NOTE: All seminars will be held at 3:10 in RBC 141 except where noted.

Spring 2024

Date Name Affiliation Presentation title & PDF file Notes
February 9, 2024 Michael Klein Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute “Innovation, Technology Transfer and the International Regulation of Patents and Trade Secrets”

February 16, 2024 Thomas Deleire Georgetown University “Identifying Low-Value Cancer Care: Outcomes and Costs of Treatment of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) Among Medicare Fee-For-Service Beneficiaries”
March 1, 2024 Colleen Carey Cornell University “Why Does Disability Insurance Enrollment Increase during Recessions? Evidence from Medicare”
March 22, 2024 Marta Boczon Copenhagen Business School TBD
March 27, 2024


Yong Chao University of Louisville TBD Lunch Seminar

(12:10 – 1:10 pm

at RB 251)

April 12, 2024

David Goldbaum University of Technology Sydney TBD

April 26, 2024

Mahalia Jackman University of West Indies TBD

Fall 2023

Date Name Affiliation Presentation title & PDF file Notes
September 6, 2023


Evan Piermont Royal Holloway, University of London “Eliciting Awareness”

Lunch seminar

(12 – 1 pm

at BI 224)

September 8, 2023 Benjamin Chartock Bentley University “Quality Disclosure, Demand, and Congestion: Evidence from Physician Ratings”
September 22, 2023 Jason Huh Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute “Curbing Pretextual Stops: Racial Disparities and Policing Outcomes”
October 20, 2023 Ted O’Donoghue Cornell University “Connecting Common Ratio and Common Consequence Preferences” Rescheduled from October 6th

October 27, 2023

Jacob Wallace Yale School of Public Health “The Private Provision of Public Services: Evidence from Random Assignment in Medicaid”

November 1, 2023


Sterling Yan Perella Department of Finance, Lehigh University “Macro Expectations and Financial Market Expectations: Are They Linked?”

Lunch seminar

(12:10 – 1:25

at BI 224)

November 17, 2023

Tal Gross Boston University “Social Defaults and Plan Choice: The Case of Spousal Following”

December 1, 2023

Bohdan Kukharskyy City University of New York, Baruch College “Opening the Black Box of Quantitative Trade Models”

Virtual seminar

Spring 2023

Date Name Affiliation Presentation title & PDF file Notes
March 3, 2023 Mikkel Plagborg-Moller Princeton Local Projections vs. VARs: Lessons From Thousands of DGPs”
March 24, 2023 Juan Pantano University of Arizona “Dynamic Treatment Choices and Selection into Clinical Trials”
April 14, 2023 Alexandre Olbrecht Ramapo College of New Jersey “When Sports Reporting at The Brown and White Meets Econometrics: Using Data to Predict the Busts and Future Hall of Famers in the 2023 NFL Quarterback Class”
April 28, 2023 Ayca Kaya University of Miami “Repeated Trading: Transparency and Market Structure”

May 16, 2023


Dario Pozzoli Copenhagen Business School “Robots and Immigration”

Lunch seminar

(12:30 – 1:30 pm

at RBC 111)

Fall 2022

Date Name Affiliation Presentation title & PDF file Notes
September 16, 2022 Jessica Leight International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) “FDI Liberalization, Structural Change, and Marriage Market Outcomes”
October 21, 2022 Conor B. Ryan Pennsylvania State University “How Does Insurance Competition Affect Medical Consumption?”
November 4, 2022 Abby Alpert The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania “Opioid Use and Employment Outcomes: Evidence from the U.S. Military”
November 11, 2022 Niklas Engbom Stern School of Business, New York University “Contagious Unemployment”
December 2, 2022 Morgan Williams Barnard College, Columbia University “The Effects of Compulsory Schooling on Health and Hospitalization over the Life-Cycle”

Spring 2022

Date Name Affiliation Presentation title & PDF file Notes
March 4, 2022 Andy Ferrara University of Pittsburgh “The Other Great Migration: Southern Whites and the New Right”
March 25, 2022 Ashley Swanson Columbia Business School “No Free Lunch? Welfare Analysis of Firms Selling Through Expert Intermediaries”
April 8, 2022 Leila Agha Dartmouth College Fixing Misallocation with Guidelines: Awareness vs. Adherence
April 22, 2022 Syon Bhanot Swarthmore College “Applying Behavioral Science to Prosocial Behavior”

Fall 2021

Date Name Affiliation Presentation title & PDF file Notes
September 24, 2021 Kate Ho Princeton University “Contracting over Rebates: Formulary Design and Pharmaceutical Spending” Online seminar
October 1, 2021 Mengxiao Liu Syracuse University “Quality Innovation, Cost Innovation, Exporting, and Firm Productivity Evolution: Evidence from the Chinese Semiconductor Industry” In-person talk (RBC 241)
October 22, 2021 Yariv Fadlon Muhlenberg College “Social Skills and Promotion: A Study of Racial and Gender Gaps” In-person talk (RBC 241)
November 5, 2021 Atul Gupta Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania “The corporatization of hospital care” In-person talk (RBC 241)
November 12, 2021 Tianyi Wang Princeton University “Waves of Empowerment: Black Radio and the Civil Rights Movement” In-person talk (RBC 241)
November 19, 2021 Oleksandr (Sasha) Talavera University of Birmingham “The Voice of Monetary Policy” In-person talk (RBC 241)

Spring 2021

Date Name Affiliation Presentation title & PDF file Notes
March 26, 2021 Claudio Ferraz UBC and PUC-Rio Procuring Firm Growth: The Effects of Government Purchases on Firm Dynamics Online seminar
April 9, 2021 James West Baylor University The Impact of Chief Diversity Officers on Diverse Faculty Hiring Online seminar
April 23, 2021 Fabio Gomez Lehigh University “How does US Government Decisions affect its Borrowing costs?” Online seminar
April 30, 2021 Julian Jamison University of Exeter “Credit building or credit crumbling? A credit builder loan’s effects on consumer behavior, credit scores and their predictive power” Online seminar (@ 10am EST)

Fall 2020

Date Name Affiliation Presentation title & PDF file Notes
October 2, 2020 Pablo Bortz Universidad Nacional de San Martín Climate Change and Green Finance in Emerging Market Economies: The Open Economy Dimension Online seminar
October 16, 2020 Silvia Barcellos University of Southern California “The Great Equalizer? The Effects of Education on the Relationship between Early-Life Disadvantages and Later-Life SES” Online seminar
October 30, 2020 Rustamdjan Hakimov University of Lausanne “Transparency in Centralised Allocation” Online seminar
November 13, 2020 Nicolás Ajzenman São Paulo School of Economics (EESP) “Institutions Shape Culture: The Civic Imprint of Democracy” Online seminar

Spring 2020

Date Name Affiliation Presentation title & PDF file Notes
March 20, 2020 Edward Norton University of Michigan Medicare’s Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program Overvalues Quality Cancelled due to COVID restrictions
April 24, 2020 John Cawley Cornell University “Effects of City-Level Beverage Taxes in the U.S. on Prices, Sales, and Consumption” Cancelled due to COVID restrictions

Fall 2019

Date Name Affiliation Presentation title & PDF file Notes
September 6, 2019 Eric Schmidbauer University of Central Florida Free Product Trials
September 13, 2019 Richard Spady Johns Hopkins Gaussian Transformations, Recursive Learning, and the Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Conditional Distribution Functions
October 4, 2019 Erin Cottle Hunt Lafayette College Welfare Gains of Automatic IRAs When Consumers Have Short Planning Horizons
October 25, 2019 Weining Bao University of Connecticut Paying to Brag? A Structural Model of Cheap Talk in Online Crowdlending
November 1, 2019 David Papell University of Houston (Hawks versus Doves) versus (Rules versus Discretion)
November 8, 2019 Elliott Fan National Taiwan University Understanding the Mechanisms of Parental Divorce Effects on Child’s Higher Education
November 15, 2019 Olena Ogrokhina Lafayette College When it Rains, it Drizzles: Capital Flows and Inflation Targeting

Fall 2018

Date Name Affiliation Presentation title & PDF file Notes
September 7, 2018 Alex Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy Lehigh University “Risk and Return in Sin City: The Economics of Prostitution”
September 14, 2018 Douglas Webber Temple University “Institution, Major, and Firm-Specific Premia: evidence from Administrative Data”
September 28, 2018 Garrett Johnson Boston University “Impact of European Privacy Policy”
October 5, 2018 Chad Sparber Colgate TBA
November 2, 2018 PK Kannan University of Maryland TBA
November 9, 2018 Kosuke Uetake Yale University TBA