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Seminar Series

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

Our external speakers represent a variety of economics specializations and reflect the broad range of research interests of the department. Our internal speakers also cover a variety of topics – everything from pedagogical options to faculty research in progress.

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

The seminars for Winter 2023 will be offered through a combination of remote and in-person delivery.

External Seminars

Time: Fridays, 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., unless otherwise noted

Room: LH4114 (unless otherwise noted), or remote via Zoom.



  • February 3: "State dependent government spending multipliers: Downward nominal wage rigidity and sources of business cycle fluctuations" | Sarah Zubairy, Texas A&M University (Remote)
  • February 10: "Selective Public Schools and College Outcomes: Evidence Beyond Test Scores" | Roman Zarate, University of Toronto (In person)


  • March 3: "Using Functional Shocks to Assess Conventional and Unconventional Monetary Policy in Canada" | Thorsten V. Koeppl, Queen's University (In person)
  • March 10: Topic TBD | Jessica Goldberg, University of Maryland (Remote) (Cancelled)
  • March 17: "Unconventional Monetary Policy and Local Fiscal Policy" | Nora Traum, HEC Montréal (In person, *LH1011)
  • March 24: "Policies of Criminal Records in Frictional Labor Markets" | Shiyun Zhang, Aarhus University (Remote)
  • March 31: "Keep Your Enemies Closer: Strategic Candidate Adjustments in U.S. and French Elections" | Caroline Le Pennec, HEC Montréal (*11:30 a.m., In person, LH1011)

Internal Seminars

Time: Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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



  • January 12: Department Visit | Rob Kristofferson, WLUFA President (Remote)
  • January 19: "Faculty Qualifications and Sufficiency (Standard 3) - AACSB" | Logan McLeod, Department Chair (In person)
  • January 26: "Laurier's data holdings and how to access them" | Matthew Rohweder, Librarian & Michael Steeleworthy, Data Librarian (In person)


  • February 2: MABE Program | Wing Chan (In person; *1:00pm, Room SB105)
  • February 9: "The Impact of the 2017 Women's March on Female Political Representation" | Alessandra Moresi (Remote)
  • February 16: Co-op Office Information Session | Colleen Myronyk, Co-op Director and Laurie Lahn, Associate Director Co-op and External Relations (Remote)


  • March 2: "Uncovered Interest Parity" | Nusrate Aziz (In person; *DAWB 2-108)
  • March 9: Topic TBD | David Rosé (In person)
  • March 16: "Inter-generational education transmission: why is it different for Indigenous peoples in Canada than others?" | Christine Neill (In person)
  • March 23: "Can online backlash stifle free speech?" | Juan S. Morales (In person)
  • March 30: "Overeducation and Earnings: A comparison of 'Straight', Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual millennials" | Colin Mang (In person)


  • April 6: AACSB Accreditation | Kalyani Menon, Interim Dean, Lazaridis School (Remote)

Past Seminars