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

All Mark C. Berger Seminars are Friday afternoons at 3:00 PM in Gatton 199 unless otherwise noted. All are welcome to attend. Papers (when available) can be downloaded using the link on the paper title.

Date Presenter Title
February 16 Sebastian Kessing "Corporate Tax Pass-Through to Consumer Prices - Micro Evidence from Germany"
February 23-24  UK Cleveland Federal Reserve Workshop on the Economics of Education, Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank, Cleveland, OH For more information about the conference and to register see Workshop (register by February 22nd) 
March 2 David Blau (Ohio State) "Is Family Structure "Transmitted" across Generations?"
March 7 (Wed) BE 235 1-2:30 pm Mazhar Waseem (Manchester) "Information, Asymmetric Incenties, or Withholding?  Understanding the Self-Enforcement of Value-Added Tax"
March 9 Xu Lin (Virginia Tech) "Social Interaction and Social Preferences in Social Networks"
March 21 (Wed) 1:00 - 2:30 PM Stefania Albanesi (Pittsburgh) "Credit Growth and the Financial Crisis: A New Narrative"
March 30 Juan Carlos Cordoba (Iowa State)
April 6 Nick Kuminoff (Arizona State)
April 13 William Lastrapes (Georgia)
April 20 Justin Wolfers (Michigan)
April 27 Empirical Trade Conference

Department Workshops

Workshops are held on Mondays 12:30 – 1:30 PM in Gatton 311 unless otherwise noted. Papers (when available) can be downloaded using the link on the paper title.

Date Presenter Title
February 26 Weihua Zhou (Louisville) "Do HOV Lanes Save Energy? Evidence from a General Equilibrium Model of the City" 
March 5 Amanda Michaud (Indiana) The Disability Option: Labor Market Dynamics with Macroeconomic and Health Risks
March 12 Spring Break
March 19 Andrew Goodman Bacon (Vanderbilt) Differences-in-Differences with Variation in Treatment Timing
March 26 Maria Padilla-Romo (Tennessee) The Effects of Children's Time in School on Mother's Labor Supply: Evidence from Mexico's Full-Time Schools Program
April 2 Scott Holladay (Tennessee)
April 9 4th Year Presentations See schedule
April 16 4th Year Presentations See schedule
April 23 Michele Marcus (Vanderbilt)

Martin School Seminar Schedule

Gatton 235, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Date Presenter Title
February 16 Jennifer Bird-Pollan (University of Kentucky, Law School) "The Sovereign Right to Tax: How Bilateral Investment Treaties Threaten Sovereignty"
February 23
March 2 Andrew Haughwout (New York Federal Reserve Bank, Economic Research)
March 9 Mirya Holman (Tulane University, Dep. of Political Science)
March 16 Spring Break
March 23 Raj Darolia (University of Kentucky, Martin School)
March 30 Susanna Loeb (Stanford University, Dep. of Education)
April 6 Dan Black (University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy)
April 13 Ron Zimmer (University of Kentucky, Martin School)
April 20 Capstone Week
April 27 Brian Jacob (University of Michigan, Gerald Ford School of Public Policy)