Seminar Series Archive

Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Thursday, September 26, 3:30 - 4:30 PM; Smith-Hutson Building, Room 135
Destination Taxation: Road to Economic Success?
Zhou Yang
Robert Morris University

Wednesday, October 23, 3:30 - 4:30 PM; Smith-Hutson Building, Room 135
Information and communication technology (ICT) and trade in services: a disaggregated analysis
Lirong Liu
Sam Houston State University

uesday, November 5, 3:30 - 4:30 PM; Smith-Hutson Building, Room 135
The impact of mother's earnings on health inputs and infant health.
Christian Raschke
Sam Houston State University

Wednesday, November 20, 3:30 - 4:30 PM; Smith-Hutson Building, Room 135
Median-based Rules for Decision-making under Complete Ignorance
Aditi Bhattacharyya
Sam Houston State University

Fall 2012-Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Tuesday, September 6, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
How Much are Urban Residents in Mexico Willing to Pay for Cleaner Air?
Fidel Gonzalez
Sam Houston State University

Wednesday, September 21, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
The Cold-Foot Effect, Revisited
Edward Blackburne
Sam Houston State University

Tuesday, October 4, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
Emergency Department Utilization by Hurricane Katrina Evacuees
Troy Quast
Sam Houston State University

Tuesday, October 18, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
Financial Reforms and Technical Efficiency in Indian Commercial Banking: A Generalized Stochastic Frontier Analysis
Aditi Bhattacharyya
Sam Houston State University

Tuesday, November 1, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
Forecasting Fuel Prices During an Era of Rising Petroleum Prices
Vance Ginn
Sam Houston State University

Thursday, November 17, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
U.S. Trade in Information-Intensive Services
Hiranya Nath
Sam Houston State University

Wednesday, November 30, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
TBA
Doug Berg
Sam Houston State University

Wednesday, December 7, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
TBA
Kevin Henning
Sam Houston State University

Spring 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
TBA

Darren Grant
Sam Houston State University

Tuesday, February 19, 3:30-4:30 PM
Are the Macroeconomic Effects Greater from an Oil Price Shock or a Global Demand for Oil Shock?
Vance Ginn
Sam Houston State University

Wednesday, April 3, 3:30-4:30 PM
Fidel Gonzalez
Sam Houston State University

Tuesday, April 23, 3:30-4:30 PM
Troy Quast
Sam Houston State University

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
How Much are Urban Residents in Mexico Willing to Pay for Cleaner Air?
Fidel Gonzalez
Sam Houston State University

Wednesday, September 21, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
The Cold-Foot Effect, Revisited
Edward Blackburne
Sam Houston State University

Tuesday, October 4, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
Emergency Department Utilization by Hurricane Katrina Evacuees
Trot Quast
Sam Houston State University

Tuesday, October 18, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
Financial Reforms and Technical Efficiency in Indian Commercial Banking: A Generalized Stochastic Frontier Analysis
Aditi Bhattacharyya
Sam Houston State University

Tuesday, November 1, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
Forecasting Fuel Prices During an Era of Rising Petroleum Prices
Vance Ginn
Sam Houston State University

Thursday, November 17, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
U.S. Trade in Information-Intensive Services
Hiranya Nath
Sam Houston State University

Wednesday, November 30, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
TBA
Doug Berg
Sam Houston State University

Wednesday, December 7, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
TBA
Kevin Henning
Sam Houston State University

Spring 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
TBA
Mark Frank
Sam Houston State University

Tuesday, March 20, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
TBA
Donald Freeman
Sam Houston State University

Wednesday, March 28, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
TBA
Lirong Liu
Sam Houston State University

Wednesday, April 4, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
TBA
Darren Grant
Sam Houston State University

Tuesday, April 17, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
TBA
Donald Bumpass
Sam Houston State University

Wednesday, May 2, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; SHB 139
TBA
Mark Tuttle
Sam Houston State University

Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

Fall 2010

Friday, November 12, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, SHB 139
Understanding Obesity and Overeating
Christopher Ruhm
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, December 3, 11:30 - 12:30 pm, Room SHB 139
Two Centuries of Economic Growth, Business Cycles, and Health Progress in Sweden 
Jose Granados-Tapia
University of Michigan

