Economics Contact: Dr. J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. - 540.568-3212 -

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Benjamin Zipperer, Economic Policy Institute

Topic: The Effect of Minimum Wages on Low-Wage Jobs: Evidence from the United States Using a Bunching Estimator

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Zane Showker 622

Ehsan Ahmed and J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. (Economics), James Madison University

Topic: Speculative Behavior and Islamic Investments

Date: Friday, February 22, 2019

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: Zane Showker 622

Robert H. Frank, JIN Lecture in Political Economy, Cornell University

Topic: Social Contagion

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: EnGeo 2013

Pannayotis Giannakouros, Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity

Topic: A Problem-Solving Approach to Data Analysis for Economics

Date: Monday, March 25, 2019

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Zane Shoker 622

John A. Robinson, James Madison University

Topic: Adam Smith on the Impartial Spectator’s Embrace of Error

Date: Monday, April 1, 2019

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Zane Showker 622

Mark Koyama, George Mason University

Topic: Persecution and Toleration

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Showker 622

Syed Hussain, James Madison University

Topic: The Effects of Discretionary Tax Changes in Canada: Evidence from a New Narrative Measure of Tax Shocks

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Zane Showker 622

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