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Colloquia

Fall 2013

Justin Birru - MAKEUP OPPORTUNITY
Assistant Professor of Finance
Department of Finance
"Nominal Price Illusion"
Friday November 15, 11AM, Carnegie 107, 425 N. College Avenue

Nir Jaimovich
Associate Professor of Economics
Duke University
"The Trend is the Cycle: Job Polarization and Jobless Recoveries"
And "The Micro and Macro of Job Polarization" 
Monday, November 25, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

Marcelle Chauvet
University of California, Riverside
Thursday, September 26, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

William W. Olney
Williams College
“Remittances and the Wage Impact of Immigration”
Thursday, October 3, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

Trevon Logan
Ohio State University
Tuesday, October 29, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

Catherine Wolfram
Hass School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Monday, November 4, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

Spring 2014

Christa Bowman
Case Western University
Monday, March 10, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

Spring 2013

Edward Gamber
Professor of Economics, Lafayette College
“Changes in the Distribution of Federal Reserve and Private Sector Forcast Errors over Time”
Thursday, March 28, 4:15 PM
Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

Minxin Pei
Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government and the Director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College
“Sino-Japanese Relations:  From Bad to Worse?”
Wednesday, March 27,  4:15 pm
Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

Shoshana Grossbard
Professor of Economics, San Diego State University and University of Zaragoza
“Children, Spousal Love, and Happiness: an Economic Analysis”
Thursday, March 7,  4:15 pm
Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

Fall 2012

Seth Kerstein ’05
PhD Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles
“Abortion Costs and the Socioeconomic Sterilization Gradient”
Monday, November 26,  4:15 pm
Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

Laura K. Gee
PhD Candidate, University of California, San Diego
“Social Networks and Labor Markets:
How Strong Ties Relate to Job Transmission Using Facebook’s Social Network”
Accompanying Paper Available
Monday, November 12,  4:15 pm, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

Trevon Logan – CANCELLED:
Associate Professor of Economics, Ohio State University
Monday,  December 3, 4:15 pm
Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

John Siegfried – MAKE UP OPPORTUNITY
University of Adelaide, South Australia, Visiting Research Fellow Vanderbilt University, Emeritus Professor of Economics
“What Does Intercollegiate Athletics do to or For Colleges and Universities?” - Accompanying paper available
Friday,  November 2, 10:30AM
Claremont McKenna College, Bauer Center Room 24, located at 500 East 9th Street

Alwyn Young
Professor of Economics and Huth Fellow at the London School of Economics
“Growth and Inequality in the Poorest Countries of the World” - Accompanying papers available
Thursday,  November 1, 4:15 pm
Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato
Assistant Professor of Economics Duke University and Postdoctoral Fellow Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
“Estimating the Incidence of Government Spending”
Monday, October 15, 4:15 pm
Carnegie 107

Spring 2012

Leah Platt Boustan
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
Thursday,  April 19, 2:00 pm
Burkle 16 in Drucker, CGU

Natalia Kolesnikova
Thursday,  April 12, 4:15 pm, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue
”The Role of Location in Evaluating Racial Wage Disparity”
            http://research.stlouisfed.org/wp/2009/2009-043.pdf
Shalini Nageswaran
      University of California, San Deigo
      Friday, Feb 3, 1:30-2:45 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue
        ”Liquidity and Asset Returns:  Evidence from Decimalization”
Xia Meng
Brandeis University, International Business School
      Wednesday, Feb 1, 4:15-5:30 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue
        ”Extreme Realizations of Daily Stock Returns:  Business Cycle Properties and the
          Role of Rare Disasters”
Alberto Vargas
MIT
     Monday,  Jan 23, 4:15-5:30 PM, Hahn 101, 420 N Harvard Avenue
        ”Bayesian Estimation and Option Mispricing”
Michelle Zemel
New York University, Stern School of Business
      Thursday, Jan 19, 4:15-5:30 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue
        ”The Information Content of Loan Growth in Banks”

Fall 2011

Giovanni Peri, Professor of Economics University of California, Davis
      Friday,  September 30, 11:00 AM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue, Pomona College
“The Labor Market Effects of Immigration and Emigration in OECD Countries”
Deirdre N. McCloskey, Professor of Economics University of Illinois, Chicago
Thursday,  October 13, 4:15 PM, Hahn 101, 420 N Harvard Avenue, Pomona College
“Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World”
 Michael T. Owyang, Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis
      Thursday,  November 3, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue, Pomona College
“Race, Redlining, and Subprime Mortgage Lending”
John Clithero ’05, Duke University
      Thursday,  November 10, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue, Pomona College

Spring 2011

Make up Opportunity:

A Green Economy: Evening Lecture plus Afternoon Student Q&A with Van Jones

         Wednesday, January 26th; Q&A, 3pm, Rose Hills Theater and
                                                                Lecture, 7 pm Rose Hills Theater
Van Jones, the country’s leading green jobs expert and figurehead, founder of
environmental justice organization, Green for All, will be on campus on
January 26th!
Make up Opportunity:
Helena Fialova  (Associate Professor of Economics, Czech Technical University)

“Who Will Pay the Recession Cost in the Czech Republic?
The Cost-Benefit Principle Can Hardly Be Applied”
      Tuesday,  January 25, 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM, Oldenborg Dining Hall, South Side
Make up Opportunity:
Helena Fialova  (Associate Professor of Economics, Czech Technical University)

“Does the Roma Minority Have Any Chance For a Better Future
in the Czech Republic?”
      Wednesday,  January 26, 12-1 PM, Hampton Room, Malott  Commons,Scripps
Paul Zak  (Professor of Economics and Department Chair, Claremont Graduate University)

“The Moral Molecule”
Thursday,  February 17, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue, Pomona College
Lee Badgett  (Professor of Economics University of Massachusetts Amherst and Research Director, Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, UCLA)

“The Economic Value of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples”
Accompanying paper:  http://www.law.drake.edu/students/docs/badgett.pdf
      Tuesday,  February 22, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue, Pomona College
GREG J. DUNCAN  (Distinguished Professor Department of Education,
University of California Irvine)

“The Long Reach of Early Childhood Poverty” –  accompanying papers to be emailed
     Thursday,  April 7, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue, Pomona College
CANCELLED: Monday April 11, 4:15
ELEANOR BROWN  (Pomona College)

“Is Volunteer Labor Part of Household Production?  Evidence from Married Couples”
By Eleanor Brown and Ye Zhang
         Wednesday,  April 13, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue, Pomona College
  CANCELLED: Thursday,  April 21, 4:15

Fall 2010

Tahir Andrabi  (Professor of Economics, Pomona College) -Make up Opportunity:

“In Aid We Trust: Hearts and Minds in the Islamic World”
      Friday,  September 3, at 10:30 am in CMC”s Bauer Center 24
Manfred Keil (Claremont McKenna College, Robert Day School of Economics and Finance):

“The Great Recession, The Great Stabilization, and the Shape of the Recovery”
      Thursday,  September 16, at 4:15-5:15 pm in Carnegie 107  – RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
Silvio Contessi (Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis):

“Do Capital Injections Slow Lending Decline? Evidence From the TARP/CPP”
      Thursday,  October 7, at 4:15-5:15 pm in Carnegie 107
Atif Mian (Associate Professor, UC Berkeley):

“The Effects of Fiscal Stimulus:  Evidence from the 2009 ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Program”
       Thursday,  October 21, at 4:15-5:15 pm in Carnegie 107
Matt Shum (Professor of Economics, California Institute of Technology):

“To Elect or to Appoint?  Bias, Information, and Responsiveness of Bureaucrats and Politicians!”
       Thursday,  November 4, at 4:15-5:15 pm in Carnegie 107
RESCHEDULED:
Lesley Chiou (Occidental College, Department of Economics):

“How do Restrictions on Selectively Informative Advertising Affect Consumer Search?

       Thursday, November 11, 4:15-5:15 pm in Carnegie 107

Spring 2010

J.R. DeShazo (UCLA)

“The Economics of Solar Power Policies in Los Angeles”
Tuesday, April 13 [rescheduled] at 4:15-5:15 pm in Carnegie 107
Henry Chesbrough (UC-Berkeley)

“Open Innovation – A New Paradigm for Industrial Research and Development”
Thursday, April 1 [rescheduled] at 4:15-5:15pm in Carnegie 107
Robert Jensen (UCLA)

“The Returns to Human Capital and Gender Bias: An Experimental Test for India”
Thursday, March 25 at 4:15-5:15pm in Carnegie 107
Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

(UC-Berkeley) “U.S. Monetary Policy, ‘Imbalances’ and the Financial Crisis”
Monday, March 22 [rescheduled] at 4:15-5:15pm in Carnegie 107
Heather Royer (UC-Santa Barbara)

“Incentives and Commitments for Exercise: Evidence from a Field Experiment at an On-site Corporate Fitness Center”
Thursday,February 11 at 4:15-5:15pm in Carnegie 107
Fall 2009
Joanna Lahey (RAND/Texas A&M University)

“Birthing a Nation: The Effect of Fertility Control Access on the 19th Century Demographic Transition”
Thursday, September 24 at 4:15-5:15pm in Carnegie 107
Asaf Zussman (Hebrew University)

“Partisan Grading”
Friday, October 9 at 2:15-3:15pm in Carnegie 107
Sarah Baird (George Washington University)

“Designing Cost-Effective Cash Transfer Programs to Improve Schooling and Health Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa”
[paper 1] [paper 2]
Wednesday, October 14 at 4:15-5:15pm in Carnegie 107
John Romley (RAND/Occidental College)

“Hospital Spending and Mortality in California: Implications for Health-Care Reform”
Thursday, October 29 at 4:15-5:15 pm in Carnegie 107
Koleman Strumpf (University of Kansas)

“First Degree Price Discrimination and Firm Learning: Evidence from Illegal Sports Bookmaking”
Thursday, November 12 at 4:15-5:15pm in Carnegie 107

Fall 2013

_______________________________________

Spring 2013

Edward Gamber
Professor of Economics, Lafayette College 
   “Changes in the Distribution of Federal Reserve and Private Sector Forcast Errors over Time” 
Thursday, March 28, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

Minxin Pei
     Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government
     and the Director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies
     Claremont McKenna College
     “Sino-Japanese Relations:  From Bad to Worse?”
Wednesday, March 27,  4:15 pm, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

Shoshana Grossbard
 Professor of Economics, San Diego State University and University of Zaragoza
   “Children, Spousal Love, and Happiness: an Economic Analysis”
Thursday, March 7,  4:15 pm, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

Fall 2012

Seth Kerstein ’05
     
PhD Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles
      “Abortion Costs and the Socioeconomic Sterilization Gradient”
     Monday, November 26,  4:15 pm, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue 

Laura K. Gee
PhD Candidate, University of California, San Diego
“Social Networks and Labor Markets:
How Strong Ties Relate to Job Transmission Using Facebook’s Social Network”
Accompanying Paper Available
Monday, November 12,  4:15 pm, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

Trevon Logan – CANCELLED:
      Associate Professor of Economics, Ohio State University
      Monday,  December 3, 4:15 pm, Carnegie 107,  425 N College Avenue 

John Siegfried – MAKE UP OPPORTUNITY
University of Adelaide, South Australia, Visiting Research Fellow
Vanderbilt University, Emeritus Professor of Economics
“What Does Intercollegiate Athletics do to or For Colleges and Universities?”
Accompanying paper available
Friday,  November 2, 10:30AM, at Claremont McKenna College
Bauer Center Room 24, located at 500 East 9th Street

