Seminars: Public Economics

Public Economics Seminar Spring 2020
Location: Littauer Hansen-Mason Room, North Yard
Meeting Time: Monday and/or Wednesday, 4:30-5:45 unless noted *
Description: Invited speakers present theoretical and empirical research on a broad range of topics related to the design of government policy.
Information: Join Public Economics Listserv *** Schedule in PDF

Notes: The Public Economics and Labor Economics Seminars meet Jointly many times through the semester. The meetings will take place in the Littauer Hansen-Mason Room, North Yard.
Coordinator: Michael O'Neil

*Joint with History

** Joint with Behavioral Economics.






Wednesday, February 5

Xavier Gabaix (Harvard University)

Granular Instrumental Variables”(with Ralph Koijen)


Monday, February 10

No seminar meeting.


February 12

Christina Patterson (Northwestern University)

"The Matching Multiplier and the Amplification of Recessions"

Monday, February 17

No seminar meeting.



February 19

Juliana Londoño-Vélez

(NBER/University of California, Los Angeles)


"Can Wealth Taxation Work in Developing Countries? Quasi-experimental Evidence from Colombia"

Monday, February 24

No seminar meeting.



February 26

Yotam Shem-Tov

(University of California, Berkeley/NBER)

"Does Incarceration Increase Crime?"


March 2

No Seminar


March 4

John Van Reenen (MIT)

Title pending.


March 9-11

No Seminar- Departmental Lecture


March 16-18

No Seminar- Spring Break


March 23-25

No Seminar


Friday, March 27*

*1:15-2:45 pm

Leah Platt Boustan

(Princeton University)

“Intergenerational Mobility of Immigrants in the US over Two Centuries"

March 30- April 6


No Seminar


Wednesday, April 8**

Gautam Rao

(Harvard University)


Title pending.

Monday, April 13

No Seminar


Wednesday, April 15


Pat Kline

(University of California, Berkeley)

Title pending.

Monday, April 20

No Seminar- Marathon Monday


Wednesday, April 22

Daniel Haanwinckel

(University of California, Los Angeles)

Title pending.

Monday, April 27

No Seminar


Wednesday, April 29

Marcella Alsan


Title pending.