This on-campus series of lectures covers a variety of economic topics and is presented by scholars from both the private and public sectors. Open to all economics faculty and students, these presentations occur roughly once a week during the academic year. 

The series is funded by a gift from Iowa alum Clarence Tow, who received his undergraduate and master's degrees from the university. Tow spent a large portion of his professional career with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, where he served as director of research. vice president. and senior vice president of economic research. His gift provides the resources to host a lecture series that would inspire discussion and progressive thought.

Schedule—Spring 2017

Date Speaker
Friday, January 27
3:30–5:00 pm
W181 PBB
Ted Juhl
University of Kansas
The Distribution of Rolling Regression Estimators
Thursday, February 2
3:30–4:45 pm
S181 PBB
John Wooders
NYU Abu Dhabi
Nash at Wimbledon: Evidence From Half A Million Serves
Monday, February 13
3:30–5:00 pm 
W181 PBB
Gary Engelhardt
Syracuse University
Saving Incentives and Educational Saving: Evidence From The Seed For Oklahoma Kids Experiment
Thursday, February 16
1:30–3:00 pm
S401 PBB
Elizabeth Hoffman
Iowa State University
Pre-Play Learning and the Preference Reversal Phenomenon
Friday, March 3
3:30–5:00 pm
W181 PBB
Dean Corbae
University of Wisconsin
Capital Requirements in a Quantitative Model of Banking Industry Dynamics
Tuesday, March 7
10:30 am–12:00 pm
S401 PBB
Zhongjun Qu
Boston University
Uniform Inference on Quantile Effects under Sharp Regression Discontinuity Designs
Tuesday, March 7
3:30–4:45 pm
S181 PBB
Steven Craig
University of Houston
Risky Schooling? K-12 Funding Over the Business Cycle
Monday, March 20
3:30–5:00 pm
W181 PBB
Charles Courtemanche
Georgia State University
Wednesday, April 12
3:30–5:00 pm 
W181 PBB
Gopi Shah Goda
Stanford University
Friday, April 28 2017 Econometrics Mini-Conference
Speakers: Demian Pouzo, Ivan Canay, Haiqing Xu, and Denis Nekipelov
Date TBD Kaniska Dam
CIDE, Mexico