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 and Thursdays in room A822 (a.k.a the IIES Seminar Room), unless otherwise stated. The seminars are in person at 13:00 unless otherwise stated, with an option to join via Zoom.

For more information contact IIES Seminar Series Administrator Ulrika Gålnander:

For a list of the current semester's seminars and events at the IIES click on Seminars Spring 2022. A list of the previous year's events can be accessed via Past Events.

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. 

You can also subscribe to seminars using Google Calendar.


Seminars Spring 2022

The IIES Seminars are at 13.00 if nothing else is stated. For Spring 2022 the seminars are hybrid, meaning the speaker is presenting in the IIES Seminar room where you can either join in person or via Zoom. Seminars are 90 minutes including questions.

IIES/SNS International Policy Talks is a collaboration with 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.

If you have any questions regarding the seminars, please contact IIES Seminar Series Administrator, Ulrika Gålnander:

For Zoom links for each IIES seminar we refer you to our Events Calendar.

Monday January 24th at 10.00

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

Monday January 27th at 10.00

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

Wednesday February 16th at 10.00

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

The IIES Seminars are at 13.00 if nothing else is stated.

For Spring 2022 the seminars are hybrid, meaning the speaker is presenting in the IIES Seminar room where you can join in person, but one can also follow via Zoom. We ask that everyone follow the FHM guidelines if joining in person.

Seminars run for 90 min including questions.

Thursday March 3rd 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 March 8th at 13.00

Peter André, Briq Institute
Title: Shallow Meritocracy 

Thursday March 10th at 13.00

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

Tuesday March 15th at 13.00

Niklas Engbom, NYU
Title: Misallocative growth.

Thursday March 17th at 13.00

Jonathan Lehne, SITE SSE
Title: Incumbents, Minorities, and Voter purges: Evidence from 120 million voters’ registrations in India.

Tuesday March 22nd at 13.00

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

Thursday March 31st at 13.00

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

Tuesday April 5th N.B! Time! 14.00

Vincent Sterk, UCL
Title: Startup Types and Macroeconomic Performance in Europe, with Ralph de Haas and Neeltje van Horen.

Thursday April 7th at 13.00

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

Thursday April 21st at 13.00

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

Tuesday April 26th at 13.00

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

Thursday April 28th at 13.00

Christopher Roth, Cologne
Title: Narratives about the Macroeconomy

Tuesday May 3rd at 13.00

Imran Rasul, 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 May 5th at 13.00

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

Tuesday May 3rd 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 May 12th at 13.00

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

Tuesday May 17th at 13.00

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

Wednesday May 18th at 10.00. N.B DAY and TIME!!!

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

Tuesday May 24th at 13.00

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

Tuesday May 31st at 10.00. N.B TIME! 

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

Thursday June 2nd at 13.00

Hans-Joachim Voth, Zurich

Title: New Deal, New Patriots: How 1930s Government Spending Boosted Patriotism during WW II, with Bruno Caprettini

Tuesday June 7th at 13.00

Attila Lindner, UCL

Wednesday June 8th at 10.00. N.B TIME!

Elisa Rubbo, Chicago Booth

Thursday June 9th at 13.00

Gaetano Gaballo, HEC Paris

Tuesday June 14th at 13.00

Johannes Spinnewijn, LSE

Thursday June 16th at 13.00

Moritz Kuhn, Bonn

June 10th at 9.00

Nordenskiöldssalen, Geovetenskapens Hus.
José Elias Gallegos Dago
Title: Essays in Macroeconomics
Opponent: Gateano Gaballo

June 13th at 13.00

Nordenskiöldssalen, Geovetenskapens Hus.
Xueping Sun
Title: Essays on China’s Economic Development: Innovation, Public Debt and Social Connections
Opponent: Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

June 15th at 9.00

Nordenskiöldssalen, Geovetenskapens Hus.
John Vincent Kramer
Title: Essays on Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy and Mobility
Opponent: Moritz Kuhn

Thursday May 17th 16-17.00

Jakobsbergsgatan 18.
Maryam Farboodi, MIT Sloan
After Work Seminar on the Value of Big Data
Please visit the SNS Website for more information and to register for the talk.


Past Events - 2021

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

For lists of older events, please contact Hanna Weitz:

Nitya Pandalai-Nayar, University of Austin Texas

Title: The Long and Short (Run) of Trade Elasticities (with Christoph E. Boehm and Anderi A. Levchencko)

Sebastian Ottinger, UCLA

Title: Immigrants, Industries, and Path Dependence

Elisa Macchi, University of Zurich

Title: Worth Your Weight: Experimental Evidence on the Benefits of Obesity in Low-Income Countries

Masao Fukui, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Title: A Theory of Wage Rigidity and Unemployment Fluctuations with On-the-Job Search

Maxwell Kellogg, University of Chicago

Title: Household Self-Insurance and the Value of Disability Insurance in the United States

Bence Bardoczy, Northwestern University

Title: Spousal Insurance and the Amplification of Business Cycles

Lukasz Rachel, London School of Economics (LSE)

Title: Leisure-Enhancing Technological Change

Jane Olmstead-Rumsey, Northwestern University

Title: Market Concentration and the Productivity Slowdown

Allan Hsiao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Title: Coordination and Commitment in International Climate Action: Evidence from Palm Oil

Gustavo de Souza, University of Chicago

Title: The Labor Market Consequences of Appropriate Technology

Audinga Baltrunaite, Bank of Italy

Title: Trainspotting: Board Appointments in Private Firms (with Egle Karmaziene)

Ola Andersson, Uppsala University

Title: The Individual Welfare Costs of Stay-at-Home Policies

Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics (LSE)

Title: The Misallocation of Women’s Talent Across Countries: Evidence from Personnel Data

Muly San, New York University (NYU)

Title: Who Works Where and Why? Parental Networks and the Labor Market

Christina Brown, UC Berkeley

Title: Inducing Positive Sorting through Performance Pay: Experimental Evidence from Pakistani Schools

Sarah Ridout, Harvard University & Vanderbilt University

Title: A Model of Justification

Pietro Ortoleva, Princeton University

Title: Caution and Reference Effects (with Simone Cerreia-Vioglio and David Dillenberger)

Augustin Bergeron, Harvard University

Title: The State Capacity Ceiling on Tax Rates: Evidence from Randomized Tax Abatements in the DRC

Gilat Levy, London School of Economics (LSE)

Title: Misspecified Politics and the Recurrence of Populism (with Ronny Razin and Alwyn Young)

Yanos Zylberberg, University of Bristol

Title: Migrants and the Urban Economy: Evidence from China

Erika Deserranno, Kellogg School of Management & Northwestern University

Title: Financial Incentives in Multi-layered Organizations: An Experiment in the Public Sector

Sascha Becker, Monash University & University of Warwick

Title: Scholars at Risk: Academic Networks and High-Skilled Emigration from Nazi Germany

Lauren Falcao Bergquist, University of Michigan

Title: Search Cost, Intermediation, and Trade: Experimental Evidence from Ugandan Agricultural Markets (with Craig McIntosh and Meredith Startz)

Anna Tompsett, IIES & Department of Economics (Stockholm University)

Title: Time is Not Money: An Experiment with Community Contribution Requirements in Cash and Labor (with Serena Cocciolo, Selene Ghisolfi, and Md. Ahasan Habib)

Tore Ellingsen, Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)

Title: Bubbles and Kinks: A Monetary Model of Recessions (with David Domeij)

Gustavo De Souza, IIES 

Title: On the Political and Economic Determinants of Redistribution: Pecuniary Gains, Social Preferences, or Institutions?

Rachael Meager, London School of Economics (LSE) 

Title: An Automatic Finite-Sample Robustness Metric: When Can Dropping a Little Data Make a Big Difference? (with Tamara Broderick and Ryan Giordano)

Daphne Skandalis, University of Copenhagen

Title: Racial Inequality in the U.S. Unemployment Insurance System

Barbara Biasi, Yale School of Management & Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF)

Title: The Education-Innovation Gap (with Song Ma)

Edouard Schaal, CREI

Title: Herding through Booms and Busts (with Mathieu Taschereau-Dumouchel)

Joshua Weiss, IIES

Title: Market Power, Imitation and Growth

Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton

Title: On Job Polarization and Geographical Redistribution

Kurt Mitman and Tessa Bold, IIES, and Erika Färnstrand Damsgaard, Head of Marcoeconomic Research at National Institute of Economic Research (Konjunkturinstitutet).

Title: Economic Responses and Optimal Restrictions to Mitigate COVID-19

Ola Andersson, Uppsala University

Silvana Tenreryo, London School of Economics

Title: On Economic Shocks and Trade

Barbara Biasi, Yale School of Management

Title: How to Attract, Keep and Allocate Good Teachers?

Divya Dev

Title: Essays on Gender, Development and Political Economy
Opponent: Sascha Becker, Monash University & University of Warwick



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