Event Calendar

Spring semester 2017

These listings are updated frequently. For additional listings, please explore individual M-RCBG program websites.

Click here for information about this semester's study groups.

 

Wednesday, January 25

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

The Impact of Removing Tax Preferences for U.S. Oil and Gas Production

Gilbert Metcalf
Tufts University

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:15-5:30

Thursday, January 26

PIC Event

Davos Debrief

Dean Doug Elmendorf
Prof. Iris Bohnet
Prof. Carmen Reinhart

Bell Hall (5th Fl. Belfer)
11:45-1pm

Monday, January 30

Study Group

Connecting National Climate Ambition to Financing and Climate Resilience

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Farrukh Khan

Belfer 503 (M-RCBG conference room)
4:00-5:30 pm--Additional details HERE

Wednesday, February 1

Business & Government Seminar

Israel's Economic Paradox: Great Macro, Poor Micro

Israel's economy has been performing remarkably well for the past couple of decades (except for 2001-2003), including during the recent crisis. However, Israeli society has seen increasing inequality, high cost of living, a housing crisis, etc., leading to the big social eruption of 2011, the causes of which have not entirely abated. Hence the excellent "macro" performance, allowing with the "poor micro." This paradox will be discussed in the seminar, as well as policy implications and similar phenomena elsewhere, including the U.S.

Manuel Trajtenberg
The Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Tel-Aviv University

Fainsod Room (3rd Floor Littauer)
1-2pm

Thursday, February 2

Business & Government Seminar

Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis

Norm Champ
Author, Going Public
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer)
11:45am-1pm

Thursday, February 2

Study Group

Rethinking Operational Risk Capital Requirements

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Peter Sands

Taubman 301
4:00-5:30 pm--Additional details HERE

Wednesday, February 8

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

The Welfare Effects of Nudges: A Case Study of Energy Use Social Comparisons

Hunt Allcott
New York University

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:15-5:30

Thursday, February 9

Business & Government Seminar

America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve

Roger Lowenstein
Author and reporter

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer)
11:45-1

Saturday, February 11-Sunday, February 12

2017 India Conference at Harvard University

India: The Global Growth Engine

For additional information, click here.

Monday, February 13

Study Group

Regulation Innovation: Protecting Consumers Through Technology & Trust

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Jo Ann Barefoot with guest Theo Cosmora of Social Eco

Belfer 503 (M-RCBG conference room)
4:00-5:30 pm--Additional details HERE

Wednesday, February 15

Business & Government Seminar

The Mosaic Principle: The Six Dimensions of a Remarkable Life and Career

Nick Lovegrove
Author
U.S. Managing Partner, The Brunswick Group
Former M-RCBG Senior Fellow

Allison Dining Room (5th Floor Taubman)
1-2pm

Wednesday, February 15

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Shedding Light: Understanding Energy Efficiency and Electricity Reliability

Robyn Meeks
University of Michigan

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:15-5:30

Wednesday, February 22

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Valuing Nuclear Energy Risk: The Impact of the Fukushima Crisis on U.S. Housing Prices

Jeffrey Zabel
Tufts University

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:15-5:30

Wednesday, February 22

Study Group

Escaping the High Cost Lending Trap—Exploring FinTech Alternatives to Borrowing for Low-Income Working Americans

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Todd Baker

Belfer 503 (M-RCBG conference room)
4:00-5:30 pm--Additional details HERE

Wednesday, March 1

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

On a World Climate Assembly and the Social Cost of Carbon

Martin Weitzman
Harvard University

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:15-5:30

Wednesday, March 8

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

On the Costs and Benefits of Mandatory Labeling, with Special Reference to Genetically Modified Foods

Cass Sunstein
Harvard University

Joint with HKS Behavioral Economics, Law and Public Policy Seminar

Malkin Penthouse (4th Floor Littauer Building)
4:15-5:30

Wednesday, March 22

Study Group

Escaping the High Cost Lending Trap—Exploring FinTech Alternatives to Borrowing for Low-Income Working Americans

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Todd Baker

Belfer 503 (M-RCBG conference room)
4:00-5:30 pm--Additional details HERE

Wednesday, March 29

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Accelerator or Brake? Cash for Clunkers, Household Liquidity, and Aggregate Demand

Jonathan Parker
MIT

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:15-5:30

Wednesday, April 5

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Mind the Gap! Tax Incentives and Incentives for Manipulating Fuel Efficiency in the Automobile Industry

Shinsuke Tanaka
Tufts University

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:15-5:30

Wednesday, April 12

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Asymmetric Information, Drilling Distortions, and Oil and Gas Leases

Evan Herrnstadt
Harvard University

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:15-5:30

Davos Debrief

Former President of Mexico Felipe Calderon, who is also serving as Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at the Kennedy School, speaks at M-RCBG's annual Davos Debrief, organized by the Business & Government PIC.

HKS Professor Joseph Nye and MIT Professor Bengt Holmstrom at a recent study group.

HKS Professor Joseph Nye and MIT Professor Bengt Holmstrom at a recent study group.