<< September 2019 >>

Monday, September 2, 2019

Seminar ECON 295, Survey of Research: No Meeting

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

 Department of Economics

 Limited to 1st year graduate students in Economics

Seminar 271, Development: No Seminar

Seminar: Development and Planning | September 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Does the Leverage Effect Affect the Distribution of Return

Seminar: Risk Management | September 3 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Dangxing Chen, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

The leverage effect refers to the generally negative correlation between the return of an asset and the changes in its volatility. There is broad agreement in the literature that the effect should be present, and it has been consistently found in empirical work. However, a few papers have pointed out a puzzle: the return distribution of many assets do not appear to be affected by the leverage...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Preferences for the Resolution of Uncertainty and the Timing of Information

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

 Kirby Nielsen, Stanford University / California Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Link to Working Paper

We present results from a laboratory experiment designed to identify preferences over the resolution of uncertainty and timing of non-instrumental information acquisition in a rich choice set. Treatments vary whether the outcome previously has been determined, as in an information...   More >

Title forthcoming

Seminar: Macroeconomics | September 3 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Jack Favilukis, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

 Department of Economics

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: The Effects of Joining Multinational Supply Chains: New Evidence from Firm-to-Firm Linkages

Seminar: International Trade & Finance | September 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Isabela Manelici, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

This paper investigates the effects of becoming a supplier to multinational corporations (MNCs) using administrative data tracking all firm-to-firm transactions in Costa Rica. Event-study estimates reveal that after starting to supply to MNCs, domestic firms experience strong and persistent improvements in performance, including the expansion of their workforce by 26% and gains in standard...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: "Smaller Slices of a Growing Pie: The Effects of Entry in Platform Markets"

Seminar: Industrial Organization | September 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Oren Reshef, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Labor Lunch Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar: Labor Lunch Seminar | September 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ashley Langer, The University of Arizona

 Center for Labor Economics

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar: Financial Economics | September 5 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Chen Lin, University of Hong Kong

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Trade, Pollution and Mortality in China"

Seminar | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Matilde Bombardini, Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics- UBC

 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 >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar:

Seminar: Labor Economics | September 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Pablo Munoz, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

Monday, September 9, 2019

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | September 9 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 Sol Hsiang, UC Berkeley

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

Seminar ECON 295, Survey of Research: Counseling Resources

Seminar: Survey of Research in Economics | September 9 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, 597 Evans

 Amy Honigman

 Department of Economics

 Limited to 1st year graduate students in Economics

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Towards theoretical understanding of large batch training in stochastic gradient descent

Seminar: Risk Management | September 10 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Xiaowu Dai, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT: Stochastic gradient descent (SGD) is almost ubiquitously used in training non-convex optimization tasks. Recently, a hypothesis by Keskar et al. (2017) that large batch SGD tends to converge to sharp minima has received increasing attention. We justify this hypothesis by providing new properties of SGD in both finite-time and asymptotic regimes, using tools from Partial Differential...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: How Are Preferences for Commitment Revealed?

Seminar: Psychology and Economics | September 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Justin Sydnor, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 Department of Economics

Link to NBER Working Paper

A large literature treats take-up of commitment contracts, in the form of choice-set restrictions or penalties, as a smoking gun for (awareness of) self-control problems. This paper provides new techniques for examining the validity of this assumption, as well as a new approach for detecting (awareness of) self-control...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: TBA

Seminar: Industrial Organization | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 TBA

 Department of Economics

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar:

Seminar: Labor Economics | September 11 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date and time

 Zachary Bleemer, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar: Departmental Seminar | September 11 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Federico Echenique, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar: Financial Economics | September 12 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Xavier Jaravel, London School of Economics and Political Science

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar Joint with Development Seminar

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

 Arun Chandrasekhar, Assistant Professor, Stanford

 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 >

Seminar 271, Development, Joint with OEW: Topic Forthcoming

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

 Arun Chandrasekhar

 Department of Economics

*Please note change in time/location seminar due to joint event.

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

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

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

 Isabela Manelici, UC Berkeley, Economics

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Seminar 217, Risk Management: TBD

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

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

A Theory of Falling Growth and Rising Rents

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

 Pete Klenow, Stanford University, Department of Economics

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237, 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

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

 TBA

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Monday, September 23, 2019

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | September 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 Maya Rossin Slater, Stanford University

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

Seminar ECON 295, Survey of Research: The Distributional Preferences of Americans

Seminar: Survey of Research in Economics | September 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, 597 Evans

 Shachar Kariv

 Department of Economics

 Limited to 1st year graduate students in Economics

Seminar ECON 295, Survey of Research: A Perspective on the Research Process

Seminar: Survey of Research in Economics | September 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, 597 Evans

 Jón Steinsson

 Department of Economics

 Limited to 1st year graduate students in Economics

Seminar 231, Public Finance: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar: Public Finance | September 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Danny Yagan, UCB

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Seminar 271, Development, Joint with Stanford Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Stanford University

 Sara Lowes, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Economics

*Note the change in location: this seminar will be held at Stanford

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Self-excited Black-Scholes models for option pricing

Seminar: Risk Management | September 24 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Alec Kercheval, Florida State University

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT:
Beginners first learn to price stock options with a simple binomial tree model for random price changes. It is well known that this classical one-dimensional random walk converges weakly to Brownian motion in the proper space-time scaling limit. Actual stock prices changes occur not at regular times but at random times according to the order flow in an electronic limit order book...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Overconfidence and Prejudice

Seminar: Psychology and Economics | September 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Botond Koszegi, Central European University

 Department of Economics

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: "Social Promotional Strategies and Consumer Choice: Evidence from an Online Field Experiment"

Seminar: Industrial Organization | September 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Xin Chen, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Labor Lunch Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar: Labor Lunch Seminar | September 25 | 1-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Conrad Miller, Haas School of Business

 Center for Labor Economics

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar: Departmental Seminar | September 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Edward Miguel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar: Financial Economics | September 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Mark Egan, Harvard Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Stephen Haber, Professor, Stanford

 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 Student Seminar

Seminar: Finance Student Seminar | September 26 | 1:10-2:40 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dayin Zhang

 Department of Economics

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar:

Seminar: Labor Economics | September 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Evan Rose, UC Berkeley

 Center for Labor Economics

Monday, September 30, 2019

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | September 30 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 Jason Okonofua, UCB Psychology

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

Political Economy Seminar: “Persuasion on Networks”

Seminar | September 30 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Konstantin Sonin, Professor, University of Chicago,

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

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

 Susanna Berkouwer, UC Berkeley, ARE

 Department of Economics