Seminars

Seminar Series of 2017

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, May 1st, 2017
Time: 12:15-1:15pm

Daniela Scur (Oxford University)

Topic: All in the family? CEO choice and firm organization
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Tasso Adamopoulos, aadamo@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Arthur Blouin (University of Toronto)

Topic: Erasing Ethnicity? Nation Building, (mis)trust and the salience of Identity in Rwanda
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Nippe Lagerlöf, lagerlof@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Mustafa Ulus, Galatasaray University, Istanbul (visiting Ryerson University)

Topic: The Role of the Informal Sector in Promoting Immigrant Integration
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Tasso Adamopoulos, aadamo@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Treb Allen (Dartmouth College)

Topic: The Welfare Effects of Transportation Infrastructure Improvements (with Costas Arkolakis).
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Tasso Adamopoulos, aadamo@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado (McGill University)

Topic: Capital-Labor Substitution, Structural Change and the Labor Income Share
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Tasso Adamopoulos, aadamo@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, February 13, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Timea Laura Molnar (UBC)

Topic: How Do Mothers Manage? Universal Daycare, Child Skill Formation, and the Parental Time-Education Puzzle
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, bertaev@gmail.com

Department Seminar

Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Gustavo Bobonis (University of Toronto)

Topic: Vulnerability and Clientelism
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, bertaev@gmail.com

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Matthew Greenblatt (University of Minnesota)

Topic: Bailouts, Inflation, and Risk Sharing in Monetary Unions
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, bertaev@gmail.com

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

François de Soyres (Toulouse School of Economics)

Topic: Value Added and Productivity Linkages Across Countries
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, bertaev@gmail.com

Department Seminar

Date: Friday, February 3, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Daniel Goetz (Princeton University)

Topic: Competition and Dynamic Bargaining in the Broadband Industry
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, bertaev@gmail.com

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Claudia Macaluso (University of Chicago)

Topic: Skill remoteness and post-layoff labor market outcomes
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, bertaev@gmail.com

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Kirsten Cornelson (University of Toronto)

Topic: Residential segregation and social segregation by race
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, bertaev@gmail.com

Department Seminar

Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Jessica Leight (Williams College)

Topic: Complementarity between non-agricultural and agricultural shocks in local industrialization: Evidence from China
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, bertaev@gmail.com

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, January 30, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Chaoran Chen (University of Toronto)

Topic: Technology Adoption, Capital Deepening, and International Productivity Differences
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, bertaev@gmail.com

Department Seminar

Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Salvatore Lo Bello (Universidad Carlos III)

Topic: Like Father, Like Son: Occupational Choice, Intergenerational Persistence and Misallocation
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, bertaev@gmail.com

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Oksana Leukhina (University of Washington)

Topic: How Risky Is College Investment?
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, bertaev@gmail.com

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Juan Morales (University of Toronto)

Topic: Legislating During War: Conflict and Politics in Colombia
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, bertaev@gmail.com

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, January 23, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Matias Cortes (University of Manchester)

Topic: The End of Men and the Rise of Women in the High-Skilled Labor Market
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, bertaev@gmail.com

Seminar Series of 2016

Department Seminar

Date: Friday, November 25th, 2016
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Francisco Gonzalez (University of Waterloo)

Topic: "Skill mismatch in competitive search equilibrium" (joint with Sonja Chen and Matt Doyle)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Tasso Adamopoulos, aadamo@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Mauricio Drelichman (University of British Columbia)

Topic: The long-run effects of the Spanish Inquisition
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, Bertaev@gmail.com

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Laura Turner (University of Toronto)

Topic: TBA
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Laura Salisbury, lsalisbu@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Friday, September 30th, 2016
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Theodore Papageorgiou (McGill University)

Topic: Occupational Choice, Human Capital and Learning: A Multi-Armed Bandit Approach
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Tasso Adamopoulos, aadamo@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Time: 1:00-2:30pm

Andrew Dickens (York University)

Topic: Ethnolinguistic Favoritism in African Politics
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Nippe Lagerlöf, lagerlof@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Yosh Halberstam (University of Toronto)

Topic: TBA
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, Bertaev@gmail.com

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, April 18th, 2016
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Charles Gottlieb (University of St. Gallen)

Topic: TBA
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Friday, April 1st, 2016
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Kei-Mu Yi (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)

Topic: Sectoral Heterogeneity and the Gains from Trade
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Runjuan Liu (University of Alberta)

Topic: TBA
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Friday, February 26th, 2016
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Hakki Yazici (Sabanci University and CMU)

Topic: TBA
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Dave Donaldson (Stanford University)

