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Seminar Series

The economics department organizes and sponsors a seminar series where scholars present and discuss their research with the LSB community.

Find the schedule of upcoming seminars below. Direct any questions to Marianne Farag - mfarag@scu.edu.

 

 

Fall 2017

Date Speaker/Affiliation Paper Title Time / Place
Wednesday,
Sept. 20

Jiawei Chen

UC Irvine

Switching Costs and Network Compatibility 11:45 am
Lucas 201
Wednesday,
Oct. 4

Francesco Trebbi

Stanford/UBC

Theory and Evidence from the Chinese Communist Party  11:45 am
Lucas 301
Wednesday,
Oct. 11

Alex Field

SCU

Economic Mobilization and the Growth of Potential Output: The United States and World War II 

11:45 am
Lucas 201
Wednesday,
Oct. 18

Ricardo Fernholz

Claremont Mckenna College

Empirical Methods for Dynamic Power Law Distributions in the Social Sciences  11:45 am
Lucas 201
Wednesday,
Nov. 1

Giacomo Candian

HEC Montréal

Information Frictions and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics  11:45 am
Lucas 201 
Wednesday,
Nov. 8

Gisle Natvik

BI Norwegian Business School/Stanford

MPC heterogeneity and household balance sheets  11:45 am
Lucas 201
Wednesday,
Nov. 15

Chris Meissner

UC Davis

Austerity and the Rise of the Nazis  11:45 am
Lucas 201
Wednesday,
Nov. 29

Toan Phan

UNC - Chapel Hill 

Self-enforcing Debt Limits and Costly Default in General Equilibrium  11:45 am
Lucas 201 

 

Spring 2017

Date Speaker / Affiliation Paper Title Time / Place
Wednesday,
April 12
Adina Ardelean
Santa Clara University

Firm-level heterogeneity in international transport costs: Evidence from Chile

 
11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday, 
April 19

Gonçalo Pina
Santa Clara University

Reserves and Gross Outflows Dynamics: Debt vs. Equity

 
11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
April 26

Melissa Dell
Harvard University

The Development Effects of the Extractive Colonial Economy: The Dutch Cultivation System in Java

 
11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
May 3

Teny Shapiro
Santa Clara University

Maternal Sleep and Infant Health Outcomes  11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
May 10

Felipe Valencia
Bonn University

Human Capital Transmission, Economic Persistence and Culture in South America  11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
May 17

Mark Dincecco
University of Michigan

The Economic Legacy of Warfare: Evidence from European Regions

 
11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
May 24

John Ifcher
Santa Clara University

Behavioral-Economic Phenomena in Decisions for Others

 
11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
May 31

Steve Tadelis
University of California, Berkeley

On the Empirical Content of Cheap-Talk Signaling: An Application to Bargaining

 
11:45 am / Lucas 201

 

Winter 2017

Date Speaker / Affiliation Paper Title Time / Place
Wednesday,
January 11

Wataru Miyamoto
Bank of Canada

Trade Intensity and Business Cycle Comovements

 
11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday, 
January 25

Fernanda Nechio
San Francisco Fed

Demographics and Real Interest Rates: Inspecting the Mechanism 11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
February 1

Dongsoo Shin
Santa Clara University

Optimal Loyalty-Based Management

 
11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
February 8

Serguei Maliar
Santa Clara University

Can Unbalanced Growth Model Explain Unbalanced Growth Data?  11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
February 15

Sergei Severino
Univeristy of British Columbia

Optimal and Efficient Mechanisms for Buyers with Budget Constraints

 
11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
February 22

Samuel Lee
Santa Clara University

The Free-Rider Problem and Hostile Governance Interventions

 
11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
March 1

Nikhil Agrawal
MIT

Misaligned Incentives in Kidney Exchange

 
11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday, 
March 8

Christian Helmers
Santa Clara University

The impact of international patent systems: Evidence from accession to the European Patent Convention

 
11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday, 
March 15

 Donald Ngwe
Harvard Business School

Improving Online Retail Margins by Increasing Search Frictions

 
11:45 am / Lucas 201

Fall 2016

Date Speaker / Affiliation Paper Title Time / Place
Wednesday,
Sept. 21
Ajay Shenoy
UCSC

Do Voters or Politicians Choose the Outcomes of Elections? Evidence from the Struggle to Control Congressional Redistricting

11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
Oct. 5
Alessandra Cassar
USF

Achieving Objectives through Goals, Incentives and Support Groups:  A Field Experiment in Medellin, Colombia

11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
Oct. 12
Adrien Auclert
Stanford University
Inequality and Aggregate Demand  11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
Oct. 19
Andreas Fagereng
Statistic Norway
Heterogeneity and Persistence in Returns to Wealth  11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
Oct. 26
Alan Spearot
UCSC

Optimal Tariff Discrimination:  Theory and Evidence from the Generalized System of Preferences

 
11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
Nov. 2

Alain Schlaepfer
UPF/SCU

Unemployment Risk, Precautionary Savings, and the Effects of Monetary Policy  11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
Nov. 9
Ben Faber
UC, Berkeley
Tourism and Economic Development: Evidence from Mexico's Coastline  11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
Nov. 16
Michael Kevane
SCU

Ouaga, ça bouge: Economic change and policy in Burkina Faso

 
11:45 am / Lucas 201
Wednesday,
Nov. 30

Vadym Lepetyuk
Bank of Canada

Could a higher inflation target enhance macroeconomic stability

 
11:45 am / Lucas 201