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.

Format during the fall of 2021

Seminar speakers have been invited to present in person on campus or via Zoom.  In both cases, members of the University community are invited to attend/view in person in 217 or connect via a Zoom meeting. Zoom participants who wish to ask a question may raise a virtual Zoom hand, and one of our facilitators will inform the speaker. As of September 10, speakers will not need to be masked while presenting, but those attending in person will need to be masked.  This University policy may be updated as more information becomes available. We are currently ordering clear face masks as an option for speakers, as the clear masks will help all attendees access the presentation as fully and completely as possible. Please contact Valerie Ching with any questions.

Upcoming Labor Economics Seminars

Aurélie Ouss, University of Pennsylvania
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Rm 217 and via Zoom

Graduate Labor Workshops

The Section also arranges graduate labor workshops (or labor lunches) during the year on Thursdays at 12pm ET in the Louis A .Simpson International Building, Room 271. 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.

Generally these workshops are open to members of the Section and the wider Economics  Department, and any other faculty the student may wish to invite. On occasion these sessions are held in a smaller format for the student and Section faculty to allow for more focused  feedback and discussion.  Please contact Valerie Ching if you wish to be added to the workshop invitation list.

Format during the fall 2021

Please note - no lunch will be provided in the fall during these sessions. Workshop speakers have the option of presenting in person or via Zoom. In both cases, members of the University community are invited to attend/view in person in 271 or connect via a Zoom meeting. The format of the workshops will be the same as for the Labor Seminars, noted above.

Upcoming Graduate Labor Workshops