Cowles Lunch Talks

Upcoming Cowles Lunches


Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:15, Common Room

Schedule maintained by Darlene Smith (203-432-3704)


May 03
Dave Donaldson, Stanford University
"Comparative Advantage and Global Factor Demand"

28 Hillhouse, Common Lounge
Cowles Lunches

Past Lunch Talks

2016-2017

September 30
Stephen Morris, Princeton University
“Illiquidity Component of Credit Risk” (with Hyun Song Shin) [Paper]
October 28
Keith Chen, Yale University
"Do Choices Affect or Reflect Preferences? Theorems and New Experimental Evidence”
April 13
V. V. Chari, University of Minnesota
“Adverse Selection, Reputation, and Sudden Collapses in Secondary Loan Markets” [Slides]
April 20
Dirk Bergemann, Yale University
“Robust Prediction in Games with Incomplete Information” (with Stephen Morris) [Slides]
September 07
Costas Arkolakis, Yale
"Advancements in Gravity Models of Spatial Economics" PDF icon [Slides]
September 21
Sir John Vickers, University of Oxford
"Banking Reform in the UK" PDF icon vickers_cowles.pdf
October 26
Oliver Linton, Cambridge University
"Implications of High-Frequency Trading for Security Markets"
November 09
Robert Gibbons, MIT
"Besides Markets: Governance of Economic Interaction in Organizations and Other Institutions? (and in the doctoral core??)" PDF icon gibbons_b._governance_nov_9_slides.pdf
November 30
Sydney Ludvigson, NYU
"Origins of Stock Market Fluctuations"
February 22
Ray C. Fair, Yale University
"The Economy and Voting Behavior"
March 01
Francis McCall Rosenbluth, Yale University
"Forged Through Fire: Military Conflict and the Democratic Bargain"
March 29
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
"Leverage Cycles, Credit Surfaces, and Doom Triangles: A Theory of the American and Greek Crises of 2007-2016"
April 12
Francis Kramarz, Ecole Polytechique
"The Causal Impact of Social Connections on Firms' Outcomes" written with Marcus Eliason (IFAU), Lena Hensvik (IFAU), and Oskar Norstrom Skans (Uppsala)
April 26
Dean Karlan, Yale University
"Increasing Income for the Poorest: Evidence from Integrated Grants and Religion, and Strategy to Inform Policymakers and Donors"

2015-2016

September 09
Fatih Guvenen, University of Minnesota
“Firming Up Inequality”
September 23
Eduardo Engel, University of Chile
“The Economics of Public-Private Partnerships”
September 30
Matthew Jackson, Stanford University
“Gossip: Identifying Central Individuals in Networks and Information Diffusion Processes” (Joint with Yale Institute for Network Science, 17 Hillhouse, 4th floor, 12:00–1:30 pm)
October 14
Tim Guinnane and Naomi Lamoreaux, Yale University
“Beyond the Public Corporation: Enterprise Law in France, Germany, Britain, and the U.S., 1800–1930”
November 04
Pierre-André Chiappori, Columbia University, Second of the Two Koopmans Memorial Lectures
“Matching with Transfers: Applications” [Slides]
November 18
Aleh Tsyvinski, Yale University
“The Economy of People’s Republic of China from 1953”
December 09
Chris Udry, Yale University
“Financial Markets and Household Organization in Rural Mali”
February 24
Alessandra Voena, University of Chicago
”Marriage markets and human capital investments in developing countries”
March 09
Gianluca Violante, NYU
”Monetary Policy According to HANK” (with Greg Kaplan and Ben Moll)
March 30
Peter Schott, Yale University
“Trade Liberalization and Mortality: Evidence from U.S. Counties” [Paper]
April 13
Ed Vytlacil, Yale University
“Self-Selection, Essential Heterogeneity and Treatment Effects”
April 27
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“A Nontechnical Overview of a Game Theory Approach to Money and Financial Institutions“ [Paper] [Slides]

