FALL 2012 Seminar Schedule

Wednesdays at 4:15 PM
Room 125, Public Affairs Center

Visitors: Driving directions and a campus map are available.


Date Speaker Title
September 12

Randy Akee
Tufts University 

"Constitutions and Economic Development - Evidence from the American Indian Nations"
September 17 Ruby Henry
Rutgers University 
"Riches to Rags: The Finanical Demise of Pro Athletes"
September 27 Prakarsh Singh
Amherst College 
"Performance Pay and Information: Reducing Child Malnution Urban Slums"
October 3  David Brown
"Do SBA Loans Create Jobs? Estmates from Universal Panel Data and Longitudinal Matching Methods" 
October 10  Emily Conover
Hamilton College 
"Conditional Cash Transfers, Political Participation and Voting Behavior"
October 17  Ira Gang
Rutgers University 
"The Productivity and Welfare Implications of Female Empowerment Through High Value Agriculture: What Role can Interventions Play?"
October 24 

Fabian Waldinger
University of Warwick/MIT 

"Bombs, Brains, and Science - The Role of Human and Physical Capital for the Creation of Scientific Knowledge"
October 29  Eric Hilt
Wellesley College 
"Economic Effects of Runs on Early "Shadow Banks:" Trust Companies and the Impact of the Panic of 1907"

November 5 

Chris Meyer
Monitor Talent 
"Standing on the Sun" 
How the Explosion of Capitalism Abroad Will Change Business Everywhere
November 7  Kiara Sabirianova Peter
"The Price of the Hippocratic Oath: Determinants and Incidence of Bribery in Public Health Care"
November 14 Jim Berry
Cornell University 
"Eliciting and Utilizing Willingness to Pay: Evidence from Field Trails in Northern Ghana"
November 28 Elise Gould
"Plan responses to pressure to control premiums in the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program"
November 29 Hartmut Lehmann
University of Bologna and IZA Program Director
"Risk Attitudes and Informality, with an Application to Russia"
December 3           John Earlie
George Mason 
"FDI and Wages: Evidence from Comprehensive Hungarian Data, 1986-2008"