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Seminar Schedule Fall 2011

Wed, August 31, 2011 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 2.136
Labor Lunch Seminar  
Cycles of Wage Discrimination
Daniel Hamermesh
UT

Wed, August 31, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Looking Ahead versus Looking Back: Revisiting the Carbon Tax
Justin Leroux
Institute of Applied Economics, HEC Montreal

Wed, September 7, 2011 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 2.136
Labor Lunch Seminar
Age and Complementarity in Scientific Collaboration
Matthias Krapf
UT

Mon, September 12, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Sources of Lifetime Inequality
Mark Huggett
Georgetown University

Wed, September 14, 2011 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 2.136
Labor Lunch Seminar  
A Nation of Immigrants: Assimilation and Economic Outcomes in the Age of Mass Migration
Leah Platt Boustan
University of California, Los Angeles

Wed, September 14, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization
Market-based Emissions Regulation and the Evolution of Market Structure
Stephen Ryan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mon, September 19, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
The Institutional Causes of China's Great Famine
Pierre Yared
Columbia University

Wed, September 21, 2011 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 2.136
Labor Lunch Seminar
TBA
Marcus Dillender
UT

Wed, September 21, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Marriage as a rat-race: Noisy pre-marital investments with assortative matching
V. Bhaskar
University College London

Fri, September 23, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics
Identification and Estimation of Nonseparable Models with General Instruments
Alexander Torgovitsky
Northwestern University

Wed, September 28, 2011 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 2.136
Labor Lunch Seminar
Labor Market Opportunities and (Sex-Specific) Investment in Children's Human Capital: Evidence from Mexico
Kaveh Majlesi
UT

Wed, September 28, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization
When Should Sellers Use Auctions?
Andrew Sweeting
Duke University

Fri, September 30, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics
War and Marriage: Assortative Mating and the World War II G.I. Bill
Marianne Page
University of California, Davis

Wed, October 5, 2011 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 2.136
Labor Lunch Seminar  
The Impact of Sovereign Default on the Extensive Margin of Trade
Kowsar Yousefi
UT

 Wed, October 5, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
On Computational Complexity, Bounded Rationality and Revealed Preferences
Federico Echenique
California Institute of Technology

Fri, October 7, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Econometrics
Confidence Sets Based on Inverting Anderson-Rubin Tests
Russell Davidson
McGill University

Mon, October 10, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Customer Capital
Francois Gourio
Boston University

Wed, October 12, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Social Image
Virtuous, Shame, and Temptation

Kota Saito
California Institute of Technology 

Fri, October 14, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Econometrics  
Nonlinear Pricing in Yellow Pages 
Quang Vuong
Pennsylvania State University

Mon, October 17, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics  
The Evolution of Comparative Advantage: Measurement and Welfare Implications
Jing Zhang 
University of Michigan 

Wed, October 19, 2011 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 2.136
Labor Lunch Seminar
Temporary Help Work: Compensating Differentials and Multiple Job-Holding
Carolyn Heinrich
UT  

Wed, October 19, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Bayesian Inference and Non-Bayesian Prediction and Choice: Foundations and an Application to Entry Games with Multiple Equilibria
Larry Epstein
Boston University

Fri, October 21, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics
Do More Expensive Hospitals Achieve Better Outcomes
Jonathan Gruber
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mon, October 24, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Information Rigidity and the Expectations Formation Process: A Simple Framework and New Facts
Olivier Coibion
College of William & Mary

Tue, October 25, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Foresight and Information Flows
Eric M. Leeper
Indiana University

Wed, October 26, 2011 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 2.136
Labor Lunch Seminar
The Gift of Time
Daniel Hamermesh
UT

Wed, October 26, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Bargaining in Dynamic Markets with Multiple Populations
Mihai Manea
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thu, October 27, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Industrial Organization/Theory
On the Optimality of Clickthrough Fees in Online Markets
Michael Baye
Indiana University

Fri, October 28, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Econometrics
The Socioeconomic Consequences of Paid Parental Leave
Katrine Loken
NHH, visiting University of California, San Diego

Wed, November 2, 2011 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 2.136
Labor Lunch Seminar
Mobility and Labor Market Fluctuations: The role of homeownership
Ahmet Ali Taşkin
UT

Wed, November 2, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Polarization and Ambiguity
Peter Klibanoff
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Fri, November 4, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Development
The Impact of Eyeglasses on the Academic Performance of Primary School Students : Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Rural China 
Paul Glewwe
University of Minnesota

Wed, November 9, 2011 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 2.136
Labor Lunch Seminar
The Quality of Communication Within and Between Racial Groups
Gerald Oettinger
UT

Wed, November 9, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.120
Theory
Relational Contracts in Competitive Labor Markets
Moritz Meyer-ter-Vehn
University of California, Los Angeles

Wed, November 9, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Development
The long-run impact of youth minimum wages on workers' careers
Ana Rute Cardoso
Institute for Economic Analysis, Spain visiting UC, Berkeley

Mon, November 14, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Information Equilibria in Dynamic Economies
Todd Walker
Indiana University

Wed, November 16, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Theory
Smooth Stable Matching
Marcin Peski
University of Toronto

Fri, November 18, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor/Public Finance/Development
Strengthening State Capabilities: The Role of Financial Incentives in the Call to Public Service 
Fred Finan
University of California, Berkeley

Mon, November 21, 2011 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • BRB 2.136
Development Economics
Revising Commitments:
Field Evidence on Adjustment of Prior Choice

Dean Yang
University of Michigan

Mon, November 28, 2011  3:30 PM - 5:00 PM BRB 1.118
Macroeconomics
Productivity or Demand? Identifying Sources of Fluctuations in Small Open Economies
Jacek Rothert
UT     

Friday, December 2, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • BRB 1.118
Labor Seminar
Contraception and fertility: the role of insurance mandates
Karen Mulligan
UT

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