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Seminar Series 2012-2013

The Tufts University Economics Department sponsors research seminars, lectures, and events throughout the year.

Date Speaker Title
September 24, 2012 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Mugar 235
*Updated time & location*
Sheetal Sekhri, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Virginia Informal Monitoring Mechanisms in Public Service Delivery: Evidence from the Public Distribution System in India
October 15, 2012
12:00-1:15 p.m.
Tisch 316
Francisco Gallego, Associate Professor of Economics, Institute of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile The Effect of Transport Policies on Car Use: Theory and Evidence from Latin American Cities
October 22, 2012
12:00-1:15 p.m.
Tisch 316
Justin Marion, Associate Professor of Economics, University of California Santa Cruz Do the Laws of Tax Incidence Hold? Point of Collection and the Pass-through of State Diesel Taxes
November 7, 2012
12:00-1:15 p.m.
Tisch 316
Filipe Campante, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School Isolated Capital Cities, Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from US States
November 19, 2012 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Mugar 235
Melanie Khamis, Assistant Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University
Rubble Women: The Long-Term Effects of Postwar Reconstruction on Female Labor Markets
January 18, 2013
12:00-1:15 p.m.
Braker 001
Dara Lee, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri – Columbia "The Impact of Childhood Health on Adult Educational Attainment: Evidence from Mandatory School Vaccination Laws"
January 24, 2013
4:30-5:45 p.m
Tisch 316
Laura Gee, PhD Candidate, University of California – San Diego "Social Networks and Labor Markets: How Strong Ties Relate to Job Transmission on Facebook's Social Network"
January 28, 2013
12:00-1:15 p.m.
Braker 001
Amanda Agan, PhD Candidate, University of Chicago "The Returns to Community College"
January 30, 2013
12:00-1:15 p.m.
Braker 001
Sarena Goodman, PhD Candidate, Columbia University "Learning from the Test: Raising Selective College Enrollment by Providing Information"
March 4, 2013
12:00-1:15 p.m.
Braker 001
Teresa Fort, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Why Firms Fragment Production Across Locations"
March 11, 2013
12:00-1:15 p.m.
Tisch 316
Esteban Rossi Hansberg, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University "The Anatomy of French Production Hierarchies"
March 25, 2013
4:00-5:15 p.m.
Rabb Room,
Lincoln Filene Center

*Updated time/location*
Remi Jedwab, Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs, George Washington University "Colonial Investments and Long-Term Development in Africa: Evidence from Ghanaian Railroads"

(Sponsored jointly with The Fletcher School)
April 1, 2013
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Barnum 104
Ken Rogoff, Professor of Economics, Harvard University "Debt Overhang End Games"

(Wellington Burnham Series)
April 8, 2013
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Dowling 745B
David Yanagizawa-Drott, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School "Can Good Products Drive Out Bad? Evidence from Local Markets for (Fake?) Antimalarial Medicine in Uganda"

(Sponsored jointly with the Fletcher School Development Seminar)
April 16, 2013
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Alumnae Lounge
Lucas Papademos, Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Prime Minister of Greece, 2011-2012; and Former Vice President, European Central Bank, 2002-2010 "The Resolution of the Euro Crisis and the Future of the EU"



(Birger Lecture Series)
April 22, 2013
12:00-1:15 p.m.
Braker 001
Abigail Hornstein, Assistant Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University "The Impact of Local Governance Institutions on Foreign Market Listings: The Case of Chinese Firms"

Directions to Tufts and to Braker Hall >

For inquiries about the Seminar Series, contact Professor Dan Richards.