Department Seminars


The Economics Department offers a range of seminars throughout the Fall and Spring Semesters.  For information on our past and current events please see our Upcoming Events Page and sign up for our seminars listserv to stay up to date on all of our events. 

When the University is open seminars take place in in the John W. Kendrick Seminar Room, Monroe Hall Room 321, 2115 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20052 unless otherwise noted.


Types of Seminars


Forecasting Seminar

Our Forecasting seminars are held jointly with the Federal Forecasters Consortium and cover a wide-range of forecasting-related topics including the methodology of forecasting and forecast evaluation as well as the use of forecasts for policy and decision making. The seminars often focus on economic forecasts, but also branch out into other areas of forecasting such as political, climate, and health forecasts.

Forecasting seminars are typically held on Thursdays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm.  For upcoming seminars please see our Events Page.

Please email [email protected] for further information.



Microeconomics Seminar

The Microeconomics seminar is a forum for research on economic decisions made by individuals and firms. The seminar covers microeconomic theory and several applied fields, including economic history, education, health, industrial organization, labor, public, and urban economics.

The seminar meets weekly on Wednesdays from 12:30-2:00 pm.  For upcoming seminars please see our Events Page

The organizers are Paul Carrillo ([email protected]), Alessandra Fenizia ([email protected])and Elira Kuka ([email protected]).



Macro-International Seminar  

The Macro-International Seminar series provides a platform for researchers to present their work on topics such as empirical and theoretical macroeconomics, open economy macroeconomics, international finance, and financial intermediaries.
Meetings usually take place every other Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For upcoming seminars please see our Events Page.

The seminar is co-organized by Graciela Kaminski ([email protected]) and Tomas
([email protected]).



Trade & Development Seminar

The Trade & Development Seminar series highlights theoretical and/or empirical research on international and domestic trade, as well as the economic aspects of development.
Meetings typically take place every other Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. For upcoming seminars please see our Events Page.

The seminar is co-organized by Remi Jedwab ([email protected]) and Yingyan Zhao ([email protected]).