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Fall 2020

All Seminars held remotely at 3:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Zoom link will be sent via email announcement. 

* indicates "Oswald Distinguished Speaker"

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
Sept 2 Sebastian Laumer (Urbana-Champaign)   Government Spending between Active and Passive Monetary Policy Ginther
Oct 21 Jun Li (Syracuse University) Value-based payments in health care: Evidence from a nationwide randomized experiment in the home health sector Slusky
Oct 28 Ben Blemings (West Virginia) No Birthdate Retakes: Evidence on College Merit-Based Aid and Academic Performance from Multiple Discontinuities Slusky
Nov 13 Andres Carvajal (UC Davis) Idiosyncratic risk and the equity premium Sabarwal
Nov 18 Eric Ofori (K-State) Heterogenous adoption patterns of precision agriculture technology, potential learning curves and productivity effects  Slusky
Nov 20 Jingwen Liao (K-State)  On the Importance of Modelling Dynamic Demand for Competition Analysis: The case of Caffeinated Beverages Kim
Dec 2 Kiran Ayub (K-State) Product Differentiation and the Formation of PTAs Tsvetanov
Dec 4 Elif Dilden (K-State)  Strawberry or Plain Yogurt? Product Line Expansions and Manufacturer's Bargaining Power with Retailers Parsaeian
Dec 9 Natalia Emanuel (Harvard) The Payoffs of Higher Pay: Elasticities of Productivity and Labor Supply with Respect to Wages Slusky
Dec 11 Jasmina Hasanhodzic (Babson College) Life-Cycle Models: A Computational Algorithm, Fiscal Policies, and Asset Prices  Kim

Spring 2020

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
Feb 19

James Sullivan (Notre Dame)

Can Intensive Case Management Move People Out of Poverty? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluation  Slusky
March 18

Derek Rury (UC Davis)

Effort, Beliefs and Academic Achievement Ginther
April 1

Molly Schnell (Northwestern)

The Impacts of Physician Payments on Patient Access, Use, and Health Slusky
April 15

Steven Agee (Oklahoma City University)

postponed to Fall 2020 or Spring 2021  Tsvetanov
April 22

Hugh Cassidy (Kasnas State University)

postponed to Fall 2020 or Spring 2021  Slusky/Ginther

2019 Fall

All Seminars held in 452 Snow at 3:30 pm unless noted otherwise.
* indicates "Oswald Distinguished Speaker"

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
Sept 4

Nicolai Kuminoff (Arizona State)

Valuing statistical life using seniors' medical spending  Tsvetanov
Sept 13*
120 Snow

Jean-Charles Rochet (Geneva)

Insurance Capacity Cornet
Sept 18

Valerie Bostwick (Kansas State)

Semesters or quarters? The effect of the academic calendar on postsecondary student outcomes Slusky

Oct 17*

Steve Hanke
John Ise Distinguished Speaker
A discussion on Economics and everything under the sun Barnett
Oct 30 Brenden Timpe (Nebraska) The Long-Run Effects of America’s First Paid Maternity Leave Policy Slusky
Nov 15 Nori Norikatsu Hiraide (K-State) The Importance of Heterogeneity in Determining the Effects of Preferential Trade Agreements on FDI Tsvetanov
Dec 6 Naafey Sardar (K-State) Do Gas Expenditure Shocks Have Different Effects in Recessions and Expansions Tsvetanov
Dec 11 Becatien Yao (K-State) Mobile money, Signaling, and Market Participation: Evidence from Tanzania and Cote d’Ivoire Ginther

2019 Spring

All Seminars held in 452 Snow at 3:30 pm unless noted otherwise.
* indicates "Oswald Distinguished Speaker"

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
Jan 16 Misaki Matsumura
What price index should central banks target? An open economy analysis [pdf]  
Jan 18 Gabriela Cugat
(Northwestern University)
Emerging markets, household homogeneity, and exchange rate policy [pdf]  
Jan 22 Christopher D. Cotton
The inflation target and the equilibrium real rate [pdf]  
Jan 24 Rupal Kamdar
The inattentive consumer: Sentiment and expectations [pdf]  
Jan 28 Eungsik Kim
(Carnegie Mellon)
Preference heterogeneity, aggregate risk and the welfare effects of social security  
Jan 30 Shujaat Khan (Johns Hopkins University) Macroprudential policies in a heterogeneous agent model of housing default [pdf]  
Feb 8* Xue (Yuki) Wang*
(Jinan University in China)
Network and spillovers of sector index returns in China’s Stock Market [pdf] Barnett
Feb 20 Diane Alexander
(Chicago Fed)
Diesel emissions, pollution, and health outcomes Slusky
March 1* Salam Fayyad*
 A conversation with former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad [pdf] Barnett
March 22* Pablo Kurlat*
Deposit spreads and the welfare cost of inflation [pdf] Barnett
March 25

Catherine de Fontenay

Team Size, Noisy Signals, and the Evolution of Academic Science [pdf]
Time and room: 1pm @ 454 Snow Hall


April 5 Lianfen Qian
(Florida Atlantic University)

Asymptotic properties of the QMLE in a log-linear RealGARCH model with Gaussian errors [link]

April 15
(3pm start)

Paula Stephan
(Georgia State University)

The meaning and incidence of risk in research [pdf]
May 7, Tues
4-5:30pm start
José Azar (Navarra) Labor market concentration Slusky
May 8 Zoë Cullen

The salary taboo: Privacy norms and the diffusion of information [pdf]

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
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
Han Wang (K-State Job Market Candidate)
Polarization of American Workers: The Big Squeeze from Occupational Exposure to Value-added Imports [pdf]
Nov 2 Enrique Martínez-García (Dallas Fed) Monetary policy expectations and economic fluctuations at the zero-lower bound [pdf] Keating
Nov 7
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
Michelle Marcus (Vanderbilt)
Testing the water: Drinking water quality, public notifcation, and school outcomes
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]
Nov 23 No Seminar Thanksgiving Break  
Nov 28
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  
4 pm 120 Snow
Jason Lindo (Texas A&M)

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

4062 Wescoe
Lucie Schmidt (Williams College)

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

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
10/20/17 Manuel Pulido Velasquez


Department PhD Candidate
Sasha Skiba (Wyoming)

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

11/3/17 Lutz Kilian (Michigan)
"Lower oil prices and the U.S. economy: Is this time different?"
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  
452 Snow Hall
Michael Richards (Vanderbilt)   Slusky
4:30 120 Snow
Adeel Faheem (KState)   Slusky
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
1/27/17 Michael Fan (Xiamen University) Temperature and Performance: Evidence from Online Game Behavior in China Cai
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.
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

358 Snow

Dan Grossman (WVU)
Big XII Faculty Fellow

Neighborhood Networks and Program Participation

3/10/17 Lucie Schmidt (Williams College) Canceled Ginther
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*
4/5/17 4:30
120 Snow
Leemore Dafny
(Harvard Business School)
The Price Effects of Cross-Market Hospital Mergers Slusky
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

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


120 Snow

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

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
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  
2:30 pm
Tess Stafford (New South Wales)

Experience and the Wage Elasticity of Labor Supply

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

Financial Services in the Macroeconomic Accounts

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  
12/9/16 No Seminar Stop Day  

Spring 2016

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
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
120 Snow
Jay Bhattacharya
Stanford School of Medicine
Age and the Trying Out of New Ideas &
Neophilia Ranking of Scientific Journals
Donna Ginther
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    
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
120 Snow Hall
Susan Averett
Lafayette College
Minimum Wages and Health David Slusky
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