Alwyn Young
Professor of Economics and Huth Fellow at the London School of Economics
“Growth and Inequality in the Poorest Countries of the World”
Accompanying papers available
Thursday,  November 1, 4:15 pm, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue

Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato, Assistant Professor of Economics Duke University and
Postdoctoral Fellow Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Monday,  October 15, 4:15 pm, Carnegie 107
“Estimating the Incidence of Government Spending”

________________________________________________________________________

Spring 2012

Leah Platt Boustan
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
      Thursday,  April 19, 2:00 pm, Burkle 16 in Drucker, CGU

Natalia Kolesnikova
      Thursday,  April 12, 4:15 pm, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue
         ”The Role of Location in Evaluating Racial Wage Disparity”
            http://research.stlouisfed.org/wp/2009/2009-043.pdf [pdf]

Shalini Nageswaran
      University of California, San Deigo
      Friday, Feb 3, 1:30-2:45 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue
        ”Liquidity and Asset Returns:  Evidence from Decimalization”

Xia Meng
Brandeis University, International Business School
      Wednesday, Feb 1, 4:15-5:30 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue
        ”Extreme Realizations of Daily Stock Returns:  Business Cycle Properties and the
         
Role of Rare Disasters”

Alberto Vargas
MIT
     Monday,  Jan 23, 4:15-5:30 PM, Hahn 101, 420 N Harvard Avenue
        ”Bayesian Estimation and Option Mispricing”

Michelle Zemel
New York University, Stern School of Business
      Thursday, Jan 19, 4:15-5:30 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue
        ”The Information Content of Loan Growth in Banks”

 __________________________________________________________________________

Fall 2011

Giovanni Peri, Professor of Economics University of California, Davis
      Friday,  September 30, 11:00 AM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue, Pomona College
“The Labor Market Effects of Immigration and Emigration in OECD Countries”

Deirdre N. McCloskey, Professor of Economics University of Illinois, Chicago
Thursday,  October 13, 4:15 PM, Hahn 101, 420 N Harvard Avenue, Pomona College
“Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World”

 Michael T. Owyang, Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis
      Thursday,  November 3, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue, Pomona College
“Race, Redlining, and Subprime Mortgage Lending”

John Clithero ’05, Duke University
      Thursday,  November 10, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue, Pomona College

 

_____________________________________________________

Spring 2011

Make up Opportunity:

A Green Economy: Evening Lecture plus Afternoon Student Q&A with Van Jones

         Wednesday, January 26th; Q&A, 3pm, Rose Hills Theater and 
                                                                Lecture, 7 pm Rose Hills Theater
Van Jones, the country’s leading green jobs expert and figurehead, founder of
environmental justice organization, Green for All, will be on campus on
January 26th!

Make up Opportunity:

Helena Fialova  (Associate Professor of Economics, Czech Technical University)

“Who Will Pay the Recession Cost in the Czech Republic?
The Cost-Benefit Principle Can Hardly Be Applied”
      Tuesday,  January 25, 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM, Oldenborg Dining Hall, South Side

Make up Opportunity:

Helena Fialova  (Associate Professor of Economics, Czech Technical University)

“Does the Roma Minority Have Any Chance For a Better Future
in the Czech Republic?”
      Wednesday,  January 26, 12-1 PM, Hampton Room, Malott  Commons,Scripps

Paul Zak  (Professor of Economics and Department Chair, Claremont Graduate University)

“The Moral Molecule” 
Thursday,  February 17
, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue, Pomona College

Lee Badgett  (Professor of Economics University of Massachusetts Amherst and Research Director, Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, UCLA)

“The Economic Value of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples”
Accompanying paper:  http://www.law.drake.edu/students/docs/badgett.pdf [pdf]
      Tuesday,  February 22, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue, Pomona College

GREG J. DUNCAN  (Distinguished Professor Department of Education,
University of California Irvine)

“The Long Reach of Early Childhood Poverty” –  accompanying papers to be emailed
     Thursday,  April 7, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue, Pomona College

