Seminar Series

Spring 2017



Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 2:30- 3:30pm

Germán G. Creamer (Stevens Institute of Technology)



Monday, March 27, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Hamed Ghoddusi (Stevens Institute of Technology)



Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 2:30- 3:30 pm

Tetsuya Saito (Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan)

"When Does Bank Run Occur?: Re-examination of Garratt and Keister (2009)"


Monday, March 6, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Maria Rosales-Rueda  (Visiting Assistant Professor,

Department of Economics and Center of Health and Wellbeing, Princeton University)

"Mitigating the Persistent Effects of Early-Life Shocks: Evidence from Safety Net Programs in Colombia" 

Monday, February 27, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

David Goldbaum (University of Technology, Sydney)

"Follow the Leader: An Experiment on an Evolving Social Network"


Fall 2016


Wednesday,  November 30, 2:30- 3:30pm

Trevor O’Grady(The College of New Jersey)

“The Effect of Land Ownership on Oil and Gas Production: A Natural Experiment from US Land Policy"


Monday,  October 24, 11:30 am- 12:30 pm

Adrien Matray (Princeton University)

“Can Innovation Help U.S. Manufacturing Firms Escape Import Competition from China?"



Spring 2016


Wednesday, March 23, 2:30- 3:30pm

Ataman Ozyildirim (The Conference Board, New York City)

“Developing New Tools to Measure and Analyze Global Business Cycles"


Wednesday, April 6, 2:30-3:30pm

Viral Acharya (Department of Finance, New York University)

“Whatever it takes: The Real Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy"


Monday, April 18, 11:30-12:30pm

Hamed Ghoddusi (Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken)

“The Option Value of Mortgage Interest Tax"


Fall 2015

All Seminars this semester will be held in the Economics Department's Conference Room (Hill 815).


Monday, September 21, 11:30-12:30pm

Tomas Sjostrom (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)

“The Strategy of Conflict and the Technology of War"


Monday, October 19, 11:30-12:30pm

Jeffrey Cohen (University of Connecticut)

“Impacts of Airport Access on Commercial Property Values: A Natural Experiment with Light Rail Opening at Vancouver International Airport"


Monday, October 26, 11:30-12:30pm

Morris Davis (Rutgers Business School)

“Neighborhood Choices, Neighborhood Effects, Rents and Moving to Opportunity"


Monday, November 2, 11:30-12:30pm

Solomon Polachek (Binghamton University)

“Micro and Macroeconomic Implications of 'Extreme' Heterogeneity in Creating Human Capital "


Spring 2015


Monday, March 23, 11:30-12:30pm

Morris Davis (Rutgers Business School)

“Default when House Prices are Uncertain"


Monday, April 6, 11:30-12:30pm

Zhutong Gu (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)

"Price Dispersion, Market Structure and Consumer Heterogeneity---A Semiparametric Model of U.S. Airline Industry"


Monday, April 13, 11:30-12:30pm

Alex Abakah (Rutgers Business School)

“Religious Beliefs, Political Orientation, and Municipal Finance”


Monday, April 27, 11:30-12:30pm

Saurabh Singhal (World Institute for Development Economics Research)

“Spillover Effects of Agriculture Extension Services: Evidence from Malaria Reduction in Uganda”


Fall 2014


Thursday, October 23, 1-2pm

Dhaval Dave (Bentley University)

"Juvenile Incarceration versus Alternative Sanctions: Effects on Youth Outcomes"


Monday, November 3, 11:30-12:30pm

Peter Chow (CUNY)

"Trade Diversification and Economic Growth: A Comparative Study between East Asian and Latin American Countries"


Monday, November 10, 11:30-12:30pm

Thomas Prusa (Rutgers University, New Brunswick

"Protection Reduction and Diversion: PTAs and the Incidence of Antidumping Disputes"


Monday, November 17, 11:30-12:30pm

Chandrasekhar S (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai India)

"Spatial Distribution of Economic Activities and Commuting by Workers in Rural and Urban India"


Thursday, December 4, 1-2pm

Jan De Loecker (Princeton University) 




2013 - 2014



Wednesday, January 29th, 11:30-12:50pm (Conklin 100)

Andrew Huszar (Senior Fellow at Rutgers Business School.  Former Morgan Stanley Managing Director.  Former Program Manager for the Federal Reserve's $1.25 Trillion Agency Mortgage-Backed Security Purchase Program.)

"The Wild and Strange Trip of Federal Reserve Policy"


Wednesday, February 19th 11:30-12:30pm (Hill Hall 815)

Subha Mani (Department of Economics and Center for International Policy Studies, Fordham University. Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania.)

