Visiting speakers

The Department of Economics hosts a seminar series featuring guest speakers from various fields of economics. Please visit this page regularly, as it will be continually updated with information regarding upcoming speakers and links to the papers scheduled for presentation.

2023-24 Seminar Series

Arthur Sweetman, McMaster University

Paper title: Physician Labour Supply: Efficient Use of General-Purpose Surveys

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tony Fang, Memorial University

Paper title: Where Did The Time Go? The Effects of China’s Two-Day Weekend Policy on Labor Supply, Household Work, and Leisure Activities

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Matthew Harvey, University of Washington-Tacoma

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Jamein Cunningham, University of Texas at Austin

Paper title: State Recreational Cannabis Laws and Racial Disparities in the Criminal Legal System

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ashantha Ranasinghe, University of Alberta

Paper title:Gender Differences in Firm Performance: Selection and Misallocation in Mexico

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ruben Gaetani, University of Toronto

Paper title: Are Cities Losing Innovation Advantages? Online versus Face-to-face Interactions

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ying Feng, National University of Singapore

Paper title: The Reversal of the Gender Education Gap with Economic Development

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Jonathan Créchet, University of Ottawa

Paper title: Life-cycle Worker Flows and Cross-country Differences in Aggregate Employment

Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mikko Packalen, University of Waterloo

Paper title: Power of Economists

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mohammed Dore, Brock University

Paper title: Recurrent Financial Crises and US Monetary Regulation: Bubbles and Blisters

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
STH 216

Laetitia Renee, Université de Montréal

Thursday, Mar. 7, 2024
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
STH 201

Adam Lavecchia, McMaster University

Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2024
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
STH 216

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Guillaume Sublet, University of Montréal
Paper title: Fiscal Rules with Discretion for an Economic Union
1:30pm – 3:00pm in STH201
Host: Katerina Koka

Monday, September 26, 2022
Jonathan Moreno-Medina, University of Texas at San Antonio
Paper title: TBD
1:00pm – 2:30pm via Zoom
Host: Taylor Wright

Monday, October 3, 2022
Jay Hyun, HEC Montréal
Paper title: Bound by Ancestors: Immigration, Credit Frictions, and Global Supply Chain Formation
1:30pm – 3:00pm in WH327
Host: Miguel Cardoso

Monday, October 24, 2022
Artem Prokhorov, University of Sydney
Paper title: Dependence Modelling in Stochastic Frontier Models
1:00pm – 2:30pm in WH327
Host: Ivan Medovikov

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Siha Lee, McMaster University
Paper title: Universal Childcare, Fertility, and Parental Time Investments
1:00pm – 2:30pm in WH327
Host: Qian Liu

Monday, October 31, 2022
Mengxiao Liu, Lehigh University
Paper title: Quality Innovation, Cost Innovation, Exporting, and Firm Productivity Evolution: Evidence from the Chinese Electronics Industry
1:00pm – 2:30pm in WH303
Host: Xue Bai

Thursday, November 10, 2022
Stephan Heblich, University of Toronto
Paper title: Slavery and the British Industrial Revolution
1:30pm – 3:00pm in WH203
Host: Andrew Dickens

Monday, November 28, 2022
Ida Ferrara, York University
Paper title: Does Waste Management Policy Crowd out Social and Moral Motives for Recycling?
1:00pm – 2:30pm in WH303
Host: Marcel Oestreich

Thursday, December 6, 2022
Walter Steingress, Bank of Canada
Paper title: The fiscal impact of immigration in the United States: Evidence at the local level
1:00pm – 2:30pm via Zoom
Host: Miguel Cardoso

Monday, March 6, 2023
Evelyn Forget, University of Manitoba
Paper title: Basic Income in the Wake of the Pandemic
1:00pm – 2:30pm in WH327
Host: Andrew Dickens

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Melissa Spencer, University of Richmond
Paper title: Safer Sex? The Effect of AIDS Risk on Birth Rates
1:00pm – 2:30pm (virtual)
Host: Taylor Wright

October 7, 2021
Sebastian Ottinger, Northwestern University
Paper title: The Political Origins of Racial Hate in Media: Evidence from the U.S. South
Host: Miguel Cardoso

October 25, 2021
Nathan Zorzi, Dartmouth College
Paper title: Inefficient Automation
Host: Katerina Koka

November 4, 2021
Martin Fiszbein, Boston University
Paper title: New Technologies, Productivity, and Jobs: The (Heterogeneous) Effects of Electrification on US Manufacturing
Host: Andrew Dickens

November 11, 2021
Sebastian Dyrda, University of Toronto
Paper title: How to Tax Capitalists in the 21st Century
Host: Teega Zeida