2014-2015

September 24
Robert J. Shiller, Yale University
“Views on Market Efficiency and the Role of Finance in Society”
November 05
Gene Grossman, Princeton University
“Heterogeneous Workers in Trade and Growth” [Paper No. 1] [Paper No. 2]
November 19
Joseph Altonji, Yale University
“Estimating School and Neighborhood Effects Using Sorting on Observables to Control for Sorting on Unobservables”
February 18
Sam Kortum, Yale University
“Firm-to-Firm Trade: Imports, Exports, and the Labor Market” (with Jonathan Eaton and Francis Kramarz) [Paper]
March 04
Christopher Taber, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Selection on Observables and Unobservables”
March 25
Anthony Smith, Yale University
“Is Piketty’s ‘Second Law of Capitalism’ Fundamental?” (with Per Krusell) [Paper]
April 22
Truman Bewley, Yale University
“An Interview Study of Pricing” [Slides]

2013-2014

September 18
Liran Einav, Stanford University
“Empirical Models of Demand for Insurance” [Slides]
October 02
Gary Gorton, Yale SOM
“Banks as Secret Keepers” (with Tri Vi Dang, Bengt Holmström, and Guillermo Ordoñez) [Slides]
October 09
Aleh Tsyvinski, Yale University
“Was Stalin Necessary for Russia’s Economic Development?” (with Anton Cheremukhin, Mikhail Golosov, Sergei Guriev) [Slides]
October 30
Mike Woodford, Columbia University
“Efficient Perceptual Coding and Reference-Dependent Choice” [Slides]
November 06
Andrew Skrzypacz, Stanford University
“Costs and Benefits of Dynamic Trading in a Lemons Market” (with William Fuchs) [Paper] [Slides]
December 04
Ariel Pakes, Harvard University
“Hospital Choice, Hospital Prices, and Financial Incentives to Physicians” (with Kate Ho) [Paper] [Slides]
February 19
Shyam Sunder, SOM
“Risky Curves: On the Empirical Failure of Expected Utility” (with Daniel Friedman, R. Mark Isaac and Duncan James) [Slides]
April 02
David Cutler, Harvard University
“Physician Beliefs and Patient Preferences: A New Look at Regional Variation in Health Care Spending” (with Jonathan Skinner, Ariel Dora Stern, David Wennberg) [Paper] [Slides]
April 16
Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University
“Unobserved Heterogeneity, Liquidity Constraints, and the Design of Pigouvian Subsidies: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa”
April 30
Nicholas Christakis, Yale University
“Social Network Intervention Experiments”

2012-2013

September 05
Gerry Jaynes, Yale University
“Empirical Tests of a Behavioral Theory of Differences in Black-White Family Structure” [Paper]
September 19
Monica Piazzesi, Stanford University
“Banks’ Risk Exposures” [Paper]
October 03
Johannes Hörner, Yale University
“Recursive Methods in Dynamic Bayesian Games” [Paper]
October 24
Richard Blundell, University College London
“Consumption Inequality and Family Labour Supply” [Paper]
November 14
Tony Smith, Yale University
“A Global Economy-Climate Model with High Regional Resolution”
December 05
Jean Tirole, Toulouse
“Bonus Culture” (with Ronald Bénabou, Princeton) Second of the Two Koopmans Memorial Lectures
February 15
Marc Melitz, Harvard University
“Trade Liberalization and Firm Heterogeneity: Dynamics, Efficiency, and Welfare”
February 27
Manuel Arellano, CEMFI Madrid
"Random Effects Quantile Regression” (with Stéphane Bonhomme) [Paper]
March 06
Elena Krasnokotskaya, Johns Hopkins University
“The Role of Quality in Service Markets Organized as Multi-Attribute Auctions”
March 27
Petra Todd, University of Pennsylvania
“Estimating a Coordination Game within the Classroom” (with Kenneth I. Wolpin)
April 10
Orazio Attanazio, University College London
“Aggregating Elasticities: Intensive and Extensive Margins of Female Labour Supply”
April 24
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“Mathematical Institutional Economics: An Overview”

