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All seminars will take place at HEC Montréal - Côte-Sainte-Catherine Building
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal

To meet with a guest speaker, email directly the contact name listed below.
For general information, please email the seminar coordinator






Monday, February 19, 1:30pm
Room Dutailier International
Josh Angrist
"Regression Discontinuity Design Meets Market Design"
March / Mars Contact
Tuesday, March 13, 3:30PM
Room St-Hubert
Jonathan Hall
University of Toronto
Avril / April Contact
Tuesday, April 10, 3:30pm
Room St-Hubert
Matteo Maggiori
Harvard University
Tuesday, April 17, 3:30pm
Room St-Hubert
Andrei Levchenko
University of Michigan
Mai / May Contact
Tuesday, May 15, 3:30pm
Room St-Hubert
Jessie Handbury


+  Seminars 2017


Septembre Professeur responsable / Contact
Mardi, 5 septembre, 15 h 30
Salle Dutailier International
Emi Nakamura
Columbia Business School
"Housing Wealth Effects: The Long View"
Mardi, 12 septembre, 15 h 30
Salle Manuvie
Alan Benson
University of Minnesota
"Strength from Within: Individual and Store-Level Evidence that Transfers Outperform Hires"  
Mardi, 19 septembre, 15 h 30
Salle Manuvie
Giorgio Zanarone
"The Role of Relational Contracts in Inter-Firm Relationships: Theory and Evidence on Multiunit Franchising"
Octobre Professeur responsable / Contact
Mardi, 3 octobre, 15 h 30
Salle Dutailier International
Remi Jedwab
George Washington University
"The Heterogeneous Effects of Transportation Investments: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa 1960-2010"
Mardi, 10 octobre, 15 h 30
Salle Dutailier International
Thibault Fally
University of California-Berkeley
"Commodity Trade Matters"
Mardi, 17 octobre, 15 h 30
Salle Dutailier International
Derek Messacar
Statistiques Canada
"Pension Income Splitting and Intra-Household Real versus Avoidance Responses to Personal Income Taxation"
Mardi, 24 octobre, 15 h 30
Salle Dutailier International
Rajshri Jayaraman
ESMT Berlin
"Defaults and Donations: Evidence from a Field Experiment"
Mardi, 31 octobre, 15 h 30
Salle Dutailier International
Guillaume Fréchette
New York University
"Rules and Commitment in Communication"  
Novembre Professeur responsable / Contact
vendredi, 10 novembre, 15 h 30
Salle Société canadienne des postes
Séminaire MacroMontréal
Charles Engel
University of Winconsin
Mardi, 21 novembre, 15 h 30
Salle Transat
Cosmin Ilut
Duke University
"Uncertainty aversion and heterogeneous beliefs in linear models"
DÉCembre Professeur responsable / Contact
Mardi, 5 décembre, 15 h 30
Salle Dutailier International
Frederic Vermeulen
University of Leuven
"A new year, a new you? Heterogeneity and self-control in food purchases"
Lundi, 11 décembre, 15 h 30
Salle Cogeco
Pierre-André Chiappori
Columbia University
"Partner Choice, Investment in Children, and the Marital College Premium"

Tous les séminaires auront lieu à l'édifice principal de HEC Montréal
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal

Pour rencontrer un invité, veuillez contacter le professeur responsable de la journée.
Pour tout renseignement complémentaire, veuillez contacter le coordinateur des séminaires



HIVER 2017

Mars / March Professeur responsable / Contact
Mardi 7 mars, 15 h 30
Salle Demers Beaulne
Arthur Silve
 Université Laval
"Putting your neighbor’s house in order: state capacity, conflicts, and institutional cooperation"
Vendredi 10 mars, 15 h 30
Salle Hélène-Desmarais
Séminaire MacroMontréal
Yuriy Gorodnichenko
University of California, Berkeley
Avril / April Professeur responsable / Contact
Mardi 11 avril, 15 h 30
Salle Demers Beaulne
Andrea Tambalotti
 Federal Reserve Bank of New York
"Safety, Liquidity, and the Natural Rate of Interest"
Mardi 18 avril, 15 h 30
Salle Demers Beaulne
Andre Trindade
 Getulio Vargas Foundation
"Separate Markets for Externalities: Regional versus State-by-State Regulation of a Global Pollutant"
Mardi, 25 avril, 15 h 30
Salle CPA du Québec
Jeffrey Smith
 University of Michigan
"The Conséquences of Academic Match between Students and Colleges"  
Mai / May Professeur responsable / Contact
Mardi 9 mai, 15 h 30
Salle Béton Grilli
Pascal St-Amour
University of Lausanne
"Valuing Life at Gunpoint, and as a Statistic"
Mardi 16 mai, 15 h 30
Salle Béton Grilli
Francesco Bianchi
 Duke University
"Monetary Policy and Asset Valuation"

+  Seminars 2016


FALL 2016

September / Septembre Contact
Tuesday, September 20, 3:30pm
Room Saine Marketing
Juan Carlos Suarez
Duke University  
October / Octobre Contact
Tuesday, October 4, 3:30pm
Room Saine Marketing
Darius N. Lakdawalla
University of Southern California
"Saving Lives or Saving Money? Understanding the Dual Nature of Physician Preferences"
Tuesday, October 11, 3:30pm
Room Proctor & Gamble
Luca Dedola
European Central Bank
"Capital flows and monetary policy trade-offs"  
Thursday, October 13, 3:30pm
Room Saine Marketing
Myrto Kalouptsidi
Harvard University
"Identification of Counterfactuals in Dynamic Discrete Choice Models"  
Tuesday, October 18, 3:30pm
Room Saine Marketing
Mitchell Hoffman
University of Toronto
"How Do Managers Matter? Evidence from Performance Metrics and Employee Surveys in a Firm"
Tuesday, October 25, 3:30pm
Room Saine Marketing
Daniel Paserman
Boston University
"Gender Differences in Cooperative Environments? Evidence from the U.S. Congress” ?  
November / Novembre Contact
Tuesday, November 1, 3:30pm
Room Hélène-Desmarais
Steven Puller
Texas A & M University
"Does Strategic Ability Affect Efficiency?  Evidence from Electricity Markets"
Tuesday, November 8, 12:00pm
Room Saine Marketing
Stéphane Mechoulan
Dalhousie University
"Riots, Emergency Powers, and Opportunistic Behavior: an Analysis using Bounded Variation Assumptions"  
Tuesday, November 22, 3:30pm
Room Proctor & Gamble
Nicola Lacetera
Rotman School of Management  
Tuesday, November 29, 3:30pm
Room Quebecor
Thomas F. Crossley
University of Essex
"Lost in Translation: What Do Engel Curves Tell Us About the Cost of Living?"  


March / Mars Contact
Tuesday, March 15, 4:30pm
Luigi Pistaferri
Stanford University
"Wealth returns dynamics and heterogeneity"
Tuesday, March 29, 3:30pm
Edmond Baranes
Université de Montpellier
"Merger control on two-sided markets: is there need for an efficiency defense?"  
Avril / April Contact
Tuesday, April 12, 10:30am
Room Hélène-Desmarais
Kevin Lang
Boston Univiersity
"A Test of Adverse Selection in the Market for Experienced Workers"
Tuesday, April 12, 3:30pm
Room Hélène-Desmarais
MacroMontreal Seminar
Jonathan Heathcote
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
"Optimal Income Taxation: Mirrlees Meets Ramsey"
Friday, April 15, 1:30pm
Room Groupe Cholette
Guillaume Pouliot
Harvard University
"Bootstrapping Big Data"  
Tuesday, April 19, 3:30pm
Room Hélène-Desmarais
Patrick Legros
Université libre de Bruxelles
"The Value of Entrepreneurial Failures: Task Allocation and Career Concerns"  
Tuesday, April 26, 3:30pm
Room Sony
David Card
University of California, Berkeley
"Firms and Lab or Market Inequality: Evidence and Some Theory"  
Mai / May Contact
Tuesday, May 3, 3:30pm
Room Sony
Albrecht Glitz
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
"Industrial Espionage and Productivity"
Tuesday, May 10, 2:00pm
Room Deloitte
Bart Hobijn
Arizona State University
"Sticker Shocks: Using VAT Changes to Estimate Upper-Level Elasticities of Substitution"  
Tuesday, May 17, 3:30pm
Room Sony
Theodore Papargeorgiou
McGill University
"Large Firms and Within Firm Occupational Reallocation"  
Friday, May 20, 4:00pm
Room Sony
MacroMontreal Seminar
Morten Ravn
University College London
"Job Uncertainty and Deep Recessions"  


+  Seminars 2015

FALL 2015

Septembre / September Professeur responsable / Contact
Tuesday, September 1, 15:30pm
Room Sony
Alessandro Gavazza
"A Quantitative Analysis of the Retail Market for Illicit Drugs"
Tuesday, September 22, 15:30pm
Room Sony
Raymond Fisman
Boston University
Tuesday, September 29, 15:30pm
Room Sony
Leonardo Melosi
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago  
Octobre / October Professeur responsable / Contact
Tuesday, October 6, 15:30pm
Room  Sony
Alejandro Justiniano
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
""What Happened to Mortgage Interest Rates During the Housing Boom"
Tuesday, October 13, 15:30pm
Room  Sony
Bentley Macleod
Columbia University
"The Performance of Elected Officials: Evidence from State Supreme Courts"  
Tuesday, October 20, 15:30pm
Room Xerox Canada
Thibault Gajdos
Université d'Aix-Marseille
"Robust Social Decisions"  
Novembre / November Professeur responsable / Contact
Thursday, November 5, 12:00pm
Room Transcontinental
MacroMontreal Lunch Seminar
Henry Siu
University of British Columbia
"What Should I Be When I Grow Up? Occupations and Unemployment over the Life Cycle"  
Friday, November 13, 3:30pm
Room St-Hubert
MacroMontreal Seminars
Simon Gilchrist
Boston University
"Inflation Dynamics During the Financial Crisis"  



Avril / April Contact
Tuesday, April 21, 3:30pm
Room Sony
Luigi Pascali
University of Warwick
"The Wind of Change: Maritime Technology, Trade and Economic Development"
Tuesday, April 28, 3:30pm
Room Sony
Christian Dustmann
University College London
"The Boys are Back in Town: The Effects of Child’s Gender on Youth Crime"
Mai / May Contact
Tuesday, May 12, 3:30pm
Room Serge Saucier
Marit Rehavi
University of British Columbia 
"Tipping the Scales? Testing for Political Influence on Public Corruption Prosecutions"

+  Seminars 2014

FALL 2014

September Contact
Tuesday, September 9, 3:30pm
Room Xerox Canada
Ernesto Dal Bo
University of California, Berkeley
"The Demand for Bad Policy when Voters Underappreciate Equilibrium Effects"
Tuesday, September 23, 3:30pm
Room Xerox Canada
Petra E. Todd
University of Pennsylvania
"Estimating a Coordination Game in the Classroom"
Tuesday, November 4, 3:30pm
Room Xerox Canada
Saroj Bhattarai
The University of Texas at Austin
"Time Consistency and the Duration of Government Debt: A Signalling Theory of Quantitative Easing"
Tuesday, November 11, 3:30pm
Room EY
Karel Mertens
Cornell University
"Marginal tax rates and income: new time series evidence"
Tuesday, November 18, 3:30pm
Room Sony
Taylor Jaworski
Queen's University
"Ownership, Technology, and the Provision of Residential Electricity"
Friday, November 21, 4:00pm
Room: St-Hubert
MacroMontreal Seminars
Paul Beaudry
Vancouver School of Economics
University of British Columbia
"Reconciling Hayek's and Keynes' Views of Recession"


April Contact
Tuesday, April 1, 3:30pm
Room St-Hubert
Doug Staiger
Dartmouth College
"Have We Identified Effective Teachers? Validating Measures of Effective Teaching Using Random Assignment"
Tuesday, April 8, 3:30pm
Room St-Hubert
Steve Tadelis
Haas Berkeley
"Consumer Heterogeneity and Paid Search Effectiveness: A Large Scale Field Experiment"
Friday, April 11, 16:00pm
Room Quebecor
MacroMontreal Seminars
Gary Gorton
Yale University
"Crises and Productivity in Good Booms and Bad Booms"
Tuesday, April 15, 3:30pm
Room St-Hubert
Sandeep Baliga
Northwestern University
"Bargaining with Strategic Moves"
May Contact
Tuesday, May 6, 3:30pm
Room Société canadienne des postes
Thomas Zwick
Würzburg University
"Information Advantages and Adverse Selection of Training Firms"
Friday, May 9, 4:00pm
Room Société canadienne des postes
MacroMontreal Seminars
Susanto Basu
Boston College
"Productivity and the Welfare of Nations"
Tuesday, May 13, 3:30pm
Room Hélène-Desmarais
Dan Silverman
Arizona State University
Wednesday, May 14, 12:00pm
Room PricewaterhouseCoopers
MacroMontreal Lunch Seminar
Michael Ehrmann
Banque du Canada
"The pricing of G7 sovereign bond spreads – the times, they are a‐changin"
Tuesday, May 20, 3:30pm
Room Hélène-Desmarais
Luisa Lambertini
Ecole Polytechnique Lausanne

+  Seminars 2013

FALL 2013

October Contact
Tuesday, October 8, 3:30pm
Room Hélène-Desmarais
Filipe Campante
Harvard Kennedy School
"Does Religion Affect Economic Growth and Happiness? Evidence from Ramadan"
Wednesday, October 9, 10:00am
Room CPA du Québec
Paola Conconi
Université Libre de Bruxelles
"Guns and Votes"
Thursday, October 10, 4:00pm
Room Transat
MacroMontreal Seminars
Nicholas Bloom
Stanford University
"Really Uncertain Business Cycles"
Tuesday, October 15, 3:30pm
Room Xerox Canada
Luca Gambetti
"Noisy News in Business Cycles"
Thursday, October 24, 3:30pm
Guido Tabellini
Università Bocconi
"Emotions and Political Unrest"
Tuesday, October 29, 3:30pm
Room Xerox Canada
Stefania Albanesi
FED - New York
"The Gender Unemployment Gap"
November Contact
Tuesday, November 5, 3:30pm
Room St-Hubert
Joshua Lewis
Université de Montréal
"The short-run and long-run eects of household technological change"
Tuesday, November 19, 3:30pm
Room Ernst & Young
Francisco Ruge-Murcia
Université de Montréal
"Dissent in Monetary Policy Decisions"
Tuesday, November 26, 3:30pm
Room Ernst & Young
Junichi Suzuki
University of Toronto
"Identification and Counterfactuals in Dynamic Models of Market Entry and Exit"
December Professeur responsable / Contact
Tuesday, December 3, 3:30pm
Room Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Raphaël Godefroy
Université de Montréal
"Common Law vs. Sharia Law : Evidence from Nigeria"


January Contact
Wednesday, January 9,
Room Cogeco
Helios Herrera
Columbia University
"Turnout and Power Sharing"
Thursday, January 10, 15:30pm
Room Cogeco
Andrew Bird
Université de Toronto
"The Effects of Taxes on the Market for Corporate Control"
Friday, January 11, 15:30pm
Room Rona
Victor Couture
Université de Toronto
"Valuing the Consumption Benefits of Urban Density"
Wednesday, January 16, 10:00am
Room Cogeco
Chiara Canta
CORE, Université catholique de Louvain
"Efficiency, access, and the mixed delivery of health care services"
Thursday, January 17, 15:30pm
Room Quebecor

Antonio Russo
Toulouse School of Economics
"Voting on Road Congestion Policy"
Friday, January 18, 15:30pm
Room Rona
Clément de Chaisemartin
Paris School of Economics
"All you need is LATE"
February Contact
Tuesday, February 26, 15:30pm
Room St-Hubert
Emmanuel Flachaire
Aix-Marseille III
"Inequality with Ordinal Data"
March Contact
Friday, March 15, 15:30pm
Room Hélène-Desmarais
MacroMontreal Seminars 
Valerie Ramey
University of California, San Diego
"Are Government Spending Multipliers State Dependent? Evidence from U.S. and Canadian Historical Data" Appendix
Thursday, March 28, 15:30pm
Room Marie-Husny
George Alessandria
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
"Export Dynamics in Large Devaluations"
April Contact
Tuesday, April 2, 15:30pm
Room CPA du Québec
Heski Bar-Isaac
Rotman School of Management
Université de Toronto
"(Good and Bad) Reputation for a Servant of Two Masters"
Tuesday, April 9, 15:30pm 
Room Serge-Saucier
Shanker Satyanath
New York University
"Renewable Resource Shocks and Conflict in India's Maoist Belt"
Tuesday, April 16, 15:30pm
Room Xerox Canada
Oleg Itshoki
Princeton University
"Importers, Exporters and Exchange Rate Disconnect"
Monday, April 22, 15:30pm
Room Serge-Saucier
Derek Lemoine
University of Arizona
"Green Expectations: Current Effects of anticipated Carbon Pricing"
Monday, April 29, 15:30pm
Room Serge-Saucier
Sanjay Chugh
Boston College
"Efficiency and Labor Market Dynamics in a Model of Labor Selection"


+  Seminars 2012



September Contact
Wednesday, September 19,
Room Serge-Saucier
Loukas Karabarbounis
Chicago Booth
"Declining Labor Shares and the Global Rise of Corporate Savings"
Thursday,  September 20,

Room Xerox Canada
Séminaire Économétrie de Montréal
Luc Bauwens
"Dynamic Conditional Correlation Models for Realized Covariance Matrices"
Tuesday, September 25,

Room METRO inc
Ricardo Reis
Columbia University
The Role of Automatic Stabilizers in the U.S. Business Cycle
October Contact
Tuesday, October2, 15:30pm
Room METRO inc
Michele Battisti
University of Munich
"High Wage Workers and High Wage Peers"
Tuesday, October 9, 15:30pm
Room METRO inc
Robert Gibbons
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"What Do Managers Do? Exploring Persistent Performance Differences among Seemingly Similar Enterprises"
Tuesday, October 16, 15:30pm
Room METRO inc
David Albouy
University of Michigan
"Metropolitan Land Values and Housing Productivity"
Tuesday, October 23, 15:30pm
Room St-Hubert
Raja Kali
HEC Montréal
"Growth Networks"
November Contact
Tuesday, November 6, 15:30pm
Room Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Andrew Newman
Boston University
" Loopholes: Social Learning and the Evolution of Contract Form "
Tuesday, November, 15:30pm
Room Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
John Rizzo
Stony Brook
"The Health Returns to Medical Expenditures: Does Age Matter?"
Tuesday, November 20, 15:30pm
Room Béton Grilli
Jean-Étienne de Bettignies
Queen's University
"On the Diffusion of Information in Organizations"
Tuesday, November 27, 15:30pm
Room Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Shamena Y Anwar
Carnegie Mellon
"The Impact of Juries in Criminal Trial"
Friday, November 30, 15:30pm
Room Société canadienne des postes

This seminar is postponed to a later date

Robert Shimer
University of Chicago
December Contact
Tuesday, December 4, 15:30pm
Room Gérard-Parizeau
Andreas Mueller
Columbia Business School
"Separations, Sorting and Cyclical Unemployment"


March Contact
Wednesday, March 14, 13:45pm
Room St-Hubert
Nicola Persico
Kellogg School of Management
"Decentralized Deterrence, with an Application to Labor Tax Auditing"
Friday, March 23, 15:30pm
Room Serge-Saucier
Martin Eichenbaum
Northwestern University
"Understanding Booms and Busts in Housing Markets"
April Contact
Wednesday, April 4, 10:00am
Room Sony
Lars Vilhuber
Cornell University
"Gross Employment, Job Flows, and the Role of Education in the Great Recession"
Wednesday, April 11, 10:00am
Room St-Hubert
Jonathan T. Kolstad
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
"Mandate-Based Health Reform and the Labor Market: Evidence from the Massachusetts Reform"
Wednesday, April 18, 10:00am
Room St-Hubert
Kenneth Chay
Brown University
"Health Insurance, Hospital Utilization and Mortality: Evidence from Medicare's Origins"
Friday, April 20, 15:30pm
Room Sony
Luca Dedola
European Central Bank
"Global implications of national unconventional policies"
Wednesday, April, 25 10:00am
Room Sony
André Kurmann
Federal Reserve Board
"News Shocks and the Term Structure of Interest Rates: A Challenge for DSGE Models"
May Contact
Tuesday, May 8, 15:15pm
Room Pricewaterhousecoopers
Léon Courville
HEC Montréal
"Financial Crisis: a Perfect Storm or Regulatory Failure"
Wednesday, May 9, 10:00am
Room Serge-Saucier
Francesco Violante
Maastricht University
"On Loss Functions and Ranking Forecasting Performances of Multivariate Volatility Models"
Wednesday, May 16, 10:00am
Room Serge-Saucier
N. Meltem Daysal
Tilburg University
"Saving Lives at Birth: The Impact of Homebirths on Infant Outcomes"

Other seminars series

University Concordia:
Seminars Department of Economics

Université de Montréal:
Seminars Department of Economics (in French)

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM):
Seminars Department of Economics

University McGill:
Seminar Department of Economics

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