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.
August 26 - Naoyuki Yoshino, Keio University - ESG/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
December 2 - Liyan Shi, Carnegie Mellon University - Fiscal Rules and Discretion with Risk of Default
March 3 - Niklas Engbom, New York University - Misallocative Growth
March 10 (vitrual) - Yao Luo, University of Toronto - Driving the Drivers: Algorithmic Wage-Setting in Ride-Hailing (with Y. Chen and Z. Yuan)
March 31 - Zach Brown, University of Michigan - Evidence from GP Choice in England
April 7 - Maria Zhu, Syracuse University - New 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 Irvine - How 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
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.
The Economics department also houses the editorial office of the Journal of Human Capital, published by the University of Chicago Press.