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Papers presented at CEP seminars:
CEP/DOM Capabilities, Competition and Innovation Seminar

This lists all papers available to download in PDF format that were presented in this seminar series since 2001. Listed in descending order - most recent first.

A full list of seminar presentations (including those without PDF copies to download) is available.



25 May 2017  13:45 - 15:00
Commitment vs. Flexibility with Costly Verification
Marina Halac (Columbia Business School)
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04 May 2017  13:45 - 15:00
Economic performance under cultural frames (and some perils of changing frames)
Robert Gibbons (MIT)
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09 February 2017  13:45 - 15:00
Brands in motion: How frictions shape multinational production
Thierry Mayer (Science Po)
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08 December 2016  13:45 - 15:00
Vertical Information Restraints: Pro- and Anti-Competitive Impacts of Minimum Advertised Price Restrictions
Heski Bar-Isaac (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto)
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28 April 2016  13:45 - 15:00
Managing Careers in Organizations
Jin Li (Northwestern)
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26 April 2016  11:00 - 12:30
Competition and relational contracts: evidence from Rwanda's coffee mills
Rocco Macchiavello (Warwick)
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24 March 2016  13:45 - 15:00
Ownership of the means of production
Glen Weyl (Chicago)
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10 March 2016  13:45 - 15:00
Ordinal efficiency, fairness and incentives in large markets
Marek Pycia (UCLA)
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03 March 2016  13:45 - 15:00
International knowledge flows: evidence from the collapse of international science in the wake of WWI
Fabian Waldinger (CEP)
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11 February 2016  15:00 - 16:30
Research design meets market design: using centralised assignment for impact evaluation
Josh Angrist (MIT)
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28 January 2016  13:45 - 15:00
Firm Dynamics, Persistent Effects of Entry Conditions, and Business Cycles
Sara Moreira (Chicago)
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21 January 2016  14:00 - 15:30
Optimal Social Assistance and Unemployment Insurance in a Life-cycle Model of Family Labor Supply and Savings
Victoria Prowse (Cornell)
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10 December 2015  13:45 - 15:00
Product Mix and Firm Productivity Responses to Trade Competition
Marc Melitz (Harvard)
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03 December 2015  13:45 - 15:00
Naked exclusion with private offers
Jeanine Miklos-Thal (Rochester)
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26 November 2015  13:45 - 15:00
Incentive effects of equity compensation: employee-level evidence from Google
Eric Zitzewitz (Dartmouth College)
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19 November 2015  13:45 - 15:00
Promises and Expectations
Florian Ederer (Yale)
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12 November 2015  13:45 - 15:00
Information spillovers in asset markets with correlated values
William Fuchs (Berkeley Haas)
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05 November 2015  13:45 - 15:00
Long-Term Effects of Temporary Incentives on Productivity in Medical Care Clinics
Paul Gertler (Berkeley Haas)
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22 October 2015  13:45 - 15:00
International Trade and Job Polarization: Evidence at the Worker-Level
Wolfgang Keller (University of Colorado)
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15 October 2015  13:45 - 15:00
Price and probability: Decomposing the takeover effects of anti-takeover provisions
Maria Guadalupe (INSEAD)
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19 March 2015  13:45 - 15:00
Discretion in Hiring
Danielle Li (Harvard Business School)
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12 March 2015  13:45 - 15:00
Sales Mechanisms in Online Markets: What Happened to Internet Auctions?
