Bureau of Economics Seminar Series

Schedule of Speakers
Federal Trade Commission
Bureau of Economics Series

Spring 2014

Date Speaker Paper Room Notes

March 06

Luke Froeb (Vanderbilt)

A Theory of Competitive Framing

NJ-B

 

March 13

David Friedman

 

NJ-B

Seminar starts at 3pm

March 20

Heidi Williams (MIT)

Do Fixed Patent Terms Distort Innovation? Evidence from Cancer Clinical Trials

NJ-4100

 

April 10

Matthew Grennan (UPenn)

TBA

M-Street

 

April 17

Ernst Berndt (MIT)

The Regulation of Prescription Drug Competition and Market Responses: Patterns in Prices and Sales Following Loss of Exclusivity

NJ-B

 
April 24 Juha Siikamaki Nudging Energy Efficiency Behavior: The Role of Information Labels NJ-B  

May 01

Avi Dor (George Washington)

Impact of Mortality-Based Performance Measures on Hospital Pricing: the Case of Colon Cancer Surgeries

NJ-B

 

May 08

Ralph Winter (University of British Columbia)

Exclusionary Contracts

NJ-B

 

May 15

Petra Persson

 

NJ-B

 

May 22

Kevin Thom (NYU)

Smoking, Genes and Health

NJ-B

 

May 27

Andrew Caplin

Revealed Preference, Rational Inattention and Costly Information Acquisition

NJ-B

 

June 12

James Sallee

 

NJ-4100

 

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will take place on Thursdays at 2:30pm in the ground floor Conference Center located at 601 New Jersey Ave. NW.  Prior to attending seminars or for other inquiries, please contact Christopher Metcalf (cmetcalf@ftc.gov).

For seminars held in the 1800 M street building, proceed directly from the lobby of the building to the 8th floor. Security clearance is required upon arrival at the 8th floor.  Seminars in the 1800 M street building begin at 2:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Updated: March 5, 2014

Click on the lecture title to view an Acrobat PDF copy of the presented paper.
Previous seminar series calendars are available.

Directions to 601 New Jersey Avenue Building Seminars (back to top)

By Shuttle Van:
FTC employees can take the shuttle van from the headquarters building at 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW to the satellite building at 601 New Jersey Avenue NW. The shuttle leaves from the main Pennsylvania Avenue entrance of the headquarters building on the :00, :20 and :40 of every hour, and drops riders directly in front of the satellite building a few minutes later. Return trips leave the satellite building at the :10, :30 and :50 of each hour. Riders may be required to show FTC employee identification.

By MetroRail:
Take the Red Line to Union Station. After disembarking from train, exit the platform through the "Union Station Shops" exit. Take the escalator all the way up to the street level, near the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and North Capitol Street. Follow Massachusetts Ave. northwest until it intersects with New Jersey Ave. Turn left on New Jersey Avenue and walk one block south to 601 New Jersey Avenue.

By Car:
Pay parking is available in a garage under the 601 New Jersey Avenue building (enter from the alley behind the building).

By Train:
Amtrak, MARC and VRE trains disembark at Union Station. Exit to the southeast side of Union Station, near the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and North Capitol Street. Follow Massachusetts Ave. northwest until it intersects with New Jersey Ave. Turn left on New Jersey Avenue and walk one block south to 601 New Jersey Avenue.

Directions to 1800 M Street Building Seminars (back to top)

By MetroRail:
Take the Red Line to Farragut North. After disembarking from train, take the L street exit.   Proceed north on Connecticut Avenue and take a left on M street.  1800 M is at the corner of 18th and M streets. Or take the Orange or Blue Line to Farragut West.  Walk north on 17th street and continue past Farragut Square.  Continue north on Connecticut avenue and take a left on M street. 1800 M is at the corner of 18th and M streets.

By Car:
Pay parking is available in public garages near the 1800 M street building.  There are garages on 18th street between L and M streets and on M street between 18th and 19th streets.

Links to Other Area Seminars: (back to top)