PhD Student Seminars

Winter 2021

Date Time Location Presenter Title
January 14

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Hosted on WebEx - meeting link

Christopher Dobronyi, University of Toronto

Field of Interest: non-parametric identification and estimation of demand systems and preference; big data

"Consumer Theory with Non-Parametric Taste Uncertainty and Individual Heterogeneity" - joint work with Christian Gourieroux

January 21 2:30pm - 3:30pm Hosted on WebEx - meeting link

Samantha Goertz, Western University

Field of Interest: climate and development

"Spatial and Temporal Heterogeneity in the Climate-Migration Relationship: A Study of Internal Migration in Kenya and Tanzania"

March 4

2:30pm - 3:30pm Hosted on WebEx - meeting link

Frank Leenders, University of Toronto

Field of Interest: macroeconomics and labour economics

"Recall and Heterogeneity in the Scarring Effects of Displacement"

March 18 2:30pm - 3:30pm Hosted on WebEx - meeting link

John Baker, University of Waterloo

Field of interest: macroeconomics and policy evaluation

"Business Cycles, Immigration and Labour Markets: Analysis of a Policy Experiment"
April 1 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Hosted on WebEx - 

meeting link

Renliang (Jason) Liu, University of Guelph

Field of interest: economic development, international economics, applied econometrics

"A Domino Theory of Regionalism Revisited: The Role of Homogeneity/Heterogeneity in Institutions"

Fall 2020

Date Time Location Presenter Title

September 10

 2:30-3:30pm

  

Hosted on WebEx - meeting link

 

Zehua Pan, University of Waterloo

 The Impact of Green Infrastructure on Water Treatment Costs and Drinking Water Incidents: A Spatial Instrumental Variable Regression Model
September 17 2:30-3:30pm Hosted on WebEx - meeting link Xinyuan Yang, University of Waterloo Agricultural fertilizer use under uncertainty
October 1 2:30-3:30pm Hosted on WebEx - meeting link

Fulei Liu, Western University

Field of Interest: financial econometrics, machine learning, asset pricing, risk management

Can the Premium for Idiosyncratic Tail Risk be Explained by Exposures to its Common Factor?
October 15 10-11am Hosted on WebEx - meeting link Zhuojing Zhang, University of Waterloo "Where does the heaviness start from?"
November 5 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Hosted on WebEx - meeting link

Iuliia Nesterova, University of Waterloo "Consumption in Extended Family and Race Differentials"
November 19 2:30pm - 3:30pm Hosted on WebEx - meeting link

Meng Li, Queen's University

Field of interest: Macroeconomics and Urban Economics

"Within-city Income Inequality, Neighborhood Gentrification, and House Prices"

December 3 2:30pm - 3:30pm Hosted on WebEx - meeting link

Zijian Wang, Western University

Field of Interest: Monetary Economics, Macroeconomics, Search Theory

"Tax Compliance, Payment Choice, and Central Bank Digital Currency"

Time and Location - Fall 2019

External PhD seminars

Date Time Location Presenter Title

September 27

 4-5pm

  

EV3 3412

 

Jacob Loree, Ryerson University

Field of interest: labour economics; search frictions; occupational skills

"Multidimensional Skill Accumulation and Mismatch Over the Lifecycle"
October 3 2-3pm HH 259

Terrence (Adam) Rooney, Western University

Field of interest: applied game theory

"The Value and Effect of Perceptiveness in a Market-Entry Setting"
November 5 2:30-3:30pm HH 227

Renliang (Jason) Liu, University of Guelph

Field of Interest: international economics and applied econometrics

"What drives illicit financial flows? An Analysis Based on Trade Misinvoicing with Nonlinearities"
January 17 2:00-3:00pm HH 235

Alina Garnham, Queens University

Field of Interest: Macroeconomics

"Fighting for Fares: Uber and the Declining Market Price of Licensed Taxicabs"
January 24 1:30-2:30pm HH 235

Speaker: Chaoyi Chen, University of Guelph

Field of Interest: Empirical Growth, Energy Economics and Financial Econometrics

"A GMM estimator of linear index threshold model"
March 13 2-3:00pm HH 235

Speaker: Fulei (Fred) Liu, Western University

Field of interest: Finance; Asset Pricing; Risk Management

"Is the Tail Wagging the Dog? What Idiosyncratic Tail Risk Implies about Institutional Investors and Asset Prices."

Goals

PhD Students in the Department of Economics at University of Waterloo organize a bi-weekly seminar in each semester. The goals of the seminar are to provide graduate students opportunities to develop presentation skills and to provide a friendly academic environment in which PhD students can present their research advancements and benefit from criticism. The seminar is a great opportunity to improve presentation skills, to receive feedback from colleagues and professors, to strengthen the PhD community, and to share our academic worries and questions in a constructive and friendly meeting.

Presenters

Following the successful passage of the Comprehensive Examinations, students will present in the Economics PhD student seminar starting in their second year and continuing until the semester of their thesis defense.

PhD students from other departments and universities are welcome to present if their topics are related to Economics. Master students and other academics are also welcome to contribute to the seminar.

The presentation will be 30-45 minute, followed by question time. The time and location will be announced in the beginning of every semester. The bi-weekly presentations will be scheduled as regularly as possible and repeated on a more or less regular basis.