Department of Economics

Applied Economics Research Seminar Series

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Meet leading scholars from the field of applied economics

The Applied Economics Research Seminar Series showcases the latest thinking in applied economics.

Our Applied Economics Seminar Series aims to address some important questions in empirical economics. These talks will be delivered by scholars who bring together a wide array of expertise on issues affecting social and private behaviour. In particular, this series focuses on aspects such as supply and demand of labour services, distribution of income, human capital, labour mobility, productivity and technology, applied and policy issues in development, family, health, demographics, cities and regions.

This seminar series will be presented via Zoom and held on Thursday afternoons between 4pm and 5pm, from October through to April. This is an open seminar series and all levels of study and members of the public are welcome. In order to gain access to the Zoom meeting and reserve your place, please contact our seminar organisers.

Upcoming seminars

Date Seminar title and Speaker
13 October 2022  School Capital Expenditure Rules, Student Outcomes, and Real Estate Capitalization by David Schönholzer 
 20 October 2022 Lowering Barriers to Remote Education: Experimental Impacts on Parental Responses and Learning by Laia Navarro-Sola
 02 November 2022 How Do Parents Choose Schools? Evidence from Choices and a Survey of Choosers by Damon Clark
 09 November 2022 Intergenerational Altruism and Transfers of Time and Money: A Lifecycle Perspective by Eric French
10 November 2022 Schooling and Political Activism in the Early Civil Rights Era by Bhashkar Mazumder 
 17 November 2022 Designing Cash Transfers in the Presence of Children’s Human Capital Formation by Joseph Mullins 
 24 November 2022 House Price Cycles, Wealth Inequality and Portfolio Reshuffling by Clara Martinez Toledano 
 01 December 2022 The Demand Side of Africa's Demographic Transition: Desired Fertility, Wealth, and Jobs by Céline Zipfel 
 08 December 2022 Prospering through Prospera: A Dynamic Model of CCT Impacts on Educational Attainment and Achievement in Mexico by Weilong Zhang 
 15 December 2022  Fabian Lange 

Previous Seminars in the Applied Economics Research Series

Summer 2022

Autumn 2021

  • The Effect of Education on the Relationship between Genetics, Early-Life Disadvantages, and Later-Life SES  by Silvia H Barcellos 

  • How Americans Respond to Idiosyncratic and Exogenous Changes in Household Wealth and Unearned Income by Michael Graber

  • Politicians' Neighborhoods: Where do they live and does it matter? by Johanna Rickne

  • Sexual Harassment and Gender Inequality between Workplaces by Olle Folke

  • Transforming Institutions: Labor Reallocation and Wage Growth in a Reunified Germany by Sebastian Findeisen

Spring 2021

Autumn 2020

  • The Making of Social Democracy. The Economic and Electoral Consequences of Norway's 1936 School Reform by Kjell Salavanes on Thursday 22nd October at 1pm (BST)
  •  Maternal Mortality Risk And Spousal Differences In The Demand For Children by Alessandra Voena on Thursday 10th December at 4pm (GMT)
  •  Reconceptualizing Intergenerational Mobility Measures by Steven Durlauf on Thursday 17th December at 4pm (GMT)


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Contact the seminar organisers
Dr Emma Duchini & Dr Michele Rosenberg Department of Economics
University of Essex
Dr Elif Kubilay Department of Economics
University of Essex