Past Seminars

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The Economics Department is pleased to announce our upcoming seminars. There are three distinct tracks: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Econometrics. We also occasionally hold department-wide seminars.

For a listing of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Seminars, please visit this page. For driving directions to the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, click here.

2016-2017

Fall 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Andrei Levchenko
University of Michigan
Topic: "The Growth of Multinational Firms in the Great Recession"

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Track: Macroeconomics

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Alex Lundberg
Emory University
Topic: "Judges, Juries, and Economic Burdens of Proof in Criminal Trials"

Location: Rich 108
Track: Microeconomics

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Virgiliu Midrigan
New York University
Topic: "Debt Constraints and Employment"

Host: Vivian Yue

Location: Rich 108
Track: Macroeconomics

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Xiaodong Liu
University of Colorado, Boulder
Topic: "GMM Identification and Estimation of Peer Effects in a System of Simultaneous Equations"

Host: Zhongjian Lin

Location: Rich 108
Track: Econometrics

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Javier Bianchi
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Topic: "International Reserves and Rollover Risk"

Host: Vivian Yue

Location: Rich 108
Track: Macroeconomics

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Xu Tan
University of Washington
Topic: "Learning in Local Networks"

Host: Neil Yu

Location: Rich 108
Track: Microeconomics

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Tiemen Woutersen
University of Arizona
Topic: "Confidence Sets for Continuous and Discontinuous Functions of Parameters"

Host: Ruixuan Liu

Location: Rich 108
Track: Econometrics

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Pedro Gete
Georgetown University
Topic: "Aggregate Volatility and Current Account Dynamics"

Host: Juan Rubio-Ramirez

Location: Rich 108
Track: Macroeconomics

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Eric Renault
Brown University
Topic: "Indirect Inference With(Out) Constraints"

Host: Ruixuan Liu

Location: Rich 108
Track: Econometrics

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Domenico Giannone
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Topic: TBA 

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Track: Macroeconomics

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Andriy Norets
Brown University
Topic: "Optimal Auxiliary Priors and Reversible Jump Proposals for a Class of Variable Dimension Models"

Host: David Jacho-Chavez

Location: Rich 108
Track: Econometrics

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Jeremy Fox
Rice University
Topic: "Heterogenous Production Functions, Panel Data, and Productivity Dispersion"

Host: Zhongjian Lin

Location: CHEM 360
Track: Econometrics (Joint seminar with the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Matthew Harris
University of Tennessee
Topic: "Reference Health and the Demand for Medical Care"

Host: Christina DePasquale

Location: Rich 108
Track: Microeconomics (Joint seminar with the Rollins School of Public Health)

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Mariacristina De Nardi
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Topic: TBA

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Track: Macroeconomics

Spring 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Stefan Hoderlein
Boston College
Topic: "The Triangular Model with Random Coefficients"

Host: Essie Maasoumi

Location: Rich 211
Track: Econometrics

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Albert Marcet
Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE) and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Topic: "Stock Price Booms and Expected Capital Gains?"

Host: Juan Rubio-Ramirez

Location: Rich 211
Track: Macroeconomics

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Jonathan Skinner
Dartmouth College
Topic: "Knowledge, Skill, and Technology Adoption: The Case of Implantable Defibrillators (ICDs)"

Host: Ian McCarthy

Location: Rich 211
Track: Microeconomics

Hightower Fund Sponsored Seminar

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Pau Rabanal
International Monetary Fund
Topic: "Should Unconventional Monetary Policies Become Conventional?"

Host: Juan Rubio-Ramirez

Location: Rich 211
Track: Macroeconomics

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Christiane Baumeister
University of Notre Dame
Topic: "Structural Interpretation of Vector Autoregressions with Incomplete Identification: Revisiting the Role of Oil Supply and Demand Shocks"

Host: Elena Pesavento

Location: Rich 211
Track: Econometrics

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Mary Ann Bronson
Georgetown University
Topic: "Firms, Sorting, and Gender Wage Differentials: Evidence from Employer-Employee Matched Data"

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Track: Macroeconomics

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Jesper Linde
Riksbank
Topic: "Should We Use Linearized Models To Calculate Fiscal Multipliers?"

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Track: Macroeconomics

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Doug Staiger
Dartmouth College
Topic: "Predicting the Impact of Hospital Closures on Patient Outcomes"

Host: Christina DePasquale

Location: Rich 211
Track: Microeconomics

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Jonathan Ketcham
Arizona State University
Topic: "Hazed and Confused: Air Pollution, Cognitive Functioning, and Financial Decision Making Among the Elderly"

Host: Ian McCarthy

Location: Rich 211
Track: Microeconomics

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Yongmin Chen
University of Colorado, Boulder
Topic: "Quality Uncertainty, Consumer Search, and Intermediary"

Host: Maria Arbatskaya

Location: Rich 211
Track: Microeconomics

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Diego Restuccia
University of Toronto
Topic: TBA

Location: Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank
Track: Macroeconomics

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Martyna Kobus
Polish Academy of Sciences
Topic: "Copula-based Measurement of Interdependence for Discrete Distributions"

Host: Essie Maasoumi

Location: Rich 211
Track: Econometrics

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Wei Xiong
Princeton University
Topic: TBA

Host: Tao Zha

Location: Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank
Track: Macroeconomics

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Soo Hong Chew
National University of Singapore
Topic: "Familiarity Biases Risk Taking: GABAergic Modulationof Amygdala Response to Familiarity Bias"

Host: Vivian Yue

Location: Rich 211
Track: Microeconomics

Monday, May 15-Wednesday, May 17

2017 Monetary and Financial History Workshop

Monday, May 22, 2017, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Kjetil Storesletten
University of Oslo
Topic: "Barriers to Entry and Regional Economic Growth in China"

Host: Kaiji Chen

Location: Rich 211
Track: Macroeconomics

2015-2016

Fall 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Jue Ren
Emory University
Topic: "Essays in Financial Economics"

Location: Rich 329A
Track: Department-wide

Dissertation Proposal

Friday, September 4, 2015, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Shakeeb Khan
Duke University
Topic: "Informational Content of Factor Structures in Simultaneous Discrete Response Models"

Host: Ruixuan Liu

Location: Rich 104
Track: Econometrics

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Anne Hannusch
Emory University
Topic: "Essays in Macroeconomics"

Location: Rich 329A
Track: Department-wide

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Diego Comin
Dartmouth College
Topic: "Endogenous Technology Adoption and R&D as Sources of Business Cycle Persistence"

Host: Junghoon Lee

Location: Rich 104
Track: Macroeconomics

Friday, September 11, 2015, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Yingyao Hu
Johns Hopkins University
Topic: "Semiparametric Estimation of the Canonical Permanent-Transitory Model of Earnings Dynamics"

Host: Zhongjian Lin

Location: Rich 104
Track: Econometrics

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Egon Zakrajsek
Board of Governors at the Federal Reserve System
Topic: "Credit-Market Sentiment and the Business Cycle"

Host: Vivian Yue

Location: Rich 104
Track: Macroeconomics

Friday, September 18, 2015, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Haiqing Xu
University of Texas, Austin
Topic: "Counterfactual Mapping and Individual Treatment Effects in Nonseparable Models with Binary Endogeneity"

Host: Zhongjian Lin

Location: Rich 104
Track: Econometrics

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Simon Gilchrist
Boston University
Topic: "Customer Markets and Financial Frictions: Implications for Inflation Dynamics"

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Track: Macroeconomics

Friday, September 25, 2015, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Michael Darden
Tulane University
Topic: "Smoking and Mortality: New Evidence from a Long Panel"

Host: Ian McCarthy

Location: Rich 108
Track: Microeconomics

Friday, October 2, 2015, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Tatiana Komarova
London School of Economics
Topic: "Simultaneous First-Price Auctions with Preference over Combinations: Identification, Estimation and Application"

Host: Ruixuan Liu

Location: Rich 104
Track: Econometrics

Friday, October 9, 2015, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Michael Geruso
University of Texas, Austin
Topic: "Upcoding: Evidence from Medicare on Squishy Risk Adjustment"

Host: Ian McCarthy

Location: Rich 108
Track: Microeconomics

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Frederico Belo
University of Minnesota
Topic: "External Equity Financing Shocks, Financial Flows, and Asset Prices"

Host: Junghoon Lee

Location: Rich 104
Track: Macroeconomics

Friday, October 23, 2015, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Xun Tang
Rice University
Topic: "Bargaining with Optimism: A Structural Analysis of Medical Malpractice Litigation"

Host: Zhongjian Lin

Location: Rich 104
Track: Econometrics

Friday, October 30, 2015, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Barry Hirsch
Georgia State University
Topic: "Trouble in the Tails? Earnings Nonresponse and Response Bias across the Distribution"

Host: Christina DePasquale

Location: Rich 108
Track: Microeconomics

Friday, November 6, 2015, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Pablo Peña
Microanalitica
Topic: "Creating Winners and Losers: Date of Birth, Relative Age in School, and Outcomes in Childhood and Adulthood"

Host: Andrew Francis-Tan

Location: Rich 108
Track: Microeconomics

Friday, November 6, 2015, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Xiangyu Gong
Emory University
Topic: "Housing and the Macroeconomy"

Location: Rich 211
Track: Department-wide

Dissertation Proposal

Friday, November 6, 2015, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Heng Chen
Bank of Canada
Topic: "Variance Estimation for Survey-weighted Data Using Bootstrap Resampling Methods: 2013 Methods-of-Payment Survey Questionnaire" and "The Mode is Message"

Host: David Jacho-Chavez

Location: Rich 104
Track: Econometrics

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Len Carlson
Emory University
Topic: "Federal Policy and American Indian Tribes: Still Trying to Get It Right"

Location: White Hall 102
Track: Microeconomics

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Lukasz Drozd
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Financial Contracting with Enforcement Externalities"

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Track: Macroeconomics

Friday, November 13, 2015, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Nicholas Yannelis
Economic Theory Editor
Topic: "Implementation Under Ambiguity" and "Rational Expectations Equilibrium Under Ambiguity"

Location: Rich 108
Track: Microeconomics

Friday, November 13, 2015, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Carlos Lamarche
University of Kentucky
Topic: "Sparsity-based Estimation of a Panel Quantile Count Data Model with Applications to Big Data"

Host: David Jacho-Chavez

Location: Rich 104
Track: Econometrics

Monday, November 16, 2015, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Yanbing Min
Emory University
Topic: "Innovation, Volatility, and Asymmetry"

Location: Rich 329A
Track: Department-wide

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Xiaoji Lin
Ohio State University
Topic: "The Elephant in the Room: The Impact of Labor Obligations on Credit Risk"

Location: Rich 211
Track: Department-wide

Monday, November 30, 2015, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Alex Lundberg
Emory University
Topic: "Organizational Decisions in Groups and Law"

Location: Rich 329A
Track: Department-wide

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Enrique Mendoza
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "What is a Sustainable Public Debt?"

Host: Vivian Yue

Location: Rich 104
Track: Department-wide

Friday, December 4, All day event

Georgia Health Economics Research Day

Location: Emory Conference Center and Hotel
Track: Microeconomics

Monday, December 7, 2015, 10:00 am-11:30 am

Xing Huang
Michigan State University
Topic: "Which Factors Matter to Investors? Evidence from Mutual Fund Flows"

Host: Vivian Yue

Location: Rich 329A
Track: Macroeconomics

Spring 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Gautam Gowrisankaran
University of Arizona
Topic: "Does Hospital Electronic Medical Record Adoption Lead to Upcoding or More Accurate Coding?"

Host: Ian McCarthy

Location: Rich 211
Track: Microeconomics

Thursday, March 17, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

In-Koo Cho
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Topic: "Gresham's Law of Model Averaging"

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Track: Macroeconomics

Friday, March 18, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Scott Rozelle
Stanford University
Topic: "Health and Nutrition in Rural China: The Source of China's Inequality and the Future of Its Growth"

Host: Neil Yu

Location: White Hall 207
Track: Microeconomics

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Fumio Hayashi
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Topic: "Exiting from QE"

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Track: Macroeconomics

Friday, March 25, 2016, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Andres Santos
University of California, San Diego
Topic: "Constrained Conditional Moment Restriction Models"

Host: Ruixuan Liu

Location: Rich 211
Track: Econometrics

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Urban Jermann
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Sticky Leverage"

Host: Vivian Yue

Location: Rich 211
Track: Macroeconomics

Friday, April 1, 2016, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Yijian Huang
Emory University (RSPH)
Topic: "Restoration of Monotonicity Respecting in Dynamic Regression"

Host: Zhongjian Lin

Location: Rich 211
Track: Econometrics

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Dario Caldara
Federal Reserve Board
Topic: "Monetary Policy, Real Activity, and Credit Spreads: Evidence from Bayesian Proxy SVARs"

Host: Juan Rubio-Ramirez

Location: Rich 211
Track: Macroeconomics

Friday, April 15, 2016, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Cheng Hsiao
University of Southern California
Topic: "Panel Models with Interactive Effects"

Host: Zhongjian Lin

Location: Rich 211
Track: Econometrics

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

V. V. Chari
University of Minnesota
Topic: "On the Optimality of Financial Repression"

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Track: Macroeconomics

Friday, April 22, 2016, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm*

Jeffrey Naecker
Wesleyan University
Topic: "When Fair Isn't Fair: Sophisticated Time Inconsistency in Social Preferences"

* Please note special time.

Location: Rich 211
Track: Microeconomics

Friday, April 22, 2016, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Chang Jin Kim
University of Washington
Topic: "Trend-Cycle Decomposition of Post-war Real GDP Revisited: Classical and Bayesian Perspectives"

Host: Sue Mialon

Location: Rich 211
Track: Econometrics

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Chang-Tai Hsieh
University of Chicago
Topic: "Institutional Sources of China's Growth and Slowdown"

Host: Kaiji Chen

Location: Rich 211
Track: Department-wide

2014-2015

Fall 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jian Wang
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "Benefits of Foreign Ownership: Evidence from Foreign Direct Investment in China"

Friday, September 12, 2014

Yixiao Sun
University of California, San Diego
Host: Esfandiar Maasoumi
Topic: "Fixed-smoothing Asymptotics in a Two-step GMM Framework"

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jing Zhang
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Host: Vivian Yue
Topic: "Saving Europe? The Unpleasant Arithmetic of Fiscal Austerity in Integrated Economies"

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jiening Pan
Emory University
Topic: "Essays on Non-linearity in Yield Curves"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Daniel Henderson
University of Alabama
Host: David Jacho-Chavez
Topic: "Nonparametric Threshold Regression: Estimation and Inference"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Margarita Zabelina
Emory University
Topic: "Essays in Macroeconomics: A Markov-switching Approach"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, October 2, 2014

George Alessandria
University of Rochester
Host: Vivian Yue
Topic: "Microeconomic Uncertainty, International Trade, and Aggregate Fluctuations"

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tim Brennan
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Host: Sue Mialon
Topic: "Is Behavioral Economics 'Economics'?"

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Matteo Iacoviello
Federal Reserve Board
Host: Vivian Yue
Topic: "Collateral Constraints and Macroeconomic Asymmetries"

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thorsten Drautzburg
Federal Reserve Bank, Philadelphia
Host: Junghoon Lee
Topic: "A Narrative Approach to a Fiscal DSGE Model"

Thursday, November 6, 2014

David Berger
Northwestern University
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "Missing Aggregate Dynamics: On the Slow Convergence of Lumpy Adjustment Models"

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Scott Barkowski
Clemson University
Host: Sara Markowitz
Topic: "Does Government Health Insurance Reduce Job Lock and Job Push?"

Friday, November 14-Sunday, November 16, 2014

Conference in Honor of Esfandiar (Essie) Maasoumi

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

3rd Year Field Paper Presentations

  • Xiangyu Gong
  • Alex Lundberg
  • Yanbing Min
  • Xin Yan

Thursday, November 20, 2014

André Kurmann
Drexel University
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "News Shocks and Inflation: Lessons for New Keynesians"

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Jaqueline Oliveira
Clemson University
Host: Andrew Francis
Topic: "Migration, Roads, and Labor Market Integration: Evidence from a Planned Capital City"

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Otto Lenhart
Emory University
Topic: "Essays on the Relationship between Income and Health"

Dissertation Proposal

Spring 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

Arthur Lewbel
Boston College
Host: David Jacho-Chavez
Topic: "Identifying the Average Treatment Effect in a Two Threshold Model"

Thursday, March 19, 2015

B. Ravikumar
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "Capital Goods Trade and Economic Development"

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Elena Antoniadou
Emory University
Topic: "Consumer Choice Under Income Uncertainty"

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sangeeta Pratap
Hunter College and Graduate Center
Host: Vivian Yue
Topic: "An Estimated Structural Model of Entrepreneurial Behavior"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Zhao Li
Emory University
Topic: "Uncertainty and Syndicated Loan Structure"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Anthony Creane
University of Kentucky
Host: Sue Mialon
Topic: "Exporting to Bypass Weak Institutions"

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tong Xu
Emory University
Topic: "Essays in Macroeconomics"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Keith Finlay
Tulane University
Host: Hugo Mialon
Topic: "Stigma in the Labor Market"

Friday, April 10, 2015, 3:00-4:30 pm

Philipp Schmidt-Dengler*
University of Vienna
Host: David Jacho-Chavez
Topic: "Information and Price Dispersion: Evidence from Retail Gasoline"

Note Special Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Yifeng Zhu
Emory University
Topic: "Empirical Applications of Entropy-based Inference"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Yoosoon Chang
Indiana University, Bloomington
Host: Elena Pesavento
Topic: TBA

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 3:30-5:00 pm

Han Hong*
Stanford University
Host: Zhongjian Lin
Topic: "A Computational Implementation of GMM"

2013-2014

Fall 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Constantine Alexandrakis
Hofstra University
Host: TBA
Topic: "Information Technology and Matching Efficiency in the U.S. Labor Maket"

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Maria Vyshnya Aslam
Emory University
Topic: "Economics of Precautionary Messages: Labeling Health Risks"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Scott Cunningham
Baylor University
Host: Hugo Mialon
Topic: "Decriminalizing Prostitution: Suprising Implications for Sexual Violence and Public Health"

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Byung-Cheol Kim
Georgia Institute of Technology
Host: Hugo Mialon
Topic: "Net Neutrality, Business Models, and Internet Interconnection"

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Edouard Wemy
Emory University
Topic: "Essays in News-driven Business Cycles"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Elaine Liu
University of Houston
Host: Andrew Francis
Topic: "Beggar-Thy-Women: Foreign Brides and the Domestic Front - The Case of Taiwan"

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Christopher Otrok
University of Missouri
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "Optimal Policy for Macrofinancial Stability"

Thursday, October 31, 2013

William Peterman
Federal Reserve Board
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "How Well Did Social Security Mitigate the Effects of the Great Recession"

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Rui Cui
University of Chicago
Host: Junghoon Lee
Topic: "What Is Cyclical in Credit Cycles?"

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ezra Oberfield
Princeton University
Hosts: Kaiji Chen and Junghoon Lee
Topic: "Business Networks, Production Chains, and Productivity: A Theory of Input-Output Architecture"

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mu-Jeung Yang
University of Washington, Seattle
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "Delegation and Incentive Contracts: Complements or Substitutes?"

