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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 2024 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 (see schedule), or remote via Zoom.



  • January 19:  Topic TBD | Ceren Baysan, University of Toronto (In person, room TBD)
  • January 26: Topic TBD | Dalibor Stevanovic, Université du Québec à Montréal (In person, room TBD)


  • February 2: Topic TBD | Ruoyun Mao, University of Arkansas (Remote)
  • February 9: Topic TBD | Rong Hai, University of Miami (*11:30 a.m., Remote)



  • April 5: Topic TBD | Francesco Bianchi, Johns Hopkins University (Remote)
  • April 12: Topic TBD | Lena Song, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Remote) 

Internal Seminars

Time: Thursdays, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Room: LH4114 (in person)



  • November 30: Rapid Research Talks | Ridwan Karim, Muthoni Nganga, Ke Pang and Justin Smith


  • January 11: Update: Wilfrid Laurier International College | Bruce McKay, Dean, WLIC
  • January 18: Topic TBD | Muthoni Nganga
  • January 25: "Purse Strings Versus Heart Strings: Transmission Channels in Economics and Psychology" (with Viet Nguyen) | Edda Claus


  • February 29: Topic TBD | Ridwan Karim


  • March 7: "Social Media, Morals, and Politics: Evidence from the US" (joint with Edoardo Grillo and Allessandra Moresi | Juan Morales
  • March 14: Topic TBD | David Rosé
  • March 21: Topic TBD | Zijian Wang


Past Seminars