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 2022

August 26 - Naoyuki Yoshino, Keio UniversityESG/Green Investment and Allocation of Portfolio Assets

September 16 - Anusha Chari, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Global Fund Flows and Emerging Market Tail Risk

September 30 - Christopher Sleet, Carnegie Mellon University - Tax Design in Dynamic Discrete Choice Economies

October 21 - Panle Jia Barwick, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Efficiency and Equity Impacts of Urban Transportation Policies with Equilibrium Sorting

November 11 - José Mustre-del-Río, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - The Effects of Macroeconomic Shocks: Household Financial Distress Matters

Fall Recess

December 2 - Liyan Shi, Carnegie Mellon University - Fiscal Rules and Discretion with Risk of Default

Spring 2023

March 3 - Niklas Engbom, New York UniversityMisallocative Growth

March 10 (vitrual) - Yao Luo, University of Toronto - Driving the Drivers: Algorithmic Wage-Setting in Ride-Hailing (with Y. Chen and Z. Yuan)

Spring Recess

March 31 - Zach Brown, University of Michigan - Evidence from GP Choice in England

April 7 - Maria Zhu, Syracuse UniversityNew Evidence on the Underrepresentation of Asian Americans in Leadership Positions

April 14 (virtual) - Ashley Swanson, University of Wisconsin - 
Inertia, Market Power, and Adverse Selection in Health Insurance:  Evidence from the ACA Exchanges

April 21 - Damon Clark, UC IrvineHow Do Parents Choose Schools? Evidence from Choices and a Survey of Choosers

April 28 - Sophie Calder-Wang, University of Pennsylvania

May 5 (virtual) - Lu Han, U of Wisconsin

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.

The Economics department also houses the editorial office of the Journal of Human Capital, published by the University of Chicago Press.