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Seminars

2004-2005

Fall 2004

Seminar. Friday, September 10th
3:00-4:30, KTH 334.
Brad Ruffle, Ben-Gurion University and Harvard Business School
"It's My Turn...Please, After You: An Experimental Study of Cooperation and Social Conventions".
Host: Andy Muller

Seminar. Wednesday, September 15th
CANCELLED
Yoshi Saijo, Osaka University
Topic TBA.
Host: Andy Muller

Seminar. Wednesday, September 22nd
12:30-1:30, KTH 334.
Mario Jametti, McMaster University
"Vertical Versus Horizontal Tax Externalities: An Empirical Test"
Host: Dave Bjerk

Seminar. Friday, September 24th
3:00-4:30, KTH 334.
Anindya Sen, Waterloo
"Hirschman-Herfindal Indicies and Local Retail Outlets"
Host: Dave Bjerk

Seminar. Friday, October 1st
3:00-4:30, KTH 334.
Amy Schwartz, NYU Public Policy
"Do Immigrant Children Do Better in School? Disentangling the Nativity Gap in Academic Performance"
Host: Dave Bjerk

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, October 5th
3:30-4:30, KTH 334.
POSTPONED

Seminar. Friday, October 8th
3:00-4:30, KTH 334.
Daniel P. McMillen, University of Illinois-Chicago
"Quantile House Price Indexes"
Host: Dave Bjerk

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, October 12th
3:30-4:30, KTH 334.
Daquing Luo
"Learning-By-Doing and Small-Open Economy"

Seminar. Friday, October 15th
3:00-4:30, KTH 334.
Seungjin Han, McMaster University
"Equalizing Differences and Endogenous Two-sided Characteristic Decisions"
Host: Dave Bjerk

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, October 19th
3:30-4:30, KTH 334.
Asmaa Elbadawy
"Private and Group Tutoring in Egypt: Where is the Gender Inequality?"

Joint Seminar with CHEPA. Wednesday, October 20th
3:00-4:30, HSC-1A1.
Labelle Lecture - Valarie Steeves, University of Ottawa
Topic "Why are they doing this to us: Will changes in data health privacy legislation kill research as we know it?.
Host: Jerry Hurley

Seminar. Friday, October 22nd
3:00-4:30, MGD 505 (Note Location!).
James Poterba, M.I.T
"Tax Motivated Trading by Individual Investors"
Host: Mike Veall

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, October 26th
3:30-4:30, KTH 334.
Cesar Furtado
"The Impact of ESL limits on Student Performance"

Joint Seminar with CHEPA. Wednesday, October 27th
12:30-1:30 HSC 3N5B
Mandy Ryan, University of Aberdeen
"Using Discrete Choice Experiments to Value the Benefits from Health Care: An Application to Prenatal Diagnosis"
Host: Jerry Hurley

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, November 2nd
3:30-4:30, KTH 334.
Mat Brozowski
"Welfare Reforms and the Living Standards of Single Mothers: Evidence from Canadian Provinces"

Seminar. Thursday, November 4th (NOTE SPECIAL DAY)
3:00-4:30, KTH 334.
Chris Jepsen, Public Policy Institute of California
"Earnings History and the Schooling Decisions of Older Workers"
Host: Dave Bjerk

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, November 9th
3:30-4:30, KTH 334.
Lindsay Tedds
"Nonparametric Expenditure-based Estimates of Income Under-Reporting and the Underground Economy"

Seminar. Friday, November 12th
POSTPONED
Joanne Roberts, University of Toronto
Topic TBA.
Host: Dave Bjerk

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, November 16th
3:30-4:30, KTH 334.
Yuqian Lu
Topic T.B.A.

CHEPA Seminar. Wednesday, November 17th
12:30-1:30 HSC 3N5B
Aidan Hollis, University of Calgary
"An Efficient Reward System for Pharmaceutical Innovation"

Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor in Economics at McMaster.
Jim Andreoni, Wisconsin
(SEMINAR) Wednesday, November 17th
12:30-1:30 KTH 334
"Satisfaction Guaranteed: An Ultimatum Worth Trusting?"
(PUBLIC LECTURE) Thrusday, November 18th
3:30-5:00 MGD 505
"Facing Altruism: An Economist's View of How Beauty and Gender Affect Cooperative Behavior"
(SEMINAR) Friday, November 19th
3:00-4:30 MGD 505
"Building Rational Cooperation"
Host: Stuart Mestelman

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, November 23rd
3:30-4:30, KTH 334.
Krishna Sengupta
Topic T.B.A.

Seminar. Friday, November 26th
3:00-4:30, KTH 334
John Wildman, University of Newcastle
Topic TBA.
Host: Paul Contoyannis

Jack and Kay Graham Lectures.
Alan Manning, London School of Economics.
(PUBLIC LECTURE) Tuesday, November 30th
3:00-4:30, MGD 505
"Monopsony in Modern Labour Markets"
(SEMINAR) Wednesday December 1st
3:00-4:30, KTH 334
" You Can't Always Get What You Want: The Impact of the UK's Job Seeker Agreement"
Host: Steve Jones

Seminar. Friday, December 3rd
3:00-4:30, KTH 334.
Kurt Schmidheiny, Tufts University
"Income Segregation and Local Progressive Taxation: Empirical Evidence from Switzerland"
Host: David Bjerk & Mario Jametti

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, December 7th
3:30-4:30, KTH 334.
Uma Verma
Topic T.B.A.

Seminar. Friday, December 10th
3:00-4:30 KTH 334
David Bjerk, McMaster University
"Theory and Evidence on the Effects of Racial Segregation on Crime Rates"

Seminar. Monday, December 13th
3:00-4:30, KTH 334
Mike McKee, University of Tennessee
"An Experimental Investigation of Indirect Audit Effects on Individual Compliance Behavior"
Host: Stuart Mestleman

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, December 14th
3:30-4:30, KTH 334.
Muhommed Cheema
Topic T.B.A.

 

Winter 2005

RECRUITING Seminar. Wednesday, January 5th
3:30-5:00, KTH 334.
Nathan Nunn, University of Toronto
"Relationship-Specificity, Incomplete Contracts, and the Patterns of Trade"
Host: Jerry Hurley

RECRUITING Seminar. Monday, January 10th
4:00-5:30, KTH 334.
Robert Nuscheler, Free University of Berlin
Topic T.B.A.
Host: Jerry Hurley

RECRUITING Seminar. Thursday, January 13th
3:30-5:00, KTH 334.
Geoffrey Dunbar, Queens University
"Banking on Collateral: Wealth Distribution, Welfare and the Risk-free Rate with Collarteralized Lending"
Host: Jerry Hurley

RECRUITING Seminar. Tuesday, January 18th
4:00-5:30, KTH 334.
Jonathan Chiu, University of Western Ontario
"Endogenously Segmented Asset Market in an Inventory Theoretic Model of Money Demand"
Host: Steve Jones

RECRUITING Seminar. Monday, January 24th
4:00-5:30, KTH 334.
Tania Barham, University of California Berkeley
"Providing a Healthier Start to Life: The Impact of Conditional Cash Transfers on Infant Mortality in Mexico"
Host: Jerry Hurley

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, January 25th
3:30-4:30, Chester New Hall 207.
Simo Goshev
"Stress as a pathway in the health-SES relationship: evidence from the Canadian SLID"

RECRUITING Seminar. Wednesday, January 26th
4:00-5:30, KTH 334.
Philip DeCicca, University of Michigan
"Are Heavier Smokers an Unintended Consequence of Higher Cigarette Taxes?"
Host: Jerry Hurley

RECRUITING Seminar. Tuesday, February 1st
4:00-5:30, KTH 334.
Ritesh Banerjee, University of Wisconsin
"Education Policy and Economic Development"
Host: Steve Jones

RECRUITING Seminar. Wednesday, February 2nd
4:00-5:30, KTH 334.
Francisco Gonzalez, University of British Columbia
"Optimal Growth Policy Under Privately Enforced Property Rights"
Host: Steve Jones

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, February 8th
3:30-4:30, Chester New Hall 207.
Jiong Tu
Topic T.B.A.

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, February 15th
3:30-4:30, Chester New Hall 207.
Naeem Ahmed
Topic T.B.A.

CHEPA Seminar. February 23rd
12:30-1:30, HSC 3N5A.
Brenda Wilson University of Ottawa
"Private Decisions and Public Priorities - An Exploratory Study of Routine Prenatal Testing"

Recruiting Seminar. Tuesday, March 1st
4:00-5:30, KTH 334.
Malik Shukayev,, University of Minnesota
"Convergence in a Stochastic Dynamic Heckscher-Ohlin Model"
Host: Steve Jones

Recruiting Seminar. Thursday, March 3rd
4:00-5:30, KTH 334.
Yin Bai, University of Minnesota
"Financial Integration and International Risk Sharing"
Host: Steve Jones

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, March 8th
3:30-4:30, Chester New Hall 207.
Cesar Furtado
Topic T.B.A.