2011-2012

September 07
Peter J. Klenow, Stanford University
“Beyond GDP? Welfare across Countries and Time” (with Charles I. Jones)
September 21
Aleh Tsyvinski, Yale University
“A Theory of Asset Pricing Based on Heterogeneous Investor Information and Limits to Arbitrage” [Paper] [Slides]
October 05
Avinash Dixit, Princeton University
“Reciprocal Insurance among Kenyan Pastoralists” (with Daniel Rubenstein) [Paper]
October 19
Yuichi Kitamura, Yale University
“Nonparametric Analysis of Stochastic Rationality” (with Joerg Stoye)
November 02
Drew Fudenberg, Harvard University
“Timing, Risk, and Self-control” [Slides]
February 15
Hidehiko Ichimura, University of Tokyo
“Identification and Estimation of a Nonparametric Transformation Model” (with Simon Lee, Seoul National University) [Slides]
February 29
Costas Meghir, Yale University
“Equilibrium Effects of Education Policies by B. Abbott, G. Gallipoli, C. Meghir and G. Violante”
March 21
Bill Nordhaus, Yale University
“The Climate-Change Wars”
April 04
Eric French, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
“Medicaid, Medical Spending, and the Savings of the Elderly” (with Mariacristina De Nardi, John Bailey Jones) [Paper]
April 18
Martin Hellwig, Max Planck Institute
“Quo vadis, Euroland? European Monetary Union between Crisis and Reform” [Paper] [Slides]
May 02
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“From Cournot to Schumpeter”

2010-2011

September 08
Penny Goldberg, Yale University
“Incomplete Exchange Rate Pass-through and Pricing-to-Market: A Micro Perspective”
September 22
Oliver Linton, London School of Economics
“Semiparametric Modeling of Financial Time Series and Panel Data” [Paper]
October 06
Lee Ohanian, UCLA
“Depressions, Crises, and Economic Policy: The 1930s and Today” [Paper]
October 22
Xiaohong Chen, Yale University
“Semi-nonparametric Time Series Models: A Selective Review”
November 03
Kenneth Wolpin, University of Pennsylvania
Lecture 2 of Koopmans Memorial Lectures, “The Limits of Inference without Theory” [Paper]
November 17
Larry Samuelson, Yale University
“Prices and Investment Incentives” [Slides]
December 01
Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford University
“Earnings, Consumption and Life Cycle Choices” [Paper]
February 16
Martin Cripps, University College London
“Large Double Auctions: A Strategic Theory of Markets”
March 23
Jon Levin, Stanford University
“Some New Developments in Auction Design” [Slides]
April 06
Kei Hirano, University of Arizona
“Applications of Asymptotic Statistical Decision Theory in Econometrics” (with Jack Porter) [Slides]

2009-2010

September 16
Abhijit Banerjee, MIT
“Why Do Voters Vote the Way They Do?”
October 14
Robert Shimer, University of Chicago
“Search and Macroeconomics”
November 11
Mikhail Golosov, Yale University
“Dynamic Public Finance: Theory and Policy”
December 02
Giuseppe Moscarini, Yale University
“David, Goliath, and the Business Cycle”
December 09
Daniel Spielman, Yale University
“Adventures with Graphs and Networks”
February 10
Ariel Pakes, Harvard University
“Experimental Component Indices for the CPI” [Paper] [Slides]
March 03
Eduardo Engel, Yale University
“The Macroeconomics of Lumpy Adjustment” [Slides]
March 31
Juuso Välimäki, Helsinki School of Economics
”Private and Social Learning”
April 14
Philip Haile, Yale University
“Identification in Differentiated Products Markets” [Slides]
April 28
Daniel McFadden, University of California, Berkeley
“Economic Jury Recruitment and Management” [Background Paper 1] [Background Paper 2]
May 05
James Heckman, University of Chicago
“Building Bridges Between Structural and Program Evaluation Approaches to Evaluating Policy”

2008-2009

September 17
Eddie Dekel, Northwestern University & Tel Aviv University
“Menu Choices” [Paper]
September 24
Lars Hansen, University of Chicago
“Fragile Beliefs and Pricing” Lecture 2 of Koopmans Memorial Lectures
October 22
V.V. Chari, University of Minnesota
“Sophisticated Monetary Policies” (with Andrew Atkeson, Patrick Kehoe) [Paper]
November 05
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
“Solving the Present Crisis and Managing the Leverage Cycle”
November 19
Robert Shiller, Yale University
“The Sub-prime Solution”
December 10
Jim Levinsohn, University of Michigan
“Why Unemployment Is So High in South Africa and What to Do About It”
February 25
Edward Vytlacil, Yale University
“Instrumental Variables, Monotonicity Conditions, and the Sign of the Average Treatment Effect” [Slides]
April 08
John Roemer, Yale University
“The Ethics of Intergenerational Distribution in a Warming Planet” [Paper]
April 22
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“Beyond General Equilibrium: A Change in Paradigm”

