|September 19||Nidhiya Menon|
The Brazilian Bombshell? The Long-Term Impact of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic the South American Way
|September 23||Michael Kremer|
Is Development Innovation a Good Investment? Which Innovations Scale? Evidence on Social Investing from USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures
|October 7||Florian Ederer|
|November 7||Leila Agha|
Drug Diffusion through Peer Networks: Evidence from Industry Payments
|November 14|| Ruixue Jia |
The Economic Consequences of Political Hierarchy: Evidence from Regime Changes in China, AD1000-2000
|University of California – San Diego||https://www.ruixuejia.com/|
|January 24 (Thursday)||Shahid Alam||Northeastern|
|February 7 (Thursday)||Kevin Boudreau||Northeastern|
|February 11 (Monday)||Michael Mueller-Smith||University of Michigan|
|February 21 (Thursday)||Felipe Barrera||Harvard|
|February 25 (Monday)||Klaus Desmet||Southern Methodist University|
|March 14 (Thursday)||David Atkin||MIT|
|CANCELED March 21 (Thursday)
will be rescheduled for the Fall series.
|April 4 (Thursday)||David Yang||Harvard|
|April 8 (Monday)||Judith Chevalier||Yale|
|April 18 (Thursday)||James Nason||North Carolina State|
|Alicia Sasser Modestino||Northeastern|
|Jim Nason||North Carolina State||https://www.jamesmnason.net/|
LOCATION: 425 Shillman
Microenterprise dynamics: Out with the old and unproductive, in with the new and similarly unproductive
|September 24||Chloe East
The Labor Market Effects of Immigration Enforcemen
|University of Colorado, Denver||www.chloeneast.com|
|October 1||Matt Lowe
Types of Contact: A Field Experiment on Collaborative and Adversarial Caste Integration
|Briq Institute of Behavior & Inequality||https://economics.mit.edu/grad/mlowe/|
|October 11||Chang-Jin Kim
Recent Advances in Regime-switching Models: Markov-Switching Models with Unknown Error Distributions and Non-Markovian Regime Switching Models
|University of Washington||https://econ.washington.edu/people/chang-jin-kim|
|October 22||Adriaan Soetevent
|November 5||Rebecca Thornton||University of Illinois||https://rebeccathornton.net/|
|November 8||Heikki Rantakari||University of Rochester||https://sites.google.com/site/heikkirantakari/|
|November 15||Peter Hull||University of Chicago||http://about.peterhull.net/home|
|November 19||Ludovica Gazze||University of Chicago||http://home.uchicago.edu/~lgazze/index.html|
|November 28||Arindrajit Dube||(U-Mass Amherst)||https://arindube.com/|
|November 29||Andrew Foster||Brown||http://afosterri.org/|
|Jere Berhman||U Penn||https://economics.sas.upenn.edu/people/jere-r-behrman|
|February 22, 2018||Ariel Dora Stern, HBS||Digital Innovation in a Regulated Industry: Evidence from Software-Driven Medical Devices||IO/Health||https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=735581|
|February 26, 2018||Rebecca Thornton, University of Illinois||Making the Grade: The Sensitivity of Education Program Effectiveness to Input Choices and Outcome Measures||Development||https://rebeccathornton.net/|
|March 14, 2018||Alicia Sasser Modestino, Northeastern University||Labor||https://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty/alicia-sasser-modestino|
|March 19, 2018||Leemore Dafny, HBS||IO/Health||https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=220887|
|March 29, 2018||John Maluccio, Middlebury||Development||http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ipe/faculty/node/52171|
|April 2, 2018||Debi Prasad Mohapatra, Umass Amherst||IO||https://sites.google.com/a/cornell.edu/debi-prasad/|
|April 9, 2018||Rafael Dix Carneiro, Duke||Development/Trade||https://econ.duke.edu/people/rafael-dix-carneiro|
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|Chris Udry||Chris Udry (Professor, Northwestern University) is a development economist whose research focuses on rural economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa.
His current research examines technological change, risk and financial markets, gender and households, property rights, psychological well-being and economic decision-making and a variety of other aspects of rural economic organization. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Board Member of Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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|Enrico Spolaore||Enrico Spolaore is a Professor of Economics at Tufts and a Research Associate with the NBER.
His main research interests are in political economy, growth and development, and international economics.
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|Seema Jayachandran||Seema Jayachandran is an Associate Professor at Northwestern.
Professor Jayachandran will present her work, "Reshaping Adolescents' Gender Attitudes: Evidence from a School-Based Experiment in India."
Her research focuses on economic issues in developing countries.
|Petra Moser||Petra Moser joined New York University School of Business as an Associate Professor of Economics in July 2015.
Professor Moser’s research combines methods from empirical microeconomics and economic history to examine the determinants of creativity and innovation. She uses historical variation in patent and copyright laws to examine the effects of intellectual property on science, technological innovation and artistic creativity. Her research also investigates the impact of immigrants on US innovation and examines the biological underpinnings of individual-level differences in entrepreneurship and creativity. She has received an NSF CAREER grant and a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS).
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|Stephen O'Connell||Stephen is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at MIT SEII. His work focuses on labor market policies, gender, and productivity.
His work investigates obstacles to economic opportunity in education and labor markets, and the effects of policies intended to address existing disparities in these areas.
Stephen graduated with a PhD in Economics from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center in 2016.
November 30 12:00 pm - 1:15pm
|Alicia Sasser Modestino||Dr. Alicia Sasser Modestino is an associate professor with appointments in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the Department of Economics.
Previously, Modestino was a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston where she lead numerous research projects on regional economic and policy issues for the New England Public Policy Center. In that role, she frequently advised policymakers and business leaders and testified on key pieces of legislation related to labor market policies. Her work has appeared in journals such as Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and Health Affairs and has been presented at the annual meetings of the American Economic Association.
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|Bruce Sacerdote||Bruce Sacerdote is an American economist and the Richard S. Braddock 1963 Professor in Economics at Dartmouth College, where he "enjoy[s] working with detailed data to enhance our understanding of why children and youth turn out the way they do.|
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|| Tanya Byker joined the Middlebury College Economics faculty as an assistant professor in the fall of 2014.
She teaches courses in regression, and the economics of gender.
Professor Byker graduated from Swarthmore College and received her PhD from the University of Michigan. Her research falls under the categories of labor and development economics and focuses on the interrelated choices individuals make about education, work and parenthood. She has studied how birth-related career interruptions in the US vary by mother’s education, and the ways that parental leave laws impact those labor-supply decisions. In a developing country context, she has studied how access to family planning impacts fertility and longer-term outcomes such as schooling and employment in Peru and South Africa.