Past Seminars

Spring 2016

February 26
Daniel Jones
University of South Carolina
Does the Median Voter Matter?  Evidence from US Congressional Redistricting

March 18
Nicolas Ziebarth
University of Iowa
Income Inequality in the Great depression

April 1
Michael Siemer
Federal Reserve Board

April 15
Andrew Foerster
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

May 6
Stanislav Rabinovich
Amherst College

Fall 2015

Mark Klee
Census Bureau
Analyzing the Labor Market Outcomes of Occupational Licensing

Rafael Dix-Carneiro
Duke University
Local Labor Market Conditions and Crime: Evidence from the Brazilian Trade Liberalization

John McLaren
University of Virginia
Are Immigrants a Shot in the Arm for the Local Economy?

Utku Unver
Boston College
Lung Exchange

Simon Lange
Cornell University
Tracking and the Intergenerational Transmission of Education:  Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Spring 2015

Christian Matthes
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
"Measuring the Non-Linear Effects of Monetary Policy"

Nora Traum
North Carolina State University
"Green Policies, Energy Efficiency and Vintage Effects"

Nathaniel Throckmorton
College of William & Mary
"The Zero Lower Bound and Endogenous Uncertainty"

Leslie Stratton
Virginia Commonwealth University
"Modeling Enrollment in and Completion of Vocational Education"

Fall 2014

Leonidas Barbopoulos
University of St. Andrews
"Shareholder Value Gaines from Earnout in Corporate Acquisitions"

Sam Allen
Virginia Military Institute
"US Public Housing Access and Family Structure"

Kevin Mumford
Purdue University
"Health Capital"

Gabe Mathy
American University
"Persistent Long-term Unemployment and Hysteresis"

David Rapson
University of California-Davis
"Validating causal inference using high-frequency data: An energy experiment"

Charlie Becker
Duke University
"The Foreign Aid Effectiveness Debate: Evidence from Malawi.".

Garth Heutel
Georgia State University
"Solar Geoengineering and the Social Cost of Carbon"

Tess Stafford
"Experience and the Wage Elasticity of Labor Supply" 

Spring 2014

Andrew Hughes Hallett
University of St. Andrews
"The Economics of Scottish Independence"

Egas Salgueiro
Universidade de Averio
"Noisy Signaling in Monopoly"

Fall 2013

 Sophie Osotimehin
University of Virginia
"Aggregate Productivity and the Allocation of Resources Over the Business Cycle"

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

Carl Moody
College of William and Mary
"Firearms and the Decline of Violence:  1201-2010"

 Marianne Wanamaker
University of Tennessee
"Separate and Unequal in the Labor Market:  School Quality and the Black-White Wage Gap"

Admasu Shiferaw
College of William and Mary
"Low Intensity Conflict and Firm Level Investment in Ethiopia"

Egas Salgueiro
Universidade de Averio and the University of Virginia
"Issues on Integrating Real and Financial Decisions"

Ahmed Rahman
United States Naval Academy and Brown University
"Trade, Technology and the Great Divergence"

Erin Todd Bronchetti
Swathmore College
"Diagnosing the Reasons for Low Vaccine Take-ups and a Test of Potential Remedies"

Sebastian Galiani
University of Maryland
"Non-Contributory Pensions for the Poor"

Spring 2013

Rui Pereira
College of William and Mary

Joanna Schugg
College of William and Mary

Melinda Morrill
North Carolina State University

Christopher Ruhm
University of Virginia

Paul Grieco
Pennsylvania State University

Fall 2012

Lance Kent
College of William and Mary
"International Transmission of Business Cycles."

Toan Phan
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Youth Unemployment and Social Unrest"

Jennifer Doleac
University of Virginia
"The Effects of DNA Databases on Crime"

Fall 2011

Annemie Maertens
Development/University of Pittsburgh

Frank Sloan
Health Economics/Duke University

Jordi Mondria
International Finance/University of North Carolina

Randall Akee
Economic Development, Labor Economics/Tufts University
"Constitutional Change and Economic Development"

Kirk Doran
Labor Economics/Notre Dame

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)

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

Ron Alquist
Bank of Canada

Fall 2010

Olivier Coibion
College of William and Mary
"Information Rigidity and the Expectations Formation Process: A Simple Framework and New Facts" (joint with Yuriy Gorodnichenko)

Rui Pereira
College of William and Mary
"Environmental Tax Reform in Portugal" (joint with Alfredo Pereira)

Anna-Maria Mayda
Georgetown University

William Horrace
Syracuse University

Randall Akee
Tufts University

Lindsay Sabik
Virginia Commonwealth Uuniversity

Spring 2010

Emmanuel De Veirman
Central Bank of New Zealand

John Siegfried
Vanderbilt University

Tara Sinclair
George Washington University

Sarah Turner
University of Virginia

 Donna Gilleskie
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Bruce Caldwell
Duke University

Fall 2009

Maria Canon
University of Rochester
"The Role of Schools in the Production of Achievement"

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

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"

Admasu Shiferaw
University of Goettingen
"Which Firms Invest Less Under Uncertainty? Evidence from Ethiopian Manufacturing"

Alfredo Romero
Virginia Tech
"An Omnibus Misspecification Test"

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"

Francesco Bianchi
Duke University

Spring 2009

Carl Moody
College of William and Mary
"Firearms and Homicide"

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

Pierre Sarte
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
"Housing Externalities"

David Ulph
University of St. Andrews
"Avoidance Policies - A New Conceptual Framework"

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

Jan Sokolowsky
University of Michigan
"On the Objective of Coroporate Boards: Theory and Evidence"

Atila Abdulkadiroglu
Duke University
"Expanding "Choice" in School Choice"

Judith Dean
U.S. International Trade Commission
"Trade, Growth, Production Fragmentation and China's Environment"

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

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

Paul Staneski
Head of Derivatives Solutions and Training/Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC
"The Most Amazing Idea in Finance!"

Alfredo Romero
College of William and Mary
"Probabilistic Logit Models"

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

Spring 2008

Sanjay Jain
University of Virginia
"Workers Without Borders? Culture, Migration, and the Political Limits to Globalization"

Sita Slavov
Occidental College
"Public versus Private Provision of Public Goods

Mark Duggan
University of Maryland
"The Effect of Medicare Part D on Pharmaceutical Prices and Utilization"

Fall 2007

Neville Francis
Univeristy of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

A Century of Work and Leisure

Olivier Coibion
College of William and Mary

"One for Some or One for All? Taylor Rules and Interregional Heterogeneity"

Marc Weidenmier
Claremont-McKenna University

"Competing with the NYSE"

Spring 2007

William Thomson
University of Rochester

Brett Wendling
Federal Trade Commission

Lemma Senbet
University of Maryland

Fall 2006

Kara Reynolds
American University

"From Agreement to Application: A Cross-Country Application of Injury Determinants under the WTO Antidumping Agreement"

Hugo Sonnenschein
University of Chicago

"Factor Endowments, Relative Commodity Prices and Anything Goes"

 David Ervin
Portland State University

"What Motivates Business Environmental Management: Sticks or Carrots?"

Philip Decicca
McMaster University

"Labor Market Fluctuations and Health: Is there a Connection and for Whom?"

Shannon Mitchell
Virginia Commonwealth University

"The Effects of Disability Grants on AIDS-related Incentives: Evidence from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa"