Previous Seminars

Fall 2021 (Virtual)

Taxation, Social Welfare, and Labor Market Frictions
Brendan Epstein: UMass Lowell
September 17: 1-2 p.m.

Gender, Society, and Financial Inclusion: Evidence from Randomized Controlled Experiments.
Abu Zafar M. Shahriar: Monash Business School
October 13: 5-6 p.m.

Lobbying for Globalization.Michael Blanga-Gubbay: University of Zurich
November 3: 1-2 p.m.

Spring 2021 (Virtual)

Working, Consuming, and Dying: Quantifying the Diversity in the American Experience
Rob Lester: Colby College
March 10: 1-2 p.m.

The Life Cycle of Businesses and their Internal Organization
Elizabeth Weber Handwerker: Bureau of Labor Statistics
March 17: 1-2 p.m.

Risk and the Misallocation of Human Capital
German Cubas: University of Houston
March 31: 1-2 p.m.

Trade Policy as an Exogenous Shock: Focusing on the Specifics
John Lopresti: William and Mary
April 14: 1-2 p.m.

Fall 2020

Climate Change, Epidemics and Human Capital Outcomes: Who Bears the Cost of Climate Change?
Belinda Archibong: Barnard College & Columbia University
October 14: 11 a.m.-Noon

Drug Overdose and Total Mortality During Resource Booms and Busts
Andy Boslett: University of Rochester
October 28: 1-2 p.m.

Hiding Filthy Lucre in Plain Sight: Theory and Identification of Business-Based Money Laundering
Alessandro Peri: University of Colorado Boulder
November 4: 1-2 p.m.

Optimal Allocation of the COVID-19 Stimulus Checks
Bent Sorensen: University of Houston
November 13: 1-2 p.m.

Spring 2020

Jeff Wagner, RIT
February 5, at Noon
Falmouth 302M
"Tort Reform and Public Harm"

Catalina Herrera Almanza, Northeastern University
March 4, at noon
Falmouth 302M
"Reducing the Cost of Remoteness: Community-Based Health Interventions, Fertility Choices and Child Health Investments"

(Later seminars in Spring 2020 were cancelled due to COVID-19)

Fall 2019

Gary Lyn, Iowa State University
October 7, 2019
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"Grounded by Gravity: A Well Behaved Model with Industry-Level Economies of Scale"

Xiaofei Pan, Bryant University
October 15, 2019
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"Team Incentive and Productivity: A real Effort"

Sarah Bana, Sloan School of Management
October 30, 2019
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"Unequal Use of Social Insurance Benefits: The Role of Employers"

Cassandra Pattanayak, Wellesley College
November 13, 2019
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"Effects of Advisors and Mentors on Choice of Major"

Fall 2018

Chris Foote, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
September 26, 2018
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"Recent Empirical Evidence on the Source of the 2000s Housing Cycle

David Arsenault, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
October 3, 2018
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
Fields: Macroeconomics and Finance at paper title TBA

Mahdi Majbouri, Babson College
October 10, 2018
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"Elimination Supply: A Natural Experiment in Higher Education"

Dave McEvoy, Appalachian State University
November 9, 2018
Falmouth 302M at North Campus

Suman Gautam, Daymark Energy Advisors
November 14, 2018
Falmouth 302M at North Campus

Catalina Herrera, Northeastern University
November 28, 2018
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"Reducing the Cost of Remoteness: Community Health Workers at Fertility Choices at and Child Health Investments."

Rahul Mukherjee, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies at Geneva
December 5, 2018
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"Financial Constraints at Institutions at and Foreign Ownership,"

Fall 2017

Anne Fitzpatrick, UMass Boston
October 2017

Alan Finkelstein Shapiro, Tufts University
November 2017

Matt Rutledge, Boston College
November 2017

Olga Shurchkov, Wellesley College
December 2017

Fall 2016

Maurizio Trippolini, Liberty Mutual Institute for Safety
September 21, 2016
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"Research at the Center for Disability Research at Liberty Mutual Institute for Safety."

Simon Martin Abel, Middlebury College
October 12, 2016
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"The Value of Reference Letters - Experimental Evidence from South Africa."

Melissa McInerney, Tufts University
October 19, 2016
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"Does Increased Access to Health Insurance Impact Claims for Worker's Compensation? Evidence from Massachusetts Health Care Reform."

Eric Hoyt, UMass Amherst
October 24, 2016
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"The Impact of Wrongful Discharge Laws on Union Density:1983-1999"

William Lazonick, UMass Lowell
November 9, 2016
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"Innovative Enterprise or Sweatshop Economics? In Search of Foundations of of Economic Analysis."

