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Mon 29 Apr, '19
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Economic History Workshop - Andrei Markevich
S2.79

Workshop organiser: Yannick Dupraz

Title of paper: "Democratic Support for the Bolshevik Revolution: An Empirical Investigation of 1917 Constituent Assembly Elections" (co-authored with Paul Castañeda Dower).

Abstract - Scholars have long-debated the causes of popular support for the Russian Revolution. We systematically investigate cross-district variation in Bolsheviks’ popularity using voting outcomes of the 1917 Constituent Assembly elections, occurring right after the Bolsheviks seized power and drawing on an electorate of sixty million males and females. We find that the Bolsheviks managed to mobilize more popular support in districts with a greater presence of industrial workers and historically private land, which the Bolsheviks redistributed to peasants, and in districts with garrisons and military hospitals. We provide evidence that the underpinnings of this support conflicted with the Bolsheviks’ vision for reform, making for an unsteady coalition and forewarning the autocratic command economy to come.

Tue 30 Apr, '19
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Applied Economics, Econometrics, Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Sebastian Axbard (Queen Mary)
S2.79

Seminar organisers: Camilla Roncoroni and Manuel Bagues

Title of paper is “Combating Pollution in China: Monitoring and Manipulation”

There is no finished draft of the paper yet.

Wed 1 May, '19
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Econometrics Seminar - Francesca Molinari (Cornell)
S2.79

Organisers: Mingli Chen and Giovanni Ricco

Title of paper is: “Heterogeneous Choice Sets and Preferences” (with Levon Barseghyan, Maura Coughlin, Joshua C. Teitelbaum)

Abstract: We propose a tractable model of discrete choice in which agents' choice sets are unobserved, and we study what can be learned under this model about agents' preferences and choice sets from their choices. Our core model assumes nothing about agents' choice sets apart from their minimum size. Importantly, it leaves unrestricted the dependence, conditional on observables, between agents' choice sets and their preferences. We first establish that the model is partially identified and characterize its sharp identification region. We also show how one can use the model to assess the welfare cost of limited choice sets. We then apply our theoretical findings to learn about households' risk preferences and choice sets from data on their deductible choices in auto collision insurance. We find that the data can be explained by standard expected utility theory with relatively low levels of risk aversion and heterogeneous choice sets. We also find that a standard mixed logit model, as well as some familiar models of choice set formation, are rejected in our data.

Wed 1 May, '19
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Departmental Seminar - Rubinstein (TelAviv/HEC)
S2.79

This is part of the CRETA Seminar Series.

Seminar organisers: Sinem Hidir and Costas Cavounidis

Title of paper is "Normative Equilibrium: The permissible and the forbidden as devices for bringing order to economic environments"

Thu 2 May, '19
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DR@W: New Insights - Henry Charlesworth (Warwick, Mathematics for Real-World Systems)
Library, Wolfson 3

Future state maximisation as an intrinsic motivation for decision making

Thu 2 May, '19
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Seminar - Ruixue Jia (San Diego)
S2.79

Organiser: Bishnu Gupta

Ruixue Jia personal website 

Tue 7 May, '19
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Applied Economics, Econometrics, Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Jonas Hjort (Columbia Business)
S2.79

This is part of the Applied Economics, Econometrics, Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar Series, further information will be provided nearer the date.

Seminar organisers: Camilla Roncoroni and Manuel Bagues

Wed 8 May, '19
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Teaching & Learning Seminar - Parama Chaudhury (UCL) The BME attainment gap - sources and implications for the (academic) pipeline
S2.79

Seminar organiser: Stefania Paredes Fuentes

Wed 8 May, '19
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Departmental Seminar - Roland Benabou (Princeton)
S2.79

This is part of the Political Economy Seminar Series, organisers: Kirill Pogorelskiy and Helios Herrera

Title: Narratives, Imperatives, and Moral Reasoning (with Armin Falk and Jean Tirole)

Thu 9 May, '19
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DR@W: New Insights - Lara Vomfell (WBS)
WBS 2.003

Police bias in stop and search, but not as we know it

Mon 13 May, '19
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Economic History Workshop - Taylor Jaworski
S2.79

Workshop organiser: Yannick Dupraz

Mon 13 May, '19
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Political Economy Seminar - Brian Knight (Brown)
S2.79

This is part of the Political Economy Seminar Series, further information will be provided nearer the date.

