Past seminar speakers (2017-2021)

  • Abhishek Nagaraj, UC Berkeley, The Private Impact of Public Information: Landsat Satellite Maps and Gold Exploration
  • Amelia Gibbons, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Pornography and Rapes: Evidence from Major YouTube Outage
  • Anustubh Agnihotri, UC Berkeley, Politics of Bureaucratic Rotation: Causes and Consequences
  • Andrew Ayres, UC Santa Barbara
  • Andrew Chang, Federal Reserve System, Nothing is Certain Except Death or Taxes: The Lack of Policy Uncertainty from Expiring "Temporary" Taxes
  • Andrew Hobbs, UC Davis, Household Decision Making Under Risk: Evidence from Samburu, Kenya
  • Anna Tompsett, Stockholm University, Time is Not Money: An Experiment with Community Contribution Requirements in Cash and Labour
  • Ariel Stern, Harvard Business School, Regulatory Incentives for Innovation: The FDA's Breakthrough Therapy Designation
  • Aurélie P. Harou, McGill University, When Does Information Make a Difference? A Field Experiment with Plot-Specific Soil Information in Tanzania
  • Battista Severgnini, Copenhagen Business School, Time for Growth
  • Belinda Archibong, Columbia University    
  • Ben Ho,  Vassar College, Why Trust Matters: An Economics guide to the ties that bind us
  • Brian Dowd-Uribe, University of San Francisco, Can GM Crops 2.0 Address Poverty and Food Security in Africa?: Drawing lessons from the adoption of Bt cotton in Burkina Faso and South Africa
  • Carly Trachtman, UC Berkeley
  • Catherine Tucker, MIT
  • Ceren Baysan, UC Berkeley, Can More Information lead to More Voter Polarization? Experimental Evidence from Turkey
  • Charles N'Cho-Oguie, University of San Francisco 
  • Charles Taylor, Columbia University, Cicadian Rhythm: Insecticides, Infant Health and Long-term Outcomes
  • Christopher B. Barrett, Cornell University, Altruism, Insurance, and Costly Solidarity Commitments
  • Daniel Prudencio, Rice University, Elections and Productivity in Procurement Auctions of Pavement Contracts in Mexico
  • Daniel Stein, ID Insight, The Effectiveness of Agricultural Extension via Mobile Phone: Evidence from Mozambique
  • David Yang, Stanford, Media Censorship in China: 1984 or Brave New World?
  • Douglas Almond, Columbia University, Perinatal Health Among 1 Million Chinese Americans
  • Eilin Liz Francis, UC Santa Cruz, Paying to Repay? An Experiment with Malawian Micro-entrepreneurs
  • Elaine Denny, UC Merced, Losing it About Losing it All: Income Insecurity and Implications for Political Action
  • Emanuele Colonelli, Stanford, Corruption and Firms: Evidence from Randomized Audits in Brazil
  • Emily Oster, Brown University, Academia and Beyond: Economics, Parenting, Pregnancy and COVID
  • Emily Robinson, Senior Data Scientist at Warby Parker, Build a Career in Data Science
  • Eva Vivalt, Australian National University, How do Policy Makers Update?
