Seminar Announcements Founders Hall

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

Fall 2021 Seminars will be held every Tuesday from 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST in VMH 322 on 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).


August 31st Ginger Zhe Jin (UCMP Econ) “Platform as Rule Maker: Evidence for Airbnb’s Cancellation Policies”

September 7thMaurice Kugler (GMU Schar School), “U.S. Robots and their Impacts in the Tropics: Evidence from Colombian Labor Markets”

September 14thJames Habyarimana (Georgetown),  “Teacher Performance-Based Incentives and Learning Inequality”

September 21st – Christina Tello Trillo (Census), “Trade Liberalization and Labor-Market Outcomes: Evidence from US Matched Employer-Employee Data”

September 28thJohn McLaren (UVA Econ) “Foreign Direct Investment, Global Value Chains, and Labor Rights.”

October 5thAnh Pham (GMU Schar School) “Recentralization in Vietnam”

October 12thIsaac Mbiti (UVA Public Policy)

October 19thOmari Swinton (Howard), “A Comparative Analysis: Examining Black SAT test takers desire to become a STEM Major and the effects of HBCU attendance on Graduation”

October 26thPriyanka Anand (GMU Health Policy) “Peer Effects of Teen Pregnancy on Sexual Behavior” (co-authored with Lisa Kahn)

November 2ndPascual Restrepo (Boston)

November 9thMaggie Chen (George Washington)

November 16thRemi Jedwab (George Washington)

November 23rd – Thanksgiving Break, no MEPS

November 30thWeija Rao (GMU Law) “(Un)Stable BITs”

December 2nd –  Gustavo Bobonis (University of Toronto)

December 7thHyojung Lee (VA Tech) “The Geography of Gentrification and Residential Mobility”