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 2018 Workshops

Monday, February 12 Cormac O’Dea - Yale Econ, Paper Title: "Insurance, Efficiency and the Design of Public Pensions"
Monday, March 19 John Rust - Georgetown, Paper Title: “Dynamic Hotel Pricing
Monday, April 9 Andrew Patton - Duke, Paper Title: "Dynamic Semiparametric Models for Expected Shortfall (and Value-at-Risk)"
Monday, April 30 Claudia Steinwender - MIT, Paper Title: “Spinning the Web: The Impact of ICT on trade in intermediates and technology diffusion”

Fall 2017 Workshops


Monday, September 11 Maximilian Todtenhaupt- Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) – Paper title: “Fiscal Competition and Public Debt”
Monday, September 18 Matthew Zaragoza-Watkins- Vanderbilt, Paper Title: "Raising Rivals' Costs in Interconnected NAtural Gas and Electricity Markets"
Monday, October 23 Jason Lindo – Texas A&M, Paper Title: How Far is Too Far? "New Evidence on Abortion Clinic Closures, Access, and Abortions"
Monday, October 30 Fei Li - University of North Carolina, Paper Title: "Revenue Management without Commitment: Dynamic Pricing and Peridoic Fire Sales"
Monday, November 6 Daniela Puzzello - Indiana University, Paper Title: "Monetary Policies in the Lab"
Monday, November 13 Danial Millimet - SMU, Paper Title: "Partial Identification of Economic Mobility with an Application to the United States"
Monday, November 27 David Reiley - Pandora, Paper Title: "Measuring Consumer Sensitivity to Audio Advertising: A Feild Experiment on Pandora Internet Radio"
Monday, December 1 Rebecca Thornton - University of Illinois, Paper Title: "Network Partitioning and Social Exclusion under Different Selection Regimes"
Monday, December 11 Paul J. Healy - Ohio State University, Paper Title: "Epistemic Experiment: Utilities, Beliefs, and Irrational Play"

Previous: Spring 2017

Monday, February 27 Andrew Goodman-Bacon, Vanderbilt University -Paper Title: “The Long-Run Effects of Childhood Insurance Coverage: Medicaid Implementation, Adult Health, and Labor Market Outcomes”
Monday, March 20 Lucija Muehlenbachs, University of Calgary – Paper Title: Price Regulation and Envirronmental Externalities: Evidence from Methane Leaks”
Monday, March 27 Scott Imberman, Michigan State University – Paper Title: “Neonatal Health, Race, and Special Education Identification”
Friday, April 7 Christopher Timmins, Duke University – Paper Title: “Learning by Viewing? Social Learning, Regulatory Disclosure, and Firm Productivity in Shale Gas”
Monday, April 17 Lauren Berquist, University of California Berkeley – Paper Title: “Pass-through, Competition, and Entry in Agricultural Markets: Experimental Evidence from Kenya”
Friday, April 21 Petra Todd, Univeristy of Pennsylvania – Paper Title: “Personality Traits, Intra-household Allocation and the Gender Wage Gap”
Monday, May 8 Michael Darden - George Washington University – Paper Title: “Risky Behaviors and Mental Health: A New Look at Self-Medication”