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Fall 2018 Guest Speakers
All Wednesday Seminars are held at 3:30 pm in 452 Snow and Friday Seminars are held at 3:30 pm in 120 Snow unless noted otherwise.

* indicates "Oswald Distinguished Speaker"

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
Aug 29
Daniel Tannenbaum (Nebraska) Does eviction cause poverty? Quasi-experimental evidence from Cook County, IL Slusky
Aug 31 No Seminar Labor Day Weekend  
Sept 5 Jacquelyn Pless (Oxford) Are "Complementary Policies" Substitutes? Evidence from R&D Subsidies in the UK Earnhart
Sept 21 Corina Mommaerts (Wisconsin-Madison) Migration and Consumption Insurance in Bangladesh Slusky
Sept 28 JunJie Wu (Oregon State) Mobility, Agglomeration, and the Effectiveness of Environmental Regulation Tsvetanov
Oct 5 Katie Genadek (Census Bureau) Universal Full-Day Kindergarten and Maternal Labor Supply: A Life-Cycle Analysis Ginther
Oct 12 No Seminar Fall Break  
Oct 31
Han Wang (K-State Job Market Candidate)
Polarization of American Workers: The Big Squeeze from Occupational Exposure to Value-added Imports [pdf]
Nov 2 Enrique Martínez-García (Dallas Fed) Monetary policy expectations and economic fluctuations at the zero-lower bound [pdf] Keating
Nov 7
Mian Raza (K-State Job Market Candidate) Dumping on free trade, optimal antidumping duties, and price undertakings: Welfare implications in a two-market equilibrium analysis Tsvetanov
Nov 14
Michelle Marcus (Vanderbilt)
Testing the water: Drinking water quality, public notifcation, and school outcomes
Nov 16 Ying Lin (K-State Job Market Candidate)
How much do consumers value single-cup coffee brew technology? Assessing market impacts of single-cup brew technology on the U.S. brew-at-home coffee market [pdf]
Nov 23 No Seminar Thanksgiving Break  
Nov 28
Gautam Gowrisankaran (Arizona)   Slusky
Nov 30 Nuwan Indika (K-State Job Market Candidate) Does Vertical Integration in the U.S. Carbonated Soft Drink Industry Lead to Anticompetitive Effects? Tvetanov
Dec 5 Shengnan Fang (K-State Job Market Candidate) Competitive conduct and antitrust policy actions in the U.S. dairy industry--The case of Dean Foods and Foremost Farms USA [pdf] Slusky
Dec 7 No Seminar Stop Day  

Fall 2017
Guest Speakers

* indicates "Oswald Distinguished Speaker"

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
8/25/17 Lee Smith (KC Fed) Forward Guidance, Monetary Policy Uncertainty, and the Term Premium Keating
9/1/17 No Seminar Labor Day Weekend  
4 pm 120 Snow
Jason Lindo (Texas A&M)

"How Far Is Too Far? New Evidence on Abortion Clinic Closures, Access, and Abortions"

4062 Wescoe
Lucie Schmidt (Williams College)

Supplemental Security Income and Child Outcomes: Evidence from Birth Weight Eligibility Cutoffs

9/15/17 Brad Hershbein (Upjohn Inst.) Do Recessions Accelerate Routine-Biased Technological Change? Evidence from Vacancy Postings Slusky
9/22/17 No Seminar

Department Retreat

9/29/17 Myrna Wooders (Vanderbilt) Monopolists of Scarce Information and Small Group Effectiveness in Large Quasilinear Economies Cornet
10/20/17 Manuel Pulido Velasquez


Department PhD Candidate
Sasha Skiba (Wyoming)

International trade, internal geography, and non-homothetic consumption patterns 

11/3/17 Lutz Kilian (Michigan)
"Lower oil prices and the U.S. economy: Is this time different?"
358 Snow
Morris Kleiner (Minnesota) Is Occupational Licensing a Barrier to Interstate Migration? Ginther
11/17/17 Farah Quazi (K-State) Investment Brings Change: Implications for News-Driven Business Cycles Slusky
11/24/17 No Seminar Thanksgiving Break  
452 Snow Hall
Michael Richards (Vanderbilt)   Slusky
4:30 120 Snow
Adeel Faheem (KState)   Slusky
358 Snow
Russell Weinstein (Illinois) Local Labor Markets and Human Capital Investments Ginther
12/8/17 No Seminar Stop Day  

Spring 2017

All Seminars held in 358 Snow at 3:30 pm unless noted otherwise.

