Applied Microeconomics Student Workshop
Department of Economics-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  Fall 2016

        
           The schedule of presentations is listed below and includes a link to the accompanying paper that will be accessible the Friday before the Tuesday workshop (at the latest).   Dr. Gilleskie will update the schedule as needed.   Speakers should plan to present for up to one hour beginning at 12:30 pm on Tuesdays, unless otherwise indicated below. Faculty and other students are welcome and encouraged to attend.


X = seminar; P = proposal defense; J = job market talk practice
Date Mon
Tue Wed Thur Fri Time/Location Student
Aug 30

X



12:30-1:30 pm in GA 211
Andrea Cortes Paper
Sep 06

J



12:30-1:30 pm in GA 211
Brad Shrago Paper
Sep 13

J



12:30-1:30 pm in GA 211
Marcela Contzen Paper
Sep 20

J



12:30-1:30 pm in GA 211
Chunxiao Li Paper
Sep 27

J



12:30-1:30 pm in GA 211
Jeff Ackerman Paper
Oct 04

J



12:30-1:30 pm in GA 211
Ning Fu Paper
Oct 11

J



12:30-1:30 pm in GA 211
Matt Forsstrom Paper
Oct 18

J



12:30-1:30 pm in GA 211
Apoorva Jain Paper
Oct 25

J



12:30-1:30 pm in GA 211
Priyesh Krishna Paper
Nov 01

J



12:30-1:30 pm in GA 211
Tan Tran Paper
Nov 08

J



12:30-1:30 pm in GA 211
Sofoklis Goulas Paper
Nov 15

J



12:30-1:30 pm in GA 211
Eddie Watkins Paper
Nov 22

X



12:30-1:30 pm in GA 211
Kristina Vaughan Paper
Nov 29

X



12:30-1:30 pm in GA 211
Josh Horvath Paper
Dec 06

X



12:30-1:30 pm in GA 211
David Diaz Paper

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact donna_gilleskie@unc.edu >

The purpose of this course (ECON 985) or workshop is (at least) three-fold:

           1.) By actively engaging in the workshop both as a presenter and a prepared and vocal participant, a student improves his or her ability to organize thoughts and to discuss ones' own and other research.

           2.) Participation in the workshop allows the student to associate, correct, or avoid similar problems in one's own research, and to learn appropriate presentation and research skills by observing and engaging others.

           3.) Participation in the workshop provides the student with feedback on his or her own research in a relaxed, but formal, setting from student colleagues and multiple faculty members who may or may not be dissertation committee members.

           All student participants are required to present at least once during the Fall or Spring semester. Student participants will also provide written comments on papers provided by EACH presenter. Please read the paper before the presentation and bring written comments to the presentation. Turn the comments in to Dr. Gilleskie, who will read and distribute them to the presenter. Think of yourself as a referee on the paper. As such, you should provide very detailed comments on the assigned paper in the format of a formal referee report; these comments should be substantive with regard to the economic content, modeling, and empirical work as well as constructive with regard to conveyance of the contribution of the paper, how it fits into the literature, grammar and style.

           In addition to the required presentation of own research at least once during the semester and weekly active participation, we encourage preliminary oral exams (defense of the prospectus) and final oral exams (defense of the dissertation) for applied micro students to be scheduled as part of the workshop. Exams have priority for scheduling and so there may be changes to the order, day, or time in which students present.  Since the times of the exams must accommodate the schedules of faculty on the committees, some of the workshops might be scheduled outside the usual workshop time and some regular attendees might be unable to attend. Also, there may be scheduling conflicts that necessitate using a conference room in which case only the committee members and student being examined would be able to attend.

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