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


Berenger Djoumessi Research Scientist at Meta

Floods, Agricultural Production, and Household Welfare: Evidence from Tanzania

McLaren 250
9/22 Marianne Bitler UC Davis How place and need intersect: How lack of retail and enrollment offices deters nutrition assistance take-up Cowell 417
9/29 Yue Hou University of Pennsylvania Underrepresented Outperformers: Female legislators in the Chinese Congress. Cowell 417
10/6 Venoo Kakar San Francisco State University

“How does Student Debt Repayment affect Wealth?”

McLaren 251
10/20 Brett McCully Collegio Carlo Alberto Structural Transformation and the Demographic Transition: Evidence from Bangladesh

Cowell 417

10/27 Benjamin Harell Vanderbilt Conversion Therapy Bans, Suicidality, and Mental Health VIRTUAL
Tuesday, Nov. 1st David Philips Notre Dame Do homelessness prevention programs prevent homelessness? McLaren 251
11/3 Yingdan Lu Stanford University Competing for Attention: How the Chinese Government Uses Social Media for Propaganda McLaren 250






Kelsey Jack




Rob Fairlie

University of Santa Barbara



University of California, Santa Cruz

Money (Not) to Burn: Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Crop Residue Burning∗


Affirmative Action, Caste, and Quality of
Instruction: Evidence from Engineering Colleges in


McLaren 250





McLaren 250


Emil Palikot

Stanford University TBA

McLaren 250