Economic Theory Workshop

This seminar meets 6 to 10 times a semester in which graduate students and faculty report on research in progress on topics in economic theory and related areas. Faculty from other UMass departments as well as faculty from other universities and colleges are frequently invited to both attend and present papers.

Spring 2019 Schedule

Date Speaker(s) Title
March 18
4:00 pm
Robert Pollin
UMass Amherst
Economic Analysis of Medicare for All 
March 25**
4:00 pm
Tom Michl
Colgate University
Growth and Distribution: What Have We Learned?
April 1
4:00 pm
Deepankar Basu
UMass Amherst
Bias of OLS Estimators Due to Exclusion of Relevant and Inclusion of Irrelevant Variables
April 8
4:00 pm
Larry King
PERI UMass Amherst
The Political Economy of Health Inequalities and the Opioid Epidemic
April 17*
4:00 pm

Marta Murray-Close
US Census Bureau

How Husbands and Wives Report Their Earnings When She Earns More

April 22
4:00 pm
Mark Budolfson
University of Vermont
Harvard University                   
Integrating Population Ethics, Subgroup Health Disparities, and Animal Welfare into Environmental Economics Policy Analysis
April 29
4:00 pm
Naoki Yoshihara
UMass Amherst
Sraffian Indeterminacy in General Equilibrium Revisited

*This Wednesday has a Monday schedule.
**co-sponsored by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Workshop Location: 209 Crotty Hall (unless otherwise indicated)
412 N. Pleasant St., Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Papers will be posted at least one week prior to presentation.

For more details, contact Professor Katzner at