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Research Seminars

You are welcome to attend the Department's research seminars.

Fall 2017

 

Spring 2017

Spring 2016

Date

Speaker

Institution

Title

05.02.2016

Sigve Tjøtta

UiB

More or less money?

11.02.2016

Eirik Ø. Sørensen

 NHH

Teaching through television: Experimental evidence on entrepreneurship education in Tanzania

18.02.2016

Matthias Parey

University of Essex

 The Selection of High-Skilled Migrants

25.02.2016

Konrad Raff

NHH Knighthoods, Damehoods, and CEO Behaviour
17.03.2016Hans Jarle KindNHH

The impact of discriminating value added taxes in a two-sided market with multi-homing consumers

31.03.2016Petter LundborgLund University

Brothers in Arms: Spillover Effects from a Draft Lottery

07.04.2016Christian BrinchBIExcess early retirement? Evidence from the Norwegian 2011 Pension Reform
21.04.2016Torben Heien NielsenUniversity of CopenhagenHousehold labor supply responses to severe health shocks and the benefits from social insurance

28.04.2016

Guy MichaelsLSERobots at work

19.05.2016

Josef ZweimüllerUniversity of ZurichBeyond severance pay: job mobility and the introduction of occupational pensions in Austria

NB! Tuesday 24.05.2016

Thomas HellmannUniversity of OxfordFostering Entrepreneurship: Backing Founders or Investors?

02.06.2016

Chad SyversonUniversity of Chicago 

16.06.2016

Uta Shoenberg

UCL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2015

DateSpeakerInstitutionTitle
22.01.2015

Julian V. Johnsen

UiB

Retirement, grandparental childcare, and maternal employment

05.02.2015

Elias Braunfels

NHH

TBA

12.02.2015 

Jørgen Modalsli

SSB 

Intergenerational occupational mobility in Norway, 1865-2011

19.02.2015

Jørgen Juel Andersen

BIPolitical rents and voter information in search equilibrium
26.02.2015Jan MarcusDIW BerlinMoving up a gear: The impact of compressing instructional time into fewer years of schooling
05.03.2015Collin RaymondUniversity of Oxford

One in a Million: A Field Experiment on Belief Formation and Pivotal Voting

12.03.2015

Albin ErlansonUniversity of Bonn

Strategy-proof assignment of multiple resources

25.03.2015

NB! Wednesday!

Julie CullenUC San Diego

Political alignment and tax evasion

08.04.2015

NB! Wednesday!

Eric Hanushek

Stanford University

General Education, Vocational Education, and Labor-Market Outcomes over the Life-Cycle.

16.04.2015Giovanni MastrobuoniUniversity of Essex

Rehabilitating Rehabilitation: Prison Conditions and Recidivism

23.04.2015Andreas MadestamStockholm UniversityChildren of the Pill: The Effect of Subsidizing Oral Contraceptives on Children's Health and Wellbeing
30.04.2015Andreas KotsadamUniversity of Oslo

Peer effects, gender, and ethnicity - Evidence from experiments in the Norwegian Armed Forces

07.05.2015Christian BjørnskovAarhus

Did Africa's First Choices Matter? Growth Effects of Leaders at Independence

21.05.2015Per Petterson-LidbomStockholm UniversityMidwives and Maternal Mortality:Evidence from a Midwifery Policy Experiment inSweden in the 19th Century

28.05.2015

Bhash MazunderUniversity of BergenEstimating the Intergenerational Elasticity and Rank Association in the US:Overcoming the Current Limitations of Tax Data

04.06.2015

Jarle MøenNHHWhat happens to taxable income when firms become multinational? Profit-shifting and unobserved firm specific effects

11.06.2015

R. Tyrrel RockafellarUniversity of Washington TBA

18.06.2015

Manuel Bagues

Aalto University

TBA

 

Autumn 2014

Date:Speaker:InstitutionTitle:
21.08.2014 (13.00-14:15)

Bash Mazumber

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Intergenerational Mobility Curves

