Economics

Seminars (Clarence Tow Lectures)

Fall 2014

 

DATE SPEAKER
Monday, September 8
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
25 Phillips Hall
Guillaume Rocheteau
University of California, Irvine
Topic: "Dynamic Indeterminacy and Welfare in Credit Economies"
Monday, September 15
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
25 Phillips Hall
Raphael Boleslavsky
University of Miami
Topic: "Selloffs, Bailouts, and Feedback: Can Asset Markets Inform Policy?"
Tuesday, September 23
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C121 PBB
Myrna Wooders
Vanderbilt University
Topic: "On Prejudice and Discrimination" (Preliminary-for a copy of the paper, see Linda Bostian in W210 PBB)
Monday, September 29
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
25 Phillips Hall
Georg Schaur
University of Tennesse
Topic: "Supply Chain Uncertainty in Ocean Transit as a Trade Barrier"
Monday, October 6, 2014
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
25 Phillips Hall
Pricila Maziero
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "A Theory of Political and Economic Cycles"
Wednesday, October 8
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
25 Phillips Hall
Henry Siu
University of British Columbia
Topic: "Refugees From Dust and Shrinking Land: Tracking the Dust Bowl Migrants"
Tuesday, October 14
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C121 PBB
Fuhito Kojima
Stanford University
Topic: "Designing Matching Mechanisms under Constraints: An Approach from Discrete Convex Analysis"
Wednesday, October 15
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
25 Phillips Hall
James Powell
University of California, Berkeley
Topic: "Simple Estimators for Invertible Index Models"
Tuesday, October 21
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C121 PBB
Alessandro Pavan
Northwestern University
Topic: "Attention, Coordination, and Bounded Recall"
Wednesday, October 22
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
25 Phillips Hall
Yeneng Sun
National University of Singapore
Topic: "Stationary Markov Perfect Equilibria in Discounted Stochastic Games"
Wednesday, October 29
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
25 Phillips Hall
Odilon Camara
University of Southern California
Topic: "Persuading Voters"
Wednesday, November 5
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W107 PBB
John Geweke
University of Technology, Sydney
Topic: "Exact Optimization by Means of Sequentially Adaptive Bayesian Learning"
Wednesay, November 12
2:00 PM - 3:25 PM
W401 PBB
Jason Blevins
Ohio State University
Topic: "Identification and Estimation of Continuous Time Dynamic Games"
Wednesday, November 12
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
25 Phillips Hall
C. Hoyt Bleakley
University of Michigan
Topic: "Shocking Behavior: Random Wealth in Antebellum Georgia and Human Capital Across Generations"
Monday, November 17
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
25 Phillips Hall
Joseph Vavra
University of Chicago
Topic: "House Prices, Local Demand, and Retail Prices"
Wednesday, November 19
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
25 Phillips Hall
Johannes Horner
Yale University
Topic: "Dynamic Mechanisms without Money"
Friday, December 5
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
25 Phillips Hall
Suyong Song
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Topic: "Nonseparable Models with Information Frictions"
Monday, December 8
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
25 Phillips Hall
Hannes Schwandt
Princeton University
Topic: "The Lasting Legacy of Seasonal Influenza: In-utero Exposure and Human Capital Development"
   
   
   
   

Spring 2014

 

DATE SPEAKER
Wednesday, February 5
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2229 SC
Peter Troyan
Stanford University
Topic: "Market Design Under Distributional Constraints: Diversity in School Choice and Other Applications"
Wednesday, February 12
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2229 SC
Sebastian Calonico
University of Michigan
Topic: "Identifying Distributional Effects of Teachers and Peers in Nonseparable Models"
Monday, February 17
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2229 SC
Zenon Zabinski
Northwestern University
Topic: "Product Quality Choice Under Weak Price Competition: Hospital Adoption of Robotic Surgery"
Monday, February 24
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2229 SC
Hyelim Son
Columbia University
Topic: "Human Capital Investment When Sheepskin Effects Matter: Evidence from Income Shocks in Indonesia"
Friday, March 7
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2229 SC
Joel Horowitz
Northwestern University
Topic: "Nonparametric Estimation of a Heterogeneous Demand Function Under the Slutsky Inequality Restriction"
Tuesday, March 11
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C121 PBB
Guillermo Marshall
Northwestern University
Topic: "Search and Wholesale price Discrimination"
Monday, March 24
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2229 SC
Alexander Field
Santa Clara University
Topic: "The Savings and Loan Insolvencies in the Shadow of 2007-2023"
Monday, March 31
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2229 SC
Fei Li
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Topic: "Revenue Management Without Commitment: Dynamic Pricing and Periodic Fire Sales"
Tuesday, April 1
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C121 PBB
Stefan Krasa
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Topic: “Political Polarization”
Paper 1
Paper 2
Monday, April 7
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2229 SC
Maher Said
Washington University, St. Louis
Topic: "Dynamic Screening with Limited Commitment"
Wednesday, April 9
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2229 SC
Badi Baltagi
Syracuse University
Topic: "Firm-level Productivity Spillovers in China's Chemical Industry: A Spatial Hausman-Taylor Approach"
Monday, April 14
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2229 SC
David Andolfatto
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Topic: "Rehypothecation"
Wednesday, April 16
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2229 SC
Keisuke Hirano
University of Arizona
Topic: "Forecasting with Model Uncertainty: Representations and Risk Reduction"
Monday, April 21
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2229 SC
Sokbae (Simon) Lee
Seoul National University
Topic: "The Lasso for High-Dimensional Regression with a Possible Change-Point"
Wednesday, April 23
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S207 PBB
Luciano De Castro
Northwestern University
Topic: "Nash Equilibrium in Games with Quasi-Monotonic Best-Responses"
Monday, May 5
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2229 SC
David Wiczer
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Topic: "Occupational Hazards and Social Disability Insurance"
   
   
   

Fall 2013

DATE SPEAKER
Wednesday, September 4
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Tom Parker
University of Waterloo
Topic: "Efficient Combination of Conditional Quantiles in a Single-index Model"
Wednesday, September 11
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Matthew Masten
Duke University
Topic: "Random Coefficients on Endogenous Variables in Simultaneous Equation Models"
Tuesday, September 17
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Mamoru Kaneko
Waseda University (Japan)
Topic: "Logic and Economics: Interactions Between Subjective Thinking and Objective Worlds"
Wednesday, September 18
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
John Wooders
University of Arizona
Topic: "Dynamic Markets for Lemons: Performance, Liquidity, and Policy Intervention"
Monday, September 23
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Randall Wright
University of Wisconsin
Topic: "Housing and Liquidity"
Wednesday, September 25
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Mehmet Caner
North Carolina State
Topic: "Adaptive Elastic Net GMM Estimator with Many Invalid Moment Conditions"
Thursday, September 26
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
John Morrow
London School of Economics
Topic: "Productivity as if Space Mattered: An Application to Factor Markets Across China"
Monday, September 30
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Arijit Mukherjee
Michigan State University
Topic: “Relational Contracts with Subjective Peer Evaluations”
Wednesday, October 2
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Yuichi Kitamura
Yale University
Topic: "Nonparametric Analysis of Random Utility Models"
Friday, October 4
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC

Dan Kovenock
Chapman University
Topic: Multidimensional Contests (no paper available)

Monday, October 7
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Lance Lochner
University of Western Ontario
Topic: "Understanding Income Dynamics: Identifying and Estimating the Changing Roles of Unobserved Ability, Permanent and Transitory"
Tuesday, October 8
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Elizabeth (Betsy) Caucutt
University of Western Ontario
Topic: "Early and Late Human Capital Investments, Borrowing Constraints, and the Family"
Wednesday, October 9
11:30 AM - 1:20 PM
C10 PC
Hulya Eraslan
Johns Hopkins University
Topic: "Mandatory Versus Discretionary Spending: the Status Quo Effect"
Monday, October 14
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Gabe Mathy
American University
Topic: "Empirical Estimates of the Impact of Uncertainty Shocks during the U.S. Great Depression" and "Uncertainty Shock Events and Jumps in Stock Returns during the U.S. Great Depression"
Wednesday, October 16
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC

Amil Petrin
University of Minnesota
Topic: Trade, Endogenous Quality, and Welfare in Mortion Pictures
Slides for presentation

Monday, October 21
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Andrew Daughety
Vanderbilt University
Topic: “The Effect of Third-Party Funding of Plaintiffs on Settlement”
Technical Appendix
Wednesday, October 23
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Hyungsik Roger Moon
University of Southern California
Topic: "Estimation of Random Coefficients Logit Demand Models with Interactivre Fixed Effects"
Thursday, October 24
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
W55 CB
Stefan Krasa
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Topic: "Parties as Teams and the Nomination of Legislative Candidates"
Monday, October 28
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Briana Chang
University of Wisconsin
Topic: “Adverse Selection and Liquidity Distortion”
Monday, November 4
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Mark Wright
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Topic: “Human Capital Risk, Contract Enforcement, and the Macroeconomy”
Wednesday, November 6
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Denis Chetverikov
UCLA
Topic: "Testing Regression Monotonicity in Econometric Models"
Wednesday, November 13
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Ivan Fernandez-Val
Boston University
Topic: "Individual and Time Effects in Nonlinear Panel Models with Large N,T''
Wednesday, November 20
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Benjamin Lester
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Topic: "Competing with Asking Prices"
Monday, November 25
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Matthias Kehrig
University of Texas, Austin
Topic: "Financial Frictions and Investment Dynamics in Multi-Plant Firms"
Monday, December 9
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC

Kyoo Il Kim
University of Minnesota
Topic: "Identification and Estimation in Discrete Choice Demand Models when Endogenous Variable Interact with the Error"

 

Spring 2013

DATE SPEAKER
Friday, January 25
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Wei Cui
Princeton University
Topic: "Delayed Capital Reallocation"
Monday, January 28
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Benjamin Johannsen
Northwestern University
Topic: "When Are the Effects of Fiscal Policy Uncertainty Large?"
Friday, February 1
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Roman Sheremeta
Chapman University
Topic: "Communication and Efficiency in Competitive Coordination Games"
Monday, February 4
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Andriy Norets
Princeton University
Topic: "Credibility of Confidence Sets in Nonstandard Econometric Problems"
Wednesday, February 6
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Seth Neumuller
University of California, Los Angeles
Topic: "Inter-industry Wage Differentials Revisited: Wage Volatility and the Option Value of Mobility"
Wednesday, February 13
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
David Kaplan
University of California, San Diego
Topic: "IDEAL Inference on Conditional Quartiles via Interpolated Duals of Exact Analytic L-statistics"
Wednesday, February 20
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Alexandre Poirier
University of California, Berkeley
Topic: "Asymptotically Efficient Estimation in Models with Independence Restrictions"
Friday, February 22
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Michael Yu Fai Choi
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Topic: "Asset Prices and Information Transmission"
Monday, February 25
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Camelia Bejan
Rice University
Topic: "Limited enforcement, bubbles and trading in incomplete markets"
Tuesday, February 26
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Filippo Massari
Washington University, St. Louis
Topic: "Price Dynamics and Market Selection"
Tuesday, March 5
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Siyang Xiong
Rice University
Topic: "Genericity and Robustness of Full Surplus Extraction" and "Incentive Compatibility Versus Surplus Extraction" (no paper)
Monday, March 11
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Emerson Melo
California Institute of Technology
Topic: "Bargaining and Power in Networked Markets"
Wednesday, March 13
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
S207 PBB
Sarada
Duke University
Topic: "The Unobserved Returns to Entrepreneurship"
Tuesday, March 26
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Paul Grieco
Penn State University
Topic: "Borders, Geography, and Oligopoly: Evidence from the Wind Turbine Industry"
Wednesday, March 27
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
C29 PC
Luciano De Castro
Northwestern University
Topic: "Correlation of Types in Bayesian Games"
Wednesday, March 27
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
C29 PC
Tai-Wei Hu
Northwestern University
Topic: "On the Coexistence of Money and Higher-Return Assets and its Social Role"
Monday, April 1
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Francesc Dilme
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Building (and Milking) Trust: Reputation as a Moral Hazard Phenomenon"
Tuesday, April 2
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB

Svetlana Ledyaeva
Helsinki School of Economics
Topic: "If Foreign Investment is not Foreign: Round-trip Versus Genuine Foreign Investment in Russia"

Wednesday, April 3
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Pengfei Wang
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Topic: "A Bayesian DSGE Model of Stock Market Bubbles and Business Cycles"
Tuesday, April 9
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Russell Cooper
Penn State University
Topic: "Deposit Insurance and Orderly Liquidation without Commitment: Can We Sleep Well?"
Tuesday, April 16
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Toshihiro Ichida
Waseda University (Japan)
Topic: "Nature versus Nurture: Reversal of Individual Comparative Advantages and Human Capital Investment Under Risk"
Thursday, April 18
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Renee Bowen
Stanford University
Topic: "Dynamic Coalitions"
Wednesday, April 24
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC

Charles Calomiris
Columbia Business School
Topic: "Does Macro-pru Leak? Evidence from a UK Policy Experiment"

Tuesday, April 30
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Tom Nicholas
Harvard Business School
Topic: "Did Bank Distress Stifle Innovation During the Great Depression"
Wednesday, May 1
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
C29 PC
Yeneng Sun
National University of Singapore
Topic: "Modeling Infinitely Many Agents"
Wednesday, May 1
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Valeriy Marakulin
Novosibirsk State University
Topic: "Equilibria and core as an essence of economic contractual interactions: mathematical foundations"
Thursday, May 2
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Ezra Oberfield
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Topic: "Business Networks, Production Chains, and Productivity: A Theory of Input-Output Architecture"
Monday, May 6
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
David Frisvold
Emory University
Topic: "Nutrition and Cognitive Achievement: An Evaluation of the School Breakfast Program"
Thursday, May 9
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Neil Wallace
Penn State University
Topic: "An Alternative to New-Keynesian Models for the Study of Optimal (Monetary) Policy"
Friday, May 10
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Neil Wallace
Penn State University
Topic: "Information Aggregation in a Large Two-stage Market Game"
Tuesday, June 4
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C121 PBB
Antonio Galvao
University of Iowa
Topic: "Modeling Endogeneity Bias Using Observables"

Fall 2012

DATE SPEAKER
Tuesday, September 11
3:30 PM - 5:00
W181 PBB
Alessandro Mennuni
University of Southampton
Topic: "Labor Force Composition and Aggregate Fluctuations"
Wednesday, September 19
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C125 PBB
Alexander Matros
University of South Carolina
Topic: "Contests with Identity-Dependent Externalities"
Wednesday, September 26
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C125 PBB
Marcelo Veracierto
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Topic "The Role of Housing in Labor Reallocation"
Wednesday, October 17
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C125 PBB
Jan Werner
University of Minnesota
Topic: "Rational Asset Pricing Bubbles and Debt Constraints"
Tuesday, October 30
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Giovanni Facchini
University of Nottingham
Topic: "The Rhetoric of Closed Borders: Quotas, Lax Enforcement and Illegal Migration"
Tuesday, November 6
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Ananth Seshadri
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Topic: "Health and Wealth in a Life-cycle Model"
Thursday, November 8
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Varun Kharbanda
University of Iowa, PhD candidate
Topic: "Returns to Education in India"
Tuesday, November 13
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Igor Livshits
University of Western Ontario
Topic: "Screening as a Unified Theory of Delinquency, Renegotiation and Bankruptcy"
Wednesday, November 14
3:30- PM - 5:00 PM
C125 PBB
Joshua Hausman
University of California, Berkeley
Topic: "Fiscal Policy and Economic Recovery: the Case of the 1936 Veterans' Bonus"
Wednesday, November 28
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C125 PBB
Armando Zavaleta
University of Iowa (Visiting Assistant Professor)
Topic: "Climate Change and Breakthrough Technologies: The Role of Markets"
Monday, December 3
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C125 PBB
Leena Rudanko
Boston University
Topic: "Unions in a Frictional Labor Market"
Tuesday, December 11
3:30-5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Natalia Kovijnykh
Arizona State University
Topic: "Who Should Pay for Credit Ratings and How?"
Wednesday, December 12
3:30-5:00 PM
S401 PBB
Elisa Keller
University of Iowa
Topic:
Thursday, December 13
10:30-12:00 PM
S121 PBB
Yu Chien Kong
University of Iowa
Topic: "College Attainment and the Changing Life Cycle Profile of Earnings"
Thursday, December 13
3:30-5:00 PM
S121 PBB
Muharrem Yesilrmak
University of Iowa
Topic: "Imperfect Income Sorting in an Economy with Local Public Goods"

