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MEF-seminar winter term 2017/18

MEF-Seminar (Macro/Econometrics/Finance)

Thursdays 16:15 - 17:30
in seminar room Kaiserplatz 7-9, 4th floor, room no. 4.006


Dates for winter term 2017/18  (9-Oct-2017 - 2-Feb-2018):


Date Title Speaker
12.10.2017 A Central Bank Theory of Price Level Determination Pierpaolo Benigno,
LUISS Guido Carli
19.10.2017 Indeterminacy and Imperfect Information Elmar Mertens,
Bank for International Settlements
26.10.2017 Skills Prices, Occupations and Changes in the Wage Structure for Low Skilled Men Nicolas Roys,
Royal Holloway University of London
02.11.2017 Money Velocity and the Natural Rate of Interest
Luca Benati,
University of Bern
09.11.2017 Land Mines and Spatial Development
Elias Papaioannou,
London Business School
16.11.2017 Is Marriage for White People? Incarceration and the Racial Marriage Divide Nezih Guner,
University of Rochester
23.11.2017 Nature or Nurture?
Jewish Childcare and Population Growth
In Eastern And Central Europe, 1500–1930
Zvi Eckstein,
Tiomkin School of Economics
30.11.2017 Having It All? Employment, Earnings and Children Johanna Wallenius,
Stockholm School of Economics
07.12.2017 From Stagnation to Growth: Demography, Democracy, and Comparative Development
Uwe Sunde,
Special Lecture
 The Spoils of War: Trade Shocks during WWI and Spain's Regional Development Simon Fuchs,
Toulouse School of Economics
Special Lecture
The Pass-through of Minimum Wages into US Retail Prices: Evidence from Supermarket Scanner Data
Tobias Renkin, Univ. of Zürich
Special Lecture
Unemployment and Intimate-Partner Violence: A
Gender-Identity Approach
Ana Tur Prats, Univ. Pompeu Fabra
Special Lecture
Term Structure, Forecast Revision and the Information Channel of Monetary Policy Donghai Zhang, Univ. Pompeu Fabra
Special Lecture
Earnings Inequality and Income Redistribution Through Social Security Pavel Brendler, Wisconsin School of Business
Mo, 22.01.2018
Special Lecture
Confidence and Local Activity: An IV Approach Andresa Lagerborg,
European University Institute
Tue, 23.01.2018
Special Lecture
Approximating Equilibria with Ex-Post Heterogeneity and Aggregate Risk Elisabeth Proehl, University of Geneva and Swiss Finance Institute
Special Lecture
The Effect of Oil Price Shocks
on U.S. Investment: Size Matters
Francesca Loria,   European University Institute
Fri, 26.01.2018
Special Lecture
The distributional implications of
fiscal devaluations
Marta Giagheddu, Stockholm School of Economics
Special Lecture
Financial Frictions and the Great
Produktivity Slowdown
Yannik Timmer, Trinity College Dublin

Thu, 01.02.2018
Special Lecture
Growing Collectivism: Irrigation, Group Conformity and Technological Divergence Johannes Buggle, University of Lausanne

Fri, 02.02.2018
Special Lecture
Activated history – The case of the Turkish sieges of Vienna Christian Ochsner, Ifo Institute and TU Dresden

Special Lecture
Separations on the Job Ladder Kerstin Holzheu, The University of Chicago
Special Lecture
The Economic Motives for Foot-binding Lingwei Wu, The Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technologie

MacroHistory-seminar winter term 2017/18


Thursdays 12:15 - 13:30
at Kaiserplatz 7-9, 4th floor, Room 4.006. For details, see


Dates for winter term 2017/18  (9-Oct-2017 - 2-Feb-2018):


Date Title
12.10.2017 Rage against the machines. Labor-saving technology and social unrest in England, 1830-32

Bruno Caprettini
University of Zürich

19.10.2017 The Persistent Effect of the Neolithic Revolution on Health and Life Expectancy: A Double-Edged Sword

Raphael Franck
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

26.10.2017 Sex and the Mission: The Conflicting Effects of Early Christian Investments on sub-Saharan Africa’s HIV Epidemic

Julia Cagé
Sciences Po

02.11.2017 Mistrust in Medicine: The Legacy of Colonial Medical Campaigns in Central Africa

Sara Lowes
Bocconi University

09.11.2017 Migrants and the Making of America: The Short and Long-Run Effects of Immigration during the Age of Mass Migration

Sandra Sequeira
London School of Economics

16.11.2017 Delivery Agents, Social Ties and Group Identity: “Theory and Evidence from a Two-Layered Field Experiment”

Imran Rasul
University College London

23.11.2017 "A Land ‘of Milk and Butter’: The Role of Elites for the Economic Development of Denmark"

Paul Sharp
Syddansk Universitet

30.11.2017 Growing, shrinking and long run economic performance: historical perspectives on economic development

Stephen Broadberry
University of Warwick

07.12.2017 Bismarck's Health Insurance and the Mortality Decline

Erik Hornung

University Cologne

14.12.2017 Roots of Autocracy

Marc Klemp
University of Copenhaguen