Seminar Schedule

Fall 2019 Seminar Schedule – School of Economics

Friday, Noon to 12:50 PM
201 Winslow Hall

Sept. 13 Sidewalk congestion in a tourist town
Todd Gabe, University of Maine

Sept. 19* Improving water quality: Are economics and the environment always at odds?
Catherine L. Kling, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University (*3 PM, Buchanan Alumni House; postponed)

Sept. 27* Venture capital or public policy for women’s entrepreneurship? Evidence from the regional financial portfolio of U.S. women business owners
Maria Figueroa-Armijos, Kogod School of Business, American University (*3 PM, 201 Winslow Hall)

Oct. 04 Is your machine learning algorithm worth application in pharmaceutical industry?
Ewa Kleczyk, VP Client Analytics at Symphony Health

Oct. 11 The New England Public Policy Center: A profile of the work by the Boston Fed’s Applied Economics and Policy Research Group
Darcy Saas, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Oct. 21* Hidden energy: Agriculture’s long-term sustainability
Geoff Cunfer, University of Saskatchewan (*3 PM, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall)

Nov. 01 Does wealth inequality increase virtue signaling? The case of female genital cutting in Sub-Saharan Africa
Lindsey Novak, Colby College

Nov. 08 Gender differences in entrepreneurial startups
Andrew Crawley, University of Maine

Nov. 22 Extension + Economics = Maine’s Future
Hannah Carter, University of Maine

Dec. 06 Assessing economic change in rural communities using small and big data
Kathleen P. Bell, University of Maine

UMaine is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. To request a disability accommodation, please contact SOE AA Karen Casey(207.581.3154; karen.casey@maine.edu)