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

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

March 25, 2020

"Race and Intergenerational Mobility," presented by Dr. Bhash Mazumder, Sr. Economist and Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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.

2019-20 Research seminar

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

Jan. 10, 2020

"Factors Influencing International Students Satisfaction in Korean Universities," Aye Mengistu, SolBridge International School of Business, Republic of Korea

Jan.17, 2020

"Biased Assessment of Co-movement," Ben Matthies, University of Notre Dame

Jan. 24, 2020

"Conventions and Coalitions in Repeated Games," Ce Liu, Michigan State University

Jan. 31, 2020

"Estimating Congestion Benefits of Batteries for Unobserved Networks: A Machine Learning Approach," Justin Kirkpatrick, Michigan State University

Feb. 7, 2020

"Does Increasing Formal Credit Access Reduce Payday Borrowing," Cindy K. Soo, University of Michigan

Feb. 14, 2020

"A Theory of Stock Exchange Competition and Innovation: Will the Market Fix the Market?", John J. Shim, University of Notre Dame

"Exploring the Heterogenous Effects of State Price Transparency Laws on Hospital Prices and Price Distributions," Sebastian Linde, Grand Valley State University

March 27, 2020

"Public Debt Levels and Interest Rates: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Parliamentary Elections," Gabriel Ehrlich, University of Michigan

April 10, 2020

"Expectations in the Cross Section: Stock Price Reactions to the Information and Bias in Analyst-Expected Returns," Johnathan Loudis, University of Notre Dame