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Date and Time Venue Presenter Affiliation Title
3/06/2014 10:30am LIB 244 Prashant Bharadwaj University of California, San Diego Perverse Consequences of Well Intentioned Regulation: Evidence from India’s Child Labor Ban
12/06/2013 2:00pm BUS 110 Mark Borgschulte University of California, Berkeley Paying to Avoid Recession: Using Reenlistment to Estimate the Cost of Unemployment
11/15/2013 2:00pm BUS 110 Marquise McGraw University of California, Berkeley (Perhaps) The Sky’s the Limit? The Causal Effect of Airports on Regional Economic Development
10/18/2012 2:00pm BUS 110 Garret Christensen Swarthmore College Sanitation Combinations: A pilot randomized controlled trial of water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions and their combination in rural western Kenya



Date and Time Venue Presenter Affiliation Title
05/03/2013 2:00pm BUS 110 Elira Karaja University of California, Berkeley The Rule of Karlowitz Fiscal Change and Institutional Persistence
04/19/2013 2:00pm BUS 120 Vera L. te Velde University of California, Berkeley Partisan Politics and Persuasion
10/05/2012 2:00pm BUS 116 Matthew Holian San Jose State University The Impact of Center City Economic and Cultural Vibrancy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation


Date and Time Venue Presenter Affiliation Title
12/09/2011 2:00pm BUS 122 Johannes Stroebel Stanford University The Impact of Asymmetric Information about Collateral Values in Mortgage Lending
12/02/2011 2:00pm BUS 122 Rachita Gullapalli UC Berkeley Foreign Portfolio Investment is Not as Bad as you think: Evidence from Firm Outcomes in a Liquidity Crisis
11/18/2011 2:00pm BUS 122 Mauricio Larrain UC Berkeley Financial Liberalization, Capital-skill Complementarity, and Wage Inequality
11/04/2011 2:00pm BUS 122 Gewei Wang UC Berkeley Inventory Behavior and the Cost Channel of Monetary Transmission
10/28/2011 2:00pm BUS 122 Alexander Rothenberg UC Berkeley Transport Costs and Economic Geography: Evidence from Indonesia's Highways
10/14/2011 2:00pm BUS 122 Chang Cheng Song UC Berkeley Exponential Growth Bias and Pension Contributions in China
10/07/2011 2:00pm BUS 122 Gee Hee Hong UC Berkeley Stylized retail pricing facts for macroeconomists: store-brand vs. national brand
09/19/2011 4:00pm HH 201 Sule Celik San Francisco State University The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on the Educational Investments of Single Mothers: Evidence from State EITCs


Date and Time Venue Presenter Affiliation Title
04/22/2011 2:10pm BUS 111 Michael Bar San Francisco State University Longevity, Schooling and Lifetime Labor Supply
04/08/2011 2:00pm BUS 111 Asen Ivanov Virginia Commonwealth University Signaling, Defection, Optimism, and Cooperation in Repeated Games: An Experimental Study
03/04/2011 2:00pm HSS 147 Kirill Chernomaz San Francisco State University Threshold-based Mixed Bundling
02/11/2011 2:00pm BUS 111 Martin Kolmar St. Gallen University, Switzerland Group contests, complementarities in effort, and the group-size paradox (paper 1, paper 2)
11/05/2010 2:00pm HSS 147 Marcel Priebsch Stanford University Macro Variables and the Term Structure
10/15/2010 3:15pm BUS 110 Hashmat Khan Carleton University Investment Shocks and the Comovement Problem
09/24/2010 2:15pm HSS 310 Alessandra Voena Stanford University Yours, Mine and Ours: Do Divorce Laws affect the Intertemporal Behavior of Married Couples?


Date and Time Venue Presenter Affiliation Title
04/26/2010 14:00 T-J 1 (behind Thornton Hall) Jesse Cunha Stanford University Testing Paternalism: Cash vs. In-kind Transfers in Rural Mexico
04/05/2010 14:00 BUS 128 Carlos Noton University of California, Berkeley Structural Estimation of Price Adjustment Costs in the European Car Market
03/24/2010 15:00 HSS 130 Yoram Bauman University of Washington Comedy, Economics and Climate Change
03/22/2010 14:00 BUS 128 Matthew J. Holian San Jose State University Homeownership, Dissatisfaction and Voting
02/08/2010 14:00 HSS 304 Rick Rowden Jawaharlal Nehru University Problems with the Current Development Model and Alternative Approaches


Date and Time Venue Presenter Affiliation Title
05/04/2009 15:00 BUS 111 Volodymyr Bilotkach University of California, Irvine Dynamic Non-Price Effects of Multimarket Contact: Evidence from an Airline Merger
04/24/2009 11:00 HSS 147 Ryan Edwards City University of New York The Cost of Uncertain Life Span
01/30/2009 15:00 HSS 147 Michal Jerzmanowski Clemson University Financial Development and Wage Inequality: Theory and Evidence
01/27/2009 15:00 HSS 147 Jacek Suda Washington University in St. Louis How Does a Twisted Beliefs Shock Affect the Macroeconomy?
01/26/2009 15:00 HSS 147 Zuzana Janko University of Calgary Dynamic Small Open Economy Model with Indivisible Labor
01/23/2009 15:00 HSS 147 Pedro Amaral Southern Methodist University Limited Enforcement, Financial Intermediation and Economic Development: A Quantitative Assessment
01/21/2009 15:00 HSS 147 Andrei Zlate Boston College Offshore Production and Business Cycle Dynamics with Heterogeneous Firms
09/19/2008 11:00 HSS 147 Luca Bossi University of Miami Optimal Second Best Taxation of Addictive Goods


Date and Time Venue Presenter Affiliation Title
04/04/2008 12:00 HSS 361 Edoh Amiran Western Washington University The Sensitivity of Sensitivity to Scope in Valuing Public Goods
04/07/2008 11:00 HSS 361 Sailabala Devi Centre for Multi Disciplinary Development Research, India Spatial Distribution of Health Workforce and Health Care Services: An Inter and Intra Country Analysis
04/25/2008 HSS 361 David Pieper San Francisco State University Stateā€Level Tobacco Control Programs and the Demand for Cigarettes: A Retrospective Analysis Using Panel Data
03/20/2008 12:00 HSS 143 Enchuan Shao San Francisco State University Money and Barter under Private Information
01/25/2008 13:30 HSS 361 Sang-Yeob Lee Ohio State University Spatial Competition in the Retail Gasoline Market: An Equilibrium Approach Using SAR Models
01/24/2008 13:30 HSS 361 Diego Escobari Texas A&M University Price Dispersion under Coslty Capacity and Demand Uncertainty
01/23/2008 9:30 HSS 361 Audrey Fang University of California, Irvine A Discrete-continuous Model of Households Vehicle Choice and Usage, with and Application to the Effects of Residential Density
01/22/2008 10:00 HSS 361 Guohua Feng University of Calgary Efficiency, Technical Change, and Returns to Scale in Large U.S. Banks: Panel Data Evidence Based on Bayesian Estimation of the Output Distance Function

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Economics Scholarships

  • 2007-2008 Don Scoble Winner: Kim Neff (Graduate Student) Picture
  • 2007-2008 George Feliz Winner: Masahiro Ogawa (Undergraduate Student) Picture
  • 2006-2007 George Feliz Winner: Katherine Kramer

The Don Scoble Award is awarded every spring for a graduate student doing research on a topic relevant to the Bay area economy or who has contributed in some way to the campus or Bay area community. This award honors Don Scoble, who was a graduate student in our department and served in the administration at SFSU for over 20 years. Announcements will be posted outside the department office.

Other scholarships will be provided as and when funds become available.

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Conferences and Symposiums

Date Venue Title
03/14/2009 San Francisco State University Pacific Conference for Development Economics
11/30/2007 18:00 - 21:00 McLaren Center,(MCL 252), USF Campus Symposium about the Federal Reserve

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Alumni Events

Date and Time Venue Activities
04/20/2009 17:30 - 20:30 Nob Hill Room, Seven Hills, Conference Center, 800 Font Street, San Francisco, CA 94132 Panel Discussion: Recession or Reset? An Assessment of the Current Economic Turnmoil Invitation RSVP

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