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Seminar Series

Fall 2014

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
September 17 (W)
John Parman
Department of Economics, William and Mary
Adoption and Adult Outcomes in the Early 20th Century. 2:00pm
PUP 203
September 18 (TH)
Stephen F. Ross
Institute for Sports Law, Policy and Research, The Pennsylvania State University
The Unforeseen Anticompetitive and Racially Discriminatory Effects of Baseball’s North American Draft 4:00-5:30pm
University Center 312
September 23 (T)
Darrell Gaskin
School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Where you live really does matter. The impact of community level factors on the mortality of life insurance enrollees. 2:00pm
PUP 204
October 3 (F)
Inas Kelly
Department of Economics, Queens College and CUNY Grad. Center
Proximate and Economic Determinants of Obesity: A Cross-National Analysis. 2:00pm
PUP 204
October 13 (M)
Robert A. Lawson
O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, Southern Methodist University
Economic Freedom and the Wealth and Health of Nations. 4:00-5:30pm
University Library, 7th floor
October 23 (TH)
Sara Heller
Department of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania
The Effects of Summer Jobs on Disadvantaged Youth. 2:00pm
PUP 204
November 20 (TH)
David Autor
Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
TBA. 4:00pm
Library Gallery

 

 

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
February 1 (F)
Karen Clay
Carnegie Mellon Heinz School
Coal, Smoke, and Death: Bituminous Coal and American Home Heating, 1920-1959. 2:00 pm
438 PUP
March 8 (F)
Lesley Turner
Univ. of Maryland Dept of Economics
The Impact of Financial Aid on Program of Study and Educational Attainment. 2:00 pm
438 PUP
April 4 (TH)
Kasey Buckles
Notre Dame University, Dept of Economics
The Effect of College Education on Health. 2:00 pm
438 PUP
April 26 (F)
Robert Kaestner
University of Illinois Chicago, Dept of Economics
TBA. 2:00 pm
438 PUP
May 7 (T)
Christy Chapin
UMBC, Dept of History
Ensuring America's Health: The Role of Insurance Companies in the Health Care System's Development. 2:00 pm
438 PUP

 

 

Fall 2012

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
Sept. 14
Nadwa Mossaad
UMBC Public Policy dept
The Consequences of Increased Enforcement of Legal Minimum Wages in a Developing Country: An evaluation of the impact of the Campaña Nacional de Salarios Mínimos in Costa Rica 12:00 pm
438 PUP
Sept. 28
Joanne Tsu
Federal Reserve
Aging and Strategic Learning: The Impact of Spousal Incentives on Financial Literacy. 12:00 pm
438 PUP
Oct. 12
Marv Mandell and Nicole Stewart
UMBC Public Policy dept
The Impact of Qualified Census Tract Designation on Low Income Housing Tax Credit Development. 12:00 pm
438 PUP
Oct. 24
Sean Reardon
Stanford University, School of Education
The Effect of NCLB on Narrowing Achievement Gaps Between Minority and White Students 12:00 pm
438 PUP
Nov. 29
Brent Gibbons
UMBC Public Policy dept
Working with a Severe Mental Illness: Stressful or Salubrious for Overall Mental Health? 12:00 pm
438 PUP
Dec. 7
David Frisvold
Emory University Dept of Economics
Nutrition and Cognitive Achievement: An Evaluation of the School Breakfast Program. 2:00 pm
438 PUP

 

 

Fall 2011

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
Sept. 22
(Thursday)
Darrell Gaskin
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Healthcare Disparities -- Race, Place, or Both? 12:00 pm
438 PUP
Oct. 7
(Friday)
Timothy Moore
University of Maryland -- Dept of Economics
Employment Effects of Terminating Disability Benefits: Insights from Removing Drug Addictions as Disabling Conditions. 12:00 pm
438 PUP
Oct. 14
(Thursday)
Nicola Tynan
Dickenson College.
TBA. 12:00 pm
438 PUP
Nov. 10
(Thursday)
Roy Meyers
UMBC -- Dept of Political Science
Why the Supercommittee isn't Super: Improving How the Federal Government Allocates Resources and Sets Priorities. 12:00 pm
438 PUP
Nov. 17
(Thursday)
Thomas Peeters
University of Antwerp
An Empirical Contest Model of the English Premier League. 12:00 pm
438 PUP

 

 

