Department of Economics

Economics Department Speaker Series

Every year, the Department of Economics hosts an engaging speaker series with economists from a variety of fields. Past speakers and topics have included:

  • "Federal Government Employment Opportunities For Economists" -Dr. Michelle Ranville (UToledo Alumni, U.S. Department Of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.)
  • "Seller Curation in Platforms" -Benjamin Casner (Ohio State University)
  • "Consumer Perception and Valuation of Expiration Labeling on Food Products: Is there a difference between “Sell-by” and “Expires on” labeling?" -Dr. Onur Sapci (The University of Toledo)
  • "Do hospitals respond to changing incentive structures: Evidence from Medicare’s 2007 DRG methodology change" -Amanda Cook and Susan Averett (The University of Toledo)
  • "The Cost of Being Behavioral in Risky Choice Experiments" Dr. James Bland (The University of Toledo)
  • "Differential Tuition Rates" -Dr. Kristen Keith (The University of Toledo)
  • "The use of local substitutes in a new payment card methodology, and A Reasonable Assumption? Homoskedastic Decision Errors in Estimations of Risk Aversion" -Mr. Quinton Babcock
  • "How a degree in economics prepared me for my career" -Anthony Russo (Financial Analyst, UToledo Alumni)
  • "The Art of Creative Problem Solving: An Exercise in Practical Applied Data Analysis" -Terence G. Romer (Director of Strategic Initiatives Finance and Administration The University of Toledo)
  • “Hidden Schooling: Ninth Grade Repeating and the Returns to Education and Experience" -Mr. Kendall Kennedy (Econ PhD student – Purdue University)
  • "Competition in Medicare Part D; auction theory, market design, and unintended consequences of competing policy priorities" -Dr. Andrew Stockings
  • "Global Economic Review and Developments in the U.S. Oil Market" -Mr. Nate Rethorn (The University of Toledo)
  • "Oil and Gas Development on Federal Land" -Dr. Andrew Stockings
  • "Good Enough Jobs:  Skill Mismatch and Two-Sided Heterogeneity in Frictional Labor Markets" -Jackie Buhrmann (Purdue University)
  • "Climate Change Debate: The Role of Economics" - Dr. Onur Sapci (The University of Toledo)
  • "Mixture models of behavior and nuisance parameters: a semi-parametric Bayesian approach" -Dr. James Bland (The University of Toledo)
  • "Estimating Import Quality: Do Countries Agree on Rankings?" -Kan Yue (Purdue University)
Last Updated: 3/24/23