Departmental seminars

Academic year 2011/12

Seminars that have already been held in 2011/12

The Geography of Inter-State Resource Wars

Wednesday 27 June 2012

Economics departmental seminar

Sovereign Debt Overhang and Monetary Policy

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Economics departmental seminar

An AI View of Bargaining Theory

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Economics seminar

Efficient Regression via Quantile Combination

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Economics distinguished visitor seminar

Experiments With The Lucas Asset Pricing Model

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Economics departmental seminar

Pareto properties of Franchise extension in England & Wales

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Economics Department Seminar

On the explanatory value of preference imprecision

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Economics departmental seminar

An Experiment on the Ellsberg Paradox

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Economics departmental seminar

Monopoly Pricing in the Presence of Social Learning

Wednesday 9 May 2012

Economics departmental seminar

Revealed preference tests of the Cournot Model

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Economics seminar

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics? Examples From Finance and Economics

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Title: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics? Examples From Finance and Economics

Causal effects on employment after first birth - A dynamic treatment approach

Wednesday 7 March 2012

Title: Causal effects on employment after first birth - A dynamic treatment approach

Naked exclusion in the lab: The case of sequential contracting

Wednesday 29 February 2012

Title: Naked exclusion in the lab: The case of sequential contracting

The Perils of Quantitative Easing

Monday 27 February 2012

The Perils of Quantitative Easing

Ordering Ambiguous Acts

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Title: Ordering Ambiguous Acts

Uncertainty and Capital Accumulation: Empirical Evidence from a Structural Model with Heterogeneous Firms

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Title: Uncertainty and Capital Accumulation: Empirical Evidence from a Structural Model with Heterogeneous Firms

Biases in Bias Elicitation

Wednesday 8 February 2012

Biases in Bias Elicitation

Theory of the Firm: Bargaining and Competitive Equilibrium

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Title - Theory of the Firm: Bargaining and Competitive Equilibrium

Maternal Autonomy and the Education of the Subsequent Generation

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Maternal Autonomy and the Education of the Subsequent Generation: Evidence from three contrasting states in India

Redistributive Fiscal Policy and Unemployment when Capital Markets are Globalised

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Redistributive Fiscal Policy and Unemployment when Capital Markets are Globalised

Water Resource Allocation and Independent Axioms

Friday 25 November 2011

Water Resource Allocation and Independent Axioms

Spatial Panel Models

Wednesday 23 November 2011

This paper provides a survey of the existing literature on spatial panel data models.

Financial Crisis and Macro-prudential policies

Saturday 19 November 2011

Abstract Stochastic general equilibrium models of small open economies with occasionally binding financial frictions are capable of mimicking both the business cycles and the crisis events associated with the sudden stop in access to credit markets (Mendoza, 2010). In this paper we study the inefficiencies associated with borrowing decisions in a two-sector small open production economy. We find that this economy is much more likely to display "under-borrowing" rather than "over-borrowing" in normal times. As a result, macro-prudential policies (i.e. Tobin taxes or economy-wide controls on capital inflows) are costly in welfare terms in our economy. Moreover, we show that macro-prudential policies aimed at minimizing the probability of the crisis event might be welfare-reducing in production economies. Our analysis shows that there is a much larger scope for welfare gains from policy interventions during financial crises. That is to say that, within our modeling approach, ex post or crisis-management policies dominate ex ante or macro-prudential ones.

The All-Pay Auction with Complete Information and Identity-Dependent Externalities

Monday 14 November 2011

The All-Pay Auction with Complete Information and Identity-Dependent Externalities

Who is (More) Rational?

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Abstract Revealed preference theory offers a criterion for decision-making quality: if decisions are high quality then there exists a utility function that the choices maximize. We conduct a large-scale field experiment that enables us to test for consistency with utility maximization. We find that high-income and high-education subjects display greater levels of consistency than low-income and low-education subjects, men are more consistent than women, and young subjects are more consistent than older subjects. We also find that consistency with utility maximization is strongly related to wealth: a standard deviation increase in standard consistency scores is associated with 15-19 percent more wealth.

Unambiguous Comparison of Intersecting Distribution Functions

Wednesday 2 November 2011

Unambiguous Comparison of Intersecting Distribution Functions

Parametric Inference on Strong Dependence

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Parametric Inference on Strong Dependence

On Intertemporal Poverty: Affluence Dependent Measures

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Abstract: This paper proposes a class of intertemporal poverty measures based on a sequence-specific weighted average of an individual’s snapshot poverty measures. The weight assigned to the level of poverty in each time period is determined by the number of periods of relative affluence directly preceding that poor period. These can have a short-lived mitigating effect on a subsequent poverty period. The properties of the measures are elaborated and an axiomatic foundation is provided.