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Research Seminar Series 2013-2014

Seminars are held on Tuesdays 12.30 to 2 pm in IIIS Seminar Room, unless otherwise indicated

Seminar Organiser

Philip Lane - tel: +353 (01) 896 2259

Date Speaker Title
24 September Ronan Lyons (TCD) Explaining the Bubble: Credit Conditions, User Cost & House Prices in Ireland, 1980-2012

01 October
Seminar will be held in Room 3.19 Aras an Phiarsaigh

Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto) The Value of Connections: Evidence Based on the Italian-American Mafia
08 October Luca Onorante (Central Bank) The Macro Modelling Project – Joining Research and Policy

15 October
9.00 -10.30

12.30 - 2.00pm


John Bluedorn (IMF)

Kevin Daly (Goldman Sachs)


Capital Flows are Fickle: Anytime, Anywhere

What remains of Optimal Currency Area theory?

22 October Yvonne Mc Carthy/Kieran McQuinn ( Central Bank) Credit Conditions in a Boom and Bust Property Market
29 October Kaveh Majlesi (Lund) Labor Market Opportunities andWomen's Decision Making Power within Households
05 November

Reading Week

12 November Konrad Burchardi (IIES) Sharecropping Contracts and Agricultural Productivity: Testing the Marshallian Hypothesis.(joint with Selim Gulesci).
19 November Frank Warnock (Darden) On the Determinants of International Equity Investment
26 November Battista Severgnini (Copenhagen Business School) Epidemic Trade
03 December Patrick McGuire (BIS) Global Liquidity
10 December Fadi Hassan (TCD) The Price of Development
*13 January ( 10.00 -11.00, Room 3051, Arts Building) Pete Lunn (ESRI) The Objective Valuation Task: A New Way to Assess Economic Decision-Making Capability

14 January
*9.00 -10.30*

Gharad Bryan (LSE) Escaping Famine through Seasonal Migration
21 January Orazio Attanasio (UCL) Estimating the production function for human capital:
Results from a randomized control trial in Colombia
28 January Pasquale Della Corte (Imperial College) Volatility Risk Premia and Exchange Rate Predictability

04 February
*9.00 - 10.00*


12.30 - 14.00


Rowena Gray (UC Merced)


Henry Overman (LSE)


Importing Crime? The Effect of Immigration on Crime in the United States, 1880-1930

My precious! The location and diffusion of scientific research: evidence from the Synchrotron Diamond Light Source

11 February

Gabriel Zucman (PSE)

Capital is Back: Wealth-Income Ratios in Rich Countries, 1700-2010

18 February James Fenske (Oxford)

1807: Economic Shocks, Conflict & the Slave Trade

25 February Reading Week

05 March
*Seminar on Wednesday*

Helene Rey (LBS) Financial Integration and Growth in a Risky World
11 March Luca Fornaro (CREI/UPF) International Debt Deleveraging
18 March Barbara Rossi (UPF) Are Central Banks' Forecasts Optimal? Forecasts Optimality tests in the presence of instability(with T. Sekhposyan)
25 March Fabian Waldinger (University of Warwick) Bombs, Brains, and Science. The Role of Human and Physical Capital for the Creation of Scientific Knowledge.
01 April Guilhem Cassan (University of Namur)

Affirmative Action, Education and Gender: Evidence from India

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

** Joint seminar Dept of Economics and Department of Political Science

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