Graduate Student Research Seminar

Organized by Graduate Students in the Economics Department, the Student Association for Graduate Economics (SAGE) holds events every semester, which include student research seminars, technical seminars, other helpful organizational seminars, as well as social events. For a full list of SAGE events, please look at our schedule. Read more about SAGE here!

Graduate Student Research Series meets on occasional Mondays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the John W. Kendrick Seminar Room, Monroe Hall 321 (located at 2115 G Street). For information, please contact the Economic Graduate Student Association (SAGE) at

Fall 2013

Monday, October 7, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Melanie Allwine, "Service Delivery Under-performance Index: A Multidimensional Approach to Measuring the Inadequacies in Health Care Provision"
Regina Martinez, "Critical Connectivity in Banking Networks"

Monday, October 14, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Art Kolasa, “Business Groups and Contract Enforcement”
Meraj Allahrakha, TBA

Monday, October 21, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Ehraz Refayet and Matt Darst, “CDS and Firm Financing under Asymmetric Information: The Role of Strategic Investment”
Amy Y. Guisinger, “Trends and Cycles in the U.S. Labor Market”

Monday, October 28, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Marina Gindelsky, TBA
Daniel Broxterman, TBA

Monday, November 11, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Joseph McCormack, TBA
Marina Gindelsky, TBA

Spring 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Joseph McCormack, "The Effects of Line Item Veto: Evidence from the States"
Ehraz Refayet, "Credit Derivatives & Borrowing Costs: Spillovers through Financial Innovation"

Tuesday, April 2, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Warren Carnow, "Why Do Solvent Countries Default?"
Mark Hutson, "Modeling & Forecasting US Electricity Consumption"

Tuesday, April 23, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Chen Song, "The title is Household and Government Adaptation to Climate Change"
Amy Y. Guisinger, “Trends and Cycles in U.S. Output and Unemployment”

Fall 2012

Monday, October 8, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Bogdan Bonca, "The Economic Value of Credit Scoring"
Eun Jue Chung, "Spousal Health Shocks and the Retirement Decision"

Thursday, November 8, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
"What economists can learn from ants," Regina Martinez
"From coursework to dissertation," Professors Remi Jedwab and Olga Timoshenko

Fall 2010

Monday, November 8, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Jane Yoo, "Welfare characteristics of inter vivos transfers"
Pingkang Yu, "Screening costs in lending and the business cycle"

Monday, November 22, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Mark Hutson, "Modeling electricity and the U.S. economy using VECMs"
Yu Sun, "Bank competition in the euro area before and after the financial crisis"

Monday, November 29, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Chrysanthi Hatzimasoura, "Failure to aspire: an attitudinal poverty trap"
Pablo Vega-Garcia, TBD

Monday, December 6, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Warren Carnow, "Sovereign debt and interest rates”
Art Kolasa, "Contract enforcement and business groups"

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