Applied Economics

Applied Economics Seminars

Faculty in the Applied Economics Group are central organizers and participants in MIT’s weekly seminar in organizational economics, the organizational economics lunch, and a weekly seminar in applied microeconomics.

Faculty in Applied Economics also attend seminars in the Economics department on occasion. Those seminars are also featured here.

Organizational Economics Seminar

The Organizational Seminar meets virtually Tuesdays 2:30-4:00pm. Please e-mail Emily Fairbanks for a link to the virtual seminar at 

Spring 2021 Schedule

  • February 16, 2021

    Charles Angelucci (MIT)

    "Organizing a Kingdom: Trade, Municipal Liberties, and the Medieval Parliament”

  • February 23, 2021

  • March 2, 2021

  • March 9, 2021

    NO SEMINAR – Monday Class Schedule

  • March 16, 2021

  • March 23, 2021

    NO SEMINAR – Student Holiday

  • March 30, 2021

    João Ramos (Queen Mary University of London)

    “A Road to Efficiency Through Communication and Commitment" (w/ A. Avoyan)

  • April 6, 2021

    Heikki Rantakari (Rochester, visiting MIT)

    “Simon Says? Equilibrium Obedience and the Limits of Authority"

  • April 13, 2021

    Rocco Macchiavello (LSE)


  • April 20, 2021

    NO SEMINAR – Student Holiday

  • April 27, 2021

    Alberto Bisin (NYU)

    “(Modelling) Cultural Diversity” (w/ T. Verdier)

  • May 4, 2021

    Meg Meyer (Oxford)

    “Gaming and Stochastic Contracts: Experimental Evidence” (w/ E. Gallo)

  • May 11, 2021

    Silke Forbes (Tufts)

    “Do horizontal mergers affect vertical relationships between firms?”

  • May 18, 2021

    Oriana Bandiera (LSE)

    "The Misallocation of Women’s Talent Across Countries: Evidence from Personnel Data”