Seminars take place in Kreeger 100 on Wednesdays at 12 p.m. unless specified otherwise—see Campus Maps.
Seth Gershenson, American University SPA
Title: "Performance Standards and Employee Effort: Evidence from Teacher Absences"
Monica Hartmann, American University
Title: "Automobile Maintenance Costs, Used Cars, and Private Information"
February 25 (CANCELLED. Will try to reschedule at a later date).
Robert H. Nelson, University of Maryland School of Public Policy
Title: "Bringing Religion into Economic Policy Making"
Robert Feinberg, American University
"The Determinants of Cartel Duration in Korea"
Gisela Rua, Federal Reserve Board
Shushanik Hakobyan, Fordham University
Kevin P. Gallagher, Boston University and Johns Hopkins SAIS
Title: "Ruling Capital: Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance"
Location: MGC 247, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
**Please note this special seminar is on a Thursday and is co-sponsored by the International Economic Relations program in the School of International Service.
Egon Zakrajsek, Federal Reserve Board
George Akerlof, UC Berkeley/Georgetown/IMF
Erdal Tekin, American University
Nick Zolas, Department of the Census
Jorge Aguero, University of Connecticut/Inter-American Development Bank
Title: "Did the Swine Flu Save Lives? Evidence from Mexico"
Simon Sheng, American University
Title: "Information Rigidity in Macroeconomic Forecasts: An International Empirical Investigation"
Haelim Park, US Department of the Treasury
Title: "Did the Reserve Requirement Increases of 1936-1937 Reduce Bank Lending? Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment"
Min Wei, Federal Reserve Board
Title: "The Effects of Treasury Debt Supply on Macroeconomic and Term Structure Dynamics"
Amos Golan, American University
Title: "On the Intrinsic Value of Information or Is There an Absolute Value of Information?"
Ahmed Rahman, US Naval Academy
Title: "Ex Tridenti Mercatus? Sea-Power and Maritime Trade in the Age of Globalization"
Zeynep Senyuz, Federal Reserve Board
Title: "Nonlinearity and Time-Varying Dependence in Money Markets"
Min Chen, University of Oxford
Title: "Myths and Promises of Data Intelligence"
Larry Ball, Johns Hopkins University
Title: "Can We Reverse the Damage from the Great Recession?"
Anne-Christine Barthel, Randolph College
Title: "Extending the Scope of Monotone Comparative Statistics Results"
Peter Leeson, George Mason University
Mark Koyama, George Mason University
Title: "Unified China and Divided Europe"
No seminar November 26 due to Thanksgiving
Caroline Fohlin, Emory/Johns Hopkins University
Vivian Hoffman, University of Maryland/IFPRI
Title: "Learning by Doing Something Else: Experience with Alternatives and Adoption of a High-Barrier Menstrual Hygiene Technology"
Seth Gershenson, American University
Title: "Linking Teacher Quality, Student Attendance, and Student Achievement"
Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, University of Maryland
Title: "What Hinders Investment in the Aftermath of Financial Crises: Insolvent Firms or Illiquid Banks?"
Michael Kremer, Harvard University
Title: "What Institutions are Appropriate for Generating and Disseminating Local Agricultural Information?"
Note: This seminar will be held in Kreeger G01 from 12:00-1:15 p.m.
Garance Genicot, Georgetown University
Title: "Asymmetry of Information within Family Networks"
Ben Johannsen, Federal Reserve Board
Title: "Inflation Experience and Inflation Expectations: Dispersion and Disagreement within Demographic Groups"
Mark Carlson, Federal Reserve Board
Title: "Corporate Governance and Risk Management at Unprotected Banks: National Banks in the 1890s"
Yana Rodgers, Rutgers University (joint with Gender Seminar Series)
Title: "Land Reform and Welfare in Vietnam: Why Gender of the Land-Rights Holder Matters"
Aart Kraay, World Bank
Title: "Growth, Inequality, and Social Welfare: Cross-Country Evidence"
Daniel Bernhofen, American University
Title: "Estimating the Effects of the Container Revolution on World Trade"
Boris Gershman, American University
Title: "Witchcraft Beliefs and the Erosion of Trust: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa"
Barkley Rosser, James Madison University
Title: "The Evolution of Hyperbolic Discounting: Implications for Truly Social Valuation of the Future"
James Fenske, University of Oxford
Title: "War, Resilience, and Political Engagement in Africa"
Roger Betancourt, University of Maryland
Title: "Unbundling Democracy: Tilly Trumps Schumpeter"
Michael Makowsky, Johns Hopkins University
Title: "Altruistic Groups, Selfish Leaders, and the Evolution of Power"
Suresh Naidu, Columbia University
Title: "Contested Property: Fugitive Slaves in the Antebellum South"
Xiaodong Liu, University of Colorado at Boulder (joint with Info-Metrics Institute)
Title: "Identification and Efficient Estimation of Simultaneous Equations Network Models"
CANCELLED. Possibly rescheduling next semester.
Branko Milanovic, World Bank
Title: "Global Income Inequality: Current Patterns and Future Trends"
John Parman, College of William and Mary
Title: "Historical Segregation and Black Health Outcomes"
Andrew Zeitlin, Georgetown University
Title: "The Price of Empowerment: Experimental Evidence on the Demand for Land Titles and Female Co-Titling in Urban Tanzania"
Bahattin Buyuksahin, Bank of Canada (joint with Info-Metrics Institute)
Title: "Financialization of Food Market"
Nicholas Coleman, Federal Reserve Board
Title: "Bank Ownership, Lending, and Local Economic Performance During the 2008-2010 Financial Crisis"
Tara Rice, Federal Reserve Board
Title: "Shock Transmission Through International Banks: How Vulnerable are Affiliate Markets? Evidence from U.S. Banks"
Gabe Mathy, American University
Title: "Unemployment Persistence in the Recoveries from the Great Depression and the Great Recession"
Remi Jedwab, George Washington University
Title: "Urbanization With and Without Structural Transformation"
Keun Lee, Seoul National University
Title: "Neo-Schumpeterian Analysis of Catch-Up by the Latecomers: Knowledge, Path-Creation, and the Middle-Income Trap"
Jeremiah Dittmar & Skipper Seabold, both American University
Title: "Media, Beliefs, and Economic Change: Printing and the Protestant Reformation"
Wallace Oates & Robert Schwab, both University of Maryland
Title: "The Window Tax: A Case Study in Excess Burden"
Luciano Floridi, University of Hertfordshire and Oxford University
(joint with Info-Metrics Institute)
Title: "The Design of Political Agents in the Age of Hyperhistory"
Jay Shambaugh, George Washington University
Title: "Rounding the Corners of the Trilemma" (joint work with Michael Klein)
Peter Adriaans, University of Amsterdam (joint with Info-Metrics Institute)
Title: "What Does it Mean to be a Model? A Computational View"
Bilgehan Karabay, UVA
Title: "When is it optimal to delegate: The theory of fast-track authority"
Robert Rich, Federal Reserve Bank of New York (joint with Info-Metrics Institute)
Title: The Measurement and Behavior of Uncertainty: Evidence from the ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters
Chris Blattman, Columbia
Title: Building institutions at the micro-level: Results from a field experience in property dispute and conflict resolution
Robin Lumsdaine, American University
Title: Wall Street vs. Main Street: A Comparison of Views
Ignacio Presno, Boston Federal Reserve
Title: Sovereign Default Risk and Uncertainty Premia
Tobias Pfutze, Oberlin College
Title: The Effects of a Non-Contributory Pension Program on Labor Force Participation: The Case of '70 y mas' in Mexico
Paola Giuliano, UCLA
Title: On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough
Nicholas Ziebarth, Iowa
Title: Cementing the Case for Collusion under the National Recovery Administration
Amos Golan, American U (joint with Info-Metrics Institute)
Title: On the Foundations and Philosophy of Info-Metrics
Refik Soyer, GWU (joint with Info-Metrics Institute)
Title: When is Failure Preferable to Survival?
Jeremiah Dittmar, American University
Title: Ideas, Business, Human Capital, and Growth, the Print Media Revolution in Early Modern Europe
Timo Teräsvirta, Aarhus University (joint with Info-Metrics Institute)
Title: Conditional Correlation Models of Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity with Nonstationary GARCH Equations
Monday, December 3 at 3:30 PM*
Sam Bowles, Santa Fe Institute
Title: Machiavelli’s Mistake: Why good laws are no substitute for good citizens
*please note this seminar is on a Monday and at 3:30 PM
Eric Chaney, Harvard
Title: Pirates of the Mediterranean: An Empirical Investigation of Bargaining with Asymmetric Information