Fall 2009 - Spring 2010

Fall 2009

Thursday, September 24, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Room TBA
Heterogeneity in the Socioeconomic Determinants of Body Weight Among Adult Women in Mexico
Arantxa Colchero, National Institute of Public Health (INSP)

Thursday, October 15, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; Room SHB 139
"New trends in Latin America and their implications for FDI"
Luisa Blanco, Pepperdine University

Friday, October 30, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.; Room SHB 140
TBA
Donald Freeman , Sam Houston State University

Thursday, November 19, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m; Room TBA
"Influencing Fertility Preferences One Dollar at a Time: The Impact of Migrants' Remittances on the Home Country Fertility Rate"
George Naufal , American University of Sharjah

Spring 2010

Thursday, February 18, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; Room SHB140
Signaling Quality Through Prices in a Durable Good Market
Evrim Dener, Sam Houston State University

Thursday, February 25, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Room TBA
The Market for Teacher Quality
Dan O'Brien and/or Jim Parsons, University of Texas at Dallas

Friday, April 9, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Room SHB139
Institutions, Geography, and Trade: A Panel Data Study
Thomas Osang , Southern Methodist University

Friday, April 23, Time 4:00 p.m.; Room SHB139
The Dynamics of Drinking and Driving in the U.S., 1975-2004: The Role of Social Forces and the Role of Law
Darren Grant , Sam Houston State University

Fall 2008 - Spring 2009

Fall 2008

Thursday, September 4, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Room # 139 SHB
The Simple Economics of Thresholds: Grades as Incentives
Darren Grant
Sam Houston State University

Friday, September 26, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.; Room # 140 SHB
TBA
Troy Quast and Fidel Gonzalez
Sam Houston State University

Thursday, October 9, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Room # 139 SHB
The Confusing Time-Series Behaviour of Real Exchange Rates: Are Asymmetries Important?
David G. McMillan
University of St. Andrews

Friday, October 24, 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.; Room # 139 SHB
A Macroeconomic Analysis of Obesity in the U.S.
Pere Gomis-Porqueras
University of Miami

Friday, November 7, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.; Room # 139 SHB
A New State-Level Panel of Income Inequality Measures over the Period 1916-2005
Mark Frank
Sam Houston State University

Friday, December 5, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.; Room # 139 SHB
Dowry
Hiranya Nath
Sam Houston State University

Fall 2007 - Spring 2008

Fall 2007

Thursday, September 13, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Room # 139 SHB
Childhood Obesity and Exposure to Head Start Services
David E. Frisvold
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Thursday, October 11, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Room # 139 SHB
Monetary Management in India
R. Arunachalam
University of Madras, Chennai (India)

Wednesday, October 24, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Room # 139 SHB
The Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances
Dennis Jansen
Texas A&M University, College Station

Thursday, November 1, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Room # 139 SHB
Does Athletic Success Generate Legislative Largesse from Sports-Crazed Representatives? : The Impact of Athletic Success on State Appropriations to Colleges and Universities
Donald L Alexander
Western Michigan University

Thursday, November 8, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Room # 139 SHB
The Price of Pork: The Seniority Trap in the U.S. House
Jason DeBacker
University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, November 15, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Room # 139 SHB
Medical Board Characteristics and Physician Discipline: An Empirical Analysis
Marc Law
University of Vermont, Burlington

Thursday, November 29, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Room # 139 SHB
Do Property Tax Rates Influence Urban Sprawl?
Julie Marshall
University of Tennessee

Spring 2008

Friday, January 18, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Room # 139 SHB
Price Dispersion under Costly Capacity and Demand Uncertainty
Diego Escobari
Texas A&M University

Wednesday, January 23, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Room # 139 SHB
Controlling Pollution with Fixed Inspection Capacity
Lirong Liu
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Friday, January 25, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Room # 139 SHB
Any Causal Link Between Breastfeeding and Scholastic Achievement?
Bhavneet Walia
Kansas State University

Monday, January 28, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Room # 139 SHB
Evidence on Asymmetric Gasoline Price Responses from Error Correction Models with GARCH Errors
Jingping Gu
Texas A&M University

Friday, February 1, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., Room # 139 SHB
The Informal Labor Market in Mexico: A Job Search Model
Carlo E. Alcaraz Pribaz
Banco de México

