During the academic year, Real Estate Research Seminars are held every Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., in Cheit Hall, Room 325.

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Faculty Coordinator: Professor Nick Tsivanidis

To be added to the email list for the seminar, please contact Tom Chappelear at tomchaps@berkeley.edu.

Fall 2022


August 31 Cecile Gaubert  (UC Berkeley) The Political Economy of Transport Investment: Evidence from the California High-Speed Rail
September 7 Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial College London) Title TBA
September 28 Can Huang (Berkeley Haas) Title TBA
October 5 Sizhu Lu (Berkeley Haas) Network effects in venture capital financing
October 12 Nick Tsivanidis (Berkeley Haas) Title TBA
Tuesday, October 25 (joint with Trade) Milena Almagro (Chicago Booth) Title TBA
November 2 Tim McQuade (Berkeley Haas) Title TBA
November 9 Marco Giacoletti (USC Marshall) Title TBA
November 16 Jialan Wang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Title TBA
November 30 Antoine Levy (MIT/UC Berkeley) Title TBA
December 7 Winnie van Dijk (Harvard) Title TBA

Spring 2022

March 16 Rodrigo Adao (Chicago Booth) Putting Quantitative Trade Models to the Test: Evidence from India’s Trade Liberalization
April 13 Tommaso Porzio (Columbia Business School) Title TBA
April 20 Sebastian Sotelo (University of Michigan) Deforestation: A Global and Dynamic Perspective
April 27 Xavier Giroud (Columbia Business School) Propagation and Amplification of Local Productivity Spillovers

Fall 2021

September 15 Juan Carlos Serrato (Duke) Regulating Conglomerates: Evidence from an Energy Conservation Program in China
September 22 Jessie Handbury (Penn) School Food Policy Affects Everyone: Retail Responses to the National School Lunch Program
October 6 Sam Asher (Johns Hopkins) Residential Segregation in India: Evidence from 1.6m Neighborhoods
October 13 Daniel Sturm (LSE) Applying the Quantitative Urban Model to Cities in Developing Countries
October 20 Klaus Desmet (SMU) Local Sectoral Specialization in a Warming World
November 10 David Atkin (MIT) The Returns to Face-to-Face Interactions: Knowledge Spillovers in Silicon Valley
November 17 Leah Boustan (Princeton) Political Speech about Immigration to the US is More Positive but More Polarized Than Any Time in the Past 150 Years
December 1 John Dingel (Chicago Booth) Gains from Trade in Medical Services
December 8 Nate Baum-Snow (Toronto) Local Productivity Spillovers

Spring 2021

February 17 Allison Shertzer (University of Pittsburgh) Racial Segregation in Housing Markets and the Erosion of Black Wealth
February 24 Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato (Duke) Taxing Property in Developing Countries: Theory and Evidence from Mexico
March 31 Adam Osman (Illinois) The Distributional Consequences of Trade: Evidence from the Repeal of the Corn Laws
April 7 Stephan Heblich (Toronto) The Distributional Consequences of Trade: Evidence from the Repeal of the Corn Laws
Monday, April 12, 4-5:30 p.m. Diana van Patten (Yale) Multinationals, Monopsony, and Local Development: Evidence from the United Fruit Company
April 14 Enrico Moretti (UC Berkeley) Where is Standard of Living the Highest? Local Prices and the Geography of Consumption” (with R. Diamond)
Tuesday, April 20 (joint with Trade) Fabian Eckhert (UCSD) Title TBA
April 28 Charlie Nathanson (Kellogg) Housing Supply and Affordability: Evidence from Rents, Housing Consumption and Household Location
May 12 Zhaogang Song (Johns Hopkins) Asset Pricing with Cohort-Based Trading in MBS Markets

Fall 2020

October 7 Katherine Wagner (Stanford) Adaptation and Adverse Selection in Markets for Natural Disaster Insurance
October 14 Shan Ge (NYU Stern) Conflicting Interests and the Effect of Fiduciary Duty — Evidence from Variable Annuities
October 28 Adrien Bilal The Geography of Unemployment
November 4 Aradhya Sood Land Market Frictions in Developing Countries: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in India
November 11 Taha Choukhmane Default Options and Retirement Savings Dynamics
November 18 Emil Verner Credit Allocation and Macroeconomic Fluctuations
December 2 Yiming Ma The Passthrough of Treasury Supply to Bank Deposit Funding
December 9 Michael Peters European Immigrants and the United States’ Rise to the Technological Frontier

For more information about the Research Seminars, please contact Tom Chappelear, faculty assistant, at (510) 643-6109 or email him at tomchaps@berkeley.edu.

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