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<< Week of August 28 >>

Monday, August 27, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Is motor insurance ratemaking going to change with telematics and semi-autonomous vehicles?

Seminar: Risk Management | August 28 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall


Speaker: Montserrat Guillen, University of Barcelona

Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk


Many automobile insurance companies offer the possibility to monitor driving habits and distance driven by means of telematics devices installed in the vehicles. This provides a novel source of data that can be analysed to calculate personalised tariffs. For instance, drivers who accumulate a lot of miles should be charged more for their insurance coverage than those who make little use of their...   More >



[Seminar 237] Going Negative at the Zero Lower Bound: The Effects of Negative Rates on Bank Profitability.

Seminar: Macroeconomics | August 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall


Mauricio Ulate, University of California - Berkeley

Department of Economics


In the aftermath of the great recession, the central banks of 5 advanced regions started paying negative nominal interest rates on reserves to try to stimulate the economy, but the effectiveness of this measure remains unclear. In these regions interest rates on loans have fallen, but interest rates on retail deposits have remained stuck at zero. The fall in lending rates suggests that negative...   More >



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar: Departmental Seminar | August 29 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall


Marcy Alsan, UC Berkeley, Demography Department

Department of Economics

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Sequential Bargaining in the Field: Evidence from Millions of Online Bargaining Interactions"

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


Steve Tadelis, UC Berkeley

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 >



Friday, August 31, 2018