Macalester College Economics Department Research Seminar Series

Fall 2021

September 10, 2021

Emillia Simeonova ’02, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

“Selection and Causation in the Parental Education Gradient in Health: Lessons from a Large Sample of Adoptees”

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CDT

Virtual, via Zoom, with a synchronous viewing in The Harmon Room (LIB 133)

October 7, 2021

Dylan Fitz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics, Lawrence University

“Early-Life Shocks and Childhood Social Programs: Evidence of Catch-Up in Brazil”

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

The Harmon Room (LIB 133)

November 5, 2021

Yingtong Xie ’15, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Carleton College

“Is Your Pension Plan Better Than Your Parents’ ?  The Impact of Pension Plan Shift on Household Risk Exposure”

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

The Harmon Room (LIB 133)

December 2, 2021

Emily Nix, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the USC Marshall School of Business

“Disparate Impacts of Job Loss by Parental Income and Implications for Intergenerational Mobility”

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST

Virtual, via Zoom, with a synchronous viewing in Carnegie 304

Spring 2022

February 17, 2022

Ward Sayre, Ph.D., Hubert H. Humphrey Distinguished Visiting Professor of Economics, Macalester College

“Education for Employment or Revolution?  The Causes and Consequences of Labor Market Outcomes in the Middle East.”

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST

Weyerhaeuser Boardroom or Virtual, via Zoom

March 3, 2021

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

“Port City Exports and Employment Growth: An IV Approach to Quantify Local Trade Effects.”

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST

Harmon Room (LIB 133)

April 8, 2022

Samantha Snyder Cakir, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics, Hamline University

“Income Disclosure and Consumer Judgment in a Multi-level Marketing Experiment.”

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Carnegie 304