University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Seminar Series

Unless otherwise indicated, all seminars take place in WJWH 427 from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. 

 NOTES: AEAB - Joint with AEAB, 2Y - second year paper presentation, JM - job market talk, P - professional seminar.

Fall 2018

Date & Location Speaker Affiliation Seminar Title Notes
September 14 Teng Ma  UofA Improving Abatement Technology in an Uncertain World JM
September 21 Veton Zeqiraj  U. of Prishtine Banking Sector Performance and Economic Growth: Evidence from Southeast European Countries  
September 28  Braxton Gately  UofA Risk Preferences, Reform Paths, and Property Rights: Experimental Evidence  2Y
October 5  Sadek Yousuf  UofA Augmenting Economic Growth Estimates with Second Signal Apart from Light 2Y
October 19  Alexander Ugarov  UofA  Where Do Skills Matter: Cognitive Skills and Occupational Choice Around the World JM
October 26  Jessica White  UofA Choice Overload and Charitable Giving: Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing?  2Y
November 2 Paul Gaggl UNC Charlotte The Macroeconomic Effects of Automation: Does Capital Aggregation Matter?   
November 9 Peter McGee UofA Whoever you want me to be: Personality and incentives   
November 16 Mary Muth RTI International How much can product reformulation improve diet quality among children and adolescents? AEAB
November 30 Joanna Thomas AR Blue Cross & Blue Shield Weird Science; Economics and Healthcare the way they are inextricably woven together P

Spring 2019

Date & Location Speaker Affiliation Seminar Title Notes
January 14 - February 8     Job Market Seminars   
February 22 David Gill Purdue U. Cognitive skills and the development of strategic sophistication   
March 1  David Cooper Florida State U. Why Join a Team?   
March 8  William Horrace Syracuse U. Police Officer Experience and Racial Bias in Vehicle Searches   
March 29  Sutanuka Roy ANU - Canberra Negative Spillovers of Targeting the Disadvantaged: Evidence from Randomizing Income and Socially targeted scholarship policies in Indian Universities 


March 29  Andy Brownback UofA Behavioral Interventions Improve the Effectiveness of Healthy Food Subsidies  
April 5  Catherine Eckel  Texas A&M Asymmetric Information Undermines Coasian Bargaining in Common (Oil) Pool Resources   
April 12  Giuseppe Fiori  NC State U. Investment, Vintage Technology and Productivity: Theory and Evidence WCOB240
April 19  Tridib Sharma  ITAM - Mexico City Correlated beliefs: Predicting outcomes in 2×2 games  
April 26  Vincenzina Caputo Michigan State U. The Effects of Reference Price and Reference Price Uncertainty on Consumer Food Choice Behavior


Spring 2018

Date & Location Speaker Affiliation Seminar Title
Wed Jan 31, 4:00 - 5:30, RCED 202 Hyunseok Jung Syracuse University Adaptive LASSO for Stochastic Frontier Models with Many Efficient Firms
Monday Feb 5th,  4:00PM, RCED 202 Hao Teng  University of Rochester Social Networks and Consumer Behavior: Evidence from Yelp
Thursday Feb 8th, 12:30PM,  RCED 202 Nicolas Bottan University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Choosing Your Pond: Location Choices and Relative Income

Mar. 30, 2018**

11:30-1:00PM, WJWH 427

Joseph P. Price Brigham Young University The Contribution of the School Environment to the Overall Food Environment Experienced by Children
April 6, 2018 Ellen Fitzpatrick University of Arkansas

Evaluating the Asset Transfer Model in Facilitating Sustainable Livelihoods in Rural Malawi

 April 13, 2018 Andrew Balthrop University of Arkansas  Gibrat's Law in the Trucking Industry

Fall 2017

Date & Location Speaker Affiliation Seminar Title
Aug. 25, 2017 Ron Harstad University of Missouri Efficiency Measurement via Revealed Thresholds, Without Knowing Valuations
Sep. 8, 2017 Arlo Redwine University of Arkansas Bribery and Tacit Collusion in Experimental Procurement Auctions
Sep. 22, 2017** Di Fang University of Arkansas Influence of neighborhood and school peers on BMI of elementary schoolchildren
Sep. 29, 2017** Bong Kyun Kim University of Arkansas Move more, Gain less: Effect of a Recreational Trail System on Childhood Body Mass Index.
Oct. 13, 2017** Aaron Novotny University of Arkansas Effect of WIC Participation on Relative Quality of Household Food Purchases
Oct. 27, 2017** Arya Gaduh University of Arkansas Unity in Diversity? Ethnicity, Migration, and Nation Building in Indonesia
Dec. 1, 2017** Andrea Civelli University of Arkansas Business loans and the transmission of monetary policy


Date & Location Speaker Affiliation Seminar Title
Jan. 20, 2017 Jungmin Lee Seoul National University The Deficiency of Competitiveness: Did Socialism Fail to Foster It?
Feb. 3, 2017 Don Koh University of Arkansas Consumption and Expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of Self-Farming over the Lifecycle
Feb. 10, 2017 Michael Kuhn University of Oregon Mapping Food Expenditure Cycles to Missed Meals: The Importance of Being in School
Feb. 17, 2017**(AGRI301A 12-1pm) David Ortega Michigan State University TBA
Mar. 10, 2017 Keith Maskus US Department of State and University of Colorado Boulder Intellectual Property-Related Preferential Trade Agreements and the Composition of Trade
April 7, 2017 Kamal Saggi Vanderbilt University TBA
April 14, 2017 Douyoung Lee University of Arkansas Financial Variables' Predictive Content for the U.S. Economy during the Great Recession
April. 21, 2017** Stephen Devadoss Texas Tech University TBA
April. 28, 2017 (3:30pm-5pm) CHEW, Soo Hong National University of Singapore Haze and Decision Making: A Natural Laboratory Experiment

