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2021-2022 Lecture Guests

Oct. 15, 2021, Sarah Banajob2vec: Using Language Models to Understand Wage Premia

headshot of sarahAbstract: Investments in human capital are increasingly diverse, with the number of online courses, microcredentials, and digital badges exceeding the number of traditional postsecondary education degrees and certificates in 2020. While more workers than ever have access to learning opportunities, information about the potential effects of these certifications on earnings has not scaled at the same rate. Using online job postings data and state-of-the-art natural language processing (NLP) techniques, I uncover the premia associated with eight in-demand certifications. I find that firms post significantly higher salaries for business analyst

certifications, while supply chain certifications make less of a difference, with project management and computer network certifications in the middle of the distribution. This approach demonstrates substantial variation in firms’ willingness to pay for certifications.

Bio: Dr. Sarah Bana is a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford’s Digital Economy Lab, part of Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. Her research uses online data to characterize technologies, tasks, and the interactions between them to answer fundamental questions about the evolution of work. She brings together new techniques in natural language processing with data on firms’ demands for skills in the form of job postings, providing unique insights that could not have been measured with the same nuance with survey data. These insights serve to provide improved strategic advice for firms and workers, along with improved policy prescriptions for governments. Sarah’s research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management and Sloan Management Review and featured by the BBC Business Daily. Her dissertation received Honorable Mention for the Upjohn Institute’s best Ph.D. dissertation on employment-related issues.

Past Speakers

Sept. 24, 2021, Jui Ramaprasad - Impact of Leadership (S)election on Contribution Behavior in Online Communities

Mar. 13, 2020, Kai Li, Ph.D. - How Do Mergers and Acquisitions Foster Corporate Innovation? Inventor-level Evidence? - Watch lecture

Mar. 6, 2020, James Robinson, Ph.D. - The Economic Effects of Enclosing the English Commons - Watch lecture

Feb. 28, 2020, David Solomon, Ph.D. - The Perils of Private Provision of Public GoodsWatch lecture

Feb. 21, 2020, Giorgio Coricelli, Ph.D. - Strategic Sophistication: Attention, Intelligence and Consistency - Watch lecture

Feb. 14, 2020, Shawn Thomas, Ph.D. - Supply Network Linkages and CEO Compensation Contracts - Watch lecture

Feb. 7, 2020, Connie Pechmann, Ph.D. - Perceived Concerns versus Actual Benefits of Demographic Self-Disclosure in Online Support GroupsWatch lecture

Dec. 6, 2019, Marco Casari, Ph.D. - Governing Climate Engineering: Insights from a Public "Good or Bad” Experiment - Watch lecture

Nov. 22, 2019, Daniel Rock, Ph.D. - Engineering Value: The Returns to Technological Talent and Investments in Artificial Intelligence

Nov. 15, 2019, David Freeman, Ph.D. - Revealing Choice Bracketing - Watch lecture

Nov. 8, 2019, Edward Van Wesep, Ph.D. - On the Magnification of Small Biases in Decision-Making - Watch lecture

Nov. 1, 2019, Juan Carrillo, Ph.D. - Money in the Schoolyard: Young Children Use Commodities as an Indirect Medium of Exchange - Watch lecture

Oct. 25, 2019, Luba Petersen, Ph.D. - Escaping Secular Stagnation with Unconventional Monetary Policy - Watch lecture

Oct. 18, 2019, Tracy Liu, Ph.D. - Group Identity and Cooperation in Infinitely Repeated Games - Watch lecture

Oct. 11, 2019, Imke Reimers, Ph.D. Digitization and Product Discovery: The Causal and Welfare Impacts of Reviews and Crowd Ratings - Watch lecture

Sep. 27, 2019, Isaac Hacamo, Ph.D. - Gaining the (Over)Confidence to Start your Business - Watch lecture

Sep. 20, 2019, Joshua Tasoff, Ph.D.Supervised Machine Learning for Eliciting Individual Reservation ValuesWatch lecture

Aug. 30, 2019, Christian Ewerhart, Ph.D. - Social Preference and Group Identity in the Financial Cooperative - Watch lecture

May 10, 2019, Neil Pearson, Ph.D. - Evidence about Bubble Mechanisms: Precipitating Event, Feedback Trading, and Social Contagion - Watch lecture 

May 3, 2019, Melissa Thomasson, Ph.D. - Shut Down and Shut Out: Women Physicians in the Era of Medical Education Reform - Watch lecture

Apr. 26, 2019, James Holland, Ph.D. - Distortions and Anomalies: Can Evolutionary Theory Bring Order to Human Decision-Making? - Watch lecture

Apr. 19, 2019, Ramzi Suleiman, Ph.D. - Relativizing Newtonian Dynamics as Pathway to a Theory of Everything - Watch lecture

