University of Bath

Department of Economics seminars 2018-19

See the schedule of seminars taking place in the Department of Economics.

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Seminars cover a wide range of economic topics

October 2018

Tuesday 2 October

Do consumers respond to 'sin taxes' heterogeneously? New evidence from the tax on sugary drinks using retailer scanner data

Speaker: Dr Eleonora Fichera

Time: 1.15 to 3.05pm

Venue: 1 East 3.6

Wednesday 3 October

Auctions vs negotiations: Optimal selling mechanism with endogenous bidder values

Speaker: Dr Mengxi Zhang, University of Bonn

Time: 2.15 to 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

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Tuesday 9 October

Growth regressions: An integrated approach

Speaker: Dr Bin Peng

Paper coauthor: Guohua Feng, University of North Texas

Time: 1.15 to 3.05pm

Venue: 1 East 3.6

Wednesday 10 October

Dynamic liquidity-based security design

Speaker: Dr Shengxing Zhang, London School of Economics & Political Science

Paper coauthor: Emre Ozdenoren and Kathy Yuan

Time: 2.15 to 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

Wednesday 17 October

Infectious diseases, human capital and economic growth

Speaker: Professor Aditya Goenka, University of Birmingham

Paper coauthor: Lin Liu, University of Liverpool

Host: Dr Ajit Mishra

Time: 2.15 - 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

Wednesday 24 October

Nuclear norm regularised estimation of panel regression models

Speaker: Dr Martin Weidner

Paper coauthor: Hyungsik Roger Moon

Time: 2.15 to 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

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Tuesday 30 October

Monitoring and quality improvements of government-provided housing in a developing country: A South African case study

Speaker: Dr Marisa von Fintel

Time: 1.15 to 3.05pm

Venue: 1 East 3.6

November 2018

Thursday 1 November

Can consumers be successfully manipulated? On the role of vested vs. non-vested reviewers

Speaker: Professor Angela Sutan

Time: 2.15 to 4.05pm

Venue: Chancellors' Building 4.1

Wednesday 7 November

The Phillips curve in a matching model

Speaker: Professor Taiwei Hu, University of Bristol

Host: Dr Asgerdur Petursdottir and Dr Nikolaos Kokonas

Time: 2.15 to 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

Wednesday 14 November

Equilibrium Analysis in the Behavioral Neoclassical Growth Model

Speaker: Professor Martin Kaae Jensen, University of Surrey

Host: Dr Nikolaos Kokonas

Time: 2.15 to 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

Thursday 15 November

Contests with Capacities

Speaker: Dr Lars Metzger, TU Dortmund University

Host: Dr Jorg Franke

Time: 1.15 to 3.05pm

Venue: Wessex House Council Chamber

Wednesday 21 November

Recursive preferences, the value of life, and household finance

Speaker: Professor Antoine Bommier, ETH Z├╝rich

Host: Dr Maik Schneider

Time: 2.15 to 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

Tuesday 27 November

Do labour market institutions matter for fertility?

Speaker: Dr Andrea Camilli

Time: 1.15 to 3.05pm

Venue: 1 East 3.6

Wednesday 28 November

Specification tests for two phase threshold models with multiplicative error

Speaker: Dr Indeewara Perera, The University of Sheffield

Host: Dr Bin Peng

Time: 2.15 to 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

December 2018

Tuesday 4 December

Do public hospital patients choose a better quality hospital given the choice? A discrete choice experiment

Speaker: Dr Yuanyuan Gu, Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy

Host: Dr Bin Peng

Time: 1.15 to 3.05pm

Venue: 1 East 3.6

Wednesday 12 December

Optimal financial contracting and the effects of firm size

Speaker: Professor Sandro Brusco, Stony Brook University, New York.

Time: 2.15 to 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

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February 2019

Wednesday 6 February

Does willingness to compete predict education and labor market outcomes? Evidence from incentivized choices and validated survey measures

Speaker: Associate Professor Thomas Buser, University of Amsterdam

Time: 2.15 - 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

Wednesday 13 February

The Destruction, Dilution and Hidden Wealth of English Elite Dynasties, 1892-2018

Speaker: Associate Professor Neil Cummins, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Time: 2.15 - 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

Wednesday 20 February

A robust approach to heteroskedasticity, error serial correlation and slope heterogeneity for large linear panel data models with interactive effects

Speaker: Professor Takashi Yamagata, University of York

Host: Dr Andreea Halunga

Time: 2.15 - 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

Tuesday 26 February

Price setting on a network

Speaker: Dr Toomas Hinnosaar, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Italy

Host: Dr Jorg Franke

Time: 1.15 - 3.05pm

Venue: 1 East 3.6

Wednesday 27 February

Generic inference on quantile and quantile effect functions for discrete outcomes

Speaker: Dr Blaise Melly, University of Bern, Switzerland

Host: Thanos Mergoupis

Time: 2.15 - 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

March 2019

Tuesday 5 March

Mind the Gap! The effect of an increased UK state pension age on expected working life of employees

Speaker: Dr Ricky Kanabar

Time: 1.15 - 3.05pm

Venue: 1 East 3.6

Wednesday 6 March

Disliking to disagree

Speaker: Dr Mark Le Quement, University of East Anglia

Host: Dr Javier Rivas Ruiz

Time: 2.15 - 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

Wednesday 13 March

The causal effect of retirement on health and happiness (joint with Matteo Picchio)

Speaker: Prof Jan van Ours, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Host: Dr Kerry Papps

Time: 2.15 - 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

Tuesday 19 March

Public employment in a task based theory of underemployment

Speaker: Dr Pedro Gomes, Birkbeck, University of London

Host: Dr Nikos Kokonas

Time: 1.15 - 3.05pm

Venue: 1 East 3.6

Wednesday 20 March

Bond-Boom Recessions (joint with Tore Ellingsen)

Speaker: Professor David Domeij, Stockholm School of Economics

Host: Dr Nikos Kokonas

Time: 2.15 - 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

Wednesday 27 March

Implementation by vote-buying mechanisms

Speaker: Dr Dimitrios Xefteris, University of Cyprus

Host: Professor Jaideep Roy

Time: 2.15 - 4.05pm

Venue: 3 East 3.5

April 2019

Tuesday 2 April

Capital obsolescence and agricultural productivity

Speaker: Dr Elisa Keller, University of Exeter Business School

Host: Professor Chris Martin

Time: 1.15 - 3.05pm

Venue: 1 East 3.6

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