School of Economics

Research seminars and events

Keynes College, University of KentThe School of Economics hosts research seminars each week, during the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms, organised by Dr Anthony Savagar and Dr Anirban Mitra.

Seminar speakers are usually visiting academics from universities and institutions in the UK and abroad. Last academic year we had 44 visiting speakers, including a number from overseas institutions.

In addition, the School and its research centres host a number of internal and external research events through the year.

School seminars

Autumn term 2017/18

Date Day Time Venue Topic Speaker
8 Sep 17 Fri 12.00 KLT3 Can the Laffer curve for consumption tax be hump-shaped? (with Kazuki Hiraga)

Professor Kengo Nutahara
Senshu University & Canon Institute for Global Studies

20 Sep 17 Wed 16.00 KLT3 Understanding Belief Formation: Evidence from Pension Reform in Europe

Professor Marco Francesconi
University of Essex

22 Sep 17 Fri 12.00 KLT6 PAYGO vs Funded pensions: A numerical analysis Dr Michael Hatcher
University of Southampton
27 Sep 17 Wed 16.00 KLT3

Bounded Rationality in Macroeconomics (with Daron Acemoglu)

Professor Martin Kaae Jensen
University of Leicester
11 Oct 17 Wed 16.00 KLT3 High-Cost Debt and Borrower Reputation: Evidence from the UK (with Andres Liberman and Daniel Paravisini) Dr Vikram Pathania
University of Sussex
13 Oct 17 Fri 12.00 KLT6

The Nature of Firm Growth (with Benjamin Pugsley and Petr Sedlacek)

Dr Vincent Sterk
20 Oct 17 Fri 12.00 KLT6

Looking after Number Two? Competition, Cooperation and Workplace Interaction

Professor John Sessions
University of Bath
25 Oct 17 Wed 16.00 KLT3 Delegation of Regulation (with Tore Nilssen) Dr Tapas Kundu
Oslo Akershus University
27 Oct 17 Fri 12.00 KLT6 How much Keynes and how much Schumpeter? An estimated Macromodel of the US Economy (with Beatrice Pataracchia, Marco Ratto and Philipp Pfeiffer) Professor Guido Cozzi
University of St Gallen
1 Nov 17 Wed 16.00 KLT3 Multi-Product Firms, Import Competition, and the Evolution of Firm-product Technical Efficiencies (with Emmanuel Dhyne, Amil Petrin and Valérie Smeets) Professor Frederic Warzynski
Aarhus University
8 Nov 17 Wed 16.00 KLT3 tba Dr Sunil Mitra Kumar
King's College London
15 Nov 17 Wed 16.00


Regularized Generalized Empirical Likelihood Estimators Dr Rachidi Kotchoni
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
16 Nov 17 Thur 17.00 KLT6 tba Professor Kiyohiko Nishimura
Bank of Japan
17 Nov 17 Fri 12.00 KLT6 tba Dr Petr Sedlacek
University of Oxford
22 Nov 17 Wed 16.00 KLT3 Horizontal and Vertical Polarization: Task-Specific Technological Change in a Multi-Sector Economy (with Yongseok Shin) Dr Sang Yoon (Tim) Lee
University of Toulouse
23 Nov 17 Thu 16.00 KS15 tba Professor Marine Carrasco
University of Montreal
29 Nov 17 Wed 16.00 KLT3 Youth Enfranchisement, Political Responsiveness, and Education Expenditure: Evidence from the US Dr Alessia Russo
BI Norwegian Business School
6 Dec 17 Wed 16.00 KLT3 Coordination and Focality Under Gain-Loss Framing: Experimental Evidence (with Krista Saral) Dr Odile Poulson
University of East Anglia
8 Dec 17 Fri 12.00 KLT6 Labor Market Effects of the Affordable Care Act: Evidence from a Tax Notch (with Kavan Kucko and Kevin Rinz) Dr Benjamin Solow
Georgetown University
13 Dec 17 Wed 16.00 KLT3 Intercept Estimation of (Non)-Additive Semiparametric Selection Models (with Wiji Arulampalam and Daniel Gutknecht) Professor Valentina Corradi
University of Surrey
15 Dec 17 Fri 12.00 KLT6 tba Dr Matteo Cacciatore
HEC Montreal


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Last Updated: 19/10/2017