November 18, 2021
Mikal Skuterud, University of Waterloo
Paper title: Temporary Foreign Workers
Host: Miguel Cardoso

November 23, 2021
Juan Morales, Wilfrid Laurier University
Paper title: Can Online Dissent be (Effectively) Censored?
Host: Andrew Dickens

December 7, 2021
Alexis Anagnostopoulos, Stony Brook University
Paper title: Cross-Country Stock Market Comovement: A Macro Perspective
Host: Teega Zeida

March 1, 2022
Jonathan Zhang, McMaster University
Paper title: Impacts of Basic Income on Health and Economic Well-Being: Evidence from the VA’s Disability Compensation Program (with David Silver)
Host: Qian Liu

March 15, 2022
Yifan Gong, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Paper title: Examining Income Expectations in the College and Early Post-College Periods: New Distributional Tests of Rational Expectations
Host: Qian Liu

April 7, 2022
Tom Handler, Statistics Canada
Paper title: Fine Tuning or Re-Skilling? Educational Strategies of Prime-Aged Displaced Workers
Host: Miguel Cardoso

September 22, 2020
Vincent Geloso, King’s College at Western University
Paper title: State Capacity and the Post Office: Evidence from 19th Century Quebec
Host: Cornelius Christian

September 29, 2020
Mick Coelli, University of Melbourne
Paper title: How Principals Affect Schools
Host: Lester Kwong

October 20, 2020
Andrea Ariu, University of Milan
Paper title:  Foreign Workers, Product Quality, and Trade: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Host: Miguel Cardoso

October 27, 2020
Angela Lynn Zheng, McMaster University
Paper title: Valuation of Local School Quality under School Choice
Host: Marcel Oestreich

November 17, 2020
Ola Olsson, University of Gothenburg
Paper title: Pharaoh’s Cage: Environmental Circumscription and Appropriability in Early State Development
Host: Andrew Dickens

November 23, 2020
Chris Bidner, Simon Fraser University
Paper title: Marriage, Commitment and Unbundling Gendered Norms
Host: Lester Kwong

November 30, 2020
Janet Huang Jiang, Bank of Canada
Paper title: Adoption of a New Payment Method: Evidence from the Laboratory
Host: Ling Sun

February 4, 2021
Felipe Caicedo, University of British Columbia
Paper title: Country of Women? Repercussions of the Triple Alliance War in Paraguay
Host: Cornelius Christian

February 10, 2021
David Stasavage, NYU
Paper title: Foundations of a New Democracy: Schooling, Inequality, and Voting in the Early Republic
Host: Cornelius Christian

February 17, 2021
Eugene Tan,  University of Toronto
Paper title: Investment Plans, Uncertainty, and Misallocation
Host: Teega Zeida

February 25, 2021
Gabriela Galassi, Bank of Canada
Paper title: The Intergenerational Correlation of Employment: Mothers as Role Models
Host: Teega Zeida

March 3, 2021
John Eric Humphries, Yale University
Paper title: Eviction and Poverty in American Cities: Evidence from Chicago and New York
Host: Bob Dimand

March 10, 2021
Brant Abbott, Queen’s University
Paper title: Permanent-Income Inequality
Host: Qian Liu

March 24, 2021
Frikk Nesje, University of Copenhagen
Paper title: Cross-Dynastic Intergenerational Altruism
Host: Marcel Oestreich

April 7, 2021
Larry Samuelson, Yale University
Paper title: The Analogical Foundations of Cooperation
Host: Bob Dimand

October 7
Max Tabord-Meehan, University of Chicago
Paper title: Stratification Trees for Adaptive Randomization in Randomized Controlled Trials
Host: Miguel Cardoso

October 23
Zhentong Lu, Bank of Canada
Paper title: Examining the Impact of Cooling Measures on China’s Housing Market: A Structural Model Approach
Host: Xue Bai

October 28
Ryo Makioka, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
Paper title: Do Trade Fairs Promote Export?
Host: Xue Bai

November 4
Ming Xu, Queen’s University
Paper title: Heterogeneous Passthrough from TFP to Wages
Host: Qian Liu

November 18
Gustavo Bobonis, University of Toronto
Paper title: Externalities in Politicians’ Malfeasance: Norms of Corruption and Yardstick Competition
Host: Andrew Dickens

November 25
Leilei Shen, Kansas State University
Paper title: Export Expansion and Local Labor Market Outcomes in China
Host: Xue Bai

March 12
Brian McCaig, Wilfrid Laurier University
Paper title: Export Markets and Long-Run Industry Adjustment: State, Private, and Foreign Firms in Vietnam
Host: Katerina Koka

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