Past semesters

The research seminar is a platform where invited researchers present their work. All lectures are open to the public and address economists and graduate students (MA level). Ph.D. students are expected to regularly attend the research seminar.

Program Spring Term 2018

All seminars are open to the public and ususally take place on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm to 13:45 pm (seminar room S 13).

Responsible faculty members ST 2018: Rolf Weder, Heinz Zimmermann, Antonio Loprieno
Administration: Yvonne Mery

 

Date

Time

Place

Invited speaker

Host

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

16:15-17:45

 S 13

Prof. David Dorn, Universität Zürich

"When Work Disappears: Manufacturing Decline and the Falling Marriage-Market Value of Young Men.

R. Weder

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

12:30

S 13

Prof. Dirk Broeders, Maastricht University,De Nederlandsche Bank and BIS

"Pension Fund's Illiquid Assets Allocation Under Liquidity and Capital Constraints

T. Kroencke

Tuesday, March  20, 2018

12:30

S 13

Prof. Celia Moore, Bocconi University

"Do snakes get ahead? The role of moral disengagement in career advancement"

M. Beckmann, G. Sajons

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

12:30

S 13

 

 

Tuesday, April  3, 2018

12:30

S 13

Prof. Nir Jaimovich, University of Zurich

"The “End of Men” and Rise of Women in the High-Skilled Labor Market"

S.M. Lein

Tuesday, April  10, 2018

12:30

S 13

Prof. Dr. Alexander Kempf, Universität zu Köln

"The Impact of Labor Mobility Restrictions on Managerial Actions: Evidence from the Mutual Fund Industry"

 

H.Zimmermann

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

12:30

S 13

Prof. Meredith Fowlie, PhD, University of California Berkeley

"Mitigating Emissions Leakage in Incomplete Carbon Markets"

B. Hintermann

Tuesday, April  24, 2018

12:30

S 13

 

 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

No seminar

Labour day

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

12:30

S 13

Prof. Dr. Joachim Winter, LMU München

"Health Insurance Plan Choice and Switching"

St. Felder

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

 

 

cancelled

 

Tuesday, May  22, 2018

12:30

S 13

Dr. Alexandra Brausmann, ETH Zürich

"Resource discoveries and duration of autocratic leadership"

B.Hintermann

Tuesday, May  29, 2018

12:30

S 13

Prof. Dr. Joachim Marti, CHUV Lausanne

"A natural experiment using Scottish clinical data to estimate the real-world effectiveness of adjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer patients"

St. Felder

Program for the Autumn Term 2017

Responsible faculty members: Stefan Felder, Alois Stutzer, C. Miguel Brendl
Administration: Yvonne Mery

Date

Time

Place

Invited speaker

Host

Monday

September 18, 2017

18:15

Aula

SVG Basel

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Werner Sinn, em. Präsident ifo Institut, Professor Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Universität Basel
Aula, Petersplatz 1, Basel

SVG Basel

Monday

October 2, 2017

16:15

 S 15

Prof. Paul Frijters, London School of Economics

"Black Lives Matter: The Impact Of Racial Shootings On Black Well-Being"

A. Stutzer and CREW

Monday

October 9, 2017

16:15

S 15

Jun. Prof. Dr. Luna Bellani, Universität Konstanz

"Upward Mobility and Legislator Support for Education Reforms."

M. Beckmann

Thursday

October 19, 2017

12:30

WWZ Auditorium

Prof. Dr. Catherine Wolfram, University of California Berkeley
"Experimental Evidence on the Economics of Rural Electrification"

B. Hintermann and SCCER CREST

Tuesday

October 31, 2017

12:30

S 13

Prof. Dr. Günther Fink, Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut (Swiss TPH)

"Seasonal liquidity, rural labor markets and agricultural output: Evidence from Zambia"

St. Felder

Tuesday

November 7, 2017

12:30

S 13

 

Prof. Ulrich Wagner, PhD, Universität Mannheim

"Air pollution and sickness leaves: Evidence from Social Security Data."

B. Hintermann

Tuesday

November 14, 2017

12:30

S 13

Prof. Sébastien Houde, University of Maryland

"The Efficiency Consequences of Heterogeneous Behavioral Responses to Energy Fiscal Policies"

B. Hintermann

Tuesday

November 21, 2017

12:30

S13

Prof. Gabriele Camera, Chapman University and University of Basel

"Partners or Strangers? Cooperation, monetary trade, and the choice of scale of interaction"

A. Stutzer, M. Brendl, St. Felder

Monday

November 27, 2017

16:15

S 15

Prof. Florian Scheuer, Universität Zürich
"Signaling to Experts"

S.M. Lein

Monday

December 4, 2017

16:15

S 15

Prof. Karen Pittel, CESifo und Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

"Thinking Local but Acting Global? The Interplay Between Local and Global Internalization of Externalities"

Abstract:

The paper analyzes the long-run development of local and global pollution when two types of abatement activities can be undertaken. One type reduces solely local pollution (e.g., use of particulate matter filters) while the other mitigates global pollution as well (e.g., application of fuel saving technologies). In the framework of a 2-country endogenous growth model, the implications of different degrees to which global externality is internalized are analyzed. We focus especially on local and global pollution levels and the effects on growth in both countries. Furthermore we derive implications for optimal policies in the different scenarios.

B. Hintermann und
F. Krysiak

Tuesday

December 12, 2017

12:30

S 13

Prof. Dr. Florian Stahl, Universität Mannheim

"The Effects of Price Promotions on Consumption"

C.M. Brend

Spring Term 2017

All lectures are open to the public and take place from 4:15 or 5:00 pm in seminar room S13.

Date

Invited speaker

Host

February 20, 2017
4:15PM

Andreas Fuster, PhD., Federal Reserve Bank of New York

"Home Price Expectations and Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Information Experiment"

K.Schmidheiny

February 27, 2017
4:15PM

Prof. Bert Willems, Tilburg University

"Optimal regulation of network expansion"

H. Weigt

March 06, 2017

Basler Fasnacht - No seminar

March 13, 2017
5:30PM

Prof. Dr. Anne Skorkjær Binderkrantz, Aarhus University

"Appealing to the public or protecting the interests of members? How interest groups frame their policy demands in the news media"

A. Kachi

March 20, 2017
4:15PM

Prof. Dirk Bergemann, Yale University
"Optimal Auction Design in a Common Value Model"

U. Schiller

March 27, 2017
4:15PM

April 03, 2017
4:15PM

Prof. William Hoyt Ph.D., University of Kentucky

"The Assignment and Division of the Tax Base in a System of Hierarchical Governments"

K.Schmidheiny

April 10, 2017
4:15PM

Prof. Lint Barrage, Brown University

"Heterogeneous Climate Beliefs and U.S. Home Price Dynamics: Going Under Water?"

B. Hintermann

April 17, 2017

Easter - No Seminar

April 24, 2017
4:15PM

Prof. Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal, Universitat de Barcelona & IEB

"Can urban renewal policies reverse neighborhood ethnic dynamics?" (Access to the paper within university networks only)

K.Schmidheiny

May 01, 2017

Labour Day - No Seminar

May 08, 2017
4:15PM

Prof. Ester Faia, Goethe University Frankfurt

"Global banking: competition and risk-taking"

S.M. Lein

May 15, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
6:15PM

7th Bernoulli Lecture for the Behavioral Sciences

"Towards a Neural Basis for Expected Utility"

Prof. Dr. Brian Knutson, Standord University, USA

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 18:15-19:45
Bernoullianum, Bernoullistrasse 30, Basel

Bernoulli Network for the Behavioral Sciences

May 22, 2017
4:15PM

Prof. Dominique M. Gross, School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University

 "Economic Growth and People’s Decision for Immigration Policy. The Case of Switzerland"

 

R. Weder

May 29, 2017
4:15PM

 

Prof. Raphael Schoenle, Brandeis University

"Price Rigidities and the Granular Origins of
Aggregate Fluctuations"

S.M. Lein

Friday, July 7, 2017

12:00-13:30PM

WWZ Brown Bag Seminar by Prof. Ariel Burstein, UCLA and NBER

“Price and Consumption Responses to Large Exchange Rate Shocks: Evidence from the Great Appreciation in Switzerland"

 

S.M. Lein