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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




March / Mars Contact
Tuesday, March 7, 3:30pm
Room Demers Beaulne
Arthur Silve
Université Laval
Friday, March 10, 3:30pm
Room to be determined
Yuriy Gorodnichenko
University of California, Berkeley
Tuesday, March 14, 3:30pm
Room Demers Beaulne
Francesco Bianchi
Duke University  
Avril / April Contact
Tuesday, April 11, 10:30am
Room Demers Beaulne
Andrea Tambalotti
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Tuesday, April 18, 3:30pm
Room Demers Beaulne
André Trindade
Getulio Vargas Foundation
Tuesday, April 25, 3:30pm
Room to be determined
Jeffrey Smith
University of Michigan  
Mai / May Contact
Tuesday, May 2, 3:30pm
Room to be determined
Romain Rancière


+  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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