The Division of Politics & Economics invites the CGU community to attend this week’s Tuesday Lunch Talk featuring Jacob Meyer, PhD. The title of his talk is “Which Crisis and Why?” Different types of financial crises exhibit substantial overlap in their causes and leading indicators. Discovering when similar international shocks lead to which type of financial crises is the primary objective of this research.
Lunch will be provided.
Jake Meyer did his PhD in CGU’s Economics-Political Science Interfield program through the Economics department, graduating in the Fall of 2016. The majority of his research takes a political economy approach to the behavior of the international monetary and financial system, in particular topics related to financial crises. His prior work developed econometric methods to estimate the effects of political institutional arrangements on crisis probability through a variety of pathways and mechanisms. Extending these findings to evaluate the overlapping causes of different types of crises, with a goal of explaining when similar shocks and economic or financial imbalances lead to different types of crises, is a focus of his current agenda.
In CSULB’s Economics Department he teaches classes on International Economics, International Finance, Econometrics, and Research Design. He holds a position as a research associate at the Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies, and is a candidate on the Economics job market in 2017.
More information about the DPE Tuesday Talk Series can be found here.