Previous Economics Research Seminars.

Summer Term 2021

Date Speaker Title
03.03.2021 (starts at 5:30 pm) Ricardo Perez-Truglia (University of California, Berkeley) "Betting on the House: Subjective Expectations and Market Choices"
10.03.2021 Simon Jäger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) "Voice at Work"
17.03.2021 Manasvini Singh (University of Massachusetts - Amherst) "Who Cares? Heterogeneous Response to Formal Feedback"
24.03.2021 Daniel Prinz (IHS) "The Liquidity Sensitivity of Healthcare Consumption: Evidence from Social Security Payments"
14.04.2021 Jaime Arellano-Bover (University of Yale) "Differences in On-the-Job Learning Across Firms"
21.04.2021 Maria Petrova (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics) "Bombs, Broadcasts and Resistance: Allied Intervention and Domestic Opposition to the Nazi Regime during World War II"
28.04.2021 Florian Hoffmann (University of British Columbia) "The Employment Impact of Construction Boom-Bust Cycles: Causal Evidence from the German Unification“
05.05.2021 Daphne Skandalis (University of Copenhagen) "The Impact of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation on Job Search and Vacancy Creation"
12.05.2021 Boris Maciejovsky (University of California, School of Business)  "Too Much Trust in Group Decisions: Uncovering Hidden Profiles by Groups and Markets"
19.05.2021 Antoinette Schoar (MIT Sloan School of Management) "Revenue collapses and the consumption of small business owners in the early stages of the Covid-19 Pandemic"
26.05.2021 Arizo Karimi (Uppsala University) "Employer Responses to Family Leave Programs"
02.06.2021 Matthew Backus (Columbia University Graduate School of Business) "Competition and common ownership in the ready-to-eat cereal industry"
09.06.2021 (starts at 5pm)

Juliana Londoño-Vélez (University of California)

"The impact of diversity on distributive perceptions and preferences for redistribution"
16.06.2021 Giulia Giupponi (Bocconi University) "Minimum Wages and the Wage Policy of Firms"
23.06.2021 David Agrawal (University of Kentucky) "The Effect of Taxes on Where Superstars Work"
30.06.2021 Aniko Öry (University of Yale) "Aiming for the Goal: Contribution Dynamics of Crowfunding"


Winter Term 2020/21 - tba


Summer Term 2020

Date Guest Speaker Title
30.03.2020 Michael Brottrager (JKU)  Unemployment and mobility costs
15.04.2020 Florian Ederer (Yale School of Management) Killer Acquisitions
22.04.2020 Todd Morris (Munich Center for the Economics of Aging) Shaping the Habits of Young Drivers
29.04.2020 Sofie Waltl (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Tracking Owners’ Sentiments: Subjective Home Values, Expectations and House Price Dynamics
06.05.2020 Mike Powell (Kellogg School of Management) Career Spillovers in Internal Labor Markets
13.05.2020 Fanny Dellinger (University of Innsbruck) Welfare benefits and location choice - evidence from Austria
20.05.2020 Han Ye (University of Mannheim) The Effect of Pension Subsidies on the Retirement Timing of Older Women
27.05.2020 Kilian Huber (University of Chicago) Are Bigger Banks Better? Firm-Level Evidence from Germany
03.06.2020 Anna Kerkhof (University of Cologne) Advertising and Content Differentiation: Evidence from YouTube
10.06.2020 Emilia Soldani (Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main) Price Information, Inter-Village Networks, and Bargaining Spillovers: Experimental Evidence from Ghana
17.06.2020 Volker Hahn (University of Konstanz) Implementing the Commitment Solution via Discretionary Policy-Making
24.06.2020 Dennis Wesselbaum (University of Otago) Does Pollution Affect Crime? Evidence from U.S. Cities
01.07.2020 Nicolas Ziebarth (Cornell University) Mandated Sick Pay: Effects on Coverage, Utilization, and the Spread of Diseases
08.07.2020 Conny Wunsch (University of Basel) The Gender Pay Gap Revisited: Methodological Improvements with Big Data

Sonia Bhalotra (University of Essex)

 Layoffs, benefits and domestic violence

Daniel Vincent Barron (Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University)

Wealth Dynamics in Communities
26.08.2020 Michèle Belot (Cornell University) How Wage Announcements Affect Job Search: A Field Experiment
09.09.2020 Moritz Schularick (University of Bonn) Modigliani meets Minsky: Inequality, Debt and Financial Fragility in America, 1950-2016
23.09.2020 Jennifer Brown (University of Utah) Consumer Protection Laws in Auto Lending


Winter Term 2019/20


Iacopo Morchio (University of Vienna)
 "The Gender Gap: Micro Sources and  Macro Consequences"

Beginning: 4:00 pm

R. Anton Braun (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)
"Reforming the U.S. Long-term Care Insurance Market"


Mario Pagliero (Collegio Carlo Alberto/Torino)
"Competition and Pass-Through: Evidence from Isolated Markets"


Helmut Rainer  (ifo Institute Munich)
"Caught between Cultures: Unintended Consequences of Improving Opportunity for Immigrant Girls"


Simon Martin (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics)
"Market Transparency and Consumer Search - Evidence from the German Retail Gasoline Market"

13.11.2019 Kilian Rieder (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
"Should Monetary Policy Lean against the Wind? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Federal Reserve Policies in 1920-21"
20.11.2019 Florian Stahl (University of Mannheim)
"Polarized America: Going Beyond Political Partisanship to Preference Partisanship Via Social Media"

Franziska Hünnekes (Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich)
"Firm expectations and economic activity"


Department Seminar (Wesenufer Hotel an der Donau)

11.12.2019 Michele Battisti (University of Glasgow)
"Technological and organisational change and the careers of workers" 
18.12.2019 Pramila Crivelli (Goethe University Frankfurt)
"The impact of the EU Reform of Rules of Origin on Utilization Rates and Trade Flows under the Everything But Arms Initiative (EBA)"
08.01.2020 Sebastian Goerg (TUMCS for Biotechnology and Sustainability/Munich)
"Rule Violations and Spillovers - Evidence from the Lab and Field"
15.01.2020 Claudia Steinwender (MIT Sloan School of Management/Cambridge)
"All aboard: The aggregate effects of port development"
22.01.2020 Katja Mann (Copenhagen Business School)
"Benign Effects of Automation: New Evidence From Patent Texts"
29.01.2020 Sebastian Krautheim (University of Passau)
"International Trade, Global Sourcing and the Geography of Social Activism"


Summer Term 2019


Martina Viarengo (University of Montreal)
"Nation-Building through Compulsory Schooling during the Age of Mass Migration"


Shushanik Margaryan (University of Hamburg)
"Low Emission Zones and Population Health. Evidence from Germany"

27.03.2019, 4:45 pm Anik Ashraf (Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich)
"Firing and Productivity at a Bangladeshi Sweater Factory"

Marc Muendler (University of St. Gallen/Swiss)
"Tasks, Occupations, and Wage Inequality in an Open Economy"

Tuesday, 09.04.2019 Gordon Dahl (University of California, San Diego)
"Intergenerational Spillovers in Disability Insurance" (PDF)


Johannes Boehm (Sciences Po - Département d'économie, Paris)
"Misallocation in the Market for Inputs: Enforcement and the Organization of Production" (PDF)

08.05.2019 Sebastian Till Braun (University of Bayreuth) 
"Railways, Population Growth, and Industrialization in a Developing German Economy, 1821-1910"
29.05.2019 Dijana Zejcirovic (University of Vienna)
"The Role of Pharmaceutical Promotion to Physicians in the Opioid Epidemic" (PDF)
05.06.2019 Michaela Slotwinski (University of Basel) 
"Women leaving the playpen: The emancipating role of female suffrage" (PDF)
12.06.2019 Till Stowasser (LMU Munich)
"Paying and Incentivizing Agents with Reference-Dependent Preferences"


Winter Term 2018/19


Nikolas Klein (University of Montreal)
"Relational Contracts with Private Information on the Future Value of the Relationship: The Upside of Implicit Downsizing Costs"

Monday, 29.10.2018 Christian Helmers (Santa Clara University/USA)
"Freemium in a Digital Market: Evidences from an Online Game"


Biliana Yontcheva (WU Wien)
"Keeping a distance: entry behavior in notary services"
Room: Uni Center, BR 6


Erik Hölzl (University of Köln)
"Automatic and controlled processes in consumer credit choices"


Brigitte Hochmuth ( Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg)
"Global Imbalances, Labor Market Reforms and Precautionary Savings"


Amélie Wuppermann (Ludwig-Maximilians-University München)

"Inattention and Switching Costs as Sources of Inertia in Medicare Part D"


Dirk Sliwka (University of Köln)
"Performance Reviews and Performance Pay - Evidence from a Field Experiment"


Andreas Roider (University of Regensburg)
"Power Politics: Electoral Cycles in German Electricity Prices"


Ernst Langthaler (JKU Linz)
The Soy Paradox: the Nutrition Transition Revisited, 1950-2010

23.01.2019 Benjamin Born (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)
"Sovereign spread shocks"

Tobin Hanspal (University of Frankfurt)
“Do Financial Misconduct Experiences Spur White-Collar Crime?”


Summer Term 2018


Franz R. Hahn(WIFO)
Credit Limits: A Potential Outcome Analysis of Bank-Firm Relationship (PDF)


Fabian Herweg (University Bayreuth)
Salience in Retailing: Vertical Restraints on Internet Sales


Johannes Maier (LMU Munich)
Decomposing the Disposition Effect


Markus Dertwinkel-Kalt (University of Cologne)
Salience and Skewness Preferences


Lisa Windsteiger (Max-Planck-Institut, München)
The Redistributive Consequences of Segregation (PDF)


Lennart Ziegler (University of Vienna)
A Field Experiment on Labor Market Speeddates for Unemployed Workers


Heiner Schumacher (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Measuring Indirect Effects of Unfair Employer Behavior on Worker Productivity - A Field Experiment


David Jäger (City University of New York, USA)
Shift-Share Instruments and the Impact of Immigration (PDF)


Winter Term 2017/2018


Alex Stomper (Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin)
The stability of dividens and wages: Effects of competitor inflexiblity


Martin Geiger (University of Innsbruck)
How do people interpret macroeconomic shocks? Evidence from survey data


Peter Schwardmann (LMU Munich)
"Competitive pricing and quality disclosure to cursed consumers"


Ben Greiner (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
"Aligning Incentives of Physicians: An Experimental Study of Two-part Tariffs and Separation of Prescription and Treatment in Health Care Markets"


Ben J. Heijdra (University of Groningen)
"Life in shackles? The quantitative implications of reforming the educational financing system"


Stephanos Vlachos (University of Vienna)
"Seeds of Populism: Media Coverage of Violence and Anti-Immigration Politics"


Lukas Buchheim (LMU Munich)
"Do the Costs of Job Creation Depend on the State of the Economy? Evidence from 10 Years and €65 Billion of Photovoltaic Installations"


Guido Neidhöfer (DIW Berlin)
"Income (Re)Distribution and Self-selection of Immigrants: Evidence from Administrative Data"


Omar Bamieh (University of Vienna)
"Firing Costs, Employment and Misallocation. Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges"


Summer Term 2017


Gabor Kezdi (Central European University Budapest)
"Heterogeneity in Expectations, Risk Tolerance, and Household Stock Shares"


Timo Hener (Ifo Institute Munich)
"Noise and Violent Crime: Evidence from Exogenous Variation in Aircraft Noise"


Sascha O. Becker (University of Warwick)
"Does Migration Cause Extreme Voting?"


Maria Marchenko (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
"Endogenous Shocks in Social Networks: Exam Retakes and Friends' Future Performance"


Pietro Biroli (University of Zurich)
"Maternal Depression, Women's Empowerment, and Parental Investment: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial"


Andrew Weinbach (Coastal Carolina University)
"Financial Markets and Betting Markets"


Michael Pfaffermayr (University of Innsbruck)
"Import Competition in Services: Firm Survival, Firm Growth and Implied Changes in Employment"


Bernhard Ganglmair (The University of Texas at Dallas)
"The Effect of Patent Litigation Insurance: Evidence from NPEs"


Dean R. Lillard (The Ohio State University)
"Risk taking behavior in response to short-run fluctuations in perceived mortality"


Winter Term 2016/2017


Hanna Hottenrott (TU Munich)
"Direct and Cross Scheme Effects in a Research and Development Subsidy Program"


Tobias Renkin (University of Zurich)
"The pass-through of minimum wages into US retail prices: evidence from supermarket scanner data"


Markus Knell (OeNB)
"Outline of a sustainable and fair pension system. General considerations and the case of Austria"

15.11.2016 (Tuesday)

Claus Thustrup Kreiner (University of Copenhagen)
"Do lower minimum wages for young workers raise their employment? Evidence from a Danish discontinuity"


Christoph Kuzmics (University of Graz)
"Abraham Wald's Complete Class Theorem and Knightian Uncertainty"


Anders Björklund (SOFI, Stockholm University)
"Early health and school outcomes for children with same-sex parents: evidence from Sweden"


Christian Ochsner (Ifo Dresden)
"Migrating Extremists" 


Uwe Dulleck (Queensland University of Technology and Australian National University)
"Disclosure in Patents"



Ilka Gerhardts (LMU Munich)
"Class Composition and Educational Outcomes - Evidence from the Abolition of Denominational Schools"


Summer Term 2016


Gabor Kezdi (Central European University Budapest)
"Heterogeneity in Expectations, Risk Tolerance, and Household Stock Shares"


Simone Moriconi (Università Cattolica di Milano)
"Country-Specific Preferences and Employment Rates in Europe"


Georg Goetz (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen)
"The Value of User-Specific Information for Two-Sided Matchmakers"


Johannes Paha (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Guest Professor JKU Linz)
"The Value of Collusion with Endogenous Capacity and Demand Uncertainty"


Aart Gerritsen (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance)
"Is a minimum wage an appropriate instrument for redistribution?"


Annemarie Paul (University of Hamburg)
"Technological Change and the Intergenerational Effect on Schooling"


Dominika Langenmayr (Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
"Why the Current Tax Rate Tells You Little: Competing For Mobile and Immobile Firms"


Erich Kirchler (University of Vienna)
"Compliance - Psychologie der Steuermoral"


Martin Summer (OeNB)
"Financial Contagion and Network Analysis"