Spring 2012

DATE SPEAKER
Wednesday, February 8
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Udara Peiris
University of Warwick
Topic: "Credit, Default and Optimal Policy" Paper 1 & Paper 2
Thursday, February 9
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Nicholas Ziebarth
Northwestern University
Topic: "Misallocation and Productivity During the Great Depression"
Friday, February 10
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Nicholas Klein
Universitatbonn
Topic: "The Importance of Being Honest"
Monday, February 13
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
S307 PBB
Sarah Miller
University of Illinois
Topic: "The Effect of Insurance on Emergency Room Visits: An Analysis of the 2006 Massachusetts Health Reform"
Monday, February 13
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Andreas Hagemann
University of Illinois
Topic: "Robust Spectral Analysis"
Wednesday, February 15
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Dana Rotz
Harvard University
Topic: "Why Have Divorce Rates Fallen? the Role of Women's Age at Marriage"
Thursday, February 16
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Matthew Backus
University of Michigan
Topic: "Why is Productivity Correlated with Competition?"
Monday, February 20
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
SeoJeong (Jay) Lee
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Topic: "Asymptotic Refinements of a Misspecification-Robust Bootstrap for Generalized Method of Moment Estimators"
Tuesday, February 21
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Fabian Lange
Yale University
Topic: Duration Dependence and Local Labor Market Conditions:
Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment
Monday, February 27
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Maxim Troshkin
University of Minnesota
Topic: "Providing Efficient Incentives to Work: Retirment Ages and the Pension System"
Tuesday, February 28
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
S181 PBB

Songzi Du
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Topic: "Unraveling and Chaos in Matching Markets"

Monday, March 26
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Hari Govindan
University of Rochester
Topic: "Existence Theorems for Some Discontinuous Games"
Friday, March 30
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Anne Villamil
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Topic: "Entrepreneurs, Legal Institutions and Firm Dynamics"
Monday, April 2
10:30-Noon
S307 PBB

Rabah Amir
University of Arizona
Topic: "Market Structure, Scale Economies and Industry Performance"

Wednesday, April 11
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C29 PC
Roberto Pinheiro
University of Colorado
Topic: "Health Insurance as a Productive Factor"
Tuesday, May 22
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C121 PBB
Guillaume Vandenbroucke
University of Southern California
Topic: "Optimal Fertility During World War I"

Fall 2011

DATE SPEAKER
Wednesday, August 24
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
David Levine
Washington University (St. Louis)
Topic: "Anti-Malthus: Evolution, Population, and the Maximization of Free Resources"
Friday, September 2
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
C29 PC
Joint Seminar with Finance
George Zanjani
Georgia State
Wednesday, September 14
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: TBA
John Conley
Vanderbilt University
Topic: "A Dixit-Stiglitz General Equilibrium Model with Oligopolistic Markets: Enough is Enough"
Wednesday, September 21
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Kartik Athreya
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Topic: "Loan Guarantees for Consumer Credit Markets"
Friday, September 23
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
C29 PC
Joint Seminar with Finance
Jan Ericsson
McGill University
Monday, September 26
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Benjamin Lester
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Topic: "Trading Dynamics in Decentralized Markets with Adverse Selection"
Friday, September 30
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
C29 PC
Joint Seminar with Finance
Franklin Allen
University of Pennsylvania
Monday, October 3
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Huberto Ennis
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Topic: "Optimal Banking Contracts and Financial Fragility"
Tuesday, October 4
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Arantxa Jarque
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Topic: "The Complexity of CEO Compensation: Incentives and Learning"
Thursday, October 13
3:30 PM -5:00 PM
W181 PBB
James Albrecht and Susan Vroman
Georgetown University
Topic: "Directed Search in the Housing Market"
Friday, October 14
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
C29 PC
Joint Seminar with Finance
Thomas Chemmanur
Boston College
Wednesday, October 26
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Yixiao Sun
University of California, San Diego
Topic: "Simple and Accurate F Tests in the Time Series GMM Framework" Paper 1 and Paper 2
Wednesday, November 9
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Marek Weretka
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Topic: "Competition in Financial Innovation"
Friday, November 11
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
C29 PC
Joint Seminar with Finance
Anjan Thakor
Washington University
Monday, November 14
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Julia Thomas
Ohio State University
Topic: "Credit Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations in an Economy with Production Heterogeneity"
Friday, November 18
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Yaping Shan
University of Iowa (PhD Student)
Topic: "Dynamic Contracts for a Class of Multi-Stage R&D Models" Paper 1 and Paper 2
Friday, November 18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
C29 PC
Joint Seminar with Finance
David Haushalter
Pennsylvania State University
Wednesday, November 30
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Daniel Deiermeier
Northwestern University
Topic: "Corporate Reputational Dynamics, Private Regulation, and Activist Pressure"
Monday, December 5
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Gagan Ghosh
University of Iowa (PhD Student)
Topic: "Simultaneous First-Price Auctions with Budget-Constrained Bidders"
Wednesday, December 7
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Glen Weyl
University of Chicago
Topic: "Multidimensional Heterogeneity and Platform Design"
Thursday, December 8
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
W181 PBB
Mike Sposi
University of Iowa (PhD Student)
Topic: "Evolving Comparative Advantage, Structural Change, and the Composition of Trade"
Friday, December 9
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Wenbiao Cai
University of Iowa (PhD Student)
Topic: "Skill Accumulation and Sectoral Productivity Differences Across Countries"
Wednesday, December 14
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
C31 PC
Taisuke Otsu
Yale University
Topic: "Robust Estimation and Inference for Moment Condition Models" Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3

 

