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These seminars are held on Mondays in term time at 12:30-14:00 in room 32L 2.04 (2nd Floor, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3PH), unless specified otherwise.

Funding from NERA is gratefully acknowledged.

Entry is on a first-come first-served basis. No registration is required but places are limited. A light lunch will be available for everyone attending.

Seminar organisers: Professor Alessandro Gavazza and Dr Pasquale Schiraldi.

For further information please contact Rhoda Frith

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Monday  08 May 2017  12:30 - 14:00

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Hanming Fang (U Penn)

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Thursday  23 February 2017  14:00 - 15:30
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Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard in a Dynamic Model of Auto Insurance

Elena Krasnokutskaya (Johns Hopkins) , joint with STICERD Econometrics Seminar Series

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32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  27 February 2017  12:30 - 14:00

An Empirical Study of Cartel Behavior in the Presence of Detection Possibility

Masato Nishiwashi (Waseda University (visiting LSE))

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  20 March 2017  12:30 - 14:00

Household Diversification: The Vehicle Portfolio Effect

Dave Rapson (University of California, Davis) , joint with James Archsmith, Kenneth Gillingham, Christopher Knittel

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Households value diversity in many settings, including financial assets, gender of children, and occupations. This paper quantifies the extent to which multi-car households exhibit preferences for a diversified vehicle portfolio. We deploy a novel identification strategy to examine how an exogenous change in the fuel economy of a kept vehicle affects a household's choice of a second vehicle purchased and find strong preferences for a diverse portfolio in fuel economy. We further find that this effect operates via car attributes that are correlated with fuel economy, including vehicle footprint and weight. This new evidence suggests that the portfolio effect exerts a strong force that may erode a substantial portion of the expected future gasoline savings from fuel economy standards, particularly those that are attribute-based.


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