Friday, November 22-Saturday, November 23, 2013

2013 Metro-Atlanta Econometric Study Group Meeting

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Vinish Shrestha
Emory University
Topic: "The Effects of Tobacco and Alcohol Prices on Alcohol Consumption"

Dissertation Proposal

Spring 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thomas Lemieux
University of British Columbia
Host: Esfandiar Maasoumi
Topic: "Performance Pay and Earnings Dynamics"

Friday, February 28, 2014

Steven Durlauf
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Host: Esfandiar Maasoumi
Topic: "Linear Social Interactions Models"

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Abraham Wickelgren
University of Texas, Austin
Host: Hugo Mialon
Topic: "When Should Tacit Collusion be Regulated? An Economic Model"

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Anson T. Y. Ho
Kansas State University
Host: David Jacho-Chavez
Topic: "Housing and Tax-deferred Savings Accounts"

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Alex Hsu
Georgia Institute of Technology
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "Savers and Spenders: Fiscal Policy as a Potential Resolution to the Treasury Bond Premium Puzzle"

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ke Wu
Emory University
Topic: "Essays on Entropy-based Robust Inference with Applications"

Dissertation Proposal

Monday, May 19-Thursday, May 22, 2014

2014 Monetary and Financial History Workshop

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Gary Gorton
Yale University
Topic: "The Financial Crisis: What Happened? (Or, the Next Financial Crisis)"

Hightower Lecture

2012-2013

Fall 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Arthur Lewbel
Boston College
Host: David Jacho-Chavez
Topic: "Generalized Random Coefficients with Equivalence Scale Applications"

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Jody Sindelar
Yale University
Host: Sara Markowitz
Topic: "Behavioral Economics as Applied to Tobacco: Online and Field Experiments"

Part of the Hightower Lecture Series

Monday, October 8, 2012

John Lipsky
International Monetary Fund and Johns Hopkins University
Host: Leonard Carlson
Topic: "Euro Zone Crisis and International Policy Cooperation"

Part of the Hightower Lecture Series

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Zheng Liu
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "Monetary Policy in a DSGE Model with 'Chinese Characteristics'"

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sagiri Kitao
City University of New York
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "A Lifecycle Model of Unemployment and Disability Insurance"

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Timo Terasvirta
Aarhus University
Host: Esfandiar Maasoumi
Topic: "Conditional Correlation Models of an Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity with Nonstationary GARCH Equations"

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bertille Antoine
Simon Fraser University
Host: David Jacho-Chavez
Topic: "Efficient Inference with Time-varying Identification Strength"

Thursday, November 8, 2012

William Barnett
University of Kansas
Host: Esfandiar Maasoumi
Topic: "Getting it Wrong: How Faulty Monetary Statistics Undermine the Fed, the Financial System, and the Economy"

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Zhiwei Xu
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "Two-way Capital Flows and Global Imbalances: A Neoclassical Approach"

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Vance Martin
University of Melbourne
Host: Esfandiar Maasoumi
Topic: "The Count of Monte Carlo"

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Aaron Sojourner
University of Minnesota
Host: David Frisvold
Topic: "Impacts of Unionization on Quality and Productivity: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Nursing Homes"

Spring 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Almas Heshmati
Korea University
Host: Esfandiar Maasoumi
Topic: "A Review of the Circular Economy in China: Moving From Rhetoric to Implementation"

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Steve Koch
University of Pretoria
Host: Sara Markowitz
Topic: "The Abolition of User Fees and the Demand for Health Care: Reevaluating the Impact"

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jeffrey Racine
McMaster University
Host: Esfandiar Maasoumi
Topic: "Infinite Order Cross-validated Local Polynomial Regression"

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Yongseok Shin
University of Washington, Saint Louis
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "The Macroeconomics of Microfinance"

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Aniruddha Bagchi
Kennesaw State University
Host: David Frisvold
Topic: "Optimal Allocation of Resources in Airport Security: Profiling Versus Screening"

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Animesh Giri
Emory University
Topic: "Three Essays on Human Capital Outcomes of Immigrants"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Xiao Huang
Kennesaw State University
Host: David Jacho-Chavez
Topic: "Dynamic Panels, Cross-sectional Correlation, and Arbitrage in Equities Market"

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Diego Restuccia
University of Toronto
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "Relative Prices and Sectoral Productivity"

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Carlos Alos-Ferrer
University of Cologne
Host: Monica Capra
Topic: "Preference Reversals: Time and Again"

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Francisca Antman
University of Colorado, Boulder
Host: Andrew Francis
Topic: "Incentives to Identify: Ethnic Identification and Affirmative Action"

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Shantanu Bagchi
Georgia Southern University
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "Labor Supply and the Optimality of Social Security"

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

David Papell
University of Houston
Host: Tanya Molodtsova
Topic: "Taylor Rules Versus Discretion in U.S. Monetary Policy"

2011-2012

Fall 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
Northwestern University
Host: David Frisvold
Topic: "How Does Your Kindergarten Classroom Affect Your Earnings? Evidence from Project Star"

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Caroline Fohlin
Johns Hopkins University
Topic: "Transforming the NYSE: Crisis and Expansion During the Great War and Its Aftermath"

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Latika Lagalo
Wayne State University and Emory University
Topic: "Separating Demand and Supply Shocks in the Oil Market: An Analysis Using Disaggregated Data"

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Shinichi Nishiyama
Georgia Sate University
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "The Joint Labor Supply Decision of Married Couples and the Social Security Pension System"

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Frank Page
Indiana University
Host: David Jacho-Chavez
Topic: "Equilibrium Markov Supernetworks"

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sandeep Baliga
Northwestern University
Host: Tilman Klumpp
Topic: "The Strategy of Manipulating Conflict"

A part of the Hightower Lecture Series

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Charles Noussair
Emory University
Host: Monica Capra
Topic: "Higher Order Risk Attitudes, Demographics, and Financial Decisions"

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mzwandile Ginindza
Emory University
Topic: "Three Essays in Empirical Macroeconomics"

Dissertation Proposal

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stephen Kiebzak
Emory University
Topic: "Three Essays in Environmental and Resources Economics"

Dissertation Proposal

Spring 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Handie Peng
Emory University
Topic: "Essays on the Economics of Risky Health Behaviors"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ba Chu
Carleton University
Host: David Jacho-Chavez
Topic: "The Most Entropic Canonical Copula with an Application to 'Style' Investment"

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Rodney Andrews
University of Texas, Dallas
Host: David Frisvold
Topic: "Quantile Treatment Effects of College Quality on Earnings: Evidence from Administrative Data in Texas"

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Vivek Ghosal
Georgia Institute of Technology
Host: Hugo Mialon
Topic: "Determinants of Adoption of Health Information Technology by Clinics"

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Francis Vella
Georgetown University
Host: David Jacho-Chavez
Topic: "Semiparametric Selection Models with Binary Outcomes"

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Julie Hotchkiss
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Host: David Frisvold
Topic: "An Overview of the Opportunities at the Atlanta Census RDC"

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Andrea Moro
Vanderbilt University
Host: Tilman Klumpp
Topic: "The Empirical Content of Models with Multiple Equilibria in Economies with Social Interactions"

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Juan-Carlos Escanciano
Indiana University
Host: David Jacho-Chavez
Topic: "Inferences in Semiparametric Partially Identified Models: An Empirical Process Approach"

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bing Jiang
Emory University
Topic: "Three Papers on Risk and Personality"

Dissertation Proposal

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Carolina Felix
Emory University
Topic: "Decision-making in Individual Account Pension Systems"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Kevin Huang
Vanderbilt University
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "Sectoral Interactions and Monetary Policy Under Costly Price Adjustment"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Martin Liu
Emory University
Topic: "Three Essays in Financial Economics"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rehim Kilic
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Host: Elena Pesavento
Topic: "A Tale of Two Exchange Rates"

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Jing Xu
Emory University
Topic: "Three Essays on the State Children's Health Insurance Program"

Dissertation Proposal

2010-2011

Fall 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Partha Deb
Hunter College
Host: Sara Markowitz
Topic: "Dynamic Cost-offsets of Prescription Drug Expenditures: Panel Data Analysis Using a Copula-based Hurdle Model"

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Chang Liu
Emory University
Topic: "The Relationship Between Firm Performance and Business Environment"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Michael Owyang
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
Host: Tanya Molodtsova
Topic: "An Endogenous Clustered Factor Approach to International Business Cycles"

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Aman Ullah
University of California, Riverside
Host: Essie Maasoumi
Topic: "Nonparametric and Semiparametric Panel Econometric Models: Estimation and Testing"

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kristin Butcher
Wellesley College
Host: David Frisvold
Topic: "Female Offenders' Use of Social Welfare Programs Before and After Jail and Prison: Does Prison Cause Welfare Dependency?"

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kaz Miyagiwa
Emory University
Topic: "It's Now or Never: Deadlines and Cooperation"

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Art Goldsmith
Washington and Lee University
Host: Andy Francis
Topic: "Educational Attainment of Blacks in the U.S. and the Integration-Segregation Debate: Did W. E. B. DuBois Have It Right?"

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Xuejuan Su
Emory University
Topic: "Raising Rivals' Costs Under Open Access: Theory and Empirical Evidence from the U.S. Electricity Wholesale Market"

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Griffin Edwards
Emory University
Topic: "Doing Their Duty: An Empirical Analysis of the Unintended Effect of Tarasoff v. Regents on Homicidal Activity"

Dissertation Proposal

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Jacques Thisse
Universite Catholique de Louvain
Topic: "Monopolistic Competition: Beyond the Constant Elasticity of Substitution (CES)"

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tanya Rosenblat
Iowa State University
Host: Monica Capra
"Measuring Trust in Peruvian Shantytowns"

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lei Jiang
Emory University
Topic: "Stock Liquidity and the Taylor Rule"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Michael Grossman
City University of New York
Host: Sara Markowitz
Topic: "The Impact of National Health Insurance on Birth Outcomes: A Natural Experiment in Taiwan"

Part of the Hightower Lecture Series

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mary Schroeder
Emory University
Topic: "Effects of Paid Family Leave on Maternal and Child Health Outcomes"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, December 9, 2010

David Jacho-Chavez
Indiana University
Host: Essie Maasoumi
Topic: "Identification and Estimation of Semiparametric Two Step Models"

Spring 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Berrak Bahadir
University of Georgia
Host: Tilman Klumpp
Topic: "Housing Market Dynamics and Welfare"

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sanjay Chugh
University of Maryland
Host: Kaiji Chen
Topic: "Firm Risk and Leverage-based Business Cycles"

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

John Siegfried
Vanderbilt University
Host: Paul Rubin
Topic: "Better Living Through Economics"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Matthew Higgins
Georgia Institute of Technology
Host: Elena Pesavento
Topic: "Regulation and Welfare: Evidence from Paragraph-IV Generic Entry in the Pharmaceutical Industry"

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tim Vogelsang
Michigan State University
Host: Elena Pesavento
Topic: "Integrated Modified OLS Estimation and Fixed-b Inference for Cointegrating Regressions"

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hideo Konishi
Boston College
Host: Maria Arbatskaya
Topic: "Choosing a Licensee from Heterogeneous Rivals"

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Michael McAleer
Erasmus University, Rotterdam
Host: Essie Maasoumi
Topic: "GFC - Robust Risk Management Strategies Under the Basel Accord"

Part of the Hightower Lecture Series

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Erik Nesson
Emory University
Topic: "The Distributional Effects of Tobacco Control Policies on Adult Smoking Behavior"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Yoram Bauman
University of Washington
Host: Hugo Mialon
Topic: "Comedy, Economics, and Climate Change"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Josh Robinson
Emory University
Topic: "The Effects of Asymmetric and Symmetric Growth Restriction on Human Capital Development"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Patrick Warren
Clemson University
Host: Hugo Mialon
Topic: "Will Governments Fix What Markets Cannot? The Positive Political Economy of Regulation in Markets with Overconfident Consumers"