28.08.2014

Martina Nyqvist

Stockholm School of Economics

Safe Sex for a Chance to Win: Evidence from a Field Experiment on HIV Prevention

04.09.2014

Matti Keloharju

Aalto University School of Business

Matched as a Teenager? What Traits of a Million 18-Year-Olds Tell Us about CEOs

25.09.2014Rita GinjaUppsala UniversityThe Health and Labor Market Effects of Non-contributory Health Insurance: Evidence from Mexico
02.10.2014Juanna JohnsenStockholm School of EconomicsStudent Aid, Academic Achievement, and Labor Market Behavior: Grants or Loans?
09.10.2014Torkild Hovde LyngstadUniversity of Oslo

Immigrant Parents' Preferences for Children's Sex: A Register-Based Study of Fertility Behavior in Ten National-Origin Groups

16.10.2014Ivar KolstadCMI

Diversification and Democracy

23.10.2014 (from 1pm-2.15pm)Hartmut EggerUniversity of Bayreuth

Offshoring and the task-composition in production

30.10.2014Kjell SalvanesNHH

Does grief transfer across generations? In-utero deaths and child outcomes

06.11.2014

Roland Hodler

University of St. GallenAid on Demand: The Allocation of China's Foreign Assistance at the Subnational Level
13.11.2014Dan-Olof RoothLinneaus University

Health Endowments and Unemployment during Macroeconomic Crises

27.11.2014Jon H. FivaBI Norwegian Business School

 TBA

04.12.2014(from 10am-11am)

Salvatore PiccoloUniversita Cattolica del Sacro CuoreTBA

11.12.2014

Daniel L. ChenETH Zurich

The political economy of beliefs: Why fiscal and social conservatives/liberals come hand-in-hand

18.12.2014

David SkarbekKing's College, LondonThe Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System

 

Spring 2014

Date:Speaker:Institution:Title:
30.01.2014Johan HombertHEC ParisCan Unemployment Insurance Spur Entrepreneurial Activity? Evidence From France
06.02.2014Gisle NatvikNorges BankPetro Populism
13.02.2014Andras Ravndal KostølSSBFamily Welfare Cultures
20.02.2014Torkild Hovde LyngstadUiO

Immigrants parent’s preferences for their children's sex

27.02.2014Monique de HaanUiOThe effect of Head Start on long term education and labor market outcomes
06.03.2014Karen-Helene Ulltveit-MoeUiOGlobalization: A woman’s best friend? Exporters and the gender wage gap
13.03.2014Cancelled - Dan Olof RoothLinnaeus UniversityCANCELLED
20.03.2014Peter NearyUniversity of OxfordNot so demanding: Preference structure, firm behavior, and welfare
02.04.2014 (10.15-11.00)George BorjasHarvardPrizes and Productivity: How Winning the Fields Medal Affects Scientific Output
03.04.2014George BorjasHarvardThe Slowdown in the Economic Assimilation of Immigrants: Aging and Cohort Effects Revisited Again
10.04.2014Inger ErvikUiBOpen Sector Wage Leadership
24.04.2014Xavier GiroudMITThe Impact of Venture Capital Monitoring: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
08.05.2014Bart WilsonChapman UniversitySentiments, Conduct, and Trust in the Laboratory
15.05.2014Emilia del BonoUniversity of SussexEarly interventions and children's educational attainment. Evaluating the impact of free part-time pre-school education for 3 year olds in England
22.05.2014Hugo Hopenhayn

UCLA

Information, Misallocation and Aggregate Productivity

05.06.2014Tony ScottUniversity of Melbourne

Competition, Prices and Quality in the Market for Physician Consultations

12.06.2014Robert A. PollakWashington UniversityUnequal Bequest
19.06.2014Shelly LundbergUCSBSkill disparities and unequal family outcomes
26.06.2014

Peter Zweifel

University of Zurich

The division of labor between social and private insurance

 

Autumn 2013

29.08. Knut Aase, NHH: Recursive utility and disappearing puzzles for discrete-time models

05.09. Kasper Meisner Nielsen, HKUST: Fire Sales and House Prices: Evidence from Estate Sales due to Sudden Death

19.09. Chiara Canta, NHH: Efficiency, access, and the mixed delivery of health care services

26.09. Gani Aldashev, University of Namur: Government Incentives for Private Ownership of Public Goods: Theory and Evidence from Belgium

03.10. Bjørn Olav Johansen, UiB: The opportunism problem revisited: the case of retailer sales effort

10.10. Heike Auerswald, TU Dresden: Adaptation, Mitigation and Risk-Taking in Climate Policy

11.10. Greg Shaffer, University of Rochester: Exclusionary Discounts in a Dynamic Model with Financially Constrained Firms

15.10. Gary Fournier, Florida State University: Physician and Patient Migration to Ambulatory Surgery Centers as a Response to Poor Safety at Hospitals

17.10. Matthew Rhodes-Kropf, Harvard Business School: Governing Misvalued Firms

24.10. Mathias Ekstrøm, NHH: Can Indifference Make the World Greener?

31.10. Jo Thori Lind, UiO: Rainy day politics. An instrumental variables approach to the effect of parties on political outcomes

05.11. Teemu Pennanen, King's College: Optimal investment and contingent claim valuation in illiquid markets

07.11. Ingvild Nordtveit, UiB: Lending to Developing Countries - How do official creditors respond to defaults?

14.11. Ugo Panizza, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies: Too much Finance?

21.11. Alexander Cappelen, NHH: You've got mail: A randomized field experiment on tax evasion.

28.11. Ola Vestad, SSB: TBA

05.12. TBA

12.12. TBA

 

Spring 2013

24.01. Julian Vedeler Johnsen, UiB: Smoking Bans, Maternal Smoking, and Birth Outcomes

31.01. Aline Bütikofer, NHH: This is Not a Test - Long-Run Impacts of Prenatal Exposure to Radioactive Fallout from Nuclear Weapon Testing

08.02. Mirjam van Praag, Amsterdam School of Economics: Why do Entrepreneurial Parents Have Entrepreneurial Children?

14.02. Vincent Somville, CMI: Ungrateful Children - Theory and Evidence on old Age Support from Nepal

28.02. Imral Rasul, UCL: Can Basic Entrepreneurship Transform the Economic Lives of the Poor?

07.03. Kjetil Bjorvatn, NHH: Ethnicity and cooperation: Experimental evidence from Kenya and Tanzania

14.03. Ivar Gaasland, UiB: Trade-off between food production and greenhouse gas mitigation in Norwegian agriculture

21.03. Knut P. Heen, HiMolde: Monopoly Theory from a Finance Perspective

11.04. Sjur Flåm, UiB: Order books and market clearing

18.04. Thomas Åstebro, HEC-Paris: Hierarchies, the Small Firm Effect, and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Swedish Microdata

25.04. Tommy S. Gabrielsen, UiB: Resale price maintenance and up-front payments: achieving horizontal control under seller and buyer power

02.05. Alessia Russo, UiO: Self-Commitment Institution and Cooperation in OLG games

08.05. Bård Harstad, UiO: The Market for Conservation and other Hostages

16.05. Manudeep Bhuller, SSB: Education and Lifetime Earnings

23.05. Edwin Leuven, UiO: Ability peer effects in university: Evidence from a randomized experiment

30.05. Torfinn Harding, University of Sussex: Institutions and the Distribution of Oil

06.06. Kjetil Storesletten, UiO: Sharing High Growth Across Generations: Pensions and Demographic Transition in China

10.06. Robert Pollak (Washington U., St. Louis): Cohabitation and the uneven withdrawal from marriage in the US, 1950-2010

13.06. Prashant Bharadwaj, UCSD: Do initial endowments matter only initially? Birth weight, parental investments and academic achievement in school

 

Autumn 2012

10.09. Amihai Glazer, UCI: Governmental Transfers and Altruistic Private Transfers

14.09. Katrine Løken, UIB: Peer Effects in Program Participation

21.09. Fred Schroyen, NHH: Mapping Risk Aversion in Norway Using Hypothetical Income Gambles

28.09. Bernd Fitzenberger, Freiburg: The Heterogeneous Effects of Training Incidence and Duration on Labor Market Transitions

05.10. Morten Sæthre, NHH: The bargaining effect of cross-border M&A on wages

12.10. TBA

19.10. Ben Jones, Northwestern: Understanding China: An Explanation for an Unusual Macroeconomy

02.11. Julie Riise Kolstad, UiB: Lifting the burden: State care of the elderly and the labor supply of adult children

09.11. Steinar Strøm, UiO: A probability approach to industrial organization

16.11. Juan Carluccio, Paris School of Economics: TBA

23.11. Liam Brunt, NHH: cancelled

30.11. Imran Rasul, UCL: cancelled

07.12. Bill Kerr, Harvard: Entrepreneurship and urban growth: An empirical assessment with historical mines.

 