Spring 2011

DATE SPEAKER
Tuesday, January 11
12:30-2:00 PM
C121 PBB
Braz Camargo
Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV
Topic: "Trading Dynamics in Decentralized Markets with Adverse Selection"
Wednesday, February 16
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Jinwoo Kim
Yonsei University
Topic: "Weak Cartels and Collusion-Proof Auctions"
Thursday, February 17
4:00-5:30 PM
S181 PBB
Gabor Virag
University of Rochester
Topic: "Auctions in Markets: Common Outside Options and the Continuation Value Effect "
Monday, February 21
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Harry Paarsch
University of Melbourne
Topic: "Competition and Post-Transplant Outcomes in Cadaveric Liver Transplantation Under the MELD Scoring System"
Wednesday, February 23
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Martin Gervais
University of Southampton
Topic: "On the Optimality of Age-Dependent Taxes and the Progressive U.S. Tax System"
Thursday, February 24
4:00-5:30 PM
S181 PBB
Alice Schoonbroodt
University of Southampton
Topic: "Property Rights and Efficiency in OLG Models with Endogenous Fertility"
Monday, March 21
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Paul Klein
University of Southampton
Topic: "Should Day Care be Subsidized"
Tuesday, March 22
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
C10 PC
John Knowles
University of Southampton
Topic: "Why are Married Men Working So Much? Relative Wages, Labor Supply and the Decline of Marriage"
Tuesday, March 29
4:00-5:30 PM
W181 PBB
Michael Waugh
New York University, Stern School of Business
Topic: "On Cyclical Fluctuations in International Trade Volumes"
Wednesday, March 30
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Jungmo Yoon
Claremont McKenna College
Topic: "Nonparametric Estimation and Inference on Conditional Quantile Processes" (paper available only by request to: economics@uiowa.edu)
Wednesday, April 13
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Chao Fu
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Topic: "Equilibrium Tuition, Applications, Admissions and Enrollment in the College Market "
Thursday, April 14
4:00-5:30 PM
S181 PBB
Nicholas Yannelis
Univ. of Illinois and Univ. of Manchester (England)
Topic: "Ambiguity Aversion Solves the Conflict Between Efficiency and Incentive Compatibility" and "A New Perspective to Rational Expectations: Maximin Rational Expectations Equilibrium"
Friday, April 15
10:30 AM-Noon
(Joint seminar with Finance)
C31 PC
Anne Villamil
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Topic: "Costly Intermediation & Consumption Smoothing "
Tuesday, April 19
4:00-5:30 PM
S181 PBB
Joshua Cherry
University of Michigan
Topic: "Unattainable Payoffs for Repeated Games of private Monitoring"
Friday, April 22
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Seung-Gyu (Andrew) Sim
University of Tokyo
Topic: "Wage Dynamics with Private Learning-by-doing and On-the-job Search"
Monday, April 25
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Stephan Lauermann
University of Michigan
Topic: "Auctions with Bidder Solicitation" (no paper available)
Wednesday, April 27
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Kengo Kato
Hiroshima University
Topic: "Group Lasso for High Dimensional Sparse Quantile Regression Models"
Monday, May 2
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Tiemen Woutersen
Johns Hopkins University
Topic: "Endogeneity and Imperfect Instruments: Estimating Bounds for the Effect of Early Childbearing on High School Completion "
Thursday, May 26
Noon-1:00 PM
TBA
Martin Gervais
University of Southampton
Topic: "Technology Adoption and Labor Market Dynamics" (paper not available)
Wednesday, June 1
Noon-1:00 PM
W181 PBB
German Cubas
Central Bank of Uruguay/University of Republic
Topic: "The Allocation of Talent, Economic Development and Skill Premia"

Fall 2010

DATE SPEAKER
Wednesday, September 8
3:30-5:00 PM
S307 PBB
Jin Li
Northwestern University
Topic: "Relational Contracts, Efficiency Wages, and Employmnet Dynamics"
Wednesday, September 22
3:30-5:00 PM
S307 PBB
Aldo Rustichini
University of Minnesota
Topic: "Experiments in Repeated Games" (no paper available)
Monday, September 27
3:30-5:00 PM
S307 PBB
Ali Shourideh
University of Minnesota
Topic: "Risk Sharing, Inequality, and Fertility"
Thursday, October 7
3:30-5:00 PM
C131 PC
Hector Chade
Arizona State University
Topic: "Optimal Insurance with Adverse Selection"
Wednesday, October 13
3:30-5:00 PM
S307 PBB
Loukas Karabarbounis
University of Chicago
Topic: "Labor Wedges and Open Economy Puzzles"
Monday, October 18
3:30-5:00 PM
S307 PBB
Toni Braun
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Topic: "Real Balance Effects When the Nominal Interest Rate is Zero"
Monday, October 25
3:30-5:00 PM
S307 PBB
Nicholas Kiefer
Cornell University
Topic: "Correlated Defaults, Temporal Correlation, Expert Information and Predictability of Default Rates"
Wednesday, October 27
3:30-5:00 PM
S307 PBB
John Kennan
University of Wisconsin
Topic: "Higher Education Subsidies and Human Capital Mobility"
Monday, November 1
3:30-5:00 PM
S307 PBB
Antonio Penta
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Topic: "Robust Dynamic Mechanism Design"
Monday, November 8
3:30-5:00 PM
S307 PBB
Odilon Camara
University of Southern California
Topic: "Taxes, Public goods and Policies of (In)Competent Politicians"
Tuesday, November 9
4:00-5:30 PM
C31 PC
Mark Bils
University of Rochester
Topic: "Has Consumption Inequality Mirrored Income Inequality?"
Wednesday, November 10
3:30-5:00 PM
S307 PBB
Holger Sieg
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Agglomeration Externalities and the Dynamics of Firm Location Choices"
Thursday, November 11
4:00-5:30 PM
C31 PC
Nicholas Sly
University of Oregon
Topic: "Skill Acquisition, Incentive Contracts and Jobs: Labor Market Adjustment to Trade"
Monday, November 15
3:30-5:00 PM
S307 PBB
M. Bumin Yenmez
Carnegie Mellon University
Topic: "Ex Post Implementation with Applications"
Tuesday, November 16
4:00-5:30 PM
C131 PC
Tim Conley
University of Western Ontario
Topic: "Inference with Dependent Data Using Cluster Covariance Estimators"
Wednesday, November 17
3:30-5:00 PM
S307 PBB
Alejandro Badel
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Topic: "Understanding Permanent Black-White Earnings Inequality"
Thursday, November 18
4:00-5:30 PM
C31 PC
Anson Ho
University of Iowa
Topic: "On the Effects of Tax-deferred Saving Accounts"
Friday, November 19
3:30-5:00 PM
S307 PBB
Haimanti Banerjee
University of Iowa
Topic: "Consumption Commitments and Precautionary Savings"
Tuesday, December 7
4:00-5:30 PM
C131 PC
Salvador Navarro
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Topic: "Identification and Estimation of Time-Varying Treatment Effects: How the Timing of Grade Retention Affects Outcomes"
Friday, December 10
3:30-5:00 PM
S307 PBB
Kyungchul Song
University of Pennsylvania
Topic:"Simulated MLE for Discrete Choices using Transformed Simulated Frequecies"

Spring 2010

DATE SPEAKER
Tuesday, February 2
4:15-5:15 PM
C121 PBB
Parantap Basu
Durham University
Topic: Does Government Spending on Education Promote Growth and Schooling Returns?
Wednesday, February 3
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Parantap Basu
Durham University
Topic: "Inflation, Human Capital and Tobin's q"
Friday, February 19
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Eric Young
University of Virginia
Topic: "Robustness, Information-Processing Constraints, and the Current Account in Small Open Economies"
Wednesday, February 24
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Morris Davis
University of Wisconsin
Topic: "Macroeconomic Implications of Agglomeration"
Friday, February 26
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Alp Atakan
Northwestern University, Kellogg MEDS
Topic: "Reputation in Long-run Relationships"
Wednesday, March 3
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Gueorgui Kambourov
University of Toronto
Topic: "The Heterogeneity and Dynamics of Individual Labor Supply over the Life Cycle: Fasts and Theory"
Friday, March 12
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Carlos Garriga
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Topic: "A General Equilibrium Theory of College with Education Subsidies, In-School Labor Supply, and Borrowing Constraints"
Wednesday, March 24
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Pedro Silos
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Topic: "Fixed-Term and Permanent Labor Contracts as Bargaining Outcomes: Theory and Evidence"
Monday, March 29
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
David Rahman
University of Minnesota
Topic: But Who will Monitor the Monitor?
Wednesday, April 7
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Mattias Polborn
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Topic: "Competition Between Specialized Candidates"
Thursday, April 8
4:15-5:30 PM
C121 PBB
Enchuan Shao
Bank of Canada
Topic: "Firm Entry and Labor Market Dynamics"
Monday, April 12
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Roc Armenter
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Topic: "Fraud Deterrence in Dynamic Mirrleesian Economies"
Friday, April 16
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Ron Harstad
University of Missouri
Topic: "Behavioral Efficiency: Toward Normative Analysis for Field Experiments" (no paper available)
Monday, April 19
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Ana Cecilia Fieler
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Non-Homotheticity and Bilateral Trade: Evidence and a Quantitative Explanation"
Wedneday, April 21
Starts at 7:30 PM
Lecture Room I, Van Allen Hall
Yuri Maltsev
Carthage College, Wisconsin
Topic: "The Death of the Evil Empire and the Rise of Socialism in the XXIst Century" (no paper available)
Monday, April 26
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Hiro Ishise
Boston University
Topic: "The World Has More Than Two Countries: Implications of Multi-country International Real Business Cycle Models"
Friday, April 30
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Brian Rogers
Northwestern University, Kellogg MEDS
Topic: "Symmetries in Repeated Coordination Games" (no paper available)
Wednesday, May 5
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Kjetil Storesletten
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Topic: "Growing Like China"
Friday, May 7
1:30-3:00 PM
C129 PC
Christopher Taber
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Topic: "Methods for Using Selection on Observed Variables to Address Selection on Unobserved Variables" (no paper available)
Monday, May 14
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Ayca Ozdogan
University of Minnesota
Topic: "Reputation Effects in Two-sided Incomplete-Information Games"
Wednesday, May 26
3:30-5:00 PM
C10 PC
Roman Sustek
University of Iowa (Visiting Assistant Professor)
Topic: "The High Cross-country Correlations of Prices and Interest Rates"
Wednesday, June 9
3:30-5:00 PM
C31 PC
Harry Paarsch
University of Melbourne
"On the Asymptotic Distribution of the Transaction Price in a Clock Model of a Multi-Unit, Oral, Ascending-Price Auction within the Common-Value Paradigm"

