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Seminars, Summer 2007

Gordon Dahl, UC San Diego
Friday May 4th, 2007, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Title:  Does Movie Violence Increase Violent Crime?
joint work with Stefano DellaVigna, UC Berkeley
Host: A. Abigail Payne 

Eric Nauenberg, Ontario Ministry of Health
Thursday, May 10th, 1:30 - 2:30 pm in KTH 334
Title: Adapting to Constraints: Making Health Economics Relevant in the Public Service
Host: Jerry Hurley

Yves Gingras, Chief, Personal Income Tax Division Finance Canada
Wednesday May 23rd, 2007, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm in KTH 334
Title: The Development of the Working Income Tax Benefit Program
Host: Bill Scarth (noon lunch)

Robert Nuscheler, McMaster University
Wednesday June 13th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, KTH 334
Title: Optimal Public Provision of Nursing Homes and the Role of Information (joint work with Michael Kuhn)


Seminars, Winter 2007

Job Market Seminar Tuesday January 9th, 2007
John Hartman, University of California, Santa Barbara
Title: A Route Choice Experiment Involving Monetary Payouts and Actual Waiting Times
Host: Mike Veall

Midwinter Recess February 19 to February 24, 2007

Paul Krugman, Princeton University
Friday March 2nd, 2:45pm
Title: The Potential Dollar Crisis
Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery Room 1102
Tickets are required but are available free of charge at Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 426 (905-525-9140 x24591,

Heather Royer, Case Western Reserve University (joint work with Damon Clark, University of Florida)
Friday March 9th, 2007, 3:00-4:30pm
Title:  The Effect of Education on Longevity: Evidence from the United Kingdom
Host:  Phil De Cicca

Mark Stabile, University of Toronto an NBER (joint work with Phil Oreopoulos, Toronto, Randy Walld, Manitoba, Leslie Roos, Manitoba)
Friday March 16th, 2007, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Title:  Short, Medium, and Long Term Consequences of Poor Infant Health: An Analysis using Siblings and Twins
Host:  Martin Dooley

Michael Kuhn, Max-Planck-Institute for Demographic Research and the University of Rostock.
Friday March 23, 2007, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Title: Team composition and knowledge transfer within an ageing workforce
Host: Robert Nuscheler

Anindya Sen, University of Waterloo
Wednesday March 28th, 2007 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Title:  Smoking during pregnancy, birth outcomes, and taxes
Host: Michael Veall

Shintaro Yamaguchi, McMaster University
Friday March 30, 2007, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Title: Career and Skill Formation

Good Friday April 6, 2007.  University Closed

John DiNardo, University of Michigan
Friday, April 20th, 2007, NEW TIME, 2:00-3:30m in KTH 334
Title: TBA
Host: Phil De Cicca

Eugene Choo, University of Toronto
Wednesday April 25th 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Title: "Lifecycle Marriage Matching: Theory and Evidence"
Joint work with Aloysius Siow.
Host: Mike Veall

Joanne Roberts, University of Toronto
Wednesday April 25th 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Title: Government Oversight of Organizations Engaged in Multiple
Activities: Do Centralized Performance Schemes Encourage Quantity or Quality?
Host: Mike Veall


Seminars, Fall 2006

Department Meeting
Friday September 15th, 2006.  3:00-4:30pm

Department Meeting
Wednesday September 20th, 2006.  12:30-1:20

Bruce Hansen, University of Wisconsin
Friday September 22nd, 2006, 3:00-4:30pm
Title:  Least Squares Model Averaging
Host:  Jeff Racine

Paul Seabright, University of Toulouse
Hooker Visiting Professor
Wednesday September 27th, 12:30-1:20pm
Title: A Theory of Wasteful Public Spending Projects

Thursday September 28th, 3:30-5:00pm
Title: The Biology and the Economics of the Sex War
Note Special Room: Convocation Hall R213 

Friday September 29th, 2:30-4:00pm (Note unusual time) 
Title:  A Lagrangian Approach to Identifying Constraints on Economic Growth from Subjective Survey Data
Host:  Mike Veall

Department Meeting **CANCELLED**
Wednesday October 4th, 2006.  12:30-1:20pm

Leah Brooks, McGill University
Friday October 13th 2006, 3:00-4:30pm
Title: When to Supplement and When to Supplant?  Using Community Development Block Grant Program to Explore the Flypaper Effect
Host:  Abigail Payne

Mike McKee, Calgary
Friday October 20th, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Title: Managerial Incentives for Compliance with Environmental Information Disclosure Programs (Joint with Mary F. Evans, Scott M. Gilpatric and Christian A. Vossler)
Host: Stuart Mestelman

Takashi Kunimoto, McGill University
Friday October 27th, 2006, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Title: The Robustness of Equilibrium Analysis:  The Case of Undominated Nash Equilibrium
Host: Seungjin Han


Psychology Colloquium
Psychology Building Room PC155
Kevin McCabe, George Mason University
Thursday November 9th 2006, 3:00-4:30pm
Title:  TBA (Subject: Neuroeconomics)
Coffee and Cookies before the talk (2:30-3:00pm) in the Psychology Building Foyer (Please bring your own beverage mug).
Reception following the seminar (4:30-5:30pm) in the Psychology Building second floor lounge, PC205.

Kevin McCabe, George Mason University (to be confirmed)
Friday November 10th 2006, 3:00-4:30pm
Title:  TBA (Subject:  Bargaining Games)
Host:  Stuart Mestelman

Kevin Milligan, UBC
Wednesday November 15th
Title: The Early Development and Health Benefits of Maternity Leave Mandates
Host:  Mike Veall

Bill Robson, President, C.D. Howe Institute
Wednesday November 15th, 4:00-5:00pm
Title:  "The Economic and Fiscal Implications of Demographic Change in Canada"
Host:  Mike Veall

Salehuddin Ahmed, Governor of the Bank of Bangladesh
Monday, November 20th, 10:30 am to 11:20 am
Title: "Aid and Public-Private Partnerships in Bangladesh"

David Pearce, NYU
Friday November 24th, 3:00-4:00pm
Title: Do Repeated Games (and Stochastic Games) Have "Reputational Values?
Host:  Mike Veall


Graduate Workshop Presentations, Winter 2007

Monday January 22nd, 3:00-4:00pm, TSH/112A
Bidyut Talukdar, McMaster University
Title: Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policy in a Small Open Economy

Monday January 29nd, 3:00-4:00pm, TSH/112B
Claire de Oliveira, McMaster University
Title: Understanding the Origins of the Income Gradient in Children's Physical Health: Revisit of the Canadian Case

Monday February 26th, 3:00-4:00pm, CNH/223
Logan McLeod, McMaster University
Title:  Determinants of General Practitioner Utilization

Monday March 12th, 3:00-4:00pm, KTH 334
Kadir Ataley, McMaster University
Title: Estimating Euler Equations with Micro Data

Monday March 19th, 3:00-4:00pm, KTH 334
Asmaa Elbadawy, McMaster University
Title:  Education Returns in the Marriage Market: Does Female Education Investment Improve the Quality of Future Husbands in Egypt?

Monday April 2nd, 3:00-4:00pm, KTH 334
Naeem Ahmed, McMaster University
Title:  Food Demand Anaylsis in Pakistan

Wednesday May 2nd, 3:00-4:00pm, KTH 334
Bidyut Talukdar, McMaster University
Title: Optimal Ramsey Taxation in a Dynamic General Equilibrium Model

Monday May 7th, 3:00-4:00pm, KTH 334
Muhammad Cheema, McMaster University
Title: TBA


Graduate Workshop Presentations, Fall 2006

Tuesday October 17, 3:00-4:00, KTH-334
Logan McLeod, McMaster University
Title: Determinants of GP Utilization: Controlling for Unobserved Heterogeneity

Tuesday November 28, 3:00-4:00, KTH-334
Kadir Atalay, McMaster University
Title: On the Identification of Intertemporal Allocation Parameters: Sampling Issue

Tuesday November 21, 3:00-4:00, KTH-334
Claire de Oliveira, McMaster University
Title:  TBA

Tuesday December 5, 3:00-4:00, KTH-334
Bidyut Talukdar, McMaster University
Title:  TBA