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Seminar Series 2016-2017

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

Seminars are on Tuesdays, unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2017

Date Speaker Title
February 28, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 222
Alp Simsek, Rudi Dornbusch Career Development Associate Professor, MIT "A Model of Fickle Capital Flows and Retrenchment"
March 7, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 222
Nathan Nunn, Frederick E. Abbe Professor of Economics, Harvard University "Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change"
March 28, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 222
Chris Barrett, Professor of Economics, Cornell University "Revisiting the Effect of Food Aid on Conflict: A Methodological Caution"
April 4, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 222
Pol Antras, Robert G. Ory, Professor of Economics, Harvard University "On the Geography of Global Value Chains"
April 11, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 222
Douglas Gollin, Professor of Development Economics, Oxford University "Heterogeneity, Measurement Error, and Misallocation: Evidence from African Agriculture"
April 18, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 222
Osborne Jackson, Economist in the New England Public Policy Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston "The Labor Supply Behavior of Boston Taxi Drivers"
April 25, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 222
Antoinette Schoar, Michael M Koerner, Professor of Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan "The Importance of Being Nice: Supervisory Skill Training in the Cambodian Industry"


Fall 2016

Date Speaker Title
September 13, 2016
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 118
Bilge Erten, Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Northeastern University
For Better or for Worse?: Education and the Prevalence of Domestic Violence in Turkey
September 20, 2016
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 118
Daniel P. Gross, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Harvard University Business School
The Ties that Bind: Railroad Gauge standards and International Trade in the 19th Century U.S.
September 27, 2016
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 118
Raymond Fisman, Slater Professor in Behavioral Economics
Boston University
Reference points and redistributive preferences: Experimental evidence
October 11, 2016
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 118
Mark Gertler, Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Economics
New York University
Endogenous Technology Adoption and R&D as Sources of Business Cycle Persistence
October 18, 2016
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 118
Amanda Pallais, Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy and Social Studies
Harvard University
Valuing Alternative Work Arrangements
October 25, 2016
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 118
James Rauch, Professor and Vice Chair
University of California, San Diego
History Dependence in Networks of Close Relationships: Theory and Application
November 3, 2016
5:30-7:00pm
Cohen Auditorium
Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy
Harvard University
The Economics of the Populist Backlash
(Wellington Burnham Lecture Series)
November 15, 2016
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 118
Costas Arkolakis, Henry Kohn Associate Professor of Economics
Yale University
Advancements in Gravity Models of Spatial Economics
November 29, 2016
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 118
Marc Melitz, David A. Wells Professor of Political Economy
Harvard University
Product Mix and Firm Productivity Responses to Trade Competition
December 6, 2016
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 118
Matthew A. Kraft, Assistant Professor of Education, Assistant Professor of Economics
Brown University
Teacher Accountability Reforms and The Supply of New Teachers

Directions to Tufts and to Braker Hall >

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