Fall 2016

Date & Location Speaker Affiliation Seminar Title
Oct. 14, 2016*(BBRL Brown Bag Lunch seminar) Enno Siemsen University of Wisconsin-Madison TBA
Oct. 21, 2016 (4-5pm) Andrew Brownback University of Arkansas The Elicitation of Willingness to Pay for Stigmatized Goods
Oct. 28, 2016** Yan Yuan Southwest University of Finance and Economics Interlinkage between Farmland Rental and Credit Markets in China
Nov. 4, 2016 Mark DeSantis Chapman University When the Market Cannot Do it All: Informational Efficiency & Information Dispersion
Nov. 11, 2016 Amy Farmer University of Arkansas Costly Voluntary Disclosure with Negative Expected Value Suits
Dec. 2, 2016**(AGRI-301A, 12-1pm) Trey Malone Oklahoma State University The Excessive Choice Effect Meets the Market: Experiments on Craft Beer Choice
Dec. 2, 2016 Klajdi Bregu University of Arkansas Overconfidence and (Over)Trading: The Effect of Feedback on Trading Behavior
    **Joint AEAB and ECON seminar

Spring 2016

Date & Location Speaker Affiliation Seminar Title
Jan. 19, 3:30-5pm, WJWH427 Russell Hillberry World Bank A COASIAN MODEL OF INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION CHAINS
Jan. 21, 3:30-5pm, WJWH427 Mengxiao (Michelle) Liu University of Toronto Global Supply Chains without Principals
Jan. 22, 3:30-5pm, WJWH427 Ibrahim Gunay University of Michigan Local Welfare Impact of Trade Liberalization Trans-Pacific Partnership and U.S. States
Jan. 25, 3:30-5pm, RCED202 Obie C. Porteous UC Berkeley High Trade Costs and Their Consequences: An Estimated Dynamic Model of African Agricultural Storage and Trade
Feb. 5, 2016 Samuel Bazzi Boston University Local Government Proliferation, Diversity, and Conflict
Feb. 29, 2016 Difei Geng Vanderbilt University International Agreements on Product Standards under Consumption Externalities: National Treatment versus Mutual Recognition
March 4, 2016 Bill Dupor St. Louis Fed Local and Aggregate Fiscal Policy Multipliers
March 11, 2016 Jaya Jha Colby College U.S. Agricultural Export Competitiveness and Export Market Diversification
April 8, 2016 Muhammad Saifur Rahman University of Arkansas Understanding the Effect of State Level Public Debt on State Level Growth: An Empirical Study
April 22, 2016 Yu Zheng City University of Hong Kong The Price of Growth:Consumption Insurance in China 1989-2009
April 29, 2016 Ari Van Assche HEC Montréal Functional Upgrading in China's Export Processing Sector

Fall 2015

Date & Location Speaker Affiliation Seminar Title
Sep. 25 Saad Ahmad University of Arkansas Globalization and Inflation: A Threshold and Dynamic Panel Investigation
Oct. 2* Tim Richards Arizona State University Retail Market Power in a Shopping-Basket model of Supermarket Competition
Oct. 23 Subhayu Bandyopadhyay St. Louis Fed Does Terrorism Reduce International Trade?
Dec. 4** Scott Rozelle Stanford University Identifying the Source of Human Capital Inequality in China: Why China Needs a New 50 Million Child Policy

* Joint AgEcon & Econ seminar, 9:30-10:30am AGRI0301A.

** Joint AgEcon & Econ seminar.

Spring 2015

Date & Location Speaker Affiliation Seminar Title
Feb. 13, 2015 Don Koh University of Arkansas Labor Share Decline and the Capitalization of Intellectual Property Products
Feb. 20, 2015 Arya B. Gaduh University of Arkansas Skill Transferability, Migration, and Development: Evidence from Population Resettlement in Indonesia
Feb. 27, 2015 Christopher Kilby Villanova University With a little help from my friends: Global electioneering and World Bank lending
Mar. 13, 2015 Young Jo University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Does the Earned Income Tax Credit Increase Children’s Weight? The Impact of Policy-Driven Income on Childhood Obesity
April 24, 2015 Peter Katuscak University of Arkansas How to Boost Revenues in First-Price Auctions? The Magic of Disclosing Only Winning Bids from Past Auctions

Fall 2014

Date & Location Speaker Affiliation Seminar Title
Oct. 10, 2014 Alexander Ugarov University of Arkansas Technology Spillovers and Rent Sharing in Developing Countries
Oct. 24, 2014 Gema Zamarro Rodriguez University of Arkansas The Intergenerational Transmission of Noncognitive Skills and Their Effect on Education and Employment Outcomes
Oct. 31, 2014 Emek Basker University of Missouri Taken by Storm: Business Financing, Survival, and Contagion in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Nov. 7, 2014 Adam Cole U.S. Department of the Treasury College Choice and Assortative Matching
Nov. 14, 2014 Indranil Chakraborty National University of Singapore Screening and inefficiency in auctions with risk averse bidders
Dec. 5, 2014 Hongwei Song University of Arkansas Understanding the Relational Properties of Foreign Aid: A Social Network Perspective