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

2022-23 Werner Sichel Lecture Series

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

October 28, 2022

"The i-frame and the s-frame:  How focusing on individual-level solutions has led behavioral public policy astray," presented by Professor George Loewenstein, Carnegie Mellon University

November 9, 2022

"More on Us and Them:  Identity and Economic Preferences in the Laboratory," presented by Professor Robert Oxoby, University of Calgary

November 30, 2022

"Applying Operant Behavioral Economics to Issues of Societal Importance" presented by Professor Derek Reed, University of Kansas

February 22, 2023

"Mixed Signals:  How Incentives Really Work" presented by Professor Uri Gneezy, University of California, San Diego

March 15, 2023

"Hyperbolic Discounting, impulsivity, and self control interventions" presented by Professor Gregory Madden, Utah State University

April 12, 2023

"The Challenges of Behavioral Welfare Economics" presented by Professor Douglas Bernheim, Stanford University

See the series history for past speakers and topics.

2022-23 Research seminar Series

Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in 2708 Wood Hall
Seminar Coordinator: Jason Beasley

September 23, 2022

"Rational Inattention via Ignorance Equivalence," Michele Muller-Itten, Notre Dame

September 30, 2022

"Vaccination Policy, Delayed Care, and Health Expenditures," Erkmen Aslim, Grand Valley State University

October 14, 2022

"The Decline of Public Hospitals in the U.S," Emilie Jackson, Michigan State University

October 21, 2022

"Measles Vaccination in Childhood:  The Impact on Labor Market Participation and Employee Compensation" Amanda Stype, Eastern Michigan University

November 4, 2022

"Use of Carbon Border Taxes as a Solution in Pollution Control," Darshana Udayanganie, Kalamazoo College

December 2, 2022

"Price Dispersion and Trade Policy," Jahangir Alam, Western Michigan University