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Events in 2018

Events in 2018

Tuesday, January 9
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Asymmetric Information, Reputation, and Welfare in Online Credit Markets
Yi Xin, PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, Johns Hopkins University
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Wednesday, January 10
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Unrealistic Expectations and Misguided Learning
Philipp Strack, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley
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Friday, January 12
8:00 am - 
5:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
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Tuesday, January 16
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
This talk has been rescheduled to Wednesday, January 24, 2018.
Kirill Evdokimov, Assistant Professor, Princeton University
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Wednesday, January 17
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Modern Monetary Circuit Theory and Stability of Financial Ecosystem
Alexander Lipton, Founder and CEO, StrongHold Labs; Connection Science Fellow, MIT
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Friday, January 19
10:00 am - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
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Monday, January 22
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Identification with Latent Choice Sets: The Case of the Head Start Impact Study
Vishal Kamat, PhD Candidate, Northwestern University
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Tuesday, January 23
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Multidimensional heterogeneity and matching in a frictional labor market
Joanne Tan, PhD Candidate, Sciences-Po Paris
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Dynamic Epistemic Risk
Boris Babic, Weisman Postdoctoral Scholar Instructor in Philosophy of Science, Caltech
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Wednesday, January 24
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Inference in Instrumental Variables Analysis with Heterogeneous Treatment Effects
Kirill Evdokimov, Assistant Professor, Princeton University
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Friday, January 26
7:30 pm - 
9:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
Movie screening for German 130a & 132a // In German with English subtitles
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Monday, January 29
7:00 pm - 
8:30 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Nonny de la Peña, Founder & CEO, Emblematic
Johnnemann Nordhagen, Founder of Dim Bulb Games; Co-founder of Fullbright
Brian Schrank, Professor of Game Development, Theory and Design, Depaul University
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Tuesday, January 30
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
This talk has been cancelled.
Wim Decock, Research Professor of Legal History, Universities of Leuven and Liège; Associate Researcher, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History; Visiting Professor, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
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Thursday, February 1
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Predicting and Understanding Initial Play
Drew Fudenberg, Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics, MIT
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Tuesday, February 6
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Skewness, Tax Progression, and Demand for Redistribution: Evidence from the UK
Kirill Pogorelskiy, Visiting Associate in Economics, Caltech
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Wednesday, February 7
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Crime Capital: Public Safety, Urban Development, and Black Politics in Post-Civil Rights Atlanta
Danielle Wiggins, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Emory University
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Thursday, February 8
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
This talk has been cancelled
George Loewenstein
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Monday, February 12
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
House, Hand, and the Wolf's Head: Anglo-Saxon England and the Western Legal Tradition
Paul Hyams, Professor Emeritus of History, Cornell University
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7:00 pm - 
8:30 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Maayan Amir, Artist and Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, Haifa University
Ruti Sela, Artist and Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, Haifa University
Robert Simmon, Senior Data Visualization Engineer, Planet
Nicolas Wey-Gomez, Professor of History, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech
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Tuesday, February 20
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Einstein Papers Project, 363 S. Hill Ave.
Between the Sun and the Earth: The Recent History of Heliophysics and Space Weather
Gregory Good, Historian of Earth Science and Director of the Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics
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Wednesday, February 21
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Science, Technology, and Utopias: Women Artists and Cold War America
Christine Filippone, Associate Professor, Millersville University
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Friday, February 23
7:30 pm - 
9:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
Movie screening for German 130b & 132b // In German with English subtitles
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Tuesday, February 27
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Causal Inference through the Method of Direct Estimation
Marc Ratkovic, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, Princeton University
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Wednesday, February 28
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Tracing Lines Across the Sea: Mapping the Mediterranean
Hillary Mushkin, Research Professor of Art and Design in Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Caltech
Cavan Concannon, Assistant Professor of Religion, Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Cognitive Empathy in Conflict Situations
Christoph Kuzmics, Professor of Microeconomics, Department of Economics, University of Graz; Visiting Associate in Economics, Caltech
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Thursday, March 1
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
How Much SRISK is Too Much?
Robert Engle, Michael Armellino Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University
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Friday, March 2
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 125
Many-Player Asymptotics for Estimating Models of Network Formation
Konrad Menzel, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, New York University
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Tuesday, March 6
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Measuring Polarization in High-Dimensional Data: Method and Application to Congressional Speech
Jesse Shapiro, George S. and Nancy B. Parker Professor of Economics, Brown University
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Wednesday, March 7
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Shared Knowledge and Competition for Attention in Information Markets
Simone Galperti, Assistant Professor of Economics, UCSD; Visiting Assistant Professor, Yale University
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Thursday, March 8
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Media Before Gutenberg
Ingrid Nelson, Associate Professor of English, Amherst College
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Monday, March 12
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Exploring the solar system: Who has done it, how, and why?