Topic: Nonparametric Counterfactual Predictions in Neoclassical Models of International Trade (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2734209/Adao_Costinot_Donaldson_paper.pdf)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Jeffrey Chan (University of Toronto)

Topic: Any Port in a Storm: Import Competition and Match Quality Downgrading
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, berta@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, February 1, 2016
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Anderson Frey (University of British Columbia)

Topic: Cash Transfers, Clientelism, and Political Enfranchisement: Evidence from Brazil
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, berta@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Alisa Tazhitdinova (Berkeley)

Topic: Adjust Me if I Can’t: The Effect of Firm Incentives on Labor Supply Responses to Taxes
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, berta@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Daniel Shack (University of British Columbia)

Topic: What Do Parents Know and When do They Know It: How Learning Matters for Parents' Dynamic Education Choices
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, berta@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, January 25, 2016
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Uros Petronijevic (University of Toronto)

Topic: The Productivity Effects of School Competition in the Presence of Education Accountability
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Berta Esteve-Volart, berta@econ.yorku.ca

Seminar Series of 2015

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, December 07, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Werner Antweiler (Souder School of Business)

Topic: TBA
Location: Ross S101
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, November 23, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Duan Qi (Beihang University)

Topic: Market Size, Cannibalization, and Policy Competition for a Multiproduct Multinational Firm (PDF)

Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Laura Salisbury, lsalisbu@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Cesar Sosa Padilla (McMaster University)

Topic: Sovereign Default and Banking Crises (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Pamela Campa (University of Calgary)

Topic: Politico-economic Regimes and Attitudes: Female Workers under State-socialism (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Kevin Donovan (University of Notre Dame)

Topic: Local Knowledge and Managerial Capital: Evidence from Kenyan Microenterprises (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Hakki Yazici (Sabanci University and CMU)

Topic: Determinants ofWage and Earnings Inequality in the United States (PDF) (CANCELLED)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ahmet Akyol, aakyol@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Fernando Aragon (SFU)

Topic: Mining closure, gender and employment reallocations: the case of UK coal mines (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ben Sand, bmsand@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Taylor Jaworski (Queens University)

Topic: National Policies for Regional Development: Evidence from the Appalachian Development Highway System.
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Laura Salisbury, lsalisbu@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Christopher Bidner (SFU)

Organizer: Ben Sand, bmsand@yorku.ca
Topic: TBA
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Costas Arkolakis (Yale University)

Topic: Universal Gravity (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Brown Bag Seminar

Date: Monday, April 27, 2015
Time: 1200-1:00pm

Fernando Leibovici

Topic: Financial Frictions and Export Dynamics in Large Devaluations
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Jan Grobovsek (University of Edinburgh)

Topic: Communal Land and Agricultural Productivity (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Holger Strulik (University of Gottingen)

Topic: Desire and Development (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Kunal Dasgupta (University of Toronto)

Topic: Inattentive Importers (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, April 13, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Carlos Serrano (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Topic: Patent collateral, investor commitment, and the market for venture lending (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Brown Bag Seminar

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Ben Sand

Topic: The Effects of Macroprudential Mortgage Insurance Regulation During a Housing Boom: Evidence from Canada - Joint with Lu Han (Rotman) and Chandler Lutz (CBS)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ben Sand, bmsand@yorku.ca

Brown Bag Seminar

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Laura Salisbury

Topic: Married Women's Property Laws, Marriage Markets, and Bankruptcy Protection: The Case of the American South in the 1840s
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ben Sand, bmsand@yorku.ca

Brown Bag Seminar

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Matthew Brzozowski

Topic: TBA
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ben Sand, bmsand@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Andriana Bellou, University of Montreal

Topic: Baby-Boom, Baby-Bust and the Great Depression (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)

Organizer: Laura Salisbury, lsalisbu@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, March 2, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Nippe Lagerlof (York University)

Topic: Natural Borders (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Brown Bag Seminar

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Ben Sand

Topic: Taking Selection To Task: Bounds on occupational task prices.
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ben Sand, bmsand@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

David Kohn (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella)

Topic: Addicted to Debt: Foreign Purchases of U.S. Treasuries and the Term Premium (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Brown Bag Seminar

Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Ida Ferrara

Topic: Consumption Externalities, Product Quality, and the Role of National Treatment
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ben Sand, bmsand@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Yoto Yotov (Drexel University)

Topic: Growth and Trade: A Structural Estimation Framework (PDF)
Location: CLH-J (Curtis Lecture Hall)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Brown Bag Seminar

Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Andrey Stoyanov

Topic: Population Aging and Comparative Advantage in International Trade
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ben Sand, bmsand@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, January 19, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Allison Shertzer, University of Pittsburgh

Topic: Racial Sorting and the Emergence of Segregation in American Cities (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Laura Salisbury, lsalisbu@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Ana Maria Santacreu (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and INSEAD)

Topic: International R&D Spillovers and Asset Prices1063
Location: Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Seminar Series of 2014

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 2:30-4:00pm

Arnaud Costinot (MIT)

Topic: Comparative Advantage and Optimal Trade Policy
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Fernando Leibovici (York University)

Topic: International Trade Fluctuations and Monetary Policy
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Hakon Tretvoll (BI Norwegian Business School)

Topic: International Correlations and the Composition of Trade
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, November 17, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Christos Shiamptanis (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Topic: At what point is Italy insolvent? Revisiting fiscal limits.
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Joshua Lewis (University of Montreal)

Topic: TBA
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Laura Salisbury, lsalisbu@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, November 24, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Julian Emami Namini (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Topic: Labor market discrimination and international trade
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Viktoria Hnatkovska (University of British Columbia)

Topic: The exchange rate response puzzle
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Matilde Bombardini (University of British Columbia)

Topic: Does Exporting Improve Matching? Evidence from French Employer-Employee Data (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, February 10, 2014
Time: 4-5:30pm

Andrey Stoyanov (York University)

Topic: Do Preferential Trade Agreements Affect Tariffs of Non-Members?
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, March 3, 2014
Time: 4-5:30pm

Fernando Leibovici (York University)

Topic: Financial development and international trade
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Marianne Wanamaker

Topic: Separate and Unequal in the Labor Market: Human Capital and the Jim Crow Wage Gap (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Laura Salisbury, lsalisbu@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Tanjim Hossain

Topic: Setting the Tone" and "Drawing the Line" in Chittagong Tea Auctions (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Shin-Hwan Chiang, schiang@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, March 10, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Ben Sand (York University)

Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Simona Cociuba (University of Western Ontario)

Topic: Collateralized Borrowing and Risk Taking at Low Interest Rates (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, March 24, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Laura Salisbury (York University)

Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Brent Neiman (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business)

Topic: Trade and the Global Recession (with Eaton, Kortum, and Romalis) (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, March 31, 2014
Time: 11:30-1pm

Wai-Ming Ho (York University)

Topic: International Outsourcing, Exchange Rates, and Monetary Policy.
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, February 3, 2014
Time: 11:30-1pm

Tasso Adamopoulos (York University)

Topic: Land Reform and Productivity: A Quantitative Analysis with Micro Data
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Seminar Series of 2013

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Pau Pujolas (McMaster University)

Topic: Trade Patterns, Income Differences and Gains from Trade
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Tasso Adamopoulos, tasso@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Friday, September 27, 2013
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Roberto Galbiati (OSC-CNRS and Sciences Po Paris)

Topic: Earthquakes, Universities, and Transition to Self-Government in Italian Cities
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Tasso Adamopoulos, tasso@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Jeanne Tschopp (University of British Columbia)

Topic: Wage Bargaining as a Social Interaction Problem: An Application to Germany (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ben Sand, bmsand@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Tim Bond (Purdue University)

Topic: Internal Labor Markets in Equilibrium (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ben Sand, bmsand@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

German Pupato (Ryerson University)

Topic: Performance Pay, Trade, and Inequality (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Internal Seminar

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Elie Appelbaum

Topic: The Dynamics of Hate and Violence (CANCELLED)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Javad Sadeghzadeh (York University)

Topic: Innovation Subsidies: Misallocation and Technology Upgrade (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Johannes Schmieder (Boston University)

Topic: The Causal Effect of Unemployment Duration on Wages: Evidence from Unemployment Insurance Extensions (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ben Sand, bmsand@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Joseph Steinberg (University of Toronto)

Topic: Global Imbalances and Structural Change in the United States (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Tasso Adamopoulos, tasso@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

David Ong (Peking University)

Topic: Tiger Women: An All-Pay Auction Experiment on Gender Signaling of Desire to Win
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ben Sand, bmsand@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Kala Krishna (Pennsylvania State University)

Topic: How You Export Matters: Export Mode, Learning and Productivity in China (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Migiwa Tanaka (University of Toronto)

Topic: Testing the Theory of Multitasking: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment in Chinese Factories (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Shin-Hwan Chiang, schiang@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Time: 2:30-4:00pm

Leonardo Martinez (IMF)

