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Mapping the Historical Roots of Poverty and Inequality in Mexico

What can political, climatic and epidemiological events in 16th Century Mexico tell us about that country's modern agrarian system? What is history's role in defining the present? These are questions Jennifer Alix-Garcia and graduate student Emily Sellars explore in research that ultimately seeks to shed new light on what makes development projects work.

What is a Clean Environment Worth to Rural Wisconsin?

In 2010, Wisconsin had 5 frac sand mines. Today, more than 120 such mines and half as many processing facilities dot the rural landscape along the Mississippi River bluffs so popular with tourists for eagle watching, biking, hiking, canoeing, and fishing. Communities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa are struggling with a mining boom powered by rapid growth of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and oil production across the U.S.
April 28 - 12:00pm
Alumni Seminar
Michael Finley - When The Ball Stops Bouncing, the Crowd Can Keep Cheering!
April 30 - 12:00pm
Applied Economics Workshop
Scott Gehlbach - The Productivity Consequences of Political Turnover: Firm-Level Evidence from Ukraine's Orange Revolution
May 1 - 3:45pm
Development Economics Workshop
Jennifer Alix Garcia & Sarah Walker - Trade, Specialization and the Roots of Development: A Tale from the Austro-Hungarian Empire
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