Minnesota Seminar Series

Photo of audience members at the Minnesota Seminar Series

The Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute co-sponsors a seminar and visitor series launched in 2014 by Professor Ellen McGrattan. The series covers a wide range of topics and provides graduate students with a unique opportunity to collaborate with leaders in the field.

2018-19 Visitors

Aleh Tsyvisnki, Yale University, April 25, 2019
Tax Mechanism and Gradient Flows
Kurt Mitman, Institute for International Economics Studies, April 18, 2019
The Fiscal Multiplier
Nick Bloom, Stanford University, March 28, 2019
The Finance Uncertainty Multiplier
Pol Antràs, Harvard University, March 7, 2019
Global Sourcing and Assembly with Scale Economies

Michael Peters, Yale University, November 29, 2018
Spatial Structural Change

Laura Veldkamp, Columbia University, November 15, 2018
Taking Orders and Taking Notes:  Dealer Information Sharing in Treasury Auctions

Vasiliki Skreta, University College of London, October 25, 2018
Mechanism Design with Limited Commitment: A Revelation Principle

Jeremy Fox, Rice University, October 4, 2018
Geographic Expansion Mergers and FCC Spectrum Policy: Estimating a Matching Game with Externalities

Jon Steinsson, UC Berkeley, September 27, 2018
Women, Wealth Effects, and Slow Recoveries

Costas Arkolakis, Yale University, September 13, 2018
The Welfare Effects of Transportation Infrastructure Improvements

2017-18 Visitors

Alessandra Voena, University of Chicago, May 3, 2018
Marriage, Labor Supply and the Dynamics of the Social Safety Net

Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard University, April 19, 2018
Dancing with the Stars: Innovation through Interactions

Flavio Cunha, Rice University, April 12, 2018
Parental Beliefs and Investments in Human Capital

Nick Papageorge, Johns Hopkins University, April 5, 2018
Innovation and Diffusion of Medical Treatment

Tarek Hassan, Boston University, March 22, 2018
Currency Manipulation

Larry Samuelson, Yale University, March 8, 2018
The Wisdom of a Confused Crowd: Model-Based Inference

Chao Fu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 1, 2018
Government Expenditure on the Public Education System

Jan Eeckhout, University College London, November 9, 2017

Pablo Kurlat, Stanford University, October 26, 2017
Signaling to Experts

Jose Victor Rios Rull, University of Pennsylvania, October 19, 2017
Banking Dynamics and Capital Regulation

Greg Lewis, Microsoft Research, October 12, 2017
Dynamic Demand Estimation in Auction Markets

Daniel McFadden, University of California, Berkeley, September 27, 2017
Foundations of Welfare Economics and Product Market Applications

Pierre Yared, Columbia Business School, September 7, 2017
Fiscal Rules and Discretion under Self-Enforcement

2016-17 Visitors

Juuso Toikka, MIT, May 4, 2017
Robust Incentives for Teams

Eric French, UCL, April 27, 2017
The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on the Labor Supply, Savings, and Social Security of Older Americans

Christopher Flinn, NYU, April 13, 2017
Actors in the Child Development Process

Jean-Marc Robin, Sciences Po, April 6, 2017
Marriage, Labor Supply, and Home Production

Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford, March 30, 2017
Heterogeneity and Persistence in Returns to Wealth

Joseph Vavra, Chicago Booth, December 8, 2016
Regional Heterogeneity and Monetary Policy

Robert Townsend, MIT, December 1, 2016
Financial Centrality and Liquidity Provision

Robert Town, Texas, November 17, 2016
Externalities and Benefit Design in Health Insurance

Rebecca Diamond, Stanford, November 3, 2016
Who Wants Affordable Housing in their Backyard? An Equilibrium Analysis of Low Income Property Development

Tomasz Strzalecki, Harvard, October 27, 2016
Speed, Accuracy, and the Optimal Timing of Choices

Nobuhiro Kiyotaki, Princeton, October 20, 2016
Dynamics of Firms and Trade in General Equilibrium

Johannes Stroebel, NYU Stern, October 13, 2016
Do Banks Pass Through Credit Expansions to Consumers Who Want to Borrow? Evidence from Credit Cards

Sebastian Di Tella, Stanford, October 6, 2016
Optimal Asset Management with Hidden Savings

Mihai Manea, MIT, September 29, 2016
Information Resale in Networks

2015-16 Visitors

Ken Wolpin, Rice University, May 5, 2016
Accounting for Mathematics Performance of High School Students in Mexico: Estimating a Coordination Game in the Classroom

Chris Taber, University of Wisconsin Madison, April 28, 2016
Estimation of a Life-Cycle Model with Human Capital, Labor Supply and Retirement

Kjetil Storsletten, University of Oslo, April 21, 2016
Sovereign Debt and Structural Reforms

Mariacristina De Nardi, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, April 14, 2016
The Implications of Richer Earnings Dynamics for Consumption, Wealth, and Welfare

Iourii Manovskii, University of Pennsylvania, March 31, 2016
Identifying Neutral Technology Shocks

Amy Finkelstein, MIT, December 3, 2015
The Value of Medicaid: Interpreting Results from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment

Benjamin Moll, Princeton University, November 19, 2015
Monetary Policy According to HANK

Florian Scheuer, Stanford University, November 12, 2015
The Taxation of Superstars

Bronwyn Hall, University of California, Berkeley, November 5, 2015
Technology Entry in the Presence of Patent Thickets

Helene Rey, London Business School, October 29, 2015
Financial Integration and Growth in a Risky World
Edouard Schaal, NYU, October 22, 2015
Coordinating Business Cycles

Magne Mogstad, University of Chicago, October 15, 2015
Disability Benefits, Consumption Insurance, and Household Labor Supply

William Fuchs, University of California, Berkeley, October 8, 2015
Information Spillovers in Asset Markets with Correlated Values

Jeremy Lise, University College London, October 1, 2015
Multidimensional Skills, Sorting, and Human Capital Accumulation

Virgiliu Midrigan, NYU, September 17, 2015
Liquidity Constraints in the U.S. Housing Market

Kim Ruhl, NYU, September 10, 2015
Trade Adjustment Dynamics and the Welfare Gains from Trade

2014-15 Visitors

Janet Currie, Princeton University, April 23, 2015
Diagnosing Expertise: A Two Factor Model of Physician Skill

Mark Aguiar, Princeton University, April 16, 2015
Sovereign Debt Crises

Mark Rosenzweig, Yale University, March 12, 2015
Risk, Insurance and Wages in General Equilibrium

Drew Fudenberg, Harvard University, February 26 & 27, 2015
Cooperation in Repeated Games: When and How

Petra Todd, University of Pennsylvania, February 26, 2015
How the Design of a Pension System Influences Old Age Poverty and Gender Equity: A Study of Chile's Private Retirement Accounts System

Igor Livshits, Western Ontario, November 20, 2014
Sovereign Default and Banking

Monika Piazzesi, Stanford University November 13, 2014
Payments and Credits

Costas Meghir, Yale University, November 6, 2014
Female Labour Supply, Human Capital and Tax Reform

Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University, October 30, 2014
Decentralization and Efficiency of Subsidy Targeting: Chiefs in Rural Malawi

Pinelopi Goldberg, Yale University, October 23, 2014
Competition, Markups and Cost Pass – Through: A View From the Production Side

Matteo Maggiori, Harvard University, December 11, 2014
Very Long-Run Discount Rates

Susan Athey, Stanford Graduate School of Business, September 11, 2014
Designing Large Advertising Markets: A Structural Empirical Approach