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.

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 Fall 2022. A list of the previous semester'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 Fall 2022

The IIES 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.

The IIES Seminars are on Tuesdays at 13.00 and Thursdays at 10.00 if nothing else is stated.

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. 

Seminars run for 90 minutes including questions.

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 (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)

Wednesday 14 September at 16.00

IIES/SNS International Policy Talk
John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Title: The Case for Growth

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, Oxford University
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
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 (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





Past Events - Spring 2022

Here you can find the previous semester'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:

Ciaran Rogers, Stanford University

Title: Quantitative Easing and Local Banking Systems in the Euro Area

Amanda Dahlstrand, London School of Economics

Title: Defying Distance? The Provision of Services in the Digital Age

Diego Känzig, London Business School

Title: The unequal economic consequences of carbon pricing

Joachim Hubmer, University of Pennsylvania

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

Peter André, Briq Institute

Title: Shallow Meritocracy 

Davide Cantoni, LMU Munich

Title: The Rise of Fiscal Capacity, with Cathrin Mohr, Matthias Weigand

Niklas Engbom, NYU

Title: Misallocative growth

Jonathan Lehne, SITE SSE

Title: Incumbents, Minorities, and Voter purges: Evidence from 120 million voters’ registrations in India

Anna Sandberg Trolle-Lindgren, SOFI SU

Title: The impact of PhD studies on Mental Health Care uptake, with S. Bergvall, C. Fernström & E. Ranehill

Florin Bilbiie, University of Lausanne

Title: Inequality and Business Cycles, with Giorgio Primiceri and Andrea Tambalotti

Vincent Sterk, UCL

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

Thomas Le Barbanchon, Bocconi University

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

Carolyn Stein, Stanford University / (From July 2022) UC Berkeley

Title: Race to the Bottom: Competition and Quality in Science, with Ryan Hill

Paolo Sodini, SSE

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

Christopher Roth, University of Cologne

Title: Narratives about the Macroeconomy

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

Claudia Allende Santa Cruz, Stanford GSB

Title: Search Costs, Biased Beliefs and School Choice under Endogenous Consideration Sets

Tommaso Porzio, Columbia Business School

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

Cynthia Kinnan, Tufts University

Title: Propagation and Insurance in Village Networks  

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich, Harvard University

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

Maryam Farboodi, MIT Sloan

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

Lena Edlund, Columbia University

Title: The State and The Family

Michael Peters, Yale University

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

Hans-Joachim Voth, University of Zurich

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

Attila Lindner, UCL

Title: Quality Complementarity in Supplier-Client Networks

Elisa Rubbo, Chicago Booth School of Business

Title: Monetary non-neutrality in the cross-section

Gaetano Gaballo, HEC Paris

Title: Spending Allocation under Nominal Uncertainty: A Model of Effective Price Rigidity

Moritz Kuhn, University of Bonn

Title: Worker Careers and Life-Cycle Wage Dynamics

Sascha Becker, Monash University and University of Warwick

Title: Consequences of Refugee Immigration

Maryam Farboodi, MIT Sloan

Title: After Work Seminar on the Value of Big Data


José-Elías Gallegos Dago

Title: Essays in Macroeconomics
Opponent: Gaetano Gaballo, HEC Paris

Xueping Sun

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

John Vincent Kramer

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




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