The Department of Economics at Western Michigan University hosts speakers and other events during the fall and winter 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.
- Apr. 5, 2017: “On the Implications of a Piecemeal Approach to Immigration Policy and Enforcement” presented by Professor Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, Professor and Chair, Economics Department, San Diego State University.
- Apr. 19, 2017: “The great economic potential of immigration to the U.S.” Professor Giovanni Peri Professor of Economics and Chair, Economics Department, University of California, Davis.
See the series history for past speakers and topics.
Fridays at 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in 2212 Dunbar Hall
Seminar Coordinator: Eskander Alvi email: Eskander.Alvi@wmich.edu
Sept. 16: "Shedding Light on Shadow Rates" Patrick Vail, Fourth-Year Grad Student, Economics Department, Western Michigan University.
Oct. 7: "The Global Recession and International Transmission of Shocks" Daniel Mengistu, Fourth-year Grad Student, Economics Department, Western Michigan University.
Oct. 14: "Why do Women Delay in Seeking Prenatal Care? A Discrete-time Analysis" Ama Abrokwah, Fourth-Year Grad Student, Economics Department, Western Michigan University.
Nov. 4: "Effect of Cyclical Factors on the U.S. Labor Market: Evidence from the Great Recession" Riyadh Arooq, Fourth-Year Grad Student, Economics Department, Western Michigan University.
Nov. 11: "Food, Security and Infrastructure" Pimam Pidalatan, Fourth-Year Grad Student, Economics Department, Western Michigan University.
Nov. 18: TBA Pablo Ottonello, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.