William and Mary

Past Seminars

Fall 2013

 Sophie Osotimehin
University of Virginia
Friday, September 13, 3:30PM-4:45PM
Seminar Topic: "Aggregate Productivity and the Allocation of Resources Over the Business Cycle"

Jeremy Moulton
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Friday, September 20
Seminar Topic: "The Social Security Notch and Retirement:  Wealth and Incentive Effects"

Carl Moody
College of William and Mary
Friday, September 27
Seminar Topic: "Firearms and the Decline of Violence:  1201-2010"

 Marianne Wanamaker
University of Tennessee
Friday, October 4
Seminar Topic:  "Separate and Unequal in the Labor Market:  School Quality and the Black-White Wage Gap"

Admasu Shiferaw
College of William and Mary
Friday, October 18
Seminar Topic:  "Low Intensity Conflict and Firm Level Investment in Ethiopia"

Egas Salgueiro
Universidade de Averio and the University of Virginia
Friday, October 25
Seminar Topic:  "Issues on Integrating Real and Financial Decisions"

Ahmed Rahman
United States Naval Academy and Brown University
Friday, November 8
Seminar Topic: "Trade, Technology and the Great Divergence"

Erin Todd Bronchetti
Swathmore College
Friday, November 15
Seminar Topic: "Diagnosing the Reasons for Low Vaccine Take-ups and a Test of Potential Remedies"

Sebastian Galiani
University of Maryland
Friday, November 22
Seminar Topic:  "Non-Contributory Pensions for the Poor"

Spring 2013

Rui Pereira
College of William and Mary
Friday, March 22, 3:00PM-4:30PM
Seminar Topic: TBA

Joanna Schugg
College of William and Mary
Friday, March 29, 3:00PM-4:30PM
Seminar Topic:  TBA

Melinda Morrill
North Carolina State University
Friday, April 5, 3:00PM-4:30PM
Seminar Topic:  TBA

Christopher Ruhm
University of Virginia
Friday, April 12, 3:00PM-4:30PM
Seminar Topic: TBA

Paul Grieco
Pennsylvania State University
Friday, April 19, 3:00PM-4:30PM
Seminar Topic: TBA

Fall 2012

 Lance Kent
College of William and Mary
Friday, November 9, 3:00PM-4:30PM
Seminar Topic: "International Transmission of Business Cycles."

Toan Phan
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Friday, November 16, 3:00PM-4:30PM
Seminar Topic: Youth Unemployment and Social Unrest

Jennifer Doleac
University of Virginia
Friday, December 7, 3:00PM-4:30PM
Seminar Topic: "The Effects of DNA Databases on Crime"

Fall 2011

Annemie Maertens, Development
University of Pittsburgh
Friday, October 7, 3:00PM-4:30PM
Seminar Topic TBA

Frank Sloan, Health Economics
Duke University
Friday, October 14, 3:00PM-4:30PM
Seminar Topic TBA

Jordi Mondria, International Finance
University of North Carolina
Friday, October 28, 3:00PM-4:30PM
Smeinar Topic TBA

Randall Akee, Economic Development, Labor Economics
Tufts University
Friday, November 11, 11:45 AM-1:15 PM
Seminar Topic: Constitutional Change and Economic Development

Kirk Doran, Labor Economics
Notre Dame
Monday, November 21, 3:00PM-4:30PM
Seminar topic TBA

Spring 2011

Joaquim Antunes (Escola Superior de Technologia e Gestao de Viseu, Portugal),Vitor Martinho (Escola Superior Agraria de Viseu, Portugal) and Jose’ Luis Abrantes (Escola Superior de Technologia e Gestao do Instituto Politecnico de Viseu)

Thursday, March 17, 3:00pm-4:30pm

This will be a split seminar with Antunes presenting "Tourism and economic development. The case of SPAS in Portugal" , Martinho presenting " Analysis of Spatial Effects in Sectoral Productivity across Portuguese Regions" and Abrantes presenting "The influence of risk perception of terrorism acquired in media in international tourists' involvement and saftey importance.

Ginger Jin , University of Maryland
Friday, April 1, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Seminar topic TBA

Ron Alquist, Bank of Canada
Friday, April 8, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Seminar topic TBA

Fall 2010

Olivier Coibion, College of William and Mary
September 24, 3:00pm-4:30pm
"Information Rigidity and the Expectations Formation Process: A Simple Framework and New Facts" (joint with Yuriy Gorodnichenko)

Rui Pereira, College of William and Mary
October 4, 3:00pm-4:30pm
"Environmental Tax Reform in Portugal" (joint with Alfredo Pereira)

Anna-Maria Mayda, Georgetown
October 22,12:00pm-1:30pm
Seminar Topic TBA

William Horrace, Syracuse
November 5, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Seminar Topic TBA


