IFS organises a variety of seminars. All seminars are open to the general public.

For more information on how to attend, please contact @email.

Please contact the organisers listed below if you wish to present a paper.

  • Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) seminars; Organisers: Antonella Bancalari, Christine FarquharsonDavid Sturrock, and Tom Waters.
  • IFS-STICERD seminars on public economics: topics relating to public economics; co-organised by CPP at IFS and STICERD at LSE. Organiser: Xavier Jaravel, Camille Landais, Peter Levell and Johannes Spinnewijn .
  • Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (cemmap) seminars: topics relating to econometrics; Organiser: Daniel Wilhelm

2023/2024 Seminar Programme

Unless otherwise specified, these seminars will take place in person at the IFS and online. For more information on how to attend, please contact @email.

Wed 29 Nov12:30 - 13:45IFS SeminarDavid Green (University of British Colombia)The Impact of Unions on Nonunion Wage Setting: Threats and Bargaining (with Ben Sand, Iain Snoddy, and Jeanne Tschopp)
Wed 6 Dec12:30 - 13:45IFS SeminarIngrid Huitfeldt     
(BI Norwegian Business School)
Distributional Consequences of Cost-Sharing in a Universal Healthcare System (with Simon Bensnes and Victoria Marone)
Wed 6 Mar12:30 - 13:45IFS SeminarDamian Clarke     
(University of Exeter)
Wed 13 Mar12:30 - 13:45IFS SeminarBram De Rock 
(KU Leuven)
Wed 20 Mar12:30 - 13:45IFS SeminarSefi Roth     
Wed 27 Mar12:30 - 13:45IFS SeminarDavid Seim     
(Stockholm University)
Wed 3 Apr12:30 - 13:45IFS SeminarAlex Willen     
(Norwegian School of Economics)
Wed 17 Apr12:30 - 13:45IFS SeminarOyebola Okunogbe     
(World Bank)
Mon 29 Apr12:30 - 13:45IFS SeminarZoe Cullen     
(Harvard Business School)
Wed 1 May12:30 - 13:45IFS SeminarDmitri Koustas     
(University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy)
Wed 8 May12:30 - 13:45IFS SeminarNicole Maestas     
(Harvard Medical School)
Wed 15 May12:30 - 13:45IFS - STICERD SeminarPeter Ganong     
(University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy)
Wed 29 May 12:30 - 13:45IFS - STICERD SeminarMichael Best     
(Columbia University)
Wed 5 June 12:30 - 13:45IFS - STICERD SeminarChris Roth     
(University of Cologne)
Wed 12 June12:30 - 13:45IFS SeminarSeema Jayachandran     
(Princeton University)
Wed 26 June 12:30 - 13:45IFS SeminarDiane Whitmore Schanzenbach     
(Northwestern University)

Past Seminars:     

Wednesday 8th March, 12:30 – 13:45

IFS STICERD Seminar: Joana Naritomi, LSE     

Cash Transfers and the Local Economy: Evidence from Brazil

Monday 20th March, 12:30 – 13:45

IFS Seminar: Courtney Coile, Wellesley College     

How Post-Secondary Earnings Affects Earnings, Disability, and Longevity: Evidence from the Social Security Student Benefit Program.     

Wednesday 12th April, 12:30 – 13:45     

IFS Seminar - Yujung Hwang     

Bounding omitted variable bias using auxiliary data with an application to estimate neighborhood effects

Wednesday 19th April, 12:30 – 13:45

IFS STICERD Seminar: Jon Kolstad, Berkeley     

What Drives Health Inequality? Social Determinants of Health and Health Care Access.

Friday 28th April, 14:00 - 15:00

IFS/LSE/UCL IO Seminar: Simeon Duckworth     

Taking the biscuit: how Safari privacy policies affect online advertising

IFS/LSE/UCL IO Seminar: Vlad Pavlov     

Wednesday 3rd May, 12:30 – 13:45

IFS STICERD Seminar: Adriana Lleras-Muney, UCLA     

Do Youth Employment Programs Work? Evidence from the New Deal

Friday 5th May, 14:00 - 15:00

IFS/LSE/UCL IO Seminar: Milena Almagro     

Urban Renewal, Gentrification, and Inequality: Evidence from Chicago Public Housing Demolitions

Wednesday 10th May, 12:30 – 13:45

IFS Seminar: Yiqun Chen, University of Illinois at Chicago     

The Productivity of Professions: Evidence from the Emergency Department (with David Chan)     

Friday 12th May. 14:00 - 15:00

IFS/LSE/UCL IO Seminar: Kirill Borusyak     

Exogeneity and Efficiency in BLP-style Demand Estimation

IFS/LSE/UCL IO Seminar: Ivan Olszak     

Teacher-pupil sorting, learning, and inequality

Wednesday 17th May, 12:30 – 13:45

IFS STICERD Seminar: Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University     

The diffusion of disruptive technologies     

Monday 22nd May, 12:30 – 13:45

IFS Seminar: Tom Zohar, CEMFI     

Quantifying the Role of Firms in Intergenerational Mobility (joint with Cauê Dobbin)

Friday 26th May, 14:00 - 15:00

IFS/LSE/UCL IO Seminar: Peter Lambert     

Working in Space

IFS/LSE/UCL IO Seminar: Anna Vitali     

Consumer Search and Firm Location: Theory and Evidence from the Garment Sector in Uganda

Wednesday 31st May, 12:30 – 13:45

IFS STICERD Seminar: Corina Mommaerts, University of Wisconsin     

Firm Accommodation and the Design of Social Insurance

Wednesday 7th June, 12:30 – 13:45

IFS Seminar: Basit Zafar, University of Michigan

 Assessing the Costs of Balancing College and Work Activities: The Gig Economy Meets Online Education