  • Eyal Frank, University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy, Reversing Local Extinctions: The Economic Impacts of Reintroducing Wolves in North America
  • Felipe Valencia, University of British Columbia, Trust Unraveled: The Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War
  • Francesco Cecchi, University of Cambridge, Ambiguity Attitude and Willingness to Pay for Weather Insurance: Experimental Evidence from Rural Kenya
  • Gabriel Englander, UC Berkeley, Conflict & Elephant Poaching
  • Gary Charness, UC Santa Barbara, Biases Over Biased Information Structures: Confirmation, Contradiction and Certainty Seeking Behavior in the Laboratory
  • Giacomo De Giorgi, Editor of Journal of European Econ Association, Farmers to Entrepreneurs
  • Itziar Lazkano, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Jeff Bloem, USDA, Neighborhood Violence, Poverty, and Psychological Well-Being
  • Jeffrey Sachs Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University
  • Jennifer Alix-Garcia, Oregon State University    
  • John Ifcher, Santa Clara University, Relative Income and Happiness: An Experiment
  • Jordan Adamson, Chapman University, Agglomeration and the Extent of the Market: An Experimental Investigation into Spatially Coordinated Exchange
  • Joshua Blumenstock, UC Berkeley, Migration and the Value of Social Networks
  • Joshua Tasoff, Claremont Graduate University, The Performance of Time-Preference and Risk-Preference Elicitations in Surveys
  • Junyi Hou, Robinhood, UC Berkeley PhD, Starting Out as a Tech Economist
  • Justin Grider, Facebook, Impact of the Human Education Accelerator (HEA) Program at UNICEF and Mixed-Method Research at Facebook
  • Justine Davis, UC Berkeley, Wartime Experiences of Civic Leaders: Legacies of Civil War in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Kate Pennington, UC Berkeley, Poisoned by Policy: The Impact of the Flint Water Crisis on Political Participation
  • Kira Villa, University of New Mexico
  • Kweku Opoku-Agyemang, Center for Effective Global Action, Evaluating the Credibility Revolution in African Development
  • Liam Rose, UC Santa Cruz, Retirement and Health: Evidence from England
  • Liz Lyons, UC San Diego
  • Lizhi Liu, Georgetown
  • Longyuan Du, University of San Francisco, Reference Effect in Crowdfunding
  • Luke Stein, Babson College, Financial Inclusion, Human Capital, and Wealth Accumulation: Evidence from the Freedman's Savings Bank
  • Maksim Isakin, Cleveland State University, Divisia Monetary Aggregates with Unobserved Assets
  • Michael Carter, UC Davis, Bundling Stress Tolerant Seeds and Insurance for More Resilient and Productive Small-scale Agriculture
  • Mike Lehmann University of San Francisco, Wealth, Debt, and Economic Power
  • Mo Alloush, UC Davis, Income, Psychological Well-Being, and the Dynamics of Poverty
  • Monica Capra, Claremont Graduate University, Volunteer Now or Later: The Effects of Effort Time Allocation on Donations 
  • Nandita Krishnaswamy, University of Southern California, Missing and Fired: Worker Absence, Labor Regulation, and Firm Outcomes
  • Nir Hak, Uber, Harvard PhD, Starting Out as a Tech Economist
  • Nora Pankratz, UCLA
  • Paul Gertler, UC Berkeley    
  • Petra Persson, Stanford, The Roots of Health Inequality and the Value of Information
  • Philip Verwimp, ECARES, Universite libre de Bruxelles, Civil War and Cognitive Development: Evidence from Burundi
  • Prachi Jain, Loyola Marymount University, The Effect of Stress of Economic Decision-Making
  • Prateek Bhan, University of Glasgow    
  • Puja Singhal, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Rachid Laajaj, University of Los Andes, Opportunities for Social Mobility Promote Effort
  • Robert Donnelly, Instacart, Stanford GSB PhD, Starting Out as a Tech Economist
  • Sarah Lowes, UC San Diego
  • Sarah Walker, UNSW Sydney, Assessing the Direct and Spillover Effects of Hosting Refugees: Evidence from Kenya
  • Scarlet (Sijia) Chen, Google, Chefus.com, Stanford PhD, Starting Out as a Tech Economist
  • Scott Rozelle, Stanford University, China's Invisible Crisis: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China's Future Growth and Stability
  • Sean Higgins, UC Berkeley, Financial Technology Adoption and Firm Competition
  • Tamma Carleton, UC Berkeley, Mortality Damages of Climate Change
  • Thomas Dreesen, UNICEF, Impact of the Human Education Accelerator (HEA) Program at UNICEF and Mixed-Method Research at Facebook
  • Travis Lybbert, UC Davis, Leveraging the Lottery for Financial Inclusion: Lotto-linked Savings Accounts in Haiti
  • Y. Jane Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Yu (Sonja) Chen, University of Calgary, A Directed Search Model of Crowding Out
  • Zanele Munyikwa, MIT, The Last Mile of Broadband: Examining the Economic Impacts of the Connect America Fund
    • The Last Mile of Broadband: Examining the Economic Impacts of the Connect America Fund
  • Zheng Liu, San Francisco Federal Reserve, The Weak Job Recovery in a Macro Model of Search and Recruiting Intensity