Economics Department

Spring 2016 Seminar Schedule

Wednesdays at 4:15 PM
Room 422, Public Affairs Center

Visitors: Driving directions and a campus map are available.

Date Speaker Title

February 17       

William English (Federal Board of Governors)

"Interest Rate Risk and Bank Equity Valuations"
March 2  Josh Mollner (Northwestern-Visting MSR) "Trading in Fragmented Markets"
March 23 Belinda Archinbong (Barnard College) "Where Local Kings Rule:Long-Term Impacts of Precolonial Institutions and Geography on Acces to PUblic Infrastructure Services in Nigeria"
March 30 Daniel Riera-Crichton (Bates Collge)  "Economic Shocks and Battle Deaths in Civil Wars"
April 6 Supreet Kaur (Columbia) "Do Enforcement Constraints Prevent Trade?  Evidence on Contracting Failures in Irrigation Markets"
April 13  Book Club Discussion "The New Geography of Jobs" by Enrico Moretti

April 20 in PAC001

Maurice Obstfeld (Berkeley)

"The Global Economy in 2016"

April 27 Nate Hilger (Brown University) "Upward Mobility and Discrimination: the Case of Asian-Americans"

Hogendorn Lecture  May 4

Kira Markiewicz Fabrizio '97 (Boston University)

"Does Innovation Policy Attract International Competition? Evidence from Energy Storage"