Spring 2022 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 Spring 2022 seminars will be hosted by Dr. Noel Johnson 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.

In person seminars will be held from 12 - 1:15pm in Carow Hall, which is on George Mason University's Fairfax campus. A light lunch for seminar participants will be available at 11:45 am.

Virtual seminars will be held 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 Kashiff A. Thompson (kthomp7@gmu.edu).  

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Spring 2022 Schedule of Speakers:


Max Winkler, Harvard University

Presentation: Shocks and Social Norms


Richard Bluhm, Leibniz University

Presentation: Ethnofederalism and Ethnic Voting


Filipe Campante, Johns Hopkins University

Presentation: The Political Economy Consequences of China’s Export Slowdown


César Martinelli, George Mason University

Presentation: Economic Consequences of Mass Migration: the Venezuelan Exodus in Peru 


Marc Law, University of Vermont

Presentation: Do Experts and Laypersons Differ? Some Evidence from International Classical Music Competitions


Scott Cunningham, Baylor University

Presentation: Causal Inference: The Mixtape

4/20 (Virtual) 

Trevon Logan, Ohio State

Presentation: Competition and Discrimination in Public Accommodations: Evidence from the Green Books

4/28 (Thursday!)

Nuno Palma, University of Manchester

Presentation: American Treasure and the Decline of Spain


Sascha Becker, Monash University

Presentation:Freedom of the Press? Catholic Censorship during the Counter-Reformation