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 12:00 – 1:30 pm in room C325 Cheit Hall. On April 19th, there will be two seminars. Melanie Wasserman will present from 12:00 – 1:30pm in C325 Cheit Hall and Nathan Hendren will present from 2pm-3:30pm in C420 Wells Fargo Room. 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 2018 Schedule

Date

Speaker

Title of Talk/Paper
February 1
Erika Deserranno
(Northwestern)
Social Ties, Identity and the Delivery of Public Services
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February 8
Mirko Draca (Warwick)
February 12
Jing Cai
(Maryland)
February 22
Supreet Kaur
(Berkeley)
March 1
Davide Cantoni
(Munich)
March 8
Ben Enke
(Harvard)
March 15
Dominic Rohner
(Lausanne)
March 22
Josh Bloomenstock
(Berkeley)
March 29
Spring Break
April 5
David Vogel (Berkeley)
April 12
Kate Casey (Stanford)
April 19
Melanie Wasserman (UCLA)
April 19
Nathan Hendren
(Harvard)
April 26
Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale)
May 3
Rob Jensen (UPenn)
May 7
Tavneet Suri (MIT)
Fall 2017 Schedule

Date

Speaker

Title of Talk/Paper
August 31
Neale Mahoney
(Chicago)
How Do Individuals Repay Their Debt? The Balance-Matching Heuristic
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September 21
Mark Rosenzweig
(Yale)
Are There Too Many Farms in the World? Labor-Market Transaction Costs, Machine Capacities and Optimal Farm Size
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September 28
Manasi Deshpande
(Chicago)
Who is Screened Out? Application Costs and the Targeting of Disability Programs
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October 5
James Feigenbaum
(Boston)
Demobilizing Democrats and Labor Unions: Political
Effects of Right to Work Laws

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October 12
Melissa Dell
(Harvard)
The Development Effects of the Extractive Colonial
Economy: The Dutch Cultivation System in Java*

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October 19
Till von Wachter
(joint with PF, Labor)
November 2
Magne Mogstad
(Chicago)
Rent Sharing, Earnings Dynamics and
Transmission of Firm Level Shocks

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November 16
Mike Callen
(UCSD)
Why Do Defaults Affect Behavior? Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan
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November 30
Nicholas Ryan
(Yale)
The Demand for Off-grid Solar Power:
Evidence from Rural India’s Surprisingly Competitive Retail Power Market

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December 7
Marcy Alsan (Stanford)
The Spillover Effects of Deportation Fear: Evidence from Secure Communities
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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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