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Fall 2014 Economics Seminar Series (click for schedule)

Weisbrot speaker

Mark Weisbrot (left), of the Center for Economics and Policy Research, is welcomed by JMU's Barkley Rosser on October 15, 2014.  Weisbrot spoke on, "Did NAFTA Help Mexico? An Assessment After 20 Years."

Vipul speaker

JMU's Barkley Rosser, left, welcomes our own Vipul Bhatt, who presented the last seminar of the 2014 Spring Seminar Series with "A Reformation of Normative Economics for Models with Endogenous Preferences."

Ehsan speaker 4-22-14

JMU's Ehsan Ahmed, center, is welcomed by Barkley Rosser and Bob Subrick in the Spring Economics Seminar Series on April 22, 2014.  Dr. Ahmed's presentation was on "Religion and Ethical-Based Economic Systems: Some Insights into Islamic Economics."

Jonathan Wight

The University of Richmond's Jonathan Wight, center, is welcomed by Madison Economics Club officers John Sims and Sarah Hudson for his talk on "Adam Smith and the Moral Foundations of Capitalism" on April 7, 2014.

Simon Johnson


MIT's Simon Johnson (left) is welcomed to JMU by Barkley Rosser and Bob Subrick on March 19, 2014.  Johnson's JIN Lecture in Political Economony was on the subject "Regulating Finance in a World of 'Too Big to Fail.'"

Diette and Goldsmith

Arthur Goldsmith (left) and Timothy Diette (right), both of Washington and Lee University, join Barkley Rosser for their presentation on "Walking Hand-in-Hand: Early Life Traumatic Victimization and Dropping Out" at the Spring Economics Seminar held on March 5, 2014.

Loren Lomasky speaker

Loren Lomasky of the University of Virginia (center) is welcomed by JMU's Barkley Rosser and Bob Subrick.  Lomasky, the first speaker of the 2014 Spring Economics Seminar Series, addressed the subject, "When Hobbes is an Optimist: Politics Among the Malevolent."

 

Vernon Smith

JMU's Barkley Rosser (left) andBob Subrick (right) welcome Nobel laureate Vernon L. Smith for his presentation, "Adam Smith's Humanomics: From Propriety and Sentiments to Property and Wealth."  This seminar presentation, the Fall JIN Lecture in Political Economy, was the last in the Fall 2013 series.

Bob Subrick and Jason Lusk 

Bob Subrick (left) welcomes Jason Lusk of Oklahoma State University for his talk on "The Food Police" in the 2013 Fall Economics and Gilliam Center Seminar Series.

Burt Barnow speaker

Burt Barnow of George Washington University (right) is welcomed by Barkley Rosser for his presentation on "Occupational Labor Shortages: Concepts, Causes, Consequences and Cures" in the 2013 Fall Seminar Series.

Bill Wood speaker

JMU's William Wood (left) is welcomed by Barkley Rosser for his talk on "Supreme Court Justices' Ownership of Common Stock: Recusal and the Roberts Court" in the Fall 2013 Seminar Series.

Ehsan and Barkley 9-11-31

JMU's Barkley Rosser (left) and Ehsan Ahmed (right) kicked off the 2013 Fall Seminar Series with presentation of their paper, "Are There Speculative Bubbles in Commodities Prices?"

  Robert Blecker speaker

 JMU's Barkley Rosser (left) welcomes American University's Robert Blecker for the closing seminar in the 2013 Spring Seminar Series for a presentation on "Trade Liberalization and the Balance of Payments Constraint with Intermediate Imports: The Case of Mexico Revisited."

 Daniel Berkowitz speaker

JMU's Barkley Rosser (right) welcomes Daniel Berkowitz from the University of Pittsburgh for his presentation on "The Real and Financial Implications of Property Rights Enforcement: Evidence from a Chinese Natural Experiment."

 Sahar Akhtar speaker 

Bob Subrick (left) and Barkley Rosser (right) welcome Sahar Akhtar from the University of Virginia for her presentation on "A Right to Migrate and Way of Life Freedom."

Angela Smith speaker

JMU's Angela Smith is welcomed by Barkley Rosser for the initial 2013 Spring Seminar.  Dr. Smith presented her paper on "Belief Elicitation with a Simple Lottery Choice Menu."

Tyler Cowen speaker

Bob Subrick (left) and Barkley Rosser (right) welcome Tyler Cowen from George Mason University for his presentation on "The Great Stagnation" in the final installment of the 2012 Fall Seminer Series.

Suraj Jacob speaker

Barkley Rosser (right) welcomes JMU's Suraj Jacob for his presentation on "History, Democracy, and Regional Development: Some Cases from South India."

Robert Putnam speaker

The Fall 2012 Economics Seminar Series kicked off with Robert Putnam of Harvard University speaking about trends in religiosity in his JIN Lecture in Political Economy entitled "Religion and Social Capital in American Life."

Bob Subrick speaker

JMU's Bob Subrick (left) is welcomed by Barkley Rosser for the final seminar of Spring 2012 for his presentation on "Weber vs. Smith: The Role of Religion in Economic Development."

Herbert Gintis speaker

Barkley Rosser (right) welcomes Herbert Gintis of Santa Fe Institute for the JIN Lecture in Political Economy for his presentation on "The Evolution of Morality."

John Earle speaker

Barkley Rosser (left) welcomes John Earle of George Mason University for his presentation on "Comparative Institutional Analysis, Economics vs. Sociology, and Wage Contracts."

Panayotis Giannakouros speaker

JMU's Panayotis Gianakouros (left) is welcomed by Barkley Rosser for his presentation on "Mathematics for Post-Crises Economics" in the Spring 2012 Seminar Series.

Emily Skarbek speaker

Emily Skarbek (left) of San Jose University, is welcomed by Barkley Rosser for her presentation on "The Chicago Fire: The Political Economy of Polycentric Disaster Relief" in the Spring 2012 Seminar Series.

Peter Leeson speaker

JMU's Bob Subrick (left) and Barkley Rosser (right) welcome Peter Leeson of George Mason University for his presentation on "The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates" in the Spring 2012 Seminar Series.

Anne Krueger speaker

Anne Krueger, distinguished scholar and past president of the American Economics Association, is welcomed by Bob Subrick for her presentation on "The Need for Strengthened Multilateral Institutions in the Global Financial Crisis" as part of the JIN Lecture Series in Fall 2011.

Lawrence White speaker

Lawrence White (left) of George Mason University is welcomed by Bob Subrick for his presentation on "From Pleasant Deficit Spending to Unpleasant Sovereign Debt Crises" in the Fall 2011 Seminar Series.

 Peter Grajzl speaker

Peter Grajzl (left) of Washington and Lee University is welcomed by Bob Subrick.  Grajzl spoke on "Information Sharing and the Volume of Private Credit in Transition" in the Fall 2011 Seminar Series.

 Andrew Young speaker

Andrew Young (left) of West Virginia University is welcomed by Bob Subrick for his presentation on "It's a Small World After All: Internet Access, Emotional Contagion and Institutional Quality" in the Fall 2011 Seminar Series.

David Skarbek speaker

David Skarbek (left) of Duke University is welcomed by Bob Subrick for his talk on "Governance and Prison Gangs" in the 2011 Fall Seminar Series.

Laura Razzoline speaker

Barkley Rosser welcomes Laura Razzolini of Virginia Commonwealth University for her talk on "Impure Altruism in Dictators' Giving" in the Spring 2011 Seminar Series.

Sandra Peart speaker

Barkley Rosser welcomes Sandra Peart of the University of Richmond for her presentation on "If Germs Could Spawn Research: Reflections on Sympathy Between Subjects and Researchers" in the Spring 2011 Seminar Series.

Nevin Cavusoglu speaker

JMU's Nevin Cavusoglu is welcomed by Barkley Rosser in the Spring 2011 Seminar Series.  Professor Cavusoglu's presentation was on "A LISREL Growth Model on Direct and Indirect Effects Using Cross-Country Data."

Deidre McCloskey speaker

Barkley Rosser and Bob Subrick welcome Deidre McCloskey for the Spring 2011 JIN Lecture in Political Economy.  McCloskey spoke on "Why Economics, Left or Right, Cannot Explain the Modern World."

Suraj Jacob speaker 2011

JMU's Suraj Jacob (right) is welcomed by Barkley Rosser for his presentation on "Welfare Policy Regimes and Development: A Natural Experiment from South India."

Andre Neveu speaker 2010

JMU's Andre Neveu (right) is welcomed by Barkley Rosser in the Fall 2010 Seminar Series.  Professor Neveu spoke on "Fiscal Policy in a Heterogeneous Agent Macro Model".

William Neilson speaker

William Neilson (left) of the University of Tennessee is welcomed by Barkley Rosser in the Fall 2010 Seminar Series.  Neilson spoke on "The Effects of Group Membership in a Strategic Environment."

Christopher Coyne speaker

Christopher Coyle (left) is welcomed by Barkley Rosser for his presentation on "The Fatal Conceit of Foreign Intervention" in the Fall 2010 Seminar Series.

M. Ali Khan speaker

M. Ali Khan (right) of Johns Hopkins University is welcomed by Barkley Rosser in the Fall 2010 Seminar Series.  Khan spoke on "The Theory of Perfect Competition Historically Contemplated."

Ehsan and Barkley speakers 2010

JMU's Barkley Rosser (left) joins Ehsan Ahmed in a presentation on "Financial Development and Bubbles: The Case of the Karachi Stock Exchange of Pakistan" in the Fall 2010 Seminar Series.

Nassim Taleb speaker

Barkley Rosser welcomes Nassim Taleb (left), noted "Black Swan" author, to JMU's second JIN Lecture in Political Economy in Fall 2011.

Richard Wagner speaker

Richard Wagner (center) of George Mason University is welcomed by Bob Subrick and Barkley Rosser for his presentation on "A Macro Economy as an Emergent Ecology of Plans" in the Spring 2010 Seminar Series.

Timur Kuran speaker and Richard Fink

Timur Kuran (second from left) of Duke University is welcomed by Barkley Rosser, Richard Fink and Bob Subrick.  Kuran spoke on "Islam and Underdevelopment: Legal Roots of Economic Stagnation in the Middle East" in the Spring 2010 Seminar Series.

David Stockman speaker

David Stockman (left) of the University of Delaware is welcomed by Barkley Rosser for his presentation on "Euler Equation Branching and Chaotic Dynamics" in the Spring 2010 Seminar Series.

Oleg Korenock speaker

Oleg Korenock (left) of Virginia Commonwealth University is welcomed by Barkley Rosser for his presentation on "Normal Price Shocks in Monopolistically Competitive Markets: An Experimental Analysis" in the Spring 2010 Seminar Series.

Steven Smith speaker

Steven Smith (left) of George Washington University is welcomed by Barkley Rosser in the Fall 2009 Seminar Series.  Smith spoke on an innovative program to relieve "ultra poverty" in Bangladesh.

 David Kreutzer speaker

David Kreutzer, formerly a member of the JMU economics faculty and now a senior policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, spoke on "The Economic Impact of Climate Legislation: Postage Stamps or Car Payments" in the Fall 2009 Seminar Series.

 Barkley speaker 2009

JMU's Barkley Rosser kicked off the Fall 2009 Seminar Series with his paper "Nonlinear Dynamics of Urban and Regional Systems."

Bob Horn and Bob Jerome speakers

JMU's Bob Horn (left) and Bob Jerome (center) are welcomed by Barkley Rosser to the Spring 2009 Seminar Series.

Peter Bottke speaker

Peter Boettke (right) of George Mason University is welcomed by Barkley Rosser to the JMU Economics Seminar Series.

Vernon Smith speaker

Vernon L. Smith receives a JMU economics t-shirt after delivering a lecture in the Economics Seminar Series.  Smith was named 2002 Nobel laureate in economics.

Thomas Schelling speaker

Thomas Schelling (right) of the University of Maryland is welcomed by Barkley Rosser to the JMU Economics Seminar Series.  Schelling was named 2005 Nobel laureate in economics.

Barkley and Marina JEBO Conference 2008

The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (JEBO), an internationally recognized economics journal, and the JMU College of Business hosted a conference, "Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Economic Complexity," on May 16-17, 2008.  The conference assembled experts in the areas of mathematics, physics and economics from Japan, Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Italy and other European countries.  Here, Barkley Rosser and Marina Rosser, both economics professors at JMU, introduce speakers and topics at the conference.