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Spring 2015 Seminar in Applied Economics


Organized by Prof. Yochanan Shachmurove

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

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

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


17-Feb Mark Rosenzweig Yale University

"Risk, Insurance and Wages in General-Equilibrium"

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

3-Mar Oleg Itskhoki Princeton University "Optimal Development Policies with Financial Frictions” co-author: Ben Moll
10-Mar Jose-Antonio Espin-Sanchez Yale University "Institutional Intertia: Persistent Inefficient Institutions in Spain"
17-Mar Kitamura, Yuichi Yale University "Nonparametric Analysis of Random Utility Models: Prediction" co-author: Joerg Stoye
24-Mar Petra Todd The University of Pennsylvania "Estimating a Coordination Game in the Classroom",  co-author: K. Wolpin
31-Mar Elhanan Helpman Harvard University Growth, Trade, and Inequality
8-April Spring Break   No Seminar
14-Apr Nobel Laureate Chris Sims Princeton University "Exiting from liquidity traps:  Keynes brought up to Date"
21-Apr Tony Smith Yale University "A Global Economy-Climate Model with High Regional Resolution"
28-Apr Costas Arkolaki Yale University "Universal Gravity" co-authors:Treb Allen and Yuta Takahashi
5-May Mitchell Kellman City College of CUNY "The Middle East Economies"
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