The Department of Economics at Western Michigan University hosts speakers and other events during the fall and spring semesters.

2018-19 Werner Sichel Lecture Series

Noon to 1:15 p.m. in 2028 Brown Hall

Sept. 12, 2018

"Getting it Wrong: How Faulty Monetary Statistics Undermine the Fed, the Financial System, and the Economy," presented by Professor William Barnett, Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics, University of Kansas.

Oct. 10, 2018

"Measuring Economies from Space," presented by Professor Adam Storeygard, Assistant Professor of Economics, Tufts University.

Oct. 24, 2018

"A Closer Look at the Chicago Fed Activity Indexes and their Forecasting Applications," presented by Scott Brave, Policy Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

March 27, 2019

“Real Time Measurement of Business Conditions, Surprises and Uncertainty,” presented by Chiara Scotti, Assistant Director in the Division of Financial Stability, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

April 3, 2019

“Nowcasting and Forecasting with Big Data,” presented by Domenico Giannone, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

April 17, 2019

“Using Text to Quantify Policy Uncertainty,” presented by Professor Steven Davis, William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics, University of Chicago.

See the series history for past speakers and topics.

2019 Research seminar

Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in 2045 Brown Hall
Seminar Coordinator:
Dr. Christine Moser

February 8, 2019

Lauren Falcao Bergquist, University of Michigan

February 22, 2019

Marlous van Waijenburg, University of Michigan

March 1, 2019 

Sarah Kroeger, Notre Dame

March 15, 2019

Sarah Estelle, Hope College

March 22, 2019

Ajine Lee, Michigan State University

March 29, 2019

Sara Heller, University of Michigan

April 5, 2019

Shooshan Danagoulian, Wayne State

April 12, 2019

Tanya Rosenblat, University of Michigan