Randall Akee, Tufts
November 19, 300pm-4:30pm
Seminar Topic TBA


 Lindsay Sabik, VCU
December 3, 300pm-4:30pm
Seminar Topic TBA


Spring 2010

5 February
Emmanuel De Veirman, Central Bank of New Zealand


23 February
John Siegfried, Vanderbilt University


26 February (**Note: Friday 12pm seminar)
Tara Sinclair, George Washington University


March 19
Sarah Turner, University of Virginia


April 23
Donna Gilleskie, UNC Chapel Hill


April 26
Bruce Caldwell, Duke University


Fall 2009

18 September
Maria Canon, University of Rochester
The Role of Schools in the Production of Achievement


16 October

James Harrigan, University of Virginia
Zeros, Quality and Space: Trade Theory and Trade Evidence

27 October (**Note: Tuesday 12:30pm Seminar)
Melanie Khamis, IZA Institute for the Study of Labor
Risk Attitudes, Time Preferences and the Incidence of Informality among Workers: Evidence from a Transition Country 


30 October (**Note: Seminar joint with Africana Studies)
Admasu Shiferaw, University of Goettingen
Which Firms Invest Less Under Uncertainty? Evidence from Ethiopian Manufacturing 


6 November
Alfredo Romero, Virginia Tech
An Omnibus Misspecification Test


19 November (**Note: Date Subject to Change)
Arnab Bhattacharjee, University of St. Andrews
Taking Personalities out of Monetary Policy Decision Making? Interactions, Heterogeneity and Committee Decision-making in the Bank of England's MPC 


4 December
Francesco Bianchi, Duke University


Spring 2009

19 March
Carl Moody, College of William and Mary
Firearms and Homicide 


27 March
Elizabeth Ananat, Duke University, Public Policy
The Wrong Side(s) of the Tracks: The Causal Effects of Racial Segregation on Urban Poverty and Inequality 


3 April
Pierre Sarte, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Housing Externalities


17 April 
David Ulph, University of St. Andrews
Avoidance Policies - A New Conceptual Framework


1 May
Nathan Miller, Department of Justice
Automobile Prices, Gasoline Prices, and Consumer Demand for Fuel Economy



Fall 2008

17 October
Jan Sokolowsky, University of Michigan
On the Objective of Coroporate Boards: Theory and Evidence 


24 October
Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Duke University
Expanding "Choice" in School Choice


**International Relations Seminar**

30 October -- Reves Room
Judith Dean, U.S. International Trade Commission
Trade, Growth, Production Fragmentation and China's Environment


31 October
Justin May, College of William and Mary
International Water Contracts and Household Outcomes: Evidence from Albania 


7 November
Brian McManus, University of North Carolina
The Demand for Products Linked to Public Goods: Evidence from an Online Field Experiment 


13 November (Note: Thursday 3:30pm Seminar)
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Paul Staneski, Head of Derivatives Solutions and Training, Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC
The Most Amazing Idea in Finance!


18 November (Note: Tuesday 3:30 Seminar)
Alfredo Romero, College of William and Mary
Probabilistic Logit Models


5 December
Dan Mackay, College of William and Mary
Estimating the Impact of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 on Aircraft Demand

Spring 2008
21 March
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Sanjay Jain, University of Virginia
Workers Without Borders? Culture, Migration, and the Political Limits to Globalization.

4 April
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Sita Slavov, Occidental College
Public versus Private Provision of Public Goods


11 April
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Mark Duggan, University of Maryland
The Effect of Medicare Part D on Pharmaceutical Prices and Utilization

 Fall 2007

26 October
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Neville Francis, UNC-Chapel Hill
A Century of Work and Leisure


16 November
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Olivier Coibion, College of William and Mary
One for Some or One for All? Taylor Rules and Interregional Heterogeneity


30 November
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Marc Weidenmier, Claremont-McKenna University
Competing with the NYSE

Spring 2007

January - February: Recruiting Seminars

23 March
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
William Thomson, University of Rochester

13 April
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Brett Wendling, Federal Trade Commission

27 April
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Lemma Senbet, University of Maryland
Joint with Business School

4 May
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Mark Duggan, University of Maryland



Fall 2006

20 October
12:00 -1:15 p.m.
Kara Reynolds, American University
"From Agreement to Application: A Cross-Country Application of Injury Determinants under the WTO Antidumping Agreement"


10 November
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Hugo Sonnenschein, University of Chicago
"Factor Endowments, Relative Commodity Prices and Anything Goes"


17 November
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Reves Center
David Ervin, Portland State University
"What Motivates Business Environmental Management: Sticks or Carrots?"


1 December
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Philip Decicca, McMaster University
"Labor Market Fluctuations and Health: Is there a Connection and for Whom?"


8 December 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Shannon Mitchell, Virginia Commonwealth University
"The Effects of Disability Grants on AIDS-related Incentives: Evidence from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa"