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.
October 1 - Paul Grieco, Penn State University - Evolution of Market Power in the US Auto Indus
October 8 - Jacqueline Oliveira, Rhodes College - The Effects of Roads on Trade and Migration: Evidence from a Planned Capital City
October 15 - Allison Shertzer, University of Pittsburgh - The Value of Piped Water and Sewers: Evidence from 19th Century Chicago
October 22 - Hongbin Li, Stanford University (co-sponsored with the UB Confucius Institute) - Can Elite College Education Change One's Fate in China?
October 29 - Rania Gihleb, University of Pittsburgh - Dynamic Effects of Educational Assortative Mating on Labor Supply
December 3 - Joseph Steinberg, University of Toronto - Tax Evasion and Capital Taxation
December 10 - Daniele Coen-Pirani, University of Pittsburgh - Matching Pell Grants: Implications for College Debt and Parental Transfers
February 18th - Roozbeh Hosseini, University of Georgia - How Important Is Health Inequality for Lifetime Earnings Inequality?
February 25th - Bruno Badia, Rhodes College - Cost Uncertainty and Process Innovation in Bertrand Duopoly
March 4th - Albert Ma, Boston University - Equilibrium Information in Credence Goods
March 10th - Special Guest Speaker - Michael Koved, President Advanced Analytics - Best Practices for Successful Presentations and Data Visualizations
March 11th - Philipp Kircher, Cornell University - An Economic Model of the Covid-19 Pandemic with Young and Old Agents: Behavior, Testing and Policies
March 18th - Chao Fu, University of Wisconsin - Equilibrium in the Market for Public School Teachers: District Wage Strategies and Teacher Comparative Advantage
3/25 Spring Break
March 30th - UB VITAL Speaker - Rafael Alfena Zago, University of Oklahoma - Let There Be Light! Improved Public Lighting and Nighttime Crime Evidence from Brazil
April 1st - David Huffman, University of Pittsburgh - Incentive Complexity, Bounded Rationality and Effort Provision
April 8th - Virgiliu Midrigan, New York University - Why Are Returns to Private Business Wealth So Dispersed?
May 6th - (CANCELLED - Rescheduled for next Fall) Anusha Chari, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
May 13th - (CANCELLED - Rescheduled for next Fall) Panle Jia Barwick, Cornell University
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.