Fall 2009

DATE SPEAKER
Monday, August 31
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Jonathan Weinstein
Kellogg School of Management, MEDS
Topic: The Impact of Incomplete Information, based on "A Structure
Theorem for Rationalizability in Infinite-Horizon Games"
Monday, September 28
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Jonathan Heathcote
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Topic: "The Macroeconomic Implications of Rising Wage Inequality in the United States"
Friday, October 2
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Antonio Galvao
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Topic: "Quantile Regression for Dynamic Panel Data with Fixed Effects"
Monday, October 5
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Lutz Hendricks
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Topic: "Student Abilities During the Expansion of U.S. Education, 1950-2000 "
Friday, October 9
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Brett Green
Northwestern University
Topic: "Waiting for News in the Market for Lemons"
Monday, October 12
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Jeremy Fox
University of Chicago
Topic: "Estimating Matching Games with Transfers "
Tuesday, October 13
4:00-5:30 PM
TBA
Simeon Alder
University of Notre Dame
Topic: "In the Wrong Hands: Complementarities, Resource Allocation, and Aggregate TFP"
Wednesday, October 14
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Kim-Sau Chung
University of Minnesota
Topic: "Object-Based Unawareness: Theory and Applications"
Thursday, October 15
4:00-5:30 PM
C107 PBB
Burhanettin Kuruscu
University of Texas, Austin
Topic: "Taxation of Human Capital and Wage Inequality: A Cross-Country Analysis"
Monday, October 19
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Arthur Robson
Simon Frasier University
Topic: "The Evolution of Decision and Experienced Utilities"
Monday, October 26
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Mitsukuni Nishida
Johns Hopkins University
Topic: "Estimating a Model of Strategic Network Choice: The Convenience-Store Industry in Okinawa"
Tuesday, October 27
TBA
TBA
Marina Azzimonti
University of Texas, Austin
Topic: "Barriers to Investment in Polarized Societies"
Friday, October 30
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Maksym Obrizan
University of Iowa
Topic: "Sample Selection and the Probability of Stroke Among the Oldest Americans"
Monday, November 2
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Dhritiman Bhattacharya
University of Iowa
Topic: "Aggregate Barriers, Establishment Size and Economic Development "
Wednesday, November 4
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Brent Hickman
University of Iowa
Topic: "Affirmative Action in College Admissions: Theory and Estimation "
Theory paper and Empirical paper
Monday, November 9
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Natalia Ramondo
University of Texas, Austin
Topic: "The "Proximity-Concentration" Tradeoff in a Risky Environment"
Wednesday, November 11
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Piyusha Mutreja
University of Iowa
Topic: "International Trade and Cross-Country Capital Composition"
Friday, November 13
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Yigit Saglam
University of Iowa
Topic: "Dynamic Water Resource Management: Optimal Pricing of Water "
Monday, November 16
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Martin Gervais
University of Southhampton
Topic: "Optimal Fiscal Policy over the Business Cycle Revisited "
Wednesday, December 2
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Dino Gerardi
Yale University
Topic: "The Role of Commitment in Bilateral Trade "
Monday, December 7
3:30-5:00 PM
S181 PBB
Ananth Seshadri
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Topic: "Neoclassical Miracles "

Spring 2009

DATE SPEAKER
January 20
Pricila Maziero
University of Minnesota
Topic: “Non-exclusive Dynamic Contracts, Competition, and the Limits of Insurance”
January 21
KyungMin Kim
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: “Endogenous Market Segmentation for Lemons”
January 26
Richard Chiburis
Princeton University
Topic: “Approximately Most Powerful Tests for Moment Inequalities”
January 28
Toru Kitagawa
Brown University
Topic: “Testing for Instrument Independence in the Selection Model”
January 29
Connan Snider
University of Minnesota
Topic: “Predatory Incentives and Predation Policy: The American Airlines Case”
January 3
Tai-Wei Hu
Penn State University
Topic: “Complexity and Mixed Strategy Equilibria”
February 2
Demian Pouzo
New York University
Topic: “Optimal Taxation with Endogenous Default Under Incomplete Markets”
April 17
Satadru Hore
University of Iowa
Topic: "Put Options in General Equilibrium"
April 24
Ray Deneckere
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Topic: "Multi-Dimensional Screening with a One-Dimensional Allocation Space"
May 1
Sugata Marjit
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Topic: "Two Elementary Propositions on Fragmentation and Outsourcing in Pure Theory of International Trade"
May 4
Sugata Marjit
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Topic: "General Trading Costs in Pure Theory of International Trade"
May 11
Hector Chade
Arizona State University
Topic: "A Supply and Demand Model of the College Admissions Problem"
May 12
Srihari Govindan
The University of Iowa
Topic: "Axiomatic Equilibrium Selection"
May 15
Ronald Wolthoff
University of Chicago
Topic: "Simultaneous Search and Recruitment"
May 29
Harry Paarsch
University of Melbourne
Topic: "Semiparametric Estimation in Models of First-Priced, Sealed-Bid Auctions with Affiliation"

Fall 2008

DATE SPEAKER
September 3

Tanya Rosenblat
Iowa State University
Topic: "Experiments with Real World Social Networks"
September 10

Pedro Dal Bo
Brown University
Topic: "The Evolution of Cooperation in Infinitely Repeated Games: Experimental Evidence"
September 15
Brian Roberson
Miami University of Ohio
Topic: "The Non-Constant-Sum Colonel Blotto Game"
September 19
Tomasz Strzalecki
Northwestern University
Topic: “Axiomatic Foundations of Multiplier Preferences"
September 29
Steven Callander
Northwestern University
Topic: “Modeling Issue Complexity in Politics"
October 3
Borys Grochulski
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Topic: “Nonseperable Preferences and Optimal Social Security Systems"
October 13
John Hejkal
University of Iowa - PhD Candidate
Topic: “Diffusion and Long-Run Mortality Decline"
October 15
Tim Hubbard
University of Iowa - PhD Candidate
Topic: "Trade and the Environment: "New" Insights"
October 17
Stefan Hoderlein
University of Mannheim
Topic: "Endogeneity in Semiparametric Binary Random Coefficient Models"
October 20 Kyna Fong
Stanford University
Topic: "Evaluating Skilled Experts: Optimal Scoring Rules for Surgeons"
October 22 Atsushi Oshima
University of Iowa - PhD Candidate
Topic: "Knowledge Diffusion and the Japanese Growth Miracle"
October 24 Latchezar Popov
University of Iowa - PhD Candidate
Topic: "Enforcement Frictions and Optimal Lending Contracts"
October 27 Erwan Quintin
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Topic: "The Poor, the Rich and the Enforcer: Institutional Choice and Efficiency"
October 29 Clint Levitt
University of Iowa - PhD Candidate
Topic: "Learning Through Oil and Gas Explorations"
October 31 Yuval Salant
Northwestern University
Topic: "Procedural Analysis of Choice Rules with Applications to Bounded Rationality"
November 3 Yongseok Shin
University of Wisconsin
Topic: "Finance and Development: A Tale of Two Sectors"
November 7 Mark Aguiar
University of Rochester
Topic: "Growth in the Shadow of Expropriation"
November 10 Guillaume Frechette
New York University
Topic: "Bargaining and Reputation: Experimental Evidence on Bargaining in the Presence of Irrational Types"
November 14 James Schmitz
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Topic: "Does Foreign Competition Spur Productivity: Evidence from Post WWII U.S. Cement Manufacturing"
November 19 Alessandra Casella
Columbia University
Topic: "Storable Votes and Agenda Order Control: Theory and Experiments"
November 21 Harry Paarsch
University of Melbourne
Topic: "Using Grid Distributions to Test for Affiliation in Models of First-Price Auctions with Private Values"
December 1 Braz Camargo
University of Western Ontario
Topic: "Money and Memory"
December 1 Arpad Abraham
University of Rochester
Topic: "Income Tax Progressivity and Hidden Savings: The FOC Approach in Two Periods"
December 5 Marco Bassetto
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Topic: "Government Investment and the European Stability and Growth Pact" (with Vadym Lepetyuk) and "Public Investment and Budget Rules for State vs. Local Governments" (sole-authored). "
December 8 Satadru Hore
University of Iowa Department of Finance
Topic: "Equilibrium Predictability and Other Return Characteristics"

