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Seminar Series

Research Seminar Series 2017-2018

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

Date Speaker Title
*Thursday September 21* Markus Eberhardt (University of Nottingham) Banking Crises and the International
Transmission of Vulnerability
(joint with Jakob Madsen and Andrea Presbitero)
26 September Davide Cantoni (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München ) Persistence and Activation of Right-Wing Political Ideology (joint with Hagemeister, Felix and Westcott, Mark)
3 October Ruben Enikopolov (Pompeu Fabra) Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia (joint with Alexey Makarin and Maria Petrova),
*Monday 9 October* (TRISS Seminar Room) Michael McMahon (University of Oxford)

The Long-Run Information Effect of Central Bank Text (joint with Stephen Hansen and Matthew Tong)

17 October Mary Everett (Central Bank of Ireland) Cross-border spillovers of monetary policy: what changes during a banking crisis? (joint with Luciana Barbosa, Diana Bonfim and Sónia Costa)
*Monday 23 October (TRISS Seminar Room) Asim Khwaja (Harvard University) Crossing Boundaries: Experimental Evidence on Access Constraints for Women ( joint with Ali Cheema, Farooq Nasser and Jacob Shapiro)
24 October Massimo Morelli (Bocconi University) From Weber to Kafka: Political Activism and the Emergence of an Inefficient Bureaucracy (joint with Gabriele Gratton, Luigi Guiso and Claudio Michelacciz)
31 October Eren Arbatli (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) Minorities, Human Capital and Long-term Development:
Persistence of Armenian and Greek Influence in Turkey
( joint with Gunes Gokmen)
7 November READING WEEK  
*13 November ( Room 3020, Arts Building) Pamela Campa (University of Calgary) Politico-Economic Regimes and Attitudes: Female Workers under State-Socialism ( joint with Michel Serafinelli)
14 November Philippe Martin (Sciences Po)

The International Elasticity Puzzle Is Worse Than You Think (joint with Lionel Fontagné)

21 November Cezar Santos (Getulio Vargas Foundation)

Family Planning and Development: Aggregate Effects of Contraceptive Use (joint with Tiago Cavalcanti and Georgi Kocharkov)

28 November Sandra Sequeira ( London School of Economics) Migrants and the Making of America: The Short- and
Long-Run Effects of Immigration during the Age of
Mass Migration
( joint withNathan Nunn and Nancy Qian)
5 December Massimo Filippini (ETH Zürich) Narrowing the energy efficiency gap: The impact of educational programs, online support tools and energy-related investment literacy (joint with J. Blasch,N. Kumar and A. Martinez.Cruz)
*8 December (12.00 -13.00- TRISS Seminar Room) Michel Serafinelli (University of Toronto) Foreign Direct Investment and Knowledge Diffusion in Poor Locations: Evidence from Ethiopia ( joint with Girum Abebe and Margaret McMillan)
12 December Pramila Krishnan (University of Oxford)

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

16 January Helios Herrera (University of Warwick) Populism: Demand and Supply (joint with L. Guiso, M. Morelli and T. Sonno)
23 January Yi Huang (The Graduate Institute Geneva) Local Crowding Out in China (joint with Marco Pagano and Ugo Panizza)
30 January Elisabeth Sadoulet (UC Berkeley) Subsidy Policies and Insurance Demand (joint with Alain de Janvry)
* Wednesday 31 January* 12.00-13.30, Global Room, Watt Building. Alain De Janvry (UC Berkeley) Agricultural technology adoption, field experiments, and development
6 February No seminar on this date  
13 February Peter McQuade (Central Bank of Ireland)

America First? A US-centric view of global capital flows ( joint with Martin Schmitz)

20 February Guy Michaels (London School of Economics)

Planning Ahead for Better Neighborhoods: Long Run Evidence from Tanzania ( joint with Dzhamilya Nigmatulina, Ferdinand Rauch, Tanner Regan, Neeraj Baruah and Amanda Dahlstrand-Rudin)

23 February (Room 3020, Arts Building) Joachim Voth (University of Zurich)

Rage against the Machines: Labour-Saving Technology and Unrest in England, 1830-32 (joint with Bruno Caprettini)

27 February READING WEEK  
6 March Jon Hoddenbagh (Johns Hopkins University)

Optimal Fiscal Transfers in a Monetary Union (joint with  Mikhail Dmitriev)

13 March Martina Björkman Nyqvist (Stockholm School of Economics) Preferences Versus Bargaining Power: The Effects of Targeting Mothers and Fathers to Improve Child Health (joint with Seema Jayachandran)
20 March Silvia Prina (Case Western Reserve University) When incentives backfire: Spillover effects in food choice (joint with Manuela Angelucci, Heather Royer and Anya Samek.
27 March Benjamin Elsner (UCD)

The Human Capital Cost of Radiation: Long-term Evidence from outside the Womb (joint with Florian Wozny)

3 April Sara Eugeni (Durham University) Exchange rate volatility and welfare in an incomplete markets' economy
6 April (Room 3020 Arts Building) Imran Rasul (UCL) Social Ties, Identity and the Delivery of Public Services
17 April Martin Ravallion (Georgetown University)

Informational Constraints on Antipoverty Policies: Evidence for Africa

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