Archived Event Recordings

May 21, 2014
Student Presentations

May 14, 2014
Student Presentations

May 7, 2014
Ryan Lampe, CSUEB, This Paper is not Yet Rated: Self-Regulation in the U.S. Motion Picture Industry

April 30, 2014
Ivan Pongracic, Hillsdale College, Pitfalls of the Regulated Society (in UU311)

April 23, 2014
John Ifcher, Santa Clara University, Pricing Competition: A New Laboratory Measure of Gender Difference in the Willingness to Compete

April 16, 2014
Christian Roessler, CSUEB, The Roman Metro Problem

April 9, 2014
Former Congressman Ron Paul, Q&A with Economic Students

March 12, 2014
Jon Robinson, UC Santa Cruz, The Market for Local Agricultural Information in Western Kenya

March 5, 2014
Adam Hoffer, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, "Sin Tax" Costs Outweigh Benefits (in UU 311)

Feruary 26, 2014
Suraj Prasad, The University of Sydney, Mission Coherence and Contestation in Organization

Feruary 19, 2014
Randy T. Simmons, Utah State University, Property and Markets in Elmer Kelton Novels (in UU 311)

Feruary 12, 2014
Martha Olney, UC Berkeley, Goods, Services, and the Pace of Economic Recovery

Feruary 5, 2014
Yuan Fang, Merk Investments LLC, Bonds at Risk? How To Invest When Rates are Rising

January 29, 2014
David Levinson, University of Minnesota, Enterprising Roads and Transit (in UU 311)

January 22, 2014
George Bulman, UC Santa Cruz, The Effect of Career Advancement on Productivity and Earnings: Evidence from a Promotion Tournament

December 4, 2013
Mimi Steel, Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, Private Property: How Politicians and Planners Are Killing the American Dream (in UU 311)

November 20, 2013
Tsvetelin Tsonevski, Foundation for Economic Education, Socialist Calculation Debate (in UU 311)

November 13, 2013
Desmond Lo, University of Santa Clara, Delegation and Performance pay: Evidence from Industrial Sales Forces

November 6, 2013
Alessandra Cassar, University of San Francisco Monetary Incentives and Support Groups Help People Help Themselves:  A Field Experiment in Medellín, Colombia

October 30, 2013
Jeff Naecker, Stanford University, Do Hypothetical Choices and Non-Choice Ratings Reveal Preferences?

October 23, 2013
Doru Cojoc, University of Iowa "Prominence and Leadership in Minimum Effort Games"

October 16, 2013
Sally Pipes, Pacific Research Institute "How to Achieve Affordable, Accessible, Quality Health Care in America"

October 9, 2013
Brian Adams, CSUEB, "Zone Pricing and the Strategic Interaction of Firms"

October 2, 2013
Bo Cowgill, UC Berkeley, "Corporate Prediction Markets"

June 5, 2013
Student Presentations

May 29, 2013
Leo Kahane, Providence College “State Gun Laws and the Interstate Export of Crime Guns”

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May 22, 2013
Student Presentations

May 15, 2013
Gregory Clark, University of California-Davis, "Social Status is More Heritable Than Height: Surname Analysis and Social Mobility"

May 8, 2013
Student Presentations

Apr 24, 2013
Student Presentations

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Apr 17, 2013
Student Presentations

Apr 10, 2013
Anthony Gregory, "The Political Economy of Taxation: A Historical Perspective"

Mar 13, 2013
Todd Zywicki, George Mason University, "The Not-So-Good-Old-Days of Consumer Credit" (Smith Center Event, University Union )

Mar 06, 2013
Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, San Jose State University, "A US Government Default: Inevitable and Desirable

Feb 27, 2013
Adrian Stoian, CSUEB, "Dishonesty and Charitable Behavior"

Feb 20, 2013
Smith Center Event -- Roger Garrison, Auburn University, "The Anatomy of Boom and Bust: Hayek was Right" 

Feb 13, 2013
Matt Holian, San Jose State University, "Transportation and Climate Policy: Evidence from California and India" 

Jan 30, 2013
Smith Center Event -- Vicki Alger, Independent Women's Forum, "School Choice"
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Jan 23, 2013
Gregory Theyel, CSUEB, "Spatial Processes of Clean Technology Industry Emergence"

Jan 9, 2013
Olga Haislip, CSUEB, "The Colonial Origins of International Trade"

Dec 5, 2012
Smith Center Event -- Jonathan Williams, American Legislative Exchange Council, "Rich States, Poor States"
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Nov 28, 2012
Bing Li, Shandong University, Yanshan Campus, People's Republic of China, "China's Economic Slowdown: Temporary or Semi-Permanent?" 