2007-2008

September 26
Michael Woodford, Columbia University
“Forecast Targeting as a Monetary Policy Strategy”
October 03
David Card, University of California, Berkeley
“School Competition and Efficiency with Publicly Funded Catholic Schools” [Paper]
October 10
Aleh Tsyvinski, Harvard University
“A Theory of Liquidity and Regulation of Financial Intermediation”
October 24
Peter Phillips, Yale University
“The Mystery of Trend”
November 14
Johannes Hörner, Northwestern University
“Efficiency in the Prisoner’s Dilemma Under Private Monitoring”
December 12
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
“Subprime Mortgages”
February 20
Ariel Pakes, Harvard University
“Theory and Empirical Work in Industrial Organization” (Sections 4-6 on Moment Inequalities) [Paper]
March 05
Jeff Ely, Northwestern University
“Critical Types” [Paper]
March 26
Larry Samuelson, Yale University
“Information in Repeated Games” [Paper]
April 09
Giovanni Maggi, Yale University
“On the Role and Design of Dispute Settlement Procedures in International Trade Agreements” (with Robert Staiger)
April 23
Xiaohong Chen, Yale University
“On Estimation of Semi/Nonparametric Conditional Moment Models” [Paper]
April 30
Steven Berry, Yale University
“Empirical Models of Endogenous Market Structure”

2006-2007

September 13
Donald W.K. Andrews, Yale University
“Subsample Methods in Econometrics”
September 27
James Heckman, University of Chicago
“Instrumental Variables: Then and Now” Lecture 2 of Koopmans Memorial Lectures
October 18
Jordi Gali, CREI
“What’s So New About New Keynesian Economics?”
October 25
William Nordhaus, Yale University
“The Economics of Hurricanes and Global Warming”
November 08
John Rust, University of Maryland
“Bad Decisions”
November 29
Jean-Marc Robin, Université de Paris 1
“Microeconometric Search-Matching Models and Matched Employer-Employee Data”
December 13
Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania
“Two Economic Models of Network Formation”
February 28
Daron Acemoglu, MIT & Yale University
“Disease and Economic Development”
April 11
Randy Wright, University of Pennsylvania
“The Market for Ideas”
May 09
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“The Viability of Players in Repeated Games”

2005-2006

September 14
Tony Smith, Yale University
“Quantitative Macroeconomic Models with Heterogeneous Agents”
September 28
George Mailath, University of Pennsylvania
“Repeated Games with Private Monitoring: What Have We Learned”
October 12
Matthew Jackson, California Institute of Technology
“Social Networks and Economic Behavior”
October 19
Costas Meghir, University College London
“Dynamic Models for Policy Evaluation”
October 26
Antonio Merlo, University of Pennsylvania
“Whither Political Economy? Theories, Facts and Issues” [Paper]
November 16
Richard Blundell, University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies
“How Revealing Is Revealed Preference?” [Paper] also based on “Best Nonparametric Bounds on Demand Responses” (with Martin Browning)
December 07
Rosa Matzkin, Northwestern University
“Nonparametric Methods for Models with Nonadditive Unobservables”
February 22
Mark Rosenzweig, Yale University
“Mobility and Economic Growth in a Traditional, Network-Based Economy”
March 01
Mike Whinston, Northwestern University
“Exclusionary Vertical Contracts”
March 29
Lones Smith, University of Michigan (visiting the Cowles Foundation), with Jussi Keppo, University of Michigan
“Tony Blair Meets Black-Scholes”
April 12
Drew Fudenberg, Harvard University
“Game Theory on the Universal Type Space, Part 1”
April 26
Yuichi Kitamura, Yale University
“Empirical Likelihood Methods in Econometrics: Theory and Practice”

