[Note: when a paper is available, we link to a PDF copy of the paper in the title, but we sometimes set it up so the links only work for those accessing the Internet from a Williams College IP address or VPN, in case the author is not ready to circulate the paper more widely yet.]

Spring 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Pinar Keskin, Wellesley, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Female Employment and Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from Syrian Refugee Inflows to Turkey.

Tuesday, February 19, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Owen Zidar, Princeton, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century and Top Wealth in the United States: New Methods and Implications for Wealth Taxation.

Wednesday, February 27, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Sarah Jacobson, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Seeds of Learning: An Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Game.

Thursday, February 28, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Schapiro 241.  Martina Jasova, Barnard College, Economics Department Seminar, Rollover Risk and Bank Lending Behavior: Evidence from Unconventional Central Bank Liquidity.

Wednesday, March 6, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Greg Casey, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Growth, Unemployment, and Labor-Saving Technical Change.

Thursday, March 7, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Jennifer Hunt, Rutgers, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Is Employment Polarization Informative About Wage Inequality and Is Employment Really Polarizing?.

Tuesday, March 12, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Schapiro 241.  Frank Warnock, Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, Economics Department Seminar, Benchmarking Portfolio Flows.

Thursday, April 4-Friday, April 5, CDE Conference on Gender and Development.

Thursday, April 11, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Mary Evans, Claremont McKenna, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, The Hazards of Unwinding the Prescription Opioid Epidemic: Implications for Child Maltreatment.

Tuesday, April 16, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Schapiro 129.  William Spriggs, Howard University and AFL-CIO, Political Economy Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, “Political Economy of the Minimum Wage and Race”.

Wednesday, April 17, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Owen Thompson, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Fertility Decline in the Civil Rights Era.

Tuesday, April 23, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Lee Badgett, UMass Amherst, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, The Impact of a Ban on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination on Federal Contractors.

Thursday, April 25, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Schapiro 241.  Richard Klotz, Colgate, Economics Department Seminar, Correlated Pollutants, Avoidance, and Local Environmental Policy: Analyzing California’s Ocean-Going Vessel Fuel Rule.

Friday, April 26, 12:15pm-1:15pm.  Williams Inn dining room.  Vanessa Kerry, Harvard (Department of Global Health and Social Medicine), CDE Development Dialogue, “Partnerships, Diplomacy, and Sustainability: Redefining the Approach to Global Health”.  Spaces are limited; please RSVP to [email protected]

Wednesday, May 1, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Stephen Sheppard, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Image Complexity and the Market Value of Art.

Fall 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Greg Phelan, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Cournot Fire Sales.

Thursday, September 27, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  David McKenzie, World Bank, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar / CDE Seminar, Improving Management with Individual and Group-Based Consulting: Results from a Randomized Experiment in Colombia.

Tuesday, October 2, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Elizabeth Cascio, Dartmouth, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Who Needs a Fracking Education?  The Educational Response to Low-Skill Biased Technological Change.

Wednesday, October 3, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Lara Shore-Sheppard and Tara Watson, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, The Impact of Expanding Public Health Insurance on Safety Net Program Participation: Evidence from the ACA Medicaid Expansion.

Thursday, October 11, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Schapiro 241.  Seth Neumuller, Wellesley, Economics Department Seminar, Can Income Differences Explain the Racial Wealth Gap? A Quantitative Analysis.

Thursday, October 18, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Ebonya Washington, Yale, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, The Mommy Effect: Do Women Anticipate the Employment Effects of Motherhood?

Tuesday, October 30, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Walker Hanlon, NYU Stern, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Spillover Effects of IP Protection in the Inter-war Aircraft Industry.

Thursday, November 1, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Branko Milanovic, CUNY, CDE Seminar, “Recent trends in global income distribution and their political consequences.”  (He will also include a few themes from his forthcoming book Capitalism, alone.)

Wednesday, November 7, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Griffin 6.  Melinda Petre, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Community College Student Decision Making in the Wake of the Great Recession.

Thursday, November 8, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Schapiro 241.  Boris Gershman, American University, Economics Department Seminar, Witchcraft Beliefs as a Cultural Legacy of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Evidence from Two Continents.

Tuesday, November 13, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Schapiro 241.  Tim Vogelsang, Michigan State, joint Economics / Statistics Department Seminar, “Pitfalls of Interpolating/Imputing Regressors in Time Series Regressions”.

Tuesday, November 27, 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Schapiro 241.  Amelia (Molly) Hawkins ’08, U Michigan, Economics Department Seminar, Paying for Disability Insurance?: Firm cost sharing and its employment consequences.


Prior year seminars