Economics Department sponsors a weekly seminar series in which UNH faculty, visiting faculty and advanced graduate students present original research papers and receive feedback. Graduate students are key participants in the seminar, earning credits during their first three years in the program for attending presentations, reviewing papers and eventually presenting their own work.

Seminars are held Fridays from 2:10-3:30 pm. All UNH faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.


Questions? Please contact faculty organizer:
Deniz Ozabaci, Assistant Professor of Economics at

  Term III

Location - PAUL 115 (unless otherwise *noted)
Friday's 2:10-3:30 PM


No seminar due to ASSA/AEA meetings

JAN 12

Informational Meeting for ECON 988 and ECON 996 students only.

JAN 19

Student Presentations:
Scott R. Lemos, 
“Can cheap talk mitigate anchoring bias? Evidence from a choice experiment."​
Rebecca Sen Choudhury, “The Effects of Tobacco Policy on Youth Smoking and Physical Activity.”
(Discussants: Scott R. Lemos and Rebecca Sen Choudhury)

JAN 26

Karen Conway (University of New Hampshire), “Do Income Tax Breaks for the Elderly Affect Economic Growth?”​


James Wible (University of New Hampshire), “Is God a Mathematical Economist?: Some Thoughts on RBC and DSGE Macro Models and General Equilibrium Theory from the Vantage Point of the Peirce Conjecture.”​


Shadi Atallah (University of New Hampshire), “Managing invasive plant externalities in forests with heterogeneous landowner preferences.”

FEB 16

Loris Rubini (University of New Hampshire), “Bribes in the Business Cycle.”​
(Discussant: James R. Hickey)

FEB 23

Student presentations:
Gokhan Kumpas
, “Title IX and Crime.”​
Zach S. Fone, “Do Minimum Wages Affect Young Adult Crime?” 
(Discussants: Gokhan Kumpas and Zach S. Fone)


No seminar due to EEA meetings

MAR 5*

Alice Sheehan (University of Alabama​), “Kernel-­based Testing with Skewed and Heavy‐tailed Data.”​ (Room: DEM 240, 2:10­‐3:30 p.m.)


Lynne Lewis (Bates College), “Hedonic Analysis, Benefit Transfer and Dam Removal: What have we learned?”


Term IV
Location - PAUL 115 (unless otherwise *noted)
Friday's 2:10-3:30 PM

MAR 23

Student presentations: MA Paper Proposals

MAR 30

Adam J. Blandin (Virginia Commonwealth University), “Family Structure, Human Capital Investment, and Aggregate College Attainment.”​

APR 6*

James P. Ziliak (University of Kentucky), "Income Inequality and the Labour Market in Britain and the US."​ (Room: HS 140, 1:10­‐2:30 p.m.)

APR 13

Celeste Carruthers (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), “Air Pollution and Academic Achievement.”​

APR 20

Yun Kim (University of Massachusetts - Boston), "Varieties of Capitalism, Income Inequality and Consumption Behaviors, and the Sustainability of Economic Growth."

APR 26*

John A. Hogan Distinguished Lecture: Daron Acemoglu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology),“Robotics, AI and the Future of Work.”​
*Huddleston Ballroom, 4:00 p.m.

APR 27

Reagan Baughman (University of New Hampshire), “The Affordable Care Act and Retirement: Effects of Changes in Medicaid and Non-­Group Coverage.”​


Falk Brauning, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, "U.S. Monetary Policy and Emerging Market Credit Cycles"

MAY 11*

Student Presentations: MA Papers
*Whittemore Center Skybox, 8:30 a.m. -  3:00 p.m.

MAY 18

Hooding Ceremony