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hylke Vandenbussche
Catholic University of Leuven
Host: Kaz Miyagiwa
Topic: "Vertizontal Differentiation in Monopolistic Competition"

2009-2010

Fall 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

James Heckman
University of Chicago
Host: Esfandiar Maasoumi
Topic: "The Causal Effect of Education on Health"

Friday, September 18, 2009

William Darity
Duke University
Hosts: Andrew Francis and David Frisvold
Topic: "Stratification Economics"

Friday, September 25, 2009

Mehmet Caner
North Carolina State University
Host: Esfandiar Maasoumi
Topic: "A New Paradigm: A Joint Test of Structural and Correlation Parameters in Instrumental Variables Regression When Perfect Exogeneity is Violated"

Friday, October 2, 2009

David Papell
University of Houston
Host: Tanya Molodtsova
Topic: "Taylor Rules and the Great Inflation: Lessons from the 1970's for the Road Ahead for the Fed"

Friday, October 9, 2009

Lutz Kilian
University of Michigan
Host: Elena Pesavento
Topic: "Pitfalls in Estimating Asymmetric Effects of Energy Price Shocks"

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dan Houser
George Mason University
Host: Monica Capra
Topic: "Competition for Trophies Triggers Male Generosity"

Friday, October 23, 2009

David Dickinson
Appalachian State University
Host: Monica Capra
Topic: "Sleep Deprivation, Sleep Choice, and Time-of-day Effects on High-level Decision-making"

Friday, October 30, 2009

Cesare Robotti
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Host: Richard Luger
Topic: "On the Hansen-Jagannathan Distance with No-arbitrage Constraint"

Friday, November 6, 2009

Zhou Yang
Emory University
Host: Sara Markowitz
Topic: "Sex Education, Family Planning Service Policies, and Demographic Change: The Reasons and Challenges of Recent Increase in Teen Birth Rate"

Friday, November 13, 2009

Decio Coviello
University or Rome Tor Vergata and European University Institute
Host: Elena Pesavento
Topic: "Political Longevity and Collusion in Public Procurement Auctions"

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Deliana Kostova
Emory University
Topic: "Essays on Global Tobacco Use: The Role of Cigarette Prices and Regulation"

Dissertation Proposal

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hanming Fang
University of Pennsylvania
Host: Tilman Klumpp
Topic: "Difference-in-difference Estimators of Prejudice: An Examination of the Existing Test and An Alternative"

Friday, December 4, 2009

Phil Cook
Duke University
Host: Sara Markowitz
Topic: "Gun Control After Heller: Litigating Against Regulation"

Spring 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Henry Thompson
Auburn University
Host: Tanya Molodtsova
Topic: "Economic Growth with a Nonrenewable Resource"

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Steve LeRoy
University of California, Santa Barbara
Host: Stephen Clark
Topic: "Infinite Portfolio Strategies"

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Andrew Francis
Emory University
Topic: "Using Brazil's Racial Continuum to Examine the Short-term Effects of Affirmative Action in Higher Education"

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hashem Pesaran
Cambridge University
Host: Esfandiar Maasoumi
Topic: "Infinite-dimensional VARs and Factor Models"

Thursday, March 25, 2010

J. Todd Swarthout
Georgia State University
Host: Monica Capra
Topic: "A New Method to Elicit Discount Rates"

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Shmuel Leshem
University of Southern California
Host: Hugo Mialon
Topic: "Sequential Versus Simultaneous Law Enforcement Games"

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Warren Whatley
University of Michigan
Host: Len Carlson
Topic: "The Transatlantic Slave Trade and African Economic Development"

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Yanqin Fan
Vanderbilt University
Host: Esfandiar Maasoumi
Topic: "Partial Identification and Confidence Sets for Functionals of the Joint Distribution of Potential Outcomes"

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Julie Hotchkiss
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Host: Sara Markowitz
Topic: "The Wage Impact of Undocumented Workers"

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Byung-Cheol Kim
Georgia Institute of Technology
Host: Tilman Klumpp
Topic: "Signaling, Learning, and Screening Prior to Trial: A Theory of Preliminary Injunctions"

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tyler Cowen
George Mason University
Host: Paul Rubin
Topic: "The Economics of the Jobless Recovery"

Lecture is cosponsored by the Program in Democracy and Citizenship at Emory University

2008-2009

Fall 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

James Hamilton
University of California, San Diego
Hosts: Hashem Dezhbakhsh and Tao Zha
Topic: "Daily Monetary Policy Shocks and the Delayed Response of New Home Sales"

Part of the Hightower Lecture Series

Friday, September 19, 2008

Peter Thompson
Florida International University
Host: Sue Mialon
Topic: "Desperate Housewives? Communication Difficulties and the Dynamics of Marital (Un)Happiness"

Friday, October 3, 2008

Rusty Tchernis
Indiana University
Host: Sara Markowitz
Topic: "School Nutrition Programs and the Incidence of Childhood Obesity"

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Qiang Fu
National University of Singapore
Host: Tilman Klumpp
Topic: "Optimal Research Contests: Subsidies or Prizes?"

Friday, October 17, 2008

Alex Nikolsko-Rzheskyy
University of Memphis
Host: Tanya Molodtsova
Topic: "Monetary Policy Evaluation in Real Time: Forward-looking Taylor Rules Without Forward-looking Data"

Friday, October 24, 2008

Cesar Martinelli
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Host: Hugo Mialon
Topic: "The Role of Media Slant in Elections and Economics"

Friday, October 31, 2008

Yongmin Chen
University of Colorado, Boulder
Host: Sue Mialon
Topic: "Exclusive Contracts, Innovation, and Welfare"

Friday, November 7, 2008

Jason Fletcher
Yale University
Host: David Frisvold
Topic: "Peer Influences on Adolescent Alcohol Consumption: Evidence Using an IV/FE Approach"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bard Harstad
Northwestern University
Host: Tilman Klumpp
Topic: "The Dynamics of Climate Agreements"

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christine Durrance
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Host: Christopher Curran
Topic: "The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Increased Access to the Morning After Pill"

Spring 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Stephen Clark
Emory University
Host: Tilman Klumpp
Topic: "Bubbles and Capital Formation in a Stochastic Input-Output Model with Infinite Time Horizon"

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mark Fisher
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Host: Stephen Clark
Topic: "PPP and Unit Roots: Learning Across Regimes"

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Jeffrey Racine
McMaster University
Host: Esfandiar Maasoumi
Topic: "Constrained Nonparametric Kernel Regression: Estimation and Inference"

Friday, March 6, 2009

Badi Baltagi
Syracuse University
Host: Esfandiar Maasoumi
Topic: "Spatial Panels"

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jason Barr
Rutgers University
Host: Sara Markowitz
Topic: "Geology Versus Agglomeration: Bedrock Depth and the Formation of the Manhattan Skyline, 1890-1915"

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Enrique Fatas
University of Valencia, Spain
Host: Monica Capra
Topic: "Cooperation and Status in Organizations"

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Marco Castillo
Georgia Institute of Technology
Host: Monica Capra

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Roger Lagunoff
Georgetown University
Host: Tilman Klumpp
Topic: "On the Faustian Dynamics of Policy and Political Power"

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Jens Ludwig
University of Chicago
Host: David Frisvold
Topic: "The Effects of School Desegregation on Crime"

2007-2008

Fall 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007

David Cooper
Florida State University
Host: Monica Capra
Topic: "Social Interaction and Risk-taking Behavior"

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Berrak Buyukkarabacak
Emory University
Topic: "Consumption Volatility in Emerging Economies: Credit Constraints, Collateral, and Income Distribution"

Dissertation Proposal

Friday, October 26, 2007

Courtney LaFountain
University of Texas, Arlington
Host: Stefan Krause
Topic: "Immigrant Participation in U.S. Elections"

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tao Zha
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Host: Zheng Liu
Topic: "The Conquest of South American Inflation"

Friday, November 2, 2007

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes
University of Florida
Host: Stefan Krause
Topic: "Identification and Estimation of Casual Mechanisms and Net Effects of a Treatment"

Friday, November 9, 2007

Vjollca Sadiraj
Georgia State University
Host: Monica Capra
Topic: "Revealed Altruism"

Friday, November 16, 2007

Sarah Brosnan
Georgia State University
Host: Monica Capra
Topic: "Inequity Responses in Nonhuman Primates"

Friday, November 30, 2007

Hülya K. K. Eraslan
University of Pennsylvania
Hosts: Tilman Klumpp and Hugo Mialon
Topic: "The Anatomy of U.S. Personal Bankruptcy Under Chapter 13"

Friday, December 7, 2007

Kelli Lanier
Emory University
Topic: "Measuring Trust Cooperation: In the Lab and in the Field"

Dissertation Proposal

Spring 2008

Monday, January 28, 2008

Subhrendu Pattanayak
RTI International
Host: Hashem Dezhbakhsh
Topic: "Economics of Environmental Health: Evidence from Water and Sanitation Projects in Rural India"

Friday, March 21, 2008

Yuriy Kitsul
Georgia State University
Host: Richard Luger
Topic: "Pricing Kernels, Macroeconomic Aggregates, and Expected Default-free and Defaultable Bond Returns"

Friday, April 4, 2008

Rick Harbaugh
Indiana University
Host: Tilman Klumpp
Topic: "Prospect Theory or Skill Signaling?"

Friday, April 11, 2008

Catherine Eckel
University of Texas, Dallas
Host: Monica Capra
Topic: "Social Dilemmas and Charitable Giving: Evidence from the Field"

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tim Mathews
Kennesaw State University
Host: Tilman Klumpp
Topic: "The Interdependence between a Terrorist's Choice of Target and Homeland Security Efforts of a State"

Friday, April 18, 2008

Nicholas Yanellis
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Host: Stefan Krause
Topic: "Under What Conditions is the Rational Expectations Equilibrium (REE) Learnable and Stable?"

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Michael Baye
Federal Trade Commission
Host: Maria Arbatskaya
Topic: "Clicks, Discontinuities, and Firm Demand Online"

Friday, April 25, 2008

Gregory Berns
Emory University
Host: Monica Capra
Topic: "Neuroeconomic Approaches to Nonmonetary Losses"

Monday, April 28, 2008

Sermin Gungor
Emory University
Topic: "Three Essays in Financial Economics"

Dissertation Proposal

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Alysa Shcherbakova
Emory University
Topic: "Debt, Risk, and Financial Markets"

Dissertation Proposal

2006-2007

Fall 2006

Friday, September 22, 2006

Robert Chirinko
Emory University

Debdulal Mallick
Emory University

Topic: "The Substitution Elasticity, Growth Theory, and the Low-Pass Filter Panel Model"

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

R. Andrew Bauer
Emory University
Topic: "The Effect of Monetary Policy on Components of Consumer Inflation"

Dissertation Proposal

Friday, October 13, 2006

Erin Krupka
Carnegie Mellon University
Topic: "Why Does Dictator Game Sharing Vary? Eliciting Social Norms in the Laboratory"

Friday, October 20, 2006

Nobuhiro Kiyotaki
Princeton University
Topic: "Adjusting to Capital Account Liberalization"

Friday, October 27, 2006

Kevin Huang
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Topic: "Financial Intermediaries, Markets, and Growth"

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Chris Carroll
Johns Hopkins University
Topic: "Sticky Expectations and Consumption Dynamics"

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Shireen Meer
Emory University
Topic: "Affect in Markets: Experimental Evidence"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Fahad Khalil
University of Washington
Topic: "Allowing the Lesser of Two Evils: Bribery or Extortion"

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Jigna Sampat
Emory University
Topic: "A Firm-level Study of Total Factor Productivity in Indian Manufacturing Industries"

Dissertation Proposal

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Marc Weidenmeir
Claremont McKenna College
Topic: "Competing with the NYSE"

Friday, November 17, 2006

Lutz Kilian
University of Michigan
Topic: "Not All Oil Price Shocks Are Alike: Disentangling Demand and Supply Shocks in the Crude Oil Market"

Friday, December 1, 2006

Anthony Creane
Michigan State University
Topic: "Pattern Bargaining as an Equilibrium Outcome"

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Susan Laury
Georgia State University
Topic: "Under-Insurance Against Low Probability Losses: New Experimental Evidence"

Spring 2007

Friday, January 26, 2007

Costas Alexandrakis
University of Massachusetts
Topic: "The Determinants of Technological Change: Current Theories and the Data Surrounding Them"

Friday, February 2, 2007

Laura Veldkamp
New York University
Topic: "Information Immobility and the Home Bias Puzzle"

Friday, February 9, 2007

John Turner
University of Georgia
Topic: "Trade Liberalization, Outsourcing, and the Hold-up Problem"

Friday, February 16, 2007

Elias Dinopoulos
University of Florida
Topic: "North-South Trade and Economic Growth"

Friday, March 2, 2007

Hideo Konishi
Boston College
Topic: "Tiebout's Tale in Spatial Economies: Entrepreneurship, Self-selection, and Efficiency"

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Charles Holt
University of Virginia
Topic: "Combinatorial Auctioneering"

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Jack Strecher
University of Norway
Topic: "Decision-making and Trade Without Probabilities"

Friday, March 23, 2007

Josh Ederington
University of Kentucky
Topic: "The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Productivity Within and Across Industries: Theory Evidence"

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Jasminka Ninkovic
Emory University
Topic: "Determinants of International Flows"

Dissertation Proposal

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Giovanni Peri
University of California, Davis
Topic: "Comparative Advantages and Gains From Immigration"

Friday, April 6, 2007

Ana Maria Herrera
Michigan State University
Topic: "Why are Gasoline Prices Sticky? A Test of Alternative Models of Price Adjustment"

Friday, April 13, 2007

David Bjerk
Rand Corporation and McMaster University
Topic: "Glass Ceilings or Sticky Floors? Statistical Discrimination in a Dynamic Model of Hiring and Promotion"

Friday, April 20, 2007

Preston McAfee
California Institute of Technology
Topic: "Firms, Queues, and Coffee Breaks: A Flow Model of the Corporation with Human Delays"

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Yan Li
Emory University
Topic: "Stock Market Bubbles: Effects on Fixed Investment and Financial Market"

Dissertation Proposal

2005-2006

Fall 2005

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Maria Arbatskaya
Emory University
Topic: "Referrals in Search Markets"

Friday, September 16, 2005

Luigi Guiso
University of Chicago and University of Sassari
Topic: "Disentangling Employment and Wage Rigidities"

Friday, September 23, 2005

Andrew Daughety
Vanderbilt University

Jennifer Reinganum
Vanderbilt University

Topic: "Imperfect Competition and Quality Signaling"

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Monica Capra
Emory University
Topic: "Conformity in Contribution Games: Gender and Group Effects"

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Karsten Jeske
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Emory University
Topic: "Health Insurance and Tax Policy"

Friday, October 14, 2005

Myrna Wooders
Vanderbilt University
Topic: "Female Competition, Evolution, and the Battle of the Sexes"

Friday, October 21, 2005

Costas Alexandrakis
University of Massachusetts
Topic: "Secession and Exit: An Analyis of Two Completing Hypotheses"

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Joni Hersch
Harvard University
Topic: "Race, Skin Tone, Education, and Wages"

Thursday, October 27, 2005

W. Kip Viscusi
Harvard University
Topic: "Hyperbolic Discounting of Public Goods"

Friday, October 28, 2005

Thomas Lubik
Johns Hopkins University
Topic: "A Bayesian Look at New Open Economy Macroeconomics"

Friday, November 4, 2005

Eric Rasmusen
Indiana University
Topic: "Prosecutors' Choices of Prosecution and Conviction Rates: Theory and Evidence"

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Simon Anderson
University of Virginia
Topic: "Media Mergers and Media Bias with Rational Consumers"

Friday, November 18, 2005

Bill Dupor
Ohio State University
Topic: "Consuming Robustly"

Friday, December 2, 2005

Aldo Rustichini
University of Minnesota
Topic: "An Informational Theory of Empathy"

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Tomomi Tanaka
California Institute of Technology
Topic: "Poverty, Politics, and Preferences: Field Experiments and Survey Data from Vietnam"

Friday, December 9, 2005

Bart Wilson
George Mason University
Topic: "Experimental Gasoline Markets"

Spring 2006

Friday, February 24, 2006

Henry Thompson
Auburn University
Topic: "Growth and Substitution with a Nonrenewable Resource"

Friday, March 3, 2006

Max Stinchcombe
University of Texas, Austin
Topic: "Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Acquiring and Aggregating Costly Information from Sources of Differing Quality"

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Art Goldsmith
Washington and Lee University
Topic: "English Language Proficiency and the Wages of Latino and Latina Workers"

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Price Fishback
University of Arizona
Topic: "The Effect of Internal Migration on Local Labor Markets: American Cities During the Great Depression"

Friday, March 24, 2006

Paul Rubin
Emory University

Joanna Shepherd
Emory University

Topic: "Tort Reform and Accidental Deaths"

Friday, March 31, 2006

Andrew Young
University of Mississippi
Topic: "Labors Shares - Aggregate and Industry: Accounting for Both in a Model of Development with Induced Innovation"

Friday, April 7, 2006

Rachel Croson
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Field Experiments in Charitable Contribution: The Impact of Social Influence on the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods"

Friday, April 14, 2006

Richard Arnott
Boston College
Topic: "The Economic Theory of Urban Traffic Congestion: A Microscopic Research Agenda and Spatial Competition between Parking Garages and Downtown Parking Policy"

Monday, April 17, 2006

Yaron Lahav
Emory University
Topic: "The Role of Beliefs in the Process of Decision-making Under Uncertainty"

Dissertation Proposal

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Berrak Buyukkarabacak
Emory University
Topic: "Financial Liberalization and Credit Constraints: The Effects of Private Credit Composition on Consumption, the Trade Balance, and Financial Crises"

Dissertation Proposal

Friday, April 21, 2006

Kang Chen
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Topic: "Financial Herding in a Local Interaction Model"

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Yan Liu
Emory University
Topic: "Three Essays in Financial Econometrics"

Dissertation Proposal

Friday, April 28, 2006

Alex Maynard
University of Toronto
Topic: "Covariance-based Orthgonality Tests for Regressors with Unknown Persistence"

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Qi Zhu
Emory University
Topic: "Four Essays on Consumer Preferences and Asset Pricing"

Dissertation Proposal

2004-2005

Fall 2004

Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Soyong Chong
Emory University
Topic: "Special Interest Groups' Campaign Contribution in the State Judicial Elections: Two-Stage Dynamic Effect Model"

Dissertation Proposal

Friday, September 10, 2004

Yanjing Chen
Emory University
Topic: "Bribery and Firm Characteristics: Evidence from the World Business Environment Survey"

Dissertation Proposal

Friday, September 17, 2004

Vivek Ghosal
Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic: "Ideology and Antitrust"

Friday, September 24, 2004

Edward Sayre
Agnes Scott College
Topic: "Volatility and Labor Market Dynamics: Evidence from the West Bank and Gaza Strip"

Friday, October 8, 2004

Ted Bergstrom
University of California, Santa Barbara
Topic: "Benefit Cost Analysis for a Benevolent Community"

Friday, October 15, 2004

Maria Arbatskaya
Emory University

Aytul Oguz
Emory University

Topic: "Ranking Competition"

Friday, October 22, 2004

Minjae Song
Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic: "A Dynamic Analysis of Cooperative Research in the Semiconductor Industry"

Friday, October 29, 2004

Fabio Mendez
University of Arkansas
Topic: "Does Inefficiency Justify Privatization? The Case of Intermediate Industry Monopolies"

Friday, November 5, 2004

Peter Postl
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Topic: "Efficient Compromising"

Friday, November 12, 2004

Anthony Creane
Michigan State University
Topic: "Unions and Information Sharing Arrangements"

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Robert Chirinko
Emory University

Christopher Curran
Emory University

Topic: "Greenspan Shrugs: Formal Pronouncements, Bond Market Volatility, and Central Bank Communication"

Friday, December 3, 2004

William Thomson
University of Rochester
Topic: "Children Crying at Birthday Parties: Why?"

