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Economics Seminar Series - Past & Upcoming Seminars

Spring 2014
Cramer Hall 250 on Friday Afternoons 3:00-4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise specified) 

April 11, 2014: “Valuing water quality tradeoffs under a targeted pollution policy: an integrated economic-biophysical hybrid genetic algorithm approach,” Moriah Bostian, Econ Dept., Lewis & Clark College

April 25, 2014, “Do Stimulant Medications Improve Educational and Behavioral Outcomes for Children with ADHD?,” Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Director of the Center for Health and Well-Being

May 9, 2014, “Monetary Policy in Asia and the Pacific in the Post, Post-Crisis Era,” Hiro Ito, Econ Dept., Portland State University

May 16, 2014, "Of Railroads and Finance: The Making of Market Society in the Pacific Northwest," Mitch Green, Visiting Faculty, Franklin & Marshall College

May 30, 2014, “Contraception and the Fertility Transtion,” Shankha Chakraborty, Econ. Dept. University of Oregon

Winter 2014
Neuberger Hall 462 on Friday Afternoons 2:00-3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise specified) 

February 21st, NH 462"How Much Does Reading Change Rural Youth in Burkina Faso? Effects on Economic Preferences", Michael Kevane, Economics Department, Santa Clara University

March 7th, NH 462: "History, Path Dependence and Development: Evidence from Colonial Railroads, Settlers and Cities in Kenya", with Edward Kerby (LSE) and Alexander Moradi (Sussex)Remi Jedwab, Economics Department, George Washington University. 

Fall 2013
Cramer Hall 401 on Friday Afternoons 3:00-4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise specified) 

October 11th, CH 53: "What Will 'Obamacare' Mean?  What Will and Won't Change?," presented by Rajiv Sharma, Economics Dept., Portland State University

October 25th, 3:30-5pm: "Alternatives to Corporate-Led Globalization: Regional Trade Policies for Latin America," presented by Martin Hart-Landsberg, Economics Dept., Lewis & Clark College

November 8th: "Incentives for Teacher Relocation: Evidence from the Gambian Hardship Allowance", presented by Todd Pugatch, Economics Dept., Oregon State University

November 22nd: "Carbon Tax and Shift: How to Make it Work for Oregon's Economy", presented by Tom Potiowsky, Jenny Liu and Jeff Renfro, PSU Northwest Economic Research Center

Spring 2013
ASRC 220 Friday Afternoons 3:00-4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise specified) 

April 12th: "Grain Promotion and Food Consumption: Analysis of Chinese Provincial and Household Data," presented by Denise Hare, Economics Dept., Reed College

April 19th: "Russian Economics:From Marxism to Institutional Matrices Theory", presented by Svetlana Kirdina, Russian Acadamy of Sciences, Institute of Economics

May 10th: "The Rise and Fall of Patriarchal Capitalism", presented by Nancy Folbre, Economics Dept., Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst

May 17: "Economic Sector Choices of Mexican Migrants to the U.S.: Evidence from the 2011 EMIF Border Survey", presented by Rossitza Wooster, Econ Dept, PSU

 Winter 2013
ASRC 230 Friday Afternoons at 2p.m. (Please note the new hour for this term!)

Feb. 22nd: "Who Pays the Corporate Tax in a Global Economy?," presented by Kim Clausing, Thormund A. Miller and Walter Mintz, Professor of Economics, Reed College

March 8th: "Measuring Baumol and Bowen Effects In Public Research Universities", presented by Robert Martin, Emeritus Boles Professor of Economics, Centre College

 Fall 2012
NH 222 Friday Afternoons 3:00-4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise specified)

Sept. 28th: “Analysis of Brain Drain in Busan, South Korea?," presented by Jong Han Kim, Kyungsung University, South Korea

Oct. 19th: “Managing Species Invasion in a River Network: A Spatial Bioeconomic Model”, presented by Heidi J. Albers, Oregon State University

Monday, Oct. 29: "The Political Economy of American Empire:  a historical materialist analysis," presented by Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch, York University, Canada (Please note this is a Monday lecture and will be held in CH53) Co-sponsored by the Portland Center for the Public Humanities and KBOO Radio Station

Nov. 2nd: "Occupational Segregation of Hispanics in U.S. Metropolitan Areas," presented by Olga Alonso-Vilar and Coral del Río, University of Vigo, Spain

Spring 2012
CH 150 Friday Afternoons 3:00-4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise specified)

April 13th: “How Does Childlessness Affect Older Americans’ Health Status and Behavior?," presented by Robert Plotnick, University of Washington 

April 27th: “Model-Based or Design-Based? Methodological Approaches in Empirical Micro"  The University of MIchigan's 2012 Woytinsky Lecture,” presented by David Card, U.C. Berkeley

May 4th: “The Worldwide Convergence of Income Distribution,” presented by John Gallup, Economics Department, Portland State University

May 11th: “Desegregating Southern Labor Markets," presented by Gavin Wright, Stanford University

May 18th: The Impact of Microcredit Borrowing on Household Consumption in Bangladesh”, presented by Liz Schroeder, Oregon State University

Winter 2012
CH 150 Friday Afternoons 3:00-4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise specified)

Jan 20th: “Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Attributes for Optimum Ecosystem Restoration Design,” presented by Sahan Dissanayake, Visiting Faculty, Portland State University

Feb. 3rd: “A New History of Banking Panics in the U.S., 1825-1929:Construction and Implications,” presented by Andrew Jalil, Economics Dept., Reed College

Feb. 17th“Trilemma Stability and International Macroeconomic Archetypes,” presented by Helen Popper, Economics Department, Santa Clara University

March 2nd: “Social Learning and Monetary Policy Rules," presented by Olena Kostyshyna, Economics Department, Portland State University

 

Fall 2011
CH 325 Friday Afternoons 3:00-4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise specified)

Oct. 7th: “Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: Assessing the Economic Rise of China and India," presented by Pranab Bardhan, Economics Dept., U.C. Berkeley [Video]

Oct. 21st: “The Return to College: Selection Bias and Drop-out Risk,” presented by Oksana Leukhina, Economics Dept., University of Washington.

