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April 19, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Economics Internal Speaker Series



Please contact a member of the internal speaker series with any questions: David Johnson or Tammy Schirle.

Winter 2014

WINTER 2014
WEDNESDAYS 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: SBE1230

Date Speaker Topic

January 8

Mary Catharine Lennon (HEQCO)

International Innovations in Learning Outcomes

January 15

Scott Legree with Dr. Tammy Schirle

Unionization Dynamics, Labour Relations Laws and Wage Inequality

January 22

Dr. Tammy Schirle

The Secret to a Happy Marriage

February 5

Dr. Loretta Fung
National Tsing University

Workshop on Canadian Firm-Level Data

February 12

Dr. Robert Jefferson

Understanding (not just computing) optimal extraction profiles: not ruled by the hotelling rule

February 26

Diana Petramala
TD Economics and WLU alumna

TBA

March 5

Dr. Ken Jackson

Discussion of program structure and developments

March 12

Dr. Wing Chan

TBA

March 19

Dr. Hideki Ariizumi

TBA

 
Fall 2013

FALL 2013
TUESDAYS 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (unless noted otherwise)

Location: 2C3 (Arts Building)

Date Speaker Topic
September 10 Dr. Tammy Schirle Introduction to the Speaker Series with pizza lunch
September 24 Dr. Tammy Schirle Tammy Schirle will discuss plans for the SBE research committee.  Please attend and provide your input
October 1
Dr. Brian McCaig
Moving out of agriculture: Structural change in Vietn
October 8
Dr. Ken Jackson
Pre-retreat discussion of the programs and expectations
October 15 Dr. Justin Smith The effect of local income inequality on charitable giving
November 5 Dr. Tammy Schirle and
Dr. Logan McLeod
Organizing Your Online Identity
November 12 Dr. David Figlio
External Speaker Host: Dr. Justin Smith
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
TBA
November 26 Dr. Christos Shiamptanis Fiscal policy and fiscal limits

 
Winter 2013

WEDNESDAY LUNCH MEETINGS - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WINTER 2013

February to April 2013:  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., P1019 (Peters Bldg.)

Date/Location Speaker Topic
March 13, 2013


Logan McLeod


Longitudinal Relationship Between Physical Activity and Health

March 20, 2013


Yao Tang


The Effects of Exchange Rates on Manufacturing Industries in Canada
March 27, 2013




Elda Giardetti




LearnSmart
(Lunch will be provided by McGraw-Hill - RSVP will be requested closer to the date.

April 3, 2013



David Onyett-Jeffries



"Life as Business Economist at RBC"





 
Fall 2012

WEDNESDAY LUNCH MEETINGS - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
FALL 2012

Date/Location Speaker Topic
Sept. 12, 2012
11:30 am - 12:30 p.m.
2C16

Pizza Lunch and Planning Ideas for this term and next


Sept. 19, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
2C16
Dr. M. Kelly



Question and Answer Session



Sept. 26, 2012
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
2C16
Brian McCaig



Export markets and household businesses: Evidence from the U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement
Oct. 3, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
2C16
Orma Duggan



Integrated Planning and Resource Management Initiative


Oct. 10, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2C16
Ken Jackson



Revising the Moral Consequences of Economic Growth


Oct. 17, 2011
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
2C16
Pat Rogers



Initiatives around teaching at WLU



Oct. 24, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
2C16
David Johnson



Are Middle Schools Good for Student Academic Achievement? Evidence from Ontario

Nov. 14, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
2C16
Open Day

Nov. 21, 2012
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
2C16

Fred Kwan




FDI Technology Spillovers and Spatial Diffusion in China



Nov. 28, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
2C16
CANCELLED
Discussion of the Portrayal of Economics and Finance in the movies "Margin Call" and "The Inside Job"
Dec. 13, 2012


End of Term Lunch

 
Winter 2012

WEDNESDAY LUNCH MEETINGS - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WINTER 2012

February to April 2012: SBE2260 (Schlegel Bldg.)

Date/Location Speaker Topic
Feb. 29, 2012


Mary Kelly


Student Evaluations of Teaching Effectiveness: Considerations for Ontario Universities
Mar. 7, 2012
CANCELLED

Tammy Schirle


Age-Adjusted Measures of Earnings Inequality in the U.S., 1980-2010

Mar. 14, 2012


Trevor Tombe


Internal Trace and Aggregate Productivity: Evidence from Canada and China
Mar. 21, 2012



Justin Smith



What Makes Principals Effective in Raising Student Achievement? Very
Incomplete Evidence from North Carolina
Mar. 28, 2012


Zilin Wang


From Mandatory to Voluntary: The Story of the Long-Form Census in Canada
Apr. 4, 2012


TBA


Book Club - This Time is Different by Reinhart and Rogoff
April TBA
Peter Sinclair
End of Term Lunch

 
Fall 2011

WEDNESDAY LUNCH MEETINGS - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
FALL 2011

September to December 2011: Room 2C16 (Arts Bldg.)

Date/Location Speaker Topic
Sept. 15, 2011

Pizza Lunch
Sept. 28, 2011
Trevor Tombe
Factor Market Distortions and Productivity in China
Oct. 12, 2011
Alastair Robertson
Teaching
Oct. 19, 2011
Pierre Siklos
The Credit Cycle and the Business Cycle in Canada and the U.S.: Two Solitudes?
Oct. 26, 2011
Ken Jackson
Does Diversity Affect Perceptions of Local Government Performance?  Survey Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
Nov. 9, 2011
Christine Neill
Writing in Economics
Nov. 30, 2011
Tracy Snoddon
Book Club - Triumph of the City by E. Glaser (2011)
Dec. 14, 2011
Peter Sinclair
End of Term Lunch

 
Winter 2011

WEDNESDAY LUNCH MEETINGS - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
FALL 2011

September to December 2011: Room 2C16 (Arts Bldg.)

Date/Location Speaker Topic
Mar. 2, 2011
Top Hat Monocle
Teaching Software
Mar. 16, 2011
Wing Chan
Time Varying Jump Risk Premium in Stock Market Return
Mar. 23, 2011
Janette MacDonald
Economic and Financial Impacts of Municipal Economic Development Initiatives: Kitchener's Economic Development Investment Fund
Mar. 30, 2011
Jean Eid
Shipping the good horse out. Evidence from Australian Auction Houses
Apr. 6, 2011
Ke Pang
Vertical Trade and North American Monetary Union -- From Trade to Currency Integration
April TBA
Peter Sinclair
End of Term Lunch