Seminar Series

Spring 2024

All seminars are held in the Joyce Cummings Center (JCC), Room 270, 177 College Avenue on the Medford Campus on Tuesdays at 3:00 pm unless otherwise noted. For further information, please contact Linda Casey at (617) 627-3560 or by email:

Please note: Visitors are welcome to attend all seminars.

February 27, 2024
Alexey Makarin, Assistant Professor of Applied Economics, MIT
"The Causal Effects of Online Dating Apps: Evidence from U.S. Colleges"

March 5, 2024
Isabela Manelici, Assistant Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
"The Gains from Foreign Multinationals in an Economy with Distortions"

March 12, 2024
Gedeon Lim, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Hong Kong
"Ethnic Proximity, Politics and Segregation: Evidence from Malaysia"

March 14, 2024 - Birger Lecture***
Erzo Luttmer, The Dartmouth Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College
"Do True Economists Use Subjective Data?"

March 26, 2024
Lucie Schmidt, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics, Smith College
"The Impact of Expanding Public Health Insurance on Safety Net Program Participation: Evidence from the ACA Medicaid Expansion"

April 2, 2024
Ellora Derenoncourt, Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University
"Voluntary Minimum Wages"

April 9, 2024
Kelsey Jack, Associate Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Targeting Subsidies through Price Menus:  Menu Design and Evidence from Clean Fuels"

April 23, 2024
Nishith Prakash, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Northeastern University
"Science on the Move: How Mobile Pedagogy Shapes Human Capital"

April 30, 2024
Pauline Grosjean, Professor of Economics, University of New South Wales
"Political Trenches: War, Partisanship, and Polarization"