Seminar Series


A Biweekly Brown Bag Seminar Series
Topics Relating to Labor, Households, Health Care, Law and Social Welfare
Fall 2017

  • September 11  George Gayle, Washington University, "Optimal Taxation, Marriage, Home Production, and Family Labour Supply."
  • September 25  Karam Kang and Bernardo Silveira, Washington University, "An Empirical Analysis of Decentralized Law Enforcement: Evidence from the Clean Water Act."
  • October 9  Bart Hamilton, Washington University, "State Minimum Wage Changes and Employment: Evidence from  2 Million Hourly Wage Workers."
  • October 23  Elizabeth Bruch, University of Michigan, "Why Do Dating Experiences Differ Across Cities."
  • November 6  Kevin Lang, Boston University, "The Determinants of Teachers' Occupational Choice."
  • November 20  Claudia Olivetti, Boston College, "Social Norms, Labor Market Opportunities, and the Marriage Gap for Skilled Women."
  • December 4  Joanna Grossman, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, "The Price of Free Sperm."

Faculty members and graduate students from Washington University, the University of Missouri, Saint Louis University and other area universities, are invited to participate.

Time:               12:00 to 1:00 PM, with discussion extending to 1:30 p.m., for those interested.
Place:              Seigle Hall, Room 348, at Washington University.

For more information, contact:
Bob Pollak, at (314) 935-4918, email: or
Michael Sherraden, at (314) 935-6691, email:
Sponsored by:
The Wells Fargo Advisory Center for Finance and Accounting Research in the Olin Business School, the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, the Center for Social Development, the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital in the School of Law; the Department of Economics, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Room courtesy of the Economics Department. Coffee and soft drinks will be provided.