Nov 14, 2012
Smith Center Event -- Randall O'Toole, Cato Institute, "Gridlock: Why We're Stuck in Traffic, and What to Do About It," Old UU 311

Nov 7, 2012
Gregory Christainsen, CSUEB, "IQ and the Wealth of Nations: How Much Reverse Causality?"

Oct 31, 2012
Scott Fung, CSUEB, "Derivatives Markets, Characteristics and Trading"

Oct 24, 2012
Jed DeVaro, CSUEB, "What's the point of mathematical models in economics?"

Oct 17, 2012
James Ahiakpor, CSUEB, "A Confusing Passage in Hume's 'Of Money': Do Wage Rate Changes Cause Price Level Changes, or the Reverse?"

*Oct 12, 2012
Smith Center Event -- Charles Baird, Emeritus Professor, CSUEB, "American Unionism and Freedom of Association," Old UU 102
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Oct 3, 2012
Stephen Shmanske, CSUEB, "The Economics of Hosting a Major Golf Tournament"

* Mar. 7, 2012
Professor Edward J. Lopez, Department of Economics San Jose State University "The (Ab)use of Takings for Economic Development"

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April 4, 2012
David J. Theroux, Founder and President The Independent Institute "Free Market Alternatives to Leviathan

April 18, 2012
Student Presentation

*April 25, 2012
Professor Peter G. Klein, McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership University of Missouri "Entrepreneurship and the Firm"

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May 9, 2012 Student Presentation

May 23, 2012
Student Presentation

*May 30, 2012
Professor Sanford Ikeda, School of Natural and Social Sciences TBA

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June 5, 2012
Student Presentation

* Seminar co-sponsored by the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies, presented in UU 311

Jan. 11, 2012
Jed DeVaro, CSUEB, "Using 'Opposing Responses' and Relative Performance to Distinguish Empirically Among Alternative Models of Promotions".

* Jan. 18, 201
David R. Henderson, Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey), "Seven Myths About Free Markets" (Smith Center event in UU311)

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Jan. 25, 2012
Steve Shmanske, CSUEB, "Gender and Skill Convergence in Professional Golf"

Feb. 1, 2012
Scott Fung, CSUEB, "Financial Market Liquidity and Firm Performance"

Feb. 8, 2012
Jagdish Agrawal and Scott Fung, CSUEB, "Benefit and Cost of Hiring and Firing Tiger Woods as an Endorser"

* Feb. 15, 2012
"Professor Gary Galles, Social Science Division Pepperdine University "Recognizing What Isn't There

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Feb. 22, 2012
Kurt Lavetti, UC Berkeley, "The Estimation of Compensating Differentials and Preferences for Occupational Fatality Risk"

Feb. 29, 2012
Madhura Maitra, Columbia University, "Unexceptional Exporter Performance in China? The Role of Processing Trade"

* Mar. 7, 2012
Professor Edward J. Lopez, Department of Economics San Jose State University "The (Ab)use of Takings for Economic Development"

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* Seminar co-sponsored by the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies, presented in UU 311

Sep. 28, 2011
Hideo Owan, University of Tokyo and Stanford University, "Integrating High-Powered Performance Pay into a Seniority Wage System"

Oct. 5, 2011*:
Professor Nathan Ashby, University of Texas at El Paso "Immigration and Economic Freedom"

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Oct. 26, 2011
Charlie Wang, Stanford University, "Measurement Errors of Expected Returns Proxy and the Implied Cost of Capital"

Nov. 2, 2011
Lynn Paringer, CSUEB, "The Distributional Impacts of Health Care Reform"

