We would like to thank the Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation for funding the seminar series.

Spring 2017 schedule

January 13 Pierre Dubois (Toulouse School of Economics): Profits in the Pharmaceutical Sector (with Morten Saethre)
February 3 Eric French (UCL): The Effect of Disability Insurance Receipt on Labor Supply: a Dynamic Analysis (with Jae Song)
February 17 Mikko Myrskylä (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research): Age of the parents and health of the children
February 24 Roland Strausz (Humboldt University): Sequential versus Static Screening: An equivalence result (with Daniel Krähmer)
March 3 Battista Severgnini (Copenhagen Business School): Time for Growth (with Lars Boerner)
March 10 Erik Lindqvist (Stockholm School of Economics): The Effect of Wealth on Subjective Health, Life Satisfaction and Political Attitudes: Evidence from a Survey of Swedish Lottery Winners
March 24 Koichiro Ito (University of Chicago): Information Frictions, Inertia, and Selection on Elasticity: A Field Experiment on Electricity Tariff Choice
March 31 Jordi Blanes-i-Vidal (LSE): Is Distance Dead? Face-to-Face Communication and Productivity in Teams (with Diego Battiston and Tom Kirchmaier)
April 7 Alessandro Tarozzi (Pompeu Fabra): An Evaluation of Alternative Strategies to Increase Demand for and Responses to Information on Arsenic-contami​nated Tubewell Water in Bangladesh (with Ricardo Maertens, Kazi Matin Ahmed and Lex van Geen)
April 21 Mike Elsby (University of Edinburgh): Vacancy Chains
April 28 Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (Goethe Universität): How Do Hours Worked Vary with Income? Cross-Country Evidence and Implications (joint with Alexander Bick and David Lagakos)
May 5 Kalina Manova (University of Oxford): Managing Trade: Evidence from China and the US (with Nick Bloom, John Van Reenen, Stephen Sun and Zhihong Yu)
May 12 Christian Brinch (BI Norwegian Business School): How Does Retirement Behavior Respond to Drastic Changes in Social Security Rules? Evidence from the Norwegian 2011 Pension Reform (with Ola Vestad and Josef Zweimüller)
May 19 Mark Jacobsen (UC San Diego): Optimal Corrective Taxes with Untaxable Externalities: Evidence from Vehicle Pollution Standards
May 26 David Dillenberger (University of Pennsylvania): Group-Shift and the Consensus Effect (with Collin Raymond)
June 2 Manudeep Bhuller (University of Oslo): How the Internet Changed the Market for Print Media (with Tarjei Havnes, Jeremy McCauley, and Magne Mogstad)

Autumn 2016 schedule

September 9 Seema Jayachandran (Northwestern University): Cash for Carbon: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Deforestation
September 23 Markus Jäntti (University of Helsinki): Wage inequality, participation tax rates and living standards (inaugural lecture)
September 30              Jean-Marc Tallon (PSE): Asset Allocation and Trade under Heterogeneous Ambiguity Aversion (with Mukerji and Ozsoylev)
October 7 Ulrich Doraszelski (University of Pennsylvania): Is Dynamic Competition Socially Beneficial? The Case of Price as Investment (with David Besanko and Yaroslav Kryukov)
October 14 Andreas Moxnes (University of Oslo): Better, Faster, Stronger: Global Innovation and Trade Liberalization (with Federica Coelli and Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe)
October 21 Vernon Henderson (LSE): Building the city: sunk capital, sequencing, and institutional frictions (with Tanner Regan and Anthony Venables)
November 11 Manfred Deistler (TU Wien): Linear dynamic models and mixed frequency data
November 18 Scott Stern (MIT-Sloan): The State of American Entrepreneurship: New Estimates of the Quantity and Quality of US Entrepreneurship for 15 US States, 1988-2014 (with Jorge Guzman)
November 25 George Nöldeke (University of Basel): The Implementation Duality (with Larry Samuelson)
December 2 Michel Maréchal (Zurich): The Honest Citizen: Evidence from Nationwide Field Experiments
December 16 Adrien Henri Vigier (University of Oxford): Delegated Certification (with Jacopo Bizzotto and Jesper Rüdiger)

Spring 2016 schedule

January 15 Maria Petrova (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia
January 22 Nobuhiro Kiyotaki (Princeton University): Monetary and Financial Policies in Emerging Markets
February 19 Matthew Shum (CalTech): The Welfare Effects of Endogenous Quality Choice in Cable Television Markets
March 4 Ricardo Reis (LSE): Inflating Away the Public Debt? An Empirical Assessment
March 11 Simon Anderson (University of Virginia): Aggregative Oligopoly Games with Entry (with Nisvan Erkal and Daniel Piccinin)
March 18 Daniel Krähmer (Bonn): The Optimal Allocation of Decision and Exit Rights in Organizations (with Helmut Bester)
April 1 Ryan Kellogg (Michigan): Asymmetric Information, Royalty Distortions, and Drilling Deadlines: Understanding Oil and Gas Lease Contracts (with Evan Herrnstadt and Eric Lewis)
April 15 Ghazala Azmat (Queen Mary University of London): Residential Segregation and Ethnicity
May 6 L. Rachel Ngai (LSE): Moving House
May 13 Dominic Rohner (Lausanne): Networks in Conflict: Theory and Evidence from the Great War of Africa (joint with Michael König, Mathias Thoenig and Fabrizio Zilibotti)
May 20 Denis Gromb (HEC): The Dynamics of Financially Constrained Arbitrage
May 27 Hunt Allcott (New York University): Dutch Disease or Agglomeration? The Local Economic Effects of Natural Resource Booms in Modern America

Autumn 2015 schedule

September  4 Paul Devereux (University College Dublin): On the Origins of Risk-Taking
September 11 Dennis Kristensen (UCL): Modeling Corporate Defaults: Poisson Autoregressions with Exogeneous Covariates (PARX)
September 18 Veronica Rappoport (LSE): Specialization in Bank Lending: Evidence from Exporting Firms
September 25 Stephan Lauermann (Bonn): Manipulated Electorates and Information Aggregation (with Mehmet Ekmekci)
October 2 Enrique Mendoza (UPenn): Distributional Incentives in an Equilibrium Model of Domestic Sovereign Default
October 9 Scott Kominers (Harvard): Strategy-Proofness, Investment Efficiency, and Marginal Returns: An Equivalence (with John Hatfield and Fuhito Kojima)
October 16 Matthias Sutter (University of Cologne): CSI economics: How customers’ insurance coverage induces sellers’ dishonesty in markets for credence goods
October 30 Pascaline Dupas (Stanford): The Daily Grind: Cash Needs, Labor Supply and Self-Control
November 6 Per Petterson-Lidbom (Stockholm): Political Institutions and Economic Development: Evidence from Sweden
November 13 Josef Zweimüller (Zurich): International arbitrage and the extensive margin of trade between rich and poor countries
November 19 Per Krusell: Climate change around the world (with Tony Smith)
November 27 Arash Nekoei (IIES): Inheritance and Wealth Inequality
December 11 Yrjö Johansson Award Talk: Botond Kőszegi (CEU): Naivete-Based Discrimination

 Spring 2015 schedule

January 16               Nick Netzer (Zurich): Informational Requirements of Nudging
January 23 Mirko Draca (Warwick): On Target? The Incidence of Sanctions Across Listed Firms in Iran
January 30 Lars Ljungqvist (SSE): The Fundamental Surplus in Matching Models
February 20 Alex Gershkov (Hebrew University): Optimal Voting Rules (with Benny Moldovanu and Xianwen Shi)
February 27 Samuli Ripatti (University of Helsinki, FIMM): Reading your genome: What can you learn about behaviour, disease risks and personalized health?
March 6 Andrea Ichino (EUI): The Tower of Babel in the Classroom - Immigrants and Natives in Italian Schools
March 13 Ruben Enikolopov (Institute for Political Economy and Governance; Universitat Pompeu Fabra; New Economic School): Electoral Rules and Political Selection: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan
March 27 Katja Seim (Pennsylvania): Drip Pricing When Consumers Have Limited Foresight: Evidence from Driving School Fees (with Maria Ana Vitorinoz and David Muir)
April 17 Jeremy Lise (UCL): Multidimensional Skills, Sorting, and Human Capital Accumulation (with Fabien Postel-Vinay)
April 24 Johannes Spinnewijn (LSE): The Optimal Timing of Unemployment Benefits: Theory and Evidence from Sweden (with Jonas Kolsrud (Uppsala), Camille Landais (LSE) and Peter Nilsson (IIES))
May 8 Peter Neary (Oxford): Technology, Demand, and the Size Distribution of Firms (with Monika Mrázová and Mathieu Parenti)
May 15 Konrad Burchardi (IIES Stockholm): Moral Hazard: Experimental Evidence from Tenancy Contracts
May 22 Justin Johnson (Cornell): Unplanned Purchases and Retail Competition
May 29 David Huffman (University of Oxford): The Complementarity of Trust and Institutions
June 5 Yuliy Sannikov (Princeton): Dynamic Trading: Price Inertia, Front-Running and Relationship Banking (with Andy Skrzypacz)
June 12                            Peter Norman (University of North Carolina): Matching with Frictions and Entry with Poisson Distributed Buyers and Sellers

Autumn 2014 schedule

August 29                 Jan van Ours (Tilburg University):Cannabis Use and Support for Cannabis Legalization
September 5 Joel Slemrod (University of Michigan): The Consequences of Firm-Based Taxation: A Tax-Systems Approach
September 12 Cyril Monnet (University of Bern): Relationships in the Interbank Market (with Jonathan Chiu (Bank of Canada))
September 19 Barbara Rossi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Forecast Rationality Tests in the Presence of Instabilities, With Applications to Federal Reserve and Survey Forecasts (with T. Sekhposyan)
September 26 Ferdinand Rauch (Oxford): Resetting the Urban Network (with Guy Michaels)
October 3 Uta Schönberg (UCL): The Local Effects of Migration: Evidence from the Opening of the Czech-German Border (with Christian Dustmann and Jan Stuhler)
October 17 Guillaume Plantin (Toulouse): Destabilizing carry trades (with Hyun Shin)
October 24 Thomas Noe (Oxford): Ownership structure, organizational reform and corporate reputations
November 7 Yuya Takahashi (Johns Hopkins University): Competitive Price Discrimination in an Intermediate Goods Market (with Walter Beckert and Howard Smith)
November 14 David K. Levine (EUI): Peer discipline and incentives within groups
November 21 David McKenzie (World Bank): Identifying and Spurring High-Growth Entrepreneurship: Experimental Evidence from a Business Plan Competition
November 28 Marcus Hagedorn (Oslo): Demand Stimulus and Inflation: Empirical Evidence (with Jessie Handbury and Iourii Manovskii)
December 5 David Dorn (University of Zurich): Trade Adjustment: Worker Level Evidence (with David Autor, Gordon Hanson and Jae Song)
December 12 Lars Stole (University of Chicago): Menu Auctions and Influence Games with Private Information (with David Martimort)
December 19 Giacomo De Giorgi (UAB): Moral Hazard in the Credit Market

Spring 2014 schedule

January 24 Katrine V. Løken (University of Bergen): What Is the Case for Paid Maternity Leave? (with Gordon Dahl, Magne Mogstad, and Kari Salvanes)
January 31 Paolo Sodini (Stockholm School of Economics): Household Portfolio Decisions: Evidence from Sweden (with Luigi Guiso)
February 7 Dirk Engelmann (University of Mannheim): Tailored Bayesian Mechanisms: Experimental Evidence from Two-Stage Voting Games (with Hans Peter Grüner)
February 28 Heikki Rantakari (University of Southern California): Conflict Resolution and Organizational Influence
March 7 Allan Collard-Wexler (New York University): Reallocation and Technology: Evidence from the U.S. Steel Industry (with Jan De Loecker)
March 14 Francesco Lippi (EIEF, USassari): Small and Large Price Changes and the Propagation of Monetary Shocks
March 21 Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe (Columbia University): The Making of a Great Contraction With A Liquidity Trap and A Jobless Recovery (with Martin Uribe)
March 28 Marina Halac (Columbia University): Contests for Experimentation (with Navin Kartik and Qingmin Liu)
April 11 Nicolas Treich (Toulouse School of Economics): Consumption, Risk and Prioritarianism (with Matthew D. Adler)
April 25 Éric Maurin (Paris School of Economics): Following the Crowd: Leisure Complementarities Beyond the Household (with Simon Georges-Kot and Dominique Goux)
May 2 Refet Gürkaynak (Bilkent University): Judging the DSGE Model by Its Forecast
May 9 Daniel Friedman (UC Santa Cruz): Risky Curves: On the Empirical Failures of Expected Utility (Talk based on a book published a few weeks ago by Routledge.Coauthored with Duncan James, Mark Isaac and Shyam Sunder)
May 16 Miklós Koren (Central European University): Bridges (with Roc Arementer and David Krisztian Nagy)
May 23 Nicola Pavoni (Università Bocconi): Optimal Income Taxation with Asset Accumulation (with A. Abraham (EUI, Florence), and S. Koehne (IIES, Stockholm))
June 6 Silvana Tenreyro (LSE):

Autumn 2013 schedule

September 13 Peter Reinhard Hansen (EUI): Parameter Estimation with Out-of-Sample Objective (joint with Elena-Ivona Dumitrescu)
September 20 François Salanié (Toulouse): On Competitive Nonlinear Pricing (joint with Andrea Attar and Thomas Mariotti)
October 4 Frédèric Warzynski (Aarhus School of Business): Performance, career dynamics, and span of control (with Valérie Smeets and Michael Waldman)
October 11 Maitreesh Ghatak (London School of Economics): Pro…fit with Purpose? A Theory of Social Enterprise with Experimental Evidence (joint with Timothy Besley)
October 25 Kaivan Munshi (Cambridge): Inclusive Institutions and Long-Run Misallocation (with Oded Galor and Nicholas Wilson)
November 1 Alp Atakan (Koc University): Auctions, Actions, and the Failure of Information Aggregation (with Mehmet Ekmekci)
November 15 John Leahy (NYU): Markets for Indivisible Goods
November 22 Claus Kreiner (University of Copenhagen): Distributional effects of inheritance
November 29 Thomas Piketty (PSE) and Hélène Rey (LSE): Yrjö Jahnsson Award lecture
Decemeber 13 Erik Sörensen (NHH Bergen): You’ve got mail: A randomised field experiment on tax evasion

Spring 2013 schedule

January 18 Pentti Saikkonen (University of Helsinki): A Gaussian mixture autoregressive model for univariate time series
January 25 Andrea Galeotti (University of Essex): Selling Through Referrals (with Daniele Condorelli and Vasiliki Skreta)
February 1 Tasos Dosis (University of Warwick): Strategic Foundations for Efficient Competitive Markets with Adverse Selection (HECER job talk)
February 8 Marlène Isoré (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): International propagation of financial shocks in a search and matching environment (HECER job talk)
February 15 Nicholas Bedard (University of Western Ontario): The Strategically Ignorant Principal (HECER job talk)
March 8 Bartosz Maćkowiak (European Central Bank): Business Cycle Dynamics under Rational Inattention (with Mirko Wiederholt)
March 15 Magne Mogstad (University College London): Family Welfare Cultures (with Andreas Kostøl and Gordon Dahl)
March 22 Adam Szeidl (Central European University): Treasure Hunt (with Markus Mobius and Tuan Phan)
April 5 Bertil Tungodden (NHH Bergen): Edutainment for entrepreneurship: A field experiment in Tanzania (with Kjetil Bjorvatn, Alexander W. Cappelen, Linda Helgesson,and Erik Ø. Sørensen)
April 12 Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics): Managing Firms in an Emerging Economy: Evidence from the Time Use of Indian CEOs (with Andrea Prat and Rafaella Sadun)
April 19 David Domeij (Stockholm School of Economics) Money as a Store of Value (with Tore Ellingsen)
April 26 Pierre Cahuc (CREST-ENSAE): Hiring Subsidies in Bad Times: Do they work? (with Stéphane Carcillo and Thomas Le Barbanchon)
May 3 Michèle Tertilt (University of Mannheim): An Equilibrium Model of the African HIV/AIDS Epidemic (with Jeremy Greenwood, Philipp Kircher, and Cezar Santos)
May 10 Daniel Paravisini (London School of Economics): The Information and Agency Effects of Scores: Randomized Evidence from Credit Committees (with Antoinette Schoar)
May 17 Olivier Compte (Paris School of Economics): Strategy restrictions and limited knowledge (with Andrew Postlewaite). See also Simple Auctions.
May 24

Michael Kosfeld (Goethe Universität Frankfurt): Leader Punishment and Cooperation in Groups: Experimental Field Evidence from Commons Management in Ethiopia (with Devesh Rustagi)

May 31 Christian Hellwig (Toulouse School of Economics): Optimal Regulation in the Presence of Reputation Concerns (with Andy Atkeson and Guillermo Ordonez)
June 7 Tommaso Monacelli (Università Bocconi): Tax Cuts vs. Government Spending: Welfare and the Zero Lower Bound


Autumn 2012 schedule

September 7 Juhana Vartiainen (VATT): Interpreting Wage Bargaining Norms
September 14 Nagore Iriberri (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Let's (Not) Talk about Sex: Gender Awareness and Stereotype-Threat on Performance under Competition (with Pedro Rey-Biel)
September 21 Otto Toivanen: (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven): The Anatomy of Cartel Contracts (with Ari Hyytinen and Frode Steen)
September 28 Evi Pappa (European University Institute): Government consumption, investment, or employment to boost the economy? There is no trilemma (with Dimitrios Bermperoglou and Eugenia Vella)
October 5 Yves Zenou (Stockholm University): Criminal Networks: Who is the Key Player? (with Xiaodong Liu, Eleonora Patacchini and Lung-Fei Lee)
October 12 Brett Gordon (Columbia University): Political Advertising and the Electoral College (with Wesley Hartmann)
October 19 Syed Nageeb Ali (UCSD): Enforcing Cooperation in Networked Societies (with David Miller)
November 2 Sixten Korkman (Aalto University): Euro Area Debt Crisis: Past, Present and Future (Inaugural Lecture)
November 9 Felix Kübler (University of Zürich, ISB): Margin Requirements and Asset Prices
to June 7, 2013
Tommaso Monacelli (Università Bocconi): Tax Cuts vs. Government Spending: Welfare and the Zero Lower Bound (with R. Perotti and F. Bilbiie)
November 23 Peter Fredriksson (Stockholm University): Inside the black box of class size effects: Behavioral responses to class size variation
November 30 Natalia Zinovyeva (CSIC Madrid): The Role of Connections in Academic Promotions (with Manuel Bagues)
December 7 Torun Dewan (London School of Economics): The Role of Factions


Spring 2012 schedule

January 13 Charles Noussair (Tilburg University): Higher Order Risk Attitudes, Demographics, and Financial Decisions (joint with Trautmann and van de Kuilen)
January 20 Kevin Sheedy (LSE): A Model of Equilibrium Institutions
January 27 Daniel Waldenström (Uppsala University): Lifetime versus Annual Tax Progressivity: Sweden, 1968–2009 (with Niklas Bengtsson and Bertil Holmlund)
February 3 Rudolf Winter-Ebmer (University of Linz): The Causal Effect of Education on Health: What is the Role of Health Behaviors? (with Giorgio Brunello, Margherita Fort and Nicole Schneeweis)
March 2 Xiaodong Fan (University of Wisconsin): Retiring Cold Turkey (Aalto job talk)
March 9 Christopher Taber (University of Wisconsin Madison): Estimation of a Roy/Search/Compensating Differential Model of the Labor Market
March 16 Kjell Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics): A Flying Start? Long Term Consequences of Maternal Time Maternity Leave and Investments in Children During Their First Year of Life (with Pedro Carneiro and Katrine Løken)
March 30 Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto): The Trillion Dollar Conundrum: Complementarities and Health Information Technology(with David Dranove, Chris Forman, and Shane Greenstein)
April 13 Francis Kramarz (CREST): When Strong Ties are Strong: Networks and Youth Labor Market Entry (with Oskar Nordström Skans)
April 27 Javier Suarez (CEMFI): A Macroeconomic Model of Endogenous Systemic Risk Taking (with David Martinez-Miera, University Carlos III)
May 4 Ed Hopkins (University of Edinburgh): Inequality and Risk-Taking Behaviour
May 11 Juan-Pablo Montero (PUC-Chile): Multimarket Contact, Bundling and Collusive Behavior (with Esperanza Johnson)
May 18 Christina Gathmann (University of Heidelberg): Taxing Childcare - Effects on Family Labor Supply and Children (with Björn Sass)
May 25 Herman van Dijk (Erasmus University): Simulation based Bayes Procedures for Three 21-st Century Key Research Issues (with Nalan Basturk, Peter DeKnijff, Lennart Hoogerheide, and Koene Van Dijk)
June 1 Pedro Teles (Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Banco de Portugal): Unconventional Fiscal Policy at the Zero Bound (with Isabel Correia, Emmanuel Farhi and Juan Pablo Nicolini)
June 8 Thomas Mariotti (Toulouse School of Economics): Nonexclusive Competition under Adverse Selection (with Andrea Attar and François Salanié)


Autumn 2011 schedule

September 23 Paolo Surico (LBS): Heterogeneous Responses and Aggregate Impact of the 2001 Income Tax Rebates (joint with Kanishka Misra)
September 30 Doh-Shin Jeon (Toulouse School of Economics): Natural Barrier to Entry in the Credit Rating Industry (with Stefano Lovo)
October 7 Eyal Winter (Hebrew University): How to Throw a Party: Contracting with Type Dependent Externalities
October 21 Andreas Lange (University of Hamburg): Social Preferences of Clinicians: Evidence from Experiments in Tanzania
October 28 Andrea Weber (University of Mannheim): Nonparametric Evidence on the Effects of Financial Incentives on Retirement Decisions (with Day Manoli)
November 4 Sven Rady (University of Bonn): Strongly Symmetric Equilibria in Bandit Games
November 11 Caterina Calsamiglia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): All about priorities: On how there is no school choice under the presence of bad schools
November 18 Jakub Steiner (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern): Sand in the Wheels: A Dynamic Global Game Approach (with Laurent Mathevet)
November 25 Samuli Knüpfer (LBS): IQ and mutual fund choice (with Mark Grinblatt, Seppo Ikäheimo and Matti Keloharju)
December 2 Tore Ellingsen (Stockholm School of Economics): How Does Communication Affect Beliefs (with Robert Östling and Erik Wengström)
December 16 Armin Falk (University of Bonn): Preferences and Personality: Heterogeneity, Determinants and Formation (Yrjö Jahnsson Award Lecture)


Spring 2011 schedule

January 21 Ragnar Torvik (Norwegian University of Science and Technology): Endogenous Presidentialism
January 28 Jacob Goeree (University of Zürich): Spectrum Auction Design, related papers:
An Equilibrium Analysis of the Simultaneous Ascending Auction and
On the Impossibility of Core-Selecting Auctions
February 11 Giovanni Peri (UC Davis): The Wage Effects of Immigration and Emigration (with Frédéric Docquier and Caglar Özden)
February 18 Alessandro Gavazza (NYU Stern): An Empirical Equilibrium Model of a Decentralized Asset Market
March 4 Robert Hauswald (American University): Authority and Information (with Sumit Agarwal)
March 11 Philipp Kircher (London School of Economics): Sorting and Factor Intensity: Production and Unemployment across Skills (with Jan Eeckhout)
March 25 Jesper Roine (Stockholm School of Economics): Intergenerational Top Income Mobility in Sweden (with Anders Björklund and Daniel Waldenström)
April 1 Mark Armstrong (UCL): Exploding Offers and Buy-Now Discounts (with Jidong Zhou)
April 8 Raffaella Giacomini (UCL): The econometrics of DSGE models
April 15 Laurence Jacquet (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration): Optimal Redistributive Taxation with both Extensive and Intensive Responses (with Etienne Lehmann and Bruno Van der Linden)
April 29 Ingvild Almås (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration): China's growth miracle − Still awaiting the Great Leap Forward?
May 6 Daniel Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin): Beauty Is the Promise of Happiness? (with Jason Abrevaya)
May 13 Caroline Thomas (UCL): Experimentation with Congestion
May 16 Ted Bergstrom (University of California): Altruism and the Bone Marrow Registry
May 20 Harris Dellas (University of Bern): Fiscal Multipliers in Recessions (with Matthew Canzoneri, Fabrice Collard and Behzad Diba)
May 27 Greg Fisher (London School of Economics): Measuring and Using Willingness-to-Pay: An Application to Clean Water Technology in Ghana
June 3 Andrew Sweeting (Duke University): Competition versus Auction Design (with James Roberts)
June 10

Fabio Canova (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Fiscal Policy, Pricing Frictions and Monetary Accommodation


Autumn 2010 schedule

August 12 Kjetil Storesletten (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis): Redistributive Taxation in a Partial-Insurance Economy (with Jonathan Heathcote and Gianluca Violante)
September 17 Hannu Vartiainen (Turku School of Economics): Auction Design without Commitment
September 24 Fabian Waldinger (University of Warwick) Peer Effects in Science - Evidence from the Dismissal of Scientists in Nazi Germany
October 1 Kristof Madarasz (LSE): Screening with an Approximate Type Space (with Andrea Prat)
October 8 Jose Luis Moraga-Gonzales (University of Groningen): Do Firms Sell Forward for Strategic Reasons? An application to the Wholesale Market for Natural Gas (with Remco van Eijkel)
October 15 Vincenzo Galasso (IGIER / Università Bocconi): When the State Mirrors the Family: The Design of Pension Systems (with Paola Profeta)
October 22 Paul Oyer (Stanford GSB): Firm/Employee Matching: An Industry Study of American Lawyers (with Scott Schaefer)
October 29 Guglielmo Maria Caporale (Univ of Brunel): Inflation and Inflation Uncertainty in the Euro Area (with Luca Onorante and Paolo Paesani)
November 12 Andrew Schotter (New York University): Intrinsic and Instrumental Reciprocity: An Experimental Study (with Luis Cabral and Erkut Y. Ozbay)
November 19 Richard Friberg (Stockholm School of Economics): Using demand systems to evaluate risky projects: An application to the automobile industry (with Cristian Huse)
November 26 Manuel Bagues (Universidad Carlos III): Politicians' Luck of the Draw: Evidence from the Spanish Christmas Lottery (with Berta Esteve-Volart)
December 10 Botond Kőszegi (University of California, Berkeley): Regular Prices and Sales (with Paul Heidhues)
December 17 Sten Nyberg (Stockholm University): Welfare Cultures, Recessions and Unemployment Duration


