Departmental Seminar 2008-2009

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Semester A

Date Speaker Title
November 02, 2008 Paul Wachtel
NYU
Syndicated loans, foreign banking and capital market development Syndicated loans, foreign banking and capital market development PDF version
November 10, 2008 Avi Simhon
Hebrew University
The Transmission of Longevity across Generations with Saul Lach and Yaacov Ritov The Transmission of Longevity across Generations with Saul Lach and Yaacov Ritov PDF version
November 17, 2008 Yishay Yaffe
Hebrew University
DO CULTURAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CONTRACTING PARTIES MATTER? EVIDENCE FROM SYNDICATED BANK LOANS DO CULTURAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CONTRACTING PARTIES MATTER? EVIDENCE FROM SYNDICATED BANK LOANS PDF version
November 24, 2008 Yaron Zelicha מה בין שחיתות למדיניות כלכלית
December 01, 2008 Ady Pauzner
Tel Aviv
Optimal Bilateral Trade of Multiple Objects Optimal Bilateral Trade of Multiple Objects PDF version
December 08, 2008 Samuel Bowles
Santa Fe Institute
Persistent Institutions (with Suresh Naidu) Persistent Institutions (with Suresh Naidu) PDF version
December 15, 2008 Stanislav Anatolyev
Moscow
Sequential Testing with Uniformly Distributed Size
December 16, 2008 Job Candidate, Alan Miller
California Institute of Technology
A Model of Community Standards A Model of Community Standards PDF version
December 22, 2008 Omer Moav
Hebrew U
Conspicuous Consumption, Human Capital, and Poverty (with Zvika Neeman) Conspicuous Consumption, Human Capital, and Poverty (with Zvika Neeman) PDF version
December 23, 2008 Job Candidate, Guy Mayraz
London School of Economics
Priors and Desires: A Model of Payoff-Dependent Beliefs Priors and Desires: A Model of Payoff-Dependent Beliefs PDF version
December 29, 2008 Job Candidate, Oren Rigbi
Stanford
The Effects of Usury Laws: Evidence from the Online Loan Market The Effects of Usury Laws: Evidence from the Online Loan Market PDF version
January 05, 2009 Mark Gradstein
Ben Gurion
Endogenoous Political Accountability
January 11, 2009 Job Candidate, Ethan Ilzetzki
University of Maryland
Rent-Seeking Distortions and Fiscal Procyclicality Rent-Seeking Distortions and Fiscal Procyclicality PDF version
January 12, 2009 Simon Gächter Performance Incentives and the Dynamics of Voluntary Cooperation Performance Incentives and the Dynamics of Voluntary Cooperation PDF version
January 13, 2009 Job Candidate, Alon Eizenberg
Yale University
Upstream Innovation and Product Variety in the U.S. Home PC Market Upstream Innovation and Product Variety in the U.S. Home PC Market PDF version
January 19, 2009 Bradley Ruffle
Ben Gurion
TBA
January 20, 2009 Job Candidate, Evgenia Dechter
University of Rochester
After Motherhood: Effects of Maternity Leave and E₪ort Reallocation on Earnings After Motherhood: Effects of Maternity Leave and E₪ort Reallocation on Earnings PDF version
January 26, 2009 Job Candidate, Avraham Y. Ebenstein Water Pollution and Digestive Cancers in China Water Pollution and Digestive Cancers in China PDF version
January 27, 2009 Job Candidate, Ellerie Weber Measuring Welfare from Ambulatory Surgery Centers: A Spatial Analysis of Demand for Healthcare Facilities Measuring Welfare from Ambulatory Surgery Centers: A Spatial Analysis of Demand for Healthcare Facilities PDF version
January 28, 2009 Job Candidate, Alex R. Horenstein
Arizona State University
Approximate Factor Models: New Estimation Method and Applications. Approximate Factor Models:  New Estimation Method and Applications. PDF version

Semester B

Date Speaker Title
March 16, 2009 P.V. VISWANATH
Pace University
More on Land Markets in Roman Palestine More on Land Markets in Roman Palestine PDF version
March 23, 2009 Heinrich Ursprung
University of Konstanz
Economics of Economic Research
March 30, 2009 François Bourguignon
Paris School of Economics
The political economy of redistribution and institution building in elite-dominated economies (Joint with Thierry Verdier ) The political economy of redistribution and institution building  in elite-dominated economies (Joint with Thierry Verdier ) PDF version
April 20, 2009 Pierre Kopp
University of Paris-Sorbonne
Urban Tolls: Price and congestion Some lessons for a better urban public policy Urban Tolls: Price and congestion Some lessons for a better urban public policy PDF version
April 27, 2009 Neil Gandal
School of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University
R&D Spillovers: The social network of Open Source Software (joint with Chaim Fershtman) R&D Spillovers: The social network of Open Source Software (joint with Chaim Fershtman) PDF version
May 04, 2009 Konrad Stahl
University of Mannheim
Ownership and Control in Differentiated Product Markets Ownership and Control in Differentiated Product Markets PDF version
May 11, 2009 Elena Pesavento
Emory University
Sensitivity of Impulse Responses to Small Low Frequency Co-movements: Reconciling the Evidence on the Effects of Technology Shocks Sensitivity of Impulse Responses to Small Low Frequency Co-movements: Reconciling the Evidence on the Effects of Technology Shocks PDF version
May 18, 2009 Oscar Volij
Ben Gurion Univeristy
An Axiomatic Characterization of the Theil Inequality Ordering An Axiomatic Characterization of the Theil Inequality Ordering PDF version
May 25, 2009 Itzhak Zilcha
Tel Aviv University
Private Investment in Higher Education: Comparing Alternative Funding Schemes Private Investment in Higher Education: Comparing Alternative Funding Schemes PDF version
June 01, 2009 Itzhak Aharon
Hebrew University
Is Neuroeconomics a New Field or Just a New Trend
June 08, 2009 Robert Barsky
University of Michigan
The Japanese Bubble: a Heterogeneous Approach The Japanese Bubble: a Heterogeneous Approach PDF version
June 15, 2009 Michael Lechner
University of St. Gallen
Long-run labour market and health effects of individual sports activities Long-run labour market and health effects of individual sports activities PDF version
June 22, 2009 Dotan Persitz
Tel Aviv University
Power and Core-Periphery Networks Power and Core-Periphery Networks PDF version