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.
September 13 - Jim Holmes, University at Buffalo - The Nature of the Corporation
September 20 - Alexander Rothenberg, Syracuse University - Improving Mobility in Developing Country Cities: Evaluating Bus Rapid Transit and Other Policies in Jakarta
October 18 - Walker Hanlon, New York University - Censorship, Family Planning, and the Historical Fertility Transition
November 1 - David Price, University of Toronto - The Long-Term Effects of Cash Assistance
November 8 - Sandro Ambuehl, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management - Attention and Selection Effects
Thursday, November 14 - Jan Brueckner, UC Irvine - Samuelson Meets Federalism: Local Production of a National
Public GoodWeek 14 – 11/29 Fall recess, No seminar
December 6 - Salvador Navarro, University of Western Ontario - Migration and Human Capital
February 7 - Francesco Agostinelli, University of Pennsylvania -
February 21 - Jonathan Hall, University of Toronto -
February 28 - Yongmiao Hong, Cornell University -
March 6 - Yang Song, Colgate University -
March 13 - Spring Recess, No seminar
April 3 - Audra Bowlus, Western University -
April 17 - Maria Fitzpatric, Cornell University (Dept of PAM) -
April 24 - Meta Brown, The Ohio State University -
May 1 - Lisa Kahn, University of Rochester -
May 8 - JJ Prescott, University of Michigan -
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.
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.