Seminar: Public Finance | November 18 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date
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: Survey of Research in Economics | November 18 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, 597 Evans
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
The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.
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
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 271, Development, Joint with Psych and Econ: How Research Affects Policy: Experimental Evidence from 2,150 Brazilian Municipalities
Seminar: Development and Planning | November 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Gautam Rao, Harvard University
Seminar: Microeconomic Theory | November 18 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Rahul Deb, University of Toronto
Seminar: Risk Management | November 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Frank Partnoy, UC Berkeley
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 ratios 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 >
Presentation: Student Faculty Macro | November 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
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 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
Seminar: Macroeconomics | November 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Seminar: Industrial Organization | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Justin Johnson, Cornell University
Seminar: International Trade & Finance | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Ezra Oberfield, Associate Professor of Economics, Princeton University
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
Seminar: Labor Lunch Seminar | November 20 | 1-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | November 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Meredith Startz, Professor, Stanford
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: Labor Economics | November 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date and time