Seminar Series & Brown Bags

Join us for outstanding presentations from accomplished presenters.

Coordinators: Kym Pram (Committee Chair), Anaka AiyarFrank FossenAnna SokolovaDilek Uz.

Spring 2022 Seminar Series schedule

  • All seminars are on Fridays, 3:00-4:30pm, unless otherwise noted. 
  • Contact Ashley Melendez at for the in-person location or the Zoom link.
Dates, speakers and topics for the Economics Seminar series.
Date Format Speaker Title of presentation
1/28 Zoom Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University The Good Wife? Reputation Dynamics and Financial Decision-Making Inside the Household
2/4 In-person Alexander James, University of Alaska Geography, Geology and Regional Economic Development
2/11 n/a No seminar n/a
2/18 Zoom Andrew Bibler, UNLV Is Sharing Really Caring? The Effect of Airbnb on Housing Prices and Affordability
2/25 Zoom Joel Watson, UC San Diego Contractual Chains
3/4 In-person Adrienne Lucas, University of Delaware Teacher Autonomy and School Productivity: Remedial Education in Indian Secondary Schools
3/11 Zoom Gigi Foster, University of New South Wales The Great Covid Panic: How it happened and the tragedy it caused
3/18 n/a No seminar - Spring Break n/a
3/25 Zoom (10 a.m.) Herbert Dawid, Bielefeld University Digitization, Industry Dynamics and (Global) Value Chains: an Agent-based Analysis
4/1 n/a No seminar n/a
4/8 In-person Ellen Bruno, UC Berkeley The Dynamic Impacts of Pricing Externalities: Groundwater and Agricultural Land Use
4/15 n/a No seminar n/a
4/22 In-person Daniel Houser, George Mason University Using merit-based default to reduce the gender-gap in the contribution of ideas: Evidence from an online experiment.
4/29 Zoom Anna Stansbury, MIT Employer Concentration and Outside Options
5/6 In-person Hector Chade, Arizona State University Multidimensional Screening and Menu Design in Health Insurance Markets
5/13 In-person Krista Ruffini, Georgetown University Minimum Wages and Employment Composition

Spring 2022 Brown Bag schedule

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

  • All Brown Bags are virtual via Zoom on Wednesdays, 11:45am-12:45pm, unless otherwise noted.
  • Contact Ashley Melendez at for the Zoom link.
Dates, speakers, and topics for the Economics Brown Bag series.
Date Speaker Title of presentation
3/2 Nathan Wiseman Ethics and Economic Choice: An Exploration of Endogenous and Constructive Preferences and Specifications for an Agent-Based Model
3/9 Aina Katsikas TBA
3/16 n/a No seminar - Spring Break
3/23 Nathan Wiseman Agent-Based Core-Periphery Model
3/30 Bernard Baah-Kumi Institutional adjustments for adapting to climate stress in snow-fed basins

Economics seminar archive

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