Economics Seminars (2008-2009)

Unless otherwise noted, seminars begin at 16:00 and finish around 18:00. Room Camille Joset (401), 4th floor, Rempart de la Vierge, 8.

Economics Seminars 2008-2009

 co-organized by CERPE, CRED and CEREFIM


Oct. 7 - 16h30 - Miguel Urquiola (Columbia University) - The consequence of going to a better school

Oct. 7 - 12h45 - John Wallis (University of Maryland) - Violence and Social Order"

Oct. 21 - Klaus Desmet (Universidad Carlos III) - The Evolution of Markets and the Revolution of Industry

Oct. 28 - Carlo Rosa - (CORE - UCL) - Talking Less and Moving the Market More: Is this the Recipe for Monetary Policy Effectiveness? Evidence from the ECB and the Fed

Nov. 4 - Hanan Jacoby (The World Bank) - Bride Exchange and Women's Welfare in Rural Pakistan?

Nov. 18 - David McKenzie  (The World Bank) - Are Women More Credit Constrained ? Experimental Evidence on Gender and Microenterprise Returns

Nov. 25 - Olivier Gergaud (Université de Paris 1 et Université de Reims) - "Strategic Forecasting in Rank-Order Tournaments: Evidence from Horse-Racing Tipsters"

Dec. 09 - Johannes Muenster (WZB in Berlin) - Long Live the King? On Dictatorship and Development

Dec. 16 - Catherine Dehon  (ULB - ECARES - CKE) - Quantifying Academic Excellence, What do the Shanghai Ranking Measure? (Paper : joint with  Alice McCathie and Vincenzo Verardi)



Feb 10 - Flore Gubert (DIAL – Paris) - Migration, Self-selection and Returns to Education in the WAEMU

Feb 17 - Paul Belleflamme (CORE - UCL) - Intermediation and Invesment Incentives  

Feb. 24 - Kurt Schmidheiny (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Do Agglomeration Economies Reduce the Sensitivity of Firm Location to Tax Differentials?

March 9, 2009 (14h00 - 18h00) PAI-UAP Workshop on Public Economics :  Political Economy of  Reforms and Labor Market Institutions ?    

14h00 - 15h00 - Gille Saint Paul (Toulouse School of Economics) - The Role of Beliefs and Ideologies in the Political Economy of Reforms

15h00 - 16h00 - Vincenzo Galasso (Bocconi University) - The Euro and Structural Reforms ? (Joint with Alberto Alesina and Silvia Ardagna)

16h00 - 16h30 - Coffee break

16h30-17h30 - Andrew Clark (Paris School of Economics) - Public Employment and Political Pressure: The Case of French Hospitals ? (Joint with Carine Milcent)

March 10 - Nelly Exbrayat  (WZB - Berlin) - How Labour market rigidities shape business taxation ?

March 17 - Elise Huillery (Paris School of Economics) - The Impact of European Settlement within French West Africa : Did pre-colonial prosperous areas fall behind ?

March 24 - Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto - Turin) - Everybody Stay Cool, This Is a Robbery ! Evidence on Deterrence Effects from Instantaneous Tradeoffs During Bank Robberies



April 21 - Esteban Jaimovich (Collegio Carlo Alberto - Turin) - Private Sector Growding out Through Excessive Public Sector Employment  

April 28 - Paul De Grauwe (KU Leuven) - Animal Spirits and Monetary Policy

May 5 - Stephane Straub (Université de Toulouse) - "La Patria Contratista": Public procurement and Rent-Seeking in Paraguay

May 12 - Milo  Bianchi (Paris School of Economics) - Financial Development, Enterpreneurship, and Job Satisfaction

June, 15: 16:30-18:00 - Rema Hanna (Harvard Kennedy School) - "Measuring Discrimination in Education ?"

June, 16 : 17:00-18:30 - Berk Özler (World Bank) - "Designing cost-effective cash transfer programs in Sub-Saharan Africa?"