Spring 2019 Semester

Unless otherwise announced, all seminars are scheduled from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm in McManus 35.

02/07/19
Stephan Jagau, University of California, Irvine
“Common Belief in Rationality in Psychological Games”

02/28/19
Professionalization Workshop: Starting the Dissertation
Monica Capra, Josh Tasoff

03/07/19
Yuxin Su, Claremont Graduate University
“Volunteer Now or Later: The Effects of Effort Time Allocation on Donations.”

03/14/19
Alexander Alekseev, Chapman University
“Success Decomposition: Using Response Times to Measure Ability and Motivation.”

04/04/19
Preparing Future Faculty Workshop
Shamini Dias, Claremont Graduate University

04/11/19
Ana Tur-Prats, University of California, Merced
“Unemployment and Intimate-Partner Violence: A Gender-Identity Approach”
Location: Burkle 16

04/18/19
Professionalization Workshop: Job Market
Monica Capra, Josh Tasoff

05/02/19
Sevgi Yuksel, University of California, Santa Barbara
“Beliefs in Repeated Games”
Location: Burkle 16

Fall 2018 Semester

Unless otherwise announced, all seminars are scheduled from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm in McManus 33.

09/06/18
Josh Tasoff, Claremont Graduat University
“Measuring Preferences”

09/13/18
Urmee Khan, UC Riverside
“Moral Hazard, Uncertain Technologies and Linear Contracts”

10/4/18
Professionalization Workshop: Starting a PhD
Monica Capra, Josh Tasoff

10/11/18
Professionalization Workshop: Basics of Teaching
Monica Capra, Josh Tasoff

11/01/18
Emily Weisburst, UCLA
“Whose Help is on the Way? The Importance of Individual Police Officers in Law Enforcement Outcomes”

11/15/18
Erik Kimbrough, Chapman University
“An Experimental Study of Kin and Ethnic Favoritism”

11/29/18
Laura Grant, Claremont McKenna College
“Household Electricity Demand, Revisited Again”

12/06/18
Manisha Shah, UCLA
“Including Males: Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health for Female Adolescents”

Pomona/CGU Joint Economics Colloquia

09/20/18
Dan Black, University of Chicago
“What is Wrong with California”
Location: Carnegie 107, Pomona College; 11:00 PM – 12:15 PM

Spring 2018 Semester

Unless otherwise announced, all seminars are scheduled from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm in ACB 108.

02/01/18
Professionalization Workshop: Starting a PhD
Monica Capra, Tom Kniesner

02/07/18
Professionalization Workshop: Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks
Jonathan Schwabish, the Urban Institute’s Income and Benefits Policy Center
Note: Wed @11:45am in Founders Room Honnold Library 2nd floor – Lunch served

02/15/18
Professionalization Workshop: Teaching Undergraduates
John Shideler

03/01/18
John Ramos, USC Marshall School of Business
“A Road to Efficiency through Communication and Commitment.”

03/08/18
Isabel Treviño, University of California, San Diego
“Sentiments, strategic uncertainty, and information structures in coordination games.”

04/05/18
Melanie Wasserman, UCLA Anderson School of Management
“Hours Constraints, Occupational Choice, and Gender: Evidence from Medical Residents.”

04/19/18
Marco Angrisani, University of Southern California
“Nonmonetary Job Characteristics and Employment Transitions at Older Ages.”

04/26/18
Ismael Rodriguez-Lara, Middlesex University, UK
“United we stand: On the benefits of coordinated punishment.”

Pomona/CGU Joint Economics Colloquia

03/20/18
Dan Black, University of Chicago
Location: Hahn 101, Pomona College; 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

03/27/18
Chris Waller, Executive VP and Director FRB St Louis
Location: Hahn 101, Pomona College; 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Fall 2017 Semester

9/18/17
Chew Soo Hong, National University of Singapore

10/05/17
Youssef Benzarti, University of California, Los Angeles
“What Goes Up May Not Come Down: Asymmetric Incidence of Value-Added Taxes?”

10/19/17
Hisam Sabouni, Claremont Graduate University
“Estimating Consumer Sentiment through the Dynamics of Music Sentiment.”

11/02/17
Wes Yin, University of California, Los Angeles
“Information Barriers in Health Care Decision-Making: Experimental Evidence from the California Health Benefits Exchange.”

11/09/17
David Haggman, Carnegie Mellon University
“Persuasion With Motivated Beliefs.”

11/30/17
Katherine Carman, Pardee RAND Graduate School
“Mental Accounting Matters: Evidence from Military Housing.”