Liran Einav (Stanford University)
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05 March 2015  13:45 - 15:00
Smart and Illicit: Who Becomes an Entrepreneur and Do They Earn More
Yona Rubinstein (CEP & LSE)
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26 February 2015  13:45 - 15:00
The Mechanics of Endogenous Innovation and Growth: evidence from historical U.S. Patents
William Kerr (Harvard Business School)
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04 December 2014  13:45 - 15:00
Barriers to Migration in a System of Cities
Nathan Seegert (Utah)
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27 November 2014  13:45 - 15:00
Information is Power: Identification Cards and Food Subsidy Programs in Indonesia
Rema Hanna (Harvard University)
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20 November 2014  13:45 - 15:00
Retail Globalization and Household Welfare: Evidence from Mexico
David Atkin (MIT)
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13 November 2014  13:45 - 15:00
Competition and Bank Opacity
Ross Levine (Haas Berkeley)
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06 November 2014  13:45 - 15:00
Lack of Selection and Limits to Delegation: Firm Dynamics in Developing Countries
Ufuk Akcigit (UPenn)
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30 October 2014  13:45 - 15:00
Managing Buzz
Arthur Campbell (Yale University)
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23 October 2014  13:45 - 15:00
Equilibria in Health Exchanges: Adverse Selection vs. Reclassification Risk
Igal Hendel (Northwestern University)
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16 October 2014  13:45 - 15:00
Patents, Competition, and Innovation - Evidence from Compulsory Licensing during WWI
Petra Moser (Stanford)
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09 October 2014  13:45 - 15:00
How does peer pressure affect educational investment
Leonardo Bursztyn (Chicago)
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05 December 2013  13:45 - 15:00
Do Fixed Patent Terms Distort Innovation? Evidence from Cancer Clinical Trials
Heidi Williams (Harvard)
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21 November 2013  13:45 - 15:00
Reallocation and Technology: Evidence from the U.S. Steel Industry
Jan De Loecker (Princeton)
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07 November 2013  13:45 - 15:00
The Impact of Regional and Sectoral Productivity Changes on the U.S. Economy
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton)
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24 October 2013  13:45 - 15:00
The Role of Firms in Fostering Within Country Migration Evidence from a Natural Experiment in India
Tarun Kahna (Harvard Business School)
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17 October 2013  13:45 - 15:00
THE EMERGENCE OF THE CORPORATE FORM
Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam)
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10 October 2013  13:45 - 15:00
Can Unemployment Insurance Spur Entrepreneurial Activity? Evidence From France
Antoinette Schoar (MIT)
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21 March 2013  13:45 - 15:00
Productivity As If Space Mattered: An Application to Factor Markets Across China
John Morrow (LSE)
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14 March 2013  13:45 - 15:00
Making Do With Less: Working Harder During Recessions
Christopher Stanton (LSE (DoM))
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13 December 2012  13:45 - 15:00
Recent Marginal Labor Income Tax Rate Changes by Skill and Marital Status
Casey Mulligan (Chicago)
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06 December 2012  13:45 - 15:00
Information Disclosure as a Matching Mechanism: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment
Steve Tadelis (UC Berkeley)
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29 November 2012  13:45 - 15:00
The allocation of talent and U.S. economic growth
Erik Hurst (Chicago GSB)
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22 November 2012  13:45 - 15:00
Training Contracts, Worker Overconfidence, and the Provision of Firm-Sponsored General Training
Mitchell Hoffman (Rotman School of Management)
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15 November 2012  13:45 - 15:00
Spatial Sorting
Jan Eeckhout (UCL)
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08 November 2012  13:45 - 15:00
Implementing the Wisdom of the Crowd
Ilan Kremer (Stanford)
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01 November 2012  13:45 - 15:00
Public contracting in Delegated agency games with Applications
Lars Stole (Chicago GSB)
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25 October 2012  13:45 - 15:00
Who Is (More) Rational?
Shachar Kariv (Berkeley)
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18 October 2012  13:45 - 15:00
Do entrepreneurs matter?
Hans Hvide (Bergen)
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11 October 2012  13:45 - 15:00
Grab them Before they Go Generic: Habit Formation and the Emerging Middle Class
Alon Eizenberg (Hebrew University)
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04 October 2012  13:45 - 15:00
Rank Incentives: Evidence from a Randomized Workplace Experiment
Iwan Barankay (Penn)
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17 May 2012  13:45 - 15:00
On the Merits of Meritocracy
Felix Vardy (Berkeley)
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15 March 2012  13:45 - 15:00
Repossession and the Democratization of Credit
Efraim Benmelech (Harvard)
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01 December 2011  13:45 - 15:00
Regional Firm Size Diversity and Innovation
Ajay Agrawal (Rotman School of Management, Toronto)
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17 November 2011  13:45 - 15:00
The Effects of Prize Spread and Noise in Elimination Tournaments: A natural field experiment
Josse Delfgaauw (University of Rotterdam)
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10 November 2011  13:45 - 15:00
Dissecting The Effect Of Credit Supply On Trade: Evidence From Matched Credit-Export Data
Veronica Rappoport (LSE)
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27 October 2011  13:45 - 15:00
A Theory of Strategy and the Role of Leaders in it
Eric Van den Steen (Harvard Business School)
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20 October 2011  13:45 - 15:00
Landing the first job: the value of intermediaries in online hiring
Catherine Thomas (Columbia & London Business School)
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24 March 2011  13:45 - 15:00
