Past Events

Spring 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019
Jon Willis, Kansas City Fed.

Title: “Declining Dynamism at the Establishment Level”WNS 20812:30 PM
His talk with studentsTitle: “Meet with a senior Federal Reserve economist: macroeconomics, monetary policy, and economic career paths at the Federal Reserve.”
Axinn 219
4:30 PM

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Amanda Bayer, Swarthmore
Title: "Does a simple information provision lead to more diverse classrooms?"
Axinn 229
4:30 PM

Friday, April 26, 2019
Mark Egan, Harvard U
Title: TBD
WNS 208
12:30 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2019
D.K.Smith symposium, organized by Phani Wunnava
Title:"Economics of Inequality"
Speakers: Edward Wolff, NYU; Stephanie Seguino, UVM; Brad Herbshein, Upjohn Institute; William Rodgers III, Rutgers U; Ani Mitra, Bard college
RAJ CON
9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2019
Sebastian Sotelo, U of Michigan
Title: “Migration, Trade, and Specialization: Evidence from Brazil's March to the West”
WNS 208
12:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2019
Lubka Petersen, Simon Fraser University
Title: TBD
WNS 208
12:30 PM
Monday, May 13, 2019
Spring thesis poster presentations
Wilson hall (in McCullough)
4-5:30 PM
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Fall 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018
Ben Pugsley, Notre Dame University
 “A Mixed Bag: The Hidden Time Costs of Regulating Consumer Behavior.” 
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Axinn 219

September 14-15, 2018
Friday Noon to Saturday Noon
Liberal Arts Colleges- Economics Development conference
Axinn 219

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Andrew Samwick, Dartmouth
"The Insurance Value of Financial Aid"
12:15-1:30 PM
Axinn 229

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
D.K. Smith lecture
Andrew Samwick, Dartmouth College
"Tax Policy and Economic Growth"
4:30-6:00 PM
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room, 2nd floor

Friday, October 19, 2018
Daniel Hungerman, Notre Dame University
“Is Fertility a Leading Economic Indicator?
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner Hall 208

Monday, October 22, 2018
Hilary Hoynes, UC Berkeley
"Social Safety Net Investments in Children"
4:30-6:00 PM
Axinn 229

Thursday and Friday, October 25-26, 2018
"Beyond Wall Street" Alumni Panel for EconomicsMajors
for details, see link
go/BeyondWallStreet

Friday, October 26, 2018
Seventh Annual IPE Symposium
“Environmental Policy in an Unequal World,”
12:15 PM
Robert A. Jones Conference room, 2nd floor

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Bob Prasch's Posthumus Book Dedication Ceremony
4-7 PM
Abernethy Room in Axinn Center at Starr library

Friday, November 2, 2018
Pablo CubaBorda, Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.
 “Understanding Persistent Stagnation”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner Hall 208

Friday, November 9, 2018
Shanthi Ramnath, Treasury/D.C.
“Household Responses to Transfers and Liquidity: Evidence from Social Security Survivors Benefit”
2:00 PM
Axinn 220

 

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Spring 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018
Christophe Gouel, INRA
“The Crucial Role of International Trade in Adaptation to Climate Change”
12:30-2:00 PM
Axinn 229

Friday, March 9, 2018
Hashmat Khan, Carleton University, Canada
"The Lead-Lag Properties of the US Business Cycle"
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Price Fishback, University of Arizona
"War! What is it Good For?"
4:30 PM
Robert A. Jones conference room, 2nd floor

Friday, March 16, 2018
Guillaume Frechette, New York University
"Rules and Commitment in Communication."
12:30-2:00 PM
Axinn center 229

Friday, March 23, 2018
Ivan Vidangos, Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.
Title: Investment Opportunities and Economic Outcomes: Who Benefits from College and the Stock Market?
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner Hall 208

Friday, April 6, 2018
Treb Allen, Dartmouth
"The Welfare of Border Walls"
12:30-2:00 PM
Axinn 229

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Inaugural lecture
Paul Sommers, Paige Wright professor of
Economics
"Forty-two years of collaborative research with Middlebury College students...and counting"
4:30-5:30 PM
Franklin Environmental Center/Orchard-Hilcrest 103

Friday, April 20, 2018
Spring Student Symposium
All day

Friday, April 27, 2018
Emily Beam, University of Vermont
"The Impact of Summer Employment for Low-Income Youth: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines*"
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Friday, May 4, 2018
Scott Gehlbach, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Hiding Control"
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Friday, May 11, 2018
Senior theses poster session
3-5 PM
MBH/Great hall

