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Seminar Series

The School of Economics hosts regular seminars on a wide range of economics and cross-disciplinary topics from game theory to trade liberalisation to globalisation.

Our presenters are a diverse mix of international and national experts who share their research and expertise over 1.5 hours. Registration is not required. We hope to see you there.

Economics Seminars - 2018

2018 School of Economics Seminars
Date Speaker Title of Presentation
February 2 Utku Unver - Boston College, Massachusetts, USA Efficient and Incentive-Compatible Liver Exchange
February 16 Frank Stahler - University of Tubingen, Germany and Adjunct Professor, School of Economics University of Adelaide

The Organization of International Trade

March 2 Tim Guinnane - Yale University The Impact of Social Insurance on Fertility: Germany 1875-1905
March 9 Jasmin Groeschl - Ifo Institute, Germany

Undoing Europe in a New Quantitative Trade Model” (co-authored by Gabriel Felbermayr and Inga Heiland)

March 16 Natalia Bailey - Monash University Quasi Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Spatial Models with Heterogeneous Coefficients”, by M. Aquaro (European Commission), N. Bailey (Monash University), M. H. Pesaran (University of Southern California and Trinity College, Cambridge)
March 23 Simon Loertscher - University of Melbourne Multi-Party Competition
March 26

Pascal Michaillat - Brown University

Please note: Seminar is on Monday 12:00-1:30pm

Pricing When Customers Care about Fairness but Misinfer Markup

April 6 Maros Servatka - Macquarie Graduate School of Management Investment in Outside Options as Opportunistic Behavior: An Experimental Investigation
April 13 Paul Johnson, Institute of Fiscal Studies, UK Poverty and low pay in the UK
April 20 Giovanni Caggiano - Monash University Uncertainty-Driven Comovements in Booms and Busts: A Structural Interpretation" (joint with E. Castelnuovo and G. Pellegrino
April 27 Ian Mackenzie - University of Queensland Sharing contests with general preferences
May 4 Michael Jetter - University of Western Australia

Mediated terrorism: US news and Al-Qaeda attacks

May 11 Timothy Moore - University of Melbourne The Long-term Consequences of a Heroin Supply Shock" (with Kevin Schnepel)
May 18 Peter Siminski - University of Technology, Sydney

Direct Measures of Intergenerational Income Mobility for Australia By: by Chelsea Murray, Robert Clark, Silvia Mendolia and Peter Siminski

May 25 Chris Edmond - University of Melbourne How Costly Are Markups? (joint with Virgiliu Midrigan and Daniel Yi Xu)
June 8 Prasad Bhattcharya - Deakin University

Exchange rate forecasting using a new dynamic panel estimator

June 15 James Morley - University of Sydney Why Has the U.S. Economy Stagnated Since the Great Recession
Aug 10 Ha Nguyen  - Curtin University

Explaining the evolution of nativity differentials in academic achievements: The role of time investments

Aug 14 (Tuesday) Nicolas de Roos - University of Sydney

Startup search costs

August 24 Xiaodong Fan - Monash University

Estimation of a Life-Cycle Model with Human Capital, Labour Supply and Retirement

August 31 Hasin Yousaf - UNSW

Sticking to one's guns: Mass Shootings and the Political Economy of Gun Control in the U.S

Sep 7 Leslie Martin - University of Melbourne Carbon Offsets in the Clean Development Mechanism: What non-participants reveal about counterfactual emissions (co authored with Kim Lu, Deloitte Access Economics)
Sep 11 Ludovic Renou - Queen Mary University of London Information Design: A short review
Sep 14 Lionel Page - Queensland University of Technology TBC
Sep 21

Guillaume Roger - University of Woolongong

Contracting on unobserved volatility" (with Ben Goldys, Sydney Uni Mathematics)
Sep 28 Ching-Jen Sun - Deakin University A Sandwich Theorem for Generic nxn Two Person Games
Oct 5 Laura Panza - University of Melbourne

The impact of ethnic segregation on schooling outcomes in Mandate Palestine

Oct 12 Thomas A. Lubik - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond TBC
Oct 19 Jorge Pinto - University of Queensland Production Network Structure, Service Share, and Aggregate Volatility
Oct 26 Phillip McCalman - University of Melbourne


Oct 29 Marc Chan - University of Melbourne

Difference-in-Differences when Trends are Uncommon and Stochastic

Nov 2

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Ratbek Dzhumashev - Monash University

Consumption externalities and fertility choice

Nov 5 Yves Zenou - Monash University TBC
Nov 9 Timothy Kam -  ANU TBC
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