Economics seminar series and related events

The seminar series is held on Fridays from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in 301 Tilton Memorial Hall (new location!). Exceptions are in green. Other colloquia and lectures that may interest economists are also listed. This schedule can be added to your calendar. We have prepared an information sheet for seminar visitors.

Fall 2016

September 2, 2016

Suresh Naidu

Columbia University

Econ seminar: Contested Property: Fugitive Slaves in the Antebellum U.S. South

September 30, 2016

Sarah Miller

University of Michigan

Econ seminar: Childhood Medicaid Coverage and Later Life Health Care Utilization

October 7, 2016

Qingmin Liu

Columbia University

Econ seminar: Auctions with Limited Commitment

November 4, 2016 (new date)

Cheng Hsiao

University of Southern California

Econ seminar: Do China’s High-Speed-Rail Projects Promote Local Economy?

November 11, 2016 (new date)

Jianjing Lin

Tulane University

Econ seminar: Does Health IT Adoption Lead to Better Information or Worse Incentives?

November 18, 2016

Roman Sheremeta

Case Western Reserve University

Econ seminar: Why Are We So Competitive? (Part I) (Part II)

December 2, 2016

Flavio Cunha

Rice University

Econ seminar: Eliciting Maternal Expectations About the Technology of Cognitive Skill Formation

December 9, 2016

Rodolfo Nayga

University of Arkansas

Econ seminar: Supermarket Access and Childhood Obesity: Evidence from Store Openings and Closings

Spring 2017


January 20, 2017

Maria Polyakova

Stanford University

Econ seminar: Private Provision of Social Insurance: Drug-specific Price Elasticities and Cost Sharing in Medicare Part D

January 27, 2017 (New!)

Xun Li

Wuhan University

Econ seminar: Haze and Decision Making: A Natural Laboratory Experiment (Abstract)

February 3, 2017

Monica Capra

Claremont Graduate University

Econ seminar: How Did It Get So Late So Soon? The Effects of Time Distortion on Discounting

February 10, 2017 (Rescheduled)

Henry Thompson

Auburn University

Econ seminar: Resource Depletion, Factor Proportions, and Trade

February 17, 2017

Dave Weatherspoon

Michigan State University

Econ seminar: Policy, Prices, Expenditures and Dietary Diversity of Rwandan Households

February 20, 2017 (Rescheduled)

Richardson 204

Matt Harris

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Econ seminar: Flypaper or Attractive Recycling? The Department of Defense 1033 Program and Local Government Spending

March 10, 2017

Benjamin Brooks

University of Chicago

Econ seminar: An Algorithm for Stochastic Games with Perfect Monitoring

March 24, 2017

Amanda Ross

University of Alabama

Econ seminar: The Impact of the Cost of Car Ownership on the Housing Price Gradient in Singapore

April 7, 2017

Hani Mansour

University of Colorado-Denver

Econ seminar: Taste-Based Discrimination and the Labor Market Outcomes of Arab and Muslim Men in the United States (paper coming soon)

April 21, 2017 (cancelled)


April 28, 2017

David Neumark

University of California-Irvine

Econ seminar: TBA

May 5, 2017

Tilton 307

Karl Widerquist

SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University

Econ seminar: The Political Economy of the Upcoming Basic Income Experiments


(Archived seminars)

Spring 2016

January 15, 2016

Philip Armour

Rand Corporation

Econ seminar: The Effect of Social Security (Mis)information on the Labor Supply of Older Americans (paper coming soon)

January 22, 2016

Don Kenkel

Cornell University

Econ seminar: Cowboys & Indians: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Cigarette Brand Loyalty (paper coming soon)

January 29, 2016



February 12, 2016

Sevin Yeltekin

Carnegie Mellon University

Econ seminar: Computing Equilibria of Dynamic Games

February 26, 2016

1:30 PM -- Tilton 307

David Grabowski

Harvard University

Econ seminar: Do Hospital-Owned Skilled Nursing Facilities Provide Better Post-Acute Care Quality?

March 4, 2016

Dan Kovenock

Chapman University

Econ seminar: Generalizations of the General Lotto and Colonel Blotto Games

March 11, 2016

Soohyung Lee

University of Maryland-College Park

Econ seminar: The Impact of School and Classroom Gender Composition on Educational Achievement

March 18, 2016

Francisca Antman

University of Colorado-Boulder

Econ seminar: For Want of a Cup: The Rise of Tea in England and the Impact of Water Quality on Economic Development

April 1, 2016

William Collins

Vanderbilt University

Econ seminar: Up from Slavery? Intergenerational Mobility in the Shadow of Jim Crow

April 8, 2016

Steve Durlauf

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Thursday, April 14, 2016

3:30 pm, Tilton 307

Harold Alderman

International Food Policy Research Institute

Econ seminar: The Contribution of Increased Equity to the Estimated Social Benefits from a Transfer Program: An Illustration from PROGRESA

April 15, 2016

Zongwu Cai

University of Kansas

Econ seminar: A Semiparametric Quantile Panel Data Model with an Application to Estimating the Growth Effect of FDI


Fall 2015

Sep 4, 2015

note: Tilton 301

Joanna Lahey

Bush School of Government, Texas A & M University

Econ seminar: Discrimination at the Intersection of Age, Race, and Gender: Evidence from Resume Randomization and Eye-tracking

Sep 18, 2015

Jianjing Lin

Tulane University Economics/Murphy Institute

Econ seminar: Profit Complementarities in the Adoption of Electronic Medical Records by U.S. Hospitals

Sep 25, 2015

Emilson Silva

University of Alberta School of Business

Econ seminar: Overlapping International Green R&D Agreements

Oct 2, 2015

Daniel Henderson

University of Alabama

Econ seminar: A Partially Parametric Model

Oct 9, 2015

Robert Trosper

Tulane University Economics/Murphy Institute

Econ seminar: Getting What We Vote For: A Quasi-Experimental Test of Ballot Initiatives

Oct 23, 2015

Gultekin Gollu

Tulane University Economics/Murphy Institute


Oct 30, 2015

Bibek Adhikari

Tulane University

Econ seminar: When Does Introducing a Value Added Tax Increase Economic Effciency? Evidence from Synthetic Control Methods

Nov 6, 2015

Trevon Logan

Ohio State University

Econ seminar: The National Rise in Residential Segregation

Nov 9, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm

LBC 203 (Stibbs Room)

Murphy Institute Yates Lecture: Joel Slemrod

University of Michigan

Murphy seminar: Taxing Beards and Breasts, Wigs and Windows: Weird Taxes of the Past and Their Lessons for Tax Policy Today

Nov 13, 2015

Ulrich Doraszelski

University of Pennsylvania

Econ seminar: Is Dynamic Competition Socially Beneficial? The Case of Price as Investment

Nov 20, 2015

Sean Higgins

Tulane University

Econ seminar: Banking on Trust: Debit Cards, Cash Transfers, and Savings in Mexico

Dec 4, 2015 (3:00-4:15)

Whitney Ruble

Tulane University

Econ seminar: The Effect of Contracting Out Low Performing Schools on Student Performance


Spring 2015

Feb 27, 2015

Raymond Robertson

Macalester College

Econ seminar: Trade, Migration, and the Place Premium: Mexico and the United States

Thurs, March 5, 4:00 pm: Rogers Memorial Chapel

Lawrence Katz

Harvard University

Murphy Yates Lecture: Understanding Long Run Changes in U.S. Wage Inequality

March 13, 2015

Michael Price

Georgia State University

Econ seminar: TBA

March 20, 2015

Ian McCarthy

Emory University

Econ seminar: Understanding the Limited Demand for Long-term Care Insurance: The Role of Financial Literacy

March 27, 2015

Michael Luca

Harvard University

Econ seminar: Optimal Aggregation of Consumer Ratings: An Application to

Apr 10, 2015

Sebastian Otten

Rheinisch-Westfaelisches Institut

Econ seminar: (New topic) The Role of Source- and Host-Country Characteristics in Female Immigrant Labor Supply

Apr 17, 2015

Christopher Cronin (new!)

Notre Dame

Econ seminar: Insurance-Induced Moral Hazard: A Dynamic Model of Within-Year Medical Care Decision Making Under Uncertainty

Monday, April 20, 2015, 3:00 pm: Mayer 106

William Neilson

University of Tennessee

Econ seminar: Shareholder Protection and Dividend Policy: An Experimental Analysis

April 24, 2015

Susanna Loeb

Stanford University

Econ seminar: One Step at a Time: The Effects of an Early Literacy Text Messaging Program for Parents of Preschoolers

Fall 2014

Sep 12, 2014

Nick Sanders

William and Mary

Econ seminar: Coal to Crops: Fuel Makeup, Air Pollution, and Domestic Food Production

Sep 19, 2014

Jonah Gelbach


Econ seminar: When Do Covariates Matter? And Which Ones, and How Much?

Sep 26, 2014

Douglas Nelson

Tulane University

Econ seminar: Nontariff Barriers, Integration and the Transatlantic Economy

Mon, Oct 6, 2014, 12 noon: Gibson 126A

Christopher Ellis


Econ seminar: Dynamic Dissolutions and Unifications

Oct 17, 2014

Stephen Younger


Econ seminar: The Incidence of Recent Child Health Improvements

Oct 24, 2014

Murphy Institute Conference: Expanding the Frontiers of Behavioral Public Economics

Oct 31, 2014: 12 noon, Tilton 307

Anne van den Nouweland

University of Oregon

Econ seminar: Lindahl and Equilibrium

Nov 7, 2014

David Malueg

University of California-Riverside

Econ seminar: Private-Information Group Contests

Nov 21, 2014

Bradley Shapiro

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

Econ seminar: Positive Spillovers and Free Riding in Advertising of Prescription Pharmaceuticals: the Case of Antidepressants

Mon, Dec 1, 2014, 3:00 pm: Gibson 126A

Michael Burda

Humboldt University, Berlin

Econ seminar: Payroll Taxes, Social Insurance and Business Cycles

Dec 5, 2014

Steven Slutsky


Econ seminar: A Little Bit Nasty, Some of the Time: Mixed Strategy Equilibria in Political Campaigns with Continuous Negativity

Spring 2014

Jan 17, 2014

Brian McManus


Econ seminar: Learning by Driving: Productivity Improvements by New York City Taxi Drivers

Jan 31, 2014

Peter Arcidiacono


Econ seminar: University Differences in the Graduation of Minorities in STEM Fields: Evidence from California

Feb 7, 2014

Matias Cattaneo


Econ seminar: Robust Nonparametric Confidence Intervals for Regression-Discontinuity Designs

Feb 14, 2014

Timothy Vogelsang

Michigan State

Econ seminar: HAC-Robust Trend Comparisons Among Climate Series with Possible Level Shifts

Feb 21, 2014

Huseyin Yildirim


Econ seminar: "Pennies for Charity": Why Charities Outsource Fundraising

Mar 14, 2014

David Albouy


Econ seminar: The Distribution of Urban Land Values: Evidence from Market Transactions

Mar 26, 2014

Kathy Baylis


Econ seminar: Conserving Forests: Mandates, Management or Money

Mar 28, 2014

Don Fullerton


Econ seminar: What Drives Forest Leakage?

Apr 4, 2014

Joseph Doyle


Econ seminar: Juvenile Incarceration, Human Capital and Future Crime: Evidence from Randomly-assigned Judges

Apr 11, 2014

Randall Walsh


Econ seminar: Zoning and Urban Persistence

Fall 2013

Sep 6, 2013

Jason Lindo

Texas A&M

Econ seminar: Breaking the Link Between Legal Access to Alcohol and Motor Vehicle Accidents: Evidence from New South Wales

Sep 20, 2013

Jean-Yves Duclos

Université Laval

Econ seminar: Multidimensional Poverty Targeting

Sep 27, 2013

Jonathan Pritchett


Econ seminar: Betting on Secession: Quantifying Political Events Surrounding Slavery and the Civil War

Oct 3, 2013

Arthur Brooks


Murphy Yates lecture

Oct 4, 2013

Carl Lin

Beijing Normal University

Econ seminar: Minimum Wages and Employment in China

Oct 18, 2013

Breno Braga


Econ seminar: Schooling, Experience, Career Interruptions, and Earnings

Oct 21, 2013

Patrick Lenain

OECD/Université Paris Est

Econ seminar: Inequality and Poverty in the United States: Public Policies for Inclusive Growth

Oct 25, 2013

Werner Troesken


Econ seminar: The Pox of Liberty: How the Constitution Left Americans Rich, Free, and Prone to Infection

Nov 1, 2013

Matthew Larsen


Econ seminar: Does Closing Schools Close Doors? The Effect of High School Closings on Achievement and Attainment

Nov 8, 2013

Cristian Sepulveda


Econ seminar: Substitution and Income Effects at the Aggregate Level: The Effective Budget Constraint of the Government and the Flypaper Effect

Nov 15, 2013

Abigail Wozniak

Notre Dame

Econ seminar: Declining Migration within the U.S.: The Role of the Labor Market

Nov 22, 2013

Daniel Silverman

Arizona State

Econ seminar: Harnessing Naturally-Occurring Data to Measure Income and Spending Accurately in Real Time

Dec 6, 2013

Hilary Hoynes


Econ seminar: Experimental Evidence on the Distributional Effects of the Head Start Program

Financial support for the Department of Economics Seminar Series is provided by the Murphy Institute. Seminars marked with an asterisk are funded by the Newcomb-Tulane Duren Professorship.

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