FALL 2011

Friday, 3:00-4:30 pm*
Department of Economics Faculty Lounge, Natuk Birkan Building*

Organizers: Murat Koyuncu

Date Speaker Affiliation Title of the Paper
December 30, 2011 Necati Tekatlı CBRT "Understanding the Information Content of Macro-Finance Variables in Short-term Forecasting" 
December 23, 2011 Hakan Yetkiner Izmir Economi U. "A Romarian Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth" 
December 16, 2011 Kağan Parmaksız METU "Optimal Fiscal Policy in an Emerging Market" 
December 9, 2011 Atılım Seymen (with CED Support) ZEW Mannheim Labor Market Institutions and the Business Cycle in Germany and the US
December 2, 2011 Türkmen Göksel Ankara University An Explanation for Zero and One-way Trade Flows
November 28, 2011 Sahibe Meral Çakıcı University of Bonn "Default Risk Premium and Aggregate Fluctuations in a Small Open Economy" 
November 24, 2011 İsmail Ertürk (joint with ECONFIN) University of Manchester After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform
November 23, 2011 Mario Solis-Garcia (with CED Support) Macalester College Fiscal policy expectations and the business cycle 
November 18, 2011 Antonio Miralles (with CED Support) Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona "All About Priorities: Is There School Choice in the Presence of Bad Schools?"
November 14, 2011 Mustafa Çağlayan Özyeğin University Systematic Risk and the Cross-section of Hedge Fund Returns
October 24, 2011 Erem Ateşağaoğlu SUNY Stony-Brook Skill-Biased Technological Change and Homeownership 
October 21, 2011 Jochen Mierau (with CED Support) University of Groningen Capital Accumulation and the Sources of Demographic Change 
October 14, 2011 M. Yiğit Gürdal TOBB University of Economics & Technology "Truth-Telling and Trust in Sender-Receiver Games with Intervention"
October 6, 2011 Sohrab Behdad Denison University What a Revolution! Thirty Years of Class Reshuffling in Iran
October 3, 2011 Eleni Karaveli Athens University of Economics & Business The EU Centre-Periphery Divide In The New Regional and Global Setting. A Reflection Of The New Economic Geography Paradigm? 
July 4, 2011, 15:00 Stefano Siviero Economic Research Department, Banca d'Italia Welfare Implications of Including House Prices in the Conduct of Monetary Policy  
May 9, 2011, 16:00 Leandro M. de Magalhães Bristol University War and the Transition Away from Absolutism 
May 4, 2011, 16:00 Mike Brewer University of Essex, Institute of Fiscal Studies Starting School and Leaving Welfare: The Impact of Public Education on Lone Parents' Welfare Receipt 
April 18, 2011, 16:00 Mehmet Arda Galatasaray Üniversitesi Birleşmiş Milletler Kalkınma Diplomasisinin 50 Yılı 
April 14, 2011, 15:00 Thomas Moutos Athens University of Economics and Business Product Quality, Informality and Child Labour 
March 30, 2011, 16:00 Semih Tümen Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey Fertility Decisions and Endogenous Residential Sorting 
March 28, 2011, 16:00 Samuel Bowles Santa Fe Institute and University of Siena The nature of wealth and the dynamics of inequality: from prehistory to the information economy.* 
March 25, 2011, 15:00 R. Burak Uras Tilburg University Finance and Productivity: The Effects of Enforceability Constraints on Factor Misallocation 
February 28, 2011, 16:00 Yahya Madra Gettysburg College Auction or selection? A history of two competing metaphors in postwar neoclassicism 
February 25, 2011, 15:00 Derya Uysal Konstanz Doubly Robust IV Estimation of the Local
Average Treatment Effects 
February 24, 2011, 16:00 Begüm Güney NYU Aspiration-Based Choice Theory   
February 21, 2011, 15:00 Şenay Sokullu Toulouse School of Economics Nonparametric Analysis of Two-Sided Markets 
February 18, 2011, 15:00 Cem  Çakmaklı Tinbergen Institute Markov-Switching vector autoregressive mode 
February 9, 2011, 15:00 Enes Sünel University of Maryland
On Inflation, Wealth Inequality and Welfare in

Emerging Economies

February 3, 2011, 15:00 Cihan Bilge Kahraman Yale University
Do Mutual Fund Brokers Exploit Investors

Through Their Fee Schedules?