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
January 10 - Boriana Miloucheva, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto - Pharmaceutical Promotion, Physician Response, and Opioid Abuse: Identifying the Role of Physicians in the Opioid Crisis
January 12 - Maggie Shi, PhD Candidate at Columbia University - The 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 University - TRAP'd Teens: Impacts of Abortion Provider Regulations on Fertility & Education
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.