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Seminars are held on Wednesdays (16:00-17:15) and Fridays (11:30-12:30). The location is (unless otherwise indicated):

UTS Business School
Dr Chau Chak Wing Bldg, Level 8
Room 08.08.002 (map)

Seminar Coordinators: Emil Temnyalov

Semester 1, 2017







February 1

(11:00, CB08.05.002)


David Frankel

(Iowa State University)

 Efficient Ex-Ante Stabilization of Firms

February 2

(11:00, CB08.05.002)


Elena Mattana

(University of Chicago)

 Student Aid, Academic Achievement, and Labor Market Behavior

February 6


  John Ham
(National University of Singapore)
 Novelty, Knowledge Spillovers and Innovation: Evidence from Nobel Laureates

February 10

(11:00, CB08.08.003)

  Peter Siminski
(University of Wollongong)
 The Effects of World War II Military Service: Evidence from Australia

February 14

(11:00, CB08.05.002)

  Elif Incekara Hafalir
(Carnegie Mellon, Tepper)
 A Zero Effect Explains Deviations from Expected Utility in Allais-type Tasks

February 15

(11:00, room CB08.04.002)

  Isa Hafalir
(Carnegie Mellon, Tepper)
 College Admissions with Entrance Exams: Centralized versus Decentralized

February 17

(11:00, CB08.05.002)

  Junji Xiao
(Chinese University of Hong Kong)
 Welfare Impacts of Fuel Economy Regulation in China

February 20

(11:00, CB08.04.002)

  Rene Saran
 Level-k Mechanism Design

February 22

(11:00, CB08.05.002)

  Dean Hyslop
(MOTU Economic and Public Policy Research)
 Earnings dynamics and measurement error in matched survey and administrative data

March 3

(11:15, CB08.04.002)

  Murali Agastya
(University of Sydney)
 Continuing War of Information

March 10



Mengxi Zhang

(University of Technology Sydney)

 Auctions vs. Negotiations: Optimal Selling Mechanism with Endogenous Bidder Values

March 15



Heiko Gerlach

(University of Queensland)

 A Model of Patent Trolls

March 17

(11:30, CB08.04.002)


Kentaro Tomoeda

(University of Technology Sydney)

 Finding a Stable Matching under Type-specific Minimum Quotas

March 22


  Andreas Leibbrandt
(Monash University)
 Behavioral constraints on price discrimination:Experimental evidence on pricing and customer antagonism

March 24



Alberto Gaggero

(University of Pavia)

 The hidden side of dynamic pricing in airline markets

March 29


  Toru Kitagawa
(University College London)
 Equality-Minded Treatment Choice

April 5


  Sander Heinsalu
(Australian National University)
 Investing in trading opportunities in dynamic adverse selection

April 6

(11:00, CB08.02.006)


Emil Temnyalov

(University of Technology Sydney)

 Liability insurance: Optimal contracts under monopoly and competition

April 7


  Stefanie Schurer
(University of Sydney)
 Survey item response behavior as proxy for unobservable skills: Theory and application

April 12


  Terence Cheng
(University of Adelaide)
 Monthly spending and labour market dynamics of the elderly following a health shock: Insights from the Singapore Life Panel

April 19


  Dong Hyuk Kim
(University of Queensland)
 Empirical relevance of biased belief in first-price auctions

May 4

(11:00, CB08.04.009)

  Lily Yang
(University of Sydney)

May 5


  Xiaoyu Xia
(Chinese University of Hong Kong)

May 10


  Sonja Kassenboehmer
(Monash University)

May 17


  Tom Wilkening
(University of Melbourne)

May 19


  Antonio Rosato
(University of Technology Sydney)

May 26


  Peer Skov
(Auckland University of Technology)

May 29 

(16:00, CB08.08.004)

  Zhijun Chen
(Monash University)

May 31


  Takeshi Murooka
(LMU Munich)

June 2


  Guglielmo Briscese
(University of Sydney / Behavioural Insights)

June 26

(15:00, CB08.02.002)

  John Williams
(San Francisco Federal Reserve)

Semester 2, 2016







August 5 (11:30)  

Matt Van Essen 

(University of Alabama)

 A Simple Market-Like Allocation Mechanism for Public Goods
August 17  

Graham Elliott

(University of California San Diego)

 Forecasting Conditional Probabilities of Binary Outcomes under Misspecification
August 19 (11:30)  

Tsz-Ning Wong

(Aalto University)

 Free Riding and Duplication in R&D
August 24  

Fabio Michelucci


 How to Boost Revenues in FPAs? The Magic of Disclosing only Winning Bids from Past Auctions
August 31  

Jan Kabatek

(University of Melbourne)

 Happy Birthday, You're Fired! The Effects of an Age-Dependent Minimum Wage on Youth Employment Flows in the Netherlands
September 7  

Tong Li

(Vanderbilt University)

 Partial Identification Subnetwork Approach to Discrete Games in Large Networks: An Application to Quantifying Peer Effects
September 21  

Paul Pezanis-Christou

(University of Adelaide)

 A Naïve Impulse Balance Equilibrium for First-Price Auctions

September 23 (11:30)


Jiemai Wu

(University of Sydney)

 Beneficially imperfect persuaders
September 28  

Andy McLennan

(University of Queensland)


No Lonely Toy! A Combinatoric Algorithm for Computing Brouwer Fixed Points

October 6 (11:15)  

Weili Ding

(Queen's University and NYU Shanghai)

 Estimating Context-Independent Treatment Effects in Education Experiments
October 7 (11:15)  

Steven Lehrer

(Queen's University and NYU Shanghai)

 Heterogeneity in Child Development: Universal Child Care And Parental Investments
October 12  

Lionel Page

(Queensland University of Technology)

 Knowing When to Stop and Make a Choice, an Experiment on Optimal Sequential Sampling
October 19 (CB08.02.002)  

Simon Loertscher

(University of Melbourne)

 Prior-free Asymptotically Optimal Clock Auctions
October 21 (11:30, CB08.05.001)  

Nisvan Erkal

(University of Melbourne)

 Project Selection and Strategic Information Disclosure
October 26  

Valentin Zelenyuk

(University of Queensland)

Nonparametric Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Choice Models for Time Series Data
October 28 (11:15)  

Qiying Wang

(University of Sydney)

 Current developments in nonlinear cointegrating regression
November 9  

Ryuji Sano

(Kyoto University)

 A Dynamic Mechanism Design with Multiple Deadlines and Multi-Unit Demands
November 10 (11:15)  

Siyang Xiong

(University of Bristol)

 Designing (BREXIT) Referendum: An Economist's Pessimistic Perspective
November 25 (11:15)  

Xu Tan

(University of Washington)

 Learning in Local Networks
December 2 (11:15)  

Leeat Yariv

(California Institute of Technology)

 Optimal Dynamic Matching
December 15 (11:15)  

Audrey Hu

(University of Amsterdam)

 Sequential Auctions with General Interdependent Values

Semester 1, 2016








February 26  

Roman Sheremeta

(Case Western Reserve University)

 TheoryIncentivizing Quantity and Quality of Output: An Experimental Investigation of the Quality-Quantity Trade-off
March 4  

Yoko Ibura

(Tohoku University)

 EmpiricalDynamics of Health and the Economy over Time in Japan

March 9



Axel Ockenfels 

(University of Cologne)



Norm enforcement on eBay

March 16


Nicholas Salamanca

(University of Melbourne)

 EmpiricalParenting Style as an Investment in Human Development
March 23  

David Easley

(Cornell University)

 TheoryDesigning On-Line Environments for Behavioral Agents  PDF icon style="font-size: 0.923em; line-height: 20.0063px;">1 style="font-size: 0.923em; line-height: 20.0063px;"> 2
March 30  

Ken Onishi

(Singapore Management University)


 Free Entry and Social Inefficiency in Vertical Relationships: The Case of the MRI Market

April 6  

Vera te Velde

(University of Queensland)

 TheorySurprising Gifts
April 13  

Gianni la Cava

(Reserve Bank of Australia)

 EmpiricalHousehold Economic Inequality in Australia
April 27  

Rabar Amir

(University of Iowa)

 TheoryOn the microeconomic foundations of linear demand for differentiated products
May 4  

Victoria Baranov

(University of Melbourne)

 EmpiricalMaternal Depression, Parenting Behaviors and Child Development: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial
May 11  

Michele de Nadai

(University of New South Wales)

 EmpiricalRoadblocks on the Road to Grandma’s House: Fertility Consequences of Delayed Retirement
May 18  

Indranil Chakraborty

(National University of Singapore)

 TheoryProcurement Auctions
May 25  

Marzena Rostek

(University of Wisconsin Madison)

 TheoryDecentralized Exchange
June 1  

Tess Stafford

(University of New South Wales)

 EmpiricalExperience and the Wage Elasticity of Labor Supply

Semester 2, 2015








July 27



George Mailath 

(University of Pennsylvania)



The Curse of Long Horizons

July 29



Hanming Fang

(University of Pennsylvania)


Theory and Empirical

The Dynamics of Adjustable-Rate Subprime Mortgage Default: A Structural Estimation

August 5  

James Giesecke

(Victoria University) 

 EmpiricalSuperannuation Within a Financial CGE Model of the Australian Economy
August 12  

Steven Williams

(University of Illinois)

 TheoryPrice Discovery Using a Double Auction
August 19  

David Ribar

(University of Melbourne)

 EmpiricalA Longitudinal Analysis of Violence and Housing Insecurity
August 26  TBA TheoryTBA
September 2  

Mark Roberts

(Pennsylvania State University)

 EmpiricalDynamic R&D Choice and the Impact of the Firm’s Financial Strength
September 9  

Heather Royer

(University of California Santa Barbara)

 EmpiricalThe Impact of Education on Family Formation: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the UK
September 16  

Jimmy Chan

(Fudan University)

 TheoryThe Value of Linking: Efficiency and Public Punishment
September 23  

Maros Servatka

(Macquarie University)

 TheoryStatus Quo Effects in Fairness Games: Reciprocal Responses to Acts of Commission vs. Acts of Omission
September 30  

Wooyoung Lim


 TheoryDoes Jump-bidding Increase Sellers’ Revenue? Theory and Experiment
October 7  

Jay Lee

(University of New South Wales)

 EmpiricalA Consistent Variance Estimator for 2SLS When Instruments Identify Different LATEs
October 14  TBA TheoryTBA
October 21  

David Johnston

(Monash University)

 EmpiricalJustification Bias in Self-Reported Disability: New Evidence from Panel Data
October 28  

Keiichi Kawai

(University of New South Wales)


Competition in Information Disclosure

November 4  

Christian Gillitzer

(Reserve Bank of Australia)

 EmpiricalThe Effect of Consumer Sentiment on Consumption: Cross-Sectional Evidence from Elections

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