Spring 2013

January 23
Chao Wei, George Washington University
"Green Stimulus: A Dynamic Discrete Analysis of Vehicle Scrappage Programs" (joint with Shanjun Li, Cornell University)

January 30
Candice Chen, George Washington University Health Policy
"Primary Care/Underserved Workforce Shortage"

Monday, February 4
Tess Stafford, University of New South Wales
“Tomorrow is Another Day: Labor Supply of Florida Lobster Fishermen”

February 13
Bruno Ferman, George Washington University Accountancy
"Understanding Peer Effects in Financial Decisions: Evidence from a Field Experiment"

February 20
Pedro Carneiro, Georgetown University
Flying Start? Maternity Leave Benefits and Long Run Outcomes of Children” (with Katrine V. Løken and Kjell G. Salvanes)

February 27
George Akerlof, University of California, Berkeley
"Phishing for Phools”
SEMINAR TO BE HELD IN MARVIN CENTER 309

March 6 **POSTPONED AT REQUEST OF ESIA DEVELOPMENT SEARCH COMMITTEE. WILL BE RESCHEDULED**
Ram Fishman, GWU
"Field Study of Social Learning" (with Arthur Fishman and Uri Gneezy)

March 13 -- SPRING BREAK

**Thursday, March 21
Amalia Miller, University of Virginia
“Female Officers Improve Law Enforcement Quality?”

March 27
Lesley Turner, University of Maryland
"The Heterogeneous Impacts of Financial Aid on Educational Outcomes: Utilization and Diversion of Pell Grants." (with Benjamin M. Marx)

April 3  - **Special Time 2:30-4p**John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland (Joint with Macro and International Trade)
"The Slow Growth of Young Plants: Learning about Demand" (with Lucia Foster and Chad Syverson)

April 10
Yishen Liu, George Washington University: "Should We Measure Housing Units or Housing Space?"
Gouliang Feng, George Washington University: "Why U.S. Homeowners Should Not Hold The Market Portfolio."

April 17
David Robalino, World Bank
“Designing and Implementing Unemployment Benefit Systems in Middle and Low Income Countries - Beyond Risk-Pooling vs. Savings” (with Michael Weber)

April 24
Paul Carrillo, George Washington University"Pollution or Crime? The Effect of Driving Restrictions on Criminal Activity" (with Arun Malik and Andrea Lopez)

May 1
Luca Siga, University of California, San Diego
"Complex Signals and Information Aggregation in Large Markets"