Economics Dept Announces Speakers for Fall 2016 Seminar Series

Economics Dept Announces Speakers for Fall 2016 Seminar Series

Date posted: 2016-09-09 16:31:38

The Department of Economics is pleased to announce the speakers and topics for its Fall 2016 Seminar Series.  Seminars are held on Wednesdays except as indicated, in Sage Labs 4711, with start times either 12:30 pm or 2:00 pm.  Seminars are 90 minutes long, and are free and open to the RPI community.  



9/14,  12:30 pm  -  Arturo Estrella (RPI), "The Economics of Recessions"  

9/28, 2:00 pm  -  Will Olney (Williams College)



10/5, 12:30 pm  -  Kevin Shih (RPI), "Foreign Peer Effects and Native Major Choices" 

10/12, 2:00 pm  -  Romesh K Diwan Memorial Lecture:  Petra Moser (NYU Stern), "Effects of Copyright on Science – Evidence from the WWII Book Republication Program," with Barbara Biasi

10/19, 2:00 pm – Jennifer Hunt (Rutgers), "How Restricted is the Job Mobility of Skilled Temporary Work Visa Holders?"

10/26, 2:00 pm  -  Ronni Pavan (Rochester), "Parental Beliefs and Investment in Children: The Distortionary Impact of Schools"



11/2, 12:30 pm  -  Ken Simons (RPI), "Rich-Get-Richer Dynamics in Life and Industry"

11/9, 2:00 pm  -  Rob Johnson (Dartmouth), "Technology, Trade Costs, and the Pattern of Trade with Multistage Production"

11/16, 12:30 pm  -  Nishtha Langer (RPI Lally), "Peer Influence and the Choice of IT Careers," with Tarun Jain

11/30, 12:30 pm  -  Russell Weinstein (RPI), "Geography and Networks in Employer Recruiting: Evidence from Office Openings and Closings"



12/7, 12:30 pm  -  Yuri Yatsynovich (RPI), "Structural Shifts in Employment: Final Demand vs. Input-Output Loop"