Seminar Series

spring, 2017

  • February 3: Job Talk, Room 381, 2:30 pm
  • February 7: Job Talk, Room 381, 1 pm
  • February 10: Job Talk, Room 381, 2 pm
  • February 13: Job Talk, Room 381, 2 pm
  • February 17: Paul T. Scott (NYU Stern), "Estimating Market Power: Evidence from the U.S. Brewing Industry", Room 381, 2 pm
  • March 3: David Benson (Ph.D. Candidate at Northwestern University), "Nonparametric Tests of Market Power", Room 381, 2 pm
  • March 17: Shane Murphy (UT Health Sciences Center), 2 pm
  • April 14: Ayesha Ali (UT Health Sciences Center), 2 pm
  • April 21: Sanjeev Kumar (Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale School of Public Health), 2 pm
  • April 28: Raja Kali (University of Arkansas), 2:30 pm

FALL, 2016

  • September 2, Tony Klein (Dresden), "Conditional Variance Dynamics of Gold and other Precious Metals", Room 381, 2:00 p.m.
  • September 23, Jamin Speer (Memphis), Room 381, 2:00
  • September 30, Daniel Tannenbaum (University of Nebraska), Room 381, 2:00 p.m.
  • October 14, Caitlin McKillop (University of Tennessee Health Science Center), "The Association between Non-cognitive Factors, Neighborhood Crime and Health Status in a Low-Income Minority Population", Room 381, 2:00 p.m.
  • October 21, Peter McHenry (College of William and Mary), Room 381, 2:00 p.m.
  • October 28, Jacqueline Oliveira (Rhodes College), Room 381, 2:00 p.m.

SPRING, 2016

  • February 19, Seung Hoon Lee (Georgia Tech), "Business Groups and Effort Financing"
  • April 7, Cheng Cheng (Mississippi), "The Effect of Legalizing Marijuana on Housing Values: Evidence from Colorado."
  • April 12, Chris Laincz (Drexel), "The Impact of Cost-Reducing R&D Spillovers on the Ergotic Distribution of Market Structures," room 263, 2 p.m.
  • April 25, Jobu Babin (Memphis), "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words ;) Emoji, Computer-Mediated Communication, and Trust," room 263, 9 a.m.

FALL, 2015

  • August 21, Kayhan Koleyni (Memphis), Room 271, 2:30 p.m.
    "Two Essays in DSGE Modelling"
  • August 28, Joaquin Lopez (Memphis), Room 271, 2:00 p.m.
    "A Unified Theory of Tax Evasion in Developing Countries"
  • September 11, Adam Osman (Illinois), Room 263, 2:00 p.m.
    "Exporting and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Trial"
  • October 16, Catherine Eckel (Texas A&M), Room 263, 2:00 p.m. "Sacrifice: An Experiment on the Political Economy of Extreme Intergroup Punishment"
  • October 23, Tolu Ayangbayi (Memphis, Dissertation Proposal), Room 263, 2:00 p.m., "Essays in Applied Microeconomics"
  • November 2, Ryne Marksteiner (Wisconsin), Room 365, 12:00 p.m., "Effects of Removing State Postsecondary Grant Aid Eligibility"
  • November 13, Oksana Loginova (Missouri), Room 263, 2:00 p.m. 
    "Price Competition in the Presence of an Online Aggregator"
  • November 18, Jobu Babin (Memphis), Room TBA, 10:00 a.m. "Just a Little Pin Prick: Shielding Behavior, Reciprocity, and HPV Vax Uptake"
  • December 1, Demba Fofana (Memphis), Room 263, 12:00 p.m. "Determinants of Wage Growth and Wage Distribution Dynamics"
  • December 4, Maria Bernedo (Georgia State), Room 263, 2:00 p.m.
    "Time and Risk Preferences and Adaptation to Climate Change"


Spring, 2015

  • February 20, Seth Zimmerman (Princeton)
    "Student Loans, College Choice, and Information on the Returns to Higher Education"
  • February 27, Jin Yeub Kim (Nebraska)
    "The Economics of the Right to Be Forgotten"
  • March 23, Jacob Kleinow (Freiberg)
    "Determinants of Systemically Important Banks: The Case of Europe" (Joint seminar with Finance)
  • March 26, Yoram Bauman (Ph.D., U of Washington), "Carbon Taxes are Even Better Than You Think" 
  • March 27, Huseyin Yilderim (Duke)
    "'Giving' in to Social Pressure"
  • April 3, Luiggi Donayre (Minnesota - Duluth),
    "The Asymmetric Effects of Oil Price Shocks on the Canadian Economy"
  • April 10, Alex Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy (Lehigh)
    "(Taylor) Rules versus Discretion in U.S. Monetary Policy"
  • April 17,Sebastian Sotelo (Michigan),
    "Trade Frictions and Agricultural Productivity: Theory and Evidence from Peru" 
  • April 24,Toluwalope Ayangbayi (Memphis), TBA  

Fall, 2014

  • September 5, John Komlos (Duke),
    "Economics and Biology"
  • September 19, Gary Hoover (Oklahoma),
    "Malicious Envy and Discouragement: An Experimental Study of the Impact of Inequality on Investment"
    "Whose Line Is It? Plagiarism in Economics"
  • September 26, Lingqi Lou (Memphis),
    "R&D Expenditures on Medical Device Industry Firm, 1979-2012" 
  • September 26, Jillian Carr (Texas A&M).
    "The Effect of Housing Vouchers on Crime: Evidence from a Lottery"
  • October 24, Toluwalope Ayangbayi (Memphis),
    "Household Socioeconomic Status and Health: Estimating the Social Gradient in Child Health in Nigeria"
  • November 7, Matthew Oliver (Georgia Tech), 
    “Optimal Capacity and Two-Part Tariffs for a Natural Gas Pipeline under Alternative Regulatory Constraints”
  • November 14, Daniel Tannenbaum (Becker Friedman Institute, Chicago),
    "Child Support Laws and Marital and Fertility Decisions Among Couples"