Seminar Series


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

  • January 23: Maria Canon, Washington University, "Experience, Learning and Occupation Choice: What Explains the Gender Earnings Gap."
  • February 6: Nick Papageorge, Johns Hopkins University, "Mental Health, Human Capital, and Labor Market Outcomes."
  • February 20: Martha Bailey, University of Michigan, "The Economic Impact of a Very High National Minimum Wage: Evidence from the 1966 Amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act."
  • March 6: Marco Francesconi, University of Essex, "Gender Gaps among Young Graduates: Evidence from Germany.”
  • March 20: Marcia Zug, University of South Carolina School of Law, "Buying a Bride: The Economics of Marital Immigration."
  • April 3: Joseph Cullen, Washington University, "Informed Career Choice: Medical Students, School Performance, and Speciality."
  • April 17: Dan Black, Univerisity of Chicago, "The Methuselah Effect: The Pernicious Effects of Unreported Deaths on Old-Age Mortality Estimates."

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.