2015 Speaker Series

Department of Economics Lecture Series Fall 2015:

The Causes and Consequences of Economic Inequality, Visiting Speakers, and CAKE

 Upcoming Lectures

“The Role of Water Rights at Conserving the High Plains Aquifer"
Dietrich Earnhart, University of Kansas

Friday, December 4 | 1:00 PM
Location: JJR Library (OSH 336)

"Why Organizations Fail: Models and Cases"
Luis Rayo, University of Utah Dept of Finance and CEPR

Thursday, December 10 | 3:30 PM
Location: JJR Library (OSH 336)

Past Lectures

"Recent Trends in Global Income Inequality and their Political Implications"
Branko Milanovic, CUNY Graduate Center and Luxembourg Income Study

Thursday October 1, 2015 | 4 pm
Rasmussen Library (OSH 336) 

"Child Labor and Changes in the Minimum Wage: Evidence from India"
Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Rutgers University

Friday, October 23, 2015 | 1:30 pm
Rasmussen Library (OSH 336)

"Separating the wheat from the chaff, using meta-regression to improve minimum wage employment effects"
Dale Belman, Michigan State University

Friday, November 6, 2015 | 1:30 pm
Location: Rasmussen Library (OSH 336)

"Hidden Information, Status, and Trade"
Subhasish Dugar, University of Calgary (co-author Haimanti Bhattacharya, Univerity of Utah)

Tuesday, November 10 | 3:30 PM
Location: JJR Library (OSH 336)

CAKE: "Towards a More Sustainable and Just World: Welfare & Resource Extraction in Sub-Saharan Africa"
Duygu Orhan, University of Utah Dept of Economics

Friday, November 13 | 1:00 PM
Location: JJR Library (OSH 336)

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING CAKE: "Government's Redistributive Role in Determining the Labor Share"
Ahmad Borazan, University of Utah Dept of Economics

Thursday, November 19 | 3:30 PM
Location: JJR Library (OSH 336)

CAKE: "Lucas paradox – is South-South FDI different?"
Zain Siddiqui, University of Utah Dept of Economics

Friday, November 20 | 1:00 PM
Location: JJR Library (OSH 336)

"Can the US Reduce Poverty and Inequality without a Stronger Safety Net?"
Sheldon Danziger, Russell Sage Foundation

"Can the US Reduce Inequality and Poverty without Strong Labor Organizations?"
Richard Freeman, Harvard University

Monday, November 30 | 3:30 PM
Location: USTAR Auditorium, SMBB 2650