Seminar Announcements Founders Hall

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

Spring 2023 seminars will be held every Tuesday from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm EST in VMH 322 at the Arlington campus of George Mason University.

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


January 24: Carlos Hurtado (University of Richmond) “Supply and Demand Responses to Tax Kinks in Housing Consumption: Evidence from Iran”

January 31: Samuel Young (Census Bureau/Arizona State University) “Unionization, Employer Opposition, and Establishment Choice”

February 7: Jishnu Das (Georgetown McCourt School) “Randomized Regulation: The Impact of Minimum Quality Standards on Health Markets”

February 14: Michael Clemens (George Mason University) “The Effect of Low-Skill Immigration Restrictions on U.S. Firms and Workers: Evidence from a Randomized Lottery”

February 21: Samuel Asher (Imperial College London Business School) “The Long-Run Development Impacts of Agricultural Productivity Gains: Evidence from Irrigation Canals in India”

February 28: Pierre Bachas (World Bank Development Group) “Globalization and Factor Income Taxation”

March 7: Ethan Kaplan (University of Maryland) “Peer Effects on Partisanship, Registration, and Voter Turnout: Evidence from Roommate Assignments”

March 14: Spring Break

March 21: Krista Ruffini (Georgetown McCourt School) “Minimum Wages and Employment Composition”

March 28: Yuriy Gorodnichenko (University of California, Berkeley) “The Effects of Macroeconomic Uncertainty on Firm Decisions”

April 4: Max Steinhardt (Free University of Berlin) “Social Contact and Labor Market Discrimination in Denmark”

April 11: Claire Brunel (American University) “Pollution Offshoring and Global Supply Chains”

April 18: Elira Kuka (George Washington University) “Spillover Effects of Welfare Programs”

April 25: John Cawley (Cornell University) “The Effects of Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in the U.S.”

May 2: Nuno Garoupa (George Mason University) “Populism, Judicial Independence, and Public Trust in the Courts”