Cowles Lunch Talks Spring 2022

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Past Lunch Talks


September 29, 2021
Sam Kortum, Yale University
Optimal Unilateral Carbon Policy
October 6, 2021
Judy Chevalier, Yale University
Gig Work
October 27, 2021
George-Marios Angeletos, MIT Economics
Managing Expectations
November 3, 2021
Gerard Padro i Miquel, Yale University
Centrifugal Forces in the Market for Influence in the Media
March 2, 2022
Charles Manski, Northwestern University
Probabilistic Prediction for Binary Treatment Choice: with focus on personalized medicine


September 30, 2020
Xiaohong Chen, Yale University
Robust and Flexible Inferences
November 18, 2020
Larry Samuelson, Yale University
March 17, 2021
Fiona Scott Morton, Yale University
The Economics of Antitrust Enforcement of Digital Platforms
April 14, 2021
Philipp Strack, Yale University
Overconfidence and Prejudice
April 28, 2021
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
The Leverage Cycle and the Covid Economy


September 11, 2019
Milan Svolik, Yale University
Democracy in America? Partisanship, Polarization, and the Robustness of Support for Democracy in the United States
October 2, 2019
Amanda Bayer, Swarthmore College
What can we do to improve diversity and inclusion in economics? Evidence from surveys and experiments
October 9, 2019
Urjit Patel, Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India - Recipient of the 2019 Wilbur Cross Medal for Alumni Achievement
The Cul-de-sac in Indian Banking: A dominant Government Sector, Limited Fiscal Space and Independent Regulation (Is There an 'Impossible Trilemma'?)
October 23, 2019
Robert Dimand, Brock University
Bringing Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from the Fringes of Economics to the Mainstream
November 6, 2019
Rohini Pande Yale University
Power, Politics and Proof: Asking the Right Questions in Development
November 20, 2019
Orazio Attanasio, Yale University
Measuring the Unmeasurable: Beliefs, Attitudes, Bargaining Power (joint with Ingvild Almas and Pam Jervis)
February 19, 2020
Paul W. Rhode, University of Michigan
Slave Productivity in Cotton Picking, 1801-62: with Reflections on the New History of Capitalism Debates
March 4, 2020
Yang Cai, Yale University
A Duality Based Framework for Multi-Dimensional Mechanism Design
March 25, 2020
Eric Maskin, Harvard University
Elections and Strategic Voting: Condorcet and Borda
April 15, 2020
Charles F. Manski, Northwestern University
Patient Care under Uncertainty


September 11, 2018
John Lafferty, Yale University
September 25, 2018
Tobias Moskowitz, Yale University
"Fake News: Evidence from Financial Markets"
October 9, 2018
Yeon-Koo Che, Columbia University
Large Matching Markets
October 23, 2018
Giovanni Maggi, Yale University
The Political Economy of Trade Agreements
November 6, 2018
Johannes Hörner, Yale University
The Reduced-form Approach in Mechanism Design
December 4, 2018
William English, Yale University
The Use and Effectiveness of Conventional Liquidity Tools Early in the Financial Crisis
February 20, 2019
Zack Cooper, Yale University
"Politics and Health Spending in the United States"
March 6, 2019
John Lafferty, John C. Malone Professor of Statistics & Data Science, Yale University
"Statistical Estimation and Machine Learning with Communication and Shape Constraints"
March 27, 2019
Phil Leslie, Chief Digital Economist and Vice President, Amazon
"How We Use Econometrics for Disruptive Change in Tech Companies"


September 12, 2017
Giuseppe Moscarini, Yale University
The Job Ladder
September 26, 2017
Fabrizio Zilibotti, Yale University
"R&D Misallocation anhd Productivity Growth in China"
October 10, 2017
Frank Schorfheide, University of Pennsylvania
"DSGE Model Econometrics"
October 23, 2017
Douglas Diamond, University of Chicago
"Liquidity Requirements, Liquidity Choice and Financial Stability"
November 14, 2017
Kjetil Storeletten, University of Oslo
"Barriers to Entry and Regional Economic Growth in China"
November 28, 2017
John Lafferty, Yale University
February 20, 2018
Stephen Morris, Princeton University
Crises: Equilibrium Shifts and Large Shocks
March 6, 2018
Mark Rosenzweig, Yale University CANCELLED
Are There Too Many Farms in the World?" (joint with Andrew D. Foster)
March 27, 2018
Mark Rosenzweig, Yale University
Are There Too Many Farms in the World?" (joint work with Andrew D. Foster)
April 10, 2018
Isaiah Andrews, MIT
Inference on Winners
April 24, 2018
Janet Currie, Princeton University (part of the Koopmans Lectures)
Small Area Variations and Physician Decision Making: The Case of Depression


September 29, 2009
Stephen Morris, Princeton University
“Illiquidity Component of Credit Risk” (with Hyun Song Shin)
October 27, 2009
Keith Chen, Yale University
"Do Choices Affect or Reflect Preferences? Theorems and New Experimental Evidence”
April 12, 2011
V. V. Chari, University of Minnesota
“Adverse Selection, Reputation, and Sudden Collapses in Secondary Loan Markets”
April 19, 2011
Dirk Bergemann, Yale University
“Robust Prediction in Games with Incomplete Information” (with Stephen Morris)
September 7, 2016
Costas Arkolakis, Yale
"Advancements in Gravity Models of Spatial Economics"
September 21, 2016
Sir John Vickers, University of Oxford
"Banking Reform in the UK"
October 5, 2016
Amanda Kowalski, Yale
"Using an Experiment to Learn about Selection, Treatment Effect Heterogeneity, and External Validity"
October 25, 2016
Oliver Linton, Cambridge University
"Implications of High-Frequency Trading for Security Markets"
November 8, 2016
Robert Gibbons, MIT
"Besides Markets: Governance of Economic Interaction in Organizations and Other Institutions? (and in the doctoral core??)"
November 29, 2016
Sydney Ludvigson, NYU
"Origins of Stock Market Fluctuations"
February 21, 2017
Ray C. Fair, Yale University
"The Economy and Voting Behavior"
February 28, 2017
Francis McCall Rosenbluth, Yale University
"Forged Through Fire: Military Conflict and the Democratic Bargain"
March 28, 2017
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
"Leverage Cycles, Credit Surfaces, and Doom Triangles: A Theory of the American and Greek Crises of 2007-2016"
April 11, 2017
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 25, 2017
Dean Karlan, Yale University
"Increasing Income for the Poorest: Evidence from Integrated Grants and Religion, and Strategy to Inform Policymakers and Donors"
May 2, 2017
Dave Donaldson, Stanford University
"Comparative Advantage and Global Factor Demand"


September 9, 2015
Fatih Guvenen, University of Minnesota
“Firming Up Inequality”
September 23, 2015
Eduardo Engel, University of Chile
“The Economics of Public-Private Partnerships”
September 30, 2015
Matthew Jackson, Stanford University
“Gossip: Identifying Central Individuals in Networks and Information Diffusion Processes”
October 14, 2015
Tim Guinnane and Naomi Lamoreaux, Yale University
“Beyond the Public Corporation: Enterprise Law in France, Germany, Britain, and the U.S., 1800–1930”
November 4, 2015
Pierre-André Chiappori, Columbia University, Second of the Two Koopmans Memorial Lectures
“Matching with Transfers: Applications”
November 18, 2015
Aleh Tsyvinski, Yale University
“The Economy of People’s Republic of China from 1953”
December 9, 2015
Chris Udry, Yale University
“Financial Markets and Household Organization in Rural Mali”
February 24, 2016
Alessandra Voena, University of Chicago
”Marriage markets and human capital investments in developing countries”
March 9, 2016
Gianluca Violante, NYU
”Monetary Policy According to HANK” (with Greg Kaplan and Ben Moll)
March 30, 2016
Peter Schott, Yale University
“Trade Liberalization and Mortality: Evidence from U.S. Counties”
April 13, 2016
Ed Vytlacil, Yale University
“Self-Selection, Essential Heterogeneity and Treatment Effects”
April 27, 2016
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“A Nontechnical Overview of a Game Theory Approach to Money and Financial Institutions“


September 24, 2014
Robert J. Shiller, Yale University
“Views on Market Efficiency and the Role of Finance in Society”
November 5, 2014
Gene Grossman, Princeton University
“Heterogeneous Workers in Trade and Growth”
November 19, 2014
Joseph Altonji, Yale University
“Estimating School and Neighborhood Effects Using Sorting on Observables to Control for Sorting on Unobservables”
February 18, 2015
Sam Kortum, Yale University
“Firm-to-Firm Trade: Imports, Exports, and the Labor Market” (with Jonathan Eaton and Francis Kramarz)
March 4, 2015
Christopher Taber, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Selection on Observables and Unobservables”
March 25, 2015
Anthony Smith, Yale University
“Is Piketty’s ‘Second Law of Capitalism’ Fundamental?” (with Per Krusell)
April 22, 2015
Truman Bewley, Yale University
“An Interview Study of Pricing”


September 18, 2013
Liran Einav, Stanford University
“Empirical Models of Demand for Insurance”
October 2, 2013
Gary Gorton, Yale SOM
“Banks as Secret Keepers” (with Tri Vi Dang, Bengt Holmström, and Guillermo Ordoñez)
October 9, 2013
Aleh Tsyvinski, Yale University
“Was Stalin Necessary for Russia’s Economic Development?” (with Anton Cheremukhin, Mikhail Golosov, Sergei Guriev)
October 30, 2013
Mike Woodford, Columbia University
“Efficient Perceptual Coding and Reference-Dependent Choice”
November 6, 2013
Andrew Skrzypacz, Stanford University
“Costs and Benefits of Dynamic Trading in a Lemons Market” (with William Fuchs)
December 4, 2013
Ariel Pakes, Harvard University
“Hospital Choice, Hospital Prices, and Financial Incentives to Physicians” (with Kate Ho)
February 19, 2014
Shyam Sunder, SOM
“Risky Curves: On the Empirical Failure of Expected Utility” (with Daniel Friedman, R. Mark Isaac and Duncan James)
April 2, 2014
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)
April 16, 2014
Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University
“Unobserved Heterogeneity, Liquidity Constraints, and the Design of Pigouvian Subsidies: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa”
April 30, 2014
Nicholas Christakis, Yale University
“Social Network Intervention Experiments”


September 5, 2012
Gerry Jaynes, Yale University
“Empirical Tests of a Behavioral Theory of Differences in Black-White Family Structure”
September 19, 2012
Monica Piazzesi, Stanford University
“Banks’ Risk Exposures”
October 3, 2012
Johannes Hörner, Yale University
“Recursive Methods in Dynamic Bayesian Games”
October 24, 2012
Richard Blundell, University College London
“Consumption Inequality and Family Labour Supply”
November 14, 2012
Tony Smith, Yale University
“A Global Economy-Climate Model with High Regional Resolution”
December 5, 2012
Jean Tirole, Toulouse
“Bonus Culture” (with Ronald Bénabou, Princeton)
February 15, 2013
Marc Melitz, Harvard University
“Trade Liberalization and Firm Heterogeneity: Dynamics, Efficiency, and Welfare”
February 27, 2013
Manuel Arellano, CEMFI Madrid
"Random Effects Quantile Regression” (with Stéphane Bonhomme)
March 6, 2013
Elena Krasnokotskaya, Johns Hopkins University
“The Role of Quality in Service Markets Organized as Multi-Attribute Auctions”
March 27, 2013
Petra Todd, University of Pennsylvania
“Estimating a Coordination Game within the Classroom” (with Kenneth I. Wolpin)
April 10, 2013
Orazio Attanazio, University College London
“Aggregating Elasticities: Intensive and Extensive Margins of Female Labour Supply”
April 24, 2013
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“Mathematical Institutional Economics: An Overview”


September 7, 2011
Peter J. Klenow, Stanford University
“Beyond GDP? Welfare across Countries and Time” (with Charles I. Jones)
September 21, 2011
Aleh Tsyvinski, Yale University
“A Theory of Asset Pricing Based on Heterogeneous Investor Information and Limits to Arbitrage”
October 5, 2011
Avinash Dixit, Princeton University
“Reciprocal Insurance among Kenyan Pastoralists” (with Daniel Rubenstein)
October 19, 2011
Yuichi Kitamura, Yale University
“Nonparametric Analysis of Stochastic Rationality” (with Joerg Stoye)
November 2, 2011
Drew Fudenberg, Harvard University
“Timing, Risk, and Self-control”
February 15, 2012
Hidehiko Ichimura, University of Tokyo
“Identification and Estimation of a Nonparametric Transformation Model” (with Simon Lee, Seoul National University)
February 29, 2012
Costas Meghir, Yale University
“Equilibrium Effects of Education Policies by B. Abbott, G. Gallipoli, C. Meghir and G. Violante”
March 21, 2012
Bill Nordhaus, Yale University
“The Climate-Change Wars”
April 4, 2012
Eric French, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
“Medicaid, Medical Spending, and the Savings of the Elderly” (with Mariacristina De Nardi, John Bailey Jones)
April 18, 2012
Martin Hellwig, Max Planck Institute
“Quo vadis, Euroland? European Monetary Union between Crisis and Reform”
May 2, 2012
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“From Cournot to Schumpeter”


September 8, 2010
Penny Goldberg, Yale University
“Incomplete Exchange Rate Pass-through and Pricing-to-Market: A Micro Perspective”
September 22, 2010
Oliver Linton, London School of Economics
“Semiparametric Modeling of Financial Time Series and Panel Data”
October 5, 2010
Lee Ohanian, UCLA
“Depressions, Crises, and Economic Policy: The 1930s and Today”
October 21, 2010
Xiaohong Chen, Yale University
“Semi-nonparametric Time Series Models: A Selective Review”
November 2, 2010
Kenneth Wolpin, University of Pennsylvania
Lecture 2 of Koopmans Memorial Lectures, “The Limits of Inference without Theory”
November 16, 2010
Larry Samuelson, Yale University
“Prices and Investment Incentives”
November 30, 2010
Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford University
“Earnings, Consumption and Life Cycle Choices”
February 15, 2011
Martin Cripps, University College London
“Large Double Auctions: A Strategic Theory of Markets”
March 22, 2011
Jon Levin, Stanford University
“Some New Developments in Auction Design”
April 5, 2011
Kei Hirano, University of Arizona
“Applications of Asymptotic Statistical Decision Theory in Econometrics” (with Jack Porter)


September 15, 2009
Abhijit Banerjee, MIT
“Why Do Voters Vote the Way They Do?”
October 13, 2009
Robert Shimer, University of Chicago
“Search and Macroeconomics”
November 10, 2009
Mikhail Golosov, Yale University
“Dynamic Public Finance: Theory and Policy”
December 1, 2009
Giuseppe Moscarini, Yale University
“David, Goliath, and the Business Cycle”
December 8, 2009
Daniel Spielman, Yale University
“Adventures with Graphs and Networks”
February 9, 2010
Ariel Pakes, Harvard University
“Experimental Component Indices for the CPI”
March 2, 2010
Eduardo Engel, Yale University
“The Macroeconomics of Lumpy Adjustment”
March 30, 2010
Juuso Välimäki, Helsinki School of Economics
”Private and Social Learning”
April 13, 2010
Philip Haile, Yale University
“Identification in Differentiated Products Markets”
April 27, 2010
Daniel McFadden, University of California, Berkeley
“Economic Jury Recruitment and Management”
May 4, 2010
James Heckman, University of Chicago
“Building Bridges Between Structural and Program Evaluation Approaches to Evaluating Policy”


September 16, 2008
Eddie Dekel, Northwestern University & Tel Aviv University
“Menu Choices”
September 23, 2008
Lars Hansen, University of Chicago
“Fragile Beliefs and Pricing”
October 21, 2008
V.V. Chari, University of Minnesota
“Sophisticated Monetary Policies” (with Andrew Atkeson, Patrick Kehoe)
November 4, 2008
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
“Solving the Present Crisis and Managing the Leverage Cycle”
November 18, 2008
Robert Shiller, Yale University
“The Sub-prime Solution”
December 9, 2008
Jim Levinsohn, University of Michigan
“Why Unemployment Is So High in South Africa and What to Do About It”
February 24, 2009
Edward Vytlacil, Yale University
“Instrumental Variables, Monotonicity Conditions, and the Sign of the Average Treatment Effect”
March 24, 2009
Sergei Guriev, New Economics School, Moscow
“Economics of the Resource Curse”
April 7, 2009
John Roemer, Yale University
“The Ethics of Intergenerational Distribution in a Warming Planet”
April 21, 2009
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“Beyond General Equilibrium: A Change in Paradigm”


