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 2023

Septermber 1 - Sergio Urzua, University of Maryland - Teacher Quality and Learning Inequality

September 8 - Joanna Lahey, Texas A&M UniversityEffects of Restrictive Abortion Legislation on Cohort Mortality: Evidence from 19th Century Law Variation

Septermber 15 - JJ Prescott, University of MichiganSubjective Beliefs about Contract Enforceability

Septermber 22 - Felix Koenig, Carnegie Mellon UniversityLabor Shortages and Firm Search

Septermber 29 - Ignacio Presno, Federal Reserve BoardGlobal Flight to Safety, Business Cycles, and the Dollar

October 13 - John Jones, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond 

October 20 - Steven Mello, Dartmouth College

October 27 - Jeanine Miklós-Thal, U of Rochester

November 3 - Nathan Chan, UMass Amherst

Noember 10 - Steven Lehrer, Queen’s University 

November 17 - Matthew Mitchell, U of Toronto 

December 1 - Lu Han, U of Wisconsin

December 8 - Emilie Jackson, MSU

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.