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 19 - Zhigang Feng, University of Nebraska, Omaha - Sovereign Defaults: Macroeconomic Activity and Political and Financial Frictions
October 26 - Ariel Binder, University of Michigan - Inter-Generational Transmission and the 21st Century Rise in Skilled Mothers’ Labor Supply
November 2 - Jon Schwabish, Urban Institute Income & Benefits Policy Center (Co-sponsored: Economics and Education Policy Analysis Program GSE) - Working Paper: Graphs in the American Economic Review
November 9 - Tia Palermo Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Office of Research - Government Anti-Poverty Programming and Intimate Partner Violence in Ghana
November 16 - James Holmes - Can Corporations Cause Economic Growth and Income Equality
Fall recess, No seminar
November 30 - Michael Baker, Economics, University of Toronto - The Tall and the Short of the Returns to Height
December 7 - John Singleton, Economics, University of Rochester - Valuing School Choice: Using a Randomized Experiment to Validate Welfare Evaluation of Private School Vouchers
February 8 - Nirav Mehta, Western University - Optimal Contracting with Altruistic Agents: A Structural Model of Medicare Reimbursements for Dialysis Drugs
February 15 - Louise Grogan, University of Guelph - Migration, Strategic Fertility Behaviour, and Early Childhood Human Capital Investments in Albania
February 22 - Evan Riehl, Cornell University - Peer Effects in the College Classroom: Theory and Evidence
March 15 - Bettina Brueggemann, McMaster University - Long-term Changes in Married Couples' Labor Supply and Taxes: Evidence from the U.S. and Europe Since the 1980s
March 29 - Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Syracuse University - Bounds on Average Treatment Effects with an Invalid Instrument, with an Application to the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment
April 11 (Thursday) - David Neumark, Economics, UC-Irvine - The Long-Run Effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Women's Earnings
April 26 - Doug Miller, PAM, Cornell - Dynamic Treatment Effects for Impirical Microeconomists: Local Projections and Quasi-Experimental Research Designs
May 10 (10:30am-12pm) - Judy Hellerstein, University of Maryland - Have the Returns to Cognitive Ability Really Declined?
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.