Spring 2010 schedule

January 22 Uskali Mäki (Academy of Finland): What's the point of unrealistic models? A philosopher of economic sanswers the question he raised long ago as an economics student, related paper: Models and the locus of their truth
January 29

Fabrizio Zilibotti (University of Zurich): Technological Change, Firms' Organization and the Wealth of Nations (YJ Award Lecture), 14-15
John van Reenen (CEP/London School of Economics): Technology, Information, and the Decentralization of Firms (YJ Award Lecture), 15-16

February 12 Ralf Martin (CEP/London School of Economics): The Impacts of the Climate Change Levy on Business: Evidence from Microdata (with Laure de Preux and Ulrich Wagner)
February 19 Seppo Honkapohja (Bank of Finland): Expectations, Deflation Traps and Macroeconomic Policy (with George Evans)
February 26 Michael Hoel (University of Oslo): Climate change and carbon tax expectations
March 5 Gino Gancia (CREI/ Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Politicians, Uncertainty and Reforms (with Alessandra Bonfiglioli)
March 12 Amil Dasgupta (London School of Economics): The Price Impact of Institutional Herding (with Andrea Prat and Michela Verardo)
March 19 Alexander Ljungqvist (New York University): Monitoring Managers: Does it Matter? (with Francesca Cornelli and Zbigniew Kominek)
March 26 Uwe Sunde (University of St Gallen): Life Expectancy and Economic Growth: The Role of the Demographic Transition (with Matteo Cervellati)
April 9 Aleksander Berentsen (University of Basel): Optimal Monetary Policy in a Channel System, related paper: Monetary policy in a channel system
May 7 Anna Piil Damm (Aarhus University): The Effect of Growing Up in a High Crime Area on Criminal Behaviour: Evidence from a Random Allocation Experiment (with Christian Dustmann)
May 14 Howard Smith (University of Oxford): Local Clustering in Commercial Radio: Scale Economies or Product Positioning?
May 21 Estelle Cantillon (ECARES / Université Libre de Bruxelles): Competition between Exchanges: Lessons from the Battle of the Bund (with Pai-ling Yin)
May 28 Dezsö Szalay (University of Bonn): Regulating a Multi-Product and Multi-Type Monopolist
June 4 Georg Kirchsteiger (ECARES / Université Libre de Bruxelles): How (not) to take a decision: Modeling procedural games (with Gani Aldashev and Alexander Sebald)


Autumn 2009 schedule

September 18 Balázs Szentes (University College London): Contractible Contracts in Common Agency Problems
September 25 Tarjei Havnes (University of Oslo): Is Universal Child Care Leveling the Playing Field? Evidence from Non-Linear Differences-in-Differences (with Magne Mogstad Statistics Norway)
October 2 Jan Eeckhout (ICREA / Pompeu Fabra): Assortative Learning (with Xi Weng)
October 9 Omer Moav (Hebrew University): Saving Rates and Poverty: The Role of Conspicuous Consumption and Human Capital (with Zvika Neeman)
October 16 William Kerr (Harvard Business School): Heterogeneous Technology Diffusion and Ricardian Trade Patterns
October 29 Jörgen Weibull (Stockholm School of Economics): Charles Darwin meets Max Weber: On Kinship, Economic Incentives and Evolution Related paper
October 30 Ola Kvaløy (University of Stavanger): Incentive provision when contracting is costly (with Trond Olsen)
November 13 Tobias Broer (IIES): Stationary equilibrium distributions in economies with limited commitment
November 20 Natalia Fabra (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid): How to Allocate Forward Contracts The case of electricity markets (with María-Ángeles de Frutos)
December 4 Gernot Müller (University of Bonn): Fiscal stimulus with spending reversals (with Giancarlo Corsetti and André Meier)
December 11 Clemens Fuest (Oxford University): Automatic Stabilizers and Economic Crisis: US vs. Europe (with Mathias Dolls and Andreas Peichl)
December 18 Javier Andrés (Universitat de Valencia): Banking Competition, Housing Prices and Macroeconomic Stability (with Oscar Arce)


Spring 2009 schedule

January 23 Jos Jansen (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods): On Competition and the Strategic Management of Intellectual Property in Oligopoly
January 30 Matthijs van Veelen (University of Amsterdam): Evolution of strategies in repeated games with discounting
February 13 Paul Heidhues (University of Bonn): Exploiting naivete about self-control in the credit market (with Botond Köszegi, University of California, Berkeley)
February 27 Francesco Drago (University of Naples): Spillovers Effects and Social Interactions in Crime: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
March 6 Bruno Decreuse (University of Aix-Marseilles II): Matching with phantoms
March 13 David Card (University of California, Berkeley): Immigration and Inequality
March 20 Helena Skyt Nielsen (University of Aarhus): Causes and Consequences of Fathers' Child Leave: Evidence from a Reform of Public Sector Leave Scheme
March 27 Olmo Silva (London School of Economics): Unobservables and Matching as an Evaluation Method: Evidence from an Education Intervention
April 3 Tymon Tatur (University of Bonn): Correlated k-Equilibrium
April 17 Nicola Gennaioli (Pompeu Fabra): Institutions and Foreign Finance: Sovereign and Private Flows
April 24 Gilat Levy (London School of Economics): A Dynamic Model of Agenda Formation
May 8 Pierre Dubois (Toulouse School of Economics): Non Linear Contracting and Endogenous Buyer Power between Manufacturers and Retailers: Identification and Estimation on Differentiated Products
May 15 Matteo Cervellati (University of Bologna): The Economic and Demographic Transition, Mortality, and Comparative Development
May 22 Bård Harstad (Northwestern University): The Dynamics of Climate Agreements
May 29 Leena Rudanko (Boston University): Labor Market Dynamics under Long-Term Wage Contracting
June 5 Rohini Pande (Harvard University): Do Social Interactions Facilitate Cooperative Behavior? Evidence from a Group Lending Experiment in India
June 12 Helmut Bester (Free University, Berlin): Exit Options in Incomplete Contracts with Asymmetric Information (joint with Daniel Krähmer)


Autumn 2008 schedule

September 19 Helmut Lütkepohl (European University Institute): Acquisition of information and share prices: An empirical investigation of cognitive dissonance (co-authors Elena Argentesi and Massimo Motta)
September 26 Guy Michaels (LSE): Urbanization (co-authors Ferdinand Rauch and Stephen Redding)
October 3 Lars Calmfors (IIES, Stockholm University): Pattern Bargaining and Wage Leadership in a Small Open Economy (co-author Anna Larsson)
October 10 Aart de Zeeuw (Tilburg University): Can a focus on breakthrough technologies improve the performance of international environmental agreements? (co-author Michael Hoel)
October 17 Corinne Langinier (University of Alberta): Patent search of prior art and revelation of information (co-author Philippe Marcoul)
October 24 Robert Östling (IIES Stockholm): Strategic Thinking and Learning in the Field and Lab: Evidence from Poisson LUPI Lottery Games (co-authors Joseph Tao-yi Wang, Eileen Chou, and Colin F. Camerer)
October 31 Sergei Izmalkov (New Economic School): Perfect Implementation of Normal-Form Mechanisms (co-authors Matt Lepinski and Silvio Micali)
November 7 Mikael Lindahl (Uppsala University): The Causal Effect of Parent's Schooling on Children's Schooling: A Comparison of Estimation Methods (co-authors Helena Holmlund and Erik Plug)
November 21 Volker Grossmann (University of Fribourg): Qualifying Religion: The Role of Plural Identities for Educational Production (co-authors Timo Boppart, Josef Falkinger, Ulrich Woitek and Gabriela Wüthrich)
November 28 Virginia Sánchez Marcos (Universidad de Cantabria): Aggregate shocks and the volatility of house prices (co-author José-Víctor Ríos-Rull)
December 5 Erin Krupka (IZA): Identifying Social Norms Using Coordination Games: Why Does Dictator Game Sharing Vary? (co-author Roberto Weber)
December 19 Johanna Wallenius (Arizona SU): Micro and Macro Elasticities in a Life Cycle Model With Taxes (pdf, co-author Richard Rogerson)


