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Seminars and Workshops

2013-14 SEMINARS

Department of Economics Seminar Series

Upcoming:

Social Networks and Labor Markets

Laura Gee, Tufts University
Thursday, March 20
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Financial Literacy Around the World

Annamaria Lusardi, George Washington University
Monday, March 24
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Why Has Urban Inequality Increased?

Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Brown University
Wednesday, April 2
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Wage Adjustment in the Great Recession

Gary Solon, Michigan State University
Friday, April 11
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Previously held:

Women and Power: Unwilling, Ineffective, or Held Back?

Albert Saiz, MIT
Monday, November 25
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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People and Machines: A Look at The Evolving Relationship Between Capital and Skill In Manufacturing 1850-1940 Using Immigration Shocks

Ethan Lewis, Dartmouth College
Wednesday, November 20
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Collective Intelligence and Neutral Point of View: The Case of Wikipedia

Shane Greenstein, Northwestern University
Monday, November 4
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Competition and Interdependent Costs in Highway Procurement

Paulo Somaini, MIT
Thursday, October 31
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Interdisciplinary Seminar: Pay Harmony: Peer Comparison and Executive Compensation

Julie Wulf, Harvard Business School
Wednesday, October 30
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Raytheon Ampitheater, Egan Center (1st floor)
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Interdisciplinary Seminar: Valuing Ecosystem Services for Coastal Wetland Protection and Restoration: Progress and Challenges

Edward Barbier, University of Wyoming
Thursday, October 24
12:00-1:15 p.m.
O'Bryant African-American Institute (Cabral Center), 40 Leon Street
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Active Choice and Health Care Costs: Evidence from Prescription Drug Home Delivery

Brigitte Madrian, Harvard Kennedy School
Wednesday, October 23
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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The Jobless Trap

Rand Ghayad, Northeastern University
Wednesday, October 16
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall

Interdisciplinary Seminar: Cooperation in a Society with Differential Treatment of Immigrants

Paolo Pin, Siena
Wednesday, October 9
12:00-1:15 p.m.
104 West Village G
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Endogenous Market Structure and Fixed-to-Mobile Competition in the US Telecommunications Industry

Chengyan Gu, Northeastern University
Thursday, September 19
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall

Interdisciplinary Seminar: Intelligence and Human Progress

James Flynn, Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Otago
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Economics, Sociology, African-American Studies, and the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Thursday, September 19
5:00 p.m.
335 Shillman Hall
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The 360 Huntington Fund: A presentation by John E. Silvia, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo (and alum of the Department of Economics), Sponsored by the D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Thursday, September 19
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Alumni Center, 716 Columbus Ave., 6th Floor
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Do Increases in Subsidized Housing Reduce the Incidence of Homelessness? Evidence from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

Osborne Jackson, Northeastern University
Monday, September 23
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Economic Effects from the Introduction of Biotech Seed Technologies: Are Cottonseed Firms Innovating Too Much?

Irena Tsvetkova, Northeastern University
Thursday, October 3
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall

2012-13 SEMINARS

Religion and Health in Early Childhood: Evidence from the Indian Subcontinent

Nidhiya Menon, Brandeis University
April 4
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Financial Constraints and Franchising Decisions

Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan
March 20
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Taken by Storm: Business Survival in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (paper joint with Javier Miranda, US Census Bureau)

Emek Basker, University of Missouri (Visiting Associate Professor at Boston College in 2012-13)
December 10
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Diffusion of Microfinance

Matthew Jackson, Economics, Stanford University
November 26
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Hosted by the Northeastern Center for Complex Network Research (and part of the Boston-Cambridge Colloquium on Complexity and Social Networks)
Dana Research Center, 110 Forsyth St., 5th Floor

Dying to Retire: Adverse Selection and Social Security

Andrew Beauchamp, Boston College
October 24
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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The Relative Quality of Foreign Nurses in the US

Patricia Cortes, Boston University School of Management
October 18
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Organizing the Global Value Chain

Pol Antras, Harvard University
October 11
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Financing-Motivated Acquisitions

Michael Weisbach, The Ohio State University
Joint seminar with Finance, College of Business Administration
September 6
12:00-1:30 p.m.
420 Hayden Hall
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2011-12 SEMINARS

ECONOMICS SUMMER 2012 WORKSHOP

The Economics Summer Workshop meets during lunch (BYO) on selected days during the summer and is open to all economics graduate students and faculty. The workshop features work in progress by doctoral students and occasional faculty presentations. The Summer 2012 workshop will begin in the second week of June.

Financial Crisis Speaker Series

John Kwoka, Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics, invites all members of the university community to attend special sessions of his class on "Bubbles, Busts, and Bailouts: Market and Regulatory Failures in the Financial Crisis." These sessions feature prominent guest speakers. Classes are from 2:50 to 4:30 and will take place in Shillman 335.
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Department of Economics Seminar Series

A Nation of Immigrants: Assimilation and Economic Outcomes in the Age of Mass Migration (joint paper with Ran Abramitzky and Katherine Eriksson)

Leah Platt Boustan, UCLA
April 12
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Inefficient Hiring in Entry-Level Labor Markets

Amanda Pallais, Harvard
April 5
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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LEED Adopters: Public Procurement and the Diffusion of Voluntary Standards

Tim Simcoe, Boston University
March 19
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Immigrant Networks and the Take-Up of Disability Programs: Evidence from U.S. Census Data

Delia Furtado, University of Connecticut
March 12
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Physician Market Power and Medical-Care Expenditures

Adam Shapiro, BEA, Office of the Chief Economist
February 21
4:00-5:00 p.m.
344 Curry Student Center
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Location Strategy of Chain Retailers: The Case of Supermarkets and Drug Stores in an Urban Market

Gustavo Vicentini, NU
February 29
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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The Evolution of Physician Practice Styles: Evidence from Cardiologist Migration

David Molitor, MIT
February 13
4:00-5:00 p.m.
340 Curry Student Center
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Experiments with Real World Social Networks

Tanya Rosenblat, Iowa State University
November 29
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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The Effect of Unemployment Insurance Extensions on Reemployment Wages

Johannes Schmieder, Boston University
December 1
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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An Empirical Study of Pricing Strategies in an Online Market with High-Frequency Price Information

Sara Ellison, MIT
November 15
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Pragmatic Arguments in the Qur'an for Belief

Shahid Alam, NU
October 27
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Cleaning the Bathwater with the Baby: The Health Co-Benefits of Carbon Pricing in Transportation

Chris Knittel, MIT Sloan
October 17
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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In the Name of the Father: Marriage and Intergenerational Mobility in the United States, 1850-1930

Daniele Paserman, Boston University
October 6
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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The Costs of Free Entry: An Empirical Study of Real Estate Agents in Greater Boston

Panle Jia Barwick, MIT
September 22
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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2010-11 SEMINARS

Royale with Cheese: The Effect of Globalization on the Variety of Goods

Matt Cole, University College Dublin
May 13
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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The End of the Imaging Boom: Cost Control Triumph or Stein's Law?

Frank Levy, MIT
April 20
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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The Diversity of Concentrated Prescribing Behavior: An Application to Antipsychotics

Anna Levine Taub, Washington University in Saint Louis
April 11
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: Evidence from the Human Genome

Heidi Williams, Visiting Fellow in Aging Research, NBER, and (beginning July 2011) Assistant Professor of Economics, MIT
February 16
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Beliefs and Consumer Choice

Hunt Allcott, Assistant Professor of Economics, New York University, and Research Fellow, Department of Economics, MIT
December 2
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Prices, Diagnostic Tests and the Demand for Malaria Treatment: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya

Jessica Cohen, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Harvard School of Public Health
November 17
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Measuring the Environmental Benefits of Wind Generated Electricity

Joseph Cullen, Research Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment, and Assistant Professor, Washington University - Olin Business School
October 13
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Housing Market Spillovers: Evidence from the End of Rent Control in Cambridge, Massachusetts

David Autor, Professor of Economics, MIT
October 7
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Social Ties and the Job Search of Recent Immigrants

Kevin Lang, Professor of Economics, Boston University
September 22
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Collusion at the Extensive Margin

Joshua Gans, Professor of Economics, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, and Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Harvard University
September 20
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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ECONOMICS SUMMER 2010 WORKSHOP

The Economics Summer Workshop meets during lunch (BYO) on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer, and is open to all economics graduate students and faculty. The workshop features work in progress by doctoral students and occasional faculty presentations.

2009-10 SEMINARS

MEET THE AUTHOR!

Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities, Island Press, 2010

PETER FOX-PENNER, an internationally recognized authority on energy and electric power industry issues, will discuss his new book on Thursday, April 15, at 12:00 noon, in Room 90 Snell Library. Dr. Fox-Penner's visit was arranged by John Kwoka, Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics, and is sponsored by the Department of Economics and the University Libraries. Please direct questions to Kathy Downey.
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Global Competitors as Next-Door Neighbors: Competition and Geographic Co-location in the Semiconductor Industry

Juan Alcacer, Harvard Business School
April 14
12:00-1:30 p.m.
424 Hayden Hall
Sponsored by the Center for Emerging Markets (CBA), and the Department of Economics. For more information, please visit the Center for Emerging Markets website.

Innovation Incentives: Monopoly vs. Competition

Marius Schwartz, Georgetown University
April 8
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Dynamics of the Gender Gap for Young Professionals in the Financial and Corporate Sectors

Lawrence Katz, Harvard University
March 15
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Estimating the Number of People Without Health Insurance

Steve Rose, Research Professor, Georgetown University
Monday, November 16
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Demand Estimation Under Incomplete Product Availability

Julie Mortimer, Department of Economics, Harvard University
Monday, November 9
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Innovation, R&D and Managerial Compensation

Paroma Sanyal, Assistant Professor, Brandeis University
Monday, September 21
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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The Economic Origins of Islam: Theory and Evidence

Stelios Michalopoulos, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Tufts University
Monday, October 5
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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ECONOMICS SUMMER 2009 WORKSHOP

The Economics Summer Workshop meets during lunch (BYO) on selected Tuesdays during the summer, and is open to all economics graduate students and faculty. The workshop features work in progress by doctoral students and occasional faculty presentations.

2008-09 SEMINARS

Price Stickiness and Customer Antagonism

(co-sponsored by the Marketing Department, College of Business Administration)

Duncan Simester, MIT's Sloan School of Management
Wednesday, April 1
12:00-1:15 p.m.
170 Dodge Hall
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Dynamics of Consumer Demand for New Durable Goods

Marc Rysman, Boston University
Monday, March 23
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Foreign Entry, Competition and Heterogeneous Growth of Firms: Do we observe 'creative destruction' in China?

Gary Jefferson, Brandeis University
Monday, March 16
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Making Sense of the Subprime Crisis

Paul Willen, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Thursday, March 12
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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"Democratizing Incorporation: Law and the Industrial Enterprise in Massachusetts: 1830-1880"

Eric Hilt, Wellesley
Monday, November 10, 2008
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Asymmetric information, adverse selection and seller disclosure: the case of Ebay Motors

Greg Lewis, Harvard/Economics
Monday, November 3, 2008
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Tax Evasion and Commodity Tax Incidence: Theory and Evidence from Diesel Fuel Sales

Erich Muehlegger, Harvard/Kennedy School
Thursday, October 23, 2008
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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How Does Popularity Information Affect Choices? Theory and a Field Experiment, (with Catherine Tucker)

JuanJuan Zhang, MIT/Sloan
Monday, October 6, 2008
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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ECONOMICS SUMMER 2008 WORKSHOP

The Economics Summer Workshop meets during lunch (BYO) on selected Tuesdays during the summer, and is open to all economics graduate students and faculty. The workshop features work in progress by doctoral students and occasional faculty presentations.

2007-08 SEMINARS

Tipping and Residential Segregation: A Unified Schelling Model

Junfu Zhang, Clark University
Thursday, April 10, 2008
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Pricing, Information, and Efficiency in the Internet Economy

(co-sponsored with the College of Business Administration)

James D. Dana, Jr., Professor of Economics and Strategy
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
12:00-1:15 p.m.
220 Shillman Hall
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Housing and Mortgage Markets: 2008

Karl E. Case, Wellesley College
Thursday, March 27, 2008
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Explaining International Differences in Entrepreneurship: The Role of Individual Characteristics and Regulatory Constraints

Silvia Ardagna, Harvard University
Thursday, March 13, 2008
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Vertical Restraints in Manufacturing Firms

Xulia Gonzalez, Universidad de Vigo
Thursday, November 29, 2007
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Colonialism and Modern Income -- Islands as Natural Experiments

Jim Feyrer, Darthmouth College
Monday, November 19, 2007
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Field Centipedes

Oscar Volij, Iowa State University
Monday, October 29, 2007
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Gender Roles and Technological Progress

Claudia Olivetti, Boston University
Thursday, October 25, 2007
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Can we teach civic attitudes?

Daniel Miles, Universidad de Vigo
Thursday, October 4, 2007
12:00-1:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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ECONOMICS SUMMER 2007 WORKSHOP

The Economics Summer Workshop meets during lunch (BYO) on selected Tuesdays during the summer, and is open to all economics graduate students and faculty. The workshop features work in progress by doctoral students and occasional faculty presentations.

2006-07 SEMINARS:

Competitive Spillovers in the Market for Long-Term Care

Jeffrey Ballou, Assistant Professor of Economics, NU
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
1:45-3:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Price Competition in U.S. Brewing

Christian Rojas, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
12:00-1:30 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Pharmaceutical Innovation

F.M. Scherer, Aetna Professor Emeritus, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
1:45-3:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Industry Restructuring, Mergers, and Efficiency: Evidence from Electric Power

John Kwoka, Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics, NU
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
1:45-3:15 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Economic and Technical Drivers of Technology Choice: Browsers

Pai-Ling Yin, Harvard Business School
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
1:35-3:00 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Optimal Income Taxation and Public Good Provision in a Two-Class Economy

Felix Bierbrauer, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Germany
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
1:35-3:00 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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The Effects of Sarbanes-Oxley on the Public Accounting Industry

Sarah Eckenrod Cosgrove, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
1:35-3:00 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Merger Policy, Entry, and Entrepreneurship

Helen Weeds, University of Essex
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
12:00-1:30 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Integrating Models of Price Discrimination

James Dana, Associate Professor of Management and Strategy, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
Thursday, October 12, 2006
1:35-3:00 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Overloaded: Are There Too Many Health Plan Choices in Medicare?

Steve Pizer, Health Care Financing and Economics
Tuesday, October 3, 2006
1:35-2:45 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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Another Look at Airport Congestion Pricing

Steve Morrison, Northeastern University
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
1:35-2:45 p.m.
316 Lake Hall
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2005-06 SEMINARS:

Childhood Determinants of Risk Aversion

Maria Luengo-Prado, Northeastern University
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
1:45-3:15pm
316 Lake Hall
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Effects of Infertility Insurance Mandates on Fertility

Lucie Schmidt, Williams College
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
1:45-3:15pm
316 Lake Hall
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Take Me Out to the Opera: Are Sports and Arts Complements? Evidence from the Performing Arts Research Coalition Data

Mike Robinson, Mount Holyoke College
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
1:45-3:15pm
316 Lake Hall
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Two-sided Network Effects in the Market for Professional Sports

SangHoo Bae, Clark University
Tuesday, February 7, 2006
1:45-3:15pm
316 Lake Hall
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Should Medicare Cover Drugs? The Impact of A Prescription Drug Benefit on Medicare-Eligible Veterans

Melissa Boyle, College of the Holy Cross
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
1:45-3:15pm
316 Lake Hall
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Venezuela After a Century of Oil Exploitation

Osmel Manzano, Principal Economist, Andean Development Corporation (CAF), and Visiting Fellow, John F. Kennedy
School of Government, Harvard University
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
1:45-3:15pm
316 Lake Hall
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The Costs of Environmental Regulation in a Concentrated Industry

Stephen Ryan, MIT
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
1:45-3:15pm
316 Lake Hall
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Diversity, Social Goods Provision, and Performance in the Firm, with Jeffrey Greenbaum and Wallace Mullin

Sara Fisher Ellison, MIT
Tuesday, November 1, 2005
1:45-3:15pm
316 Lake Hall
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When to Exit a Product: Evidence from the U.S. Motion-Pictures Exhibition Market

Darlene Chisholm, Suffolk University
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
12:00-1:30pm
316 Lake Hall
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The Globalization of Trade and Democracy, 1870-2000, with Ernesto Lopez-Cordova

Chris Meissner, University of Cambridge (UK),
on leave at NBER
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
1:45-3:15pm
316 Lake Hall
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