Fall 2020 Seminar


Unless noted in bold below, all seminars take place at 5 pm UK time on Thursdays.  All seminars will take place on Zoom, links will be shared one week prior via email.  Please note that titles are subject to change.

Date Speaker Affiliation Paper
17.9 No seminar
24.9 Dean Karlan Northwestern University and NBER “Does lasting behavior change require knowledge change? Evidence from savings interventions for young adults”
01.10 Sandra Black Columbia University and NBER “Where Does Wealth Come From? The Determinants of Wealth Over the Lifetime”
08.10 Joshua Goodman Boston University and NBER “Inequality in Household Adaptation to Schooling Shocks: Covid-Induced Online Learning Engagement in Real Time”
15.10 Leah Bouston Princeton University and NBER “Automation before Robots: Machine Tools and the US Labor Market”
Seema Jayachadran Northwestern University and NBER “Counterfactual-specific Effects of Scholarships to Attend Kindergarten on Child Development in India”
29.10 Michael Clemens Center for Global Development “Global Mobility and the Threat of Pandemics: Evidence from Three Centuries”
05.11 No Seminar
12.11 James Feigenbaum Boston University and NBER “How the Other Half Died: Immigration and Mortality in US Cities”
19.11 Erica Field Duke University and NBER “A signaling model of the persistence of child marriage in Bangladesh”
26.11 No seminar, Thanksgiving
03.12 No seminar
10.12 Peter Bergman Columbia University and NBER “Hiring as Exploration”