Wednesday 21st June, 12:30 – 13:45

IFS Seminar: Jochem de Bresser, Tilburg University     

Heterogeneity in default effects on retirement saving (joint with Marike Knoef)

Friday 23rd June, 15.30 - 17.00     

IFS STICERD Seminar: Dmitriy Sergeyev, Bocconi University     

The Economics of Financial Stress

Wednesday 28 June 2023, 12:30 - 13:45

IFS Seminar - Tarun Ramadorai     

A Bad Bunch: Asset Value Under-Reporting in the Mumbai Real Estate Market

Abstract: Real-estate values are often under-reported to evade taxes and hide illicit wealth. We develop a new method to estimate under-reporting, and employ it on large, granular administrative data from the Mumbai real-estate market. The approach compares bunching of reported values around government-assessed guidance values with the distribution of a third-party measure of market values. We estimate that 11 percent of Mumbai real-estate value is under-reported between 2013 and 2022. Bunching declines post-demonetization, but there is no discernible change in the overall under-reporting rate. Properties with mortgages from banks with high non-performing assets and from public-sector banks exhibit greater under-reporting.

Wednesday 11 September 2023, 12:30 - 13:45

IFS Seminar - Jonathan Skinner, Oxford University

Productivity Variation and Input Misallocation: Evidence from Hospitals

Wednesday 11 October 2023, 12:30 - 13:45

IFS Seminar - Sarah Clifford, Dartmouth University

The multinational capital advantage

Wednesday 25 October 2023, 12:30 - 13:45

IFS Seminar - Andrew Foster, Brown University

Start What You Finish!  Ex ante risk and schooling investments in the presence of dynamic complementarities

Wednesday 8 November 2023, 12:30 - 13:45

IFS Seminar - Martin Hackmann (UCLA)

Health Insurance as Economic Stimulus? Evidence from Long-Term Care Jobs

Wednesday 15 November 2023, 12:30 - 13:45

IFS Seminar - Matt Shapiro (University of Michigan)

Monday 20 November 2023, 12:30 - 13:45

IFS Seminar - Martin Halla (Linz)


Friday 18th February, 15:30 - 17:00 (Online only)

Micro Macro Household Finance Seminar: Mark Aguiar, Princeton

Who are the hand-to-mouth?

Wednesday 23rd February, 12.30 - 13.45

IFS Seminar: Max Kellogg, University of Chicago

Household Self-Insurance and the Value of Disability Insurance in the United States

Monday 14th March, 12.30 - 13.45

IFS Seminar: Abhijeet Singh, Stockholm School of Economics

The incidence of affirmative action: Evidence from quotas in private schools in India

Wednesday 16th March, 12.30 - 13.45

IFS/STICERD Seminar: Evan Rose, University of Chicago

Systemic Discrimination among large U.S. Employers

Friday 18th March, 15:30 - 17:00 (Online Only)

Micro Macro Household Finance Seminar: Matthieu Gomez, Columbia

Asset-Price Redistribution

Monday 21st March, 12.30 - 13.45

IFS Seminar: Naomi Feldman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Impact of Opportunity Zones on Commercial Investment and Economic Activity

Wednesday 30th March, 16.30 - 17.45 (Online Only)

IFS/STICERD Seminar: Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard University

Wealth and Property Taxation in the United States

Monday 25th April, 14.30 - 15.45 (Online Only)

IFS Seminar: Heather Sarsons, University of Chicago

National Wage Setting

Wednesday 4th May, 12.30 - 13.45

IFS/STICERD Seminar: Petra Persson, Stanford University

Targeting Precision Medicine: Evidence from Prenatal Screening

Monday 9th May, 12.30 - 13.45

IFS Seminar: Jonathan Colmer, University of Virginia

Air Pollution and Economic Opportunity in the United States

Wednesday 18th May, 12.30 - 13.45

IFS/STICERD Seminar: Aline Bütikofer, Norwegian School of Economics

Pregnancy Loss: Stress, Investment, and Subsequent Children

Monday 23rd May, 12.30 - 13.45

IFS Seminar: Diane Alexander, The Wharton School

Provider Payments and the Direction of Innovation: The Case of the Wearable Artificial Kidney

Wednesday 8th June, 12.30 - 13.45

IFS/STICERD Seminar: Johannes Spinnewyn, LSE

Predicting Long-term Unemployment Risk

Monday 13th June, 12.30 - 13.45

IFS Seminar: Brenda Samaniego de la Parra, University of California Santa Cruz

How Much Is a Formal Job Worth? Evidence from Mexico

Wednesday 15th June, 16.00 - 17.15

IFS Seminar: Attila Lindner, UCL

Firm Heterogeneity and the Impact of Payroll Taxes

Wednesday 28th September , 12:30 - 13:45

IFS Seminar: Cauê Dobbin, Stanford University

The Equilibrium Effects of Subsidized Student Loans

Wednesday 26th October , 12:30 – 13:45

IFS Seminar: Jo Blanden, University of Surrey

Do non-monetary interventions improve staff retention? Evidence from English NHS hospitals

Wednesday 16th November , 12:30 – 13:45

IFS STICERD Seminar: Xavier Jaravel, LSE

Implementing Helicopter Money with Negative Interest Rates: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment

Wednesday 23rd November , 12:30 – 13:45

IFS Seminar: Helen Simpson, University of Bristol

The Ties that Bind: Social Networks and Boardroom Appointments

Wednesday 30th November , 12:30 – 13:45

IFS STICERD Seminar: Peter Levell, IFS

Housing supply and worker misallocation in the UK

Wednesday 7th December, 12:30 – 13:45

IFS Seminar: John Gathergood, University of Nottingham

Does Pension Automatic Enrolment Cause Debt? Evidence from a Large-Scale Natural Experiment