Apr. 12, 2019, Shane Macfarlan, Ph.D. - Managing Life in a Desert: Choyero Cultural Dynamics and Sustainability Challenges in Baja California Sur, Mexico - Watch lecture

Apr. 5, 2019, Robert Sugden, Ph.D. - Trust and mutual benefit in markets - Watch lecture

Mar. 15, 2019, Wally Thurman, Ph.D. - Combing the Landscape: An Economic History of Migratory Beekeeping in the United States - Watch lecture

Mar. 8, 2019, Christine Parlour, Ph.D. - Consumers as Financiers: Crowdfunding, Initial Coin Offerings and Consumer Surplus - Watch lecture

Mar. 1, 2019, Joaquin Gomez-Minambres, Ph.D. - Non-binding Goals in Teams: A Real Effort Coordination Experiment - Watch lecture

Feb. 22, 2019, Paul Hooper, Ph.D. - Gains to cooperation drive the evolution of egalitarianism - Watch lecture

Feb. 15, 2019, Matthew Harding, Ph.D. - Environmental and Social Benefits of Time of Use

Feb. 8, 2019, Matthew McCarter, Ph.D. - Vigilante Justice: Examining Makeup Calls in Organizations and the Behavioral Laboratory - Watch lecture

Feb. 1, 2019, Miguel Brendl, Ph.D. - Influences of Motivation on Preferences

Dec. 7, 2018, Volodymyr Lugovskyy, Ph.D. - Trading Institutions in Experimental Asset Markets: Theory and Evidence - Watch lecture

Nov. 30, 2018, Shaun Nichols, Ph.D. - Outcome-based rules, punishment, and fairness - Watch lecture

Nov. 16, 2018, Alessandra Cassar, Ph.D. - Raising Achievement Among Microentrepreneurs:  An Experimental Test of Goals, Incentives, and Support Groups in Medellin, Colombia - Watch lecture

Nov. 9, 2018, Kai Konrad, Ph.D. - Sequential Majoritarian Blotto Games - Watch lecture

Nov. 2, 2018 Simon Board, Ph.D. - An Inspection Model of Learning in Networks - Watch lecture

Oct. 26, 2018 Jonathan Stieglitz, Ph.D. - Marital violence and fertility in a relatively egalitarian high fertility population - Watch lecture

Oct. 19, 2018 John Wallis, Ph.D. -  Impersonal Rules and Relational Contracts (Also hosted by SIPEP) - Watch lecture

Oct. 12, 2018 Eli Beracha, Ph.D. -  Specialization and Institutional Investors’ Performance – Evidence from Publicly Traded Real Estate - Watch lecture

Oct. 5, 2018 Mitch Warachka, Ph.D. -  Does Finance Make Us Less Social? - Watch lecture

Sep. 28, 2018 Michael Hertzel, Ph.D. -  Speed Matters: Limited Attention and Supply-Chain Information Diffusion - Watch lecture

Sep. 21, 2018 Jeffrey Naecker, Ph.D. - When Fair Isn’t Fair: Understanding Choice Anomalies Involving Social Preferences - Watch lecture

Sept. 7, 2018 Dirk Krueger, Ph.D. - Intergenerational Redistribution in the Great Recession - Watch lecture

Aug. 31, 2018 Thomas Hemmer, Ph.D. -  Aggregation and Convexity in the Provision of Dynamic Incentives - Watch lecture

May 4, 2018 Alessandra Cassar, Ph.D. - The Competitive Woman - Watch lecture

April 27, 2018 Dan Bernhardt, Ph.D. -  The Pied Piper of Pensioners - Watch lecture

Apr. 6, 2018 Daniel Friedman, Ph.D. - Varieties of Risk Elicitation - Watch lecture

Mar. 30, 2018 Chad Kendall, Ph.D. -  Herding and Contrarianism: A Matter of Preference? - Watch lecture

Mar. 16, 2018 Yaroslav Rosokha, Ph.D. -  The Evolution of Cooperation: The Role of Costly Strategy Adjustments - Watch lecture

Mar. 9, 2018 John Rust, Ph.D. - The Dynamics of Bertrand Price Competition with Cost-Reducing Investments - Watch lecture

Mar. 6, 2018 Matthias Sutter, Ph.D.  - Measuring Indirect Effects of Unfair Employer Behavior on Worker Productivity – A Field Experiment

Feb. 23, 2018 Arthur Robson, Ph.D. - Adaptive Hedonic Utility - Watch lecture

Feb. 9, 2018 Vojtech Zika - Does Competition Trigger and Boost Overconfidence? - Watch lecture

Feb. 2, 2018 Giuseppe Lopomo, Ph.D  -  Budget-Constrained Procurement - Watch lecture

Dec. 8, 2017 Jason Shachat, Ph.D. - Market frictions and the anatomy of an arbitrage - Watch lecture

Dec. 1, 2017 Henrik Cronqvist, Ph.D. - In the Red: The Effects of Color on Investment Behavior - Watch lecture

Nov. 17, 2017 Jim Marrone, Ph.D. -  Linguistic and Cultural Assimilation as a Human Capital Process - Watch lecture

Nov. 10, 2017 Hyunseok Lee, Ph.D. -  Understanding and Managing Customer-Induced Negative Externalities in Congested Self-Service Environments - Watch lecture

Nov. 3, 2017 Sevgi Yuksel, Ph.D. - Biases Over Biased Information Structures: Confirmation, Contradiction and Certainty Seeking Behavior in the Laboratory

Oct. 27, 2017 Eric Schliesser, Ph.D. -  Rawls and the Economists on The Displacement of Knightian Uncertainty in Mathematical Economics 

Oct. 20, 2017 Sebastien Pouget, Ph.D. - The Present Value Relation Over Six Centuries: The Case of the Bazacle Company - Watch lecture

Oct. 6, 2017 Robin Hanson, Ph.D. - The Elephant in the Brain

Sept. 29, 2017 Antonio Espn, Ph.D. - Economic preferences 2.0: Connecting competition, cooperation and inter-temporal preferences - Watch lecture

Sept. 22, 2017 Matthew McCarter, Ph.D. - Let’s make up! A study of the dynamics of make-up calls by umpires in Major League Baseball - Watch lecture

Sept. 15, 2017 Ted Bergstrom, Ph.D. -  When Was Coase Right? - Watch lecture

Sept. 8, 2017 Rob Gasaway - Constitutional Law-A Portal to Modernity - Watch lecture

Sept. 1, 2017 Florian Morath, Ph.D. -  Escalation in dynamic conflict: On beliefs and selection

May 12, 2017 Ron Harstad, Ph.D. - Designing Experimental Inference from Revealed Preference - Watch lecture 

Apr. 28, 2017 Thor Koeppl, Ph.D. - The Economics of Cryptocurrency- Bitcoin and Beyond - Watch lecture

Apr. 21, 2017 Charles Sprenger, Ph.D. - Procrastination in the Field: Evidence from Tax Filing

Apr. 14, 2017 Piotr Evdokimov, Ph.D. - Myopic Loss Aversion or Randomness in Choice? An Experimental Investigation - Watch lecture

Apr. 7, 2017 Andrew Smyth, Ph.D. - Contests under the shadow of the future - Watch lecture

Mar. 31, 2017 Ross Starr, Ph.D. - Responding to Martin Hellwig’s Presidential Address:  Smith, Knapp, Menger, Hicks, and Tobin Deal with the Hahn Problem - Watch lecture

Mar. 10, 2017 Rod Garratt, Ph.D. - Let Me, or Let George? Motives of Competing Altruists - Watch lecture

Mar. 3, 2017 John Patton, Ph.D. - Culture Does Not Account for Variation in Ultimatum Game Behavior in the Conambo River Valley

Feb. 10, 2017 Charles Calomiris, Ph.D. -  How News and Its Context Drive Risk and Returns Around the World - Watch lecture

Dec. 9, 2016  Florian Artinger, Ph.D. - Heuristic Pricing In An Uncertain Market: Ecological And Constructivist Rationality

Nov. 11, 2016 Praveen Kujal, Ph.D. - Lack of trust, demand for institutions and pro-social behaviour: some experimental evidence - Watch lecture

Nov. 4, 2016 Hong Qu, Ph.D. - How Do Public Forecasts Affect Price Efficiency and Welfare Allocations? The Role of Exogenous Disclosure and Endogenous Prices in Empowering Uniformed Traders - Watch lecture

Oct 14, 2016 Matthew McCarter, Ph.D. - The rational irrationality of auction fever: Evidence from Amazon.com gift cards, consumer products on eBay, and the behavioral laboratory - Watch lecture

Oct. 7, 2016 Roman Sheremeta, Ph.D. - Status and Economic Rents: Experimental Evidence on the Matthew Effect - Watch lecture

Sept. 16, 2016 Matthias Stefan, Ph.D. - Experimental studies on moral behavior in markets? Paper 1, Paper 2 - Watch lecture

May 13, 2016 Catherine Tucker, Ph.D. - Privacy Protection, Personalized Medicine and Genetic Testing - Watch lecture

May 6, 2016 Luis Carlos Corchon, Ph.D. - Relinquishing Power, Exploitation and Political Unemployment in Democratic Organizations - Watch lecture