Spring 2005

Friday, February 4, 2005

Paul Ferraro
Georgia State University
Topic: "Know Thyself: Incompetence and Overconfidence"

Friday, February 18, 2005

Christopher Otrok
University of Virginia
Topic: "House Prices, Financial Returns, and Macroeconomic Fluctuations: International Evidence"

Friday, February 25, 2005

Kei-Mu Yi
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Topic: "Vertical Specialization and the Border Effect"

Friday, March 4, 2005

Andrew Schotter
New York University
Topic: "Creating Competition Out of Thin Air: Market Thickening and Right-to-Choose Auctions"

Friday, March 18, 2005

Martin Uribe
Duke University
Topic: "Deep Habits"

Friday, April 1, 2005

Dan Hamermesh
University of Texas, Austin
Topic: "How the Economics of Profession Works" and "The Economics of Workaholism"

Friday, April 8, 2005

Charles Noussair
Emory University
Topic: "Anonymity in Punishment, Revenge, and Cooperation: A Public Good Experiment"

Friday, April 15, 2005

Anil Bera
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Topic: "Testing Spatial Autoregressive Model and a Formulation of Spatial ARCH (SARCH) Model with Applications"

Part of the Hightower Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Debdulal Mallick
Emory University
Topic: "What We Know or Do Not Know About Elasticity of Substitution?: Four Essays on Growth Theory"

Dissertation Proposal

Friday, April 22, 2005

Hugo Mialon
Emory University

Paul Rubin
Emory University

Topic: "Judicial Hierarchies and the Rule-Individual Tradeoff"

Friday, April 29, 2005

Wolfgang Mayer
University of Cincinnati
Topic: "On the Viability of Conditional Assistance Programs"

2003-2004

Fall 2003

September 3, 2003

Matthew Higgins
Emory University
Topic: "The Impact of Research Productivity on Corporate Finance Decisions in the Pharmaceutical Industry"

Dissertation Proposal

September 5, 2003

Charlie Kahn
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Topic: "Payment Settlement Under Limited Enforcement: Private Versus Public Systems"

Part of the Hightower Lecture Series. Paper upon which the topic is based was coauthored by William Roberds, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank

September 24, 2003

Stefan Krause
Emory University
Topic: "Policy Makers: Preferences, Party Ideology, and the Political Business Cycle"

October 3, 2003

Sudipta Sarangi
Louisiana State University
Topic: "The Role of Trust in Costly Network Formation"

October 8, 2003

Rehim Kiliç
Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic: "A Testing Procedure for a Linear Unit Root against Stationary ESTAR Process"

October 10, 2003

John Keating
University of Kansas
Topic: "Testing Hypotheses about Block Recursive Structure By Looking for Breaks in Conditional and Marginal Empirical Distributions"

October 15, 2003

Constantine Alexandrakis
Emory University
Topic: "Research Subsidies, Research Productivity, and the Interest Rate"

October 17, 2003

Stephen Salant
University of Michigan
Topic: "A Solution to the Tragedy of the Commons and a Problem for Antitrust Authorities"

October 23, 2003

Carsten Schmidt
Max Planck Institute, Germany
Topic: "Bargaining Outside the Lab: A Newspaper Experiment of a Three-Person Ultimatum Game"

October 24, 2003

Ron Jones
University of Rochester
Topic: "Trade and Wages: A Deeper Investigation"

Coauthored with Roy J. Ruffin, University of Houston

October 29, 2003

Alex Field
Santa Clara University
Topic: "Why Multilevel Selection Matters"

November 7, 2003

David Papell
University of Houston
Topic: "Long Run Purchasing Power Parity: Cassel or Balassa-Samuelson?"

November 12, 2003

Chris Papageorgiou
Louisiana State University
Topic: "Africa Does Grow Differently"

November 14, 2003

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes
University of Arizona
Topic: "Measurement Error in Schooling: Evidence from Samples of Siblings and Identical Twins"

December 5, 2003

Dave Haddock
Northwestern University and the Property and Environment Research Center
Topic: "Irrelevant Internalities, Irrelevant Externalities, and Irrelevant Anxieties"

Spring 2004

January 23, 2004

Jerry Thursby
Emory University

Marie C. Thursby
Georgia Institute of Technology and National Bureau of Economic Research

Topic: "Risk, Moral Hazard, and Adverse Selection in University Licensing: If It's Not One Thing It's Another"

February 20, 2004

Constantinos Syropoulos
Florida International University
Topic: "Trade Openness, Interdependence, and Insecurity"

February 27, 2004

Elena Pesavento
Emory University
Topic: "Small Sample Confidence Intervals for Multivariate Impulse Response Functions at Long Horizons"

March 4, 2004

Peter Reinhard Hansen
Brown University
Topic: "Asymptotic Tests of Composite Hypotheses"

March 19, 2004

Serena Ng
University of Michigan
Topic: "Evaluating Latent and Observed Factors in Macroeconomics and Finance"

March 25, 2004

Larry Karp
University of California, Berkeley
Topic: "Regulation with Anticipated Learning about Environmental Damages"

March 26, 2004

Ujjayant Chakravorty
Emory University
Topic: "Out of the Frying Pan (and Into the Fire): Is Nuclear Power the Solution To Global Warming?"

March 30, 2004

Bradley Ruffle
Harvard University
Topic: "'It's My Turn,' 'Please, After You': An Experimental Study of Cooperation and Social Conventions"

April 2, 2004

Roberto Weber
Carnegie Mellon University
Topic: "Favorable Interpretations of Ambiguity and Unstable Preferences for Fairness" and "Exploiting Moral Wriggle Room: Behavior Inconsistent with a Preference for Fair Outcomes"

April 7, 2004

Jong Kim
Emory University
Topic: "Measuring Hospital Cost Efficiency Using Translog Cost Frontier Function in a Panel Data Set"

Dissertation Proposal

April 9, 2004

Satya Das
India Statistics Institute
Topic: "Diversity and Equilibrium Growth"

April 16, 2004

Wilford Ethier
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Trade Policies Based on Political Externalities: An Exploration"

April 21, 2004

Hisham Foad
Emory University
Topic: "Should the United Kingdom Join the Economic and Monetary Union? Assessing the Effect of Monetary Union on Relative Prices, Direct Investment, and Portfolio Choice"

Dissertation Proposal

April 23, 2004

Kenneth E. Thorpe
Emory University
Topic: "Estimating the Impact of Health Care Reform: The Kerry and Bush Proposals"

2002-2003

Fall 2002

August 31, 2002

Daniel Rodriguez
Emory University
Topic: "Overcoming Deteriorating R and D Productivity through Acquisitions: A Study of the Pharmaceutical Industry"

September 13, 2002

Nazrul Islam
Emory University
Topic: "Quality of Civil Administration and Economic Growth: A Threshold Analysis"

September 20, 2002

Charles Hulten
University of Maryland
Topic: "Indian Manufacturing Industry: Elephant or Tiger? New Evidence on the Asian Miracle"

September 27, 2002

Xiwang Gao
Emory University

Kaz Miyagiwa
Emory University

Topic: "Antidumping Policy and R and D Competition"

September 30, 2002

Carl Davidson
Michigan State University
Topic: "Trade Liberalization and Competition"

October 4, 2002

Joy Mazumdar
Emory University
Topic: "Does Openness Lead to Good Governance? Infrastructure Provision in a Trading Economy"

October 7, 2002

Gabriele Camera
Purdue University
Topic: "International Monetary Trade and Law of One Price"

October 10, 2002

Jason Shachat
IBM Watson Research Center
Topic: "Procurement Auctions for Differentiated Goods"

October 18, 2002

Amir Kia
Emory University
Topic: "Interest-free and Interest-bearing Money Demand: Policy Invariance and Stability" and "Economic Policies and Money Demand: The Evidence from Canada"

October 25, 2002

Paul Rubin
Emory University
Topic: "Folk Economics"

November 4, 2002

Seiichi Katayama
Columbia University
Topic: "Commercial Culture, Political Culture and Economic Policy Polarization: The Case of Japan"

November 15, 2002

Charles Evans
Federal Reserve of Chicago
Topic: "Economic Determinants of the Nominal Treasury Yield Curve"

November 22, 2002

Elena Pesavento
Emory University
Topic: "The Decline in U.S. Output Volatility: Structural Change in Inventories or Sales?"

December 4, 2002

Céline Naugues
University of Toulouse
Topic: "Ex Post Evidence on Environmental Taxes: An Assessment of the French Tax on Air Pollution"

December 13, 2003

Vivek Ghoshal
Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic: "Impact of Uncertainty and Sunk Costs on Firm Survival and Industry Dynamics"

Lecture cancelled

Spring 2003

January 17, 2003

Monica Capra
Washington and Lee University
Topic: "Reasoning Chains in One-shot Games"

January 22, 2003

Lutz Hendricks
Arizona State University
Topic: "Accounting for Patterns of Wealth Inequality"

January 27, 2003

David B. Mustard
Arizona State University
Topic: "The Effects of Merit-based Financial Aid on Academic Choices in College"

February 28, 2003

Adam Atherly
Emory University
Topic: "Health Status and Heterogeneity of Cost-sharing Responsiveness: How Do Sick People Respond to Cost-sharing?"

March 21, 2003

Shlomo Weber
Southern Methodist University
Topic: "Transfers in a Polarized Country: Bridging the Gap between Efficiency and Stability"

March 26, 2003

Kaz Miyagiwa
Emory University
Topic: "Innovation and Collusion"

March 28, 2003

Ana Maria Conley
Emory University
Topic: "Three Essays in Economics of Academic Research"

Dissertation Proposal

April 2, 2003

Mike Hammock
Emory University
Topic: "Lobbying and Self-regulation of Emissions by Firms: Who and Why?"

Dissertation Proposal

April 4, 2003

Robert Chirinko
Emory University
Topic: "A Vector-autoregressive Investment Model (VIM) and Monetary Policy Transmission: Panel Evidence from Who and Why?"

