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Seminars

2011-2012

Seminars, Winter 2012


Wednesday February 29, 2012
Paul Beaudry (UBC), Work-In-Progress Lunch-Time Seminar: "Does the Gender Wage Differential Reflect Returns to Skill?: Evidence from the 1980-2000 Period."
12:30-1:30, KTH-334


Thursday March 1, 2012
Paul Beaudry (UBC), Public Lecture: "The Challenges of Unemployment and Inequality"
3:00-4:30, DeGroote School of Business room 505
followed by
Reception 4:30-6:00, Skylight Banquet Room – Commons Building


Friday March 2, 2012
Paul Beaudry (UBC), Research Seminar: "A Gain from Trade Perspective on Macroeconomic Fluctuations"
3:00-4:30, KTH-334


Wednesday March 7, 2012
Harry Krashinsky (Toronto) "How Would One Extra Year of High School Affect Academic Performance in University? Evidence from an Educational Policy Change"
12:30 - 1:20
Hosted by Martin Dooley


Friday March 9, 2012
Maria Marta Ferreyra (Carnegie Mellon), "Charter School Entry and School Choice: The Case of Washington, D.C.” (joint with Grigory Kosenok)
3:00-4:30
Hosted by Shintaro Yamaguchi


Wednesday March 14, 2012
Jasmin Kantarevic (Ontario Medical Association)
12:30 - 1:20
Hosted by Arthur Sweetman


Friday March 16, 2012
Gregorio Caetano (Rochester)
3:00 - 4:30
Hosted by Shintaro Yamaguchi


Wednesday March 21, 2012
Kunal Dasgupta (Toronto)
12:30 - 1:20
Hosted by Alok Johri


Friday March 23, 2012
Kory Kroft (Toronto), "Duration Dependence and Labor Market Conditions: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment"
3:00 - 4:30
Hosted by Steve Jones


Wednesday March 28, 2012
Elizabeth Dhuey (Toronto), "Middle School or Junior High? How Grade Level Configurations Affect Academic Achievement"
12:30 - 1:20
Hosted by Martin Dooley


Friday March 30, 2012
Jeff Smith (Michigan), "Does Federally-Funded Job Training Work? Nonexperimental Estimates of WIA Training Impacts Using Longitudinal Data on Workers and Firms"
3:00 - 4:30
Hosted by Shintaro Yamaguchi


Wednesday April 11, 2012
Dean Lillard (Cornell), "Does migration to the US cause people to smoke?"
Hosted by Philip DeCicca
12:30 - 1:20


Friday April 13, 2012
Aggey Semenov (Ottawa), "A Theory of Contracts with Limited Enforcement"
Hosted by Seungjin Han
3:00 - 4:30


Wednesday April 25, 2012
Roland Wolthoff (Toronto), "Interviews and the Assignment of Workers to Jobs."
Hosted by Steve Jones
12:30 - 1:20


Thursday April 26, 2012
Pablo D'Erasmo (Maryland)
Hosted by Alok Johri
3:00 - 4:30


Friday April 27, 2012
Florian Hoffman (UBC)
3:00 - 4:30
Hosted by Shintaro Yamaguchi

Seminars, Fall 2011

Friday September 9, 2011
Sidartha Gordon (Montreal), "Iteratively Stable Cheap Talk"
Hosted by Ivanov
3:00-4:30


Wednesday September 14, 2011
Martin Dooley (McMaster), "Understanding the Determinants of Persistence and Academic Success in University: An Exploration of Data from Four Ontario Universities"
12:30-1:30


Wednesday September 21, 2011
Stanley Winer (Carleton), "Explaining Variation in the Degree of Electoral Competition in a Mature Democracy: U.S. Senate Elections, 1922 - 2004" (With Lawrence Kenny and Bernard Grofman)
12:30 - 1:30

 

Friday September 23, 2011
James MacKinnon (Queen's), "Thirty Years of Heteroskedasticity - Robust Inference"
Hosted by Jeffrey Racine
3:00-4:30


Wednesday September 28
Timofiy Mylovanov (Penn State/ UPenn), "Irrelevant? When does the Principal's Private Information Matter?"
Hosted by Ivanov
12:30 - 1:30


Friday September 30, 2011
Victoria Prowse (Cornell), "Longevity, Life-Cycle Behavior and Pension Reform"
3:00-4:30


Wednesday October 5, 2011
Jeff Racine (McMaster), "Spline Regression in the Presence of Categorical Predictors"
12:30 - 1:30


Friday October 7, 2011
Amartya Lahiri (UBC), "The Exchange Rate Response Puzzle"
Hosted by Alok Johri
3:00 - 4:30


Friday October 14, 2011
Gregor Smith (Queen's), "Identifying fiscal policy (in)effectiveness from the differential adoption of Keynesianism in the 1930s",
Hosted by Arthur Sweetman and Marc-Andre Letendre
3:00 - 4:30

Friday October 21, 2011
Jonah Gelbach (Arizona), "Testing for Racial Dsicrimination in Bail Setting Using Nonparametric Estimation of a Parametric Model,"
Hosted by Jeffrey Racine
3:00 - 430


Wednesday October 26, 2011
Peter Matthews (Middlebury College), "An Introduction to 'Bucket Auctions' for Charity"
Hosted by Stuart Mestelman
12:30-1:30

 

Friday November 4, 2011

John Jones (Suny Albany) " Skill-Biased Technical Change and the Cost of Higher Education: An Exploratory Model"

3:00 - 4:30

 

 

Wednesday November 9, 2011

Andrew Clarke (Melbourne), "Why do Immigrant Workers in Australia Perform So Much Better than in Canada? Is it the Immigrants of their Labour Markets?"

Hosted by Alok Johri and Mike Veall

12:30 - 1:30

 

 

Friday November 11, 2011

Shin-Yi Chou (Lehigh), "Provider Responses to a Global Budget System: The Case of Drug Expenditures in Taiwan Hospitals"

Hosted by Phil DeCicca

3:00 - 4:30

 

 

Wednesday November 16, 2011

Phil Leonard (McMaster) "Choice of Ontario High Schools and Student Sorting by Ability"

12:30 - 1:30

 

 

Friday November 18, 2011

Chris Gunn (McMaster) "From Growth to Cycles Through Beliefs"

3:00 - 4:00

 

 

Wednesday November 23, 2011

Iryna Kryvoruchko (McMaster)

12:30 - 1:30

 

 

Thursday November 24, 2011

Joel Wagner (McMaster)

3:30 - 4:20

 

 

Friday November 25, 2011

Evan Meredith (Meredith)

3:00-4:30

 

 

Wednesday November 30, 2011

Felix Li (McMaster)

12:30 - 1:30

 

 

Friday December 2, 2011

Daniel Parent (HEC Montreal) "Intergenerational Progress in Educational Attainment When Institituional Change Really Matters: A Case Study of Franco-Americans vs. French-Speaking Quebeckers

3:00-4:30

 

 

Wednesday December 7, 2011

Elizabeth Caucutt (UWO)

Hosted by Katherine Cuff

12:30 - 1:30