PER Distinguished Lectures

This lecture series brings together distinguished scholars around the world to share their frontier research with the faculty and graduate students in the greater New York area.  Distinct from weekly seminars in its breadth and thematic cohesiveness, the series seeks to provide a glimpse into the questions and the insights that make up a cutting edge research, and to serve as a platform that sparks further interest and advance on the related research. 


Upcoming Lectures:

Johannes Hörner, "Learning, Experimentation and Information Design"

Part I
Friday, February 24, 2017
1101 International Affairs Building

Part II
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
1102 International Affairs Building

David Card, "Firms and Labor Market Inequality: Evidence and Some Theory"

Friday,  March 3, 2017
1512 International Affairs Building
Xavier Vivek
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Past Lectures:

Joshua Angrist - "Radical Recipes for School Reform: Testing Takeovers in New Orleans and Boston"

Thursday, November 17, 2016
403 International Affairs Building
Charter takeovers are traditional public schools that close and then re-open as charter schools. Students enrolled in these schools when closed are guaranteed charter eats. We use this fact to estimate the effects of passive charter attendance: the grandfathering instrument compares students at schools designated for takeover with students who appear similar at baseline and who were attending similar schools not yet closed. Estimates for a large sample of takeover schools in the New Orleans Recovery School District show substantial gains from takeover enrollment. In Boston, where we can compare grandfathering and lottery estimates for a middle school, grandfathered students see achievement gains at least as large as the gains for students assigned seats in charter lotteries. 

Doug Bernheim “A Unified Perspective on Behavioral Welfare Economics: From Foundations to Applications”
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 403 International Affairs Building

Friday, September 16, 2016, 1512 International Affairs Building

George Mailath, "The Canonical Reputation Model and Reputation Effects"
Friday, April 1, 2016, 1027 International Affairs Building

March 25, 2016, 404 International Affairs Building

Christian Gollier, "Do we do enough for the future?"
February 12, 2016, 1027 International Affairs Building

Jacques Thisse, "A Very Short Introduction to Spatial Economics"
December 4, 2015, 1027 International Affairs Building

November 13, 2015, 404 International Affairs Building

Pablo Fajgelbaum, "Recent Approaches in International Trade: Gains from Trade Measurement and Spatial Equilibrium Models” and "Quantitative Spatial Equilibrium Models: Main Questions and Some Policy Implications"
Friday, October 30, 2015, 312 Mathematics

Pierre-Andre Chiappori, "Matching Models: Theory" and "Matching with Transfers: Applications"
Friday, October 16, 2015, 516 Hamilton

Michael Woodford, "Inattentive Choice"
Friday, October 2, 2015, 209 Havemeyer