Feed Your Mind Lunch Series
The Department of Economics hosts a quarterly "Feed Your Mind" Lunch Series aimed to bring students and professors together outside the classroom. The lunches give students the opportunity to learn about economics research in a small group format.
- "The lasting impacts of school shootings" with Professor Molly Schnell
- Date: Friday, April 16, at 12:00 PM CT
- RSVP here
- "While over 240,000 American students experienced a school shooting in the last two decades, little is known about the impacts of these events on surviving youth. In this talk, I will discuss my recent work on the persistent effects of school shootings on students' well-being and economic trajectories."
- Professor Chris Udry, "Does Poverty Change Labor Supply? Evidence from Multiple Income Effects and 115,579 Bags," February 19, 2021.
- Professor Udry shared his research on how labor supply and effort in northern Ghana respond to exogenous changes in income and wages using a randomized evaluation of a multi-faceted grant program combined with a bag-making operation. The research found that recipients of the grant program increase, rather than reduce, their supply of labor.
- Professor Sara Hernandez-Saborit, "Guns & Roses," November 13, 2020
- What do Guns & Roses have in common? Professor Hernandez-Saborit shared her research on how the development of the fresh-cut flower industry in Colombia affected different forms of violence in the country, and how creating job opportunities for females might prove to be an effective, anti-violence program.
- Professor Lori Beaman (Development Economics) in partnership with the Global Poverty Research Lab, January 16, 2020
- Professor Beaman discussed her research which is currently in the field in India. The research team is seeking to understand whether soft skills training will improve young women’s ability to transition from school to the labor market. Professor Beaman shared that it was a great experience – and she ended up meeting a student who she subsequently hired for summer research work!
- Professor Mar Reguant, "Real-Time Pricing in the Spanish Electricity Market," November 22, 2019
- Professor Reguant very much enjoyed sharing her research about electricity demand with students, hoping to spark their interest in the important challenges we are facing in energy markets. A student who attended the lunch will work with Professor Reguant this summer on a research project.