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Economic History

2018 Fall Quarter
Date Speaker Title Time/Place
September 26, 2018 Saumitra Jha
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Economic History Seminar
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
October 3, 2018 Joy Chen
Stanford University
Economic History Seminar
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
October 10, 2018 Joint Applied Micro Seminar
JAMS link
3:30pm
October 17, 2018 Ellora Derenoncourt
Harvard University
Economic History Seminar
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
October 24, 2018 No Seminar
3:30pm
October 31, 2018 Jennifer Burns
Stanford University
Economic History Seminar
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
November 7, 2018 Amanda Gregg
MIddlebury College
Economic History Seminar
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
November 14, 2018 Romain Wacziarg
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Economic History Seminar (**PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE**)
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
November 14, 2018 Joint Applied Micro Seminar
JAMS link
3:30pm
November 28, 2018 Jaime Arellano-Bover
Stanford University
Economic History Seminar
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
December 12, 2018 Joint Applied Micro Seminar
JAMS link
3:30pm

Past Events

2018 Spring
Date Speaker Title Time/Place
May 30, 2018 Andrew Hall
Stanford University, Department of Political Science
Wealth, Slave Ownership, and Fighting for the Confederacy: An Empirical Study of the American Civil War
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
May 23, 2018 Battista Severgnini
Copenhagen Business School
The Deep Roots of Rebellion: Evidence from the Irish Revolution
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
May 16, 2018 JOINT APPLIED MICRO
3:30pm
May 9, 2018 Vicky Fouka
Stanford University/Naval Post-Graduate School
From Immigrants to Americans: Race and Assimilation during the Great Migration
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
April 25, 2018 Nuno Palma
European University Institute and University of Groningen
The Existence and Persistence of Liquidity Effects: Evidence from a Large-Scale Historical Natural Experimen t
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
April 18, 2018 Latika Chaudhary
Stanford University
Cultural Transmission and the Colonial Legacy: Evidence from Public Good Games Along a Historical Border
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
April 11, 2018 JOINT APPLIED MICRO
3:30pm to 5:00pm

April 4, 2018 Nico Voigtlander
UCLA
The Medieval Roots of Inclusive Institutions: From the Norman Conquest of England to the Great Reform Act
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
2018 Winter
Date Speaker Title Time/Place
March 14, 2018 Joint Applied Micro Seminar
3:30pm
March 7, 2018 Benjamin Enke
Harvard University, (co-sponsored by The Europe Center)
Kinship Systems, Cooperation, and the Evolution of Culture
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
February 28, 2018 Mark Koyama
George Mason University and Mercatus Center Senior Scholar (visiting Stanford Hoover Institution)
Autocratic Rule and Social Capital: Evidence from Imperial China
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
February 21, 2018 Mohamed Saleh
Toulouse School of Economics (visiting Stanford University)
Taxing Unwanted Populations: Fiscal Policy and Conversions in Early Islam (joint with Jean Tirole)
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
February 14, 2018 Joint Applied Micro Seminar
3:30pm
February 7, 2018 Gabriel Zuckman
UC Berkeley (visiting Stanford University)
From Soviets to Oligarchs: Inequality and Property in Russia, 1905-2016
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
Date Speaker Title Time/Place
December 6, 2017 Ron Harris
visiting Stanford University
Trading with strangers: the corporate form in the move from municipal governance to overseas trade
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
November 30, 2017 Stephen Adams
Salisbury University
Silicon Valley’s First Half Century (co-sponsored with the Approaches to Capitalism workshop)
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4:30pm to 6:00pm

Watts Room, Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa St, Stanford.
November 29, 2017 Marco Tabellini
MIT
Gifts of the Immigrants, Woes of the Natives: Lessons from the Age of Mass Migration
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
November 22, 2017 No Seminar (Thanksgiving Week)
3:30pm to 5:00pm

November 15, 2017 Joint Applied Micro Seminar
3:30pm to 5:00pm

November 8, 2017 Cathrin Mohr
Ludwig Maximilians University (visiting Harvard)
Carrots or Sticks: Protests and Construction in the German Democratic Republic
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
November 1, 2017 Kris Mitchener
Santa Clara University
Swords into Bank Shares: Finance, Conflict and Political Reform in Meiji Japan
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
October 25, 2017 No Seminar
3:30pm to 5:00pm