"Impact of the NREGS on Schooling and Intellectual Human Capital" PDF


Monday, March 24th, 11:30-12:30pm (Hill Hall 815)

Tirthatanmoy Das (Temple University)

"Beating Work Stress: Role of Psychological Abilities and Aging in Choice of Occupational Stressfulness" PDF



Monday, September 30th: 11:30-12:30pm (Hill Hall 815)

Anna D'Souza (USDA Economic Research Service) with Dean Jolliffe (World Bank)

"Food Insecurity in Vulnerable Populations: Coping with food price shocks in Afghanistan" PDF


Monday, October 7th: 11:30-12:30pm (Hill Hall 815)

Carl Lin (Beijing Normal University and IZA)

"Minimum Wages and Employment in China" PDF



2012 - 2013


Monday, February 11th: 11:30am-12:30pm (Hill Hall 815)

Shoshana Amyra GrossbardEditor, Review of Economics of the Household
(San Diego State University and University of Zaragoza)

"Do Men Pay Women for Household Production? The Case of Income Pooling in Denmark" PDF


Monday, February 25th: 11:30am-12:30pm (Hill Hall 815)

Jac C. Heckelman, Co-director, Constitutional Convention Research Group (Wake Forest University)
with Paul Carlsen, (University of Georgia Graduate Student)

"State Bloc versus Individual Delegate Voting at the Constitutional Convention: Did It Make A Difference?"


Monday, March 25th: 11:30am-12:30pm (Hill Hall 815)

Emily Conover (Hamilton College)

"Conditional Cash Transfers, Political Participation, and Voting Behavior"


Monday, May 6th: 11:30am-12:30pm (Hill Hall 815)

Roger Betancourt (University of Maryland)

"Unbundling Democracy: Tilly Trumps Schumpeter" PDF




Wednesday, October 24th: 2:30pm-3:30pm (Hill Hall 815)

Alex Marshall (Regional Plan Association) will be talking about his new book:

The Surprising Design of Market Economies.


Wednesday, November 7th: 2:30pm-3:30pm (Hill Hall 815)

Brandon Vick  (Fordham U.)

Job Mobility Differences and the Gender Earnings Gap in Brazil


Monday, December 4th: 4:00pm-5:30pm  (Room TBA)

Author Tom Shactman

"Dreaming Tall and Building Real" 

This lecture  is being co-sponsored by the Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies.



2011 - 2012


Monday, February 6th: 11:30am-12:30pm

Francesc Ortega (Queens College CUNY)

"A Global View of Cross-Border Migration" PDF


Monday, February 27th: 11:30am-12:30pm

Vikesh Amin (Binghamton University SUNY)

"Mothers do Matter - New Evidence on the Effect of Parents’ Schooling
on Children’s Schooling using Swedish Twin Data" PDF


Wednesday, March 7th: 2:30am-3:30pm

Menahem Spiegel (Rutgers Business School)

“Trading Equilibrium in a Public Good Economy with Smooth
Preferences and a Mixed Measure Space of Consumers” PDF


Wednesday, March 28th: 2:30pm-3:30pm

B. Erin Fairweather

"Litigation Consulting:  The Role of Economic Experts"



Monday, November 14th: 11:30am-12:30pm

Anja Sautmann (Brown University)

"Partner search and demographics: the marriage squeeze in India " PDF


Monday, October 17th: 11:30am-12:30pm

Andrea Ferrero (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

"House Price Booms and Current Account Deficits" PDF

Monday, October 3rd: 11:30am-12:30pm

Már Wolfgang Mixa (Reykjavík University)

"Ice on Fire within a Bubble - Iceland´s recent financial collapse compared to the rest" ABSTRACT


2010 - 2011


February 7

Wim Vijverberg (CUNY Graduate Center)

"Testing for IIA with the Hausman-McFadden Test"


February 28

Delia Furtado (University of Connecticut, visiting Yale School of Public Health)

“Why Are Ghettos Bad? Examining the Role of Educational Experiences” (with Robert BiFulco and Stephen Ross)


March 9

Chris Blattman (Yale, visiting NYU Politics Department)

"Can State Employment Programs Reduce Poverty and Social Instability? Experimental evidence from Uganda"


March 21

Basit Zafar (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

"Understanding Trust in a Segmented Society" (with Adeline Delavande)



October 20

Barry Sopher, Rutgers University

"Group Decision Making with Uncertainty: An Experimental Examination of Information Aggregation over Communication Networks"


November 10

Carl Shu-Ming Lin, Rutgers University

"Give Us Your Wired and Your Highly Skilled: Measuring the Impact of Immigration Policy on Employers and Shareholders"


November 17

Suparna Chakraborty, Graduate Center and Baruch College,CUNY

"Regulatory Remedies for Banking Crises: Lessons from Japan"


2009 - 2010


February 17

Abigail Brown, University of Technology, Sydney

"When Monitors Don't Help: The Costs of Collusion-proof Contracts"


March 10

Matt Wiswall, New York University

"How Much Should We Trust Linear Instrumental Variables Estimators? An Application to Family Size and Children’s Education"



September 24

Sol Polacheck, Binghamton University

"A Biological Basis for the Gender Wage Gap: Fecundity and Wife Age and Educational Hypogamy"


October 22

Wolf Gick, Harvard University

Abstract: "Quality, Platform Contracting, and Market Design"