Department of Economics Spring 2021 Seminar Series

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Date(s) - 02/26/2021
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm


The Spring 2021 Department of Economics Seminar Series kicks off Friday, February 26th at 12:00pm. This semester’s seminars will be held in conjunction with the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and will all be online via Zoom ( The seminars are free and open to everyone.

February 26th‘s seminar speaker is Dr. Dorothea Kübler from the WZB Social Science Center in Berlin. Kübler will present her recent paper How to Avoid Black Markets for Appointments with Online Booking Systems.

The paper studies the use of principles from market design to study the development of online booking systems for allocating appointment slots for such things as driver’s license appointments and passport renewals — perhaps COVID vaccines could be added to the list.  The study of market design was the topic of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Dr. Kübler is a productive experimental economist and you can learn about her research here.