Sponsored by the Christian A. Johnson Lecture Series


May 2, 2015
Maine Economics Conference
Bowdoin College

April 21, 2015
“Increasing Demand for HIV Prevention Interventions: Evidence from Two RCTs”
Harsha Thirumurthy
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

March 17, 2015
“Tax Compliance and Fiscal Externalities: Evidence from U.S. Diesel Taxation”
Justin Marion
University of California, Santa Cruz

March 16, 2015
“Rounding the Corners of the Policy Trilemma”
Michael Klein
The Fletcher School
Tufts University

March 9, 2015
Commodity Futures
Jon Koplik

Grossman Lecture
March 2, 2015
“Poverty, the Social Safety Net, and the Great Recession”
Hillary Hoynes
Goldman School of Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley

December 4, 2014
“Short Trading Cycles: The Case of Kidney Exchange”
Ivan Balbuzanov (’09)
University of California, Berkeley

November 19, 2014
“Organized Crimes Against Nature: Elephants in South Africa”
Adrian Lopes
Bates College

November 14, 2014
Job Prospects in International Policy and Development
Benjamin Wood
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Panel Discussion
November 6, 2014
William R. and Linda K. Cotter Debate Series
A Conversation on Unconventional Oil and Gas
Erin Mansur
Tuck School of Business
Dartmouth College

November 3, 2014
“Signals, Similarity and Seeds: Social Learning in the Presence of Imperfect Information and Heterogeneity”
Emilia Tjernström (’06)
University of California, Davis

October 29, 2014
“Jewish Persecutions and Weather Shocks: 1100-1800″
Mark Koyama
George Mason University

October 15, 2014
“What in the World is Natural Resource Economics? Application to Fisheries Problems”
Sunny Jardine
School of Marine Science and Policy
University of Delaware

October 9, 2014
“The Returns to Higher Education and Effect of Student Loan Scheme Design”
Ian Walker
Lancaster University

October 2, 2014
“Reputation, Compliance and Judicial Decision Making”
Giri Parameswaran
Haverford College

September 25, 2014
“The Composition of Exports and Human Capital Acquisition”
Will Olney
Williams College

September 24, 2014
“Affirmative Action and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment”
Brent Hickman
University of Chicago

April 26, 2014
Maine Economics Conference

April 17, 2014, 4 p.m.
“Yardstick Competition and Property Tax Limit Overrides: Revisiting Massachusetts’ Proposition 2 1/2″
Jon Rork
Reed College

April 10, 2014, 4 p.m. in Diamond 122
“Greening India’s Growth: Costs, Valuations, and Trade-Offs”
Muthukumara Mani
World Bank

April 2, 2014, 4 p.m.
“China at a Crossroads—Reform and Rebalance, or else…?”
Markus Rodlauer
International Monetary Fund

March 19, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Yoram Bauman
The World’s First and Only Stand-Up Economist

Panel Discussion
March 19, 2014, 12:00–1:15 p.m.
“Managing the Risks from a Changing Climate: Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies”
Yoram BaumanDylan VoorheesJennifer KiersteadTom Tietenberg

Grossman Lecture
March 2, 2014, 7 p.m.
“Continued Existence of Cows Disproves Central Tenets of Capitalism”
Dean Karlan
Yale University

Film Premier
November 17, 2013, 7 p.m.
Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve
Q&A to follow with Producer/Director/Writer Jim Bruce

October 25, 2013, 4 p.m.
“Auctions for Charity”
Jeff Carpenter
Middlebury College

October 16, 2013, 4 p.m.
“Governance after the Glorious Revolution”
Dan Bogart
University of California–Irvine

October 10, 2013, 4 p.m.
“Community Forests, Carbon Sequestration and REDD+: Some Evidence from Ethiopia”
Randy Bluffstone
Portland State University

October 4, 2013, 4 p.m.
“Risk Taking, Tax Evasion and Labor Supply”
Denvil Duncan
Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs

September 18, 2013
“Private Provision of Public Goods: Evidence from the Effect of Environmental Groups on Water Quality”
Laura Grant
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Grossman Lecture
April 23, 2013
“Avoiding Climate Catastrophe”
Scott Barrett
Columbia University

