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Seminars, Summer 2006

Kerwin Charles, University of Michigan
Friday May 5th, 2006.  3:00-4:30 pm
Title: TBA
Host:   Phil De Cicca

Joseph Doyle, MIT
Friday May 12th, 2006.  3:00-4:30pm
Title: TBA
Host: Phil De Cicca

Paul Seabright, University of Toulouse
Hooker Visiting Professor
Wednesday September 27th, 12:30-1:20pm
Title: TBA

Thursday September 28th, 3:30-5:00pm,
Room: TBA
Title: The Biology and the Economics of the Sex War

Friday September 29th, 3:00-4:30pm
Title: TBA
Host:  Mike Veal

David Pearce, NYU
Friday November 25th, 3:00-4:00pm
Title: TBA
Host:  Mike Veal

Seminars, Winter 2006

Sara LaLumia, University of Michigan
Title:  "The Effects of Joint Taxation of Married Couples on Labour Supply and Non-wage Income"
Monday January 16, 2006 4:00-5:30pm
Host: Steve Jones

Alexander Whalley, University of Maryland
Title:  "Racial Differences in the Insurance Value of Human Capital"
Wednesday January 18, 2006 4:00-5:30
Host: Steve Jones

Etienne Gagnon
, Northwestern University
Title:  "Price Setting under Low and High Inflation: Evidence from Mexico"
Friday January 20, 2006 4:00-5:30
Host: Steve Jones

Ryan Oprea
, George Mason University
Title:  "Predatory Behavior and Financial Contracts: An Experimental Study"
Tuesday January 24, 2006 4:00-5:30
Host: Steve Jones

Shintaro Yamaguchi, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Title:  "Job Search, Bargaining, and Wage Dynamics"
Thursday January 26, 2006 4:00-5:30
Host:  Steve Jones

Joost de Laat
, Harvard University
Title:  "Moral Hazard and Costly Monitoring: The Case of Split Migrants in Kenya"
Tuesday January 31, 2006 4:00-5:30
Host:  Steve Jones

Viktoria Hnatkovska, Georgetown University
Tuesday February 7 4:00-5:30
Title:  "Home Bias and High Turnover: Dynamic Portfolio Choice with Incomplete Markets"
Host:  Steve Jones

Tuesday March 14th, 3:00-4:00pm,
KTH 334

Martin Gervais UWO
Friday March 17th, 2006 3:00 - 4:30 pm
KTH 334 Title: "Measuring Consumption Smoothing in CEX Data," with Paul Klein
Host: Tom Crossley

Department Meeting

Wednesday March 22nd 2006, 12:30-1:30pm
Tuesday March 24th, 3:00-4:00pm,
KTH 334

Todd R Stinebrickner
, Western
Wednesday March 29th, 2006 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Topic: Friendship Formation and Racial Segregation in Higher Education
Host: Tom Crossley

Jennifer Stewart,
Carleton University
Friday March 31st, 2006 3:00 - 4:30 pm
KTH 334
Title: While Mothers Work, do Children Shirk?:  Television Viewing and Other Determinants of Youth Obesity
Host: Martin Dooley;Tom Crossley


Friday April 7th and Sturday April 8th
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Host:  Abigail Payne

Arim Essaji,
Waterloo University
Wednesday April 12, 2006 12:30-1:30pm
Title: Technical Regulations and Specialization in International Trade

Cancelled - Michelle McIsaac
, McMaster - Cancelled

Cancelled -
Wednesday April 19, 2006 3:00 - 4:30 pm - Cancelled
Title: TBA Host: Jerry Hurley

Shelley Phipps
, Dalhousie Thursday  April 20, 2006 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Title: Child Disability and Longer-Term Parental Well-Being
Host: Martin Dooley;Tom Crossley

Tim Beatty UBC
Friday April 28, 2006 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Seminars, Fall 2005

Wednesday September 14th, 12:30-1:30,
KTH 334
Yi-Ping Tseng, University of Melbourne
Title:  "The effects of activity test arrangements on exit from payments:  mutual obligation"
Host:  Tom Crossley

Thursday September 22nd, 12:00-1:30, KTH 334
David Green, UBC
Title:  "Racing to the middle; minimum wage setting and standards of fairness"
Host:  Tom Crossley

Wednesday September 28th, 12:30-1:30, KTH 334
Martin Dooley, McMaster University
Title:  "An Analysis of the Duration of Spells of Lone Motherhood in Canada"

Wednesday, October 5th, 12:30-1:30, KTH 334
Tom Crossley, McMaster University
Title:  "Unexploited Connections Between Intra- and Inter-temporal Allocation"

Friday, October 7th, 3:00-4:30, KTH 334
Peter Kuhn, University of California, Santa Barbara
Title: "Pay inequality, pay secrecy, and effort:  Theory and Evidence (co-authored with Gary Charness)
Host: Tom Crossley

Wednesday October 12 to Friday October 14
Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor in Economics at McMaster
Christopher Carroll, Johns Hopkins University

Wednesday October 12, 12:30-1:30, KTH 334
Title:  "The Epidemiology of Macroeconomic Expectations"

Host: Tom Crossley

Wednesday, October 12th, 3:00-4:30, MGD 505
Title: `Why do the rich save so much? And is it a good thing?'
Host: Tom Crossley

Friday, October 14th, 3:00-4:30, KTH 334
Title: "Sticky Expectations and Consumption"
Host: Tom Crossley

Wednesday, October 19th, 12:30-1:30, KTH 334
Jeremy Clark, University of Canterbury, Christ Church
Title: "Sequence Effects in Contingent Valuation Surveys:  Are they due to Warm Glow Effects?"
           (joint work with: Lana Friesen, Lincoln University)
Host: Andy Muller

Friday October 21, 3:00-4:30, KTH-334
Andy Muller, McMaster University
Title: Alternative Emission Trading Mechanisms
Host: Stuart Mestelman

Friday, October 28th, 3:00-4:30, KTH 334
John List, University of Chicago and NBER
Title:  "The Beharioralist Meets the Market:  Measuring Social Preferences and Reputation
Effects in Actual Transactions"
Host: Jeff Racine

Friday, November 4th, 3:00-4:30 KTH 334
Esfandior Maasoumi, Southern Methodist University
Title:  "The Information Basis of Matching in Treatment Effect:  Understanding Propensity Scores"
Host: Jeff Racine

Friday, November 11th, 3:00-4:30, KTH 334
Ross McKitrick, University of Guelph
Title:  "Stationarity of Global Per Capita Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Implications for Global Warming Scenarios"
Host: Andy Muller

Friday, November 18,  3:00-4:30, KTH 334
Simon Board, University of Toronto
Title:  "Monopolistic Group Design with Peer Effects"
Host: Peter McCabe

Wednesday, November 23rd, 12:00-1:00, KTH 334  NOTE SPECIAL TIME
Aman Ullah, University of California, Riverside
Title: Profile Likelihood Estimation of Partially Linear Panel Data Models with Fixed Effects
Host: Jeff Racine

Friday, November 25th, 3:00-4:30, KTH 334
Tasso Adamopoulos, York University
Title:  "Land inequality and Barriers to Development"
Host: Marc-Andre Letendre

Friday December 2nd, 3:00-4:30, KTH 334
Raj Chetty, University of California, Berkeley
Title:  "Why do Unemployment Benefits Raise Unemployment Durations?  The Role of Borrowing Constraints and Income Effects"
Host:  Steve JonesTom Crossley

Tuesday December 6, 3:00-4:30, KTH 334
Amartya Lahiri, UBC
Title:  "A Tale of Two States:  Maharashtra and West Bengal"
Host:  Alok Johri


Graduate Workshop Presentations, Winter 2006

Tuesday, January 10th, 3:00-4:00,
Simo Goshev
, McMaster University
Title: Health and labour issues: research update, future directions and implications

