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The Department of Economics hosted a range of in-house seminars in 2012. Please see the full list of seminars below for more details.

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Semester 2

13 July
Economics Seminar Room CO5.20
Ron Oaxaca, University of Arizona
"Movin' on Up: Hierarchical Occupational Segmentation and Gender Wage Gaps"
Download this paper (PDF, 488KB).

27 July
Economics Seminar Room CO5.20
Maros Servatka, Canterbury University
"Status Quo Effects in Fairness Games: Reciprocal Responses to Acts of Commission vs. Acts of Omission"
Download this paper (PDF, 356KB).

3 August
Economics Seminar Room CO5.20
Jason Shachat, Xiamen University
"A hidden Markov model for the detection of pure and mixed strategy play in games"
Download this paper (PDF, 678KB)

10 August
Economics Seminar Room CO5.20
Nicholas Groshenny, Reserve Bank of New Zealand
"Mismatch shocks and unemployment during the Great Recession"
Download this paper (PDF, 606KB).

13 August
Economics Seminar Room CO5.20
Efrem Castelnuovo, University of Padova
"Monetary Policy Neutrality? Sign Restrictions Go to Monte Carlo"
Download this paper (PDF, 262KB).

17 August
Economics Seminar Room CO5.20
Arthur Grimes, MOTU
"Does Money Buy me Love? Testing Alternative Measures of National Wellbeing"
Download this paper (PDF, 792KB).

20 August
Andrew Coleman, University of Otago
"Bad beta, Goodbye beta: should governments alter the way they evaluate investment projects in light of modern macro-finance theory?"
Download this paper (PDF, 830KB).

24 August
Cristina Echevarria, University of Saskatchewan
"Ethnic income inequality in Canada"
Download this paper (PDF, 307KB)

31 August
Isabelle Sin, MOTU
"The Gravity of Ideas: How distance affects translations"
Download this paper (PDF, 2,463KB).

14 September
Bob Breunig, The Australian National University
"Wage dispersion and team performance: a theoretical model and evidence from baseball"
Download this paper (PDF, 264KB).

21 September
David Byrne, University of Melbourne
"The Impact of Consolidation on Cable TV Prices and Product Quality"
Download this paper (PDF, 407KB).

28 September
Yuji Tamura, The Australian National University
"Private interhousehold transfers: What happens to sender households?"
Download this paper (PDF, 340KB).

8 October
Lilla Csorgo, Commerce Commission
"The implementation and interpretation of the surplus standard in New Zealand and its implications for New Zealand merger enforcement"

12 October
Marjan van den Belt, Massey University
"Flood Protection: highlighting an investment trap between built and natural capital"

19 October
Simona Fabrizi, Massey University
"Learning and Collusion in New Markets with Uncertain Entry Costs"
Download this paper (PDF, 501KB).

26 October
Gigi Foster, University of New South Wales
"Optimism, Information, and Optimal Disinformation"
Download this paper (PDF, 151KB).

29 October
Pedro Gomis Porqueras, Monash University
"Equilibrium Liquidity Constraints and Nominal Exchange Rate (In) Determinacy"

2 November
James Morley, University of New South Wales
"State-Dependent Effects of Fiscal Policy"
Download this paper (PDF, 787KB).

9 November
Berk Özler, The World Bank and University of Otago Visiting Researcher
"Expecting, Learning, and Denying: Effects of HIV Testing on Risky Sexual Behavior and Human Capital Investments"

12 November
Herb Gintis, Central European University and Santa Fe Institute
“The Stability of Walrasian General Equilibrium and its Relevance to Managing the Financial Sector”
Download papers related to this presentation:
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16 November
Russell Toth, University of Sydney
"Fractionalization, Political Competition and
Local Budgeting in Indonesia"
Download this paper (PDF, 627KB).

23 November
Paul Frijters, University of Queensland
"Thinking about Doing Business in Zimbabwe?"
Download this paper (PDF, 122KB).

Semester 1

17 February
Francis Bloch, École Polytechnique
"Oates' Decentralization Theorem with Household Mobility" (joint with Unal Zenginobuz)
Download this paper (PDF, 539KB).

5 March
Martin Kocher, University of Munich
"Impatience and Uncertainty: Experimental Decisions Predict Adolescents' Field Behavior"
Download this paper (PDF, 1,024KB)
Additional material (PDF, 143KB)

9 March
Prasanna Gai, University of Auckland
"Biased Banking" (joint with Mark Carney, Kartik Anand and Etienne Bordeleau)

12 March
Dan Thornton, VP Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"The Identification of the Response of Interest Rates to Monetary Policy Actions Using Market-Based Measures of Monetary Policy Shocks"
Download this paper (PDF, 558KB).

16 March
Jan Fidrmuc, Brunel University
"How Persistent is Social Capital?"
Download this paper (PDF, 409KB).

23 March
Bilgehan Karabay, University of Auckland
"Trade Policy-Making in a Model of Legislative Bargaining"
Download this paper (PDF, 431KB).

30 March
Norman Gemmell, Victoria University Wellington
"Taxpayers' responses to income tax rate increases. Do they reduce revenue?"
Download the paper used as a basis for this presentation (PDF, 408KB).

2 April
Sherrill Shaffer, University of Wyoming
"Assessing Competition with the Panzar-Rosse Model: The Role of Scale, Costs, and Equilibrium"
Download this paper (PDF, 172KB).
Additional material (PDF, 155KB).

13 April
Brendan Moyle, Massey University
"A Tale of Two Species: Why Tigers are Vanishing and Crocodiles are Recovering"

20 April
Matthew Ryan, University of Auckland
"Ambiguity Aversion, Innovation and Investment Bubbles" (joint with Rhema Vaithianathan and Luca Rigotti)
Download this paper (PDF, 392KB).

27 April
Patrick Rey, Toulouse School of Economics
"Vertical Integration, Information and Foreclosure" (joint with Marie-Laure Allain and Claire Chambolle)
Download this paper (PDF, 580KB).

18 May
Sholeh Maani, University of Auckland
"Private Returns to Tertiary Education: How Does NZ Compare among the OECD Countries?"

25 May
John Tang, The Australian National University
"Railroad expansion and entrepreneurship: evidence from Meiji Japan"

8 June
Dorian Owen, University of Otago
"Simulating distributions of competitive balance measures in sports leagues"

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