Spring 2012

27.01. Francisco Santos, NHH: IPO underpricing and long-term underperformance

03.02. Julian Vedeler Johnsen, UoB: Complementary Leisure: The Unintended Spill-Over Effect of an Early Retirement Reform

10.02. Bjørnar Karlsen Kivedal, NTNU: A DSGE Model with Housing in the Cointegrated VAR Framework

17.02. Gernot Doppelhofer, NHH: Do Broken Speed Limits of Debt Predict Financial Crises?

24.02.  Sjur Flåm, UoB: Bilateral exchange

02.03. Vincent Somville, CMI: Informal Savings and Intra-Household Strategies: Theory & Evidence from Urban Benin

09.03. Adrien Vigier, UoO: An Economic model of the Ivy League

16.03. Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe, UoO: Why are firms that export cleaner? International trade and CO2 emissions

23.03. Sascha Becker, Warwick

30.03. Eirik Kristiansen, NHH:Paying for Staying: Managerial Contracts and the Retention Motive

13.04. Bjørn Olav Johansen, UiB: Buyer Power and Exclusion in Vertically Related Markets

20.04. Per Botolf Maurseth, BI: Market specific fixed and sunk export costs : Learning and spillovers

27.04. Wolter Hassink, Utrecht University:What Does Loyalty Buy?

04.05. Amrita Dhillon, Warwick: Employee referral, social proximity, and worker discipline

11.05. Michael Koch, University of Bayreuth: The Impact of Trade on the Organization of Labor within Firms

25.05.Udo Kreickemeier, University of Tübingen: Two-way migration between similar countries

01.06. CANCELLED

08.06. Silvia Marchesi, Milano-Bicocca: How Defensive Were Lending and Aid to HIPC?

15.06. CANCELLED

22.06. Christian Soegaard, University of Nottingham: Welfare Effects of Trade Policy in General Oligopolistic Equilibrium

 

Autumn 2011

26.08. Gaute Torsvik (UiB): Financial incentives and sick absence: Evidence from a natural experiment in a firm

02.09. Alexander Cappelen (NHH): Leading by example: the effect of leadership compensation in a public goods experiment

16.09. Igor Evstigneev (University of Manchester): Volatility-induced financial growth

23.09. Daniel Etzel (University of Bayreuth): Wage Bargaining Systems and International Trade

07.10. Bjørn Sandvik (UiB): A free lunch for the Norwegian Oil Fund

14.10. Astri Drange Hole (HiB): "Exposing care services to competition - effects on quality"

21.10. Arnt Ove Hopland (NTNU): School Building Conditions and Student Achievements: Norwegian Evidence

28.10. Berber Kramer (VU Amsterdam): Individual versus Group Insurance: Demand for health insurance under joint liability in microfinance games

04.11. Karin Thorburn (NHH): Public Information and IPO-Underpricing

11.11. tba

18.11. Nathan Fiala (German Institute for Economic Research): Can Employment Programs Reduce Poverty and Social Instability? Experimental evidence from a Ugandan aid program

25.11. Sigve Tjøtta (UiB): Sustainable contribution in public good experiments

02.12. Steffen Andersen (CBS): Ability or Finances as Constraints to Entrepreneurship? Evidence from Survival Rates in a Natural Experiment

16.12. cancelled

 

Spring 2011

21.1. Tarjei Havnes (UiO): Internet use, pornography and sex crime

28.1. Odd Rune Straume (Universidade do Minho/UiB): Quality competiton with profit constraints: Do non-profit firms provide higher quality than for-profit firms?

