London School of Economics EOPP: Economic Organisation and Public Policy Programme LSE
EOPP: Economic Organisation and Public Policy Programme

Past Seminars:
EOPP Work in Progress Seminars


These seminars are held on Mondays in term time at 13:00-14:00 in the STICERD Conference Room, R505 (5th Floor, LSE Research Laboratory, Lionel Robbins Building, entrance on Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD) - unless specified otherwise.

All welcome.

For further information please contact
Sue Coles Email: s.coles@lse.ac.uk, Tel: +44(0)20-7955-6678


25 June 2012   13:00 - 14:00
TBA
Greg Fischer (EOPP and LSE) , joint with Oriana Bandiera
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

18 June 2012   13:00 - 14:00
TBA
Guilhem Cassan (EOPP, LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

11 June 2012   15:00 - 16:00
Regulating Asset Sales: Mandating Golden Parachutes?
Dilip Mookherjee (Boston, visiting EOPP) , joint with Maitreesh Ghatak
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

08 June 2012   13:00 - 14:00
Mortgage Modification and the Cost of Mortgage Credit
Michelle White (UCSD, visiting EOPP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

28 May 2012   13:00 - 14:00
Matching with Incomplete Information
Andrew Postlewaite (University of Pennsylvania) , joint with Qingmin Liu, George Mailath and Larry Samuelson
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

21 May 2012   13:00 - 14:00
Learning and Earning: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in India
Pushkar Maitra (Monash)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

14 May 2012   13:00 - 14:00
The Returns to Partisan Alignment Between Layers of Government
Albert Sole (Barcelona, visiting STICERD)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

11 May 2012   13:00 - 14:00
Taxes and the Choice of Organizational Form by Entrepreneurs in Sweden
Roger Gordon (UCSD, visiting EOPP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

30 April 2012   13:00 - 14:00
NO SEMINAR
Christopher Stanton (LSE (DoM))
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

23 April 2012   13:00 - 14:00
Who's Getting Globalized? Intranational Trade Costs and World Price Pass-Through
David Atkin (MIT)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

12 March 2012   13:00 - 14:00
Trade and the Geographic Spread of the US Crisis
Sebastian Stumpner (Berkeley, EOPP visitor)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

05 March 2012   13:00 - 14:00
Some issues in political economy that are troubling me (and an attempt to resolve them)
Tim Besley (EOPP, LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

27 February 2012   13:00 - 14:00
One Kind of Lawlessness: The Effect of Piracy Attacks on Shipping Costs
Thiemo Fetzer (STICERD, LSE) , joint with Tim Besley (EOPP) and Hannes Mueller (Barcelona GSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

20 February 2012   13:00 - 14:00
The Effect of Revenue Shocks on the Dynamics of Conflict: A Theoretical Model
Oliver Pardo-Reinoso (EOPP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

13 February 2012   13:00 - 14:00
The Effects of Information on Voter Participation, Political Competition and Candidate Selection in Sierra Leone
Katherine Casey (Stanford)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

06 February 2012   13:00 - 14:00
The Effects of Information on Voter Participation, Political Competition and Candidate Selection in Sierra Leone
CANCELLED
Katherine Casey (Stanford)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

30 January 2012   13:00 - 14:00
Enfranchisement and Representation: Italy 1909-1913
Valentino Larcinese (Department of Government, LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

23 January 2012   13:00 - 14:00
TBA
Sebastian Stumpner (Berkeley, EOPP visitor)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

16 January 2012   13:00 - 14:00
TBA
Sebastian Stumpner (Berkeley, EOPP visitor)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

05 December 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Haste Makes Waste: Evidence from Procurement Auctions in Brazil
Michael Best (LSE, STICERD) , joint with Dimitri Szerman (LSE, EOPP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

28 November 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Testing the Role of Incentives on Tax Inspectors Behaviour: Evidence from a Field experiment in Pakistan
Adnan Khan (IGC) , joint with joint work with Ben Olken (MIT) and Asim Khwaja (Harvard).
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

21 November 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Political Power and Positional Externalities
Ethan Ilzetzki (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

14 November 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Institutions as Reference Points
Tim Besley (EOPP, LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

07 November 2011   13:00 - 14:00
The Role of Accountants in Indian Microfinance Groups: A Trade-Off Between Financial and Non-Financial Benefits
Lore Vandewalle (Namur, EOPP visitor)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

31 October 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Government Works Programs and Labor Market Equilibrium: Evidence from India's Employment Guarantee
Clement Imbert (PSE, EOPP Visitor)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

24 October 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Motivating Agents to Spread Information: The Role of Explicit Incentives and Social Identity-Matching
Erlend Berg (Oxford) , joint with Sanchari Roy (Warwick) and Maitreesh Ghatak (LSE, EOPP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

17 October 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Multidimensional Deprivation in China, India and Vietnam: A Comparative Study on Micro Data
Ranjan Ray (Monash University)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

10 October 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Law and Identity Manipulation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Colonial Punjab
Guilhem Cassan (EOPP, LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

03 October 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Why is Africa Urbanized But Poor? Evidence from Resource Booms in Ivory Coast and Ghana
Remi Jedwab (PSE and LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

27 June 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Middlemen, Bargaining and Price Information in Agricultural Markets -- Is Knowledge Power?
Tara Mitchell (EOPP, LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

20 June 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Rainfall, Human Capital and Democracy
Stephen Haber (Stanford)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

13 June 2011   13:00 - 14:00
No Seminar
Tom Kemeny (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

06 June 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Temporary Shocks and Technical Change
William Walker Hanlon (Columbia University, EOPP visitor)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

30 May 2011   13:00 - 14:00
No Seminar (Bank Holiday)
Sebastian Stumpner (Berkeley, EOPP visitor)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

23 May 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Heterogeneous Risk Perceptions in Insurance Markets
Johannes Spinnewijn (EOPP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

16 May 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Ethical Finance
Tim Besley (EOPP, LSE) , joint with Maitreesh Ghatak (LSE, EOPP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

09 May 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Commitments to Save: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi
Dean Yang (University of Michigan)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

21 March 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Implicit Joint Liability
Maitreesh Ghatak (EOPP, LSE) , joint with Thiemo Fetzer and Jon de Quidt
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

14 March 2011   13:00 - 14:00
The Double Edge of Social Norms
Oliver Pardo-Reinoso (EOPP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

07 March 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Can Temporary Restrictions on Electricity Consumption Have Lasting Effects? Evidence from a Large Natural Experiment
Francisco Costa (EOPP, LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

28 February 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Uptake and Effects of Rainfall Microinsurance: Evidence from a Field Experiment in India
Daniel Stein (LSE, EOPP and Namur) , joint with Shawn Cole and Jeremy Tobacman
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

21 February 2011   13:00 - 14:00
No Margin, No Mission? A Field Experiment on Incentives and Productivity in a Non-Profit Organization
Oriana Bandiera (LSE) , joint with Nava Ashraf and Kelsey Jack
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

14 February 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Stephen Haber (Stanford)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

07 February 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Old Conflicts in Africa
Tim Besley (EOPP, LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

31 January 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Extended Families and Redistributive Pressures in Cameroon
Jean-Marie Baland (Namur)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

24 January 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Special session – IGC-STICERD-DESTIN Development Lecture – Frontiers of Poverty Alleviation: Lessons from the CGAP Graduation Model
Syed M. Hashemi (Director, BRAC Development Institute)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

17 January 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Custodes Invicem Custodiunt: Commitment Through Competition by Specialists in Violence
Giovanni Ko (STICERD, LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

10 January 2011   13:00 - 14:00
Political Career Concerns: Evidence from Voting for Finnish Municipal Mergers
Janne Tukiainen (HECER and VATT, STICERD visitor) , joint with Tuukka Saarimaa and Ari Hyytinen
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

06 December 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Turkish Tigers and Political Change
Erik Myersson (IIES, Stockholm, and EOPP Visitor)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

29 November 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard in Joint-Liability Loan Contracts: Evidence from an Artefactual Field Experiment
Giorgia Barboni (University of Warwick)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

22 November 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Dynasties and Growth
Tim Besley (EOPP, LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

15 November 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Language Heterogeneity and Structural Change
Konrad Burchardi (IIES)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

08 November 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Does Microfinance Repayment Flexibility affect Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Loan Default?
Rohini Pande (Harvard)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

01 November 2010   13:00 - 14:00
National Swings and Political Accountability: Theory and Application to US Governors
Oliver Denk (EOPP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

25 October 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Cheap Talk with Two-Sided Private Information
Ines Moreno de Barreda (Oxford)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

18 October 2010   13:00 - 14:00
The Impact of Microfinance on the Informal Credit Market: an Adverse Selection Model.
Timothée Demont (Namur and EOPP Visitor)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

11 October 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Can Entrepreneurship Programmes Transform the Economic Lives of the Poor?
Robin Burgess (LSE) , joint with Oriana Bandiera, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul and Munshi Sulaiman
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

04 October 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Civil War and Foreign Influence
Esther Hauk (IAE-CSIC and LSE Visiting Fellow)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

28 June 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Savings and Insurance Together At Last: Do We need a New Finanial Product? Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment
Daniel Stein (LSE, EOPP and Namur)
Location: FMG Conference Room, LRB 407
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

21 June 2010   13:00 - 14:00
The Meta-Regression Revolution: Correcting Misspecification and Publication Biases
Tom Stanley (Hendrix College)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

14 June 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Consumer Demand for the Fair Trade Label: Evidence from a Field Experiment
Sandra Sequeira (DESTIN, LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

07 June 2010   14:30 - 16:00
Commitment Savings: Some Implications for Takeup and Welfare
Karna Basu (CUNY)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

24 May 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Measuring the Cost of Moral Hazard in Car Retailing: Evidence from Italy's Automobile Distribution Network
Fabio Pinna (Economics of Industry, STICERD)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

17 May 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Polarization with Efficient Labour Markets: On the Productivity of a (Moderate) Welfare State
Albert Marcet (LSE) , joint with Francesc Obiols-Homs
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

10 May 2010   13:00 - 14:00
The Flypaper Effect and Costly Tax Collection
Fernando Aragon (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

26 April 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Does IMF conditionality work? Evidence from the VAT
Anne Brockmeyer (World Bank)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

15 March 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Culture and Incentives: Evidence from a Cross-Country Field Experiment
Greg Fischer (EOPP and LSE) , joint with Oriana Bandiera
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

08 March 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Disinhibition and Immiserization in a Model of Susceptible-Infected-Susceptible (SIS) Diseases
Mark Gersovitz (JHU)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

01 March 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Houses and Expectations
Philippe Bracke (Bank of England)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

22 February 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Equilibrium Government
Bernardo Guimaraes (LSE) , joint with Kevin Sheedy
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

15 February 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Regulating Bonuses
Rohini Pande (Harvard) , joint with Maitreesh Ghatak
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

08 February 2010   13:00 - 14:00
Birth Timing and the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital
Ignacio Palacios-Huerta (LSE) , joint with Andrea Prat (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

01 February 2010   13:00 - 14:00
No Seminar
Ghazala Azmat (Sciences Po)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

25 January 2010   13:00 - 14:00
No Seminar
Tom Kemeny (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

18 January 2010   13:00 - 14:00
The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall
Steve Redding (Princeton) , joint with Gabriel Ahlfeldt, Daniel Sturm and Nikolaus Wolf
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

11 January 2010   13:00 - 14:00
The Political Economy of Roads in Kenya
Remi Jedwab (PSE and LSE) , joint with Robin Burgess (LSE), Edward Miguel (Berkeley) & Ameet Morjaria (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

07 December 2009   13:00 - 14:00
Household Bargaining and Excess Fertility: An Experimental Study in Zambia
Katja Kaufmann (Mannheim)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

30 November 2009   13:00 - 14:00
Gender and Racial Biases: Evidence from Child Adoption
Leonardo Felli (LSE) , joint with Mariagiovanna Baccara (NYU), Allan Collard-Wexler (NYU) & Leeat Yariv (Caltech)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

23 November 2009   13:00 - 14:00
Fighting Extreme Poverty: Evidence from Bangladesh
Selim Gulesci (EOPP) , joint with Oriana Bandiera (EOPP), Robin Burgess (EOPP) and Imran Rasul (UCL).
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

16 November 2009   13:00 - 14:00
British Law and Caste Identity Manipulation in Colonial India: The Punjab Alienation of Land Act
Guilhem Cassan (EOPP, LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

09 November 2009   13:00 - 14:00
The Nature of State Capacity: Openness, Taxation and Institutions
Rohini Pande (Harvard) , joint with Torsten Persson (IIES)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

02 November 2009   13:00 - 14:00
Political Power Persistence and Economic Development: Evidence from Brazil's Regime Transition
Claudio Ferraz (PUC - Rio)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

26 October 2009   13:00 - 14:00
Optimal (Partial) Group Liability in Microfinance Lending
Treb Allen (Northwestern)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

30 June 2009   13:00 - 14:00
Washington’s Revolving Door: Lobbying, Political Connections and the Market for Access
Mirko Draca (University of Warwick & CEP) , joint with Jordi Blanes-i-Vidal and Christian Fons-Rosen
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

23 June 2009   13:00 - 14:00
TBA
Remi Jedwab (PSE and LSE) , joint with Ameet Morjaria (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

16 June 2009   13:00 - 14:00
Weather and Death in India: Mechanisms and Implications of Climate Change
Dave Donaldson (MIT) , joint with Robin Burgess (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

09 June 2009   13:00 - 14:00
Willingness to Pay for Clean Water in Ghana
Greg Fischer (EOPP and LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

02 June 2009   13:00 - 14:00
Focality, Tasks, and the Beginning of Level-k Reasoning
Stefan Penczynski (Cornell and STICERD, LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

26 May 2009   13:00 - 14:00
Informal Taxation
Monica Singhal (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

19 May 2009   13:00 - 14:00
Sequential Lending, Group Funds, Joint vs Individual Liability
Tom Kemeny (LSE) , joint with Greg Fisher (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

12 May 2009   13:00 - 14:00
Sovereign Default Timing during the Electoral Cycle
Nathan Foley-Fisher (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

17 March 2009   13:00 - 14:00
TBA
Oriana Bandiera (LSE) , joint with Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

10 March 2009   13:00 - 14:00
The International Political Economy of the Resource Curse
Roberto Bonfatti (Oxford)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

24 February 2009   13:00 - 14:00
Mining and Local Government: The Case of Yanacocha Gold Mine
Fernando Aragon (LSE) , joint with Juan Pablo Rud
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

09 December 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Investigating empirically the effect of ranking workers
Jordi Blanes i Vidal (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

02 December 2008   13:00 - 14:00
CANCELLED: NO SEMINAR
Tom Kemeny (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

25 November 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Birthright citizenship and parental outcomes
Irma Clots-Figueras (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) , joint with Paolo Masella
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

18 November 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Optimal Social Security with Imperfect Tagging
Oliver Denk (EOPP) , joint with Jean-Baptiste Michau (LSE and CEP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

11 November 2008   13:00 - 14:00
No Seminar
Vikram Pathania (Department of Management, LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

04 November 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Effects of Operation Barga on Contractual Terms - Theory and Evidence
Selim Gulesci (EOPP) , joint with Oriana Bandiera and Maitreesh Ghatak
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

28 October 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Investment Choice and Inflation Uncertainty
Greg Fischer (EOPP and LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

21 October 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Political Violence and Firms: Micro Evidence from Kenyan Flower Exporters
Ameet Morjaria (EOPP) , joint with Rocco Macchiavello
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

14 October 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Designing Markets for Advice
Luis Garicano (LSE Department of Management & CEP) , joint with Willie Fuchs
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

24 June 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Why Does Unemployment Hurt the Employed? Evidence from the Life Satisfaction Gap between the Public and the Private Sector
Simon Luechinger (University of Zurich)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

17 June 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Oil and Development: The Case of Brazil
Guy Michaels (LSE & CEP) , joint with Francesco Caselli (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

10 June 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Theory of Social Entrepreneurship
Rohini Pande (Harvard) , joint with Maitreesh Ghatak (LSE and EOPP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

03 June 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Performance Information and Electoral Accountability: Evidence from English Councils
Oliver Denk (EOPP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

27 May 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Mining and local development: the case of Yanacocha gold mine
Erlend Berg (Oxford) , joint with Juan Pablo Rud (Destin)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

20 May 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Cash Transfers to the Poor and Political Support
Marco Manacorda (Queen's Mary University and LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

16 May 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Learning from Siblings? Subjective Labour Market Expectations and Education Decisions among Youth in South Africa
Mame-Fatou Diagne (University of California, Berkeley)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