Seminar. Friday, March 11th
3:00-4:30, KTH 334.
Nicolas Marceau, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
"Gangs and Crime Deterrence"
Host: Kate Cuff

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, March 15th
3:30-4:30, Chester New Hall 207.
Yuqian Lu
Topic T.B.A.

Martin Gervais UWO
Friday March 17th, 2006 3:00-4:00pm KTH 334
Title: TBA
Host: Tom Crossley

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, March 22nd
3:30-4:30, Chester New Hall 207.
Krishna Sengupta
"Tax Policies and Efficiency Wage in a Two Sector Model"

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, March 29th
3:30-4:30, Chester New Hall 207.
Simo Goshev
"Motivation behind the Labor Force Participation Decision of the Older Male Population: Evidence from the Canadian SLID"

Todd R. Stinebrickner, UWO
Wednesday March 29th, 2006 12:30-1:30pm
Topic: TBA
Host: Tom Crossley

Seminar. Wednesday, March 30th (CANCELLED)
12:30-1:30, KTH 334.
Stacey Chen, University of Toronto
Topic T.B.A.
Host: Dave Bjerk

Seminar. Friday, April 1st (CANCELLED)
3:00-4:30, KTH 334.
Andy Muller, McMaster University
Topic T.B.A.

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday April 5th
3:30-4:30, Chester New Hall 207.
Muhammed Cheema
Topic T.B.A.

Seminar. Friday, April 8th
3:00-4:30, KTH 334.
Ken Baerenklau, University of California-Riverside, Department of Environmental Sciences
"Static Modeling of Dynamic Recreation Behavior: Implications for Prediction and Welfare Estimation"
Host: Dave Bjerk

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, April 12th
3:30-4:30, Chester New Hall 207.
Claire de Olivera
"The Effects of Neighbourhood SES on Child Obesity"

Seminar. Friday, April 15th
3:00-4:30, KTH 334.
Marius Brulhart, University of Lausanne
"Verified Trust: Reciprocity, Altruism, and Noise in Trust Games"
Host: Mario Jemetti

Grad Student Seminar. Tuesday, April 19th
3:30-4:30, KTH 334
Daqing Luo
Topic "Learning-By-Doing in a Small-Open Economy Model"

Seminar. Wednesday, April 20th
3:30-4:30, KTH 334.
Joanne Roberts, University of Toronto
"Flattened Hierarchies"
Host: Dave Bjerk

Seminar. Friday, April 22nd
3:00-4:30, KTH 334.
Jeffrey Grogger, Harris School - University of Chicago
"Welfare Reform, Returns to Experience, and Wages"
Host: Dave Bjerk

Grad Student Seminar (CANCELLED). Tuesday, April 26th
3:30-4:30, KHT 334.
Uma Verma
Topic T.B.A.

Seminar. Wednesday, April 27th
12:30-1:30, KTH 334.
Alex Maynard, University of Toronto
"Public insurance and private savings: who is affected and by how much?"
Host: Seungjin Han

Seminar. Friday, April 29th
3:30-5:00 (NOTE SPECIAL TIME), KTH 334.
John Neyman, University of Minnesota
"Health Insurance Theory: The Case of the Missing Welfare Gain."
Host: Michel Grignon

 

Summer 2005

Grad Student Seminar. May 3rd
3:30-4:30, KTH 334.
Asmaa Elbadawy
Topic T.B.A.

Seminar. Friday, May 6th
3:00-4:30, KTH 334.
Jean-Eric Tarride , McMaster University,
Multivariate Negative Binomial Hurdle models for longitudinal count data with an excess of zeros.
An application to the longitudinal analysis of the number of physician visits

Grad Student Seminar. May 10th
3:30-4:30, KTH 334.
Jiong Tu
Topic T.B.A.

Seminar. Friday, May 13th
3:00-4:30, KTH 334.
Laurence Jacquet , Université Catholique de Louvain
Optimal income taxation with a max-min criterion: A synthesis
Host: Kate Cuff

Guide to abbreviations:
CHEPA is the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
RDC is the Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at McMaster
SEDAP is the Research Program on the Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population