Visiting Speaker Series Fall 2014

Contact:  Prof. J. Atsu Amegashie

All seminars are on Friday at 3:30 p.m. in MacK 318, unless otherwise indicated.

Date Title Speaker Host

September 12

"Lazy Biased Agents"

Sam Bucovetsky, York University

M. Hoy

September 19


"The Time-Varying Relationship between Mortality and Business Cycles in the U.S." Emmanuelle Piérard,
University of
B. Ferguson

September 26

*Please note that this seminar will begin at 2:30pm 

"The U.S. Electricity Industry after 20 Years of Restructuring"


James Bushnell,
University of
California, Davis
T. Genc

October 3

"Natural Borders"

Nils-Petter Lagerlöf,
York University
J. A. Amegashie
October 10 (Friday
"An Integer Optimization Framework for Dynamic Resource Allocations"
Lulli Guglielmo,
University of Milano-Bicocca
T. Genc

October 17

"Monitoring Corruptible Politicians"

Gustavo Bobonis,
University of Toronto

K. Annen

October 24 "Incentives for Adoption of Standards under the U.S. Clean Power Plan"
Stephen Holland,
University of North
Carolina, Greensboro
T. Genc
October 31 "Integrating Mobile Phone Technologies into Labor-Market Intermediation: A Multi-Treatment Experimental Design"

Jose Galdo,           Carleton University

M. Plesca
November 7

"Guanxi and Income Inequality"


Lin Zhang, Southwest
University of Finance
and Economics, China
C. Cadsby
November 14 "Improved Testing Procedure for Kernal Methods with Time Series Data"
Min Seong Kim,
Ryerson University
A. Maynard
November 21 "Ability Tracking, School and Parental Effort, and Student Achievement: A Structural Model and Estimation"
Nirav Mehta,
University of Western
J. A. Amegashie

November 28

Seminar will take place inMacKinnon 720

"Intra-Household Allocation of Family Resources and Birth Order: Evidence from France Using Sibling Data"
Stephane Mechoulan,
Dalhousie University
B. Ferguson