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Seminar Series

The economics seminar generally meets on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to noon in SSPA room 204, unless otherwise noted. For more information please contact Dr. Heather Stephens at

Friday, September 5, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Dr. Steve Yamarik, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
“Does Inequality Lead to Financial Crisis? Evidence from U.S. States” (with Makram El Shagi and Guy Yamashiro)

Tuesday, September 9, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall; reception to follow
Special seminar on urban economic sustainability co-hosted with the Department of Geography and the Environmental Science and Policy Program
Dr. Matthew Kahn, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
“How Will Los Angeles Adapt to Climate Change? An Economist’s Perspective”

Friday, September 26, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Dr. Alejandra Edwards, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
“The Labor Market Challenges in the Philippines”

Friday, October 17, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Kip Jackson, University of California, Irvine (UCI)
“A New Regulatory Index for California Cities and Countries With Application to the Boom and Bust”

Friday, October 24, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Justin Jarvis, University of California, Irvine (UCI)
“Individual Determinants of Homelessness, a Revealed Preference Approach”

Friday, November 7, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Dr. Elaine Frey, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
“Environmental Regulation and the Changing Composition of the U.S. Electric Generating Industry”

Friday, December 5, 11:00 a.m. – noon ; grad. student informal brown-bag lunch to follow
B.C. (Guang) Zhong, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Grad. Student
“Induced Innovation from CAFE Standards in the Automotive Industry: Evidence using Patent Data”