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.

Spring 2020

February 7 - Francesco Agostinelli, University of PennsylvaniaIt Takes a Village: The Economics of Parenting with Neighborhood and Peer Effects

February 21 - Jonathan Hall, University of Toronto - When Safety Messages Make Us Less Safe: Evidence from Traffic Fatality Messages

February 28 - Yongmiao Hong, Cornell University - Solving Euler Equations via Two-Stage Nonparametric Penalized Spines

March 6 - Yang Song, Colgate University - Centralized College Matching Mechanisms, Stability, and Student Welfare

March 13 - Spring Recess, No seminar

April 3 - Audra Bowlus, University of Western Ontario - The Millennials' Transition from School-to-Work CANCELLED due to UB COVID-19 prevention policies

April 17 - Maria Fitzpatric, Cornell University (Dept of PAM) - CANCELLED due to UB COVID-19 prevention policies

April 24 - Meta Brown, The Ohio State University - CANCELLED due to UB COVID-19 prevention policies

May 1 - Lisa Kahn, University of Rochester - CANCELLED due to UB COVID-19 prevention policies

May 8 - JJ Prescott, University of Michigan - CANCELLED due to UB COVID-19 prevention policies


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.