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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.

FALL 2015

Friday, September 18, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Dr. Yaping Yang, Jinan University and CSULB Visiting Scholar
“Learning by Outward FDI: Evidence from Chinese Industry Enterprises”

Friday, October 9, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Xiyan (Jamie) Wang, University of California Irvine
“Service-competition in the U.S. Airline Industry: Schedule Robustness, Market Structure, and On-time Performance”

Friday, October 16, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Teresa Molina, University of Southern California
“Helping Children Catch Up: Early Life Shocks and the Progresa Experiment”

Friday, October 23, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Kim Makuch, University of California Irvine
“The External Congestion Costs of Light Trucks”

Friday, October 30, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Nazmul Ahsan, University of Southern California
“Do Parents Selectively Time Birth Relative to Ramadan? Evidence from Matlab, Bangladesh””

Friday, November 6, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Inas Kelly, Queens College of the City University of New York
“The Shock of Falling Among the Elderly”

Friday, November 13, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Yutian (Kate) Chen, California State University, Long Beach
“A New Explanation for the ‘Generic Competition Paradox': How Higher Prices Encourage Brand Loyalty”

Friday, December 4, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Branden Galley, Annette Kunitsa, and Michelangelo Landgrave, California State University, Long Beach
“The Role of Income as a Determinant of Mode of Transportation and Length of Commute”