Economics Seminar Series

The Department of Economics hosts a variety of events and guest speakers throughout the year.  See the list of upcoming and past events.  Stay tuned to the School of Business website for reminders and details of the events.

Departmental Presentations

Spring 2022

February 18, 2:00pm, Beatty 301

Alicia Plemmons, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville // "Scope of Practice and Opioid Prescribing Behavior of Nurse Practitioners Serving Medicare Beneficiaries"

February 25, 1:30-3:00pm, Beatty 301

Mark Witte, College of Charleston // "Does the Margin of Trade Depend on the Currency Denomination of Trade?"

April 22, 2:00pm, Beatty 301

Gary Wagner, University of Louisiana at Lafayette // TBA


Past Departmental Presentations

Fall 2021

September 24, 1:30-3:00pm, Beatty 301

Christopher Mothorpe // "Flooding and Elevation: A Repeat Sales Approach to Examine the Impact of Home Elevation on Property Values"

November 12, 1:30-3:00pm, Beatty 301

Peter Calcagno // "The Political Economy of State Economic Development Incentives: A Case of Rent Extraction"

Spring 2021

March 26 at 3pm via Zoom

Norman Maynard // Sabbatical Presentation

April 2 at 3pm via Zoom

Calvin Blackwell // "Trust and Skepticism"

April 15 at 3pm via Zoom

Beatriz Maldonado // "Do Trade Agreements Affect Corruptions in Latin American Trading Partners?"

Fall 2020

November 6 at 3pm via Zoom

Jennifer Baker, Department of Philosophy, College of Charleston // "Ethics and Economics: Horse and Cart"

Spring 2020

January 24 at 3pm

Spencer Banzhaf, Georgia State University // "Non-parametric Tests of the Tragedy of the Commons" // Beatty 301

January 31 at 3pm

Alicia Plemmons, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville // "Occupational Licensing Effects on Firm Entry and Employment" // Beatty 301

February 21 at 3pm

Dylan Brewer, Georgia Institute of Technology // "The Remarkably Inelastic Demand for Home Energy Services: A Choice Experiment" // Beatty 301

Fall 2019

20 September at 3pm

Mark Witte // "Bargaining Power and the Currency Denomination of Trade" // Beatty 301

27 September at 3pm

Jessica Madariaga // "Worker's Compensation and the Great Recession" // Beatty 301

4 October at 3pm

Gary Wagner, University of Louisiana at Lafayette // "Campaigning for Retirement: State Teacher Union Campaign Contributions and Pension Generosity" // Beatty 301

8 November at 3pm

Andrew Weinbach, Coastal Carolina University // "NBA Daily Fantasy: Tests of Market Efficiency and its Implications" // Beatty 301

15 November at 3pm

Pete Calcagno // "Social Trust and Regulation: A Time Series Analysis of the United States" // Beatty 301

Spring 2019

8 February at 3pm

Chris Mothorpe //“Interjurisdictional Competition for Land: The strategy decisions of municipalities competing for taxable land” // Beatty 301

6 March at 3pm

Peter Leeson // "Hobo Econcus" // Beatty 301

Fall 2018

31 August at 3pm

Chris Mothorpe // "Real Estate Data Working Group" // Beatty 301

14 September at 3pm

Jocelyn Evans // "Distributive Justice: Should Government Agencies Still be Involved in the Houding Finance Markets with Federal Reserve Bails" // Beatty 301

19 October at 3pm

Brad Humphreys, West Virginia University // "NCAA Football Coach Compensation and Non-Price Competition for Football Players" // Beatty 301

9 November at 3pm

Calvin Blackwell // "Skepticism, Education and Personality" // Beatty 301

30 November at 3pm

Jocelyn Evans // "Monetary Policy, Interconnected Mortgage Credit Markets and Real Activity" // Beatty 301

Spring 2018

28 February at 3 PM

Christian Bjornskov, Aarhus University // "Institutional Shocks and Economic Crises" // Beatty 301

7 March at 1 PM

Lynne Kiesling, Purdue University // "From Airbnb to Solar: Toward a transaction cost model of retail electricity distribution platform" // Beatty 301

30 March at 3 PM 

Michael Lacour-Little, California State University at Fullerton // "Home Equity Conversion Mortgages: The Secondary Market Investor Experience" // Beatty 301

13 April at 3 PM

Matt Oliver, Georgia Institute of Technology // Renewable Generation Capacity and Wholesale Electricity Price Variance // Beatty 413

Fall 2017

22 September at 3 PM

Gary Libecap, University of California Santa Barbara and NBER // "Collection Action by Contract Prior Appropriation and the Development of Irrigation in the Western United States" // Beatty 301

6 October

Norman Maynard // "Owning Paradise: Living Where Others Vacation When the Bubble Bursts" // Beatty 301

27 October

Chris Mothorpe // "Overflow: Spatial Spillovers from a Flood Event" // Beatty 301

10 November

Wesley Burnett // "Earthquake Alley: Unconventional Oil and Gas Development, Induced Seismic Activity and Housing Prices" // Beatty 301

Spring 2017

3 February

Jordan Ragusa, Department of Political Science // "#NeverTrump: Why Republican Lawmakers Refused to Support Their Party's Nominee"

17 February

Calvin Blackwell // "Minecraft Economics: A Study of the Distribution of Wealth in a Virtual World"

31 March

Pete Calcagno // "The Role of Fiscal Constraints on Economic Freedom in the United States"

14 April

Jim Casey, Washington & Lee University // "Trip Attribute Importance and Willingness to Pay for Marine Conservation: An Exploratory Study of Potential US Visitors to Cuba"

