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 2018

September 7 - Andreas Mueller, Business School, Columbia UniversityJob Seekers' Perceptions and Employment Prospects: Heterogeneity, Duration Dependence and Bias
September 28 - Philip DeCicca, Economics, McMaster University - (rescheduled for Spring 2019)

October 19 - Zhigang Feng, University of Nebraska, Omaha - Sovereign Defaults: Macroeconomic Activity and Political and Financial Frictions

October 26 - Ariel Binder, University of Michigan - Inter-Generational Transmission and the 21st Century Rise in Skilled Mothers’ Labor Supply

November 2 - Jon Schwabish, Urban Institute Income & Benefits Policy Center  (Co-sponsored: Economics and Education Policy Analysis Program GSE) - Working Paper: Graphs in the American Economic Review

November 9 - Tia Palermo Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Office of Research - Government Anti-Poverty Programming and Intimate Partner Violence in Ghana

November 16 - James HolmesCan Corporations Cause Economic Growth and Income Equality

Fall recess, No seminar

November 30 - Michael Baker, Economics, University of Toronto - The Tall and the Short of the Returns to Height

December 7 - John Singleton, Economics, University of Rochester - Valuing School Choice: Using a Randomized Experiment to Validate Welfare Evaluation of Private School Vouchers

Spring 2019

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.