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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.


Friday, February 10, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Steven Yamarik, California State University Long Beach
“Do the Intellectual Property Rights of Regional Trading Arrangements Impact Foreign Direct Investment? An Empirical Examination”

Friday, March 3, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Mariya Mileva, California State University Long Beach
“Ramsey Optimal Monetary Policy in Response to Shifts in the Beveridge Curve”

Friday, March 17, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Jiawei Chen, University of California Irvine
“Switching Costs and Network Compatibility”

Friday, April 7, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Ryan Abman, San Diego State University
“Agricultural Productivity and Deforestation: Evidence from Input Subsidies and Ethnic Favoritism in Malawi”

Friday, April 21, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Nicholas Jenkins, California State University Long Beach
“Becoming an Entrepreneur: The Role of Employment History and Risk”

Friday, May 5, 11:00 a.m. – noon

Xiangting Hu, University of California Los Angeles
“Firm’s market choice and search quality in the vertical dimension”

Friday, May 12, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Economics Department Poster Competition