Nov. 9, 2011*
Professor Fred Foldvary, Santa Clara University "How Geo-Austrian Cycle Theory Predicts the Next Great Economic Crash"

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Nov. 16, 2011
Anthony Evans, European School of Management (ESCP-EAP) - Department of Economics, "The Financial Crisis in the UK: Uncertainty, Calculation and Error"

Nov. 30, 2011
Adriana Agapie, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania "Romania: Communism and the Transition to a Market Economy", Mustafa Amalkhail (CSUEB student presentation for ECON 4896)

* Seminar co-sponsored by the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies, presented in UU 311

Organizational meeting (no speaker)

Student Presentations

Glen Whitman, California State University, Northridge, "Behavioral Economics and the New Paternalism"
Co-sponsored by the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies

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Student Presentations

Student Presentations

Gregory Christainsen, CSUEB, "The Road Ahead:
Proposals to Price All Carpool Lanes and Entry into San Francisco County"

Joseph Salerno, Pace University,"An Austrian View
of the Financial Crisis and the Prospects for Recovery"
Co-sponsored by the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies

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Doru Cojoc, Stanford University, "Signaling Values and Making Promises in Electoral Campaigns"

Student Presentations

Student Presentations

* Seminar co-sponsored by the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies, presented in UU 311

Kirill Chernomaz, SFSU, "Threshold-based Mixed

Aspen Gorry, UCSC, "Minimum Wages and Youth Unemployment"

James MacDougald The Free Enterprise Nation "Unsustainable: How Big Nation Government, Taxes and Debt are Wrecking America" sponsored by the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies

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Alex Whalley, UC Merced, "Elected Versus Appointed Policymakers: Evidence from City Treasurers"

P.J. Hill, Wheaton College, "The Morality of Markets" Co-sponsored by the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies

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David Hansen, Stanford University, "The Effects ofCrime on Educational Investment: A Policy Simulation Approach"

Suraj Prassad, University of New South Wales, "Promotions, Multi-skilling and Incentives for Skills"

Michael Bar, SFSU, "Longevity, Schooling and Lifetime Labor Supply"

Joshua Hall, Beloit College, "The Economic Freedom of the World Index" Co-sponsored by the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies.

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Sept. 22:
Sherman Lewis, CSUEB, "Sustainable Access to CSUEB- Hayward"

Sept. 29:
Jay Bhattacharya, Stanford University, "Who Pays for Obesity?"

Oct. 6:
James Ahiakpor, CSUEB, "The Ricardian Equivalence Theorem: A Necessary Condition for the Inefficacy of Fiscal Policy"

Oct. 13*:
John Lott, University of Maryland, "More Guns, Less Crime" Co-sponsored by the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies

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Oct. 20:
Adrian Stoian, CSUEB, "Public Messages and Bubbles"

Oct. 27:
Emily Skarbek, San Jose State University, Sweatshop and Non-Monetary Compensation: Evidence from El Salvador

Nov. 3:
Jed DeVaro, CSUEB, "Two Perspectives on Multiskilling and Product Market Volatility"

Nov. 10*:
Art Carden, Rhodes College, "Waltonomics: Walmart and Society" Co-sponsored by the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies

Nov. 17:
Zinovy Radovilsky, CSUEB, "Optimizing Allocation of Boat Resources among U.S. Coast Guard Stations"

Nov. 10*:
Rich Stowell, University of San Francisco, "A Well-Regulated Militia: The Power of the Volunteer American Military" Co-sponsored by the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies

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* Seminar co-sponsored by the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies

June 9 , 2010 - Joseph Souza, "The California Prison System"; Kristen Bautista, "Credit Card Reform" ; Vu Phan, "Technological Economics"

June 2 , 2010 - Roma Silvestre, "International Labor Mobility in the NBA"; Hiroki Matsubara, "The Economics of Hybrid Automobles"; Enrique Curbelo, "The Economics of the Flooring Industry"; Raymund Golez, "The Economics of Southwest Airlines"

May 26, 2010 - Daniel K. Benjamin, Clemson University, "Recycling: The Good, The Bad, and (sometimes) The Ugly"

