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Summer 2018

Monday  23 April 2018  16:30 - 18:00
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An Aggregate Games Approach to Merger Analysis in Multiproduct-Firm Oligopoly

Volker Nocke (UCLA) , joint with LSE Trade Group (paper joint with Nicolas Schutz)

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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NERA-STICERD Industrial Organisation Seminars
Monday  23 April 2018  12:00 - 13:30

Estimating Hospital Quality with Quasi-experimental Data

Peter Hull (Becker Friedman Institute)

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


CEP-STICERD Applications Seminar
Tuesday  24 April 2018  15:30 - 17:00

Narratives, Imperatives, and Moral Reasoning

Roland Benabou (Princeton) , joint with Armin Falk and Jean Tirole

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32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Psychology and Economics Seminar
Wednesday  25 April 2018  17:00 - 18:30
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Attitudes to Diversity in Ireland

Frances McGinnity (Associate Research Professor at the ESRI and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin)

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Wednesday  25 April 2018  12:30 - 13:45

Tax Evasion and Inequality

Niels Johannesen (Copenhagen University)

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IFS, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE


IFS-STICERD Public Economics Seminar
Thursday  26 April 2018  12:00 - 13:30

Grassroots Innovations for Sustainability

Gill Seyfang (University of East Anglia)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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Climate Change, Inequality and Social Policy Seminar
Thursday  26 April 2018  15:30 - 17:00

Differentiated Durable Goods Monopoly: A Robust Coase Conjecture

Francesco Nava (Economics, LSE) , joint with Pasquale Schiraldi

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32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Economic Theory Seminars
Friday  27 April 2018  13:00 - 14:00

Labor market regulation and hospital quality. Evidence from a working hours reform in Ecuador

Tatiana Paredes (Department of Economics, LSE)

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Work in Progress Seminars
Monday  30 April 2018  12:00 - 13:30

Seasonal liquidity, rural labour markets and agricultural production

Kelsey Jack (Tufts University) , joint with Günther Fink and Felix Masiye

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Many rural households in low and middle income countries continue to rely on small-scale agriculture as their primary source of income. In the absence of irrigation, income arrives only once or twice per year, and has to cover consumption and input needs until the subsequent harvest. We develop a model to show that seasonal liquidity constraints not only undermine households’ ability to smooth consumption over the cropping cycle, but also affect labour markets if liquidity-constrained farmers sell family labour off-farm to meet short-run cash needs. To identify the impact of seasonal constraints on labour allocation and agricultural production, we conducted a two-year randomized controlled trial with small-scale farmers in rural Zambia. Our results indicate that lowering the cost of accessing liquidity at the time of the year when farmers are most constrained (the lean season) reduces aggregate labour supply, drives up wages and leads to a reallocation of labour from less to more liquidity-constrained farms. This reallocation reduces consumption and income inequality among treated farmers and increases average agricultural output.


32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


CEP-STICERD Applications Seminar
Monday  30 April 2018  12:30 - 14:00

Political Connections and Market Structure

Camilla Roncoroni (University of Warwick) , joint with Lorenzo Magnolfi

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


NERA-STICERD Industrial Organisation Seminars
Wednesday  02 May 2018  16:30 - 18:00

The Uneven Impact of Welfare Reform on Places and People

Christina Beatty (Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University)

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CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Thursday  03 May 2018  15:30 - 17:00

Desirability

Dov Samet (Tel Aviv University) , joint with David Schmeidler

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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STICERD Economic Theory Seminars
Friday  04 May 2018  13:00 - 14:00

CANCELLED

Alexia Delfino (Department of Economics, LSE)

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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STICERD Work in Progress Seminars
Tuesday  08 May 2018  12:00 - 13:30

The unintended consequences of “ban the box”: Statistical discrimination and employment outcomes when criminal histories are hidden.

