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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Seminar in Political Economy

The Persistence of Political Partisanship: Evidence from 9/11
Ethan Kaplan, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Maryland,
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William Bennett Munro Memorial Seminar

Plague, Pollution and the Poor in late Renaissance Florence
John Henderson, Department of History, Birkbeck College,
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Econometrics and Applied Micro Seminar

Identification of Multidimensional Hedonic Models
Lars Nesheim, Senior Research Economist, University College London,
Friday, April 4th, 2014
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Linde Institute/Social and Information Sciences Laboratory (SISL) Seminar

Auctions with Dynamic Costly Information Acquisition
Hamid Nazerzadeh, Assistant Professor, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California,
Monday, April 7th, 2014
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Humanities Brown Bag Seminar

The Right to Be Let Alone: Late Modernist Painting's Phenomenally Private Self
Christa Robbins, Mellon Caltech-Huntington Postdoctoral Instructor in Art History, Caltech,
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Seminar

Demand for Crash Insurance, Intermediary Constraints, and Stock Return Predictability (joint with Hui Chen and Sophie Ni)
Scott Joslin, Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, USC Marshall School of Business,
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

Recovery and Application of Greek Mathematics in the Renaissance and Early Modern Period
Noel M. Swerdlow, Visiting Associate in History, Caltech,
Friday, April 11th, 2014
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Linde Institute/Social and Information Sciences Laboratory (SISL) Seminar

Achieving Target Equilibria in Network Routing Games without Knowing the Latency Functions
Umang Bhaskar, Postdoctoral Scholar in the Center for Mathematics of Information, Computing & Mathematical Sciences, Caltech,
Monday, April 14th, 2014
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Materialities, Texts and Images (MTI) Program Working Group

Auditory Atmospherics: Noise, Environment, and Infrastructure in L.A.
Marina Peterson,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Social Sciences Brown Bag Seminar

The Right Type of Legislator (joint with Andrea Mattozzi)
Erik Snowberg, Professor of Economics and Political Science, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CNS Seminar

Circuits underlying cortical decisions
Anthony Zador, Professor, Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory,
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Seminar in Political Economy

Challengers as Monitors: Implications for the Incumbency Advantage and Voter Welfare
Scott Ashworth, University of Chicago,
Friday, April 18th, 2014
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Linde Institute/Social and Information Sciences Laboratory (SISL) Seminar

Welfare-Maximizing Assignment of Agents to Hierarchical Positions (joint with Isa Hafalir)
Antonio Miralles, Assistant Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,
2:00pm 4:30pm
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Humanities Conference

Samuel Quiccheberg, Museums and Cabinets of Curiosity
Monday, April 21st, 2014
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Social Sciences Brown Bag Seminar

Collusion through Communication in Auctions (joint with Leeat Yariv)
Marina Agranov, Assistant Professor of Economics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Cancelled - CNS Seminar

Neural circuits for sensing directional motion
Andrew Huberman, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego,
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Bray Theory Workshop

Gossip, Centrality, and Diffusion in Social Networks
Matthew Jackson, William D. Eberle Professor of Economics, Stanford University,
Friday, April 25th, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Social Science History Seminar

Conformity and the Certificate of Discharge: Bankruptcy in Early Modern England
Ann M. Carlos, Professor and Associate Dean for Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder,
6:30pm 7:30pm
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Exploration: The Globe and Beyond

Exploring Mars with Curiosity: Mapping, Trekking, Discovery
John P. Grotzinger, Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology, Caltech,
7:30pm 9:00pm
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German Film

Kirschblüten/Cherry Blossoms – Hanami (2008)
Monday, April 28th, 2014
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Social Sciences Brown Bag Seminar

Counterfactual Inference in High-Dimensional Demand Systems
Benjamin (Ben) Gillen, Assistant Professor of Economics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Econometrics and Applied Micro Seminar

The Organization of the Labor Market with Communication and Cognitive Skills
Aloysius Siow, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Toronto,
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Bray Theory Workshop

Resale-Driven Winner's Curse
Charles Z. Zheng, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CNS Seminar

Dynamics of visual perception and collective neural activity
Jochen Braun, Professor of Cognitive Biology, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, German,
4:00pm 6:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Cars and Civilization
Jesse H. Ausubel, Rockefeller University; Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Vienna University of Technology and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis,