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During the academic year, the Economics Department sponsors a series of 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. These seminars are free of charge and all are welcome to attend.

All seminars take place from 3:30pm – 5:00pm in room 444 Fronczak unless otherwise posted.

(past seminars)

Our next seminar …

Fall 2016

September 23 – Ronni Pavan, University of Rochester – Maternal Emotional Well-being and Child Development

September 30 – Mikal Skuterud, University of Waterloo – Immigrants and Patents: Evidence from Canadian Cities

October 14 – Samuel Kleiner, Cornell University – Hospital Treatment and Patient Outcomes: Evidence from Capacity Constraints

October 21 – Nate Baum-Snow, University of Toronto – Accounting for Central Neighborhood Change, 1980-2010

October 28 – Hoyt Bleakley, University of Michigan – Longevity, Education, and Income: How Large is the Triangle?

Spring 2017

April 28 – Claudia Olivetti, Boston College

Faculty – 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 have been active in national and international conferences making presentations, organizing sessions, and chairing sessions. You are also invited to visit their personal websites to learn about these achievements and their growing visibility.

Graduates – 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 (HEAD) – The Center of Excellence on the role of Human Capital in economic development 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. Please see this webpage for more journal details: