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Fri 19 Nov, '21
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Macro & International Economics Workshop
S2.77 Cowling Room
Mon 22 Nov, '21
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Economic History Seminar - Shari Eli (Toronto)

Shari will present the paper titled

Do Youth Employment Programs Work? Evidence from the New Deal

Abstract: We study the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) – the first and largest youth training program in
the U.S. in operation between 1933 and 1942 – to provide the first comprehensive assessment of
the short- and long-term effects of means-tested youth employment programs. We use digitized
enrollee records from the CCC program in Colorado and New Mexico and matched these records
to the 1940 Census, WWII enlistment records, Social Security Administration records, and death
certificates. We find that enrollees who spent more time in CCC training grew taller, lived longer
lives and had higher lifetime earnings as a result of their participation in the program. We also
find modest increases in the educational attainment of the participants and increases in short term
geographic mobility. In contrast, we find no evidence that their labor force participation or wages
increased in the short run. To assess the internal and external validity of the results, we compare
our estimates to those derived from a randomized evaluation of Job Corps, the modern version of
the CCC, conducted in the 1990s. The RCT’s results show that our empirical strategy delivers
estimates that are in line with the experimental estimates. Overall, we find significant long-term
benefits in both longevity and earnings, suggesting short and medium-term evaluations
underestimate the returns of training programs, as do those that fail to consider effects on
longevity.

Organisers: Bishnupriya Gupta & Claudia Rei

Mon 22 Nov, '21
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POLECON UK - Javier Rivas (Bath)

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.

Javier Rivas (Bath), Title to be advised.

Tue 23 Nov, '21
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Applied Economics, Econometrics & Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Juan Pablo Rud (Royal Holloway)
S2.79

Title to be advised.

Seminar organisers: Manuel Bagues & Ludovica Gazze

Tue 23 Nov, '21
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CRETA Theory Seminar - Joao Ramos (QMUL)
S2.79

Title to be advised.

Wed 24 Nov, '21
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Seminar in Economic Theory (SET) - Gilat Levy (LSE)
via Zoom

Title of paper to be advised.

This seminar is via Zoom, details to follow.

Fri 26 Nov, '21
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Macro & International Economics Seminar - Dennis Zander (PGR)
S2.77 Cowling Room

Title: Identifying Heterogeneous Bank Responses to US Monetary Policy Shocks

Mon 29 Nov, '21
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Economic History Seminar - Reka Juhaz (Columbia)

Title to be advised.

Organisers: Bishnupriya Gupta & Claudia Rei

Mon 29 Nov, '21
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Econometrics Seminar - Xu Cheng (U Penn)

Meeting registration: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19yAXbaJWko_UNrgwuktv3INE3rSueMLWviHEcgHYicM/edit#gid=0

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

Tue 30 Nov, '21
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CWIP Lunchtime workshop - Johannes Boken (PGR) and Lucie Gadenne (Warwick)
via Zoom

Johannes will be presenting preliminary work, title is ‘Community Networks and Trade’.

This will be via Zoom

Tue 30 Nov, '21
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Applied Economics, Econometrics & Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Jonathan Weigel (LSE)
S2.79

Title to be advised.

Seminar organisers: Manuel Bagues & Ludovica Gazze

Tue 30 Nov, '21
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CRETA Theory Seminar - Daniel Garrett (Essex)
S2.79

Title to be advised

Wed 1 Dec, '21
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CEPR Political Economy Webinar - Rohini Pande (Yale)

CEPR Political Economy Webinar


Presenter: Rohini Pande, Yale
Moderator: Sergei Guriev, Sciences Po and CEPR

Register here: https://cepr-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ldOGvpj0rGte_Fkr0xl7uE5qRkalYrgnO

 

Wed 1 Dec, '21
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Applied Young Economist Webinar - Karmini Sharma (Warwick)
via Zoom

This will be the 100th webinar we host since we began the series in April 2020.

Title: “Tackling Sexual Harassment: Evidence from India”

Zoom Link: https://monash.zoom.us/j/83010180431?pwd=TU81bnRFWmxYd2hTaDJ0Z3p5UUtKQT09

Wed 1 Dec, '21
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Seminar in Economic Theory (SET) - Mehmet Ekmekci (Boston College)
via Zoom

Title of paper to be advised.

This seminar is via Zoom, details to follow.

Thu 2 Dec, '21
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Macro/International Economics Seminar - David Zentler-Munro (Essex)
TBA

The title and link for David’s talk will be Rising Wage Inequality: Technological Change and Search Frictions.

Abstract: This paper examines whether labor market frictions can explain the level and growth of the college wage premium in the US. I develop a novel model where both capital skill complementarity and differences in the search frictions faced by college and non-college workers drive the college wage premium. The presence of search frictions, and hence monopsonistic power, provides a range of explanations for rising college premiums not present in competitive models i.e. changes to relative job offer rates, to firm heterogeneity or to bargaining power between education groups. College workers enjoy substantially lower job destruction rates and higher job offer rates than non-college workers, which generates the presence of a significant, and relatively stable, college wage premium in my model. I also find that bargaining strength, as captured by unionization rates, starts off at similar levels for college and non-college workers but declines more severely for non-college workers. This trend explains a substantial portion of the growth in the college wage premium in my baseline model.

David will be visiting the department for this Seminar - Dita Eckardt will be hosting this visit.

Fri 3 Dec, '21
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Teaching & Learning Seminar - Tom Martin
via Microsoft Teams

Title to be advised.

Fri 3 Dec, '21
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Macro & International Economics Seminar
S2.77 Cowling Room
Mon 6 Dec, '21
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POLECON UK - Yoko Okuyama (Uppsala)

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.

Yoko Okuyama, (Uppsala), Title to be advised.

Wed 8 Dec, '21
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Seminar in Economic Theory (SET) - Miaomiao Dong (PSU)
via Zoom

Title of paper to be advised.

This seminar is via Zoom, details to follow.

Thu 9 Dec, '21
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QAPEC-PEPE Political Economy Seminar - Gilat Levy (LSE)
S2.79

Title: Misspecified Politics and the Recurrence of Populism (with Ronny Razin and Alwyn Young)

Fri 10 Dec, '21
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Macro & International Economics Seminar
S2.77 Cowling Room
Wed 15 Dec, '21
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Seminar in Economic Theory (SET) - Linda Schilling (Washington University in St Louis)
via Zoom

Title of paper to be advised.

This seminar is via Zoom, details to follow.

Thu 17 Feb, '22
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Macro/International Economics Seminar - Isabela Manelici (LSE)
TBA

Isabela will be visiting the department for this Seminar - Dennis Novy will be hosting this visit.

Title to be advised.

Tue 22 Feb, '22
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Applied Economics, Econometrics & Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Michela Tincani (UCL)
S2.79
Thu 24 Feb, '22
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Macro/International Seminar - Helene Turon (Bristol)
S2.79
Mon 28 Feb, '22
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Econometrics Seminar - Xiaoxia Shi (Wisconsin)

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

Tue 1 Mar, '22
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Applied Economics, Econometrics & Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Kitt Carpenter (Vanderbilt)
S2.79
Thu 3 Mar, '22
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Political Economy Seminar - Mike Callen (LSE)
Tue 8 Mar, '22
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Applied Economics, Econometrics & Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Craig McIntosh (UCSD)
S2.79