Schedule

Student Seminar and Technical seminar series in Fall 2017

(Please, send an e-mail to econsage@gwu.edu to sign up to present at the Graduate Student Seminar and Technical seminar series in Spring 2017)

Monday, September 11, 2017, 12.30pm-2.00 pm, Monroe 321
“How to Survive Your First Year”

Monday, September 18, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm, Monroe 321
“How to Get Started on Your Research”

Monday, September 25, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm, Monroe 321
Graduate Student Seminar
Amir Emamgholi, “Oil Price Shocks and Output Growth in Oil Exporting Countries”
Constantin Burgi, “There is More Rigidity than Previously Estimated”

September 30, 2017 (Saturday): Hiking trip

Monday, October 2, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm, Monroe 321

Monday, October 9, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm, Monroe 321
Fall break

Monday, October 16, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm, Monroe 321
Technical Seminar

Monday, October 23, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm, Monroe 321
Graduate Student Seminar
Trenton Chen Jin, “Does Voting Reflect Self Economic Interest”

Monday, October 30, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm, Monroe 321
Halloween party

Monday, November 6, 2017, 12.30pm-2.00 pm, Monroe 321

Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm, Monroe 321

Monday, November 20, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm, Monroe 321
Thanksgiving Potluck

Monday, November 27, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm, Monroe 321

Monday, December 4, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm, Monroe 321

Monday, December 11, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm, Monroe 321

Upcoming Events

Spring 2017

UPDATE: Our Conference is going to take place on the fourth floor of the Marvin Center on Saturday, April 15, 2017. You can find detailed agenda with information on presentation schedule and venue here: SAGE Conference Agenda 2017. In case you registered and did not receive our emails (as we noticed some mailboxes filtered our emails as promotion or spam), please rest assured that your name is on our list. We also take walk-in registrations depending on our capacity. We look forward to seeing you there!

We invite you to participate in the GW Student Research Conference in Economics 2017, organized by the George Washington University Student Association and the GW Student Association for Graduate Economists (SAGE). We aim to bring together economics students in the greater DC area and beyond to present their research and to share valuable feedback. To this aim, each panel session will include a discussant who is either a faculty member or one of the presenters of the session.

Details and RSVP link are as follows:

GW Student Research Conference in Economics 2017

Date & time:                                     Saturday, April 15, 2017. 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. 

Location:                              George Washington University, Washington, DC. 

Link for RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/104gBHsrbVFsRJKg2

Deadline for paper submissionMarch 31, 2017 by midnight EST. 

Deadline for general participation/attendee registrationApril 6, 2017 by midnight EST. 

There is no registration fee. Coffee breaks and catered lunch will be provided (free of charge).

Information about our conference can also be found on our Department’s website at https://economics.columbian.gwu.edu/news-events

Any questions or comments should be directed to econsage@gwu.edu

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Technical and Graduate Student Seminars: 
Please, send an e-mail to econsage@gwu.edu to sign up to present at the Graduate Student Seminar and Technical seminar series in Spring 2017.

Monday, March 20th, 2017, 12.30pm-2.00 pm, Monroe 321
Graduate Student Seminar
Jin Ho Kim, “Minimum Wage, Occupational Choice and Economic Development”

Monday, March 27th, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm, Monroe 321
Matlab Technical Seminar part 2 – Simulation techniques for Economic research
Hani Kawar
Please note that GWU students can now download student licenses acquired by GWU since early 2016 and use Matlab on their computers https://seascf.seas.gwu.edu/matlab-student-licenses-available-download

Monday, April 10th, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm, Monroe 321
R Seminar
David Li, guest speaker from the Ph.D. Program of the GW Department of Statistics

Monday, April 24th, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm, Monroe 321
Stata Technical Seminar part 2
Amjad Khan

Monday, May 1st, 2017, 12.30pm-2.00 pm, Monroe 321
Graduate Student Seminar
Jin Ho Kim and Hyung Joon, “Oligarchic Society, Talent Misallocation and Aggregate Output in South Korea”
Cheng Xu, “Do Chinese Drivers Respond to Gasoline Price Changes?”

 

Past Events
Fall 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016, 12.30pm-2.00 pm, Monroe 321
Technical Seminar “Basics of Latex – techniques for typesetting your paper including bibliography management, graphs and tables formatting (matching journal templates)” Presenter: Constantin Burgi
Link: https://sageatgwu.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/latex-seminar-sep-26th-2016/

Monday, October 10, 2016, 12.30pm-2.00 pm, Monroe 321
Graduate Student Seminar
Nazmul Hoque “Poverty and demand for religious education in developing countries: Evidence from Indonesia”
Constantin Burgi “Is the Aggregate all that Matters for Economic Forecasts? – Evaluating Bloomberg Survey Forecasts”

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 11am-12pm, Monroe 321
Technical Seminar on Stata
Presenter: Amjad Khan
Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5KHrujQXkIwQVlhd0J3STAzd0k/view

Monday, October 24, 2016: Fall break

Friday, October 28, 2016, 12pm-1.30pm, Monroe 321
First social event
Co-sponsored by the GWU Student Association, the purposes of this event are to:
1. Meet the new SAGE leadership for AY 2016-17
2. Induct the new PhD and Masters Students into the programme and help them interact with senior students.
3. Host a community farewell for Job-market candidates of the PhD Economics programme
4. Discuss some of the recent changes in the PhD and Masters programme requirements

Monday, November 7, 2016, 12.30pm-2.00 pm, Monroe 321
Graduate Student Seminar
Zhongxia(Sam) Zhang “Dissecting the stock return-inflation relation with trend and cycle productivity shocks”
Olga Bespalova “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly… signals of currency crises:
Does the signal approach work in ex-ante forecasting of currency crises?”

Monday, November 14, 2016, 12.30pm-2.00 pm, Monroe 321
Technical Seminar on Matlab
Presenter: Hani Kawar

Monday, November 21, 2016, 12.30pm-2.00 pm, Monroe 321
Thanksgiving celebration

Monday, November 28, 2016, 12.30pm-2.00 pm, Monroe 321
Jinho Kim “Minimum wage and women’s decision making power within the household”

Spring 2016

Monday, January 14, 2016, 5.30pm-6.00 pm, Monroe 321
Meeting with a speaker Cesar Sosa Padilla
Participants: Olga Bespalova, Nan Hu, Xiaohui Wu, Hang Zhou

Monday, January 15, 2016, 5.30pm-6.00 pm, Monroe 321
Meeting with a speaker Andres Fernandez Martin
Participants: Olga Bespalova, Nan Hu, Yuxuan Huang, Xiaohui Wu, Hang Zhou

Monday, January 29, 2016, 5.30pm-6.00 pm, Monroe 321
Meeting with a speaker Samer Shousha
Participants: Olga Bespalova

Monday, March 28, 2016, 12.30pm-2.00 pm, Monroe 321
Graduate Student Seminar
Tian Luan “A new estimate of elasticity of substitution of structure for land in New York City”
Zhe Fu “Building Equity: Infrastructure Investment and Income Inequality in China”

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 12.00pm-1.30 pm, Monroe 321
Spring Job Market Meeting for 2016-2017 Job Candidates. Meeting with alumni in non-academic careers.
Highly recommended for PhD Candidates who plan to be on a job market in Fall 2016.
Other graduate students close to graduation may benefit from the meeting too. You are all welcome to attend.

Monday, April 11, 2016, 12.30pm-2.00 pm, Monroe 321
Conversations with the Chair: Prof. Sumit Joshi

Monday, April 25, 2016, 12.30pm-2.00 pm, Monroe 321
Technical Seminar: “How to succeed on the Academic Job Market”
Panel participants: Weihua Zhao, Amy Guisinger, Xiaohan Ma, Chun Kuang

Fall 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015, 2.30pm-4.00pm, Monroe 321
“How to Survive Your First Year”
Panelists: Chuan Hao (2nd year), Eiji Goto (2nd year), Amjad Khan (3rd year), Daniel Pereira (3rd year)
Moderators: Olga Bespalova, Hani Anwar, Constantin Burgi, Alexandre Cornelius

Monday, October 12, 2015, 3.15pm-4.45pm, Monroe 321
Graduate Student Seminar
Xiaohan Ma, “Monetary Policy Actions under Uncertain Economic State and Learning”
Weihua Zhao, “The Long Run Effects of Minimum Lot Size Zoning on Neighborhood Redevelopment”

Monday, October 19, 2015, 3.15pm-4.45pm, Monroe 321
Graduate Student Seminar
Meiping Sun, “Unexpected crowd funding on the Hudson – why riders are lending their subway authority 150 million more dollars interest-free”
Jialiang Zhu, “Repetition Makes Inspection Fond Harder: An Empirical Study on King County Restaurant Hygiene Inspection”

Thursday, Oct. 22, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Gelman Library Room 219
Electronic Thesis or Dissertations (ETDs)L Open Access vs. Traditional Publishing (SAGE-recommended event)
Led by Valerie Emerson, ETD Administrator, this workshop will introduce you to the interface for uploading your electronic thesis or dissertation (ETD), with a special emphasis on Open Access vs. Traditional Publishing. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions related to the ETD process, Open Access, embargoes, and copyright.

