Marshall School of Business

Spring 2013     - COMPLETED
FBE Applied Economics Workshop

The USC Finance and Business Economics Department sponsors three seminar series each semester.
Applied Economics Workshop | Finance Seminar Series | Macroeconomics and International Finance Workshop
The joint SPPD/Marshall School Lusk Center for Real Estate also offers a Real Estate Seminar series and the
FBE Dept. Center for Investment Studies has an occasional Distinguished Speaker Series.

Applied Economics Workshops are usually held on Fridays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Hoffman Hall, room 706
unless otherwise noted below. We no longer provide hardcopies of the papers. If you want a printout, please
download and print the PDF file available by clicking on the paper title.   Thank you.   [Parking & seminar map]

Rev Date Speaker Title of Paper Room
  Jan. 7
Xavier Vives
  Univ. of Navarra, Spain
Informational Externalities in Market Games   sem: 10:30a
joint seminar with FBE Finance Seminar series
  Jan. 18          - - -  No seminar.     - - -
   Jan. 25          - - -  No seminar.     - - -
Feb. 1 Ruixue Jia
  Stockholm Univ.
Pollution for Promotion JKP-104
Feb. 8 Daniel Martin
  NYU Econ
Strategic Pricing with Rational Inattention to Quality
paper instructions
  Feb. 15          - - -  No seminar.     - - -
Feb. 22 Jon Eguia
Endogenous Assembly Rules, Senior Agenda Power, and Incumbency Advantage (co-author: Kenneth Shepsle, Harvard)

The previously posted paper, Discrimination and Assimilation, will be presented at the USC Economics Dept. Microeconomics Theory seminar on Mon. 2/25, 4:00-5:30pm in room KAP-319.    (USC map - type KAP into search field)
  Mar. 1          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Mar. 8 Emir Kamenica
  Chicago, Booth
Suspense and Surprise   (co-authors: Jeffrey Ely, Northwestern, and Alexander Frankel, Chicago) HOH-706
  Mar. 15 Joel Watson
Benefits of Contractual Linkages
Per the author's request, this paper will not be posted. (It's so preliminary that I'm not even posting an abstract.) Please email the Program Administrator to obtain a PDF copy of the paper.
   Mar. 22          - - -  No seminar - Spring Break.    - - -
  Mar. 29          - - -  No seminar. HOH-706
   Apr. 5          - - -  No seminar. HOH-706
   Apr. 12          - - -  No seminar. HOH-706
  Apr. 19 Tony Bertelli
  USC, Price
Public Policy Investment: Priority-Setting and Conditional Representation In British Statecraft       abstract
(co-author: Peter John, University College London)  
This is a book rather than a paper.   The book should become available from Oxford University Press in the near future.
  Apr. 26 Maxim Ivanov
  McMaster Univ.
The Principal-Agent Model of Mediation     abstract
(co-author: Attila Ambrus, Duke)  The paper is very preliminary.   Per the author's request, this paper will not be posted.   Please email the Program Administrator to obtain a PDF copy of the paper.   seminar: 10:00am,  ACC-236
  May 3          - - -  No seminar.    - - -

Click on the paper title to download a PDF.  To meet with a particular visitor contact Dr. Odilon Cmara at 213-740-7658 or  For free parking, contact the FBE Dept. at (213) 740-6515 or Parking reservations require minimum 24 hours advance notice!
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This page last modified: 4/30/13 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.     2003-2013 University of Southern California