Santa Clara University

Yellow Pad Research Seminar Series

All Yellow Pad seminars take place during 11:45 ~ 1:00 pm time period unless otherwise indicated

Academic Year 2015-2016

Fall 2015

Date Speaker Affiliation Paper Title
September 30
Adam Sanjurjo Universidad de Alicante Surprised by the Gambler's and Hot Hand Fallacies? A Truth in the Law of Small Numbers Lucas 201
October 7
Chris Tonetti Stanford University
Equilibrium Technology Diffusion, Trade, and Growth
Lucas 201
October 14
Joanna Lahey
Texas A&M
Discrimination at the Intersection of Age, Race, and Gender
Lucas 201
October 21
Michael Best Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Public Sector Workers, Organizations, and Policies: Disentangling the Drivers of State Effectiveness  Lucas 201
October 28
Alexander Field Santa Clara University
The Taylor Rule in the 1920s  Lucas 201
November 4
Michael McMahon University of Warwick Shocking language: Understanding the macroeconomic effects of central bank communication  Lucas 201
November 11
James Cloyne
Bank of England (visiting UC Davis)
Monetary Policy when Households have Debt: New Evidence on the Transmission Mechanism
Lucas 201
November 18
Fabian Waldinger University of Warwick International Knowledge Flows: Evidence from the Collapse of International Science inthe Wake of WWI
Lucas 201
December 2
Wataru Miyamoto Bank of Canada   Lucas 201

Academic Year 2014-2015

Spring 2015

Date Speaker Affiliation Paper Title
April 1
Lan Nguyen
 Santa Clara University Fiscal Multiplier under Zero Lower Bound: Evidence from Japan Lucas 201
April 8
Yuri Gordnichenko
University of California, Berkeley
How Do Firms Form Their Expectations? New Survey Evidence
Lucas 201
April 15
Dongsoo Shin
Santa Clara University
Delegation and Allowing Shirking Lucas 201
April 22
Giovanni Peri
University of California, Davis
Immigrants' Effect on Native Workers: New Analysis on Longitudinal Data
Lucas 201
 April 29
Victoria Vanasco
Stanford University
Relationship Lending: Do Banks Learn? Lucas 201
May 6
Andre Trindade  FGV
Specific Investment and Contract Design: Evidence from Public Transportation
Lucas 201
May 11
(Chair's Research
Robert Gibbons
MIT Organizational Culture and Performance: A View from Economics Lucas 106
May 13
John Ifcher
Santa Clara University
Others' Income, Subjective Well-Being, and Health: Evidence from the Gallup Daily Poll Lucas 201
May 20
Fuhito Kojima Stanford University Recent Developments in Matching Theory and their Practical Applications" Lucas 201
May 27
Pascal Michaillat London School of Economics The Optimal Use of Public-Good Spending for Macroeconomic Stabilization  Lucas 201
June 3
(Chair's Research
Sascha Becker  University of Warwick The Impact of Public Employment: Evidence from Bonn Lucas 201

Winter 2015

Date Speaker Affiliation Paper Title
January 7
Marti Mestieri

Toulouse School of Economics

Structural Change with Long-Run Income and Price Effects
January 14
Robert Fairlie University of California, Santa Cruz

Do Video Game and Other Recreational Uses of Computers Contribute to Why Boys do Worse in School than Girls among Disadvantaged Schoolchildren?

January 28
Christian Helmers
Santa Clara University Incentives to Litigate: Evidence from a Court Reform in the UK
February 4
Marcel Fafchamps  Stanford University
Peer effect Heterogeneity in Computer Assisted Learning: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
February 11
Hikaru Saijo University of California, Santa Cruz Technology Shocks and Hours Revisited: A Supply Side Interpretation
February 18
Alexander Field
Santa Clara University The Saving and Loan Insolvencies and the Meaning of Financial Crisis
February 25
Helen Popper
Santa Clara University
Return Comovement
March 4
Philipp Strack University of California, Berkeley Too Proud to Stop: Regret in Dynamic Decisions
March 11
Serguei Maliar
Santa Clara University A Tractable Framework for Analyzing Nonstationary and Unbalanced Growth Models

