2010 Seminar Schedule

February

15-Feb
Simon G├Ąchter
University of Nottingham
Performance incentives and the dynamics of voluntary cooperation

26-Feb
David S. Jacks
Simon Fraser University
Trade Booms, Trade Busts, and Trade Costs

March

5-Mar
Brendan Moyle
Massey University
Trade Bites Back: The Economics of the Estuarine Crocodile Recovery

17-Mar
Stuart Gillan
Texas Tech University
Expertise, connections, and the labor market for corporate directors: Is it what you know or who you know?

19-Mar
Nicolas Treich
Toulouse School of Economics
Eliciting beliefs: proper scoring rules, incentives, stakes and hedging

26-Mar

Martin Berka
Massey University
What determines European real exchange rates?

April

9-Apr
Charles Plott
California Institute of Technology
Multiple Market Interactions and General Equilibrium in Economics Experiment

30-Apr
Jan Magnus
Tilburg University
WALS Model Averaging

May

7-May
Honours presentations (NO seminar)

14-May
Anthony Endres
University of Auckland
Schumpeter's 'Conduct Model' of the Dynamic Entrepreneur: Nature, Scope and Distinctiveness

21-May
Laura Meriluoto
University of Canterbury
Email Pricing

28-May
Michael McAleer
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Optimal Risk Management Before, During and After the 2008-09 Financial Crisis
download two papers here: Paper 1 and Paper 2

June

4-Jun
Julian Wright
National University of Singapore
Punishment strategies in repeated games: Evidence from experimental markets

July

14-Jul (WEDNESDAY)
Alex Frino
University of Sydney
The impact of maker-taker pricing of exchange services on securities market behaviour: evidence from the NZ stock exchange

16-Jul
Ronald Oaxaca
University of Arizona
You Receive a Lighter Prison Sentence Because You are a Woman or a White? An Economic Analysis of Federal Criminal Sentencing Guidelines

23-Jul
Tomasz Wisniewski
University of Leicester
Piety and Profits: Stock Market Anomaly During the Muslim Holy Month

30-Jul
Hope Corman
Rider University
Effects of Child Health on Housing

August

6-Aug
Hugh Rockoff
Rutgers University
Upon Daedalian Wings of Paper Money: Adam Smith and The Crisis of 1772

11-Aug (WEDNESDAY)
Morten Lau
Newcastle University
Intertemporal Utility and the Discount Rate

13-Aug
Max Stearns
University of Maryland
Direct (Anti-)Democracy

20-Aug
Nicolas Groshenny
RBNZ
Evaluating monetary policy shocks in the post-1984 era

September

10-Sep
Honours presentations (NO seminar)

15-Sep (WEDNESDAY, 2-2:45pm, lunchroom)
Morten Lau
Newcastle University
An Introduction to Bahavioral Econometrics

17-Sep
Honours recruitment (NO seminar)

24-Sep
Jonathan Klick
University of Pennsylvania
Valid Inference in Single-Firm, Single-Event Studies

October

1-Oct
Cary Deck
University of Arkansas
Affecting Policy by Manipulating Prediction Markets: Experimental Evidence

15-Oct
Susmita Roy
University of Canterbury
The impact of unemployment rates on marriage and divorce

Internal Brown-Bag Series

15-Jan

Bob Reed
University of Canterbury
"Measuring the Impact of Switching to All-Multiple Choice Assessments: Resampling the Counterfactual".

29-Jan

Jedrzej Bialkowski
University of Canterbury
"Emerging Market Mutual Fund Performance: Evidence for Poland".

5-Feb

Andrea Menclova
University of Canterbury
"Midwifery in New Zealand and Other Research Tales".

12-Feb

Stephen Hickson
University of Canterbury
"Are Constructed-Response and Multiple-Choice Questions the Same for Everyone?".

Network Economics Series

By Julian Wright, National University of Singapore

All talks are on Friday, 9:00-11:00am, in room C534, with the exception of Thursday 6 May which is from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in room C534.

30-Apr - Network effects

6-May - Introduction to two-sided platforms

14-May - Optimal two-sided platform pricing for a monopoly

21-May - Application to the price structure in a payment card network

28-May - Competition in two-sided platforms

4-June - Application to mobile phone termination pricing