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

2018-19 Werner Sichel Lecture Series

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

Sept. 12, 2018

"Getting it Wrong: How Faulty Monetary Statistics Undermine the Fed, the Financial System, and the Economy," presented by Professor William Barnett, Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics, University of Kansas.

Oct. 10, 2018

"Measuring Economies from Space," presented by Professor Adam Storeygard, Assistant Professor of Economics, Tufts University.

Oct. 24, 2018

"A Closer Look at the Chicago Fed Activity Indexes and their Forecasting Applications," presented by Scott Brave, Policy Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

March 27, 2019

“Real Time Measurement of Business Conditions, Surprises and Uncertainty,” presented by Chiara Scotti, Assistant Director in the Division of Financial Stability, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

April 3, 2019

“Nowcasting and Forecasting with Big Data,” presented by Domenico Giannone, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

April 17, 2019

“Using Text to Quantify Policy Uncertainty,” presented by Professor Steven Davis, William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics, University of Chicago.

See the series history for past speakers and topics.

2018 Research seminar

Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in 2045 Brown Hall
Seminar Coordinator:
Dr. Christine Moser

August 31, 2018

Thomas Jeitschko, MSU

September 28, 2018

Dweepobotee Brahma, WMU

October 15, 2018  *Note this seminar is on a Monday and will be held in 2207 Dunbar

Joseph Wu, WMU

November 2, 2018

Marta Lachowska, Upjohn Institute

November 9, 2018

Patrice Anderson, WMU

November 16, 2018

Ahmed Alaabodi, WMU

November 30, 2018

Lisa Cook, MSU

December 7, 2018

Yizhou Chen, WMU