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 Summer Session 2021, 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.  We anticipate a return to campus for Fall 2021.

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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 Tuesday 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Chiaki Hara (Kyoto)
"Measure of Ambiguity Aversion for Smooth Utility Functions"
Idione Meneghel (ANU)
Juan Dubra (Montevideo)
Jinwoo Kim (Seoul National U)
Satoru Takahashi (NUS)
Gaoji Hu (SUFE)

Economic History

Environment and Energy

Industrial Organization

Meets Wednesday 4:10pm – 5:30pm

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Macroeconomics/International Economics

Meets Wednesday 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Mick Devereux (University of British Columbia)
"Foreign Reserves Management and Original Sin"
Eunhee Lee (U. Maryland)
"High-skill Immigration, Offshoring R&D, and Firm Dynamics"
Aeimit Lakdawala (Wake Forest University)
Laura Alfaro (Harvard University)
Yiting Li (National Taiwan University)
Martin Uribe (Columbia University)

Public Finance - Labor Economics


Meets Tuesday 4:10pm – 5:30pm
Robyn Meeks (Duke)



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.
Peter Lindert (UC Davis)