Platform Competition, Compatibility, and Social Efficiency
Ramon Casadesus (Harvard Business School)
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10 March 2011  13:45 - 15:00
Competition in Persuasion
Emir Kamenica (Chicago Booth)
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24 February 2011  13:45 - 15:00
Industrial Development through Tacit Knowledge Seeding: Evidence from the Bangladesh Garment Industry
Steve Klepper (Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon)
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09 December 2010  13:45 - 15:00
Sales Talk, Cancellation Terms, and the Role of Consumer Protection
Marco Ottaviani (London Business School) , joint with Roman Inderst
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25 November 2010  13:45 - 15:00
What Do Outside Experts Bring To A Committee? Evidence From The Bank of England
Stephen Hansen (UPF)
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18 November 2010  13:45 - 15:00
Revolving Door Lobbyists
Christian Fons-Rosen (UPF Barcelona & CEP) , joint with Jordi Blanes-i-VIdal (LSE) and Mirko Draca (CEP)
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11 November 2010  13:45 - 15:00
Authority, Incentives and Performance: Theory and Evidence from a Chinese Newspaper
Yanhui Wu (CEP & LSE)
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04 November 2010  13:45 - 15:00
Materialistic Genius and Market Power: Uncovering the Best Innovations
Glen Weyl (Chicago)
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28 October 2010  13:45 - 15:00
Capabilities, Wealth and the Export Mix
John Sutton (LSE)
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03 June 2010  13:45 - 15:00
How to Organize a Learning Process: Decision Rights, Strategic Communication, and Reputational Concerns
Bauke Visser (Erasmus School of Economics, Tinbergen Institute)
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13 May 2010  13:45 - 15:00
Repo Runs
Elu Van Thadden (University of Mannheim)
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06 May 2010  13:45 - 15:00
Family values and the regulation of labour
Yann Algan (Paris School of Economics & Yale)
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25 March 2010  13:45 - 15:00
The slow growth of new plants: learning about demand
Chad Syverson (University of Chicago)
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18 March 2010  13:45 - 15:00
The wealth and poverty of nations: true PPPs for 141 countries
Nick Oulton (CEP & UCL)
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11 February 2010  13:45 - 15:00
Resistance to Change
James Dow (LBS)
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03 December 2009  13:45 - 15:00
A New Capital Regulation For Large Financial Institutions
Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago)
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26 November 2009  13:45 - 15:00
The Dynamics of Firms' Product Portfolios in Response to Low-Cost Country Competition: an Empirical Assessment
Claire Lelarge (CREST)
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06 November 2009  13:45 - 15:00
The Economics of Radiator Springs: Industry Dynamics, Sunk Costs and Spatial Demand Shifts
Tom Hubbard (University of Chicago Business School)
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29 October 2009  13:45 - 15:00
The Importance of Hold-up in Contracting: Evidence from a Field Experiment
Antoinette Schoar (MIT)
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15 October 2009  13:45 - 15:00
Spinoffs and the Market for Ideas
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton)
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28 November 2008  13:45 - 15:00
What do managers do (to build competitive advantage)?
Rebecca Henderson (MIT)
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21 November 2008  13:45 - 15:00
Railroads and the Raj: the economic impact of transportation infrastructure
Dave Donaldson (MIT)
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14 November 2008  13:45 - 15:00
Liquidity constraints and imperfect information in subprime lending
Jonathan Levin (Stanford University)
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24 October 2008  13:45 - 15:00
Democratizing Entry: Banking deregulations financing constraints, and entrepreneurship
William Kerr (Harvard Business School)
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17 October 2008  13:45 - 15:00
How much does immigration boost innovation?
Jennifer Hunt (Rutgers) , joint with Marjolaine Gauthier-Loiselle
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05 June 2008  13:45 - 15:00
Identifying Agglomeration Spillovers: Evidence from Million Dollar Plants
Michael Greenstone (MIT)
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29 May 2008  13:45 - 15:00
An Experimental Component Index for the CPI
Ariel Pakes (Harvard University)
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20 May 2008  15:30 - 17:00
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, IMITATION, AND FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT: THEORY AND EVIDENCE
Lee Branstetter (Carnegie Mellon University)
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15 May 2008  13:45 - 15:00
Vertical Integration and Production: Some Plant-Level Evidence
Chad Syverson (University of Chicago)
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21 February 2008  13:45 - 15:00
Joint PIIP/Economics of Industry Seminar - From Pigou to extended liability: On the optimal taxation of externalities under imperfect financial markets
Jean Tirole (Toulouse)
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06 December 2007  13:45 - 15:00
Recovering the Sunk Costs of R&D: The Moulds Industry Case
Carlos Santos (CEP)
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29 November 2007  13:00 - 14:30
CEP Productivity and Tanaka Business School Seminar: Patents, Thickets and Entry in Software
Iain Cockburn (Boston University & NBER)
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25 October 2007  13:45 - 15:00
Selection or self-rejection? Applications into a voluntary treatment program: the case of R&D subsides
Otto Toivanen (HECER, University of Helsinki) , joint with Tuomas Takalo and Tanja Tanayama
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11 October 2007  13:00 - 14:30
Merger of equals and unequals
Michael Gibbs (Chicago Graduate School of Business) , joint with Kathryn Lerulli & Valerie Smeets
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14 June 2007  13:45 - 15:00
Trade, Technology and the Environment: Why do Poorer Countries Regulate Sooners?