Monday, February 4, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Room # 139 SHB
Firm Heterogeneities, Click-through Fees and Pricing in Oligopoly: Theory and Evidence
Guoning Yang
Indiana University

Thursday, February 7, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Room # 139 SHB
Nonlinear PPP Deviations: A Monte Carlo Investigation of Their Unconditional Half-Life
Ming Chien Lo
St. Cloud State University

Wednesday, March 5, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Room # 139 SHB
Lame Duck Governors and Vertical Tax Externalities
Per Fredriksson
University of Louisville

Thursday, April 17, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Room # 139 SHB
Remittances, Inflation and Exchange Rate Regimes in Small Open Economies
Javier Reyes
University of Arkansas

Fall 2006 - Spring 2007

Fall 2006

Thursday, September 7, 2:30- 4 p.m., SHB 139
Sectoral Price Changes and Output growth: Supply and Demand in General Equilibrium
Hiranya K. Nath
SHSU

Thursday, September 14, 2:30 - 4p.m., SHB 139
Sectoral Effects of Monetary Shocks
Nathan S. Balke
Southern Methodist University, Dallas

Thursday, September 21, 2:30 - 4p.m., SHB 139
Are Remittances Inflationary? Let's Ask the Central Bank
Carlos Ivan Vargas-Silva
University of Vermont, Burlington

Thursday, September 28, 2:30 - 4 p.m.., SHB 139
Does the Form of Physician Compensation Affect the Quality of Care in Medicaid HMOs?
Troy Quast
SHSU

Thursday, October 19, 2:30 - 4 p.m., SHB 139
Do Relative Prices of Nontraded Goods Explain Relative Movements in Price Indices Across U.S. Cities?
Hiranya K. Nath
SHSU

Thursday, November 16, 2:30 - 4 p.m., SHB 139
Economic Beliefs, Intelligence, and Ability Bias: Evidence from the General Social Survey
Stephen C. Miller
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee

Thursday, November 30, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., SHB 139
Why did the sign of price-output correlation change? Evidence from a structural VAR with GARCH errors
C. James Hueng
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Thursday, December 7, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Dow Accounting Lab Workshop on MyEconlab
Ms Karen Villagomez
Prentice Hall Publishing

Spring 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2-3 p.m., SHB 139
Labor Market Effects of Preferential College Admission [Job talk]
Christopher L. Barlett
University of Texas at Austin

Wednesday, January 24, 3:20 -4:30 p.m., SHB 139
Peer and Leadership Effects in Academic and Athletic Performance [Job talk]
Scott Carrell
Dartmouth College

Thursday, January 25, 2-3 p.m., SHB 139
Dead on Arrival: Zero Tolerance Laws Don't Work [Job talk]
Darren Grant
University of Texas at Arlington

Monday, January 29, 3:20-4:30 p.m., SHB 139
An Experimental Study of Auctions with a Buy Price Under Private and Common Values [Job talk]
Quazi Shahriar
University of Arizona

Thursday, February 1, 2-3 p.m., SHB 139
Physician Code Creep: Evidence in Medicaid Billing? [Job talk] CANCELLED
Eric Seiber
Clemson University

Wednesday, February 7, 2-3 p.m., SHB 105
Toxic Release Inventory, Stockholder Reaction and Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry [Job talk]
Sherry Bartz
University of Miami

Friday, February 9, 11a.m.-12 noon (Location TBA)
Do Immigrants and their Remittances Respond to the Exchange Rate? [Job talk]
Carlos Vargas-Silva
University of Vermont

Thursday, March 8, 2:30 -4 p.m., SHB 133
The Effect of Social Security Contributions of Wages: The Colombian Experience
Andres J Vargas
Texas Tech University

Thursday, March 29, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., SHB 133
A Drive Up the Capital Coast: Contributions to Post-Reform Growth across Chinese Provinces
Kiril Tochkov
Texas Christian University

Thursday, April 5, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., SHB 133
Subjective Well-Being: Keeping up with the Joneses. Real or Perceived?
Cahit Guven
University of Houston

Thursday, April 12, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., SHB 133
Outsourcing, Innovation, and Wage Inequality in the United States: What Happened to the Outsourcing Effect on Wage Inequality in the 1970s?
Glenn Hsu
Texas A&M University

Thursday, April 19, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. SHB 133
The Effectiveness of Border Enforcement in Deterring and Postponing Repetitive Illegal Crossings Attempts
Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
San Diego State University

Thursday, April 26, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., SHB 133
An Empirical Test of the Pollution Haven Hypothesis with Strategic Environment and Trade Policy
Derek K. Kellenberg
Georgia Institute of Technology

Fall 2005 - Spring 2006

Fall 2005

Thursday, September 8, 2:30-4:00 p.m., SHB 139
Media Substitution in Liquor Advertising
Mark W. Frank
Sam Houston State University

Thursday, September 15, 2:30-4:00 p.m., SHB 139
Drunk Driving Legislation and Traffic Fatalities: What Works and What Doesn't?
Donald G Freeman
Sam Houston State University

Thursday, September 29, 2-3:30 p.m., SHB 139
What Ended the Great Depression? It Wasn't World War II
Frank G Steindl
Oklahoma State University

Thursday, October 6, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., SHB 139
Factors Influencing Governors’ Salaries, 1961-2001
Don Bumpass and Mark Tuttle
Sam Houston State University

Thursday, October 13, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., SHB 139
Measuring the U.S. Information Economy: An Exercise in National Income Accounting
Hiranya K Nath
Sam Houston State University

Wednesday, October 19, 2:30-4:00 p.m., SHB 139
A Nonparametric Examination of Capital-Skill Complementarity
Daniel J. Henderson
State University of New York at Binghamton and SMU

Thursday, November 3, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., SHB 139
The Determinants of European Migration to South America in the late XIX Century: the Case of Brazil and Argentina
Ulyses J. Balderas
Sam Houston State University

Thursday, November 10, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., SHB 139
Endogenous Mortality, Human Capital and Economic Growth
Jayanta Sarkar
Southern Methodist University

Thursday, December 1, 2:00-3:30 p.m., SHB 139
Income Inequality and Economic Growth in the U.S.: A Panel Cointegration Approach
Mark W. Frank
Sam Houston State University

Thursday, December 8, 2:30-4:00 p.m., SHB 139
Bilateral Trade Agreements and the Feasibility of Multilateral Free Trade
Halis Murat Yildiz
Ryerson University, Toronto (The seminar is cancelled!)

Monday, January 23, 3- 4 p.m., SHB 139
The Motives for Private Transfers: Evidence from a Transfer Program for the Elderly in Mexico
Laura Juarez
University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, January 26, 2 - 3 p.m., SHB 139
An Empirical Analysis of New Orleans Slave Auctions: 1840 - 1860
Chad Dacus
Rice University, Houston

Monday, January 30, 2 - 3 p.m., SHB 139
An Analysis of the Extent and the Means of Entry into Local Telecommunications Markets
Troy Quast
University of Florida, Gainesville

Wednesday, February 1, 2 - 3 p.m., SHB 139
Education Savings Accounts, Parent Contributions, and Education Attainment
Michael Morris
University of New Orleans

Friday, February 3, 2 - 3 p.m., SHB 139
Introduction of a communal association into the neighborhood: household segregation and welfare analysis
Natalia V. Ovchinnikova
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Monday, February 6, 2 - 3 p.m., SHB 139
An Evaluation of Colorado's Enterprise Zone Program: Measuring the Impact on Establishment-Level Employment and Earnings per Worker
Devon Lynch
University of Colorado at Boulder

Wednesday, February 8, 2 - 3 p.m., SHB 139
Integration and Common Volatility across the Latin American Foreign Exchange Markets
Isabel Ruiz
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Thursday, February 23, 2 - 3:30., SHB 139
Presentations by Textbook Publishers' Representatives for selection of the Principles of Economics Textbook for Fall 2006
Addison Wesley
McGraw-Hill, Prentice Hall

Thursday, March 9, 2:30-4:00 p.m., SHB 139
Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy: The Case of Mexico
Fidel Gonzalez
SHSU

Tuesday, April 4, 230-4:00 p.m., SHB 139
Public Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Mexico
Matias Fontenla
University of New Mexico

Thursday, April 25, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Banking Room SHB
Analysis of Terrorism Database
John Miller
SHSU


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