Greer Seminar Series

The Greer Seminar Series brings world-class economists to the UTK Economics Department. They present the latest advances in economic research to Haslam faculty and graduate students.

Unless otherwise noted, the seminar is held at 3:00 pm in HBB 440 (West Wing).

Upcoming Workshops

Monday, August 28

Matt Grant – Dartmouth

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Monday, September 11

Susan Parker – Maryland

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Monday, September 18

Erica Field – Duke

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Friday, September 22

Federico Echenique – Berkeley

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Monday, October 2, 2023

Isaac Mbiti – UVA Policy

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Monday, October 16, 2023

Karlye Stedman – Kansas City Fed

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Friday, October 20, 2023

Kei Hirano – Penn State

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Monday, October 30, 2023

Marinho Bertanha – Notre Dame

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Monday, November 6, 2023

Laura Puzzello – Monash

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Monday, November 13, 2023

Erdal Tekin – American U

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Monday, April 29, 2024

Duncan Thomas – Duke

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Past Workshops

Spring 2023 Workshops

Friday, February 10

J. Aislinn Bohren – University of Pennsylvania
Paper Title: “Systemic Discrimination: Theory and Measurement
(joint with Peter Hull and Alex Imas)

Monday, February 27

Kasey Buckles – Notre Dame.
Paper Title: “Family Trees and Falling Apples: Intergenerational Mobility Estimates from U.S. Genealogy Data,” written with Joe Price, Zach Ward, and Haley Wilbert

Monday, March 6

Lydia Cox – Yale University
Paper Title: “The Regressive Nature of the U.S. Tariff Code: Origins and Implications”
(joint with Miguel Acosta)

Monday, March 20

Ina Ganguli – University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Paper Title: “The Effect of Minimum Wage Changes on Scientific Production”
(joint with Raviv Murciano-Goroff)

Friday, April 21

Elena Krasnokutskaya – Johns Hopkins University

Monday, April 24

Brian J. Phelan – DePaul University
Please note that the seminar for Brian Phelan will be held on 4/24 at HBB 121

Monday, May 1

Niklas Buehren
Paper Title: “Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment in Conflict-Affected Settings: Experimental Evidence from South Sudan”

Fall 2022 Workshops

Monday, September 12

Mary Evans – University of Texas
Paper Title: “Citizen Complaints and Regulator Behavior”

Monday, September 19

Gregorio Caetano – University of Georgia
Paper Title: “The Effect of Maternal Labor Supply on Children:  Evidence from Bunching

Monday, September 26

Daniel Waggoner – Atlanta Federal Reserve
Paper Title: “Uniform Prior for Impulse Responses, Joint work with Jonas Arias and Juan Rubio-Ramirez.”

Monday, October 10

Stefano Barbieri – Tulane University
Paper Title: “Winner’s Effort in Multi-Battle Team Contests.”

Monday, October 17

Olga Malkova – University of Kentucky
Paper Title: Time to Grow Up? Adult Children as Determinants of Parental Labor Supply

Monday, October 24

Luke Rodgers – Florida State University
Presenting a joint paper with Keith Ihlanfeldt titled “Beyond Assessment: Racial and Gender Disparities in Property Taxation.”

Monday, December 5

Andrew Dustan – Vanderbilt University
Paper Title: “Preferences, access, and the STEM gender gap in centralized high school assignment

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
Paper Title: “DIRECT AND SPILLOVER EFFECTS OF PROVIDER VACCINE FACILITATION” co-authored with Maria Knoth Humlum, Agne Suziedelyte and Peter Rono Thingholm.

Monday, May 9

Akshya Jha – Carnegie Mellon – West Wing HBB 440
Paper Title: “Blackouts in the Developing World: The Role of Wholesale Electricity Markets”, co-authored with Fiona Burlig and Louis Preonas.

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
Paper Title: “On Speculative Frenzies and Stabilization Policy”

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
Paper Title: “Race and Nativity Earnings Gaps: The Role of College Networks” (joint with Dylan Conger and Colin Chellman).

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”