Spring 2008

DATE SPEAKER
January 16 Maria Casanova
University College London
Topic: "Dynamic Complementarities: A Computational and Empirical Analysis of Couples' Retirement Decisions"
January 18 Guillermo Ordonez
University of California, Los Angeles
Topic: "Fragility of Reputation and Clustering in Risk-Taking"  
January 22 Jennifer Brown
University of California, Berkeley
Topic: "Quitters Never Win: The (Adverse) Incentive Effects of Competing with Superstars"  
January 23
Nathan Miller
University of California, Berkeley
Topic:"Strategic Leniency and Cartel Enforcement"
January 25
David Lagakos
University of California, Los Angeles
Topic: "Superstores or Mom and Pops? Market Size, Technology Adoption, and TFP Differences"
January 30
Tomasz Sadzik
Stanford University
Topic: "Coordination in Learning to Play Nash Equilibrium"
February 5 Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Aggregate Effects of AIDS on Development"
February 6 Jayant Ganguli
Cornell University
Topic: "Ambiguity and Partially Revealing Rational Expectations Equilibria"
February 7 Anastasios Karantounias
New York University
Topic: "Ramsey Taxation and Fear of Misspecification"
February 11 Christopher Cotton
Cornell University
Topic: "Informational Lobbying and Competition for Access"
February 13 Stefania Garetto
University of Chicago
Topic: "Input Sourcing and Multinational Production"
February 25 Christopher Waller
University of Notre Dame
Topic: "Dynamic Taxation, Private Information and Money"
February 27 Roozbeh Hosseini
University of Minnesota
Topic: "Adverse Selection in the Annuity Market and the Role for Social Security"
February 28 Guillaume Vandenbroucke
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "The American Frontier: Technology versus Immigration"
February 29 Maxim Ivanov
Pennsylvania State University
Topic: "Informational Control and Organizational Design"
March 3 Francesca Carapella
University of Minnesota
Topic: "Banking panics and deflation in dynamic general equilibrium"
March 4 Madhav Chandrasekher
University of California, Berkeley
Topic: "Discrete Models of Unforeseen Contingencies"
March 5 Yiling Chen
Yahoo! Research, New York
Topic: "Bluffing and Strategic Reticence in Predition Markets"
March 6 Natalia Kovrijnykh
University of Chicago
Topic:
March 10 Dirk Krueger
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Taxing Capital? Not a Bad Idea After All!"
March 13 Kaiji Chen
University of Oslo, Norway
Topic: "A Quantitative Assessment of the Decline in the U.S. Saving Rate and the Current Account Balance"
March 26 Linda Wong
Visiting Associate Professor, University of Iowa
Topic: "Black/White Intermarriage"
March 28 Cristina Arellano
University of Minnesota
Topic: "Default and the Maturity Structure in Sovereign Bonds"
April 2 Victor Rios-Rull
University of Minnesota
Topic: "Non Competitive Factor Prices and the Dynamics of Labor Share"
April 7 Pedro Silos
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Topic: "Firm Entry and Labor Market Dynamics"
April 14 Marco Casari
Purdue University
Topic: "How Enforcement Institutions Affect Markets"
April 18 Luciano di Castro
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Topic: "Grid Distributions to Study Single Object Auctions"
April 21 Fatih Guvenen
University of Texas, Austin
Topic: "Inferring Labor Income Risk From Economic Choices: An Indirect Inference Approach"
April 25 Eduardo Faingold
Yale University
Topic: "Uniform Topology on Types and Strategic Convergence"
May 7 Cecilia Rouse
Princeton University
Topic: "Feeling the Florida Heat? How Low-Performing Schools Respond to Voucher and Accountability Pressure"
May 9 Daniela Iorio
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Topic: "Electoral Uncertainty and the Stability of Coalition Governments"
May 12 Cristina Arellano
University of Minnesota
Topic: "Contract Enforcement and Firms' Financing"
May 13 Guillaume Vandenbroucke
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "The Evolution of Education: A Macroeconomic Analysis"
May 14 Steven Callander
Northwestern University
Topic: "Searching for Good Policies: Repeated Elections, Learning, and Policy Dynamics"
May 19 Qingmin Liu
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Reputation in Repeated Settlement Bargaining"

Fall 2007

DATE SPEAKER
July 26 Laurel Adams
University of Iowa (Visiting Associate Professor, 2007-08)
Topic: "Southern Multinationals"
August 22 Maxim Ivanov
Pennsylvania State University
University of Iowa (Lecturer, 2007-08)
Topic: "Informational Control and Organizational Design"
August 29 Paolo Ghirardato
Universita di Torino
Topic: "Ambiguity in Asset Markets: Theory and Experiment"
August 31 Remzi Kaygusuz
Sabanci University
Topic: "Social Security and Two-Earner Households"
September 6 Ibrahim A. Elbadawi
The World Bank (joint with African Studies Program) UCC
Topic: "Explaining Darfur: Why Democratic Transition is Critical and How Current Peace Initiatives are Flawed"
September 14 Jeremy Fox
University of Chicago
Topic:
September 18 Peter Rupert
University of California, Santa Barbara
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Advisor
Topic: "Houses, Jobs and Frictions: A Model of Job Mobility"
September 20 Matthew Shum
Johns Hopkins University
Topic: "Estimating First-Price Auctions with Unknown Number of Bidders: A Misclassification Approach"
September 24 Qingmin Liu
Yale University & University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Information Acquisition and Reputation Dynamics"
October 5 Anthony M. Kwasnica
Pennsylvania State University
Topic: "Markets, Moral Hazard, and Equilibrium Selection"
October 10 Francesco Squintani
Universita' degli Studi di Brescia
Topic: "Mediation, Arbitration and Negotiation"
October 12 Jonathan Eaton
New York University
Topic: "Global Rebalancing with Gravity: How Big is the Burden of Adjustment"
October 15 Hyung Sun Choi
University of Iowa - Job Market Presentation
October 17 David Fuller
University of Iowa - Job Market Presentation
October 19 Bryan Engelhardt
University of Iowa - Job Market Presentation
Topic: "The Effect of Employment Frictions on Crime: Theory and Estimation"
October 22 Michael Waugh
University of Iowa - Job Market Presentation
October 24 Neal Olitsky
University of Iowa - Job Market Presentation
October 26 Svetlana Demidova
University of Georgia
Topic: "Export Subsidies, Productivity and Welfare under Firm-Level Heterogeneity"
October 26 Mark Kurt
University of Iowa - Job Market Presentation
October 31 Russell Hillberry
University of Melbourne (Australia)
Topic: "Structural Estimation and Solution of International Trade Models with Heterogeneous Firms"
November 2 Chris Otrok
University of Virginia
Topic: "Optimal Stabilization Policy in a Model with Endogenouos Sudden Stops"
November 9 Rodney Strachan
University of Queensland
Topic: "Bayesian Inference in the Time Varying Cointegration Model"
November 30 Michael Peters
University of British Columbia
Topic: "Foundations of Hedonic Equilibrium: A Bayesian Approach"
December 6 Che-Lin Su
Northwestern University
Topic: "Improving the Numerical Performance of BLP Structural Demand Estimators"
December 7 Kenneth L. Judd
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Topic: "Constrained Optimization Approaches to Estimation of Structural Models"
December 10 Noah Williams
Princeton University
Topic: "The Conquest of South American Inflation"
December 11 Dan Kovenock
Purdue University
Topic: "Multi-battle contests"
December 14 Hulya Eraslan
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Strategic Voting over Strategic Proposals"

Spring 2007

DATE SPEAKER
February 7 Daniel Monte
Yale University
Topic: "Reputation and Bounded Memory"
February 9 Ahu Gemici
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Family Migration and Labor Market Outcomes"
February 14 Ananth Ramanarayanan
University of Minnesota
Topic: "International Trade Dynamics with Intermediate Inputs"
February 23 Xianwen Shi
Yale University
Topic: "Optimal Auctions with Information Acquisition"
February 28 Leena Rudanko
University of Chicago
Topic: "Idiosyncratic and Aggregate Risk in a Frictional Labor Market"
March 5 Christopher Flinn
New York University
Topic:"Household Search and Health Insurance Coverage"
March 21 Galina Vereshchagina
University of Iowa
Topic: "Consumption Commitments, Borrowing Constraints and Preferences for Risk"
March 28 Gustavo Manso
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Topic: "Motivating Innovation"
March 30 Robert Barro
Harvard University
Topic: "On the Welfare Costs of Consumption Uncertainty" (joint with Finance Department)
April 2 Raj Chetty
University of California, Berkeley
Topic: "Cash-On-Hand and Competing Models of Intertemporal Behavior: New Evidence From the Labor Market"
April 11 David Levine
Washington University in St. Louis
Topic: "Quality Ladders, Competition and Endogenous Growth"
April 16 Steven Stern
University of Virginia
Topic: "Marriage, Divorce, and Asymmetric Information"
April 20 Dirk Bergemann
Yale University
Topic: "Efficient Dynamic Auctions"
April 23 Robin Hanson
George Mason University
Topic: "The Irrationality of Disagreement"
May 2 Jerome Adda
University College London
Topic: "Career Progression and Formal versus On-The-Job Training"

Fall 2006

DATE SPEAKER
August 28 Igor Livshits
University of Western Ontario
Topic: "Accounting for the Rise in Consumer Bankruptcies"
September 4 Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
Princeton University
Topic: "Trading Tasks: A Simple Theory of Offshoring"
September 18 Braz Camargo
University of Western Ontario
Topic: "Learning in Society"
September 22 Ignacio Esponda
New York University
Topic: "Behavorial Equilibrium in Economies with Adverse Selection"
September 29 Tom Sjostrom
Rutgers University
Topic: "Domestic Political Survival and International Conflict: Is Democracy Good for Peace?"
October 13 Stefania Albanesi
Columbia University
Topic: "Optimal Taxation of Entrepreneurial Capital with Private Information"
October 18 Daijiro Okada
Rutgers University
Topic: "Growth of Strategy Sets, Entropy, and Nonstationary Bounded Recall"
October 20 Balaz Szentes
University of Chicago
Topic: "On the Return to Venture Capital"
October 23 Andriy Norets
University of Iowa (PhD student)
October 25 Olena Stavrunova
University of Iowa (PhD student)
October 27 Hector Chade
Arizona State University
Topic: "Repeated Games with Present-Biased Preferences"
October 30 Yan Li
University of Iowa (PhD student)
November 1 Veronica Guerrieri
Chicago GSB
Topic: "Efficiency of Competitive Search Under Asymmetric Information"
November 8 Enchuan Shao
University of Iowa (PhD student)
November 10 Orkhan Hasanaliev
University of Iowa (PhD student)
November 13 Kurt Lewis
University of Iowa (PhD student)
November 16 Jan Magnus
University of Tilburg
Topic: "Matrix Calculus and Econometrics"
December 4 Gabriele Camera
Purdue University
Topic: " Price Dispersion with Directed Search"

Spring 2006

DATE SPEAKER
January 30 Mariano Tappata
University of California, Los Angeles
Topic: "Rockets and Feathers. Understanding Asymmetric Pricing"
February 1 Yuzhe Zhang
University of Minnesota
Topic: "Dynamic Contracting, Persistent Shocks and Optimal Taxation"
February 7 Hale Utar
Pennsylvania State University
Topic: "Employment Dynamics and Import Competition"
February 8 Gabriel Weintraub
Stanford University
Topic: "Markov Perfect Industry Dynamics with Many Firms"
February 10 Hengjie Ai
University of Minnesota - Schedule
Topic: "Incomplete information and equity premium in production economies"
February 27 Mike Golosov
MIT
Topic: "Markets versus Government: Political Economy of Mechanisms" joint with Aleh Tsyvinski and Daron Acemoglu
March 3 Paul Heidues
University of Bonn, Germany
Topic: "Competition and Price Variation when Consumers are Loss Averse" joint with Botond Koszegi
March 20 Chris Sims
Princeton University
Topic: "Rational Inattention: A Research Agenda"
March 31 Lones Smith
University of Michigan
Topic: "Tony Blair Meets Black Scholes?"
April 3 Marco Battaglini
Princeton University
Topic: "A Dynamic theory of Public Spending, Taxation and Debt"
April 10 Laura Veldkamp
STERN NYU
Topic: "Income Dispersion, Asymmetric Information and Fluctuations in Market Efficiency"
April 17 Rody Manuelli
University of Wisconsin
Topic: "Explaining International Fertility Differences"
April 24 Ariel Burstein
UCLA
Topic: "Trade Costs, Pricing-to-Market, and International Relative Prices" joint with Andrew Atkeson
April 28 Toshihiko Mukoyama
Concordia University
Topic: "Matching with Precautionary Savings" joint with Per Krusell and Aysegul Sahin
May 5 Ilya Segal
Stanford University
Topic: "Communication in Economic Mechanisms"

