2015 SPRING QUARTER
Monday, April 27
Samuel Mcclure, Stanford University
"Neural and Cognitive Processes That Underlie Intertemporal Choice"
10:10 am - 11:30 am, Harper Center, Classroom 06
Ralph Ossa, Chicago Booth School of Business
"A Quantitative Analysis of Subsidy Competition in the U.S."
11:45 am- 1:15 pm, Harper Center C10
Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics
"Cognitive Games and Cognitive Traps"
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Harper Center, Room 3B
Richard Hornbeck, Harvard University, Becker Friedman Institute Visiting Scholar
"Creative Destruction: Barrier to Urban Growth and the Great Boston Fire of 1872"
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. SAIEH 112
Jill Gilkerson, LENA Research Foundation
"Use of LENA Technology for Supporting Parental Investment in Young Children's Language Development"
10:30 am - 11:50 am, Room 224, Harris School of Public Policy
Tuesday, April 28
Suzanne Shu, University of California, Los Angeles
"Consumer Preferences for Annuity Attributes: Beyond NPV"
10:40 am - 12:00 pm, Harper Center HC 3B
Xavier Gine, The World Bank
"Forecasting When it Matters: Evidence from Semi-Arid India"
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Harris School, Room 140C
Ben Golub, Harvard University
"Consensus Expectations and Conventions"
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - SHFE 112
David Abrams, University of Pennsylvania
"The NPE: Benevolent Middleman or Stick-Up Artist?"
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, The Law School, Room F
Wednesday, April 29
"Dispersed Information and CEO Incentives"
9:00 am., SHFE 440
Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago
"In-Kind Taxes, Behavior, and Comparative Advantage"
1:20 pm - 2:50 pm, Harper Center, HC3B
Albert Marcet, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
"Government Spending Multipliers in Good Times and in Bad: Evidence from U.S. Historical Data"
**** change in time - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, SHFE 112 ****
Thursday, April 30
"The Incidence of a Soda Tax, In Pennies and Pounds"
11:00 am. SHFE 419
"Essays in Matching, Auctions, and Evolution"
12:00 pm, SHFE 440
Ruben Durante, University of Rochester
"Attack When the World Is Not Watching? International Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm, Harris School of Public Policy, Room 140B
Toben Andersen, Northwestern University
"Tales of Shifting Tails"
1:20 pm - 2:50 pm, Harper Center HC3B
**** Special Lunch Workshop - Please note day and Time
Thursday, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, SHFE 112 ****
Jean-Marc Robin, Sciences Po, Paris and University College London, Becker Friedman Institute Visiting Scholar
"Simple NonParametic Estimation of a Class of Latent Variable Models With an Application to Earnings Dynamics" with Stéphane Bonhomme (University of Chicago) and Koen Jochmans (Sciences Po)
Isabelle Perrigne, Rice University and Quang Vuong, New York University
Becker Friedman Institute Scholars
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, SHFE 112
David Slusky, Princeton University
"Second Trimester Sunlight and Asthma: Evidence from Two Independent Studies"
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Harris School, Room 140B
Lexing Ying, Stanford University
"Sparsifying Preconditioners for High Frequency Wave Equations"
4:30 pm, Eckhart 133
Friday, May 1
"The Power of Asking Questions: Resolving Financial Market Rumors through Public Inquiries"
11:30 am., SHFE 247
Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard Society of Fellows, Becker Friedman Institute Visiting Scholar
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, SHFE 112