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Wed 22 Sep, '21
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Seminar in Economic Theory (SET) - Sylvain Chassang (Princeton)
via Zoom

Title of paper to be advised.

This seminar is via Zoom, details to follow.

Thu 23 Sep, '21
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#EconTEAching: Diversifying the Use of Pop Culture in the Classroom: K-Pop Music

Wayne Geerling (Monash University) and Jadrian Wooten (Penn State)
Chair: Parama Chaudhury (UCL)

To attend on Zoom register here or follow us livestream on YouTube

(Paper available here)

Organiser: Stefania Paredes Fuentes

Mon 27 Sep, '21
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POLECON UK - Anja Prummer (Queen Mary)

The POLECONUK Webinar provides a platform for scholars to disseminate research in political economy to a broad academic audience. We are a part of the POLECONUK network.

Please register by joining our mailing list. We will send out to all registered users an email with details how to join the seminar about three hours before the event. 

Anja will be presenting Discrimination in Promotion, joint with Francesco Nava

Wed 29 Sep, '21
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Teaching & Learning Seminar - Emil Kostadinov and Bishnupriya Gupta
via Microsoft Teams

Organiser of T&L Seminars (2021-22) : Dr Subhasish Dey

1-1:30pm - Emil Kostadinov : Title of talk is Good Practices for RAE Projects
1:30-2pm - Bishnupriya Gupta : Title to be confirmed.

The seminar will take place on MS Teams

Click here to join the meeting

Wed 29 Sep, '21
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Seminar in Economic Theory (SET) - Philipp Sadowski (Duke)
via Zoom

Title of paper to be advised.

This seminar is via Zoom, details to follow.

Mon 4 Oct, '21
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Economic History Seminar - Karen Clay (Carnegie Mellon)

Title: Black-White Economic Progress: The Impact of the Boll Weevil

Organisers: Bishnupriya Gupta & Claudia Rei

Mon 4 Oct, '21
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Econometrics Seminar - Anders Kock (Oxford)
via Zoom

This seminar is joint with Bristol University and will be hosting today's event.

Wed 6 Oct, '21
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Teaching & Learning Seminar - James Fenske and Dennis Novy
via Microsoft Teams

There will be two presentations at this seminar:

1-1:30pm James Fenske "Cynicism, Irrelevance, and Visibility"

1:30-2pm Dennis Novy “Teaching International Trade”

T&L Seminar organiser (2021-22) - Dr Subhasish Dey

Wed 6 Oct, '21
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Seminar in Economic Theory (SET) - Sarah Auster (Bonn)
via Zoom

Title of paper to be advised.

This seminar is via Zoom, details to follow.

Mon 11 Oct, '21
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Economic History Seminar - Santiago Perez (Davis)

Title “Who Benefits from Meritocracy?”

 Organisers: Bishnupriya Gupta & Claudia Rei

Mon 11 Oct, '21
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POLECON UK - Melanie Meng Xue (LSE)

The POLECONUK Webinar provides a platform for scholars to disseminate research in political economy to a broad academic audience. We are a part of the POLECONUK network.

Please register by joining our mailing list. We will send out to all registered users an email with details how to join the seminar about three hours before the event.

Melanie Meng Xue (LSE) will be presenting "The Short- and Long-Run Effects of Affirmative Action: Evidence from Imperial China", joint with Boxiao Zhang (UCLA).

Tue 12 Oct, '21
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CWIP Workshop - Ludovica Gazze
S2.79

Title to be advised.

CWIP Workshop organiser - Dr Andreas Stegmann

Tue 12 Oct, '21
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Applied Economics. Econometrics & Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Anna Raute (Queen Mary)
S2.79

Title - Wind of Change? Cultural Determinants of Maternal Labor Supply (joint work with Barbara Boelmann and Uta Schönberg).

Abstract:

Does the culture in which a woman grows up influence her labor market decisions after she has had a child? And to what extent can exposure to a different cultural group in adulthood shape maternal labor supply? To address these questions, we exploit the setting of the German reunification. A state socialist country, East Germany strongly encouraged mothers to participate in the labor market full-time, whereas West Germany propagated a more traditional male breadwinner-model. After reunification, these two cultures were suddenly brought together, with consequent increased social interactions between East and West Germans through migration and commuting. Zooming in on East and West Germans who migrated across the former inner-German border, we document a strong asymmetry in the persistence of the culture in which women were raised. Whereas East German female migrants return to work earlier and work longer hours than their West German colleagues even after long exposure to the more traditional West German culture, West German migrants adjust their post-birth labor supply behavior nearly entirely to that of their East German colleagues. West German return migrants continue to be influenced by the more gender egalitarian East German norm even after their return to the West, pointing towards the importance of learning from peers. Finally, taking advantage of differential inflows of East German migrants across West German workplaces in the aftermath of reunification, we show that even a partial exposure to East German colleagues induces “native” West German mothers to accelerate their return to work after childbirth, suggesting that migration might be a catalyst for cultural change.

Seminar organisers: Manuel Bagues and Ludovica Gazze

Tue 12 Oct, '21
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CRETA Theory Seminar - Ludvig Sinander (Oxford)
S2.79

Title: Agenda-manipulation in ranking, joint with Gregorio Curello (University of Bonn).

Wed 13 Oct, '21
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#EconTEAching chats: Diversifying Economics Curriculum

Ingrid Kvangraven (King's College London)

Carolina Alves (University of Cambridge)

Chair: Ramin Nassehi (UCL)

To attend on Zoom register here or follow us livestream on YouTube

Organiser: Stefania Paredes Fuentes 

Wed 13 Oct, '21
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Seminar in Economic Theory (SET) - Meg Meyer (Oxford)
via Zoom

Title of paper to be advised.

This seminar is via Zoom, details to follow.

Thu 14 Oct, '21
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DR@W Seminar - Mikhail Spektor (UPF)
via Zoom

Mikhail is a visiting fellow in Behavioural Science for the duration of this term, so this will be great opportunity to meet Mikhail and learn more about his research interests.

An invitation link will be added on the day. The talk is entitled Context effects in preferential and perceptual choice. A link to the abstract and the working paper can be found here

Fri 15 Oct, '21
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Macro & International Economics Seminar - Christine Braun
S2.77 Cowling Room

Title - Labor Market Beliefs and the Gender Wage Gap.

Mon 18 Oct, '21
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Econometrics Seminar - Antonio Galvao (Michigan State)

This seminar is joint with Bristol University and Warwick will be hosting today's event.

Tue 19 Oct, '21
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Applied Economics, Econometrics & Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Johannes Abeler (Oxford)
S2.79

Title : Bounded Rationality, Complexity and Optimal Incentives (joint with David Huffman and Collin Raymond)
The abstract is:
This paper provides empirical support for the importance of contract complexity, and heterogeneity in worker bounded rationality, for understanding optimal incentives. Specifically, the paper shows that an important aspect of a workplace incentive scheme – dynamic incentives in the form of the so-called ratchet effect – can be a shrouded attribute that some workers neglect due to complexity. In field experiments within a firm, and in online experiments with real effort tasks, many workers make choices consistent with being unaware of dynamic incentives. Changing the contract to make the dynamic incentives more transparent, or looking at the sub-sample of workers with high cognitive ability, a response to dynamic incentives emerges. The results have several implications: a potential optimal degree of complexity; heterogeneous effects of incentives depending on worker cognitive ability; framing and structure of incentives may matter through the channel of complexity; incentive effects may change over time if learning reduces complexity; firms may want to tailor incentives to the cognitive sophistication of their particular workforce.

Tue 19 Oct, '21
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CRETA Theory Seminar - Paula Onuchic (NYU)
S2.79

Title to be advised.

Wed 20 Oct, '21
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CAGE-AMES Workshop
S2.77 Cowling Room

Organiser: Bruno Souza (PGR)

Wed 20 Oct, '21
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Teaching & Learning Seminar - Caroline Proctor and Nivaria Morales Salas
via Microsoft Teams

Organiser (2021-22): Dr Subhasish Dey

The title of talk is Moodle Design and Editing 2021/22

This seminar is via MS Teams

Wed 20 Oct, '21
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Applied Young Economist Webinar - Leo Czajka (UC Louvain)
via Zoom

Léo Czajka (UCLouvain): Inequality, redistribution, and growth: Evidence from South Africa, 1993-2019

Zoom Link: https://monash.zoom.us/j/81709269937?pwd=Qkh6b0ZPYW9NZGtOd0pOSGFHMEhYdz09

 

Wed 20 Oct, '21
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Seminar in Economic Theory (SET) - Simone Cerreia Vioglio (Bocconi)
via Zoom

Title of paper to be advised.

This seminar is via Zoom, details to follow.

Thu 21 Oct, '21
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Macro/International Economics Seminar - Joseba Martinez (LBS)
S2.79

Joseba will be visiting the department for this Seminar, Federico Rossi is hosting this visit.

Title Automation Potential and Diffusion

Abstract: We introduce a novel methodology to measure the invention and diffusion of labor-replacing technology in the US economy. First, we measure the relevance of US patents introduced from 1920-2018 to work tasks performed by human workers using a natural language processing algorithm. After controlling for the confounding effects of the evolution of language, we obtain a measure that we call the \textit{automation potential} of newly introduced technology: the potential for that technology to eventually replace human workers in the performance of tasks. In a local projections framework, we estimate the impulse response of task hours worked to an automation potential shock and find negative effects, especially at longer horizons, suggesting i) that our measure captures the development of labor-replacing technology, and ii) that such technology diffuses gradually into the economy.

 

Fri 22 Oct, '21
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Macro & International Economics Seminar
S2.77 Cowling Room
Mon 25 Oct, '21
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POLECON UK - Dimitrios Xefteris (Cyprus)

The POLECONUK Webinar provides a platform for scholars to disseminate research in political economy to a broad academic audience. We are a part of the POLECONUK network.

Please register by joining our mailing list. We will send out to all registered users an email with details how to join the seminar about three hours before the event.

Dimitrios Xefteris (Cyprus) will be presenting "Voting in Shareholders Meetings", joint with Laurent Bouton, Aniol Llorente-Saguer, and Antonin Macé.

Tue 26 Oct, '21
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CWIP Workshop - Clement Imbert

Title: Rural migrants, urban living conditions and spatial equilibrium (with Joan Monras, Marlon Seror and Yanos Zylberberg)

Abstract: This paper provides new theory and evidence on how the consumption patterns of rural migrants and their sensitivity to living conditions affect the distribution of activity across Chinese cities. We first present two stylized facts on rural-urban migrants in China. (i) Rural migrants sort into large cities that offer high wages but also that suffer from high living costs and low amenities. (ii) Migrants are less sensitive to bad living conditions in cities, especially when tighter registration requirements make it harder for them to settle there. We then develop a quantitative spatial model in which migrants partly consume and enjoy amenities in their origin locations. Our quantitative model of location choice explains why migrants choose large cities with high wage and low living conditions, which further increases congestion in these cities. Consumption imbalances have a significant impact on the allocation of workers between rural areas and cities. They also have an impact on their allocation across cities and migration restrictions may backfire: when migrants are not allowed to settle at destination, they become less sensitive to local living conditions and the largest cities grow even more.

Tue 26 Oct, '21
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Applied Economics, Econometrics & Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Rachael Maeger (LSE)
S2.79

Title to be advised.

Seminar organisers: Manuel Bagues & Ludovica Gazze