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Seminar Series

Research Seminar Series 2018-2019

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

Date Speaker Title
11 September Stephan Heblich (University of Bristol) East Side Story: Historical Pollution and Persistent Neighbourhood Sorting (joint with Alex Trew and Yanos Zylberberg)
18 September Nava Ashraf (London School of Economics ) Women, Entrepreneurship and Institutions (Professor Nava Ashraf)
25 September David Yanagizawa Drott (University of Zurich) Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia (joint with Leonardo Bursztyn and Alessandra L. Gonzalez)
2 October Dr Alan De Bromhead (Queens University Belfast)

Rise and Fall in the Third Reich: Social Mobility and Nazi Membership (joint with Matthias Blum)

9 October Morten Ravn (University College London) Macroeconomic Fluctuations with HANK & SAM: an Analytical Approach (joint with Vincent Sterk)
*Friday 12 October* (TRISS Seminar Room 12:30-14:00) Chris Blattman (University of Chicago) The long term impacts of grants on poverty: 9-year evidence from Uganda's Youth Opportunities Program (joint with Nathan Fiala and Sebastian Martinez)
16 October John Marshall (Columbia University) Political information cycles: When do voters sanction incumbent parties for high homicide rates? (John Marshall)
30 October Robert Sauer (Royal Holloway University of London) The Dynamics of Domestic Violence: Learning about the Match (joint with Dan Anderberg and Noemi Mantovan )
6 November Helene Turon (University of Bristol) Home production of childcare and labour supply
decisions in a collective household model
(Dr Helene Turon)
13 November Philippe Bacchetta (HEC Lausanne) Puzzling Exchange Rate Dynamics and Delayed Portfolio Adjustment (joint with Eric van Wincoop)
20 November Dina Pomeranz (University of Zurich)

Can Audits Backfire? Evidence from Public Procurement in Chile (joint with Maria Paula Gerardino and Stephan Litschig)

*Friday 23 November* (BESS Seminar Room, Arts Building 12:30-14:00) Vernon Henderson (London School of Economics) Colonial Legacies: Shaping African Cities (joint with Neeraj G Baruah and Cong Peng)


27 November 2018 Barra Roantree (ESRI) Income tax and the careers of women (Barra Roantree)
22 January Gabriel Ulyssea (University of Oxford) Formal and Informal Firm Dynamics (Gabriel Ulyssea)
29 January Valeriya Dinger (University of Osnabrück) Financial Globalization and Bank Lending: The Limits of Domestic Monetary Policy (joint with Jin Cao)
*Thursday 31 January* (Arts Building Conference Room, Ground Floor, Arts Building 12:30-14:00) Achyuta Adhvaryu (University of Michigan) Relational Contracting Inside the Firm (joint with Jean-Francois Gauthier, Anant Nyshadham and Jorge Tamayo)


5 February Kaivan Munshi (Cambridge University) Economic Development, the Nutrition Trap and Cardiometabolic Disease - (joint with Nancy Luke, Anu Mary Oommen and Swapnil Singh)
12 February David Dorn (University of Zurich) The Fall of the Labour Share and the Rise of Superstar Firms (joint with David Autor, Lawrence Katz, Christina Patterson and John Van Reenen)
19 February Eoin McGuirk (Tufts University) No Kin In The Game - Moral Hazard and War in the U.S. Congress (Eoin McGuirk)
26 February Laura Schechter (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Spillovers without Social Interactions in Urban Sanitation (joint with Josh Deutschmann, Molly Lipscomb and Jessica Zhu)
12 March Jorge de la Roca (University of Southern California) City of Dreams (joint with Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano and Diego Puga)
19 March Andrea Presbitero (IMF) Financial Access Under the Microscope (joint with Sumit Agarwal, Thomas Kigabo, Camelia Minoiu and André F. Silva)
26 March Espen Henrikson (Norwegian Business School) Demographic Obstacles to European Growth (joint with Thomas F. Cooley and Charlie Nusbaum)
2 April Sascha Becker (University of Warwick) Reformation and Counter-Reformation (Sascha Becker)
9 April Leah Boustan (Princeton University)

The Intergenerational Effects of a Large Wealth Shock: White Southerners after the Civil War (joint with Katherine Eriksson and Philipp Ager)

*Tuesday 7 May, 12:30-14:00 Nathan Nunn (Havard University) Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change (joint with Paola Giuliano)
*Monday 17 June, (Global Room, 1st Floor,Watts Building 12:30-14:00) Ed Glaeser (Harvard University) The Spatial Mismatch Between Innovation and Joblessness (joint with Naomi Hausman)

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