School of Economics Seminars

2012 Seminars

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School of Economics Seminar Series

Semester 1, 2012

*All seminars are scheduled 4-5:30pm unless otherwise stated

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic/Title

Thurs   

1 March

Costantinos Syropoulos

Drexel University 

"Trade and Insecure Resources: Implications for Welfare and Comparative Advantage"

Thur 

8 March

Reshad Ahsan

University of Melbourne

"Input Tariffs, Speed of Contract Enforcement, and the Productivity of Firms in India"

Thurs 

15 March

Barbara Hanel

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

"Monetary and Non-monetary Determinants of Nurses' Labour Supply"

Fri    

16 March

Russell Davidson

McGill University

"The Iterated Boostrap"

Tues   

20 March

Andreas Roider

University of Heidelberg

"The Role of Salience in Performance Schemes: Evidence from a Field Experiment"

Thurs

22 March

Dale O. Stahl

University of Texas at Austin

"Between-game rule learning in dissimilar symmetric normal-form games"

Thur  

29 March

Javier Fernández Blanco

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

"A Directed Serach Model of Ranking by Unemployment Duration"

Tues   

3 April

John Wooders

UTS Business School

"Blind Stealing: Experience and Expertise in a Mixed-Strategy Poker Experiment"

Thurs  

5 April

Bettina Klaus

University of Lausanne

"Paths to Stability in the Assignment Problem"

Thur  

19 April

Jan Eeckhout

University College London

"Matching Information"

Thurs  

26 April

Pietro Peretto

Duke University

"Technology, Population and Exhaustible Resources: A Theory of Convergence to Sustainable Growth"

Thurs  

3 May

Florian Hoffman

UBC

"An Empirical Model of Life-Cycle Earnings and Mobility Dynamics"

Thurs  

10 May

David Byrne

University of Melbourne

"Local Market Structure and Within-City Heterogeneity in Retail Gasoline Price Cycles"

Thurs 

17 May

Christopher Barrett

Cornell University

"A Stochastic Dominance Approach to Program Evaluation with an Application to Child Nutritional Status in Kenya"

Tues  

22 May

Paul Pezanis-Christou

UNSW

"Asymmetric information quality in multi-object first-price auctions"

Thurs 

24 May

Marian Vidal-Fernandez

UNSW

"No Pass No Drive: Education and Allocation of Time"

Thurs  

31 May

Juan Carlos Carbajal

University of Queensland

"Optimal contracts for loss averse consumers"

Tues

19 June

Simon Quinn

University of Oxford

"Networks and Manufacturing Firms in Africa: Initial Results from a Randomised Experiment"

Thurs  

28 June

Nizar Allouch

Queen Mary, University of London

"On the Private Provision of Public Goods on Networks"

Thurs 

5 July

Santiago Sanchez Pages

University of BarcelonaUniversity of Edinburgh

"Inequality in Conflicts"

Wed

11 July

Galina Zudenkova

Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

"A Model of Party Discipline in Congress"

Tues

17 July

Keisuke Hirano

University of Arizona

"Impossibility Results for Nondifferentiable Functionals"

Thurs

2 Aug

Alison Booth

ANU

"Gender Differences in Risk Aversion: Do Single-Sex Environments Affect Their Development?"

Thurs

9 Aug

11-12:30

DC Meeting Rm 6

Klaus Zimmerman

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

"Entrepreneurship of the Left-behind of Migrants in China"

Thursday

9 Aug

Benjamin Ho

Vassar

"Moral Licensing and Moral Cleansing in Contingent Valuation and Laboratory Experiments of Willingness to Pay to Reduce Negative Externalities"

Tues

14 Aug

Jason Shachat

WISE Xiamen University

"A hidden Markov model for the detection of pure and mixed strategy play in games"

Wed

15 Aug

John Muellbauer

Oxford

"Tobin LIVES:  Integrating evolving credit market architecture into flow of funds based macro-models"

Thur

16 Aug

John Romalis

Chicago Booth

"International Prices and Endogenous Quality"

Tues 

21 Aug

Ana Nuevo-Chiquero

Universitat de Barcelona

"Explaining the Birth Order Effect: The Role of Prenatal and Early Childhood Investments"

Thurs

30 Aug

Sambuddha Ghosh

Boston University

"Dynamic Competing Mechanisms"

Thurs

13 Sept

Simon Angus

Monash

"Mapping the Industrial Revolution: a 'big-data' approach to inventions, innovation & technology in Europe and the US: 1750-1950"

Tues

18 Sept

Shaun Vahey

ANU

"Probabilistic  Forecasting for Inflation Warnings from the Federal Reserve"

Thurs

20 Sept

Lawrence Uren

Melbourne

"Equilibrium Unemployment with Incomplete Markets"

Thurs

27 Sept

Klaus Abbink

Monash

"How to Choose Your Victim"

Thurs

4 Oct

Sung-Ha Hwang

Sogang

"Larger Unemployment with Incomplete Markets"

Thurs

11 Oct

Mabel Andalon

Melbourne

"The Health of Migrant Households: Evidence from Mexico"

Thurs

25 Oct

Guillaume Roger

UNSW

"Platform pricing structure and moral hazard"

Mon

29 Oct

4-5:30pm

John Cawley

Cornell

"The Effect of Advertising and Deceptive Advertising on Consumption of the Advertised Good and its Substitutes: The Case of Over-the-Counter Weight Loss Products"

Thurs

1 Nov

Hee-Seung Yang

Monash

"Do Work Decisions among Young Adults Respond to Extended Parental Coverage in the U.S.?"

Fri

2 Nov 11am

Hamid Sabourian

Cambridge 

"Repeated implementation: complexity, finite mechanism and incomplete information"

Thurs

8 Nov

Michael Waldman

Cornell

"Classic Promotion Tournaments Versus Markey-Based Tournaments"

 

LUNCHTIME SEMINARS

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2012 Seminars

 

ECONOMICS  LUNCHTIME  SEMINAR  SERIES

*All seminars take place in H04-397 12:30-2pm

Monday 6th August

Stephen Cheung

Risk Preferences Are Not Time Preferences: Comment

Monday 3 September

Nic de Roos 

 Advertising with Momentum

Monday 10 September

Simon Kwok

 A Nonparametric Test of Granger Causality in Continuous Time

Monday 17 September

Vladimir Smirnov 

Ownership, access and sequential investment

Monday  1 October

PUBLIC HOLIDAY

 

Monday  8 October

Stephen Whelan

 Looking after the grandkids: who cares and does it really matter?

Monday 29 October

Aarti Singh

 Debt Overhang and Monetary Policy

Monday 12 November

Jian Hong 

 Electricity Demand of Residential Households under Real-time Pricing

Thursday 22 November 

Jacek Suda

Financial shocks, learning, and the Great Recession