09.07.2024: Leonardo D’Amico – Why has construction productivity stagnated? The role of land-use regulation

Presenter: Leonardo D’Amico Affiliation: Harvard University, Department of Economics. Paper: Why Has Construction Productivity Stagnated? The Role of Land-Use Regulation. Date: July 9, 2024. Time: 12:00 GMT (15:00 Israel Time) Abstract: Why does it cost so much to build a home? We formalize and evaluate the hypothesis that land-use regulation reduces the average size of … Read more

22.03.2022: Michèle Tertilt – Consumer credit with over-optimistic borrowers

Presenter: Michèle Tertilt Affiliation: University of Mannheim, Department of Economics. Paper: Consumer Credit with Over-Optimistic Borrowers. Date: March 22, 2022 Time: 13:00 GMT Abstract: Do cognitive biases call for regulation to limit the use of credit? We incorporate over-optimistic and rational borrowers into an incomplete markets model with consumer bankruptcy. Over-optimists face worse income risk … Read more

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