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Fall 2003

September 19-21, 2003. Canadian Econometric Study Group Conference.
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Winter 2004

Graduate Workshop (798/9). Tuesday, Jan. 13 , KTH 334, 3:30-4:30pm.
Uma Verma

Graduate Workshop (798/9). Tuesday, Jan. 20 , KTH 334, 3:30-4:30pm.
Daqing Luo
"Investment-specific technological shocks in real business cycle models"

Recruiting Seminar. Friday, Jan. 30 , KTH 334, 3:00-4:30pm.
Michel Gringon
"Does free supplementary health insurance help the poor access health care? Evidence from France."

Graduate Workshop (798/9). Tuesday, Feb. 3 , KTH 334, 3:30-4:30pm.
Lindsay Tedds
"Estimating the Size of the Canadian Underground Economy Using Micro Data"

Graduate Workshop (798/9). Tuesday, Feb. 10 , KTH 334, 3:30-4:30pm.
Barb Bloemhof
"Market Power with Seller-Limited Information"

Graduate Workshop (798/9). Tuesday, Feb. 24 , KTH 334, 3:30-4:30pm.
Mat Brzozowski
"CPI bias and Engel curve correction New Evidence from Canada"

March 3-5
Timothy Besley
, Professor of Economics and Political Science, Director of STICERD London School of Economics,
2004 Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor in Economics at McMaster.
Host: Thomas Crossley

Professor Besley will give three presentations:

Lunchtime Seminar. Wednesday, March 3 , KTH 334, 12:30-1:30pm.
Topic: TBA

Public Lecture. Thursday March 4th , MGD 505, 3:00-4:30pm.
Topic: The Political Economy of Global Poverty Reduction

Friday Seminar. Friday, March 5th , KTH 334, 3-4:30pm.
Topic: Competition and Incentives with Motivated Agents.

Lunchtime Seminar. Wednesday, March 10th , KTH 334, 12:30-1:30pm.
Rob Alessie, Utrecht
Topic: Permanent and Transitory Wage Inequality of British Men, 1975-2001: Year, Age and Cohort Effects
Host: Thomas Crossley

Special Seminar. March 11th, 3pm. KTH 334.
Tim Cason, Purdue
An Experimental Study of Compliance and Leverage in Auditing and Regulatory Enforcement.
Hosts: Stuart Mestelman

March 12th, 3pm, KTH 334, Lance Lochner, University of Western Ontario.
Education and Deflault Incentives with Government Student Loan Programs
Hosts: Martin Dooley, Abigail Payne and Tom Crossley

Graduate Workshop (798/9). Tuesday, March 16 , KTH 334, 3:30-4:30pm.
Yuqian Lu
Does Home Production Resolve the Deaton-Paxson Puzzle?

Friday Seminar. Friday, March 19 , KTH 334, 3:00-4:30pm.
Silvio Rendon, UPF and Western Ontario
Job Creation and Investment in Imperfect Capital and Labor Markets
Host: Tom Crossley

Graduate Workshop (798/9). Tuesday, March 23 , KTH 334, 3:30-4:30pm.
Vinh Dang

Graduate Workshop (798/9). Tuesday, March 30 , KTH 334, 3:30-4:30pm.
Krishnakali Sengupta
Tax Policy and Growth

Lunchtime Seminar. Wednesday, March 31 , KTH 334, 12:30pm
Ross Finnie, Statistics Canada and Queens U.
Topic: The inter-generational transmission of poverty and lone-motherhood -- family and neighbourhood effects
Host: Tom Crossley

Friday Seminar. Friday, April 2nd, 3pm, KTH 334, Miana Plesca, Guelph
A General Equilibrium Evaluation of the Employment Service.
Host: Tom Crossley

Graduate Workshop (798/9). Tuesday, April 6 , KTH 334, 3:30-4:30pm.
Hai Zhong
Population Change and Catastrophic Drug Insurance

Lunchtime Seminar. Wednesday, April 7 , KTH 334, 12:30-1:30pm.
Jerry Hurley, McMaster.
Economic Foundations of Needs-based Funding.

Graduate Workshop (798/9). Tuesday, April 13 , KTH 334, 3:30-4:30pm.
Naeem Ahmed
Estimating Responses to a "Fat Tax"

Lunchtime Seminar. Wednesday, April 14 , KTH 334, 12:30-1:30pm.
Seungjin Han, McMaster.
Incentive Compatability in Common Agency

Friday Seminar.Friday, April 16th, 3pm, KTH 334, Anthony Waterman, Manitoba
Topic: Classical Political Economy in One Diagram
Hosts: Tom Crossley and Syed Ahmad

Graduate Workshop (798/9). Tuesday, April 20th KTH 334, 3:30-4:30pm
Neil Buckley
Short-Run Implications of Alternative Emission Trading Plans: Experimental Evidence

Graduate Workshop (798/9). Tuesday, April 27th KTH 334, 3:30-4:30pm
Jack Chow

Lunchtime Seminar. Wednesday, April 28 , KTH 334, 12:30-1:30pm.
Farah Farahati, McMaster.
Employment Effects of Diabetes in Canada.

Friday Seminar. Friday, April 30th, 3pm, KTH 334,
Jeff Racine, Syracuse
Testing the significance of categorical variables in nonparametric regression models
Host: Les Robb


Summer 2004

Graduate Workshop (798/9). Tuesday, May 4th  KTH 334, 3:30-4:30pm
Uma Verma 
Capital utilization, habit formation and monopolistic competition in a small-open economy

Graduate Workshop (798/9). Tuesday, May 11th  KTH 334, 3:30-4:30pm
Daqing Luo
Investment-Specific Shocks and External Balances in A Small-Open Economy Model 

Graduate Workshop (798/9). Tuesday, May 18th  KTH 334, 3:30-4:30pm
Vinh Dang
Are We Ready for a North American Monetary Union? A Cointegration Analysis 

Graduate Workshop (798/9). Tuesday, May 25th  KTH 334, 3:30pm
Cesar Furtado
Examining how firms and government agencies interact in the enforcement of regulations