Past Events

  • Nov 15

    Seminar, David Price, Princeton University

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Title: The Long-Term Effects of Cash Assistance
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • Nov 14

    Seminar, Juan Sanchez, Federal Reserve Bank - St. Louis

    Time:
    3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Title: Financing Ventures
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Nov 13

    Seminar, Natalia Kovrijnykh, ASU

    Time:
    3:30-5:00 PM

    Title: "Building Credit Histories with Heterogeneously-Informed Lenders"
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Nov 13

    Broom Seminar, Deborah Cobb-Clark - University of Sydney, Economics

    Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm

    For a complete list of Broom Center Seminar speakers please visit the Broom Center's website.

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Nov 09

    Seminar, Ron Dye, Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern University

    Time:
    ​3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Title: "Equilibrium Voluntary Disclosure, Asset Pricing, and Information Transfers"
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • Nov 09

    Seminar, David Kelly, Miami University

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Title: ​Markets vs. Mechanisms 
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Nov 08

    Public Lecture - Ron Dye

    Ron Dye will be giving a public lecture titled "Accounting Irregularities: What's Odd About Bean Counting?" on Wednesday, November 8th, at 5:​30pm in the IHC McCune room. 

    Ronald Dye ​is the Leonard Spacek Professor of Accounting Information and Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Previously, he held appointments in accounting and economics at the University of Chicago and in accounting at Yale University.

    Professor Dye's teaching and research interests include managerial accounting, management compensation, financial disclosure, information economics, and the economics of standards. He is the author of more than 40 papers which have appeared in leading academic journals of accounting and economics, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, International Economic Review, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Business, and the Journal of Political Economy. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and the Review of Accounting Studies.

    Professor Dye regularly gives seminars at leading international business schools. Most recently, he has been studying and lecturing on how firms' can improve their strategic decision-making through their accounting choices.

    Nov 8th, 5:​30 pm in the IHC McCune room

    5:30 PM - 6:50 PM
  • Nov 08

    Seminar, Eduardo Zambrano, California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Title: Liberal-Libertarian Optimal Tax Policy
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • Nov 06

    Seminar, Brendan Beare, UC San Diego

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Title:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • Nov 03

    Job Market Talk, Huy Nguyen, UC Santa Barbara

    Tittle:
    "​A Theory of Pretense in Public Goods Provision"

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Oct 30

    Broom Seminar, Amy Boddy - UC Santa Barbara, Anthropology

    Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm

    Title: "Life History Theory and Cancer" 

    For a complete list of Broom Center Seminar speakers please visit the Broom Center's website.

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Oct 25

    Seminar, Bruno Ferman, Sao Paulo School of Economics

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Title:
    Revisiting the Synthetic Control Estimator
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • Oct 23

    Job Market Talk, Zheng Wang, UC Santa Barbara

    Tittle:
    "Controlling Shareholders' Expropriation and the Sensitivity of Investment to Cash Flow"
    Time:
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Oct 19

    Fifth Annual Babcock Memorial Undergraduate Lecture, Stefano DellaVigna, UC Berkeley

    Time:
     ​3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    ​Title: What Motivates Effort? Evidence and Expert Forecasts
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Loma Pelona Center
  • Oct 18

    Job Market Talk, Christine Braun, UC Santa Barbara

    Tittle:
    "Crime and the Minimum Wage"
    Time:
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Oct 16

    Job Market Talk, Matthew Wibbenmeyer, UC Santa Barbara

    Tittle:
    "Burning Down the House: Wildfire and the Benefits of Natural Disaster Mitigation"
    Time:
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Oct 16

    Broom Seminar, Terence Keel - UC Santa Barbara, Black Studies

    Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm

    For a complete list of Broom Center Seminar speakers please visit the Broom Center's website.

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Oct 11

    Job Market Talk, Ben Griffy, UC Santa Barbara

    Tittle:
    "Borrowing Constraints, Search, and Life-Cycle Inequality"
    Time:
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Oct 04

    Seminar, Taylor Jaworski, University of Colorado

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Title:
    The Interstate Highway System and The Development of the American Economy
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • Oct 04

    Seminar, Andrew Lo, MIT Sloan School of Management

    Time:
    ​11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Title: Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Oct 02

    Seminar, Shiran Rachmilevitch, University of Haifa

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Title:
    Bargaining with Periodic Participation Costs
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • Oct 02

    Broom Seminar, Mike Gurven - UC Santa Barbara, Anthropology

    Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm

    Title: "Costs of Reproduction in Natural Fertility Populations" 

    For a complete list of Broom Center Seminar speakers please visit the Broom Center's website.

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Sep 27

    Seminar, Alberto Salvo, National University of Singapore

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Title:
    Local Pollution Drives Global Pollution: Emissions Feedback Via Residential Electricity Usage
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • Sep 25

    Seminar, Johannes Abeler, University of Oxford

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Title:
    Ratchet Effects
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • Sep 19

    Seminar, Chew Soo Hong, National University of Singapore

    Time:
    ​1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Title: Ellsberg Meets Keynes: Missing Links ​Among Attitudes ​Toward Sources of Uncertainty
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Jul 17

    GRIT Talks Event, Rod Garratt, UC Santa Barbara

    Summer Sessions is presenting their annual lecture series GRIT Talks. This year's lecture series will be featuring Rod Garratt, who will be presenting "From Bitcoin to Central Bank Digital Currencies." The talk will be held at Hatlen Theater and will commence at 5:30 PM.
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hatlen Theater
  • Jun 07

    Seminar, Anya Samek, USC

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Title:
    Skin in the Game: The Effects of Recipient Contribution on Support for Social Programs
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • Jun 05

    Broom Seminar, Rachel Kimbro - Rice University, Sociology

    Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm

    For a complete list of Broom Center Seminar speakers please visit the Broom Center's website.

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Jun 02

    Seminar, Kaspar Wuthrich, UC San Diego

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 31

    Seminar, Akshaya Jha, Carnegie Mellon University

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Title:
    "The Economic and Environmental Costs of Dynamic Regulatory Distortions: Coal Procurement at U.S. Power Plants"
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 26

    Labor lunch, Sarah Bana, UC Santa Barbara

    Time:
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM North Hall 2212
  • May 24

    Seminar, Giovanni Ponti, University of Alicante

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Title:
    Social Preferences over Utilities
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 22

    Broom Seminar, May Sudhinaraset - UC San Francisco, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

    Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm

    For a complete list of Broom Center Seminar speakers please visit the Broom Center's website.

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 22

    LAEF: Macro and Micro Economics of Climate Change

    The overall goal of the workshop is to bring together micro economists and macroeconomists working on all aspects of the economics of climate change and to encourage dialogue and exchange of ideas between these two communities. The two-day conference will feature 12 one-hour presentations with no discussions, taking place at the UCSB Mosher Alumni House on Mesa Road. There will be both macro and micro papers on climate economics. Click here for more details.
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM UCSB Mosher Alumni House on Mesa Road
  • May 19

    Labor lunch, Peter Kuhn, UC Santa Barbara

    Time:
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM North Hall 2212
  • May 19

    Second Annual Southwest Experimental and Behavioral Economics Workshop

    UCSB Economics will hold the second annual Southwest Experimental and Behavioral Economics Workshop (SWEBE) at UC Santa Barbara on Friday-Saturday, May 19-20, 2017. The workshop gives researchers in the southwest the opportunity to share their latest work in behavioral and experimental economics.

    This event will be held at the Mission Room at UCSB's UCen.

    Friday




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    9:00:00 AM 9:10:00 AM Welcome

    9:10:00 AM 9:40:00 AM Chad Kendall USC Herding and Contrarianism: A Matter of Preference
    9:40:00 AM 10:10:00 AM Ahrash Dianat Caltech Statistical Discrimination in the Lab: How to create it, how to break it
    10:10:00 AM 10:40:00 AM Ron Harstad U Missouri (visiting Chapman U) Designing Experimental Inference from Revealed Preference
    10:40:00 AM 11:00:00 AM Break

    11:00:00 AM 11:30:00 AM John Duffy UC Irvine Adoption of a New Payment Method: Theory and Experimental Evidence
    11:30:00 AM 12:00:00 PM Aidin Hajikhameneh Chapman U Multilateral punishments under uncertainty
    12:00:00 PM 1:30:00 PM Lunch

    1:30:00 PM 2:00:00 PM Gary Charness UC Santa Barbara TBD
    2:00:00 PM 2:30:00 PM Ellie Green ASU The impact of a Merit-based Payment on Quality of Healthcare: An Artefactual Field Experiment
    2:30:00 PM 3:00:00 PM Ali Ozkes Aix-Marseille U (visiting Caltech) The impact of communication and cognitive skills on cooperation
    3:00:00 PM 3:30:00 PM Break

    3:30:00 PM 3:50:00 PM Amine Mahmassani UC Irvine Learning optimal equilibria in congested multi-state networks
    3:50:00 PM 4:10:00 PM Alejandro Martinez-Marquina Stanford U Conditional Reasoning: Frequentism versus Probabilities
    4:10:00 PM 4:40:00 PM Devdeepta Bose U of Arizona Infinitely Repeated Games - Attractions towards efficiency and fairness
    4:40:00 PM 5:00:00 PM Ian Burn UC Irvine Why aren't women majoring in STEM? Evidence from a Lab Experiment
    6:00:00 PM 8:00:00 PM Dinner
    Place TBD










    Saturday




    Starting time Ending time


    9:00:00 AM 9:30:00 AM Elena Pikulina UBC (visiting UCSB) Preferences for Power
    9:30:00 AM 10:00:00 AM Alessandra Cassar U of San Francisco The Competitive Woman
    10:00:00 AM 10:30:00 AM Greg Leo Vanderbilt University Direct Preference Elicitation over Public Outcomes
    10:30:00 AM 10:50:00 AM Break