CANCELLED: Monday April 11, 4:15

ELEANOR BROWN  (Pomona College)

“Is Volunteer Labor Part of Household Production?  Evidence from Married Couples”
By Eleanor Brown and Ye Zhang
         Wednesday,  April 13, 4:15 PM, Carnegie 107, 425 N College Avenue, Pomona College

  CANCELLED: Thursday,  April 21, 4:15  _____________________________________________________________________________

Fall 2010

Tahir Andrabi  (Professor of Economics, Pomona College) -Make up Opportunity:

“In Aid We Trust: Hearts and Minds in the Islamic World”
      Friday,  September 3, at 10:30 am in CMC”s Bauer Center 24

Manfred Keil (Claremont McKenna College, Robert Day School of Economics and Finance):

“The Great Recession, The Great Stabilization, and the Shape of the Recovery”
      Thursday,  September 16, at 4:15-5:15 pm in Carnegie 107  – RECEPTION TO FOLLOW

Silvio Contessi (Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis):

“Do Capital Injections Slow Lending Decline? Evidence From the TARP/CPP”
      Thursday,  October 7, at 4:15-5:15 pm in Carnegie 107

Atif Mian (Associate Professor, UC Berkeley):

“The Effects of Fiscal Stimulus:  Evidence from the 2009 ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Program”
       Thursday,  October 21, at 4:15-5:15 pm in Carnegie 107

Matt Shum (Professor of Economics, California Institute of Technology):

“To Elect or to Appoint?  Bias, Information, and Responsiveness of Bureaucrats and Politicians!”
       Thursday,  November 4, at 4:15-5:15 pm in Carnegie 107

RESCHEDULED:

Lesley Chiou (Occidental College, Department of Economics):

“How do Restrictions on Selectively Informative Advertising Affect Consumer Search?
       Thursday, November 11, 4:15-5:15 pm in Carnegie 107

___________________________________________________________________________________

2009-2010:

Spring 2010

J.R. DeShazo (UCLA)

“The Economics of Solar Power Policies in Los Angeles”
Tuesday, April 13 [rescheduled] at 4:15-5:15 pm in Carnegie 107

Henry Chesbrough (UC-Berkeley)

“Open Innovation – A New Paradigm for Industrial Research and Development”
Thursday, April 1 [rescheduled] at 4:15-5:15pm in Carnegie 107

Robert Jensen (UCLA)

“The Returns to Human Capital and Gender Bias: An Experimental Test for India”
Thursday, March 25 at 4:15-5:15pm in Carnegie 107

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

(UC-Berkeley) “U.S. Monetary Policy, ‘Imbalances’ and the Financial Crisis”
Monday, March 22 [rescheduled] at 4:15-5:15pm in Carnegie 107

Heather Royer (UC-Santa Barbara)

“Incentives and Commitments for Exercise: Evidence from a Field Experiment at an On-site Corporate Fitness Center”
Thursday,February 11 at 4:15-5:15pm in Carnegie 107

Fall 2009

Joanna Lahey (RAND/Texas A&M University)

“Birthing a Nation: The Effect of Fertility Control Access on the 19th Century Demographic Transition”
Thursday, September 24 at 4:15-5:15pm in Carnegie 107

Asaf Zussman (Hebrew University)

“Partisan Grading”
Friday, October 9 at 2:15-3:15pm in Carnegie 107

Sarah Baird (George Washington University)

“Designing Cost-Effective Cash Transfer Programs to Improve Schooling and Health Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa”
[paper 1] [paper 2]
Wednesday, October 14 at 4:15-5:15pm in Carnegie 107

John Romley (RAND/Occidental College)

“Hospital Spending and Mortality in California: Implications for Health-Care Reform”
Thursday, October 29 at 4:15-5:15 pm in Carnegie 107

Koleman Strumpf (University of Kansas)

“First Degree Price Discrimination and Firm Learning: Evidence from Illegal Sports Bookmaking”
Thursday, November 12 at 4:15-5:15pm in Carnegie 107