Spring 2008 schedule

January 18 Walter Fisher (Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna): Keeping up with the Ageing Joneses (co-author Ben J. Heijdra)
January 25 Sascha Becker (University of Munich): Was Weber Wrong? A Human Capital Theory of Protestant Economic History (co-author Ludger Woessmann)
February 1 Martin Ljunge (University of Copenhagen): Sick of the Welfare State? Social Insurance and Social Norms
February 8 Carsten Ochsen (University of Rostock): Who Benefits from Labor Market Institutions? Evidence from Surveys of Life Satisfaction (co-author Heinz Welschb)
February 22 Katri Sieberg (University of Tampere): Negotiations - the Parts versus the Whole: A Social Choice Approach to Labor Issues
February 29 Pascal Courty (European University Institute): On the Sorting of Physicians across Medical Specialties: Understanding Shortages and Growth in Specialization (co-author Gerald Marschke)
March 7 Tomer Blumkin (Ben-Gurion University): Incorporating Affirmative Action into the Welfare State (co-authors Yoram Margalioth and Efraim Sadka)
March 14 Makoto Watanabe (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid): A Model of Merchants
March 28 Timo Goeschl (University of Heidelberg): On Backstops and Boomerangs: Environmental R&D under Technological Uncertainty (co-author Grischa Perino)
April 4 Albrecht Glitz (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): How Do Industries and Firms Respond to Changes in Local Labour Supply?
April 11 Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (New Economic School, Moscow): Reforms in Business Regulation: Evidence from Russia (co-author Evgeny Yakovlev)
April 18 Stefano Gagliarducci (CEMFI, Madrid): Outside Income and Moral Hazard: The Elusive Quest for Good Politicians (co-authors Tommaso Nannicini and Paolo Naticchioni)
April 25 Claudio Mezzetti (University of Warwick): Manipulative Disclosure
May 9 Eirik Gaard Kristiansen (Norwegian School of Economics and BA): Financial contracting under imperfect enforcement (co-author Tore Ellingsen)
May 16 Paul Söderlind (University of St. Gallen): Inflation Risk Premia and Survey Evidence on Macroeconomic Uncertainty
May 23 David Myatt (Oxford University): On the Sources and Value of Information: Public Announcements and Macroeconomic Performance (co-author Chris Wallace)
May 30 Patrick Bajari (University of Minnesota): Identification and Estimation of a Discrete Game of Complete Information (co-authors Han Hong and Stephen Ryan)
June 9 Ed Prescott (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Arizona State University): Technology Capital and the U.S. Current Accounts (co-author Ellen R. McGrattan)


Autumn 2007 schedule

September 7 Ran Spiegler (UCL): Consideration Sets and Competitive Marketing (co-author Kfir Eliazy)
September 14 V Bhaskar (UCL): Dynamic Countervailing Power: Public vs Private Monitoring
September 21 Martin Flodén (Stockholm School of Economics): Vintage Capital and Expectations Driven Business Cycles
October 5 Oliver Kirchkamp (Universität Jena): Risk, Expectations, and Bids in First Price Auction Experiments (paper: Expectations in first-price auctions (co-author Philipp Reiss)
October 12 Jean-Marie Lozachmeur (University of Toulouse I): Uncertain Lifetime, Redistribution and Nonlinear Pricing of Annuities (co-authors Antoine Bommier and Marie-Louise Leroux)
October 19 Dov Samet (Tel Aviv University): Agreeing to disagree: The non-probabilistic case
October 24 Alan Auerbach (University of California, Berkeley): Understanding the Rise in U.S. Corporate Tax Losses (co-authors Rosanne Altshuler, Michael Cooper, Matthew Knittel)
October 26 Espen Moen (Norwegian School of Management): Industry dynamics and search in the labor market (co-author Pietro Garibaldi)
November 2 Fred Schroyen (Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration): Multi-dimensional screening in insurance with an application to gender discrimination
November 9 Daniel Sturm (LSE): Political Competition, Policy and Growth: Theory and Evidence from the United States (co-authors Timothy Besley and Torsten Persson)
November 16 Marko Terviö (Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley): The Difference that CEOs Make: An Assignment Model Approach
November 23 John Hassler (IIES, Stockholm University): On the Optimal Timing of Capital Taxes (co-authors Per Krusell, Kjetil Storesletten and Fabrizio Zilibotti)
 November 30 Matthew Lindquist (Stockholm University): Like Godfather, Like Son: Explaining the Intergenerational nature of Crime (with Randi Pintoff Hjalmarsson)
December 14 Paola Manzini and Marco Mariotti (Queen Mary, University of London): Two-stage boundedly rational choice procedures: Theory and experimental evidence


Spring 2007 schedule

January 19 Odd Rune Straume (University of Minho): Competition and Waiting Times in Hospital Markets (co-authors Kurt R. Brekke and Luigi Siciliani)
January 26 Andreas Knabe (Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg): Marginal wage subsidies: a rent-extracting instrument for employment creation
February 9 Timothy Van Zandt (INSEAD): Market Contingent Managerial Hierarchies (co-authors Kieron Meagher and Hakan Orbay)
February 16 Niclas Berggren (The Ratio Institute): The Political Opinions of Swedish Social Scientists (co-authors Henrik Jordahl and Charlotta Stern)
March 2 Antonio Ciccone (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Adjustment to Target Capital, Finance, and Growth (co-author E. Papaioannou)
March 9 Georg Weizsäcker (LSE): Narrow bracketing and dominated choices (co-author Matthew Rabin)
March 16 Olof Johansson-Stenman (Göteborg University): Dynamic Income Taxation, Self-Selection and Public Good Provision when Relative Consumption Matters (co-author Thomas Aronsson)
March 23 Adam Rosen (UCL): Identification and Estimation of Firms' Marginal Cost Functions with Incomplete Knowledge of Strategic Behavior
March 30 Burkhard Hehenkamp (Universität Dortmund): Bonus-for-quality reimbursement in health care - the consequences for internal wage contracts (co-author Oddvar M. Kaarboe)
April 13 Andreas Wagener (University of Hannover): The Tragedy of Patriotism: The Creation of Identity in Conflicts (co-author Martin Kolmar)
April 20 Frank Verboven (Catholic University Leuven): Entry and Regulation Evidence from Health Care Professions (co-author Catherine Schaumans)
April 27 Philipp Schmidt-Dengler (LSE): N-Player Preemption Games (co-author Rossella Argenziano)
May 4 Moshe Kim (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona): Banking Relationships
May 11 Robert M. Hunt (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia): The Democratization of R&D in the U.S. after 1980 (co-author Leonard I. Nakamura)
May 25 Guido Friebel (IDEI, Toulouse): Resource Allocation and Firm Scope (co-author Michael Raith)
June 6 Jeffrey M. Wooldridge (Michigan State University): Panel Data Methods for Fractional Response Variables with an Application to Test Pass Rates (co-author Leslie E. Papke)
June 11 Martin Weitzman (Harvard University): The Role of Uncertainty in the Economics of Catastrophic Climate Change


Autumn 2006 schedule

August 30 Andrew Oswald (University of Warwick): Daughters and Left-Wing Voting (co-author Nattavudh Powdthavee)
September 15 Mihkel Tombak (University of Toronto): Who's Number One? -Production Costs as a determinant of Quality Rankings (co-author Sergio Meza)
September 22 Peter L. Swan (School of Banking and Finance, University of New South Wales): Optimal Portfolio Balancing under Conventional Preferences and Transaction Costs Explains the Equity Premium Puzzle
September 25 Stephen Pudney (University of Essex): Are the responses to survey questions on well-being dynamically consistent? Vector ARMA modelling in a short panel with ordinal observation
October 6 Christian Julliard (London School of Economics): Money Illusion and Housing Frenzies (co-author Markus K. Brunnermeier)
October 11 Bengt Holmström (MIT): Inside and Outside Liquidity (co-author Jean Tirole)
October 20 Markku Kaustia (Helsinki School of Economics): Ownership Society? Evidence on Stock Market Participation and Political Preferences (co-author Sami Torstila)
October 27 Marko Köthenbürger (CES, University of Munich): Do fiscal transfers alleviate business tax competition? Evidence from Germany (co-authors Peter Egger and Michael Smart)
November 3 Ronald Wolthoff (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam ja Tinbergen Institute): Simultaneous Search with Heterogenous Firms and Ex Post Competition (co-author Pieter Gautier)
November 10 Belén Jerez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid): Inflation, Prices and Information in Competitive Search (co-author Miguel Faig)
November 17 Jozsef Molnar (University of Mannheim and Bank of Finland): A Structural Empirical Analysis of Retail Banking Competition: the Case of Hungary (co-authors Márton Nagy and Csilla Horváth)
November 24 Matti Suominen (Helsinki School of Economics): Corporate governance, finance, and the real sector (co-author Paolo Fulghieri)
December 1 Martin Cripps (University College London and Washington University in St. Louis): Common Learning (co-authors Jeff Ely, George Mailath, and Larry Samuelson)
December 8 Markus Jäntti (Åbo Akademi): American exceptionalism in a new light: a comparison of intergenerational earnings mobility in the Nordic countries, the United Kingdom and the United States (co-authors Bernt Bratsberg, Knut Røed, Oddbjørn Raaum, Robin Naylor, Eva Österbacka, Anders Björklund and Tor Eriksson)
December 15 Lars Østerdal (University of Copenhagen): Monotonicity of social welfare optima (co-author Jens Leth Hougaard)


Spring 2006 schedule

January 20 Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Essex): Wage-experience contracts and employment status
January 27 Jan Fidrmuc (Brunel University): Economic Challenges of Multilingual Societies (co-authors Victor Ginsburgh and Shlomo Weber)
February 9 Yves Balasko (Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques): Structure of the exchange process and out-of-equilibrium price dynamics
February 17 Tore Nilssen (Oslo University): Advertising on TV: Under- or Overprovision? (co-authors Hans Jarle Kind and Lars Sørgard)
March 3 Reyer Gerlagh (Free university of Amsterdam): International technology spillover, trade, and carbon leakage
March 10 Helmuth Cremer (IDEI, University of Toulouse): Piracy prevention and the pricing of information goods (co-author Pierre Pestieau)
March 17 Peter Norman Sörensen (University of Copenhagen): Aggregation of Information and Beliefs in Prediction Markets (co-author Marco Ottaviani)
March 24 Yossi Spiegel (Tel Aviv University): Oligopoly limit-pricing in the lab (co-author Wieland Muller and Yaron Yehezkel)
March 31 Fabio Michelucci (University College London): Second-Best Efficiency in Auctions (co-author Angel Hernando-Veciana)
April 7 Mikael Priks (CES, University of Munich): Hooliganism in the Shadow of a Terrorist Attack and the Tsunami: Do Police Reduce Group Violence?
April 21 Francis Bloch (Université de la Méditerranée): Informal Insurance in Social Networks
April 28

Christian Dustmann (UCL): Career Progression and Formal versus on the Job Training (co-authors J. Adda, C. Meghir and J.M. Robin)

May 5 Sjak Smulders (Tilburg University): Fueling growth when oil peaks: growth, energy supply and directed technological change (co-author Francisco J. André)
May 17 James Mirrlees (University of Cambridge): Choosing Projects: Multidimensional moral hazard?
May 19 Babu Nahata (University of Louisville): Effciency, over and underprovision in package pricing: How to diagnose? (co-authors Serguei Kokovin and Evgeny Zhelobodko)


Autumn 2005 schedule

September 16 Alistair Milne (visiting Bank of Finland): The Inventory Perspective on Bank Capital
September 20 David Laidler (University of Western Ontario): Central Banks as Lenders of Last Resort - Trendy or Passe?
September 30 Koen Schoors (Ghent University & CERISE Belgium): Russia from Bust to Boom: Oil, Politics or the Ruble? (co-authors Bruno Merlevede and Bas van Aarle)
October 7 Juha Kilponen and Antti Ripatti (Bank of Finland): Labour and Product Market Reforms in General Equilibrium - Simulation Results using a DGE Model of the Finnish Economy
October 14 Erik Eyster (LSE): Betting on Elections: A No-Arbitrage Condition
October 21 Mats Persson (IIES, Stockholm University): Job Security and Work Absence: Evidence from a Natural Experiment (co-authors Assar Lindbeck and Mårten Palme)
October 28 Chris Wallace (Oxford University): Production Targets and Free Disposal in the Private Provision of Public Goods (co-author David Myatt)
November 4 Dirk Krueger (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt): Does Income Inequality Lead to Consumption Inequality? Evidence and Theory (co-author Fabrizio Perri)
November 11 David Strömberg (IIES): News Droughts, News Floods, and U.S. Disaster Relief (co-author Thomas Eisensee)
November 25 Henrik Jordahl (Uppsala University): Inequality and Trust: Some Inequalities Are More Harmful than Others (co-author Magnus Gustavsson)
December 2 Philipp Kircher (Universität Bonn): Directed Search with Multiple Job Applications (co-author Manolis Galenianos)
December 9 Christian Gollier (University of Toulouse): Does ambiguity aversion reinforce risk aversion? Applications to portfolio choices and asset prices
December 16 Harborne Stuart (Columbia University): Biform Games (co-author Adam Brandenburger)


Spring 2005 schedule

January 21 Hannu Salonen (University of Turku): On the Existence of Undominated Elements of Acyclic Relations
January 28 Stanislav Anatolyev (New Economic School, Moscow, and BOFIT): A unified view of some predictability tests
February 18 Francesco Squintani (University of Rochester and UCL): Competitive Experimentation with Private Information (co-author Giuseppe Moscarini)
February 25 Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics): Investor Protection and the Demand for Equity (co-author Yrjö Koskinen)
March 4 Thomas Gehrig (University of Freiburg): Cross-Listings Valuation and the Geography of Firms' Ownership (co-author Thierry Foucault)
March 11 Pieter Gautier (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Tinbergen Institute): Marriage and the City (co-authors Michael Svarer and Coen Teulings)
March 18 Allan Würtz (University of Copenhagen): The Ill-Posed Problem in Growth Empirics (co-author Peter Sandholt Jensen)
March 21 Daniel Ferreira (SITE, Stockholm School of Economics): Ownership Structure and the Market for Corporate Control (co-authors Emanuel Ornelas and John L. Turner)
April 1 Antonio Guarino (UCL): Herd Behavior in a Laboratory Financial Market (co-author Marco Cipriani)
April 15 Marcelo Fernandes (Queen Mary University of London): A preferences-free estimator of the stochastic discount factor with an application to the CCAPM (co-authors Fabio Araujo and João Victor Issler)
April 22 Domenico Giannone (ECARES & Université Libre de Bruxelles): The Kydland and Prescott's legacy (co-authors Lucrezia Reichlin and Luca Sala)
April 29 Steffen Huck (UCL): Imitation - Theory and Experimental Evidence (co-authors Jose Apesteguia and Jörg Oechssler)
May 13 Renée Adams (Stockholm School of Economics): Gender Diversity in the Boardroom (co-author Daniel Ferreira)
May 20 Bernard Salanie The Microeconomics of insurance: an empirical perspective (co-author P.A. Chiappori)
May 27 Martin Bøg (UCL): Whom Should I Observe? - Learning through Observation and Experimentation in Simple Bandit Problems
June 10 Harry PaarschStochastic Dynamic Programming in Space: An Application to British Columbia Forestry (co-authors John Rust)


Autumn 2004 schedule

September 17 Richard B. Freeman (Harvard University): Marketization of Household Production and the EU-US Gap in Work
September 24 Anthony Dukes (University of Aarhus): Chanel Bargaining with Retailer Asymmetry (co-authors Esther Gal-Or and Kannan Srinivasan)
October 1 Elias Khalil (Max-Planck-Institute for Research into Economic Systems): Is Shame a Price?
October 8 William Thomson (University of Rochester): A New Solution to the Problem of Adjudicating Conflicting Claims
October 11 Søren Johansen (University of Copenhagen): What is the price of MLE?
October 22 Lars Persson (The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, IUI): The Organization of the Innovation Industry: Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, and Oligopolists (co-author Pehr-Johan Norbäck)
November 5 Hans-Werner Sinn (CESifo and University of Munich): German Unification
November 12 Andrea Prat (London School of Economics): Reputation and Price Dynamics: Cascades and Bubbles in Financial Markets
November 19 Ronnie Schöb (University of Magdeburg): The Latest German Labor Market Reform and Its Alternatives
December 3 Daniele Paserman (Hebrew University): Does Immigration Affect the Long-Term Educational Outcomes of Natives? Quasi-Experimental Evidence
December 10 Steinar Vagstad (University of Bergen): Should auctioneers supply early information for prospective bidders?


Spring 2004 schedule

January Ralf Wilke (ZEW): Unemployment Duration of the Unemployment Compensation System during the 1980s
February 13 Hugo Rodríguez Mendizábal (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): The Daily Market for Funds in Europe: What Has Changed with the EMU?
February 20 Kjetil Storesletten (University of Oslo): Democratic Public Good Provision
February 26 Marius Ooms (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): Periodic Heteroskedastic RegARFIMA Models for Daily Electricity Spot Markets
March 5 Gian Luigi Albano (UCL): Transparency, Recruitment and Retention in the Public Sector
March 11 Bronwyn H. Hall (Berkeley): Does the Market Value R&D Investment by European Firms? Evidence from a Panel of Manufacturing Firms in France, Germany, and Italy
March 19 Fabrizio Zilibotti (IIES, Stockholm University): On The Role of Commitment for Tax Dynamics
March 26 Hans Keiding (University of Copenhagen): Public Health Insurance with Moral Hazard
April 2 Peter Högfelt (Stockholm School of Economics): Pyramidal Power (co-author Martin Holmén)
April 16 Oddvar Kaarboe (University of Bergen): When the Talented Should Receive Weaker Incentives: Peer Pressure in Teams
April 19 Matti Keloharju (Helsinki School of Economics): Retail Incentives in Privatizations: Anti-Flipping Devices or Money Left on The Table?
April 23 Marco Ottaviani (London Business School): Late Informed Betting and the Favorite-Longshot Bias (co-author Peter Norman Sørensen)
May 7 Grigory Kosenok (New School of Economics): Individually Rational, Balanced-Budget Bayesian Mechanisms and the Informed Principal Problem (co-author Sergei Severinov)
May 14 Hamish Low (University of Cambridge): When Might Unemployment Insurance Matter? Credit Constraints and the Cost of Saving (co-author Tom Crossley)
May 28 Paul Dobson (Loughborough University Business School): The profit and welfare effects of price discrimination in oligopoly: The case of chain-store pricing across local markets (co-author Michael Waterson)
June 4 Øystein Foros (Norwegian School of Economics & BA): Managerial Incentives and Access Pricing
June 7 Yannis Ioannides (Tufts University): Economics of Social Interactions


Autumn 2003 schedule

September 1 Manfred Fischer (Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration): Production of Knowledge and Geographically Mediated Spillovers from Universities
September 12 Kiminori Matsuyama (Northwestern University): Financial Market Globalization, Symmetry-Breaking, and Endogenous Inequality of Nations
September 19 Harald Uhlig (Humboldt University): What moves real GDP?
September 26 Oz Shy (University of Haifa): Reservations and Refunds
October 3 Wouter Den Haan (London Business School and UCSD): Temporary Shocks and Unavoidable Transitions to a High-Unemployment Regime
October 10 Pierpaolo Battigalli (Bocconi University): Costly Contracting in a Long-Term Relationship
October 17 Robin Mason (University of Southampton): The Failing Firm Defence: Merger Policy and Entry
October 24 Marco Mariotti (Queen Mary, University of London): A Vague Theory of Choice over Time
November 7 Nicola Dimitri (University of Siena): Efficiency and Equilibrium in the Electronic Mail Game; The General Case
November 14 Hannu Vartiainen (Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation): Equilibrium Bounded Bargaining Schemes
November 21 Uwe Dulleck (University of Vienna): Contacts, Social Capital and Market Institutions - A Theory of Development
November 26 Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University): Aint't it "Suite"? Strategic Bundling in the PC Office Software Market
December 5 Javier Ortega (University of Toulouse): Unilingual vs. Bilingual Education System: A Political Economy Analysis
December 12 Thomas Rønde (Copenhagen Business School): Branch or Subsidiary? Capital Regulation of Parallel-owned Banking Structures

Spring 2003 schedule

January 17 Bent Vale (Bank of Norway): Endogenous product differentiation in credit markets: What do borrowers pay for?
January 24 Francesca Cornelli (London Business School): Donations
January 31 John Kennes (The University of Auckland): The Value of a Reputation System
February 14 Jarle Møen (NHH Bergen): Spin-offs and spillovers: Tracing knowledge by following employees across firms
February 21 Panu Poutvaara (Centre for Economics and Business Research, Copenhagen): Retiring Europe: An Assessment of Alternative Social Security Rules
February 28 Lucy White (Harvard Business School): The Good Cop and the Bad Cop: Complementarities between Debt and Equity in Disciplining Management
March 7 Thomas Gehrig (Freiburg University and CEPR): Ultimatum Offers and the Role of Transparency: An Experimental Study of Information Acquisition
March 14 Roel Oomen (University of Warwick): Statistical Models for High Frequency Security Prices
March 21 Monika Merz (University of Bonn): The Value of Labor and the Market Value of Firms
March 28 Ian Jewitt (Nuffield College, Oxford): Information Acquisition and Disclosure in Auctions
April 4 Maria Angeles de Frutos (Carlos III, Madrid): Auctions with Incumbents and New-comers
April 17 Eugenio Proto (University of Bristol): International Risk Sharing and Bank Runs
April 25 Ákos Valentinyi (University of Southampton): Independence and Uniqueness in Interaction Games
May 9 Etienne Wasmer (ECARES, Free University of Brussels): Interpreting Europe and US labor markets differences: the specificity of human capital investments
May 16 Lena Edlund (Columbia University): The Feminization of the Left: Causes and Consequences - Evidence from Europe
May 19 Michael Funke (Hamburg University): Working time and employment under uncertainty
May 23 Volker Nocke (University of Pennsylvania): Do Vertical Mergers Facilitate Upstream Collusion?
May 26 Chryssi Giannitsarou (Universidade Nova de Lisboa): Supply-Side Reforms and Learning Dynamics
May 28 Michael Rauscher (Rostock University):Interjurisdictional Competition and the Modernisation of the Public Sector
June 3 Bjarne S. Jensen (Copenhagen Business School): General Equilibrium Dynamics of Multi-Sector Growth Models


Autumn 2002 schedule

August 16 Axel Börch-Supan (Universität Mannheim): The SAVE-Survey: Household Saving in Germany
August 20 Mukul Majumdar (Cornell University): Random Dynamical Systems: Applications of Splitting
September 13 Eric Smith (University of Essex): Concavity in Matching Models
September 20 William Mitchell (CofFEE, The University of Newcastle): Labor Market Asymmetries and Inflation
October 4 Juuso Välimäki (Helsinki School of Economics): Bad Reputation
October 11 Mark McGillivrau (WIDER): An Model of Inter-temporal Aid Allocation
October 18 Juan-Pablo Montero (MIT and the Catholic University of Chile): Trading Quasi-Emission Permits
October 25 Lutz Kilian (European Central Bank, University of Michigan): In-Sample or Out-of-Sample Tests of Predictability: Which One Should We Use?
November 1 Elisabetta Iossa (Brunel University): Auditing and Property Rights
November 8 Frode Steen (NHH Bergen): On the working of a cartel: Evidence from the Norwegian cement industry from 1955 to 1968
November 22 Stein Ivar Steinshamn (SNF Bergen): More is less: The Tax Effect of Ignoring Flow Externalities
November 29 Winfried Pohlmeier (University of Konstanz): A dynamic integer count data model for financial transaction prices
December 2 David Harris (University of Melbourne): A Robust Test for Short Memory
December 13 Sven Rady (University of Munich): Homeownership: Volatile Housing Prices, Low Labor Mobility and High Income Dispersion


Spring 2002 schedule

January 11 Jacob Svenson (Stockholm University): Who Must Pay Bribes and How Much? Evidence from a cross-section of firms
January 18 Erkki Pihkala (Helsinki School of Economics): Metallimarkasta setelieuroon
January 25 Andreas Park (University of Cambridge): Aftermarket Short Covering and the Pricing of IPOs
February 1 John Kennes (Auckland University): A Guide to Directed Search
February 15 Dick van Dijk (Erasmus University Rotterdam): Are Statistical Reporting Agencies Getting It Right? Data Rationality and Business Cycle Asymmetry
February 22 Peter Davis (MIT, visiting LSE): Entry, Cannibalization and Bankruptcy in the U.S. Motion Picture Exhibition Market
March 1 Torben Tranaes (The Danish National Institute of Social Research): Voluntary Public Unemployment Insurance
March 8 Hans Gersbach (University of Heidelberg): The Dynamics of Deposit Insurance and the Consumption Trap
March 13 Sten Nyberg (Stockholm University): Raising Children to Work Hard: Altruism, Work Norms and Social Insurance
March 22 Klaus Adam (University of Frankfurt): How Plausible are Univariate Forecasts? Evidence from an Experimental Cash-in-Advance Economy
April 12 Toke Aidt (University of Cambridge): Transitional Politics: Emerging Incentive-based Instruments in Environmental regulation
April 19 Berthold Herrendorf (Carlos III, Madrid): Determinacy with Capital Adjustment Costs and Sector-Specific Externalities
April 26 Paul Frijters (University of Amsterdam): Unemployment Benefits and Educational Choices
May 3 Almas Heshmati (WIDER): The Dynamics of Capital Structure: Evidence from Swedish Micro and Small Firms
May 10 Laszlo Goerke (University of Konstanz): Tax Evasion in a Unionised Economy
May 17 George J. Mailath (University of Pennsylvania): Imperfect Monitoring and Impermanent Reputations
May 23 Hal Varian: Conditioning Prices on Purchase History
May 24 Leonardo Felli (LSE): Unforeseen Contingencies and Courts of Law
May 30 Stefan Napel (University of Karlruhe): Satisficing in Ultimatum Bargaining


Autumn 2001 schedule

September 14 William Barnett (Washington University): New Phenomena Identified in a Stochastic Dynamic Macroeconometric Model: A Bifurcation Perspective
September 21 Tor Jacob Klette (University of Oslo): Understanding firm heterogeneity: The role of initial conditions, innovations and selection
September 28 Geir Asheim (University of Oslo): Does NNP growth indicate welfare improvement?
October 5 Marco Köthenburger (CES): Tax Competition an a Federal System - Does the direction of Commitment Matter?
October 12 Saku Aura (IGIER / Bocconi University): Uncommited Couples: Some Efficiency and Policy Implications of Marital Bargaining
October 19 Per Baltzer Overgaard (University of Aarhus): Market Transparency: A Mixed Blessing?
November 2 Christian Schultz (University of Copenhagen): Strategic Campaigns and Special Interest Politics
November 9 Robert Dur (Erasmus University Rotterdam): Should education be subsidized for the purpose of redistribution?
November 16 Two presentations: Jan Eeckhout (University of Pennsylvania): Knowledge Spillovers and Inequality and Clemens Fuest (University of Köln): Federal Grants as a Commitment Device
November 23 Cars Hommes (CeNDEF, University of Amsterdam): Evolutionary Dynamics in Financial Markets With Many Trader Types
November 29 Johan Stennek (IUI, The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Stockholm): Bilateral Oligopoly
December 3 Reiner Frey (Rostock University): Optimum Currency Areas: The Relevance of Shocks, Labour Mobility and Central-Bank Objective Functions
December 14 Markus Jäntti (University of Tampere): Influences of Nature and Nurture on Earnings: An Early Progress Report on a Study of Various Sibling Types in Sweden


Spring 2001 schedule

January 19 Olli Tahvonen (Metla): On The Economics of Forest Vintages
Janaury 26 Vesa Kanniainen (University of Helsinki): Taxation of Venture Capital Industry. The Problem of Missing Policy Instruments&rdquo
February 2 Heidrum C. Hoppe (University of Hamburg): Entry Deterrence and Innovation in Durable-Goods Monopoly
February 16 Paolo Panteghini (University of Brescia): Incentives to (irreversible) Investments under Different Regulatory Regimes
February 23 Daniel Sgroi (Churchill College, University of Cambridge): Optimizing Information in the Herd: Guinea Pigs, Profits and Welfare
February 28 Bernard Conlon (University of Tilburg): Combining Ratings and Choice Data
March 1 Vincenzo Denicolo (Bologna University): Cumulative Innovation and Patent Protection
March 2 Kai Konrad (Free University of Berlin): Horizontal Mergers in Experimental Cournot Markets
March 9 Thomas Gehrig (University of Freiburg and The Swedish School of Economics): Organizational Form and Information Acquisition
March 16 Georg Kirchsteiger (University of Vienna): The Endogenous Emergence of Market Institutions
March 23 Marc Ivaldi (University of Toulouse): Operating System Prices in the Home PC Market
March 30 Zvika Neeman (Boston University and Hebrew University): Markets versus Negotiations: The Emergence of Centralized Markets
April 4 Rune Stenbacka (Swedish School of Economics): Screening-Induced Lending Cycles
April 20 Nils Gottfries (Upsala University): Ranking of Job Applicants, On-The Job Search and Persistent Unemployment
April 24 Sheri Markose (University of Essex): The Liar Strategy and Surprises: So What is The Lucas Critique? A New Perspective from Computation Theory
April 27 Morten Lau (Centre for Economic and Business Research, Danish Ministry of Trade and Industry): Estimating Individual Discount Rates in Denmark: A Field Experiment
May 4 Erik Berglöf (SITE, Stockholm School of Economics): The Political Economy of American Bankruptcy: The Evidence from Rall Call Voting, 1800-1978
May 11 Isabelle Brocas (ECARES,ULB): A theory of Haste with Applications to Impulse Buying and Destruction of The Environment and Juan Carrillo (ECARES, ULB): Promises, promises...
May 18 Margaret Slade (University of British Columbia): Assessing Market Power: Issues and Methods
June 1 Laura Larsson (Uppsala University): Evaluation of Swedish Youth Labour Market Programs


Autumn 2000 schedule

September 15 Martin Ellison (EUI, Florence): Learning, Uncertainty and Monetary Policy
September 22 Arthur Robson (University of Western Ontario): The Coevolution of Human Longevity and Intelligence in Hunter-Gatherer Economies
September 26 Christian Keuschnigg (University of Saarland): Innovation Finance, Taxation and Growth
September 29 Rabah Amir (University of Southern Denmark & University of Copenhagen): Market Structure, Scale Economies and Industry Performance
October 6 John Knowles (University of Pennsylvania): Marriage, Fertility and Divorce: A Dynamic Equilibrium Analysis of Social Policy
October 13 Wouter Dessein (Ecares & Toulouse): Authority and Communication in Organizations
October 20 Aleksander Berentsen (University of Bern): The Role of Money in Double Coincidence Environments
October 27 Espen Moen (Norvegian School of Management): Does Performance Pay Lead to More Unemployment?
November 3 Winand Emons (University of Bern): Truth-revealing Mechanisms for Courts
November 10 Marcus Asplund (Göteborg University): Imperfect Competition, Market Size, and Firm Turnover
November 17 Lars Ljungqvist (Stockholm School of Economics): Government Guarantees on Assets and Volatility
November 24 Peter Sorensen (University of Copenhagen): The Strategy of Professional Forecasting
December 1 Klaus Ritzberger (Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna): From Evolutionary to Strategic Stability
December 8 Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen (University of Bergen): Price discrimination, switching costs and consumer heterogeneity
December 15 Seppo Honkapohja (University of Helsinki): Expectations and the stability problem for optimal monetary policies


Spring 2000 schedule

January 14 Mark Fina (Virginia Tech & University of Helsinki): Uncertainty, Debt, and Forest Harvesting: The 'Volvo Effect' within A Faustmann Model (joint with Gregory S. Amacher and Jay Sullivan)
January 28 Klaus Wallner (SITE, Stockholm School of Economics): Club Enlargement: Early Versus Late Admittance (joint with Mike Burkart)
February 3 John Moore (LSE): On The Design of Hierarchies: Coordination versus Specialization (joint with Oliver Hart) and Nobuhiro Kiyotaki (LSE): Credit Chains (joint with John Moore)
February 11 Per Krusell (Univercity of Rochester): Equilibrium Welfare and Government Policy with Quasi-Geometric Discounting (joint with Anthony Smith & Burhanettin Kuruscu)
February 18 Claus Hansen (Copenhagen): Optimal Workfare in a Society of Workers and Non-Workers (joint with Torben Tranaes)
February 25 Yrjö Koskinen (Stockholm School of Economics): Corporate Leverage and Currency Crises (joint with Arturo Bris)
March 3 Tone Dieckman (National University of Ireland): Dynamic model of a local public good economy with crowding
March 10 Craig Brett (University of Essex): Optimal Taxation with Workfare: The Role of Bunching
March 17 Tapio Palokangas (University of Helsinki): Endogenous Growth and Monetary Integration
March 24 Antti Kuusterä (University of Helsinki): OP-Group and Corporate Governance
March 31 Staffan Ringbom (Swedish School of Economics): Narrow Target Zones within Broad Zones: a non-speculative exchange rate solution with limited resources
April 7 Marcel Jansen (EUI, Florence): Job Auctions, Holdups and Efficiency
April 10 Roger Farmer (EUI, Florence): Natural Rate Doubts
April 11 Roger Farmer (EUI, Florence): The Monetary Transmission Mechanism
April 14 Ricardo Lagos (LSE): Crime, Inequality and Unemployment (joint with Ken Burdett)
April 28 Hannu Vartiainen (University of Helsinki): Two-Player Subgame Perfect Implementation
May 5 Roman Inderst (University of Mannheim): Markets with Simultaneous Signalingand Screening
May 12 Giuliana Palumbo (EUI, Florenze): Voluntary Lender-Responsibility Agreements in The Consumer Credit Market (joint with Elisabetta Iossa)
May 18 Morten Petersen (Odense University): Design and Use of Performance Measures in a Divisional Firm
May 22 Syed Ashan (Concordia University): Measuring the Social Discount Rate under Risk: An Empirical Approach
May 26 Sarah Parlane (University College Dublin): Contracting with Capacity Constrained Suppliers
May 31 Erkki Koskela (University of Helsinki): Capital Structure, Wage Bargaining and Employment (joint with Rune Stenbacka)


Autumn 1999 schedule

September 15 Oz Shy (University of Haifa & Swdish School of Economics): Standardization and International Trade (joint with Neil Gandal)
September 24 Otto Toivanen (Helsinki School of Economics): Monitoring and Market Power in Credit Markets (joint with Ari Hyytinen)
October 13 Peter Norman (University of Wisconsin-Madison & University of Stockholm): Specific Human Capital, Trade and The Wealth of Nations (joint with Andrea Moro)
October 22 Mika Widgren (YJS & TKKK): Flexible Integration as An Efficient Decision Making Rule
November 5 Seppo Honkapohja (University of Helsinki): Complementarity, Growth and Trade (joint with Arja Turunen-Red)
November 19 Rafael Repullo (CEMFI): Who Should Act as Lender of Last Resort? An Incomplete Contracts Model
November 26 Maija Halonen (Bristol): The Organisation of Government Bureaucracies: The Choice between Competition and Single Agency (joint with Carol Propper)
December 3 Johan Eyckmans (Leuven): Endogenous Coalition Formation in Greenhouse Negotiations
December 17 Mike Waterson (Warwick): Market Structure and Entry: Where's The Beef? (joint with Otto Toivanen)


Spring 1999 schedule

Paul Segerström (Michigan): The Long Run Effects of R&D Subsidies
Maria Saez-Marti (Pombeu Fabra & Stockholm School of Economics): On The Cultural Transmission of Corruption
Fabrizio Zilibotti (Pombeu Fabra & University of Stockholm): Equilibrium Unemployment Insurance (joint with J. Hassler, J.V. Rodriguez Mora, and K. Storesletten)
Mike Burkart (Stockholm School of Economics): Agency conflict in Public and negotiated Transfers of Corporate Control (joint with Denis Gromb and Fausto Panunzi)
Ines Macho-Stadler (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona & Copenhagen): Auditing with Signals (joint with David Perez-Castrillo )
David Perez-Castrillo (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona & Copenhagen): Bidding for the surplus: A non-cooperative approach to the Shapley value (joint with David Wettstein)