    10:50:00 AM 11:10:00 AM Fulya Ersoy Stanford U The Role of Beliefs and Information on Study Effort
    11:10:00 AM 11:30:00 AM John Ralston UC Irvine Not Worth The Effort: Cognitive Load and Suboptimal Behavior
    11:30:00 AM 11:50:00 AM Paul Feldman UC San Diego A Stream of Prospects or a Prospect of Streams: On the Evaluation of Intertemporal Risks
    11:50:00 AM 12:20:00 PM Timothy Young UC Irvine Pay Secrecy and Wage Compression
    9:00 AM - 11:50 AM 558 UCEN Rd
  • May 17

    Seminar, David Brownstone, UC Irvine

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 16

    Dissertation Defense, Jenna Stearns, UC Santa Barbara

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 12

    Seminar, Marie Connolly, University of Quebec, Montreal

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Title:
    Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 12

    Labor lunch, Tinna Laufey Ásgeirsdóttir, University of Iceland

    Time:
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM North Hall 2212
  • May 10

    Seminar, Steven Stillman, University of Otago

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Title:
    The Effect of Violent Conflict on the Quantity and Quality of Children: Evidence from Nepal's Maoist People's War
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 09

    Dissertation Defense, Corey White, UC Santa Barbara

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 08

    Broom Seminar, Myron Gutmann - University of Colorado, History

    Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm

    For a complete list of Broom Center Seminar speakers please visit the Broom Center's website.

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 08

    LAEF: Fourth Annual Macroeconomics and Business CYCLE Conference

    In the tradition that began in 2014, The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance is pleased to sponsor the Fourth Annual Macroeconomics and Business Cycle Conference May 8 -11, 2017. The meetings will take place at The Upham Hotel in Santa Barbara. Click here for more details.
    8:30 AM - 1:15 PM The Upham Hotel (1404 De La Vina St)
  • May 05

    Seminar, David Wiczer, Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 05

    Labor Lunch, Dario Pozzole, Copenhagen

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM North Hall 2212
  • May 04

    16th Annual Herbert C. Kay Undergraduate Lecture - Rob Reed

    The Department of Economics 
    University of California, Santa Barbara

    16th Annual Herbert C. Kay Undergraduate Lecture

    featuring

    Rob Reed

    Chief Financial Officer at AEG

     

    Thursday, May 4, 2017
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    ​on campus at Loma Pelona Center
    Reception immediately following

    The Herbert C. Kay Undergraduate Lecture was established at the University of California, Santa Barbara to feature a dynamic business pioneer who will inspire UCSB undergraduates to become the entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow.

    Herbert C. Kay taught in the UCSB Department of Economics in the 1960s and is now a successful private investor in Los Angeles.  Herb Kay’s former students cite his inspiration as a major factor in the development of their own successful careers.  To honor Herb Kay, and to affirm the importance of undergraduate education at UCSB, a group of alumni, faculty and friends of the Department of Economics collaborated to identify this year’s distinguished speaker, Rob Reed. 

    Rob Reed is the Chief Financial Officer of AEG and is responsible for overseeing the finance function for AEG's holdings worldwide, with particular emphasis on its continued growth in the facilities, ticketing, and sponsorship divisions. 

    Previously Rob served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for AEG's Facilities Division, which owns, operates or consults with over 100 of the industry's preeminent venues worldwide. The growth of this division has been due, in no small part, to the role Rob plays in guiding the vision, master plan and day-to-day financial aspects for the division which AEG's fastest growing and most profitable. 

    S​ince joining AEG in 1999, Rob has played a key financial role in opening of more than a dozen world-class venues including STAPLES Center, Spirit Center, and the Home Depot Center, Prudential Center, Toyota Park, Kodak Theater, and Mercedes-Benz Arena to name a few. In each case, Rob's experience and insights have led to the development and adoption of each venue's initial business plan, reporting structure, financial oversight and key internal management systems. 

    ​As an original member STAPLES Center's management team, Rob played a role in the initial financing of the venue which included the introduction of the first asset-backed privatization for an area that has since become a standard method of financing for many developments in addition to implementing the elements of this plan t​o STAPLES Center's operations and financial structure. 

    Prior to joining AEG, Rob earned his BA in Economics from UCSB and a CPA from PriceWaterhouse Coopers before working for 3 years as a Controller in the Los Angeles Lakers organization. 





     

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • May 04

    Dissertation Defense, Chris Severen, UC Santa Barbara

    Time:
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Title:
    Valuation of the Environment, Regulation, and Transportation Infrastructure
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 03

    Seminar, Marta Serra Garcia, UC San Diego

    Time:
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Title:
    Time-Inconsistent Charitable Giving
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 28