April 9, 2003

Mahmut Yasar
Emory University
Topic: "A Casual Relationship between Exports and Productivity at the Plant-level: An Error-Correction Model"

April 11, 2003

Babara Rossi
Duke University
Topic: "Confidence Intervals for Half-life Deviations from Purchasing Power Parity"

April 16, 2003

Ujjayant Chakravorty
Emory University
Topic: "Energy Substitution Under a Carbon Constraint"

April 18, 2003

Esfandiar Maasoumi
Southern Methodist University
Topic: "Entropy and Predictability of Stock Market Returns"

Part of the Hightower Lecture Series

April 25, 2003

David Cooper
Case Western Reserve University
Topic: "Are Two Heads Better Than One? Team Versus Individual Play in Signaling Games"

April 28, 2003

Jim Nason
University of British Columbia
Topic: "The Present-value Model of the Current Account Has Been Rejected: Round Up the Usual Suspects"

April 30, 2003

Xiwang Gao
Emory University
Topic: "Three Essays on Antidumping Protection"

Dissertation Proposal

May 7, 2003

Joseph Henrich
Emory University
Topic: "Culture, Ontogeny, and Economic Behavior: Ethnography and Experiments from Fifteen Small-scale Societies"

2001-2002

Fall 2001

August 31, 2001

Joanna Mehlhop Shepherd
Emory University
Topic: "The Impact of Sentencing Reform on Criminals and the Criminal Justice System"

Dissertation Defense

September 7, 2001

Robert S. Chirinko
Emory University
Topic: "Monetary Transmission in Germany: New Perspectives on Finance and Investment Spending"

Cowritten with Ulf von Kalckreuth

September 14, 2001

Madhu Khanna
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Topic: "Corporate Environment Management: Regulatory and Market-based Incentives"

September 21, 2001

George Benston
Emory University
Topic: "The Supply of Handguns to Criminals: Evidence from Firearms Tracing System (FTS) Data"

September 26, 2001

Charles Hullen
University of Maryland and the National Bureau of Economic Research
Topic: "Indian Manufacturing Industry: Elephant or Tiger? New Evidence on the Asian Miracle"

October 10, 2001

Eric Hallerberg
Emory University
Topic: "Three Essays on Exchange Rate Regimes"

Dissertation Proposal

October 12, 2001

Caglar Ozden
Emory University
Topic: "Foreign Investment and Endogenous Environmental Regulation: Is There Really a Race to the Bottom?"

October 19, 2001

Rick F. Doner
Emory University
Topic: "Institutions and the Tasks of Economic Upgrading"

October 29, 2001

Solomon W. Polacheck
Emory University
Topic: "Applications Regarding International Relations and Labor Economics"

November 2, 2001

Adam Atherly
Emory University
Topic: "The Effect of Benefits, Premiums, and Health Risk on Health Plan Choice in the Medicare Program"

November 14, 2001

Zheng Liu
Emory University
Topic: "An Input-Output Channel of International Monetary Policy Transmission"

November 16, 2001

Edward N. Wolff
New York University
Topic: "Technology and the Demand for Skills"

November 30, 2001

Gerard Gaudet
Universite de Montreal
Topic: "Private Storage of Common Property"

December 5, 2001

Leonard Carlson
Emory University
Topic: "The Indian Lands, Squatterism, and Sectional Alliances: Economics Interests and the Passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830"

December 7, 2001

Dan Kovenock
Purdue University
Topic: "Comparative Analysis of Litigation Systems: An Auction Theoretic Approach"

Spring 2002

January 24, 2002

Charles Noussair
Purdue University

Topic: "Monetary and Nonmonetary Punishment in the Voluntary Contributions Mechanism"

February 4, 2002

Leemore Dafny
Massachusetts Institute of Techonology
Topic: "How Do Hospitals Respond to Price Changes?"

February 13, 2002

Limor Golan
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Topic: "Intra-Firm Bargaining and Wage Dynamics: A Model of Asymmetric Learning"

February 22, 2002

Jerry Thursby
Emory University
Topic: "Who is Selling the Ivory Tower? Sources of Growth in University Licensing"

March 1, 2002

Robert T. Deacon
Emory University
Topic: "Dictatorship, Democracy, and the Provision of Public Goods"

March 8, 2002

Peter Ireland
Boston College and the National Bureau of Economic Research
Topic: "The Real Balance Effect"

March 20, 2002

Graham Elliott
University of California, San Diego
Topic: "Optimal Forecast Combinations Under General Loss Functions and Forecast Error Distribution"

March 22, 2002

Todd E. Clark
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Topic: "Forecast-based Model Selection in the Presence of Structural Breaks"

March 27, 2002

Christian Murry
University of Houston
Topic: "Cyclical Properties of Baxter-King Filtered Time Series"

March 28, 2002

Russell Cooper
Boston University
Topic: "The Economics of Labor Adjustment: Mind the Gap"

Part of the Hightower Lecture Series

April 3, 2002

Caglar Ozden
Emory University
Topic: "The Perversity of Preferences: GSP and Developing County Trade Policies, 1976-2000"

April 4, 2002

Steve Polasky
University of Minnesota
Topic: "Cooperation in the Commons"

April 5, 2002

Thomas Jeitschko
Michigan State University
Topic: "Financial Contracting, Signal-jamming, and Entry Deterrence"

April 11, 2002

Alan Deardorff
University of Michigan
Topic: "Local Comparative Advantage: Trade Costs and the Pattern of Trade"

April 16, 2002

Ujjayant Chakravorty
Emory University
Topic: "Exhaustible Resource Extraction Under Demand Heterogeneity"

April 19, 2002

Chris Papageorgiou
Louisiana State University
Topic: "Human Capital and Convergence in a Nonscale R and D Growth Model"

April 24, 2002

Kaz Miyagiwa
Emory University
Topic: "Anti-dumping Protectionism"

April 26, 2002

Madhu Khanna
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Topic: "Incentives for Environmental Self-Regulation and Implications for Environmental Performance"

May 1, 2002

Li Zhou
Emory University
Topic: "Exports, Wages, and Productivity"

Dissertation Defense

2000-2001

Fall 2000

Friday, September 8, 2000

Nazrul Islam
Emory University
Topic: "Productivity Dynamics in a Large Sample of Countries: A Panel Study"

Friday, September 22, 2000

Ujjayant Chakravorty
Emory University
Topic: "Basinwide Water Management: A Spatial Model"

Friday, September 29, 2000

Jesus Felipe
Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic: "Let's Take the Con Out of 'Macroeconomics'"

Friday, October 6, 2000

Chris Taber
Northwestern University
Topic: "Borrowing Constraints and the Returns to Schooling"

Friday, October 13, 2000

Price Fishback
University of Arizona
Topic: "The Impact of the New Deal on Local Economic Welfare"

Friday, October 20, 2000

Stephen Ceccetti
Ohio State University
Topic: "Does Inflation Targeting Increase Output Volatility? An International Comparison of Policymakers' Preferences and Outcomes"

Friday, October 27, 2000

Eric Rasmusen
Indiana University
Topic: "Economic Regulation and Social Regulation"

Friday, November 3, 2000

Jerry Dwyer
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Topic: "How Important are Inputs and Total Factor Productivity for Economic Growth?"

Friday, November 10, 2000

John Curran
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Topic: "The Trading Costs for Customers and Market-makers"

Wednesday, November 15, 2000

Joanna Mehlhop
Emory University
Topic: "The Impact of Sentencing Reforms on Crime"

Friday, November 17, 2000

Maria Arbatskaya
Emory University
Topic: "Ordered Search"

Friday, December 1, 2000

Chris Cornwell
University of Georgia
Topic: "The Enrollment Effects of Merit-based Financial Aid: Evidence from Georgia's HOPE Scholarship"

Wednesday, December 6, 2000

Li Zhou
Emory University
Topic: "International Trade and Skill Premiums in Developing Countries"

Friday, December 8, 2000

Dan Rodriguez
Emory University
Topic: "Why Has the Probability of Displacement Increased for Older Workers?"

Spring 2001

Friday, January 20, 2001

Jerry Thursby
Purdue University

Jon D. Vaveman
Federal Trade Commission

Usha Nair-Reichert
Georgia Institute of Technology

Topic: "Trade Reduction, Diversion, and Compression: Empirical Regularities in the Effects of Protective Measures"

Monday, January 22, 2001

Zheng Liu
Boston University and Clark University
Topic: "On the Transmission of Monetary Policy Shocks"

Wednesday, January 24, 2001

Santanu Chatterjee
University of Washington
Topic: "Unilateral Capital Transfers, Public Investment, and Economic Growth"

Friday, January 26, 2001

Kaz Miyagiwa
Louisiana State University

Yuka Ohno
Rice University

Topic: "Quota-induced Cycles"

Monday, January 29, 2001

Hilde Patron
Emory University and Michigan State University
Topic: "Uncertainty, Learning, and Seignorage Maximizing Governments"

Wednesday, January 31, 2001

Marie Thursby
Purdue University
Topic: "Proofs and Prototypes for Sale: The Licensing of University Inventions"

Wednesday, February 7, 2001

Kamal Saggi
Southern Methodist University
Topic: "Tariffs and the Most Favored Nation Clause"

Friday, February 23, 2001

John McLaren
University of Virginia
Topic: "Free Trade Agreements, Customs Unions, and the Dynamics of Political Influence"

Wednesday, March 7, 2001

Joanna Mehlhop Shepherd
Emory University
Topic: "Fear of the First Strike: The Full-deterrent Effect of California's Three-Strikes Law"

Friday, March 9, 2001

Soo-Bin Park
Carleton University
Topic: "A Test of the Efficient Market Hypothesis with an Application to Canadian Treasury Bill Yields"

Monday, March 19, 2001

Francisco Parodi
Emory University
Topic: "Stock Market Interdependence in Latin America"

Friday, March 23, 2001

Owen Beelders
Emory University

Cagler Ozden
Emory University

Topic: "International Dimensions of Competition Policies: European Responses to American Mergers"

Wednesday, March 28, 2001

Christopher Tsoukis
Hull University, United Kingdom
Topic: "Aggregate Demand and Long-term Growth: A Reconciliation of Neoclassical and Keynes-Wicksell Monetary Growth Models"

Friday, March 30, 2001

Daniel Levy
Emory University

Andy Young
Emory University

Topic: "The Real Thing: Price Rigidity of the Nickel Coke, 1886-1959"

Wednesday, April 4, 2001

Robert Barsky
University of Michigan
Topic: "The Great Stagflation of the 1970s: A Monetary Explanation"

Part of the Hightower Lecture Series

Friday, April 6, 2001

Ana Herrera
Michigan State University
Topic: "Oil Shock and Aggregate Macroeconomic Behavior: The Role of Monetary Policy"

Wednesday, April 11, 2001

Dan Rodriguez
Emory University
Topic: "The Power of Focus: Incentive Realignment in Response to Shaareholder Activism"

Friday, April 13, 2001

Rick Doner
Emory University

Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Andrew Young
Emory University
Topic: "Aggregate Factor Shares and Technological Change: Short- and Medium-run Implications"

Friday, April 20, 2001

Dale Stahl
University of Texas
Topic: "Multiple Internet Quality of Service Channels"

Wednesday, April 25, 2001

Jordan Rappaport
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Topic: "The United States as a Coastal Nation"

Friday, April 27, 2001

Cynthia Bansak
Federal Reserve Board
Topic: "Immigration Reform and the Earnings of Latino Workers: Do Employer Sanctions Cause Discrimination? An Analysis by State and Sub-Latino Ethnic Group"

Prior to 2000

Fall 1998

August 28, 1998

Robert Chirinko
Emory University

Andrew Phillips
Emory University

Topic: "Dividend Policy at the 'Baby Bells': A Study of Septuplets"

September 11, 1998

Joy Mazumdar
Emory University
Topic: "Export Subsidies, Balance of Payments and Growth: The Case for Export Promotion Policies"

September 18, 1998

Anuja Rajbhandary
Emory University
Topic: "Financial Structure and Real Behavior in Developing Economies"

October 16, 1998

Michelle Connolly
Duke University
Topic: "The Dual Nature of Trade: Measuring Its Impact on Imitation and Growth"

October 23, 1998

Shiferaw Gurmu
Georgia State University
Topic: "Estimation of Multivariate Count Regression Models with Applications to Health Care Utilization"

October 30, 1998

Owen Beelders
Emory University
Topic: "Natural Gas Futures Prices: A Test of The Theory of Storage"

November 6, 1998

Dan Waggoner
Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta
Topic: "Conditional Forecasts in Dynamic Multivariate Models"

November 13, 1998

Eric Reinhardt
Emory University
Topic: "Adjudication Without Enforcement Can Be Influential"

December 4, 1998

Mark Bergen
University of Minnesota
Topic: "Managerial Menu Costs in Industrial Markets"

Cancelled due to Inclement Weather

Spring 1999

January 15, 1999

Robert H. Frank
Cornell University
Topic: "The Frame of Reference as a Public Good"

January 22, 1999

Jim Anton
Duke University
Topic: "The Sale of Ideas: Strategic Disclosure, Property Rights, and Incomplete Contracts"

January 29, 1999

Richard Muth
Emory University
Topic: "The Decline of the Western Roman Empire: An Economic Interpretation"

February 5, 1999

Jin Wang
Emory University
Topic: "Trap Theory and Its Applications: Solutions to Eliminate Corruption and Other Illegal Transactions"

February 12, 1999

Margaret Slade
University of British Columbia
Topic: "Spatial Price Competition: A Semiparametric Approach"

February 19, 1999

Paula Stephen
Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic: "Capitalizing the Human Capital of University Professors: The Case in Biotechnology

February 26, 1999

Mitch Kaneda
Emory University and Georgetown University
Topic: "The Evolution and Interaction of Norms: Firm Objectives and the Effects of International Trade and Integration"

March 5, 1999

Paul Rubin
Emory University

James Kau
University of Georgia

Topic: "The Growth of Government: Sources and Limits"

March 17, 1999

John Yun
Emory University
Topic: "Offsetting Behavior Effects of CAFE: Theory and Evidence"

March 19, 1999

Bruce Benson
Florida State University
Topic: "Entrepreneurial Police and Drug Enforcement Policy"

March 24, 1999

Kari Jones
Emory University
Topic: "Effects of Harmful Environmental Events on Reputation of Firms"

March 26, 1999

Isaac Ehrlich
State University of New York, Buffalo
Topic: "Bureaucratic Corruption and Economic Growth"

March 31, 1999

David Hummels
University of Chicago
Topic: "Transportation Costs and International Integration in Recent History: A Contrarian View"

April 2, 1999

Robert Chirinko
Emory University
Topic: "That Elusive Elasticity: A Cross-Section/Long Panel Approach to Estimating the Sensitivity of Business Capital to Its User Cost"

April 5, 1999

Badi Baltagi
Texas A and M University
Topic: "The Econometrics of Rational Addiction: The Case of Cigarettes"

April 9, 1999

Nazrul Islam
Emory University
Topic: "Economic Consequences of Statehood for Puerto Rico: A General Equilibrium Analysis"

April 16, 1999

Jerry G. Thursby
Purdue University
Topic: "Growth and Productive Efficiency of University Intellectual Property Licensing"

April 23, 1999

Daniel Rodriguez
Emory University
Topic: "Merger and Acquisition Strategies in the Software Industry: Do Binges Work?"

April 30, 1999

Yungduk Pak
Emory University
Topic: "Optimal Taxation in the Tax-preferred Housing Market: The Korean Case"

Fall 1999

September 3, 1999

Elizabeth Garrett
University of Chicago
Topic: "The Law and Economics of Informal Voter Ballot Notations"

Cosponsored by the Law School

September 10, 1999

Carl Davidson
Michigan State University
Topic: "International Trade, Labor Markets, and the Poor"

September 24, 1999

Graciela L. Kaminsky
George Washington University
Topic: "Currency and Banking Crises: The Early Warnings of Distress"

October 1, 1999

David Schmidt
Indiana University
Topic: "Risk Aversion in Stochastic Bargaining Games"

October 8, 1999

Çaglar Özden
Emory University
Topic: "Implementation of Trade Agreements Under Asymmetric Information and Welfare Gains from a Multilateral Regime"

October 15, 1999

Arnold Zellner
University of Chicago
Topic: "Bayesian and Non-Bayesian Approaches to Scientific Modeling and Inference in Economics and Econometrics"

October 27, 1999

Andrew Young
Emory University
Topic: "Demand-side Increasing Returns: Implications for Economic Growth and Fluctuations"

October 29, 1999

Jesus Felipe
Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic: "Endogenous Growth, Increasing Returns, and Externalities: A Reevaluation of the Evidence"

November 3, 1999

Myriam Quispe-Agnoli
Emory University
Topic: "Are Stabilization Programs in Latin America Credible?"

November 5, 1999

Stephen Turnovsky
University of Washington, Seattle
Topic: "Knife-edge Conditions and the Macrodynamics of Small Open Economies"

November 10, 1999

Kaushik Mukhopadhaya
Emory University
Topic: "Buying Votes, How Many?"

November 12, 1999

Peter Schmidt
Michigan State University
Topic: "An Empirical Comparison of Bayesian and Classical Approaches to Inference on Efficiency Levels in Stochastic Frontier Models with Panel Data"

November 17, 1999

Stephen Ziliak
Emory University
Topic: "The Contradiction of Compassion: Self-reliance and the Charities before the Welfare State"

November 19, 1999

Vernon Ruttan
University of Minnesota
Topic: "The New Growth Theory and Development Economics: A Survey"

December 3, 1999

Çaglar Özden
Emory University
Topic: "Who Needs Lobbies? Asymmetric Information and Endogenous Lobbying Mechanisms"

December 8, 1999

Amir Kia
Emory University
Topic: "Forward Looking Macroeconomic Determinants of the Equity Price in a Small Open Economy"

Spring 2000

January 21, 2000

Murat Iyigun
Brown University
Topic: "From Indoctrination to the Culture of Change: Technological Progress, Adaptive Skills, and the Creativity of Nations"

January 24, 2000

Elizabeth Newlon
Carnegie Mellon University
Topic: "Evidence for Over-expenditure on Municipal Enforcement: The Effects of Decentralized Enforcement and Spillover Crime in Metropolitan Areas"

January 28, 2000

Jonathan Willis
Boston University
Topic: "Estimation of Adjustment Costs in a Model of State-dependent Pricing"

January 31, 2000

Elena Pesavento
University of California, San Diego
Topic: "Analytical Evaluation of the Power of Tests for the Absence of Cointegration"

January 31, 2000

David Zilberman
University of California, Berkeley
Topic: "Feeding the World: Privatization of Research and the Economics of Biotechnology"

Cosponsored by the Department of Environmental Studies

February 2, 2000

Christian Lundblad
Duke University
Topic: "Risk, Return, and Asymmetric Volatility in Global Equity Markets"

February 4, 2000

Jaison Abel
Ohio State University
Topic: "Dominant Firm Pricing with Price-Cap Regulation and Fringe Competition: An Economic Analysis of Local Telephone Pricing"

February 7, 2000

Dong Li
Texas A and M University
Topic: "The Impact of Insurance on Medical Expenditure: Tobit Model with Endogenous Dummy Variable"

February 12, 2000

Richard Dennis
Australian National University
Topic: "On Efficiency and Taylor Type Rules"

February 21, 2000

Michael Owyang
University of California, San Diego
Topic: "Inflation, Inflation Variability and Policymaker Learning"

March 3, 2000

Joanna Mehlhop
Emory University
Topic: "Does Capital Punishment Have a Deterrent Effect: New Evidence from Post-moratorium Panel Data"

March 8, 2000

David Prince
Emory University
Topic: "The Effects of Products Liability Litigation on the Value of Firms"

March 10, 2000

Eban Goldstein
Lewis and Clark College
Topic: "Jobs, Global Warming and the Politics of Kyoto"

Cosponsored by the Department of Environmental Studies

March 22, 2000

Daniel Rodriguez
Emory University
Topic: "Incentive-based Compensation and Firm R and D Intensity: An Empirical Test of the Principal-Agent Model"

March 24, 2000

Wayne Fuller
Iowa State University
Topic: "Estimation for Autoregressive Processes"

March 29, 2000

Elmer Sterken
University of Groningen, Netherlands
Topic: "Development of Stock Markets, Societal Norms and Legal Institutions"

March 31, 2000

Laura Taylor
Georgia State University
Topic: "Correcting Measurement Error in Estimates of the Value of a Statistical Life"

April 4, 2000

Eric Hallerberg
Emory University
Topic: "Monetary Unions and Policy Discipline: The CFA Franc Zone"

April 7, 2000

Michael Maloney
Clemson University
Topic: "Road Warrior Booty: Prize Structures in Motorcycle Racing"

April 12, 2000

Yongduk Pak
Emory University
Topic: "Optimal Taxation in the Tax-Preferred Housing Market: The Korean Case"

April 14, 2000

Fumio Hayashi
Tokyo University and Harvard University
Topic: "Is There a Liquidity Effect in the Japanese Interbank Market for Overnight Loans?"

Part of the Hightower Lecture Series

April 19, 2000

Bruce Weinburg
Ohio State University
Topic: "Do Neighborhoods Affect Work Behavior: Evidence from the NLSY79"

April 21, 2000

Melvin Hinich
University of Texas
Topic: "Markets with Some Low Probability States"

April 26, 2000

Francisco Parodi
Emory University
Topic: "Trade and Investment in Mercosur's Auto Industry: The Significance of the Compensated Trade Clause"

April 28, 2000

Maria Arbatskaya
Emory University
Topic: "Competition in Mature Markets with Switching Costs"

May 3, 2000

Jin Wang
Emory University
Topic: "Economic Analysis on Corruption"