Topic: Mortgage Defaults and Prudential Regulations in a Standard Incomplete Markets Model (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Fernando Leibovici, flei@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, January 13, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

April Cai, University of New South Wales

Topic: Growth Through Intersectoral Knowledge Linkages (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, January 14, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Manuel Bagues (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Topic: The Role of Connections in Academic Promotions (joint with Natalia Zinovyeva) (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ben Sand, bmsand@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Svetlana Demidova (McMaster University)

Topic: Firm Heterogeneity and Costly Trade: Estimation Strategy and Policy Experiments (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Steven F. Lehrer (Queens School of Policy Studies)

Topic: Reinvestigating Who Benefits and Who Loses from Universal Childcare in Canada (w/ M. Kottelenberg)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ben Sand, bmsand@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Weili Ding (Queens School of Policy Studies)

Topic: Estimating Context-Independent Treatment Effects in Education Experiments (w/Steven Lehrer)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ben Sand, bmsand@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Friday, March 22, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Ananth Ramanarayanan (University of Western Ontario)

Topic: Imported Inputs and the Gains from Trade
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Tasso Adamopoulos, tasso@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Vadim Marmer (UBC Department of Economics)

Topic: Efficient Inference in Econometric Models When Identification Can Be Weak (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ben Sand, bmsand@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Yao Tang (Bowdoin College)

Topic: How did exchange rate affect employment in US cities?
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Douglas Gollin (Oxford University)

Topic: Urbanization with and without Industrialization (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Tasso Adamopoulos, tasso@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Friday, April 5, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Todd Schoellman (Arizona State University)

Topic: Refugees and Early Childhood Human Capital (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Tasso Adamopoulos, tasso@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, April 8, 2013
Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Nikolay Zubanov (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Topic: The power of (no) recognition: Evidence from a field experiment
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Seminar Series of 2012

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Andrei Levchenko (University of Michigan)

Topic: A Global View of Cross-Border Migration (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown University)

Topic: Trade and Geography in the Origins and Spread of Islam (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Tasso Adamopoulos, tasso@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Ken Jackson (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Topic: Trust and Vulnerability (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, November 12, 2012
Time: 2:30-4:00pm

Piyusha Mutreja (Syracuse University)

Topic: Capital Goods Trade and Economic Development
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ahmet Akyol, aakyol@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Chew Soo Hong (National University of Singapore)

Topic: Partial Ambiguity (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Markus Poschke (McGill University)

Topic: The firm size distribution across countries and skill-biased change in entrepreneurial technology (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Tasso Adamopoulos, tasso@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm

Constantine Angyridis (Ryerson University)

Topic: Endogenous Growth with Public Capital and Progressive Taxation (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Tasso Adamopoulos, tasso@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, December 10, 2012
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Stergios Skaperdas (University of California at Irvine)

Topic: Guns, Lawyers, and Money : Economic Consequences of Costly Conflict (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Sam Bucovetsky, sam@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Professor Mikal Skuterud (University of Waterloo)

Topic: Reported Sickness Absenteeism and the Weather
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Professor Xianghong Li, xli@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, March 12, 2012
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Brent Kreider (Iowa State University)

Topic: Identifying the Effects of Food Stamps on Child Health Outcomes When Participation is Endogenous and Misreported (with John Pepper, Craig Gundersen, and Dean Jolliffe)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Professor Xianghong Li, xli@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Friday, March 16, 2012
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Professor Nicolas Ziebarth (Cornell University)

Topic: In absolute or relative terms? How framing prices affects the consumer price sensitivity of health plan choice (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Professor Xianghong Li, xli@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Monday, March 19, 2012
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Professor Hongfei Sun (Queen's University)

Topic: Monetary and Fiscal Policies In a Heterogeneous-Agent Economy (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Professor Wai-Ming Ho, waiming@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Professor Alfonso Flores-Lagunes (SUNY-Binghampton)

Topic: Bounds on Average and Quantile Treatment Effects of Job Corps Training on Wages (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Professor Xianghong Li, xli@econ.yorku.ca

Seminar Series of 2011

Department Seminar

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Professor Devashish Mitra (Syracuse University)

Topic: Trade Liberalization and Labor.s Slice of the Pie: Evidence from Indian Firms (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Professor Xianghong Li, xli@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Professor Victor Rios-Rull (University of Minnesota)

Topic: Demand Shocks as Productivity Shocks
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ahmet Akyol, aakyol@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Professor Steve Williamson (Washington University)

Topic: Keynes in a Nutshell: A New Monetarist Approach (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ahmet Akyol, aakyol@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Professor Ed Nosal (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)

