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 2019

September 13 - Jim Holmes, University at BuffaloThe Nature of the Corporation

September 20 - Alexander Rothenberg, Syracuse UniversityImproving Mobility in Developing Country Cities: Evaluating Bus Rapid Transit and Other Policies in Jakarta

October 18 - Walker Hanlon, New York UniversityCensorship, Family Planning, and the Historical Fertility Transition

November 1 - David Price, University of TorontoThe Long-Term Effects of Cash Assistance

November 8 - Sandro Ambuehl, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management - Attention and Selection Effects

Thursday, November 14 - Jan Brueckner, UC IrvineSamuelson Meets Federalism: Local Production of a National

Public GoodWeek 14 – 11/29 Fall recess, No seminar

December 6 - Salvador Navarro, University of Western OntarioMigration and Human Capital

Spring 2020

February 7 - Francesco Agostinelli, University of Pennsylvania

February 21 - Jonathan Hall, University of Toronto - 

February 28 - Yongmiao Hong, Cornell University - 

March 6 - Yang Song, Colgate University - 

March 13 - Spring Recess, No seminar

April 3 - Audra Bowlus, Western University - 

April 17 - Maria Fitzpatric, Cornell University (Dept of PAM) - 

April 24 - Meta Brown, The Ohio State University - 

May 1 - Lisa Kahn, University of Rochester - 

May 8 - JJ Prescott, University of Michigan - 


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.