Jan. 24, 2024

Department of Economics Friday Seminars

Department of Economics hosts internationally known economics professors who are experts in their fields to talk about their work. These seminars are open to the department's graduate students. The talks are held from 2 pm to 3:30 pm unless otherwise indicated.


  • September 8, 2023, Eli Berman, UCSD, "Mostly Deterred - Empirical Analysis of the Israel-Gaza Conflict"
  • September 22, 2023, Ruben Gaetani, University of Toronto, "Are Cities Losing Innovation Advantages? Online versus Face-to-face Interactions"
  • September 29, 2023, Lanny Zrill, Carleton University, "Default-Setting and Default Bias: Does the Choice Architect Matter?"
  • October 6, 2023, Judd Boomhower, UCSD, "How Are Insurance Markets Adapting to Climate Change? Risk Selection and Regulation in the Market for Homeowners Insurance"
  • October 13, 2023, Donn Feir, University of Victoria, "Heterogeneous Returns to Active Labour Market Programs for Indigenous Populations"
  • October 20, 2023, Vera Brencic, University of Alberta, "Vacancy creation by exporters at the intensive and extensive margins: Evidence from Slovenia’s EU entry"
  • October 27, 2023, Sydnee Caldwell, UC Berkeley, "Bargaining and Inequality in the Labor Market"
  • November 3, 2023, 2023, Yingying Dong, UC Irvine, "Nonparametric Doubly Robust Identification of Causal Effects of a Continuous Treatment using Discrete Instruments"
  • December 8, 2023, Michal Kolesar, Princeton, "Contamination Bias in Linear Regressions"



  • February 16, 2024, Emily Nix, University of Southern California, TBA
  • March 1, 2024, Koichiro Ito, University of Chicago, TBA
  • March 15, 2024, Dalia Ghanem, UC Davis, TBA
  • March 22, 2024, Jason Baron, Duke University, TBA