* indicates "Oswald Distinguished Speaker"

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
1/27/17 Michael Fan (Xiamen University) Temperature and Performance: Evidence from Online Game Behavior in China Cai
2/10/17 Aaron Hedlund (Missouri) Mortgage Debt, Consumption, and Illiquid Housing Markets in the Great Recession Keating
2/17/17* Joe Ballegeer (UMKC)
The Status of Entrepreneurs in Kansas City, Mo: Exploring the Quarterly Census of Employers and Wages.
2/24/17 Benjamin Keen (Oklahoma) How Robust are Popular Models of Nominal Frictions? Keating
3/3/17 Dan Henderson (Alabama) A PARTIALLY PARAMETRIC MODEL Cai

358 Snow

Dan Grossman (WVU)
Big XII Faculty Fellow

Neighborhood Networks and Program Participation

3/10/17 Lucie Schmidt (Williams College) Canceled Ginther
454 Snow Hall
John Conley (Vanderbuilt) Capitalization, Decentralization, and Intergenerational Spillovers in a Tiebout Economy with a Durable Public Good Ginther
3/24/17 Spring Break-No seminar    
3/31/17 Ben Schwab (K-State)
Sick and Tell: A Field Experiment Analyzing the Effects of an Illness-Related Employment Gap on the Callback Rate*
4/5/17 4:30
120 Snow
Leemore Dafny
(Harvard Business School)
The Price Effects of Cross-Market Hospital Mergers Slusky
DSGE Workshop
Brent Bundick (Kansas City Fed)

Perturbation Methods and DYNARE - 9:30-10:40 in The Jay 1st Floor Kansas Union
Hands on lab - 10:50-12:00 in The Jay 1st Floor Kansas Union 

Uncertainty Shocks in a Model of Effective Demand - 3:30 Seminar in 358 Snow

DSGE Workshop
Alexander Richter (Dallas Fed)

DSGE Workshop Session I - 9:00-11:00 in International Rm. Kansas Union
DSGE Workshop Session II - 12:30-2:30 in International Rm. Kansas Union

Are Nonlinear Methods Necessary at the Zero Lower Bound? - 3:30 Seminar in 358 Snow


120 Snow

Astrid Grasdal (Bergen) Increased shared physical custody:  Good or bad for the children's achievements in school? Ginther

Lee Smith (Kansas City Fed)

Bond Premiums and the Natural Real Rate of Interest Keating
4/28/17 Jonathan Hughes (University of Colorado Boulder) When Should Carpools in HOV Lanes be Encouraged? Tsvetanov
5/3/17 4:00
120 Snow
Doug Almond (Columbia)   Slusky
5/5/17 Stop Day-No seminar    

Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Guest Speakers
All Seminars held in 358 Snow at 3:30 pm unless noted otherwise.

* indicates "Oswald Distinguished Speaker"

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
8/26/16 No Seminar Department Retreat  
9/2/16 No Seminar Labor Day Weekend  
2:30 pm
Tess Stafford (New South Wales)

Experience and the Wage Elasticity of Labor Supply

9/30/16 Zheng Wang (Capital University, China) How Consumer Data Can Alter Quality Races Zhang
10/21/16* Kimberly Zieschang (Queensland)

Financial Services in the Macroeconomic Accounts

11/18/16 Nicholas Sly (Kansas City Fed) The Labor Market Effects of Offshoring by U.S. Multinational Firms: Evidence from Changes in Global Tax Policies Keating
11/25/16 No Seminar Thanksgiving Break  
12/9/16 No Seminar Stop Day  

Spring 2016

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
2/5/16 Liang Peng
Georgia State

