[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.]


Winter and Spring 2022

Friday, January 14, 12:00pm.  via Zoom.  Wifag Adnan, NYU Abu Dhabi, Brown Bag Seminar, Save the Melting Pot! The Role of Culture versus Context in Shaping Economic Outcomes.

Thursday, January 20, 12:00pm.  via Zoom.  Ioana Marinescu, University of Pennsylvania, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Minimum Wage Employment Effects and Labor Market Concentration.

Friday, January 21, 12:00pm.  via Zoom.  Ajay Shenoy, University of California, Santa Cruz, Brown Bag Seminar, The Workforce of Clientelism: The Case of Local Officials in the Party Machine.

Thursday, February 10, 4:00pm.  Ralph Chami, IMF, CDE Seminar, A New Framework for a Nature-Based Economy.

Thursday, February 17, 4:00pm.  via Zoom.  David Lagakos, Boston University, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Technology and Local State Capacity: Evidence from Ghana.

Friday, March 4, 12:00pm.  Schapiro 241.  Josh Hyman, Amherst, Brown Bag Seminar, “Public School Funding, School Quality, and Adult Crime”.

Thursday, March 10, 4:00pm.  via Zoom.  Benjamin Enke, Harvard, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Morals as Luxury Goods and Political Polarization.

Friday, March 11, 12:15pm.  Schapiro 241.  Neal Rappaport, Williams College, Brown Bag Seminar, “From the Taliban to the Taliban…How did 20 years in Afghanistan end in chaos?”.

Wednesday, April 6, 4:00pm.  Schapiro 129.  Owen Thompson, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, The Long Run Impacts of Court-Ordered Desegregation.

Wednesday, April 20, 4:00pm.  via Zoom.  Greg Casey, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Projecting the impacts of climate change: the role of macroeconomic dynamics.

Thursday, April 28, 4:00pm.  via Zoom.  Isaac Mbiti, University of Virginia, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Improving STEM Learning: Experimental Evidence from Urban Primary Schools in India.

Saturday, April 30, Promoting Inclusion in Economic Research (PIER) Virtual Conference.

Friday, May 6, 12:00pm. Schapiro 241.  Rohit Bhattacharya, Williams College, Brown Bag Seminar, “On Testability of the Front-Door Model via Verma Constraints”.

Fall 2021

Friday, September 24, 12:00pm.  Schapiro 141.  Alicia Atwood, Vassar, Brown Bag Seminar, “Measles, Mexico, and Migration”.

Tuesday, September 28, 4:00pm.  Griffin 6.  Sarah Reber, UCLA, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Were Federal COVID Relief Funds for Schools Enough?

Friday, October 1, 12:00pm.  Schapiro 141.  Ana Maria Ibanez, IDB, Brown Bag Seminar, “Life Out of the Shadows: Impacts of a Large-Scale Regularization Program on Refugees’ Lives”.

Wednesday, October 6, 4:00pm.  Schapiro 129.  Will Olney, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Importing the Opioid Crisis? Trade, Smuggling, and Fentanyl Overdoses.

Thursday, October 14, 4:00pm.  Griffin 6.  Todd Schoellman, Minneapolis Fed, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Alma Mater Matters: College Quality, Talent, and Development.

Tuesday, October 19, 4:00pm.  Schapiro 129.  Matthew Tarduno, Berkeley ARE, Economics Department Seminar, For Whom the Bridge Tolls: Congestion, Air Pollution, and Second-Best Road Pricing.

Thursday, November 4, 4:00pm.  Griffin 6.  Javaiera Qureshi, University of Illinois at Chicago, joint Economics Class of 1960 Scholars/CDE Seminar, OK Boomer: Generational Differences in Teacher Quality.

Friday, November 12, 4:00pm.  Ramana Ramaswamy, Queens College and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, CDE Seminar, “The Chinese Economy: A Longer-Term Perspective”.

Tuesday, November 16, 4:00pm.  via Zoom.  Jim Ziliak, University of Kentucky, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Webinar, Income Inequality, Race, and the EITC.

Friday, December 3, 12:00pm.  Schapiro 141.  Katie Gutierrez, Williams College, Brown Bag Seminar, “New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship, policy change, and student achievement at the University of New Mexico”.


Prior year seminars