Economics Upcoming Events

Economics Seminar Series

Fri, Aug 23, 2019
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Miller Hall 230

featuring Dr. John Zhu from Yale University

"Better Monitoring...Worse Productivity"

Abstract: Changing workplace demands are driving managers to collect more information and provide more feedback about worker performance than ever before. Despite obvious benefits, concerns persist about how all this information (much of which is non-contractible and must pass through discretionary feedback) might distort incentives. I highlight a better monitoring/worse outcome channel that speaks to these concerns. Some improvements to the informativeness of monitoring tempt managers to provide excessive negative feedback leading to overpunishment. Workers then refuse to accept contracts that do not severely constrain the size of the punishment threat. Without a serious punishment threat, effort and surplus decline.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tannista Banerjee at tzb0018@auburn.edu.

New Faculty Welcome Reception

Wed, Aug 28, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pebble Hill

Dean Aistrup invites you to welcome our new faculty to the CLA family. A short ceremony will begin at 5 pm with a reception to follow. Free and open to all faculty and staff and their guest.

For more information, contact Wendy Bonner at bonnewr@auburn.edu or 334-844-5195.

Economics Seminar Series

Fri, Aug 30, 2019
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Miller Hall 230

featuring Taylor Jaworski from Colorado State University discussing highways and globalization.  Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tannista Banerjee at tzb0018@auburn.edu.

Economics Seminar Series

Fri, Sep 6, 2019
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Miller Hall 230

featuring Larry F. Warren from the Census Bureau discussing "Earnings Growth, Job Flows and Churn with Satoshi Tanaka and David Wiczer.  Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tannista Banerjee at tzb0018@auburn.edu.

CLA Tailgate Extravaganza

Sat, Sep 28, 2019
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Telfair Peet Theatre Parking Lot

Dean Aistrup invites all CLA alumni, faculty and staff to CLA's annual tailgate extravaganza held in the parking lot adjacent to Telfair Peet Theatre. The event begins three hours prior to kickoff.  Refreshments will be served.  Free admission. For more information, contact Melissa Hage at (334) 844-1483 or libart1@auburn.edu.