25 April

Student Research Presentations

Fall 2016

9 September

Jocelyn Evans, Department of Finance // "Evidence of Simultaneous Short Selling Surrounding Bad News for Suppliers in Captive Relationships." // Beatty 320

September 23

Carlianne Patrick, Georgia State University // "Demand for New Cities: Property Value Capitalization of Municipal Incorporation." // Beatty 320

7 October

Wes Burnett // "An Economic Efficiency Analysis of U.S. Household Energy Consumption." // Beatty 320

21 October

Daniel L. Hicks // TBD // Beatty 320

4 November

Daniel Huerta // TBD // Beatty 320

11 November

Jordan Ragusa // "I'm With Her? Why Republican Lawmakers Refused to Endorse Its Party's Nominee" // Beatty 320

Spring 2016

15 January

James Malm // "Independent Directors and Corporate Litigation." //Beatty 301

29 January

Russell Sobel //"The Rise and Decline of Nations: The Dynamic Properties of Institutional Reform"//Beatty 301

5 February

Craig McCann //"An Empirical Analysis of Non-Traded REITs"//Beatty 301

12 February

Peter Calcagno //"Does Fiscal Decentralization Affect Infrastructure Quality?: An Examination of U.S. States"//Beatty 301

26 February

Matt Nowlin //"Climate Governance: Mapping the Climate Change Policy Regime in the United States"//Beatty 301

24 March

Alex Tabarrok //"Is Regulation to Blame for the Decline in American Entrepreneurship?"//Beatty 301

15 April

Gary Wagner //"What Does an Income Shock Really Buy You? Evidence from a Change in Military Housing Policy"//Beatty 301

Spring 2015

23 January

Daniela Goya Tocchetto // "The Lottery of Life and Moral Desert: An Interdisciplinary Investigation." //Beatty 220

20 February

Daniel Huerta //"Expectations of Economic Activity and REIT Price Dynamics: Heterogeneous Effects from Institutional and Individual Investors"//Beatty 220

26 February

Brent Evans // "Conference externalities in NCAA football recruiting" // Beatty 220

20 March 

Roberta Herzberg // TBA //Beatty 220

3 April

Norman Maynard // "Miracles, Disasters, and Data Revisions: Examining Growth Patterns across Data Series." // Beatty 220

17 April

Calvin Blackwell // “Personality and Performance in Economics Courses and Experiments.”// Beatty 220

Fall 2014

19 Sept

Mark Witte // "Does Trade Integration follow European Union Membership? A Case Study with Croatia and Tesla Cables"  Beatty 220

30 Sept.

Timur Kuran // “Rule of Law in the Middle East: Past and Present.”  Tate 202

17 Oct.

Wesley Burnett // "Shale Gas Development and Housing Values over a Decade: Evidence from the Barnett Shale." Beatty 220

31 Oct.

Peter Calcagno // Political Economy of Changes in Casino Taxes  Beatty 220

14 Nov.

Jessica Madariaga // TBA   Beatty 220

Fall 2013

27 Sept.

Weishen Wang // Clustering of shareholder annual meetings and ‘new anomaly’ in stock returns

18 Oct.

Mark Pyles // Culture and Risk Tolerance

25 Oct.

Norman Maynard // TBA

5 Nov.

Nikolai Wenzel // TBA

15 Nov.

Jordan Ragusa // Micro, Mecro, or Macro? Disentangling the Effects of Economic Indicators on Vote Choice

Spring 2012                         

20 Jan
Andrew Weinbach, Coastal Carolina Univ. // Determinants of Sportsbook Betting Volume in the NFL

27 Jan
Andy Young, West Virginia Univ. // Institutional Quality and Foreign Aid Flows: An Empirical Study 

17 Feb
John Siegfried, Vanderbilt Univ. // What Does Intercollegiate Athletics Do To (or For) Colleges and Universities?

1 Mar
Deidre McCloskey, University of IL at Chicago  // TBA

22 Mar
Art Carden, Rhodes College  // TBA

6 Apr
Weishen Wang, C of C // Corporate Governance, under-performing Stock Reversal and Trading Strategies

13 Apr
Jesus Sandoval Hernandez, C of C // TBA

Fall 2011

19 Sep
Lawrence White, George Mason University // Positively Valued Fiat Money after the Sovereign Disappears: The Case of Somalia

30 Sep
Jin-Hong Park, College of Charleston // Analyzing Nonlinear Time Series with Central Subspace

21 Oct
Humberto Barreto, DePauw University // Understanding and Teaching Unequal Probability of Selection 

4 Nov
Calvin Blackwell, College of Charleston // Beyond Critical Thinking:  An Example of Critical Action Learning in an Economics Course

11 Nov
Mark Witte, College of Charleston // An Empirical Examination of the Currency Denomination of Trade

Spring 2011

Fri., Jan. 21      
Mark Witte (CofC) // Is the evolution of economic freedom random?                  

Fri., Feb. 4        
Hao-Chen Liu (CofC) // Does price clustering exist in the foreign exchange swap market? Evidence from transaction-level data

Fri., Feb. 18                                                   

Calvin Blackwell*(CofC), Bing Pan (CofC), and Xiang (Robert) // Power Laws in Tourist Flows 

Fri., Mar. 4                          

Li (U. SC) // Minimum wages and adolescent DUIs              

Fri., Mar. 18      

Chad Cotti (U. of Wisconsin, Oshkosh) J.J. Arias* (Georgia) and Cameron Ellis // Decreasing excludability of digital music - Implications for copyright law                                            

Fri. Apr. 1                                      

Doug Walker* and Peter Calcagno (CofC) // The casino industry and corruption of public officials in the U.S. 

Fri., Apr. 15                                 

Rachel Graefe-Anderson (CofC) // Tournaments and the CEO labor market 

* = presenting author