Seminars and Workshops

As part of its commitment to academic excellence, the Department of Economics sponsors numerous workshops and seminars each semester. Speakers for our workshop series are a mix of faculty and graduate students, in addition to leading scholars from other universities.

Mark C. Berger Workshop Series 2018-19 Academic Year

All Mark C. Berger Seminars are Friday afternoons at 3:00 PM, unless otherwise indicated, in a room in Gatton Business & Economics. All are welcome to attend. Papers (when available) can be downloaded using the link on the paper title.

Date Presenter Title
August 31 (BE 157) Charles Courtemanche (UK) "Walmart, Obama Care, and Working in an RDC"
September 7 (12:30 - 2:30 PM, BE 127) Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise Research Day
September 14 (BE 311) Stephen Bonhomme (Chicago) "Minimizing Sensitivity to Model Misspecification"
September 21 (BE 311) Wolfgang Keller (Colorado) "Globalization, Gender, and the Family"
September 28 (3:00 - 4:15, BE 311) Dhammika Dharmapala – (University of Chicago) (joint with Martin School)
October 5 (BE 311) Steve Lugauer (Kentucky) "Demographics and Monetary Policy Shocks"
October 12 2018 KEA Conference
October 26 (BE 311) Christopher Biolsi (Western Kentucky) "Fiscal Sustainability under a Time-Varying Fiscal Reaction Rule: A State Space Approach"
November 2 (11:00-12:00; BE 230) Ian Walker (Lancaster) "The Causal Effects of School Bullying Victimisation as an Adolescent on Later Life Outcomes"
November 9 (BE 191) Trudy Cameron (Oregon)

"Determinants of Willingness-to-Pay For Internal Carbon Pricing Programs"

November 16 Note: 2018 SEA conference (Nov 18-20)
November 23 Thanksgiving Break
November 30 (BE 199) Rajeev Darolia (Kentucky Martin School) "Returns to a Prison GED"
Dec 6 (Thursday 3:30-5:00 PM, BE 383) Amalia Miller (Virginia) "Elite Schools and Opting-In: Effects of College Selectivity on Career and Family Outcomes"
January 18 (BE 199) Doug Miller (Cornell) "Dynamic Treatment Effects for Empirical Microeconomists: Local Projections and Quasi-Experimental Research Designs"
January 25 TBD
February 1 (BE 199) Jim Ziliak (UK) "The Antipoverty Impact of the EITC: New Estimates from Survey and Administrative Tax Records"
February 8 (BE 199)

Stephen Yeaple (Penn State, international economics)

"Too Much of a Good Thing? Labor Market Imperfections as a Source of Exceptional Exporter Performance"
February 15 (BE 199) John Zhu (Pennsylvania, finance) "Better Monitoring ... Worse Productivity?"
February 22 (11-12, joint with Martin School) (BE 165) Melinda Morrill (North Carolina State, labor/health economics) "The Attraction of Magnet Schools: Evidence from Embedded Lotteries in School Assignment"
March 1 (BE 199) Jae Won Lee (Virginia, macroeconomics and international economics) "Sectoral Price Facts in a Sticky-Price Model"
March 8 (BE 199) Spencer Banzhaf (Georgia State, environmental/urban economics) "Capitalization as a Two-Part Tariff: The Role of Zoning"
March 15 (BE 199) None - spring break
March 22 (BE 199) Nathan Hendren (Harvard, public/labor economics) "The Welfare Impact of Government Policies"
March 29 (BE 199) Bhash Mazumder (Chicago Fed, labor/education/health economics) "Intergenerational Health Mobility in the US"
April 12 (4:30-6) (BE 199) Teaching conference featuring Josh Angrist (MIT) "Choice and Consequence: Assessing Mismatch at Chicago Exam Schools"

April 15 (Monday, noon-1:30) (BE 311)

Henrik Kleven (Princeton, public economics) "The EITC and the Extensive Margin: A Reappraisal"
April 19 (BE 199) Matt Harris (Tennessee, labor/health economics) "The Hazards of Unwinding the Prescription Opioid Epidemic: Implications for Child Maltreatment"
April 26 (Sponsored by UK Research Data Center) (BE 199) Richard Dunn (Connecticut, health/public/agricultural economics)

Department Workshops 2018-19 Academic Year

Workshops are held on Mondays 12:00 – 1:00 PM in Gatton Business & Economics 265 unless otherwise noted. Papers (when available) can be downloaded using the link on the paper title.

Date Presenter Title
August 27 Amanda McCullogh (UK) “Candy Crushed-Grain Saga: Responses to Tax Notches in the Confections Market”  
September 3 Labor Day
September 10 (BE 299) Cody Vaughn (UK) "Long-Run Impacts of Welfare Reform on Educational Attainment and Family Structure"
September 17 (BE 299) Matt Schendstok (UK) "Roads to Equality"
September 24 (BE 265) Kara Shah Riesing (UK) "Effects of Tornadoes on Local Labor Markets"
October 1 (BE 265) Kevin Allen (UK) "Trade Exposure and the Impact of Economic Sanctions on Civil Liberties"
October 8 (BE 265) Katie Toran (UK) "Does Medicare Part D Extend Lives?"
October 15 (BE 265) Andrew Jonellis (UK) "Legislatures and Growth"
October 22 (BE 265) Guowen Chen (UK) "Policy and MIsallocation"
October 29 (BE 265) Zheng Yang (UK) "Pricing the Razor: Evidence on Two-Part Tariffs"
November 12 (BE 265) Olga Malkova (UK) "Hope for the Family: The Effects of Merit Aid Programs on Parental Labor Supply"
November 19 (BE 265) SEA Conference
November 26 (BE 265) Max Dvorkin (St. Louis Fed)
February 4 (BE 311) Kathleen McKiernan (Vanderbilt) "Social Security Reform in the Presence of Informality"
February 25 (BE 311) Matt Wilson (Michigan) "Federalism, FIscal Savings, and Information Asymmetries"
March 11 None - spring break
March 18 (9-12, BE 165) 4th year PhD student presentations

9:00: Samuel Ingram, "Occupational Licensing and the Earnings Premium in the United States: Updated Evidence from the Current Population Survey"

9:45: Xiaozhou Ding, "College Expansion and Internal Migration in China"

10:30: Yoonseon Han, "Determinants of Export Earnings Volatility"

11:15: Samuel Acheampong: "Consumption Risk Sharing in Europe: the Roles of Regional Integration and Globalization"

March 25 (9:45-12, BE 165) 4th year PhD student presentations

9:45: Lauren Dirago-Duncan, "Adolescent Peer Group and Labor Market Outcomes"

10:30: Sookti Chaudhary: "Impact of Foreign Competition on US Firms' Environmental Behavior"

11:15: Alex McGlothin: "Acquisitions of Craft Brewers: The Economic Consequences"

April 8 (BE 311) Teresa Waters (UK Health Management and Policy) "Intended and Unintended Consequences of Medicare Value-Based Purchasing Programs"
April 22 (BE 311) Thomas Ochuodho (UK Forestry and Natural Resources) "Computable General Equilibrium Modeling: A Versatile Tool for Policy Analysis"
April 29 (BE 399) Aaron Yelowitz (UK)