SPRING & FALL 2009 

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

Organizers: Ayşe Mumcu and Burak Saltoğlu

Date Speaker Affiliation Title of the Paper
February 4, 2009 Selçuk Özyurt New York University A Reputation-Based Theory of Spatially-Separated Duopoly Competition and Bargaining
February 13, 2009 Deniz Selman University of Pennsylvania Optimal Sequencing of Presidential Primaries
February 17, 2009 Tümer Kapan Columbia University Property Division Laws: The Effects on Labor Supply and Household Bargaining
February 24, 2009 Özlem Bedre Toulouse School of Economics Pricing Payment Cards
February 26, 2009 Şebnem Uçar University of British Columbia Persuasion or Information? Advertising and Pricing of Image Goods
March 2, 2009 Murat Koyuncu University of Washington, Seattle Can Progressive Taxation Explain Cross-Country Variation in Labor Supply?
March 13, 2009 Serkan Küçükşenel California Institutr of Technology Behavioral Mechanism Design
March 20, 2009 Serra Boranbay Northwestern University
March 25, 2009 Stavros Loannides Panteion University Entrepreneurship: Theory and Evidence--The Case of Greece
March 30, 2009 Pınar Uysal Boston College Foreign Direct Investment and Contract Enforcement
April 10, 2009 Kıvanç Karaman Boğaziçi University European State Finances and Budgets in Comparative Perspective, 1500-1800
April 17, 2009 Cem Behar Boğaziçi University Turkey: Demographic Trends and Trajectories
May 15, 2009 Erik Olsen University of Missouri Kansas City New Developments in Worker Ownership: The U.S. Case
October 22, 2009 Gary S. Fields Cornell University and IZA

Does Income Mobility Equalize Longer-Term Incomes?

New Measures of an Old Concept

Abstract
October 23, 2009 Yanis Varoufakis University of Athens

Game Theory: Can it Unify the Social Sciences?

Abstract

December 7, 2009 Francis Bloch Ecole Polytechnique

Markovian Assignment Rules

Abstract

December 11, 2009 Akin Sayrak Sabanci University Persistence in Mutual Fund Performance
December 24, 2009 Ozgur Arslan Hacettepe University How and why do firms establish financial flexibility?
December 25, 2009
Ariel Rubinstein
Tel Aviv University and New York University TALK SERIES ON GAME THEORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES II
"Some thoughts on neuroeconomics and choice theory"
January 19, 2009 Ceyhun Elgin University of Minnesota

Political Turnover, Taxes and Shadow Economy

Abstract

* Unless otherwise noted