Events

The Department of Economics at Western Michigan University hosts speakers and other events during the fall and spring semesters.

Werner Sichel Lecture Series

Noon to 1:15 p.m. in 2028 Brown Hall

  • Sept. 21: "Socioeconomic Integration of U.S. Immigrant Groups Over the Long Term: The Second Generation and Beyond" presented by Professor Steve Trejo, Department of Economics, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Sept. 28: "Tradable Refugee-Admission Quotas and Matching: Combining Physical and Financial Solidarity in Asylum Policy" presented by Professor Hillel Rapoport, Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economics.
  • Oct. 19: "Understanding Migration Policy With International Trade Theoretical Tools" presented by Dr. Daniel Chiquiar, General Director of Economic Research, Banco de México.
  • Nov. 30: “The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Immigration: Implications for Policy” presented by Dr. Pia M. Orrenius, Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
  • April 5: “On the Implications of a Piecemeal Approach to Immigration Policy and Enforcement” presented by Professor Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, San Diego State University.
  • April 19: “The great economic potential of immigration to the U.S.” Professor Giovanni Peri Professor and Chair of Economics, Department of Economics, University of California, Davis.

Printable flier for Sichel Series 2016-17.

See the series history for past speakers and topics.

Research seminar

Fridays at 3 to 4:30 p.m. in 2212 Dunbar Hall
Seminar Coordinator:
Eskander Alviemail: eskander.alvi@wmich.edu

Jan. 13: "The Impact of Latino-Owned Business Employment Share on Local Economic Performance: A Sector-Level Assessment Based on the Confidential Census Data" Scott Loveridge, Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University.

Jan. 20: "The Conditional Gini: Estimation and Application to the Relationship between Wealth, Financial Use, and Income Inequality" Christian Ahlin, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Michigan State University.

Jan. 27: "Harnessing Democratic Dividend in Ethiopia" Terefe Degefa, Fulbright Scholar, Associate Professor, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

Feb. 10: "Testing and Correcting for Endogeneity in Nonlinear Unobserved Effects Models" Jeffrey Wooldridge, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Economics, Michigan State University.

Feb. 24: "TBA" Kirk Doran, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Notre Dame University.

March 17: "TBA" Shihe Fu, Fulbright Scholar, Professor, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China.

March 24: "TBA" Marti Mestieri, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Northwestern University.

March 31: "TBA" Manasi Despande, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago.

April 14: "TBA" Aemit Lakdawala, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Michigan State University.

Printable Friday Seminar Schedule