University of Tennessee

Greer Seminar Series

The Greer Seminar series allows Haslam faculty and graduate students to meet world-class economists. It provides an opportunity to see the latest advances in research before they have been formally published and provides exposure for our department.

Topics addressed in the Greer Seminar Series have varied from how football upsets cause intimate partner violence, to the development of new statistical techniques for exploring income inequality.

Unless otherwise noted, the seminar is typically held at 3:30 p.m. in Stokely Management Center, 701.

Spring 2022 Workshops

Monday, March 7 Lesley Turner – Vanderbilt, Paper Title: “Race and Nativity Earnings Gaps: The Role of College Networks” (joint with Dylan Conger and Colin Chellman)
Monday, March 21 Gillian Brunet – Wesleyan, Paper Title: “War, Pandemic, and Household Saving The COVID-19 Pandemic through the Lens of WWII”
Monday, April 4 Julie Cullen – UC San Diego – West Wing HBB 440
Monday, May 9 Akshya Jha – Carnegie Mellon – West Wing HBB 440

Fall 2021 Workshops

Monday, September 13 Marc Bellemare – University of Minnesota, Paper Title: “Why Not Insure Prices? Experimental Evidence from Peru”
Monday, October 4 Greg Leo – Vanderbilt, Paper Title: “Minimal Experiments” joint with PJ Healy
Monday, October 18 Erik Johnson – University of Alabama, Paper Title: “Machine Learning and Land Valuation (Black Boxes all the way down)”
Monday, November 1 Gadi Barlevy – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Friday, November 5 Matt Burgess – University of Colorado, Boulder, Paper Title: “Why win-wins are rare in complex environmental management”
Monday, November 8 M. Kathleen Ngangoué – UCLA, Paper Title: “The Common-Probability Auction Puzzle”
Monday, November 15 Kalena Cortes – Texas A&M, Paper Title: “A Bridge to Graduation: Testing the Effects of an Alternative Pathway for Students Who Fail Exit Exams”

Spring 2021 Workshops

Monday, February 1 Mackenzie Alston – Florida State University, Paper Title: “Does Black and Blue Matter?: An Experimental Investigation of Race and Perceptions of Police Bias”
Monday, February 15 Guillaume Frechette – New York University, Paper Title: “Beliefs in Repeated Games”
Monday, March 7 Lesley Turner – Vanderbilt
Monday, March 8 Prottoy Akbar – University of Pittsburgh, Paper Title: “Who Benefits from Faster Public Transit?”
Monday, April 26 Adriana Lleras-Muney – USC, Paper Title: “Do you employment programs Work? Evidence from the New Deal” (joint with Anna Aizer, Shari Eli and Keyoung Lee)
Monday, May 17 Mariacristina De Nardi – Minnesota University and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Fall 2020 Workshops

Monday, August 31 Ivan Rudig – Cornell, Paper Title: “The Causal Effect of Lead on Test Scores”
Monday, September 21 Belinda Archibong – Barnard College, Paper Title: “Prison Labor: The Price of Prisons and the Lasting Effects of Incarceration”
Monday, September 28 Charles Sprenger – UCSD, Paper Title: “Procrastination in the Field: Evidence from Tax Filing”
Monday, October 19 Ryan Oprea – UCSB, Paper Title: “What Makes a Rule Complex”
Monday, November 16 Alberto Martin – European Central Bank, Paper Title: “Collateral Booms and Information Depletion”
Monday, December 7 Jhacova Williams – Rand, Paper Title: “Confederate Streets and Black-White Labor Market Differentials”