<< Week of March 31 >>

Monday, April 1, 2019

Seminar ECON 295, Survey of Research: Financial Economics

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

 Ulrike Malmendier; Brad DeLong; Brett Green; David Sraer

 Department of Economics

 Limited to 1st year graduate students in Economics

PERL Seminar: “Appointed public officials and local favoritism: Evidence from the German States”

Seminar | April 1 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Mariana Lopes, Max Planck Institute- Visiting Researcher Haas BPP

 BCEP

Political Economy Research Lunch:PERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Seminar 231, Public Finance:

Seminar: Public Finance | April 1 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Youssef Benzarti; Alisa Tazhitdinova

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Youssef Benzarti - "Do Payroll Taxes Turn Workers Into Machines?"
Alisa Tazhitdinova - “Individual Responses to Capital Gains Taxation: Evidence from Canada”

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: “Countering the Winner’s Curse: Optimal Auction Design in a Common Value Model”

Seminar: Departmental Seminar | April 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Dirk Bergemann, Yale University

 Department of Economics

Co-authored with Benjamin Brooks and Stephen Morris. Joint with Economic Theory seminar.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory (Departmental Seminar): Countering the Winner’s Curse: Optimal Auction Design in a Common Value Model

Seminar: Microeconomic Theory | April 1 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Dirk Bergemann, Yale

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Robust Experimentation in the Continuous Time Bandit Problem

Seminar: Risk Management | April 2 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Farzad Pourbabaee, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We consider the experimentation dynamics of a decision maker (DM) in a two-armed bandit setup, where the agent holds ambiguous beliefs regarding the distribution of the return process of one arm and is certain about the other one. The DM entertains Multiplier preferences a la Hansen and Sargent [2001], thus we frame the decision making environment as a two-player differential game against nature...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Understanding Employment Effects of Sectoral Shocks"

Presentation: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | April 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Andres Rodriguez-Clare, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 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.
** MUST RSVP**

 

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by March 15.

Development Lunch: "Irrigation in Rwanda: Farmer responses to massive increases in the production possibilities frontier"

Seminar: Development Lunch | April 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 John Loeser, Berkeley ARE

 Department of Economics

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Sleepless in Chennai: The Consequences of Improving Sleep among the Urban Poor

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

 Frank Schilbach, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Lumpy Durable Consumption Demand and the State-Dependent Effects of Monetary and Fiscal Policy"

Seminar: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | April 2 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Alisdair McKay, Senior Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

 Department of Economics

TBA

 

  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

Seminar 271, Development, Joint with Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Sleepless in Chennai: The Consequences of Improving Sleep among the Urban Poor"

Seminar: Development and Planning | April 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Frank Schilbach, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

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

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Bidding frictions in ascending auctions"

Seminar: Industrial Organization | April 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Bob Miller, Carnegie Mellon University

 Department of Economics

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar: Financial Economics | April 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Christian Jensen, Bocconi

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "The Effects of Parental and Sibling Incarceration: Evidence from Ohio" (joint with Sam Norris and Matt Pecenco)

Seminar | April 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Jeff Weaver, USC

 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 >

Replication Seminar, "Numerical Methods for Solving Heterogeneous Agents Models""

Presentation: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | April 4 | 12-2 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Alisdair McKay, Senior Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

 Clausen Center

I will cover two building blocks o fsolution methods for heterogenous agent macroeconomics: the endogenous grid method and non-stochastic simulation. I will describe how these two tools can be combined to solve for the stationary equilibrium, perfect foresight transitions, and fluctuations under uncertainty (Reiter method). I will focus on simple settings (e.g. Aiyagari 1994, Krusell-Smith 1998),...   More >

 Please RSVP:

 

  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar: Finance Student Seminar | April 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Friday, April 5, 2019

Labor Lunch Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar: Labor Lunch Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Alice Kugler, University College London

 Center for Labor Economics