Previous Workshop Schedules

Past Schedules:

Friday Afternoon Workshop Schedule, Fall, 2013

Date

 

Location

 

Topic

Presenter

Reading: (Title and link to reading provided)

9/27/2013

 

DMH 135

 

How to Make Money and Find Happiness using Ordinary Least Squares

Matthew Holian, San Jose State University

The speaker will present results from several of his recent papers which can be found here, here, and here.

10/11/2013

 

DMH 308

 

The Electricity Industry

Lynne Kiesling, Northwestern University

Electricity Regulation in an Environment of Technological Change and Competitive Retail Markets

Supplemental paper here.

10/18/2013

 

DMH 308

 

The Value of Formalism: Re-examining External Costs and Decision Costs with Multiple Groups

Robi Ragan, San Jose State University

The speaker will present this paper

11/15/2013

 

DMH 308

 

Testing Democracy in Deficit: Keynesian Economics in a Buchanan World

Edward Lopez, Western Carolina University

reading TBA

11/22/2013

 

DMH 308

 

Reading Group Discussion: Free Market Fairness

Mike Jerbic, San Jose State University

The speaker has created a webpage with links to a one page description of the format of this session, as well as to the two brief readings we will discuss, which can also be downloaded directly here and here.

 

 

 

Friday Afternoon Workshop Schedule, Spring Semester, 2013

Date

Location

(Time) Topic

1/25/2013

 DMH 135

1st meeting— group discussion of individual research plans for semester*

2/1/2013

 

DMH 236

 

open lab (DMH 236); *

faculty will attend the annual Teaching Summit, but the COSS lab will be open for students

2/8/2013

 

 DMH 308

 

Seminar Presentation: Lydia Ortega, San Jose State University

  • Topic: Microfoundations of Macroeconomics Redux

2/15/2013

 

DMH 236

 

Seminar Presentation: Richard Taketa, San Jose State University

  • Topic: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

2/22/2013

 

DMH 236

 

Seminar Presentation: Richard Taketa, San Jose State University

  • Topic: Applications with GIS

3/1/2013

DMH 236

open lab (DMH 236); *

3/8/2013

 

Workshop Cancelled     (Meetings of the Public Choice Society)

3/15/2013

DMH 236

open lab (DMH 236); *

3/22/2013

 DMH 236

open lab (DMH 236); *

3/29/2013

 

 

 


No Workshop
: Spring Break

Spring Break Reading: Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers: The Economic Engine of Political Change

4/5/2013

 

 

 DMH 308

 

 


Reading Group; Discussion Leader: Matt Holian, San Jose State University

4/12/2013

 

open lab (DMH 236); *

4/19/2013

DMH 308

Seminar Presentation Donald Wittman, UC Santa Cruz

 

 

4/26/2013

DMH 236

open lab (DMH 236); *

5/3/2013

DMH 236

open lab (DMH 236); *

5/10/2013

 

 

DMH 308

 

 

 

Seminar Presentation Yeung Nan Shieh, San Jose State University

Topic: Wilhelm Launhardt’s Spatial Monopoly Theory in 1885

Suggested background reading: Launhardt's Chapter 27: Market Area for the Sale of Goods

 * SJSU students and faculty only

 

 

Fall Semester, 2012

Date

Topic

Readings

Barstool Location

Aug 24

Student Research Presentations

Jim Caton and Anand Saxena.

 

 

TBA

Students can crash the Grad student orientation, DMH 149A, 5:30-7pm

Aug 31

No Workshop

 

 

Sep 7

No Workshop

 

 

Sep 14

Reading Group Discussion (Part I)

Violence and Social Orders, by North, Wallis and Weingast.

Grande Pizzeria

Sep 21

No Workshop

 

 

Sep 28

Colleen Haight, San Jose State University

Lessons from Delphi: Religious Markets and Spiritual Capitals,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 18 November 2010

Grande Pizzeria

Oct 5

No Workshop

 

 

Oct 12

Reading Group Discussion (Part II)

 Violence and Social Orders, by North, Wallis and Weingast.

"Violence, access, and competition in the market for protection", by Douglas B. Rogers, Adam C. Smith, and Bart J. Wilson

 Grande Pizzeria

Oct 19

No Workshop

 

 

Oct 26

Kirill Chernomaz, San Francisco State University

Doing experiments in economics

Grande Pizzeria

Nov 2

Barry Weingast, Stanford Univesity

Political-Economic Development Traps

(paper available on table outside the main office of the Econ Dept.)

Grande Pizzeria

Nov 9

Tom Means, San Jose State University

Unintended or intended consequences? The effect of below market housing mandates on housing markets in California

Grande Pizzeria

Nov 16

No Workshop – SEA conference

 

 

Nov 23

No Workshop

 

 

Nov 30

Student Research Presentations

Kevin Chiu

Who Supports Growth Control Initiatives in San Francisco?

Grande Pizzeria

Date TBD

Post-Comp Exam Barstool Celebration!

 

Location TBD

Spring 2012 Schedule:

Date

Presenter

Topic

Barstool

01-27

No Workshop-First week of class

 

 

02-03

No Workshop-Faculty Teaching Summit

 

 

02-10

Claudia Williamson (Development Research Institute, New York University)

http://www.claudiawilliamson.com/

"Constraining Private Predation"

 

4th Street Pizza

02-17

No Workshop Scheduled

 

 

02-24

Readings Group

Michael C. Munger, "Euvoluntary or Not, Exchange is Just," (Social Philosophy & Policy 2011) ungated copy on author's website.

4th Street Pizza

03-02

Matt Zwolinski (University of San Diego) http://home.sandiego.edu/~mzwolinski/

 

-Exploitation and Unfair Pricing- (emphasis on pp.7-8, 18-25)

 

Grande Pizza

03-09

Readings Group

Assigned reading:

Peter Leeson, "Trading With Bandits," J. of Law & Economics, 2007

 

Additional suggested reading:

Alvin Roth, "Repugnance as a Constraint on Markets," J. of Economic Perspectives, 2007 

Grande Pizza

03-16

Alexandre Padilla (Metropolitan State College of Denver)

 

 

-Why are HIV outbreaks in the adult film industry the exception and not the norm?-

4th Street Pizza

03-23

Placeholder: student presentations

 

 

03-30

No Workshop-Spring Break

 

 

04-06

No Workshop-APEE Conference

 

 

04-13

Jed DeVaro (CSU East Bay)

-Using -Opposing Responses- and Relative Performance to Distinguish Empirically Among Alternative Models of Promotions.-

 

Grande Pizza

04-20

Joshua C. Hall (Beloit College)

Frictions in Polycentric Administration with Non-Congruent Borders: Evidence from Ohio School District Class Sizes

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1980843

4th Street Pizza

04-27

No Workshop Scheduled

 

 

05-04

Bart Wilson (Chapman University)

-An Experimental Economic History of Whalers' Rules of Capture-

 

Grande Pizza

05-11

William F. Shughart, II (Utah State University)

-Hope and Change in the Obama Administration-s Antitrust Policy-

4th Street Pizza

 

 Fall 2011 Schedule:

Date Barstool
Location
Paper Title orReading Topic Paper Presenter or Reading Selection

08-26

Grande Pizza

Introduction and Group Discussion

Video and Discussion, TBD

09-02

Smoke Eaters

McCloskey on Rhetoric

Rhetoric of Inquiry (19pp.)
Discussion Leader: Ed Lopez

09-09

Grande Pizza

McCloskey on Econometric Methodology

Size Matters (20pp.)
Discussion Leader: Matt Holian
optional readings: Leamer comment; Hooks & Robinson

09-16

Smoke Eaters

McCloskey on the Bourgeois Era

Bourgeios Dignity Chapters:
1 (The Tide of Innovation)
26 (Institutions Cannot Be Viewed As...) (NB: this is ch.33 in final book)
27 (Nor Did The Glorious Revolution...); (NB final ch #)

Discussion Leader: Jeff Hummel
optional: 28 (And So the Chronology...); 29 (And Anyway the Entire Absence...); Boettke comment

09-23

Grande Pizza

Special Event*

*room change: DMH 149B

A Video Conversation with Dierdre McCloskey

09-30

Grande Pizza

" Center City Vibrancy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation"

Matt Holian, SJSU

10-07

4th St Pizza

The Financial Crisis in the U.K.: Uncertainty, Calculation, and Error

Anthony J. Evans, Fulbright Scholar in Residence and ESCP Europe Business School

10-14

 

No Workshop Scheduled

 

10-21

 

NoWorkshop Scheduled

 

10-28

Grande Pizza

"An Analysis of Tax-Induced Cigarette Smuggling in America"

Todd Nesbit, College of Charleston

11-04

4th St Pizza

"L'Oreal v. eBay: Trademarks Reshaping Cross-border Internet Trade."

Tsvet Tsonsevski, Foundation for Economic Education

11-11

Grande Pizza

“The U.S.-E.U. Antitrust Coordination Doctrine”

Robert Dixon Crouch, M.A. Candidate, Department of Economics, SJSU

11-18

 

No Workshop Scheduled

Southern Economic Association meeting

11-25

 

No Workshop Scheduled

Thanksgiving Holiday

12-02

4th St Pizza

“The retention consequences of caps on executive compensation during financial crises”

Jed de Varo, CSU East Bay

12-09

Grande Pizza

“Brief, Renewable, and Private: A Better Fashion Copyright” (paper not available yet but here is a short background reading)

Ed Lopez

 

 

 

Spring 2011 Schedule (coming soon)

Fall 2010 Schedule (coming soon)