May 19, 2010 - Celena Colin, "The Economics of Tobacco in North Carolina"; Juan Ponce, "Currency Manipulation in China"; Yan Wing Wu, "The Economic Development of Japan"; Tin-Huang Weng, "The Hidden Crisis of Peak Oil"; David Miklos, "The Global Arms Trade"

May 12, 2010 - Ashley Rose, "The Economic Impact of Corporate Aircraft"; Charlie Chun, "The Economics of Gambling"; Tony Chung, "President Obama's Stimilus Package"; Cheryl Pal, "Education in the United States"

May 5, 2010 - Steven Yu, "Our Struggle Against the Malthusian Theory"; Ann Parnigoni, "The History of the EURO"; Bhavin Patel, "The Economics of Cricket"; Young Hun Bae, "The Stock Market Reboound of 2009"; Jawaan Rubin, "The Multilevel Marketing Cult: Koolaid or Iodine?"

April 28, 2010 - Shanin Fattahian, "The Economics of Chevron Dealerships"; Kristen Hewlett, "Feminist Economics"; Chad Davis, "The Economics of Marijuana Legalization in the United States"; Kevin Chien, "International Trade with Taiwan"; Carin West, "The Economics of GMO (genetically modified) Food"

April 21, 2010 - James S. Taylor, The College of New Jersey, "Why Organ Markets Should be Legalized"

April 14, 2010 - Francisco Alfaro, "Impact of the Economic Downturn on the Wine Industry"; Terrance Massey, "The Stimulus Package and Employment"; Gabriel Gutierrez, " Federal Reserve Policy and the Recent Crisis"; Leslie Cruz, "Cannabis Decriminilization in California"

April 7, 2010 - Anthony Alessi "History of Central Banking in the United States"

March 10, 2010 - William Shughart, University of Mississippi, "The Standard Oil Case 100 Years Later"

March 3, 2010 - Steve Perez, CSU, Sacramento, "NCAA Division 1 Athletics and University Enrollment"

February 24, 2010 - Michelle Lee, CBE, CSUEB, "Transportation Development and Agricultural Specialization in Early Twentieth Century China"

February 10, 2010 - Ed Leamer, UCLA, "Housing and the Recovery"

February 3, 2010 - Tammie Simmons-Mosley, CBE, CSUEB, "Revealiing a Condominium Conversion Public Choice Variabl: Percent Funded for Maintenance Reserves"

January 27, 2010 - Michele Boldrin, Washington University, St. Louis, "Against Intellectual Monopoly"

January 20, 2010 - Nan Maxwell, CBE, CSUEB, "Do Firms use Both Wages and Employment-Based Health Insurance to Purchase Workforce Skills?"

January 13, 2010 - Terri Swartz, CBE, CSUEB, "Piracy and Pragmatism in China"

December 2, 2009 - Jed DeVaro and Scott Fung, CBE CSUEB, "The Retention Consequences of Caps on Executive Compensation"

November 18, 2009 - Charles Kroncke and Ronald White, College of Mount Saint Joseph, "The Modern Health Care Craze"

November 4, 2009 - Al Henning, Aquarian Microsystems, Inc., "The Economics of Clean-Tech Startups"

October 28, 2009 - Stephen Shmanske, Dept. of Economics, CBE, CSUEB, "Sustainability and the Economics of Giving 110%"

October 21, 2009 - Ed Hymson, Research Fellow, State bar of New Mexico, "The Pressures That Compel Persons to Adopt Milton Friendman's Business Ethics Paradigm"

October 14, 2009 - Stephen Hicks, The center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship, Rockford College, "Is Capitalism Bad for Art?

