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External Seminar Series

The Department of Economics offers a weekly External Seminar Series in the fall and winter terms. 

The speakers represent a variety of economics specializations and reflect the broad range of research interests of the department. 

All faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend any of the seminars. 

The seminars for winter 2022 will be offered through a combination of remote and in-person delivery.


Time: Fridays, 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Room: LH4114 (in-person seminars only), or remote via Zoom.



  • Jan. 7: "Debt sustainability and fiscal space in a heterogeneous Monetary Union: Normal times vs the zero lower bound" | Wenyi Shen, Oklahoma State University (Remote)
  • Jan. 14: "Global Risk and the Dollar" | Georgios Georgiadis, European Central Bank (Remote – Seminar will begin at 11:30 a.m.)
  • Jan. 21: "Technology Transfer and Early Industrial Development" | Michela Giorcelli, UCLA (Remote)
  • Jan. 28: "Trade Liberalization and Child Mental Health in China" | Bilge Erten, Northeastern University (Remote)



  • March 4: Topic TBD | Lisa Tarquinio, Western University (In person – Seminar will begin at 11:30 a.m.)
  • March 11: Topic TBD | Pamela Jakiela, Williams College (Remote)
  • March 18: Topic TBD | Qian Liu, Brock University (In person)
  • March 25: Topic TBD | Casey Warman, Dalhousie University (Remote)


  • April 1: Topic TBD | Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University (In person)
  • April 8: Topic TBD | Sitian Liu, Queen's University (In person – Seminar will begin at 11:30 a.m.)
  • April 22: Topic TBD | Renata Lemos, World Bank (Remote)

Past Seminars