Blue bag lunch talks

The Center on Finance, Law & Policy’s “blue bag lunches” aim to foster interdisciplinary collaborations and showcase the work being done at the University of Michigan on issues related to finance, law, and policy. Faculty are welcome to present research related to finance, law, and policy at any stage at these monthly events–from general questions and ideas, to works-in-progress, to published work. During the 2021-22 academic year, these talks will continue to be virtual.

When classes are in session, Blue Bag Lunches are generally held on the first Thursday of each month from Noon – 1 p.m.  Presentations are open to all with registration required. 

James R. Hines Jr. Headshot

Upcoming talk: James R. Hines Jr.

Financing the U.S. federal government requires enormous tax receipts now and in the future.  This will, and should, entail significantly higher tax rates for the rich, along with higher taxes for much of the income-earning U.S. population.  This presentation will discuss the most sensible way to pay for the federal government, noting that the answer lies largely in higher tax rates, not in the many popularly-discussed alternatives.

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Past talks

October 07, 2021

Gabriel Rauterberg

Two public/private divides revisited
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September 09, 2021

Emmanuel Yimfor

Misconduct Synergies
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April 01, 2021

Dean Yang

The Myth of the "Millionaire Mindset": Experimental Evidence from Filipino Entrepreneurs
Read more about "Dean Yang"
March 11, 2021

Terri Friedline

Banking on a Revolution: Why Financial Technology Won't Save a Broken System
Read more about "Terri Friedline"
February 04, 2021

Peter Adriaens

Sustainability Scrutiny in the Financial Markets: Policy, Perception and the Probability of Material ESG Risk
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January 21, 2021

Linda Tesar

The Macroeconomics of COVID-19
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December 03, 2020

H. Luke Shaefer

Journey to a Fully Refundable Tax Credit in the United States
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November 5, 2020

Eduardo Montero

Cooperative Property Rights and Development: Evidence from Land Reform in El Salvador
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October 01, 2020

Tawanna Dillahunt and Julie Hui

Technological Support for Entrepreneurship Among Marginalized Communities
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September 10, 2020

Jeremy Kress

Domesticating Foreign Violence
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