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Mon 23 May, '22
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Economic History Seminar - Chicheng Ma (HKU)
Mon 23 May, '22
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Econometrics Seminar - Yike Wang (LSE)

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

Tue 24 May, '22
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CWIP (CAGE Work in Progress) - Neil Lloyd
via MS Teams
Tue 24 May, '22
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Applied Economics, Econometrics & Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Jan Stuhler
S2.79
Wed 25 May, '22
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QAPEC Seminar - Valeria Rueda (Nottingham)
S2.77 Cowling Room

Title to be advised.

Wed 25 May, '22
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Applied Young Economist Webinar Workshop on Firms
via Zoom

This AYEW Workshop on Firms will be a 1.5 hour event, with three 30-minute presentations.

Here are the details:

  1. Daniel Morrison (Princeton): “Disentangling the motivations for campaign contributions: Corruption or policy alignment”
  2. Xiangyu Shi (Yale): “Hometown favoritism and intercity investment networks in China”
  3. Jian Xie (Warwick): “The cultural origins of family firms” (joint with Song Yuan)

 

Wed 25 May, '22
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CRETA Theory Seminar - Nima Haghpanah
S2.79

Title: A Cooperative Theory of Market Segmentation by Consumers

Abstract: We consider a market that may be segmented and is served by a single seller. The surplus of each consumer in a segment depends on the price that the seller optimally charges, and this optimal price depends on the set of consumers in that segment. This gives rise to a novel cooperative game between consumers that determines market segmentation. We study several solution concepts. The most demanding solution concept, the core, requires that there is no objection to the segmentation by a coalition of consumers who benefit by forming a new segment. We show that the core is empty except for trivial cases. We then introduce a new solution concept, stability. A segmentation is stable if for each possible objection by a coalition, there is a counter-objection by a coalition in the original segmentation. We characterize stable segmentations as ones that are efficient and ``saturated,'' which means that the segments are maximal in some sense. We use this characterization to constructively show that stable segmentations exist. Even though stable segmentations are efficient, they need not maximize average consumer surplus, and segmentations that maximize average consumer surplus need not be stable. Our weakest solution concept, fragmentation-proofness, rules out objections by coalitions that include consumers from more than one segment. We show that a segmentation is fragmentation-proof if and only if it is efficient.

This is joint work with Ron Siegel.

Wed 25 May, '22
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Postgraduate Photographs and Social 2022

We will be taking the annual postgraduate photograph and hosting a social gathering later in the day.

Photos

Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 12:30
Location: WBS Steps

We will meet at the WBS Steps for our annual class photographs but if it rains heavily we will have to move to R0.21 in Ramphal. The dress code is casual and you will receive digital complimentary group photos once they are ready. We will automatically add this to your Tabula timetable.

Social

Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 7pm
Location: The Slate

This year’s Postgraduate Social will take place in the University’s conference building the Slate. This event is for all Economics Postgraduate students (MSc, MRes and PhD).

Come and join us and your fellow classmates for food, drink and music. Further details are to be confirmed soon. We look forward to seeing you there.

Registration

Please complete the following form with your details as registration is mandatory. Only register if you are going to attend.

Please note: Photography will be taking place at this event, which may be used for marketing purposes (e.g. promotional materials). By registering and attending this event we assume that you are giving your consent to be photographed, however if you do not wish to be photographed, please inform the photographer or a member of Economics staff on the day.

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Thu 26 May, '22
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Seminar - Nathan Canen (University of Houston)

Title of Nathan’s talk is Political Parties as Drivers of U.S. Polarization: 1927-2018 (with Chad Kendall and Francesco Trebbi) .

This visit is hosted by Andreas Stegmann.

Thu 26 May, '22
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MIWP (Microeconomics Work in Progress) Seminar - Xueying Zhao (PGR)
S2.79

Title: Contracting with Unconscious Biases

Abstract: A principal and an agent have non-common priors on uncertainty in optimal contracting with moral hazard. I introduce an outside observer's belief considered as accurate to conduct objective welfare analysis. Without incentive provision, the two players' biases exhibit asymmetric effects on welfare. An overconfident (underconfident) agent is better-off if the principal is more overconfident (underconfident) than him. However, a biased principal not only benefits if the agent is more biased than him in the same direction, but also could be better-off if the agent biases towards a different direction. With incentive provision, only the agent's bias affects welfare. It costs a biased principal less as long as the agent is overconfident, while only an underconfident agent benefits.

Thu 26 May, '22
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DR@W Forum Online: Chris Olivola (Carnegie-Mellon)

Shining a Light on The Other-Nothing Blind Spot: How Asymmetric Considerations of Opportunity Costs Hinder Generosity

Mon 30 May, '22
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PhD paper presentation - Gianni Marciante
S2.79

This is an opportunity for our PhD student to practice job talk seminar.

Gianni will be presenting paper: When Nation Building Goes South: Draft Evasion, Government Repression, And The Origins Of The Sicilian Mafia

Fields: Economic History, Political Economy

Supervisors: James Fenske, Sharun Mukand

Tue 31 May, '22
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CWIP (CAGE Work in Progress) - James Fenske
S2.79 via MS Teams
Tue 31 May, '22
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Applied Economics, Econometrics & Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Anne Brockmeyer (Institute for Fiscal Studies)
S2.79

Title: Tax Audits Under Weak Fiscal Capacity: Experimental Evidence from Senegal, joint work with Pierre Bachas, Alipio Ferreira, and Bassirou Sarr.

Abstract: Developing economies are characterized by limited compliance with government regulations, such as taxation. Resources for enforcement are scarce and audit cases are often selected in a discretionary manner. We study whether the increasing availability of digitized data helps improve audit targeting. In a field experiment at scale in Senegal, we compare tax audits selected by inspectors to audits selected by a risk-scoring algorithm. We find that inspector-selected audits are more likely to be conducted and uncover similar amounts of evasion as algorithm-selected audits. However, algorithm-selected audits require less manpower, are faster and may generate less corruption. In ongoing work, we attempt to unpack the algorithm’s (dis)functioning and its interaction with human capital.

Seminar organisers: Manuel Bagues & Ludovica Gazze

Wed 1 Jun, '22
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PhD paper presentation - Cora Neumann
S2.79

This is an opportunity for our PhD student to practice job talk seminar.

Cora will present paper: Unemployment, Migration, And Right-Wing Voting: Evidence From Germany

Fields: Economic History, Political Economy, Gender Economics

Supervisors: James Fenske, Manuel Bagues

Wed 1 Jun, '22
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CRETA Theory Seminar - Jacopo Perego
S2.79

Title: The Value of Data Records (with Simone Galperti & Aleksandr Levkun)

Abstract: Many online platforms intermediate trade between sellers and buyers using data records of the buyers' personal characteristics. How much value do such intermediaries derive from each record? Is this value higher for specific buyers? What are its properties? We find that an important component of the value of a data record is a novel externality that arises when a platform pools records to withhold information from the sellers. Ignoring this externality can significantly bias our understanding of the value of data records. We then characterize a platform's willingness to pay for more data, thereby establishing a series of basic properties of the demand side of data markets. Our analysis combines modern information design with classic duality methods and applies to a large class of principal-agent problems.

Mon 6 Jun, '22
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Econometrics Seminar - Matt Shum (Caltech)
via Zoom

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

Tue 7 Jun, '22
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CWIP (CAGE Work in Progress) - Amrita Kulka
S1.50 via MS Teams
Tue 7 Jun, '22
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Applied Economics, Econometrics & Public Policy (CAGE) Seminar - Ralf Martin
S2.79

Joint with WBS

Title:

Wed 8 Jun, '22 - Thu 9 Jun, '22
9am - 5pm
PhD Conference
S2.79

Runs from Wednesday, June 08 to Thursday, June 09.

This is a 2-day conference.