Jennifer Doleac (University of Virginia)

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Jurisdictions across the United States have adopted “ban the box” (BTB) policies preventing employers from conducting criminal background checks until late in the job application process. Their goal is to improve employment outcomes for those with criminal records, with a secondary goal of reducing racial disparities in employment. However, removing information about job applicants’ criminal histories could lead employers who don’t want to hire ex-offenders to guess who the ex-offenders are, and avoid interviewing them. In particular, employers might avoid interviewing young, low-skilled, black and Hispanic men when criminal records are not observable, guessing that these applicants are more likely to be ex-offenders. This would exacerbate racial disparities in employment. In this paper, we use variation in the details and timing of state and local BTB policies to test BTB’s effects on employment for various demographic groups. We find that BTB policies decrease the probability of being employed by 3.4 percentage points (5.1%) for young, low-skilled black men, and by 2.3 percentage points (2.9%) for young, low-skilled Hispanic men. These findings support the hypothesis that when an applicant’s criminal history is unavailable, employers statistically discriminate against demographic groups that include more ex-offenders.


32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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CEP-STICERD Applications Seminar
Tuesday  08 May 2018  15:30 - 17:00

Deconstructing Group Bias

Rachel Kranton (Duke University)

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Psychology and Economics Seminar
Wednesday  09 May 2018  12:30 - 13:45

TBC

Jonathan Kolstad (UC Berkeley)

IFS, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE


IFS-STICERD Public Economics Seminar
Thursday  10 May 2018  14:00 - 15:30

TBC

Bernard Salanie (Columbia)

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Econometrics Seminar Series
Thursday  10 May 2018  15:30 - 17:00

CANCELLED

Kristof Madarasz (London School of Economics)

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Economic Theory Seminars
Friday  11 May 2018  13:00 - 14:00

The Role of Intermediaries in Quality Certification: Evidence from the Private Tutoring Industry

Will Matchem (London School of Economics)

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Work in Progress Seminars
Monday  14 May 2018  12:00 - 13:30

Changes in Social Network Structure in Response to Exposure to Formal Credit Markets

Esther Duflo (MIT) , joint with Abhijit Banerjee, Arun Chandrasekhar, and Matthew O. Jackson

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


CEP-STICERD Applications Seminar
Monday  14 May 2018  12:30 - 14:00

The Efficiency of Race Neutral Alternatives to Race-Based Affirmative Action: Evidence From Chicago's Exam Schools

Glenn Ellison (MIT) , joint with Parag Pathak

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32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


NERA-STICERD Industrial Organisation Seminars
Tuesday  15 May 2018  12:30 - 14:00
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Analysis of unconventional monetary policies in Japan using smooth-transition models

Tatsuyoshi Okimoto (Australian National University)

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Econometrics Seminar Series
Wednesday  16 May 2018  12:30 - 13:45

TBC

Francois Maniquet (UCL)

IFS, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE


IFS-STICERD Public Economics Seminar
Wednesday  16 May 2018  16:30 - 18:00

Learning About Inequality in Unequal America: How Homogenous and Heterogeneous Universities Shape the Development of Inequality Beliefs

Jonathan Mijs (LSE International Inequalities Institute)

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CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Thursday  17 May 2018  14:00 - 15:30

Inference on breakdown frontiers

Alexandre Poirier (University of Iowa)

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Econometrics Seminar Series
Thursday  17 May 2018  15:30 - 17:00

Bargaining and Competition in Thin Markets

Francesc Dilmé (University of Bonn)

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32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Economic Theory Seminars
Friday  18 May 2018  13:00 - 14:00

Happy Birthday? Manipulation and Selection in Unemployment Insurance

Kilian Russ (University of Bonn)

This paper documents strategic delays in the timing of layoffs around an age-at-layoff threshold entitling workers to a four months increase in potential UI benefit duration in Italy. Manipulation is quantitatively important and of far-reaching consequences: 12.5\% of layoffs in the manipulation region are strategically delayed with affected workers increasing their average UI benefit receipt and non-employment duration by 3.0 and 7.1 months, respectively. Manipulators are highly selected on both observables and unobservables. Manipulation is most prevalent among female, part-time, white-collar workers with longer job tenure at small firms. We show that compared to non-manipulators: (i) manipulators would have had higher exit rates from unemployment at each point during the unemployment spell, and (ii) manipulators' benefit receipt duration responds 25\% stronger to the increase in potential benefit duration. We study the welfare consequences of our results and discuss implications for standard RD-estimates.


