Seminar Series & Brown Bags

Coordinators: Kym Pram (Committee Chair), Frank FossenAnna SolokovaDilek Uz and Jingjing Yang 

Fall 2021 Seminar Series Schedule

All seminars are held in person, unless otherwise noted. 

Dates, speakers and topics for the Economics Seminar series.
Date Speaker Title of presentation



Natalia Lazzati, UC Santa Cruz Nonparametric analysis of games with monotone best response
9/10 No Seminar, Symposium on Academic Job Market for Ph.D. Students N/A
9/17 TBD TBD
9/24 TBD TBD
10/1 TBD TBD



Keisuke Teeple, UC Davis Coarse Expectations and Non-Fundamental Volatility
10/15 Molly Sears, UC Berkeley Can recycled water cure all? Agriculture’s costly battle with seawater intrusion and groundwater overdraft
10/22 Sarah Bana, Stanford Using Language Models to Understand Wage Premia
11/5 Kevin Novan, UC Davis Quantifying the Behavioral Response to an Energy Efficiency Upgrade
11/12 Travis Lybbert, UC Davis Digital Breadcrumbs and Dietary Diversity: Testing the Limits of Cell Phone Metadata in Development Economics
11/19 Steven Smith, Colorado School of Mines TBD
12/3 Joseph R. Cummins, UC Riverside Caste Differences in Child HAZ: Disentangling Endowment Effects and Investment Effects



Clemens Hetschko, University of Leeds, UK Does Worker Well-Being Adapt to a Pandemic? An Event Study Based on High-Frequency Panel Data

Spring 2021 Seminar Series Schedule

All seminars are virtual via Zoom on Fridays, 3:00-4:30pm, unless otherwise noted. 

Dates, speakers and topics for the Economics Seminar series.
Date Speaker Title of presentation
1/29 TBD TBD
2/5 Ketki Sheth, UC Merced Discrimination From Below: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia
2/12 Anne Fitzpatrick, University of Massachusetts, Boston "Health Insurance and High Cost Borrowing: The Effect of Medicaid on Pawn Loans, Payday Loans, and other Non-Bank Financial Products" (joint with Katie Fitzpatrick)
2/19 Nicholas Yannelis, University of Iowa Equilibrium and Implementation under Ambiguity
2/26 TBD TBD



Brian Whitacre, Oklahoma State The Impact of Electronic Health Records on Hospital Costs: Is there a Rural - Urban Difference?
3/12 TBD TBD



Sergey Pekarski Higher School of Economics (Moscow)



Matthew Fienup, California Lutheran University Fox Canyon Water Market: Lessons Learned in SGMA’s First Groundwater Market
4/2 Mehdi Nemati, UC Riverside Residential Water Use Trends in California and Rebound Effects



Antonio Golpe and Raquel Justo, University of Huelva, Spain The spatiotemporal relationship between self-employment and unemployment. The case of USA states



Elizabeth L Munnich, University of Louisville Provider Turf Wars and Medicare Payment Rules
4/23 Matt Wibbenmeyer, Resources for the Future Wildfire and Outdoor Recreation in the Western United States: Consequences for Behavior and Welfare
4/30 Shu Shen, UC Davis Dynamic Regression Discontinuity Under Treatment Effect Heterogeneity

Spring 2021 Brown Bag Schedule

All seminars are virtual via Zoom on Wednesdays, 11:45am-12:45pm, unless otherwise noted.

Dates, speakers, and topics for the Economics Brown Bag series.
Date Speaker Title of presentation
3/10 Sankar Mukhopadhyay Is Medicaid more than a health insurance? Medicaid and mental health during COVID-19
3/17 TBD TBD
3/24 Niaz Chowdhury The Value of Reducing Wildfire Risk in the Wildland Urban Interface: A Contingent Valuation Approach
3/31 Trevor McLemore TBD
4/7 Anna Sokolova TBD
4/14 Dat Huynh TBD
4/21 Rachel Flanigan TBD
4/28 Aina Katsikas Risk Factors of Elder Self Neglect: What can we learn from Assisted Living Facilities?
5/5 Prep Day