Mike Willis (SEC) @ Hunter West 615
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Annual Distinguished Speaker Series

Sponsored by the MS Accounting Program and

Accounting Society of Hunter College


“Big Data Analytics and the SEC”

Mike Willis, Assistant Director of Office of Structured Disclosure at the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, Securities and Exchange Commission, will discuss the use of Big Data analytics in enforcement and research activities


Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the cutting edge of accounting and finance profession!

Internship opportunities for accounting and economics students at the SEC will also be discussed!

Come early at 3:30pm to say hello to the speaker.

Refreshments will be served.

Garrett Johnson (Rochester) @ Google
May 3 @ 10:00 am


The NYC Media Seminar was launched in Fall 2013 to provide a regular forum for economists interested in media markets to connect with each other and to current research on media topics.  The seminar is jointly organized by Lisa George at Hunter College and Miklos Sarvary at Columbia Business School and has been generously supported by the Columbia Media Program, the Associated Press, and Google.

The seminar is open to all researchers with access to New York City and draws speakers from across the US and abroad. Seminars are held the first Wednesday of each month during the academic year.   Starting in fall 2016 we will meet at Google NYC, 76 Ninth Avenue between 15th and 16th Street.  (Note the address: Google occupies several buildings near Chelsea Market).

The sessions begin at 10am with coffee, followed by a 90-minute presentation and discussion.  For more information or to RSVP, please contact Lisa George at To stay informed about the series, register for the series listserv by sending an email to with SUBSCRIBE MEDIANYC-L in the e-mail message body (and nothing else).

Spring 2017 Speaker Schedule:

Timothy Layton (Harvard) @ Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute
May 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Timothy Layton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Healthcare Policy at Harvard Medical School.

Seminar topic: ““Supply Side Incentives and Health Spending: Evidence from Random Plan Assignment in Medicaid”


Magnus Wiberg (National Institute of Economic Research) @ Hunter West 1537 (Economics dept. seminar room)
May 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Magnus Wiberg is an economist at the National Institute of Economic Research, Stockholm.

Seminar topic: “Capital controls and the location of industry”

Paola Giuliano (UCLA) @ Hunter West 1537 (Economics dept. seminar room)
May 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paola Giuliano is an Associate Professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Seminar topic: TBA.