Upcoming Events


Mathieu Taschereau-Dumouchel (Cornell University)
Thursday, April 25, SSC 4161, 3:30-5:00 pm

Sebastian Sotelo (University of Michigan)
"Deforestation: A Global and Dynamic Perspective"
Thursday, April 18, SSC 4161, 3:30-5:00 pm

Dominic Smith (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
"Productivity Dispersion and Structural Change in Retail Trade"
Thursday, April 11, SSC 4161, 3:30-5:00 pm

Previous Events


Tasso Adamopoulos (York University)
"Trade Risk and Food Security"
Thursday, March 21, SSC 4161, 3:30-5:00 pm


Kurt See (Bank of Canada)
"Uncovering the Difference among Displaced Workers: Evidence from Canadian Job Separation Records"
Thursday, November 30, SSC 4161, 3:30-5:00 pm

Nata Duvvury (University of Galway)
Wednesday, October 4, SSC 6120, 3:30-5:00 pm

Javier Cano-Urbina (Florida State University)
"Assessing the Impact of Informal Sector Employment on Young Less-Educated Workers"
Thursday, September 28, SSC 4161, 3:30-5:00 pm

Hamish Low (University of Oxford)
"Fertility and Family Labor Supply"
(joint with Katrine M. Jakobsen and Thomas H. Jorgensen)
Thursday, September 14, SSC 4161, 3:30-5:00 pm
Faculty Seminar

Hamish Low (University of Oxford)
"Welfare Reform"
Wednesday, September 13, SSC 4161, 3:30-5:00 pm
Graduate Seminar

Fabian Lange (McGill University)
"On the Role of Learning, Human Capital, and Performance Incentives for Wages"
(joint with Braz Camargo and Elena Pastorino)
Wednesday, May 10, SSC 4161, 3:30-5:00 pm

Dr. Aristides Vara Horna (USMP)
"Unraveling the Hidden Costs:  The Economic Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women on Business Performance"
Wednesday, May 3, SSC 6210, 3:30-5:00 pm

John Kennes (Aarhus University)
"Job Qualities in the Market for CEOs"
Thursday, May 4, SSC 4161, 12:00-1:00 pm

Ariel Pakes (Harvard University)
"U.S. Healthcare: Problems and Promises"
Distinguished Lecture
Thursday, March 30, McKellar Room, UCC, 3:00-4:30 pm

Ariel Pakes (Harvard University)
"Unobserved Heterogeneity, State Dependence, and Health Plan Choices"
Departmental Seminar
Friday, March 31, Room 4161 SSC, 3:30-5:00 pm

Attila Gyetvai 
(Bank of Portugal)
"The Option Value of Occupations"
Thursday, April 6, Room 4161 SSC, 3:30-5:00 pm

Louis-Pierre Lepage (Stockholm University)
"Learning to Discriminate on the Job"
(joint with Alan Benson)
Thursday, April 27, Room 4161 SSC, 3:30-5:00 pm


Laura Lasio (McGill University)
"Stigma as a Barrier to Treatment and Adoption of Innovation"
Thursday, October 13

Carolina Arteaga (University of Toronto)
"A Manufactured Tragedy: The Origins and Deep Ripples of the Opioid Epidemic"
Thursday, March 10, 2022

Chris Taber (University of Wisconsin- Madison) 
Short-Term Visitor
(Joint with Tim Conley, Joe Altonji, and Todd Elder)
“Methods for using Selection on Observed Variables to Address Selection on Unobserved Variables”
Wednesday, March 9, 2022


Pascual Restrepo (Boston University)
May 13, 2020 - CANCELLED

Hamish Low (University of Oxford)
April 20, 2020 - CANCELLED


Shakeeb Khan (Boston College)
"Dynamic Discrete Choice with Unobserved Heterogeneity"
May 8, 2019

Bruce Weinberg (Ohio State University)
"Publish or Perish: Selective Attrition as an Unifying Explanation for Patterns in Innovation over the Career"
April 25, 2019

Michela Tincani (University College London)
"Promoting Access to University: An Evaluation Using a Structural Model and a Randomized Policy"
April 4, 2019

Seth Sanders (Duke University)
"Immigrant Earnings Assimilation in the United States: A Panel Analysis"
March 7-8, 2019

John Ham (New York University)
"Selection, Gender and the Impact of Schooling Type in the Dhaka Slums"
September 24, 2019

Michael Gilraine (New York University)
October 17, 2019

Giovanni Gallipoli (University of British Columbia)
Short Term Visitor
December 4-6, 2019


Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania)
Short-Term Visitor
"A Dynamic Model of Personality, Schooling, and Occupational Choice"
"Structural Estimation and Policy in Development"
November 22-23, 2018

Cecilia Diaz Campo (Western University)
"Shape-Preserving Approximation Methods"
November 16, 2018

Guerogui Kambourov (University of Toronto)
"Use It or Lose It: Efficiency Gains from Wealth Taxation"
(Joint with Fatih Guvenen, Burhan Kuruscu, Sergio Ocampo, and Daphne Chen)
November 15, 2018

Kegon Tan (University of Rochester)
"Bequest Motives and the Social Security Notch"
October 18, 2018

Francisco Agnostinelli (University of Pennsylvania)
"Money vs. time: Family Income, Maternal Labor Supply, and Child Development"
October 4, 2018 


Richard Blundell (University College London)
“Consumption and Income Dynamics”
November 24, 2017

Richard Blundell (University College London)
“Children, Time Allocation and Consumption Insurance”
November 23, 2017

Stéphane Bonhomme (University of Chicago)
"Discretizing Unobserved Heterogeneity"
November 22, 2017

David Blau (Ohio State University)
"Intergenerational Correlation in Family Structure:
A New Look with Data from the NLSY79 Female Respondents and their Young Adult Children"
November 15, 2017

Todd Schoellman (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
“The Changing Roles of Family Income and Academic
Ability for US College Attendance”
November 7, 2017

Nicolas Roys (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
"Skill Prices, Occupations and Changes in the Wage Structure for Low Skilled Men"
(with Chris Taber)
September 17, 2017

UM-MSU-UWO Labour Day Conference
May 10, 2017