PEPES Seminar via Zoom - June 3rd

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Michael Callen

Michael CALLEN is Associate Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics (LSE) since 2020. He is also the Research Program Co-Director at the International Growth Center (State Capabilities). He is notably affiliated to NBER, CEPR, BREAD, J-PAL, and CEGA.  Among his editorial duties, he is an Editorial Board Member of the Review of Economic Studies. Prior to joining the LSE he was Assistant Professor of Economics and Strategic Management at the Rady School of Management of the University of California at San Diego.

His primary research interests are political economy, development economics, and experimental economics. 

Michael CALLEN will present a paper at the next PEPES Seminar via Zoom on the theme:

Does Revolution Work? Evidence from the Birth of Nepal's Federal Democracy (read Abstract, PDF 53.7 KB)

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Date: Thursday, June 3rd - 4:30 PM
Location: Zoom 

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Empirical IO Seminar via Zoom - June 1st

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Katja Seim

Katja SEIM is a Professor of Economics at Yale University with joint appointments in the School of Management and in the Department of Economics. She is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and at the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation. In the 2016, she served as Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission for a year. Among her editorial activities, she is a Co-Editor of the RAND Journal of Economics.

Her research focuses on topics of industrial organisation and applied microeconomics. She studies how firms respond to public policies, including entry and technology deployment regulations, competition policy, and tax policy in their entry, product positioning, and pricing choices. Her work also evaluates the role of market power in affecting efficiency and distributional outcomes of government auctions to procure goods and services and sell assets. 

Katja SEIM will present a paper, joint with Eugenio J. MIRAVETE and Jeff THURK, at the next Empirical IO Seminar via Zoom on the theme:

Welfare Consequences of Nominal Excise Taxation (read Abstract, PDF 198.26 KB)

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Date: Tuesday, June 1st - 2:45 PM
Location: Zoom

2021 Summer Workshops in Economics

June 21st and 22nd
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We are pleased to announce that we are renewing with our expanded edition of our Summer Workshops in Economics after a year's hiatus due to COVID-19.

In 2021 we will be hosting:

  • Macroeconomics Workshop
  • Labour Economics Workshop

The event is co-sponsored by Sciences Po, the Banque de France, the Chair in Sovereign Debt, and the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

When? Monday, June 21st and Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021
Where? Zoom

Registration is mandatory. If you would like to attend:

MACROECONOMICS WORKSHOP - JUNE 21st & 22nd

Organisers: Jean BARTHELEMY (Banque de France), Nicolas CŒURDACIER (Sciences Po) and Gaetano GABALLO (HEC), Erwan QUINTIN (University of Wisconsin)

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Guest-speakers:

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labour economics workshop - june 21st & June 22nd

Organisers: Ghazala AZMAT (Sciences Po, IZA) and Pierre CAHUC (Sciences Po, IZA)

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Visitors in June

C. MONTIALOUX, A. PRAT, and X. GABAIX
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In addition to our annual and semestrial visitors this year - Marianne ANDRIES, Cécile GAUBERT (UC Berkeley), Arnaud COSTINOT (MIT), Roland RATHELOT (Warwick), David SRAER (Berkeley Haas) and Gianluca VIOLANTE (Princeton) - we are pleased to be hosting three short-term visitors this Spring.

We extend the warmest welcome to Claire MONTIALOUX (UC Berkeley), Andrea PRAT (Columbia), and Xavier ROUBAIX (Harvard) this June!

Claire MONTIALOUX

Claire Montialoux


Claire MONTIALOUX is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Goldman School of Public Policy of the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
. She is also a Faculty Affiliate at the Opportunity Lab (UC Berkeley) as well as at IRLE (UC Berkeley).

She is a labour economist studying how labour market policies and institutions affect wage inequality, in a global and historical perspective.

She will be visiting with us over the course of June and will be notably participating in our upcoming Summer Workshop in Labour.

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Andrea PRAT

Andrea Prat

Andrea PRAT is the Richard Paul Richman Professor of Business at Columbia Business School and Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, Columbia University. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, an Associate Editor of Theoretical Economics and a director of the Industrial Organisation programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Professor Prat was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2011 and a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2013.

His research focuses on organisational economics and political economy. His current research in organisational economics explores - through theoretical modeling, field experiments, and data analysis - issues such as organisational design, corporate leadership, employee motivation, and optimal disclosure. His current research in political economy attempts to define and measure the influence of the media industry on the democratic process.

Andrea PRAT will be giving an exceptional talk this Friday (June 4th) on the timely subject of Is Journalistic Truth Dead? Measuring How Informed Voters Are about Political News.

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Xavier GABAIX

Xavier Goubaix

Xavier GABAIX is the Pershing Square Professor of Economics and Finance at Harvard University. He is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and of the European Corporate Governance Institute, as well as a member of the CESifo Research Network. Among his editorial duties, he is an Associate Editor of Econometrica, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Quantitative Finance, and the Critical Finance Review.

His research focuses on finance, macroeconomics, and behavioural economics. He received the Fischer Black Prize,given every two years to the best financial economist under 40, the Bernacer Prize given to the best European economist under 40 working in macroeconomics and finance, and the Lagrange and Allais Prizes

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Paris Trade Seminar via Zoom - June 1st

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Thomas Chaney

Thomas CHANEY is Professor of Economics at the Department since 2016. He is currently Joint Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies. He is also a Research Fellow at the CEPR (International Trade and Regional Organizations) and a Research Fellow of the CESifo Research Network. Prior to joining the Department he was Professor of Economics at Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).

His primary research fields are International Trade, Networks, Economic History and Finance. He has been awarded important NSF and ERC grants - in 2011, 2013, and most recently in 2020 for his project "Historical Migrations, Trade and Growth".

Thomas CHANEY will present a paper, joint with Leonardo BURSZTYN, Tarek HASSAN, and Aakaash RAO, at the next Paris Trade Seminar via Zoom on the theme:

The Immigrant Next Door: Exposure, Generosity, and Prejudice (read paper)

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Date: Tuesday, June 1st - 2:30 PM
Location: Zoom 

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