Past Events

  1. Mar 22, 2019, 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Discussion of issues and trends affecting Ohio agriculture. Speakers will be Barry Ward, Ben Brown, David Marrison and Ian Sheldon from OSU Extension and CFAES’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. Registration: $20. Register by March 16 by calling OSU Extension’s Darke County office, 937-548-5215. Details: darke.osu.edu. Location: Romer’s Catering, 118 E. Main St., Greenville, Ohio. 

  2. Mar 22, 2019, 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Amanda Ross, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Alabama, will present “Home Equity and the Timing of Claiming Social Security Retirement Income” on Friday, March 22nd from 10:30AM-12:00PM in Room 250A, Agricultural Administration Building (2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210). This event is open to the public. RSVPs are not required. Light refreshments will be served prior to the presentation beginning at 10:00AM.  

  3. Mar 19, 2019, 10:00am - 11:00am

    Learn how you can earn a Master of Economics (non thesis) in one year. 

  4. Mar 8, 2019, 10:30am - 12:00pm

    This event has been canceled. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Irvin Rojas, Assistant Professor at Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico, will present "Income Changes and Consumption Smoothing: The PIH Holds" 

  5. Mar 1, 2019, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

    AEDE Alumna and Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Dr. Krista Scott will share her career journey with students.  Scott is an applied quantitative researcher with experience in food security, food access, consumer behaviors and health outcomes.

  6. Feb 28, 2019, 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Jennifer Alix-Garcia, Professor and Department Head of Applied Economics at Oregon State University, will present “Using referenda to improve targeting and decrease costs of conditional cash transfers” on Thursday, February 28th from 10:30am-12:00pm in Room 250A, Agricultural Administration (2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210)

  7. Feb 20, 2019, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Learn how you can earn a Master of Economics (non thesis) in one year. 

  8. Feb 13, 2019, 5:30pm - 9:00pm

    Discussion of issues and trends affecting Ohio agriculture. Speakers will Barry Ward, Ben Brown and Ian Sheldon from OSU Extension and CFAES’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. Registration: $15. Register by Feb. 5 by contacting OSU Extension’s Crawford County, 419-562-8731, hartschuh.11@osu.edu. Details: crawford.osu.edu. Location: Wayside Chapel, 2341 Kerstetter Road, Bucyrus, Ohio. 

  9. Feb 8, 2019, 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Program Scale-Up and Sustainability Abstract Conventional wisdom suggests a tradeoff between program effectiveness and scale: as a program scales up it gets “watered down”, utilizing lower-quality inputs and less-productive workers, and achieving smaller impacts. This paper attempts to understand this tradeoff by disentangling the effects of changes in input quality and increased scale on the effectiveness of a mother-tongue literacy program. We also examine program sustainability by comparing medium-run effects of one year of program exposure to multiple years of program exposure. We randomly assign government primary schools in northern Uganda to receive either a) a program delivered by the implementing organization with high-quality inputs, b) a reduced-cost model delivered by the government, or c) no intervention (the status quo). The reduced-cost version achieves cost savings by cutting back on the quality and quantity of training, which is one of the most-important inputs provided by the program. We follow students over five years and compare program effectiveness before and after a scale-up of the program that increases the number of participating schools by 230%. We also measure program effectiveness when students are either exposed to the program one year, or exposed all four. First, we find that cutting back on the quality and quantity of training causes large declines in the effectiveness of the program. Second, scaling up the program has close to zero impact on its effectiveness. Third, the effects of the program on students fade out at an average rate of approximately 0.075 standard deviations per year after the treatment ends. If the treatment is continued, the effects increase at a rate of 0.44 standard deviations per year for the implementer-run version of the program and 0.26 standard deviations per year for the government-run version. Gains for teachers persist strongly one year after they are treated, and then drop off substantially.

  10. Feb 8, 2019, 8:30am - 3:00pm

    Trade is not a zero-sum game, in fact, many would say that trade is a positive sum game (why would a country sign an agreement they don’t see as beneficial to their interests?). But yet, economic nationalism is on the rise, as evidenced by the current trade policies of the United States. Join us on February 8, 2019, as The Risk Institute, Moritz College of Law, Fisher College of Business and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences examine the legal, business and economic consequences of U.S. trade policy through an interdisciplinary lens.

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