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

Upcoming Friday Seminar Series

All Friday seminar series are at 3 p.m. in 4110 Sangren Hall

September 22, 2023
Do Immigrants Define Remittance in Home or Host Currency? - Fernando Borraz from U. de la Republica and U. de Motevideo, Nicolás González Pampillón from the Government of Spain, and Susan Pozo from Western Michigan University

September 29, 2023
Consequences of Place-Based Affirmative Action: Willingness-to-pay for Public School Exams
 - Rene Crespin, Michigan State University

October 6, 2023
Market Trends in Consumer Behavior Thomas Weinandy, Upside

October 13, 2023
Migration Policy Preferences and Forms of Trust presented - Isabel Ruiz ,University of Oxford

November 3, 2023
The Heterogeneous Impact of Parental Leave Take Up on the Wage Distribution: Evidence from Luxembourg - German Blanco Lobo, Illinois State University

November 10, 2023
Uncovering What Works and What's Tough in Data Collection: Insights from a Field Survey in Pakistan - Muhammad Ishtiaq, Western Michigan University

December 1, 2023
The Identification of Monetary Policy and its Effects on Financial Markets: A Natural Language Approach - Kumadebis Gemechu, Western Michigan University


Camila Morales, Ph.D.

2:00p.m. - 3:15p.m. in 3508 Knauss Hall

January 12, 2023

"Ten Years after DACA:  How the Program has Impacted the Employment Outcomes of Young Undocumented Migrants," presented by Dr. Camila Morales, University of Texas at Dallas

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

January 13, 2023

"The impact of DACA on the Occupation Outcomes of Undocumented Migrants," Camila Morales, University of Texas at Dallas

January 20, 2023

"Reallocation, Financial Frictions, and Unconventional Monetary Policy," Jahangir Alam, Western Michigan University

January 27, 2023

"On the Design of Subsidy Programs:  Access to Clean Energy and Liquidity," Prabhat Barnwal, Michigan State University

February 17, 2023

"Oil News Shocks and The U.S. Stock Market," Zeina AlSalman, Oakland University

March 24, 2023

"Families' Investments and Firms' Promotion Decisions," Ana Reynoso, University of Michigan

April 7, 2023

"Reconsidering Random vs. Fixed Effects in Panel Data Estimation:  A Nonparametric Test for Exogeneity in Individual Fixed Effects," Seolah Kim, Albion College

April 21, 2023

"Preserving Lake Michigan Shorelines:  Evaluating Willingness to Accept On-Site Retreat Strategies," Jason Beasley, Western Michigan University