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 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, (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, BE 235) Dhammika Dharmapala – (University of Chicago) (joint with Martin School)
October 5 (BE 311) Steve Lugauer (Kentucky)
October 12 2018 KEA Conference
October 17 (Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:30 PM, BE 311) Ayse Imrohoroglu (USC) 
October 26 (BE 311) Christopher Biolsi and Youn Kim (Western Kentucky) "Fiscal Sustainability under a Time-Varying Fiscal Reaction Rule: A State Space Approach"
November 2 (BE 191) Ian Walker (Lancaster)
November 9 (BE 191) Trudy Cameron (Oregon)
November 16 Note: 2018 SEA conference (Nov 18-20)
November 23 Thanksgiving Break
November 30 (BE 199) Rajeev Darolia (Kentucky Martin School)
Dec 6 (Thursday 3:30-5:00 PM, BE 383) Amalia Miller (Virginia)

Department Workshops

Workshops are held on Mondays 12:00 – 1:00 PM in Gatton Business & Economics 299 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)
November 5 (BE 131)
November 12 (BE 131) Olga Malkova (UK)
November 19 (BE 131) SEA Conference
November 26 (BE 265) Max Dvorkin (St. Louis Fed)

Martin School Seminar Schedule

Gatton 235, 11:00am – 12:00pm