Previous Seminars

Fall 2018 Guest Speakers
All Wednesday Seminars are held at 3:30 pm in 452 Snow and Friday Seminars are held at 3:30 pm in 120 Snow unless noted otherwise.

* indicates "Oswald Distinguished Speaker"

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
Aug 29
Wednesday
Daniel Tannenbaum (Nebraska) Does eviction cause poverty? Quasi-experimental evidence from Cook County, IL Slusky
Aug 31 No Seminar Labor Day Weekend  
Sept 5 Jacquelyn Pless (Oxford) Are "Complementary Policies" Substitutes? Evidence from R&D Subsidies in the UK Earnhart
Sept 21 Corina Mommaerts (Wisconsin-Madison) Migration and Consumption Insurance in Bangladesh Slusky
Sept 28 JunJie Wu (Oregon State) Mobility, Agglomeration, and the Effectiveness of Environmental Regulation Tsvetanov
Oct 5 Katie Genadek (Census Bureau) Universal Full-Day Kindergarten and Maternal Labor Supply: A Life-Cycle Analysis Ginther
Oct 12 No Seminar Fall Break  
Oct 31
Wednesday
Han Wang (K-State Job Market Candidate)
Polarization of American Workers: The Big Squeeze from Occupational Exposure to Value-added Imports [pdf]
Slusky
Nov 2 Enrique Martínez-García (Dallas Fed) Monetary policy expectations and economic fluctuations at the zero-lower bound [pdf] Keating
Nov 7
Wednesday
Mian Raza (K-State Job Market Candidate) Dumping on free trade, optimal antidumping duties, and price undertakings: Welfare implications in a two-market equilibrium analysis Tsvetanov
Nov 14
Wednesday
Michelle Marcus (Vanderbilt)
Testing the water: Drinking water quality, public notifcation, and school outcomes
Ginther
Nov 16 Ying Lin (K-State Job Market Candidate)
How much do consumers value single-cup coffee brew technology? Assessing market impacts of single-cup brew technology on the U.S. brew-at-home coffee market [pdf]
Earnhart
Nov 23 No Seminar Thanksgiving Break  
Nov 28
Wednesday
Gautam Gowrisankaran (Arizona)   Slusky
Nov 30 Nuwan Indika (K-State Job Market Candidate) Does Vertical Integration in the U.S. Carbonated Soft Drink Industry Lead to Anticompetitive Effects? Tvetanov
Dec 5 Shengnan Fang (K-State Job Market Candidate) Competitive conduct and antitrust policy actions in the U.S. dairy industry--The case of Dean Foods and Foremost Farms USA [pdf] Slusky
Dec 7 No Seminar Stop Day  

Fall 2017
Guest Speakers

* indicates "Oswald Distinguished Speaker"

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
8/25/17 Lee Smith (KC Fed) Forward Guidance, Monetary Policy Uncertainty, and the Term Premium Keating
9/1/17 No Seminar Labor Day Weekend  
9/6/2017
Wednesday
4 pm 120 Snow
Jason Lindo (Texas A&M)
 

"How Far Is Too Far? New Evidence on Abortion Clinic Closures, Access, and Abortions"

Slusky
9/8/17      
9/13/17
Wednesday
4062 Wescoe
Lucie Schmidt (Williams College)

Supplemental Security Income and Child Outcomes: Evidence from Birth Weight Eligibility Cutoffs

Ginther
9/15/17 Brad Hershbein (Upjohn Inst.) Do Recessions Accelerate Routine-Biased Technological Change? Evidence from Vacancy Postings Slusky
9/22/17 No Seminar

Department Retreat

 
9/29/17 Myrna Wooders (Vanderbilt) Monopolists of Scarce Information and Small Group Effectiveness in Large Quasilinear Economies Cornet
10/6/17      
10/13/17      
10/20/17 Manuel Pulido Velasquez

 

Department PhD Candidate
10/27/17
3:00-4:30
Sasha Skiba (Wyoming)

International trade, internal geography, and non-homothetic consumption patterns 

Ginther
11/3/17 Lutz Kilian (Michigan)
"Lower oil prices and the U.S. economy: Is this time different?"
Keating
11/10/17
1:30-3:00
358 Snow
Morris Kleiner (Minnesota) Is Occupational Licensing a Barrier to Interstate Migration? Ginther
11/17/17 Farah Quazi (K-State) Investment Brings Change: Implications for News-Driven Business Cycles Slusky
11/24/17 No Seminar Thanksgiving Break  
11/28/17
12:45-2:15
452 Snow Hall
Michael Richards (Vanderbilt)   Slusky
11/29/2017
4:30 120 Snow
Adeel Faheem (KState)   Slusky
12/1/17
1:30-3:00
358 Snow
Russell Weinstein (Illinois) Local Labor Markets and Human Capital Investments Ginther
12/8/17 No Seminar Stop Day  

Spring 2017

All Seminars held in 358 Snow at 3:30 pm unless noted otherwise.

* indicates "Oswald Distinguished Speaker"

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
1/20/17      
1/27/17 Michael Fan (Xiamen University) Temperature and Performance: Evidence from Online Game Behavior in China Cai
2/3/17      
2/10/17 Aaron Hedlund (Missouri) Mortgage Debt, Consumption, and Illiquid Housing Markets in the Great Recession Keating
2/17/17* Joe Ballegeer (UMKC)
The Status of Entrepreneurs in Kansas City, Mo: Exploring the Quarterly Census of Employers and Wages.
Barnett
2/24/17 Benjamin Keen (Oklahoma) How Robust are Popular Models of Nominal Frictions? Keating
3/3/17 Dan Henderson (Alabama) A PARTIALLY PARAMETRIC MODEL Cai

3/8/2017
Wednesday
358 Snow

Dan Grossman (WVU)
Big XII Faculty Fellow

Neighborhood Networks and Program Participation

Slusky
3/10/17 Lucie Schmidt (Williams College) Canceled Ginther
3/17/17
454 Snow Hall
John Conley (Vanderbuilt) Capitalization, Decentralization, and Intergenerational Spillovers in a Tiebout Economy with a Durable Public Good Ginther
3/24/17 Spring Break-No seminar    
3/31/17 Ben Schwab (K-State)
Sick and Tell: A Field Experiment Analyzing the Effects of an Illness-Related Employment Gap on the Callback Rate*
Slusky
4/5/17 4:30
Wednesday
120 Snow
Leemore Dafny
(Harvard Business School)
The Price Effects of Cross-Market Hospital Mergers Slusky
4/7/17
DSGE Workshop
Brent Bundick (Kansas City Fed)

Perturbation Methods and DYNARE - 9:30-10:40 in The Jay 1st Floor Kansas Union
Hands on lab - 10:50-12:00 in The Jay 1st Floor Kansas Union 

Uncertainty Shocks in a Model of Effective Demand - 3:30 Seminar in 358 Snow

Keating
4/14/17
DSGE Workshop
Alexander Richter (Dallas Fed)
 

DSGE Workshop Session I - 9:00-11:00 in International Rm. Kansas Union
DSGE Workshop Session II - 12:30-2:30 in International Rm. Kansas Union

Are Nonlinear Methods Necessary at the Zero Lower Bound? - 3:30 Seminar in 358 Snow

Keating

4/20/17
Thursday
120 Snow

Astrid Grasdal (Bergen) Increased shared physical custody:  Good or bad for the children's achievements in school? Ginther
4/21/17
 

Lee Smith (Kansas City Fed)

Bond Premiums and the Natural Real Rate of Interest Keating
4/28/17 Jonathan Hughes (University of Colorado Boulder) When Should Carpools in HOV Lanes be Encouraged? Tsvetanov
5/3/17 4:00
Wednesday
120 Snow
Doug Almond (Columbia)   Slusky
5/5/17 Stop Day-No seminar    

Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Guest Speakers
All Seminars held in 358 Snow at 3:30 pm unless noted otherwise.

* indicates "Oswald Distinguished Speaker"

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
8/26/16 No Seminar Department Retreat  
9/2/16 No Seminar Labor Day Weekend  
9/9/16      
9/16/16      
9/23/16
2:30 pm
Tess Stafford (New South Wales)

Experience and the Wage Elasticity of Labor Supply

Earnhart
9/30/16 Zheng Wang (Capital University, China) How Consumer Data Can Alter Quality Races Zhang
10/7/16      
10/14/16      
10/21/16* Kimberly Zieschang (Queensland)

Financial Services in the Macroeconomic Accounts

Barnett
10/28/16      
11/4/16      
11/11/16      
11/18/16 Nicholas Sly (Kansas City Fed) The Labor Market Effects of Offshoring by U.S. Multinational Firms: Evidence from Changes in Global Tax Policies Keating
11/25/16 No Seminar Thanksgiving Break  
12/2/16      
12/9/16 No Seminar Stop Day  

Spring 2016

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
1/22/16      
1/29/16      
2/5/16 Liang Peng
Georgia State
 

Statistical Inference for  the Lee-Carter Mortality Model

Zongwu Cai
2/12/16 Molin Zhong
Fed Reserve Board in DC
A New Approach to Identifying the Real Effects of Uncertainty Shocks Zongwu Cai
2/19/16
120 Snow
1:30-3:00
Jay Bhattacharya
Stanford School of Medicine
Age and the Trying Out of New Ideas &
Neophilia Ranking of Scientific Journals
Donna Ginther
2/26/16      
3/4/16 Elie Tamer
Harvard University
Computationally Simple Confidence Set for Sets Zongwu Cai
3/11/16 Gary Hoover
University of Oklahoma
Plagiarism in the Social Sciences John Keating
3/18/16 Spring Break-No seminar    
3/23/16
Wednesday
Brent Bundick
Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank
The Dynamic Effects of Forward Guidance Shocks John Keating
3/25/16 Vincy Fon
George Washington University
A Talmudic Bankruptcy Solution: The CCC Principle Joe Sicilian
4/1/16 Santanu Roy
Southern Methodist University

Competitive Signaling of Product Quality and the Cost of False Disclosure

Tarun Sabarwal
4/8/16
120 Snow Hall
Susan Averett
Lafayette College
Minimum Wages and Health David Slusky
4/15/16
 
   
4/20/2016
Wednesday
Zhiwei Liu

Ambiguous implementation: the partition model 

Jianbo Zhang
4/22/16 Eric Sjöberg
University of Utah
The effect of ambient air pollutants on pregnancy outcomes and associated medical costs Dietrich Earnahrt
4/29/16 Eric Emch
Bates White Econ. Consulting
Antitrust Policy: Current State and Emerging Trends Tarun Sabarwal
5/6/16 Stop Day-No seminar    

Fall 2015

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
8/28/15      
9/4/15 No Seminar Labor Day Weekend  
9/11/15 No Seminar Department Retreat  
9/18/15 Randall Bluffstone
Portland State University
Carbon Sequestration from Commonly Held Forestland in a Developing Economy Dietrich Earnhart
9/25/15 Nicholas Yannelis
University of Iowa

General Equilibrium with Ambiguity

Bernard Cornet
10/2/15 Shawn Ni
University of Missouri
Detrending Macroeconomic Time Series Data Zongwu Cai
10/9/15 Maxwell Stinchcombe
University of Texas at Austin
Patient Preferences and Programming Tarun Sabarwal
10/16/15      
10/23/15 Ted Joyce
Baruch College

"Do Students Know Best? Choice, Classroom Time, and Academic Performance"

David Slusky
10/30/15 Alex Richter
Auburn University
Forward Guidance and the State of the Economy Shu Wu
11/6/15 Jianqing Fan
Princeton University
Sufficient Forecasting Using Factor Models Zongwu Cai
11/13/15 Jose Mustre-del-Rio
Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank
Downward Nominal Rigid Wages, Inflation, and Unemployment Shu Wu
11/20/15      
11/27/15 No Seminar Thanksgiving Break  
12/4/15 Willem Van Zandweghe
Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank
Kinked Demand Curves and Inflation Persistence in a Low-Inflation Economy John Keating
12/11/15 No Seminar Stop Day  

Spring 2015

Date Speaker Seminar Title
Jan 23 No Seminar First Week of Classes
Feb 6    
Feb 13 Guilia La Mattina (S. Florida)  
Feb 20 Michael Fan (St. Louis)  
Feb 27 Jun Ma (Alabama) What Drives Commodity Returns? Market, Sector or Idiosyncratic Factors?
March 6    
March 13    
March 20 No Seminar Spring Break
March 27    
April 3 *Makram El-Shagi (Halle Inst & Henan) Real Effective Exchange Rate Misalignment in the Euro Area: A counterfactual Analysis
April 10    
April 17    
April 20
Monday
Tony Marino (USC) Work Environment and Moral Hazard
April 24 Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong (S. Florida) Do African Countries Get Health from Health Aid?
May 1    
May 8 No Seminar Stop Day

Fall 2014

Date Speaker Seminar Title
Aug 29 No Seminar First Week of Classes/Department Retreat
Sept 5    
Sept 12    
Sept 19    
Sept 26    
Oct 3 Aeimit Lakdawala (Mich St.) How credible is the Federal Reserve? A structural
estimation of policy re-optimizations
(PDF)
Oct 10 Lana Friesen (Queensland)  
Oct 17 Laura Grant (Wisc)  
Oct 24 Qi Li (Texas A&M)  
Oct 31    
Nov 7 Steven Tadelis (Berkeley)  
Nov 14 Carlos Lamarche (Kentucky)  
Nov 21 Jun Nie (KC Fed)  
Nov 28 No Seminar Thanksgiving Break
Dec 5 Shu Shen (UC-Davis)  
Dec 12 No Seminar Stop Day

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