Economics Seminar Series

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. 

Time: 3:30-5pm*
Location: 444 Fronczak Hall*
Cost: Seminars are free of charge and all are welcome to attend.

*Unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2021

October 1 - Paul Grieco, Penn State University - Evolution of Market Power in the US Auto Indus

October 8 - Jacqueline Oliveira, Rhodes CollegeThe Effects of Roads on Trade and Migration: Evidence from a Planned Capital City

October 15 - Allison Shertzer, University of PittsburghThe 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 PittsburghDynamic Effects of Educational Assortative Mating on Labor Supply

December 3 - Joseph Steinberg, University of TorontoTax Evasion and Capital Taxation

December 10 - Daniele Coen-Pirani, University of PittsburghMatching Pell Grants: Implications for College Debt and Parental Transfers


Spring 2022

January 10 - Boriana Miloucheva, PhD Candidate at the University of TorontoPharmaceutical Promotion, Physician Response, and Opioid Abuse: Identifying the Role of Physicians in the Opioid Crisis

January  12 - Maggie Shi, PhD Candidate at Columbia UniversityThe Costs and Benefits of Monitoring Providers: Evidence from Medicare Audits

January 14th - Barton Willage, Louisiana State University - Health Insurance for Whom? The ‘Spill-up’ Effects of Children’s Health Insurance on Mothers

January 18th - Brandyn Churchill, PhD Candidate at Vanderbuilt University - Market Responses to Vaccine Recommendations

January 21st - Mayra Pineda-Torres, PhD Candidate at Texas A&M UniversityTRAP'd Teens: Impacts of Abortion Provider Regulations on Fertility & Education

About the Department

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. 

Graduate Students
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.

Center of Excellence on Human Capital, Technology Transfer, and Economic Growth and Development 
The Center has been recognized through a major faculty development award from the New York Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR). The Center also houses the editorial office of the new Journal of Human Capital, published by the University of Chicago Press.