October 18, 2017 Ufuk Akcigit
University of Chicago
The Rise of American Ingenuity: Innovation and Inventors of the Golden Age
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Building 351
October 11, 2017 No Meeting (Combined with Joint Applied Micro Seminar)
**JAMS LINK for Seminar**
(All day)
October 4, 2017 Oriol Pons Benaiges
Stanford University
Did Government Intervention Target Technological Externalities? Industrial Policy and Economic Growth in Postwar Japan, 1964-1983
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Building 351
September 27, 2017 David Yang
Stanford University
Media Censorship in China: 1984 or Brave New World
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
May 31, 2017 Guy Michaels
London School of Economics
Upgrade slums or invest before they form? Evidence from Tanzania
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
May 24, 2017 Vicky Fouka
Stanford University
How do immigrants respond to discrimination? The case of Germans in the US during World War I
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
May 10, 2017 Greg Clark
University of California, Davis
The Decline of the North Of England 1910-2017: A Surname Investigation
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
May 3, 2017 Jared Rubin
Chapman University
The Cultural Transmission of Trust Norms: Evidence from a Lab in the Field on a Natural Experiment
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
April 26, 2017 Sara Lowes
Harvard University
Blood Rubber: The Effects of Labor Coercion on Institutions and Culture in the DRC
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
April 12, 2017 Nathaniel Hilger
Brown University
Upward Mobility and Discrimination: The Case of Asian Americans
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
April 5, 2017 Noam Yuchtman
UC Berkeley
Reallocation and Secularization: The Economic Consequences of the Protestant Reformation
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
March 15, 2017 Melissa Dell
Harvard University
The Development Effects of the Extractive Colonial Economy: The Dutch Cultivation System in Java
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
March 8, 2017 Peter Temin
MIT
The Vanishing Middle Class
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
March 1, 2017 James Feigenbaum
Boston University
Capital Destruction and Economic Growth: The Effects of Sherman's March, 1850-1920
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
February 22, 2017 Joseph Ferrie
Northwestern University
Up from Poverty? The 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery and the Long-run Distribution of Wealth
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
February 15, 2017 Jose Espin-Sanchez
Yale University
The Old Men in the Census: Inequality and Mobility in 18th Centruy Murcia
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
February 8, 2017 Mark Westcott
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich
Shocking Racial Attitudes: Black G.Is in Europe
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
December 7, 2016 Mark Dincecco
University of Michigan
The Economic Legacy of Warfare Evidence from European Regions
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
November 30, 2016 Nathan Nunn
Harvard University
Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
November 23, 2016 No Seminar (Thanksgiving break)
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
November 16, 2016 David Jacks
Simon Fraser University
Infant Mortality and the Repeal of Federal Prohibition
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
November 9, 2016 Joachim Voth
University of Zurich
Killer Incentives: Awards, Status Competition, and Pilot Performance during World War II
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
November 2, 2016 Mara P. Squicciarini
Northwestern University
Devotion and Development: Religiosity, Education, and Economic Progress in 19th Century France
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
October 26, 2016 Martha Bailey
University of Michigan
How do Automated Linking Methods Perform? Evidence from the LIFE-M Project” (with Morgan Henderson and Catherine Massey)
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
October 19, 2016 Guillaume Daudin
Universite Paris-Dauphine
The Rationality of Early Modern Merchant Bookkeeping: a Quantitative Approach with Pierre Gervais
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
October 12, 2016 No Seminar
3:30pm to 5:00pm

October 5, 2016 Murat Iyigun,
University of Colorado Boulder
Why Wait? A Century of Education, Marriage Timing and Gender Roles Affiliation
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
September 28, 2016 Santiago Perez
Stanford University
Title 9/28/16: TBA
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
June 1, 2016 Eric Chaney
Harvard University
The Medieval Origins of Comparative European Development: Evidence from the Basque Country
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
May 25, 2016 Marcella Alsan
Stanford University
Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
May 16, 2016 Melissa Dell
Harvard University
Bombing the Way to State-Building ? Lessons from the Vietnam War (with Pablo Querubin) **(Joint Seminar with Development Seminar)****(PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DAY, TIME, AND PLACE)**
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg E101
May 11, 2016 Ariell Zimran
Northwestern University
Does Sample-Selection Bias Explain the Antebellum Puzzle? Evidence from Military Enlistment in the Nineteenth-Century United States
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
May 3, 2016 Irman Rasul
University College of London
Nation-Building Through Compuilsory Schooling During the Age of Mass Migration (**PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT DAY AND PLACE**)
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Conference Room A
April 27, 2016 Vicky Fouka
Stanford University
Backlash: The Unintended Effects of Language Prohibition in US Schools after World War I
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
April 18, 2016 Omer Moav
University of Warwick
Cereals, Appropriability and Hierarchy(**PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT DAY AND PLACE**)
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Conference Room B
April 13, 2016 Lars Boerner
The London School of Economics
Time for Growth
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
April 6, 2016 Joanna Lahey
Texas A & M
The Marginal Child throughout the Life Cycle: Evidence from Early Law Variation
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
March 30, 2016 John Tang
Australian National University
The Engine and the Reaper: Industrialization and Mortality in Early Modern Japan
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
March 9, 2016 John Parman
William & Mary
Health, Gender and Mobility: Using Longevity to Estimate Changes in Intergenerational Mobility Over Time
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
March 2, 2016 Dan Bogart
UC Irvine
There can be no partnership with the King’: Political Instability and the English East India Company
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
February 24, 2016 Saumitra Jha
Stanford University GSB
Conquered but not Vanquished: Inter-Ethnic Complementarities and Indigenous Capitalists in Mexico
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
February 17, 2016 Laura Salisbury
York University
Migration in Response to Civil Conflict: Evidence from the Border of the American Civil War
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
February 10, 2016 Nancy Qian
Yale University
The Fluidity of Race: "Passing" in the United States, 1880-1940
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
December 9, 2015 Paul Rhode
University of Michigan
The "New History of Capitalism" and Slavery
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ 351
December 2, 2015 Mark Koyama
George Mason University
Bones, Bacteria and Break Points: The Heterogeneous Spatial Effects of the Black Death and Long-Run Growth
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
November 18, 2015 Trevon Logan
Ohio State University
The National Rise in Residential Segregation
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
November 11, 2015 Luigi Pascali The Wind of Change: Maritime Technology, Trade and Economic Development (Joint seminar with International Trade Workshop)
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
November 4, 2015 Reka Juhasz
Princeton University
Temporary Protection and Technology Adoption: Evidence from the Napoleonic Blockade
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
October 28, 2015 Philip Hoffman
Caltech
Why Did Europe Conquer the World? (*PLEASE NOTE- DIFFERENT TIME AND PLACE*)
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4:30pm to 6:00pm

Gunn-SIEPR Bldg #320
October 21, 2015 Peter Koudijs
Stanford GSB
Marrying for Money: Evidence from Changes in Marital Property Laws in the U.S. South, 1840-1850
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
October 14, 2015 Fabian Waldinger
University of Warwick
International Knowledge Flows: Evidence from the Collapse of International Science in the Wake of WWI
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
October 7, 2015 Adriane Fresh
Stanford University
When are Revolutions Revolutionary? Political Power and Institutional Change During Britain's Revolutionary Period
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
September 30, 2015 Michela Giorcelli
Stanford University
The Effects of Management and Technology Transfer: Evidence from the Marshall Plan Productivity Program
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
September 23, 2015 No Seminar
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Economic Bldg 351
June 3, 2015 Jonathan Rose
Federal Reserve
Can a Bank Run Be Stopped? Government Guarantees and the Run on Continental Illinois
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
May 27, 2015 Hoyt Bleakley
University of Michigan
History and the Sizes of Cities: A Structural, Partial-Identification Approach to Path Dependence
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
May 13, 2015 Bob Margo
Boston University
The Division of Labor and Economies of Scale in Late Nineteenth Centruy American Manufacturing: New Evidence
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
May 6, 2015 Dora Costa
UCLA
Death and the Media: Asymmetries in Infectious Disease Reporting During the Health Transition
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg
April 29, 2015 Kris Mitchener
Santa Clara University
Shadowy Banks and the Interbank Amplifier during the Great Depression
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
April 22, 2015 Sascha Becker
University of Warwick
Religion, Division of Labor and Conflict: Evidence over Six Centuries
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
April 15, 2015 Sandra Sequeira
LSE
Migrants and the Making of America
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
April 8, 2015 Nick Crafts
University of Warwick
A Vision of the Growth Process in a Technologically Progressive Economy: the United States, 1899-1941
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
April 1, 2015 Price Fishback
University of Arizona
The Impact of World War II on the Demand for Female Workers in Manufacturing
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
March 11, 2015 Masa Aoki
Stanford University
A Three-Person Game of Institutional Resilience versus Transition: A Model and its Application to China-Japan Comparative History
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
March 4, 2015 Andrei Markevich
New Economic School
Land tenure and Productivity in Agriculture: The Case of the Stolypin Reform in Late Imperial Russia
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
February 25, 2015 Suresh Naidu
Columbia University
Start-up Nation? SlaveWealth and Entrepreneurship in Civil War Maryland
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
February 18, 2015 Nicolas Ziebarth
University of Iowa
The Ins and Outs of City Growth
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
February 11, 2015 Petra Moser
Stanford University
Copyright and Creativity - Evidence from Italian Operas
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
December 3, 2014 Naomi Lamoreaux
Yale University
Contractual Freedom and the Evolution of Corporate Control in Britain, 1862 TO 1929
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
November 19, 2014 Ali Yaycioglu
Stanford History Department
Partners of the Empire: Crisis of the Ottoman Order in the Age of Revolutions
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
November 5, 2014 Bill Collins
Vanderbilt University
The Great Migration in Black and White : New Evidence on the Selection and Sorting of Southern Migrants
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3:30pm to 5:30pm

Econ Bldg 351
October 29, 2014 Sevket Pamuk
Bogazici Institute
Debasements in Europe and their Causes, 1500-1800
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bdlg 351
October 22, 2014 Paola Giuliano
UCLA
Growing up in a Recession
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
October 15, 2014 Nicola Bianchi
Stanford University
The General Equilibrium Effects of Educational Expansion
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
October 8, 2014 Walker Hanlon
UCLA
Temporary Shocks and Persistent Effects in the Urban System: Evidence from British Cities after the U.S. Civil War
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
October 1, 2014 Chiaki Moriguchi
Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
Adopted Children and Step Children in Twentieth-Century America
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351
September 24, 2014 Jose Espin
Yale University
The Illiquidity of Water Markets
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3:30pm to 5:00pm

Econ Bldg 351