FALL 2011

Friday, 3:00-4:30 pm*
Department of Economics Faculty Lounge, Natuk Birkan Building*

Organizers: Murat Koyuncu

Date Speaker  Affiliation Title of the Paper  
December 30, 2011 Necati Tekatlı
"Understanding the Information Content of Macro-Finance Variables in Short-term Forecasting" Abstract
December 23, 2011 Hakan Yetkiner
Izmir Economi U.
"A Romarian Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth" Abstract
December 16, 2011 Kağan Parmaksız
"Optimal Fiscal Policy in an Emerging Market" Abstract
December 9, 2011 Atılım Seymen (with CED Support) ZEW Mannheim
Labor Market Institutions and the Business Cycle in Germany and the US
December 2, 2011
Türkmen Göksel
Ankara University
An Explanation for Zero and One-way Trade Flows
November 28, 2011 Sahibe Meral Çakıcı University of Bonn "Default Risk Premium and Aggregate Fluctuations in a Small Open Economy" Abstract
November 24, 2011 İsmail Ertürk (joint with ECONFIN) University of Manchester After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform
November 23, 2011 Mario Solis-Garcia (with CED Support) Macalester College Fiscal policy expectations and the business cycle Abstract
November 18, 2011 Antonio Miralles (with CED Support) Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
"All About Priorities: Is There School Choice in the Presence of Bad Schools?"
November 14, 2011
Mustafa Çağlayan
Özyeğin University
Systematic Risk and the Cross-section of Hedge Fund Returns
October 24, 2011 Erem Ateşağaoğlu
SUNY Stony-Brook
Skill-Biased Technological Change and Homeownership 
October 21, 2011 Jochen Mierau (with CED Support) University of Groningen
Capital Accumulation and the Sources of Demographic Change Abstract
October 14, 2011 M. Yiğit Gürdal
TOBB University of Economics & Technology
"Truth-Telling and Trust in Sender-Receiver Games with Intervention"
October 6, 2011 Sohrab Behdad
Denison University
What a Revolution! Thirty Years of Class Reshuffling in Iran
October 3, 2011
Eleni Karaveli
Athens University of Economics & Business
The EU Centre-Periphery Divide In The New Regional and Global Setting. A Reflection Of The New Economic Geography Paradigm? Abstract
July 4, 2011, 15:00 Stefano Siviero Economic Research Department, Banca d'Italia Welfare Implications of Including House Prices in the Conduct of Monetary Policy  Abstract
May 9, 2011, 16:00 Leandro M. de Magalhães Bristol University War and the Transition Away from Absolutism Abstract
May 4, 2011, 16:00 Mike Brewer University of Essex, Institute of Fiscal Studies Starting School and Leaving Welfare: The Impact of Public Education on Lone Parents' Welfare Receipt Abstract
April 18, 2011, 16:00 Mehmet Arda
Galatasaray Üniversitesi Birleşmiş Milletler Kalkınma Diplomasisinin 50 Yılı Abstract
April 14, 2011, 15:00 Thomas Moutos Athens University of Economics and Business Product Quality, Informality and Child Labour Abstract
March 30, 2011, 16:00 Semih Tümen Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey Fertility Decisions and Endogenous Residential Sorting Abstract
March 28, 2011, 16:00 Samuel Bowles Santa Fe Institute and University of Siena The nature of wealth and the dynamics of inequality: from prehistory to the information economy.* Abstract 
March 25, 2011, 15:00 R. Burak Uras Tilburg University Finance and Productivity: The Effects of Enforceability Constraints on Factor Misallocation Abstract
February 28, 2011, 16:00 Yahya Madra Gettysburg College Auction or selection? A history of two competing metaphors in postwar neoclassicism Abstract
February 25, 2011, 15:00 Derya Uysal Konstanz Doubly Robust IV Estimation of the Local
Average Treatment Effects Abstract
February 24, 2011, 16:00 Begüm Güney NYU Aspiration-Based Choice Theory Abstract  
February 21, 2011, 15:00 Şenay Sokullu Toulouse School of Economics Nonparametric Analysis of Two-Sided Markets Abstract
February 18, 2011, 15:00 Cem  Çakmaklı Tinbergen Institute Markov-Switching vector autoregressive mode Abstract
February 9, 2011, 15:00 Enes Sünel
University of Maryland
On Inflation, Wealth Inequality and Welfare in

Emerging Economies Abstract

February 3, 2011, 15:00 Cihan Bilge Kahraman
Yale University
Do Mutual Fund Brokers Exploit Investors

Through Their Fee Schedules? Abstract