Economics Dept. Announces Fall 2017 Speaker Series

Economics Dept. Announces Fall 2017 Speaker Series

Date posted: 2017-10-03 09:08:05

The department of Economics is pleased to announce the lineup for the Fall 2017 Economics Speaker Series.  With the exception of the first talk on Wednesday, September 27,  all Econ Speakers Series events will be held on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm in Sage Labs 4711.  The presentations are free and open to the RPI community.


WEDNESDAY, SEPT 27  -  12 noon, SAGE 3205

Hyunseok Jung, PhD candidate, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, New York

“Adaptive LASSO for Stochastic Frontier Models with Many Efficient Firms”  


TUESDAY, OCT 17  - 4:00 pm, Sage 4711

Caroline Theoharides, Assistant Professor of Economics, Amherst College, Mass. 

“The Impact of Healthcare Worker Migration on Sending Country Human Capital: Evidence from Filipino Nurse Migration” 


TUESDAY, OCT 24  -  4:00 pm, Sage 4711 

Richard Langlois, Professor of Economics, University of Connecticut

“Fission, Forking, and Fine Tuning”  (Read the paper here)


TUESDAY, OCT 31  -  4:00 pm, Sage 4711 

Gerald Marschke, Associate Professor of Economics, SUNY Albany

“Age and the Quantity and Quality of Science: Evidence from Big Data on Biomedical Scientists” 


TUESDAY, NOV 28  -  4:00 pm, Sage 4711 

Erin Mansur, Revers Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

Topic TBA 


TUESDAY, DEC 5  -  4:00 pm, Sage 4711

Aija Leiponen, Associate Professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, New Yprk

“Data Marketplaces“