (Northwestern University): Title TBA
May 22, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsMikkel Sølvsten (University of Wisconsin): "Leave-out Estimation of Variance Components"
May 21, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationPhil Haile (Yale University): "Common Values, Unobserved Heterogeneity, and Endogenous Entry in U.S. Offshore Oil Lease Auctions"
May 21, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsStephanie Schmitt - Grohe (Columbia University): "Underborrowing"
May 21, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarDmitry Sedov (Northwestern University): Title TBA
May 18, 20188:30 AM - 5:30 PMConference of Former Northwestern Econometrics StudentsConference of Former Northwestern Econometrics Students
May 17, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryCornelius Christian (Brock University): "Frontiers of Famine: Drought and Assassinations in Ancient Rome"
May 17, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsAlex Mas (Princeton University): "Sources of Displaced Workers’ Long-Term Earnings Losses"
May 17, 20181:00 PM - 2:00 PMApplied Micro LunchTBD
May 17, 201812:15 PM - 1:15 PMTheory Bag LunchYingni Guo (Northwestern University) and Eran Shmaya (Northwestern University): "Costly Miscalibration"
May 17, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarChiara Maggi (Northwestern University): "The micro and macro dynamics of business entry deregulation"
May 16, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS - EMS Theory WorkshopMatthew O. Jackson (Stanford University): "Title TBA"
May 16, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMDevelopment Lunch SeminarNatalya Naumenko (Northwestern University) and Nancy Qian (Northwestern University): "The 1933 Soviet Famine"
May 16, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarEgor Kozlov (Northwestern University):  "Cultural Differences and Economic Performance: Evidence from Forced Migration of Volga Germans"
May 14, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationJakub Kastl (Princeton University): "Quantifying Delay Externalities in Airline Networks"
May 14, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsJan Eeckhout (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): "The Rise of Market Power and the Macroeconomic Implications"
May 14, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarJane Olmstead-Rumsey (Northwestern University):  "Correspondent Banking Networks and the Real Costs of the Panic of 1825”
May 10, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryLuigi Pascali (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): "Title TBA"
May 10, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsEliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University): “Interaction, stereotypes and performance: Evidence from South Africa”
May 10, 20181:00 PM - 2:00 PMApplied Micro LunchPinchuan Ong (Northwestern University): "Surviving the Winter: Inexpensive Heating Reduces Mortality"
May 10, 201812:15 PM - 1:15 PMTheory Bag LunchShiran Rachmilevitch (Univeristy of Haifa): "Title TBA"
May 10, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarJoseph Zeira (Hebrew University): "Automation and Unemployment: Help is on the Way."
May 9, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS - EMS Theory WorkshopNick Netzer (University of Zurich): "Title TBA"
May 9, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMDevelopment Lunch SeminarBruno Barsanetti (Northwestern University): "The 1975 Black Frost: Consequences of a Sector Specific Capital Depreciation"
May 9, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarLudvig Sinander (Northwestern University):  "The lattice structure of single-crossing"
May 8, 20185:00 PM - 6:00 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarGideon Bornstein (Northwestern University): "Consumer Inertia and Aging: A Macroeconomic Perspective"
May 8, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsMikkel Plagborg - Moller (Princeton University): "Instrumental Variable Identification of Dynamic Variance Decompositions"
May 7, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationYing Fan (University of Michigan): "Estimate Markups with a Flexible Supply Model"
May 7, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsBrent Neiman (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business) “International Currencies and Capital Allocation”
May 7, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarIsaac Loh (Northwestern University): Title TBA
May 3, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryMartin Fiszbein (Boston University): "Frontier Culture: The Roots and Persistence of 'Rugged Individualism' in the United States."
May 3, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsBasit Zafar (Arizona State University): "Labor Market Search with Imperfect Information and Learning"
May 3, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarBence Bardoczy (Northwestern University): "Fiscal Policy According to HANK"
May 2, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMDevelopment Lunch SeminarMelanie Meng Xue (Northwestern University): "Folklore"
May 1, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMTheory Bag LunchSusan Athey (Stanford Graduate School of Business): "Title TBA"
April 30, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsUlrike Malmendier (University of California, Berkeley): "The Making of Hawks and Doves"
April 30, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarJeff Xu (Northwestern University): Title TBA
April 26, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryUfuk Akcigit (University of Chicago): "Taxation and Innovation in the 20th Century"
April 26, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMTheory Bag LunchBruno Ziliotto (Paris Dauphine University): "Title TBA"
April 26, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsCostas Meghir (Yale University): "Estimating the Production Function for Human Capital: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Colombia"
April 26, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarCagri Akkoyun (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
April 25, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS-EMS Theory WorkshopAndrea Pratt (Columbia University): "Title TBA"
April 25, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMDevelopment Lunch SeminarSera Young (Northwestern University) and Vicky Santoso (Cornell University): "TBA"
April 25, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarDjulustan Nikiforov (Northwestern University): Title TBA
April 24, 20185:30 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 24, 20185:00 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 24, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsDennis Kristensen (University College London): "Bayesian Indirect Inference and the ABC of GMM"
April 23, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationMaryam Saeedi (Carnegie Mellon University): "Certification, Reputation and Entry: An Empirical Analysis"
April 23, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsEnrique Mendoza (University of Pennsylvania): "Liability Dollarization, Sudden Stops & Optimal Financial Policy"
April 23, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarKohei Matsumura (Northwestern University): Title TBA
April 19, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryGeorge Alter (University of Michigan) and Sam Williamson (Miami University): "Income, Disability, and Old Age Mortality among Early Twentieth Century Railroad Retirees"
April 19, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsFrank Schilbach (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "Technology Diffusion and Appropriate Use: Evidence from Western Kenya"
April 19, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarNiclas Poitiers (Universitat de Barcelona): "Title TBA"
April 18, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMDevelopment Lunch SeminarMax Tabord-Meehan (Northwestern University): "TBA"
April 18, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarRiccardo Marchingiglio (Northwestern University):  "Local institutions, public school spending, and literacy under restricted suffrage"
April 17, 20185:00 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 17, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsJoachim Winter (University of Munich):  "Inattention and Switching Costs as Sources of Inertia in Medicare Part D"
April 16, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationElena Krasnokutskaya (Johns Hopkins University): "Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard in a Dynamic Model of Auto Insurance"
April 16, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsDmitriy Sergeyev (Bocconi University): "Central Bank Balance Sheet Policies without Rational Expectations"
April 16, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarBence Bardoczy (Northwestern University):  "Fiscal Policy According to HANK"
April 12, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryDaniel Rees (University of Denver): "Was the First Public Health Campaign Successful? The Tuberculosis Movement and its Effect on Mortality"
April 12, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsEric Zwick (University of Chicago): "Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century"
April 12, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarEgor Kozlov (Northwestern University): "Fighting The Biology: Reproductive Technologies and Female Labor Supply"
April 11, 20184:30 PM - 5:30 PMThe Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies LectureManuel Trajtenberg (Tel Aviv University): "Israel at 70: Social Fissures, Shared Aspirations"
April 11, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarRicardo Dahis (Northwestern University): The Technology Frontier and the Rise and Fall of Cities
April 10, 20184:00 PM - 6:30 PMInvestiture Ceremony of Endowed ChairholdersDean Karlan (Frederic Esser Nemmers Chair in Finance and Economics, Kellogg School of Management), Christopher Udry (Robert E. and Emily King Professorship, Department of Economics) and Gerald Gabrielse (Board of Trustees Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy.  Reception to follow
April 9, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationRobert Miller (Carnegie Mellon University): "Winning By Default: Why Is There So Little Competition In Government Procurement?"
April 9, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsEran Yashiv (Tel Aviv University): "The Importance of Hiring Frictions in Business Cycles"
April 9, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsPaolo Surico (London Business School): "Investment, Employment and the transmission of Monetary Policy: evidence from firm-level data"
April 9, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarAna Danieli (Northwestern University):  "Demand Driven Labor Market Polarization"
April 5, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryLuca Bittarello (Northwestern University): "Unionization and Strike Outcomes: Evidence form the U.S. in the Early 1880s"
April 5, 20183:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsKelsey Jack (Tufts University): "Seasonal liquidity, rural labor markets and agricultural production: Evidence from Zambia"
April 5, 201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarGabriela Cugat (Northwestern Univeristy): "Household heterogeneity in small open economies: the role of the income channel"
April 4, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarFrancisco Poggi (Northwestern University): Title TBA
April 3, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarJamie Daubenspeck (Northwestern University): Title TBA.  Note unusual day.
April 2, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationBrad Larsen (Stanford University): "A Mechanism Design Approach to Identification and Estimation"
March 22, 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarSasha Indarte (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
March 15, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryJoseph Ferrie (Northwestern University): "Up from Poverty?"
March 15, 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarStephanie Johnson (Northwestern University): "Controlling the House Price Cycle with Mortgage Policies"
March 14, 201812:00 PM - 1:15 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarMatthias Doepke (Northwestern University): "Women's Empowerment, the Gender Gap in Desired Fertility, and Fertility Outcomes in Developing Countries"
March 12, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsFabrice Tourre (Northwestern University): "Commitment Problems, Welfare Costs and Sovereign Debt"
March 9, 2018Manuscript Workshop: States and Societies, Daron Acemoglu and James RobinsonCenter for Economic History Manuscript Workshop: States and Societies, Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson Sponsored by the Balzan Foundation Northwestern University Center for Economic History 9-10 March 2018
March 8, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryJohn Nye (George Mason University): "Social Mobility in the Russia of the Revolutions: A Surname Study 1879-2016"
March 8, 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarJordan Norris (Northwestern University): "Government Procurement and the Local Economy"
March 1, 20187:00 PM - 8:30 PMThe Future of Our Economy with Professor Robert J. GordonAre you curious about what recent events mean for the outlook of the US economy? On Thursday evening, Professor Gordon will be taking a look at the current economic climate in regards to the upcoming conflict between aggregate supply and demand. In particular, he'll analyze what tighter labor markets and sluggish productivity growth means for our economy. Robert J. Gordon is a Professor of Economics here at Northwestern. He is also an Economic adviser to the Bureau of Economic Analysis and a member of the policy advisory panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In 2016, Professor Gordon was named as one of Bloomberg's top 50 most influential people. This is a talk you don't want to miss!
March 1, 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarJose Carreno (Northwestern University): "Housing Booms and Busts, and the U.S. Productivity Puzzle"
February 23, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSenior Recruiting SeminarAli Yurukoglu (Stanford): "Quantitative Analysis of Multi-Party Tariff Negotiations"
February 22, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSenior Recruiting SeminarMarcella Alsan (Stanford): “Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men”
February 22, 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarGiacomo Magistretti (Northwestern University): "Aging, Politics, and Sovereign Risk"
February 20, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSenior Recruiting SeminarEmi Nakamura (Columbia): "High Frequency Identification of Monetary Non-Neutrality: The Information Effect"
February 16, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMSenior Recruiting SeminarJón Steinsson (Columbia): "The Elusive Costs of Inflation: Price Dispersion during the U.S. Great Inflation"
February 15, 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarHugh Montag (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
February 13, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJunior Recruiting SeminarAfshin Nikzad (Stanford University): "Thickness and Competition in Ride-sharing Markets"
February 12, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJunior Recruiting SeminarRicardo Perez-Truglia (UCLA): "Choosing Your Pond: Location Choices and Relative Income"
February 9, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJunior Recruiting SeminarLudwig Straub (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "Consumption, Savings, and the Distribution of Permanent Income"
February 8, 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarChiara Maggi (Northwestern University): "The Micro and Macro Dynamics of Business Entry Deregulation"
February 7, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJunior Recruiting SeminarHeather Sarsons (Harvard University): "Interpreting Signals in the Labor Market: Evidence from Medical Referrals"
February 6, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJunior Recruiting SeminarGabriel Kreindler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "The Welfare Effect of Road Congestion Pricing: Experimental Evidence and Equilibrium Implications"
February 2, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJunior Recruiting SeminarDavid Yang (Stanford University): "The Impact of Media Censorship: Evidence from a Field Experiment in China"
February 1, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJunior Recruiting SeminarMolly Schnell (Princeton University): "Physician Behavior in the Presence of a Secondary Market: The Case of Prescription Opioids"
February 1, 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PM Macroeconomics Lunch SeminarJane Olmstead-Rumsey (Northwesern University): "Portfolio Choice Under Inflation Uncertainty"  
January 29, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJunior Recruiting SeminarEvan Sadler (Harvard University/MIT): "Diffusion Games"
January 26, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJunior Recruiting SeminarHarry Pei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "Reputation Effects under Interdependent Values"
