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Wilfrid Laurier University Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
December 5, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Economics Internal Speaker Series

Please contact a member of the internal speaker series with any questions: Christos Shiamptanis or Tracy Snoddon.

Fall 2016

FALL 2016
TUESDAYS 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: LH2064

Date Speaker Topic

September 27

Dr. Justin Smith

 Big Fish, Small Pond: The Effect of Rank at Entry on Post-Secondary Outcomes

October 18

Dr. Logan McLeod

Undergraduate Programs Review

November 1

Les Oxley

November 15
Bank of Canada Competition

November 22

Elyse Black

Top Hat
November 29
Dr. Zara Liaqat Understanding Canada's International Trade under the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Lessons from Gravity Redux

Winter 2016

TUESDAYS or THURSDAYS, 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.


Date Speaker Topic
February 9
Dr. Christos Shiamptanis
Bank of Canada Competition
March 3
Dr. Ken Jackson
Deferred midterms
March 17

March 24
Dr. Brian McCaig

April 5
Dr. Christine Neill
Intergenerational Transmission of Education in the Canadian Aboriginal Population
April 12

Fall 2015

FALL 2015
TUESDAYS 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Date Speaker Topic

September 15

Dr. Christos Shiamptanis & Dr. David Johnson

 Bank of Canada Macro Competition Update

September 29

Dr. Tammy Schirle

Gender and Canadian labour market transitions

October 6

October 20

Dr. Randy Wigle

Optimal profiles of support for renewables and the social returns
October 27

November 3
Dr. David Johnson

Teacher salaries and assessment outcomes across Canadian provinces

November 10

Dr. Jeffry A. Frieden (Harvard University; Lazaridis School Economist-in-Residence)

November 17
Dr. Maria Gallego
The effect of advertising campaigns on US Presidential elections
November 24
Dr. David Johnson &
Dr. Christos Shiamptanis
Bank of Canada Monetary Policy Competition Presentations
December 1

December 8
Brady Lavender
MABE Alumni student

Winter 2015

WEDNESDAYS 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: P3027

Date Speaker Topic

January 28

Dr. Ken Jackson

Program Level Learning Objectives

February 4

Dr. Micheal Kelly
Dean, SBE

March 4

Dr. Tammy Schirle

The Differential Effect of Universal Child Benefits on Single and Married Mothers

March 11

Dr. Bradley Ruffle

March 18

Dr. Christos Shiamptanis

Fiscal Limits and Fiscal Rules

March 25

Dr. Logan McLeod

Changing the Schedule of Medical Benefits and the Effect on Primary Care Physician Billing: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Alberta

Fall 2014

FALL 2014
WEDNESDAYS 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: P1013

Date Speaker Topic

September 10

Welcome Seminar and Pizza Lunch

September 17

Dr. Ke Pang

Spillover of Large Economies to Small Ones

September 24

Dr. Randall Wigle

Removal of Renewable Support

October 8

Dr. Justin Smith

Scholarships and Bursaries on Persistence and Academic Success

October 22

Dr. Tammy Schirle

SBE Research/LCERPA Update

October 29

Dr. Edda Claus

Selective Pessimism

November 5

Dr. Christos Shiamptanis

Fiscal Limits

November 19

Dr. Migiwa Tanaka

Size of a Secondary Market for Durable Goods

November 26

Dr. William Morrison

Risk, Loss Aversion and Intertemporal Choice

December 1
* Room P1017

Dr. Carlos Serrano
Universitat Pompeu Fabra/Bank of Spain

Patent Collateral, Investor Commitment, and the Market for Venture Lending

Winter 2014

WEDNESDAYS 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: SBE1230

Date Speaker Topic

January 8

Mary Catharine Lennon (HEQCO)

International Innovations in Learning Outcomes

January 15

Scott Legree with Dr. Tammy Schirle

Unionization Dynamics, Labour Relations Laws and Wage Inequality

January 22

Dr. Tammy Schirle

The Secret to a Happy Marriage

February 5

Dr. Loretta Fung
National Tsing University

Workshop on Canadian Firm-Level Data

February 12

Dr. Robert Jefferson

Understanding (not just computing) optimal extraction profiles: not ruled by the hotelling rule

February 26

Diana Petramala
TD Economics and WLU alumna


March 5

Dr. Ken Jackson

Discussion of program structure and developments

March 12

Dr. Wing Chan


March 19

Dr. Hideki Ariizumi


Fall 2013

FALL 2013
TUESDAYS 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (unless noted otherwise)

Location: 2C3 (Arts Building)

Date Speaker Topic
September 10 Dr. Tammy Schirle Introduction to the Speaker Series with pizza lunch
September 24 Dr. Tammy Schirle Tammy Schirle will discuss plans for the SBE research committee.  Please attend and provide your input
October 1
Dr. Brian McCaig
Moving out of agriculture: Structural change in Vietn
October 8
Dr. Ken Jackson
Pre-retreat discussion of the programs and expectations
October 15 Dr. Justin Smith The effect of local income inequality on charitable giving
November 5 Dr. Tammy Schirle and
Dr. Logan McLeod
Organizing Your Online Identity
November 12 Dr. David Figlio
External Speaker Host: Dr. Justin Smith
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
November 26 Dr. Christos Shiamptanis Fiscal policy and fiscal limits

Winter 2013

WEDNESDAY LUNCH MEETINGS - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

February to April 2013:  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., P1019 (Peters Bldg.)