April 23, 2013
“The Clock Auction Design and Bidder Strategy: What has Worked and What Hasn’t”
Allan Ingraham (Colby ’96)
Navigant Economics

Economics Bicentennial Lecture
April 15, 2013
“The Gender Gap: Going, Going…….But not Gone”
Francine Blau
Cornell University

March 18, 2013
“Accounting for Nature: Incorporating the Value of Ecosystem Services into Decision Making”
Steve Polasky
University of Minnesota

March 15, 2013
“More Schooling and More Learning: Effects of a 3-Year Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Nicaragua After 10 Years”
John Maluccio
Middlebury College

March 11, 2013
“The Economics of Immigration”
Madeline Zavodny
Agnes Scott College

March 6, 2013
“Tradable Permits to Manage Environmental Externalities With Time Lags and Uncertainty”
Yusuke Kuwayama
Resources for the Future

February 28, 2013
“Transfer Pricing by Multinational Firms: New Evidence from Foreign Firm Ownerships”
Anca Cristea
University of Oregon

November 28, 2012
“Factor Price Overshooting with Trade Liberalization: Theory and Evidence”
Ricardo Lopez
Brandeis University

October 18, 2012
“Hui: A Case Study of a Sequential Double Auction of Capital”
Harry Paarsch
University of Melbourne

April 12, 2012
“Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict”
Masami Imai
Wesleyan University

March 8, 2012
“The Long Arm of Colonialism? Landownership and Institutions in Early Independent Peru”
Leticia Arroyo Abad
Middlebury College

November 30, 2011
“Taxation and the Extraction of Exhaustible Resources: Evidence from California Oil Production”
Nirupama Rao
New York University

October 27, 2011
“Does Happiness Matter? The Effect of Teacher Job Satisfaction on Productivity”
Lauren Calimeris (Colby ’03)
Metropolitan State College of Denver

October 19, 2011
“Child Ability, Parental Investments and Child Nutrition in Ecuador”
Emilie Bagby
Mathematica Policy Research

March 17, 2011
“Intermediaries in Corruption: An Experiment”
Danila Serra
Florida State University

February 21, 2011
“Media Proliferation and Electoral Outcomes with Quasi-Rational Voters”
Daniel Stone
Oregon State University

February 8, 2011
“Building Vintage and Electricity Use: Old Homes Use Less Electricity in Hot Weather”
Howard Chong
University of California-Berkeley

February 1, 2011
“Radical and Ethnic Disparities in Federal Sentencing: A Quantile Regression Approach”
Beth Freeborn
University of Virginia

December 1, 2010
“Recommendations and Demand for Digital Music”
Peter Newberry (Colby ’03)
University of Wisconsin

November 17, 2010
“Choosing Where to Teach: The Effect of Teacher Quality on the Charter Versus Public School Decision”
Lauren Calimeris (Colby ’03)
University of Colorado

November 3, 2010
“Explaining Health and Life Satisfaction in East and West Germany Post-Reunification”
Jackie Smith Zweig (Colby ’04)
University of Southern California

October 6, 2010
“Effects of an Advertising Campaign to Boost Energy Efficiency”
Laura Malaguzzi Valeri
Colby College

September 23, 2010
“Induced Development in Risky Locations: Fire Suppression and Land Use in the American West”
Sheila M. Olmstead
Resources for the Future

April 23, 2010
“Does Access to Equity Finance Limit Innovative Activity? New Evidence from Europe”
Jamie Brown
College of Business, Iowa State University

April 2, 2010
“How Low Will You Go? The Depth of Negative Equity and Mortgage Default Decisions”
Jane Dokko
Federal Reserve Board of Governors

February 2010
“Identifying the Role of Risk Shocks in the Business Cycle using Stock Price Data”
Sami Alpanda
Amherst College

November 13, 2009
“Deterrence and Incapacitation: Towards a Unified Theory of Criminal Punishment”
Thomas Miceli
University of Connecticut

October 16, 2009
“How Big (Small) Are Fiscal Multipliers?”
Ethan Ilzetzki
London School of Economics

