<< Week of September 18 >>

Monday, September 16, 2019

Seminar ECON 295, Survey of Research: No Meeting

Seminar: Survey of Research in Economics | September 16 | 12:10-2 p.m. | Evans Hall, 597 Evans

 Department of Economics

 Limited to 1st year graduate students in Economics

PERL Seminar: “Productivity, Pay, and Sectoral Choice: The Labor Market of School Principals”

Seminar | September 16 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Pablo Muñoz

 Department of Economics

ERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Seminar 211, Economic History: Intergenerational Mobility of Immigrants in the US over Two Centuries

Seminar: Economic History | September 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ran Abramitzky, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Seminar 271, Development: The Effects of Joining Multinational Supply Chains: New Evidence from Firm-to-Firm Linkages

Seminar: Development and Planning | September 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Isabela Manelici, UC Berkeley, Economics

 Department of Economics

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory (Practice Job Talk): "Constrained Allocation Mechanisms"

Seminar: Microeconomic Theory | September 16 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Joseph Root, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Characteristics of Mutual Fund Portfolios: Where Are the Value Funds?

Seminar: Risk Management | September 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Martin Lettau, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT: This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of portfolios of active mutual funds, ETFs and hedge funds through the lens of risk (anomaly) factors. We show that that these funds do not systematically tilt their portfolios towards profitable factors, such as high book-to-market (BM) ratios, high momentum, small size, high profitability and low investment growth. Strikingly, there are...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch -

Presentation: Student Faculty Macro | September 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Greg Kaplan, University of Chicago

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.


  RSVP online by September 13.

Development Lunch: "Subsidizing Solar: Evidence from Togo" and "The effect of short-term subsidies on demand for potable water in rural Bihar, India: A randomized controlled trial"

Seminar: Development Lunch | September 17 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Megan Lang, PhD Student, UC Berkeley; Drew Cameron, PhD Student, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 281 International Trade and Finance: A Theory of Falling Growth and Rising Rents: Joint with Macroeconomics

Seminar: International Trade & Finance | September 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Pete Klenow, Professor, Stanford

 Department of Economics

Growth has fallen in the U.S., while firm concentration and profits have risen. Meanwhile, labor’s share of national income is down, mostly
due to the rising market share of low labor share firms. We propose a
theory for these trends in which the driving force is falling firm-level costs of spanning multiple markets, perhaps due to accelerating IT advances. In response, the most efficient firms...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Preferences over Relative Income within the Household

Seminar: Psychology and Economics | September 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Johannes Hermle, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics, "A Theory of Falling Growth and Rising Rents": Joint with International Trade and Finance

Seminar: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | September 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Pete Klenow, Stanford University, Department of Economics

 Department of Economics

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: "The Psychic and Cognitive Costs of Tipping"

Seminar: Industrial Organization | September 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Kwabena Donker, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

“Are Inspections Going to Waste? Using Machine Learning to Improve EPA Inspection Targeting of Hazardous Waste Facilities”

Seminar | September 18 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 88 Dwinelle Hall

 Katherine Meckel, UC San Diego

 Energy Institute at Haas

Environmental and Energy Economics Seminar

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Diana Moreira, Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Berkeley – Stanford Joint Seminar

Seminar: Financial Economics | September 19 | 1:10-6 p.m. | TBA Haas School of Business


 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Rationality, Error, and Random Revealed Preferences"

Seminar: Econometrics | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Aluma Dembo, University of Oxford

 Department of Economics