Lowe Institute of Political Economy

Events and Conferences

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Lowe Senior Thesis Writer’s Conference - Spring 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
5:30 – 7:45 p.m.
MMCA Parents Room
Organizing Chair: Professor Heather Antecol
RSVP: kspetnagel@cmc.edu

Conference Program

5:30 – 5:45 p.m. Reception – Parents Room Lounge
5:45 – 6:15 p.m. Dinner – Parents Room Dining Room
6:15 – 6:30 p.m. Tessa DeCandido
Driving Consumer Response in Digital Marketing
Reader: Professor Ricardo Fernholz
6:30 – 6:45 p.m. Nathan Falk
Policy Uncertainty and Irreversible Investment in the United States
Reader: Professor Cameron Shelton
6:45 – 7:00 p.m. James Havlicek
Say Goodbye to Hollywood: The Performance Discrepancy of Franchise Films between the Domestic and Foreign Box Office
Reader: Professor Darren Filson
7:00 – 7:15 p.m Karan Saggi
Who is the Customer? Identifying the Initial Adopters of Formal Savings. Field Evidence from Malawi
Reader: Professor Jeffrey Flory
7:15 – 7:30 p.m. Nicole Appleton
Unemployment Rates During the Not-So-Great Recovery: How Much is Structural versus Cyclical?
Reader: Professor Manfred Keil
7:30– 7:45 p.m. Dessert and Closing Remarks – Professor Heather Antecol

Southern California Conference in Applied Microeconomics

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Lowe Institute of Political Economy in conjunction with the Berger Institute for Work, Family and Children and the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College would like to invite paper submissions for the 5th annual Southern California Conference in Applied Microeconomics (SoCCAM). The one-day conference will be held at the Claremont Colleges Friday, April 4, 2014. The keynote luncheon address will be given by Eric Hanushek, the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. We encourage paper submissions in all areas of applied microeconomics including environmental economics, experimental economics, labor economics, health economics, population economics, law and economics, urban economics, and public economics. We invite paper submissions from faculty and graduate students from all colleges and universities in southern California.

  • Please send all paper submissions to the Lowe Institute at Claremont McKenna College at: kspetnagel@cmc.edu.
  • The deadline for paper submissions to the conference is January 31, 2014.
  • The SoCCAM Organizing Committee will select the papers to be presented at the conference.
  • Registration is free to all participants. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, parking and conference booklet.
  • Registration link: SoCCAM REGISTRATION
  • Paper presenters and discussants will be paid an honorarium of $300 to cover travel expenses.
  • For more information, please contact Professor David Bjerk at dbjerk@cmc.edu.

Supporting Research Institutes

Marc Weidenmier, Director, Lowe Institute of Political Economy
Robert Lowe Professor of Economics and George Roberts Faculty Research Fellow
Claremont McKenna College

Tomoe Kanaya, Director, Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children
Claremont McKenna College

SoCCAM Organizing Committee

David Bjerk, CMC

Kate Antonovics, UCSD

Manisha Shah, UCLA

Scott Carrell, UC-Davis

Marianne Bitler, UC-Irvine

Heather Royer, UC-Santa Barbara

Money For Nothing – Inside the Federal Reserve
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Freeberg Forum, Kravis Center
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

A behind the scenes look at the workings of the Federal Reserve. Documentary followed by a Q&A with film director Jim Bruce.