Micro-Economic Policy Seminar: The VAT in Africa is in Trouble (Mark Gersovitz)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Founder's Hall, #477


organized by the Center for Micro-Economic Policy Research (CMEPR)

joint organizers:  John Earle (Public Policy) and Thomas Stratmann (Economics)


Fall 2016 Seminars will be, unless otherwise indicated, every Tuesday at 11-12:15, in Founders Hall 477.

September 6:   Eun-Hee Kim (George Washington University) “Customer Reactions and Analyst Stock Recommendations: Evidence from S&P 500 Electric Power Companies’ Twitter Accounts

September 13:   Adam Isen (Treasury) “Parental Resources and College-Going:  Evidence from Lottery Wins?”

September 20:   Aparna Mathur (American Enterprise Institute) “Did right-to-work laws impact income inequality? Evidence from US states using the Synthetic Control Method

September 27:   Sven Neelsen (Erasmus University Rotterdam) “Progressive Universalism? The Impact of Targeted Coverage on Healthcare Access and Expenditures in Peru”

October 4:  Ha Nguyen (World bank) “Demand-driven propagation: evidence from the Great Recession

October 11:   Sanjay Patnaik (George Washington University) “Cap(-ture) and Trade: How Multinational Firms Capture Economic Rents through Environmental Regulations”

October 18:   Joanne Hsu (Federal Reserve) “Minimum Wages and Consumer Credit: Do Lender and Borrowers Respond to Changing Policy?”

October 25:   Stephen Weymouth (Georgetown University) “Winners and Losers in International Trade: The Effects on U.S. Presidential Voting” (joint work with Brad Jensen and Dennis Quinn)

November 1:   Jessica Golberg (University of Maryland)

November 8:   Mark Gersovitz (Johns Hopskins University) “The VAT in Africa is in Trouble”

November 15:   Jon Lanning (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) “Does Prejudice Impact Discretionary Market Transactions? Evidence From The Indirect Auto Lending Market”

November 22:   No Seminar (Thanksgiving week)

November 29:   TBD

December 6:   Theodore Breton (Universidad EAFIT, Colombia) “Where the Education Went: Evidence that Effects of Increased Schooling on GDP are Substantially Lagged

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