Economics research highlighted in public speaker series

Brock University’s Department of Economics is continuing its tradition of welcoming renowned scholars for its annual Research Seminar Series.

German Pupato from Ryerson University speaks on Oct. 15 as part of this year’s Research Seminar Series hosted by Brock’s Department of Economics.

The series began in September with scholars from Wilfrid Laurier University, the Bank of Canada and Oberlin College and will continue throughout the 2018-19 academic year.

The next instalment of the series takes place Monday, Oct. 15, when German Pupato of Ryerson University will present his co-authored paper on estimating the welfare gains of economic integration in economies with frictional local labour markets. Using the unexpected fall of the Iron Curtain in 1990 to demonstrate, Pupato considers the quantitative importance of accounting for changes in unemployment rates when computing the gains from trade in West German local labour markets.

Pupato’s presentation runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. in MCA 241.

Xue Bai, Assistant Professor of Economics and Chair of the organizing committee for this year’s series, is confident the variety of Canadian and international researchers on the calendar will appeal to people beyond her department.

“This as a great opportunity to expose the wider Brock community to exciting current research in economics,” she says.

The Research Seminar Series offers an opportunity to learn from renowned researchers from Canada and around the world. All talks are open to the public. Dates, times and room locations for all talks are listed on the Department of Economics website.

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