Skip to main content
McMaster University Menu Search
Seminars

2010-2011

Seminars, Fall 2010


Wednesday September 22nd, 2010, 12:30 pm Communications Research
***SPECIAL LOCATION - Directions for new seminar site (one time only)
David Feeny, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Laboratory Room B119
[If you are facing the hospital from Main Street, CRL is to the left of
the hospital and the second building in from Main Street (sandwiched
between T13 and the Psychology building). CRL is a two storey light
brown brick building.]
Title (abridged): The Relationship of Health-Related Quality of Life
and BMI
Host: Mike Veall***

*** Note unusual time

Wednesday September 29th, 2010, 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm in KTH 334  

Rhema Vaithianathan,University of Aukland (joint with Tina Kao Australian National University)
Title: Optimality of no-fault medical liability systems
Host: Jerry Hurley

Wednesday September 29th, 2010, 3:00 pm to 4:20 pm KTH 334
Liam Lenten, LaTrobe
Title: It is OK to score early against Brazil
Host: Mike Veall***

 

Wednesday October 6th, 2010, 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm in KTH 334

Alfred Leblanc, Department of Finance
Title: TBA
Host: Arthur Sweetman/ Mike Veall/ Bill Scarth

 Friday October 8th 2010, 3:00 pm in KTH 334

Steven Lehrer, Queen's University
Title: Estimating Context-Independent Treatment Effects in Education Experiments
Host: Abigail Payne/ Kate Cuff

Friday October 15th 2010, 3:00 pm in KTH 334

Don Kenkel, Cornell University
Title: Reservation Prices: An Economic Analysis of Cigarette Purchases on Indian Reservations
Host: Phil DeCicca

Wednesday October 20th, 2010, 12:30 to 1:20 in KTH 334

Todd Stinebrickner, University of Western Ontario
Title: Math or Science? The Process of choosing a college major
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Wednesday October 27th 2010, 12:30 to 1:20 in KTH 334

Janet Mason Assistant Deputy Minister of Ontario Cabinet Office
Title: Expanded Ontario Public Service focus on Policy Capacity and Strategic Research
Host: Arthur Sweetman

Friday October 29th 2010, 3:00 pm in KTH 334

Wednesday November 3rd, 2010, 12:30 to 1:20 in KTH 334

***Postponed to Wednesday December 8th, 2010

Elizabeth Caucutt, University of Western Ontario
Title: Early and Late Human Capital Investments, Borrowing Constraints and the Family
Host: Abigail Payne/ Kate Cuff***

Friday November 5th 2010, 3:00 pm in KTH 334

Sarah Smith, University of Bristol
Title: Do consumers gamble to convexify?
Host: Abigail Payne


Wednesday November 10th, 2010, 12:30 to 1:20 in KTH 334

Jingjing Zhang, Zurich (joint with Jacob Goeree)
Title: Communication and Competition
Host: Stuart Mestelman

Friday November 12th 2010, 3:00 pm in KTH 334

Matthew Agarwala (joint with Atif Kubursi)
Title: A price for water?

Wednesday November 17th, 2010, 12:30 to 1:20 in KTH 334

Lance Lochner, University of Western Ontario (joint with Philippe Belley, Kansas State University and Marc Frenette Social Research & Demonstration Corporation)
Title: Post-secondary attendance by parental income: comparing the US and Canada
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Friday November 19th 2010, 3:00 pm in KTH 334

Sergey Mityakov, Clemson University (joint with S Braguinsky and A Liscovich)
Title: New Approach to Detecting Hidden Earnings : evidence from automotive records
Host: Maxim Ivanov

Friday November 26th 2010, 3:00 pm in KTH 334

Phil Curry, University of Waterloo
Title: Social welfare & benefits to crime
Host: Abigail Payne/ Kate Cuff

Wednesday December 1st, 2010, 12:30 to 1:20 in KTH 334

Junichi Suzuki, University of Toronto (joint with Yukako Ono)
Title: Outsourcing and market thickness: case of US credit unions
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Friday December 3rd 2010, 3:00 pm in KTH 334

Charles Zheng, UWO
Title: Bidding cooperatives for the financially constrained
Host: Seungjin Han

