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Economics Seminar Series Begins Aug. 23

August 22, 2013

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MACOMB, IL -- Mattias Polborn, professor of economics and political science at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, will kick off the Western Illinois University Department of Economics and Decision Sciences' 2013-2014 Seminar Series Friday, Aug. 23.

Polborn will present "Policy Divergence and Voter Polarization in a Structural Model of Elections" from 2-3 p.m. in Stipes Hall 217 on the WIU-Macomb campus. He will discuss how game-theoretic and econometric methods are used to better understand how political candidates respond to voter preferences.

Polborn has published in several top journals in the fields of economics and political science, and is the editor of Economics of Governance, and an associate editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Berkeley Electronic Journals for Theoretical Economics.

The seminar series is sponsored by the Department of Economics and Decision Sciences, the Visiting Lecturer Committee and the College of Business and Technology.

For more information, contact Professor Tej Kaul at

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