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Seminars 2011 | 30-12-2011
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December 27, 2011 — Job Market Seminar
Boris Gershman (Brown)
«The Two Sides of Envy»

December 26, 2011 — Job Market Seminar
Ksenia Panidi (ECARES)
«Ostrich Effect in Health Care Decisions: Theory and Empirical Evidence»

December 23, 2011 — Job Market Seminar
Nikita Roketskiy (NYU)
«Competition and Networks of Collaboration»

December 22, 2011 — Job Market Seminar
Dmitriy Muravyev (UIUC)
«Order Flow and Expected Option Returns»

December 21, 2011, at 4.00 p.m., r.720
Tymofiy Mylovanov (Penn State)
«Optimal Contracts in Standard Trading Environments»
(joint with Thomas Troeger, University of Mannheim)

December 21, 2011, at 1.20 p.m., r.720 — Job Market Seminar
Yasin Mimir (Maryland)
«Financial Intermediaries, Credit Shocks, and Business Cycles»

December 20, 2011, at 1.20 p.m., r.720 — Job Market Seminar
Oleg Chuprinin (INSEAD)
«Information Disclosure in Corporate Press Releases: Implications for Stock Momentum and Volatility»

December 20, 2011, at 11.00 a.m., r.720 — Job Market Seminar
Sergey Zhuk (Princeton) «Speculative Bubbles and Real Investment»

December 19, 2011 — Job Market Seminar
Efthymios Athanasiou (CORE, CMU)
«A Solomonic Solution to the Problem of Assigning a Private Indivisible Object»

December 16, 2011 — Job Market Seminar
Evgeny Yakovlev (Berkeley)
«Peers and Alcohol: Evidence from Russia»

December 15, 2011 — Job Market Seminar
Grey Gordon (UPenn)
«Evaluating Default Policy: The Business Cycle Matters»

December 14, 2011
Yuriy Gorodnichenko (Berkeley)
«The Cyclicality of Effective Prices: Sales, Store-Switching and the Mismeasurement of Inflation»

December 13, 2011 — Job Market Seminar
Ivan Medovikov (UWO)
«Omnibus Copula Test of Independence and Goodness of Fit»

December 12, 2011
Marieke Huysentuyt (LSE)
«Social Enterprise and Social Business Innovation in Europe»

December 9, 2011, at 1.20 p.m., r. 521 — Job Market Seminar NES CEFIR
Luke Miner (LSE)
«The Unintended Consequences of Internet Diffusion: Evidence from Malaysia»

December 8, 2011
Ilya Voskoboynikov (HSE)
«Industrial Growth Accounting for Russia»

December 7, 2011
Georgy Egorov (Kellogg)
«Boycotts and (Self-)Regulation in a Dynamic Game» (jointly with Bard Harstad, Kellogg)

November 30, 2011
Marco Faravelli (Universkty of Qeensland)
“Smooth Politicians and Paternalistic Voters: A Theory of Large Elections”

November 23, 2011
Mika Meitz (Koç University, Istanbul)
«Maximum likelihood estimation of a noninvertible ARMA model with autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity»

November 21, 2011
Nobuhiro Kiyotaki (Princeton)
«Liquidity, Business Cycles and Monetary Policy»

November 14, 2011
Gerard Roland (UC Berkeley)
«Culture, Institutions And The Wealth Of Nations»

November 10, 2011
Ilya Strebulaev (Stanford)
«Investment busts, reputation, and the temptation to blend In with the crowd»

November 2, 2011
Ruben Durante (Sciences Po)
«Academic Dynasties: Decentralization and Familism in Italian Academia»

October 31, 2011
Guido Friebel (Goethe University Frankfurt)
«The cost and benefits of multi-tasking: evidence from a large call center»

October 25, 2011
Vladimir Shkolnikov (MPI for Demographic Research, NES)
«Losses of expected lifetime in the US and other developed countries: methods and empirical analyses»

October 19, 2011
David Tarr (World Bank)
«Assessing Russian WTO accession: the policy and modeling issues»

October 12, 2011
Jonathan Eaton (PennState)
"«Trade and the Global Recession»

October 3, 2011
Saverio Simonelli (University of Napoli)
«Mafia and Public Spending: Evidence on the Fiscal Multiplier from a Quasi-experiment»

September 26, 2011
Robert Allen (Oxford)
"'Technology and the Great Divergence»

September 19, 2011
Torun Dewan (LSE)
«Information Aggregation and Optimal Executive Design»

September 14, 2011
Oleg Itskhoki (Princeton)
«Price Dynamics for Durable Goods»

September 2, 2011, at 3 p.m.-4.30 p.m., r.720
William Megginson (University of Oklahoma)
«Government Ownership and the Cost of Debt: Evidence from Government Investments in Publicly Traded Firms»

July 13, 2011
Andrei Gomberg (ITAM)
«Vote Revelation: Empirical Characterization of Scoring Rules»

July 11, 2011
Andrei Simonov (Michigan State University)
«Are professional asset managers better investors?"

July 6, 2011
Maxim Ivanov (McMaster University)
«Dynamic Informational Control»

June 30, 2011
Ekaterina Pravilova (Princeton)
«The estates on Parnassus»: literary property, public domain and the problem of cultural reform in imperial Russia»

June 29, 2011
Sasha Molchanov (Massey University)
«International Trade, Political Risk, and Capital Allocation»

June 27, 2011
Silvio Micali (MIT)
«Mechanism Design with Minimal Set-Theoretic Beliefs»

June 24, 2011
Fuhito Kojima (Stanford University)
"Improving Efficiency in Matching Markets with Regional Caps: The Case of the Japan Residency Matching Program"

June 23, 2011
Roger Myerson
«A model of moral hazard credit cycles»

June 22, 2011
Igor Kopylov (UC Irvine)
«Perfectionism and Choice: Is Perfect the Enemy of the Good?"

