Seminar Series & Brown Bags

Join us for outstanding presentations from accomplished presenters.

Coordinators: Dilek Uz (Committee Chair), Anaka AiyarAnna Sokolova, Jingjing YangKym Pram

Spring 2023 Seminar Series schedule

  • All seminars are in-person on Fridays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 
  • All presentation titles are to be announced.
  • All seminars are subject to change.
  • Contact Ashley Melendez at for the location or the Zoom link.
Dates, speakers and topics for the Economics Seminar series.
Date Speaker Institution Topic Notes
2/3 Melanie Guldi University of Central Florida Hospital Closures and Maternal and Infant Health N/A
2/10 Alex Padilla Metropolitan State University of Denver Immigration and Economic Freedom: Do Immigrants Value Economic Freedom? N/A
2/17 Barbara Blaylock Freelance economic consultant Thank you, next: Non-academic careers for PhDs N/A
2/24 Chris Barrington-Leigh McGill University Economics of happiness: does this change everything? Zoom seminar
3/3 Andres Carvajal UC Davis Idiosyncratic risk and the equity premium N/A
3/10 Eric Edwards North Carolina State University Paper Water, Wet Water, and the Recognition of Indigenous Property Rights Joint with GPHS
3/17 Steven Puller Texas A&M TBA TBD
3/24 No seminar: Spring Break N/A N/A N/A
3/31 Nicholas Irwin University of Nevada-Las Vegas Close competition: The contagion effect of neighborhood listings on seller motivation N/A
4/7 Brittney Goodrich UC Davis Measuring Beekeepers’ Economic Value of Contract Enhancements in Almond Pollination Agreements N/A
4/14 David Kling Oregon State University Jointly Estimating Site-Choice and Trip Length for Non-Market Valuation N/A
4/21 No seminar N/A N/A N/A
5/5 Alessandro Pavan  Northwestern University Knowing your Lemon before you Dump It N/A
5/9 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Spring 2023 Brown Bag schedule

Bring your lunch and join us for presentations and discussions with our Economics faculty.

  • All Brown Bags are in-person and run from 11 a.m-12 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
  • Contact Ashley Melendez at for the location.
Dates, speakers, and topics for the Economics Brown Bag series.
Date Speaker Title of presentation
2/1 N/A No seminar
2/8 N/A No seminar
2/15 N/A No seminar
2/22 Aina Katsikas Evaluating home health provider quality and health outcomes in managed long-term services and supports
3/1 N/A No seminar
3/8 N/A No seminar
3/15 N/A No seminar
3/22 N/A No seminar; Spring Break
3/29 N/A No seminar
4/5 N/A No seminar
4/12 Md Ohiul Islam Does exposure to low-skilled migration lower educational attainment in origin countries?
4/19 TBD TBD
4/26 TBD TBD
5/10 TBD TBD

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