Departmental Research Seminar

Attending the Fall and Spring Economic Seminar Series is a way to see what industry professionals and leaders are currently working on, and a great way to network with fellow students and industry professionals.

All seminars run from 3:00-4:30. Fall meetings will be held on Zoom.  If you are interested in attending please contact Economic Program Assistant, Michelle Santana for the link.

Please note that seminar locations are subject to change. To confirm the location/Zoom link or if you would like to be included on the seminar mailing list, please contact the Department's Program Assistant, Michelle Santana.


Date Speaker Home institution Topic Location


Eyal Frank University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy

Reversing Local Extinctions: The Economic Impacts of Reintroducing Wolves in North America

2/10 Sandra Aguilar Gomez Columbia University Inside the black box of child penalties: Extended families and unpaid labor McLaren 250
2/24 Lawrence De Geest Suffolk University TBA McLaren 251
3/3 Jing Cai Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland

Indirect Effects of Access to Finance

Cowell 107
3/10 Daniel Salicath Max Planck Institute for Research into Collective Goods Information Intervention to Promote Safe Water Consumption: An RCT in areas affected by groundwater arsenic in India

100% Virtual

*This seminar will take place at 1:00-2:30 PM (PST) instead of the regular time*

3/24 Jonathan Robinson UC Santa Cruz
The Enduring Effects of Cash Transfers on Household Food Security: Evidence from Rural Liberia and Malawi
McLaren 251
4/7 Brian Dillon Cornell University How Important is the Yellow Pages? Evidence from Tanzania Cowell 107
4/14 Darwyyn Deyo San Jose State University Does municipal massage therapist licensing reduce crime? A natural experiment in three states McLaren 251

Stephen Pitts

University of Minnesota Where You Go Depends on Who You Know: The Role of Social Networks in Mexican Internal Migration McLaren 251
4/28 Katherine Casey Stanford University Scaling Political Information Campaigns Cowell 107