Date/Location Speaker Topic
March 13, 2013

Logan McLeod

Longitudinal Relationship Between Physical Activity and Health

March 20, 2013

Yao Tang

The Effects of Exchange Rates on Manufacturing Industries in Canada
March 27, 2013

Elda Giardetti

(Lunch will be provided by McGraw-Hill - RSVP will be requested closer to the date.

April 3, 2013

David Onyett-Jeffries

"Life as Business Economist at RBC"

Fall 2012

WEDNESDAY LUNCH MEETINGS - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
FALL 2012

Date/Location Speaker Topic
Sept. 12, 2012
11:30 am - 12:30 p.m.

Pizza Lunch and Planning Ideas for this term and next

Sept. 19, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dr. M. Kelly

Question and Answer Session

Sept. 26, 2012
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Brian McCaig

Export markets and household businesses: Evidence from the U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement
Oct. 3, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Orma Duggan

Integrated Planning and Resource Management Initiative

Oct. 10, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Ken Jackson

Revising the Moral Consequences of Economic Growth

Oct. 17, 2011
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Pat Rogers

Initiatives around teaching at WLU

Oct. 24, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
David Johnson

Are Middle Schools Good for Student Academic Achievement? Evidence from Ontario

Nov. 14, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open Day

Nov. 21, 2012
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Fred Kwan

FDI Technology Spillovers and Spatial Diffusion in China

Nov. 28, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Discussion of the Portrayal of Economics and Finance in the movies "Margin Call" and "The Inside Job"
Dec. 13, 2012

End of Term Lunch

Winter 2012

WEDNESDAY LUNCH MEETINGS - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

February to April 2012: SBE2260 (Schlegel Bldg.)

Date/Location Speaker Topic
Feb. 29, 2012

Mary Kelly

Student Evaluations of Teaching Effectiveness: Considerations for Ontario Universities
Mar. 7, 2012

Tammy Schirle

Age-Adjusted Measures of Earnings Inequality in the U.S., 1980-2010

Mar. 14, 2012

Trevor Tombe

Internal Trace and Aggregate Productivity: Evidence from Canada and China
Mar. 21, 2012

Justin Smith

What Makes Principals Effective in Raising Student Achievement? Very
Incomplete Evidence from North Carolina
Mar. 28, 2012

Zilin Wang

From Mandatory to Voluntary: The Story of the Long-Form Census in Canada
Apr. 4, 2012


Book Club - This Time is Different by Reinhart and Rogoff
April TBA
Peter Sinclair
End of Term Lunch

Fall 2011

WEDNESDAY LUNCH MEETINGS - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
FALL 2011

September to December 2011: Room 2C16 (Arts Bldg.)

Date/Location Speaker Topic
Sept. 15, 2011

Pizza Lunch
Sept. 28, 2011
Trevor Tombe
Factor Market Distortions and Productivity in China
Oct. 12, 2011
Alastair Robertson
Oct. 19, 2011
Pierre Siklos
The Credit Cycle and the Business Cycle in Canada and the U.S.: Two Solitudes?
Oct. 26, 2011
Ken Jackson
Does Diversity Affect Perceptions of Local Government Performance?  Survey Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
Nov. 9, 2011
Christine Neill
Writing in Economics
Nov. 30, 2011
Tracy Snoddon
Book Club - Triumph of the City by E. Glaser (2011)
Dec. 14, 2011
Peter Sinclair
End of Term Lunch

Winter 2011

WEDNESDAY LUNCH MEETINGS - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
FALL 2011

September to December 2011: Room 2C16 (Arts Bldg.)

Date/Location Speaker Topic
Mar. 2, 2011
Top Hat Monocle
Teaching Software
Mar. 16, 2011
Wing Chan
Time Varying Jump Risk Premium in Stock Market Return
Mar. 23, 2011
Janette MacDonald
Economic and Financial Impacts of Municipal Economic Development Initiatives: Kitchener's Economic Development Investment Fund
Mar. 30, 2011
Jean Eid
Shipping the good horse out. Evidence from Australian Auction Houses
Apr. 6, 2011
Ke Pang
Vertical Trade and North American Monetary Union -- From Trade to Currency Integration
April TBA
Peter Sinclair
End of Term Lunch