IRS Seminars and Workshops

Labor Economics Seminar

The Section arranges research seminars during the academic year that are attended by interested graduate students and faculty. Typically, a “working paper” written by an outside researcher or by a faculty member is presented and then thoroughly discussed at the meeting. Generally, the majority of the research seminars are led by prominent researchers from other institutions who present the research project on which they are currently engaged. IR graduate students who are “on the market” are encouraged to give a seminar where they can present their job market paper.

Labor seminars are typically on Mondays, 1:20pm, in the Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room 217 during the fall and spring semesters. The dates and locations may vary, however, and are noted on the seminar schedule. Currently, these seminars are presented via Zoom.

Graduate Labor Workshops

The Section also arranges graduate labor workshops (or labor lunches) during the year. These are given generally by graduate students who have a work in progress that they would like to present or discuss in order to receive feedback, especially from Section faculty. Occasionally a faculty member or researcher from another institution may also present a paper.

Starting in the spring of 2020, these workshops have been refocused as small sessions for the student, Section faculty, and any other faculty the student may wish to invite. We make these sessions open to a wider audience only at the request of the student.

Currently, these session are held via Zoom on Thursdays, 12:00pm EST. During normal business operations, they are usually presented all year in the Louis A. Simpson International Building, Room 271.