Archived Seminar Series

The Department of Economics maintains a seminar series to enhance the development and transmission of knowledge and research. The department series and related forums have hosted key figures in economics, including Noble Laureates, Members of the Council of Economic Advisors, and top academic economists.

Spring 2018

Date Title Speaker Affiliation Paper Info
Fri, 04/20/2018
"Motivating Workers through Task Assignment: A Dynamic Model of Up-and- Down Competition for Status"
Scott Gilpatric
University of Tennessee
Seminar, 3010 PH at 2pm
Fri, 04/13/2018
"Growing, Shrinking and Long Run Economic Performance: Historical Perspectives on Economic Development”
Stephen Broadberry
University of Oxford
Seminar, 3010 PH at 2pm
Fri, 04/06/2018
"Utilizing Subjective Beliefs in Stated Preference Models: Issues and Solutions"
Gregory Howard
East Carolina University
Seminar, 3010 PH at 2pm
Fri, 03/30/2018
"Just a minute: The effect of emergency department wait time on the cost of care"
Lindsey Woodworth
University of South Carolina
Seminar, 3010 PH at 2pm
Fri, 03/23/2018
"Citizen Preferences for Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management: The Case of Atlantic Menhaden"
John Whitehead
Appalachian State University
Seminar, 3010 PH at 1pm
Fri, 03/16/2018
"Promises and Punishment"
Alec Smith
Virginia Tech
Seminar, 3010 PH at 2pm

Fall 2017

Date Title Speaker Affiliation Paper Info
Fri, 12/01/2017
“Trading while sleepy? Circadian mismatch and excess volatility in a global experimental asset market.”
David Dickinson
Appalachian State University
Seminar, 3010 PH at 2pm
Fri, 10/27/2017
"Leadership Through Team Selection in Public Goods Games"
Abhijit Ramalingam
University of East Anglia
Seminar, 3010 PH at 2pm
Fri, 10/20/2017
"Being Bad by Being Good: Owner and Captain Value-Added in the Slave Trade"
John Dalton
Wake Forest University
Seminar, 3010 PH at 2pm
Fri, 10/06/2017
"The Determinants of Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Their Effect on Bilateral Trade Flows"
Tibor Besedes
Georgia Tech University
Seminar, 3010 PH at 2pm
Fri, 09/29/2017
"The Effect of an Increase in Lead in the Water System on Fertility and Birth Outcomes: The Case of Flint, Michigan"
Dan Grossman
West Virginia University
Seminar, 3010 PH at 2pm
Fri, 09/08/2017
"Common-Value Public Goods and Informational Social Dilemmas."
Caleb Cox
Virginia Commonwealth University
Seminar, 3010 PH at 2pm

Spring 2017

Date Title Speaker Affiliation Paper Info
Fri, 04/28/2017
"Gender Wage Gaps and Risky vs. Secure Employment: An Experimental Analysis"
Ron Oaxaca
University of Arizona
Seminar, PH 3010 at 2pm
Fri, 04/21/2017
"Back to the Future of Green-Powered Economies"
Juan Moreno-Cruz
Georgia Tech University
Seminar, PH 3010 at 2pm
Fri, 04/07/2017
"Hysteresis in Unemployment? Evidence from Linear and Nonlinear Unit Root Tests and Tests with Non-Normal Errors"
Mark Strazicich
Appalachian State University
Seminar, PH 3010 at 2 pm
Fri, 03/31/2017
"Assimilation and Development: A case study of the impact of the introduction of Reindeer in Alaska 1900-1940"
Ann Carlos
University of Colorado
Seminar, PH 3010 at 12pm
Fri, 03/03/2017
“Discrimination as favoritism: The private benefits and social costs of in-group favoritism in an experimental labor market.”
David Dickinson
Appalachian State University
Seminar, PH 3010 at 2pm

Fall 2016

Date Title Speaker Affiliation Paper Info
Fri, 11/18/2016
Does Deliberation Mediate Risk Aversion?
David Bruner
Appalachian State University
Seminar, PH 3010 at 2pm
Fri, 11/04/2016
Equity versus Efficiency in Energy Regulation
Billy Pizer
Duke University
Seminar, PH 3010 at 2pm
Fri, 10/21/2016
Should We Centralize Detection and Sanctions?: Peer vs. Centralized Monitoring and Punishment in the Provision of Public Goods
Laura K. Gee
Tufts University
Seminar, PH 3010 at 2pm
Fri, 10/07/2016
One-to-One Technology and Student Outcomes
Marie Hull
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Seminar, PH 3010 at 2pm
Fri, 09/23/2016
Technological Revolutions and Occupational Change: Electrifying News from the Old Days
Paul Gaggl
UNC Charlotte
Seminar, PH 3010 at 2pm
Fri, 09/16/2016
Rational Skeptics: On the Strategic Communication of Scientific Data
Youngseok Park
Appalachian State University
Seminar, PH 3010 at 2pm
Fri, 08/26/2016
Price Discrimination in Advance-Purchase Discounts with Focal Points for Tacit Collusion: Regression-Discontinuity Evidence from Airlines
Nick Rupp
East Carolina University
Seminar, PH 3010 at 2pm

Spring 2016

Date Title Speaker Affiliation Info
Fri, 04/29/2016
Experimental and Environmental Economics Workshop
Blowing Rock, NC April 29-30