13 May 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Why Do People Litigate?
Madhav Aney (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

06 May 2008   13:00 - 14:00
NO Seminar
Sebastian Stumpner (Berkeley, EOPP visitor)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

29 April 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Managers in Family Firms
Andrea Prat (Columbia University)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

11 March 2008   13:00 - 14:00
TBA
Greg Fischer (EOPP and LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

04 March 2008   13:00 - 14:00
TBA
Hannes Mueller (Institute for Economic Analysis (CSIC))
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

26 February 2008   13:00 - 14:00
TBA
Christopher Stanton (LSE (DoM))
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

19 February 2008   13:00 - 14:00
Costs versus culture: what drives parental sex preferences?
Jas Ellis (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

11 December 2007   13:00 - 14:00
The Determinants of Homeownership across Europe: Panel Data Evidence
Christian Hilber (LSE & SERC)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

27 November 2007   13:00 - 14:00
The Military and Economic Incentives: Loyalty for Sale?
Gabriel Leon (EOPP and LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

20 November 2007   13:00 - 14:00
Organizing Growth
Luis Garicano (LSE Department of Management & CEP) , joint with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, (Princeton)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

13 November 2007   13:00 - 14:00
Are the self employed in developing countries entrepreneurs?: de Soto v. Tokman
Christopher Woodruff (Warwick)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

23 October 2007   13:00 - 14:00
Individual Preferences and Public Deliberation: Evidence From Village Meetings
Radu Ban (EOPP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

09 October 2007   13:00 - 14:00
A Theory of Foreign Influence
Gerard Padro (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

29 June 2007   13:00 - 14:00
Testing Consumer Theory in a Natural Field Experiment: the Case of Charitable Giving
Imran Rasul (UCL and IFS) , joint with Steffen Huck
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

22 June 2007   13:00 - 14:00
The Impact of Hajj
Michael Kremer (Harvard University)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

15 June 2007   13:00 - 14:00
State Failure
Robert Bates (Harvard University)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

08 June 2007   13:00 - 14:00
Impact of bankruptcy reform in the US on the supply of credit to poor credit borrowers and how they react to having credit
Austan Goolsbee (University of Chicago, GSB)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

01 June 2007   13:00 - 14:00
Ethnic Favouritism: Microevidence from Guinea
Masayuki Kudamatsu (London School of Economics)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

25 May 2007   13:00 - 14:00
Decentralization and Access to Social Services in Columbia
Fabio Sanchez (University of the Andes) , joint with Jean-Paul Faguet
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

18 May 2007   13:00 - 14:00
Owners of developed land versus owners of undeveloped land: Why land use is more constrained in the Bay Area than in Pittsburgh
Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (University of Geneva & SERC) , joint with Christian Hilber
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

11 May 2007   13:00 - 14:00
Honours
Rohini Pande (Harvard) , joint with Maitreesh Ghatak
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

04 May 2007   13:00 - 14:00
Urbanization
Guy Michaels (LSE & CEP) , joint with Stephen Redding
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

27 April 2007   13:00 - 14:00
NO SEMINAR
Tom Kemeny (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

01 December 2006   13:00 - 14:00
Do we observe systematic differences in characteristics between entrepreneurs in formal and informal sector? Evidence from urban areas in Ecuador: A semiparametric approach.
Thanyaporn Chankrajang, joint with David Jacho-Chavez (Indiana University)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

24 November 2006   13:00 - 14:00
Party democracy, political competition and quality of politicians
Erlend Berg (Oxford)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

17 November 2006   13:00 - 14:00
Ignorance is Bliss: How to Group Experts for Policy Advice
Hannes Mueller (Institute for Economic Analysis (CSIC))
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

10 November 2006   13:00 - 14:00
Development Uncorked - Very preliminary ideas
Rocco Machiavello (LSE/CEP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

03 November 2006   13:00 - 14:00
Why financial intermediation?
Tianxi Wang (EOPP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

25 October 2006   13:00 - 14:00
Political economy in the early years of social security
Radu Ban (EOPP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

06 October 2006   13:00 - 14:00
Incumbency advantage and supermajority re-election thresholds
Francesco Caselli (CEP & LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2