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Brown Bag seminar | Merger and Advertising in the Pharmaceutical Industry with Gosia Majewska

5/23/2022, 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM
Welcome to the Brown Bag Seminar in Economics organized by the Department of Economics, SSE. The seminar speaker is Gosia Majewska, Toulouse School of Economics (ENTER), presenting "Merger and Advertising in the Pharmaceutical Industry". We study how price and advertising strategies change when firms merge in pharmaceutical markets in the US. Using some known value of the sensitivity of innovation to profits, we evaluate the welfare effects of such merger, accounting for the induced welfare value of future innovation in the trade-off between short run consumer surplus and long run innovation.

Brown bag seminar | Fatal errors: The mortality value of accurate weather forecasts

5/24/2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
What are the benefits for people of having routine weather forecasts? And how will people use the information to reduce mortality from heat or cold? Jeffrey Shrader provides the first revealed-preference estimates of the benefits of routine weather forecasts from a twelve-year period of gathering research data in the U.S. Join the SITE hybrid brown bag seminar on 24 May at 12:00 CEST to learn more.

Brown Bag seminar | Inferring neighborhood rates of uncaptured crime suspects: Potential crime communities in Medellin with Alejandro Puerta

5/30/2022, 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM
Welcome to the Brown Bag Seminar in Economics organized by the Department of Economics, SSE. The seminar speaker is Alejandro Puerta (ENTER) presenting "Inferring neighborhood rates of uncaptured crime suspects: Potential crime communities in Medellin." We exploit a novel dataset consisting of confidential reports of residential addresses at the moment of capture of a suspect of a crime, so as to identify neighborhoods where relatively more suspects live. We find that `"crime communities'' depend both on the crime typology and time.