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Brown Bag Seminar

Every Wednesday 12:30 a.m., CORE (room c.035)

September 28, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Philippe Chevalier, CORE
Models for Horizontal Supply Chain Collaboration

October 12, 2016 - 12.45 p.m. 
Angela Armakola, Paris I
Monitoring CCP Resilience Using Public Data

October 19, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Andreu Arenas Jal, CORE
Countercyclical Schooling and Intergenerational Mobility

November 2, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Thuc Huan Ha, CORE
Social Welfare and the Rebound Effect of the Scraps Collection System

November 9, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Robert Somogyi, CORE
Capacity Constraints, Zero-Rating and Net Neutrality

November 16, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Zsombor Méder, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Being Random - an Impractical Guide. Algorithmic Information Theory Meets Game Theory

November 23, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Jau-er Chen, National Taiwan University and MIT
Dynamic Instrumental Variable Quantile Regression with Unbalanced Panel Data and Interactive Effects

November 30, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Ieva Linkeviciute, CBS
Aggregation of Demand-Side Flexibility in Electricity Markets: the Effects of Portfolio Choice

January 11, 2017 - 12.45 p.m.
François Maniquet, CORE
(Un)fair Tax-Benefit Systems: Evidence from Selected OECD Countries

January 18, 2017 - 12.45 p.m.
Johannes Johnen, CORE
Browsing versus Studying Offers

February 1 , 2017 - 12.45 p.m.
Alberto Prati, AMSE
Hedonic Recall Bias. Why You Should Not Ask People How Much They Earn

February 8, 2017 - 12.45 p.m.
Mariann Ollár, University of Groningen
Shared Information Sources in Exchanges

February 15, 2017 - 12.45 p.m.
Avinash Bhardwaj, CORE
Submodular Knapsacks - A Polyhedral Discussion

February 22, 2017- 12.45 p.m.
Marion Collewet, CORE
The Effect of Working Hours on Life Satisfaction

March 1, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
Mery Ferrando, CORE
Evolution of Income Poverty Under Unequal Growth: Settling the Dispute Between Absolutists and Relativists

March 15, 2017 - 12.45 p.m.
Romuald Méango, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging
What Makes Brain Drain More Likely? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

March 22, 2017 - 12.45 p.m.
Simon Schopohl, CORE
Information Transmission in Hierarchies

March 29, 2017 - 12.45 p.m.
Guzmán Ourens, IRES
Uneven Growth in the Extensive Margin: A New Explanation for the Divergence of Agricultural Economies

April 19, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
Risa Pavia, CORE
Tax Evasion by Domestic and Multinational Firms in Portugal: A Bunching Analysis”

May 3, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
François Maniquet, CORE
Preference Responsibility vs Poverty Reduction in the Taxation of Labor Incomes”

May 17, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
Guilhem Lecouteux, Université of Nice - Sophia Antipolis
Behavioural Paternalism, or the Sovereignty of the Neoclassical Consumer

Econometrics and Finance

Every Friday 11:00 a.m., CORE (room b-135)

September 16, 2016 - 11. a.m
Antoon PELSSER, Maastricht University
Pricing and Hedging in Incomplete Markets with Model Ambiguity

September 23, 2016 - 11.00 a.m.
Olivier LE COURTOIS, EMLyon Business School
Credit Benchmarking, Risk Premium Adjustment Factors, and Credit Solvency Capital Requirements. A Recovery-Based Approach

September 30, 2016 - 11.00 a.m.
Marc HALLIN, Université libre de Bruxelles
R-Estimation in Semiparametric Dynamic Location-Scale Models

October 7, 2016 - 11.00 a.m.
Francis X. DIEBOLD, University of Pennsylvania
Estimating GLobal Bank Network Connedtedness

October 14, 2016 - 11.00 a.m.
Paolo ZAFFARONI, Imperial College London
Estimating Risk Premia Using Large Cross-Sections

October 21, 2016 - 09.30 a.m. - different hour
Geneviève GAUTHIER, HEC Montréal
Firm-Specific Credit Risk Modelling in the Presence of Statistical Regimes and Noisy Prices

October 28, 2016 - 11.00 a.m.
Arnaud DOUCET, Oxford University
The Correlated Pseudo-Marginal Method for Inference in Latent Variable Models

November 25, 2016 - 11.00 a.m.
Christian BROWNLEES, Pompeu Fabra University
Impulse Response Estimation By Smooth local projections

December 2, 2016 - 11.00 a.m.
Laurent E. CALVET, HEC Paris
Rich Pickings? Risk, Return, and Skill in the Portfolios of the Wealthy 

December 9, 2016 - 11.00 a.m.
Damiano BRIGO, Imperial College
Multi Currency Credit Default Swaps: Quanto Effects and FX Devaluation Jumps

February 3, 2017 - 11.00 p.m.
Hans Degryse, KULeuven
The Impact of Clearing Fees on Market Quality

February 10, 2017 - 11.00 a.m.
Peter FELDHUTTER, London Business School
The Myth of the Credit Spread Puzzle

March 10, 2017 - 11.00 a.m.
Gregor KASTNER, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Bayesian Estimation and Prediction of High-Dimensional Dynamic Covariance Matrices

March 17, 2017 - 11.00 a.m.
Christian ROBERT, Université Paris Dauphine
Asymptotic Properties of Approximate Bayesian Computation

March 24, 2017 - 11.00 a.m.
Sophie MOINAS, Toulouse School of Economics
Funding Constrainsts and Market Liquidity in the European Treasury Bond Market

April 21, 2017 - 11.00 a.m.
Jing Cynthia WU, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Time-Varying Lower Bound of Interest Rates in Europe

May 5, 2017 - 11.00 a.m.
Kris BOUDT, KULeuven
Shrinkage Approaches to the Estimation of Higher Order Moments

May 12, 2017 - 11.00 a.m.
Pasquale DELLA CORTE, Imperial College Business School
The Cross-Section of Currency Volatility Premia

June 9, 2017 - 11.00 a.m.
Benjamin MOLL, Princeton University
Monetary Policy According to HANK

June 19, 2017 - 11.00 a.m.
Christiane BAUMEISTER, University of Notre Dame, USA
Inference in Structural Vector Autoregressions When the Identifying Assumptions are Not Fully Believed: Re-evaluating the Role of Monetary Policy in Economic Fluctuations

Operations Research

Every Tuesday 4:30 p.m., CORE (room b-135)

October 18, 2016 - 4:30 p.m. (room b-135)
Sebastian STICH, CORE, Université catholique de Louvain
Randomized Algorithms for Convex Optimization

November 8, 2016 - 4:30 p.m. (room b-135)  
Ignacio ARAVENA SOLIS, CORE, Université catholique de Louvain
An Asynchronous Distributed Algorithm for Solving Stochastic Unit Commitment

November 22, 2016 - 4:30 p.m. (room c.035)
Ignace LORIS, Université libre de Bruxelles
A Line-search Based Proximal Algorithm for Convex and Non-convex Optimization, with Applications to Image Processing

December 6, 2016 - 4:30 p.m. (room b-135)
Hamza FAWZI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Semidefinite Approximations of Matrix Logarithm

December 13, 2016 - 4:30 p.m. (room b-135)
Robert M. GOWER, University of Edinbourgh
Randomized Quasi-Newton Updates are Linearly Convergent Matrix Inversion Algorithms

December 20, 2016 4:30 p.m. (room b-135)
Bismark SINGH, The University of Texas at Austin
An Adaptive Model with Joint Chance Constraints for a Hybrid Wind-Conventional Generator System

January 24, 2017 - 4:30 p.m. (room b-135)
Victor MARTINEZ de ALBENIZ, University of Navarra
Using Early Click Information in Online Flash Sales Campaigns

January 31, 2017 - 4:30 p.m. (room b-135)
Kostas MARGELLOS, University of Oxford
Proximal Algorithms for Distributed Optimisation over Uncertain Networks

February 7, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. (room b-135)
Carlos RUIZ MORA, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Retail Competition with Switching Consumers in Electricity Markets

February 7, 2017 - 4:30 p.m. (room b-135)
Geovani NUNES GRAPIGLIA, Federal University of Parana, Brazil
Derivative-Free Trust-Region Algorithms for Composite Nonsmooth Optimization

February 14, 2017 - 4:30 p.m. (room b-135)
Francis de VERICOURT, ESMT Berlin
Determining Efficient Audit and Remediation Strategies: A Dynamic Mechanism Design Approach

March 14, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. (room b-135)
Jean-Paul WATSON, Center for Computing Research, Sandia National Laboratories
Stochastic Unit Commitment: Scenario Generation, Scalable Computation, & Experimental Results

March 21, 2017 - 4:30 p.m. (room b-135)
Vladimir Shikhman, Technische Universität Chemnitz
Tatonnements for Cobb-Douglas Economy Based on the Power Method

May 2, 2017 - 4:30 p.m. (room b-135)
George LIBEROPOULOS, University of Thessaly
Critical Review of Pricing Schemes in Markets with Non-Convex Costs

June 30, 2017 - 4:30 p.m. (room b-135)
Sauleh SIDDIQUI, The John Hopkins University
An Exact Solution Method for Binary Equilibrium Problems with Compensation and the Power Market Uplift Problem

Quantitative & Economic Geography Seminar

September 28, 2016 - 12:45 PM
Philippe Chevalier, CORE
Models for horizontal supply chain collaboration

UCLouvain Economics

Every Thursday 12:45 p.m., Place des Doyens, 1 (room Doyen 22)

September 22, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Pedro Teles, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
More on the Taxation of Capital

September 29, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Valérie Smeets, Aarhus University
Multi-product Firms, Import Competition and the Evolution of Firm-product Technical Efficiencies

October 06, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Albert Marcet, (CSIC), ICREA, UAB, MOVE, Barcelona GSE & CEPR
Stock Price Booms and Expected Capital Gains?

October 13, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Nuno Palma, European University Institute and University of Groningen
The Existence and Persistence of Liquidity Effects: Evidence From a Large-scale Historical Natural Experiment

October 20, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Sandra McNally, University of Surrey
Entry Through the Narrow Door: The Costs of Just Failing High Stakes Exams

November 03, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Karen Macours, PSE, Paris
Schooling, Learning, and Earnings: Long-term Effects of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Nicaragua

November 10, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Shankha Chakraborty, University of Oregon
Age-Specific Effects of Mortality Shocks and Economic Development

November 17, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Fabian Herweg, University of Bayreuth
Optimal Cost Overruns: Procurement Auctions with Renegotiation

December 01, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Fabrice COLLARD, University of Bern
Public Debt as Private Liquidity: Optimal Policy

December 08, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
John Earle, Central European University
Does Higher Productivity Dispersion Imply Greater Misallocation? A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis

December 15, 2016 - 12.45 p.m.
Andreas MOXNES, University of Oslo
Better, Faster, Stronger: Global Innovation and Trade Liberalization

February 02, 2017 - 12.45 p.m.
Piero Gottardi, European University Institute
A Theory of Repurchase Agreements, Collateral Re-use, and Repo Intermediation

February 9, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
Pierre Cahuc, Ecole Polytechnique et directeur du laboratoire de Macroéconomie du CREST (INSEE)
Short-time Work and Employment in the Great Recession in France

February 16, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
Kalina Manova, Oxford University
Managing Trade: Evidence from China and the US

February 23, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
Antonio Cabrales, University College London
What You Know... Can't Hurt You? A Field Experiment on Relative Performance Feedback in Higher Education

March 2, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
Takeshi Murooka, University of Munich
The Timing of Choice-Enhancing Policies

March 9, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
Pedro Vicente, University of Nova Lisboa
Introducing Mobile Money in Rural Mozambique: Evidence from a Field Experiment

March 16, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
Céline Poilly, Aix-Marseille School of Economics
Do Misperceptions about Demand Matter? Theory and Evidence

March 23, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
Jose I. Silva, Girona University
Local labor market effects of public employment

March 30, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
Arnaud Costinot, MIT
The More We Die, The More We Sell? A Simple Test of the Home-Market Effect

April 20, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
Jérôme POUYET, Paris School of Economics
Vertical Mergers in Platform Markets

April 27, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
Alessandro Tarozzi, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Evaluation of Alternative Strategies to Increase Demand for and Responses to Information on Arsenic-contaminated Tubewell Water in Bangladesh

May 4, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
David Neumark, University of California at Irvine
Is It Harder for Older Workers to Find Jobs? New and Improved Evidence from a Field Experiment

May 11, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
Gerard Llobet, CEMFI, Madrid
The Inverse Cournot Effect in Royalty Negotiations with Complementary Patents

May 18, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
Juan Dolado, EUI Florence
From Dual to Unified Employment Protection: Transition and Steady State

June 15, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.
Murat Iyigun, University of Colorado - Boulder
Why Wait? A Century of Education, Marriage Timing and Gender Roles