Tuesday, January 17th, 3:00-4:00,
Claire De Oliveira
, McMaster University
Title: Understanding the Income Gradient in Children's Mental Health

Tuesday, January 24th, 3:00-4:00,
KTH 334 Hai Zhong, McMaster University
Title: The Long Run Cost of a National Catastrophic Drug Insurance in Canada

Wednesday January 25th, 12:30-1:20,
KTH 334 Labour Market policy Group representatives from Human resources and Skills Development, Canada Presentation to graduate students

Tuesday, January 31st, 3:00-4:00,
KTH 334

Tuesday, February 7thth, 3:00-4:00,
KTH 334

Tuesday, February 14th, 3:00-4:00,
KTH 334

Tuesday, February 21st, 3:00-4:00,
KTH 334
Reading Week - No Seminar

Tuesday, February 28th, 3:00-4:00,
Cesar Furtado
, McMaster University
Title:  Examining Patterns in Selection into and Duration in English as a Second Language (ESL) Education.

Tuesday March 7th, 3:00-4:00pm, KTH-334
Muhammad Cheema, McMaster University Title: Tax Interaction Among Provinces in Canada:  The Case of Corperate Taxes.

Tuesday, March 14th , 3:00-4:00,

Tuesday, March 21st , 3:00-4:00,
KTH 334 Kadir Atalay,
McMaster University
Title:  Do the Rich Save More in Canada?

Tuesday, March 28th , 3:00-4:00,
KTH 334
Logan McLeod, McMaster University
Title: Parallel Finance in Health Care

Tuesday, April 4th, 3:00-4:00,
KTH 334
Renfrew Christie, Dean of Research, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Title: The Future Africa

Tuesday, April 11th, 3:00-4:00,
KTH 334
Justin Smith, McMaster University
Title:  Can Regression Discontinuity Solve and Age-Old Question in Education?

Tuesday, April 18th, 3:00-4:00,
KTH 334
Jiong Tu, McMaster University
Title: The Effect of Immigration on the Native Workers' Labour Market Outcome

Tuesday, April 25th, 3:00-4:00,
KTH 334
Simo Goshev
, McMaster University
Title: Retirement:  Definition, Institutional Details in Canada, Research Strategies and Methodology

Tuesday, May 2nd, 3:00-4:00,
Cesar Furtado, McMaster University
Title: TBA

Thursday, May 4th, 3:00-4:00,
KTH -334
Muhammad Cheema
, McMaster University
Title: Tax Interaction Among Provinces in Canada:  The Case of Corperate Taxes

Thursday, May 8th, 3:00-4:00,
Claire De Oliveira
, McMaster University
Title: Understanding the Income Gradient in Children's Mental Health - Some Empirical Evidence from the NLSCY

Tuesday, May 9th, 3:00-4:00,
KTH -334
Kadir Atalay
, McMaster University
Title: Do the Rich Save More in Canada?

Thursday, May 16th, 9:30-10:30,
KTH -334
Uma Verma
, McMaster University
Title: TBA

Gradaute Workshop Presentations, Fall 2005

Tuesday, October 4th, 3:00-4:00, KTH-334
Hai Zhong, McMaster University
Title:  Parallel Trade and Price Control of Phamaceuticals
Host:  Tom Crossley

Tuesday, October 18th, 3:00-4:00, KTH-334
Logan McLeod
Title:  Implications of Parallel Health Care

Tuesday, November 1st, 3:00-4:00, KTH-334
Justin Smith, McMaster University
Title:  "Does Relative Age Affect Student Outcomes?"

Tuesday, November 8th, 3:00-4:00, KTH-334
Brian Rivard, Bell Canada
Tentative Title: Economic Issues in the Electricity and Telecommunications Industries
Host: Tom Crossley

Tuesday, November 15th, 3:00-4:00, KTH-334
Andy Baziliauskas, CRA
Title:  TBA
Host: Mike Veall, Tom Crossley

Tuesday, November 22nd, 3:00-4:00, KTH-334
Asmaa El Badawy, McMaster University
Title:  The Marriage Market in Egypt