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Seminar Series

2017 - 2018 Speakers Program

in Honor of Donald C. Wellington

Speakers Committee:

Nayoung Lee, Olivier Parent (Chair), Mari Robertson and Iryna Topolyan

We are grateful for the generous support of our emeriti faculty, alumni, and
departmental friends who have sponsored the naming of our seminar.

Series in honor of Professor Donald Wellington
for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Date Seminar
March 9, 2018

Richard Brown, FDIC

Seminar Title:

Time and location: 2:00-3:00 pm, Room 301

Reception: 3:00 – 3:30 pm

Organizer: Debashis Pal

February 23, 2018

Jim Dworkin, Purdue University

Workshop on negotiation

Time and location: 10:00-3:00 pm, Friday, Room TBA


Organizer: Debashis Pal


November 15, 2017

Alex Mourmouras, IMF

Seminar Title: On Nations’ Economic Success: Results from a Welfare-based Measure.

Date and location: 5:00-6:30 pm, Room 4400 Aronoff

Organizer: Erwin Erhardt

November 4, 2017

Felix Chang, College of Law, UC

Seminar Title: Workshop in Industrial Organization

Time, date and location: 10:00-4:00 pm, Room 214

Organizer: Olivier Parent


October 27, 2017


Miles Corak, University of Ottawa.

Seminar Title: Inequality, Life Chances, and Public Policy: How to Slide Down the Great Gatsby Curve    

Time, date and location: 5:45-7:00pm – Lindner Auditorium 112

Organizer: Debashis Pal

September 22, 2017

Maximilian Todtenhaupt, University of Mannheim and ZEW

Seminar Title: Fiscal Competition and Public Debt

Time, date and location: 2:15-3:15 pm, Room 301

Reception: 3:15 – 3:30 pm

Organizer: Olivier Parent

September 8, 2017

Nam Vu, Miami University

Seminar Title: Did the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Help Those Most in Need? A County-Level Analysis

Time, date and location: 2:00-3:00 pm, Room 301

Reception: 3:00 – 3:30 pm

Organizer: Olivier Parent


April 14, 2017 Pareto Improvements in the Contest for College Admissions

Ron Siegel, Penn State University

Time & Location: 2:00 – 3:30 pm, Room 301

Organizer: Iryna Topolyan

January 19, 2017 Portfolio Liquidation and Security Design with Private Information

David Frankel, Iowa State University

Time & Location: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Room 401

Organizer: David Brasington