June 17, 2011
Roberto Samaniego (George Washington University)
«Financial Development and Industry Growth»

June 14, 2011
David Lesmond (Tulane University)
"«Liquidity Biases and the Pricing of Cross-Sectional Idiosyncratic Volatility Around the World»

June 8, 2011
Elena Goldman (Lubin School of Business)
«Regimes and Long Memory in Realized Volatility»

June 6, 2011
Artem Prokhorov (Concordia University)
«GEL estimation for semi-strong non-linear GARCH with robust empirical likelihood inference»

June 2, 2011
Christopher Hennessy (LBS)
«Privately versus Publicly Optimal Skin in the Game: Optimal Mechanism and Security Design»

June 1, 2011
Karla Hoff (World Bank)
«After the Big Bang» and «Exiting a Lawless State»

May 23, 2011
Ethan Kaplan (IIES, Stockholm Univsersity)
"The Persistence of Partisan Politics; Evidence from 9/11"

May 19, 2011
Martin Uebele (WWU Münster)
"International and National Wheat Market Integration in the 19th Century: A Comovement Analysis"

May 16, 2011
Sergey Mityakov (Clemson University)
«Direct estimation of hidden earnings: The case of automotive records»

May 13, 2011
Filippo Balestrieri (HP Labs)
«Loss Aversion Leading to Advantageous Selection»

April 20, 2011
Christian Bjørnskov(Aarhus School of Business)
«An Offer You Can’t Refuse: Murdering Journalists as an Enforcement Mechanism of Corrupt Deals»

April 19, 2011
Anna Obizhaeva (Robert H. Smith School of Business, Univeristy of Maryland)
«Market Microstructure Invariants»

April 18, 2011
Riccardo Puglisi (University of Pavia)
«What Do Ads Buy? Daily Coverage Of Listed Companies On The Italian Press»

April 11, 2011, at 3.00 p.m., r.720
Cesar Martinelli (ITAM, Mexico)
«A Spatial Theory of Media Slant and Voter Choice»

April 8, 2011
Delroy Hunter (Florida State University)
«Does Deposit Insurance Retard the Development of Financial Markets?"

April 7, 2011 — Job Market Seminar CEFIR NES
Özgür Evren (NYU)
«Rational Choice Deferral»

March 30, 2011
Marc P. Berenson (Institute of Development Studies)
«Building Trust, Instilling Fear: How the Polish, Russian and Ukrainian States Have Shaped Attitudes towards Tax Compliance from 2005 to 2010»

March 17, 2011
Byung-Yeon Kim (Seoul National University)
Are the Markets Afraid of Kim Jong-Il?

February 24, 2011 — Job Market Seminar CEFIR NES
Gabriele Gratton (Boston University)
Electoral Competition and Information Aggregation

February 22, 2011 — Job Market Seminar CEFIR NES
Olga Kuzmina (Columbia Business School)
Innovation and Foreign Ownership

February 21, 2011 — Job Market Seminar CEFIR NES
Svetlana Pashchenko (University of Virginia)
Quantitative Analysis of Health Insurance Reform: Separating Community Rating from Income Redistribution

February 16, 2011, at 10:50 a.m., r. 720 — Job Market Seminar CEFIR NES
Alex Boulatov (University of Houston Bauer College of Business)
«Informed Trading and Portfolio Returns»

February 16, 2011, at 1.20 p.m., r. 720 — Job Market Seminar CEFIR NES
Benjamin Golez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
«Expected Returns and Dividend Growth Rates Implied in Derivative Markets»

February 15 2011
Victor Chernozhukov (MIT)
«Sparse models and methods for optimal instruments with an application to eminent domain»

February 14, 2011 — Job Market Seminar CEFIR at NES
Till Gross (University of California Santa Barbara)
«Ramsey Taxation and (the Absence of) Tax Competition»

February 11, 2011  — Job Market Seminar CEFIR at NES
Raicho Bojilov (Columbia University)
«Estimating the Effects of Incentives When Workers Learn about Their Ability»

February 10, 2011 — Job Market Seminar CEFIR at NES
Stanislav Khrapov (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
«Risk Premia: Short and Long-term»

February 9, 2011, — - Job Market Seminar CEFIR at NES
Hans Holter (University of Pennsylvania)
«Accounting for Cross Country Differences in Intergenerational Earnings Persistence: The Impact of Taxation and Public Education Expenditure»

February 3, 2011 — Job Market Seminar CEFIR at NES
Gaetano Gaballo (University of Siena)
«Rational Exuberance»

February 2, 2011 — Job Market Seminar CEFIR at NES
James Tremewan (Toulouse School of Economics)
«Experiments in Group Identity and Coalitions»

February 1, 2011 — CEFIR NES Job Market Seminar
Oleg Baranov (University of Maryland):
«Exposure vs. Free-Riding in Auctions with Incomplete Information»

January 27, 2011 — Job Market Seminar CEFIR at NES
Francesco Manaresi (University of Bologna)
«Consumption during recession: evidence of liquidity constraints and time inconsistency»

January 25, 2011 -Job Market Seminar CEFIR at NES
Patrick Kelly (NES)
«How Important is the Financial Press in Global Markets?»
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