Fall 2014

Speaker Affiliation Paper Title
Soojin Jo Bank of Canada
Heterogeneity in the Dynamic Effects of Uncertainty on Investment
Dongsoo Shin
Santa Clara University
Incentives and Management Styles
Ryan Edwards
City University of New York
Behavioral Impacts of Biomarker Collection
Jeffrey Butler Einaudi Institute for Economics Inequality and Relative Ability Beliefs
Dario Pozzili
Copenhagen Business School
Ethics Diversity and Firms' Export Behavior
Bernhard Ganglmair UT Dallas Efficient Material Breach of Contract
Christopher Ksoll University of Ottawa Learning from Peers: Experimental Evidence of Group Learning in Senior High School in Ghana
Bill Sundstrom
Michael Kevane
Santa Clara University
Public Libraries and Political Participation, 1870~1940.
Lan Nguyen
Santa Clara University
Business Cycles in Small Open Economies: Evidence from Panel Data between 1900 and 2013

Academic Year 2013-2014

Spring 2014

Speaker Affliation Paper Title
Tom Blake eBay Research Why Marketplace Experimentation is Harder than it Seems: The Role of Test-Control Interference
Michael Kevane Santa Clara University Reading fiction appears to not change economic preferences of rural Burkinabè
Teny Shapiro Santa Clara University
The Causal Effect of the School Day Schedule on the Academic Achievement of Adolescents.
Kinda Hachem Chicago Booth Agency Cost Determinants of Bank Risk-Taking
Yasukazu Ichino Konan University Redistributing the Gains from Trade through Non-linear Lump-sum Transfers
Gonçalo Pina Santa Clara University Indexed Sovereign Debt with Risk Averse Lenders
Benjamin Moll Princeton Lifecycle Human Capital Accumulation Across Countries: Lessons From U.S. Immigrants
Manasa Patnam ENSAE Risk Sharing with (Dis)Aggregate Shocks
(with Emmanouil Kitsios)
Sanjiv Das Santa Clara University

Network Models in Finance

Grace Gu UC Santa Cruz A Tale of Two Countries: Sovereign Default, Exchange Rates, and Trade

Winter 2014

Speaker Affliation Paper Title
Shu Lin Wee University of Maryland, College Park Born Under a Bad Sign: The Cost of Entering the Job Market During a Recession
Aditya Aladangady University of Michigan Homeowner Balance Sheets and Monetary Policy

Douglas Campbell

University of California, Davis

Relative Prices, Hysteresis, and the Decline of American Manufacturing

Mikhail Dmitriev Boston Collge

The Financial Accelerator and the Optimal Lending Contract

Thuy Lan Nguyen Columbia Universisty

News Schoks and Business Cycles: Evidence from forecast data

 Paul Jensen University of Melbourne Are patents really trade-related (and why)?
 James Konow Loyola Marymount University

 Should We Bother Teaching Economic Ethics?

Christian Helmers Santa Clara University  Trademark Squatters: Evidence from Chile

Fall 2013

Speaker Affiliation Paper Title
Christoph Trebesch University of Munich An anatomy of ECB interventions in distressed sovereign debt markets
Alexander J. Field Santa Clara University The Savings and Loan Insolvencies in the Shadow of 2007-2023
Gabriel Zucman University of California, Berkeley Capital is Back: Wealth-Income Ratios in Rich Countries, 1700-2010" (joint with Thomas Piketty)
Subir Chakrabarti Indiana University - Purdue University  Indianapolis Equilibrium Contracts in Repeated Adverse Selection with Limited Commitment
David Rothschild Microsoft Research, NYC Forecasting Elections with Non-Represtative Polls
Will Olney Williams College The Composition of Exports and Human Capital Acquisition
Petra Moser Stanford University Dead Poet's Property- Do Stronger Copyrights Increase Price? (with Xing Li and
Megan MacGarvie)
Jacopo Magnani UC, Santa Cruz The Disposition Effect and Realization Preferences: a Direct Test
Serguei Maliar Santa Clara University Solving Default Risk Models Using an Envelope Condition Method


Academic Year 2012-2013

Spring 2013

Speaker Affiliation Title
Nicholas Wilson Williams College

Is Sex Like Driving? HIV Prevention and Risk Compensation

Rhys Bidder San Francisco Fed Doubt and Variability
Josh Tasoff Claremont Craduate University Exponential-Growth Bias and Lifecycle Consumption
Gonçalo Pina Santa Clara University  Feedback and Performance in Tournaments: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment
Johanna Francis Fordham/Visiting UC Santa Cruz

