Department of Economics

Department Seminar

Department of Economics hosts a seminar series in English where everybody is most welcome to attend. The seminars usually take place on Mondays between 13:00-14:00 at the Department of Economics, Meeting room 2nd floor (room 2.80), Porcelænshaven 16A, 2000 Frederiksberg. Any questions regarding the content of the seminars should be directed to Associate Professor Battista Severgnini ( We hope to see you.



 Upcoming and past seminars

Upcoming seminars 2024

May 27, 2024
Speaker: Christoph Albert, Collegio Carlo Alberto
Title: Immigrants, Imports, and Welfare: Evidence from Household Purchase Data

May 28, 2024 (Extra Seminar, please note Tuesday @10 am)
Speaker: Andre Hofmeyr, School of Economics, University of Cape Town
Title: Estimating Higher Order Risk Preferences with a Flexible Utility Function: The Bézier Curve

June 3, 2024
Speaker: Ignacio Cuesta, Stanford University
Vertical Integration and Plan Design in Health Insurance Markets

June 10, 2024
Speaker: Chandler Lutz, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 
Title: The Impact of Crisis-Period Interest Rate Declines on Distressed Borrowers

June 17, 2024
Speaker: Yoto Yotov, Drexel University 
Title: TBA

September 2, 2024
Speaker: Giammario Impullitti, The University of Nottingham
Title: TBA

September 9, 2024
Speaker: Fabrizio Mazzonna, Università della Svizzera Italiana
Title: TBA

September 16, 2024
Xavier Jaravel, London School of Economics
Title: TBA

September 23, 2024
Speaker: Eleni Aristodemu
, University of Cyprus
Title: TBA

September 30, 2024
Speaker: Christian Bontemps, Tolouse School of Economics 
Title: TBA

October 7, 2024
Speaker: Gregory Clark, University of Southern Denmark 

Title: TBA

October 21, 2024
Speaker: Johan Holmberg, Ume
å University 
Title: TBA

October 28, 2024
Speaker: Alistair J. Wilson, University of Pittsburgh

Title: TBA

November 11, 2024
Speaker: Mishel GhassibeCREI Barcelona
Title: TBA

November 18, 2024
Speaker: Cäcilia Lipowski, ZEW
Title: TBA

November 25, 2024
Speaker: Roberta PiermartiniWTO
Title: TBA

December 2, 2024
Speaker: Gabriella Conti, University College London 

Title: TBA


Upcoming seminars 2025

June 2, 2025
Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago 
Title: TBA


Past seminars


May 13, 2024
Speaker: Alexis Toda, University of California, San Diego
Housing Bubbles with Phase Transitions

May 6, 2024
Speaker: Mette Rasmussen, Copenhagen University
Title: Exploring the Role of Social Media in the Diffusion of Economic Research

April 22, 2024
Speaker: Fernando Stipanicic, University of Oslo
The Creation and Diffusion of Knowledge: Evidence from the Jet Age

April 15, 2024
Speaker: Jonas Maibom, Aarhus University 
Title: The Effects of Debt Relief on Labor Market Outcomes

April 8, 2024
Speaker: Clara SantamaríaSciences Po
Title: Delayed childbearing and urban revival

March 25, 2024
Speaker: Saša PekečDuke University: The Fuqua School of Business
Title: Approximate submodularity in market design

March 18, 2024
Speaker: Barbara Petrongolo, Oxford University
Title: Vacancy duration and wages 

March 11, 2024
Speaker: Michele Baggio, University of Connecticut
Title: Racial Diversity and Team Performance: Evidence from the American Offshore Whaling Industry, with Metin Coşgel (University of Connecticut).

March 4, 2024
Speaker: Max Posch, University of Exeter
Title: How Social Structure Drives Innovation: Surname Diversity and Patents in U.S. History

February 12, 2024
Speaker: Ricardo Serrano-Padial, Drexel University 
Title: Competing Narratives in Action: An Empirical Analysis of Model Adoption Dynamics


March 20, 2023
Speaker: Erik Wengström, Lund University 

Title: Behavioral Policy Targeting: Evidence from Payments for Vaccinations

March 27, 2023
Andreas Dzemski, University of Gothenburg 
Title: Inheriting inequality

March 28, 2023
Vasyl Namoniuk, University of Kyiv
Title: How to Build a Green Economy in Ukraine after the War: A System Dynamics Modelling Approach

April 3, 2023
Jasmine Xiao, University of Notre Dame
Title: Expectations and Credit Slumps

April 17, 2023
Elin Halvorsen, Statistics Norway
Title: Why Are the Wealthiest So Wealthy? A Longitudinal Empirical Investigation

April 24, 2023
Eric Maskin, Harvard University
Title: A Resolution of Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem

April 24, 2023
Jan van Ours, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Title: International Assortative Matching in the European Labor Market

May 1, 2023
Maxim Massenkoff, Naval Postgraduate School
Title: Class Segregation in Daily Activities: Evidence from Location Data  

May 8, 2023
Daisuke Adachi, Aarhus Universitet
Title: Multinational Production and Corporate Labor Share

May 15, 2023
Raphaël Giraud, University Paris VIII
Title: Confidence, Optimism, and Litigation: A Litigation Model under Ambiguity

May 22, 2023
Georg Kirchsteiger, ECARES, Universite libre de Bruxelles
Title: Does voluntary information disclosure lead to less cooperation than mandatory disclosure ? Evidence from a sequential prisoner’s dilemma experiment

May 24, 2023
Hongsong Zhang, HKU Business School 
Title: Tax Policy, Selling Expenses, and the Growth of Young Manufacturing Firms: Evidence from a Tax Incentive Policy

June 6, 2023
Mattia Nardotto, ECARES, Universite libre de Bruxelles
Title: Transparency and competition for influence

June 9, 2023
Raquel Fernández, New York University
Title: Universal Basic Income: A Dynamic Assessment

June 12, 2023
Simon Reif, ZEW
Title: Default rules, ethical reminders, and registration costs: An experiment on stem-cell donor registration

June 19, 2023
Justin Bloesch, Columbia Business School
Title: When do Firms Profit from Wage Setting Power? Dynamic Monopsony vs. Concentration

September 4, 2023
Speaker: Pengpeng Xiao, Duke University 

Title: Equilibrium Sorting and the Gender Wage Gap

September 11, 2023
Speaker: Natalie Kessler,
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
Title: Exclusive Portfolio Dealing and Market Inefficiency

September 18, 2023
Speaker: Jo Van Biesebroeck, KU Leuven  

Title: Imperfect (Re)allocation in Imperfect Markets: Evidence from China’s Pilot Carbon ETS

October 3, 2023
Speaker: Paola Manzini,
University of Bristol
Title: A model of approval with an application to list design

October 9, 2023
Speaker: Dmitriy Sergeyev, Bocconi University 

Title: How Oil Shocks Propagate: Evidence on the Monetary Policy Channel

October 16, 2023
Speaker: Kelly Foley,
University of Saskatchewan 
Title: The Occupational Ladder: Implications for Wage Growth and Wage Gaps over the Life Cycle

October 23, 2023
Speaker: Sebastian Fleitas, University of Leuven

Title: Markups and Mergers in the US Hospital Industry

October 30, 2023
Speaker: Marco Leonardi, University of Milan

Title: The real effects of land use regulation: quasi-experimental evidence from a discontinuous policy variation

November 6, 2023
Speaker: Kjell Gunnar Salvanes, Norwegian School of Economics 

Title: Childhood Shocks Across Ages and Human Capital Formation

November 13, 2023
Speaker: Lukasz Rachel, University College London 

Title: A Theory of Price Caps on Non-Renewable Resources

November 20, 2023
Speaker: Espen Moen, BI Norwegian Business School 

Title: Transaction Sequencing and House Price Pressures

November 27, 2023
Speaker: Prottoy Aman Akbar, Aalto University 

Title: Who benefits from faster public transit?

December 11, 2023
Speaker: Gudrun Johnsen, Danmarks Nationalbank

Title: Logic of Business Groups: A moral hazard perspective

December 18, 2023
Speaker: Jonas Hjort, University College London 

Title: Ethnic Discrimination in States: Experimental Evidence from Peru



March 7, 2022
Andreas Ek, Lund University
Title: Cultural Values and Productivity

March 11, 2022
Karl Harmenberg, BI Norwegian Business School
Title: Macroeconomic dynamics with rigid wage contracts

March 14, 2022
Anna Piil Damm, Aarhus University
Title: Co-Ethnic Neighbors and Investment in Host-Country Language Skills

March 21, 2022
Yoko OkuyamaUppsala University
Title: Electoral institutions, women's representation, and policy outcomes

March 28, 2022
Richard Audoly, NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Title: Job Ladder, Human Capital, and the Cost of Job Loss

April 4, 2022
Sara Signorelli, Amsterdam School of Economics  
Title: Human Mobility and the Globalization of Knowledge Production: Causal Evidence from Multinational Enterprises

April 25, 2022
Peter Normann Sørensen, University of Copenhagen
Title: Competitive Selection and Information Aggregation in Auctions

May 2, 2022
Romain Ranciere, University of Southern California  
Title: International Diversification, Reallocation, and the Labor Share

May 6, 2022
David Hémous, University of Zürich
Title: Climate Change, Directed Innovation, and Energy Transition: The Long-run Consequences of the Shale Gas Revolution

May 9, 2022
Takashi Hayashi, University of Glasgow
Title: Recursive median-voter equilibrium in public capital accumulation

May 16, 2022
Hans-Martin von Gaudecker, University of Bonn
Title: The Distribution of Ambiguity Attitudes

May 23, 2022
Robert Miller, Carnegie Mellon University 
Title: Job Search and Matching by Race and Gender

June 13, 2022
Johanna Wallenius, Stockholm School of Economics
Title: Can Wealth Buy Health? A Model of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Investments in Health

June 20, 2022
Enrico Spolaore, Tufts University
Title: Barriers to Global Capital Allocation

August 29, 2022
Simone Moriconi, IÉSEG School of Management 
Title: Are Immigrants More Left-Leaning than Natives?

September 5, 2022
Harim Kim, NHH Norwegian School of Economics 
Title: Cleaner but Volatile Energy? The Effect of Coal Plant Retirement on Market Competition in the Wholesale Electricity Market

September 12, 2022
Bernhard Ganglmair, University of Mannheim  and ZEW 
Title: Visibility of Technology and Cumulative Innovation: Evidence from Trade Secrets Laws

September 20, 2022
Suzanna Khalifa, Aix-Marseille School of Economics 
Title: Female Genital Cutting and Bride-Price

September 26, 2022
Parantap Basu, Durham University
Title: Sustainable Growth with Renewable Resource

October 3, 2022
Juan S. Muñoz-Morales, IÉSEG School of Management
Title: Signaling Specific Skills and the Labor Market of College Graduates

October 10, 2022
Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, Boston University
Title: Liquidity Constraints and the Value of Insurance

October 24, 2022
Katrine Jakobsen, Oxford University
Title: Do the Rich Flee Wealth Taxes? Evidence from Scandinavia

October 31, 2022
Speaker: Otto Toivanen
, Aalto School of Business 
Title: The Effects of Price Regulation on Pharmaceutical Expenditure and Availability

November 7, 2022
Mikkel Høst Gandil, University of Oslo
Title: College Admission as a Screening and Sorting Device

November 14, 2022
Speaker: Peter Sandholt Jensen
, Linnaeus University
Title: Institutions and industrialization: Evidence from the Free City of Eskilstuna

November 21, 2022
Marcel Henkel, University of Bern
Title: The Role of Local Public Goods for Fiscal Policy in the Spatial Economy

November 28, 2022
Michael Burda, Humboldt University Berlin
Title: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Price-driven Growth in a Baumol-Solow-Swan Economy

December 5, 2022
Chen Huang, Aarhus University
Title: Arellano-Bond LASSO Estimator for Long Panel Dynamic Linear Models



March 3, 2021 (Zoom Seminar)
Speaker: Amit Khandelwal,
 Columbia Business School 
Title: Language Barriers in MNCs and Knowledge Transfers

March 22, 2021
Speaker: Michael Böhm
, University of Bonn
Title: “Since You’re So Rich, You Must Be Really Smart:” Talent, Rent Sharing, and the Finance Wage Premium

May 10, 2021
Alexandre N. Kohlhas, IIES Stockholm University
Title: A Rational Theory of Limited Attention

August 30, 2021
Justin Bloesch, Harvard University
Title: Which Workers Earn More at Productive Firms? Position Specific Skills and Individual Worker Hold-up Power

September 6, 2021 (Online Seminar)
Speaker: Jonna Olsson
, University of Edinburgh 
Title: Subjective life expectancies, time preference heterogeneity and wealth inequality

September 13, 2021
Valerie Smeets, Aarhus University 
Title: High-Skill Immigration, Offshoring R&D, and Firm Dynamics

September 20, 2021
David de la Croix, UCLouvain
Title: Nepotism vs. Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital in Academia (1088–1800)

September 29, 2021
Klaus Prettner, Vienna University
Title: Do you know your biases? A Monte Carlo analysis of dynamic panel data estimators Premiums

October 11, 2021
Speaker: Anne Ardila Brenøe
, University of Zürich
Title: Is Parental Leave Costly for Firms and Coworkers?

October 25, 2021
Johannes Wohlfart, University of Copenhagen
Title: The Dynamics of Information Acquisition:  Evidence From Firms and Households

November 11, 2021
Luis Bauluz, University of Bonn
Title: The Wealth of Generations

November 22, 2021
Speaker: Jonathan Hall
, University of Toronto
Title: Inframarginal Travelers and Transportation Policy

November 29, 2021
Natalie Kessler, European University Institute
Title: Optimal Lending by Stress-Tested Banks

December 6, 2021
Ria Ivandic, University of Oxford
Title: Jihadi Terror Attacks and Local Hate Crime

December 13, 2021
Hans Sieversten, University of Bristol
Title: The greater game in school choice: Manipulating school priorities through address changes


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