January 25, 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarGideon Bornstein (Northwestern University): "Consumer Inertia and Aging: A Macroeconomic Perspective"
January 22, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJunior Recruiting SeminarDiego Dariuch (New York University): "The Macroeconomic Consequences of Early Childhood Development Policies"
January 18, 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarSergio Armella Olazabal (Northwestern University) "Fiscal policy and sovereign risk"
January 16, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJunior Recruiting SeminarJack Mountjoy (University of Chicago): "Community Colleges and Upward Mobility"
January 12, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PMJunior Recruiting SeminarJann Spiess (Harvard University): "Optimal Estimation when Researcher and Social Preferences are Misaligned"
January 11, 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarKiminori Matsuyama (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"
December 7, 20174:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryPeter Koudijs (Stanford University): "TBA"
December 7, 20173:00 PM - 4:15 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsPascaline Dupas (Stanford University): "Targeting Subsidies: A Mechanism Design Approach"
December 7, 201712:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarGabriela  Cugat (Northwestern University): "TBA"
December 6, 20173:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsMartin Weidner (University College London): "Network and Panel Distribution Regression"
December 5, 20173:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in EconometricsMarinho Bertanha (Notre Dame): "Regression Discontinuity Design with Many Thresholds"
December 4, 201712:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsYuriy Gorodnichenko (University of California): "The Effects of Quantitative Easing: Taking a Cue from Treasury Auctions"
November 30, 20174:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryGabriel Zucman (University of California): "From Soviets to Oligarchs: Inequality and Property in Russia, 1905-2016"  
November 30, 20173:00 PM - 4:15 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsJacopo Ponticelli (Northwestern University): "Capital Accumulation and Structural Transformation"
November 30, 201712:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarChiara Maggi (Northwestern University): "The Micro and Macro Dynamics of Business Entry Deregulation"
November 30, 201712:15 PM - 1:15 PMBag Lunch Seminar SeriesJohn Farragut (Northwestern University) : "TBA"
November 29, 20173:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS-EMS Theory WorkshopsDoug Bernheim (Stanford University): "TBA"
November 29, 201712:00 PM - 1:00 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarAmeet Morjaria (Northwestern University): "TBA"
November 29, 201711:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarJamie Daubenspeck (Northwestern University): "Yankee Locational Choice before the Civil War" 
November 27, 20171:30 PM - 3:30 PMShort CourseRichard Blundell (University College London): "The Microeconometric Analysis of Consumption, Savings and Labor Supply" Lecture 4 of 4
November 27, 201712:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsKarel Mertens (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas): "Title TBA"
November 27, 201711:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarMinjie Jeff Xu (Northwestern University): "Has Batson Ever Been Effective? Limited Impact of Peremptory Strike Restriction on US Exoneration Racial Makeup"
November 20, 20173:30 PM - 5:00 PMSeminar in Industrial OrganizationMitsuru Igami (Yale University): "Measuring the Incentive to Collude: The Vitamin Cartels, 1990-1999"
November 20, 20171:30 PM - 3:30 PMShort CourseRichard Blundell (University College London): "The Microeconometric Analysis of Consumption, Savings and Labor Supply" Lecture 3 of 4
November 20, 201712:00 PM - 1:30 PMSeminar in MacroeconomicsNarayana Kocherlakota (University of Rochester): "The L-Shaped Phillips Curve:  Theoretical Justification and Empirical Implications"
November 20, 201711:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarUtsav Manjeer (Northwestern University): "Politicians: Establishing a Link Between Historical Institutions and Economic Development"
November 16, 20174:30 PM - 6:00 PMSeminar in Economic HistoryJose-Antonio Espin-Sanchez (Yale University): "La “Doña” e mobile"
November 16, 20173:00 PM - 4:30 PMSeminar in Applied MicroeconomicsRicardo Perez-Truglia (Univeristy of California, Los Angeles): "How Much Does Your Boss Make? The Incentive Effects of Horizontal and Vertical Inequality"
November 16, 201712:30 PM - 1:30 PMMacroeconomics Lunch SeminarStephanie Johnson (Northwestern University): "TBA"
November 16, 201712:15 PM - 1:15 PMBag Lunch Seminar SeriesRene Vizcaino (Northwestern University): "TBA"
November 15, 20173:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoint CET/CMS-EMS Theory WorkshopsEva Tardos (Cornell University): "Learning and Efficiency of Outcomes in Games"
November 15, 201712:00 PM - 1:00 PMDevelopment Economics Lunch SeminarLaia Navarro-Sola (Northwestern University): "Secondary school expansion through televised lessons: Evidence from the Mexican Telesecundaria"
November 15, 201711:00 AM - 12:00 PMEconomics 501: Graduate Student SeminarJane Olmstead-Rumsey (Northwestern University): "Portfolio Choice Under Inflation Uncertainty"