Department Seminar Series
The Department of Economics hosts four seminar series.
The Bugas Lectures. The Bugas Lectures hosted by the Department of Economics at the University of Wyoming
are an opportunity for Economics students to interact with and watch presentations
by some of today's top Economists. 2-3 speakers per semester spend three days hosting
seminars and meeting with students.
Guest Speaker Seminars. The department's main seminar series, usually held on Fridays from 3:30-5:00 p.m.,
features guest speakers from other universities. All interested individuals are welcome
to attend these seminars.
Brown-Bag Workshops. On Fridays during the semester when there is no guest-speaker seminar, the department
hosts a 12:00-1:00 p.m. "brown-bag" (bring your own lunch) workshop, at which both
faculty and students present work in progress. All interested individuals are welcome
Graduate Student Seminars. The graduate student seminar series, organized by the graduate students themselves
and provides students the opportunity to share research ideas and practice presenting
papers before attending conferences or going on the job market.
To receive email reminders about upcoming seminars join the Mailing List by clicking here.
Fall 2023 Seminars | Guest Speakers
Olle Häggström Professor of Mathematical Statistics , Chalmers University of Technology Monday, September 4, 2023 12:00pm Zoom Olle Häggström is a professor of mathematical statistics. The bulk of his research
qualifications are in probability theory, but in recent years he has redirected much
of his attention to futurology, existential risk, AI safety and related topics. Olle
is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in the Mathematics class, as well as of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), in the 7th division: VII Basic and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences.
Daniela Puzzello PhD, Professor of Economics, Indiana University Friday, September 8, 2023 3:00 pm BU 123 Daniela Puzzello is a Professor of Economics at Indiana University. Professor Puzzello's
research interests are in economic theory, experimental economics and monetary economics.
Her research integrates theory and experiments to study social norms of exchange,
welfare improving trading institutions, mispricing in asset markets and the impact
of monetary policies on economic outcomes. Daniela's research has been published in
several journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Theory,
European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Economic Behavior
and Organization, Journal of Mathematical Economics and Journal of Monetary Economics.
Volodymyr Lugovskyy PhD, Assoc Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Indiana University Friday, September 8, 2023 3:00 pm BU 123 Born in Ukraine, Volodymyr has previously held faculty positions at University of
Memphis and Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Lugovskyys main research interests
are in international trade, particularly in the variety gains from trade, trade costs,
and patterns of specialization. He also has projects in experimental economics. He
has taught courses in microeconomics, statistics, game theory, and international trade.
He has published papers in the Journal of International Economics, European Economic
Review, Journal of Development Economics, and Journal of Money Credit and Banking.
Jacob Gellman PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Economics at the University of Alaska
Anchorage Friday, October 6, 2023 3:30 pm BU 123 Jacob Gellman is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Economics at the University
of Alaska Anchorage. His research focuses on the economics of wildfire, land use,
and housing. He holds a PhD in Environmental Science & Management from the University
of California, Santa Barbara. Throughout his career he has worked on interdisciplinary
wildfire issues with economists, ecologists, meteorologists, and other natural scientists.
Prior to his graduate studies he worked as an energy economics consultant, where he
advised utilities and tribes on energy decisions and produced expert witness testimony
for legal cases.
Johanna B. Mollerstrom Associate Professor, George Mason University Friday, October 13, 2023 3:30 pm BU 123 Johanna Mollerstrom received her PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2013.
Her general research topics are experimental and behavioral economics, gender economics,
and public economics. In particular, she is interested in questions related to demand
for redistribution, social preferences, and gender. Among others, her work has been
published in the Review of Economics of Statistics, the Economic Journal, the Journal
of Public Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, Experimental Economics and the Journal
of Economic Behavior and Organization.
Andrew Bibler PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Friday, November 3, 2023 3:30 pm BU 123 Andrew is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research
interests are in Economics of Education, Labor Economics and Public Economics. He
received his PhD in Economics from Michigan State University in 2016.
Spring 2024 Seminars
Eric Lewis PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Texas A&M University Friday, February 9, 2024 3:30 pm BU 123 Eric Lewis is an assistant professor of Public Policy at the Bush School of Government
and Public Service at Texas A&M University. His research interests include upstream
oil and gas production, methane pollution, and the economic impact of natural disasters.
His research has been published in the RAND Journal of Economics and American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. Prior to his work at Texas A&M, he was a staff economist in the Antitrust Division
of the US Department of Justice.
Jared Rubin PhD, Professor/Co-Director, Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics and Society,
Chapman University Friday, April 12, 2024 3:00 pm BU 123 Jared Rubin is an economic historian interested in the political and religious economies
of the Middle East and Western Europe. His research focuses on historical relationships
between political and religious institutions and their role in economic development.
His book, Rulers, Religion, and Riches: Why the West Got Rich and the Middle East Did Not (Cambridge University Press, 2017) explores the role that Islam and Christianity played
in the long-run “reversal of fortunes” between the economies of the Middle East and
Western Europe. It was awarded the Douglass North Best Book Award for the best research
in institutional and organizational economics published during the previous two years,
awarded by the Society of Institutional and Organizational Economics . He is the Co-Director
of Chapman University's Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics and Society
(IRES) and the President of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics,
and Culture (ASREC). He graduated with a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University
in 2007 and a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2002.
Previous Seminar Events
Please click here to view our past guest speakers.