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Seminars

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3 Oct 2022 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

From the university courtyard to congress, L'athénée jusq’à l'Assemblée, universitet til stortinget, y desde el Colegio hasta el Congreso Nacional, the pathways connecting the worlds of scholarship and the worlds of politics have always been heavily travelled. And they pass in both directions. But what of this relationship historically and geographically? How have scholars and scholarly institutions, be it universities or policy units, influenced - indeed at times been absorbed by - the political realm. How does scholarly knowledge and the hard-won learning of university life translate into active politics? What compromises are made? What insights won?

This public seminar will discuss the complex relation between political activism and academia, asking some of the protagonists to reflect on their experiences. From mass student movements to prominent roles in government; from frontline political involvement back to the blackboard.

About the speakers

Nicolas Grau Veloso

Nicolás Grau is the Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism in Chile. He was born in Concepción, Chile in 1983. He holds a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master's Degree and Commercial Engineering Professional Degree from the University of Chile. Until February 2022, he was a Professor of Economics at the University of Chile and an adjunct Researcher at the Center for Conflict and Social Cohesion (COES). He was also President of Student Federation at University of Chile in 2006. He is married to Catalina Amenábar, with whom he has a daughter and a son, Eloísa and Antonio.

Thorvaldur Gylfason

Professor of Economics at the University of Iceland and former Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He was elected to Iceland's Constitutional Assembly in 2010 and appointed by Parliament to a Constitutional Council that drafted and unanimously passed a constitutional bill delivered to Parliament 29 July 2011.

Speakers Nicolas Grau Veloso and Thorvaldur Gylfason will participate in this public seminar chaired by Professor Patrick Diamond and Professor Simon Reid-Henry.


Pathways to Power will take place on Monday 3 October 2022 between 17:30-19:00 in the People’s Palace on our Mile End campus. The event is open to all and is free to attend. Please book your place via Eventbrite.

People's Palace (PP1)
4 Oct 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Kenichi Nagasawa (Warwick University)

"Treatment effect estimation with noisy conditioning variables"

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5 Oct 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Kemal Yildiz (Bilkent University)

"Modular and equitable stable matching rules [PDF 357KB]"

GC305
10 Oct 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Vincent Sterk (UCL)

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GC305
11 Oct 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Timothy Christensen (NYU/UCL)

"Externally Valid Policy Choise"

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12 Oct 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Basil Williams (NYU)

"Incentive Design for Talent Discovery"

GC305
18 Oct 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Soohun Kim (KAIST)

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19 Oct 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Margaret Meyer (Oxford University)

A Welfare Analysis of a Steady-State Model of Observational Learning [PDF 83KB]

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24 Oct 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Paul Voss (Central European University)

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25 Oct 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Valentina Corradi (Surrey)

Predictive Ability Tests with Possibly Overlapping Models

GC305
27 Oct 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Julien Sauvagnat (Bocconi University)

"Hiring Difficulties and Firm Performance [PDF 3,235KB]"

GC305
31 Oct 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Ramon Marimon (UPF)

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GC305
1 Nov 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Pedro Sant'Anna (Microsoft)

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GC305
7 Nov 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College London)

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8 Nov 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Christian Bontemps (Toulouse School of Economics)

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GC305
14 Nov 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Nicola Limodio (Bocconi University)

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GC305
15 Nov 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Theodore Papageorgiou (Boston College)

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15 Nov 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Theodore Papageorgiou (Boston College)

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16 Nov 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Rossella Argenziano (University of Essex)

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GC305
21 Nov 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Neeltje van Horen (Bank of England)

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21 Nov 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Alexandre Gaillard (Brown)

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22 Nov 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

 Federico Carlini (Luiss)

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28 Nov 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Alessandra Peter (NYU)

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29 Nov 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Michele Fioretti (Sciences Po)

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5 Dec 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Nickolay Gantchev (University of Warwick)

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5 Dec 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Zsofia Barany (CEU)

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GC305
6 Dec 2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Nail Kashaev (Western Ontario)

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2 Mar 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (Goethe University Frankfurt)

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13 Mar 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale)

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13 Mar 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Philippe Mueller (Warwick Business School)

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14 Mar 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Jeremy Fox (Rice)

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20 Mar 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics)

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20 Mar 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Andres Erosa (UC3M)

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21 Mar 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Joachim Freyberger (University of Bonn)

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28 Mar 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Silvia Miranda-Agrippino (Bank of England)

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4 Apr 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Eric Renault (Warwick)

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17 Apr 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Julieta Caunedo (Toronto, Rotman School of Management)

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2 May 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Christian Wolf (MIT)

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2 May 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Christian Wolf (MIT)

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8 May 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Carolin Pflueger (Chicago)

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8 May 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Carolin Pflueger (University of Chicago)

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22 May 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Angelo Ranaldo (University of St.Gallen)

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23 May 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Clément de Chaisemartin (Sciences Po)

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GC305
12 Jun 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Elena Simintzi (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

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GC305
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