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

2021-22 Werner Sichel Lecture Series

Noon to 1:15 p.m. in 3512 Knauss Hall

September 29, 2021

"Community Networks and Chinese Economic Development," presented by Professor Kaivan Munshi, Department of Economics, Yale University

October 27, 2021

"Development and Governance in West Bengal, India:  Comparisons with Chinese Experience," presented by Professor Dilip Mookherjee, Department of Economics, Boston University

April 6, 2022

"China, from Copycat to Global Competitor" presented by Professor Oded Shenkar, Global Business Management, Ohio State University

April 13, 2022

"The rise of the EAST, again?" presented by Professor Yasheng Huang, International Management, MIT

See the series history for past speakers and topics.

2021-22 Research seminar

Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in 2045 Brown Hall
Seminar Coordinator: C. James Hueng

September 10, 2021

"Monetary Policy, Risk Aversion and Uncertainty Spillover Across Markets," Megersa Debela Daksa, Western Michigan University

September 17, 2021

"Agglomeration Economics and Manufacturing Firms Location Decision in Indonesia," Ahmad Aswin Masudi, Western Michigan University

September 24, 2021

"Meeting at the workplace," Peng Luo, Western Michigan University

October 15, 2021

"The impact of social activities on low fertility rate:  Evidence from China," Lichun Cai, Western Michigan University

November 5, 2021

"Informal Sector Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic:  The Role of Mobile Money in Mozambique," Ana Lidia Gungulo, Western Michigan University

November 12, 2021

"Do remittances protect against child marriages? The Rohingya in Bangladesh," Mir Angkur, Western Michigan University

January 14, 2022

"The Signaling Role of Early Career Job Loss," Bryce VanderBerg, Oakland University

February 11, 2022

“Do remittances protect against child marriages? The Rohingya in Bangladesh,” Mir Angkur, Western Michigan University

February 18, 2022

"Occupational Sorting, Multidimensional Skill Mismatch, and the Child Penalty among Working Mothers," Gabrielle Pepin, Upjohn

February 25, 2022

“Misallocation and Trade Policy,” Jahangir Alam, Western Michigan University

March 18, 2022

“What do Establishments Do When Wages Increase? Evidence from Minimum Wages in the United States,” Yuci Chen, Upjohn Institute

April 1, 2022

“Frequent vs. Lumpy: Impact of Remittance Patterns on Consumption and Poverty,” Shankar Ghimire, Western Illinois University

April 08, 2022

“Information Spillovers and Erosion Control: Evidence from the Great Lakes,” Jason Beasley, Western Michigan University