Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

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The following information is for Department of Economics seminars. Department seminars are generally held in the Economics Conference Room, SSH 1113.The department has regular seminar series in Applied Microeconomics, Microeconomics Theory, Macroeconomics / International Economics and Econometrics and seminar series that meet in selected quarters in Economic History and Economy, Justice and Society. In addition the department has brownbag workshops including Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. Other economics-related seminars on the U.C.-Davis campus are sponsored by Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Institute of Governmental Affairs, and the Agricultural History Center.


Meets Monday 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm
Azeem Shaikh (U. of Chicago)
Elie Tamer (Harvard U.)


Meets Tuesday 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Tarun Sabarwal (U of Kansas)
"Characterizing robust solutions in monotone games"
Jacopo Perego (Columbia)
Li, Hao (UBC)
Joao Thereze ( Princeton)
Alex Jakobsen (U of Calgary)

Economic History

Meets Tuesday 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Leah Boustan (Princeton)
"Automation before robots: Machine tools and the US labor market."
Jonathan Chapman (NYU AD)
"Democracy, Redistribution, and Inequality: Evidence from the English Poor Law"
Chenzi Xu (Stanford Business School)

Environment and Energy

Meets Wednesday 3:40 - 5:00 p.m.

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Industrial Organization

Meets Wednesday 4:10pm – 5:30pm

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Macroeconomics/International Economics

Public Finance - Labor Economics

Meets Thursday 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm
Melinda Morrill (North Carolina State U)
Kasey Buckles (U of Notre Dame)
"The Great Recession's Baby-less Recovery: The Role of Unintended Births."
Vasco Yasenov (Stanford U)


Meets Tuesday 4:10pm – 5:30pm
Travis Lybbert (UC Davis)
"Shedding an Oppositional Identity: Religiosity and Educational Attainment Among the Roma"
Jing Cai (Maryland)
Tenga Gong (UC Davis)


Meets Monday from 3:40 PM to 5:00 PM
Tim Cason (Purdue University)
“Contingent Reasoning and Dynamic Public Goods Provision”
Peter Wakker (Erasmus School of Economics)


The Economics Department hosts a 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. The seminars will be followed by a reception with department faculty.
Dave Rapson (UC Davis)
“Should we Pump the Brakes on Electric Vehicles? A Pro-Climate Perspective”?