Organiser: Alperen Tosun (PGR)

Wed 8 Jun, '22 - Thu 9 Jun, '22
10am - 5pm
Economics PhD Conference

Runs from Wednesday, June 08 to Thursday, June 09.

Our two-day conference organised by Warwick Economics PhD students will bring together international PhD research from across the globe. The 10th annual Warwick Economics PhD Conference will be held in person at the premises of the University, and it will be live-streamed to enable remote participation.

Date:8-9 June 2022
Location: University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

This is a student-led conference organised annually by PhD students at the Warwick Economics Department, supported and attended by the Warwick Economics Department and members of the faculty.

Call for Papers
The Call For Papers for this year’s conference is now closed.
Conference Programme

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About the PhD Conference

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Previous Years

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Application

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Contact

Our Campus is in Coventry, a city that lies at the very heart of England and is easy to get to by road, rail and air.

related:https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/events/phd-conferences

Wed 8 Jun, '22
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CRETA Theory Seminar - Eliot Lipnowski
S2.77 Cowling Room

Title to be advised.

Fri 10 Jun, '22 - Sat 11 Jun, '22
8am - 6pm
2-Day Theory Workshop
Scarman House

Runs from Friday, June 10 to Saturday, June 11.

This workshop is taking place in Scarman House

Organiser: Bhaskar Dutta

Fri 10 Jun, '22 - Sat 11 Jun, '22
9am - 5pm
Warwick Economic Theory Workshop

Runs from Friday, June 10 to Saturday, June 11.

The annual Economic Theory Workshop has been hosted by the Department of Economics at The University of Warwick for the last 10 years and is recognised as one of the top workshops in the world.

Date: Friday 10 – Saturday 11 June 2022
Location: Scarman House, University of Warwick

It provides the opportunity for leading Economic theorists to engage and discuss the latest ideas in economic theory and to foster collaborative research projects.

This event is open to Faculty members and MRes/PhD students from the Department of Economics.

Academic Lead: Professor Bhaskar Dutta

Friday 10 June

09.15

Welcome

09:20-10:20

 

10:20-10:45

 

10:45-11:45

 

11:45-12:45

 
12:45-14:00  

14:00-15:00

 

15:00-16:00

 

16:00-16:30

 
16:30-17:30  
17:30-18:30  
19:30  

Saturday 11 June

09:30-10:30

 

10:30-11:00

11:00-12:00

12:00-13:00

 

13:00-14:15

 

14:15-15:15

15:15-16:15

Registration

To book a place for this event, please complete the registration form. Places are limited so early booking is recommended and the registration form will close once this event has reached full capacity.

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Mon 13 Jun, '22
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PhD paper presentation - Giulia Vattuone
S2.77 Cowling Room

This is an opportunity for our PhD student to practice job talk seminar.

Giulia will present paper: Worker Sorting And The Gender Wage Gap

Fields: Labour

Supervisors: Manuel Bagues, Roland Rathelot

Tue 14 Jun, '22
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CWIP (CAGE Work in Progress) - Eric Renault
S2.77 via MS Teams
Tue 14 Jun, '22
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PhD paper presentation - Shantanu Singh
S2.77 Cowling Room

This is an opportunity for our PhD student to practice job talk seminar.

Shantanu will present paper: Learning By Outsourcing

Fields: tba

Supervisors: Mirko Draca, Robert Akerlof

Wed 15 Jun, '22
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PhD paper presentation - Eleonora Alabrese
S2.77 Cowling Room

This is an opportunity for our PhD student to practice job talk seminar

Eleonora will present paper: Bad Science

Fields: Political

Supervisors: Thiemo Fetzer, Sascha Becker, Andreas Stegmann

Wed 15 Jun, '22
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Economics Undergraduate Live Chat (Group)
Online

Chat directly with staff and students from the Department of Economics to get your questions answered. Please check our Frequently Asked Questions before joining.

Register

Wed 15 Jun, '22
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Postgraduate Live Chat
Online

Chat directly with staff and students from the Department of Economics to get your questions answered. Please check our Frequently Asked Questions before joining.

Register