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Seminars, Winter 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: Stephane Mechoulan, Dalhousie
Title: Riots, Emergency Powers, and Opportunistic Behavior: an Analysis using Bounded Variation Assumptions
Host: Paul Contoyannis

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Speaker: Charles Manski, Northwestern University, Hooker Distinguished Lecturer
Title: How Do Right-To-Carry Laws Affect Crime Rates? Coping With Ambiguity Using Bounded-Variation Assumptions
Host: Paul Contoyannis

Friday, March 10, 2017, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: Charles Manski, Northwestern University, Hooker Distinguished Lecturer
Title: Identification Problems and Medical Decisions under Ambiguity
Host: Paul Contoyannis

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Speaker: Mark Tremblay, McMaster University
Title: An Index of Market Power with Network Externalities

Friday, March 17, 2017, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: Ming Li, Concordia University
Title: Ambiguous Persuasion
Host: Maxim Ivanov

Friday, March 24, 2017, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: Tasso Adamopoulos, York University
Title: Misallocation, Selection and Productivity: A Quantitative Analysis with Panel Data from China
Host: Marc-Andre Letendre

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Speaker: Nicolas Duquette, University of Southern California
Title: Philanthropy, Inequality, and the Income Tax: High-Income Giving in the United States 1917-2014
Host: Brad Minaker

Friday, March 31, 2017, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: Thomas D. Jeitschko, Michigan State University
Title: Welfare Effects of Certification under Latent Adverse Selection
Host: Mark Tremblay

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: Javier Fernandez-Blanco, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Title: Unemployment Risks and Intra-Household Insurance
Host: Pau Pujolas

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Speaker: Kirsten Cornelson, University of Toronto
Title: Residential Segregation and Social Segregation by Race
Host: Mike Veall

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Speaker: Kensuke Teshima, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Title: Job Loss and Violent Crime in Mexico
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Friday, June 9, 2017, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: Joel Wagner, Bank of Canada
Host: Pau Pujolas

Seminars, Fall 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Speaker: Myra Mohnen, University of Essex
Title: Stars and Brokers among Medical Scientists
Host: Terry Yip

Friday, September 16, 2016, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: Matthew Webb, Carleton University
Title: Improved Inference with Few Treated Clusters
Host: Arthur Sweetman

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Speaker: Joseph Mullins, University of Western Ontario
Title: Family Law Effects on Divorce, Fertility and Child Investment
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Friday, September 23, 2016, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: Amanda Michaud, Indiana University
Title: The Disability Option: Labor Market Dynamics with Health and Economic Risks
Host: Pau Pujolas

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Speaker: Michel Serafinelli, University of Toronto
Title: Politico-economic Regimes and Attitudes: Female Workers under State-socialism
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Friday, September 30, 2016, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: Elizabeth Cascio, Dartmouth University
Title: Does Universal Preschool Hit the Target? The Importance of Program Access to Preschool Impacts
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Speaker: Stephanie Lluis, University of Waterloo
Title: Employment Insurance Changes and Labour Market Transitions: Evidence from the Canadian LFS 2003-2009
Host: Steve Jones

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Speaker: Lauren Jones, Ohio State University
Title: US Child Safety Seat Laws: Are they Effective, and Who Complies?
Host: Phil DeCicca

Friday, October 21, 2016, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: Michael Baker, University of Toronto
Title: Non-Cognitive Deficits and Young Adult Outcomes: The Long-Run Impacts of a Universal Child Care Program
Host: Natalie Malak & Arthur Sweetman

Friday, October 28, 2016, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: Chris Cotton, Queen’s University
Title: Clueless Politicians
Host: Joe Lesica & Seungjin Han

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Speaker: Matt Delventhal, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Title: The Globe as a Network: Geography and the Origins of the World Income Distribution
Host: Pau Pujolas

Friday, November 5, 2016, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: Klaus F. Zimmermann, University of Bonn
Title: Arsenic contamination of drinking water and mental health
Host: Mike Veall & Arthur Sweetman

Friday, November 11, 2016, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: Sebastian Galiani, University of Maryland
Title: Electoral Reciprocity in Programmatic Redistribution: Experimental Evidence
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Speaker: Youngki Shin, University of Technology Sydney
Title: Oracle Estimation of a Change Point in High Dimensional Quantile Regression
Host: Mike Veall

Friday, November 18, 2016, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Speaker: Junsen Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Title: The scarcity of women and the competition for high-income men in Chinese cities
Host: Mike Veall

Friday, November 18, 2016, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Speaker: Wei Yang, University of North Dakota
Title: Relative Gender Scarcity and Marriage Outcomes in China: The Impact of Mao’s Send-Down Movement
Host: Mike Veall

Friday, November 25, 2016, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Speaker: David Green, University of British Columbia
Title: Immigrant Entrepreneurs: The Entry of Immigrants into Firm Ownership
Host: Steve Jones

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Speaker: Terry Yip, McMaster University
Title: Productivity, Political Economy, and Intellectual Property Rights

Friday, December 2, 2016, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Speaker: Casey Warman, Dalhousie University
Title: Do All-Age Bicycle Helmet Laws Work? Evidence from Canada
Host: Phil DeCicca