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Seminars

2012-2013

Seminars, Winter 2013

February 18 - 23, 2013 (Mid-term recess)

Wednesday February 27, 2013

Friday March 1, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Rodney Andrews, University of Texas-Dallas
Title: Quantile Treatment Effects of College Quality on Earnings: Evidence from Administrative Data in Texas
Host: Phil DeCicca

Wednesday March 6, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Yao Tang, Bowdoin College
Title: How did exchange rates affect employment in US cities?

Friday March 8, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Philip Oreopoulos, University of Toronto
Title: Offering Intensive Support to At-Risk High School Students: A Quantitative Evaluation of Regent Park's Pathways to Education Program
Host: Byron Spencer

Wednesday March 13, 2013

Friday March 15, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Yan Bai, University of Rochester
Title: Linkages across Sovereign Debt Markets
Host: Cesar Sosa Padilla

Wednesday March 20, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Logan McLeod, Wilfrid Laurier University
Title: Longitudinal Relationship between Participation in Physical Activity and Health
Host: Jerry Hurley

Friday March 22, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Thomas Getzen, Temple University
Title: Forecasting National Health Expenditures: What we already know; Accuracy; and What Next? (paper 1, paper 2)
Host: Jerry Hurley

Wednesday March 27, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Van Hai Nguyen, University of Toronto
Title: Saving Public Money at Private Expense? Impact of Ontario’s Generic Drug Reimbursement Reform on Out-of-Pocket Drug Expenditure
Host: Phil DeCicca

Friday March 29, 2013 (Good Friday - no seminar)

Wednesday April 3, 2013

Friday April 5, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm (cancelled)
Speaker: Ken Couch, University of Connecticut
Title: TBA
Host: Phil DeCicca

Wednesday April 10, 2013

Wednesday April 17, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Sergio Galletta, University of Lugano
Title: How to Tame Two Leviathans? Revisiting the Effect of Direct Democracy on Local Public Expenditure
Host: Katherine Cuff

Monday April 22, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm (Note unusual day)
Speaker: Amartya Lahiri, University of British Columbia
Title: Structural Transformation and the Rural-Urban Divide
Host: Alok Johri

Wednesday May 8, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Phil Leonard, McMaster University
Title: What if High School Were a Year Longer? Evidence from Newfoundland
Host: Arthur Sweetman

Friday May 10, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm (back-to-back presentation)
Speaker: Junying Zhao, McMaster University
Title: Forecasting Health Expenditures: Methods and Applications to International Databases
Speaker: Felix Li, McMaster University
Title: Immigrant Source Country Educational Quality and Receiving Country Labour Market Outcomes
Host: Arthur Sweetman

 

Seminars, Fall 2012

Friday September 7, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Art Shneyerov, Concordia University
Title: Slow Dutch Auctions
Host: Seungjin Han

Wednesday September 12, 2012

Friday September 14, 2012 (department meeting)

Wednesday September 19, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Miana Plesca, University of Guelph
Title: Empirical Characteristics of Legal and Illegal Immigrants in the U.S.
Host: Arthur Sweetman

Friday September 21, 2012 (grad welcome party)

Wednesday September 26, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: James Thompson, University of Waterloo
Title: Who Participates in Risk Transfer Markets? The Role of Transaction Costs and Counterparty Risk
Host: Seungjin Han

Friday September 28, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Leonardo Martinez, IMF
Title: International Reserves and Rollover Risk
Host: Cesar Sosa-Padilla

Wednesday October 3, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: John Maheu, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
Title: Modelling Realized Covariances and Returns
Host: Jeff Racine

Friday October 5, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Daniel Dias, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: The Stock of External Sovereign Debt: Can We Take the Data at 'Face Value'? (paper 1)
Title: In for a Penny, In for 100 Billion Pounds: Quantifying the Welfare Benefits from Debt Forgiveness (paper 2)
Host: Cesar Sosa-Padilla

Wednesday October 10, 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm (Note unusual time)
Speaker: Paul Rilstone, York University
Title: Semiparametric Efficiency Bounds and Efficient Estimation of Discrete Duration Models with Unspecified Hazard Rate
Host: Jeff Racine

Friday October 12, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Daniel Hungerman, University of Notre Dame
Title: Public Goods, Hidden Income, and Tax Evasion: Some Nonstandard Results from the Warm-Glow Model
Host: Abigail Payne

Wednesday October 17, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Cesar Sosa-Padilla, McMaster University
Title: Debt dilution and sovereign default risk

Friday October 19, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Anthony Scott, University of Melbourne
Title: Measuring the monetary motivation of physicians
Host: Jerry Hurley

Wednesday October 24, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Christine Neill, Wilfrid Laurier University
Title: Rising Student Employment: the Role of Tuition Fees
Host: Arthur Sweetman

Friday October 26, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Bradley Ruffle, Ben-Gurion University
Title: First-Mover Advantage in Two-Sided Competitions: An Experimental Comparison of Role-Assignment Rules
Host: Stuart Mestelman

Wednesday October 31, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Ross Hickey, UBC Okanagan
Title:Immigrant Labour Market Participation and Earnings: The Effect Regulation
Host: Abigail Payne

Friday November 2, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Maria Goltsman, University of Western Ontario
Title: Communication in Cournot Oligopoly
Host: Maxim Ivanov

Wednesday November 7, 2012

Friday November 9, 2012 (cancelled)
Speaker: Sourav Bhattacharya, University of Pittsburgh
Title: TBA
Host: Maxim Ivanov

Wednesday November 14, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Roberto Gallardo, University of Veracruz (visiting McMaster)
Title: Characteristics of the Mexican Labour Market
Host: Mike Veall

Friday November 16, 2012
Speaker: Juan Carlos Hatchondo, Indiana University
Title: Mortgage Defaults
Host: Cesar Sosa-Padilla

Wednesday November 21, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Samuele Centorrino, Brown University
Title: Nonparametric Instrumental Variable Estimation of Binary Regression Models
Host: Jeff Racine

Friday November 23, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Igor Livshits, University of Western Ontario
Title: TBA
Host: Cesar Sosa-Padilla

Wednesday November 28, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Jeff Racine, McMaster University
Title: Nonparametric Instrumental Derivatives

Friday November 30, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Tammy Schirle, Wilfrid Laurier University
Title: The Effect of the Universal Child Care Benefit on Canadian Labour Supply
Host: Mike Veall