Seminars in the Center for Research on International Economics and the Department of Economics

Unless it is indicated, all seminars will be held in the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business Administration, Room N126 from 2:00-3:30pm.

Spring 2016 Seminars Schedule


February 12, 2016 

Molly Lipscomb, University of Virginia 
"Measuring and Addressing Market Power Issues in the Desludging Market in Senegal""


February 26, 2016

Cynthia Kinnan,  Northwestern University
"Measuring the Average Impacts of Credit: Evidence from Indian Microfinance Crisis"

March 4, 2016

John Kennan, UW-Madison
"Spatial Variation in Higher Education Financing and the Supply of College Graduates"


March 25, 2016

Ben Ost, University of Illinois-Chicago 

"The Earnings Benefits of College for Low-Performing Students".

April 1, 2016

Stephen Cole, Marquette University   
"Learning and the Effectiveness of Central Bank Forward Guidance"

April 8, 2016

Wei Zhang, Northern Illinois University   

"An Application of Behavioral Contract Theory in Insurance"

April 22, 2016

Kathy Baylis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign   
"Goldilocks and the raster grid: Selecting scale when evaluating conservation programs"

April 29, 2016

Magne Mogstad, University of Chicago

"Incarceration, Recidivism and Employment "

May 5, 2016

Mohammad Akbarpour, Stanford University and University of Chicago

"Timing versus Matching: Thickness and Information in Dynamic Matching Markets"