Fall 2020 Wednesday Seminar Series

The Seminar Series, now over 35 years old, invites scholars from around the world to share their work in a formal lecture, which is followed by a rigorous question and answer session.

The Fall 2020 seminars will be hosted by Dr. Jonathan F Schulz and Dr. Natalya Naumenko and coordinated by Lisa Hill-Corley and Kashiff A. Thompson. All papers made available will be posted on this site for downloading. For more information, call the Center: (703) 993-2316.

Seminars will be held virtually from  12 - 1:15pm over Zoom. Each presentation will be followed by an informal discussion (students welcome) from 1:15 - 2pm.  The link and password will be distributed by email.  If you haven't received the link but would like to participate please contact Lisa Hill-Corley (lhillcor@gmu.edu) or Kashiff A. Thompson (kthomp7@gmu.edu).  

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Fall 2020 Schedule of Speakers:


Marco Tabellini, Harvard University

Presentation: Discrimination, Disenfranchisement and African American WWII Military Enlistment.


Luigi Guiso, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF)

Presentation: From Patriarchy to Partnership: Gender Equality and Household Finance


Jean-Philippe Platteau, Université de Namur

Presentation: Behind the Veil of Cultural Persistence: Marriage and Divorce in a Migrant Community


Tim Besley, London School of Economics and Political Science

Presentation: The Political Economy of Lockdown: Does Free Media Make a Difference?


Jean-Paul Carvalho, University of California, Irvine

Presentation: Identity and Underrepresentation: Interactions between Race and Gender


Katia Zhuravskaya, Paris School of Economics

Presentation: TBA


Chenzi Xu, Stanford University

Presentation: Reshaping Global Trade: The Immediate and Long-Run Effects of Bank Failures


Mara SquicciariniBocconi University

Presentation: TBA


Volha Charnysh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Presentation: TBA