4.2. Hans Jarle Kind (NHH): Hotelling competition with multi-purchasing

11.2. Rune Jansen Hagen: Certified or branded? A game-theoretic analyis of the IMF’s policy support instrument

18.2. Maarten Lindeboom: Slipping anchors? Testing the vinettes approach to identification and correction of reporting heterogeneity

25.2. Kjell Vaage: Social Interactions at the Workplace: Exploring Sickness Absence Behaviour

11.3. Fredrik Heyman: Competition, Takeovers and Gender Discrimination

18.3. cancelled

25.3. Ivar Kolstad (CMI): Education and entrepreneurial success

1.4. Andreas Madestam (Bocconi): Shaping the nation: Estimating the impact of Fourth of July using a natural experiment.

8.4. Astrid Oline Ervik (NHH): Risk and Job Mobility Across Sectors

29.4. no seminar

6.5. Karin Monstad: cancelled

13.5. Karin Monstad: Is Teenage Motherhood contagious? Evidence from a natural Experiment

20.5. Alessandro Cigno (Florence): How to Deal with Covert Child Labour, and Give Children an Effective Education, in a Poor Developing Country

27.5. Michael Hoel (U of Oslo): Incentives for environmental R&D

3.6. PhD defence - no seminar

9.6. Michael Taksar (U of Missouri): Optimal Non-Proportional Reinsurance Control and Stochastic Differential Games

15.6. Ron Harstad (U of Missouri): Political Economy Field Experiments Become Possible

 

Autumn 2010

27.8. Gaute Torsvik (UiB): Beliefs, attitudes and productivity. Evidence from a customer service centre

1.9. Igor Pospelov (Dorodnicyn Computing Center, Moskva): Modeling of the Russian Economy in crisis

3.9.  Fabian Waldinger (Warwick): Peer Effects in Science: Evidence from the Dismissal of Scientists in Nazi Germany

10.9. Julie Riise Kolstad (UiB) disputation: What affects the career choices of health workers?
       
17.9. Igor V. Evstigneev (University of Manchester): Asset Market Games of Survival: A Synthesisof Evolutionary and Dynamic Games
       
22.9. Ivar Gaasland (UiB) disputation: Essays on the inefficiency of Norwegian agricultural policy

24.9. Muhammad Kamrul Islam (UiB): The social capital and health hypothesis: An integrating theory and new empirics.

1.10. Katrine Vellesen Løken (UiB) disputation: Families and children's development: economic approaches

8.10. Astrid Drange Hole (HiB): How do economists differ from others in distributive situations? CANCELLED!

15.10. Farasat Bokhari (Kings College London): Entry in the ADHD drugs market: Welfare impact of generics and me-toos

22.10. Astrid Drange Hole (HiB): How do economists differ from others in distributive situations?

29.10. Hildegunn Ekroll Stokke (NTNU): Migration and dynamic agglomeration economies: Time-series evidence from Norway

12.11. Michael Rosholm (Aarhus):   tba   

19.11. Simen Markussen (Frisch):    tba

26.11. Wilhelm Kohler (Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen): Offshoring Tasks, Yet Creating Jobs

03.12. Nina Drange (UiS): The Effect of Preschool on the School Performance of Children from Immigrant Families. Results from an Introduction of Free Preschool in Two Districts in Oslo.

10.12. No seminar

17.12. No seminar

 

 

Spring 2010

22.1. Rolf Aarberge (SSB): On the Measurement of Long-term Income Inequality and Income Mobility

29.1. Bjørn Olav Johansen (UiB): The impact of private labels on retail prices and welfare

5.2. Sigve Tjøtta (UiB): Climate Change Policy and Geoengineering

12.2. Ingeborg Foldøy Solli (UiS): The Impact of Paternity Leave on Father Involvement

19.2. Laurence Jacquet (NHH):Optimal Redistributive Taxation with both Extensive and
Intensive Responses

12.3.    Carol Propper (University of Bristol): Does Market Power Kill: The impact of Competition on the English NHS

19.3.    Ragnhild Balsvik (NHH)    Foreign firms and host country productivity: does the mode of entry matter?

26.3. Wilma J Nusselder (Erasmus MC): Disability and free expected lifetime

16.4. Carsten Eckel (Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg): tba

21.4. Tore Ellingsen (Stockholm School of Economics): tba

23.4. Hartmut Egger (University of Bayreuth):Why foreign ownership is good for you

30.4. Cancelled! (Mukul Majumdar (Cornell University): Sustainable Consumption under Supply Uncertainty)

07.5. Cancelled! Klaus Desmet (Universidad Carlos III Madrid): Spatial Development

14.5.  no seminar   

21.5. Marcel Thum (Dresden): tba