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Seminar Series 2017-2018

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

Seminars are on Tuesdays, unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2018

Date Speaker Title
March 6, 2018
3:00-4:15pm
Tisch 304
Steve Cicala, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy
University of Chicago
"Markets versus Imperfect Regulation in U.S. Electricity Generation"
March 27, 2018
3:00-4:15pm
Tisch 304
Myrto Kalouptsidi, Stanley A. Marks and William H. Marks Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute and Assistant Professor of Economics
Harvard University
"Geography, Search Frictions and Endogenous Trade Costs"
April 3, 2018
3:00-4:15pm
Tisch 304
Jose Fillat, Senior Economist
Boston Federal Reserve
"To Branch or not to Branch: A Quantitative Evaluation of the Consequences of Global Banks' Organization"
April 10, 2018
3:00-4:15pm
Tisch 304
Ufuk Akcigit, Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Chicago
"Connecting to Power: Political Connections, Innovation, and Firm Dynamics"
April 17, 2018
3:00-4:15pm
Tisch 304
Louis Putterman, Professor of Economics
Brown University
"Cross Country and Cross Cultural Experimental Research on Trust and Cooperation"
April 24, 2018
3:00-4:15pm
Tisch 304
Leemore Dafny, Bruce Rauner Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School
"The Price Effects of Cross-Market Mergers: Theory and Evidence from the Hospital Industry"


Fall 2017

Date Speaker Title
September 12, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 222
Oz Shy, Associate Editor, International Journal of Industrial Organization "The Crowding-out Effects of Bank Money Creation"
September 26, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 222
Jonathan Schulz, Research Associate, Harvard University "The Churches' Bans on Consanguineous Marriages, Kin-Networks and Democracy"
October 3, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 222
Gautam Rao, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University "Familiarity Does Not Breed Contempt: Diversity, Discrimination and Generosity in Delhi Schools"
October 10, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 222
Isaac Mbiti, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Virginia "Inputs, Incentives, and Complementarities in Education: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania"
and
"Designing Teacher Performance Pay Programs: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania"
October 17, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 222
Gernot Wagner, Research Associate, Harvard University "Applying Asset Pricing Theory to Calibrate the Price of Climate"
October 24, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 001
Joaquin Blaum, Assistant Professor of Economics, Brown University "Importing, Exporting and Aggregate Productivity in Large Devaluations"
October 31, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 001
Pascual Restrepo, Assistant Professor, Boston University "Robots and Jobs: Evidence from U.S. labor markets"
November 7, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 001
Sam Asher, Economist, Development and Research Group, The World Bank "Rural Development or Rural Exit: Evidence from Road Construction in India"
November 14, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 001
Dave Donaldson, Professor of Economics, MIT "The More We Die, the More We Sell? A Simple Test of the Home-Market Effect"
November 28, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 001
Ben Faber, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California Berkley "E-Commerce Integration and Economic Development: Evidence from China"
December 5, 2017
4:30-5:45pm
Braker 001
Josh Hyman, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy, University of Connecticut "School Finance Reforms, Teachers’ Unions, and the Allocation of School Resources"

Directions to Tufts and to Braker Hall >

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