ONLINE Economics Research Seminar

During the crisis the regular research seminars of the Department of Economics are online and will take place using zoom. We invite researchers from other universities and research institutions present their original research work. Papers from all areas of economics are welcome. 

After the presentations, there is opportunity for informal discussion (BYO). 

Time: Wednesday, 4:00-5:00 pm (local time)
Coordination: René Böheim (please contact him, if you would like to present your work)
Zoom Invitations are available here (indicating the affiliation and website).

The schedule can be imported as a Google calendar or as an ics file.

Forthcoming presentations in the SUMMER TERM 2020:

Date Guest Speaker Title
30.03.2020 Michael Brottrager (JKU)  Unemployment and mobility costs
15.04.2020 Florian Ederer (Yale School of Management) Killer Acquisitions
22.04.2020 Todd Morris (Munich Center for the Economics of Aging) Shaping the Habits of Young Drivers
29.04.2020 Sofie Waltl (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Tracking Owners’ Sentiments: Subjective Home Values, Expectations and House Price Dynamics
06.05.2020 Mike Powell (Kellogg School of Management) Career Spillovers in Internal Labor Markets
13.05.2020 Fanny Dellinger (University of Innsbruck) Welfare benefits and location choice - evidence from Austria
20.05.2020 Han Ye (University of Mannheim) The Effect of Pension Subsidies on the Retirement Timing of Older Women
27.05.2020 Kilian Huber (University of Chicago) Are Bigger Banks Better? Firm-Level Evidence from Germany
03.06.2020 Anna Kerkhof (University of Cologne) Advertising and Content Differentiation: Evidence from YouTube
10.06.2020 Emilia Soldani (Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main) Price Information, Inter-Village Networks, and Bargaining Spillovers: Experimental Evidence from Ghana
17.06.2020 Volker Hahn (University of Konstanz) Implementing the Commitment Solution via Discretionary Policy-Making
24.06.2020 Dennis Wesselbaum (University of Otago) Does Pollution Affect Crime? Evidence from U.S. Cities
01.07.2020 Nicolas Ziebarth (Cornell University) Mandated Sick Pay: Effects on Coverage, Utilization, and the Spread of Diseases
08.07.2020 Conny Wunsch (University of Basel) The Gender Pay Gap Revisited: Methodological Improvements with Big Data

Sonia Bhalotra (University of Essex)

 Layoffs, benefits and domestic violence

Daniel Vincent Barron (Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University)

Wealth Dynamics in Communities
26.08.2020 Michèle Belot ( European University Institut) tba
09.09.2020 Moritz Schularick (University of Bonn) Modigliani meets Minsky: Inequality, Debt and Financial Fragility in America, 1950-2016
23.09.2020 Jennifer Brown (University of Utah) tba


The speaker's presentation lasts for up to 50 minutes, followed by questions from the audience (for about 10 minutes). Each seminar is moderated by the session host who collects questions during the talk.

If possible, participants should keep their cameras on (to give the speaker the sense of an audience) and their mics off (to minimize background noise) during the presentation.  

We will experiment with various methods for questions. During the seminar, only short clarifying questions shall be asked.  Speakers will be encouraged to pause every few slides to allow a gap for questions.  

These rules are subject to change as we gain experience at how to most efficiently organize the seminar.“

A list of online seminars can be found at: