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Spring 2015 Seminar in Applied Economics

Schedule


Organized by Prof. Yochanan Shachmurove yshachmurove@ccny.cuny.edu

                       Tuesdays, 11:45am - 1:45pm, Room 5383


Date Speaker Affiliation Title
3- Feb John Geanakoplos Yale University
 
"Financial Innovation, Collateral, and Investment"

Presentation
10-Feb Joseph Shapiro Yale University "Why is Pollution from U.S. Manufacturing Declining? The Roles of Trade, Regulation, Productivity, and Preferences" co-author : Reed Walker

Presentation

 
17-Feb Mark Rosenzweig Yale University

Presentation
"Risk, Insurance and Wages in General-Equilibrium"

Presentation
24-Feb Wim Vijverberg Graduate Center, CUNY GTL Regression: A Linear Model with Skewed and Thick-Tailed
Disturbances


Presentation
3-Mar Oleg Itskhoki Princeton University "Optimal Development Policies with Financial Frictions” co-author: Ben Moll

Presentation
10-Mar Kitamura, Yuichi Yale University "Nonparametric Analysis of Random Utility Models: Prediction" co-author: Joerg Stoye
17-Mar Jose-Antonio Espin-Sanchez Yale University "Institutional Inertia: Persistent Inefficie
nt Institutions in Spain"
24-Mar Petra Todd The University of Pennsylvania "How the Design of a Pension System Influences Old Age Poverty and Gender Equity: A Study of Chile's Private Retirement Accounts System"co-author: Clement Joubert
31-Mar Ian Walker Princeton and Lancaster University, UK The Evolution of the Returns to Observable and Unobseravable Skills: Evidence from a Panel of Danish Twins
8-April Spring Break   No Seminar
14-Apr Nobel Laureate Chris Sims Princeton University "Exiting from liquidity traps:  Keynes brought up to Date"

Presentation
16-Apr
Thurs.
2:00-4:00pm
Room 6496
Elhanan Helpman Harvard University Growth, Trade, and Inequality

Presentation
21-Apr Tony Smith Yale University Is Piketty’s “Second Law of Capitalism” Fundamental?
28-Apr Costas Arkolaki Yale University "Universal Gravity" co-authors:Treb Allen and Yuta Takahashi
30-Apr
Thurs.
12:00-
1:45pm
 
Nobel Laureate
Robert Solow
MIT "Wage Stagnation"
4-May
(Monday)
     
5-May Efraim Berkovich Manhattanville College "COLLATERAL CONSTRAINTS AND  MICRO-BUBBLES IN FOREIGN EXCHANGE"
12-May Amanda E. Kowalski Yale University "Medicaid as an Investment in Children: What is the Long-Term Impact on Tax Receipts?" co-authors: David Brown and Ithai Lurie