Lunch Time Seminar.

The Lunch Time Seminar provides an informal setting in which initial research ideas and "work in progress" can be presented. The seminar will provide an informal exchange and discussion on ongoing research projects and projects with members of the Department of Economics.

Due to the spread of the COVID-19 ("Coronavirus"), the lunch time seminar will be held as a virtual seminar for the moment. We provide a link to the recorded sessions after the presentations.

Coordinators: Mario Lackner ( and Dieter Pennerstorfer (


Summer Term 2020



(11:00-12:00 am)

Michael Brottrager (JKU)
Costs of mobility and regional unemployment: Evidence from Austrian Labor Market Districts

(link to presentation:

(12:00-13:00 pm)

Daniel Schäfer (JKU)
Nominal Wage Adjustments and the Composition of Pay: New Evidence from Payroll Data

14.05.2020 Neha Deopa (Graduate Institute, Geneva)
Scenes from a Monopoly: Renewable Resources and Quickest Detection of Regime Shifts
04.06.2020 Arseny Samsonov (UCLA)
25.06.2020 Walter D'Lima (Old Dominion University, Norfolk) 
Opioid Crisis and Housing Market Effects