Speaking Economics: A Symposium on Effective Communication in a Diverse Field

By: Sarah Schupp, 
Wed, 08/07/2019

Event: Monday, August 19th, 2019
Location: Clark 700
All are welcome, but registration is required by August 12, 2019.
Visit the Speaking Economics Symposium registration page here
Link on Cornell Event Calendar

Being an economist requires communicating with a diverse set of colleagues, students, and stakeholders. Seminars, job talks, presentations, and lectures provide an opportunity to connect with your audience and engage them with your work, but only if done successfully. Join us for a one-day symposium focused on improving your communication skills in seminars, job talks, and other formal venues. You can expect to hone your skills as a speaker while considering your role as an audience member.

This event is specifically designed for graduate students and developing faculty members in economics and related fields, but all are welcome to attend.

Schedule of Events

  • 9:00 – 9:30 am: Breakfast & Welcoming Remarks
  • 9:30 – 10:45 am: Panel: “Cross-cultural communication with practiced presenters”
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Q&A Presentation: “Do I have to buy a sweater vest? Fitting in on the academic job market.”
  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm: Lunchtime Keynote with Prof. Lisa Cook
  • 1:30 – 2:45 pm: Panel: “Thank you for your question: gender and seminar culture”
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm: Interactive Session: “From good to great: strategies for mastering body language, pacing, and other performance elements”
  • 4:00 – 4:30 pm: Closing reception: Cash Bar (first drink is free with registration)

Keynote Speaker: Lisa Cook

  • Lisa Cook is an Associate Professor of Economics at Michigan State University and co-director of the American Economic Association Summer Program. Prof. Cook served as a Senior Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisors under President Barack Obama.

Presenters

  • Francine Blau is a Professor of Economics and Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.
  • Ariel Ortiz-Bobea is an Assistant Professor of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.
  • Chris Barrett is a Professor of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.
  • Laura Tach is an Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University.
  • Tatiana Homonoff is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at NYU.
  • John Cawley is a Professor of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University.
  • Hsueh-Hsiang (Cher) Li is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Colorado State University.
  • Penny Sanders is a professional public speaking coach who has worked with numerous graduate students entering the academic job market.

Sponsorship

The following offices, institutes, and initiatives have graciously sponsored the Speaking Economics Symposium:

Organizers

This symposium is organized by the following graduate students in the departments of Economics, Applied Economics and Management, and Policy Analysis and Management:

  • Anne Byrne
  • Grace Phillips
  • David Wasser
  • René Crespin
  • Joy Wu
  • Adeline Yeh
  • Anne Burton

Registration

All are welcome, but registration is required.  Free to Cornell students, staff and faculty, $35 for visitors. Visit the Speaking Economics Symposium registration page here. The deadline to register is August 12, 2019.

Contact

If you have any questions, please email the organizing committee at SpeakingEconomics@gmail.com. Follow the conversation on twitter with #SpeakingEconomics.

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