Econ Discussion Colloquium

Our Econ Discussion group is in full swing, this semester! Led by researcher, Matt Style, On a weekly basis, a group of students meet off-campus to discuss economic-related topics and the modern-day impact they have. To stay updated with future discussion opportunities, check out our MFI Discussion Flyer and fill out our form!

Fall 2021 Discussion Topics

  • Week 1: Introductions and Topic Discussion
  • Week 2: Chinese Evergrande Crisis
  • Week 3: U.S. Housing Market
  • Week 4: 
  • Week 5: Shortage of cars and semiconductors, and the entrepreneurial response to the shortage
  • Week 6: Informal institutions and tipping
  • Week 7: State Owned Enterprises, Clientelism, and Central Planning
  • Week 8: Industrial Policy for Developing Countries
  • Week 9:
  • Week 10:

Spring 2021 Discussion Topics

  • Week 1: Supply Chaine Disruptions
  • Week 2: Economics of Short Selling
  • Week 3: China's Belt & Road Initiative
  • Week 4: Economics of Energy Transition
  • Week 5: Made in China 2025 & Industrial Policy
  • Week 6: Wrokforce Skill Shortages
  • Week 7: Infrastructure Needs and Paying for It
  • Week 8: Economic Incentives & Unintended Consequences
  • Week 9: Bring Your Own Topic/Questions
  • Week 10: "Smokestack Chasing" by Countries and Localities

Fall 2020 Discussion Topics

  • Week 1: Economic Development
  • Week 2: Economic Development & Extractive Institutions
  • Week 3: International Trade
  • Week 4: Size of Large Firms
  • Week 5: Platform Economics
  • Week 6: Public Choice: Elections and Voting
  • Week 7: Welfare and Government Policies
  • Week 8: Economic Inequality
  • Week 9: Cost of Rent
  • Week 10: Public Finance- State Debt Issues