Fall 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017
Mark Harrison, University of Warwick
"Secrecy and State Capacity: A Look Behind the Iron Curtain"
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
New Faculty Reception co-hosted with IPE
4-6 PM
Crossroads Cafe

Friday, October 6, 2017
Rick Klotz, Colgate
"Mitigation, Climate Policy, and Climate Change in US Agriculture"
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Friday, October 27, 2017
Owen Thompson-Ferguson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“School Desegregation and Black Teacher Employment”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Friday, November 10, 2017
International Politics and Economics Symposium
“The US and Global Trade: Winners, Losers, and the Way Forward”
Douglas Irwin, Dartmouth
Peter Schott, Yale
Edward Mansfield, University of Pennsylvania
12:30 PM
Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

Friday, December 1, 2017
Peter Bent, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
"Recovery from financial crises in peripheral
economies, 1870-1913”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Friday, December 8, 2017
Ignacio Gonzalez, American University
“Tobin’s Q and Inequality”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

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Spring 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017
Alex Rees-Jones, University of Pennsylvania
“Heuristic Perceptions of the Income Tax: Evidence and Implications for Debiasing”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Friday, March 17, 2017
Cihan Artunc, University of Arizona
“Experimenting with Partners: Business Organization and Survival in Egypt between 1910 and 1949”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Friday, April 7, 2017
Ken Leonard, University of Maryland
“Social Learning in Health Seeking Behavior: Evidence from Rural Tanzania”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Friday, April 14, 2017
Jose-Antonio Sanchez-Espin, Yale
“The Old Men in the Census: Inequality and Mobility in 18th Century Murcia”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Friday, April 21, 2017
Spring Student Symposium
McCardell Bicentennial Hall

Friday, April 28, 2017
Casey Rothschild, Wellesley
“Adverse Selection in the Irish Tontines of 1773, 1775, and 1777”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Saturday, April 29, 2017
D.K. Smith Symposium
“Economics of Remittances”
Steve Brito, IMF
Darrick Hamilton, New School of Social Research
Dilip Ratha, World Bank
James Bang, St. Ambrose University
Aniruddha Mitra, Bard College
Phanindra Wunnava, Middlebury College
Klaus Zimmermann, Bonn University
All day
Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

Tuesday, May 9, 201
Spring Student Thesis Poster Session
3:30-5:30 PM
McCardell Bicentennial Hall

Friday, May 12, 2017
Vimal Ranchold, University of Cape Town
“The Labour Market Effects of Being White in South Africa under Apartheid: An IV Estimate from the Cape Province”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

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Fall 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016
Charles Bellemare, Université Laval
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Friday, September 30, 2016
Peter Skott, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
“Aggregate Demand, Functional Finance, and Secular Stagnation”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Thursday, October 6, 2016
D.K. Smith Lecture
Cecilia Conrad, MacArthur Foundation
“Economics of Philanthropy: How to Give Away 100 Million Dollars?”
4:30-6:00 PM
Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

Friday, October 7, 2016
Caitlin Myers, Middlebury
“Is Economics a Science?”
1:00-2:15 PM
Axinn 229

Friday, October 14, 2016
Martin Abel, Harvard
“The Value of Reference Letters: Experimental Evidence from South Africa”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Friday, October 28, 2016
Marketa Wolfe, Skidmore
“Price Drift Before US Macroeconomic News: Private Information About Public Announcements?”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Friday, October 28, 2016
International Politics and Economics Symposium
“The Global Illicit Drug Trade: Confronting Challenges and Exploring Solutions”
Peter Reuter, University of Maryland
Beau Kilmer, RAND
Alejandro Madrazo Lajous, CIDE
Rebecca Tiger, Middlebury
12:15-5:30 PM
Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

Friday, November 4, 2016
Becky Morton, NYU
“The Dark Side of the Vote: Biased Voters, Social Information, and Information Aggregation Through Majority Voting”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Friday, November 11, 2016
Jessica Leight, Williams
“Complementarity between Non-Agricultural and Agricultural Shocks in Local Industrialization: Evidence from China”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Friday, November 18, 2016
Taryn Dinkleman, Dartmouth
“Labor Migration, Capital Accumulation, and the Structure of Rural Labor Markets”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

Friday, December 2, 2016
Dan Berkowitz, University of Pittsburgh
“De-Politicization and Corporate Transformation”
12:30-2:00 PM
Warner 208

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If you have questions or comments, please contact Vijaya Wunnava, Events Coordinator at vwunnava@middlebury.edu

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