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The Department of Economics Seminar series encourages and explores the latest research by scholars. The series is hosted and organized by Professors Imke Reimers, Bilge Erten, Ivan Petkov and Alicia Sasser Modestino. The seminars are held in 316 Lake Hall from 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.  

Spring 2020

DateSpeaker/TopicAffiliationAcademic Page
February 27Kasey BucklesUniversity of Notre Damehttps://www3.nd.edu/~kbuckles/

Fall 2019

DateSpeaker/TopicAffiliationAcademic Page
September 19Nidhiya Menon
The Brazilian Bombshell? The Long-Term Impact of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic the South American Way
Brandeis Universityhttp://people.brandeis.edu/~nmenon/
September 23Michael Kremer
Is Development Innovation a Good Investment? Which Innovations Scale? Evidence on Social Investing from USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures
Harvard Universityhttps://scholar.harvard.edu/kremer/home
October 7Florian Ederer
Killer Acquisitions
Yale Universityhttps://som.yale.edu/faculty/florian-ederer
November 7Leila Agha
Drug Diffusion through Peer Networks: Evidence from Industry Payments
Dartmouth Collegehttps://sites.dartmouth.edu/agha/
November 14Ruixue Jia
The Economic Consequences of Political Hierarchy: Evidence from Regime Changes in China, AD1000-2000
University of California – San Diegohttps://www.ruixuejia.com/

Past Research Seminars

January 24 (Thursday) Shahid Alam Northeastern
February 7 (Thursday) Kevin Boudreau Northeastern
February 11 (Monday) Michael Mueller-Smith University of Michigan
February 21 (Thursday) Felipe Barrera Harvard
February 25 (Monday) Klaus Desmet Southern Methodist University
March 14 (Thursday) David Atkin MIT
CANCELED March 21 (Thursday) will be rescheduled for the Fall series. Jonathan Zinman Dartmouth
April 4 (Thursday) David Yang Harvard
April 8 (Monday) Judith Chevalier Yale
April 18 (Thursday) James Nason North Carolina State
April 22 (Monday) Alicia Sasser Modestino Northeastern
17-Sep Nina Pavcnik Dartmouth College
24-Sep Chloe East University of Colorado, Denver
1-Oct Matt Lowe Briq Institute of Behavior & Inequality
11-Oct Chang-Jin Kim University of Washington
22-Oct Adriaan Soetevent Groningen University
5-Nov Rebecca Thornton University of Illinois
8-Nov Heikki Rantakari University of Rochester
15-Nov Peter Hull University of Chicago
19-Nov Ludovica Gazze University of Chicago
28-Nov Arindrajit Dube (U-Mass Amherst)
29-Nov Andrew Foster Brown
6-Dec Jere Berhman U Penn
  • February 22, 2018  Ariel Dora Stern, HBS
  • February 26, 2018 Rebecca Thornton, University of Illinois
  • March 14, 2018 Alicia Sasser Modestino, Northeastern University
  • March 19, 2018 Leemore Dafny, HBS
  • March 29, 2018 John Maluccio, Middlebury Development
  • April 2, 2018 Debi Prasad Mohapatra, Umass Amherst IO
  • April 9, 2018 Rafael Dix Carneiro, Duke Development/Trade
18-Sep Chris Udry Northwestern University
2-Oct Enrico Spolaore Tufts
30-Oct Seema Jayachandran Northwestern
8-Nov Petra Moser New York University School of Business
13-Nov Stephen O’Connell Post-Doctoral Fellow at MIT SEII
4-Dec Bruce Sacerdote Dartmouth College
11-Dec Tanya Byker Middlebury College