Department Launches 2021-2022 Seminar Series

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August 31, 2021 Katherine Faulkner

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is pleased to announce our 2021-2022 academic year seminar series.

We are excited that Dr. Jhacova Williams will be joining us on Wednesday, September 1, as the first seminar speaker of this year's series. Dr. Williams will be presenting her paper "Historical Lynchings and the Contemporary Voting Behavior of Blacks."

Jhacova ("Jacova") Williams is an associate economist at the RAND Corporation. She is an applied microeconomist focusing primarily on economic history and cultural economics. Her previous work has examined Southern culture and the extent to which historical events have impacted the political behavior and economic outcomes of Southern Black people. Recent examples include historical lynchings and the political participation of Black people; and Confederate symbols and labor market differentials. She has also done a series of projects investigating the role of structural racism in shaping racial economic disparities in labor markets. Her work has used various research designs to assess causal effects. She received her M.S. in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland and her Ph.D. in economics from Louisiana State University.

For more information about this seminar and upcoming seminars, please visit the seminars page on the department's website.