Department of Economics

Monday Economics workshops

Monday Economics workshops take place each Monday during term time at 1-2pm. Please find a list of workshops for the current term below. The location of the workshop may change over the course of the term so please check this site for updates. Click on the workshop title for more information about each workshop and the speaker(s).

Temperature and Judgement: Evidence from 206,000 Court Cases

Monday 30 October from 13:00 until 14:00
Jubilee Building, G32
Monday Economics Workshops
Anthony Heyes

No further information available.


The Economics of Missionary Expansion and the Compression of History

Monday 6 November from 13:00 until 14:00
Jubilee Building, G32
Monday Economics Workshops
Alex Moradi

The Economics of Missionary Expansion and the Compression of History.


Seminar title TBC

Monday 13 November from 13:00 until 14:00
Jubilee Building, G32
Monday Economics Workshops
Celine Zipfel

Seminar title TBC.


The impact of Brexit on climate and energy policy

Monday 20 November from 13:00 until 14:00
Jubilee Building, G32
Monday Economics Workshops
Richard Tol

Abstract to follow.


Seminar title TBC

Monday 27 November from 13:00 until 14:00
Jubilee Building, G32
Monday Economics Workshops
Rocco D’Este

Seminar title TBC


Seminar title TBC

Monday 4 December from 13:00 until 14:00
Jubilee Building, G32
Monday Economics Workshops
Iftikhar Hussain

Seminar title TBC


Seminar title TBC

Monday 11 December from 13:00 until 14:00
Jubilee Building, G32
Monday Economics Workshops
Peter Dolton

Seminar title TBC.


Past seminars

Autumn Term 2017
9 October
Resource Rents, Taxation Crowd Out and the Resource Curse: How might oil-to-cash help?
Mohsen Veisi

No further information available.

16 October
Preference Updating in Public Health Risk Valuation
Mehmet Kutluay

No further information available.

Spring Term 2017
Monday 13th February
Is it Possible to Identify Experimental Hawthorne Effects?
Peter Dolton

No further information available.

Monday 20th February
Does Workfare Worsen Child Health? Evaluating a large public works program in India
Amalavoyal Chari

No further information available.

6 March
Dream Jobs
Gio Mion

No further information available.

13 March
Moving 'Away' from Opportunities? Home ownership and Employment
Nicolas Navarrete (Warwick)

No further information available.

20 March
Depth and Breadth relevance in Citation Counts
Richard Tol

No further information available.

27 March
The Effect of Iodine Deficiency on Test Scores and Child Mortality in Rural India
PhD Students Sweta Gupta & Wiktoria Tafesse

No further information available.

3 April
Willingness to Pay for Climate Change Mitigation in the UK
PhD Students Edgar Salgado Chavez & Monika Novackova

No further information available.

24 April
Vesall Nourani (Cornell)

No further information available.

Autumn Term 2016
3rd October
Back to the Past: Is Growth Reverting to Pre-Industrial Levels?
Jakob Madsen (Monash University)

Abstract

In his influential book, The Rise and Fall of American Growth, Gordon (2016) forwards the thesis that the US and, presumably, the rest of the West is entering a low growth regime and that the high growth experienced over the last one and a half centuries has been a one-time-only event. However, the growth predictions for the 21st century have been complicated by our incomplete knowledge of the factors that have driven growth since 1800 and, therefore, which growth drivers have played out their roles. This paper constructs an extensive macroeconomic panel data set for 21 OECD countries spanning 216 years and estimates the approximate determinants of growth since 1800. The regression results are used to calibrate the approximate determinants of growth since 1800 and a likely growth scenario for the 21st century.

Bio

http://monash.edu/research/explore/en/persons/jakob-madsen%281f709fe6-2392-49b1-b086-2ded3150ebb7%29.html

10th October
Indian Labor Regulations and the Cost of Corruption: Evidence from the Firm Size Distribution
Amrit Amirapu (Kent)

Abstract

This paper revisits the debate over the negative effects of labor regulations in India. We side-step arguments over the subjectivity of previous claims by taking advantage of the fact that most Indian labor regulations are size-based. Using distortions in the observed firm size distribution together with a structural model of firm size choice in which firms may misreport their employment, we estimate that firms which exceed a 10-worker regulatory threshold face 35% higher per-worker costs. We show that these estimates are robust to firm misreporting and that a substantial fraction of the cost is due to corruption in regulatory enforcement.

17th October
Bargaining Power and Diet: Evidence from the Initial Waves of Progresa
Brad Barham (Madison Wisconsin)

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between household bargaining dynamics and children's nutritional outcomes. We study how Progresa, a Government of Mexico welfare program founded in 1997, empowered women and how that empowerment impacted dependents' diet. We contribute to the economics literature by developing a novel measurement of bargaining power with several advantages over existing proxies. We contribute to the economic and nutritional science literatures on Progresa's impact on children's diet by directly focusing on children's reported consumption as opposed to household consumption. Finally, we examine whether all households respond in the same way to a change in bargaining dynamics by examining changes across the income distribution. We find that women's empowerment leads to improved diets for kids, and perhaps not surprisingly that households at the lower end of the income distribution respond differently to the same change in bargaining dynamics than households at the upper end of the income distribution.

Bio

http://www.aae.wisc.edu/faculty/blbarham/

24th October
High-Cost Debt and Borrower Reputation: Evidence from the U.K
Vikram Pathania 

No further information available

31st October
Weather, climate, and total factor productivity growth
Richard Tol 

No further information available

14th November
The Value of Roads: The distance to market & the impact of rainfall on children's health in West Africa
Alex Moradi

No further information available

21st November
Gustavo Iriarte Rivas and Jorge Garcia

No further information available