Bureau of Economics Seminar Series

Schedule of Speakers
Federal Trade Commission
Bureau of Economics Series

Spring 2015


March 12

Allan Collard-Wexler (Duke)

Bargaining in Bilateral Oligopoly


March 19Larry White (NYU)TBDH432 

March 26

Phillip Levine (Wellesley)




April 02

Ethan Lieber

Moral Hazard in Search



April 09

Charles Murry (Penn State)

Advertising in Vertical Relationships: An Equilibrium Model of the Automobile Industry


April 16Dominic Coey (ebay)The Bidder Exclusion EffectH532 
April 21Matthew GentzkowTBDH532 
May 07Nick PapageorgeThe Economic Value of Breaking Bad Misbehavior, Schooling and the Labor MarketH332 
May 13Hal VarianTBDH332 
May 21Tatiana HomonoffConsumer Borrowing After Payday Loan BansH532 
May 28Ilya Rahkovsky (USDA)"What Drives Nutritional Disparities? Retail Access and Food Purchases Across the Socioeconomic Spectrum"H332 

May 28

Nathan Miller (Georgetown)

Mergers Facilitate Tacit Collusion: Empirical Evidence from the U.S. Brewing Industry


Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will take place on Thursdays at 2:30pm in the FTC Headquarters building located at 600 Pennsylvania Ave NW in the room noted. For admittance to the building, all attendees will be required to show valid photo identification, such as a driver’s license. If you would like to attend a seminar, please contact Chris Metcalf (cmetcalf@ftc.gov) by 4pm on the prior business day.

Updated: April 15, 2015

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