***Canceled Wednesday December 8th, 2010, 12:30 to 1:20 in KTH 334

Elizabeth Caucutt, University of Western Ontario
Title: Early and late human capital Investments, borrowing constraints and the family
Host: Abigail Payne/ Kate Cuff***

***New Title, Date and Time Friday December 10th, 2010, 3:00 to 4:30 in KTH 334 

Phil Oreopoulos, University of Toronto (joint with Joshua Angrist & Tyler Williams)
Title: The role of simplication and information in college decisions: results from the H&R Block FAFSA
Host: Martin Dooley***

 

Seminars, Winter 2011

January and Pre-break February dates are unavailable for research
seminars. Exception: Note a new listing for the new year on Friday January 7th, 2011

Wednesday January 5th, 2011, 12:30 to 1:20 in KTH 334

Friday January 7th 2011, 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm in KTH 334

Gregory Pavlov, UWO
Title: Correlated equilibria and communication equilibria in all-pay auctions
Host: Maxim Ivanov

Wednesday March 2nd, 2011, 12:30 to 1:20 in KTH 334

Friday March 4th 2011, 3:00 pm in KTH 334

Nicole Fortin, UBC (joint with S. Firpo and T. Lemieux)
Title: Occupational Tasks and Changes in the Wage Strucutre
Host:Kate Cuff/ Shintaro Yamaguchi/ Abigail Payne

Wednesday March 9th, 2011, 12:30 to 1:20 in KTH 334


Friday March 11th 2011, 3:00 pm in KTH 334

Thomas Lemieux, UBC
Title: Performance pay, wage flexibility, and hours of work

Host Arthur Sweetman***

 

Wednesday March 16th 2011, 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm in KTH 334


Friday March 18th 2011, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in KTH 334

Jason Fletcher, Yale  University

Title: Genetic Modulation of the Effects of Tobacco Taxation on Use

Host: Phil DeCicca


Friday March 25th 2011, 3:00 pm in KTH 334

Archishman Chakraborty, York University with Parikshit Ghosh (Delhi).

Title: Elite media and Downsian competition

Host: Maxim Ivanov

Wednesday March 30th, 2011, 12:30 to 1:20 in KTH 334

Seungjin Han, McMaster University
Title: Implicit collusion in non-exclusive contracting under adverse selection

Friday April 1st 2011, 3:00 pm in KTH 334

Luca Flabbi, Georgetown University and Iza, (with James Mabli, Mathematica Policy Research)
Title: Cross-sectional and lifetime inequality: Estimates from a household search model
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Tuesday April 5th, 2011 end of classes.


Wednesday April 6th 2011, 12:30 pm in KTH 334

Shiko Maruyama, University of New South Wales

Title: Inter vivos health transfers

Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

 

Friday April 15th, 2011 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Fabian Lange, Yale University (with Lisa B. Kahn)

Title: Employer learning, productivity and the earnings distribution: evidence from performance measures

Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Friday April 22nd, 2011 University Closed

Wednesday April 27th, 2011 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm

Masakazu Ishihara, Rotman School of Management
Title: Dynamic demand for new and used and durable goods wihtout physical depreciation: the case of Japanese video games
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

 

Friday April 29th, 2011 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Ted Joyce CUNY (joint with Ruoding Tan and Yuxiu Zhang)
Title: Changes in birth rates of young women following access to the pill and abortion in the early 1970s
Host: Phil De Cicca

 

Friday May 6th, 2011 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Courtney Ward
Title: Air pollution and health: The effect of short run changes in air quality on respiratory hospitalizations
Host: Jerry Hurley

Monday May 16, 2011 - Friday May 20, 2011 Hooker Visiting Professor

Martin Browning, Oxford University,
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm KTH 334 Brown-bag research seminar

Tuesday seminar title:

Mixing messages: health news and consumer reactions

Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm School of business 505 Public Lecture followed by university/faculty club reception

Public lecture Title: Economics of the family

Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm KTH 334 Practice session for four PhD students presenting at upcoming conferences

Friday 10:30 am to 11:30 am KTH 334 - coffee session with grad students

Friday 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm - KTH 334 Second research seminar title:

Spending time and money within the household (paper available at Mena's desk)

Host: Bill Scarth