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Seminars, Winter 2009

Speaker: Chris Ferrall, Queen's University

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 3pm, KTH 334
Title: Wages and Seniority When Coworkers Matter: Estimating a Joint Production Economy Using Norwegian Administrative Data
Host: Jerry Hurley 

Note Special location for the Graham Public Lecture
Speaker: Armine Yalnizyan, Senior Economist, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Jack and Kay Graham Lecture
Place: Degroote School of Business building, Room 505
Friday February 6th at 3:00 pm
Title: The Prospects for Income Inequality in the Current Economic Crisis
Hosts: Mike Veall/Bill Scarth

Speaker: Kadir Atalay, McMaster University
Friday February 13th, 2009 KTH 334 3:00 pm to  4:30 pm
Title: New evidence on Taxes and Portfolio Choice

Hooker Visiting Professor of Economics
David Levine, Washington University (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Wednesday March 25, 2009, 12:30 to 1:20 pm, KTH 334
Title: Quality ladders, competition and endogenous growth
Host: Mike Veall

Thursday March 26, 2009, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Note Special location
Title: Against intellectual monopoly
Michael G. DeGroote MGD 505, reception in the Great Hall
Host: Mike Veall

Friday March 27th, 2009, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm KTH 334
Title: Self control, risk aversion, and the Allais paradox
Host: Mike Veall

Friday April 10th, 2009 University closed

Speaker: Margarida Duarte, University of Toronto
April 17th Friday 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Title: The Role of the Structural Transformation in Aggregate Productivity (joint with Diego Restuccia)
Host: Marc-Andre Letendre

*Note Special Starting Time*
Speaker: Dwayne Benjamin, University of Toronto
Friday April 24, 2009, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm KTH 334
Title: The Evolution of Income Inequality in Vietnam, 1993-2006 (joint with Loren Brandt and Brian McCaig)
Host: David Haardt/Martin Dooley

Speaker: Arthur Sweetman, School of Public Policy, Queen's University,
Wednesday May 6 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm KTH 334
Title: The Impact of Placing Adolescent Boys into Government Care
Host: Mike Veall/Jerry Hurley

Tuesday June 2, 2009 One day workshop on German Panel Data
Speaker: John Haisken-DeNew,Ruhr-University Bochum, Adjunct Professor of economics, McMaster University 
Morning session 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Title: An Introduction to the German Socioeconomic Panel

Break for Lunch

Speaker: John Haisken-DeNew
Afternoon session 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm,
Title: Panelwhiz: a Stata-based program to analyze panel data with applications to the German socioeconomic panel

Two seminars scheduled for Wednesday June 3, 2009.
Speaker: John Haisken-DeNew, Ruhr-University Bochum, Adjunct professor of economics, McMaster University
Wednesday June 3, 2009 11:00 am to noon
Title: Social jealousy and stigma

Lunch break half hour - a light lunch, provided by the Department

Speaker: Sonja Kassenboehmer, Rheinisch-Westfaelisches Institut fuer Wirtschaftsforschung, Essen
Title: You are fired
Wednesday June 3 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Host: Mike Veall


Seminars, Fall 2008

Alistair McGuire, London School of Economics, LSE Health

Wednesday September 3rd 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm KTH 334
Title: Health care expenditure and technological diffusion: what do we know?
Host: Michel Grignon/ Jerry Hurley

Friday September 12th 2008
Department Meeting Grad Welcome Party

Speaker: Peter Zweifel, University of Zurich
Friday September 19th 2008 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm KTH 334
Title: Measuring general practitioner preferences: What makes them accept changes?
Host: Phil De Cicca

Speaker: Bradley Ruffle, Ben-Gurion University
Friday September 26th 2008 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm KTH 334
Title: Are Income and Consumption Taxes Ever Really Equivalent? Evidence from a Real-Effort Experiment with Real Goods (joint with Tomer Blumkin and Yosef Ganun)
Host: Stuart Mestelman

Speaker: Bruce Shearer, University of Quebec, Laval
Wednesday October 1st, 2008 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm
Title: Compensation Policy and Physician Behaviour
Host: Jerry Hurley

Speaker: Robert Kaestner, University of Illinois, Chicago Circle
Friday October 17th 2008 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm KTH 334
Title: TBA
Host: Phil De Cicca

Speaker: Yongsung Chang, University of Rochester
Friday October 24th 2008 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm KTH 334
Title: Can a representative agent model represent a heterogeneous agent economy?
Host: Alok Johri

Speaker: Susan Johnson, Wilrid Laurier University
Wednesday October 29th 2008 12:30 to 1:20 pm KTH 334
Title: First Contract Arbitration: Lessons from Canada
Host: Mike Veall

Speaker: David Johnson, Wilfrid Laurier University
Wednesday November 5th 2008 12:30 to 1:20 pm KTH 334
Title: Two Approaches to measuring school quality in British Columbia
Host: Mike Veall

Speaker: Miles Corak, Ottawa/ Stats Can
Friday November 7th 2008 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Title: The Intergenerational Transmission of Employers and Earnings (joint with Patrizio Piraino, University of Siena/Stats Can)
Host: Martin Dooley

Speaker: Chris Robinson, University of Western Ontario
Friday November 14th 2008 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm KTH 334
Title: Human Capital Prices, Productivity and Growth
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Speaker: Robert Dimand, Brock University
Friday November 21st 2008 3:00pm to 4:30pm KTH 334
Title: Tobin's Keynesianism
Host: Mike Veall

Speaker: Thorsten Koeppl, Queen's University
Friday November 28th 2008 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm KTH 334
Title: Central Counterparties
Host: Marc-Andre Letendre

Seminar in Labour Studies
Speaker: Ellen Russell
Thursday December 4th, 2:30-4:00 in KTH 709
Title:Finance as Servant? Lessons from New Deal Financial Reform

December 19th 2008 Last day of classes