2004-2005

September 15
Itzhak Gilboa, Yale University and Tel Aviv University
“Case-Based vs. Rule-Based Reasoning: The Case of Real-Estate Pricing”
September 22
John Roemer, Yale University
“Impartiality, Solidarity and Priority in the Theory of Justice”
October 13
Herb Scarf, Yale University
“Professional Reiniscences”
November 03
Barry Nalebuff, Yale University
“Bundling as a Way to Leverage Monopoly”
November 17
Barry O’Neill, UCLA and Yale University
“The Concepts of Good Faith in Public Affairs”
February 16
Rob Porter, Northwestern
“Collusions and Auctions”
February 23
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“An Economist’s Reminiscences”
March 23
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
“Grading Exams: 100, 99, …, 1 or A, B, C? Incentives in Games of Status” (with Pradeep Dubey)
April 13
Dan Spielman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Smoothed Analysis of Algorithms: The Simplex Method and Beyond”
April 20
Justine Hastings, Yale University
“Evaluating a School Choice Lottery: The Importance of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects”

2003-2004

April 23
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“Endogenous Bureaucracy and the Enforcement of Contract”
September 17
Roger G. Kennedy, Director Emeritus, National Park Services and National Museum of American History
“Migration into Danger: Incentives and the Environment”
October 01
Philip Haile, Yale University
“Testing for Common Values in Auctions” [Paper]
October 15
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
“How the Mortgage Market Works”
October 29
Robert Shiller, Yale University
“Is There a Housing Bubble?”
November 12
Michael Riordan, Yale and Columbia Universities
“Capital Markets Constrain Industry Scale” [Paper]
December 03
Judith Chevalier, School of Management
“Economics of the College Textbook Industry”
March 24
Penny Goldberg, Yale University
“The Effects of Extending Intellectual Property Rights Protection to Developing Countries: A Case Study of the Indian Pharmaceutical Market” [Paper]
March 31
David Pearce, Yale University
“Reputational Wars of Attrition with Complex Bargaining Postures” (with Dilip Abreu, Princeton)
April 07
Ray Fair, Yale University
“A Comparison of Aging Effects Across Athletic Events” [Paper]
April 14
Shmuel Zamir, Hebrew University
“Inconsistent Beliefs and Bayesian Equilibrium”
May 05
Michael Keane, Yale University
“Assessing the Impact of Welfare Reform on Single Mothers” (with Hanming Fang) [Paper]

2002-2003

September 18
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
“Inflationary Bias: The Harmonic Fisher Equation” [Paper]
October 02
William Nordhaus, Yale University
“The Alchemist Fallacy and the New Economy”
October 16
Gerald Jaynes, Yale University
“Public Benefits of an Affirmative Action Program”
November 06
Don Brown and Ravi Kannan, Yale University
“Estimating the Probability of Perfect Competition”
November 13
Michael Magill, University of Southern California
“Demography and the Long-run Predictability of the Stock Market” [Paper]
December 04
Joseph Altonji, Yale University
“The Role of Permanent Income and Demographics in Black/White Differences in Wealth”
February 26
Eric Smith, Santa Fe Institute
“Employing Reputation in Webs of Trust”
March 26
Roland Benabou, Princeton
“Belief in a Just World and Redistributive Politics”
April 02
Caroline Minter–Hoxby, Yale and Harvard Universities
“Political Jurisdictions in Heterogeneous Communities”
April 09
John E. Roemer, Yale University
“Democracy, Education, and Equality” [Paper]
April 16
Shyam Sunder, Yale University
“Stock Market as a ‘Beauty Contest’: Investor Beliefs and Price Bubbles sans Dividend Anchors”

2001-2002

October 02
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
“Liquidity, Default, and Crashes”
October 10
Duncan Watts, Columbia University
“Small Worlds”
October 24
Mike Todd, Cornell University
“The Many Facets of Linear Programming” [Paper]
November 07
Eduardo Engel, Yale University
“Privatizing Highways”