32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Work in Progress Seminars
Monday  21 May 2018  12:00 - 13:30

The Efficient Deployment of Police Resources- Theory and New Evidence from a Randomized Drunk Driving Crackdown in India

Abhijit Banerjee (MIT) , joint with Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, Esther Duflo, Daniel Keniston, and Nina Singh

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


CEP-STICERD Applications Seminar
Tuesday  22 May 2018  15:30 - 17:00

Knowing When to Ask: The Cost of Leaning In

Christine Exley (Harvard Business School) , joint with Muriel Niederle and Lise Vesterlund

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Psychology and Economics Seminar
Wednesday  23 May 2018  12:30 - 13:45

TBC

Natalie Cox (Princeton University)

IFS, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE


IFS-STICERD Public Economics Seminar
Wednesday  23 May 2018  12:45 - 14:00

Universal basic income: work incentives and distributional effects

Luke Martinelli (University of Bath) , joint with Nick Pearce

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Thursday  24 May 2018  12:00 - 13:30

CANCELLED

Koen Frenken (Utrecht University, Netherlands)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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Climate Change, Inequality and Social Policy Seminar
Thursday  24 May 2018  14:00 - 15:30

Uniform Non parametric Series Inference for Dependent Data with an Application to the Search and Matching Model

Jia Li (Duke University)

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Econometrics Seminar Series
Thursday  24 May 2018  15:30 - 17:00

"Auctions" by Invitation

Asher Wolinsky (Northwestern)

∙ Focus is on costly recruitment of bidders - Rounding up bidders is costly - Obviously an important aspect of auction-like market situations ∙ Different issues to be discussed in the context of costly recruitment - Observability - Bidders' costly participation - Bidders' costly information acquisition. - Bidders' "excessive caution" in bidding. - Auctioneer's private information. ∙ Will use different variations on a basic auction model to highlight these different issues. ∙ The Lessons/insights include: - systematic inefficiencies. - certain effects of auctioneer's information on the price.


32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Economic Theory Seminars
Tuesday  29 May 2018  12:00 - 14:00
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Governance and governed: multi-country perspectives on state, society and development

Ruth Kattumuri (LSE India Observatory) , joint with University of Portsmouth

Off Campus,


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External Event


For further information please contact india.observatory@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7615.
Wednesday  30 May 2018  13:00 - 17:00
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India Observatory Fellows Seminar

Various Speakers 

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


LSE India Observatory Seminar


For further information please contact india.observatory@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7615.
Wednesday  30 May 2018  12:30 - 14:00

Offshoring and reorganization

Andy Bernard  (Dartmouth College) , joint with Trade seminar series

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


NERA-STICERD Industrial Organisation Seminars
Thursday  31 May 2018  14:00 - 15:30

Inference on Winners

Toru Kitagawa (UCL) , joint with Isaiah Andrews and Adam McCloskey

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32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Econometrics Seminar Series
Thursday  31 May 2018  15:30 - 17:00

Competitive Information Design

Frederic Koessler (Paris School of Economics) , joint with Marie Laclau and Tristan Tomala

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32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Economic Theory Seminars
Friday  01 June 2018  13:00 - 14:00

Trade-offs in Broker Remuneration: The Case of the UK Mortgage Market

Claudia Robles Garcia (Department of Economics)

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Work in Progress Seminars
Monday  04 June 2018  08:30 - 18:00

Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar

Various Speakers 

This event will take place over 4 -5 June 2018.

Income inequality has increased in both the U.S. and the U.K. in the last three decades, generating new interest in the factors that contribute to inequality and the consequences of policies that might affect it.

To provide new insights on the broad topic of inequality and public policy, The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and STICERD have co-sponsored the 2018 Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar at the LSE.

Organizers: Hilary W. Hoynes, Camille Landais, and Johannes Spinnewijn.


STICERD, London School of Economics


STICERD Special Events
Monday  04 June 2018  18:00 - 20:00
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The best of centuries or the worst of centuries? Leadership, governance and cohesion in an interdependent world

Nicholas Stern (India Observatory and LSE)

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External Event


For further information please contact india.observatory@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7615.
Tuesday  05 June 2018  17:00 - 18:30
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Efficient Mechanisms for Level-k Bilateral Trading

Vincent Crawford (All Souls College Oxford)

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Psychology and Economics Seminar
Wednesday  06 June 2018  18:00 - 19:30

STICERD Morishima Lecture: Public Policy and Retirement Security - A Trans-Atlantic Perspective

James Poterba (Mitsui Professor of Economics at MIT and the President of the National Bureau of Economic Research)

Chair: Tim Besley

Retirement pension plans are a major challenge in countries with ageing populations. James Poterba will discuss how their design evolved over the last decades and how the US and UK followed strikingly different paths.

