Social Sciences Seminars

Jacaranda Trees in front of Baxter Hall

T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience (SDN) Seminar Series

The SDN seminar series features talks by invited scholars who work on neuroeconomics, behavioral economics, psychology, and behavioral neuroscience. Students enrolled in the SDN PhD program are encouraged to attend and interact with their faculty mentors and colleagues. 

Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Seminars in Political Economy

Established in 1981, the Ulric B. Bray and Evelyn L. Bray Visiting Lectureship Fund supports lectures by individuals from business, industry, academia, and government who have been invited to speak to students and faculty on a diverse range of subjects concerned with the American economic system.

Bray Theory Workshops

The Bray theory seminars, which began as a series of workshops, feature talks by invited scholars working on microeconomic theory, game theory, and experimental economics.

Econometrics and Applied Micro Seminars

The econometrics and applied micro seminar series features talks by invited scholars who work on industrial organization, labor economics, public finance, and applied and theoretical econometrics.

Finance Seminar Series

Funded by the generous support of The Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences and Stephen A. Ross, the finance seminar series features talks by invited scholars speaking on financial and credit markets, high-frequency trading, entrepreneurship, design and regulation of markets, financial networks, investment and hedging strategies, asset pricing, optimal managerial compensation, corporate governance and other topics.

Linde Institute/Social and Information Sciences Laboratory (SISL) Seminar Series

With generous support from The Linde Institute, these seminars run as a series of lunchtime talks featuring mostly Caltech speakers who work at the intersection of computer science, engineering, and economics. These events provide an invaluable opportunity to bring together scholars in HSS with their colleagues in computation and neural systems (CNS) and computing and mathematical sciences (CMS), among others, on an almost weekly basis.

Social Science History Seminar Series

Social science history seminars bring speakers to campus to discuss their research at the intersection of history and the social sciences. These talks focus particularly on work that examines the institutions and institutional changes that affect long-term social and economic development.