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Economics Seminar Series: Spring 2020

Join us for a wonderful lineup of seminar speakers in Snead Hall Fridays from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Note: Guests from outside VCU can find convenient visitor parking in the JL Lot located at 200 W. Cary Street. Please contact Ioannis Kospentaris (ikospentaris@vcu.edu) or Daniel Stephenson (stephensod@vcu.edu) with questions.

Networking & Research

Student Economics Association: Socialize and network with your peers while gaining valuable insight into future career opportunities.

Experimental Laboratory for Economics and Business Research: Work with faculty to conduct computer-mediated experiments.

VCU Center for Economic Education: Provides K-12 students with the economic knowledge and financial skills needed to thrive in today’s economy.

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond: Learn about local economic conditions and opportunities.

American Economic Association: See what issues economists nationwide are researching.

Richmond Association for Business Economics: Join local business leaders for lunch and a speaker. A great networking opportunity!

Real-Time Population Survey (RPS): Adam Blandin, Ph.D. assistant professor in the VCU School of Business and Alexander Bick, Ph.D., associate professor at Arizona State started the biweekly Real-Time Population Survey out of a desire to use their skills as economists to help policymakers, reporters, analysts and the public during the COVID-19  pandemic. Since launch, their research has been cited widely in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Forbes, The New York Times and The Washington Post, and has drawn attention from notable economists worldwide.

 

New survey shows labor market recovery stalling

New survey shows labor market recovery stalling

Monday, July 27

Real-Time Population Survey provides policymakers with current market data.

Employment continues to rebound, new survey shows

Employment continues to rebound, new survey shows

Wednesday, June 24

The net increase is being driven primarily by individuals working for a new employer, as opposed to returning to former

George Hoffer, emeritus professor, discusses buying the car industry in a pandemic

George Hoffer, emeritus professor, discusses buying the car industry in a pandemic

Wednesday, May 20

George Hoffer shares expertise in Forbes article.

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