CBE Brown Bag


About the CBE Brown Bag Series

The CBE Brown Bag Series is a forum for faculty members in the College of Business and Economics and external speakers to present research in their respective areas. This forum is an opportunity for faculty to discuss their works-in-progress (scholarly, pedagogical or practitioner in nature, with potential for innovation or impact) and to receive feedback from colleagues. 

The goal of the Brown Bag Series is to foster a vibrant and collaborative research environment by providing a space for interactive discussion as well as possible collaboration on scholarly work.

Every semester faculty from several departments in the College of Business and Economics present their working papers. The Brown Bag also includes invited research presentations from speakers from neighboring institutions such as UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Claremont Graduate University, among others.


​Each presenter will be given 10-15 minutes. Each presentation will be followed by time for Q&A. Each sessions will include time for attending faculty to have an (informal) interactive discussion of their ongoing research and opportunities to collaborate. Light refreshments will be served.

Spring 2024 Series - Speakers

April 10th, 2024, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Nongshim Lab (Flyer)

  • Dr. Joshua Tassoff, Associate Professor of Economics, Claremont Graduate University: Low-cost climate-change informational intervention reduces meat consumption among students for 3 years. 

​March 6th, 2024, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Nongshim Lab (Flyer):

  • Gokhan Kumpas, Department of Economics: Do Recreational Marijuana Laws Reduce Racial Disparities in Arrests and Health?
  • Niraj Koirala, Department of Economics: Sovereign Debt Defaults and Gender Inequalities in Developing Countries.

Spring 2024 Series - Call For Proposals

Please see the call for proposals for the Spring 2024 CBE Brown Bag here.
Submission Deadline: February 19th, 2024; 5:00 p.m. (PST)
Where to SubmitUpload here.
Notification of decision: By February 22nd, 2024

Submission Guidelines

  • Faculty interested in presenting their research in the CBE Brown Bag series should submit an original and unpublished manuscript or a detailed abstract. Priority will be given to early submissions, submissions from junior faculty, and submissions from different disciplines.
  • Faculty are encouraged to present papers that are in collaboration with their students.
  • Each seminar will have 2 research presentations. If the number of submissions received exceeds presentation limit capacity, then faculty may be asked to present at a future seminar.
  • Manuscripts or detailed abstracts must be submitted in Word or PDF format and might include the following (but not limited to):
  • significance of topic, issue, or problem
  • research design
  • conceptual framework
  • methodology and results

Past Brown Bag Seminars

  • Fall 2023
  • Fall 2022

For a full list of presentations, please click here.


For questions regarding the CBE Brown Bag Series, please contact the CBE Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities Coordinator, Dr. Devika Hazra at [email protected]