October 7, 2009 - Rob Leathern, CPM Advisors, "The Economics of Internet Advising"

September 30, 2009 - Jagdish Agrawal, CBE, CSUEB, "Yes Virginia, Tiger Woods is Worth It"

June 10, 2009 - Carl Stephenson, CSUEB, "Tranches of Responsibility for the Mortage Meltdown"; Richard Chu, CSUEB, "The Economics of Online Games"; Olu Olandunjoye, CSUEB, "Economic Philosophy: The Differences Between the Major Parties"; Victor Alves, CSUEB, "SFO's Attempted Evolution"

June 3, 2009 - Monica Serrano, CSUEB, "The Cost of High SChool Proficiency Testing"; Joseph Quintana, CSUEB, "Ever Evolving Russia"; Joseph Garcia, CSUEB, "How Japan Became the Second Biggest Economy"; Takuya Uchida, CSUEB, "Trends in Japanese Interbank Money Market" May 27, 2009 - Rosa Bravo, CSUEB, "The New Housing Sector: Build-up and the Resulting Fallout"; Sandeep Kapadia, CSUEB, "An Economic Analysis of English Football"; John Morales, CSUEB, "The Dominance of X-Box Live"; Hooman Amanat, CSUEB, "China's Economic Development" May 20, 2009 - Marius Schwartz, Georgetown University, "Net Neutrality: Theory and Policy" May 13, 2009 - Joon An, CSUEB, "Are Trasportation Subsidies Justified"; Caroline Gikanga, CSUEB, "The Subprime Mortgage Crisis: Who Benfitted and Who Got Hurt"; Philip Sien, CSUEB, "Determinants of Wages in the U.S." May 6, 2009 - Ahmad Nasri, CSUEB, "American Bailout Policies"; Dung Tran, CSUEB, "California Wetlands"; Brian Turner, CSUEB, "The Economics of Car Racing" Apr 29, 2009 - Evan Osborne, Wright State University, "Commerce is Beautiful" Apr 22, 2009 - Antonia Malhi, CSUEB, "Globalization and the End of Poverty "; Bilal Salimi, CSUEB, "The Mortgage Meltdown and the Creation of a New Industry "; Mohamad Nasri, CSUEB, "Population Growth and Resource Scarcity" Apr 15, 2009 - Dion Ruben, CSUEB, "The Demise of the US Auto Industry "; Iat Nam Wong, CSUEB, "Economics Modernization in the Ukraine"; Jane Johnson, CSUEB, "Football Commentators: Do They Really Know What They are Talking About?" Apr 8, 2009 - Jacob Roberts, CSUEB, "Remittance Across the US-Mexico Border"; Paul Reyes, CSUEB, "The Farebox Ratio for BART"; Truyen Ha, CSUEB, "The Correlation Between Unemployment and Online Gossip Readership Mar 11 , 2009 - Goerge L. Duarte, Horizon Financial Associates, "Foreclosures: What Consumers Need to Know in Today's Real Estate market" Mar 4 , 2009 - Kim Shima, CSUEB, "Education and Productivity in China: New Approach, New Results " Feb 25, 2009 - Stu Gasner, Keker & Van Nest LLP, "The Options Backdating Scandal" Feb 18, 2009 - Adrian Stoian, CSUEB-- "Welfare Spending and Mortality Rates for the Elderly Before the Social Security Era"

Feb 11, 2009 - Gary M. Galles, Peperrdine University -- "Defending Liberty is Worth the Abuse"
(sorry, audio and video not available for this event)

Feb 4, 2009 - Andrew Wong, CSUEB, Anthropology Dept.-- "Brand Names as Paintings: The Applications of Linguistic Anthropology in Brand Name Development"

Jan 28, 2009 - Chongqi Wu, CSUEB -- "Vertical Integration with Price-Setting Competitive Newsvendors"

Jan 21, 2009 - Ben Zycher, Manhattan Institute -- "Private Sector Contributions to Pharmaceutical Science"

Jan 14, 2009 - Franklin Lowenthal -- "The Saga of the Reserve Primary Fund and its Implications

Dec 3, 2008 - Matthew Ladner, Goldwater Institute -- "Demography is not Destiny in Education"

Oct 22, 2008 - Gerald P. O'Driscoll -- "Monetary Policy and the Current Crisis"

Oct 8, 2008 - Scott Fung-- "Is the Stock Market still a Sideshow for Corporate

Investments? New Evidence on Information, Financing and

Agency Effects"

Oct 1, 2008 - Markus Lang -- "Welfare Effects of Salary Caps in Sports Leagues with Win-Maximizing Clubs"

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