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Fall 2010


“Sultans, the Sharia and Seven Empty Ears:

Economic Catastrophes, Church and State”

Eric Chaney

September 17, 2010, 3:30 p.m.Harvard Universtiy


"Understanding the Effect of Productivity

Changes on International Relative Prices”

Jian Wang

October 8, 2010, 3:30 p.m. 

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas


“The Effects of Extensions of Unemployment

Insurance Over the Business Cycle”

Johannes Schmieder

October 22, 2010, 3:30 p.m.

Boston University


“A Theory of Smoking Bans”

Charles de Bartolome

November 5, 2010, 3:30 p.m.

University of Colorado at Boulder


“Trial by Battle”

(co-hosted with MSCD Economics Department)

Peter Leeson

November 17, 2010, 4:00 p.m.

George Mason University