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Economics & Finance
College of Business
Department 3985
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2178
Fax: (307) 766-5090
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Past Speakers

The Department of Economics and Finance hosts many speakers each academic year.  Below is a list of our most recent speakers and the topics discussed. Click here for Seminars mainpage.

Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 Speakers

Date Presenter Title Institution Time  Location


Sarah Jacobson

"When Do Punishment 

Institutions Work?"







Julian Alston


University of California,




BU 123


Rachel Croson

"Intra- and Inter-personal Strategic Ignorance"

University of Texas,




BU 123


Harrison Fell

"A one-two punch: Joint effects of natural

gas abundance and renewables on coal-fired power plants"

Colorado School

of Mines


BU 123


Steven Wallander

"The Supply Side of Ecosystem Services: A Federal Program Perspective”

USDA Economic Research Service


BU 123


Kathleen McGarry

"50 Years of the War on Poverty: What it Meant for the Elderly"



BU 123


Dan Petrolia

“Risk on the Half-Shell”




BU 123


Jacob LaRiviere

“Shareholder Protection and Dividend Policy: an Experimental Analysis”

University of Tennessee 

3:30-5:00 BU 123


Diane Charlton

"A Declining Farm Workforce: Analysis of Panel Data from Rural Mexico"

University of California, Davis

3:10 BU 123


Jack Pezzey

"Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Directed Technical Change and the British Industrial Revolution"

Australian National University 

1:30-3:00 BU 123

Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 Speakers

Date Presenter       Title Institution         Time   Location         
8/30/2013 Seth Blumsack Negawatt Options in Electric Power Capacity Auctions Pennsylvania State University 3:30-5:00 BU 123
9/6/2013 Michael Keith Price Putting Behavioral Economics to Work: Using Targeted Messages to Manage Residential Water/Energy Use Georgia State University 3:30-5:00 BU 121
9/20/2013 Ted Juhl To Be Announced University of Kansas 3:30-5:00 BU 121
9/27/2013 Paul Ferraro

Can Panel Data Designs and Estimators Substitute for Randomized Controlled Trials in the Evaluation of Environmental Programs?

Georgia State University 3:30-5:00 BU 121
10/4/2013 Scott Linn Ownership Structure, Management Control, and Agency Costs University of Oklahoma 3:30-5:00 BU 121
10/25/2013 Sjur Westgaard

Modeling and Forecasting Electricity Price Risk with Quantile Factor Models

Norwegian University of Science and Technology 3:30-5:00 BU 121
11/15/2013 Robert Metcalfe

The Behavioralist as Tax Collector: Using Natural Field Experiments to Enhance Tax Compliance

University of Chicago 3:30-5:00 BU 121
12/4/2013 Andrea Mannberg TBA Umea University, Sweden 12:00-1:00 BU 121
2/28/2014 John Nofsinger The Psychology of Investing: It's Not Just Fear and Greed! Washington State University 2:00-4:00 BU AUD
3/27/2014 Kelsey Jack Uncertainty, Self-Selection and the Design of Subsidies: Evidence from Zambia Tufts University 3:30-5:00 BU 121
3/28/2014 Laura Spierdijk Health, Lifestyle and Disability Outcomes University of Groningen 3:30-5:00 BU 121
5/2/2014 Michael Bask Optimal Monetary Policy Under Learning in a New Keynesian Model with Cost Channel and Inflation Inertia Uppsala University 3:30-5:00 BU 121

Spring 2012 Speakers

Professor Sridhar Gogineni, University of Wyoming Finance professor and 2011 co-recipient of the Crocker Award, will present his research in a seminar on Feb. 17, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. in the College of Business room 121.  The title of his research paper is, "Target returns in management involved buyouts: An analysis of controlling mechanisms".

Professor Hilla Skiba, University of Wyoming Finance professor and 2011 co-recipient of the Crocker Award, will present her research in a seminar on March 23, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. in the College of Business room 121.  The title of her research paper is, "Information immobility, industry concentration, and institutional investors' performance".

Professor Michael Margolis from Gettysburg College will be on campus March 30, 2012.  He will present his research in a seminar at 3:30 p.m. in the College of Business room 121.  The title of his research paper is, "The causal structure of competitive markets or, A Principles level introduction to nonparametric identification".  More information on Professor Margolis can be found at

Professor John Lynham from the University of Hawaii at Manoa will be on campus April 20, 2012.  He will present his research in a seminar at 3:30 p.m. in the College of Business room 121.  The title of his research paper is, "A Laboratory Test of The Resource Curse Hypothesis".  More information on Professor Lynham can be found at

Professor Craig Bond from Colorado State University will visit campus during the spring 2012 semester.  More information on him can be found at

Professor John Puthenpurackal from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will visit campus during the fall 2012 semester.  More information on Professor Puthenpurackal can be found at

Professor Paul Koch from the University of Kansas will be on campus during the spring 2013 semester.  More information on Professor Koch can be found at

Professor Daniel Riera-Crichton from Bates College presented his research on "Banking Crises, External Turmoil and the Role of Gross Foreign Investment Reversals". For more information on Professor Riera-Crichton visit his web site at

Professor Scott C. Linn from the University of Oklahoma presented a paper titled "Evidence on the Determinants of Cash Holdings by Private and Public Companies".  Professor Linn holds the position of R.W. Moore Chair in Finance and Economic Development in the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma.  For more information about  Professor Linn please visit his web page at  You can also access his papers on the SSRN at

Dr. Chris Hansen presenting his paper "Optimal Portfolios for Power Plants and the Role of Nuclear: Tsunami Impacts in Japan and Beyond".  This presentation was sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Ag Economics Department.

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