Brown Bag Reading Series

Brown Bag Reading Series

Department of Economics and International Business

2nd Friday of the Month

When: 1pm  (lasting about 45 min)

Where: Faculty Lounge, 2nd floor of SHB


Purpose: to read and discuss a new and important article (or working paper) within economics with wide appeal & interest across subfields. Award winning articles from the past year are preferred.

Details: All are welcome. An email announcement will be sent the Monday before the meeting with the selected article attached.


  • Learn about new ideas, techniques, and data sources being used in recent research.
  • Stay current with the latest developments and findings in the discipline.
  • Interact with your fellow colleagues

Papers List for Fall 2016:

  • September: Ellison, Glenn and Ashley Swanson. 2016. "Do Schools Matter for High Math Achievement? Evidence from the American Mathematics Competitions." American Economic Review, 106(6): 1244-77.
  • October: Gaynor, Martin, Rodrigo Moreno-Serra and Carol Propper. 2013. "Death by Market Power: Reform, Competition, and Patient Outcomes in the National Health Service." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 5(4): 134-66. – AEJ Best Paper award
  • November: Mastrobuoni, Giovanni and Paolo Pinotti. 2015. "Legal Status and the Criminal Activity of Immigrants." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 7(2): 175-206. – AEJ Best Paper award
  • December: Deming, David J., Noam Yuchtman, Amira Abulafi, Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz. 2016. "The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market: An Experimental Study." American Economic Review, 106(3): 778-806.

Suggestions and Requests: Email Vlad Radoias (

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