Macalester College Economics Department Research Seminar Series

Fall 2019

September 13, 2019

Alexandre Mas ’99, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University

“Are Jobs Changing? Work-Life Balance, the Gig Economy, and the Drivers of Alternative Work Arrangements”

Harmon Room, DeWitt Wallace Library

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

October 3, 2019

Evan Kresch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics at Oberlin College

“Greener on the Other Side? Spatial Discontinuities in Property Tax Rates and their Effects on Tax Morale”

Carnegie Hall, Room 304

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

November 7, 2019

Erik Nelson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics at Bowdoin College

“Where do the poor live in cities? Revisiting the role of public transportation on income sorting in US urban areas”

Carnegie Hall, Room 304

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

December 5, 2019

Misty Heggeness, Ph.D., Branch Chief at the United States Census Bureau

“Gender, Opportunity and Development”

Carnegie Hall, Room 304

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Spring 2020

February 6, 2020

Gabriel E. Lade, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics at Macalester College

“Economic Effects of Environmental Crises: Evidence from Flint Michigan”

Olin Rice, Room 250

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Economics and Environmental Studies Departments.

February 20, 2020

Felix Friedt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics at Macalester College

“The Far Reach of Hurricane Maria: Evidence from U.S. Pharmaceuticals and Other Exposed Industries”

Carnegie Hall, Room 310

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

March 5, 2020

Abigail Wozniak, Ph.D., Director, Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Carnegie Hall, Room 304

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

April 9, 2020

Kristine Lamm West, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics at St. Catherine University

Carnegie Hall, Room 304

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.