Understanding the Accumulation of Bank and Thrift Reserves during the U.S. Financial Crisis

Arunima Sinha Santa Clara University  

Winter 2013

Seminars for the Winter 2013 quarter will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.unless otherwise indicated

Speaker Affliation Title
Marcella Alsan NBER The Effect of the TseTse Fly on African Development
Vikram Maheshri University of Houston Do "Broken Windows" Matter? Identifying Dynamic Spillovers in Criminal Behavior
Willa Friedman UC Berkeley Antiretroviral Drug Access and Behavior Change
Marissa Beck Stanford University Incentives for Overbidding in Minimum-Revenue Core-Seleting Auctions
Paolo Giovanni Piacquadio Universite Catholique Louvain On Ranking Intergenerational Allocations in Risky Environments
Laura Gee UC San Diego Social Networks and Labor Markets: How Strong Ties Relate to Job Transmission On Facebook's Social Network
Teny Maghakian Shapiro UC, Merced What a Difference a Day Makes: Quantifying the Effects of Birth Timing Manipulation on Infant Health
Jaqueline Oliveira Yale University The Value of Children: Intergenerational Transfers, Fertility and Human Capital
Javier Cravino UCLA Exchange Rates, Aggregate Productivity and the Currency of Invoicing of
International Trade
Christian Helmers  Universidad Carlos III de Madrid My precious! The location and diffusion of scentific research: evidence from the
Synchrotron Diamond Light Source

Ayca Kaya

University of Iowa Transparency and Price Formation

 Fall 2012

Speaker Affliation Title
Alex Whalley University of California, Merced

Private Gains from Public University Research: The Case of Productivity:
Spillovers from Agricultural Experiment Stations

Marianne Bitler University of Califonia, Irvine Experimental Evidence on Distribution Effects of Head Start
Andrea Matranga Universitat Pompeu Fabra Mankind's Best Mistake: How the Frist Farmers Accepted Subsistence Living in Exchange for Stability
Michael Bauer Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco The Signaling Channel for Federal Reserve Bond Purchases
Bill Sunstrom
Michael Kevane
Santa Clara University Public libraries and political participation, 1870-1930
Stephan Seiler Stanford Graduate School of Business Free to Choose? Reform and Demand Response in the English National Health Service
Thomas Wu University of California, Santa Cruz

Familiarity and Surprises in International Financial Markets: Bad news travels like, good news travels slow


Academic Year 2011-2012

 Winter and Spring 2012

Speaker Affliation Title
Michael Bordo Rutgers & Hoover

Deep Recessions, Fast Recoveries, and Financial Crises: Evidence from the American Record

Noam Yuchtman University of California, Berkeley -- Haas Medieval Universities, Legal Institutions, and the Commercial Revolution
Alessandra Cassar University of San Francisco Institutions, Culture and Economic Exchange: Experimental Evidence from Italy and Kosovo on the Causal Effect of Legal Institutions
Dongsoo Shin Santa Clara University Agency Problem as a Self-Disciplining Device
Stephen Salant University of Michigan
Rick Hornbeck Harvard University Railroads and American Economic Growth:  "A Market Access" Approach
Galina Hale San Francisco Federal Reserve Gender Ratios at Top PhD Programs in Economics
Bill Sundstrom Santa Clara University Did the Great Depression Leave a Scar? Long-Run Impact of Exposure to Very High Unemployment Early in the Career
Arunima Sinha Santa Clara University Expectations from the Term Structure
Jaesoo Kim IUPU Price Discrimination via Information Provision
Kanda Naknoi
The Risk Premium and Long-Run Global Imbalances
John Morgan
(Chair's Research Series)
University of California, Berkeley and Yahoo! Research A Model of Flops

Fall 2011

Speaker Affliation Title
Fred Foldvary Santa Clara University Why Rent Matters:  Explaining wage and output stagnation with the classical determination of wages and rent
Katheryn Russ  University of California, Davis

All Banks Great, Small, and Global: Loan pricing and foreign competition

Michael Kevane Santa Clara University Robustness of climate as an instrumental variable to estimate effect of GDP declines on political change in Africa
Alan Barreca Tulane University Agricultural Policy, Migration, and Malaria in the 1930s United States
Jesse Cunha Naval Postgraduate School The Price Effects of Cash Versus In-Kind Transfers
Alexander Field Santa Clara University The Interwar Housing Cycle in the Light of 2001-2011:  A Comparative Historical Approach
Fernanda Nechio Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Are people aware of the Taylor rule?

