Seminar Series

Seminar Schedule: Spring 2020

UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics AAEC 8010

ATTENTION: Following USG's announcement dated 3/16/2020 of a move to online instruction due to health concerns, the remainder of the Spring 2020 Seminar Series has been cancelled.


Unless otherwise stated, all seminars will take place at 3:35 p.m., 210 Conner Hall (with remote connections to Tifton, SWD, and Griffin, 210 Stuckey). Seminars typically last to 5 p.m.


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Wednesday, January 8

No seminar - Faculty meeting

Wednesday, January 15

"Do 'Beef Bans' Affect Women's Health?" - Farhan Majid, University of Georgia

Wednesday, January 22

AAEC Faculty Lightning Round:

"Buy in to buy out: municipalities’ reluctance to the buyout programs after the natural disasters" - Yukiko Hashida

"The Effect of Training and Seed Credit Programs on Peanut Productivity: Evidence from Haiti" (with Greg McDonald & Jaime Rhoads) - Genti Kostandini

"Harnessing Food Demand Systems for Improved Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa" (with Chen Zhen, Soye Shin & Meichen Lu) - Ellen McCullough

Wednesday, January 29

"Machine and Deep Learning: Potential Applications to Economics" - Gopi Munisamy, University of Georgia, and Feras Batarseh, Georgetown University

Wednesday, February 5

No seminar - Faculty meeting

Wednesday, February 12

"Spatially Heterogeneous Groundwater Extraction Behaviors with Flow Dynamics: A Theoretical and Experimental Approach" - Seong Yun, Mississippi State University

Wednesday, February 19

"Beyond the inverse relationship: Area mismeasurement affects actual productivity, not just how we understand it" (with William J. Burke, Thelma Namonje, Milu Muyanga, and Nicole M. Mason) - Stephen Morgan, University of Florida

Wednesday, February 26

"The Greek crisis: A story of self-reinforcing feedback mechanisms" - Sophia Dimelis, Athens University of Business

Wednesday, March 4

No seminar - Faculty meeting

Wednesday, March 11

No seminar - Spring break

Wednesday, March 18

"The impact of agricultural landscape diversification on U.S. crop production" - Emily Burchfield, Emory University

Wednesday, March 25

Brian Dillon, Cornell University

Wednesday, April 1

No seminar - Faculty meeting

Wednesday, April 8

Graduate Student Lightning Round

Wednesday, April 15

Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday, April 22

Stefano Carattini, Georgia State University