Department seminar archives

 

Fall 2013

All upcoming seminars will be held in Waters 329 from 3:45 pm to 5pm. Unless otherwise specified

Friday, November 22: Mick O'shea, Kansas State University. Title: "Finding Hidden Periodic Signals in Time Series - an Application to Stock Prices."

Friday, November 8Jed DeVaro, California State University. Title: "Advertising and Labor Market Matching: A Tour Through the Times."

Friday, October 25Carl Sanders, Washington University in St. Louis. Title: "Decomposing the Native-Immigrant Wage Gap in the United States."

Friday, October 18: Michael Kaganovich, Indiana University. Title: "Returns to Standards and the Expansion of Higher Education." Cancelled.

Friday, September 13: David Jacho-Chavez, Emory University. Title: "Identification and Estimation of Semiparametric Two Step Models.

Friday, September 27: Parantap Basu, Durham University. Title: "Intergenerational mobility with incomplete depreciation of human capital."

 

Spring 2013

All upcoming seminars this Spring will be held in Waters 328 from 3:45 pm to 5pm. Unless otherwise specified

Friday, January 25: Imke Reimers, University of Minnesota  -- Title: "The Effects of Intellectual Property on the Market for Existing Creative Works"

Monday, January 28: Hugh Cassidy, University of Western Ontario -- Title: "Skills, Tasks, and Occupational Choice"

Wednesday, January 30: David Simon, University of California Davis, "Does Early Life Exposure to Cigarette Smoke Permanently Harm Childhood Health? Evidence from Cigarette Tax Hikes"

Wednesday, February 6: Myongjin (MJ) Kim, Boston University, "Strategic Responses to Used-Goods Markets: Airbus and Boeing Since 1997"

Monday, February 11: Sarah Kroeger, Boston University, "The Contribution of Offshoring to the Convexification of the U.S. Wage Distribution"

Thursday, April 4, Waters 329: Jesus Vasquez, Department FAE II, Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU), Spain, "A structural analysis of the inflation moderation"

Tuesday, April 9: Kim P. Huynh, Bank of Canada, "Efficacy of Voluntary Training and Heterogeneous Performance: Evidence from the Classroom" http://mypage.iu.edu/~kphuynh/rsch/hjs_clhelp.html

Tuesday, April 30, Union 226: Brad Delong, University of Califorina - Berkley, "TBA"

Wednesday, May 8: Sagiri Kitao, Hunter College, City University of New York, "A life-cycle model of unemployment and disability insurance"

 

Seminar Schedule 2012

Friday, February 24: Seth H. Giertz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "US House Price Bubbles from 1980-2010 and the Role of Local Market Conditions".

Thursday, March 29: Sajal Lahiri, Southern Illinois University

Thursday, May 3: Heiwai Tang, Tufts University

Friday, September 14: Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton

Friday, October 19: Cary Deck, Professor of Economics and Director of Behavioral Business Research Laboratory at University of Arkansas -- Title: "Competitive Markets When Customers Anticipate Stockouts"

Thursday, October 25:  Giovanni Facchini, Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham -- Title: "Policymaker horizon and trade reforms"

CANCELED: Tuesday, October 30: Kishore Gawande,Professor and Roy and Helen Ryu Chair of Economics and Government at Texas A&M

Monday, November 5: Le Wang, Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire -- Title: "The Gender Earnings Gap: Measurement and Analysis."

Friday, November 30: Nathan Yang, Lecturer in Marketing at the Yale School of Management -- Title: "March of the Chains: Herding in Restaurant Locations"

 

Seminar schedule 2011

Friday, December 9: Carlos Lamarche, University of Oklahoma, TBA, 3:45-5:00

Thursday, December 1: Shinichi Nishiyama, Georgia State University, "The Joint Labor Supply Decision of Married Couples and the Social Security Pension System", 3:45-5:00

Monday, November 7: Tae-Hwy Lee, UC-Riverside, "Predicting the Equity Premium", 2:30-3:45

Thursday, October 6: Taeyoung Doh, Kansas City Fed, "Long Run Risks in the Term Structure of Interest Rates: Estimation", 3:45-5:00

Monday, February 28: Anson Ho, University of Iowa, "On the Effects of Tax-deferred Saving Accounts," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 329

Tuesday, February 22: Hans Holter, University of Pennsylvania, "Accounting for Cross-Country Differences in Intergenerational Earnings Persistence: The Impact of Taxation and Public Education Expenditure," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 329

Wednesday, February 16: James Young, University of Notre Dame, "Inflation and the Forward Premium Anomaly," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 328

Friday, February 11: M. Saif Mehkari, Ohio State University, "News Shocks and Forward-Compatible Investment," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 328

Wednesday, February 9: Andrew Cassey, Washington State University, "The Agglomeration of Exporters by Destination," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 328

Monday, February 7: Leilei Shen, University of Toronto, "Product Restructuring, Exports, Investment, and Growth Dynamics," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Friday, February 4: Daphne Chen, University of Texas at Austin, "The Impact of Personal Bankruptcy on Labor Supply Decisions," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Thursday, February 3: Belgi Turan, University of Houston, "Mortality, Fertility and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Immunization Program in India," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 329

Monday, January 31: Peri da Silva, University of North Dakota, "The Customs Union issue: Why do we observe so few of them?," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Friday, January 28: AV Chari, Cornell University, "Firing Costs and Flexibility: Evidence from Firms. Employment Responses to Shocks in India," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 328.

Seminar schedule 2010

Friday, December 3: Professor Donna Ginther, University of Kansas, "Does Scientific Innovation Lead to Entrepreneurship? A Comparison of Academic and Industry Sectors.," 4:00-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Thursday, November 18: Chris Bennett, Vanderbilt, "Multiple Hypothesis Testing in Economics" (Part 1)(Part 2), 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Thursday, October 28: Alison Felix, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, "Corporate Taxes and Union Wages in the United States," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Wednesday, October 13: Mike McCracken, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, "Reality Checks and Nested Forecast Model Comparisons," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Tuesday, August 31: Liang Ding, Macalester College, "Portfolio Reallocation and Exchange Rate Dynamics," cowritten with Jun Ma of University of Alabama, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Friday, April 23: Itzhak Zilcha: Tel Aviv University, ISRAEL, and Southern Methodist University, USA, "How Should Government Subsidize Higher Education," 2:00-3:30 p.m., Waters 329.

April 15-16: Ellen McGrattan, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

  1. Public Lecture - "Why is the United States in Debt to the World?," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 15, Big 12 Room of the Student Union.
  2. Department Lecture - "The Transition to FDI Openness," 3:30-5:00 p.m., Friday, April 16, Waters 137.

Friday, March 26: Salar Jahedi, University of Arkansas, "A Taste for Bargains: Theory and Evidence," 3:30-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Thursday, March 11: Rebecca Chenevert, University of Texas, "Enrollment Effects of Higher Education Tax Benefits," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Monday, March 8: Yariv Fadlon, Vanderbilt University, "Statistical Discrimination and the Implications of Employer-Employee Racial Matches," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Friday, March 5: Philippe Belley, University of Western Ontario, "Understanding Wage Growth: Estimating and Testing Learning-by-Doing," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Friday, January 29: Z. Eylem Gevrek, University of Arizona, "Interethnic Marriage and the Labor Market Integration of Immigrants," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Monday, January 25: Courtney Collins, Texas A&M University, "Switching to Better Schools: A Model of Class Size and Mover Endogeneity," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Friday, January 22: Dionissi Aliprantis, University of Pennsylvania, "Human Capital in the Inner City," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Seminar schedule 2009

Tuesday, December 1: Stan Longhofer, Barton School of Business, Wichita State University, "The (Mythical?) Housing Wealth Effect," cowritten with Charles W. Calomiris and William Miles, 3:50-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Wednesday, November 11: Tracy Turner, Kansas State University, "How Sensitive are Housing Tenure Decisions to Tax Subsidies? The Role of Lending Standards and Market Conditions," cowritten with Christian Hilber of the London School of Economics, 3:50-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Tuesday, September 22: Qi Zhang, Northwestern University, "Communist Revolution and the Political Origin of Capitalism in China: Evidence from Zhejiang Province," 3:50-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Thursday, September 3: María-José Gutiérrez, University of the Basque Country, "Reference Points and Optimal Management in Stochastic Age-Structured Fisheries Models," cowritten with José-María Da Rocha of Universidade de Vigo, 3:50-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

Thursday, August 27: Jesús Vázquez, Universidad del País Vasco, "Employment comovements at the sectoral level over the business cycle," cowritten with Steve Cassou of Kansas State University, 3:50-5:00 p.m., Waters 329.

April 27: David Wiczer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "The Kids Keep Getting Smarter: Can education explain sustained, high efficiency growth in transition?," 4 p.m., Waters 342.

April 23-24: Daniel S. Hamermesh, Centennial Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Austin, Joe Tiao Lecture Series

  1. Public Lecture - "The Beauty Premium," 3:45-5:00 p.m., Thursday April 23, Big 12 Room of the Student Union.
  2. Department Lecture - "The Timing of Labor Demand," joint with Ana Rute and Jose Varejao, 3:30 p.m., Friday April 24, Waters 328.

March 30: Greg Givens, Middle Tennessee State University, "Unemployment Insurance in a Sticky-Price Model with Worker Moral Hazard," 10:30 am, Waters 342.

March 6: Gordon Sellon, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, "The Financial Crisis and Federal Reserve Policy," 2:30 p.m., Waters 328.

February 23: Rebecca Blank, Brookings Institution, Joe Tiao Lecture Series, ADVANCE Lecture Series

  1. Department Lecture - "The Impact of Earnings Disregards on the Behavior of Low Income Families," joint with Jordan Matsurida (Cornell University), 10:30 am, Monday, February 23, Waters 329.
  2. Public Lecture - "What Comes After Welfare Reform? A New Agenda for Fighting Poverty," 3:30-5:00 p.m., Monday, February 23, Big 12 Room of the Student Union.

February 13: Neville Francis, University of North Carolina, "Measures of Per Capita Hours and their Implications for the Technology-Hours Debate," 3:30 p.m., Waters 329.

February 6: Karunakaran Sudhir, Professor of Marketing, Yale School of Management, Yale University, "Sleeping with the "Frenemy: The Agglomeration-Differentiation Tradeoff in Spatial Location Choice," 3:30 p.m., Waters 329.

Seminar schedule 2008

December 12: John Deskins, Creighton University, "On the Relative Distortions of State Sales and Corporate Income Taxes," 3:30 p.m., Waters 329

December 4: Katja Seim, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, "Bid Preference Programs and Participation in Highway Procurement," joint with Elena Krasnokutskaya (University of Pennsylvania, Economics), 4:00 p.m., Waters 329.

October 27-28: Chris Sims, Princeton University, Joe Tiao Lecture Series

  1. Public Lecture - "Government Debt, Inflation, and Monetary Policy," 4:00-5:00 p.m., Monday October 27, Big 12 Room of the Student Union. Lecture notes are available at http://www.princeton.edu/~sims/#KnssStt
  2. Department Lecture - "Inflation Expectations, Uncertainty, The Phillips Curve, and Monetary Policy," 11:00-12:30, Tuesday, October 28, Waters 137.

October 13: Dan Levin, Ohio State University, "Can Relaxation of Beliefs Rationalize the Winner's Curse? An Experimental Study," cowritten with Asen Ivanov and Muriel Niederle, 3:30 p.m.

October 6: Simona Fabrizi, Massey University Auckland, "Venture Capital Syndication and Termination of Viable Projects," cowritten with Nisvan Erkal of the University of Melbourne and Steffen Lippert of Massey University, Waters 329.