<< Week of November 21 >>

Monday, November 18, 2019

Public Finance Lunch:

Seminar: Public Finance | November 18 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Arlen Guarin Galeano; Enrico Rubolino

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Arlen Guarin Galeano - "Reparations as Development: Evidence from the Victims of the Colombian Armed Conflict"

Rocco Rubolino - "Can local governments implement a progressive income tax?"


  RSVP online by November 14.

Seminar ECON 295, Survey of Research: Finding, using, creating, and sharing data.

Seminar: Survey of Research in Economics | November 18 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, 597 Evans

 Galina Hale

 Department of Economics

 Limited to 1st year graduate students in Economics

Political Economy Seminar: “Tough Cases: Does Time Pressure Affect How Judges Make Decisions in Chinese Courts?”

Seminar | November 18 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Molly Roberts, Professor, UCSD

 Department of Economics

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

Seminar 211, Economic History: Contagion of Fear

Seminar: Economic History | November 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Kris Mitchener, Santa Clara University

 Department of Economics

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics (Joint with Development and Planning Seminar): How Research Affects Policy: Experimental Evidence from 2,150 Brazilian Municipalities

Seminar: Psychology and Economics | November 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date and time

 Gautam Rao, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

Link to Working Paper

ABSTRACT: This paper investigates if research findings change political leaders' beliefs and cause policy change. Collaborating with the National Confederation of Municipalities in Brazil, we work with 2,150 municipalities and the mayors who control their policies. We use experiments to measure mayors' demand for...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Rationalizing Committee Votes"

Seminar: Microeconomic Theory | November 18 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Rahul Deb, University of Toronto

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Ratio Problem

Seminar: Risk Management | November 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Frank Partnoy, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT: We describe two problems – omitted variable bias and measurement error – that arise when a ratio is the dependent variable in a linear regression. First, we show how bias can arise from the omission of two variables based on a ratio’s denominator, and we describe tests for the degree of bias. As an example, we show that the familiar “inverse U” relationship between managerial ownership...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Equilibrium in Misspecified Dynamic Models"

Presentation: Student Faculty Macro | November 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Demian Pouzo, UCB

 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  by November 15.

Development Lunch: "Bargaining, Corruption and Trade: Evidence from Cross Border Traders" and "Forgiveness Seems Divine: Tax Amnesties and Tax Compliance"

Seminar: Development Lunch | November 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Eleanor Wiseman, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley - ARE

 Maximiliano Lauletta, PhD Student, Economics

 Department of Economics

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: "Platform Design when Sellers use Pricing Algorithms"

Seminar: Industrial Organization | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Justin Johnson, Cornell University

 Department of Economics

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: Plants in Space

Seminar: International Trade & Finance | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ezra Oberfield, Associate Professor of Economics, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Environmental and Energy Economics Seminar - “Coase, Hotelling and Pigou: The Incidence of a Carbon Tax and CO2 Emissions”

Seminar | November 20 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Geoffrey Heal, Columbia Business School

 Energy Institute at Haas

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar: Financial Economics | November 21 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Alexander Gorbenko, Marshall School of Business; University of Southern California

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Meredith Startz, 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 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar: Labor Economics | November 21 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Andrew Johnston, UC Merced

 Center for Labor Economics

Seminar 242, Econometrics: Reading Group Meeting

Seminar: Econometrics | November 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Friday, November 22, 2019

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Labor in the Boardroom"

Seminar: Labor Economics | November 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date and time

 Simon Jäger, MIT

 Center for Labor Economics