IRS Seminars

The Section arranges research seminars during the academic year that are attended by interested graduate students and faculty. Typically, a “working paper” written by an outside researcher or by a faculty member is presented and then thoroughly discussed at the meeting. Generally, the majority of the research seminars are led by prominent researchers from other institutions who present the research project on which they are currently engaged. IR graduate students who are “on the market” are encouraged to give a seminar where they can present their job market paper.

Labor seminars are typically on Mondays, 4:15 pm, in 200 Fisher Hall during the fall and spring semesters. The dates and locations may vary, however, and are noted on the seminar schedule.

The Section also arranges labor lunches (or graduate lunches) during the year. These are given generally by graduate students who have a work in progress that they would like to present and receive input on. Occasionally a faculty member or researcher from another institution may also present a paper. These lunches are informal and are attended by graduate students and faculty from both the IR Section and other departments.

Labor lunches are usually presented all year on Thursdays, 12:15pm, in the Graduate Studies Room, Firestone Library