September 25, 2007
Michael Woodford, Columbia University
“Forecast Targeting as a Monetary Policy Strategy”
October 2, 2007
David Card, University of California, Berkeley
“School Competition and Efficiency with Publicly Funded Catholic Schools”
October 9, 2007
Aleh Tsyvinski, Harvard University
“A Theory of Liquidity and Regulation of Financial Intermediation”
October 23, 2007
Peter Phillips, Yale University
“The Mystery of Trend”
November 13, 2007
Johannes Hörner, Northwestern University
“Efficiency in the Prisoner’s Dilemma Under Private Monitoring”
December 11, 2007
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
“Subprime Mortgages”
February 19, 2008
Ariel Pakes, Harvard University
“Theory and Empirical Work in Industrial Organization” (Sections 4-6 on Moment Inequalities)
March 4, 2008
Jeff Ely, Northwestern University
“Critical Types”
March 25, 2008
Larry Samuelson, Yale University
“Information in Repeated Games”
April 8, 2008
Giovanni Maggi, Yale University
“On the Role and Design of Dispute Settlement Procedures in International Trade Agreements” (with Robert Staiger)
April 22, 2008
Xiaohong Chen, Yale University
“On Estimation of Semi/Nonparametric Conditional Moment Models”
April 29, 2008
Steven Berry, Yale University
“Empirical Models of Endogenous Market Structure”


September 12, 2006
Donald W.K. Andrews, Yale University
“Subsample Methods in Econometrics”
September 26, 2006
James Heckman, University of Chicago
“Instrumental Variables: Then and Now”
October 17, 2006
Jordi Gali, CREI
“What’s So New About New Keynesian Economics?”
October 24, 2006
William Nordhaus, Yale University
“The Economics of Hurricanes and Global Warming”
November 7, 2006
John Rust, University of Maryland
“Bad Decisions”
November 28, 2006
Jean-Marc Robin, Université de Paris 1
“Microeconometric Search-Matching Models and Matched Employer-Employee Data”
December 12, 2006
Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania
“Two Economic Models of Network Formation”
February 27, 2007
Daron Acemoglu, MIT & Yale University
“Disease and Economic Development”
April 10, 2007
Randy Wright, University of Pennsylvania
“The Market for Ideas”
May 8, 2007
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“The Viability of Players in Repeated Games”


September 13, 2005
Tony Smith, Yale University
“Quantitative Macroeconomic Models with Heterogeneous Agents”
September 27, 2005
George Mailath, University of Pennsylvania
“Repeated Games with Private Monitoring: What Have We Learned”
October 11, 2005
Matthew Jackson, California Institute of Technology
“Social Networks and Economic Behavior”
October 18, 2005
Costas Meghir, University College London
“Dynamic Models for Policy Evaluation”
October 25, 2005
Antonio Merlo, University of Pennsylvania
“Whither Political Economy? Theories, Facts and Issues”
November 15, 2005
Richard Blundell, University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies
“How Revealing Is Revealed Preference?”
December 6, 2005
Rosa Matzkin, Northwestern University
“Nonparametric Methods for Models with Nonadditive Unobservables”
February 21, 2006
Mark Rosenzweig, Yale University
“Mobility and Economic Growth in a Traditional, Network-Based Economy”
February 28, 2006
Mike Whinston, Northwestern University
“Exclusionary Vertical Contracts”
March 28, 2006
Lones Smith, University of Michigan (visiting the Cowles Foundation), with Jussi Keppo, University of Michigan
“Tony Blair Meets Black-Scholes”
April 11, 2006
Drew Fudenberg, Harvard University
“Game Theory on the Universal Type Space, Part 1”
April 25, 2006
Yuichi Kitamura, Yale University
“Empirical Likelihood Methods in Econometrics: Theory and Practice”


