Events and Outreach
- POSTPONED: IRAEA 4th Annual Policy Conference
“Innovation and Regulation: Understanding the impacts of technological innovation and regulation and their effects on research and development, economic growth, and the environment," Free and open to the public.
Outreach Programs and Past Events
- May 19:"The Future of U.S. Agricultural Trade Policy: Implications for Montana Agriculture" a virtual workshop, by invite only, 4-6 p.m. MDT.
- April 12: "Local and State Resiliency to a Changing Climate" a virtual workshop free and open to the public, 2-4 p.m. MDT.
- April 7: "Price Transparency and Discovery in Live Cattle Markets: Is There a Role for Regulation?" By invitation only.
- March 31: "The Impacts of Charter Schools: Evidence from the U.S., and Lessons for MT" a virtual workshop free and open to the public, 4-5:40 p.m. MDT.
- March 15: "The Economics of Workers’ Compensation Insurance" a virtual workshop free and open to the public, 4-6 p.m. MST.
- January 21, 2021: Virtual Workshop "The Economics of Unemployment Insurance" 2:00-3:45 p.m.
- January 12, 2021: Virtual Workshop "Health Insurance Access: Lessons and Priorities for the Next Decade" 4:00-5:30 p.m.
- Dec. 15, 2020: Virtual Workshop "The Economics of Paid Family Leave" 4-6:30 p.m.
Although no national Paid Family Leave policy exists, several states have passed or implemented their own PFL programs, and PFL policies are under consideration in several other states and at the federal level. This workshop will bring together a group of stakeholders including economists, researchers, employers, and policymakers to share up-to-date research findings on the impacts of PFL policies and to share insights that can inform future policy decisions, PFL research, and policy evaluation.
- July 17, 2020: "Economic Perspectives on LGBTQ+ Policy: A Virtual Workshop" will bring together a small group of stakeholders including economists, researchers, educators, policymakers, and advocates, to share up-to-date research findings on the impacts of LGBTQ+ policies and to share insights that can inform future LGBTQ+ research and policy evaluation. Presentation topics include causal research in policy evaluation, labor market impacts of LGBTQ+ protections, the economics of same-sex marriage, health and health insurance access, and sexual orientation and education.
- Feb. 7, 2020: "The Past, Present and Future of the U.S. Nitrogen Fertilizer Industry Workshop"
- July 23, 2019: Current & Emerging Issues in Career and Technical Education Workshop
- May 16, 2019: Current & Emerging Issues for Regulating Crop Protection Technologies Workshop
- June 25, 2018: Economic Perspectives on Reproductive Health Policies
- Sept. 8, 2017: Research Methods in Applied Economic Analysis
- August 2017: Indigenous Economic Development Workshop
- March 11, 2020 "Groundwater Subsidies to Salmonid Streams: A Decade of Collaborative Science and Outcomes in Alaska," a seminar by IRAEA visiting scholar Dr. Mark Rains of the University of Florida. Wednesday, March 11, Noon-1 p.m., 1-131 Wilson Hall.
- Feb. 19, 2020 "How Does Portfolio Finance Theory Apply to Ecological Spatial and Temporal Dynamics?" a seminar by IRAEA Research Grantee Dr. Bill Kleindl. Wilson Hall 1-131, 12 p.m.
- November 8, 2019: "Toward Blackfeet Food Sovereignty: Sustainability through Indigenous Applied Research Partnerships," a seminar by Kristen Ruppel, associate professor of Native American Studies.
- October 25, 2019: Dan Hartley, senior economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will present "The Long-run Effects of the 1930s HOLC 'Redlining' Maps on Children and Neighborhoods."
- September 20, 2019: Seminar by Robert Fairlie "Isolating the 'Tech' from EdTech: Experimental Evidence on Computer Assisted Learning"
- Feb. 15, 2019: "Following the Market? Hedonic Valuation Using Sales Prices Versus Self-Reported Values," a seminar presented by short-term visiting scholar, Daniel Bigelow.
- Feb. 25, 2019: "Do government and legal barriers impede entrepreneurship in the U.S.? An exploratory study of perceived vs. actual barriers," a seminar presented by Agnieszka Kwapisz, Research Grantee.
Annual Conference Program
- "Evidence and Education: Linking Research, Policy, and Practice to Enhance K-12 Education" conference, April 12, 2019:
- Healthcare Policy Conference, April 6, 2018
- Poverty and Policy Conference April 2017
Annual Distinguished Lecture Program
- Christina Romer, Sept. 17, 2020: “Fiscal Policy and the Pandemic: Unprecedented Action and Missed Opportunities"
Daron Acemoglu, Oct. 14,2019: "Automation, AI and the Future Work"
- Sir Angus Deaton, Aug. 28, 2018: "Deaths of Despair"
Public Lectures and other outreach events
- September 17, 2019: IRAEA Undergraduate Research Scholars Luncheon
- July 10, 2019 "Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Role of the Safety Net
- June 25, 2019: Health Care Hype and Making Sense of it All: June 25, 2019
- Sunday, Sept. 23: Wendy Stock, professor of economics and co-director of MSU’s Initiative for Regulation and Applied Economic Analysis in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, appared on Montana AgLive http://www.montanapbs.org/programs/MontanaAgLive/ to discuss labor issues affecting Montana and share insights on Montana’s current economy.