Past Events

  • May 15

    Seminar, Mark Watson, Princeton University

    Where:North Hall 2111

    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 13

    Seminar, Amanda Friedenberg, University of Arizona

    Where:North Hall 2111

    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 10

    Seminar, Colin Stewart, University of Toronto

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​“"Attention Please!"

    By Olivier Gossner, Colin Stewart and Jakub Steiner
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 06

    Seminar, Pascual Restrepo, Boston University

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​“Uneven Growth: The Impact of Technology on Income and Wealth Inequality”
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 30

    LAEF Seminar, Rish Singhania, University of Exeter

    Where: North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30-5:00 PM

    Dr. Singhania will present "A Simple Theory of the Aggregate Production Function" co-authored with Javier Birchenall and Kang Cao. His current research focuses on the valuation of mortgages and mortgage backed securities, valuation of assets under government guarantees, and properties of the aggregate production function.
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 24

    Seminar, Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, Duke University

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Tax Policy and Lumpy Investment Behavior: Evidence from China's VAT Reform"

    By Zhao Chen, Xian Jiang, Zhikuo Liu, Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato, Daniel Yi Xu
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 24

    LAEF Seminar, Guido Menzio, NYU & National Bureau of Economic Research.

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 1:30-3:00 PM

    Guido Menzio is a theoretical macroeconomist. His research focuses on the conceptual, and occasionally on the empirical, analysis of labor markets and other markets where finding trading partners is time-consuming. His writings on the secular and cyclical behavior of unemployment have been published in some of the most prestigious journals in economics, such as the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies and the Journal of Economic Theory.
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 22

    Seminar, David Lagakos, UC San Diego

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"To Be Announced"
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 19

    Seminar, Michal Kolesar, Princeton University

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Sensitivity Analysis using Approximate Moment Condition Models"

    By Timothy B. Armstrong Michal Kolesar
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 19

    LAEF Seminar, Julian Neira University of Exeter

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 2:00-3:00 PM

    Assistant Professor Neira will present "From Population Growth to Firm Demographics: Implications for Concentration, Entrepreneurship and the Labor Share", coauthored by Hugo Hopenhayn and Rish Singhania. His research interests are in macroeconomics and public finance. His current work is on firm dynamics and on optimal taxation with human capital.
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 15

    Seminar, Eric Zwick, The University of Chicago

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century"

    By Matthew Smith, Danny Yagan, and Owen Zidar
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 12

    Seminar, Andrea Ichino, European University Institute

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Economic incentives, home production and gender identity norms"
    By Andrea Ichino, Martin Olsson, Barbara Petrongolo and Peter Skogman Thoursie
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 10

    Seminar, Ori Heffetz, Cornell University

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Expectations-Based Loss Aversion May Help Explain Seemingly Dominated Choices in Strategy-Proof Mechanisms"

    By Bnaya Dreyfuss, Ori He​ffetz and Matthew Rabin
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 03

    Seminar, Eric Helland, Claremont McKenna College

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"The Value of an Attorney: Evidence from Changes to the Collateral"

    By Eric Helland and Jungmo Yoon
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 03

    LAEF: Housing-Urban-Labor-Marco Conference

    The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is please to host the Housing-Urban-Labor-Macro (HULM) conference at the Upham Hotel Garden room which is located at 1404 De La Vina Street in Santa Barbara. It brings together top researchers working on housing and real estate topics and their broader interaction in the macroeconomy. The main two objectives of HULM are to (a) identify the frontier of research as it pertains to housing and real estate; and (b) facilitate conversations among economists studying housing or real estate and that typically do not have the opportunity to interact. The conference is being organized by Morris Davis, Professor in the Department of Finance and Economics at Rutgers University and Carlos Garriga, Vice President of Economic Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.