Apr. 29, 2016 John Duffy, Ph.D. - Adoption of a New Payment Method: Theory and Experimental Evidence - Watch lecture

Apr. 22, 2016 Alistair Wilson, Ph.D. - Information Transmission and the Shadow of the Future: An Experiment on Reputation, Rents and Deception - Watch lecture

Apr. 15, 2016 Boris Maciejovsky, Ph.D - Information Aggregation in Organizations - Watch lecture

Apr. 8, 2016 David Dickinson, Ph.D. - Sleep restriction and time-of-day effects on simple social interaction - Watch lecture

Apr. 1, 2016 Adam Fremeth, Ph.D. - Corporate Political Strategy in Contested Regulatory Environments: Evidence from the Electric Utility Sector - Watch lecture

Mar. 18, 2016 Matt McCarter, Ph.D. - It’s a Trap! Theory Triangulation of Self-Restraint and Population Growth in the 18 th Century Swedish Commons

Mar. 11, 2016 Nageeb Ali, Ph.D. Image Versus Information: Changing Societal Norms and Optimal Privacy - Watch lecture

Mar 2, 2016 Jeanine Miklos-Thal, Ph.D.  Making Sense of Restrictions on Online Sales - Watch lecture

Feb. 26, 2016 Katya Sherstyuk, Ph.D. - Bidding with money or action plans? Asset allocation under strategic uncertainty

Feb. 24, 2016 Marco Castillo, Ph.D. - Children’s rationality, risk attitudes and misbehavior

Feb. 19, 2016 Peter Kuhn, Ph.D. - When and How are People ‘Behavioral’? Evidence from Intertemporal Choices

Feb. 12, 2016 Gustavo Manso, Ph.D. - Incentives and Innovation - Watch lecture

Feb. 5, 2016 Juergen Huber, Ph.D. - Do Economics Lab Experiments Replicate Predictably? - Watch lecture

Dec. 4, 2015 Alberto Mingardi, Ph.D. - Progress and Knowledge in Thomas Hodgskin - Watch lecture

Nov. 20, 2015 Joseph Gerakos, Ph.D. - Asset Manager Funds - Watch lecture

Nov. 13, 2015 Roman Sheremeta, Ph.D.Status and the Demand for Visible Goods: Experimental Evidence on Conspicuous Consumption - Watch lecture

Oct. 30, 2015 Roberto Weber, Ph.D. - The Spillover Effect of Institutions on Cooperative Norms, Preferences, and Beliefs - Watch lecture

Oct. 9, 2015 Ian Larkin, Ph.D. - Motivational Spillovers from Awards: Crowding Out in a Multitasking Environment - Watch lecture

Sept. 25, 2015 Adam Sanjurjo, Ph.D. - Surprised by the Gambler´s and Hot Hand Fallacies? A Truth in the Law of Small Numbers - Watch lecture

Sept. 18, 2015 Brian Roberson, Ph.D. - Estimating the Gains from Liberalizing Services Trade: The Case of Passenger Aviation - Watch lecture

Apr. 24, 2015 David Rojo Arjona, Ph.D. - Focal points in strategic interactions: theory and evidence - Watch lecture

Apr. 17, 2015 Marco Janssen, Ph.D. - The role of information in governing social-ecological systems - Watch lecture

Apr. 8, 2015 Charles Noussair, Ph.D. - Emotional State and Market Behavior - Watch lecture

Apr. 3, 2015 Diego Aycinena, Ph.D. - Control of household finances, risk and discounting for recipients of conditional cash transfers - Watch lecture

Mar. 20, 2015 John Horton, Ph.D. - Price Floors and Employer Preferences: Evidence from a Minimum Wage Experiment

Mar. 13, 2015 Charles Thomas, Ph.D. - A New Perspective on Entry in Horizontal Merger Analysis - Watch lecture

Mar. 6, 2015 Guillaume Frechette, Ph.D. - Strategy Choice In The Infinitely Repeated Prisoners’ Dilemma - Watch lecture

Feb. 27, 2015 Marina Agranov, Ph.D. - Equilibrium Tax Rates and Income Redistribution: A Laboratory Study - Watch lecture

Feb. 20, 2015 Jim Murphy, Ph.D. - Using Targeted Messages to Get People to Pick, Click, Give: A Natural Field Experiment in the State of Alaska - Watch lecture

Feb. 13, 2015 Marta Serra Garcia, Ph.D. - Motivated Self-Deception, Identity and Unethical Behavior - Watch lecture

Dec. 12, 2014 Matthew Selove, Ph.D. - A Dynamic Model of Competitive Entry Response - Watch lecture

Dec. 5, 2014 Gabriel Rossman, Ph.D. - Obfuscatory Relational Work and Disreputable Exchange - Watch lecture

Nov. 21, 2014 Matthew McCarter, Ph.D. - Who’s Holding Out? An Experimental Study of the Benefits and Burdens of Eminent Domain - Watch lecture

Nov. 7, 2014 Monica Capra, Ph.D. - The Neurobiology of Pre-play Communication - Watch lecture

Oct. 31, 2014 Nathan Fong, Ph.D. - The Robustness of Anchoring Effects in Product Valuations - Watch lecture

Oct. 24, 2014 Devin Shanthikumar, Ph.D. - CEO Incentives and Product Innovation: Insights from Trademarks - Watch lecture

Oct. 17, 2014 Jennifer Arlen, Ph.D. - Does the Endowment Effect Justify Legal Intervention? The Debiasing Effect of Institution - Watch lecture

Oct. 3, 2014 Roman Sheremeta, Ph.D. - Behavior in Contests - Watch lecture

Sept. 19, 2014 Michael Seiler, Ph.D. - The Role of Prospect Theory in the Perceived Moral Reprehensibility of Strategic Mortgage Default - Watch lecture

Sept. 12, 2014 David Skarbek, Ph.D. - The Social Order of the Underworld - Watch lecture

Sept. 5, 2014 Ryan Opera, Ph.D. - Testing the Theory of Continuous Time Games - Watch lecture

May 9, 2014 Leeat Yariv, Ph.D. - Collusion through Communication in Auctions - Watch lecture

May 12, 2014 Don Ross, Ph.D - Psychological versus economic models of bounded rationality - Watch lecture

May 2, 2014 Effrosyni Faye Diamantoudi, Ph.D. - Subsidies, emissions, and social welfare in general equilibrium with imperfect competition - Watch lecture

Apr. 25, 2014 Greg Waymire, Ph.D. - Self-Dealing and its Concealment: Evidence from the Lab & the Field - Watch lecture

Apr. 28, 2014 Jeffrey Carpenter, Ph.D. - Motivating Agents: How much does the mission matter? - Watch lecture

Apr. 18, 2014 Tim Salmon, Ph.D. - Sabotage vs Discouragement: Which Dominates Post Promotion Tournament Behavior? - Watch lecture

Apr. 11, 2014 Paola Mallucci, Ph.D. - Fairness Ideals in Distribution Channels - Watch lecture

Mar. 17, 2014 Stephen Burks, Ph.D - Watch lecture

Mar. 14, 2014 Joaquin Gomez Minambres, Ph.D. - Goal Setting and Monetary Incentives: When Large Stakes Are Not Enough - Watch lecture

Mar. 7, 2014 Fabrice Lumineau, Ph.D. - Third Parties and Contract Design: The Case of Contracts for Technology Transfer - Watch lecture

Feb. 28, 2014 David Dickinson, Ph.D. - The impact of glucose on Bayesian v. heuristic-based decision making

Feb. 21, 2014 David Leinweber, Ph.D. - Nerds on Wall Street: Math, Machines, & Wired Markets - Watch lecture

Feb. 7, 2014 Robert Sugden, Ph.D. - Efficiency, Equality and Labeling: An Experimental Investigation of Focal Points in Explicit Bargaining - Watch lecture

Dec. 06, 2013 Jack Stecher, Ph.D. -Description and Experience Based Decision Making:  An Experimental and Structural Estimation Approach to the Decision-Experience Gap

Nov. 22, 2013 Matt McCarter, Ph.D. - The size of social dilemma science - Watch lecture

Nov. 15, 2013 Juan Carrillo, Ph.D. - Value computation and value modulation: a dual-process theory of self-control - Watch lecture

Oct. 25, 2013 William Gates, Ph.D. -  Mechanism Design for Military Force Management - Watch lecture

Oct. 11, 2013 David Malueg, Ph.D.  - The Best-Shot All-Pay (Group) Auction with Complete Information - Watch lecture

Sept. 6, 2013 Michel Regenwetter, Ph.D. - Random Preference and Distribution-free Random Utility - There are two papers for this lecture:  Paper one.  Paper two. - Watch lecture

May 10, 2013 Kimberly Wade-Benzoni, Ph.D. - The Egoism and Altruism of Intergenerational Behavior - Watch lecture

Apr. 19, 2013 Raymond Deneckere, Ph.D. - Multi-Dimensional Screening: A Solution to a Class of Problems- Watch lecture

Apr. 12, 2013 Caroline Thomas, Ph.D. - N-Dimensional Colonel Blotto Game with Asymmetric Battlefield Values - Watch lecture

Apr. 5, 2013 David Cooper, Ph.D. - Ambiguity in Performance Pay: An Online Experiment - Watch lecture

Mar. 22, 2013 Cary Deck, Ph.D. - Contests with Multiple Targets - Watch lecture

Mar. 15, 2013 John Roberts, Ph.D. - Does Working From Home work?  Evidence From a Chinese Experiment - Watch lecture

Mar. 8, 2013 Tony Kwasnica, Ph.D. - A Laboratory Comparison of Auctions and Sequential Mechanisms - Watch lecture

Feb. 22, 2013 Jordi Brandts Bernad, Ph.D. - Let’s talk: How communication affects contract design.