Chan-Wung Kim, UMass Lowell (Finance Department)
November 14, 2016
Falmouth 302M at North Campus

Spring 2016

Druscilla Brown, Tufts University
February 2016

Simon Halliday, Smith College
February 2016

Rohini Somanathan, Delhi School of Economics; the Center for Ethics at Harvard University
February 2016

Ericka Sabbath, Boston College
February 2016

Jessica Simon, Babson College
March 2016

John Seater Boston College
March 2016

Hillary Sackett, Westfield State University
April 2016

Dhaval Dave, Bentley University
April 14, 2016
Falmouth 302M on North Campus
"Incarceration vs. Treatment-based Approaches to Juvenile Crime: Effects on Youth Outcomes"

Matthew S. Johnson, Boston University
April 20, 2016
Falmouth 302M on North Campus
"Regulation by Shaming: The Effects of Publicizing Violations of Workplace Safety and Health Laws"

Fall 2015

David Kuenzel, Wesleyan University
November 4, 2015
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"WTO Dispute Determinants"

Leonard Wolk, Colby College
November 18, 2015
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"Forecasting With Colonel Blotto"

Spring 2015

Will Olney, Williams College
February 11, 2015
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"Impact of English Proficiency on Labor Market Performance."

Gary Lyn, UMass Lowell
February 19, 2015
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"External Economies and International Trade: A Quantitative Framework"

Alicia Sasser-Modestino, Northeastern University
March 11, 2015
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"Upskilling: Do Employers Demand Greater Skill When Workers Are Plentiful?"

David Simon, University of Connecticut
April 2, 2015
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"Does Early Life Exposure to Cigarette Smoke Permanently Harm Childhood Welfare?Evidence From Cigarette Tax Hikes"

Laura Gee, Tufts University
April 9, 2015
Falmouth 302M at North Campus
"Centralized vs. Decentralized Detection and Sanctions in the Provision of Public Goods"

Fall 2014

Nam Hoang, University of New England in Sydney
October 2, 2014
Falmouth 302M, North Campus
"The Rising Australian Household Debt: Results from A Bayesian VAR Analysis"

Angela de Oliveira, UMass Amherst
October 8, 2014
Falmouth 302M, North Campus
"It's All About the Relationship: Motivating Workers Who Do Good"

Tommaso Tempesti, UMass Lowell
October 15, 2014
Falmouth 302M, North Campus
"Fringe Benefits and Imports Competition"

Jeff Livingston, Bentley College
October 22, 2014
Falmouth 302M, North Campus
"Learning From Experience in Beauty Contests"

Alex Smith, Worcester Poly Tech.
October 29, 2014
Falmouth 302M, North Campus
"Investing in Institutions for Cooperation"

Matt Ross, University of Connecticut
November 13, 2014
Falmouth 302M, North Campus
"The Impact of Technological Change of Worker's Wages"


Michael Quinn and David Ortmeyer, Bentley College
April 9, 2014
Falmouth 302M, North Campus
"Impact on Health of Recurring Migrations to the United States"

Ben Li, Boston College
April 16, 2014
Falmouth 302M, North Campus
"Price, Quantity, and Exchange Rate in Offshoring"

Amy Cohen, Ohio State University
April 23, 2014
Falmouth 302M, North Campus
"Markets, Supermarkets, and the Law and Politics of Food in West Bengal"

Andreas Waldkirch, Colby College
April 30, 2014
Falmouth 302M, North Campus
"Foreign Forms and Productivity in Developing Countries"

FALL 2013

Michael Jones, UMass Lowell
September 25, 2013
Falmouth 302M, North Campus
"The Timeless Story of Capturing the Copyrights of One of America's Most Forgotten Photojournalists"

David Kingsley, UMass Lowell
October 2, 2013
Falmouth 302M, North Campus
"Endowment Heterogeneity and Informal Sanctions in a Public Goods Experiment"

Reagan Baughman, University of New Hampshire
October 9, 2013
Falmouth 302M, North Campus
"Employment of Direct Care Workers: The Role of Macroeconomic Conditions"

William Lazonick, UMass Lowell
November 6, 2013
Falmouth 302M, North Campus

Shakil Quayes, UMass Lowell
November 13, 2013
Falmouth 302M, North Campus

Ricardo A. Lopez, Brandeis University
November 20, 2013
Falmouth 302M, North Campus


Erik Johnson, Quinnipiac University
March 22, 2013
Pasteur Hall 309, North Campus
"Localization and Co-Localization within an Urban Area"

Gary Lyn, UMass Lowell
April 11, 2013
Falmouth Hall 302M, North Campus
"Marshallian Externalities, Comparative Advantage and International Trade"

Alicia Sasser, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
April 12, 2013
Falmouth Hall 313, North Campus
"Lessons Learned from Massachusetts"

Heiwai Tang, Tufts University
April 25, 2013
Pasteur Hall 309, North Campus
"Evidence from Exporters' Survival"