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Seminars

2007-2008

Seminars, Winter 2008

Speaker: John Knowles, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Why Are Married Men Working So Much? The Macroeconomics of Bargaining Between Spouses
January 9th, Wednesday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Host: Alok Johri

Speaker: Kendra McLeish, University of Calgary
Title: Output, Inequality, and Social Interactions
January 16th, Wednesday, 12:00 pm -1:30 pm
Host: Andy Muller

Speaker: Andrey Stoyanov, University of British Columbia
Title: Trade Policy of a Free Trade Agreement in the Presence of Foreign Lobbying
January 18th, Friday, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Host: Alok Johri

Speaker: Meta Brown, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title: A New Test of Borrowing Constraints for Education, joint with John Karl Scholz and Ananth Seshadri 
January 23rd, Wednesday, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Host: Abigail Payne

Speaker: Jingjing Zhang, Purdue University
Title: A Laboratory Study of Communication in Asymmetric Group Competition over Public Goods
January 29th, Tuesday, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Host: Andy Muller

Speaker: Ruanjai Suwantaradon, University of Minnesota
Title: Financial Frictions and International Trade
January 31st, Thursday, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Host: Alok Johri

Speaker: Ting Liu, Boston University
Title: Monopolist's Product Launching Strategy: Herd Seeking or Herd Preventing?, joint with Pasquale Schiraldi
February 5th, Tuesday, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Host: Seungjin Han 

Speaker: Christopher Carpenter, University of California, Irvine
Title: The Drinking Age, Alcohol Consumption, and Crime, joint with Carlos Dobkin
February 7th, Thursday, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Host: Jerry Hurley

Speaker: Tani Fukui, UCLA
Title: Trade Surpluses and Growth in a Limited Commitment Economy
February 13th, Wednesday, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Host: Alok Johri

Speaker: David Rapson, Boston University
Title: Consumer Durable Goods and the Long-Run Demand for Electricity
February 14th, Thursday, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Host: Mike Veall

Speaker: Maxim Ivanov, Pennsylvania State University
Title: Informational Control and Organizational Design
February 26th, Tuesday, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Mike Veall

Speaker: Svetlana Demidova, University of Georgia
Title: Trade Policy under Firm-Level Heterogeneity in a Small Economy
February 28th, Thursday, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Host: Mike Veall

Speaker: Charles Beach, Queen's University
Title: A Recent History of Income Inequality in Canada: Evidence and Explanations presented by The Wilson Centre for Canadian History
March 13th, Thursday 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Convocation Hall (reception to follow)

March 21st Friday University closed

Speaker: Kalena Cortes, Syracuse University (cancelled / to be rescheduled) 
Title: TBA
April 4th Friday 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Host: Abigail Payne

Speaker: Gueorgui Kambourov, University of Toronto
Title: TBA
April 9th, Wednesday 12:30 to 1:20 pm
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Speaker: Rebecca Blank, University of Michigan/Brookings
Title: The Impact of Earnings Disregards on the Behavior of Low Income Families
April 18th Friday  3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, MGD 505
Host: Martin Dooley

Speaker: Michael Grossman, CUNY and NBER
Title: Parental Education and Child Health: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Taiwan
Thursday May 1st, 2:00 - 3:30 pm (note special day and time)
Host: Phil De Cicca

Speaker: Todd Elder, Michigan State University
Title: Kindergarten Entrance Age and Children's achievement: Impacts of State Policies, Family Background, and Peers
May 7th, Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:20 pm (note special time)
Host: Abigail Payne

Speaker: Open Slot Available
Title: TBA
May 9th Friday 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Host:

Speaker: Jon Hamilton, University of Florida
Title: Repeat Sales Indexes: Estimation When the One-Period Return Error for the Underlying Asset is Not Independently Distributed (joint with Kathryn Graddy Brandeis University)
May 16th Friday 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Host: Mike Veall

Speaker: Laurent Lequien, INSEE
Title: Return to Education on Mortality: Evidence from World War II
May 23rd Friday 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Host: Michel Grignon

 

Seminars, Fall 2007

Here are some dates and names that are confirmed for seminars and also the dates that are reserved for other events - more will appear soon.

Speaker: Brian Krauth, Simon Fraser University
September 12th, Wednesday 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm KTH 334
Title: "Set estimation of linear causal effects using relative correlation restrictions."
Host: Steve Jones

September 14th, Friday, Recruiting meeting
KTH 334, 2:30 pm

September 14th, Friday 2007, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Grad welcome party
Place: Wentworth Lounge at the Phoenix.