Seminar organisers: Kirill Pogorelskiy and Helios Herrera

Tue 14 May, '19
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Applied Economics, Econometrics, Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Daniel Keniston (Yale)
S2.79

This is part of the Applied Economics, Econometrics, Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar Series, further information will be provided nearer the date.

Seminar organisers: Camilla Roncoroni and Manuel Bagues

Wed 15 May, '19
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CRETA Seminar
S2.79

This is part of the CRETA Seminar Series, further information will be provided nearer the date.

Seminar organisers: Sinem Hidir and Costas Cavounidis

Thu 16 May, '19
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Departmental Seminar - Gianluca Violante (Princeton)
S2.79

Seminar organisers: Liliana Varela and Federico Rossi

Thu 16 May, '19
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DR@W: New Insights - Janina Hoffman (University of Bath)
Library Wolfson Research Exchange Seminar Room 3

Do people select among or blend criterion- and memory-based judgments? Insights from a learning model

Mon 20 May, '19
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Political Economy Seminar - Marian Moszoro (George Mason)
S2.79

This is part of the Political Economy Seminar Series, organisers: Kirill Pogorelskiy and Helios Herrera.

Title: "Political Hazards and the Choice of Contracting: The Case of Municipal Bonds" (with Pablo Spiller)

Tue 21 May, '19
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Applied Economics, Econometrics, Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Joseph Altonji (Yale)
S2.79

This is part of the Applied Economics, Econometrics, Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar Series, organisers: Camilla Roncoroni and Manuel Bagues

Title: "The Labor Market Returns to Advanced Degrees" with Ling Zhong (Yale)

Wed 22 May, '19
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Econometrics Seminar - Mikkel Plagborg-Moller (Princeton)
S2.79

Organiser: Mingli Chen

Wed 22 May, '19
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CRETA Seminar
S2.79

This is part of the CRETA Seminar Series, further information will be provided nearer the date.

Seminar organisers: Sinem Hidir and Costas Cavounidis

Thu 23 May, '19
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DR@W: New Insights - Matthew Chao (Williams College)
WBS 2.005

Regulating Conflicts of Interest through Public Disclosure: Evidence from a Physician Payments Sunshine Law

Thu 23 May, '19
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Applied Economics, Econometrics and Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Petra Todd (U Penn)
S2.79

Organisers: Manuel Bagues and Camilla Roncoroni

Tue 28 May, '19
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Applied Economics, Econometrics, Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - TBC
S2.79

This is part of the Applied Economics, Econometrics, Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar Seminar Series, further information will be provided nearer the date.

Seminar organisers: Camilla Roncoroni and Manuel Bagues

Wed 29 May, '19
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Econometrics Seminar - Jim Powell (Berkeley)
S2.79

Seminar organisers: Mingli Chen & Giovanni Ricco

Wed 29 May, '19
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CRETA Seminar
S2.79

This is part of the CRETA Seminar Series, further information will be provided nearer the date.

Seminar organisers: Sinem Hidir and Costas Cavounidis

Thu 30 May, '19
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Macro/International Seminar - Eduardo Morales (Princeton)
S2.79

Seminar organisers: Liliana Varela and Federico Rossi

Thu 6 Jun, '19
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DR@W: New Insights - David Zendle (York, St John)
Library, Wolfson 3

Details TBC

Mon 10 Jun, '19 - Tue 11 Jun, '19
9am - 6pm
Venice Conference (2-day)

Runs from Monday, June 10 to Tuesday, June 11.

Organiser: CAGE

Administrator: Jane Snape

Thu 13 Jun, '19
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DR@W: New Insights - Russell Golman (Carnegie Mellon)
Library Wolfson Research Exchange Seminar Room 3

Details TBC

Wed 26 Jun, '19 - Sat 29 Jun, '19
9am - 6pm
CAGE Final Conference

Runs from Wednesday, June 26 to Saturday, June 29.

Organiser: CAGE

Administrator: Jane Snape