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Seminar Series

The economics seminar generally meets on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to noon in SSPA room 204, unless otherwise noted. For more information please contact Dr. Chen Ng at

Seminar Series Archive – click here to see our past topics and speakers.


Thursday, January 21, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Brotman Hall, room 250
Ippei Shibata, University of Chicago
“Labor Market Dynamics: A Hidden Markov Approach”

Monday, January 25, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Brotman Hall, room 250
Pao-Lin Tien, Washington University
“Do Fed Forecast Errors Matter?”

Wednesday, January 27, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Brotman Hall, room 124

Jarrod Hunt, University of Houston
“Debt, Default, and Disaggregation”

Tuesday, March 1, 11:00 a.m.
SPA, room 106
Dr. Eric Fischer, University of California, Santa Cruz
“U.S. Monetary Expectations and Emerging Market Debt Flows”

Friday, March 4, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Dr. Rubina Verma, Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and USC Visiting Scholar
“Export Intensity and Firm Productivity”

Tuesday, March 8, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Brotman Hall, room 124
Dr. Mariya Mileva, University of California, Santa Cruz
“Comparative Advantage and Business Cycle Dynamics”

Friday, March 18, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Fynnwin Prager, CSU Dominguez Hills
“Estimating and Comparing Economic Consequences of Multiple Threats: A Computable General Equilibrium Decomposition Approach”

Wednesday, May 4, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
AS building, room 235

Economics Department Poster Session

10:30  – 11:45 a.m.

Jinwon Kim, CSU Long Beach
“The City with Congested Bottlenecks”

Saba Mojtahedi, CSU Long Beach Graduate Student
“The Effects of California Solar Initiative Rebates on Solar Energy Adoption”