Feb. 1, 2013 Ron Siegel, Ph.D. – Large Contests - Watch lecture

Dec. 7, 2012 Quazi Shahriar, Ph.D. - When Does Cheap-Talk (Fail to) Increase Efficient Coordination? - Watch lecture

Nov. 9, 2012 Uri Gneezy, Ph.D. - Incentives and Behavior Change

Nov. 2, 2012 Glenn Harrison, Ph.D.  - Asset Integration and Attitudes to Risk - Watch lecture

Oct. 26, 2012 Michael Baye, Ph.D. -  Product Search Online - Watch lecture

Oct. 19, 2012 John Morgan, Ph.D. - On the Merits of Meritocracy - Watch lecture

Oct. 12, 2012 Jonathan Meer, Ph.D. - An Experimental Analysis of Charitable Donations of Time and Money - Watch lecture

Oct. 5, 2012 Joshua Tasoff, Ph.D. - Exponential-Growth Bias and Lifecycle Consumption - Watch lecture

Sept. 28, 2012 Charles Thomas, Ph.D. - An Alternating-Offers Model of Multilateral Negotiations - Watch lecture

Sept. 21, 2012 David Stephens, Ph.D. - The Natural History of Acquisition: Evolution, foraging, impulsiveness and behavioral plasticity. Further reading for this lecture. - Watch lecture

Sept. 7, 2012 Gary Charness, Ph.D. – Experimental Games on Networks - Watch lecture

Aug. 31, 2012 Yan Chen, Ph.D. - Crowdsourcing with All-pay Auctions:  a Field Experiment on Taskcn - Watch lecture

May 4, 2012 Tim Groseclose, Ph.D. - Signaling Games and Media. Watch lecture

Apr. 20, 2012 Shawn Kantor, Ph.D. - Do Research Universities Generate Local Economic Growth? - Watch lecture

Apr. 13, 2012 Sean Crockett, Ph.D. - Do Reference Dependent Preferences Really Matter? - Watch lecture

Mar. 23, 2012 Max Krasnow, Ph.D. - Evolution of direct reciprocity under uncertainty can explain human generosity in one-shot encounters. Watch lecture

Mar. 16, 2012 Alex Brown, Ph.D. - Experimental Analysis of Envy-Free Auctions - Watch Lecture

Mar. 9, 2012 Keith Murnighan, Ph.D. - On Greed - Watch Lecture

Mar. 2, 2012 Jeff Smith, Ph.D. - Remarks on Field Experiments in Labor Economics and the Economics of Education - Watch lecture

Feb. 24, 2012 John Tooby, Ph.D. - The Welfare Tradeoff Architecture, Cooperation, and Social Emotions - For further reading please see: Formidability and the logic of human anger and The architecture of human kin detection. - Watch lecture

Feb. 17, 2012 Stefan Szymanski, Ph.D. - Contests on a Line - Watch Lecture

Feb. 10, 2012 Brian Roberson, Ph.D. - Dynamic Special Interest Politics with Relational Contracts - Watch lecture

Feb. 3, 2012 Alexandra Rosati - Evolutionary economics: Mapping decision-making traits in chimpanzees, bonobos, and humans - Watch Lecture

Dec. 9, 2011 Diego Aycinena Abascal, Ph.D. - Auctions with Endogenous Participation - Watch Lecture

Dec. 2, 2011 John Tomasi, Ph.D. - Democratic Legitimacy and Economic Liberty - Watch Lecture

Nov. 18, 2011 Hersh Shefrin, Ph.D. - Systemic Risk and Sentiment - Watch lecture

Nov. 11, 2011 Mark M. Bykowsky, Ph.D. - A Market-based Approach to Establishing Licensing Rules: Licensed Versus Unlicensed Use of Spectrum Federal Communications Commission - please watch this video before lecture - Watch lecture

Nov. 4, 2011 Melissa Thomasson, Ph.D.  - Saving Babies: The Contribution of Sheppard-Towner to the Decline in Infant Mortality in the 1920s - Watch lecture

Oct. 28, 2011 Gabriele Camera, Ph.D.-  The coordination value of monetary exchange: Experimental evidence.Watch Lecture

Oct. 21, 2011 Parker Ballinger, Ph.D. - Individual versus Social Learning: The Importance of Demonstrability - Watch lecture

Oct. 7, 2011 David Budescu, Ph.D. - Taking Wason to the market:  Studies of the Wason selection task in competitive markets - Watch Lecture

Sept. 16, 2011 Price Fishback, Ph.D. - Comparisons Across Time and Space of Poverty and Social Insurance Programs. - Watch lecture

Sept. 9, 2011 Anne Villamil, Ph.D. - The Effects of Credit Subsidies on Development - Watch Lecture

Sept. 1, 2011 Gad Saad, Ph.D. –  The Consuming Instinct 

Apr. 29, 2011 Donald Shoup - The High Cost of Free Parking - Watch Lecture 

Apr. 8, 2011 Kevin McCabe, Ph.D. – Experiments on the role of third parties on redistribution decisions. For further reading please see: Shared Experience and Third-Party Decisions: A Laboratory Result, Legitimacy in the lab – The separate and joint effects of earned roles and earned endowments in third-party redistribution, Whose money is it anyway? Ingroups and distributive behavior. - Watch lecture

Apr. 1, 2011 Michael Gurven, Ph.D. - Experimental investigation of fairness and altruism norms in small-scale societies - Further reading: Culture sometimes matters: Intra-cultural variation in pro-social behavior among Tsimane Amerindians and Collective Action in Action: Prosocial Behavior in and out of the Laboratory - Watch lecture

Mar. 25, 2011 Anya C. Samak (Savikhin), Ph.D. - Conducting Field Experiments with Preschool-Aged Children: New Approaches - Watch lecture

Mar. 11, 2011 Terry Anderson, Ph.D. -"I Own This Place”: Property Rights for Native Americans. - Watch lecture

Mar. 4, 2011 Blake LeBaron, Ph.D. - Heterogeneous Gain Learning and the Dynamics of Asset Prices - Watch lecture

Feb. 18, 2011 Catherine Eckel, Ph.D. - Giving to Government: Voluntary Taxation in the Lab - Watch lecture

Feb. 11, 2011 Jim Engle-Warnick, Ph.D. - Social Learning and Risk and Ambiguity Preferences - Watch lecture

Feb. 4, 2011 Peter Boettke, Ph.D. - Polycentrism and Gargantua: Which Model Best Provides Public Education? - Watch lecture

Dec. 10, 2010 Deirdre McCloskey, Ph.D. – Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World, and Why a Change in Talk Does - Watch lecture

Nov. 5, 2010 James Choi, Ph.D.Religious Identity and Economic Behavior - Watch lecture

Oct. 29, 2010 Svetlana Pevnitskaya, Ph.D. - The Effect of Access to Clean Technology on Pollution Reduction: an Experiment. Watch lecture

Oct. 22, 2010 Craig Yirush, Ph.D.Indigenous Rights in Early Modern Perspective. Watch lecture

Oct. 15, 2010 John Duffy, Ph.D.A Dynamic General Equilibrium Approach to Asset Pricing Experiments. Watch lecture

Oct. 5, 2010 Andreas Wilke, Ph.D. - Past and Present Environments: The Evolution of Decision Making

Sept. 24, 2010 David Schmidtz, Ph.D. - What is Nonideal Theory?

Sept. 10, 2010 Charles Thomas, Ph.D. - Equilibrium Behavior in a Model of Multilateral Negotiations - Watch lecture

May 7, 2010 Jim Gentle, Ph.D. - The Contribution of Jumps to the Volatility of Asset Prices - Watch lecture

Apr. 23, 2010 Robert Kurzban Ph.D. -  Adaptationist Morality - Watch lecture

Apr. 16, 2010 Menas Kafatos - Climate Change, Facts and Hype: Hazards and Impacts and What does the Future hold?

Apr. 9, 2010 Gregory Waymire, Ph.D. - Can Trust Be Sustained in an Uncertain World When Individuals Have Machiavellian Intelligence? - Watch lecture

Mar. 26, 2010 John Rust, Ph.D. - The Flat Rental Puzzle - Watch lecture

Mar. 19, 2010 Jason Aimone, Ph.D. - Endogenous Group Formation Through Sacrificial Costs - Watch lecture

Mar. 12, 2010 Deirdre McCloskey, Ph.D. - Linguinomics: Thoughts and Theorems about Language in the Economy

Feb. 26, 2010 Ryan Opera, Ph.D. - A Continuous DilemmaWatch lecture

Feb. 19, 2010 Oliver Goodenough, Ph.D.Strategic Mechanisms, Functional Modeling and Experimental Design in Neurolaw. Watch lecture 

Feb. 12, 2010 Henry Butler, Ph.D. – Are State Consumer Protection Acts Really Mini-FTC Acts?  Watch lecture

Feb. 5, 2010 Kevin McCabe, Ph.D. - Watch lecture

Dec. 2, 2009 Jeffrey Tollaksen, Ph.D. - New Ideas About the Nature of Time -  Watch lecture

Nov. 13, 2009 Sarah F. Brosnan, Ph.D. - An Evolutionary Perspective on the Perception and Utilization of Property . Watch lecture

Nov. 6, 2009 James Konow Ph.D.Just Luck:  An Experimental Study of Risk Taking and Fairness

Oct. 30, 2009 Jerome Busemeyer Ph.D. - A Computational Model of the Attention Process Used to Generate Decision Weights. Watch lecture 

Oct. 26, 2009 Harold Demsetz - Externalities and Social Cost . Watch lecture

Oct. 23, 2009 Dan Kovenock Ph.D. –   The Optimal Defense of Networks of Targets . Watch lecture

Oct. 9, 2009 Monica Smith, Ph.D. - A cognitive History of Material Objects:  The Archaeology of Possession, Inheritance, and Value . Watch lecture

Sept. 25, 2009 Bart J. Wilson, Ph.D. - The Ecological and Civil Mainsprings of Property: An Experimental Economic History of Whalers’ Rules of Capture

Sept. 18, 2009 Thomas W. Hazlett, Ph.D.  – Tragedy TV: Rights Fragmentation and the Junk Band Problem . Watch lecture

May 20 , 2009 Gerd Gigerenzer Ph.D. - Homo Heuristicus: Why Biased Minds Make Better Inferences.  Watch lecture

May 7, 2009 Matt Ridley Ph.D. - The Role of Exchange and Specialization in Human Prosperity. Watch lecture

Apr. 24, 2009 Dan Bogart Ph.D. - Parliament and the Adaptability of Property Rights:  A case study of Estate Acts and the London Property Market.  Watch lecture

Apr. 17, 2009 Jasmina Arifovic Ph.D. - A Behavioral Model for Mechanism Design: Individual Evolutionary Learning. Watch lecture

Apr. 3, 2009 John Dickhaut Ph.D. - Hi gh Stakes Behavior with Low Payoffs: Inducing Preferences with Holt-Laury Gambles . Watch lecture

Mar. 27, 2009 Arun Sood Ph.D.Self Cleansing Intrusion Tolerance Watch lecture

Mar. 20, 2009 John Ledyard Ph.D. – Individual Evolutionary Learning, Other-regarding Preferences, and the Voluntary Contributions Mechanism. Watch lecture

Mar. 13, 2009 Gregory Waymire Ph.D. - Transaction Records, Impersonal Exchange, and Division of Labor. Watch lecture

Mar. 6, 2009 James Murphy Ph.D. – Rent Dissipation in Competitive Fisheries: An Experimental Analysis. Watch lecture

Feb. 27, 2009 Amnon Rapoport Ph.D. - Coordination in Large-scale Networks under Two different Information Structures: A Laboratory Study . Watch lecture

Feb. 13, 2009 Elena Asparouhova Ph.D. - Cognitive Biases, Ambiguity Aversion and Asset Pricing in Financial Markets. Watch lecture

Feb. 6, 2009 Cary Deck Ph.D. - Sequentially Pricing Multiple Products: Theory and Experiments. Watch lecture

Jan. 16, 2009 Jean-Laurent Rosenthal Ph.D.Market for Mortgages. Watch lecture

Dec. 5, 2008 Hillard Kaplan Ph.D. - Evolution of Aging. Watch lecture

Nov. 21, 2008 Michael McBride Ph.D. -  Conflict and the Shadow of the Future: An Experimental Study.   Background and theoretical basis.  Watch lecture

Nov. 7, 2008 Larry Iannaccone Ph.D. - Looking Backward: A Cross-National Study of Religious Trends. Watch lecture

Nov. 6, 2008 Barry Chiswick Ph.D. - Why is the Payoff to Schooling Smaller for Immigrants? Watch lecture

Oct. 31, 2008 John Dickhaut Ph.D. -  Efficient Markets and Drift: A Computational Approach. Watch lecture

Oct. 24, 2008 Abel Winn Ph.D. - Framing Effects in Two-Side Clock Auctions. Watch lecture

Oct. 17, 2008 Eric Schoenberg Ph.D. - Relative Wealth Concerns and Asset Bubbles: An Experimental Approach. Watch lecture

Oct. 3, 2008 Peter Bossaerts Ph.D. - Exploring the Nature of "Trading Intuition"

Sept. 15, 2008 Thomas A.  Rietz Ph.D. - Product market efficiency:  The bright side of myopic, uninformed, and passive external finance

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