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.
2019 Research seminar
Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in 2045 Brown Hall
Seminar Coordinator: Dr. Christine Moser
February 8, 2019
Lauren Falcao Bergquist, University of Michigan
February 22, 2019
Marlous van Waijenburg, University of Michigan
March 1, 2019
Sarah Kroeger, Notre Dame
March 15, 2019
Sarah Estelle, Hope College
March 22, 2019
Ajine Lee, Michigan State University
March 29, 2019
Sara Heller, University of Michigan
April 5, 2019
Shooshan Danagoulian, Wayne State
April 12, 2019
Tanya Rosenblat, University of Michigan