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Seminars

2013-2014

Seminars, Winter 2014

Wednesday January 8, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Roberto Gallardo, Universidad Veracruzana
Title: A Quality of Life Index of Mexican cities: A equalizing-differences approach to labor and housing markets
Host: Mike Veall

Friday January 10, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Kyungmin (Teddy) Kim, University of Iowa
Title: Efficient Competition through Cheap Talk: Competing Auctions and Competitive Search without Ex Ante Price Commitment
Host: Seungjin Han

Wednesday January 15, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

Friday January 17, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Andrey Stoyanov, York University
Title: Do Preferential Trade Agreements Affect Tariffs of Non-Members?
Host: Svetlana Demidova

Speaker: Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan, Hooker Distinguished Visiting Speaker
Wednesday January 22, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Title: Taxpayer Search for Information: Implications for Rational Attention

Thursday January 23, 3:30 pm, DSB 505
Public Lecture: Policy Insights from a Tax-Systems Perspective (link for related paper)
Reception to follow

Friday January 24, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Title: Do the Laws of Tax Incidence Hold? Point of Collection and the Pass-Through of State Diesel Taxes
Host: Mike Veall

Wednesday January 29, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Fernando Leibovici, York University
Title: Financial Development and International Trade
Host: Pau Pujolàs

Friday January 31, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Tasso Adamopoulos, York University
Title: Land Reform and Productivity: A Quantitative Analysis with Micro Data
Host: Pau Pujolàs

Wednesday February 5, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Joseph Steinberg, University of Toronto
Title: Bilateral Capital Flows and Real Exchange Rates
Host: Pau Pujolàs

Friday February 7, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speaker: Ana Ferrer, University of Waterloo
Title: The Myth of Immigrant Women as Secondary Workers: Canadian evidence
Host: Arthur Sweetman

Wednesday February 12, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

Friday February 14, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm (no seminar to be scheduled)

February 17 - 22, 2014 (Mid-term recess)

Wednesday February 26, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Rahul Deb, University of Toronto
Title: Implementation with Contingent Contracts
Host: Maxim Ivanov

Friday February 28, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm (cancelled)
Speaker: Audrey Laporte, University of Toronto
Title: Should the Grossman Model Retain Its Iconic Status in Health Economics?
Host: Arthur Sweetman

Speaker: Janet Currie, Princeton University, Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor
Wednesday March 5, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm, West room, University Club
Title: Do Stimulant Medications Improve Educational and Behavioral Outcomes for Children with ADHD?

Thursday March 6, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Public Lecture)
CIBC Hall, McMaster Student Centre, 3rd Floor, Room 308
Title: Health Inequality in Early Life: Causes and Consequences

Friday March 7, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm, West room, University Club
Title: Diagnostic Skill, Surgical Skill, and Outcomes: The Case of C-Section
Host: Mike Veall

Wednesday March 12, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Alfons J. Weichenrieder, Goethe-University Frankfurt
Title: Trust in Government and Fiscal Adjustments
Host: Katherine Cuff

Friday March 14, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm (cancelled, moved to April 11)
Speaker: Ananth Ramanarayanan, University of Western Ontario
Title: Imported Inputs and the Gains from Trade
Host: Cesar Sosa Padilla

Wednesday March 19, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Koen Decancq, University of Antwerp
Title: Multidimensional poverty measurement with individual preferences
Host: Laura Grigolon

Friday March 21, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm (cancelled)
Speaker: Lise Vesterlund, University of Pittsburgh
Title: TBA
Host: Abigail Payne

Wednesday March 26, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Josh Kinsler, University of Rochester
Title: Simple Estimators for Dynamic Continuous Choice Models
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Friday March 28, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Juan Carlos Conesa, SUNY-Stony Brook
Title: Gambling for Redemption and Self-Fulfilling Debt Crises
Host: Pau Pujolàs

Wednesday April 2, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Tim Moore, George Washington University
Title: The Employment Effects of Terminating Disability Benefits
Host: Phil DeCicca/Cesar Sosa Padilla

Friday April 4, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Robin Lumsdaine, American University
Title: Market Setup in Advance of Federal Reserve Policy Rate Decisions
Host: Abigail Payne

Friday April 11, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Ananth Ramanarayanan, University of Western Ontario
Title: Imported Inputs and the Gains from Trade
Host: Cesar Sosa Padilla

Wednesday April 23, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm (Note special time)
Speaker: Jose Victor Rodriguez-Mora, University of Edinburgh
Title: Regions are not countries: a new approach to border effects
Host: Pau Pujolàs and Alok Johri

Speaker: Morris Kleiner, University of Minnesota, Graham Lecturer
Thursday, April 24, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm (Graham Lecture) (Note special day)
Title: Stages of Occupational Regulation (see related book1, book2)
Room: Skylight Room, Commons Bldg, 2nd Floor

Friday, April 25, 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm (Department seminar) (Note special time)
Title: Relaxing Occupational Licensing Requirements: Analyzing Wages and Prices for a Medical Service
Room: KTH 334
Host: Arthur Sweetman

Friday, May 2, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Mathias Reynaert, University Leuven and University of Antwerp
Title: The effects of fuel standards on the European automobile market
Host: Laura Grigolon

Wednesday May 21, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm (moved to Friday May 23)
Speaker: Mustafa Ornek, McMaster University
Title: Costs of Obesity to Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Host: Paul Contoyannis, Seungjin Han, Arthur Sweetman

Friday May 23, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Mustafa Ornek, McMaster University
Title: Costs of Obesity to Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Speaker: Joel Wagner, McMaster University
Title: Recycling Yesterday's News
Host: Paul Contoyannis, Seungjin Han, Arthur Sweetman

Wednesday May 28, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Jingjing Zhang, University of Zurich
Title: Market Talk
Host: Stuart Mestelman

 

Seminars, Fall 2013

Friday September 6, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Daniel Hernaiz, IADB
Title: A Monetary Model with Price Promotions
Host: Cesar Sosa-Padilla

Wednesday September 11, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Peter Morrow, University of Toronto
Title: Tariffs and the Organization of Trade in China
Host: Mike Veall

Friday September 13, 2013 (department meeting/grad welcome party)

Wednesday September 18, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Info. Session on Grant Proposal
Organizer: Jerry Hurley/Abigail Payne

Friday September 20, 2013 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Timothy Kehoe, University of Minnesota
Title: Global Imbalances and Structural Change in the United States
Host: Pau Pujolàs

Wednesday September 25, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Hongyan Yang, University of Bremen
Title: Public Goods Provision, Redistribution and Capital Mobility
Host: Katherine Cuff

Friday September 27, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Swati Dhingra, London School of Economics
Title: Monopolistic Competition and Optimum Product Diversity Under Firm Heterogeneity
Host: Svetlana Demidova

Wednesday October 2, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Sarah Smith, University of Bristol
Title: TBA
Host: Abigail Payne

Friday October 4, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Jeremy Fox, University of Michigan
Title: Estimating Matching Games with Transfers
Host: Mike Veall

Monday October 7, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm  (Note unusual time)
Speaker: Jeremy Lise, University College London
Title: The Macro-dynamics of Sorting between Workers and Firms
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Wednesday October 9, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Xianwen Shi, University of Toronto
Title: Discriminatory Information Disclosure
Host: Seungjin Han

Friday October 11, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm (no seminar to be scheduled)

Wednesday October 16, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Laura Salisbury, York University
Title: Women's Income and Marriage Markets in the United States: Evidence from the Civil War Pension
Host: Mike Veall

Friday October 18, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Wednesday October 23, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Arvind Magesan, University of Calgary
Title: Identification and Estimation of Dynamic Games When Player's Beliefs are Not in Equilibrium
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Friday October 25, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Wyatt Brooks, University of Notre Dame
Title: Credit Market Frictions and Trade Liberalization
Host: Pau Pujolàs

Wednesday October 30, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Victor Aguirregabiria, University of Toronto
Title: Estimating Counterfactuals in Dynamic Structural Models: A Consistent Method that Breaks the Curse of Dimensionality
Host: Laura Grigolon

October 31 - November 2 (Mid-term recess)

Wednesday November 6, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Marcelo Arbex, University of Windsor
Title: TBA
Host: Katherine Cuff

Friday November 8, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker:
Vincent Pohl, Queen's University
Title: The Effect of Health Shocks on Employment: Evidence From Accidents in Chile
Host: Arthur Sweetman

Wednesday November 13, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Ben Sand, York University
Title: Industrial structure and the gender gap: Evidence from US cities
Host: Shintaro Yamaguchi

Friday November 15, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Julien Bengui, University of Montreal
Title: Macro-prudential Policy Coordination
Host: Cesar Sosa-Padilla

Wednesday November 20, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

Friday November 22, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Nicolas Klein, University of Montreal
Title: Strongly Symmetric Equilibria in Bandit Games
Host: Maxim Ivanov

Wednesday November 27, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker: Jeff Racine, McMaster University
Title:TBA

Friday November 29, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speaker: Ricardo Alonso, University of Southern California
Title: Persuading Skeptics and Reaffirming Believers
Host: Maxim Ivanov

Wednesday December 4, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm (Department meeting)

Wednesday December 11, 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Joel Wagner, McMaster University
Title: Recycling Yesterday's News
Host: Marc-Andre Letendre

Friday December 13, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (Note unusual time)
Speaker: Wei Yang, McMaster University
Title: An Endogenous Sex Selection Model with a Test Using Chinese Census
Host: Byron Spencer