September 14, 2004
Itzhak Gilboa, Yale University and Tel Aviv University
“Case-Based vs. Rule-Based Reasoning: The Case of Real-Estate Pricing”
September 21, 2004
John Roemer, Yale University
“Impartiality, Solidarity and Priority in the Theory of Justice”
October 12, 2004
Herb Scarf, Yale University
“Professional Reiniscences”
November 2, 2004
Barry Nalebuff, Yale University
“Bundling as a Way to Leverage Monopoly”
November 16, 2004
Barry O’Neill, UCLA and Yale University
“The Concepts of Good Faith in Public Affairs”
February 15, 2005
Rob Porter, Northwestern
“Collusions and Auctions”
February 22, 2005
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“An Economist’s Reminiscences”
March 22, 2005
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
“Grading Exams: 100, 99, …, 1 or A, B, C? Incentives in Games of Status” (with Pradeep Dubey)
April 12, 2005
Dan Spielman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Smoothed Analysis of Algorithms: The Simplex Method and Beyond”
April 19, 2005
Justine Hastings, Yale University
“Evaluating a School Choice Lottery: The Importance of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects”


April 22, 2003
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“Endogenous Bureaucracy and the Enforcement of Contract”
September 16, 2003
Roger G. Kennedy, Director Emeritus, National Park Services and National Museum of American History
“Migration into Danger: Incentives and the Environment”
September 30, 2003
Philip Haile, Yale University
“Testing for Common Values in Auctions”
October 14, 2003
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
“How the Mortgage Market Works”
October 28, 2003
Robert Shiller, Yale University
“Is There a Housing Bubble?”
November 11, 2003
Michael Riordan, Yale and Columbia Universities
“Capital Markets Constrain Industry Scale”
December 2, 2003
Judith Chevalier, School of Management
“Economics of the College Textbook Industry”
March 23, 2004
Penny Goldberg, Yale University
“The Effects of Extending Intellectual Property Rights Protection to Developing Countries: A Case Study of the Indian Pharmaceutical Market”
March 30, 2004
David Pearce, Yale University
“Reputational Wars of Attrition with Complex Bargaining Postures” (with Dilip Abreu, Princeton)
April 6, 2004
Ray Fair, Yale University
“A Comparison of Aging Effects Across Athletic Events”
April 13, 2004
Shmuel Zamir, Hebrew University
“Inconsistent Beliefs and Bayesian Equilibrium”
May 4, 2004
Michael Keane, Yale University
“Assessing the Impact of Welfare Reform on Single Mothers” (with Hanming Fang)


September 17, 2002
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
“Inflationary Bias: The Harmonic Fisher Equation”
October 1, 2002
William Nordhaus, Yale University
“The Alchemist Fallacy and the New Economy”
October 15, 2002
Gerald Jaynes, Yale University
“Public Benefits of an Affirmative Action Program”
November 5, 2002
Don Brown and Ravi Kannan, Yale University
“Estimating the Probability of Perfect Competition”
November 12, 2002
Michael Magill, University of Southern California
“Demography and the Long-run Predictability of the Stock Market”
December 3, 2002
Joseph Altonji, Yale University
“The Role of Permanent Income and Demographics in Black/White Differences in Wealth”
February 25, 2003
Eric Smith, Santa Fe Institute
“Employing Reputation in Webs of Trust”
March 25, 2003
Roland Benabou, Princeton
“Belief in a Just World and Redistributive Politics”
April 1, 2003
Caroline Minter–Hoxby, Yale and Harvard Universities
“Political Jurisdictions in Heterogeneous Communities”
April 8, 2003
John E. Roemer, Yale University
“Democracy, Education, and Equality”
April 15, 2003
Shyam Sunder, Yale University
“Stock Market as a ‘Beauty Contest’: Investor Beliefs and Price Bubbles sans Dividend Anchors”


October 1, 2001
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
“Liquidity, Default, and Crashes”
October 9, 2001
Duncan Watts, Columbia University
“Small Worlds”
October 23, 2001
Mike Todd, Cornell University
“The Many Facets of Linear Programming”
November 6, 2001
Eduardo Engel, Yale University
“Privatizing Highways”


