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Inaugural UC Davis Economics Undergraduate Seminar Thursday, October 18th, 3:30-4:30

Jennifer Doleac of Texas A&M will present the inaugural UC Davis Economics Undergraduate Seminar on Thursday, October 18th, 3:30-4:30 in SSH 1113, on “The unintended consequences of Ban the Box policies.” The event is free and open to all undergraduates and followed by a reception to talk with faculty about their economics-related interests.
Doleac will present research showing that policies intended to delay criminal background checks in the job interview process are associated with a higher level of overall discrimination in the job market against demographic groups that include more ex-offenders. The new Economics Department series will bring a compelling speaker each quarter to give undergraduate students insight into new topics and research in the field. These one hour talks will be designed for economics majors with an interest in the application of economics to the wider world around them. Like this one, the seminars will be followed by a reception with department faculty.