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Economics and Finance Seminars

Most Wednesdays during term time, from 12 to 1pm, the Department holds seminars in Economics and Finance. Presentations are given by staff or invited external speakers. All are welcome to attend. The seminars are held in Room 745, Malet Street Building (unless stated otherwise).

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Seminars in 2017/2018    (Seminar Timetable)

Wednesdays, 12 - 1pm
Room 745, Malet Street Building (unless stated otherwise)


4 October
Christopher Harris (Cambridge)
Firm Specific Training


1 November
Jan Auerbach (Exeter)
Preordered Service in Contract Enforcement

8 November
Claudia Herresthal (Cambridge)
Hidden Testing and Selective Disclosure of Evidence

15 November
Alessandro Peri - (University of Colorado Boulder)
Bankruptcy Reforms when Workers Extract Rents

22 November
Claudia Custodio (Imperial)
Are CEOs more likely to be first-borns?

29 November
Lucio Sarno (CASS)
The Value of Volume in Foreign Exchange


6 December
Radoslaw Stefanski (St Andrews)
Velocity in the Long Run: Money and Structural Transformation

13 December

Sinem Hidir (Warwick)
Information Acquisition and Credibility in Cheap Talk


10 January
Juan Pablo Rud (RHUL)
Climate change and agriculture: Farmer adaptation to extreme heat

17 January
Anna Sanktjohanser (Toulouse School of Economics)
Endogenous Monitoring in a Partnership Game

24 January 
Vicente Cunat (LSE)
Price and Probability: Decomposing the Takeover Effects of Anti-Takeover Provisions

31 January 
Fadi Hassan (Trinity College Dublin) 
Financial Markets and the Allocation of Capital: Accounting for Productivity



7 February
Ralf Martin (Imperial) 
Do tax Incentives for Research Increase Firm Innovation? An RD Design for R&D

14 February
Gylfi Zoega 
Modigliani puzzle revisited

21 February
Giovanni Calice (Loughborough University)
The Term Structure of Sovereign CDS and the Cross-Section Exchange Rate Predicatability



7 March 
Adriana Breccia 
Externality in R&D: Patent Scope and Spillovers in a Preemption Model

21 March
Dr. Ulrike Hotopp
Director of LIVE Economics ltd and former Chief Economist for DEFRA (UK Environment Ministry)
Evaluation in Government




25 April
Philippe Bracke
Housing Affordability and Shared Equity Mortgages



2 May
Campbell Leith (University of Glasgow) 
US Monetary and Fiscal Policies - Conflict or Cooperation?

9 May
Iacopo Morchio (University of Viena)
Like Father, Like Son: Occupational Choice, Intergenerational Persistence and Misallocation

16 May
Shqiponja Telhaj
Atheism and Economic Prosperity: The Long Run Impacts of a National Ban on Religions

23 May
Dr. Medhi Hamidi Sahned (University of Kent) 
News, Noise, and Tests of Present Value Models