Thomas Jeischo
(Chair's Research Series)

Michigan State University

Endogenous Entry in Markets with Adverse Selection


Academic Year 2010-2011

Spring 2011

Lilia Maliar 
Serguei Maliar

A Cluster-Grid Projection Method: Solving Problems With High Dimensionality

Michael Bar Longevity, Schooling and Lifetime Labor Supply
Jiawei Chen How do Switching Costs Affect Market Concentration and Prices in Network Industries?
Mario Belotti World Food Production and Population Growth: The Next 40 years - Can We Feed the Next 2 Billion People?
Desmond Lo A Theory of Bargaining Costs and Price Terms in the Absence of Specific Investments
Helen Popper Trilemma Stability and International Macroeconomic Archetypes
Adina Ardelean Trade Liberalization and Quality Upgrading: Evidence from the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Data

Winter 2011

Ricardo Fernholz Exchange Rate Manipulation and Constructive Ambiguity: The Meaning of Transparency
Samuel Pienknagura Financial Development, R&D and Growth
Alessandro Barattieri Comparative Advantage, Service Trade, and Global Imbalances
David Rothschild Forecasting Elections: Voter Intentions versus Expectations
John Ifcher Happiness and Time Preference: The Effect of Positive Affect in a Random- Assignment Experiment
Andrea Ajello Financial Intermediation, Investment Dynamics and Business Cycle Fluctuations
Jane Zhang Do Girls in China Compete Just As Much As Boys? Evidence from an Experiment that Predicts Educational Choice

Fall 2010

George Chacko

An Index-Based Measure of Liquidity

Dongsoo Shin

Voluntary Quality Disclosure under Price-Signaling Competition

Martha Bailey

The Opt-In Revolution?  Contraception, Women's Labor Supply and the Gender Gap in Wages

Alexander Field The Adversity/Hysteresis Effect: Depression Era Productivity Growth in the U.S. Railroad Sector
Jason Lepore Demand Uncertainty Leads to Diverse Collusive Dynamics
John Ifcher Economic Growth and Subjective Well Being Inequality: Evidence from the World Value Survey

Academic Year 2009-2010

Spring 2010

Latika Chaudhary Private to Public Ownership:
A Historical Perspective from Indian Railways
Jennifer Poole Business Travel as an Input to International Trade
Carolyn Evans
Adina Ardelean
Electoral Systems and Protectionism: An Industry-Level Analysis
Olivier Armantier A Reverse Auction for Toxic Assets
John Rasmus How Fragile is the Epic Recession: Prelude To Global Depession

Winter 2010

Luigi Pascali

Recruitment seminar
Banks and Development: Jewish Communities in the Italian Renaissance and Current Economic Performance

Ryan Banerjee

Recruitment seminar
Which coutries receive aid as insurance and Why?  A theory of optimal aid policy

Arunima Sinha

Recruitment seminar
Learning and the Yield Curve

Pym Manopimoke

Recruitment seminar
Trend Inflation and the New Keynesian Phillips Curve

Sebastian Fossati

Recruitment seminar
Dating U.S. Business Cycles with Macro Factors

Ilan Noy Recruitment seminar
Natural Disasters and Economic Growth

Fall 2009

 Kathryn G. Marshall  Consistent Cross-Country Estimates of Labor Productivity
 Dongsoo Shin

 Hierarchical Structures and Dynamic Incentives
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 Jill Luoto Information and Persuasion: Achieving Safe Water Behaviors in Kenya
 Alex Field Do Economic Downturns have a Silver Lining?
 Jose Julian Cao-Alvira

Financial Frictions and Money-Driven Variability in Velocity

Note on Velocity: Solution to a cash-in-advance economy using finite elements and a parameterized expectations algorithm

 Linda Kamas

Are Women Really Less Competitive Than Men?

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