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Michaelmas 2017

Tuesday  03 October 2017  14:00 - 15:30

The Political Cost of Being Soft on Crime: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Roberto Galbiati (Sciences Po)

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Political Science and Political Economy Research Seminar
Monday  09 October 2017  12:30 - 14:00

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Matteo Benetton (Department of Economics, LSE)

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
Tuesday  10 October 2017  14:00 - 15:30

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Hulya Eraslan (Rice University)

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


Political Science and Political Economy Research Seminar
Monday  16 October 2017  12:00 - 13:30

Economic Applications of Machine Learning

Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard University)

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CEP-STICERD Applications Seminar
Monday  16 October 2017  18:30 - 20:00

India’s economy @ 70: A life and review

 

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LSE India Observatory Public Lecture


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Tuesday  17 October 2017  14:00 - 15:30

Social Media Networks, Fake News, and Polarization

Marina Azzimonti (Stony Brook) , joint with Marcos Fernandes

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Political Science and Political Economy Research Seminar
Thursday  19 October 2017  15:30 - 17:00

Robust incentives for teams

Juuso Toikka (MIT) , joint with Tianjiao Dai

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STICERD Economic Theory Seminars
Monday  23 October 2017  12:00 - 13:30

Alternative Work Arrangements, Labor Supply, and the Value of Non-Work Time

Amanda Pallais (Harvard)

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CEP-STICERD Applications Seminar
Tuesday  24 October 2017  14:00 - 15:30

Election Coverage and Slant in Television News

Greg Martin (Emory) , joint with Ali Yurukoglu

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Political Science and Political Economy Research Seminar
Wednesday  25 October 2017  16:30 - 18:00

Making Sense of Brexit: The Political and Policy Implications for the UK’s Devolved Administrations

Kathryn Simpson (Manchester Metropolitan University)

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CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Thursday  26 October 2017  14:00 - 15:30

Identification and Estimation of a Social Interaction Model using Network Data

Eric Auerbach (Northwestern University)

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STICERD Econometrics Seminar Series
Thursday  26 October 2017  15:30 - 17:00

Mechanism Design with Evidence: Commitment and Robustness

Elchanan Ben-Porath (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) , joint with Eddie Dekel and Barton Lipman

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STICERD Economic Theory Seminars
Friday  27 October 2017  12:00 - 13:00

Inference for Iterated GMM Under Misspecification and Clustering

Seojeong (Jay) Lee (UNSW) , joint with Bruce Hansen

32L LG.18, Lower Ground Floor, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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Joint Econometrics and Statistics Workshop
Friday  27 October 2017  13:00 - 14:00

Networks at Work: How Entry-level Job Links Shape Civil Servants' Careers, Performance and Skill Investment

Shan Aman-Rana (Department of Economics, LSE)

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STICERD Work in Progress Seminars
Monday  30 October 2017  12:00 - 13:30

Children, Time Allocation and Consumption Insurance

Richard Blundell (University College London and IFS)

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CEP-STICERD Applications Seminar
Monday  30 October 2017  12:30 - 14:00

Subsidy Tagging in Privately-Provided Health Insurance Markets

Stephen Ryan (Washington University in St. Louis)

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NERA-STICERD Industrial Organisation Seminars
Tuesday  31 October 2017  14:00 - 15:30

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Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (PSE)

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


Political Science and Political Economy Research Seminar
Wednesday  01 November 2017  12:30 - 13:45

Unemployment insurance schemes and consumption: Evidence from Brazil

Joana Naritomi (LSE/IFS)

IFS, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE


IFS-STICERD Public Economics Seminar
Wednesday  01 November 2017  12:45 - 14:00

Dream Hoarders: Class Inequality and Social Mobility in the US and UK

Richard Reeves (Center on Children and Families, Brookings Institute, Washington, D.C)

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CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Thursday  02 November 2017  14:00 - 15:30

Efficient Inference in Non-Gaussian Structural VARs

Jonathan Wright (JHU)

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STICERD Econometrics Seminar Series
Thursday  02 November 2017  15:30 - 17:00

Pledge-and-Review Bargaining

Bard Harstad (University of Oslo)

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STICERD Economic Theory Seminars
Friday  03 November 2017  13:00 - 14:00

Public Good Allocation and the Welfare Costs of Political Connections: Evidence from Brazilian Matching Grants

Michel Azulai (Department of Economics, LSE)

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STICERD Work in Progress Seminars
Monday  06 November 2017  12:00 - 13:30

The Incidence of Carbon Taxes in U.S. Manufacturing: Lessons from Energy Cost Pass-Through

Reed Walker (Berkeley Haas)

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CEP-STICERD Applications Seminar
Tuesday  07 November 2017  14:00 - 15:30

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Molly Robets (UCSD)

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Political Science and Political Economy Research Seminar
Wednesday  08 November 2017  16:30 - 18:00

Does Part-Time Mothering Help Get a Job? The Role of Joint Custody on Women’s Employment after divorce

Anne Solaz (Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED)

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CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Thursday  09 November 2017  13:30 - 15:00
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Information disclosure and monopolistic screening

Daniel Kraehmer (Bonn University)

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STICERD Economic Theory Seminars
Thursday  09 November 2017  12:00 - 13:30

Making Social Housing Warm, Energy Efficient and Fair following the Grenfell Disaster

Anne Power (CASE / LSE)

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
Friday  10 November 2017  12:00 - 13:00

Identification and Estimation of a Search Model: A Procurement Auction Approach

Sorawoot (Tang) Srisuma (University of Surrey) , joint with M. Mysliwski, F. Sanches, D. Silva Jr

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Joint Econometrics and Statistics Workshop
Friday  10 November 2017  13:00 - 14:00

Venture Capital Funds Size and Structure in a Directed Search Model

Francesco Sannino (Department of Economics, LSE)

I develop a theory of fund size and structure when fund managers add value to the companies they finance, but their human capital is scarce. I propose a matching model with directed search where managers span their nurturing activity over more projects, and entrepreneurs are privately informed about their projects' quality. Managers differ in the ability to scale up their human capital. I derive necessary and sufficient conditions for positive and negative assortative matching over managerial attention and project quality to emerge. Anticipating positive sorting, managers shrink fund size below the efficient level. Entry of unskilled managers feeds back into equilibrium sorting, increases returns at the top of the distribution - consistently with empirical evidence - and always results in a Pareto-improvement. This offers a new angle to think about policies encouraging entry in the venture capital industry. When extended to a dynamic setting, the model illustrates a novel advantage of closed, finite-horizon funds, which emerge in equilibrium even when they are socially undesirable: they attract the best entrepreneurs, who value the most the exclusive relation that a closed-end fund guarantees. Managers benefit from committing to a size in the first place.


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STICERD Work in Progress Seminars
Monday  13 November 2017  12:00 - 13:30

Atkinson Memorial Lecture

Media and behaviour change: Unpacking social effects

Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University)

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


CEP-STICERD Applications Seminar
Tuesday  14 November 2017  14:00 - 15:30

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Stefan Krasa (UofI, Urbana-Champaign)

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Political Science and Political Economy Research Seminar
Wednesday  15 November 2017  12:30 - 13:45

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Ingvild Almås (Norwegian School of Economics)

IFS, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE


IFS-STICERD Public Economics Seminar
Wednesday  15 November 2017  12:45 - 14:00

Harnessing Growth Sectors for Poverty Reduction

Anne Green (University of Birmingham) , joint with Paul Sissons, Senior Research Fellow, University of Coventry

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CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Thursday  16 November 2017  14:00 - 15:30

Optimal dynamic treatment allocation

Anders Kock (University of Oxford)

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STICERD Econometrics Seminar Series
Thursday  16 November 2017  15:30 - 17:00

Social Discounting and Individual Long-Run Discounting

Shaowei Ke (Michigan University) , joint with Tangren Feng

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STICERD Economic Theory Seminars
Friday  17 November 2017  12:00 - 13:00

Forecast Evaluation Tests - a New Approach

Ekaterina (Katja) Smetanina (University of Cambridge)

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Joint Econometrics and Statistics Workshop
Friday  17 November 2017  13:00 - 14:00

Reference Dependence in Retirement Behavior: Evidence from German Pension Discontinuities

Arthur Seibold (Department of Economics, LSE)

This paper documents and analyzes an important and puzzling stylized fact about retirement behavior: the large concentration of job exits at specific ages. In Germany, around 30% of workers retire precisely in the month when they reach one of three “statutory” retirement ages, although there is often no incentive or even a disincentive to retire at these thresholds. To study what can explain the concentration of retirements around statutory ages, I use novel administrative data covering the universe of German retirees, and I take advantage of unique variation in retirement incentives as well as in the location of statutory ages across individuals created by the German pension system. Measuring retirement bunching responses to more than 600 different discontinuities in pension benefit profiles, I first document that financial incentives alone fail to explain retirement patterns in the data. Second, I show that there is a direct effect of “presenting” a threshold as a statutory age, which is substantially larger than that of financial incentives. Further evidence on mechanisms suggests the framing of statutory ages as reference points for retirement as a potential explanation. A number of alternative channels including firm responses are also discussed but they do not seem to drive the results. Finally, a model of retirement with reference-dependent decision utility is employed to interpret the observed patterns. Counterfactual simulations highlight that shifting statutory ages via pension reforms can be an effective policy to increase actual retirement ages with a positive fiscal impact.


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STICERD Work in Progress Seminars
Monday  20 November 2017  12:00 - 13:30

Consistency without Inference: Instrumental Variables in Practical Application

Alwyn Young (LSE)

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CEP-STICERD Applications Seminar
Monday  20 November 2017  12:30 - 14:00

Patient vs. Provider Incentives in Long Term Care

Martin Hackmann (University of California Los Angeles) , joint with R. Vincent Pohl, University of Georgia

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


NERA-STICERD Industrial Organisation Seminars
Tuesday  21 November 2017  14:00 - 15:30

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Milan Svolik (Yale)

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


Political Science and Political Economy Research Seminar
Wednesday  22 November 2017  16:30 - 18:00

A comparative perspective on inequality in early childhood service use: a matter of policies or preferences?

Wim Van Lancker (University of Antwerp and University of Leuven)

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CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Thursday  23 November 2017  14:00 - 15:30

On the Cross-Validated Lasso

Zhipeng Liao (UCLA)

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STICERD Econometrics Seminar Series
Thursday  23 November 2017  15:30 - 17:00

Multilevel Marketing: Pyramid-Shaped Schemes or Exploitative Scams

Yair Antler (University of Essex)

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STICERD Economic Theory Seminars
Friday  24 November 2017  12:00 - 13:00

Identification and Inference in Repeated Games with Random States

Arkadiusz (Arek) Szydlowski (University of Leicester)

32L LG.18, Lower Ground Floor, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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Joint Econometrics and Statistics Workshop
Friday  24 November 2017  13:00 - 14:00

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Clara Martinez-Toledano (Paris 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  27 November 2017  12:00 - 13:30

What Do Consumers Consider before They Choose? Identification from Asymmetric Demand Responses (joint with Jason Abaluck)

Abi Adams (University of Oxford)

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CEP-STICERD Applications Seminar
Monday  27 November 2017  12:30 - 14:00

What Do Consumers Consider before They Choose? Identification from Asymmetric Demand Responses (joint with Jason Abaluck)

Abi Adams (University of Oxford) , joint with CEP-STICERD Applications and Psychology and Economics seminars

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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
Monday  27 November 2017  17:00 - 18:30

What Do Consumers Consider before They Choose? Identification from Asymmetric Demand Responses (joint with Jason Abaluck)

Abi Adams (University of Oxford) , joint with Industrial Organisation and Applications Seminar series

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STICERD Psychology and Economics Seminar
Tuesday  28 November 2017  14:00 - 15:30

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Mehdi Shadmehr (Calgary)

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


Political Science and Political Economy Research Seminar
Wednesday  29 November 2017  12:30 - 13:45

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Youssef Benzarti (UCLA)

IFS, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE


IFS-STICERD Public Economics Seminar
Wednesday  29 November 2017  12:45 - 14:00

The Five Giants and the Language of Welfare

Nicholas Timmins (Senior fellow at the Institute for Government and the King’s Fund)

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


CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Thursday  30 November 2017  14:00 - 15:30

A Semiparametric Network Formation Model with Multiple Linear Fixed Effects

Luis Candelaria (University of Warwick)

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


STICERD Econometrics Seminar Series
Thursday  30 November 2017  15:30 - 17:00

Competing for Surplus in a Trade Environment

Nenad Kos (Bocconi University) , joint with Sarah Auster and Salvatore Piccolo 

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STICERD Economic Theory Seminars
Friday  01 December 2017  13:00 - 14:00

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Matteo Benetton (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  04 December 2017  12:00 - 13:30

Statistical Discrimination and Duration Dependence in the Job Finding Rate

Gregor Jarosch (Princeton University) , joint with Laura Pilossoph

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CEP-STICERD Applications Seminar
Tuesday  05 December 2017  14:00 - 15:30

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Giacomo Ponzetti (Barcelona GSE)

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


Political Science and Political Economy Research Seminar
Thursday  07 December 2017  14:00 - 15:30
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Jeremy Fox (University of Chicago and NBER) , joint with STICERD Econometrics Seminar series

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


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NERA-STICERD Industrial Organisation Seminars
Thursday  07 December 2017  14:00 - 15:30

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Miguel Delgado (Carlos III, Madrid)

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


STICERD Econometrics Seminar Series
Thursday  07 December 2017  12:00 - 13:30

Climate Change, Inequality and Time Use: Double-Dividend Approaches to Emission Reduction

Juliet Schor (Boston College, USA)

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  07 December 2017  15:30 - 17:00

Revelation Principles in Multistage Games

Alexander Wolitzky (MIT) , joint with Takuo Sugaya

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


STICERD Economic Theory Seminars
Friday  08 December 2017  12:00 - 13:00

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Javier Hidalgo (LSE)

32L LG.18, Lower Ground Floor, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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Joint Econometrics and Statistics Workshop
Friday  08 December 2017  13:00 - 14:00

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Konstantinos Tokis (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
Thursday  14 December 2017  15:30 - 17:00

The Silent Treatment

Kfir Eliaz (Tel Aviv University) , joint with Geoffroy de Clippel and Kareen Rozen

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