September 12, 2000
Kai Nagel, Swiss Institute of Technology Zurich
“Traffic Jams and Self-Organized Criticality: Large Scale Transportation Simulations”
September 26, 2000
John Roemer, Yale University
“Why the Poor Don’t Expropriate the Rich: Some New Explanations”
October 10, 2000
Joan Feigenbaum, Computer Science, Yale University
“Sharing the Cost of Multicast Transmissions”
November 7, 2000
Peter Jones, Mathematics, Yale University
“Geometry and Analysis of High Dimensional Data Sets”
December 5, 2000
Doyne Farmer, Santa Fe Institute
“Market Making from a Control Theory Perspective”
February 13, 2001
David Swensen, CIO and Dean Takahashi, Sr. Director, Investments, Yale University
“Exploiting Market Inefficiencies in Managing Yale’s Endowment”
February 27, 2001
Robert Townsend, University of Chicago
“Inequality and the Nature and Boundaries of Collective Organizations”
March 20, 2001
Jeremy Bulow, Chief, Federal Trade Commission
“The Use and Non-use of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission”
April 3, 2001
John Rust, Yale University
“Middle Men versus Market Makers: A Theory of Competitive Exchange” (with George Hall)


September 28, 1999
Ray Fair, Yale University
“Fed Policy and the Stock Market”
October 12, 1999
Christopher Udry, Yale University
“Learning About Institutions: The Role of Field Research in Development Economics”
October 26, 1999
Ravindran Kannan, Yale University
“Linear Algebra and Web Search”
November 9, 1999
Robert Shiller, Yale University
“Irrational Exuberance”
December 7, 1999
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“An Exploratorium and Museum of Money and Financial Institutions”
February 22, 2000
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 28, 2000
erry Green, Harvard University
“What Should Be Taught in First Year Graduate Microeconomics?”
April 11, 2000
Herbert Scarf, Yale University
“S-s Revisited”
April 18, 2000
Günter Wagner, Yale, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
“Evolution of Evolvability: Fact or Mirage”
April 25, 2000
Martin Shubik, Yale University


September 30, 1998
Ariel Pakes, Yale University
“A Framework for Dynamic Analysis in Empirical and Applied I.O.”
October 13, 1998
William N. Goetzmann, Yale University
“Hedge Funds”
October 27, 1998
Barry Nalebuff, Yale University
November 10, 1998
John Rust, Yale University
“Measuring the Size of Type 1 and 2 Errors in the Social Security Disability Award Process”
December 1, 1998
Stephen Kellert, Yale University
“Biophilia Hypothesis”
February 3, 1999
Tim Guinnane, Yale University
“Information and Credit Cooperatives: Germany 1850-1914”
February 17, 1999
Peter Jones, Yale University
“Brownian Motion and Large Scale Computation: A Painless Introduction to Wavelet and (Wiener’s) Chaos”
March 3, 1999
Chris Avery, Yale University and Harvard University
“Is the College Admission Process Unravelling Toward Early Admission”
March 31, 1999
Myron Scholes, Stanford University
“Long Term Investment Capital”
April 21, 1999
James Tobin, Yale University
“Unemployment, Vacancies and Money Wages”
May 5, 1999
Martin Shubik, Yale University
“Some Experimental Games for Teaching and Research”


September 30, 1997
Bruce Akerman and Ann Alstott, Yale University Law School
“The Stakeholder Society”
October 14, 1997
David Pearce, Yale University
“Behavior Bias in Bargaining Model with Endogenous Types”
October 28, 1997
Giuseppe Moscarini, Yale University
“Wald Revisited: The Optimal Level of Experimentation”
November 11, 1997
Benoit Mandelbrot, Yale University
“A Multifractal Model of Asset Returns”
December 2, 1997
John Rust, Yale University
“Dealing with Complexity of Economic Calculations”
February 25, 1998
William Nordhaus, Yale University
“We’re Richer Than We Think”
March 25, 1998
Michael Montias, Yale University
“The Art Market, Then and Now”
April 1, 1998
Gerald Jaynes, Yale University
“Post Industrial Poverty and Social Dissidence”
April 15, 1998
Don Brown, Yale University and Chris Shannon, University of California, Berkeley
“Tatonnement Stability and Comparative Statistics”


October 8, 1996
John Geanakoplos, Yale University
“Promises, Promises: Default and Collateral on Wall Street”
October 15, 1996
Truman Bewley, Yale University
”A Field Study in Wage Rigidity”
October 29, 1996
Robert Shiller, Yale University
“Why Are People So Indifferent to Indexation?”
November 11, 1996
Donald Green and Ian Shapiro, Yale University
“Rational Choice Models in Social Sciences?”
December 3, 1996
Mark Gertler, New York University
“Government Debt and Social Security”