Past Events

Spring 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Alex Rees-Jones, University of Pennsylvania

“Heuristic Perceptions of the Income Tax: Evidence and Implications for Debiasing”

12:30-2:00, Warner 208

Friday, March 17, 2017

Cihan Artunc, University of Arizona

“Experimenting with Partners: Business Organization and Survival in Egypt between 1910 and 1949”

12:30-2:00, Warner 208

Friday, April 7, 2017

Ken Leonard, University of Maryland

“Social Learning in Health Seeking Behavior: Evidence from Rural Tanzania”

12:30-2:00, Warner 208

Friday, April 14, 2017

Jose-Antonio Sanchez-Espin, Yale

“The Old Men in the Census: Inequality and Mobility in 18th Century Murcia”

12:30-2:00, Warner 208

Friday, April 21, 2017

Spring Student Symposium

McCardell Bicentennial Hall

Friday, April 28, 2017

Casey Rothschild, Wellesley

“Adverse Selection in the Irish Tontines of 1773, 1775, and 1777”

12:30-2:00, Warner 208

Saturday, April 29, 2017

D.K. Smith Symposium

“Economics of Remittances”

Steve Brito, IMF

Darrick Hamilton, New School of Social Research

Dilip Ratha, World Bank

James Bang, St. Ambrose University

Aniruddha Mitra, Bard College

Phanindra Wunnava, Middlebury

Klaus Zimmermann, Bonn University

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Spring Student Thesis Poster Session

3:30-5:30, McCardell Bicentennial Hall

Friday, May 12, 2017

Vimal Ranchold, University of Cape Town

“The Labour Market Effects of Being White in South Africa under Apartheid: An IV Estimate from the Cape Province”

12:30-2:00, Warner 208


Fall 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Charles Bellemare, Université Laval

12:30-2:00, Warner 208

Friday, September 30, 2016

Peter Skott, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

“Aggregate Demand, Functional Finance, and Secular Stagnation”

12:30-2:00, Warner 208

Thursday, October 6, 2016

D.K. Smith Lecture

Cecilia Conrad, MacArthur Foundation

“Economics of Philanthropy: How to Give Away 100 Million Dollars?”

4:30-6:00, Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

Friday, October 7, 2016

Caitlin Myers, Middlebury

“Is Economics a Science?”

1:00-2:15, Axinn 229

Friday, October 14, 2016

Martin Abel, Harvard

“The Value of Reference Letters: Experimental Evidence from South Africa”

12:30-2:00, Warner 208

Friday, October 28, 2016

Marketa Wolfe, Skidmore

“Price Drift Before US Macroeconomic News: Private Information About Public Announcements?”

12:30-2:00, Warner 208

Friday, October 28, 2016

International Politics and Economics Symposium

“The Global Illicit Drug Trade: Confronting Challenges and Exploring Solutions”

Peter Reuter, University of Maryland

Beau Kilmer, RAND

Alejandro Madrazo Lajous, CIDE

Rebecca Tiger, Middlebury

12:15-5:30, Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

Friday, November 4, 2016

Becky Morton, NYU

“The Dark Side of the Vote: Biased Voters, Social Information, and Information Aggregation Through Majority Voting”

12:30-2:00, Warner 208

Friday, November 11, 2016

Jessica Leight, Williams

“Complementarity between Non-Agricultural and Agricultural Shocks in Local Industrialization: Evidence from China”

12:30-2:00, Warner 208

Friday, November 18, 2016

Taryn Dinkleman, Dartmouth

“Labor Migration, Capital Accumulation, and the Structure of Rural Labor Markets”

12:30-2:00, Warner 208

Friday, December 2, 2016

Dan Berkowitz, University of Pittsburgh

“De-Politicization and Corporate Transformation”

12:30-2:00, Warner 208



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