    Program: http://laef.ucsb.edu/events.html

    1:00 PM - 12:15 PM The Upham Hotel (1404 De La Vina St)
  • Mar 19

    LAEF Seminar, Jan Eeckhout

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title:  "Quantifying Market Power” co-authored with Jan De Loecker and Simon Mongey.
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Mar 12

    LAEF Seminar, Ramon Marimon

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"A European Stability Fund as a Constrained Efficient Mechanism."

    By Ramon Marimon, Arpad Abraham, Eva Carceles-Poveda and Yan Liu
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Mar 11

    Seminar, Lance Lochner, Western University

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Parental Support, Savings and Student Loan Repayment” ​

    By Lance Lochner, Todd Stinebrickner, and Utku Suleymanoglu.
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Mar 11

    Seminar, Bo Cowgill, Columbia University

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"To Be ​Announced ” ​


    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Mar 06

    Seminar, Hannes Spinnewijn, London School of Economics and Political Science

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Job Seekers’ Perceptions and Employment Prospects: Heterogeneity, Duration Dependence and Bias"

    By Andreas I. Mueller, Johannes Spinnewijn, Giorgio Topa
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Mar 04

    Seminar, Sylvain Chassang, New York University

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"TSecure Survey design in organizations: Theory and experiments"
    By Sylvain Chassang, Christian Zehnder
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Feb 28

    LAEF Seminar Series: Lawrence Christiano-Professor of Economics at Northwestern

    Time: 3:30 PM
    Location: North Hall 2111
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Feb 28

    60th Annual Carl Snyder Memorial Seminar - Douglas Bernheim

    Where: Loma Pelona Center
    When: 10:30 - 12:00 PM

    Title: ​"A Theory of Chosen Preferences"
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Loma Pelona Center
  • Feb 27

    60th Annual Carl Snyder Memorial Public Lecture - Douglas Bernheim

    Where: McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Projective Paternalism"
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM McCune Conference Room
  • Feb 25

    Seminar, Xavier D'Haultfoeuille, CREST

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"The Econometrics of Interaction Data”
    By Xavier D'Haultfoeuille (co-authored with Laurent Davezies and Yannick Guyonvarch)
     
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Feb 20

    Seminar, Marie-Claire Villeval, French National Centre for Scientific Research

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Can Fraud In Financial Markets Be Deterred By Reputation And Competition?"

    By Chloe Tergiman And Marie Claire Villeval

     
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Feb 15

    Southwest Economic Theory Conference

    On Saturday and Sunday, February 16-17, the annual meeting of the Southwest Economic Theory group will take place at UCSB in the Mosher Alumni building. This is a meeting that traditionally rotates among US universities located to the south of San Luis Obispo and west of Tucson. A preliminary program for the conference can be found here: SWET 2019 Program
    Mosher Alumni House
  • Feb 11

    Seminar, Frank Schilbach, MIT

    TIme: 3:30 PM
    Location: North Hall 2111
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Feb 06

    Seminar, David Atkin, MIT

    Time:
    3:30 PM - ​5:00 PM

    Title: ​“A New Engel on Measuring Price Indices and Welfare” with Ben Faber, Thibault Fally and Marco Gonzalez-Navarro
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Jan 14

    Seminar, Marcella Alsan, Stanford University

    Time:
    3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​Does Diversity Matter for Health? Experimental Evidence from Oakland
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Jan 09

    LAEF Seminar Series: Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania

    TIme: 3:30 PM
    Location: North Hall 2111
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Jan 08

    Seminar, François Gourio, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

    Time:
    3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​Accounting for Macro-Finance Trends: Market Power, Intangibles and Risk Premia
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Jan 07

    Seminar, Pascal Michaillat, Brown University

    Time:
    3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​A New Keynesian Model with Wealth in the Utility Function
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Dec 14

    Seminar, Kieran Walsh, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

    Time:
    10:30 - 12:00 PM

    Title: ​The Equity Premium and the One Percent
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Dec 13

    Seminar, Lint Barrage, Brown University

    Time:
    10:30 - 12:00 PM

    Title: ​Flood Risk Belief Heterogeneity and Coastal Home Price Dynamics: Going Under Water?
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Dec 11

    LAEF Seminar Series: Peter J. Klenow

    Professor Klenow will present, "A Global View of Creative Destruction" by Chang-Tai Hsieh (University of Chicago), Peter J. Klenow (Stanford University), and Ishan Nath (University of Chicago). Pete Klenow received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, where he is currently Landau Professor of Economics and the Gordon and Betty Moore Fellow at SIEPR. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, for whom he organizes conferences on Economic Growth. He is a consultant to the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco and Minneapolis. He is currently an Associate Editor for the Quarterly Journal of Economics and Econometrica, and previously served on the Board of Editors of the American Economic Review. He has an ongoing Intergovernmental Personnel Assignment with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Klenow specializes in macroeconomics, with emphasis on prices, productivity and economic growth.

    4:15 PM - 6:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Dec 11

    Seminar, Christine Exley, Harvard Business School

    Time:
    10:30 - 12:00 PM

    Title: ​Knowing When to Ask: The Cost of Leaning-in
    2:30 AM - 4:00 AM North Hall 2111
  • Dec 04

    Seminar, Achyuta Adhvaryu, University of Michigan

    Time:
    10:30 - 12:00 PM

    Title: The Skills to Pay the Bills: Returns to On-the-job Soft Skills Training
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Nov 29

    Seminar, Stephen Terry, Stanford University

    Time:
    10:30 - 12:00 PM

    Title: The Macro Impact of Short-Termism
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Nov 15

    LAEF: Trade in Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models

    The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is please to host the Trade in Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models conference at the Upham Hotel Garden room located at 1404 De La Vina Street in Santa Barbara.

    Recent developments in the world economy have underscored the importance of international trade and aggregate macroeconomic activity.  Complex international supply chains among modern economies have significant implications for international business cycle co-movement and the impacts of local and global economic shocks.  In addition, international trade policy, including protectionism in the form of tariffs and quotas, can be seen as macroeconomic shocks which have spillover consequences for the global economy.  Events in the last few years have called into question the rules-based global system of trade policy, and focused attention on how de facto trade policy is tied to macro activity.  This conference, organized by Michael Devereux, Fabio Ghironi, and Finn Kydland, brings together leading edge researchers on the nexus between international trade and dynamic macroeconomics.  Over two days, authors and discussants will present current research on many areas on the theory and empirics of international trade and international macroeconomic dynamics. 


    Program: http://laef.ucsb.edu/events.html

    12:30 AM - 2:00 AM The Upham Hotel (1404 De La Vina St)
  • Nov 08

    Fifth Annual Philip Babcock Memorial Undergraduate Lecture

    The Philip Babcock Memorial Undergraduate Lecture was established at the University of California, Santa Barbara to honor the vibrant legacy of UCSB Professor Philip Babcock. The lecture seeks to expose our students and the community at large to the most intriguing applications of economics. Our speakers have been chosen to convey some of the joy Professor Babcock found in applying economics to the world.

    Professor Babcock lived an extraordinary life. He joined our faculty in 2006 after obtaining his Ph.D. in Economics from UC San Diego in 2005. His areas of expertise included labor economics, time use, human capital, social dynamics, and networks. His recent scholarly publications have been cited and debated in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN - Anderson Cooper 360, The Economist, The Boston Globe, Mother Jones, Voice of America, and other media outlets. His interests and talents were wide-ranging; in addition to his important contributions as an economist, he also founded an engineering software company, worked as a freelance writer of film and episodic television, and in 2011 published a novel, Eyes of God, which was hailed as "both a tale of suspense that chronicles the fall of a dictatorship, and an exploration of suffering, loss, love, and raw human resilience." Professor Babcock’s exuberance for life, incredible courage in the face of illness and unwavering dedication to our campus and our students was an inspiration to all who knew him.

    For our f​ifth annual lecture, Professor ​Lucas Davis from UC Berkeley will be the keynote speaker and will present “Contribution of air conditioning adoption to future energy use under global warming.” Lucas Davis specializes in Energy and Environmental Economics and is a faculty director of the Energy Institute at the Haas School of Business.

    This event is open to the public and free of charge. Reception immediately following. 

    The Loma Pelona Center is a multipurpose facility located on the west side of the main campus near Manzanita Village.
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Loma Pelona Center
  • Nov 02

    Seminar, Matthew Johnson, Duke University

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Title: Regulation by Shaming: Deterrence Effects of Publicizing Violations of Workplace Safety and Health Laws
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • Nov 02

    LAEF: Financing Macroeconomics Conference

    The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is please to host the Financing Macroeconomics conference at the Upham Hotel Garden room located at 1404 De La Vina Street in Santa Barbara. The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers working on the intersection of macroeconomics and finance. We follow a long tradition of papers studying how macroeconomic models can help improve our understanding of finance (e.g. how macroeconomic volatility affects asset pricing) and in what ways finance can help improve our understanding of macroeconomic events and policy (e.g. does the span of assets affect the volatility of output?). The conference organizers are Zachary Bethune, Assistant Professor of Economics; Leland Farmer, Assistant Professor of Economics; and Eric Young, Professor of Economics, all from the University of Virginia.

    Program: http://laef.ucsb.edu/events.html

    9:00 AM - 4:15 PM The Upham Hotel (1404 De La Vina St)
  • Sep 27

    LAEF: 9th Advances in Macro-Finance Tepper/LAEF Conference

    The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and the Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance at the University of California Santa Barbara will hold the 9th conference on Advances in Macro-Finance, designed to bring together leading scholars in the field. This year, the conference will be held at the Upham Hotel in Santa Barbara on Friday September 28 and Saturday September 29, 2018. The conference will consist of selected papers with a formal discussant for each paper.

    The focus of the conference is on research at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance. We welcome both theoretical and empirical research on topics including, but not limited to: impact of financial and investment frictions; labor markets; credit risk and corporate financing; models of risk premia; determinants of income and wealth inequality; household finance; and taxation. Preference will be given to recent papers that have not previously been presented at major conferences. The academic organizers of the conference are Tetiana Davydiuk Assistant Professor and Ariel Zetlin-Jones Associate Professor, both from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

    Program: http://laef.ucsb.edu/programs/ProgramAMF9-2018.pdf

    The Upham Hotel (1404 De La Vina St)
  • Jun 11

    Broom Seminar, Janet Afary and Roger Friedland - UC Santa Barbara, Religious Studies

    Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm

    Title: "Critical Theory, Authoritarianism, and the Politics of Lipstick: From Weimar Republic to the Contemporary Middle East."

    For a complete list of Broom Center Seminar speakers please visit the Broom Center's website.

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Jun 08

    Labor Lunch, Nick Huntington-Klein, CSU Fullerton

    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM North Hall 2212
  • Jun 04

    Seminar, Alessandro Lizzeri, NYU

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​The Political Economy of Debt and Entitlements
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Jun 01

    Labor Lunch, Mikkel Hasse Pedersen, University of Southern Denmark

    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM North Hall 2212
  • May 24

    59th Annual Carl Snyder Memorial Seminar - Caroline Hoxby

    Where: Mosher Alumni House
    When: 11:00 - 12:15 pm

    Title: "Returns to College Majors" and "Measuring Opportunity in U.S. Higher Education"
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Mosher Alumni House
  • May 23

    59th Annual Carl Snyder Memorial Lecture - Caroline Hoxby

    Where: Loma Pelona
    When: 3:00 pm refreshments, 3:30 pm lecture

    Title: "Taking Productivity in Education Seriously: Neuroscience, Adolescence and Evidence" 
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Loma Pelona