Economics Dept Seminar Series: Jonathan Schlefer, Harvard Business School
October 11, 20124:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Hawthorne Longfellow Hall, Nixon Lounge
The Economics Department welcomes Jonathan Schlefer for its first seminar this fall. Schlefer holds a Ph.D. in political science from MIT and is the author of Palace Politics: How the Ruling Party Brought Crisis to Mexico, as well as articles for The Atlantic and other publications. He is currently a research associate at Harvard Business School.
His talk at Bowdoin will center around his new book, The Assumptions Economists Make. Born of his frustration with various contradictions among economists, the book investigates how economists arrive at their opinions and renders the behavior of economists much more comprehensible, if not less irrational.
Economics Dept Seminar Series: Nina Pavcnik, Dartmouth College
November 28, 20124:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Hubbard Hall, Room 208 Thomas F. Shannon Room
On Wednesday, November 28, Nina Pavcnik, Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, will join us as part of the department seminar series. Her paper, "Export Markets and Labor Reallocation in a Poor Country," studies labor allocation in response to new export opportunities in a setting where a majority of workers work in small, often household-owned businesses and examines the effects of the 2001 U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) on the allocation of employment across industries and employers in Vietnam.