Seminar Announcements Founders Hall

MEPS (Micro-Economic Policy Seminar) has upcoming research seminars – all are welcome!

Spring 2021 Seminars will be, unless otherwise indicated, held every Tuesday from 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST on the Zoom meeting platform (link)

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this seminar please contact Eric Childress (echildre@gmu.edu).


January 26th: Lisa D. Cook (Michigan State University) “Violence and Economic Activity: Evidence from the Past and Lessons from the Present”

February 2nd: Peter Bergman (Columbia University, Teachers College) “Creating Moves to Opportunity: Experimental Evidence on Barriers to Neighborhood Choice”

February 9th: Indraneel Chakraborty (Miami) “Returns to Community Lending”

February 16th [Held at 2:00pm EST] : Trevon Logan (Ohio State University) “Competition and Discrimination in Public Accommodations: Evidence from the Green Books”

February 23rd: Lei Ding (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia) “Effects of Gentrification on Homeowners: Evidence from a Natural Experiment”

March 2nd: Melissa Kearney (University of Maryland) “Disability Insurance in the Great Recession: Ease of Access, Program Enrollment, and Local Hysteresis”

March 9th: Suresh Naidu (Columbia University) “Labor Market Power and Dignity at America’s Largest Employer”

March 16th: Jim Alm (Tulane University) “Opportunity Zones and Local Economic Development”

March 23rd: Oyebola M. Okunogbe (World Bank) “Does Exposure to Other Ethnic Regions Promote National Integration? Evidence from Nigeria”

March 30th: Nada Eissa (Georgetown, McCourt School) “Technology, Audit Risk and Tax Evasion: Evidence from An Experiment in Rwanda”

April 6th: Adam Leive (University of Virginia) “Overpaying and Undersaving: Correlated Mistakes in Retirement Saving and Health Insurance Choices”

April 13th: Jonathan Schulz (George Mason University) “Recombination Potential and Innovation”

April 20th: David Deming (Harvard, Kennedy School) “The Growing Importance of Decision-Making on the Job”

April 27th: Juliana Londono (University of California, Los Angeles) “The Impact of Diversity on Distributive Perceptions and Preferences for Redistribution”