Past Seminars

Fall 2021

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

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

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

October 22 - Hongbin Li,  Stanford University (co-sponsored with the UB Confucius Institute) - Can Elite College Education Change One's Fate in China?

October 29 - Rania Gihleb, University of Pittsburgh - Dynamic Effects of Educational Assortative Mating on Labor Supply

December 3 - Joseph Steinberg, University of Toronto - Tax Evasion and Capital Taxation

December 10 - Daniele Coen-Pirani, University of Pittsburgh - Matching Pell Grants: Implications for College Debt and Parental Transfers

Spring 2022

February 18th - Roozbeh Hosseini, University of Georgia - How Important Is Health Inequality for Lifetime Earnings Inequality?

February 25th - Bruno Badia, Rhodes College - Cost Uncertainty and Process Innovation in Bertrand Duopoly

March 4th - Albert Ma, Boston University - Equilibrium Information in Credence Goods

March 10th - Special Guest Speaker - Michael Koved, President Advanced Analytics - Best Practices for Successful Presentations and Data Visualizations

March 11th - Philipp Kircher, Cornell University - An Economic Model of the Covid-19 Pandemic with Young and Old Agents: Behavior, Testing and Policies

March 18th - Chao Fu, University of Wisconsin - Equilibrium in the Market for Public School Teachers: District Wage Strategies and Teacher Comparative Advantage

3/25 Spring Break

March 30th - UB VITAL Speaker - Rafael Alfena Zago, University of Oklahoma - Let There Be Light! Improved Public Lighting and Nighttime Crime Evidence from Brazil

April 1st - David Huffman, University of Pittsburgh - Incentive Complexity, Bounded Rationality and Effort Provision

April 8th - Virgiliu Midrigan, New York University - Why Are Returns to Private Business Wealth So Dispersed?