Microeconomics Seminars

Microeconomics Workshops are held on Wednesdays from 12:30 pm - 2:00 p.m.(unless otherwise noted) in John W. Kendrick Seminar Room, Room 321 at 2115 G Street (unless otherwise noted). For information please contact Professors Paul Carrillo at pcarrill@gwu.edu or Arun Malik at amalik@gwu.edu.


Fall 2014

Wednesday, September 17th
Tony Cockerill, Cambridge University
This Time is Different: A British View of the Great Recession

Wednesday, September 24th
Donald Parsons, George Washington University
Moral-Hazard-Free First-Best Unemployment Insurance

Wednesday, October 1st
Martin Kahanec, Central European University
The Free Movement of Workers in an Enlarged European Union: Institutional Underpinnings of Economic Adjustment

Wednesday, October 8th
Jonathan Kolstad, Wharton
The Heterogeneous Impact of High Deductible Health Plans

Wednesday, October 22nd
Day Manoli, University of Texas at Austin
Cash-on-Hand & College Enrollment: Evidence from Population Tax Data and Policy Nonlinearities

Wednesday, October 29th
Monica Singhal, Harvard Business School
The Role of Social Norms in Firm Tax Compliance: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh

Wednesday, November 5th
Tim Moore, George Washington University
Disability Insurance Payments and Beneficiary Work Activity

Wednesday, November 12th
Zhuan Pei, Brandeis University
Inference on Causal Effects in a Generalized Regression Kink Design

Wednesday, November 19th
GWU Job Market Candidates
Speakers & papers to be announced

Wednesday, November 26th
Thanksgiving break (No Seminar)

Wednesday, December 3rd
GWU Job Market Candidates
Speakers & papers to be announced

 

Spring 2014

Wednesday, January 29th
Justin Wolfers, Michigan
Forecasting Elections: Voter Intentions versus Expectations

Wednesday, February 5th
Zhongmin Wang, Resources for the Future
Empirical Evidence on Competition and Revenue in an All-Pay Contest

Wednesday, February 12th
Oleh Havrylyshyn, George Washington University
Institutions Always “Mattered”: A Quantitative Economic History of the Republic of Ragusa (Dubrovnik),1000-1800

Wednesday, February 26th
Leah Brooks, George Washington University
"Vestiges of Transit: Urban Persistence at a Micro Scale"

Wednesday, March 5th
Samuel Berlinski, Inter-American Development Bank
“Challenges in Educational Reform: An Experiment on Active Learning in Mathematics”

Wednesday, March 12th
Spring Break

Wednesday, March 19th
Elliot Anenberg, Board of Governers
“How Smartphones and Social Media Dialed Up the Food Truck Boom and Increased Access to Food Variety”

Wednesday, March 26th
Jon Strand, University of Oslo & World Bank
"A Delphi Exercise as a Tool in Amazon Rainforest Valuation"

Wednesday, April 2nd
Prashant Bharadwaj, UCSD
"Preverse Consequences of Well-Intentioned Regulation: Evidence from India's Child Labor Ban"
[Note: this seminar is on Wednesday, from 12:30-2p, Lindner Commons, Room 602, 6th Floor, 1957 E Street, NW (the ESIA building)]

Wednesday, April 9th
Carly Urban, Montana
"State Mandated Financial Education and the Credit Behavior of the Young"

Wednesday, April 16th
Daniel Spiro, University of Oslo
"Peer Pressure and Skewed Norms" (joint work with Moti Michaeli)

Thursday, April 17th
Wolfram Schlenker, Columbia
"Climate Change, Crop Yields, and Internal Migration in the United States"

Wednesday, April 23rd
Anton Badev, Board of Governers
“Discrete Games in Endogenous Networks: Theory and Policy” and
“Social Networks and the Stepping Stone Effect: The Case of Tobacco and Marijuana”

Monday, May 5th
Ben Elsner, IZA
"Selectivity in Migration"

 

Fall 2013

September 18
Ram Fishman, George Washington University
"A Tale of Two Food Stands--Observational Learning in the Field"

September 25
Mario Macis, John Hopkins
"Rewarding Volunteers: A Field Experiment"

October 2
Byron Lutz, Board of Governors
"Examining the Whole Picture: Retiree Health Obligations and the Long-Term Budget Outlook for the State and Local Government Sector"

October 7 **Note this is a Monday**
Soshana Grossbard, San Diego State
"Home Production and Racial Discrimination in Marriage Markets"

October 16
Leora Klapper, World Bank
"Financial Inclusion and Measured Well-Being"

October 23
Eun-Hee Kim, George Washington University Business School
"Peer Effects vs. Competitive Effects under Alternative Regulatory Regimes: Evidence from the U.S. Electric Power Industry"

October 30
Matthew Harding, Stanford; visiting at Georgetown
"The Effect of Product and Nutrient-Specific Taxes on Shopping Behavior and Nutrition: Evidence from Scanner Data"

November 6
Irene Foster and Melanie Allwine, George Washington University
"The Role of Algebra I Assessment in Predicting Student Performance in Principles of Economics"

November 13
Yuya Sasaki, Johns Hopkins
"Closed Form Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Choice Models with Unobserved State Variables"

November 20
Melissa Kearney, Maryland; visiting Brookings
"Media Influences on Teen Sexual Behavior and Childbearing: The Impact of MTV's 16 and Pregnant"

November 27
Thanksgiving Break (No Seminar)


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