Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come under scrutiny in the seminar. Over the years, the seminar has contributed to pushing the frontier of knowledge on governance, and on the norms and institutions that lead to societal success or failure.

The OEW Seminar meets on Thursdays from 4:10 – 6:00 pm in room C325 Cheit Hall. Outside speakers normally meet with interested students from 3:00 – 3:45 pm in room F589 (in the Faculty Wing of the Haas School).

For past semesters’ schedules and papers, please click here.

Spring 2017 Schedule

Date

Speaker

Title of Talk/Paper
January 12
Molly Roberts
(UCSD)
How Sudden Censorship Can Increase Access to Information
[pdf]
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January 19
Heidi Williams
(MIT)
The More We Die, The More We Sell? A Simple Test of the Home-Market Effect
[pdf]  
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January 26
Ruben Enikolopov
(UPF)
 Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia
[pdf]  
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February 2
Jim Robinson
(Chicago)
TBA
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February 9
Gautam Rao
(Harvard)
TBA
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February 16
Joe Ferrie
(Northwestern)
Up from Poverty? The 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery and
the Long-Run Distribution of Wealth
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February 23
Ruixue Jia
(UCSD)
Access to Elite Education, Wage Premium and Social Mobility: The Truth and Illusion of China’s College Entrance Exam
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March 2
Ben Enke
(Harvard)
TBA
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March 9
Ryan Bubb
(NYU)
An Equilibrium Theory of Retirement Plan Design
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March 16
Jesse Shapiro
(Brown)
Measuring Polarization in High-Dimensional Data: Method and Application to Congressional Speech
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March 23
Pascual Restrepo
(BU)
Robots and Jobs: Evidence from US Labor Markets
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March 30
No session
No session
April 6
Tarek Hassan
(Chicago)
 TBA
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April 13
Chris Blattman
(Chicago)
TBA
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April 20
Reka Juhasz
(Columbia)
TBA
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April 27
Amanda Pallais
(Harvard)
TBA
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May 4
Ilyana Kuziemko
(Princeton)
TBA
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Fall 2016 Schedule

Date

Speaker

Title of Talk/Paper
September 1
Petra Persson
(Stanford)
The Long-Term Consequences of Teacher Discretion in Grading of High-Stakes Tests [pdf]
September 8
Suresh Naidu
(Columbia)
Political Language in Economics [pdf]
September 15
Session CANCELLED
 
September 22
Joachim Voth
(visiting scholar from Zurich)
Highway to Hitler [pdf]
September 29
Jeffrey Kuhn
(Haas BPP)
Property Rights and Frictions in the Sale of Ideas
October 6
Filip Matejka
(CERGE EI)
Electoral Competition with Rationally Inattentive Voters [pdf]
October 13
Gustavo Bobonis
(Toronto)
Vulnerability and Clientelism [pdf]
October 20
John Van Reenen
(MIT)
Turbulence and Decentralization in Bad Times [pdf]
October 27
Yoonha Kim
(Haas BPP)
Hidden Gems? Differential Hiring and Self-Employment of U.S. Immigrants [pdf]
November 3
Eliana La Ferrara
(Bocconi)
Shaping Educational Careers of Immigrant Children: Motivation, Cognitive Skills & Teachers’ Beliefs
November 10
Filipe Campante
(Harvard KSG)
Long-Range Growth: Economic Development in the Global Network of Air Links
November 17
Liran Einav
(Stanford)
Provider Incentives and Health Care Costs: Evidence from Long-Term Care Hospitals
November 24
Holiday
(no seminar)
December 1
Paul Gertler
(Berkeley-Haas)
Grass Greening: How Mexican Poverty Alleviation Makes Undocumented Migration to the U.S. More Attractive
December 8
Amitabh Chandra
(Harvard)
Identifying Inefficiency in Healthcare
OEW Seminar Archive

Schedule and Papers for Previous Semesters

For the current semester schedule please click here.
For all semesters’ schedules, please click here.

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