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.

Date

Time

Place

Invited speaker

Host

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

12:30

S 15

Leonardo Gambacorta, PhD, Bank for International Settlements

"How do machine learning and non-traditional data affect credit scoring? New evidence from a Chinese fintech firm"

Y. Lengwiler

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

12:30

S 15Prof. Steven Ongena, University of Zurich

"Household Inequality, Entrepreneurial Dynamism and Corporate Financing"
Y. Lengwiler

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

12:30

S 15Prof. Christoph Schaltegger, University of Lucerne

"Social mobility in Switzerland since 1490 using the example of the University of Basel"
Y. Lengwiler

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

12:30

S 15

Prof. Thorsten Hens, University of Zurich

"Escaping the backtesting illusion"

Y. Lengwiler

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

12:30

S 15

Prof. Nick Netzer, University of Zurich

"Time will tell - Recovering Preferences when Choices are Noisy"

G. Nöldeke

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

12:30

S 15

Prof. Lisa R. Goldberg, University of California, Berkeley

"Sustainable Investing and the Cross-Section of Maximum Drawdown"

O. Mahmoud

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

12:30

S 15Prof. Aude Pommeret, Université Savoie Mont Blanc

"Energy transition with variable and intermittent renewable electricity generation"
F. Krysiak, P. Dato

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

12:30

S 15

Prof. Nicola Pavoni, Bocconi

"Optimal Delegation and Information Transmission under Limited Awareness"

C. Wunsch

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

12:30

S 15Prof. Alain Cohn, University of Michigan School of Information

"Why do the rich oppose redistribution? An experiment with America’s top 5%"
O. Mahmoud

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

12:30

S 15

Prof. Patricia Funk, Università della Svizzera Italiana

"Does Scarcity of Female Instructors Create Demand for Diversity among Students? Evidence from
Observational and Experimental Data"

C. Wunsch

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

12:30

S 15

Prof. Willem Smit, Asia School of Business and an International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan

"Global Portfolios of Brand Equities: Discriminant and Nomological Validity of a new Measurement in Global Branding."

M. Brendl

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

12:30

S 15

Prof. Phillip C. Stocken, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

"Regulatory Standards, Auditor Industry Specialization, and Audit Quality"

U. Schiller

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

12:30

S 15Prof. Joao Montez, Université de Lausanne

"Generics and early entry agreements"
C. Roux, G. Nöldeke
Tuesday, December 17, 201912:30S 15

Prof. Sebastian Siegloch, Universität Mannheim

"Efficiency and Equity Effects of Place-Based Policies: Evidence from Capital Subsidies in East Germany"

K.Schmidheiny

 

 

All seminars are open to the public and usually take place on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm to 13:45 pm (seminar room S 15).

 

Program Autumn Term 2018

DATETIMEPLACEINVITED SPEAKERHOST
Monday, September 17, 201816:15S 13

Prof. Ulf Bockenholt, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

"Predicting successful ads: New insights from computational image analyses"

M. Brendl
September 25, 201812:30S 15Prof. Paul Heidhues, DICE, Universität Düsseldorf

"Browsing versus Studying: A Pro-Market Case for Regulation"
G. Nöldeke
October 2, 201812:30S 15Prof. Dr. Lorenz Götte, Universität Bonn

"The Behavioural Mechanisms of Habit Formation: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Water Conservation"
C. Roux, B.Hintermann
October 9, 201812:30S 15

Dr. Davud Rostam-Afschar, Visiting scholar, University of California, Berkeley / Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat), Universität Stuttgart-Hohenheim

"Flexible Work Arrangements and Precautionary Behavior: Theory and Experimental Evidence"

K. Schmidheiny
Thursday, October 18, 201818:15Bernoullianum, 
grosser Hörsaal, 
Bernoullistrasse 30, Basel

8th Bernoulli Lecture for the Behavioral Sciences

Prof. John List, University of Chicago

"Using field experiments to make the world a better place"

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A. Stutzer
October 23, 201814:15S 13

Prof. Yuriy Gorodnichenko, University of California, Berkeley

"Unbundling of Quantitative Easing: Taking a Cue from Treasury Auctions"

S.M. Lein
October 30, 201812:30S 15Prof. Dr. Felix Kübler, Universität Zürich

"Self-justifi ed equilibria: Existence and computation"
D. Maringer
November 6, 201812:30S 15Prof. Matthias Heinz, Universität zu Köln

"Middle managers, personnel turnover and performance: A long-term field experiment in a retail chain”
M.Beckmann, E.Shvartsman
November 13, 201812:30S 15Prof. Giovanni Mastrobuoni, Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Essex (on leave)

"Police Patrols and Crime"
A. Stutzer

November 20, 2018

12:30S 15

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Steffes, ZEW und Universität zu Köln

"The Impact of Gender Quotas on On-the-Job Search"

M.Beckmann, E.Shvartsman
November 27, 201812:30S 15

Prof. Dr. Tim Krieger, University of Freiburg

"Measuring Intra-generational Redistribution in PAYG Pension Schemes"

C. Wunsch
December 4, 201812:30S 15

Prof. Johan A. Elkink, University College Dublin

"The international diffusion of same-sex marriage: An application of spatial econometric and statistical network analysis"

A. Kachi
December 11, 201812:30S 15Prof. Dr. Nora Szech, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

"The (In)Elasticity of Moral Ignorance"
G.Noeldeke
December 18, 201812:30S 15Prof. Antoine Dechezleprêtre, OECD und London School of EconomicsB.Hintermann


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