During the academic year, the Department of Economics sponsors a series of topical seminars. The seminar series provides a medium for faculty, researchers, representatives of funding agencies and others to discuss pressing issues related to topics in Economics.
Location: 444 Fronczak Hall*
Cost: Seminars are free of charge and all are welcome to attend.
*Unless otherwise noted.
Septermber 1 - Sergio Urzua, University of Maryland - Teacher Quality and Learning Inequality
September 8 - Joanna Lahey, Texas A&M University - Effects of Restrictive Abortion Legislation on Cohort Mortality: Evidence from 19th Century Law Variation
Septermber 15 - JJ Prescott, University of Michigan - Subjective Beliefs about Contract Enforceability
Septermber 22 - Felix Koenig, Carnegie Mellon University - Labor Shortages and Firm Search
Septermber 29 - Ignacio Presno, Federal Reserve Board - Global Flight to Safety, Business Cycles, and the Dollar
October 13 - John Jones, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
October 20 - Steven Mello, Dartmouth College
October 27 - Jeanine Miklós-Thal, U of Rochester
November 3 - Nathan Chan, UMass Amherst
Noember 10 - Steven Lehrer, Queen’s University
November 17 - Matthew Mitchell, U of Toronto
December 1 - Lu Han, U of Wisconsin
December 8 - Emilie Jackson, MSU
Our faculty have had a number of notable personal achievements in recent years in terms of publications in top economics journals, prestigious awards and membership in national and international research organizations. Faculty research productivity is on the rise and our faculty members have been active in national and international conferences making presentations, organizing sessions and chairing sessions.
Our graduate students participate in a number of educational and social activities which help build camaraderie among our students. Some of our PhD students are also recognized for teaching and research accomplishments.
The Economics department also houses the editorial office of the Journal of Human Capital, published by the University of Chicago Press.