Economics seminar series and related events

The seminar series is held on Fridays from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in 305 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 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: TBA


Spring 2016

January 15, 2016

Philip Armour

Rand Corporation

Econ seminar: TBA

January 22, 2016

Don Kenkel

Cornell University

Econ seminar: TBA

January 29, 2016


Tulane University

Econ seminar: TBA

February 12, 2016

Sevin Yeltekin

Carnegie Mellon University

Econ seminar: TBA

February 26, 2016

David Grabowski

Harvard University

Econ seminar: TBA

March 4, 2016

Dan Kovenock

Chapman University

Econ seminar: TBA

March 11, 2016

Soohyung Lee

University of Maryland-College Park

Econ seminar: TBA

March 18, 2016

Francisca Antman

University of Colorado-Boulder

Econ seminar: TBA

April 1, 2016

William Collins

Vanderbilt University

Econ seminar: TBA

April 8, 2016

Steve Durlauf

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Econ seminar: TBA

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Harold Alderman

International Food Policy Research Institute

Econ seminar: TBA

April 15, 2016

Zongwu Cai

University of Kansas

Econ seminar: TBA


Archived seminars

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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