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

2019-20 Werner Sichel Lecture Series

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

Oct. 23, 2019

"Behavioral Insights, Parental Decision-Making and Investments in Childrens' Development," presented by Professor Ariel Kalil, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Nov. 20, 2019

"Family Structure and Child Well-Being: A Contemporary Portrait," presented by Professor Wendy Manning, Sociology, Bowling Green State University

Dec. 4, 2019

"Family Structure and Socioeconomic Mobility," presented by Professor Sarah Kroeger, Economics, University of Notre Dame

Feb. 26, 2020

“A Comparison of U.S. Parents' Time with Children by Child Gender and Family Structure,” presented by Professor Rachel Connelly, Economics Bowdoin College

March 11, 2020

“Family Change and Complexity and the Transition to Adulthood,” presented by Professor Paula Fomby, Sociology, University of Michigan

April 1, 2020

“Gender Differences in Formative Inputs to Child Development,” presented by Professor Michael Baker, Economics, University of Toronto

See the series history for past speakers and topics.

2019 Research seminar

Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in 2202 Dunbar Hall
Seminar Coordinator: C. James Hueng

September 13, 2019

Qing Zang, Western Michigan University

October 4, 2019

Moumita Ghorai, Western Michigan University

October 25, 2019 

Thomas Weinandy, Western Michigan University

November 1, 2019

Alvin Harris, Western Michigan University

November 8, 2019

Syed Ateeb Akhter Shah, Western Michigan University

November 15, 2019

Md Ohiul Islam, Western Michigan University

November 22, 2019

Marilyn Markel, Western Michigan University