Spring 2011

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
March 3
(Thursday)
Michael Grossman
CUNY
The Impact of National Health Insurance on Birth Outcomes: A Natural Experiment in Taiwan. 2:00 pm
438 PUP
March 16
(Wednesday)
Erin Todd Bronchetti
Swarthmore College
"When a Nudge Isn't Enough: Defaults and Saving Among Low-Income Tax Filers." 12:00 pm
438 PUP
March 31
(Thursday)
Damon Clark
University of Florida.
TBA. 2:00 pm
438 PUP
April 22
(Friday)
Roy Meyers
UMBC, Political Science
How does the Federal Government 'Set Priorities' and How Should It? 12:00 pm
438 PUP
April 29
(Friday)
Dennis Coates and Tim Gindling
UMBC, Economics
Are Hispanic Immigrant Families Reviving the Economies of America's Small Towns? 12:00 pm
438 PUP

 

 

Fall 2010

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
September 15 (Wednesday) John Rennie Short
UMBC
The Postcolonial Creative City: an Antipodean Case Study. 12:00 pm 203 PUP
September 29 (Wednesday) Peter Hinrichs
Georgetown University
Affirmative Action Bans and College Graduation Rates. 12:00 pm 203 PUP
October 13 (Wednesday) Sergio Prada
IMPAQ Intl.
Level-I Trauma Center Effects on Return to Work Outcomes. 12:00 pm 203 PUP
October 29
(Friday)
Bing Ma
UMBC, Economics
Socioeconomic Status and Overweight and Obesity: How Does the Gradient Change with Age? New Evidence from China. 12:00 pm 203 PUP
November 17 (Wednesday) Eric Slade
UMBC
Access to VA Assertive Community Treatment Services: Effects on Mental Health Costs. 12:00 pm 203 PUP
December 13 (Monday) Jens Ludwig
University of Chicago
The Effects of School Desegregation on Crime. 12:00 pm 203 PUP

 

 

Spring 2010

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
February 25 Erdal Tekin
Georgia State University
Child Care Subsidies and Child Development. 2:00 PM 203 PUP
March 4 David Figlio
Northwestern University
Competitive effects of means-tested school vouchers. 2:00 PM 203 PUP
March 10 Lisa Dickson
UMBC, Economics
Do Universities Practice Gender Sensitive Admissions? 12:00 PM 203 PUP
April 14 George LaNoue
UMBC
Methodological and Conceptional Issues in Writing a Book on the History of UMBC 12:00 PM 203 PUP
April 22 Christelle Viauroux
UMBC, Economics
Stable Schedule Matchings using a Fixed Point Method. 12:00 PM 203 PUP
April 29 Scott Farrow
UMBC, Economics
A Benefit-Cost Analysis of Slot Machine Gambling in Maryland. 12:00 PM 203 PUP
April 30 Sheila Olmstead
Yale University
The Value of Scarce Urban Water. 11:00 AM 367 PUP
May 6 Burt Barnow
Johns Hopkins University
Setting Up Social Experiments: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. 12:00 PM 203 PUP

 

 

Fall 2009

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
October 7 Frances Carter
UMBC
Estimation of Average Treatment Effects of On-campus, Academic Year Research on STEM PhD Pursuit for Talented, Underrepresented Minorities 12:00 PM 203 PUP
October 9 Martha Bailey
University of Michigan
The impact of US Family Planning Programs: Evidence from the War on Poverty and Title X 2:00 PM TBA
October 16 Melinda Miller
US Naval Academy
Destroyed By Slavery?: The Effect of Slavery on African-American Family Formation Following Emancipation. 12:00 PM 367 PUP
October 21 Gary Burtless
Brooking Institution
Is There Evidence Workers Are Rational in Preparing for Retirement? 12:00 PM 203 PUP
November 13 Allen Fawcett
Environmental Protection Agency
Cap-and-trade bill 12:00 PM TBA
November 18 Joseph Sabia
American University
Parental Involvment Laws, Sexual Activity, and Youth Suicide 12:00 PM 203 PUP
December 2 Laura Hussey
UMBC
TBA 12:00 PM 203 PUP
December 9 Tim Brennan
UMBC, Economics
Behavioral vs. standard economics: A dozen observations against, for & tied. 12:00 PM 203 PUP

 

 

Fall 2008

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
September 9 Tim Gindling and Sara Poggio
UMBC, Economics
Family separation and re-unification as a factor in the United States 12:00 PM 204 PUP
September 17 Jonah Rockoff
Columbia University
Does mentoring reduce turnover and improve skills of new employees? Evidence from teachers in New York City 12:00 PM 203 PUP
September 29 Carolyn Hill
Georgetown University
Longer-term effects of the Tulsa Public Schools pre-K program 12:00 PM 203 PUP
October 8 Bill Rothstein
UMBC, Sociology
The great twentieth-century pandemic of coronary heart disease: How well do we understand it? 12:00 PM 203 PUP
October 15 Judy Shinogle
UMBC, MIPAR
Determinants and costs of physical inactivity 12:00 PM 203 PUP
October 29 Dylan Conger
George Washington University
The effects of native language instruction on how quickly English learners can acquire proficiency 12:00 PM 203 PUP
November 12 Ted Joyce
Baruch College
TBA 12:00 PM 203 PUP
November 19 Don Norris
UMBC, Public Policy
Disirregardless of the facts, Ma'am: Technology, public opinion, advocacy groups and policy outcomes affection election administration in Maryland 12:00 PM 203 PUP
December 3 Jason Fletcher
Yale University
Peer influences on alcohol consumption 12:00 PM 204 PUP

 

 

Fall 2007

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
September 26 Betsey Stevenson The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania Beyond the Classroom: Using Title IX to Measure the Return to High School Sports 12:00 PM 204 PUP
October 10 Randi Hjmalarsson UMCP (co-sponsored with Public Policy) Crime and Expected Punishment 12:00 PM PUP 203
October 17 Krishna Ladha UMBC Paradox of Unbiased Public Information 12:00 PM 367 PUP
October 24 James Hilger Federal trade Commission TBA 12:00 PM 367 PUP
October 29 David Walker, Government Accountability Office Elmendorf, Brookings Institution Butler, Heritage Foundation Bixby, Concord Coalition U.S. Fiscal Situation 5:00 PM Lecture Hall V Grad Student session 3:00
November 14 Melissa Kearney UMCP (co-sponsored with Public Policy) TBA 12:00 PM Public Policy Seminar Room (4th floor PUP)
December 5 David Mitch Department of Economics UMBC (co-sponsored with Public Policy) TBA 12:00 PM Public Policy Seminar Room (4th floor PUP)

Fall 2005

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
October 26 Scott Farrow Department of Economics UMBC When Is Some Number Better Than No Number 12:00 PM 367 PUP
November 11 Dennis Coates Department of Economics UMBC Spending on Sports: Evidence from the Consumer Expenditure Survey 4:00 PM 367 PUP

Fall 2004

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
October 6 Bill Lord Department of Economics UMBC Family Production and Economic Growth 1:00 PM 367 PUP
November 11 William J. Baumol New York University Independent Entrepreneurs and Gian Enterprises: The David-Goliath Pertnership? 4:00 PM Albert O. Kuhn Library 7th Floor
November 12 Nandita Dasgupta Department of Economics UMBC Foreign Direct Investment Inflows to India Since the 1990s--Issues and Challenges: Comparison with China 1:00 PM 367 PUP
November 19 Roger Betancourt University of Maryland College Park The Role of the State in a "Democratic" transition: Cuba 1:00 PM 367 PUP

Spring 2004

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
March 14 Leandro Prados de la Escosura Universidad Carlos III, Madrid Georgetown University Long-Run International Inequality in Real Income and Human Development: Evidence from Europe and the New World 1:00 367 PUP
April 2 Kenneth Koford University of Delaware Experiments on trust and Bargaining in Bulgaria: The Effects of Institutions and Culture 1:00 367 PUP
April 16 Bryan L. Boulier and Herman Stekler George Washington University Evaluating National Football League Choices: The Passing Game 1:00 4th Floor Conference Room, PUP

Fall 2003

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
Sep. 24 Mark A. Carlson Federal Reserve Board of Govenors Were There Other Ways Out? Bank Failures During the Panics of the Great Depression 1:00 829 Admin
Oct. 10 Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong National Science Foundation and University of South Florida Alcohol Avalibility and Crime: A Robust Approach 1:00 829 Admin
Oct. 15 Tim Gindling UMBC The Effects of Legal Minimum Wages in Costa Rica on Wages, Employment, Hours Worked and Monthly Earnings Throughout the Distribution 1:00 829 Admin
Nov. 10 Daniel Hamermesh University of Texas Time Use, Time Crunch and Work Time in America 8th Annual Jack Mullen Lecture 3:00 AOK Library, 7th Floor

SPRING 2003

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
Mar. 10 John Robst Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services "Estimation of a Hedonic Pricing Model for Medigap Insurance" 1:00 TBA
Apr. 4 Laura Razzolini University of Mississippi and National Science Foundation "Raising Revenues for Charity: Auctions Versus Lotteries" 1:00829 Admin
Apr. 4 Stanley Engerman University of Rochester "Factor Endowments, Inequality, and Paths of Development among New World Economies" Washington Area Economic History Seminar For information about dinner preceding the seminar, contact David Mitch 8:00 pm 318 Commons
Apr. 11 Hakan Berument Bilken University treasury Auction Interest Rates and Economic Performance in Turkey Figure 1 Figure 2 1:00 829 Admin
Apr. 16 Eva Marikova Leeds, Moravian College Michael Leeds, Temple University Irina Pistolet, Temple University What's in a Name? The Value of Naming Rights 1:00 pm829 Admin
May 2 Bill Lord, UMBC "Re-thinking the Early Decline in American Fertility" 1:00 pm 829 Admin

FALL 2002

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
Sept. 26 Phil CookDuke University "Evaluating Gun Policy"(Sponsored by Social Sciences Forum) 4:00 pmUC, Room 312
Nov. 14 Gregory MankiwHarvard University "Economics Education and Economic Policy: From the Classroom to the White House" 7th Annual Jack Mullen Lecture 4:00 pmAOK Library, 7th floor
Dec. 6 Robert GoldfarbGeorge Washington University "Inequality of What Among Whom: Rival Conceptions of Distribution in the 20th Century" 1:00 pm Admin 829

SPRING 2002 SPEAKER SCHEDULE

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
Mar. 4 Malay K. DeyMorgan State Order Time, Multiple Shocks, and Short Selling in Security Price Adjustment 1:00 pmAdmin 829
Mar. 15 Dennis CoatesUMBC Voting on Stadium and Arena Subsidies 1:00 pmAdmin 829
Apr. 10 Mike BaileyGeorgetown University Do States Race to the Bottom? 1:00 pmAdmin 829
Apr. 15 Burton Malkiel Princeton A Random Walker Looks Back: Is the Stock Market Predictable After All? Sponsored by a generous donation from TIAA-CREF 4:00 AOK Library, 7th floor
May 1 Tim GindlingUMBC Causes of Changing Earnings Inequality in Costa Rica 1:00 pmAdmin 829
May 3 Tim Haab Ohio State University Information Conveyance on Behavioral Changes from Perceived Risks: An Application to Seafood Consumption and Pfiesteria Piscicida 1:00 pm Admin 829
May 8 Shoshana Grossbard-Schectman San Diego State University Marriage and the Economy 1:00Admin 829

FALL 2001 SPEAKER SCHEDULE

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
Sept. 14 George Deltas FTC and University of Illinois U.C. "Passenger Shipping Cartels and Their Effect on transatlantic Migration" 1:00 pm Admin 829
Oct. 16 Alice Rivlin The Brookings Institution "Reviving the Economy: What Can Policies Do?" 6th Annual Jack Mullen Lecture 4:00 pm Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th floor

SPRING 2001 SPEAKER SCHEDULE

Date Speaker Presentation Title/Topic Time and Location
Mar. 30Nathan Rosenberg,Stanford "America's University/Industry Interfaces, 1945-2000" 7:45 pm, UC Room312
Feb. 15Philip Keefer,Development Research Group, The World Bank "When do special interests run rampant? Disentangling the role of elections, incomplete information, and checks and balances in banking crises." 1:00 pm, UC Ballroom Lounge
Mar. 27 Stanley Black,Chapel Hill, IMF Economic Reform in Mongolia 1:00 pm, Location: TBA

FALL 2000 SPEAKER SCHEDULE

Date Speaker Presentation Title Time and Location
Sept. 13 Jim Bessen,Research on Innovation "The Skills of the Unskilled in the American Industrial Revolution" 1:00 pm,Administration 829
Sept. 25 Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge Resource Policy in Imperfect Economies 5th Annual Jack Mullen Lecture 4:00 pm,Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Oct. 3 Tyler Cowan, George Mason University "The Economics of Global Culture" (Lecture sponsored by the UMBC Social Sciences and Humanities Forums) 4:00 pm, Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Nov. 30 Peyton Young, Johns Hopkins Univerity "The Evolution of Social Institutions" (Sponsors: Social Sciences Forum, Department of Economics, Department of Political Science) 4:00 pm, Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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1000 Hilltop Circle • Baltimore Maryland 21250
phone: 410-455-2160 • email: Mrs. Kelly Hodges <khodges@umbc.edu>