October 2, 2009
“Determinants of Vertical Integration in Export Processing: Theory and Evidence from China”
Heiwai Tang
Tufts University

September 25, 2009
“The Competitive Saving Motive: Evidence from Rising Sex Ratios and Savings Rates in China”
Xiaobo Zhang
International Food Policy Research Institute

April 17, 2009
“The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa”
Nathan Nunn
Harvard University

November 14, 2008
“International Gross Capital Flows: A New Measure and Application to a Global Panel”
Daniel Riera-Crichton
Bates College

October 17, 2008
“Pirational Choice: The Economics of Infamous Pirate Practices”
Peter Leeson
George Mason University

October 3, 2008
“Armed Conflict and Schooling: Evidence from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide”
Richard Akresh
University of Illinois

September 19, 2008
“The Persistence of Tax Refunds: Evidence from Panel Data”
Sara LaLumia
Williams College

April 25, 2008
“‘Everything in Common…But the Language’?: Intergenerational Mobility in Britain and the U.S. Since 1850″
Jason Long
Colby College

April 11, 2008
“Deferred Compensation and Gift Exchange: An Experimental Investigation into Multi-Period Labor Contracts”
Andrew Seltzer
Royal Halloway, University of London

March 7, 2008
“Fish in Space: The Efficiency and Political-Economics of Spatially Structured Regulations”
Ta Herrera
Bowdoin College

November 16, 2007
“Three Decades of Consumption and Income Poverty”
James Sullivan
Notre Dame

November 9, 2007
“Grassroots Democracy and Income Distribution: Evidence from Village Elections in Rural China”
Yang Yao
China Center for Economic Research, Peking University

October 12, 2007
“Heterogeneity and the Welfare Cost of Inflation”
Paola Boel
Bowdoin College

September 14, 2007
“Children’s Work and Schooling in Northern Mali”
Andrew Dillon
Cornell University

March 15, 2007
“Why are Immigrants’ Incarceration Rates So Low? Evidence on Selective Immigration, Deterrence, and Deportation”
Kristin Butcher
Wellesley College and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

February 22, 2007
“The Launch of the European Central Bank: Learning About Europe, and About Central Banks”
Michael Klein
Tufts University

November 3, 2006
“Foreign Trade of Russian Regions”
Vladimir Sherov-Ignatiev
St. Petersburg State University

September 29, 2006
“Federal Medicaid Assistance to States: Impact on Prenatal Care”
Michael Quinn
Bentley College

September 21, 2006
“Exchange and Specialization as a Discovery Process”
Bart Wilson
George Mason University

April 20, 2006
“Wealth Effects on Consumer Spending: Asset Liquidity and Asymmetric Behavior”
Michael Donihue
Colby College

April 7, 2006
“Why Not Retire? The Timing and Timing Costs of Market Work”
Daniel Hamermesh
University of Texas

March 14, 2006
“Rulers Ruled by Women: An Economic Analysis of the Rise and Fall of Women’s Rights in Ancient Sparta”
F. Andrew Hanssen
Montana State University

February 28, 2006
“The Cost of Convenience: The Effect of New Subway Lines on Housing Prices in Santiago, Chile”
Claudio Agostini
Universidad Alberto Hurtado (Chile)

November 11, 2005
“New Evidence on the Effects of Taxes on Charitable Bequests”
Jon Bakija
Williams College

September 22, 2005
“Trade Policy, Child Labor, and Schooling: Evidence from Indian Districts”
Eric Edmonds
Dartmouth College

April 15, 2005
“Nominal Wage Rigidity Under Low Inflation: Evidence from Personnel Records”
Andy Seltzer
University of London, Royal Holloway College

April 11, 2005
“Strict Product Liability and the Accident Rate: Evidence From the General Aviation Market”
Randy Nelson
Colby College

March 16, 2005
“Risk and Incentives in Whaling Employment Contracts: Evidence from the Civil War”
Eric Hilt
Wellesley College

November 22, 2004
“Monetary Policy in the Aftermath of the NASDAQ Bubble”
Brad Delong
University of California, Berkeley

October 21, 2004
“Risk Management in International Banking”
Eric Rosengren
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston