Economics
Contact
Department Chair:
Barbara Craig

Administrative Assistant:
Terri Pleska

Department Email:


Phone: (440) 775-8483
Fax: (440) 775-6978

Location:
Rice Hall 233
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Other Speakers

Other Speakers
 

2014-2015

Martha Bergmark ’70 (Voices for Social Justice) April 23, 2015, “Justice for All: Making It Real” 

2001-2002:
 
Gregory Hess (Oberlin) “For Better or Worse: State Level Marital Formation & Risk Sharing”
 
David Altig (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland) “Monetary Policy and the Economic Frontier”
 
Gerhard Glomm (Indiana University) “Education Finance in a Dynamic Tiebout”
 
Matthew Shapiro (Univ Michigan) “Consumer Response to Tax Rebates”
 
Paul Decker (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.) “Customer Choice or Business as Usual?:  Promoting Innovation in the Design of WIA Training Programs through the Individual Training Account Experiment”
 
Steven D. Levitt (Chicago) “The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Teen Childbearing”
 
Paul Joskow (MIT) “Electricity Deregulation: What’s Gone Right? What’s Gone Wrong?”
 
Tim Brennan (Univ Maryland & Resourcdes for the Future) “Challenges in Deregulating Electricity: Drawing the Right Lessons from California”
 
Jerry Taylor (Cato Institute) “The Economic Case (Against) a Government Technology Policy”
 
Karen Palmer (Resources for the Future) “Electricity Restructuring: Consequences and Opportunities for the Environment”
 
Steve McAleavy (Search Consultants, Inc.) “The Emerging Market: Reality, Perception and the Process of Commoditization: A Recruiters View of the Power Industry”

2013-2014:

None

2012-2013:

Conference "Learning & Labor--100 Years of Economics Majors at Oberlin". Presenters and panelists include Alan Krueger, Dixie Sommers '70, Lisa Barrow, Wayne Vroman, Daniel Rees, Ronald Ehrenberg, Joshua Rosenbloom '81, John Earle '80, Christopher Rohlfs '00, Joshua Angrist '82, Orley Ashenfelter, Frank Sloan '64, Joshua Angrist '82, Tobias Pfutze, David Huffman '96, Fabian Lange, Kevin Lang, Darrick Hamilton '93, David Newhouse '95, and Nzinga Broussard '02.

Yesim Arat (Bogazici University) & Sevket Pamuk (London School of Economics) "Women's Rights and Feminism in Turkey Since 1980"

2011-2012:

Sylvia Nasar (Columbia University) “Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius”

Brendah Sekatane (North-West University) “Poverty and the Economics of Child Headed Households: A Case Study in Sebokeng Township (South Africa)”

2010-2011:

William A. Darity (Duke Univ) “Can Baby Bonds Address the Racial Wealth Gap in Post-Racial America?”

Sandra Pianalto (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland) “Current Economic and Monetary Policy Issues”

2009-2010:

William Darity (Duke University) “The New Economics of Color and Discrimination”

James Hilton ’68 (Johnson & Johnson, ret.) “Patent ‘Reform’ in the 21st Century: Why Corporate America is Divided” 

Edward F. McKelvey ’68 (Goldman Sachs) “Recovering from the Great Recession: What Worries Us and What Doesn’t”

Elizabeth C. Morris (International Labour Organization) “Labor Markets in Asia: Some Challenges & Policy Responses to the Global Economic Crisis”

2008-2009:

Economics Roundtable: “Setting National Priorities: Economic Challenges Facing the New Administration:"

Leonard Burman (Tax Policy Center); Anne O. Krueger ’53 (Johns Hopkins University); Richard Morgenstern ’68 (Resources for the Future); Marc R. Reinganum (Oppenheimer Funds); Frank Sloan ’64 (Duke University); Ellis W. Tallman (Oberlin).

2006-07: 

Calvin W. Sharpe (Case School of Law), “State of the Arbitration Controversy in Public Policy”

Incentives & Choice in Health Care: The Contributions & Limitations of Economics, various speakers: 

Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove (Cleveland Clinic Health System) “Leading Healthcare into a New Economic Paradigm”

Panel “Economic Incentives and the Under-Served”, with discussants Daniel Mendelson ’86 (Avalere Health); Steven L. Mickus (Mercy Health Partners); and Daniel R. Waldo ’72 (Medicare & Medicaid Services

Panel “Capital Markets & Innovations”, with discussants Geoffrey E. Harris ’83 (Sirios Capital Management); William H. Lewis ’90 (Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.); and Theodore L. Iorio (Tedor Pharma, Inc. 

Conference paper presentations:

Joseph P. Newhouse (Harvard) “What We Know and What We Don’t Know about the Effects of Cost Sharing on Demand for Medical Care and So What”, with discussant Mark Smith ’90 (Health Economics Resource Center, Veterans’ Administration)

John Cawley (Cornell) “Health Behaviors: Do They Respond to Incentives?”, with discussant Harsha Thirumurthy ’98 (Center for Global Development)

Donna Gilleskie (Univ North Carolina-Chapel Hill) “Health Capital: Theory and Empirical Evicence”, with discussant Luis Fernandez (Oberlin)

Mark Pauly (Univ of Pennsylvania) “Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard: Implications for Health Insurance Markets”, with discussant Carla Y. Willis ’85 (American Medical Assn)

Gautam Gowrisankaran (Washington University St. Louis) “Competition, Information Provision,

and Hospital Quality”, with discussant Jennifer F. Reinganum ’76 (Vanderbilt Univ)

Frank Sloan ’64 (Duke University) “Effects of Incentives on Pharmaceutical Innovation”, with discussant Lawrence Morse ’64 (North Carolina A & T State Univ)

Henry Aaron (Brookings Institution) “The Contributions of HealthEconomics to Public Policy”

Ernst Berndt (MIT) and Julie Donohue (University of Pittsburgh), “Direct to Consumer Advertising: Does it Work for Good or Bad?”, with discussant Emmett B. Keeler ’62 (RAND Corp)

Sean Nicholson (Cornell) “Medical Career Choices andRates of Return”, with discussant Daniel I. Rees ’86 (University of Colorado, Denver)

Thomas McGuire (Harvard University) “Physicians as Agents for Patients and the Impact of Changes in Payment Rates on Physicians’ Decisions”, with discussant Brian Golden ’84,(University of Toronto)

2004-2005:

Caroline Hoxby (Harvard) “Economics of Education: What’s Next for School Reform”

Eric Naevdal (Princeton) “Animal Rationality and Implications for Resource Management – The Case of Biological Reserves for Moose and Pine”

Paul Chen (Australian National Univ & Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland) “Reciprocity at the Workplace: Do Fair Wages Lead to Higher Effort, Productivity, and Profitability?”

2003-2004:

Kenneth Kuttner (Oberlin) “Temple Secrets Revealed: Ex-Fed Economist Tells All”

John E. Murray ‘81 (Toledo) “Sickness Absence and Insurance Benefits in Turn-of-the-Century America”

Donald G. Saari (Univ of California, Irvine) “Arrow’s Theorem – Does It Really Mean What We Have Been Told?”

Catharine B. Hill (Williams) “Affordability: Family Incomes and Net Prices at Highly Selective Private Colleges and Universities” 

Joseph Stanislaw (Cambridge Energy Research Associates) “From Globalization to Globality: The New Ineternational Dynamic and the Future of Energy in the 21st Century”

Arthur B. Laffer (Laffer Associates) “Tax Policy: Morality, Economics and the Election of ‘04”

 

2001-2002: 

Gregory Hess (Oberlin) “For Better or Worse: State Level Marital Formation & Risk Sharing” 

David Altig (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland) “Monetary Policy and the Economic Frontier” 

Gerhard Glomm (Indiana University) “Education Finance in a Dynamic Tiebout” 

Matthew Shapiro (Univ Michigan) “Consumer Response to Tax Rebates” 

Paul Decker (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.) “Customer Choice or Business as Usual?:  Promoting Innovation in the Design of WIA Training Programs through the Individual Training Account Experiment” 

Steven D. Levitt (Chicago) “The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Teen Childbearing” P

aul Joskow (MIT) “Electricity Deregulation: What’s Gone Right? What’s Gone Wrong?” 

Tim Brennan (Univ Maryland & Resourcdes for the Future) “Challenges in Deregulating Electricity: Drawing the Right Lessons from California” 

Jerry Taylor (Cato Institute) “The Economic Case (Against) a Government Technology Policy” 

Karen Palmer (Resources for the Future) “Electricity Restructuring: Consequences and Opportunities for the Environment” 

Steve McAleavy (Search Consultants, Inc.) “The Emerging Market: Reality, Perception and the Process of Commoditization: A Recruiters View of the Power Industry”