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Seminar Series

Research Seminar Series 2016-2017

Seminars are held on Tuesdays 12.30 to 2 pm in TRISS Seminar Room, 6th Floor Arts Building, unless otherwise indicated

Date Speaker Title
*Wednesday 31 August * Lorenzo Casaburi (Stanford and University of Zurich) Market Structure in Agricultural Markets: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone
20 September Patrick Honohan What Else Can Central Banks Do?
27 September Hiro Ito (Portland State University) Re-scaling global imbalances: key currency zones and renminbi management.( joint with Robert McCauley)
* Thursday 29 September 5.00 -6.30pm * Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub Michael Kremer (Harvard)

There is No Place Like Home: Theory and Evidence on Politician Preferences. (joint with Vivian Hoffmann, Pam Jakiela, and Ryan Sheely)

04 October Martin Schmitz (ECB) Reducing large net foreign liabilities ( joint with Michael Fidora and Céline Tcheng)
11 October
Liam Delaney (University of Stirling/UCD) Self-control, present bias, and well-being: evidence from day reconstruction studies (joint with Leonhard Lades )
18 October Paul Devereux (UCD) This Is Only a Test? Long-Run and Intergenerational Impacts of Prenatal Exposure to Radioactive Fallout ( joint with Sandra E. Black, Aline Bütikofer and Kjell G. Salvanes)
25 October Christian Bayer (Bonn)

Taxing Capital Income to Consolidate – An Incomplete Markets Perspective (joint with R. Luetticke)

01 November
Ida Hjortsoe (Bank of England)
The Shocks Matter: Improving our Estimates of Exchange Rate Pass-Through (joint with Kristin Forbes and Tsvetelina Nenova)
02 November

Paul Glewwe (University of Minnesota)

What Explains Vietnam's Exceptional Performance in Education Relative to Other Countries? An Analysis of the 2012 PISA Data.

08 November Reading Week
15 November Marcos Vera-Hernandez (UCL)

Can Bureaucrats Really Be Paid Like CEOs? School Administrator Incentives for Anemia Reduction in Rural China (joint with Renfu Luo, Grant Miller, Scott Rozelle, Sean Sylvia )

22 November Jessica Goldberg (University of Maryland) When Defaults Matter:  Behavioral Economics of Take-up and Utilization of Savings Accounts in Malawi
29 November Climent Quintana-Domeque (Oxford)

Assortative Mating on Education: A Genetic Assessment ( joint with Nicola Barban,Elisabetta De Cao and Sonia Oreffice.)

06 December Andrea Guariso (TCD) Rainfall Inequality, Political Power and Ethnic Conflict in Africa (joint with Thorsten Rogall)
13 December Dan Bogart (UCLA) Railways and employment: evidence from 19th
century England and Wales
(joint with Eduard Alvarez, Max Satchell, Leigh Shaw-Taylor and Xuesheng You)
17 Janaury Jakob Svensson (IIES)

Lemon Technologies and Adoption: Measurement, Theory and Evidence from Agricultural Markets in Uganda (joint with Tessa Bold, Kayuki C. Kaizzi and David Yanagizawa-Drott)

24 January

Tyler Goodspeed (King's College London ) Skin in the Game: Extended Liability, Contingent Capital, and Financial Stability.
31 January Jan Grobovsek (University of Edinburgh)

Communal Land and Agricultural Productivity (joint with Charles Gottlieb)

07 February

Pramila Krishnan (Oxford)

Fading Choice: Transport Costs and Variety in Consumer Goods" (with Jan Willem Gunning and Andualem Telaye)

14 February Giacomo De Luca (York)

Ethnic Favoritism: An Axiom of Politics? (joint with Roland Hodler, Paul Anton Raschky and Michele Valsecchi)

21 February Dave Donaldson (Stanford University) The More We Die, The More We Sell? A Simple Test of the Home-Market Effect. ( joint with Arnaud Costinot, Margaret Kyle and Heidi Williams)

28 February

Markus Goldstein (World Bank)

Can Business Training Work?   Evidence on personal initiative training from Togo.

07 March Jeremiah Dittmar (LSE) State Capacity and Public Goods: Institutional Change, Human Capital, and Growth in Early Modern Europe (joint with Ralf R. Meisenzahl)
08 March (Wednesday, 2.00 -3.00pm, Room 3020, Arts Building) Edmund Malesky (Duke University)

Can Political Participation by Firms Increase Government Legitimacy and Regulatory Compliance in Developing Countries? (Joint with Markus Taussig)

10 March (Friday) David Lagakos (UC San Diego) Unemployment and Development (joint with Ying Feng and James Rauch)
14 March Davide Romelli (TCD)

Central Bankers as Supervisors: Do Crises Matter?, co-authored with Donato Masciandaro (Bocconi University).

21 March Alessandro Riboni (École Polytechnique) Nationalism, Nation Building and Wars (with A. Alesina and B. Reich)
28 March Stefan Avdjiev (BIS)

What drives local lending by global banks? (joint with Uluc Aysun and Ralf Hepp)

04 April Martina Kirchberger (TCD)
In Search of a Spatial Equilibrium in the Developing World ( joint with Doug Gollin (Oxford) and David Lagakos (UC San Diego)

All seminars are joint seminars with Department of Economics & TRISS unless otherwise indicated.