Nov. 4th: “Modeling Preferences in Access to Treatment: Implications for Research and Policy on Disparities,” presented by Rajiv Sharma, Economics Department, Portland State University

Nov. 18th: “Land Markets and Inequality: Evidence from Medieval England," Cliff Bekar, Economics Department, Lewis & Clark College


Spring 2011

CH171 Friday Afternoons 3:00-4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise specified)

April 8th: “Globalization? What Globalization? How National Institutions Determine Job Quality in Retail around the World,” presented by Chris Tilly, Director Institute for Research on Labor & Employment, UCLA [Paper 1Paper 2,Paper 3Video]

April 22nd: “No Country for Old Men (and Women): Do State Taxes Drive Away the Elderly?” presented by Jon Rork, Associate Professor Economics Dept., Reed College

May 6th: “Trade and the Global Recession,” presented by John Romalis, Assoc. Prof of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago [Video]

May 20th: “Macro Economic Strategies and Human Rights,” presented by Radhika Balakrishnan, Executive Director Center for Global Leadership, Rutgers University [Paper 1Paper 2Video]

 

Winter 2011

Feb 4: "The State of the Safety Net in the Post-Welfare Reform," presented by Hilary Hoynes, Professor, Economics Department, UC-Davis. [Video] 

Feb 18th: "Seven Dimensions of Oregon's Employment Situation," presented by Nick Beleiciks, State Employment Economist, Oregon Employment Department. [Video]

March 4th: "Capital Tax Competition and Social Security," by Ray Batina, Professor, Economics Department, Washington State University. [Video]

 

Fall 2010

Oct 8th: Jason Lindo, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Oregon, "Drawn into Violence: Evidence on 'What Makes a Criminal from the Vietnam Draft Lotteries"

Oct 22nd: Erik Offerdal, former Official of the International Monetary Fund, "The global economic crisis 2007-09; it's origins, the incipient recovery, and the perspective of the IMF" [SlidesVideo]

Nov 5th: Mary Lopez, Assistant Professor of Economics, Occidental College, “Border Enforcement and Immigrant Selection: Evidence from the United States’ Southern Border” [Video]

Nov 19th: Jenny Liu, Visiting Assistant Professor, PSU  “Household Vehicle Choice through an Adoption Perspective:  A Theoretical & Simulation-Based Examination


Spring 2010

April 9th: Tom Potiowsky, State Economist “The State of the State” [Video]

April 23rd: Lee Badgett, University of Massachusetts, Amherst “When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage”

May 7th: Yan Liang, Economics Dept., Willamette University, "China and the Global Financial Crisis: Have We Learned the Right Lessons?" [Video]

May 21st: Jasmina Arifovic, Simon Fraser University, "Individual Evolutionary Learning, Other Regarding Preferences, and the Voluntary Contributions Mechanism"

May 28th: Gerard Sasges, U.C. Berkeley Education Abroad – Vietnam Center, "Scratching the Surface: Exploring the Legacies of History in Vietnam’s Political Economy” [Supporting Papers 12]


Winter 2010 

Feb 5th: Josh Aizenman, Economics Dept., U.C. Santa Cruz "Emerging Markets, International Reserves, and the Global Crisis" [Papers 12, Non-technical Overviews 12][Video]
 
Feb 19th: Barry Eichengreen, Economics Dept., U.C. Berkeley “From Great Depression to Great Credit Crisis: Causes, Consequences and Lessons” [Papers 12][Video]

March 5th: Randy Bluffstone, Economics Dept., PSU “Why do we trash the world? An economic perspective” [Video]


Fall 2009  

October 9th"Eastern German Unemployment: A Post Keynesian Interpretation" John Hall, Professor of Economics, Portland State University.

October 23rd: "The U.S. Morgage Crisis: Sub-Prime or Systemic?" Eric Tymoigne, Asst. Professor of Economics, Lewis and Clark, [Supplemental Papers 12Video].

November 3rd: "Whither Our Economy?” A Panel Discussion on the Financial Crisis, Part II",  Tom Potiowsky, PSU Professor of Economics and Oregon State Economist, Hiro Ito, Associate Professor of Economics at Portland State University, John Walker, Professor of Economics at Portland State University [Video and Slides]

November 6th: "Personality and Marital Surplus" Shelly Lundberg, Castor Professor of Economics, University of Washington. [Video]

November 20th: "Saving Kyoto" Kristen Sheeran, Executive Director, Economics for Equity and the Environment Network. [Video]


Spring 2009

April 10th: "Employer Drug Screening and Employment Outcomes", Abigail Wozniak, Notre Dame.

April 17th:“Learning to Optimize” Bruce McGough, Associate Professor, Oregon State University.

May 1st: “India and Globalization” Alok Ray, Visiting Faculty, Portland State University.

May 29th: “ Does the Provision of Public Goods Correspond to Local Demand: Evidence from Rural China.” Denise Hare, Economics Department, Reed College.

June 1st: “Economic State of the State” Tom Potiowsky Professor of Economics, PSU State Economist State of Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, Josh Lehner Economic Analysis, State of Oregon Office of Economic Analysis.

June 12th: "Climate Change Treaty and Copenhagen: Some Analytical Issues” Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University.