Departmental Seminar Past Years

2020-2021 Fall Semester

Date Speaker Title
24-09-2020 Sarit Weisburd, Tel Aviv University "Police Response Time and Injury Outcomes" (paper)
06-10-2020 Niki Nikiforakis, NYU Abu Dhabi "Predicting social tipping and norm change in controlled experiments" (with James Andreoni and Simon Siegenthaler)
25-10-2020 Beni Lauterbach, Bar Ilan University "The Life-Cycle of Dual Class Firm Valuation" (paper)

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03-11-2020 Amnon Maltz, University of Haifa "A Behavioral Approach to Increasing Influenza Vaccination Uptake Rates” (joint with Adi Sarid).
Haifa-NYU Abu Dhabi Joint Seminar 
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08-11-2020 Michael Amior, Hebrew University "Monopsony and the Wage Effects of Migration" (with Alan Manning) (paper)
15-11-2020 David Weiss, Tel Aviv University "Women's Liberation, Household Revolution"  
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22-11-2020 Ilan Nehama, Bar Ilan University "Almost Quasi-Linear Utilities in Disguise: An Extension of Roberts' Theorem."
29-11-2020 Daniel Fershtman, Tel Aviv University "Sequential Learning with Endogenous Considerations Sets".  Zoom Link
03-12-2020 Ittai Shacham, Tilburg University "Advertising Quantity Regulation and Content Quality Distortion"  (paper) (Job Talk)
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06-12-2020 Shmuel San, NYU "Who Works Where and Why? Parental Networks and the Labor Market" (Job Talk) (paper)
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17-12-2020 Ariel Zucker, UC Berkeley "Price Discrimination in Behavior Change Contracts: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment" (paper) (Job Talk). Time: 18:15-19:30. Zoom link
20-12-2020 Elior Cohen, UCLA "Housing the Homeless: The Effect of Housing Assistance on Recidivism to Homelessness, Economic, and Social Outcomes". (paper) (Job Talk).  Time: 9:15-10:30.
24-12-2020 Tom Zohar, Stanford "Out of Labor and Into the Labor Force? The Role of Abortion Access, Social Stigma, and Financial Constraints."  (paper) (Job Talk). Time: 9:15-10:30.
27-12-2020 Liang Diao, SFU "Collective Defense by Common Property Arrangements: the Rise and Fall of the Kibbutz" (paper) (Job Talk)
03-01-2021 Yael Elster, TAU (Coller School of Management) "Real-estate Investors, House Prices and Rents: Evidence from Capital-gains Tax Changes"  (paper) (Job Talk)
10-01-2021 Laura Gati, Boston College  "Monetary Policy & Anchored Expectations - An Endogenous Gain Learning Model." (paper) (Job Talk)
14-01-2021 Wenting Song, University of Michigan "Firm Inattention and the Efficacy of Monetary Policy: A Text-Based Approach" (Job Talk) (paper)
17-01-2021 Michele Fornino, MIT Automation and the Future of Work: Assessing the Role of Labor Flexibility (joint with Andrea Manera) (Job Talk) (paper)
21-01-2021 Michal Hodor, University of Pennsylvania "Gig Workers and Performance Pay: A Dynamic Equilibrium Analysis of an On-Demand Industry" (Job Talk) (paper)

2020-2021 Spring Semester

Date Speaker Title
07-03-2021 Oren Danieli, Tel Aviv University "Revisiting U.S. Wage Inequality at the Bottom 50%" (paper)
14-03-2021 Ori Heffetz, HUJI Behavior-Predictive Beliefs are Inconsistent with Information-Based Beliefs: Evidence from COVID-19 (Ori Heffetz and Guy Ishai)
21-03-2021 Yonatan Berman, CUNY Homoploutia: Top Labor and Capital Incomes in the United States, 1950—2020 (with Branko Milanovic)
04-04-2021 Jiabin Wu, University of Oregon “Decentralized Matching Market with Transfers: Experimental and Noncooperative Analyses"
29-04-2021 Nathan Canen, University of Houston Political Parties as Drivers of U.S. Polarization: 1927-2018 (with Chad Kendall and Francesco Trebbi)
02-05-2021 Harald Uhlig, University of Chicago Macroeconomic Dynamics and Reallocation in an Epidemic: Evaluating the 'Swedish" Solution, with Dirk Krueger (U Penn) and Taojun Xie (NUS).
09-05-2021 Heng Chen, University of Hong Kong Do Media Bow to Foreign Economic Powers? Evidence from News Websites Crackdown
13-05-2021 Ben Schreiber, Bank of Israel "The Effect of Print Media Tone on Overnight and Intraday Stock Returns" (with Yossi Saadon)
23-05-2021 Edoardo Grillo, Collegio Carlo Alberto "Electoral Campaigns as Dynamic Contests" joint with A. Acharya, T. Sugaya and E. Turkel (paper)
03-06-2021 Yaniv Yedid-Levi, IDC Herzilya "The Macroeconomics of Automation: Data, Theory, and Policy Analysis" (with Nir Jaimovich, Itay Saporta-Eksten, and Henry Siu)  (paper)
06-06-2021 Simone Moran - BGU Negotiating All or Part of the Seller’s Endowment (with Adiel Moyal (UCD), Amos Schurr (BGU), Ilana Ritov (HUJI))
13-06-2021 Yuval Heller - Bar Ilan University Sampling Dynamics and Stable Mixing in Hawk-Dove Games Joint with Srinivas Arigapudi & Amnon Schreiber

2019-2020 Fall Semester

Date Speaker Title
03-11-2019 Joseph Zeira, the Hebrew University Automation and Unemployment: Help is on the Way  
10-11-2019 David Weil, Brown University Are Poor Countries Relatively Overpopulated and Why?
17-11-2019 Hannah Trachtman, Yale University Intervention Externalities due to Limited Attention (job talk)
21-11-2019 Oren Rigbi, Israel Competition Authority and Ben Gurion University The Effects of Vendor Allowance Contracts – Big Data Evidence from the Israeli Food Retail Market
24-11-2019 Chaim Fershtman, Tel Aviv University A Computational Framework for Analyzing Dynamic Procurement Auctions: The Market Impact of Information Sharing
01-12-2019 Viacheslav Savitskiy, Brown University Environmental Roots of Labor-Leisure Preference  
05-12-2019 Ro'ee Levy, Yale University Social Media, News Consumption and Polarization: Evidence from a Field Experiment (job talk)
08-12-2019 Nir Hak, Harvard University Estimation of Learning, Adoption and Diffusion over a Network (job talk)
12-12-2019 Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University The Holy Land of Industrialism: Rethinking the Industrial Revolution. Paper 1 and 2
15-12-2019 Itzchak Tzachi Raz, Harvard University There’s No Such Thing As Free Land: The Homestead Act and Economic Development (job talk)
22-12-2019 Avner Strulov-Shlain, University of Chicago More than a Penny's Worth: Left-Digit Bias and Firm Pricing
26-12-2019 Aluma Dembo, University of Oxford Rationality and Error in Individual Choice Data: A Revealed Preferences Approach (job talk)
05-01-2020 Yannay Shanan, Tel Aviv University The intergenerational effects of welfare participation (job talk)
12-01-2020 Abigail Hurwitz, University of Pennsylvania Is One Plus One Always Two? Insuring Longevity Risk While Having Multiple Savings Accounts (job talk)
19-01-2020 Amir Goren, UC Irvine Financial Intermediation and the Lucas Puzzle (job talk)
23-01-2020 Yefim Roth, University of Haifa Decisions from Valuations of Unknown Payoff Distributions.  Paper 1 Paper 2

2019-2020 Spring Semester

Date Speaker Title
08-03-2020 Eyal Ert, the Hebrew University CANCELLED
15-03-2020 Yuval Heller, Bar-Ilan University CANCELLED
19-03-2020 Arik Roginsky, University of Chicago CANCELLED
22-03-2020 Julio Davila, CORE Paris 1 CANCELLED
29-03-2020 Daniel Fershtman, Tel Aviv University CANCELLED
19-04-2020 Oren Danieli, Tel Aviv University CANCELLED
26-04-2020 Ori Heffetz, the Hebrew University CANCELLED
03-05-2020 Yotam Margalit, Tel Aviv University CANCELLED
10-05-2020 Uri Herz, University of Haifa TBA
17-05-2020 Hannah Trachtman, Yale University TBA
24-05-2020 TBA TBA
31-05-2020 Ben Schreiber, Bank of Israel TBA
07-06-2020 Hillel Rapoport, Paris School of Economics TBA
14-06-2020 TBA TBA
18-06-2020 Mariko Klasing, University of Groningen TBA
21-06-2020 Petros Milionis, University of Groningen TBA

2018-2019 Fall Semester

Date Speaker Title
October 25, 2018 Sergiu Hart, the Hebrew University Forecasting, Calibration, and Dynamics
November 1, 2018 Henry Schneider, Queen's University Promoting Best Practices in a Multitask Workplace: Experimental Evidence on Checklists
November 8, 2018 Moses Shayo, the Hebrew University How Do Markets Affect Values and Behavior? Emerging Patterns from Three Studies
November 15, 2018 Ran Spiegler, Tel Aviv University A Model of Competing Narratives
November 22, 2018 Ilan Cooper, BI Norwegian Business School What drives Q and investment fluctuations?
November 29, 2018 Moshe Kim, University of Haifa Nonseparability without Monotonicity: The Couterfactual Distribution M-Estimator for Causal Inference
December 6, 2018 Nathan Goldstein, Bar Ilan University What has happened to inflation persistence? A new expectations-based measure
December 13, 2018 Ronen Gradwohl, Northwestern University Decentralized Advice
December 16, 2018 Mikhail Freer, l'Université libre de Bruxelles Revealed Social Preferences
December 20, 2018 Ity Shurtz, the Hebrew University Physician Workload and Treatment Choice: the Case of Primary Care
December 23, 2019 Ori Katz, Brown University Railroads, Economic Development, and the Demographic Transition in the United States
December 27, 2018 Ran Weksler, the Hebrew University The Market for Information Intermediaries and Its Effects
December 30, 2018 Jan-Philipp Dueber, University of Kent Endogenous Time-Varying Volatility and Emerging Market Business Cycles
January 3, 2019 Revital Bar, the Hebrew University Ethnic Discrimination in the Housing Market: Evidence from Israel
January 6, 2019 Eve Colson-Sihra, the Hebrew University The Conspicuous Consumption of the Poor: Forgoing Calories for Aspirational Goods
January 10, 2019 Navid Sabet, LMU Munich The Political Economy of Immigrant Legalisation: Evidence from the 1986 IRCA

2018-2019 Spring Semester

Date Speaker Title
February 28, 2019 Limor Golan, Washington University in St. Louis What Explains the Racial Gaps in Task Assignment and Pay Over the Life-Cycle?
March 7, 2019 George Gayle, Washington University in St. Louis What Accounts for the Racial Gap in Time Allocation and
Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital?
March 10, 2019 Andrea Ichino, European University Institute Economic Incentives, Home Production and Gender Identity Norms
March 14, 2019 Dominik Karos, Maastricht University Full Farsighted Rationality
March 17, 2019 Eli Cook, University of Haifa The Pricing of Progress: Economic Indicators and the Capitalization of American Life
March 28, 2019 Ella Segev, Ben Gurion University Social learning and the design of new experience goods
March 31, 2019 Pavel Jelnov, University of Hannover When Should the Sun Shine? The Effect of Time Institutions on Health
April 4, 2019 Matan Tsur, University of Vienna Information Design in Competitive Insurance Markets
April 11, 2019 Elyashiv Wiedman, the Hebrew University How Does Media Coverage Affect Corporate Disclosure?
May 2, 2019 Ro'i Zultan, Ben Gurion University Manipulation in prediction markets
May 16, 2019 Abigail Adams, University of Oxford What Do Consumers Consider Before They Choose? Identification from Asymmetric Demand Responses
May 23, 2019 Dino Levy, Tel Aviv University The neural computation of inconsistent choice behavior
May 30, 2019 Nikita Roketskiy, UCL Consumer Privacy and Serial Monopoly
June 6, 2019 Dan Ben-Moshe, the Hebrew University Identification of Linear Regressions with Errors in all Variables
June 10, 2019 Michael Kaganovich, Indiana University Bloomington Gender Differences in Persistence in a Field of Study