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Winter 1998

Fri Jan 16 Isaac Rischall University of Wisconsin/Madison "The Effect of Migration on Earnings and Welfare Benefit Receipt"

Fri Jan 30 Brian Levine (Cornell) "Increased Unionization Under Multiple-Union Solicitation in Certification Elections: An Analysis of Competing Explanations" Host:Peter Kuhn (CILN seminar)

Fri Feb 6 Jim Brox (Waterloo) "Willingness to Pay for Water Quality Improvements in the Grand River Watershed: Evidence from a Contingent Valuation Experiment" Host: Mike Veall

Fri Feb 13 Ross McKitrick (Guelph) "A Cournot Mechanism for Pollution Control under Asymmetric Information" paper available at: Host: Mike Veall

Fri Feb 20 Thomas Bauer (Munich/Rutgers) "Immigrant Labor, Work Organization, and Workplace Safety" (joint Department/CILN seminar) Hosts:Peter Kuhn and Mike Veall

Wed Feb 25 Scott Davies (McMaster/Sociology) "Fields of Study, College Selectivity, and Student Inequalities" (reference for talk: Social Forces 75(4), 1997) Host:Mike Veall

Fri Feb 27 Joris Pinske (UBC) "Spatial Price Competition: a Semiparametric Approach" Host:Mike Veall

March 17-19 David Card (University of California, Berkeley) (Hooker Visting Professor) Tue March 17: Department/CILN seminar: "School Finance Reform, the Distribution of School Spending, and the Distribution of Student Achievement" (3:00-4:30 in GS/219) Wed March 18: Lunchtime workshop: "First and Second Generation Immigrants in the 1940's, the 1970's, and the 1990's" (12:30-1:30 as usual but in KTH/B132) Thu March 19: Graduate students meeting 11:30-12:30, room tba Thu March 19: Public Lecture: "From Welfare to Work: New Findings from the Self Sufficiency Demonstration Project in British Columbia and New Brunswick" (3:00-4:30 in HH/110, reception following)

Fri March 27 Charles Plott (CalTech)3:30-5:00 "Parimutuel Betting Markets as Information Aggregation Devices: Experimental Results" Host:Stuart Mestelman

Wed April 1 Lars Vilhuber (York) "Sector-specific On-the-job Training: Evidence from U.S. Data" (paper available at:www.CIRANO.UMontreal.CA/~vilhubel/Papers/2/) Host:Peter Kuhn

Fri April 3 Emile Tompa (McMaster) "Transitions to Retirement: Determinants of Age of Social Security Take-Up"

Thu April 9 (2:00 pm) George Wesolowsky (McMaster, Business), "Detecting Excessive Similarities on Multiple-Choice Examinations" Host:Doug Welland

Wed April 15 David Pines (Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel-Aviv University) - visiting McMaster "Specialization and Trade: The Perspective of Club and Local Public Good Theories"

Fri April 24 Deborah Cobb-Clark (ANU) "Coming Out of the Shadows: Learning about Legal Status and Wages from the Legalized Population" Host:Peter Kuhn


Summer 1998

Fri May 1 Simon Gilchrist (Boston University) "The Financial Accelerator in a Quantitative Business Cycle Framework" Host: Alok Johri

Wed May 6 Herb Schuetze (McMaster) "Self-Employment in Canada: An Analysis of Transitions"

Wed May 20 John Spraggon (McMaster) "Exogenous Targeting Instruments with Heterogeneous Agents "

Fri May 22 John Maheu (Queen's/Alberta) "A General Equilibrium Model of the Term Structure of Interest Rates with Markov Switching" Host: Mike Veall

Mon May 25 Se He Park (Yokohama National University) "Why Has Japan's Recent Economic Performance Stuck in Neutral?" (Joint Economics/Political Science) (NOTE THIS TALK WILL BEGIN AT 10:30) Host: Atif Kubursi

Wed June 10 John Fox (McMaster, Sociology) "A Lisp-Stat-Based System for Experimentation in 3D Statistical Graphics" Host: Mike Veall

Fri July 10 Barb Bloemhof (McMaster) "The Canadian Natural Gas Industry: Industrial Organization and Institutional Arrangements"