The Department of Economics sponsors a weekly series in which economists from all facets of the profession present their cutting edge research on a wide variety of topics. All workshops are open to the public, and held on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:15 in Kreeger 100, unless otherwise noted.
February 11: Seth Gershenson, American University SPA "Performance Standards and Employee Effort: Evidence from Teacher Absences"
February 18: Monica Hartmann, American University "Automobile Maintenance Costs, Used Cars, and Private Information"
February 25: (CANCELLED. Will try to reschedule for a later date) Robert H. Nelson, University of Maryland
March 4: Robert Feinberg, American University "The Determinants of Cartel Duration in Korea"
No seminar March 11 due to Spring Break
March 18: Gisela Rua, Federal Reserve Board "Inflation Expectations and Recovery from the Depression in 1933: Evidence from the Narrative Record"
March 25: Shushanik Hakobyan, Fordham University "GSP Expiration and Declining Exports from Developing Countries"
**Special seminar March 26: Kevin P. Gallagher, Boston University and Johns Hopkins SAIS "Ruling Capital: Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance" Location: MGC 247, 3:30-5:15 p.m. Co-sponsored by the International Economic Relations program, SIS
April 1: Egon Zakrajsek, Federal Reserve Board "Credit Market Sentiment and the Business Cycle"
April 8: Nobel Prize Winner George Akerlof, UC Berkeley/Georgetown/IMF "Phishing for Phools" **This seminar will be held in Ward 2**
April 15: Erdal Tekin, American University, SPA "The Effect of Community Traumatic Events on Student Achievement: Evidence from the Beltway Sniper Attacks"
April 22: Nick Zolas, U.S. Census Bureau "International Patenting Strategies with Heterogeneous Firms"