James Poterba is the Mitsui Professor of Economics at MIT and the President of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has served as President of the Eastern Economic Association and the National Tax Association, as vice president of the American Economic Association, and as a director of the American Finance Association. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society. He has also served as a member of the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform in 2005.

Dr Poterba's research focuses on how taxation affects the economic decisions of households and firms, particularly those involving saving and portfolio behaviour. His recent research has analysed the determinants of retirement saving, the draw-down of assets after households reach retirement, and the role of tax-deferred retirement saving programs such as 401(k) plans in contributing to retirement security.

As space is limited, to reserve a place, please email j.dickson@lse.ac.uk.


32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Special Events
Wednesday  06 June 2018  12:30 - 13:45

TBC

Lorenz Kueng (Northwestern University)

IFS, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE


IFS-STICERD Public Economics Seminar
Wednesday  06 June 2018  12:45 - 14:00

The gender pay gap in the UK: children and experience in work

Monica Costa Dias (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Thursday  07 June 2018  14:00 - 15:30

Dynamic Discrete Choice: inertia vs heterogeneity

Elie Tamer (Harvard University)

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Econometrics Seminar Series
Thursday  07 June 2018  15:30 - 17:00

Groupthink and the Failure of Information Aggregation in Large Groups

Philipp Strack (Berkeley) , joint with Matan Harel, Elchanan Mossel and Omer Tamuz

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32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Economic Theory Seminars
Friday  08 June 2018  13:00 - 14:00

Infrastructure Complementarity and Structural Transformation: Evidence from Ethiopia

Niclas Moneke (Department of Economics, LSE)

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Work in Progress Seminars
Monday  11 June 2018  12:00 - 13:30

How Do Individuals Repay Their Debt? The Balance-Matching Heuristic

Neale Mahoney (Chicago Booth) , joint with John Gathergood, Neil Stewart and Jörg Weber

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


CEP-STICERD Applications Seminar
Tuesday  12 June 2018  14:00 - 16:30
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The power of measurement: equality audits and frameworks

Various Speakers 

This seminar will explore three current and recent models used by statutory bodies, NGOs and independent researchers in the UK and internationally to analyse and measure different aspects of social and economic inequalities. The event will aim to provide an opportunity for research, policy and NGO communities to discuss opportunities for greater collaboration in using and developing these tools.


KSW 1.04, 20 Kingsway Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2B 6LH


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CASE Special Events
Tuesday  12 June 2018  18:30 - 20:00

Seven Decades of Independent India

Various Speakers 

Hong Kong Theatre, CLM 01, Ground Floor, Clement House, LSE, 99 Aldwych, London WC2B 4JF


LSE India Observatory Public Lecture


For further information please contact india.observatory@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7615.
Wednesday  13 June 2018  16:30 - 18:00

Is Brexit Disrupting British Politics?

John Curtice (University of Strathclyde and NatCen)

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Monday  18 June 2018  12:00 - 13:30

Marriage, Labour Supply and the Dynamics of the Social Safety Net

Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago)

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


CEP-STICERD Applications Seminar
Wednesday  20 June 2018  12:45 - 14:00

Impact of job coaching for young people with a learning disability or ASD: the Engage to Change Project

Stephen Beyer (Cardiff University)

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Thursday  28 June 2018  14:00 - 15:30

Maximum Score Estimation with the Hinge Loss Function: Convex Optimization and Non-Asymptotic Inference

Joel Horowitz (Northwestern University)

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


STICERD Econometrics Seminar Series
Wednesday  04 July 2018  16:30 - 18:30
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What difference does devolution make for social policies and distributional outcomes?

Mark Stephens (The Urban Institute, Heriot-Watt University) , joint with Suzanne Fitzpatrick, I-SPHERE, Heriot-Watt University and Ruth Lupton, University of Manchester (see pdf below for full details)

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