<< Week of March 22 >>

Monday, March 18, 2019

Seminar ECON 295, Survey of Research: Economic History

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

 Barry Eichengreen; Brad DeLong; Martha Olney; Christina Romer

 Department of Economics

 Limited to 1st year graduate students in Economics

Political Economy Seminar: “Diversity in Schools: Immigrants and the Educational Performance of Natives”

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

 Paola Giuliano, UCLA

 Department of Economics

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

Seminar 231, Public Finance

Seminar: Public Finance | March 18 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Johannes Kasinger; Dario Tortarolo

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Johannes Kasinger - "Simplifying Information and Retirement Planning Disparities"

Dario Tortarolo - "Earnings responses to large income tax changes"

Seminar 271, Development: "Consumption Insurance and Technology Adoption"

Seminar: Development and Planning | March 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Melanie Morten, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Secure Survey Design in Organizations: Theory and Experiments

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

 Sylvain Chassang, NYU

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Asset Insurance Premium in the Cross-Section of Asset Synchronicity

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

 Speaker: Raymond Leung, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Any asset can use some portfolio of similar assets to insure against its own factor risks, even if the identities of the factors are unknown. A long position of an asset and a short position of this portfolio forms an asset insurance premium (AIP) that is different from the equity risk premium.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Testing for Labor Rationing: Revealed Preference Estimates from Hiring Shocks"

Presentation: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | March 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Supreet Kaur, Assistant 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.


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

Development Lunch: "The Difference a Contract Makes: Evidence from the Dominican Republic"

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

 Matthew Pecenco, Berkeley ARE

 Department of Economics

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Revealing temptation through menu choice: A field study

Seminar: Psychology and Economics | March 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Severine Toussaert, University of Oxford

 Department of Economics

ABSTRACT: In a field study with participants in a weight loss challenge, I use the menu choice approach of Gul and Pesendorfer (2001) to explore the extent to which preference for smaller menus may "reveal" temptation. Focusing on the temptation to eat unhealthy, I elicit participants' preferences over a set of lunch reimbursement options ("the menus"), which differed in the
range of foods...   More >

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Labor Market Power"

Seminar: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | March 19 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Kyle Herkenhoff, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Minnesota

 Department of Economics

Abstract: We develop a quantitative general equilibrium oligopsony model of the U.S. labor market, calibrated to Census data. Parameters governing labor market power are identified using new measures of within-state-firm, across-market differences in the response of employment and wages to state corporate tax changes. After calibrating to match 2014 measures of labor market power, we find that...   More >


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

Seminar 221 - Industrial Organization: ​"Physician Behavior in the Presence of a Secondary Market: The Case of Prescription Opioids": Joint with Public Finance

Seminar: Industrial Organization: Public Finance | March 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Molly Schnell, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Joint with public seminar

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Deposit Spreads and the Welfare Cost of Inflation

Seminar: Financial Economics | March 21 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Pablo Kurlat, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Matt Gentzkow, 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: No Seminar

Seminar: Finance Student Seminar | March 21 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Seminar 242, Econometrics: “Kernel estimation with dyadic data”

Seminar: Econometrics | March 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Jim Powell, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Friday, March 22, 2019