Peter Westwick, Lecturer in History, Caltech; Research Professor of History, USC; Director, Aerospace History Project, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West
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7:00 pm - 
8:30 pm
Jorgensen Lobby
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Tuesday, March 13
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Stein’s paradox and group rationality
Jan-Willem Romeijn, Professor of Philosophy of Science and Head of the Department of Theoretical Philosophy, University of Groningen - Netherlands
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Wednesday, March 14
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
'Famous Farriers I have known:' Farriery Manuals and Vernacular Expertise in Renaissance Italy
Karl Appuhn, Associate Professor of History and Italian, New York University
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Thursday, March 15
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
The Anatomy of Beliefs: Insights from Social Neuroscience and Computational Psychiatry
Xiaosi Gu, Assistant Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas
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Wednesday, March 21
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Additive-Belief-Based Preferences
David Dillenberger, Associate Professor of Economics (with tenure), University of Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, April 3
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Voter Turnout and Preference Aggregation
Kei Kawai, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley
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Wednesday, April 4
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Violence and Compassion in Late Medieval Writing
Catherine Nall, Lecturer in Medieval Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London
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Thursday, April 5
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Reconsidering Returns
Samuel Hartzmark, Assistant Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
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Friday, April 6
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 127
Improving the search for partners on two-sided online markets
Daniela Saban, Assistant Professor of Operations, Information & Technology, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
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Monday, April 9
9:00 am - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
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Tuesday, April 10
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Bayesian and Non-Bayesian Updating
Martin Cripps, Professor of Economics, University College London
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7:00 pm - 
8:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
America in the Age of Polar Fever
Hampton Sides, American Historian, Author, and Journalist
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Thursday, April 12
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Extrapolative Beliefs in the Cross-section: What Can We Learn from the Crowds?
Xing Huang, Assistant Professor of Finance, Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis
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Friday, April 13
4/13 12:00 am - 
4/14 12:00 am
Einstein Papers Project, 363 S. Hill Ave.
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5:00 pm - 
6:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Un Altro Presente: on the Historical Interpretation of Mathematical Texts
Niccolò Guicciardini, Professor of History of Science and Mathematics, University of Bergamo; Francis Bacon Visiting Professor of History, Caltech
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Monday, April 16
5:30 pm - 
6:30 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
“By far the most important event in my life”: Charles Darwin’s recollections of his voyage on HMS Beagle
Janet Browne, Aramont Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
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Tuesday, April 17
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
The Food of our Food: Medicated Feed and the Industrialization of Metabolism
Hannah Landecker, Associate Professor of Sociology, UCLA
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Ruling the Ruling Coalition: Information Control and Autocratic Governance
Arturas Rozenas, Assistant Professor of Politics, New York University
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Wednesday, April 18
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Costly Concessions: An Empirical Framework for Matching with Imperfectly Transferable Utility
Alfred Galichon, Professor of Economics and Mathematics, New York University, FAS and Courant Institute
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7:00 pm - 
8:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Critical Making
Matt Ratto, Associate Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto; Director, Critical Making Lab; Director, Semaphore Research Cluster on Mobile and Pervasive Computing
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Thursday, April 19
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Collective Violence in Rural Medieval Japan
Morten Oxenboell, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University Bloomington
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Institutional Investors, Heterogeneous Benchmarks and the Comovement of Asset Prices
Andrea Buffa, Assistant Professor of Finance, Boston University
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Monday, April 23
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter B125
Exploring sleep's impact on memory with targeted reactivation
Penny Lewis, Professor, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
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Tuesday, April 24
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Diplomatic Relations and Conflict Management: A Dynamic Analysis
Brenton Kenkel, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
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Thursday, April 26
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Knowledge Representation in Decision Making
Sudeep Bhatia, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
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Friday, April 27
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 127
Kidney Exchange: Market Failure and Solutions
Itai Ashlagi, Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University
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7:30 pm - 
9:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
Movie screening for German 130c & 132c // In German with English subtitles
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Tuesday, May 1
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Campanella, Galileo, and the Clash for the New Science at the Court of Pope Urban VIII
Stefano Gattei, Dibner Research Fellow in the History of Science and Technology, The Huntington Library
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
The Swing Voter's Curse in Social Networks
Lydia Mechtenberg, Professor of Economics, University of Hamburg; Visiting Associate in Economics, Caltech
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Wednesday, May 2
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Optimal Invariant Tests in an Instrumental Variables Regression With Heteroskedastic and Autocorrelated Errors
Marcelo Moreira, Professor of Economics, Fundação Getulio Vargas
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Thursday, May 3
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
International Trade and the Propagation of Merger Waves
Jarrad Harford, Professor of Finance, Chair of the Department of Finance and Business Economics, Paul Pigott-PACCAR Professor in Business Administration, Foster School of Business, University of Washington
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Tuesday, May 8
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Frictions in a Competitive Regulated Market: Evidence from Taxis
Alessandro Lizzeri, Professor of Economics, New York University; Moore Distinguished Scholar, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Bayesian Pursuit of Truth: On an Influential and yet Underappreciated Solution to the Problem of the Priors
Hanti Lin, Assistant Professor in Philosophy, UC Davis
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Wednesday, May 9
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Social Learning Equilibria
Omer Tamuz, Assistant Professor of Economics and Mathematics, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech
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Friday, May 11
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 127
Stepwise Presidential Election Reform
Shai Vardi, Postdoctoral Scholar in Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech
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Tuesday, May 15
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
This talk has been cancelled.
Azeem Shaikh, Professor and Thornber Research Fellow, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, University of Chicago
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7:00 pm - 
8:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Lounge
The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath
Leslie Jamison, American Novelist and Essayist
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Wednesday, May 16
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
The Times They Are A-Changing: Dynamic Adverse Selection in the Laboratory
Stephanie Wang, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh; Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Stanford University
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Thursday, May 17
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Venture Capital Contracts
Arthur Korteweg, Dean's Associate Professor in Business Administration & Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Was the First Crusade Really That Violent?
Jay Rubenstein, Professor of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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5:00 pm - 
6:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
Science vs. Intuition: Why Scientific Ideas Elude the Human Mind
Andrew Shtulman, Associate Professor, Cognitive Science; Psychology, Occidental College
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Friday, May 18
5/18 12:00 am - 
5/19 12:00 am
Baxter B125
Third Annual Southwest Experimental and Behavioral Economics Workshop
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Tuesday, May 22
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Estimating Signaling Games in International Relations: Problems, Solutions, and an Application to Economic Sanctions
Michael Gibilisco, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech
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Wednesday, May 23
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
A History of Horrendous Corruption for Our Time: Edmund Burke’s Impeachment of Warren Hastings in Speech and Caricature
Noel Swerdlow, Professor Emeritus of the History of Science, University of Chicago; Visiting Associate, Caltech
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Network Effects in Information Acquisition
Tommaso Denti, Assistant Professor (Salvatore Faculty Fellow), Department of Economics, Cornell University
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Thursday, May 24
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Predictive coding and hallucinations
Philip R. Corlett, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University; Associate Research Scientist, Connecticut Mental Health Center, Yale School of Medicine
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Tuesday, May 29
7:00 pm - 
8:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Lounge
Mary Szybist, American Poet
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Wednesday, May 30
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Sequentially Optimal Mechanism Design
Laura Doval, Assistant Professor of Economics, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech
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Thursday, May 31
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Herding and Contrarianism: A Matter of Preference?
Chad Kendall, Assistant Professor, Finance and Business Economics, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
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Friday, June 1
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 127
Modeling the cost of information
Luciano Pomatto, Assistant Professor of Economics, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech
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7:30 pm - 
9:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
Movie screening for German 130c & 132c // In German with English subtitles
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Tuesday, June 5
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
The Political Economy of Debt and Entitlements
Alessandro Lizzeri, Professor of Economics, New York University; Moore Distinguished Scholar, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
The Principle of Stability
Sam Fletcher, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Resident Fellow, Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
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Thursday, June 7
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
A translational neuroscience approach to understanding anxious temperament
Drew Fox, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, UC Davis
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Thursday, June 21
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Evidence for the role of attention to emotion in anhedonia
Elizabeth Martin, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, UC Irvine
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Thursday, July 26
7/26 12:00 am - 
7/28 12:00 am
Baxter B125
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Friday, July 27
7/26 12:00 am - 
7/28 12:00 am
Baxter B125
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Wednesday, October 10
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Topic to be announced
Bryan Graham, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley
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Thursday, October 11
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Topic to be announced
Terrance Odean, Rudd Family Foundation Professor of Finance, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
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Tuesday, October 23
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Topic to be announced
Gregory Martin, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Emory University
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Thursday, October 25
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Topic to be announced
Justin Birru, Associate Professor, Fisher School of Business, Ohio State University
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Thursday, November 1
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
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Aleksandra Prica, Assistant Professor, Department of German, UNC Chapel Hill
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Thursday, November 8
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
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Jonathan Cohen, Robert Bendheim and Lynn Bendheim Thoman Professor in Neuroscience; Professor of Psychology; Co-Director, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University
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Tuesday, November 13
7:00 pm - 
8:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Lounge
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Eavan Boland
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Wednesday, November 14
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
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Jinyong Han, Professor of Economics, UCLA
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Tuesday, November 27
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
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Fanny Camara
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Thursday, November 29
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
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Alex Imas, Visiting Assistant Professor, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago; Assistant Professor of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University; Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University
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Wednesday, December 5
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
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Emanuel Vespa, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Santa Barbara
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Friday, December 7
5:00 pm - 
6:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
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Kate Crawford
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