Statistical Inference for  the Lee-Carter Mortality Model

Zongwu Cai
2/12/16 Molin Zhong
Fed Reserve Board in DC
A New Approach to Identifying the Real Effects of Uncertainty Shocks Zongwu Cai
120 Snow
Jay Bhattacharya
Stanford School of Medicine
Age and the Trying Out of New Ideas &
Neophilia Ranking of Scientific Journals
Donna Ginther
3/4/16 Elie Tamer
Harvard University
Computationally Simple Confidence Set for Sets Zongwu Cai
3/11/16 Gary Hoover
University of Oklahoma
Plagiarism in the Social Sciences John Keating
3/18/16 Spring Break-No seminar    
Brent Bundick
Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank
The Dynamic Effects of Forward Guidance Shocks John Keating
3/25/16 Vincy Fon
George Washington University
A Talmudic Bankruptcy Solution: The CCC Principle Joe Sicilian
4/1/16 Santanu Roy
Southern Methodist University

Competitive Signaling of Product Quality and the Cost of False Disclosure

Tarun Sabarwal
120 Snow Hall
Susan Averett
Lafayette College
Minimum Wages and Health David Slusky
Zhiwei Liu

Ambiguous implementation: the partition model 

Jianbo Zhang
4/22/16 Eric Sjöberg
University of Utah
The effect of ambient air pollutants on pregnancy outcomes and associated medical costs Dietrich Earnahrt
4/29/16 Eric Emch
Bates White Econ. Consulting
Antitrust Policy: Current State and Emerging Trends Tarun Sabarwal
5/6/16 Stop Day-No seminar    

Fall 2015

Date Speaker Seminar Title Faculty Host
9/4/15 No Seminar Labor Day Weekend  
9/11/15 No Seminar Department Retreat  
9/18/15 Randall Bluffstone
Portland State University
Carbon Sequestration from Commonly Held Forestland in a Developing Economy Dietrich Earnhart
9/25/15 Nicholas Yannelis
University of Iowa

General Equilibrium with Ambiguity

Bernard Cornet
10/2/15 Shawn Ni
University of Missouri
Detrending Macroeconomic Time Series Data Zongwu Cai
10/9/15 Maxwell Stinchcombe
University of Texas at Austin
Patient Preferences and Programming Tarun Sabarwal
10/23/15 Ted Joyce
Baruch College

"Do Students Know Best? Choice, Classroom Time, and Academic Performance"

David Slusky
10/30/15 Alex Richter
Auburn University
Forward Guidance and the State of the Economy Shu Wu
11/6/15 Jianqing Fan
Princeton University
Sufficient Forecasting Using Factor Models Zongwu Cai
11/13/15 Jose Mustre-del-Rio
Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank
Downward Nominal Rigid Wages, Inflation, and Unemployment Shu Wu
11/27/15 No Seminar Thanksgiving Break  
12/4/15 Willem Van Zandweghe
Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank
Kinked Demand Curves and Inflation Persistence in a Low-Inflation Economy John Keating
12/11/15 No Seminar Stop Day  

Spring 2015

Date Speaker Seminar Title
Jan 23 No Seminar First Week of Classes
Feb 6    
Feb 13 Guilia La Mattina (S. Florida)  
Feb 20 Michael Fan (St. Louis)  
Feb 27 Jun Ma (Alabama) What Drives Commodity Returns? Market, Sector or Idiosyncratic Factors?
March 6    
March 13    
March 20 No Seminar Spring Break
March 27    
April 3 *Makram El-Shagi (Halle Inst & Henan) Real Effective Exchange Rate Misalignment in the Euro Area: A counterfactual Analysis
April 10    
April 17    
April 20
Tony Marino (USC) Work Environment and Moral Hazard
April 24 Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong (S. Florida) Do African Countries Get Health from Health Aid?
May 1    
May 8 No Seminar Stop Day

Fall 2014

Date Speaker Seminar Title
Aug 29 No Seminar First Week of Classes/Department Retreat
Sept 5    
Sept 12    
Sept 19    
Sept 26    
Oct 3 Aeimit Lakdawala (Mich St.) How credible is the Federal Reserve? A structural
estimation of policy re-optimizations
Oct 10 Lana Friesen (Queensland)  
Oct 17 Laura Grant (Wisc)  
Oct 24 Qi Li (Texas A&M)  
Oct 31    
Nov 7 Steven Tadelis (Berkeley)  
Nov 14 Carlos Lamarche (Kentucky)  
Nov 21 Jun Nie (KC Fed)  
Nov 28 No Seminar Thanksgiving Break
Dec 5 Shu Shen (UC-Davis)  
Dec 12 No Seminar Stop Day

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