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Seminar Series 2014-2015

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

Date Speaker Title
September 9, 2014
4:30-5:45pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene
Ram Fishman, Assistant Professor of Economics, George Washington University "Should Water Saving Technologies be Subsidized? Evidence from the Adoption of Drip Irrigation in Gujarat, India"
September 16, 2014
4:30-5:45pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene
Robin McKnight, Associate Professor of Economics, Wellesley College "Controlling Health Care Costs Through Limited Network Insurance Plans: Evidence from Massachusetts State Employees"
September 23, 2014
4:30-5:45pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene
Bruce Sacerdote, Richard S. Braddock 1963 Professor in Economics, Dartmouth College "Late Interventions Matter Too: The Case of College Coaching in New Hampshire"
September 30, 2014
4:30-5:45pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene
Eric Brunner, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Connecticut "The Housing and Educational Consequences of the School Choice Provisions of NCLB: Evidence from Charlotte, NC"
October 7, 2014
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 225
Nathaniel Hendren, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University "The Inequality Deflator: Interpersonal Comparisons without a Social Welfare Function"
October 14, 2014
4:30-5:45pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene
R'oi Zultan, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev "Auctions Mechanisms and Bidder Collusion: Bribes, Signals and Selection"
October 21, 2014
4:30-5:45pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene
Tavneet Suri, Maurice F. Strong Career Development Professor, Associate Professor of Applied Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management "There is No Free House: Ethnic Patronage and Diversity in a Kenyan Slum"
October 28, 2014
4:30-5:45pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene
Judy Hellerstein, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland "Labor Market Networks and Recovery from Mass Layoffs Before and During the Great Recession"
November 4, 2014
4:30-5:45pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene
Julie Mortimer, Associate Professor of Economics, Boston College "Efficiency and Foreclosure Effects of All-Units Discounts: Empirical Evidence"
November 12, 2014
4:30-6:00pm
51 Winthrop Street Hall
Christopher Pissarides, Regius Professor of Economics, London School of Economics, a Professor of European Studies, University of Cyprus and Chairman of the Council of National Economy, Republic of Cyprus, and the Helmut & Anna Pao Sohmen Professor-at-Large, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology "Monetary and Fiscal Policies and the Labor Market in the Eurozone"
(Wellington Burnham Lecture Series)
November 18, 2014
4:30-5:45pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene
Christopher Knittel, William Barton Rogers Professor of Energy Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management "The Local Welfare Consequences of Hydraulic Fracturing"
December 2, 2014
4:30-5:45pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene
Steven Tadelis, Associate Professor, Haas Business and Public Policy Group, University of California, Berkeley "Cheap-Talk, Round-Numbers and the Economics of Negotiation"
February 10, 2015
4:30-5:45 pm
Braker 118
Glenn Ellison, Gregory K. Palm Professor of Economics, MIT "Match Quality, Search, and the Internet Market for Used Books"
February 17, 2015
4:30-5:45 pm
Braker 118
Anat Bracha, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston "Affirmative Action and Stereotype Threat"
February 24, 2015
4:30-5:45 pm
Braker 118
Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business "Diagnosing the Italian Disease"
March 3, 2015
4:30-5:45 pm
Braker 118
Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics, Harvard University and Director of the NBER's Development of the American Economy Program "A Grand Gender Convergence: Its Last Chapter"
March 10, 2015
4:30-5:45 pm
Braker 118
Seema Jayachandran, Associate Professor of Economics, Northwestern University "Fertility Decline and Missing Women"
March 24, 2015
4:30-5:45 pm
Braker 118
Julie Mortimer, Associate Professor of Economics, Boston College and Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research "Efficiency and Foreclosure Effects of Vertical Rebates: Empirical Evidence"
March 31, 2015
4:30-5:45 pm
Braker 118
Kit Baum, Professor of Economics and Social Work, Boston College and DIW Research Fellow, Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftforschung "Credit Rating Agency Downgrades and the Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crises"
April 14, 2015
4:30-5:45 pm
Braker 118
Jonathan Gruber, Ford Professor of Economics, MIT "Uncovering Waste in U.S. Healthcare"
April 16, 2015
6:00-7:30 pm
51 Winthrop Street Hall
Asim Khwaja, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government "Let's Stop Giving Money to Only Those with Money: Using Psychometrics to Unleash Global Finance" (Birger Lecture)
Reception to precede the seminar at 5:30pm.
April 21, 2015
4:30-5:45 pm
Braker 118
Dan Houser, Chairman, Professor of Economics, George Mason University "Demanding or Deferring? The Economics Value of Communication with Attitude"
April 28, 2015
4:30-5:45 pm
Braker 118
Sharun Mukand, Professor of Economics, University of Warwick "A Bridge Too Far? Nation Building and Identity Formation in Kagame's Rwanda"

Directions to Tufts and to Braker Hall >

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