Lunch Time Seminar.

The Lunch Time Seminar provides an informal setting in which initial research ideas, ongoing research and "work in progress" can be presented and discussed with members of the Department of Economics. It regularly takes place on Thursdays, between 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm.

Due to the spread of the COVID-19 ("Coronavirus"), the lunch time seminar will be held as a virtual seminar for the moment.

Coordinators: Mario Lackner ( and Dieter Pennerstorfer (


Summer Term 2021


Johannes Muthers (JKU)

Opportunism and Manufacturer Collusion


Peter Brummund (University of Alabama)

How Do Restaurants Pay for the Minimum Wage?


Mario Lackner (JKU)

The effect of income (shocks) on delinquent behavior – Evidence from the upper end of the income distribution


Jochen Güntner (JKU)

Ease on the cannons, tighten on the trumpets: Geopolitical risk and the transmission of monetary policy shocks


Matthias Fahn (JKU)

Competition and Productivity – The Role of Informal Incentives


Nicholas Gagnon (WU Wien)

The Effect of Unfair Chances and Gender Discrimination on Labor Supply


Dean R. Lillard (Ohio State University)

The Economics of Nicotine Consumption


Mario Lackner (JKU)

The Forces Behind Social Unrest During Covid-19


Michael Brottrager (JKU)

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