Topic: Equilibrium Bank Runs Revisited (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Professor Wai-Ming Ho, waiming@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Professor Oksana Leukhina (University of Washington)

Topic: The Return to College: Selection Bias and Dropout (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Ahmet Akyol, aakyol@econ.yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30

Professor Olena Ivus (Queen's School of Business)

Topic: The Diversi.cation Motive for Tariff Protection (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Department Seminar

Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30

Susumu Imai (Queen's university)

Topic: The Effect of Workfare on Crime: Incapacitation and Program Effects (PDF)
Location: 1063 Vari Hall (Seminar room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Empirical

Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Logan McLeod (University of Alberta)

Topic: A Nonparametric Versus Latent Class Model of General Practitioner Utilization: Evidence from Canada
Location: Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)
Organizer: Professor Berta Esteve-Volart, berta@econ.yorku.ca

Empirical

Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Ben Sand (Copenhagen Business School)

Topic: How Much is Employment Increased by Cutting Labor Costs? Estimating the Elasticity of Job Creation
Location: Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)
Organizer: Professor Berta Esteve-Volart, berta@econ.yorku.ca

Empirical

Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Padmaja Ayyagari (Yale University)

Topic: Understanding Heterogeneity in Price Elasticities in the Demand for Alcohol
Location: Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)
Organizer: Professor Berta Esteve-Volart, berta@econ.yorku.ca

Empirical

Date: Friday, February 11, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Joel Blit (George Washington University)

Topic: Learning Remotely: R&D Satellites, Intra-Firm Networks, and Knowledge Diffusion
Location: Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)
Organizer: Professor Berta Esteve-Volart, berta@econ.yorku.ca

Empirical

Date: Monday, February 14, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Christian Dippel (University of Toronto)

Topic: Forced Coexistence and Economic Development - Evidence from Native American Reservations
Location: Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)
Organizer: Professor Berta Esteve-Volart, berta@econ.yorku.ca

Empirical

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Richard Mansfield (Yale University)

Topic: Teacher Quality and Student Inequality
Location: Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)
Organizer: Professor Berta Esteve-Volart, berta@econ.yorku.ca

Microeconomics

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Svetlana Demidova (McMaster University)

Topic: Firm Heterogeneity And Costly Trade: A New Estimation Strategy And Policy Experiments (PDF)
Location: Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Microeconomics

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Lori Curtis ( University of Waterloo)

Topic: Does Social Assistance Participation lead to lower Self-Reported Health? (PDF)
Location: Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Microeconomics

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Phil Curry (University of Waterloo)

Topic: Social Welfare and the Benefits to Crime (PDF)
Location: Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)
Organizer: Sam Bucovetsky, sam@econ.yorku.ca

Microeconomics

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Archishan Chakraborty (Schulich School of Business - York University)

Topic: Media Bias and Electoral Competition
Location: Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)
Organizer: Sam Bucovetsky, sam@econ.yorku.ca

Microeconomics

Date: Monday, April 4, 2011
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Mark Melatos (University of Sydney) and Stephanie Dunn

Topic: Flexibility in Trade Bloc Design
Location: Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)
Organizer: Professor George Georgopoulos, georgop@yorku.ca

Microeconomics

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Time: 11:30-1:30 am

Tammy Schirle (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Topic: Senior Health and Life Expectancy: The Role of Attentive Children (PDF)
Location: Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Macroeconomics

Date: Monday, April 11, 2011
11:30-1:30 am

David Fuller (Concordia University)

Topic: A Quantitative Analysis of Unemployment Insurance in a Model with Fraud and Moral Hazard
Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)

Organizer: Ahmet Akyol, aakyol@econ.yorku.ca

Microeconomics

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Martin Dooley (McMaster University)

Topic: The Impact of Cost on the Choice of University (PDF)
Location: Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Microeconomics

Date: Monday, April 18, 2011
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Murat Yildiz (Ryerson University)

Topic: On the Relationship between Preferential and Multilateral Trade Liberalization: The Case of Customs Unions (PDF)
Location: Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)
Organizer: Andrey Stoyanov, andreyst@yorku.ca

Seminar Series of 2010

Macroeconomics

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Trevor Tombe (University of Toronto)

Topic: The Missing Food Problem: How Low Agricultural Imports Contribute to International Income Differences (PDF)
Location: Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)
Organizer: Professor Wai-Ming Ho, waiming@yorku.ca

Macroeconomics

Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Constantine Angyridis (Ryerson University)

Topic: TBA
Location: Vari Hall 1063 (Charles Plourde Seminar Room)
Organizer: Professor Wai-Ming Ho, waiming@yorku.ca