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Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Seminar in Political Economy

Local Agency Costs of Political Centralization
Roger Myerson, Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago; Visiting Associate in Economics, Caltech,
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Bray Theory Workshop

Value of Persistent Information
Jusso Toikka, Professor, Department of Economics, MIT,
Friday, November 4th, 2016
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CANCELLED Linde Institute/SISL Seminar: Jörgen Kratz, Lund University

Kidney Exchange over the Blood Group Barrier
Jörgen Kratz, Graduate Student, Department of Economics, Lund University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Social Science History Seminar

'What commodity in Europe doth decay more than wood?' Scarcity, Political Ecology, and the Making of the English Atlantic
Keith Pluymers, Howard E. and Susanne C. Jessen Postdoctoral Instructor in the Humanities, Caltech,
Monday, November 7th, 2016
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Social Sciences Brown Bag Seminar

Testable Forecasts
Luciano Pomatto, Assistant Professor of Economics, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Neuro Lunch Meeting

"Mouse models of neuropsychiatric disorders: Peering into the brain and watching what happens"
Elaine Bearer, MD/PhD, FAAAS, FCAP, The Harvey Family Professor, Department of Pathology, University of New Mexico,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Job Market Talk: Myungkoo Song

A Hybrid Incentive Scheme: Promotion beyond Pay for Performance
Myungkoo Song, Graduate Student, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

Historians in the Laboratory: The Making and Knowing Project
Pamela Smith, Seth Low Professor of History, Director of the Center for Science and Society, Columbia University, New York,
Thursday, November 10th, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations (CHHC) Seminar: Cary J. Nederman, Texas A&M University

From Violence to Order: Changing Ideas of Tyranny during the Latin Middle Ages
Cary J. Nederman, Co-Director, Ethics and Political Science; Professor, Texas A&M University,
Friday, November 11th, 2016
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CANCELLED Linde Institute/SISL Seminar: Juba Ziani, Caltech

Efficiently characterizing games consistent with perturbed equilibrium observations
Juba Ziani, Graduate Student, Computer Science, Caltech,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Social Science History Seminar

Reversal of Fortune? Geography, Climate, and the Distribution of Income Across Countries
Steve Haber, A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Professor of Political Science, Professor of History, Professor (by courtesy) of Economics at Stanford University, Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution,
Monday, November 14th, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Political Science Job Candidate Seminar

Lobbying Inside and Out: How Special Interest Groups Influence Policy Choices
Stephane Wolton, Assistant Professor, Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science,
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Seminar in Political Economy

The Marginal Voter's Curse
Aniol Llorente-Saguer, Reader of Economics, Queen Mary University of London,
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Bray Theory Workshop

Awareness of Unawareness: A Theory of Decision Making in the Face of Ignorance
Edi Karni, Professor, School of Arts & Sciences, Johns Hopkins University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

Renormalize 'et impera': realism and approximate truth in particle physics
Porter Williams, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh,
Thursday, November 17th, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CNS Seminar

Optogenetic analysis of long-range prefrontal connections in learning
Ofer Yizhar, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Schience, Israel,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Political Science Job Candidate Seminar

Decentralization and the Gamble for Unity
Michael Gibilisco, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Rochester,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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HSS 50th Anniversary Lecture

On the Trail of Medieval Relics: Tracking Sacred Journeys
Kate Craig, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Auburn University,
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Job Market Talk: Tatiana Mayskaya

Dynamic Choice of Information Sources
Tatiana Mayskaya, Graduate Student, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations (CHHC) Seminar: Bruce Hoffman, Georgetown University

The Rationality of Terrorism and Other Forms of Political Violence: Lessons from the Jewish Campaign in Palestine, 1944-1947
Bruce Hoffman, Professor, Director of the Center for Security Studies and the Security Studies Program, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University,
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Seminar in Political Economy

Discovery of Treatments from Text Corpora
Justin Grimmer, Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford University,
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Linde Institute/SISL Seminar: Aviad Rubenstein, UC Berkeley

Hardness of Approximation between P and NP
Aviad Rubenstein, Computer Science PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Finance Seminar: Song Ma, Yale School of Management

Agency, Incentives, and Motivating Innovation
Song Ma, Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Management, Yale University,