Juan D. Moreno-Ternero, Universidad de Malaga, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, and CORE, Universite catholique de Louvain: "A common ground for resource and welfare egalitarianism"

05. januar 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Fabrizio Zilibotti, University of Zurich: "Chinese Pension Reform in the Face of Demographic Transition and Financial Imperfections"

20. januar 2011 kl. 10:00am

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Hans Keiding, University of Copenhagen: "Shapley values for simple games and effectivity functions"

24. januar 2011 kl. 3:00pm

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Chiara Binelli, Nuffield College and Oxford University: "The Market Returns to Private High Schools: Evidence from Mexico"

28. januar 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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MEHR Seminar: Timothy Guinnane, Yale University, 'Population and Economic Development in the very Long Run'

10. februar 2011 kl. 3:00pm

Abstract: Demographic change and its role in long-term economic growth is now back at the center of several areas of economics. This talk will deal with several facets of an ongoing project (joint with Sheilagh Ogilvie) that uses new and rich data for southwest Germany from the mid-17th century through the early 20th century. At the heart of our project lies the classic method of family reconstitution, which allows us to general individual-level data to examine the determinants of fertility, marriage, an...
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MEHR Seminar: Francesco Cinnirella, Ifo Institute for Economic Research, 'Landownership Concentration and the Expansion of Education'

24. februar 2011 kl. 3:00pm

Abstract: Cross-country studies show that high levels of inequality in landownership negatively affect growth-enhancing institutions and human capital formation. Landed elites in agrarian societies oppose mass education and hold the political power necessary to prevent the expansion of schooling. We present evidence from nineteenth-century Prussia showing that the concentration of large landownership is significantly associated with lower levels of primary school enrollment. Prussia is an interestin...
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Michael Stimmelmayr, University of Münich: "Taxation of MNEs in the Presence of Internal Capital Markets"

25. februar 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Michael Bergman, University of Copenhagen: "Budget Consolidations in the Aftermath of a Financial Crisis:Lessons from the Swedish Budget Consolidation 1994–1997"

04. marts 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Lars Sørgaard, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen: "Price Coordination in Two-Sided Markets: Competition in the TV Industry"

07. marts 2011 kl. 2:00pm

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Niels Johannesen, University of Copenhagen: "Strategic Line Drawing between Debt and Equity"

11. marts 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Magnus Kvåle Helliesen, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration: "Household Consumption and the Life Cycle Model: Evidence from Norwegian Micro Data"

15. marts 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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MEHR Seminar: Brooks Kaiser, Gettysburg College, 'Rocky Seas: Dynamics of the Transition from Whale Oil to Petroleum'

17. marts 2011 kl. 3:00pm

Abstract: This paper investigates the transition from whale oil to petroleum that occurred in the mid-19th century in terms of dynamic efficiency of natural resource use and the timing of the transition between these resources. The discovery of petroleum is often presented as a stochastic event that ‘saved the whales'; we argue that the timing fits a deterministic model of transition driven by investment in knowledge needed for a new resource. Whale harvesting was an open-access fishery experiencing...
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Hans Kind, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH): "Hotelling competition with multi-purchasing"

18. marts 2011 kl. 3:00pm

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Robert Klemmensen, Syddansk Universitet: "Attitudes toward Immigration: The Role of Personal Predispositions"

25. marts 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Joachim Wehner, LSE: "Electoral Budget Cycles in the EMU: An Empirical Challenge to Context Conditionality"

01. april 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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MEHR Seminar: Leigh Gardner, British Museum, 'Money and Empire: A New Look at Currency Boards in British Colonial Africa'

07. april 2011 kl. 3:00pm

Abstract: Though often neglected by historians of the British Empire, colonial currency boards played an important role in the economic and financial management of the colonies. Initially established in response to bank failures in Mauritius and Ceylon in the nineteenth century, by the early twentieth century currency boards became the standard means of issuing colonial currencies backed by sterling reserves. In addition, through the investment of their reserves, currency boards became a source of revenu...
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Daniel Monte, Simon Fraser University: "Efficient Market Segmentation"

08. april 2011 kl. 3:00pm

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Christian Heebøll-Christensen, Københavns Universitet: "Financial Instability, Credit Cycles and Monetary Policy"

15. april 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Clifford Winston, Brookings Institution: "Duopoly Equilibrium over Time"

29. april 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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John Friedman, Harvard University and NBER: "How does your kindergarten classroom affect your earnings? Evidence from project STAR"

04. maj 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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MEHR Seminar: Paul Sharp, Humboldt University, 'The Cost of Railroad Regulation: The Disintegration of American Agricultural Markets in the Interwar Period'

19. maj 2011 kl. 2:15pm

Abstract: We investigate the costs of transportation regulation using the example of agricultural markets in the United States. Using a large database of prices by state of agricultural commodities, we find that the coefficient of variation (as a measure of market integration between states) falls for many commodities until the first world war. We demonstrate that this reflected changes in transportation costs which in turn in the long run depended on productivity growth in railroads. 1920 marked a chang...
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Steffen Hoernig, Universidade Nova de Lisboa: "Asymmetric Broadband Wholesale Regulation"

26. maj 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Curtis Taylor, Duke University: "Stairway to Heaven or Highway to Hell: Liquidity, Sweat Equity, and the Uncertain Path to Ownership"

27. maj 2011 kl. 10:00am

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Claus Bjørn Jørgensen, University of Copenhagen: ”Predicting Lotto Numbers”

27. maj 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Elena Panova, CIRANO: "A Passion for Democracy"

07. juni 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Martin Dufwenberg, University of Arizona and University of Gothenburg: "Participation"

09. juni 2011 kl. 11:00am

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Richard Upward, University of Nottingham: "Quantity Restrictions and Price Adjustment of Chinese Textile Exports to the US"

10. juni 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Zwi Hercowitz, Tel-Aviv University: "The Financial Labor Supply Accelerator"

14. juni 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Tue Gørgens, Australian National University: “Modelling health care costs and life expectancy: Insights from Australian individual health expenditure data”

16. august 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Kevin Hoover, Duke University: "Observing shocks"

30. august 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Rune Midjord, University of the Basque Country: "Can increased competition for jobs explain interview lying?"

01. september 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Gabriel Zucman, Paris School of Economics: "The Missing Wealth of Nations: are Europe and the U.S. Net Debtors or Net Creditors?"

02. september 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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David Frankel , Iowa State University: Securitization, Signalling, and Interbank Competition"

05. september 2011 kl. 3:00pm

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MEHR Seminar: Nina Boberg-Fazlic, University of Copenhagen, 'Nothing but a poor man with money? Explaining the changing fertility decisions of the rich before the English demographic transition'

08. september 2011 kl. 1:00pm

Abstract: This paper investigates the socio-economic fertility differential in pre-industrial England. Although the onset of the demographic transition is usually dated around 1870, we find that the richer groups of society started limiting fertility much earlier than this. Thereby, a reversal in the fertility pattern emerges where the rich have more children than the poor up to the 1700's and fewer by the early 19th century. A possible theoretical explanation for this pattern is presented in Galor and M...
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Johannes Abeler, Oxford University: "Preferences for truth-telling"

12. september 2011 kl. 3:00pm

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Tibor Besedes, Georgia Institute of Technology: "Export Growth and Credit Constraints”

14. september 2011 kl. 1:30pm

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MEHR Seminar: Battista Severgnini, Copenhagen Business School, 'Epidemic Trade'

15. september 2011 kl. 3:00pm

Abstract: This paper studies the spread of the Black Death as a proxy for the flow of medieval trade between 1346 and 1351. The Black Death struck most areas of Europe and the wider Mediterranean. Based on a modified version of the gravity model, we estimate the speed (in kilometers per day) of transmission of the disease between the transmitting and the receiving cities. We find that the speed depends on distance, political borders, and on the political importance of a city. Furthermore, variables relat...
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Kelly Ragan, Stockholm School of Economics: "How Powerful Was the Pill? Quantifying a Contraceptive Technology Shock"

23. september 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Robert Dur, Erasmus University Rotterdam: "Tournament Incentives in the Field: Gender Differences in the Workplace"

29. september 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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MEHR Seminar: Sofia Henriques, Lund University, 'Energy Transitions, Natural Resources and Industrialization: Portugal in a Long Run Comparative Perspective'

29. september 2011 kl. 3:00pm

Abstract: This talk will address the role of energy in shaping the industrialization process of a coal-poor country. An international comparison of long-run energy quantities reveals that Portugal´s transition to fossil fuels and high-energy quantities was exceptionally late when compared with early industrializers. It is argued that Portugal´s incipient industrialization during the First and Second Industrial Revolution was due to excessive energy costs. Institutional changes and the emergen...
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Kim Abildgren, Nationalbanken: EPRU Policy Seminar: "Realøkonomiske konsekvenser af finanskriser"

30. september 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Luis Corchón, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid: “Oligopolistic equilibrium and financial constraints”.

06. oktober 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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MEHR Seminar: Jacob Weisdorf, University of Copenhagen, 'The Child Quantity-Quality Trade-off in England during the Industrial Revolution'

06. oktober 2011 kl. 1:00pm

Abstract: We take Gary Becker's child quantity-quality trade-off hypothesis to the historical record, investigating the causal link from family size to the educational status of offspring using data from Anglican parish registers, c. 1700-1830. Since public schooling was not yet widespread we proxy educational status of offspring by whether or not they had an occupation which required substantial training (i.e. more than one year) and whether they were literate or not. Extraordinarily for historical data...
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Juanna Joenson, Stockholm School of Economics: "Timing and Incentives: Impacts of Student Aid on Academic Achievement"

07. oktober 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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MEHR Seminar: Joost Veenstra, University of Groningen, 'The Yanks of Europe: two technological paths in German manufacturing, 1907-1936'

13. oktober 2011 kl. 3:00pm

Abstract: America's lead over Europe from the late nineteenth century onwards has often been contributed to differences in initial conditions, trapping Europe in a labour-intensive and low productive technological path. However, in the case of German manufacturing, this analysis does not align with qualitative evidence obtained from the German metal-engineering industry, which shows that German manufacturers actively copied or imported American machinery. On the basis of labour productivity comparisons i...
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Signe Krogstrup, Swiss National Bank: "Liquidity Effects at the Zero Lower Bound"

14. oktober 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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MEHR Seminar: Niels Framroze Møller, University of Copenhagen, 'Was the Poor Periphery more Malthusian than England? Evidence from Pre-industrial Scandinavia'

27. oktober 2011 kl. 3:00pm

Abstract: We consider whether evidence from the poor periphery of Europe, namely Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, displayed similar ‘Malthusian' characteristics to England. We follow the approach adopted by Møller and Sharp (2008) in interpreting the Malthusian theory as a Cointegrated Vector-Auto-Regressive (VAR) model in population and labor demand, and a stationary VAR model in real income, birth rates, and death rates. We find that stationarity is also rejected by the Scandinavian pre-indust...
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Mette Foged, University of Copenhagen: "Wage Effects of International Return Migration"

28. oktober 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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MEHR Seminar: Martin Uebele, University of Münster, 'American Agriculture and the Creation and Strange Disintegration of a National Market'

03. november 2011 kl. 1:00pm

Abstract: We study US state average prices of 13 agricultural products, 1870-2000, by estimating annual price comovement and dispersion. We find that national markets for all products integrated during the 19th century, but that markets for some products such as wheat and potatoes disintegrated after World War 2. Reasons for the latter may include increasing transport costs due to deficiencies of public infrastructure maintainance, changes in the production structure of the agricultural sector as well as...
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Nicolai Kaarsen, University of Copenhagen: "Cross-Country Differences in the Quality of Human Capital"

11. november 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Maria Sáez, University of Zürich: "Breaks. A theory of free-lancing"

17. november 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Fredrik Sjöholm fra Lunds Universitet: "Globalization and imperfect labor market sorting"

18. november 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Sergei Kovbasyuk, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, Rome: "Optimal Certification Design"

22. november 2011 kl. 3:00pm

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MEHR Seminar: Matteo Cervellati, University of Bologna, 'The Economic and Demographic Transition, Mortality, and Comparative Development'

24. november 2011 kl. 3:00pm

Abstract: We present a theory of the economic and demographic transition where adult longevity, child mortality, fertility and the education composition of the population are jointly determined. The model allows to investigate the determinants of underdevelopment traps as well as the mechanism that leads to an endogenous exit out of the trap, and to assess the role of exogenous reductions in mortality and the role of permanent differences in extrinsic mortality across countries. The theory delivers a seri...
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Peter Birch Sørensen, University of Copenhagen: "Measuring the deadweight loss from taxation in a small open economy"

25. november 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Niels Johannesen, University of Copenhagen: "The End of Banking Secrecy? An Evaluation of the OECD Transparency Initiative"

02. december 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Christopher Ksoll, Center for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), Department of Economics and Nuffield College, University of Oxford: "Can Mobile Phones Improve Learning? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Niger"

06. december 2011 kl. 15:00

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MEHR Seminar: Eoin McLaughlin, University of Edinburgh, 'Culture, Conflict and Cooperation: Irish dairying before the Great War Revisited'

08. december 2011 kl. 3:00pm

Abstract: What determined dairy cooperation in early twentieth century Ireland? Was the propensity to cooperate influenced by culture and political strife, economic considerations such as an existing commercial dairy industry, or combination of both? We revisit this issue and argue that culture and political strife were not important determinants of dairy cooperation in Ireland rather it was influenced by a pre-existing commercial dairy industry.
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Sanne Hiller fra Århus Universitet: "Immigration and the Product Margins of International Trade"

09. december 2011 kl. 12:00am

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Mogens Høgh Jensen, NBI, University of Copenhagen: "Econophysics approaches: Asymmetry in stock markets"

13. december 2011 kl. 3:00pm

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Paul Heidhues, European School of Management and Technology, Berlin: "The Market for Deceptive Products"

15. december 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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MEHR Seminar: Samad Sarferaz, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 'Crisis? What Crisis? Currency vs. Banking in the Financial Crisis of 1931'

15. december 2011 kl. 1:00pm

Abstract: This paper examines currency and banking in the German financial crisis of 1931 for both Germany and the U.S. We specify a structural dynamic factor model to identify financial and monetary factors separately for each economy. We find a major role for financial distress in propagating the crisis. We also find strong evidence of crisis transmission from Germany to the U.S. via the banking channel. Banking distress in both economies was apparently not endogenous to monetary policy. Results confirm...
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Alejandro Riano, University of Nottingham: "Maquiladoras and informality: a mixed blessing"

16. december 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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Herbert Hamers CentER and Department of Econometrics and Operations Research, Tilburg University: "Game theoretic centrality analysis of terrorist networks"

20. december 2011 kl. 1:00pm

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