12/07/17
Nayanna Bose, Scripps College
“Intergenerational Effects of Improving Women’s Property Rights: Evidence from India.”

Pomona/CGU Joint Economics Colloquia

10/31/17
Damon Jones, University of Chicago
“Selection, Productivity, and Medical Spending in Wellness Programs: Evidence from the Illinois Workplace Wellness Study.”
Location: Hahn 101, Pomona College; 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

11/16/17
Alessandra Cassar, University of California, San Francisco
“The Competitive Woman.”
Location: Hahn 101, Pomona College; 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Spring 2017 Semester

1/26/17
Matt Chao, Williams College
“Motivation crowding out in charitable giving: Evidence from the lab and field”

2/09/17
Lisa Kramer, Rotman School of Management
“Seasonally Varying Mood and Preferences: Evidence from Bid-Ask Spreads”

2/16/17
Emiliano Huet-Vaughn, Middlebury College
“Stimulating the Vote: ARRA Road Spending and Vote Share”

2/23/17
Workshop: Starting the Dissertation

3/02/17
Abhijit Bannerjee, MIT (at Pomona College)

3/09/17
Terence Burnham, Chapman University
“Experimental Evolution and Economics”

3/23/17
Workshop: Job Market

4/07/17
Candidate Job Talk
Jeffrey Naecker, Wesleyan College
Machine Learning, Behavioral, Experimental, Theory, PF

4/10/17
Candidate Job Talk
Ben Gillen, Caltech
Econometrics, Experimetrics, Auctions, Finance

4/13/17
Charles Holt, University of Virginia
“Quantal Response Equilibrium and Estimation for Behavioral Game Theory”

4/17/17
Candidate Job Talk
Julian Jamison, World Bank
Development, Micro, Behavioral, Experiments

4/20/17
Laura Gee, Tufts University
“Do Beliefs About Peers Matter for Donation Matching? Experiments in the Field and Laboratory”

5/03/17
Candidate Job Talk
Greg DeAngelo, West Virginia University
Law and Economics, Crime, PF, Machine Learning

5/04/17
Alex Reese-Jones, Wharton School

Pomona/CGU Joint Economics Colloquia

04/04/17
Andrew Caplin, New York University
Location: Hahn 101, Pomona College; 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

05/02/17
Amanda Hollis-Brusky, Pomona College
Taking the Constitution Seriously: Lessons from the Founding Speaker Series
Location: Hahn 101, Pomona College; 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Fall 2016 Semester

9/08/16
Tom Chang, USC
“Something in the Air: Projection Bias and the Demand for Health Insurance (joint with Wei Huang and Yongxiang Wang)”

9/22/16
Paul Niehaus, UCSD
“General Equilibrium Effects of (Improving) Public Employment Programs”

9/29/16
Thomas Kniesner, Joshua Tasoff
Workshop: Starting the Ph.D.

10/06/16
Marta Serra-Garcia, Rady School of Management, UCSD
“Putting Time Into Giving Money”

10/13/16
Thomas Kniesner, Joshua Tasoff
Workshop: Basics of Teaching

10/20/16
Agne Kajackaite, USC
“Lying Aversion and the Size of the Lie.”

11/03/16
Vikram Maheshri, University of Houston
“Gender Homophily and Segregation Within Neighborhoods.”

11/17/16
Rick Fernholz, Claremont McKenna College
“A Model of Economic Mobility and the Distribution of Wealth.”

12/01/16
Taisuke Imai, Caltech
“Estimating Time Preferences from Budget Set Choices Using Optimal Adaptive Design.”

Pomona/CGU Joint Economics Colloquia

10/04/16
Dr. Yan Chen. University of Michigan.
“Recommending Teams Promotes Pro-Social Peer-to-Peer Lending in Online Microfinance.”


Spring 2016 Semester

1/21/16
Thomas J. Kniesner, Claremont Graduate University, Syracuse University (Emeritus), and IZA
“Reducing Risks in Wartime Through Capital-Labor Substitution: Evidence from World War II.”
“Appendix”

2/18/16
Salar Jahedi, RAND Corporation
“Cognitive disruptions and economic decision making.”

3/03/16
Joshua Miller, Bocconi University
“The Hot Hand Fallacy Fallacy.”

3/24/16
Charlie Sprenger, University of California, San Diego
“Using Preference Estimates to Customize Incentives: An Application to Polio Vaccination Drives in Pakistan.”

3/31/16
Monica Capra, Thomas Kniesner, Joshua Tasoff
Workshop: Beginning the Economics Dissertation

4/07/16
Yaron Levi, Marshall School of Business, USC
“Information Architecture and Intertemporal Choice: A Randomized Field Experiment in the United States.”

4/14/16
Monica Capra, Thomas Kniesner, Joshua Tasoff
Workshop: Academic Job Market

4/21/16
Sally Sadoff, Rady School of Management, USCD
“Dynamic Inconsistency and Commitment in Food Choice”

4/28/16
Adam Greenberg, Anderson School of Management, UCLA
“Taking Out Versus Holding On: Anticipated Trajectories of Psychological Pain Influence Debt Aversion”

5/05/16
Daniel Fessler, UCLA Department of Anthropology
“There are razor blades in the apples! Examining biased credulity, the evolution of beliefs, and political orientation.”


Fall 2015 Semester

9/17/15
Silvia Saccardo, UCSD Rady School of Management and CMU Social and Decision Science
“Bribery: Greed versus Reciprocity”

9/24/15
Workshop: Starting the PhD

10/01/15
Workshop: Basics of Teaching

10/01/15
Galib Rustamov, Claremont Graduate University
“Limited Attention in the Residential Energy Markets: A regression discontinuity approach”

10/08/15
Stephanie Heger, Washington University in St. Louis
“We should totally open a restaurant: how optimism and overconfidence affects beliefs”

10/15/15
Andrew Royal, Claremont Graduate University
“Learning About Risks from Experience: Evidence on Insurance Takeup”

10/29/15
Veronika Alexander, Claremont Graduate University
“How organizational space affects group creativity: Neurophysiological field study”

11/05/15
Wendy Wood, USC Psychology
“How to Make Behavior Changes Stick”

11/12/15
Chad Kendall, Marshall School of Business, USC
“Rational and Heuristic Driven Trading Panics in an Experimental Asset Market”

11/19/15
Sophie Tripp, Claremont Graduate University
“The impact of promotion on wages: an analysis of race and gender differences”

12/03/15
Leandro Carvalho, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), USC
“Education and Decision-Making”

12/10/15
Raymundo M. Campos-Vazquez, Colegio de Mexico
“Pass-through and competition: The impact of soft drink taxes using Mexican supermarket stores”


Spring 2015 Semester

1/22/15
James Konow, Loyola Marymount University
“Can Economics Ethics Be Taught?”

1/29/15
Jeff Butler, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and University of Nevada, Las Vegas
“Social Risk and the Dimensionality of Intentions”

2/5/15
Michael Callen, Harvard Kennedy School
“Using Preference Parameter Estimates to Improve Public Sector Wage Contracts: An Application to Polio Vaccination in Pakistan”

2/19/15
Paul Zak, Claremont Graduate University
“The Heart of the Story; Peripheral Physiology During Narrative Exposure Predicts Charitable Giving”

2/20/15
Richard Scheffler, UC Berkeley
“Covered California: The Impact of Provider and Health Plan Market Power on Premiums”

Thursday, 3/5/15
Monica Capra, Tom Kniesner, Josh Tasoff, CGU
“Dissertation Workshop”

Thursday, 3/26/15
Gary Charness, UCSB
“Creativity and Incentives”

Friday, 4/3/15
Suresh Naidu, Columbia University
“Political Language in Economics”

Thursday, 4/9/15
Ryan Oprea, UCSB
“Do Wealth Dynamics Eliminate Bad Beliefs: A Test of the Market Selection Hypothesis”

Thursday, 4/23/15
Monica Capra, Tom Kniesner, Josh Tasoff, CGU
“Academic Job Market Workshop”

Thursday, 5/7/15
Yilmaz Kocer, USC
“Dynamic Matching with Learning”


Fall 2014 Semester

9/11/14
Gidi Nave, California Institute of Technology
“Vasopressin increases cooperative decision-making behavior”

9/18/14
Workshop: Starting a Ph.D.

9/25/14
Ricardo Alonso, London School of Economics
“Bayesian Persuasion with Heterogenous Priors”

10/2nd/14
Workshop: Basics of Teaching

10/22/14
*Note room, time, and date change*

Nico Voigtlaender, UCLA Anderson
“Bowling for Fascism: Social Capital and the Rise of the Nazi Party”

10/23/14
Alison Harris, Claremont McKenna College
“Neural Dynamics of Financial Decision-Making: The Disposition Effect”

11/4/14
*Note room, time, and date change*

Harvey Kliman, Yale Medical School
“Markers of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)”

11/6/14
Cary Frydman, USC Marshall
“What Drives Peer Effects in Financial Decision-making? Neural and Behavioral Evidence”

11/20/14
Brice Corgnet, Chapman University
“Cognitive Reflection and the Diligent Worker: An Experimental Study of Millenials”

12/4/14
Shlomi Sher, Pomona College
“A Rational Analysis of Constructed Preference”

Thursday, 12/18/14
Mitchell Hoffman, University of Toronto
“The Determinants of Managerial Productivity”


Spring 2014 Semester

1/23/14
Michael Murray, Bates College
“Delay Discounting and Alcohol Abusers: More Impatient Even When Not Impulsive?”

2/6/14
Leonardo Burzstyn, UCLA Anderson School of Management
“Expressing Ideology: Evidence from an Experiment in Pakistan”

2/20/14
Monica Capra, Claremont Graduate University
“Not All Talk is Cheap: Can We Learn Why?”

3/6/14
Yariv Fadlon, Claremont Graduate University
“The Trade-off between State Minimum Wage and Unemployment over Time: Evidence from NLSY”

3/13/14
Josh Tasoff, Claremont Graduate University
“Biotic Economics: A Framework for Trade in Microbial Ecosystems”

3/27/14
Jeff Flory, Claremont McKenna College
“Banking the Poor: Evidence from a Savings Field Experiment in Malawi”

4/17/14
Manisha Shah, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
“Drought of Opportunities: Contemporaneous and Long Term Impacts of Rainfall Shocks on Human Capital”

5/1/14
Paola Giuliano, UCLA Anderson School of Management
“Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change”

5/15/14
Nico Voigtlaender, UCLA Anderson School of Management
“Human Capital and Industrialization: Evidence from the Age of the Enlightenment”

Rescheduled for Fall 2014

10/3/13
Jean-Paul Carvalho, UC Irvine
“Coordination and Culture”

10/17/13
Serkan Ozbeklik, Claremont McKenna College
“Peer Effects in Disadvantaged Primary Schools: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment”

10/31/13
Peiran Jiao, Claremont Graduate University
“Belief in Mean Reversion and the Disposition Effect:  An Experimental Test”


11/21/13

Florian Ederer, Yale School of Management
“Understanding Mechanisms Underlying Peer Effects: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Decisions”


12/12/13

Giorgio Coricelli, USC


Spring 2013 Semester

Friday, 1/25*
Henrik Cronqvist, Claremont McKenna
*Time for this event is 4 – 6 p.m.
Prenatal Exposure to Testosterone Increases
Financial Risk Taking and Reduces the Gender Gap

Thursday, 3/7 – no event

Thursday, 3/14
Roman Sheremeta, Chapman University
Overbidding and Heterogeneous Behavior in
Contest Experiments

Thursday, 4/4
Yu-Han  Chang, USC (Information Science Institute)
Graph Formation Effects on Social Welfare and
Inequality in a Networked Resource Game
Moral Values from Simple Game Play

Thursday, 4/11
Terence Burnham, Chapman University
Caveman Economics

Thursday, 5/9
Ori Heffetz, Cornell University

What Can We Learn from Happiness Data?


Fall 2012 Semester

Thursday, 9/6
Marina Agranov, Caltech
“The Effect of Negotiations on Bargaining in Legislatures ”

Thursday, 9/20
Michael McBride, UC Irvine
“Why Go to Court? Bargaining Failure Under the Shadow
of Trial with Complete Information”

Thursday, 10/4
Jesse Kluver, University of Virgina (Darden)
“Metabolic expense management:
A hidden performance-related payoff from synchronized movement”

Thursday, 10/11
Quinn Keefer, CGU
“The Sunk-Cost Fallacy and Managerial Decision Making:
The National Football League’s Concorde”

Thursday, 10/18
Andrew Cassey, Washington State University
“The Location of US State’s Overseas Offices”

Thursday, 10/25
Amos Nadler, CGU
“Testosterone and Asset Price Bubbles: Experimental Evidence”

Thursday, 11/1
Latika Chaudhury, Scripps College
“Engines of Growth:The Productivity Advance of
Indian Railways, 1874-1912”

Thursday, 11/8
Joshua Tasoff, CGU
“Exponential-Growth Bias and Lifecycle Consumption”

Thursday, 11/29
Isabelle Brocas, USC
“A Neuroeconomic Theory of Self Control”