Behavioral Economics and
Institutions Seminar

Archives 2011-2012


Fall 2011 Semester

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Cameron Shelton, Claremont McKenna College
"Legislative Budget Cycles"

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Bart Wilson, Chapman University
"The Ecological and Civil Mainsprings of Property:
An Experimental Economic History of Whalers’ Rules of Capture"

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Paul Zak, Claremont Graduate University
"The Neuroeconomics of Happiness"

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Laurence Iannacone, Chapman University
"Lessons from Delphi: Religious Markets and Spiritual Capitals"

Thursday, November 03, 2011
Zack Grossman, UCSB
"A Comparison of Institutions for Assembling Complimentary Goods"

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Yelena Tuzova, Claremont Graduate University
"A Model of Tax Evasion  with Heterogeneous Firms"
NOTE: location is Albrecht Auditorium

Thursday, December 01, 2011
Juan Carrillo, USC
"Resource Allocation in the Brain"

Thursday, December 08, 2011
Josh Tasoff, Claremont Graduate University
"Overoptimism in Future Performance"



Spring 2012 Semester

Thursday, Feb 2   
John Lott
"Is Newspaper Coverage of Economic Events Politically Biased?:
Analyzing the Impact of Partisan Control of the Presidency and Congress on Media Coverage, 1985 to 2004"

Thursday, February 23
Thomas Kniesner, Syracuse University, Maxwell School
"The Value of a Statistical Life: Evidence From Panel Data
and Labor Market Estimates of the Value of Statistical Life"

Thursday, March 1 
Martie Haselton, UCLA
"Can Men Detect Ovulation"

Thursday, March 8   
Paulina Oliva, UC Santa Barbara
"Air Pollution and Labor Supply:
Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Mexico City"

Thursday, March 22   
Ted Bergstrom, UC Santa Barbara
"Ethical Rules and Evolutionary Games"

Thursday, April 5

Thursday, April 19 (NOTE: location is Burkle 16.)   
Leah Boustan, UCLA
"A Nation of Immigrants:
Assimilation and Economic Outcomes in the Age of Mass Migration*"

Thursday, May 3:
Rescheduled for FAll 2012

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