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 1pm – 3pm
Halloween Costume Contest

Monday, November 2, 2015, 3.15pm-4.45pm, Monroe 321
Graduate Student Seminar
Joseph R. McCormack, “A Study on the Persistence of Fiscal Shocks: How Balanced Budget Requirements, Rainy Day Funds, and Withdrawal Requirements Influence the Continuation of Shocks”
Weihua Zhao, “The Urban Form, Congestion and Energy Implications of Telework”

Fall 2015 Economics Alumni Reception and Lecture (SAGE-recommended event)
Featuring Nela Richardson, PhD, Chief Economist for Redfin.
Wednesday, November 4
6 pm Reception; 6:45 pm Lecture
1957 E Street, NW, Room 213
Washington, D.C.
This is an exciting opportunity to network with your peers, to talk to Department Faculty in informal settings, and to meet alumni of our Department. Please, follow the link below to RSVP:
http://connect.gwu.edu/site/Calendar?id=111527&view=Detail

Monday, November 9, 2015, 3.15pm-4.45pm, Monroe 321
Graduate Student Seminar
Sebastian Acevedo, “Gone with the Wind: Estimating Hurricane and Climate Change Costs in the Caribbean”
Yuzhen He, “Liquidity Constraints and Imports”

 Monday, November 16, 2015, 3.15pm-4.45pm, Monroe 321
Graduate Student Seminar
Matt Barkell, “Intercompany Lending and Global Liquidity”
Olga Bespalova, “Evaluating the directional accuracy of the World Economic Survey macroeconomic forecasts for the United States using the ROC curves analysis”

Monday, November 23, 2015, 3.15pm-4.45pm, Monroe 321
“Graduate Student Thanksgiving Potluck”

Monday, November 30, 2015, 3.15pm-4.45pm, Monroe 321
Graduate Student Seminar
Weihua Zhao, “Does The Classic Standard Urban Model Still Describe the Growth of Cities?”
Chun Kuang (KC), “Does quality matter in local consumption amenities? An empirical investigation with Yelp”

Monday, December 14, 2015, 3.15pm-4.45pm, Monroe 321
Graduate Student Seminar
Constantin Burgi, “Adjusting the CPI Weights to Better Reflect the Entire Population”
Olga Bespalova, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly… signals of currency crises: do the Early Warning Systems really work? Meta analysis of published work”

Spring 2015

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, January 26, 2015
Zhe Fu, “Cost of Financial Intermediation and Transitional Dynamics”
Alexandre Cornelius, “Financial frictions and the business cycle: 1) The economic effects of bank runs; 2) The interaction of monetary policy and capital requirements.”

Technical Seminar
Topic: Data Scraping
Monday, February 2, 2015
Presenters: Chun Kuang and Stephen Popick

Friday, February 20, 2015
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Chinese New Year Potluck

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, February 23, 2015
Amy Guisinger, “A State-Level Analysis of Okun’s Law.”
Joseph McCormack, “How states’ balanced budget requirements affect growth in the presence of unanticipated fiscal shocks; a study on the influence of balanced budget requirements and rainy day funds”

Conversation with the Chair
Professor Chiswick
Monday, March 2, 2015

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, March 23, 2015
Constantin Burgi, “Can a subset of forecasters beat the simple average in the SPF?”
Hang Zhou, “Monetary Policy Autonomy: New Approach and Cross Country Evidence Monetary Policy Autonomy: New Approach and Cross Country Evidence”

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, March 30, 2015
Jason Russ, “The Long-Term Economic Effect of High Temperatures: Evidence from Earnings Data in Ecuador”
Bespalova Olga, “Evaluating the directional accuracy of the qualitative survey-based forecasts using the ROCC analysis: WES Survey of the US economy”

Job Market Information Meeting
Hosted by the Job Market Committee
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 2:00pm
Kendrick Seminar Room

Recent Job Market Participant Panel
Monday, April 13, 2015

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, May 4, 2015
Chun Kuang, “Migration Life Cycle”

Monday, May 11, 2015
12:30 – 2:00pm
End of the Year Social

Fall 2014

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, August 25, 2014
Neil R. Ericsson, “Forecasting and Monetary Policy Analysis”

Graduate Student Potluck
Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7:00pm
Kendrick Seminar Room (Room 321)

Student Focused Series
Monday, September 8
“How to Survive Your First Year”
Panelists: Daniel Pereira, Amjad Khan, RaeAnn Robinson, and Chun Kuang (KC)

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, September 22, 2014
Xiaohui Wu, “Practical issues in regression discontinuity designs”

Student Focused Series
Monday, September 29, 2014
Presenters: Shmuel Ben-Gad and Jing Zhong of Gelman Library

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, October 6, 2014
Guoliang Feng, “Local housing returns and optimal portfolios for consumption constrained households”

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, October 20, 2014
Marina Gindelsky, “Testing the acculturation of the 1.5 generation in the United States: Is there a “critical” age of migration?”
Stephen Popick, “Where Have All The Good Doctors Gone?”

Student Focused Series
Monday, October 27, 2014
Conversations with the Unit II Chair

Economics Halloween Party
Friday, November 7, 2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, November 10, 2014
Zhiling Wang, “The Investment in Bonding and Bridging Social Capital: The Case of the Netherlands”
Constantin Burgi and Vida Bobic, “Lucas Puzzle and Risk”

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, November 17, 2014
Sabin Ahmed, “Localized Productivity FDI Spillovers: Evidence from Developing and Transitional Economies”.
Jialiang Zhu, “Does hygiene inspection score improve real hygiene quality?”

SAGE Thanksgiving Potluck Lunch
Monday, November 24, 2014
12:30-2:00pm

Spring 2014

Graduate Student Happy Hour
Friday, January 24, 2014 at 5:30pm
Froggy Bottom Pub
2121 K st, NW

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, January 27, 2014
Constantin Burgi, “Monetary Policy in a Two Sector Economy”
Weihua Zhao, “Does the Standard Urban Model Still Describe Cities: A New Test Based the Pattern of Urban Growth”

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, February 10, 2014
Kuang Chun, “The Value of Neighborhood Restaurants: An Empirical Investigation with Information from Yelp.com”
Saher Asad, “The Crop Connection: Impact of Cell Phone Access on Crop Choice in Rural Pakistan”

Graduate Student Seminar
Stata Technical Seminar
Monday, February 24, 2014
Presented by: Jialiang Zhu

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, March 17, 2014
Xiaohan Ma, “Uncertain Technological Progress”
Marina Gindelsky, “Determinants of Bilingualism in Children”

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, March 31, 2014
Olga Bespalova, “Modeling GDP and Trade of Russian Federation: oil-prices dependence”
Julia Boguslaw, “Is there a gap between immigrant and native-born children’s aspirations and beliefs about the future?”

Stata Technical Seminar
Monday, April 7, 2014
Presented by: Jialiang Zhu

Spring Job Market Meeting
Co-sponsored with the PhD Placement Committee
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:00pm
Special Guest: Dr. Sonya Merrill, a Senior Industry Career Consultant from the GW center for Career Service

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, April 14, 2014
Shunqin Chen, “Investigating the Role of Costly Labor Allocation in Generating Sectoral Comovement over the Business Cycle”
Yiseon Yoo, “The Effect of Fuel Price on Vehicular Emissions in Metropolitan Areas”

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, April 21, 2014
Ben Wong, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, “The Evolution of the U.S. Output-Inflation Tradeoff

End of the Year Celebration
Friday, May 30, 2014
5:30 – 8:00pm
Kendrick Seminar Room

Fall 2013

How to Survive Your First Year
Student Focused Seminar Series
Monday, September 16, 2013
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Kendrick Conference Room (Room 321)

MatLab Technical Seminar
Monday, September 23, 2013

Conversations with the Chair
Monday, September 30, 2013
Graduate Student Seminar

Monday, October 7, 2013
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”

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, October 21, 2013
Amy Y. Guisinger, “Trends and Cycles in the U.S. Labor Market”

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, October 28, 2013
Marina Gindelsky, “City Size and Skill Intensity: Is It All Housing Cost?”
Daniel Broxterman, “Rural Push, Urban Pull or… Urban Push? New Evidence from 40 Developing Countries”

A Window into the Research Process
Presenter: Professor Stekler
Monday, November 4, 2013
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Graduate Student Seminar
Monday, November 11, 2013
Joseph McCormack, “How Effective is the Power to Veto? Evidence from the Gubernatorial Line Item

Graduate Student Seminar
November 18, 2013
Melanie Allwine, “Service Delivery Underperformance Index for Education: A Multidimensional Approach to Measuring the Inadequacies in Education Delivery”
Nazmul Hoque, “Microfinance and women empowerment in Bangladesh”

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