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Research Seminar Series 2019-2020

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

Date Speaker Title
10 September James Snyder (Harvard University) The Growth of Campaign Advertising in the U.S., 1880 to 1930 (Professor James Snyder)
17 September Christopher Jepsen (UCD)

The Benefits of Alternatives to Conventional College: Labor-Market Returns to For-Profit Schooling (Professor Christopher Jepsen)

24 September Alessandro Tarozzi (University of Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE) The Rise and Fall of SES gradients in heights around the world (joint with Elisabetta Aurino and Adrianna Lleras-Muney )
1 October Isabelle Mejean (Crest-Ecole Polytechnique)

Foreign Shocks as Granular Fluctuations (joint with Julian di Giovanni and Andrei A. Levchencko)

*Monday 7 October* (BESS Seminar Room 11:30-1pm) Ilan Noy ( University of Wellington, New Zealand) Climate Change, Migration and Voice: An Explanation for the Immobility Paradox
8 October Ugo Panizza (Graduate Institute Geneva) Corporate foreign bond issuance and interfirm loans in China
15 October Alessandra Voena(University of Chicago) Maternal Mortality Risk and the Gender Gap in Desired FertilityMaternal Mortality Risk and the Gender Gap in Desired Fertility (joint with Nava Ashraf, Erica Field and Roberta Ziparo)
*Friday 18 October* (TRISS Seminar Room 12:30-14:00) Samuel Berlinski (Inter-American Development Bank) Remedial Education: Evidence from a Sequence of Experiments in Colombia (joint with Horacio Alvarez-Marinelli and Matias Busso)
29 October Robert Kollmann (Université Libre de Bruxelles) "Stationary Rational Bubbles in Non-Linear Business Cycle Models". (Professor Robert Kollmann)
5 November Chris Woodruff (University of Oxford) "Information and Bargaining through Agents: Experimental Evidence from Mexico’s Labor Courts". (joint with Joyce Sadka and Enrique Seira)
12 November Matt Kahn (John Hopkins University) "Mortgage Finance in the Face of Rising Climate Risk". (joint with Amine Ouazad)
*Thursday 14 November* Global Room, 1st Floor,Watts Building. 11:30-13:00) Pascaline Dupas (Stanford University) "The Impacts of Free Secondary Education: Experimental Evidence from Ghana" (joint with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer)
19 November Yuzuru Kumon (Bocconi University)

"The Deep Roots of Inequality" Yuzuru Kumon

26 November Timo Boppart (Stockholm University) "A Theory of Falling Growth and Rising Rents". (joint with PhilippeAghion, AntoninBerge, PeterJ.Klenow and HuiyuLi)

21 January

*(12:45 - 2pm TRISS Seminar Room)*

Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University of London) "Economic incentives, home production and gender identity norms" (joint with Andrea Ichino, Martin Olsson, Barbara Petrongolo and Peter Skogman Thoursie)

28 January

*(12:45 - 2pm TRISS Seminar Room)*

Paola Conconi (Free University of Brussels) "Trade Protection Along Supply Chains" (joint with Chad Brown, Aksel Erbahar and Lorenzo Trimarchi)

4 February

*(12:45 - 2pm TRISS Seminar Room)*

Sibylle Lehmann (University of Hohenheim) "The German bank-growth nexus revisited- Savings Banks and the Industrial Revolution in Prussia" (joint with Fabian Wahl)

11 February

*(Please note this seminar has been cancelled due to storm Ciara)*

Gabriel Ahfeldt (London School of Economics) "The spatial equilibrium with migration costs" (joint with Fabian Bald, Duncan Roth and Tobias Seidel)

18 February

*(12:45 - 2pm TRISS Seminar Room)*

Ferdinand Rauch (University of Oxford) "Economic Geography Aspects of the Panama Canal" (joint with Stephan Maurer)

25 February

*(12:45 - 2pm TRISS Seminar Room)*

Paolo Pinotti ( Bocconi University) "Job Loss, Social Insurance, and Criminal Behavior: Evidence from Brazil" Paolo Pinotti

3 March

*(12:45 - 2pm TRISS Seminar Room)*


5 March

*(4:30pm Room 3051, Arts Building)*

Sir Paul Collier (Professor of Economics, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University)

Some Implications of Recent Developments in Evolutionary Biology for the Analysis of Behaviour

10 March

Cancelled new date coming soon

*(12:45 - 2pm TRISS Seminar Room)*

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (Paris School of Economics) "Diffusion of Gender Norms: Evidence from Stalin's Ethnic Deportations" (joint with Alexandra Jarotschkin)
17 March Holiday: St. Patrick's Day  

24 March

Cancelled new date coming soon

*(12:45 - 2pm TRISS Seminar Room)*

Mara Squicciarini (Bocconi University) "Knowledge Elites and Modernization: Evidence from Revolutionary France" (joint with Nico Voigtlaender)

31 March

Cancelled rescheduled to 6th October 2020

*(12:45 - 2pm TRISS Seminar Room)*

John Gathergood (University of Nottingham) TBA

7 April

Cancelled new date coming soon

*(12:45 - 2pm TRISS Seminar Room)*

Chloe Le Coq (Stockholm School of Economics)

"How do Nascent Social Entrepreneurs Respond to Rewards? A Field Experiment on Motivations in a Grant Competition"

18 May

Special Covid-19 Webinar Series

*(3pm - 4:15pm co-hosted with TRISS )*

Prof. Edward Glaeser, Harvard

Prof. Jessie Handbury, Pennsylvania

Prof. Diego Puga, CEMFI

"COVID-19 and the Future of Cities"

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