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 2021

October 1 - Paul Grieco, Penn State University - Evolution of Market Power in the US Auto Indus

October 8 - Jacqueline Oliveira, Rhodes CollegeThe Effects of Roads on Trade and Migration: Evidence from a Planned Capital City

October 15 - Allison Shertzer, University of PittsburghThe Value of Piped Water and Sewers: Evidence from 19th Century Chicago

October 22 - Hongbin Li,  Stanford (co-sponsored with the UB Confucius Institute)

October 29 - Rania Gihleb, University of Pittsburgh

December 3 - Joseph Steinberg, University of Toronto, visiting University of Rochester)

December 10 - Daniele Coen-Pirani, University of Pittsburgh


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.