Speaker: David Haardt, McMaster University
September 19th, Wednesday 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm
Title: Cognitive functioning and labour force participation
Host: Steve Jones

September 21st, Friday, Department meeting
KTH 334, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Gervan Fearon, York University
October 3rd, Wednesday 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm
Title: Economics of Public Good Provision: Auditing, Outsourcing and Bribery.
Host: Mike Veall

Speaker: Megan MacGarvie, Boston University
October 5th, Friday 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Title: Entry and Patenting in the Software Industry
Host: Abigail Payne

Speaker: Cecilia Rouse, Princeton University, Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professorship

Grad Student Round Table Discussion
October 10th, Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, KTH, Room 334

Public Lecture
Title: Do Computers Improve School Achievement?
October 11th, Thursday, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, MCDL, Room 1105
Reception to follow in the West Room, University Club

Department Seminar
Title: Success Under Pressure?: How Low-Performing schools Respond to Voucher and Accountability Pressure
October 12th, Friday, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, DeGroote School of Business, Room 505

Host: Mike Veall

SEDAP Conference on the Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population
Friday, October 19th, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 20th, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Council Chambers Gilmour Hall 111

Speaker: Erin Strumpf, McGill University
October 24th, Wednesday 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm KTH 334
Title: Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Early Retirees: Impacts on Retirement, Health and Health Care
Host: Jerry Hurley

Speaker: Ronni Pavan, University of Rochester
October 26th Friday 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm KTH 334
Title: A Flexible Model of Individual Wage Dynamics and Job Mobility Outcomes
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Speaker: John DiNardo, University of Michigan 
November 9th Friday 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm KTH 334
Title: TBA
Host: Phil De Cicca

Speaker: Stephane Mechoulan, University of Toronto
November 14th Wednesday 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm
Title: The External Effects of Black Male Incarceration on Black Females
Host: Phil De Cicca

Speaker: Yukihiro Nishimura, Yokohama National University/Queen's University
November 16th Friday 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm KTH 334
Title: A Voluntary Participation Game through a Unit-by-Unit Cost Share Mechanism of a Non-Excludable Public Good: Theory and Experiment
Host: Stuart Mestelman

Speaker: Can Erutku, York University, Glendon
November 21st Wednesday 12:30 to 1:20 pm
Title: Testing for Gasoline Conspiracies in Quebec
Host: Mike Veall

Speaker: Zuzana Janko, University of Calgary
November 23rd Friday 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm KTH 334
Title: Indivisible Labor in a Small Open Economy Model
Host: Marc-Andre Letendre

Speaker: Aloysius Siow, University of Toronto
November 28th Wednesday 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm
Title: TBA
Host: Abigail Payne

Speaker: Jiong Tu, McMaster University
December 5th Wednesday 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm
Title: TBA
Host:

Speaker: Joel Rodrigue, Queen's University,
December 17th Monday 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Title: Foreign Direct Investment, Exports, and Aggregate Productivity

 

Graduate Research Workshop

The workshop provides a forum for presentations of interest to, and by, students enrolled in the Economics graduate program.

Workshop Presentations, Winter 2008

March 6th Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 pm KTH 334 (cancelled)
Justin Smith, McMaster University
Title: The Effect of Information Shocks on School Choice

March 20th, Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 pm KTH 334
Bidyut Talukdar, McMaster University
Title: Why should we tax capital income?

March 27th, Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 pm KTH 334
Keqiang Hou, McMaster University
Title: Transmission of Monetary Policy in a Small Open Economy

April 3rd, Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 pm KTH 334
Cong Li, McMaster University
Title: Effect of disability pension on activity limitations of disabled people

April 10th, Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 pm KTH 334
Jinhu Li, McMaster University
Title: The evolution of health outcomes from childhood to adolescence

May 2, Friday 3:00-4:00 KTH 334 (Note special time)
Justin Smith, McMaster University
Title: Does Entry Age or Test Age Explain the Birth Date Effect in Education?

Workshop Presentations, Fall 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, KTH 334
Justin Smith, McMaster University
Title: Information Shocks and School Choice Decisions

Wednesday, October 31, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, KTH 334
Bidyut Talukdar, McMaster University
Title: Optimal Taxation in a DSGE model

Wednesday, November 28, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, KTH 334
Keqiang Hou, McMaster University
Title: Is Learning by Doing Costless for Firms?

Wednesday, December 5, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, KTH 334
Cong Li, McMaster University
Title: The Effect of Retirement on Health: A Literature Review

Wednesday, December 12, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, KTH 334
Jinhu Li, McMaster University
Title: Physician Responses to Paying-for-Performance - Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment