Conferences and seminars

Each year, the IIES invites prominent researchers from all over the world, to hold seminars in our Seminar Series.

IIES Seminars usually take place on Tuesdays at 13.00 and Thursdays at 10.00 in room A822 (the IIES Seminar Room), unless otherwise stated. The seminars are in person with an option to join via Zoom and run for 90 minutes including questions. For more information contact IIES Seminar Series Administrator Ulrika Gålnander:

IIES/SNS International Policy Talks is a collaboration with the Centre for Business and Policy Studies (SNS) where the mission is to bring insights from leading international economists to the Swedish policy debate. These talks are hosted by the SNS and require prior registration via their website. 

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Seminars: Spring 2023

Below you will find lists of seminars in the IIES Seminar Series, Job Talks, IIES/SNS International Policy Talks and Thesis Defenses.

Friday 13 January at 10.00

Pauline Carry, CREST
Title: The Effects of the Legal Minimum Working Time on Workers, Firms and the
Labor Market

Monday 16 January at 10.00

Eleanor Wiseman, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Border Trade and Information Frictions: Evidence from Informal Traders
in Kenya

Wednesday 18 January at 09.30

Sara Casella, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Women's Labor Force Participation and the Business Cycle

Thursday 19 January at 10.00

Kai-Jie Wu, University of Rochester
Title: The Rise of Specialized Firms

Monday 25 January at 13.30

Mikko Silliman, Harvard University
Title: Childcare, social skills, and the labor market

Thursday 26 January at 10.00

Marta Morazzoni, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Title: Student Debt and Entrepreneurship in the US

Friday 27 January at 10.00

Suzanna Khalifa, Aix-Marseille Université
Title: Female Genital Cutting and Bride Price

Wednesday 1 February at 09.30

Filip Babalievsky, University of Minnesota
Title: Misallocation in the Market for Inventors

Monday 6 February at 10.00

Xincheng Qiu, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Vacant Jobs

Tuesday 7 February at 10.00

Brian Higgins, Stanford University

Thursday 9 March at 10.00

Christian Wolf, MIT
Title: Can Deficits Finance Themselves? with George-Marios Angeletos and Chen Lian.

Thursday 16 March at 10.00

David Argente, Penn State University
Title: Strategic Complementarities in a Dynamic Model of Technology Adoption: P2P Digital Payments, with Fernando Alvarez, Francesco Lippi, Esteban Mendez and Diana Van Patten

Tuesday 21 March at 13.00

Thomas Drechsel, UMD
Title: Income Inequality and Job Creation with Sebastian Doerr and Donggyu Lee

Thursday 23 March at 10.00

Dean Karlan, Northwestern University
Title: Psychosocial Constraints and Social Protection: Evidence from Studies
New, Old, Borrowed, and Blue (but Some Happy Too)

Tuesday 28 March at 13.00

Nicola Limodio, Bocconi University
Title: Mobile Money, Interoperability and Financial Inclusion

Thursday  30 March at 10.00

Anna Vitali, UCL
Title: Consumer search and firm location: Theory and Evidence from the garment sector in Uganda. 

Tuesday 4 April at 13.00

Tommy Andersson, Lund University
Title: A General Non-Manipulable Matching Mechanism for Markets with One-sided Preferences

Tuesday 18 April at 13.00

Corina Boar, NYU
Title: Nonlinear Inflation Dynamics in Menu Cost Economies with Andres Blanco, Callum Jones, Virgiliu Midrigan.

Tuesday 25 April at 13.00

Gordon Dahl, UCSD
Title: On the Formation of In-group Bias: The Role of Peer Group Diversity and Cultural Distance with Dan Anderberg, Christina Felfe, Helmut Rainer and Thomas Siedler.

Thursday 27 April at 10.00

Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Chicago Booth School of Business
Title: Mechanism design for personalized policy:A field experiment incentivizing behavior change
with Ariel Zucker

Tuesday 2 May at 13.00

Ludwig Straub, Harvard University
Title: Disaggregated Economic Accounts with Asger Andersen, Emil Toft Hansen, Kilian Huber
and Niels Johannesen.

Thursday 4 May at 10.00

Edwin Leuven, University of Oslo
Title: College admission as a screening and sorting device, with Mikkel Gandil

Tuesday 9 May at 13.00

Doug Gollin, University of Oxford
Title: The Long-Run Development Impacts of Agricultural Productivity Gains: Evidence from Irrigation Canals in India,” with Sam Asher, Ali Campion, and Paul Novosad.

Thursday 11 May at 10.00

Alison Andrew, University of Oxford
Title: Gender Norms, Violence and Adolescent Girls' Trajectories:  Evidence from a Field Experiment in India

Tuesday 16 May at 13.00

Luca Fornaro, CREI
Title: Monetary Policy during Unbalanced Global Recoveries, with Federica Romei

Tuesday 23 May at N.B!! 10.15 N.B!!

Adrien Bilal, Harvard University
Title: Anticipating Climate Change Across the United States, with Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

Thursday 25 May at 10.00

Mauricio Romero, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Title: The incidence of affirmative action: Evidence from quotas in private schools in India.

Tuesday 30 May at 13.00

Mitchell Hoffman, University of Toronto Rotman School of Management
Title: Is This Really Kneaded? Identifying and Eliminating Potentially Harmful Monitoring Practices, with Guido Friebel, Matthias Heinz, Tobias Kretschmer and Nick Zubanov.


Wednesday May 17th at 11.30-12.30

Luca Fornaro, CREI
Title: Why did global inflation rise? How is inflation transmitted across countries? Do we need international monetary policy cooperation?

Click link to go to SNS website and sign up for attendance or Zoom access.





Wednesday 24 May at 13.00, Hörsal 4, Södra Husen, Stockholm University.

Mattias Almgren
Title: Essays on Home Production, Mobility, and Monetary Policy
Opponent: Almut Balleer, RWTH University Aachen

Wednesday 31 May at 9.00, G-salen, Arrhenius hus F, Våning 3

Claire Thürwächter
Title: Essays on Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy and Firm Heterogeneity
Opponent: Mathias Klein, Sveriges Riksbank

Thursday 1 June at 10.00, Hörsal 11, Hus F, Södra Husen

Tillmann von Carnap
Title: Markets and marketplaces: Essays on access and transformation in remote rural economies
Opponent: Samuel Asher, Imperial College London

Friday 2 June at 9.00, Hörsal 12, Hus F, Södra Husen

Markus Peters
Title: Essays on Savings Behavior, Inflation Measurement, and Growth

Opponent: Tobias Laun, Konjunktursinstitutet (Macroeconomic Research and Simulations Division, National Institute of Economic Research)

Thursday 8 June at 10.00, Hörsal 11, Hus F, Södra Husen

Francesco Loiacono
Title: Firms and Labor Markets: Essays in Development Economics

Opponent: Simon Quinn, University of Oxford

Tuesday 13 June at 13.00, Hörsal 11, Hus F, Södra Husen

Sebastian Tebbe

Title: Externalities and Coordination Failures

Opponent: Ulrich Wagner, University of Mannheim

Wednesday 14 June at 13.00, Hörsal 11, Hus F, Södra Husen

Gualtiero Azzalini

Title:Essays on Income Risk, Portfolio Choices and the Macroeconomy

Opponent: Alexander Michaelides, Imperial College London

Thursday 15 June at 13.00, Hörsal 11, Hus F, Södra Husen

Markus Kondziella

 Title: Essays on Economic Growth, Inflation and Inequality,

Opponent: Caroline Villegas Sanchez, ESADE Business School


Seminars: Spring/Fall 2022

Here you can find the previous year's Job Talks, Seminars in the IIES Seminar Series, IIES/SNS International Policy Talks and Defenses.

Monday 24 January at 10.00

Ciaran Rogers, Stanford University
Title: Quantitative Easing and Local Banking Systems in the Euro Area

Thursday 27 January at 10.00

Amanda Dahlstrand, London School of Economics
Title: Defying Distance? The Provision of Services in the Digital Age

Wednesday 16 February at 10.00

Diego Känzig, London Business School
Title: The unequal economic consequences of carbon pricing

Spring 2022

Thursday 3 March at 13.00

Joachim Hubmer, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Not a Typical Firm: The Joint Dynamics of Firms, Labor Shares, and Capital-Labor Substitution

Tuesday 8 March at 13.00

Peter André, Briq Institute
Title: Shallow Meritocracy 

Thursday 10 March at 13.00

Davide Cantoni, LMU Munich
Title: The Rise of Fiscal Capacity, with Cathrin Mohr, Matthias Weigand

Tuesday 15 March at 13.00

Niklas Engbom, New York University (NYU)
Title: Misallocative growth

Thursday 17 March at 13.00

Jonathan Lehne, SITE at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)
Title: Incumbents, Minorities, and Voter purges: Evidence from 120 million voters’ registrations in India

Tuesday 22 March at 13.00

Anna Sandberg Trolle-Lindgren, SOFI at Stockholm University
Title: The impact of PhD studies on Mental Health Care uptake, with S. Bergvall, C. Fernström & E. Ranehill

Thursday 31 March at 13.00

Florin Bilbiie, University of Lausanne
Title: Inequality and Business Cycles, with Giorgio Primiceri and Andrea Tambalotti

Tuesday 5 April at 14.00

Vincent Sterk, University College London (UCL)
Title: Startup Types and Macroeconomic Performance in Europe, with Ralph de Haas and Neeltje van Horen

Thursday 7 April at 13.00

Thomas Le Barbanchon, Bocconi University
Title: How do Women and Men Search for Jobs over the Unemployment Spell? with Lena Hensvik, and Roland Rathelot

Thursday 21 April at 13.00

Carolyn Stein, Stanford University / (From July 2022) UC Berkeley
Title: Race to the Bottom: Competition and Quality in Science, with Ryan Hill

Tuesday 26 April at 13.00

Paolo Sodini, Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)
Title: From Saving Comes Having? Disentangling the Impact of Saving on Wealth Inequality, with Laurent Bach & Laurent E. Calvet

Thursday 28 April at 13.00

Christopher Roth, University of Cologne
Title: Narratives about the Macroeconomy

Tuesday 3 May at 13.00

Imran Rasul, University College London (UCL)
Title: The Search for Good Jobs: Evidence from a Six-year Field Experiment in Uganda, with Oriana Bandiera, Vittorio Bassi, Robin Burgess, Munshi Sulaiman and Anna Vitaliy

Thursday 5 May at 13.00

Claudia Allende Santa Cruz, Stanford GSB
Title: Search Costs, Biased Beliefs and School Choice under Endogenous Consideration Sets

Tuesday 10 May at 13.00

Tommaso Porzio, Columbia Business School
Title: Self-Employment within the Firm, with Vittorio Bassi, Jay Lee, Alessandra Peter, Ritwika Sen, and Esau Tugume

Thursday 12 May at 13.00

Cynthia Kinnan, Tufts University
Title: Propagation and Insurance in Village Networks  

Tuesday 17 May at 13.00

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich, Harvard University
Title: The 2000s Housing Cycle With 2020 Hindsight:A Neo-Kindlebergerian View, with Adam M. Guren

Wednesday 18 May at 10.00

Maryam Farboodi, MIT Sloan
Title: Cleansing by Tight Credit: Rational Cycles and Endogenous Lending Standards, with Peter Kondor

Tuesday 24 May at 13.00

Lena Edlund, Columbia University
Title: The State and The Family

Tuesday 31 May at 10.00

Michael Peters, Yale University
Title: Growing Like India: The Unequal Effects of Service-Led Growth, with Tianyu Fan and Fabrizio Zilibotti

Thursday 2 June at 13.00

Hans-Joachim Voth, University of Zurich
Title: New Deal, New Patriots: How 1930s Government Spending Boosted Patriotism during WW II, with Bruno Caprettini

Tuesday 7 June at 13.00

Attila Lindner, University College London (UCL)
Title: Quality Complementarity in Supplier-Client Networks

Wednesday 8 June at 9.30

Elisa Rubbo, Chicago Booth School of Business
Title: Monetary non-neutrality in the cross-section

Thursday 9 June at 13.00

Gaetano Gaballo, HEC Paris
Title: Spending Allocation under Nominal Uncertainty: A Model of Effective Price Rigidity

Thursday 16 June at 13.00

Moritz Kuhn, University of Bonn
Title: Worker Careers and Life-Cycle Wage Dynamics

Fall 2022

Tuesday 30 August at 13.00

Xavier Gabaix, Harvard University
Title: In Search of the Origins of Financial Fluctuations: The Inelastic Markets Hypothesis

Thursday 1 September at 10.00

Marcella Alsan, Harvard Kennedy School
Title: Representation and Legitimacy: Evidence from Clinical Trials

Tuesday 6 September at 13.00

Johannes Spinnewijn, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Title: Predicting Long-term Unemployment Risk, with Andreas Mueller.

Thursday 8 September at 10.00

Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, University of Chicago
Title: Who becomes a militia combatant? Inside the Nduma Defense of Congo-Renove

Tuesday 13 September at 13.00

John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Title: The Impact of Regulation on Innovation (3372 Kb)

Thursday 15 September at 10.00

Sara Lowes, UC San Diego
Title: The Origins and Consequences of Communal Property Rights  

Tuesday 20 September at 13.00

Francis Kramarz, CREST
Title: Matching Workers’ Skills and Firms’ Technologies: From Bundling to Unbundling, with Philippe Choné.

Thursday 22 September at 10.00

Paula Onuchic, University of Oxford
Title: Signaling and Discrimination in Collaborative Projects

Tuesday 27 September at 13.00

Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis, Barcelona School of Economics
Title: Excess of Transfer Progressivity in the Village, with Francesco Carli and Albert Rodriguez-Sala.

Thursday 29 September at 10.00

Daniel Chen, Toulouse School of Economics
Title: Data Science for Justice: Evidence from a Randomized Judicial Reform in Kenya

Tuesday 4 October at 13.00

Amma Panin, UC Louvain
Title: Using religious participation to insure mental health in Ghana.

Thursday 6 October at 10.00

Cezar Santos, Inter-American Development Bank
Title: Dispersion in Financing Costs and Development, with Tiago Cavalcanti, Joseph P. Kaboski and Bruno Martins

Tuesday 11 October at 13.00

Karthik Sastry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Title: Attention Cycles, with Joel Flynn 

Thursday 13 October at 10.00

Jacob Moscona, Harvard University
Title: Inappropriate Technology: Evidence from Global Agriculture, with Karthik A. Sastry

Tuesday 18 October at 13.00

Dajana Xhani, Tilburg University
Title: Correcting Market Power with Taxation: A Sufficient Statistic Approach

Wednesday 19 October at 10.00 (NB Day!!)

Janet Currie, Princeton University
Title: Medication of Postpartum Depression and Maternal Outcomes: Evidence from Geographic Variation in Dutch Prescribing.

Thursday 27 October at 10.00

Joseba Martinez, London Business School
Title: Short-Term Tax Cuts, Long-Term Stimulus

Tuesday 8 November at 13.30 N.B Time!

Gharad Bryan, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Title: Big Loans to Small Businesses: Predicting Winners and Losers in an Entrepreneurial Lending Experiment
with Dean Karlan and Adam Osman

Thursday 10 November at 10.00

Jonas Hjort, University College London (UCL)
Title: Input Sourcing in Lopsided Low-income Economies, with Alan Griffith and Yue Yue

Tuesday 22 November at 13.00

Thomas Lemieux, Vancouver School of Economics
Title: Who Benefits from Place-Based Policies? Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data

Thursday 24 November at 10.00

Isaac Baley Gaytan, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Title: The Macroeconomics of Partial Irreversibility, with Andres Blanco.

Tuesday 29 November at 13.00

Edoardo Teso, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Title: State Capacity as an Organizational Problem. Evidence from the Growth of the U.S. State over 100 Years

Spring 2022

Tuesday 15 February at 9.00 am

Sascha Becker, Monash University
Title: Consequences of Refugee Immigration

Tuesday 17 May at 4.00 pm

Maryam Farboodi, MIT Sloan
Title: After Work Seminar on the Value of Big Data

Fall 2022

Wednesday 14 September at 4.00 pm

John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Title: The Case for Growth


Friday 10 June at 9.00

José-Elías Gallegos Dago
Title: Essays in Macroeconomics
Opponent: Gaetano Gaballo, HEC Paris

Monday 13 June at 13.00

Xueping Sun
Title: Essays on China’s Economic Development: Innovation, Public Debt and Social Connections
Opponent: Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Paris School of Economics

Wednesday 15 June at 9.00

John Vincent Kramer
Title: Essays on Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy and Mobility
Opponent: Moritz Kuhn, University of Bonn



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