Fall 2005

DATE SPEAKER
September 9 Martin Weitzman
Harvard University joint with Finance Department
Topic: "A Unified Bayesian Theory of Equity 'Puzzles' "
September 9 Chad Syverson
University of Chicago
Topic: "Cementing Relationships: Vertical Integration, Foreclosure, Productivity, and Prices"
September 14 Ivan Werning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic: "Inequality, Social Discounting and Estate Taxation" joint work with Emmanuel Farhi
September 21 Christian Hellwig
University of California, Los Angeles
Topic: "Knowing what others know: Coordination Motives in Information Acquisition" joint work with Laura Veldkamp of New York University
September 22 Asher Tishler
Tel Aviv University - The Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration
Topic: "Investment Policies in Advanced Defense R&D Programs" joint work with Oren Setter, Tel Aviv University
September 23 William Fuchs
University of Chicago
Topic: "Contracting with Repeated Moral Hazard and Private Evaluations"
September 30 Arantxa Jarque
University of Alicante, Spain
Topic: "Repeated Moral Hazard and Effort Persistence"
October 5 Yacine Ait-Sahalia
Princeton University joint with Finance and Statistics Departments
Topic: "Ultra High Frequency Volatility Estimation and Dependent Microstructure Noise" joint work with Per Mykland and Lan Zhang
October 7 Bart Taub
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Topic: "The Dynamics of Strategic Information Flows in Stock Markets"
October 17 Justin Wolfers
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
Topic: "Macroeconomic Derivatives: An Initial Analysis of Market-Based Macro Forecasts, Uncertainty and Risk"
October 19 Nobuhiko Terui
Tohoku University
Topic: "Estimating Heterogeneous Price Thresholds"
October 21 John Nyman
University of Minnesota
joint with Department of Health Management & Policy Medicine Alumni Auditorium
Topic: "Health Insurance Theory: The Case of Missing Welfare Gain"
October 26 George Hall
Yale University
Topic: "The Response of Prices, Sales and Output to Temporary Changes in Demand"
October 28 Ray Deneckere
University of Wisconsin
Topic: "Screening When Agents Are Non-Strategic: Does a Monopolist Need to Exclude?"
October 31 Gustavo Ventura
Pennsylvania State University
Topic: "Macroeconomic Implications of Size-Dependent Policies" joint with Nezih Guner and Xu Yi
November 4 Dmitriy Stolyarov
University of Michigan
Topic: "Obsolescence of Durables and Optimal Consumption"
November 7 Kei Mu Yi
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Topic: "Vertical Specialization and the Border Effect Puzzle"
November 16 Elwin Tobing
The University of Iowa - Job Market Presentation
Topic: "Demography and International Savings Rates Differences"
November 21 Noah Williams
Princeton University
Topic: "Monetary Policy with Model Uncertainty: Distribution Forecast Targeting" joint with Lars Svensson
November 28 Tim Kehoe
University of Minnesota
Topic: "New Developments in Trade Theory and Empirics"
November 29 William Thomson
University of Rochester
Topic: "Children crying at birthday parties. Why? Fairness and incentives for cake division problems"
November 30 Mirko Wiederholt
Humboldt University of Berlin
Topic: "Optimal Sticky Prices under Rational Inattention"
December 5 Giuseppe Moscarini
Yale University
Topic: "Asymmetric Information and Employment Fluctuations"
December 7 Necati Tekatli
The University of Iowa - Job Market Presentation
Topic: "Understanding Sources of the Volatility Change in G7 Economies"
December 8 James Chapman
The University of Iowa - Job Market Presentation
Topic: "Policy in International Payment Systems with a Timing Friction"
December 9 Todd Walker
The University of Iowa - Job Market Presentation
Topic:"Estimating Default with Discrete Duration and Structural Models"
December 12 Felicia Ionescu
The University of Iowa - Job Market Presentation
Topic: "Federal Student Loan Program: Quantitative Implications for College Enrollment and Default Rates"

Spring 2005

DATE SPEAKER
January 28 Yusufcan Masatlioglu
New York University
Topic: "Rational Choice with Status Quo Bias"
January 31 Carlos Serrano
University of Minnesota
Topic: "The Market for Intellectual Property: Evidence from the Transfer of Patents"
February 2 Jawwad Noor Butt
University of Rochester
Topic: "Temptation and Choice"
February 4 Jiawei Chen
Johns Hopkins University
Topic: "Two-Sided Matching and Spread Determinants in the Loan Market: An Empirical Analysis"
February 7 Alberto Martin
Columbia University
Topic: "Endogenous Credit Cycles and Financial Dampening in an Adverse Selection Economy"
February 9 Ayca Kaya
Stanford University
Topic: "Repeated Signaling Games"
February 11 Daniela Puzzello
Purdue University
Topic: "A Theoretical Foundation for Matching Frameworks"
February 14 Ying Chen
Yale University
Topic: "Perturbed Communication Games with Honest Senders and Naive Readers"
February 16 Jing Zhang
University of Minnesota
Topic: "Explaining the Cross-Section Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle"
March 2 Allan Timmerman
University of California, San Diego
Topic: "Testable Implications of Forecast Optimality"
March 4 Elena Pastorino
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Career Dynamics Under Uncertainty: Estimating the Value of Firm Experimentation"
March 4 Mo Xiao
University of Rochester
Topic: "Do Entry Conditions Vary over Time?"
March 21 Oscar Volij
Iowa State University
Topic: "Measuring Segregation" joint with David Frankel
April 1 Yossi Feinberg
Stanford University
Topic: "Games with Incomplete Awareness"
April 6 Edi Karni
Johns Hopkins University
Topic: "Subjective Expected Utility Theory without States of the World"
April 7 Edi Karni
Johns Hopkins University
Presentation to Math Econ I class
April 8 Edi Karni
Johns Hopkins University
April 15 Victor Chernozhukov
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic: "Quantile Regression under Misspecification, with an Application to the U.S. Wage Structure" joint with Joshua Angrist and Ivan Fernandez-Val
April 18 Marek Kapicka
University of Chicago
Topic: "Optimal Taxation with Persistent Shocks: A First Order Approach"
April 20 Han Hong
Duke University
Topic: "Semiparametric Efficiency in GMM Models of Nonclassical Measurement Errors, Missing Data and Treatment Effects"
April 25 Edward J. Vytlacil
Stanford University
Topic: "Threshold Crossing Models and Bounds on Treatment Effects: A Nonparametric Analysis," joint with Azeem Shaikh
April 27 Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh
New York University, Stern School of Business
Topic: "Information Immobility and the Home Bias Puzzle" joint with Laura Veldkamp
April 29 Tom Holmes
University of Minnesota
Topic: "The Diffusion of Wal-Mart and Economies of Density"
May 2 Aleh Tsyvisnki
University of California, Los Angeles
Topic: "Copyrights, price discrimination, and hidden trading: lessons from Ricardian theory of innovations"
May 6 Dean Corbae
University of Texas
Topic: "Credit Scoring and Competitive Pricing of Default Risk"

Fall 2004

DATE SPEAKER
August 27 Lena Edlund
Columbia University
Topic: "Unmarried Parenthood and Redistributed Politics"
September 17 Joel Sobel
University of California, San Diego
Topic: "A Model of Positive Self-Image in Subjective Assessments" with Luis Santos-Pinto
September 27 Peter Klibanoff
Northwestern MEDS
Topic: "A Smooth Model of Decision Making under Ambiguity"
September 29 Andrew Atkeson
UCLA
Topic: "The Optimal Degree of Discretion in Monetary Policy"
October 8 Yuliy Sannikov
University of California, Berkeley
Topic: "Impossibility of Collusion under Imperfect Monitoring with Flexible Production," joint with Andy Skrzypacz
October 11 Matthias Doepke
University of California, Los Angeles
Topic: "Real Effects of Inflation: the Role of Redistribution through Nominal Debt" joint with Martin Schneider
October 18 Adriano Rampini
Northwestern University
Topic: "New or Used? Investment with Credit Constraints" joint with Andrea Eisfeldt
October 22 James Anton
Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
Topic: "Attracting Skeptical Buyers"
October 25 Jorge Soares
George Washington University
Topic: "Borrowing Constraints, Parental Altruism and Human Capital Accumulation"
October 29 Chris Shannon
University of California, Berkeley
Topic: "What to Maximize if You Must"
November 1 Pedro Silos
The University of Iowa
Topic: "Housing, Portfolio Choice, and the Macroeconomy"
November 3 George Neumann
The University of Iowa
Topic: "The Job Ladder"
November 8 Jeremy Greenwood
University of Rochester
Topic: "Marriage and Divorce since World War II: Analyzing the Role of Technological Progress on the Formation of Households"
November 10 Ikko Fukutomi
The University of Iowa
Topic: "Assortative Mating in U.S. Marriage Markets"
November 12 Alessandra Fogli
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis/New York
Topic: "An Empirical Investigation of Beliefs, Work, and Fertility"
November 15 Fabrizio Perri
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Topic: "The international diversification puzzle is not as bad as you think"
November 29 Paolo Ghirardato
The University of Iowa
Topic: "Ambiguity and Asset Prices: An Experimental Perspective" (joint with Peter Bossaerts, Serena Guarnaschelli and Bill Zame)
December 2 Anil Bera
University of Illinois
joint with Department of Statistics Colloquium
Topic: "Testing Spatial Autoregressive Model and a Formulation of Spatial ARCH (SARCH) Model with Applications"