David Popp (Syracuse University)
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24 May 2007  13:45 - 15:00
Dynamic Price Competition with Network Effects
Luis Cabral (NYU, Stern Business School)
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26 April 2007  13:45 - 15:00
Investment in Innovation and Fixed Assets: the effect of US tax reforms that reduced the relative price of equity to debt
Gareth Macartney (IFS)
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12 March 2007  15:30 - 17:00
Environmental and Technology Policies for Climate Mitigation
Richard Newell (Resources for the Future, Duke)
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07 December 2006  13:45 - 15:00
R&D and productivity: Estimating production functions when productivity is endogenous
Ulrich Doraszelski (Harvard University)
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30 November 2006  13:45 - 15:00
The Division of Labor, Coordination, and the Demand for Information Processing
Guy Michaels (LSE & CEP)
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23 November 2006  13:45 - 15:00
Exploiting Sequential Learning to Estimate Microeconomic Productivity Dynamics in Strategic Settings
David Greenstreet (Oxford University)
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09 November 2006  13:45 - 15:00
The Impact of Uncertain Intellectual Property Rights on the Market for Ideas: Evidence from Patent Grant Delays
Scott Stern (Kellogg School of Business, Northewestern University)
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26 October 2006  13:45 - 15:00
POSTPONED UNTIL LENT TERM 2007: Computing Crime: Information Technology, Police Effectiveness and the Organisation of Policing
Luis Garicano (LSE Department of Management & CEP)
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28 September 2006  12:30 - 14:00
Margins of Multinational Labour Substitution
Marc Muendler (UCSD)
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29 June 2006  13:45 - 15:00
Production Targets
Liran Einav (Stanford University))
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22 June 2006  13:45 - 15:00
Labor Supply and Personal Computer Adoption
Mark Doms , joint with Ethan Lewis
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15 June 2006  13:45 - 15:00
The Limits of Equality: Insights from the Israeli Kibbutz
Ran Abramitzky (Stanford)
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18 May 2006  13:45 - 15:00
Factor Adjustments After Deregulation: Panel Evidence from Columbian Plants
Maurice Kugler (Southampton University ) , joint with Marcela Eslava, John Haltiwanger, Adriana Kugler and Maurice Kugler
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11 May 2006  13:45 - 15:00
The Effect of Taxes and Bans on Passive Smoking
Jerome Adda (Bocconi University)
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27 April 2006  13:45 - 15:00
Favoritism and Incentives in the Workplace: Evidence From Personnel Data
Imran Rasul (UCL and IFS) , joint with Oriana Bandiera and Iwan Barankay
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23 February 2006  13:45 - 15:00
Information Technology, Organisational Change and ProductivityGrowth: Evidence from UK Firms
Jonathan Haskel (Imperial College London)
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02 February 2006  13:45 - 15:00
Ethnic Scientific Communities and International Technology Diffusion
William Kerr (Harvard Business School)
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19 January 2006  13:45 - 15:00
Strategic Response to Parallel Trade
Margaret Kyle (Duke University)
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15 December 2005  13:45 - 15:00
The Substitution Elasticity, Growth Theory, And The Low-Pass Filter Panel Model
Robert Chirinko (Emory University) , joint with Debdulal Mallick
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09 June 2005  13:45 - 15:00
Foreign Investment, Corporate Ownership, and Development: Are Firms in Emerging Markets Catching up to the World Standard?
Jan Svejnar (University of Michigan)
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05 May 2005  13:45 - 15:00
Multi-Product Firms, Industry Mix and Product Switching
Steve Redding (Princeton)
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28 April 2005  13:45 - 15:00
Unions and productivity again: new evidence from matched WERS/Census Data
Jonathan Haskel (Imperial College London)
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20 January 2005  13:45 - 15:00
Codes in Organizations
Andrea Prat (Columbia University) , joint with Jacques Cremer & Luis Garicano
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