2000-2001

September 13
Kai Nagel, Swiss Institute of Technology Zurich
“Traffic Jams and Self-Organized Criticality: Large Scale Transportation Simulations”
September 27
John Roemer, Yale University
“Why the Poor Don’t Expropriate the Rich: Some New Explanations”
October 11
Joan Feigenbaum, Computer Science, Yale University
“Sharing the Cost of Multicast Transmissions”
November 08
Peter Jones, Mathematics, Yale University
“Geometry and Analysis of High Dimensional Data Sets”
December 06
Doyne Farmer, Santa Fe Institute
“Market Making from a Control Theory Perspective”
February 14
David Swensen, CIO and Dean Takahashi, Sr. Director, Investments, Yale University
“Exploiting Market Inefficiencies in Managing Yale’s Endowment”
February 28
Robert Townsend, University of Chicago
“Inequality and the Nature and Boundaries of Collective Organizations”
March 21
Jeremy Bulow, Chief, Federal Trade Commission
“The Use and Non-use of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission”
April 04
John Rust, Yale University
“Middle Men versus Market Makers: A Theory of Competitive Exchange” (with George Hall) [Paper]

1999-2000

September 29
Ray Fair, Yale University
“Fed Policy and the Stock Market”
October 13
Christopher Udry, Yale University
“Learning About Institutions: The Role of Field Research in Development Economics”
October 27
Ravindran Kannan, Yale University
“Linear Algebra and Web Search”
November 10
Robert Shiller, Yale University
“Irrational Exuberance”
December 08
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“An Exploratorium and Museum of Money and Financial Institutions”
February 23
George Hall and John Rust, Yale University
“How the Market for Steel Really Works: A Q&A Session with Executives in the Steel Service Center Industry”
March 29
erry Green, Harvard University
“What Should Be Taught in First Year Graduate Microeconomics?”
April 12
Herbert Scarf, Yale University
“S-s Revisited”
April 19
Günter Wagner, Yale, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
“Evolution of Evolvability: Fact or Mirage”
April 26
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“Money”

1998-1999

October 01
Ariel Pakes, Yale University
“A Framework for Dynamic Analysis in Empirical and Applied I.O.”
October 14
William N. Goetzmann, Yale University
“Hedge Funds”
October 28
Barry Nalebuff, Yale University
“Bundling”
November 11
John Rust, Yale University
“Measuring the Size of Type 1 and 2 Errors in the Social Security Disability Award Process”
December 02
Stephen Kellert, Yale University
“Biophilia Hypothesis”
February 04
Tim Guinnane, Yale University
“Information and Credit Cooperatives: Germany 1850-1914”
February 18
Peter Jones, Yale University
“Brownian Motion and Large Scale Computation: A Painless Introduction to Wavelet and (Wiener’s) Chaos”
March 04
Chris Avery, Yale University and Harvard University
“Is the College Admission Process Unravelling Toward Early Admission”
April 01
Myron Scholes, Stanford University
“Long Term Investment Capital”
April 22
James Tobin, Yale University
“Unemployment, Vacancies and Money Wages”
May 06
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“Some Experimental Games for Teaching and Research”

1997-1998

October 01
Bruce Akerman and Ann Alstott, Yale University Law School
“The Stakeholder Society”
October 15
David Pearce, Yale University
“Behavior Bias in Bargaining Model with Endogenous Types”
October 29
Giuseppe Moscarini, Yale University
“Wald Revisited: The Optimal Level of Experimentation”
November 12
Benoit Mandelbrot, Yale University
“A Multifractal Model of Asset Returns”
December 03
John Rust, Yale University
“Dealing with Complexity of Economic Calculations”
February 26
William Nordhaus, Yale University
“We’re Richer Than We Think”
March 26
Michael Montias, Yale University
“The Art Market, Then and Now”
April 02
Gerald Jaynes, Yale University
“Post Industrial Poverty and Social Dissidence”
April 16
Don Brown, Yale University and Chris Shannon, University of California, Berkeley
“Tatonnement Stability and Comparative Statistics”

1996-1997

October 09
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
“Promises, Promises: Default and Collateral on Wall Street”
October 16
Truman Bewley, Yale University
”A Field Study in Wage Rigidity”
October 30
Robert Shiller, Yale University
“Why Are People So Indifferent to Indexation?”
November 12
Donald Green and Ian Shapiro, Yale University
“Rational Choice Models in Social Sciences?”
December 04
Mark Gertler, New York University
“Government Debt and Social Security”