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Development Economics

Sundays 2:00pm - 3:00pm Harper 102 Cohort Objectives: - Read interesting--and often controversial--papers - Develop programming skills (R and Matlab) - Produce original research by the end of academic year Possible Research topics -...

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Existential Risk

Mondays 5:00pm - 6:00pm Harper 102 We want to explore risks that threaten the existence of all of humanity. This is a research area which has subfields that have been studied by economists, but much of it remains heavily undercovered. Together,...

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Game Theory

Sundays 5:00pm - 6:00pm Harper 148 Game theory is incredibly versatile and complex. Through this cohort, we hope to give students the analytical skills necessary to interpret and manipulate games. Over the course of the year, we will introduce...

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Central Banking

Sundays 12:00pm - 1:00pm Harper 148 Our cohort will mainly focus on macroeconomics, specifically, monetary theory and central banking. Our aim will be to understand the role played by central banks in the past century by analyzing historical...

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Behavioral Economics

Fridays 7:00pm - 8:00pm This year we're looking at applying behavioral economics to drive consumer behavior which we will be achieving by designing and executing a natural field experiment. This quarter will focus on familiarizing you with the...

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Financial Economics

Tuesdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm Harper 102 One question in financial economics is the difference in bond and equity returns. Theory and empirical measurements of risk aversion predict that the difference should be much larger than is actually...

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Asset Pricing

Saturdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm Harper 148 Quarter 1: Concepts - Portfolio Selection, Markowitz - Capital Asset Prices: A Theory of Market Equilibirum under Conditions of Risk, Sharpe - Efficient Capital Markets, Fama - The Cross-Section of Expected...

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Family Economics

Sundays 12:00pm - 1:00pm Harper 102 Our aim will be to gain a solid understanding of the ideas of Family Economics as they were first consider by Gary Becker by reading op-eds and a few economics papers (aiming for 4 op-eds and 3 papers). We...

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